With the fourth season of Real Housewives of New Jersey right around the corner (Sunday April 22), anticipation is heating up! And what better way to heighten the anticipation than with an exclusive interview with my favorite housewife Melissa Gorga!
Reality Tea was lucky enough to have a sit down chat with Gorga and discuss all the juicy details about her life including her family drama, her music, and the inside scoop on those pesky rumors – yes, you know which rumors!
To save you some time, we put together 5 highlights from the interview – the juiciest secrets – that you don’t want to miss!
Take a look at those secrets below. And don’t forget to check out the full interview at Reality Tea!
What was your first season of being on a reality TV show like? 1 of 5Melissa said, "It was crazy, I guess. I wasn't used to it, but now it's kinda I'm easy with it. When it was airing last season I was a little uncomfortable. I was, like, what did I do? Why am I putting my life out there like this? But now, it's just a way of life. Our show, it's about family and it's real. Everybody goes through it with family. Everybody has in-law issues, and sister-in-law issues, so we just kinda put it out there."
What is the relationship with Teresa like right now? 2 of 5Melissa said, "Right now… we try. It's always, like, up and down. The adults don't see a lot of each other. I always go to everything that has to do with the kids. We're trying to get through something. There's some forgiving that needs to go on. Everybody's a little upset. We just need some time. But we'll get through it. I know we'll get through it. That's just how we are."
Whats next with your music? 3 of 5Melissa said, "The next song that comes out is called How Many Times and you'll see it in episode two. It's a ballad that I wrote for Joe. There's no effects. It's just raw voice singing. I'm so excited about it." (I'm afraid!) Melissa adds, that she truly loves to sing and that's not just a storyline for Housewives. "I'm not looking to become rich and famous. We're just trying it," she tells me. "Later on, it's a song called Rock Star, which is another party song. I do choreography with Chris Judd. He's amazing."
Its interesting how emotionally attached viewers become to the show and the ladies… You guys put yourself out there and, to me, seem the most real. 4 of 5Melissa said, "It's really intense. There's a big misconception that there's problems between Joe and Teresa, between Teresa and I because of the show. That is so not true. Whatever you see going on, we were like this for years. It has nothing to do with the show. And there are times during this season coming up that Teresa and I get along so perfectly and we have such a great time and that's what I'm looking forward for people to see."
So, the infamous “stripper rumors…” How did Joe and your family handle hearing those things about you? Was it stressful? 5 of 5Melissa said, "That, I have to say, was probably the least amount of stress. It was just so absurd. It was so ridiculous. Joe [Gorga] actually used to come see me when I bartended there. I bartended when I was in college." (Meliss seemed to have a brain lapse over when she graduated! Minor detail? Right?) "He knows! From the very start, it was just ridiculous. It seemed very set-up; it was set-up." "There's usually no men at the Posche Fashion Show," Melissa continues. Oh, the Posche Fashion Show. The paragon of NJ society. How I wait on bated breath to be invited… Anyway: "They don't really come. There's usually maybe one here or there, but to have, like, this table of men that have nothing to do with any of us. That happened to be the table that he's at Mike (the man who supposedly was Melissa's boss at Lookers) - and he walks over to me. It was very fishy."
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