The 'RHONJ' star also gets some QT in with Jay Gotti.

on Nov 4, 2013 - The Dish

Now that Real Housewives of New Jersey has wrapped up, Melissa Gorga is back on the road promoting her book Love Italian Style—and experimenting with some bold new looks.

On Sunday, Melissa and husband Joe Gorga met with fans at a book event in at the Coral House in Baldwin, New York. It's the first time since Melissa debuted her new blonder locks in public, which she shared with the world on her Instagram this weekend. Melissa also got some quality time with fellow television personality Jay Gotti, who came out to support the author.

Despite some controversy over her book—one website claims it condones marital rape—Melissa continues to defend its tone and subject matter on Twitter. On Monday, she tweeted:

In the meantime, Melissa continues to strengthen the bonds between her family and the Giudices. She recently shared that her daughter Antonia continues to have play dates with Teresa's daughter Milania. In fact, the two little girls have started doing cheerleading together.

What do you think about Melissa's new look? And are you over the book drama already? Tell us in the comments.

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