Over the years there's been a lot of speculation over whether or not Melissa Gorga has had a nose job. In the past, she's always managed to side-step the comment or blame it on contouring, but on this week's episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, she finally addressed the rumors.
After a heated argument in which Jacqueline Laurita accuses Melissa of having four nose jobs, Melissa says, "Let's be honest, it's the worst-kept secret that I've had a nose job, but it's my secret to tell, not hers."
While speaking exclusively with The Daily Dish, the Real Housewife comes clean and reveals why she's been keeping her plastic surgery a secret all these years.
"It’s a personal thing," says Melissa. "It’s not hurting anyone. It’s your own business. Some people like to say, 'Hey, I injected this, tummy tucked this,' and that’s fine, too. It’s something that’s personal to me. It’s one of the very few things that is personal in my life at this point."
"I have children, and there are certain things I don’t feel like I need to blurt all over the world. That’s private, it has to do with me, myself and I. That was one of the things I wanted to keep to myself. Unfortunately, I had a crappy friend who has told the world for me."
Jacqueline defended her comments to The Daily Dish, saying, "She never told me she had her nose done. It wasn’t like I spilled a secret or broke girl code, because she never admitted it to me. To me, it was just blatantly obvious, and I knew."
Jacqueline said it was also the constant lying that caused her to speak up. "I have a lot of friends that never admit to [having work done], and I respect that, but when someone asks them if they’ve done something they say, 'I don’t answer that question.' The reason that it came out of me in the moment with Melissa was because when she was lying in my face. I looked at her and I had the flashback of every time Andy would ask her, 'Have you had your nose done?' and she kept a straight face and was blatantly lying. Instead of just saying, 'I don’t talk about those things, think what you want,' she was like, 'No, it is contour.' Like, that ain’t contour, honey."
Regarding the accusation that she's had four nose jobs, Melissa says, "There was definitely not four nose jobs. Four nose jobs? I would look pretty deranged, I would think. That is insane to say four, and I don’t like that the seed was even planted, because I think that’s wrong. You never know what’s going to happen in life. That’s why they say 'friends come and go, but family is forever.' And that is so true."
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