The duo hit the red carpet at this weekend's MTV VMAs, where Melissa was promoting her new single, and when asked how they keep their marriage steamy, the couple had plenty of answers.
"Respect," Joe answered.
"Men are very visual," Melissa told the Hollywood Reporter. "They see with their eyes."
When pushed for specifics, she revealed, "You need to shave your pits, and your legs. Flirt with each other. Keep it young and fresh, even when you are together for years and years."
Joe had a one idea on his mind: "Sexy underwear," he said.
In the past, Melissa has taken a more serious tone regarding how to keep a strong bond with her husband. The key is keeping it real and acknowledging that every relationship has its ups and downs.
"Joe and I have a real marriage. We argue. We struggle. We don't put on an act like we're happy and laughing all the time," she said. "That's not who we are, or what we want to represent."
Melissa's new book, Love Italian Style: the Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage, is out September 17.
What do you think about their secrets to a happy, sexy marriage? Do you agree? Tell us in the comments.
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Response to : ako13...Heidi and Spencer actually have more class...how about we just call them what they are...delusional, pathetic Losers...
OMG...I will never buy your book, so get off it...not interested in more bull--t...done, and go away ! I'm not reading a fake rendition of a facsimile of the Bor ga opinion of a relationship coming from a proven liar...
Well, it's OFFICIAL!!! I officially cannot stand Melissa anymore!! Ugh! She was one of my favorites but she is so obnoxious and fake that I can't stand it! Please Melissa, take your book and "advice" and go away!!!!
...AND, I just read Bravo's Dish on Lisa Vanderpump and hubby Ken celebrating THIRTY-ONE years of marriage. Now THEY have plenty of reasons to write a book on having a wonderful and successful marriage. I'm sure it will be on the NY Times Bestseller's list, and I would be the first to buy it...Melissa's book, NOT!
Last season, I wrote blogs, wrote letters to Andy, and considered starting an online petition to remove Melissa Gorga and her “househusband” from this show. Everything about her is so plastic and fake. Her "pseudo-marriage advice" sounds like an advice column "written from and for college kids!" I've been happily married 17 years, 2 kids and a lovely home, and would never consider picking up the book, much less buying it. I always wondered what actions were taken to get Jill Zarin axed from RHNY? If anyone out there knows, please share!
That video of her singing at a radio station in Orlando is crazy. The performance was so bad beyond bad....How embarrassing. Does she even get embarrassed?
omg bravooooo stop please! please get a new housewife on the show to put a spin on things, these two are delusional! sooo let me guess Joann Krupa is having issues with romain, she must be disgusting, not shaving her pits or her legs and must not wear sexy underwear! you two are ridiculous!
all of these bravo interviews/blogs on these two just shows me how the season will end...Teresa painted as the villain once again...
IMHO, the happy, sexy couple does put on a show when they are filming RHNJ. It is sad that they both have to flaunt their bodies so much and constantly tell viewers that they are so happy and unbreakable. As far as the "secrets" and "tips" - LMAO, seriously how old are they?! They still want to believe they are party people on display - maybe in another 15 years they will actually understand the concepts of respect, trust and real love. The only take away from this book is that they are sadly very immature, insecure and superficial people, who are desperately trying to convince themselves that their "marriage" is worth emulating.
Newsflash!!! Much though our husbands would like it to be with our hands, women see with their eyes, too. Thanks for the tip on shaving my pits, though. LOL
I am so sick of these two. I went from hosting "watch parties" with my friends to NEVER watching this show. I am so tired of these two. Please listen to us and get them off the show.
JesH I wonder if Andy will ever get sick of them?!!! Andy, haven't you gotten enough of thing 1 and thing 2 yet? All they're good for is blaiming Teresa for everything, and taking off their clothes; Melissa in her bikinis, and two foot twoJosephine, taking off his shirt and grinding, looking like the yellow angry bird! Besides that, what else do these hollow heads bring to the show? ENOUGH OF THESE TWO ALREADY!!!!!
I find it hilarious. Men see with their eyes. Really? They eat with their mouth too. I've been married 21 yrs. I might be able to give a little advice on marriage myself and that would not be it. The first would be that All men have one thing on their mind 24/7 not just her husband. Just sayin The book is a joke. K, I gotta go shave my pits. LMAO Some people are really Narcissistic. I'm gonna go ahead and save my money and skip this read.
"They see with their eyes.", seriously? First, we all see with our eyes. Second, she didn't say anything new, "shave your pits", that's extremely profound. She wrote an entire book full of this 9th grade seduction logic? Teen Magazine should read her book for plagiarism.