Melissa says she was born on the Jersey shore. “I’m a shore girl, Toms River,” she says and calls herself a “Benny” (indicates someone who’s from Bayonne, Elizabeth, Newark or New York).
Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga… sister’s in law… Melissa is married to Teresa’s brother, Giuseppe (Joe)
Melissa Gorga joins The Real Housewives of New Jersey for Season 3, but is already part of the family as her husband Joe is Teresa’s brother. Melissa is a sassy Italian who is known for her witty, fun, and loving personality. After graduating from New Jersey City University with a B.A. degree in education and psychology, she is now a stay at home mom whose life is all about her family. Melissa and Joe have been married for almost seven years and met while both were away on spring break in Cancun. They live in an ornate mansion that her husband, a successful real estate developer, built and Melissa decorated. Melissa and Joe have three beautiful children, Antonia, five, Gino, three, and Joey 11 months.
From NY Daily News: Gorga, who is married to Giudice’s brother, Giuseppe, a real estate developer, rivals her sister-in-law when it comes to luxurious living. “She has two live-in nannies and lives in a $4 million mansion on an exclusive lot in Montville. Teresa and Joe’s house looks like a garage compared to theirs.”