Christmas Greetings from the Gorgas; Melissa Gorga to Publish Advice Book About Marriage But Source Says Their Happy Marriage is a Facade
December 21, 2012 89 Comments
Joe Gorga told Us Weekly his New Year’s Resolution is a very simple one: “More kinky sex.”
Happy holidays Real Housewives of New Jersey style!
Melissa Gorga and her picture perfect family posed for their annual Christmas card recently, and RadarOnline.com has exclusively obtained a copy of her portrayal of seasonal cheer.
On the card, the reality star is seen smiling broadly with hubby Joe and their three children Antonia, Gino and Joey Gorga and a cheerful message is included inside: “May your holidays sparkle with the love of family, warmth of good friends, and the happiness and laughter of children. Wishing you all the little joys of the season.”
One of the lucky recipients of Gorga’s missive of Holiday cheer was Huffington Post correspondent Tom Murro, who shared it exclusively with Radar.
As we previously reported, Teresa Giudice’s sister-in-law is back hard at work filming season 5 of the hit Bravo reality show, but she makes no mention of her celebrity status on the card, instead writing “Thank you Jesus” on the back.
Merry Christmas from Melissa Gorga and her family!
The way Joe is supporting me is so untouchable. I know he loves me and I thank him everyday for what he does for me. I can’t repay him with money, so I repay him by keeping his children immaculate, having dinner ready every night, having clean clothes for him everyday, and most importantly waiting on him. Since the day I married Joe, I have been waiting on him. He’s always working, and I don’t look to run out of the house or go shopping everyday or go out with my girlfriends. I give him the peace of mind that his wife is home and waiting on him. I don’t know how to express the relationship that Joe and I have. It’s hard to describe. I know there is no denying it, it’s real, it’s true. I know there are people that are going to try to break us down, and I know there are people who just don’t understand it, and therefore they make nasty comments about it… We would never do anything to hurt Teresa, we both truly love her, I mean that. We just can’t understand her. We never throw our relationship in her face, we never give her a reason to give us such a hard time. She was there from the day we met and knows what we have. I like to think she is happy for her little brother for finding a wife he loves and knowing that I love him just as much. It’s still so unclear to me why this bothers her. – Melissa Gorga, June 14, 2011, Bravo Blog ‘On Display’
Joe Gorga is vulgar and a misogynist. He is a horrible man and a thug. He’s a bully, a pig and doesn’t even treat his wife like a full, autonomous human being, but then his wife seems to think he bought her lock, stock and barrel when they got married and treats her relationship in a very transactional way – so no wonder he treats her like his wholly owned personal prostitute. – Kija, March 23, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com
I think it was pretty clear that Melissa wanted to be on the show: Danielle outed her and Bravo never denied that she was in contact with them. It was just sad that it took hurting her husband’s family and ruining friendships of 10 years for her to get her way. She has her ‘ fame’, she has Teresa’s friends, she has Joey hating his sister — I guess she has everything she wanted. She says she can sleep at night, well good for her. – Lena1, March 25, 2012, Reality Tea
Tom Murro at the Bravo party on April 4, 2012, with Joe and Melissa Gorga:
Melissa’s mother, Donna Marco, tweeted the sarcastic remark directed at Teresa about the Gorga’s Christmas card that was part of the headline to the RadarOnline article: “Wonder If Teresa Giudice Will Receive One?”. Plus she is actively promoting (see tweets below) the advice book on love and marriage, “Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage” (see Starcasm story below), that Melissa is co-writing, which is scheduled to be published in the Fall of 2013 (most likely just in time for the season 5 finale).
“Respect and sex are the key to a happy marriage,” Melissa drunkenly tells Professional Cheerleader as her closeted husband expresses his repressed predilection for men that clashes with the old-school Italian mentality that he prides himself on. “Vacuum when he’s not around, fold the laundry, buy a fruit basket, ’cause that’s what a wifey doesssss,” says Melissa. She cheers up when she plays her own song and dances on a table. Someone brings out a cake for Greg, someone else pushes it into Chris’s face, and Jacqueline sticks stars on her boobs. Le fin. [Vulture.com, July 9, 2012]
Melissa Gorga is the latest Housewife to sign a deal to write a book, but don’t worry Teresa Giudice, the only recipe Melissa is cooking up in her upcoming release is the recipe to a good marriage. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star will be teaming up with St. Martin’s Press (the same publisher who released Andy Cohen’s Most Talkative) to bring us Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage.
“I can’t tell you how many times Joe and I are approached by fans asking how they can have a marriage like ours,” Melissa tells Us Weekly of the idea for the book. ”A great marriage doesn’t just happen. It’s a job.” Also a job is keeping things hot with three kids around.
Melissa, who has been married for eight years, will teach readers “practical strategies on how to strengthen their marriage, amp up the passion, and the secrets that make my marriage as sexy and hot as it is warm and loving.”
Oddly enough, Melissa’s sister-in-law Teresa Giudice tried to break down their marriage during the last season of the show, telling co-stars that she had heard Joe was cheating on Melissa. At the time, however, there were actually rumors that her own husband (Joe Giudice) was cheating on her. Needless to say, one source claims Teresa is “gonna flip” over Melissa’s book deal.
In public, though Teresa is supportive of Melissa’s book deal, tweeting: “Congrats to my sis-in-law @melissagorga on her book deal! So happy for you! Kisses”.
Near the end of the video above, Melissa gives relationship advice and talks about her marriage: “The first five years with argued.”
Melissa Gorga is currently working on a self-help/advice book about having a healthy and happy marriage.
Well our source tells us this is a complete joke, because Melissa’s marriage to Poison Gorga isn’t so happy at all!
“This is another fake, sick, and sad attempt to ‘out do’ her sister in law. Melissa and Joe have created this whole ‘perfect marriage’ image so they can cash in on it,” our source shares. “They are so desperate to earn a dollar they will do anything. Melissa and Joe love money. They are obsessed with it. “
Apparently the Gorgas are no better off than the Giudices are!
“Dig into their marriage a little. Ask those who really know them how their marriage. Melissa is opening up herself and her marriage to a LOT of skeletons,” the source advises. “They will for sure come FLYING out of the closet when this nonsense book comes out.”
And just a sample of how things are behind closed doors in the Gorga’s temporary mansion?
“I wonder if she will talk in her book about how her husband has always controlled how much she ate, even pregnant because he wouldn’t allow her to ‘get fat’ as he put it. When she was pregnant he would push food away from her and tell her that’s enough,” our source alleges! “I have also seen my fair share of fights between those two.”
There have been a TON of rumors surrounding Melissa’s marriage, but so far the Gorgas have maintained a happy facade. Who knows what the truth is, but knowing Bravo as we do if there is any truth to these rumors they will find a way to worm their way out.
Our source claims that besides money Melissa’s motivation for the book is a storyline – and also to try and outdo Teresa Giudice! The release date for Melissa’s book apparently coincides with the planned airing of RHONJ season 5 (Fall, 2013).
The Gorgas are lost in scripted reality and think they are the characters that Bravo has defined them to be: the young, sexy couple with the hot marriage and happy family.
Furthermore, the Gorgas are using the Christmas holiday to promote their ‘Thank You Jesus’ and ‘Wifey’ t-shirts, which they sell online. And Joe, in his normal pubescent way, tweeted some Christmas cheers (see photos below).
Plus $5.95 for shipping and handling.