|Full Name||Melissa Gorga|
|Birthday||March 21, 1979|
|Relationship||Married to Joe Gorga|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
Melissa Gorga is a multi-talented reality TV personality, singer, entrepreneur and author best known for starring on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She first joined the show in 2011 and has since become a mainstay on the series, showcasing her tight-knit family, vocal abilities, flair for drama, and business savvy. This Aries has proven herself to be an ambitious triple threat!
Early Life and Family
Melissa was born in New Jersey on March 21, 1979 and was raised in a traditional Italian-American family. She is extremely close with her parents Donna and Tony Marco as well as her sister Lysa Simpson. Family means everything to Melissa and this bond shines through on RHONJ.
In 2004 she married her husband Joe Gorga. Together they have three children – Antonia, Gino and Joey. Joe and Melissa have one of the strongest marriages in the Housewives franchise, supporting each other through thick and thin. They are relationship goals!
Melissa with her adorable family!
Reality TV Fame on RHONJ
Melissa joined RHONJ in 2011 for season 3 along with her husband Joe. This marked the launch of her reality TV career. Melissa brought a new dynamic to the show given her family relation to cast member Teresa Giudice. Though they‘ve had their ups and downs, Melissa considers Teresa a sister.
Over 12 seasons, Melissa has let RHONJ fans into her personal life. We‘ve seen her pursue her singing aspirations, launch businesses, deal with in-law drama, and through it all maintain a loving marriage and family. Melissa‘s outgoing personality, resilience, humor and determination have made her a RHONJ fan favorite.
Aside from being a reality star, Melissa Gorga has pursued a career in music for over a decade. In 2011 she released her debut dance/pop single "On Display" which climbed to #19 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. She followed this up with other singles like "How Many Times", "Rockstar", and "I Just Wanna."
In 2014, Melissa appeared on Broadway as Roxie Hart in the famed musical Chicago for a limited engagement. This allowed her to showcase her vocal talents on stage in one of the most prestigious venues. While not yet a chart-topping singer, Melissa remains committed to making music and putting out new tracks for her loyal fans.
Capitalizing on her reality TV fame, Melissa has launched several business ventures over the years including:
- Melisserella Boutique – Opened in 2013, a fashion and accessories store based in New Jersey.
- Envy by MG – Her makeup and beauty line with products like lipstick, perfume, and cosmetic bags.
- Gorga‘s Homemade Pasta & Pizza – A specialty food line of Italian sauces, pastas, and more.
- Love Italian Style – An advice book she co-authored in 2013 about relationships.
Melissa has proven herself to be quite the savvy entrepreneur with a diverse range of business interests. She knows her personal brand well and offers her fans quality products.
Fun Facts About Melissa
- Her zodiac sign is Aries – energetic and determined fits her well!
- She has a reported net worth of $8 million.
- Melissa stays active on Instagram with 2.3 million followers.
- She enjoys cooking, working out, lounging poolside, and glamming up.
- Melissa is not afraid to get into physical confrontations to stand her ground!
- She has an upbeat, charismatic personality that fans adore.
- Her go-to song to sing is "Amazing Grace."
Melissa Gorga‘s Legacy
For over a decade, Melissa Gorga has been a central part of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, letting fans into her eventful family life and showcasing her many talents. With her singing voice, reality TV presence, and business ventures, Melissa has carved out a unique career path as a multi-dimensional entertainer. She remains a devoted wife and mother, grounded in her Italian heritage. Melissa‘s journey continues to inspire and intrigue viewers, cementing her place in the Housewives franchise.