Jacqueline Laurita Tells Tabloids That Dina Manzo Wants Bravo to Fire Her So Dina Can Return to RHONJ
On October 3, 2013, Jacqueline Laurita, posing as an anonymous source, told RadarOnline via family friend Tom Murro, that because of an old feud that goes back to season one, she has to be gone for Dina Manzo to return to RHONJ:
“Dina Manzo gave the producers an ultimatum – fire Jacqueline Laurita or I’m not coming back. Dina wants to come back but wants Jacqueline fired first, because she is afraid of fighting with her.”
After the story was published, Jacqueline tweeted:
“I don’t think Dina is trying to get me fired, but I know she doesn’t want to come on the show with me on it. Probably to avoid any conflict. Dina and I used to be really close when Chris and I first started dating and got married. We had a lot of fun together. Until the show. :0( “
Jacqueline also tweeted an indirect accusation that Dina is the reason the feud continues:
“Hopefully one day, the family will come back together. Like other families we know, everyone has to sincerely want it and try, or it doesn’t work.”
Jacqueline is the reason Caroline Manzo and Christopher Laurita no longer speak to their sister Dina (FW wrote a detailed blog about this on October 15, 2012, which is now marked “private” but may be made public again sometime soon).
However, she told RadarOnline that Danielle is the “real instigator of all the old fights” and asserted that she “always protected Dina until she dragged her in the season one finale wanting her to lie for her while she cowardly let Caroline cover for her” (see transcript below):
”Jax stopped Danielle from exposing Dina so many times by refusing to film with her if she said anything about her. Jax told Danielle that if she said anything about Dina, she would not be friends with her anymore. Danielle always told stories about Dina and everyone else’. Jacqueline always protected Dina until she dragged her in the season one finale wanting her to lie for her while she cowardly let Caroline cover for her.”
Danielle was asked via Twitter if Project Ladybug was the cause of the rift between Jacqueline and Dina, and she confirmed that it was:
Jacqueline also told RadarOnline that “Dina’s own marriage may be in trouble and her status will all depend on her own success” (Dina revealed in February that she and her husband had separated, but they may not actually be getting divorced). Jacqueline insulted Dina in the piece by saying that Dina’s attempts at TV since leaving RHONJ have failed, and that her only option now to make enough money – so that she can leave her husband – is to stay in the spotlight:
‘If Dina makes enough money on her own then she can leave her husband; if not, she’s going back to him. She’s already attempted a few shows to further herself but they fell apart. RHONJ was her only option to stay in the limelight for now.”
Oddly enough, just before RadarOnline published their exclusive story, Dina tweeted on September 26th about Danielle, writing, “If it wasn’t for the ‘telephone game,’ I think Danielle Staub and I would have even gotten along – I hold ZERO ill feelings towards her”:
“Ahhh, I guess old episodes are showing … you guys are so sweet. I agree it’s more fun to see good times! If it wasn’t for the ‘telephone game’ I think Danielle Staub and I would have even gotten along! I hold ZERO ill feelings towards her BTW.”
Tom Murro tweeted Dina for a response to the RadarOnline story, and Dina responded, vaguely implying that Jacqueline may not be returning for season 6, but she made it clear that she had nothing to do with it (Dina did not confirm or deny that she herself would be returning for season 6) – and when Tom tweeted, “Your enemies are closer than you think,” Dina replied, “Yes, I’m well aware who my enemies are, and I send them love”:
Tom Murro @celebritymagnet 1 Oct
Care to expand on this? http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/10/real-housewives-new-jersey-dina-manzo-ultimatum-fire-jacqueline-laurita-or-im-not-coming-back/ …
Dina Manzo @dinamanzo 1 Oct
@celebritymagnet oh yes, I have the power to fire ANYONE. I’m getting Kris Jenner off Kardashians too! Ur “source” is a little off my friend.
Dina Manzo @dinamanzo 1 Oct
I have NOT made any decisions on my next career move yet, I haven’t gotten anyone fired nor do I have the power to do that ~ Don’t be so silly.
Dina Manzo @dinamanzo 1 Oct
Ok, let me put all the rumors to rest right now so I can continue my love affair with twitter…
Dina Manzo @dinamanzo 3 Oct
@celebritymagnet read my tweets sunshine, all news is not based on false drama. Shocking right? ; )
Dina Manzo @dinamanzo 3 Oct
@celebritymagnet did you see my @projectladybug event? how bout my event planning course?
Tom Murro @celebritymagnet 3 Oct
@dinamanzo No one denies you do good things–Falsehoods by source? If true, your enemies are closer than you think.
Dina Manzo @dinamanzo 3 Oct
@celebritymagnet yes & I’m well aware who my enemies are. I send them love : ) I hate no one and wish them nothing but success.
Tom Murro @celebritymagnet 3 Oct
@dinamanzo So, none of what they say is true? You would share scenes with @JacLaurita then?
Dina Manzo @dinamanzo 3 Oct
@celebritymagnet cut it out~they make decisions on returning cast members BEFORE they cast new season~Duh! thought you were smarter than that Tom?
Tom Murro @celebritymagnet 3 Oct
@dinamanzo I’m a little slow sometimes. Been a long week. Were you asked to be on? Do you want to be on? You didn’t answer the 2nd part @realitytea
Dina Manzo @dinamanzo 3 Oct
@celebritymagnet @Realitytea well that part you’ll just have to wait & see. I don’t know move I’m making next – working on it all now.
RumorFix reported on the RadarOnline story, which lead to more confusion about whether Dina had demanded that Bravo fire Jacqueline. Dina cleared things up by tweeting, “Not true at all”:
Rumor Fix @RumorFix 2 Oct
#RHONJ Did @dinamanzo really demand that @Bravotv fire @JacLaurita??? http://bit.ly/1aMeQya
Dina Manzo @dinamanzo 2 Oct
@RumorFix wow! a “source” that actually tells the truth? lol So refreshing!
Maree @manymagees 2 Oct
@dinamanzo @RumorFix wow! Asking to have @JacLaurita fired that’s so wrong @Andy #RHONj needs J I hope it’s. false rumor!
JayJ @Havee2009 2 Oct
@dinamanzo I sure hope all these reports are not true…cuz that would make you very unlikeable!
Dina Manzo @dinamanzo 2 Oct
@Havee2009 not true at all doll
Jacqueline also told RadarOnline that “Dina doesn’t want to be exposed for who she really is,” which could relate to the confusing conversation between Jacqueline and Caroline in the final episode of season 1 after the infamous table flip went down.
The following is a transcript of that conversation between Jacqueline and Caroline (this was not included in the premiere but made the “director’s cut” and is not in all copies of the season 1 finale on the internet).
C: That’s my family….
J: …You came to me and you were like, “I know what Dina is (here Chris immediately tries to stop Jacqueline from continuing the conversation, but Jacqueline was not paying him any mind and continues), don’t you think I know what she is, I know”…..
(cuts to TH of Danielle)
J: …You were like, “Feel sorry for her, feel sorry.” How could I feel sorry for her when you know what she is? (Here, someone, I believe Chris, begins to lightly whistle in an effort to stop the conversation.)
C: Because you’re wrong….
(again cuts to TH of Danielle)
J: …You said you knew too (Caroline is repeating “Jacqueline, Jacqueline”… but Jacqueline continues with a sly grin, pointing at Caroline) …and your husband said he knew……
C: Jacqueline, you know who you’re hurting? My parents…..
Talking head interviews:
Jacqueline in her TH: In the end I feel good that I told the truth as I saw it. I just hope that they can love and respect and accept me for the decisions that I make.
Dina in her TH: Jacqueline, obviously, was misinformed. Here’s my thing: you wanna stick up for your friend, that’s great, I admire that, but know what you’re talking about first.
Caroline in her TH: Has it affected my relationship with Jacqueline? Probably not. Has it affected Dina’s relationship with Jacqueline? Yes. Does it bother me? Absolutely.
At the end, when Danielle is outside with her daughters:
Danielle: See what happens to Dina when she messes with me — her own family turned against her on that one.
What is Monica Chacon, Kim G and Kim Hiza’s Connection to the Gorgas and Wakiles and the Money Fraud Charges Against the Giudices?
By xjrsygrl7733, Fame-Whorgas
August 27, 2013
I came into some interesting information while I was in Jersey this weekend. I can’t say who I had this meeting with but it is someone close to Monica Chacon – the disgusting lawyer [and real estate title examiner] who has ruined the Giudices.
Okay here goes…
This women I was speaking to told me that when the first season of RHONJ aired and Teresa became the breakout star, her sister-in-law Melissa and her lovely brother Joe began contacting Monica Chacon and Kim Granatell. Melissa and Joe and the Marco sisters were the ones feeding Monica all the dirt on the Giudices finances!!!
Melissa did the same thing to Danielle but she didn’t take the bait. Monica Chacon did.
During season 3 when Melissa tried to pretend she didn’t know Monica, it was just to hide the fact that she DID know her! For years Melissa and Joe Gorga told Monica everything the Giudices did. When they got mortgages, when they were building on, when they went shopping and bought expensive clothes and furniture, when Teresa had appearances and if she got paid for them!
Monica and Kim were compiling all of this information to make a case against the Giudices for fraud!
It was Melissa who has done all of this to Teresa! She was the one telling them the house was in foreclosure and that the Giudices lied on taxes and mortgage applications and that Teresa made more money than she was admitting to.
All of this shadiness was going on during seasons 1 and 2 and then on season 3 there was the devil herself… Melissa!! She then preceded to play victim and act like Teresa did something wrong to her when it was the Gorgas who purposefully lied to Monica and Kim to take Teresa down!!
The Gorgas have known this whole time that there was a case being made against his own sister to put her in jail. WHO DOES THAT TO HIS SISTER and NIECES!!!!!!! The Gorgas fed all of this info to Monica Chacon and Kim Granatell! And half of what Melissa told Monica was not even true.
Monica’s husband is the one suing the Giudices, and it was Melissa and Joe who were telling Monica and Kim G about the Giudices finances. Melissa did the same thing with Danielle Staub and wanted to film with her. She told Danielle about Teresa’s finances and that her house was in foreclosure.
Kim G was on the show in the first two seasons, and Monica made her appearance in season 3 at the Gorga’s party when Melissa denied knowing her, but Monica said she knew Melissa and Joe.
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Kim G and Monica Chacon sat at a table with Kathy, Melissa and Melissa’s sisters at the Posche fashion show (PFS) in season 3 episode 2 (photos below). This was at the very beginning of the Gorga’s and Wakile’s first season – how did they get so close to Kim G so quickly? Because they had known her for a while, although earlier in the same episode Melissa and Kathy pretended to have met her for the first time at the Posche boutique (first photo below), where Kim G said to them about Teresa, “She doesn’t know who she’s messing with,” and neither of them defended Teresa or were shocked by the statement.
When Teresa saw Kim G sit down at Melissa’s table at the PFS, she asked Jacqueline and Caroline: “Why is Kim G talking to my sister-in-law? It’s just weird that my sister-in-law’s friends with her.”
In the same episode (season 3 episode 2), before the PFS, Kim G came over to Melissa’s home (photo below), and they went clubbing on Halloween, Kathy included – Melissa and Kathy talked smack about Teresa with Kim G the entire time.
Bob and Kim Hiza are mortgage brokers who were credited in season 3 as being the Gorga’s accountants, but in reality Bob Hiza co-owns with Joe Gorga at least 10 low-end properties in Paterson, NJ.
The Gorgas and Wakiles dined with the Hizas in their home during season 3 episode 6, at which time they talked about the Giudice’s bankruptcy – the Hizas snarked on their impending remediation auction and called Teresa “rude,” while Kathy commented on Teresa’s shopping habits by saying, “Mindless spending will catch up with you eventually.”
Kim Hiza, Kim G and Monica Chacon attended the Gorga’s 2010 Christmas party in season 3 episode 10 (photos below). The producers invited Monica and Kim G unbeknownst to the Giudices but Melissa was fully aware that they would be attending, even though she feigned knowing Monica at the time. Teresa became upset that Monica was there because earlier that day she had a confrontation with her at the courthouse during a break in a fraud case that Juicy’s former business partner had filed against him.
“Teresa’s bankruptcy was exposed by Danielle at the 1st Posche fashion show when she said Teresa’s house was in foreclosure (Melissa, Kim G or Monica fed Danielle this information, which was a lie). After that episode aired, the wave of articles on the web and in the magazines started. Monica Chacon, whose husband was the lawyer representing Joe Giudice’s partner, fed a lot of dirt to Kim G; she, in turn, fed it to Danielle and the bloggers. When they were ready to film season 3, Teresa was forced to talk about it because the producers invited Monica to the 2nd Posche Fashion show (season 3 episode 2 – she sat with Melissa and her sisters) and the Gorga’s Christmas party (season 3 episode 10 – she came with Kim G). Remember when Monica introduced herself to Melissa and Kathy as the lawyer suing Teresa. Let’s not forget, the Wakiles and the Gorgas were asked to be on the show if they would address Teresa’s personnel finances.” [Lee, May 15, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com]
“This is how Don C works. She planned to humiliate Kim G, who Missy and Bravo TOGETHER invited with Monica Chacon [to the Gorga's 2010 Christmas party]. Don C turned on Tre because she is pissed at Dina and taking it out on Tre. She is angry that Tre does not jump when she speaks, ala Jac. Don expects everyone to listen to her, and when they don’t, all hell breaks loose. This is why she likes Missy, who only kisses Don’s ass to spite Tre.” [Comment Posted by ‘Insider’ at Reality Tea, September 17, 2011]
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Melissa also told Monica about the magazine articles and said Teresa gets paid for them. I was also told that Joe Giudice’s ex business partner, who filed a suit first and was represented by Monica’s husband, was also in cahoots with Melissa and Joe Gorga. The Gorgas went to the business partner (Joe Mastropole) and that’s how they met Monica and told her they would help her take the Giudices down!! Then low and behold suddenly Melissa got cast on the show!!!
“Angelo Vrohidis was at the Posche fashion show on September 27, 2011, with a table of people from the salon [Salon La Chateau Allure]. He is friends with the salon owners [Penny Drossos and John Karagiorgis] and was formerly a manager at Lookers, the gentleman’s club where Melissa worked in 2003, the year she met Joe Gorga. So ALLEGEDLY, the morning of the fashion show while Teresa is getting her hair done, Angelo comes up to her and asks about Melissa …Teresa tells him she doesn’t want to hear/talk about it. That night at the fashion show, Angelo confronts Melissa, who jumps up and runs to the bathroom all the while saying to the other housewives that Teresa set her up. This was when Jacqueline went nuts, saying Teresa DID this to poor Melissa! And the next day Jacqueline doesn’t show up for the reunion. ALLEGEDLY the people from the salon [the owners] and Lookers had a bone of their own to pick with Melissa. Right after this happened, Melissa started sending out information that she never danced … she just bartended. But the people calling her out all tell a different story; and Penny, along with several others, has been contracted by Bravo to NOT mention anything until this show airs.” [pjkacper, June 22, 2012, Bravo's Message Board]
Penny Drossos and John Karagiorgis claim that Bravo had nothing to do with Angelo being at their salon just before the PFS, that it was not planned for Angelo to confront Melissa at the PFS, and that Bravo did not setup Melissa. But it seems unlikely that the events leading up to the confrontation could be a total coincidence—in the least, it appears Penny and Johnny invited Angelo (and Kim D) to the salon (and later the PFS), and he was the one who informed Bravo of Melissa’s past working at Lookers. Bravo took advantage of the opportunity to capture on camera the reunion between Angelo and Melissa during filming at the PFS at the end of season 4 by (1) encouraging Angelo to approach Melissa on camera at the PFS, and (2) getting Melissa to confront Teresa on camera and have her admit to what Angelo told her at the salon — that Melissa used to work for him as a dancer.
Melissa has threatened to sue people for calling her a stripper, but she has not made the same threat for calling her a dancer. Lookers’ girls don’t strip: they dance around in thongs and bras or other outfits while selling cocktails. There was a discussion on the NLS Society forum in November 2003 about the dancer wearing a ‘cross around her neck’ with a ‘fake chest.’ According to her pay register, she was working there at the time. So it’s really just semantics, and she is telling the truth when she says she wasn’t a stripper… If they don’t take their clothes off and wear lingerie the whole time, then they’re not truly stripping, they’re ‘dancing.’
On September 30, 2011, Melissa said on her website:
“Even if I had been a dancer, I do not know why anyone would care 10 years later.”
Video from Posche Fashion Show September 27, 2011 — The One Where Melissa Accuses Teresa of Outing Her as a Stripper/Dancer from Lookers (Taken by an Innocent Bystander) — Everyone is Ignoring Teresa
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If Melissa was never a stripper/dancer at Lookers as she claims, then how could anyone set her up?
“Melissa, if you don’t want everyone to know you stripped for any man who would toss a dollar bill at you, well, you shouldn’t have agreed to do this show.” – Rosalie Marie, Penny Drossos Says Melissa Gorga Is Lying About Her Past And Was A Stripper!, April 22, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com
StoopidHousewives Uncovered a Lead Producer at RHONJ Who Was Biased Against Teresa Giudice
Why do viewers get the feeling that the show is a Teresa Giudice bashfest? Let lead RHONJ producer, “Cat” Rodriguez’ tweets tell the story!
Using the twitter name @YourFriendKitty, Co-Executive Producer “Cat” has communicated frequently with the New Jersey crew… except for Teresa Giudice! “Cat” also stepped in at the Posche Fashion Show… something that is a no-no for a “reality” producer … to assist in defending Melissa Gorga when things got a bit rocky after Melissa’s ex-boss from Lookers showed up!
Ms. Rodriguez is no longer Co-Executive Producer of the RHONJ. Don’t know the REAL reason she was let go from her duties at the RHONJ… can only surmise that either ratings dropped or that Bravo caught on to her obvious bias toward everyone but Tree! Ms. Rodriguez is also NOT listed on IMDB in any producer capacity
In October and November of 2011, Melissa Pointed a Finger at Teresa, Accusing Her of Setting Her Up
At the Posche fashion show on September 27, 2011 (filmed the evening before the reunion for season 3 was filmed), Melissa pointed a finger at Teresa Giudice, accusing her of masterminding the plot to bring Melissa’s old boss from Lookers to the show to expose on camera Melissa’s past as a dancer for the Gentlemen’s club.
“Someone desperately wants to knock me down and prove that I have something to hide, but then tries to cover it up by putting the blame on production,” Melissa told Celebuzz on October 1, 2011.
“Someone takes a chance when they shouldn’t have,” Melissa told TheInsider.com on October 12, 2011. “When you do something, you simply need to own up to it. If you’re gonna throw it out there, own it, say, ‘Yes I said it and I did it.’ It’s very difficult for me to deal with someone who’ll poke you and then say, ‘That wasn’t me, I didn’t poke you’… If you throw it out there and do it, you need to own it.”
After all the kissing and making up seen at the end of last season, Melissa’s husband Joe Gorga is ‘disgusted’ with his table tipping sibling once again.”
“Teresa ‘tried to set me up’ and is back to her old tricks, Melissa told Media Bistro on November 30, 2011, without giving anything away.
Melissa Later Has Since Changed Her Story But She Is Still Pointing the Finger, Just in a More Subtle Way
Reality Tea interviewed her on April 12, 2012, and this is her newest claim:
“I’m almost sure the stripper thing is the finale,” Melissa hinted. “I was a little upset at the time. I felt so set-up. And the other girls saw it and they were getting so upset over it. We just didn’t know who to look at; we didn’t know who to blame. And you know certain signs point to certain things and there’s little clues here and there. But until I watch it play out on TV… I’m sure there’s things that I don’t know yet, that I haven’t seen, that other people have shot. Until I really see it play out I’m not going to point my finger at anyone. In the long run, it doesn’t hurt me.”
According to Reality Tea, Melissa admits that the guy (Angelo) who confronted her during the Posche fashion show (PFS) actually spoke to Teresa.
“He didn’t even say it to my face,” Melissa reveals. “And supposedly [this conversation], it went on behind my back with my sister-in-law and it didn’t happen in front of my face. I wish he would have said it to me so I could have been able to defend myself. I wasn’t even able to say ‘that’s not true!’”
Reality Tea asked Melissa: “Why do you think he confronted Teresa with these allegations? ” Melissa answered:
“Well, that’s the tricky part. That’s the part that we’re trying to figure out. How it was all so conveniently Teresa had met him earlier in the day and Teresa had went to a salon and got her hair done and he just happened to be there and he just happened to come to the Posche Fashion Show… I’m not pointing finger at anyone, because I don’t have facts and that’s not fair. But it just doesn’t feel right. I just don’t wanna believe that anyone would do that to me, especially someone who is part of my family.”
Melissa (along with her husband and all the other housewives) did point her finger at Teresa:
“She says she doesn’t want to point fingers, yet mentions that it’s ‘convenient’ that Teresa had her hair done at the salon (Salon La Chateau Allure) that day (the same salon she always uses) and that he was there (Angelo Vrohidis is friends with the owners, Penny and Johnny Karagiorgis). She’s absolutely pointing fingers, just in a sneaky way; and she’s still doing it even after Angelo specifically said Teresa was not involved.” [Hannavas, April 13, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com]
Since She Doesn’t Know How Bravo Will Spin It, Melissa Has Setup a Scenario Where She Can Blame Editing for Making Teresa Look Innocent
According to Reality Tea on April 12, 2012, “Melissa is waiting to see how it plays out on TV to get answers”:
“Bravo has magic,” Melissa hints. “We’ll see which way they play it.”
When interviewed by RHWGossip on January 14, 2012, Jacqueline said Bravo will make Teresa appear innocent:
“Jacqueline did say Teresa will appear INNOCENT of any wrongdoing in regards to the set up!”
“Melissa is plainly delusional and is in damage control mode, just like Caroline with her interview yesterday. The way they are behaving leads me to believe that they know Bravo is no longer on the hate Teresa train — they got off a few stops ago. So now that Bravo will show what really happened, they are trying to control the damage. Just last week, in that horrible Realty Tea article, Mel said something to the effect of ‘you never know which way Bravo is going to spin it’. They are already gearing up to blame editing on how they will come across. Since her little story about Teresa setting her up at the fashion show has blown up in her face, Mel is now trying to say all kinds of other things.”
According to Reality Tea, Melissa believes the entire thing started with a group of people [including Penny and her husband Johnny] who want to get on the show and want to be Housewives, so they were starting drama to catch Bravo’s attention. This is the same excuse Melissa used when she was put on blast by Sherri Shepherd for the altercation with her stylist at a Heather Robinson’s VIP birthday party — it got Bravo’s attention and Melissa was cast the next season.
Melissa is blaming the setup on a group of people ‘starting drama to catch Bravo’s attention’ — Melissa would know because that is exactly what she did — she fed rumors about Teresa to Danielle Staub — and it worked because she got Bravo’s attention. Then she sealed the deal with an audition tape for Bravo where she promised to expose and destroy Teresa if Bravo cast her.
Back on September 30, 2011, Just After the PFS (Which Was Held on September 27, 2011) Melissa Stated on Her Website That Teresa Staged This Whole Thing to ‘Expose’ Her for Being Something She Wasn’t
There have been a lot of rumors floating around over the last few days that I want to clear up. As everyone knows we are filming season 4 so there is not too much I can confirm, but there is one thing that I would like to clarify…the accusation that I was once a dancer at a strip club. This is 100% NOT TRUE. I did bartend for a few weeks at a bikini bar while I was in college. My outfit was a tank top, shorts and sneakers. SORRY, no bubbies there. You will have a better chance at seeing some nudity on the episode this Sunday. Thanks to the always shy Joe Gorga!
The reason I am so adamant about clearing this up is because people are making false accusations solely to hurt me and my family. Someone desperately wants to knock me down and prove that I have something to hide, but then tries to cover it up by putting the blame on production. I have been happily married to my husband for 7 years and we have 3 beautiful children.
Even if I had been a dancer, I do not know why anyone would care 10 years later.
So here is a FACT for you: New Jersey State Law states that no Go Go bar can have any sort of nudity and serve alcohol. *State of New Jersey Department of Law & PublicSafety, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Alcoholic Beverage Control Handbook; page 34 (”Go-Go Dancers”).
Thank you so much for all of your support. I love you guys!
Prior to Releasing These ‘Paystubs’ in December 2011, Gorga said on Her Website on September 30, 2011
“I did bartend for a few weeks at a bikini bar while I was in college. My outfit was a tank top, shorts and sneakers. Even if I had been a dancer, I do not know why anyone would care 10 years later.”
In her Bravo blog on April 30, 2012, she changed her story to fit with the time frame of the pay register she released:
“I put myself through college with the help of my godfather and worked three jobs doing it. I was substitute teaching, working in a tanning salon, and bar tending one night a week.” [Melissa Gorga, Like a Prayer, April 30, 2012]
A few weeks earlier, on April 12, 2012, Melissa was interviewed by one of her favorite blogs, Reality Tea. She said Joe Gorga used to come see her when she was a bartender at Lookers Gentleman’s Club while in college. She also said she couldn’t remember when she graduated college [she graduated college in 2004, the same year she married Joe, so of course she remembers... she avoided answering the question because she was caught off guard and feared she might contradict one of her lies].
Reality Tea: So, the infamous ‘stripper rumors…’ How did Joe and your family handle hearing those things about you? Was it stressful?