Teresa Giudice and her new husband Luis Ruelas were spotted outside Craig’s restaurant as they kissed on Monday night following her early elimination from Dancing with the Stars.
It has been a hectic time for the 50-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star considering she married Luis, 47, in August after two years of dating and headed off on a romantic honeymoon to Greece and Italy just before she was announced as a contestant on the show on September 8.
With her busy schedule, it’s hard to imagine she had much time to practice, but luckily the star has dancing daughters whom she turned to for guidance and support.
Newlyweds: Teresa Giudice kisses her new husband, Luis Ruelas after being eliminated from Dancing With The Stars on Monday during Elvis Night on the Disney+ show
The mother-of-four commented, ‘[My daughter] Gia, she was a dancer. All four of my daughters started out dancing, like two and a half-3 years old. Right now, the only one that’s professionally dancing is my youngest, Audriana.’
Her 21-year-old, Gia, said, ‘I told her that she needs to be engaged with her partner. She needs to love the dance, feel the music and really connect with the audience.’
In week two of the competition, Teresa and partner Pasha gave a great effort and put as much passion as they had into their jive, dancing to Presley’s All Shook Up, but it was not enough to impress the judges.
Busy girl: It has been a hectic month for the reality TV icon considering she married Luis in August, had a romantic honeymoon to Greece and Italy and then was announced as a contestant on the show on September 8
Elvis theme: Teresa and pro partner pro partner Pasha Pashkov performed a Jive dance to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley on Elvis Night
Judge Len Goodman commented, ‘It was bright, and it was lively. The problem was there were too many faults in your leg action. Not sharp enough in the kicks, one of two mistakes going on.’
The pair ended up with a 23 out of 40, putting Teresa in the bottom two for the second week.
The bottom two couples were Giudice/Pashkov and Ladd/Van Amstel.
In the end, judge Goodman had the final say and sent the reality star home, choosing Ladd to stay on for another week.
The season 31 cast also includes comedian Wayne Brady who has been paired up with pro dancer Witney Carson; actress Selma Blair will again hit the dance floor with partner Sasha Farber; Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena, who works as an actor and real estate agent, will return next week with partner Daniella Karagach.
Going home: In week two of the competition, Teresa and Pasha gave a great effort and put as much passion as they had into their jive, dancing to Presley’s ‘All Shook Up,’ but it was not enough to impress the judges
Passionate performance: Teresa unfortunately made an early mistake with a mistimed kick and failed to impress Len who had his arms crossed during most of her Jive
There’s a mother-daughter tandem, with TikTok star Charli D’Amelio matched with pro Mark Ballas, and her mom Heidi D’Amelio is with with Artem Chigvintsev.
GMA meteorologist Sam Champion is paired with Cheryl Burke; actress Cheryl Ladd with Louis Van Amstel; actor Daniel Durant is with Britt Stewart; country music singer Jessie James Decker has Alan Bersten by her side; actor Trevor Donovan is teamed with Emma Slater, and Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino will dance again with Koko Iwasaki.
Rounding out the contestants, singer Jordin Sparks is partnered with Brandon Armstrong; RuPaul’s Drag Race star Shangela is with Gleb Savchenko, and The Bachelorette star Gabby Windey has Val Chmerkovskiy as a partner.
The newest season of DWTS premiered on Disney+ Monday, September 19, with Sex And The City actor Jason Lewis being eliminated in week one and Giudice in week two.
Dancing daughters: Teresa’s 21-year-old, Gia, said, ‘I told her that she needs to be engaged with her partner. She needs to love the dance, feel the music and really connect with the audience’
Help from her girls: The mother-of-four commented, ‘[My daughter] Gia, she was a dancer. All four of my daughters started out dancing, like two and a half-3 years old. Right now, the only one that’s professionally dancing is my youngest, Audriana’