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Does Joe Gorga Abuse Steroids?

March 23, 2013

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Here is what we know about Joe Gorga after two seasons on RHONJ:

  • He disrespects his parents, especially his mother.
  • He called his sister “garbage” and told her to “walk the f*ck away” at his son’s christening.
  • He later called his sister a “f*cking bitch” in front of her children and his children at a family pool party.
  • He treats his wife like his personal prostitute and claimed on camera that her “owns” her (Melissa said “everything he owns is for sale”; Joe retorted, “everything but his kids is for sale”).
  • He called his daughter a “cock blocker.”

Is Joe a misogynist whose aggression has been heightened because of steroid use?

Joe Gorga Before (Season 3) and After Steroids (Season 5)
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He has beefed up since season 3 (see photos above), and he could be experiencing roid rage. In the Gorga’s very first episode (season 3 episode 1), there is a weird scene with Joe Gorga and his parents at his son’s christening in their very first episode, but this could be attributed to drinking and drugs other than steroids (according to a former RHONJ post production supervisor, Joe was doing more than just drinking at the christening):

We hear Joe Gorga say: “Mom, you are cold, cold, so cold!”

His father chides him, and Joe Gorga is screaming at his father: “I’m your son, remember that! I’m your son!”

Joe’s father says to him: “And I’m proud of you.” But then he says: “Eh, you want to listen to me? Go cry to your mother. You only think about yourself.”

Joe Gorga turns back to his father and screams: “You’re my father! You’re my father!”

Joe’s father attempts to make his way to his son, but it looks like he’s getting a little roughed up, too. Joe Gorga finally tracks down his father in the hallway and tells him that Joe Giudice is garbage.

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About 13 minutes into the video above, “Turning Point with Frank MacKay” (taped in 2012):

Joe Giudice says there was a big change when Teresa’s family came on, trash talking her. Teresa and Joe both say that her family wouldn’t have done it if they weren’t on camera. And they say that they never treated her like that before coming on national TV. Joe says he used to get mad about it, but now he just feels sorry for them for doing that to their family. Teresa said it was a stab in the back, and her parents were very upset about it, especially after seeing what happened at the christening… her parents don’t even want to be on the show anymore, they want no part of it.

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Some Known Potential Side Effects of a Anabolic Steroid Use:

Masculinization

This happens more frequently in females and is usually due to increased testosterone. The mostly irreversible side effects include increased facial hair, male-pattern baldness, increased acne, changes in skin texture, growth of facial and body hair, aggressiveness, and irritability.

Feminization

Feminization occurs only in men and happens when excessive testosterone is converted to the female hormone estrogen. This results in the formation of breasts, decreased sperm count, decreased libido, shrunken testes, soft muscle mass and impotence. With drug treatment, side effects can be reversed.

Cardiovascular

Steroids increase the cholesterol level in the body by increasing the “bad cholesterol,” which can lead to clogs in the blood vessels — leaving users susceptible to heart disease and strokes. In addition, steroids provoke a rapid increase in body weight and an accompanying rise in blood pressure, both of which leave users more vulnerable to a cardiovascular event. These side effects can be reversed to the extent if they are caught before the person has a heart attack or a stroke.

Growth Defects

This is an important side effect to mention for high school athletes because steroids can cause the premature closure of the growth plate, leading to stunted growth.

Kidney Problems

Toxic products like steroids put the kidneys under stress and can lead to electrolyte imbalances and high blood pressure. Kidney problems are reflected by lower back pain, increased swelling in the lower legs and ankles, and fever.

Liver Problems

Based on estrogen studies in 1970s and 1980s, steroids could lead to certain tumors and liver damage.

Skin

The skin is the largest organ of the human body and is the most sensitive organ to steroids — especially in women. Pores grow large and acne problems that are not aided by typical over-the-counter medication can occur. Stretch marks also become prominent, though they are not directly caused by steroids. They stem from the rapid weight gain and muscle growth that steroids bring.

Neuropsychiatric

Neuropsychiatric side effects are based mostly on case reports, but have been studied by two prominent Harvard psychiatrists, Drs. Harrison Pope and Kurt Brower from McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. Small studies indicate that long-term abuse can mimic bipolar disorder.

Symptoms will start off with a mania that leads to aggressiveness, reckless behavior and diminished need for sleep — also known as “‘roid rage.” Some athletes could actually be seeking this last side effect, as it could lead to motivation to work out harder and a higher level of aggression when playing sports. It is almost always followed by a profound depression that can then lead to suicidal behavior.

There is a suspected psychologically addictive aspect to steroid use that leads athletes to become addicted to the way they feel on steroids and the way they look — possibly leading to continued steroid abuse after their sport-playing days are over.

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Side Effects of Anabolic Steroid Abuse:

CAUSES

The side effects of steroids are very dangerous Many reasons have been given as to why men and to a lesser degree, women choose to abuse steroids. Among most abusers, it boils down to two simple concepts of performance and self-image. For over half a century, anabolic steroids have been used to enhance athletic ability.

Most often, the answer lies in a need to improve a particular type of performance. Whether the goal is an increase in physical size, strength, speed or stamina, in the mind of an abuser, it is a worthwhile endeavor, regardless of the risk.

Secondly, many abusers report a greater sense of fulfillment and a healthier self-image when taking steroids. Many young men report taking steroids simply because they want to look built, to emulate the bodybuilders they see in magazines, or even more importantly, to be more appealing to women. Moreover, a form of reverse anorexia seems to be prevalent in young males who are interested in fitness. The National Institute of Drug Abuse shows in recent studies that 325,000 teenage boys and 175,000 teenage girls are using steroids.

The number of adult abusers is even higher. (Consider that often, steroid abusers are private about their use and never report it. The actual number of abusers could be far greater.) The idea that they can never be big enough, fast enough or strong enough dominates their perception of self. Anabolic steroids would seem to be the answer to their prayers.

RATIONALE

Side effects of steroids include acne and abnormal liver functionAbusers can seem pretty well educated on the subject of their vice, however, the problem lies in the quality of the information. Most often, it’s hearsay or internet chatter, combined with a skewed rationale that explains away all the bad. Many abusers will tell you the doses they take aren’t harmful because they “cycle” (come off of steroids for a period of time and then begin again) or they only take a certain “good” steroid or not enough of a dose to harm them.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. When doctors prescribe steroids, it is generally to treat patients with a rare or specific disorder, and the drug is administered in the lowest possible dose as to minimize the negative side effects. But this isn’t about medicine; this is about unregulated, unsupervised abuse of a synthetic drug for the purpose of maximum muscle development and performance. Massive doses are required to achieve the results most abusers are looking for. When this is the case, there is no safe use.

In both cases of performance and image, abusers throw caution to the wind as their sense of achievement far outweighs their consideration of the enormous risks involved. Medical research shows steroid users subject themselves to over 70 side effects ranging in severity from liver cancer to acne, and include psychological as well as physical reactions. The liver and cardiovascular and reproductive systems are most seriously affected by steroid abuse. When discussing the powerful effects of anabolic steroids on the human body, we look at the short term effects, which can take from a few weeks to a few years to present themselves and the long term effects, some taking up to a decade or more to appear.

SHORT TERM SIDE EFFECTS

The short term, more immediate side effects of steroid abuse are a veritable buffet of problems. Let’s start with the men. Acne, testicular atrophy, decreased sperm count, gynecomastia (enlarged breasts in men), high blood pressure, increased LDL (bad) cholesterol, decreased HDL (good) cholesterol, fluid retention, abnormal liver function, and prostate enlargement, just to name a few.

Anabolic steroids can affect women differently than men, and in some cases, dramatically so. Women can experience many of the same dangerous effects as men including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and liver damage. Many of the problems, however, are exclusively feminine representations of natural male characteristics such as male pattern balding, deepening of the voice, facial and body hair growth, and coarsening of the skin.

For both sexes, increased aggressiveness, otherwise known as “roid rage,” commonly accompanies the use of steroids.

Now let’s break some of these down into further detail.

Acne is a common side effect of steroid abuse

ACNE

One common side effect is the onset of acne or, in cases of adolescents where acne is already present, a much more severe case can present itself. The scientific explanation is quite colorful. Steroids enlarge the sebaceous glands in the skin. Then, they cause these glands to increase sebum (oil) production. The increased sebum leads to plug formation and serves as “food” for bacteria.

Normal hormones surge at puberty, which is why teens develop armpit and pubic hair, and why boys develop facial hair and deeper voices. This hormonal surge also contributes to the cause of acne in teens. Introducing steroids to this delicate balance is just asking for trouble.

SHRUNKEN TESTICLES

Testicular atrophy, a fancy term for shrunken balls, isn’t just a cosmetic problem. Because an outside source of testosterone is being introduced to the body, the testes no longer get the signal to produce their share. The brain is also being told to slow down the sperm factory, and that the body is getting sperm from an outside source, usually the hypodermic needle. The brain then sends a signal back to the testicles to take a break. This new function can cause temporary sterility, and the jury is still out on whether steroids are linked with permanent sterility or not. But why take the chance?

Gynecomastia is the growth of breast tissue in men

GYNECOMASTIA

Gynecomastia, a pretty word for man-boobs, is another not-so-good side effect of abuse that comes from the improper balance of testosterone. When the body converts the additional testosterone into estrogen and other female hormones in the male body, female breast tissue is sometimes formed. Often, surgery with a painful recovery time is the only method of removing the female tissue build-up. Basically, the surgeon enlarges the area to be liposuctioned with a large amount of sterile fluid then employs ultrasonic liposuction using sound waves to break up the fat. The surgery can cost upwards of $10,000 and you will be hard pressed to find insurance that will cover steroid abuse.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

The next effect on our list is high blood pressure, which is caused when the steroid forces the body to hold onto extra salt and water, rather than flushing it out as usual. Steroids also cause an increase in the body’s red blood cell count and hematocrit levels, resulting in higher blood pressure. The long term effects of high blood pressure are a list all their own. It causes the heart to get larger, which may lead to heart failure. Small bulges (aneurysms) can form in blood vessels, the main artery from the heart (aorta), arteries in the brain, legs, and intestines; and the artery leading to the spleen. Blood vessels in the kidney can narrow, which may cause kidney failure. Arteries throughout the body can “harden” faster, especially those in the heart, brain, kidneys, and legs. This can cause a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or amputation of part of the leg. Blood vessels in the eyes may burst or bleed, which can cause vision changes and can result in blindness.

HIGH CHOLESTEROL

High blood pressure is also often a result of high (LDL) bad cholesterol levels and/or low (HDL) good cholesterol levels. Steroids change the levels of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol in the blood. Steroids, particularly oral steroids, increase the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and decrease the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL). This increases the risk of atherosclerosis, a condition in which fatty substances are deposited inside arteries and disrupt blood flow. If blood is prevented from reaching the heart, the result can be a heart attack. If blood is prevented from reaching the brain, the result can be a stroke.

Liver malfunctions are another side effectLIVER MALFUNCTION

Let’s move on to the liver, where just about everything you put in your body gets processed. In other words, just try to live without your liver. It won’t happen. Steroid abuse has been associated with liver tumors and a rare condition called peliosis hepatis, in which blood-filled cysts form in the liver. Both the tumors and the cysts can rupture, causing internal bleeding. Keep in mind, we’re talking short term effects. Long term liver effects, you don’t want to know, but we’ll get into that a little later.

ENLARGED PROSTATE

Next, the issue of prostate enlargement, which is a problem seen with aging males. This is not something you typically see in younger men, unless they’re taking anabolic steroids. Over the course of an average life span, the male prostate gland naturally grows thirty times its original size. It doesn’t need the help of additional testosterone to grow to the size of a grapefruit. However, when large amounts of synthetic testosterone are involved, the prostate grows faster. The long term effect of that is prostate cancer. It is medically proven that the cancer loves the taste of testosterone, which feeds the growth of cancer cells.

BALDING

Baldness in women steroid abusers is caused by the body’s confused over-production of DHT- a hair inhibitor enzyme, which generally affects both sexes similarly. Women see this change occurring first around the scalp line and can eventually cause balding that is irreversible.

MALE CHARACTERISTICS IN FEMALES

A deepening voice is another naturally male characteristic that can develop in women abusers simply because of the large amounts of testosterone sending male signals to the brain, the control room for hormone production, and the various glands that manage the hormone output. Steroids play havoc with the entire system.

Excess facial and body hair growth and coarse skin, both male characteristics, are unsavory by-products of steroid abuse by women caused by an overabundance of male hormones. While aggressiveness and heightened libido are side effects that can be experienced by both genders, some effects are uniquely female. For example, the enlarged or lengthened clitoris is inherently female as well as a confused and erratic menstrual cycle. Other traits may include shrinking breasts, anxiety, depression, and high levels of stress. All of these characteristics can be caused by introducing the amounts of synthetic steroids in the female body necessary to see a change in muscle development.

AGGRESSION

Many steroid abusers become aggressive. In both men and women, steroid abusers evidence of “roid rage” or increased aggression from too much testosterone is a hotly contested topic. However, in animal studies, the relationship between steroids and aggression has always been pretty clear.

In some studies, more than 80 percent of steroid-treated animals become extremely aggressive. In humans, the picture has been clouded by alternative explanations and a lack of hard evidence. Only in recent years have researchers been able to confirm that steroid-induced aggression is a real human phenomenon that can occur in individuals who take large doses of steroids for extended periods of time. This heightened aggression can lead to irritability, stress, and violence.

When the circuits in the brain that are responsible for impulse control are influenced by steroids, it affects this system that inhibits aggressive response, predisposing some abusers to violent outbursts. Researchers do not yet know the key as to why some abusers are more affected than others, but the correlation between steroids and aggressive behavior is a documented phenomenon.

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  1. Shirley L.
    March 23, 2013 at 7:39 PM | #1

    I read several months ago in another blog (don’t remember) that one sentence said by Joe Go “Ma, you’re so cold, so cold” was a very incorrect translation close captioned by the Bravo editing team. I wish I could remember the source, but Junior Gorga was actually saying, “Ma, you have only one son, one”. That would make sense because Senior Gorga replies ” Out of a hundred mothers you have only one, and don’t forget it”.

    This makes me think what else have they screwed up in translation.

    • Jeannie5233
      March 23, 2013 at 7:46 PM | #2

      Shirley L. – that is very interesting! And it also does make one wonder!

      Isn’t it sad that Joe Gorga’s father has to remind his son to respect his mother. Clearly he doesn’t as is shown by his silence at the Reunion as his cousing maligned BOTH his parents.

      • Tassie-Devil
        March 23, 2013 at 8:39 PM | #3

        Hi Jeannie,

        I read what you wrote to my reply about the above video on previous post, it was lovely seeing them holding each others hand, all the way through interview, Joe seemed so relaxed. Sorry about the mix up on the name of the above, I must learn to re-read before posting, Jeannie if you had any small doubts about T & J did watching the above give you NO my gut instint is right they are good people, it has for me. Ts brother all I can say if it was my son, (oh god forgive me for my thoughts) he needs TREATMENT. Surely he would have someone advising him what not to put out for the world to see.

        Cheers Tassie

        PS Is Newark a county of New Jersey

        • Jeannie5233
          March 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM | #4

          Hi Tassie –

          Newark is a city in Essex County in the State of New Jersey! There are 21 counties in NJ and Essex if flanked by Bergen, Passaic, Morris (this is the county I lived in when I lived in NJ), Union and Hudson Counties.

          Teresa and Kathy live in Passaic County, Jacqueline and Caroline live in Bergen County, and Melissa lives in Morris County.

          It was nice to see Joe and Teresa interact with each other – playful and caring – and seem like good people!!

          • Anonymous
            March 24, 2013 at 4:47 PM | #5

            Tre lives in Morris

            • Jeannie5233
              March 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM | #6

              You are right! Thanks for correcting that! :)

          • March 25, 2013 at 4:29 AM | #7

            don’t go to newark,its very bad there worse than before

        • March 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM | #8

          I thought it was a very sweet video.

    • March 23, 2013 at 8:29 PM | #9

      poison joe did say you are so cold to his mom, i never heard anyone say that before,then he turned on his father. he was screaming and crying at the same time.i was disgusted because he reminded me of my ex husband,who was a drunk too.

    • March 23, 2013 at 8:57 PM | #10

      seriously, wtf is wrong with Joe Gorga?? He is so frigging selfish that he only worries about how his parents treat HIM instead of how he treats them. Wake up baby Joey-your parents aren’t going to be here forever! Cherish them instead of being a stone on their heart.

    • Ana-Capri
      March 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM | #11

      Now wait a minute-you mean Bravo would really “misrepresent” something???? Say it isn’t so!!! :-) HA

  2. IamNobodysHW
    March 23, 2013 at 7:42 PM | #12

    I have been on IV steroids (4 days a month on IV’s then 6 days of taper off pills) for over 10 years. The most annoying side effect is the taste, everything taste like lead and constant dry mouth. I also get bad head aches starting in the back of the neck. All of my muscles ache (which could account for mean behavior) I cry easily and some days cannot sleep for 2-3 days. New lining in all my cabinets LOL thank god I do not have any facial hair or acne, nor have I bulked up or gained weight. But my steroids were prescribed by doctor and used according to my weight (I am 5ft 2in and weight 120-125lbs), There were days I would want to rip you a new one, which is why I smoke when I drive so I don’t get road rage. The new medication I tried is called acthar, it is the same as steroids but the need for IV’s is not there, it was 1 shot a day for 5 days. The side effects are the same as IV steroids it is just easier than leaving IV line in my arm for 4 days. (in addition to the daily shot I take daily of Copaxone for the M.S.) Joe seems to me like someone who is abusing steroids, from the change in his body, thinning hair, instant rages at loved ones, alcohol consumption and constant drinking of something to get rid of the taste and dry mouth. Lack of sleep also makes someone very irritable and easily able to go into blind rages. Confusion and untrust of others can make you believe that everyone is out to get you. everyone is your enemy. Which can explain why he believe’s Melissa over his own family.

    Love,hugs and kisses to everyone

    Cher aka IamNobodysHW

    • Jeannie5233
      March 23, 2013 at 8:23 PM | #13

      Cher – what a pretty name. Is it okay to call you this as I think it much better describes you and for the same reason Moma calls you Free Spirit!! I admire you so much for your strength! You don’t need to be anyone but you!!

      Anyway, you are on what they call coticosteroids which are used to treat various medical conditions, acting with the immune system to block allergies or inflammation. They can be very powerful and should be taken exactly how the doctor prescribes them. My mom has been on steroids and I know this is very important. The side effects can vary greatly and what you describe for yourself is part of the picture.

      Anabolic/androgenic steroids are different. These are used to build muscle mass and further develop male characteristics. They can be prescribed by physicians for men with low testosterone levels. These are the drugs that are most commonly used and/or abused by body builders and sports figures and considered performance enhancing drugs. These drugs are generally banned in the sports world.

      I hope your prescriptions help you – I know the side effects can be awful but I hope the benefits far outweigh them.

      Hugs and a :) to you!!

      • IamNobodysHW
        March 23, 2013 at 9:41 PM | #14

        I absolutely love that moma calls me “Free spirit”. I am half ojibewe. I don’t understand why anyone would take that stuff on purpose, YUCK In the long run I believe all the meds help, I can still walk, see, hug, & love my sons and grandchildren. I am going to live until I die and with the beautiful season of easter life seems so much more precious. I also want to say thank you to everyone here for their friendship. That is the best medicine ever!!!

        • March 23, 2013 at 9:49 PM | #15

          What’s Ojibewe?

          • March 23, 2013 at 9:56 PM | #16

            Don’t worry – I googled. I have always been fascinated by your culture!

    • March 23, 2013 at 9:29 PM | #17

      Holy moly Cher! That’s intense!

      • IamNobodysHW
        March 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM | #18

        Give your (our) little Ava a big hug from Nana Cher

    • March 23, 2013 at 9:56 PM | #20

      Love your name. I do not know why “Free Sprit” was in my heart for you. Now I know. Cher! Love your name.

      Steriods can help, short term, in the long run they will destroy you and your body. I have people in the family and friends who are physicians. Physicians prescribed steriods like asprin in the 80′s and early 90′s. Now we know the side effects.

      I have always said, Joe Gorga reminded me of Doug Whitmore, 50 First Dates.

      • March 23, 2013 at 10:02 PM | #21

        Nailed it – he’s Doug! One of my favourite movies!

    • March 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM | #22

      Cher thanks for sharing your story. I admire your strength and perseverance.

      • IamNobodysHW
        March 23, 2013 at 11:45 PM | #23

        I get it from my mom (RIP) I sure do miss her

    • Randie
      March 23, 2013 at 10:45 PM | #24

      Hi Cher,
      I too am on extremely high doses of steroids (prednisone.) In fact, in the past 2 weeks I received 5,000 mg of IV steroids for MS exacerbations. I am 5′ 4″ and weigh 95lbs. It’s rough… I have the most ugly side effects from taking … lets just say, anyone who puts up with me during these times deserves a platinum halo. Years ago, I tried copaxone, avonex, betaserone, and rebif but they didn’t stop the progression… I have been on Tysabri for 5 years now and it works the best for me.
      As far as Joe Gorga being on steroids… I would guess yes.

      On another note, did anyone notice the Johnny the Greeks (JTG) new found friendship with Jacqueline Laurita on twitter? I find this extremely suspicious… things that make you go Hmmmmmm. If the greeks turn on Teresa this season, there will be a huge backlash. For the last 2 seasons, all we heard from JTG on twitter and/or any social media outlet who would listen to him, was trash about Melissa… It appeared to me that he and his wife were clawing and would do anything to get on the show… Fast forward to today, and according to what I am reading on twitter, he has turned on Teresa and is attempting to join forces with the “others” including Melissa and now Jacqueline.
      I know not to believe everything I read on twitter, but I also heard from a reliable source that he was trying to cozy up to Jacqueline and the others in January. Furthermore, he’s deleting all the negative things he tweeted about Melissa on his timeline over the past 2 years. IMO, it seems VERY suspicious…

      Now that his wife has secured a spot as an UNPAID friend of the housewives, she needs to remain relevant…Of course she wants a Bravo paycheck. In the world of RHNJ, how do you become relevant? Join the Teresa bash fest!!! Why not, everyone else is doing it!
      SHAME JTG! SHAME!

      Hope your feeling better Cher!
      XXOO
      Randie

      • Laram
        March 23, 2013 at 11:11 PM | #25

        I never felt right trusting him last year, but hoped he was like Pete Giudice. What a shame!

      • March 23, 2013 at 11:15 PM | #26

        Hey Randie, I’m glad you have found a drug cocktail that works and helps you with your MS.

        I found the nice Gorga tweet and now the Jac ones odd as well from JTG. I don’t trust a word those two say. And yes, they would throw Teresa under the bus as they have been scrounging for 2 years to get Penny on the show.

      • elemcee
        March 23, 2013 at 11:23 PM | #27

        If someone really wanted to help, they would help regardless of money or a spot on a television show. It is disappointing that Penny and JTG have not chosen to do the right thing. And now their excuse will be that they are “under contract” AGAIN. Same old story.

      • IamNobodysHW
        March 23, 2013 at 11:41 PM | #28

        Hi Randie,
        Please stay strong. I live alone so I guess I don’t get on anyone’s nerves when I am on IV’s, I just have to put up with myself LOL (have you heard of acthar?) I have also tried all the abc’s and tysabri isn’t right for me. I have MVP. (Mitrial valve prolapse) and have had thyroid cancer so for some reason doctor said NO to tysabri. I do get very scared when doctor says “lets try this one” or ” we’ll do this one”. But only you knows what is right. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. I will pray for your strength and your spirit.

      • March 24, 2013 at 12:40 AM | #29

        Hey Randie! Wow! You amaze me! Both you and Cher – jeez I think it’s the end of the world when I get the sniffles!

        Did you read the article about Teresa and Penny here?

        http://famewhorgas.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/danielle-staub-taped-a-scene-with-teresa-giudice-for-rhonj-kim-ds-birthday-bash-may-be-the-season-5-finale-lauritas-scheduled-to-go-to-court-for-federal-bankruptcy-case/

        Let me know what you think?

      • haydaki
        March 24, 2013 at 1:03 AM | #30

        I dont think Jac or Caroline would trust Penny or Johnny, unless it was too hurt Teresa. Penny use to be all on twitter calling Caroline and family nasty things like Lapband family, Old hag, Bit**** and many other things. Many people have access to these nasty things she has said and would find any relationship they develop as very suspect! What is Penny going to say Teresa made me do it, she made me put those nasty things. It will be interesting to see how this all turns out.

        • haydaki
          March 24, 2013 at 1:17 AM | #31

          Also, in my opinion Bravo really just needs to bring in some new players. This whole twitter thing is ridiculous, Bravo may think it helps with ratings, But, in actuality it is exposing the franchise for what it really is a fraud!!!

          • March 24, 2013 at 1:30 AM | #32

            They need to get rid of Andy!

            • haydaki
              March 24, 2013 at 2:24 AM | #33

              Ita, Mzjulesaz!

      • Jeannie5233
        March 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM | #34

        Randie – you are brave and courageous too! MS is a terrible disease – may you stay strong and as healthy as you can! :)

    • Hunny Badger
      March 24, 2013 at 9:12 AM | #35

      I get rages from PMS hormones. I swear.

  3. March 23, 2013 at 9:20 PM | #36

    I haven’t read the article and the answer is YES!

    • Jeannie5233
      March 23, 2013 at 9:28 PM | #37

      LOL all you have to do is look at the pictures – the muscle definition is undeniably much larger than before. You have to work out continually to get a body like that and there is no way Joe Gorga is working out THAT much.

      • March 23, 2013 at 9:34 PM | #38

        I think we had a chat about this a little while ago – I worked in the hospitality industry whilst I was at university and can spot someone on the “Juice” from a mile away. His behaviour, his bulk, his sex drive all scream roid use to me, just look at his neck! Yes, Italian men can be stocky but his shape is different. Juicy Joe has bulked up to but he seems to be carrying more weight than muscle – sorry Joe, you know you’re my favourite!

        • March 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM | #39

          I know nothing about steroids, but have a question … why do his legs look like chicken legs? They are not bulking up in proportion to above the waist?

          • March 24, 2013 at 12:33 AM | #40

            He might just be concentating on his upper body weights and not his legs

            • March 24, 2013 at 1:28 AM | #41

              But wouldn’t the roids affect the legs too? I’m clueless on this.

              • March 24, 2013 at 5:46 AM | #42

                You still have to pump the muscles so he might not be doing as many leg exercises as upper body. It’s about muscle growth.

  4. March 23, 2013 at 10:31 PM | #43

    Nite, nite. Hope all is well with Ava. Hope all is well with your mom, Jeannie. celi, I am still praying, you have alot on your plate. Oh girl, I wish I could help you.

    Love and praying for all who post and read on this site.

    • Laram
      March 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM | #44

      So sweet. :-)

    • March 24, 2013 at 12:31 AM | #45

      Nite Moma, she’s great, a little bit unsettled today but I’ve got the start of a cold!
      Sweet dreams and thank you -right back atchya!

  5. AnnieC
    March 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM | #46

    Fame – Thank you – it’s about time someone mentioned this – my husband, the love of my life for over 30 years, has a condition hypopateriterism – that is the patertary gland is dead and he must take synthetic drugs that regulate male hormones – I know first hand what happens to a man when the male body chemical needs are out of whack. Men that inject hormones that they naturally produce become abusive. Why do I know this – because the doctors that continue to monitor and take care of my husband drive this message home time and time again. I do not know if Teresa’s brother abuses synthedic hormones – however, consideting how he acts – it would not surprise me to learn that he, in fact, does.

  6. Laram
    March 23, 2013 at 11:07 PM | #47

    Great post Fame, as usual. And all posters inspiring words! Hang in there Cher, you seem to have a lot of love around you to keep it going :-)!

    • IamNobodysHW
      March 23, 2013 at 11:43 PM | #48

      I get a lot of love right here too

  7. Gloria
    March 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM | #49

    IMO Joe shows many sign of someone abusing steroids. I actually googled it to learn about it. His sex drive alone is a symptom, not saying the average guy his age doesn’t have a good sex drive, but Joe is over the top with his sexual remarks/actions. Best of luck to you Cher.

    • IamNobodysHW
      March 23, 2013 at 11:44 PM | #50

      thank you

  8. JUST ME
    March 23, 2013 at 11:33 PM | #51

    I WAS SERIOULY WAITING FOR JOEROID TO PUNCH TERESA A FEW TIMES, REALLY LOOKED LIKE HE WAS GOING TO AT THE POOL PARTY……..AND ALL THIS TARZAN TALK SEEMS SO OVE THE TOP, I BET HE CAN’T EVEN DO IT ANYMORE, HIDING BEHIND TALKING ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME

    • IamNobodysHW
      March 23, 2013 at 11:43 PM | #52

      LOL they say those who can do and those who can’t talk about it

  9. Melissa is a fake
    March 24, 2013 at 1:08 AM | #53

    There isn’t a real thing on these two. Perhaps paying your bills would work it so you could take care of your kids!

  10. Hunny Badger
    March 24, 2013 at 9:13 AM | #54

    Let’s not forget that Joe Gorga is also a fame-hungry narcissist and loves to be the center of attention. A lot of his behavior has to do with that.

  11. adioslunatic
    March 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM | #55

    He was coked out – sniffed all through that dinner. Check it out again.

  12. salmoncakes
    March 24, 2013 at 11:14 AM | #56

    He’s Steve Lattimer from The Program, for sure. “Starting defense! A Place at the table!” (Bashes head through car window)

  13. Daisymay
    March 24, 2013 at 12:44 PM | #57

    If too much steroid use causes hair loss, perhaps that’s why he is always wrapping his head in bandanas and other hat things!

    • Jeannie5233
      March 24, 2013 at 2:35 PM | #58

      Joe’s hair at the christening, to me, was much thicker than it is now. He seems to be wearing it shorter – which is common when men’s hair starts to thin. That could be normal male balding, but who knows?!

      To me, it appears the signs are pretty much there that there could be some doping going on.

  14. UH HUH
    March 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM | #59

    Someone created a Melissa Gorga secret page on Face Book

  15. March 24, 2013 at 2:43 PM | #60

    I popped onto RT just to look at the pics of the Gorga’s and Wakiles from Vegas and what a Motley crew they make. Kathy and Richie look horrid. Melissa looks ok, but her dress look cheaply made and Joe looks like well Joe.

    • JUST ME
      March 25, 2013 at 2:58 AM | #61

      MZJULESAZ
      I DON’T WANT TO SOUND STUPID BUT HERE GOES
      RT ? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? IS IT A PLACE?

      • jus me for now
        March 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM | #62

        REALITY TEA.COM

      • JerseyStrong
        March 25, 2013 at 9:57 AM | #63

        reality tea

        • Ana-Capri
          March 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM | #64

          And it can be one scary place!!! But I must say it has gotten better.

  16. Ana-Capri
    March 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM | #65

    He’s a juicehead for sure!

  17. JUST ME.
    March 26, 2013 at 1:48 PM | #66

    What is that picture of joe gorga? What is he 13 yrs old….he is way to old to behave like that

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