REAL Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and fiancé Louie Ruelas invited family and friends to their $3.4M mansion to celebrate on Christmas Eve.
The pair purchased the property as a business investment in February.
The Bravo personality showed off her preparations for the gathering via her Instagram Story.
She shared snaps of elaborate, featuring red table clothes and striped runners.
The tables were decorated with shiny dishes and matching plates and festive floral arrangements.
Teresa also showed off some of the food she was serving up at the party, including charcuterie boards full of meats, cheeses and fruits.
Several Italian dishes were served at the party along with an extensive dessert spread that included doughnuts, Italian pastries, pies, cakes, and more.
Teresa shared photos of desserts lining tables, as well as doughnuts hanging on wheels.
One doughnut wheel read: “The Giudice Family” while another read “The Ruelas Family.”
Ahead of the party, Teresa and Louie hit a local mall for some last minute shopping, according to a photo posted by the cookbook author’s husband-to-be.
Teresa’s extravagant holiday bash comes after the release of the trailer for the upcoming season of Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Teresa, who has been on the reality show for many years, features heavily in the teaser.
Her storyline, it appears, will focus on her new relationship with Louie, whom she recently got engaged to.
That, along with some other things, will cause serious drama for the star.
She’s shown feuding with several costars in the trailer, including Margaret Josephs – whom she’s clashed with in the past – and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.
The trailer features a massive brawl, which involves Teresa.
In the fight, Teresa is shown tossing cocktail glasses at Margaret, who previously slammed Louie as a sex addict.
Another scene features Teresa screaming at her costar: “You better stay the f**k out of my face. You want to try to pop my love bubble, it’s not gonna happen.”
Later, in a bar, Margaret shouted: “Keep lying Teresa,” as she yelled back, “Disgusting white trash b***h,” while being held back by security.
Although Teresa’s anger seems to be mostly directed at Margaret, at least in the trailer, she’s not the only one talking about the star behind her back.
Sources previously told The Sun: “Everyone has been gossiping about Teresa, however, Margaret Josephs has been the most vocal on camera, claiming that Luis Ruelas is a ‘sex addict’ with ‘a history of abuse’,” referencing tales Louie’s ex-girlfriends have shared online.
The insider added: “Behind Teresa’s back the women have gone as far as to label Luis ‘an opportunist’ with ‘an agenda’ and proceed to mock Teresa’s intelligence for falling in love with a man who has such a questionable history.”
Per the source, of all the RHONJ ladies, Jennifer Aydin has been most “supportive” of Teresa’s relationship.
Teresa split from Joe Giudice in December 2019 after 20 years of marriage.
The divorce was finalized almost a year later.
They share four daughters: Gia, 20, Milania, 15, Gabriella, 17, and Audriana, 12.
Teresa confirmed her relationship with Luis in November 2020.
In October 2021 they announced their engagement.
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