Melissa Gorga Says She and Joe “Argued the First Five Years of Their Marriage” and “Never Fought Over the Cheating Rumors”
March 29, 2013 107 Comments
Near the end of the video below from Hollywood Life, published on August 20, 2012, Melissa gives relationship advice and talks about her marriage, explaining that she and Joe argued the first five years of their marriage, which just so happens to be the time period she allegedly had an extra-marital with her ex boyfriend, Byran Bowen, as well as a few others, according to a source.
“Marriage is a job and you need to constantly work at it… listen, the first five years I was married, we argued. It wasn’t easy.”
As usual, Melissa contradicts the statement with her most recent claim that she and Joe never fight, which was in the original article about the cover of her soon-to-be released advice book on marriage, published by Us Weekly on March 27, 2013. Here is her original statement:
“There’s always people who look at where you shine and want to bring you down. So I feel that Joe and I shine. But, it comes with the territory and it’s made Joe and I stronger. We love each other more than ever. We’ve never had a fight before. We’ve shown everyone how great it is and I think everyone can see that.”
The article has since been edited and the statement, “we’ve never had a fight before,” no longer is in the article. It was removed after Melissa received some flack about it on Twitter:
Sydney Mcgee @SydneyMcgee3
@melissagorga is a liar!
1:53 PM – 27 Mar 13
Melissa Gorga @melissagorga
@SydneyMcgee3 hi.. Actually I was referring to the fact we never fought over the cheating rumors.. Of course we fight, who doesn’t??
2:07 PM – 27 Mar 13
Sydney Mcgee @SydneyMcgee3 4h
@melissagorga Sick to my stomach about your CRAP!
2:16 PM – 27 Mar 13
Carrie James @jcarrie43 4h
@melissagorga @SydneyMcgee3 Melissa PLEASE STOP! Your life isn’t Perfect. Admit to what you have done and people would be on your side!
2:43 PM – 27 Mar 13
Be sure to watch the video above: Melissa gives her secrets on what makes her marriage work. The interviewer says to her, “I’ve seen you at events, and your husband can’t take his eyes off of you,” which could mean multiple things… one being that Joe won’t let her attend events without him and keeps her in his line of sight because he doesn’t trust her.
In the video, Melissa contradicts another claim she made early in season 3, where she bragged that her husband worked hard so she could afford a nanny… at the same time, she criticized Teresa for using her mother as her nanny. During season 3, episode 7, the cameras recorded the exchange between the Melissa and her sister about Teresa and her mother: apparently Melissa had to pay for her own nanny because Teresa was hogging Mrs. Gorga as her babysitter (Melissa implied that, unlike Joe Giudice, Joe Gorga works hard, which is why she could afford a nanny and Teresa couldn’t):
Lysa Simpson: Doesn’t she (Teresa) have a nanny?
Melissa: No, my mother-in-law’s her nanny (Lysa Simpson rolls her eyes). They can’t pay for a nanny right now; that wouldn’t be smart. My mother-in-law babysits for Teresa every single day. Whatever, I don’t care. That’s why I gotta nanny. My husband works hard and we can pay for it. Whatya gonna do?
However, in the video above, Melissa asserts:
“I don’t have nannies and I don’t have cooks. I do laundry at 2 o’clock in the morning.”
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Everything changed in 2007 when Teresa was cast on RHONJ. For 11 months before filming began in 2008, Teresa mulled over the decision to join the cast or not (as explained by Andy Cohen on the June 17, 2012, episode of WWHL — she kept dropping in and out). During this time, unlike Teresa, Melissa and Joe were very anxious to join the show. She and Joe began looking for an estate lot to buy near Teresa so they could be close to her and hopefully be taped along with her, living an upper-class lifestyle. It is this common goal, to be rich and famous, that has bonded the Gorgas ever since 2007.