When Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice agreed to divorce in late 2019, it came as a surprise to absolutely no one.

The spouses hadd each accused the other of cheating not long beforehand… they had each spent several months in prison for bankruptcy fraud… and Joe was on the verge of being deported.

The relationship was clearly over at that point.

Teresa and Joe Giudice in 2011

For Melissa Gorga, however, there actually was something surprising about this split.

She was expecting it take place even earlier!

“I really want her to be happy because I truly believe she hasn’t been happy in 10 years, minimum,” Gorga told Jackie Goldschneider on Wednesday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Teresa, of course, has now moved on to Louie Ruelas.

Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga Pic

She and her relatively new lover appear to be quite serious, with talk of an engagement even making its way around the Internet.

“I want to see who she is when she has a little bit of that happiness,” Gorga added of her sister-in-law and her budding romance with Ruelas. “I am so excited for her to be happy.”

In a subsequent confessional, Gorga elaborated on this point.

“Teresa held a lot behind those walls. She was always on the defense trying to like, back up what her marriage was, what her life was,” Melissa said.

Teresa Giudice Teases Fans

Teresa and Joe are parents to four daughters and have remained on amicable terms since their split.

The former couple even joked on air a few weeks ago about how easy their divorce has been.

Which, if you think about it, may also back up Gorga’s point here.

It may also signify just how bad of a shape the two were in before deciding to go their separate ways.

Luis Ruelas with Teresa

Added Gorga on Wednesday’s installment:

“If she has a nice guy next to her holding her hand, making her feel good about herself, she’s gonna chill and she’s gonna feel content and loved and I think [she’s] gonna be such a better Teresa.”

Teresa and Joe finalized their divorce in September.

The latterr is currently living in the Bahamas as he trains to fight Jennifer Lopez’s ex-husband, Ojani Noa, in a boxing match… which something that really is scheduled to happen.

Teresa Giudice with Boyfriend

Teresa even traveled to the Bahamas earlier this month with Ruelas and the new couple sat down for a dinner with her ex-husband and kids.

How mature, right?

“They’ve talked over the phone. Luis wanted to go to the Bahamas and meet him, which I thought was the most amazing thing ever,” Teresa said on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, adding:

“They’ve talked over the phone. Luis wanted to go to the Bahamas and meet him, which I thought was the most amazing thing ever.”


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