July 11, 2012 9:10 pm
Examiner(Anthony Bowles): How did you and Joe meet?
Melissa Gorga : “Originally we saw each other on Spring Break in Cancun, we were so young! I was there for my 21st birthday and he was 25 and everyone from New York & New Jersey would always go to Cancun for Spring Break. We were both there and he was there with his friends and he says that I went walking by with my girlfriends and my bikini, and he remembers everything that I was wearing like it was yesterday. He pointed to me and said, “That’s going to be my wife”. His best friend that was with him confirmed this story all the time, so that was kind of the first time we met unofficially. Then we were back in New Jersey in the summer at a Beach Club and he saw me and it just went from there.” NOTE: This is a blatant untruth. Sources very close to Missy have said that she met JoeGorga at Lookers while she was tending bar. The sources swear **Thank you, Jesus; sign of the cross; kisses to the sky** that she was NEVER a stripper at Lookers… SH’s sources are extremely reliable and said that while she did work at Lookers, she was not a STRIPPER. It’s simply a case of semantics!!
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): Do you remember your first date?
Melissa Gorga : “Yes! He actually had me come to his house because he wanted to make me dinner, which I later learned was a fake dinner! I found out once I moved in with him I realized that he ordered it from the Italian place down the street, and once I moved in and he were ordering from this place I figured it out. That night he put it all in pots on the stove as if he made it himself, it was like a big scam and I fell right for it [laughs]. He also had an artist do a lot of paintings on his wall and different artwork displayed and told me he was going to have an artist paint my face on his walls- it was kind of cheesy [laughs]. He’s very passionate, when he’s mad he’s mad and when he loves he loves. He’s probably the most passionate person in the world.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): How did you feel that Joe was the one?
Melissa Gorga : “It was one of those things that we went out on a first date and we saw each other every day after. We both just knew, we were at the age when we were ready to settle down. I was graduating college and he was 28 and he was done partying, so it was a good time for us really. It was instant, we were engaged six months after we met and we were married four months later, so within a year we were married. It was one of the things where I think a lot of people wait because when you’re younger you don’t have the money for the house or the wedding, but we were fortunate in that regard and it just worked for us.” NOTE: Missy graduated in 2004…
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): Did Joe oppose to you doing the show at first?
Melissa Gorga : “No, I was the one who didn’t want to initially do it, I was a little skeptical about it. I left it up to him and told him that it is his family and his decision, it was point that I said no because I thought that it would be too stressful. My thinking was that my life is so great so why would I change that, even though I love to sing and be in the spotlight, but at the same time I was scared because you see what happens when happy couples go on reality television- it’s like the reality TV curse. It was very important to me that it didn’t happen and we worked very hard doing the show to make sure it doesn’t happen. The final decision did go to Joe, and he’s a gambler so he said yes. It was a great opportunity and having this stepping stone for us was perfect.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): After so many years how do you keep interest in each other?
Melissa Gorga : “I think that Joe has his ways and he’s very vocal about what he like, he’s not the kind of guy that would go and complain to his friends and he will tell me directly. He keeps me on my toes and there’s a part of me that wants to keep him interested, I don’t want my husband wishing that I was something or someone else. I appreciate his honesty, and the same with me I tell him what I like and don’t like and it works.”
Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Caroline Manzo… “Regis and Kelly” June 22, 2011…
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): How do you guys deal with & resolve conflict & disagreements?
Melissa Gorga : “We have different ways of settling arguments, we have two different personalities when it comes to that. Joe is a grudge holder where he can go and not speak to you for a week or two and I argue then want to hug and make up two minutes later. Somehow we end up meeting in the middle, but it’s definitely challenging for us because we’re so opposite in that regard. In the beginning it was a lot harder, but now that we have been married longer it is so much easier for us to work with each other.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): Did the stress of dealing with Teresa impact your marriage?
Melissa Gorga : “Thank God it has never impacted our marriage. I think it would have if it was me being malicious HEY! ”Malicious” is Tree’s word!! or trying to hurt her, and Joe can see that I’m not doing that. He knows that I’m truly forgiving when it comes to her. We never argued about it because he can see that I never did anything to hurt Teresa and knows that I was bending over backwards when they came to my house and cook with my father-in-law and host every Holiday at my house. It never impacted our marriage and I’m very fortunate for that.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): What was the most difficult thing about filming this season looking back?
Melissa Gorga : “I don’t think that it was difficult, I was being real and just said what was on my mind and when you don’t lie it’s not difficult, you don’t have to keep track of what you said or how you said it- you’re just telling truth which makes it easy to film. Sitting back and watching it and seeing some of the negative things being said, I was so easy to forgive and even in this upcoming episode talking with Teresa and being happy with her and then to see the negative comments she said about my music again. It also hurts to see how her children talk about me behind my back and I know that they’re children and you can tell that it’s being talked about in their home and it hurts my feelings. It’s hard because when Gia & Milania are around me they hug, kiss, and love me but when they’re in front of their parent they talk about me in a different light, they do what their parents do-it’s sad because I love those girls.“
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): What’s your relationship like with Teresa today?
Melissa Gorga : “We haven’t spoke…I went to Gia’s birthday party and went very happily. We’re just not there. What you will see this season is me trying to reach out to Teresa and call truce, so in the episodes coming up you will see where I tried and I really meant it from the bottom of my heart and I wanted the family to get back together. Toward the end I got thrown for a little bit of a loop, maybe I was being too confident in it, but you will see that I tried. At this point when you have already put your all into something how many more times are you going to keep going back? The first time shame on you, the second time shame on me! I’m happy with my husband and kids in my life and we just don’t need that negative energy.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): Do you feel like you ‘have’ it all’?
Melissa Gorga : “I would never say that I need more or want more, I’ve been very blessed since I was a little girl and have always been fortunate with all of my opportunities. I have then been more fortunate when I met my husband and had three beautiful healthy children and I’m able to pursue singing-which is my first love. I have been blessed in so many way and don’t need more.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): What else can we expect from you this season on the RHONJ?
Melissa Gorga : “I recently just finished recording a new song yesterday and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it, it’s so great and it should be out in the next month or two. It’s another dance song and I’m excited about it. As far as this season, you can expect to see just who I am and that’s a mother, wife, and how I run my family.”
I really enjoyed talking with Melissa she is great and down to earth and be sure to watch her on the fourth season of the RHONJ. To hear Melissa’s music be sure to visit http://www.melissagorga.com and check out her singles as I am sure you won’t be disappointed! Melissa proves that with passion, faith, and love you can truly live a great life.
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