• Teresa Giudice shared a sweet photo of her with new boyfriend Luis Ruelas on Instagram Tuesday
  • The "RHONJ" star said Ruelas was the "best thing" that happened to her this year
  • Giudice's fans and castmates expressed support for her new relationship

Teresa Giudice's relationship with her new boyfriend appears to be getting serious as she has gone Instagram official with Luis "Louie" Ruelas.

On Tuesday, Giudice, 48, took to Instagram and shared a sweet photo of herself sitting on her beau's lap in a restaurant. In the snap, the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star stunned in a black sequined dress, while Ruelas sported a white button-down shirt and silver bling for their dinner date.

"The BEST thing that came out of 2020," she wrote in the caption, along with a red heart emoji.

Giudice's followers congratulated the reality star on finding new love months after her divorce from ex-husband Joe Giudice was finalized.

"I’m so happy for you Tre!!" one wrote. "So happy for you!" another commented on her post.

"Yes I met you two at Nordstrom last week in active wear! & I have to say you two have got something really good together!!" another commented.

Giudice's castmates appeared to be just as supportive as her fans when it comes to her new romance.

"You deserve all the happiness and love," Margaret Josephs commented on her photo, adding a few fire emoji.

"So happy for you," wrote Jennifer Aydin.

Last week, Giudice and Ruelas were spotted packing on PDA when they stepped out for a dinner date. The couple was photographed holding hands while walking, hugging, and at one point, removing their face masks to share a sweet kiss.

Giudice was first linked to the businessman in November. They became official just two months after her divorce from Joe was finalized. At the time, an insider said their relationship was still "very new," but they were "very happy" together.

Prior to their divorce, Giudice's husband had been deported to Italy after serving 41 months in prison for fraud. When asked about her dating again, Joe was very supportive.

"What's she going to do, stay alone forever? That's not fair, as well," he said in October.

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Teresa Giudice is not spending time with husband Joe this holiday season. Pictured: The “Real Housewives” star posing backstage at the Rookie USA fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 3, Skylight Clarkson Sq in New York City on Feb. 15, 2017. Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows