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Melissa Gorga Shares a Family Update This Holiday Season: "Love Making Memories with Them"

The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member shared photos from a festive weekend of making memories with the people she loves. 

By Jenny Berg

If you've ever wondered just how modelesque a group of cousins can be, Melissa Gorga has your answer. The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member recently got together with some of her family members for a festive outing, and the photos look more like a glossy magazine spread than any family reunion photos we've ever seen. All fabulousness aside, the love that these family members share is clear, and Melissa's sweet share had us wanting to call up our own cousins for a night on the town.

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In a December 3 Instagram post, the New Jersey native shared five photos from her "annual NYC cousins weekend." The pics showed the boutique owner and her crew out at a city club, dressed in perfectly coordinated looks. Melissa rocked a black leather skirt with a red top, knee-high boots, and Chanel tights. Her sisters and her cousins also wore pops of black and red, and posed for a group photo with their bottle service. 

Melissa Gorga shares a loving message about her family 

In her caption, the RHONJ mama wrote: "They are my world! Love making memories with them year after year." Apparently, we're not the only ones impressed by the group's style. The Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Judge hopped into the comments to drop a few fire emojis. 

Pictured among Melissa's crew were her sisters Lyssa Marco-Simpson and Kim Marco Pirella, whom you can get to know in the clip above. Melissa's cousin Nicholas Marco — with whom Melissa and Joe Gorga share a special relationship — was also in the group photo. 

Melissa Gorga smiling in front of a metallic curtain in a black dress.

Melissa Gorga's cousin Nicholas Marco gets married 

Back in September, Nicholas got married to his partner Mike Masco. At the gorgeous fall wedding in upstate New York, Melissa served as a bridesmaid and her husband had an even larger role in the ceremony: He was the officiant! 

After announcing he had been ordained as a minister a few days before the wedding, Joe reflected on the honor in a September 13 Instagram post. 

“I’m so honored to be officiating the marriage of my cousins this week,” he captioned the video. “Can’t wait for you all to see it. Stay tuned." Referring to his official ordination certificate, which bore a gold seal, the contractor added: This gold seal makes it official!”

Meanwhile, Joe and Melissa celebrated their own wedding anniversary with a trip to Italy this past summer. After 18 years of marriage, the couple used the getaway as a chance to unwind. “This is technically not our honeymoon. It’s our relaxation time,” Melissa said on the July 27 episode of her On Display podcast. “Joe and I are going to Positano and Capri. We are very excited about it.”

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