Tensions between two of the show’s longstanding stars, Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga, finally boiled over in the season’s final episode. After suffering a number of blowups over the years, Giudice and Gorga reached their breaking point, and the resulting hostility may be enough to see Gorga booted from the show. There’s still no news on if she’ll be returning for season 14 — following rampant rumors that her time on RHONJ is up — but many fans, and Giudice herself, believe Gorga is on her way out.
Then there’s Giudice, whose own dramatic history is weighing her down in the wake of that discordant reunion. She and husband Luis Ruelas came under a microscope, over the course of the season, and that scrutiny didn’t let up when the cameras stopped rolling. Reports that Ruelas hired a private investigator to look into the other members of the cast, paired with heaps of personal drama, left the cast (and fans) with a sour taste in their mouths as the season rolled to a close. Ruelas is now subject to his own investigation, of sorts, as longtime fans eye the businessman’s history.
Luis Ruelas’ net worth
Anyone able to tie down one of the Housewives is all but guaranteed to live a comfortable life, and Ruelas is no exception. Giudice moved on from a 20-year marriage with her former husband, Joe Giudice, to be with Ruelas, and after enjoying a successful, decades-long career, she was never going to pick just anyone.
Ruelas is a businessman and entrepreneur who, according to a social media post from charity JL Blessings, helped to feed more than 300 Harlem families during the pandemic. The 48-year-old co-founded Digital Media Solutions and serves as executive vice president of business development.
That job is enough to earn Ruelas a net worth of around $2 million, according to multiple sources. His wealth has been reported higher, at several points in the past, but the consensus of $2 million may be in the wake of his charitable work through the pandemic.
Ruelas is worth a fair bit more than his new wife, who’s earned a still-enviable $500,000 through years of work in the reality television sphere. Between the two of them, and their promising future earnings, it seems safe to say that the Ruelas/Giudice family is set for life.