Melissa Gorga has done more in her 40 years of existence than most people do in a lifetime. She has wowed us in her seven seasons on The Real Housewives of New Jersey so far, released some bangin' tunes, and opened up a successful clothing boutique, Envy by Melissa Gorga, just to name a few.
But as Melissa celebrates her 40th birthday this week, there's only one achievement that really matters to her: her family. While out celebrating her big birthday with a family dinner at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen in Morristown, New Jersey, Melissa reflected on her life so far and shared this touching statement in the caption to a photo of herself with husband Joe Gorga, daughter Antonia, 13, and sons Gino, 11, and Joey, 8: "My best accomplishment in 40 years."
On the day of her 40th birthday on Thursday, March 21, Melissa proved that she always looks fabulous with a photo that showed her flexing her muscles and showing off her abs while out exercising in black leggings and a hot pink sports bra. "If this is 40 Bring it," Melissa captioned the photo on Instagram.
Of course, Joe sent his love to his wife on her big day. "Happy Birthday to my everything, my world! It’s only a number because this one never ages," he said on Instagram. "40 NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD! Her mind and her body are forever Young! Love you."
Gino's birthday message to his mom is also guaranteed to melt your heart. "Happy birthday mom," he shared on Instagram. "Love you so much."
Teresa Giudice sent her best birthday wishes to her "beautiful sister in law," hoping that she has "a wonderful time celebrating."
Dolores Catania praised all of Melissa's accomplishments so far in her birthday message to her friend. "Happy Birthday to one of the most glamorous girls in all of NJ. Business owner, wife, mother and friend you do it all!!" she shared on Instagram. "Wishing you a year of happiness and success."
Margaret Josephs was more than ready to celebrate the birthday of this "beauty." "You are an amazing wife, mother and friend," Margaret wrote on Instagram. "Can’t wait to celebrate and dance the night away."
Jackie Goldschneider may be one of Melissa's newest friends, but her birthday message to Melissa was definitely one from a bestie for life. "Wishing the most wonderful birthday to my beautiful friend @melissagorga. I’m so lucky to have you by my side through this journey," she said on Instagram. "Love you, love our friendship and can’t wait to celebrate!! You make 40 look so damn good! Happy birthday!!"
We went inside Melissa's 39th birthday celebration last season of RHONJ. Check it out, below.