This episode gave you a glimpse into what investments a lot of us are making and what is going on in our work lives. Words can’t even explain how proud I am of Joe. He’s a hard worker and never had anything handed to him. I was lucky to have everything a kid could want growing up, and then when my father died I was only 17 years old, so I didn’t want to bother my mother for much because I knew she had to take care of herself now. My parents always made sure I knew what it is like to work for something and not get anything handed to you. 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. Joe and I share a lot of the same values when it comes to our work ethic. I used to pray the same prayer every night before I found Joe. I would ask God to bless me with a man I was attracted too, one that was honest, one that was attracted to me, and he had to be a hard worker, not rich, but as hard as a worker as I am. Well God sent me Joe Gorga, and he hit the nail right on the head! He’s perfect! So single ladies, you need to try this and trust in God that he will too bring you exactly what you are looking for. (My dating advice for the day!)
I went to visit Joe at work with Gino and wanted to give him a collage of pictures I made for his office. I don’t get a lot of time to stop by and see him during the day, because I’m always with the kids and it gets a little crazy bringing them to construction sites. When Joe was showing me that he now has one building for each of our children, I can’t explain how happy I am for him, for my children too, but especially for him. I know it makes him so proud that he did that all on his own and worked his butt off to do it. I am very proud of him, and I think I love him more and more as we get older.
I think a big misconception about me and Joe is that we got married and were just rich and had everything we could ever want. Not true. When I first met Joe and for the first few years we were married, he owned a landscaping company. We did well for two newlyweds in our 20s, but nothing like we are now. We worked for it together. From the day we got engaged, Joe asked me to work in his office as his secretary and suggested not going into the school system to be a teacher. I had just graduated college and really wanted my own classroom. I did go to a teachers’ fair and got hired as a teacher, but after discussing it with Joe, I decided not to take the job and to work with him in his office. Joe felt like with me backing him up rather than have a stranger running things, we would make the business more successful. Well Joe was right. I worked in that office 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and did it. Even when Antonia was born, I used to bring her and all her toys to the office and I would work all day with her there. It wasn’t always easy. There were times (like the one you heard me remind Joe of) that we couldn’t even buy diapers when Gino was first born. 2008 was definitely a hard year. We had invested in real estate and the market went sour. I’m sure everyone remembers that and is still feeling the effects of the economy. Joe and I are gamblers, and I mean that in a good way. We take chances and sometimes we win and sometimes we lose, but as long as we have our two hands and each other, we can always get back on top, and that’s what we did.
You say you want to take the high road and do what's right for the family, but you constantly make passive aggressive comments about how Teresa needs the money (and in front of people I might add), i.e., constantly reminding her she has financial problems and you don't. It really is sickening! I'm happy for you and Joe. You seem like a wonderful couple, but you are no angel in this whole family mess.
I just can't get enough of the Gorgas -- I think y'all are an amazing couple. I don't get any of the negative feedback you guys get as you have done nothing but defend yourself and stand by your husband (which is exactly what a wife should do). Don't listen to the haters - Stand by your man and continue doing what you believe in. I think you are amazing, I think your marriage is amazing, and I think your family is amazing. I am looking forward to watching your family as the season progresses!
I have to say that in the first couple of seasons I was a real fan of Teresa. I think shes classy and beautiful (thought she was classy) and I wasnt ready to accept Melissa Gorga at all! I was sure that Melissa was going to be all Teresa said she was, a gold digger, a trouble maker and so on. However, Teresa has turned into a monster! Melissa is sweet and truly wants the family to get along. She isnt a gold digger! Her husband adores her, as he should, and give her what she wants. So what??? Good for her! Im disappointed in Teresa big time and frankly Im sick of the fighting and wish Teresa would STOP it all. I guess its good for ratings but I would rather see the posititves of this big beautiful Italian family then the negatives. Teresa, your much prettier when your sweet!!
Melissa you are AMAZING!!I am truly a fan:)). I am a young girl working through college and I hope to one day be like you. You are fearless, strong, beautiful and truly an inspiration.
The name of your post is "like a prayer." Is that referring to Madonna's song....Honey, Madonna you are not!!!!!!
Here I go admitting I was wrong Your song was very good and Your singing so much better than I remembered it from last season. But do you really want fame? It comes at quite the price ask Teresa! I had my 15 minutes and would never go back for more paparazzi depicting my every move on every cover of the NYC tabloids! It's brutal! I hope what you say is true and all the nonsense is over between you and Teresa. it makes for a better life for all the kids and Grandma and Grandpa Gorga. You seem to have all that you've ever dreamed of isn't that enough?
Please Melissa, to say that your "we'll take one for the team" comment was meant in a positive way is absolutely a lie. If you are going to call Teresa on her comments and how they are received then you MUST admit that that was a dig,and meant to be a dig. If you are going to claim to be such a nice person who only wants the best for everyone then you must take responsibility for what you say, just as you want Teresa to take responsibility. Also you told Joe not to repeat the comment that Teresa made (which,I admit, was a nasty comment) about you in an effort to appear be the better person but then you go on to talk about how bad the comment was and imply how everyone would be appalled if they heard it! What was that about ? How can we like you if you continue to behave as badly as Teresa (you both are really the same)!
I'm sorry lady....but your words sound insincere. I just don't believe a word you say! The look on your face when you said you would "take one for the team" was like the cat that ate the canary...you looked so smug and happy that the whole room was against Teresa......yes it's true that Teresa has faults...but at least she is honest....you are the devil in the red dress.......
If you really believe all the things you say You need help. You and Kathy came on this show bashing Teresa and have not stopped since. If she has insulted your true feeling towards Joe you have insulted her husband her kids her intellgiance her cook books her honesty her shopping her house her in laws her parenting skill her parties her motives for anything she does and you blame her for everey story about any of you that is negative. You and the rest have one set of standards for her and anything goes for the rest of you Has Joey ever given an apolgy for calling her garbage and by your sisters reaction you bash Teresa and Joe all the time
I am loving "how many times"! You are the most adorable housewife of all the different cities and casts, and couldn't be more happy bravo brought you into our lives! Keep rockin!
Why can't you go through an episode without bashing Teresa? You are obviously on the show because oh her. You and your husband act like you have known the Manzos and Lauirtas for years instead of a few months. You gossip about your family with acquaintances which is so disrespectful and degrading. I used to be a fan and now I honestly would hate to have you in my family. We all know with Teresa "it is what it is". She sees things a certain way and is difficult to communicate with, so why do you continue to criticize her? leave her alone and talk about something else. WIthout her you have no storyline and will be replaced!!!
Dear Melissa: Teresa sold cookbooks because her face was on the cover - not because there were comments about you. Stop taking credit for something you had nothing to do with.
First, the reason why the show is rated #1 is becuase of Taresa. Bravo should give Tre her own show without the catty women and so called family. Regardless of how you try to spin it you were ALL talking about Taresa behind her back. Taresa and her husband are trying to keep their heads above water, and all you ever do is kick her when she is down. SHAME ON YOU and her brother.
Your song and the love between you is beautiful. I don't like his sister putting doubts in his head. Best wishes with the song your children are beautiful.
you and your husband are so sweet! you are my favorite of all the housewives, mostly because our beliefs and values are similar and your marriage is very much like mine. when I watched the dinner and reveal of the song, it made me so happy because I have that too!
as for teresa, she is quite obviously jealous of your good looks and the marriage you and joe have. god bless you guys....and everyone on the show for that matter!
Melissa...stay true to yourself and go with your gut feelings. I believe Teresa is struggling to "save face" on camera and make her family appear to be what she wants them to be in her ideal world...and is sad because now the world knows they are far from it. I also think she is jealous of you and your family...much more the type of family dynamic she wishes she had. Her husband is disrespectful to not only her but most everyone, vulgar and rude. So with him in the equation...her family will never be ideal. Which is a testament to how lovely your husband is. I also think Teresa wouldn't be nearly as insecure and overcompensating if her slob husband was out of the picture. If he was my "best friend" and partner in life..I would have tryouts for a new one! You are beautiful inside and out. It's nice to see someone who, though they have it all, know its a gift that could disappear at any moment and is grateful everyday.
Melissa, I wasn't sure about you in the beginning,but I love you and Joe now; as for you and Teresa keep praying for God to touch her heart to change her ways and keep standing up for yourself and your family the way you do you are a beautiful and strong woman and an inspiration to others who have in-laws that act like that
I don't usually write comments but I like you and you husband. Your children seem to have great manners. They are polite and it is a strong sign of a happy and healthy family. Just keep on putting your family and marriage first and good things will come
I absolutely love the song you wrote for your husband! It's so beautiful and really shows how much you really love him. Clearly he is the love of your life and your best friend.
The cook book was an issue with you, you talked about it way too many times. I think the best thing that could happen to Teresa is that she has moved on and has shown that she has made mistakes and that she has learned by them. You can see that all of you must have rehearsed every episode, so very scripted. Your always thanking jesus, so where is your christianity when it comes to forgiveness? I think you want people to think your a good christian but your not. I also wonder why so many of you housewives think you can sing. Yes you'll have a little song or 2 on itunes and you'll do a show a two, but a long prosperous career? Let's check back in a few years and see if you have the staying power.
Alright come on now, you really need to stop with the "we pay our bills comment". I'm not quite sure why you feel you need to keep saying that, when Teresa and Joe are doing just fine now, and she is building an empire and doing AMAZING! She's really branded her name and I feel you and the rest of the women are jealous of that, because lets be real, none of you have been able to do that. I think it's totally wrong how you just come on the show out of the blue and try and steal Teresa's friends, go over to HER friends houses, and bash her. You and your husband should really find your own friends. I feel if you truly cared about your family you would have never came on the show in the first place, knowing how negative it would be. On the flip side, I think your song was beautiful and I think you do have a great voice. Keep up the good work! Make more songs!!!
Melissa, If I were Teresa, I would move my family far, far, away from NJ. Both you and Joe are nasty to Teresa and Joe Giudice and just jealous. They shouldn't even want to be around you.
melissa wish u would stick up for theresa and help her and do not side with the witch caroline how can someone turn on a friend and saying to her that she had b een wanting to get rid of her for two yrs who needs a friend like that sounds like an enemy for me. theresa is going to have her own show one day and u will all be left standing be smart and be on her side she really loves u her brother and your lovely wee kids
you seem cute and loving...but there is something about you...something fishy...only time will tell if your marriage lasts.....move on from the gold digger comment...if it was not true you wouldn't be so upset....why are you so upset about it? move on!
Melissa, stay strong and beautiful. You have a lovely family and there's no need for drama in your life. The happier you are ----> the angrier she gets.
Please do not flatter yourself. Teresa's comments about you did not make me purchase her cookbooks. I love Teresa and bought her cookbooks and can't wait for the other one. (It had nothing to do with YOU BEING MENTIONED IN THE BOOK) PLEASE..YOUR NOT THAT SPECIAL!!! As a matter of fact I never even read that part of the book until you were all on the show making such a big deal about it. However, If the shoe fits than wear it. YOU DO COPY EVERYTHING TERESA'S DOES THAT IS AS CLEAR AS DAY. Your the poor man's Teresa. FACE IT YOUR A TERESA GUIDICE KNOCK OFF!!!
Just pointing out that you had a huge problem with Teresa sharing too many details with Gia, but you and Joe were CLEARLY talking negatively about Teresa and Joe Guidice in the car, right in front of Antonia. Pretty hypocritical, as usual.
Honestly I hope Bravo doesnt re-sign you for Season 5. You are so fake. It's obvious to everyone you are jealous of your SIL's success. Get real Melissa because your 5 mins of fame will slowly but surely come to a halting end very soon
Love you guys. Joe is respectful towards you...when he picked you up he put his hand on your dress so that nothing shows. That's a "man." Your kids are so adorable.
"We'll take one for the team," cheap shot Melissa. I don't know why you, Kathy, Jacqueline & Caroline continue to invite Theresa to your gatherings because all you do is gang up on her like a pack of wolves. Anyone can tell that each of you are just waiting for an opening to do so. You all were talking about Theresa before she got there, you know the viewers aren't stupid. You all continue to bring up & talk about her personal life & financial problems behind her back & try to get her to talk about them & when she doesn't you have nasty things to say about her, like she's stupid or in denial. Have you thought for a second that maybe she just doesn't want to talk about it? She can't win for loosing with you people. She apologizes but she didn't say it right or with enough feeling or wasn't humble enough for you all. You're even worse when your with Caroline the queen bee. You like playing the victim, which it easy to see you are not a victim. I do believe that you & Joe are a great couple & love each other. Your song was great. You have such a wonderful life I would think you would be more compassionate regarding Theresa & support & defend her with the wolf pack instead of selling her down the river every chance you get.
Please stop your hubby (who I think is a doll) from always talking about sex. Your antics last year at the beach was so not right, I could not believe it. You are not going to win fans over with those actions and words. Now tonight when he took you upstairs because he got so emotional, that's understandable. NO MORE!! Just depict your life and love without the foreplay and words. It becomes disgusting. His statement before this season started was (I maybe a little off) was "we are going to have a lot of gorgagasam's". Totally unacceptable. I adore you both, but let your private time be PRIVATE. Take care and good luck.
Melissa, I sincerely hope you read these post, because this is the honest truth and from the bottom of my heart. Not only have you been blessed with beautiful looks, but a honestly beautiful person ALL AROUND!! I am not going to "bash" Teresa, but SHE is the jealous one, and u are definately a threat to her. I've watched RHONJ since the beginning, (several times, on the marathons), and your comment about her changing is "DEAD ON"! You rising above her dig in her cookbook, regarding you "copying" her (going by the show, because I will never, never buy it) is so admirable, and that only increases my respect for you. She is jealous of your happy marriage, and does not know how to react, so she builds herself up by trying to tear you down. Also your beautiful voice; she is also jealous of that as well. HUGE "Kudos" on the new song! Definately a hit, and I wish it came on cd, because I don't have an ipod, but it gave me goosebumps (as Joe said as well), and would love to have it to play for my husband. Please know that you are a much better person than Trash...excuse me, Teresa, (sorry, I did not to "bash" her, but in her words, "If the shoe fits!"), and please stay true to who you are and continue to follow Jesus and thanking him for your blessings! I, as well as most of the viewers of the RHONJ, absolutely think you are definately a great roll model for not only young ladies as well as adult ladies. Just "Thank-You" for being you, and I Love watching you every week! God Bless you and your absolutely beautiful family!
My advice to you is the same I gave to Jax. Re-focus the blogs. I like you, not so much on the first season, and not because of T. I genuinely like all the cast. I just wish you would stop "defending" yourself on the show and on your blogs. I get that drama makes the show, but I would love it if we could continue to have genuine Melissa living her life moments , instead of the same old defending herself moments. I feel like, the more you defend the more you will come across as something to hide. The viewers will see you for the amazing person you are on their own. I would love to see that. Best
Ohhh so you really meant the " We will take one for the team so you can make a little extra cash " comment as a positive one and NOT a dig ?? LMAO Then why did you have that smirk on your face? Ughhh girl You are SOOO Transparent its sickening... How can some people REALLY NOT SEE IT ???
So when can we expect your apology to Teresa for all the nasty comments you made about her? Your only relevance on this show is bashing Teresa, it's sad really.
You said "we'll take one for the team so you can make a little of be of money Teresa" yeah! Honey you getting the Bravo check thanks to Teresa. Y'all have a job thanks to Teresa because she's the only one pullin in the big fan base. Your 1000 fans ( and I'm being generous) cant carry that show honey do wake up and kiss her feet.
Hunnnn everyone twitter your song Sunday to their fans. I bet Teresa Twitter the link to your song "so YOU can make alittle be of money" I wouldn't be surprise if we hear bankruptcy rumors coming soon. Get real melisa
Melissa, There is something NOT Genuine about you. There seems to be allot of hidden Secrets in you that you just want to hide and make go away! Time will reveal all things...