Luis Ruelas and Teresa Giudice
In this image released on June 5, (L-R) Louie Ruelas and Teresa Giudice attend the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and broadcast on June 5, 2022. Rich Polk/Getty Images for MTV


  • Teresa Giudice hosted a simple birthday celebration for her stepson, Louie Jr.
  • She said in an Instagram post that having Louie Jr. in her life has been a "blessing"
  • Fans were happy to see the beautiful blended family of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star

Teresa Giudice has opened up about her relationship with her husband Luis "Louie" Ruelas' son, Louie Jr.

On Saturday, the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star took to Instagram to share how she and the rest of the family celebrated Ruelas' second son Louie Jr.'s 19th birthday.

Giudice posted a photo of their simple celebration. In the snap, the Bravo star flashed a big smile as she put her hands on Louie Jr.'s shoulders who sat in front of her. Sitting beside the birthday boy was his proud father. Meanwhile, Giudice's four daughters stood beside her at the back of the father and son. A simple white birthday cake could be seen on the table in front of the family.

"Happy birthday, Louie! Having you as a stepson has been the best blessing. You are kind, loving, funny and so genuine. The girls and I love and appreciate you so much," Giudice captioned the post.

Fans instantly flooded the post with greetings for the birthday celebrant. Some also expressed their appreciation for Giudice's beautiful blended family.

"Happy birthday, handsome," one wrote.

"Happy birthday, Louie! You are such a phenomenal young man," a different user chimed in.

"Beautifully blended and blessed family," another added.

"So happy that you got the sons you so long hoped and tried for in God's own way and timing," a fourth user commented.

Ruelas has another son with his now-ex-wife Marisa DiMartino, 21-year-old Nicholas, who has autism and lives with the family, according to Reality Titbit. But it was not clear why he was not present in the photo.

On the other hand, Teresa shares her four daughters, Gia, 21, Gabriella, 18, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 13, with ex-husband Joe Giudice.

Based on their social media posts, the couple's children get along well. Earlier this week, Ruelas even shared a behind-the-scenes look at Milania's photoshoot with Louie Jr.

In the photo, Milania looked all glammed up when she posed somewhere in their house while Louie Jr. took control of the camera and ring light.

"Teamwork makes the dream work — LOVE you guys," Ruelas wrote in the caption along with the hashtag "#siblinglove."

Teresa and daughters
Pictured: (L-R) Gabriella Giudice, Gia Giudice, Teresa Giudice, Milania Giudice and Audriana Giudice attend Antonia Gorga's Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration on August 19, 2021 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Manny Carabel/Getty Images for ABA