Joe Gorga Tells Melissa Her Body is ‘Thick’ with an Extra Five Pounds and Controls What She Eats, Even When She Was Pregnant
May 25, 2013 38 Comments
Melissa made the cover of Us Weekly’s ‘Best Bodies 2013′ issue which hit newstands on May 24, 2013. Jessica Alba, Melissa Gorga, Zac Efron, and Kerry Washington are just a few of the stars on Us Weekly’s Hot Bodies list.
After three children, Melissa Gorga definitely worries about how her body looks in a bikini — but not in the way one would think. “I know there’s a lot of women who try to minimize their backsides . . . but I actually want a bigger booty!” the married mom of Antonia, 7, Gino, 5, and Joey, 3, told Us Weekly at a bikini photo shoot for our annual Hot Bodies issue, out Fri., May 24. “I do a lot of squats and lunges to bulk and lift it up.”
Sticking to a strict thrice weekly workout schedule, Gorga, 34, often hits up group classes at New York City’s Soul Cycle, or lifts weights with her husband of eight years, Joe Gorga. Admitting that she was about 10 pounds heavier when she first met her husband, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star slimmed down after each of her kids was born.
Teaching healthy habits to her three children from a young age, the fit “I Just Wanna” singer — who donned a sexy red bikini at Us Weekly’s shoot — says she’s become more conscious of showing skin as a mom. “I’m a firm believer in showing a little bit, but keeping a lot a secret,” Gorga tells Us, adding that her stomach is her favorite body part. “If I’m going to show leg, then I’m not going to show much boob. I feel like everything in small drips is great.”
Vowing never to deprive herself of her favorite sweet treats or Sunday Italian dinners, Gorga — who reaches for berries when cravings hit — is willing to log hours at the gym to see results. “I definitely work out now harder than I’ve ever worked out in my life. It came naturally to me before I had children, and now I have to work for it, which I’m used to. I’ve always been a hard worker. I don’t mind working for it.”
In the video accompanying the Us Weekly article, Melissa says that her husband considers her body to be “thick” with an extra five pounds, like when they got married and were on their honeymoon:
“In the video, Melissa still claims she doesn’t have nannies and runs around ALL day long with her kids (I guess Lysa watching her kids constantly doesn’t count), claims she only drinks on the weekends (which I find amusing considering she is out almost every night promoting herself and is photographed frequently with a glass of wine sitting in front of her), and says Joey considers her body with an extra 5 lbs. on it as being “thick” like when they got married and were on their honeymoon.” – Jeannie5233, May 25, 2013, Fame-Whorgas
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).
A year ago, on May 7, 2012, Exit4 at LynnNChicago made an astute observation about Joe Gorga:
Teresa and Melissa don’t get along and they never will. If they live to 80, they will still be going at each other, tit for tat, over who copied who’s leopard print Depends. They are one upmanship people, who actually do care about the shallow things in life like gifts, when one visited the other in the hospital, cookies, re-done houses and on and on and on…it’s exhausting and they will never change.
I guess the big picture is that they want “respect” from each other, but I don’t think either one of them does much to earn it. But then again, I don’t think this whole dynamic they have going on is really driven by either one of them. I think Joey Gorga is driving that train.
My beef (and a lot of other people’s) with Melissa from the beginning is that, regardless of the excuses she makes and the reasons she gives, she joined the show with the full knowledge that it would put their family problems on TV for the world to see. She knew attacking her sister-in-law was part of the deal and she went with it. Is a show like this hard to turn down? The money and opportunities? Absolutely! But is it worth damaging maybe without repair an already damaged family? I guess for the Gorgas it was, which tells me that the damage was probably irreparable when they came on, so why pass up the show? It’s easy to make Melissa the bad guy in all of this, but the more I see, the more I think Joey is the villain (for lack of a better word).
If it was just Melissa on screen, doing what she does, then yes, I’d say she is to blame, but she’s not. Her husband, Mr. Poison himself, has just as much screen time, just as many talking heads and just as big of a role (if not, some may argue, bigger) in the show as his wife. He is at every appearance, every WWHL . I’m starting to wonder if Melissa can poop on her gold plated toilet without Joey sitting in the bathroom, making sure it all comes out okay and ready to blame Teresa if she’s irregular.
No one knows Teresa better than her brother. He knows what drives her, what buttons to push and pretty much how to hurt her, if he wants to. He is the only one besides Teresa who is really aware of the Gorga family dynamic (we can only speculate). He had to know that being on the show was going to hurt his parents, who as far as the show goes, are innocent in this. It’s one thing for the wives to bicker and it makes perfect sense that a husband sides with his wife, but I have this strange feeling that Joey is ENJOYING the discord. I don’t know if it’s just sibling rivalry run amok, meaning Joey HAD to be on the show too because, God forbid, his sister outshine him in any way……or if two women (even if one is his sister) seemingly fighting about “who loves Joey more” feeds his overinflated ego. But whatever it is, Joey feeds the beast as much as, if not more than, his wife.
Don’t forget, the Giudices and Gorgas grew up together: Joey didn’t meet Juicy when he married Teresa — he was a little brother figure to him as well, since childhood. He knows how to hit Juicy where it hurts too. Is part of it rivalry between them as well?
God knows Melissa wouldn’t be doing this show without Joey’s blessing, so he obviously approves of whatever is put out there, good or bad. Melissa may be self centered and petty, but I am starting to think Joey Gorga is the biggest snake of all. Just my opinion.
As for Caroline and Jac? Ugh. Could they BE anymore intrusive into someone else’s family life? And Jac…Ashlee hit it on the head: she loves to stick her nose in other people’s drama. Oh and Kathy was there too. LOL.