Cancun and the Real Story of How Joe and Melissa Gorga Met
There must be a lascivious story behind how Joe and Melissa Gorga met in Cancun in March 2003 because they’ve fabricated an unbelievable story about how Joe didn’t approach her in Cancun even though he said to his best friend, “that’s my wife”, when he first saw her there at the pool. She and Joe deny actually interacting in Cancun, which doesn’t ring true, and they both overacted during the season 4 reunion when the topic of how they met in Cancun was brought up. They are hiding something about what happened when they first met there. They both say they officially met later in the summer of 2003 at a Jersey Shore club and Joe said, “you’re the girl form the pool” in Cancun and “he remembered how my hair was.” I think the Greeks (Penny Drossos and Johnny Karagiorgis) and others know the real Cancun story (apparently with photos to back it up) and are waiting to expose it on camera in season 5, if given the chance.
“Melissa Gorga, Yea long lost fuck of joe gorga back in Cancun! Don’t make me break out the Picts….. Actually @frankabba has em on a cd.” – Pete Giudice, September 19, 2012, Twitter
During part 2 of the season 4 reunion, when discussing the gold-digger accusation, this was the exchange between Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga:
Teresa: This is what happened. She dated my brother’s best friend.
Melissa: What! Woe, woe, woe! Excuse me!
Teresa: She never wanted anything to do with him [Teresa's brother]. She knew him back in Cancun days.
Melissa puts her hand on Teresa’s upper arm and pushes her back while screaming: What are you talking about?! Say it to me! Say it to me.
Teresa: Get your hands off of me. Do not touch me. I’ll press charges right now.
More yelling from Melissa, which makes what everyone is saying inaudible.
Melissa: I never married him for money. Ever, ever, ever! We fell in love. Because that didn’t happen for you doesn’t mean it didn’t happen for me. You wish that my life was like your life and everyone can see it now, and you hate that. She’s sitting here talking about my husband, my marriage, how we met. It’s all bullshit. She’s lying! She’s lying! (Andy tries to interject and change the topic.) This is not fair. I don’t even want (Andy is still trying to interject). I’m not going to fight anymore because everything’s a lie!
During part 3 of the season 4 reunion, out of nowhere Joe Giudice asks Melissa Gorga:
Juicy: How did you really met Joe Gorga?
Joey, enraged, screams: Shut the f–k up about my f–king wife!
Penny Drossos tweeted on September 19, 2012:
51 cards n 51 witness’s …
John Karagiorgis tweeted on September 19, 2012:
Do you really want to get ugly @melissagorga @joegorga ? @PDKhair is holding cards & there’s 51 more cards in deck! Wanna play?
So the real story of how they met in Cancun is obviously a subject that the Gorgas don’t want discussed, especially on camera.
Note: Included in my blog, ‘Melissa Gorga: Lookers’ Dancer Wearing the Cross in 2003, Gold-digger and Cheater?‘, are comments I collected over the past year from people who allegedly knew Melissa before she married Joe. It’s an interesting read.
The photo above of Melissa Gorga from NJGuido.com was taken at Club Deko (Club Deko is now Ikon Lounge) in Sayreville, NJ, on April 12, 2003, and was sent to Fame-Whorgas by Dilettante (@AutumnLeaves61). Melissa’s bridesmaid Jan Marie DeDolce is the other woman in the photo.
The photo was taken a month after Joe Gorga first met Melissa Marco, if you believe Joe’s story of when they met, which would have been during Spring Break in Cancun March 2003 (and the same time MTV was taping ‘The Real Cancun’) when Melissa was 24; Melissa stated it was when she was 21, but she’s obviously lying.
Joe told Ryan Seacrest that he first saw Melissa during Spring Break in Cancun (when she was 24, which would have been March 2003), but he claims that he didn’t speak to her (even though he said to himself ‘that’s my wife). He said that he randomly ran into her six months later in a club at the Jersey shore, which would have been around October 2003.
In June 2011, Joe and Melissa told Ryan Seacrest:
“I was in Cancun. I was sitting in the pool and I had a girl on the right and a girl on the left. They were fighting over me. Kissing one, kissing the other one. As I was doing the turn, I saw this girl across the pool, curly hair, leopard bikini, sunglasses. I look over to my best friend while I’m holding these two girls and say ‘that’s my wife’.” However, they did not even speak while in Cancun. It wasn’t until they got back to New Jersey that they randomly met. “We were out, we were down at a beach club and he came up to me and said ‘you’re the girl form the pool,’ he was persistent. It took him a couple of times, I didn’t give him my number right a way,” Melissa says. “He freaked me out a bit, he told me what I had on, the hotel I was at, the sunglasses I had on, he remembered how my hair was.”
A year later, in July 2012, Melissa described their first encounter to Examiner.com. She stated that she first met Joe when she was 21, which would have been 2000 and not 2003; however, her timeline doesn’t make sense, so she has to be lying about her age at the time they met (she probably lied to cover up the fact that Joe Gorga was 28 and well beyond the age for partying with college kids during Spring Break). During the interview with Examiner.com, she also said they met again back in New Jersey in the summer:
“Originally we saw each other on Spring Break in Cancun, we were so young! I was there for my 21st birthday and he was 25 and everyone from New York and New Jersey would always go to Cancun for Spring Break. We were both there and he was there with his friends and he says that I went walking by with my girlfriends and my bikini, and he remembers everything that I was wearing like it was yesterday. He pointed to me and said, ‘That’s going to be my wife’. His best friend that was with him confirmed this story all the time, so that was kind of the first time we met unofficially. Then we were back in New Jersey in the summer at a Beach Club and he saw me and it just went from there.”
In May 2011, Melissa told a similar story to NorthJersey.com but didn’t give her age or the year they met:
Their paths first crossed during a spring break in Cancún. “He saw me … and he looked at his best friend and said, ‘That’s gonna be my wife’,” says Gorga, who adds that when they ran into each other back in Jersey, “he came over to me and said, ‘I saw you in your leopard bikini in Cancún.’ I said, ‘Well, why didn’t you talk to me?’ He said, ‘Well, you didn’t look like you wanted to talk.’ And it went from there.”
In her most recent rendition of their love story, in April 2012, Melissa said Joe Gorga used to come see her when she was a bartender at Lookers Gentleman’s Club while in college. According to a ‘pay register ’ that she released in December 2011, she worked at Lookers the entire 2003 calendar year.
Here’s how she describes the early stages of their relationship, when she was 24 years old:
“It was one of those things that we went out on a first date and we saw each other every day after. We both just knew, we were at the age when we were ready to settle down. I was graduating college and he was 28 and he was done partying, so it was a good time for us really. It was instant, we were engaged six months after we met and we were married four months later, so within a year we were married. It was one of the things where I think a lot of people wait because when you’re younger you don’t have the money for the house or the wedding, but we were fortunate in that regard and it just worked for us.”
Here’s an excerpt from Melissa’s Bravo blog, “Like a Prayer”, where she gives another story about how they met:
“I think a big misconception about me and Joe is that we got married and were just rich and had everything we could ever want. Not true. When I first met Joe and for the first few years we were married, he owned a landscaping company. We did well for two newlyweds in our 20s, but nothing like we are now. We worked for it together.
From the day we got engaged, Joe asked me to work in his office as his secretary and suggested not going into the school system to be a teacher. I had just graduated college and really wanted my own classroom. I did go to a teachers’ fair and got hired as a teacher, but after discussing it with Joe, I decided not to take the job and to work with him in his office. Joe felt like with me backing him up rather than have a stranger running things, we would make the business more successful.
Well Joe was right. I worked in that office 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and did it. Even when Antonia was born, I used to bring her and all her toys to the office and I would work all day with her there. It wasn’t always easy. There were times (like the one you heard me remind Joe of) that we couldn’t even buy diapers when Gino was first born. 2008 was definitely a hard year. We had invested in real estate and the market went sour. I’m sure everyone remembers that and is still feeling the effects of the economy.
Joe and I are gamblers, and I mean that in a good way. We take chances and sometimes we win and sometimes we lose, but as long as we have our two hands and each other, we can always get back on top, and that’s what we did.”
In season 3 episode 6, Joe tells the the story of how they met in Cancun, and he says she was working three jobs at the time and explains how he promised her he’d put her on a pedestal. Melissa had her boob job in the photo above, at age 24, as a college student, studying to be a teacher. In season 4 episode 20, Melissa says she was a second-grade teacher when she was bartending at Lookers in 2003. However, in her April 2012 she told Examiner.com that she was in college (she didn’t graduate from college until January 2004 — see photo below of her college diploma, which she tweeted on September 24, 2012) when Joe visited her while she was working at Lookers (which, according to her pay register, was in 2003). During part 3 of the season 4 reunion special, Joe Gorga said Melissa was a teacher when he met her and in the next breath says she was in college when her met her. So their story is falling apart because they can’t keep their lies straight.
“My college degree;.) #rhonj http://t.co/kFtzK3yc” – Melissa Gorga, September 24, 2012, Twitter
Why would a 24-year-old working her way through college to become a elementary school teacher need, or have the money to pay for, a boob job unless someone helped her out, like maybe her bosses at Lookers (and why would they pay for them unless there was something in it for them)?
“I was blessed with a pretty sexy ass, so I wear short shorts to tease: ‘I know you want me, but stay over there’.” – Melissa Gorga, season 4 episode 6
Timeline from season 3 episode 6, etc.:
She moved to Florida with her mother and had a lesbian relationship as a 16-year-old in 1995, she was arrested for ‘retail theft’ at age 18 in Florida in 1997, she graduated from Boca Raton High School in 1998, she moved back to New Jersey sometime after 1998, she started dating Joe in October 2003, she moved in with him in December 2003, she graduated from New Jersey City University in January 2004, and she married Joe in August 2004.
TRANSCRIPT of Melissa Gorga admitting she LIED about being a teacher and was never a teacher PLUS VIDEO:
From the August 2011 MyFox video (when asked about what she was doing before being on RHONJ):
“I was a stay at home mom, I went to school to become a teacher, I never actually went and got the job, I graduated and got engaged all at the same time and my husband wanted me to run his business for him.”
From the season 4 finale at the Posche Fashion Show (taped on September 27, 2011):
Melissa: “First of all I was a school teacher, it’s very different from being a dancer. When your brother met me I was a school teacher do you understand that?”
Teresa: “No, you were going to college.”
Melissa: “And I was teaching second grade.”
Video of Fox Good Day New York (6 minutes into video — it is the LAST one posted on the blog link):
Source for Photo:
Website URL http://www.nlsociety.com
TheMoo, AMoussa, NLSociety.com Founder and Creator, Member Since 13 Jan 2003
The NLSociety.com has a forum where in 2003 members were discussing the Lookers’ dancer wearing the cross:
[Warning: some of the language is crude]
I copied some of that 2003 discussion about the “Lookers’ dancer wearing the cross” (which sounds like Melissa) here:
So let’s summarize: NJGuido.com has photos of Melissa partying in 2003, and that site also runs the NLSociety.com forum where in 2003 members were discussing the hot Catholic-girl dancers at Lookers and the dancer with fake boobs and wearing a cross.
For another photo of Melissa Marco at NJGuido.com, posted April 7, 2003, click on the link below (photo labeled, “This pinned topic is for you to share who or what picture is hot for the week. Hotties of the week”):
To quote Melissa:
“I think there are far too many ‘kawinkydinks’ and the writing is on the wall.”
- ‘Tommy the Greek’ from Marlboro, NJ, is the Man That Melissa Gorga Wanted
“You have pulled Teresa and Joe away from each other by manipulating his own thinking. When is enough enough? You were nothing more then a simple girl who wore imitation clothing to try to fit in or always wore the pink fuzzy sweater everywhere you went. You targeted only men with money and did anything for them to gain their acceptance. You ‘stalked’ Tommy the Greek from Marlboro, NJ, and did whatever he wished even though you knew he was using you. You even went to the extreme of following him in nightclub bathrooms. His family didn’t except (sic) you and you ‘settled’ for Joe because of the home he lived in. Joe comes from a proud Italian, old fashioned family with morals and values. But you managed to manipulate his mind and because his family is supportive, you were excepted (sic).”“You were nothing more then a handoff from Joe’s friends, wasn’t he third in line? Love at first sight my ass. Yea he saw you in Cancun while his and your friends had ‘fun’ from the very first day, but you wanted nothing to do with him until he caught up with you at Lookers with one of his friends you were actually going out with. Another joke. F*cking hand me down. Then you found out he had money and you went on the prawl. Shall I continue? Nah, I’ll save it for when Penny gets on the show and one at a time we’ll be getting our hair done by Penny and Robert and exposing everything. Oh, you remember Robert don’t you? Lol, Season 5 will be interesting.”
- Melissa Gorga “Settled” for Joe
“Yes you met him on spring break, but you didn’t give him the time of day and said he was too short and not your type. Joe was persistent though, I’ll give him that. Once you saw he was a hard working man with money in his pocket, nice home, and can easily manipulate him, you locked him in.”
- Real Housewives of New Jersey Melissa Gorga’s Ex Was a Girl Who Reveals Melissa’s Lesbian Past!
- Is Joe Gorga Gay, Does He ‘Swim in the Man Pond?’; Is Melissa Gorga a Closet Lesbian?
- Melissa Marco was arrested on July 16, 1997 for “retail theft” in Palm Beach County, Florida