Inside Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ engagement party

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Teresa Giudice and Luis “Louie” Ruelas’ “spectacular” engagement party will not be featured on Bravo, Page Six has exclusively learned.

A source told us that reality TV cameras were not rolling when the happy couple celebrated their impending nuptials on Friday at Bice Cucina in New York’s Soho neighborhood.

“The season is done, so it was not even a discussion,” an insider said, noting that “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Season 12 has already wrapped. “The show is not in production.”

A rep for Bravo did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment on whether they requested to film the event.

Although a camera crew wasn’t present, a few “Housewives” and “Househusbands” certainly were, including Jennifer and Bill Aydin and Melissa and Joe Gorga. We’re told “RHONJ” veteran Dina Manzo and her husband, Dave Cantin, were also present.

Jennifer, 44, wrote in a message on Instagram after the event, “Congratulations on the engagement of this magical couple! Bill and I wish you and your families all the best life has to offer! #Strength #Laughter #Love! We know you’ve all been through a lot so just remember that God doesn’t give you what you can’t handle!”

Melissa, 42, added on her own Instagram, “Congratulations to these two lovebirds on their engagement❤️.”

Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice and Jennifer Aydin at Giudice's engagement party.
Melissa Gorga and Jennifer Aydin were the only current “RHONJ” stars at Giudice’s engagement party.
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A source said Giudice, 49, and Ruelas, 47, wanted to keep the gathering very “intimate,” so they invited only about 40 to 50 people.

Guests also included the couple’s children: the “RHONJ” star’s four daughters, Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12, and the NJ businessman’s two sons, Louie Jr. and Nicholas, from previous marriages.

“Teresa’s girls made a very emotional speech about how happy they were for their mother and Louie,” an insider said. “There wasn’t a dry eye in the place, it was beautiful.”

Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas and their kids.
Giudice and Ruelas have six kids between the two of them.
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We’re told Ruelas’ mother, father, two sisters and brother were also at the party, and there was a “prominent photo” of Guidice’s parents, Antonia and Giacinto Gorga, who both sadly passed away in 2017 and 2020, respectively.

A source said “Tre” chose Bice Cucina as her venue because it has two very unique features: a tree of love and a tree of life.

The midtown restaurant also features delicious Italian cuisine, which was approved by the New York Times best-selling cookbook author.

We’re told guests dined on penne vodka and a choice of branzino fish or chicken Parm, with “tons” of appetizers including meatballs, eggplant, calamari and caprese salad.

“Guests were seated together at two long tables in the center of the restaurant,” an insider said. “The restaurant also served Danos tequila, which is Teresa’s favorite, so everybody was drinking Danos.”

Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas looking at each other lovingly.
GIudice and Ruelas have been dating since the summer of 2020.
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Giudice and Ruelas took a moment during their special night to give speeches.

“The night was absolutely spectacular,” a source concluded. “Love and happiness mixed with holiday cheer was definitely the vibe.”

Ruelas proposed in Greece in October, and Giudice recently revealed she had “no idea” he was going to pop the question.

“I thought we were just going on vacation!” the reality star told Entertainment Tonight. “I started crying and it was really nice.”

Giudice's brother, Joe Gorga, and her daughters making silly faces.
Guests, including Giudice’s brother Joe Gorga (seen here with his nieces), had a “holiday cheer” vibe.
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Ruelas got down on one knee with a stunning oval-cut diamond ring, which is estimated to cost $300K.

Giudice began dating Ruelas in July 2020 amid the “Skinny Italian” author’s divorce from husband Joe Giudice after 20 years of marriage. They recently moved into a new $3.3 million New Jersey home.

Ruelas, for his part, was married to a woman named Marisa DiMartino until 2011, with whom he shares his two sons.



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