Coming together for a good cause.
Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas joined Dolores Catania and Paul Connell on a philanthropic couples outing ahead of Thanksgiving.
On Tuesday, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars provided 500 meals to those in need in the Garden State.
We’re told they delivered 150 meals to the Center for Hope & Safety, an organization that helps rebuild the lives of domestic violence survivors, and 350 meals to Governor Paterson Towers, a residential community for seniors.
Fellow “Housewife” Jennifer Aydin and “RHONJ” newcomers Danielle Cabral and Nate Cabral were also present at the volunteer event.
Giudice and Catania have come a long way since the last season of RHONJ.
At the season 12 reunion, Giudice, 50, claimed she didn’t invite her longtime pal, 51, to her engagement party with Ruelas, 47, because they didn’t get a chance on a “double date” with Catania and her then-boyfriend. David Principe.
However, it seems that Catania’s new man Connell has developed a closer bond with Giudice and Ruelas.
“Teresa and Dolores have always been close, but they’ve become closer over the past few months because Louie and Paulie have become really close,” a source exclusively told Page Six.
The two couples were all smiling in a photo Page Six received from the Thanksgiving dinner giveaway.
“Philanthropy has been one of the most important elements during my many years as an entrepreneur,” Ruelas added in a statement to Page Six.
The embattled reality star – who previously split from Raven Ross…
“It’s important to support the communities we live in and Teresa and I are so blessed to have such beautiful and generous friends to work with on this initiative.”
He concludes, “Dolores, Paulie, Bill, Jennifer, Nate and Danielle all came with us to provide meals, spend time, share stories and bring light to so many people. We are all grateful for this experience.”
Season 13 of RHONJ is slated to premiere on Bravo in early 2023.