Born March 21, 1979 in Toms River, New Jersey, Melissa Gorga is a reality television star and singer. She is best known for her role in Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She and husband Giuseppe “Joe” Gorga have been married for eight years and have three children together, Antonia, Gino, and Joey. Previously employed as a teacher, Gorga used her reality television success to launch a singing career.
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Her first single titled “On Display” was released in 2011 and in 2012, she released three more singles on iTunes with mixed success. In 2013, she authored her first book, Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage. Famously nicknamed Little Miss Everything, Gorga has a bachelor’s degree in both education and psychology and also worked briefly as a model.
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It is estimated that Melissa Gorga earns approximately $600 thousand per season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She currently has an estimated -$1.5 million net worth. In 2012, she and her husband admitted to being over $2.5 million in debt. The majority of their debt is real estate related with $2.25 million owed to Sterling Bank for their mortgage. Gorga and her husband are also currently in the middle of a lawsuit with a window manufacturing company. The company claims that Gorga’s husband failed to pay them a sum of over $25 thousand for window services. Unfortunately this is not the only ongoing lawsuit against Joe Gorga. Currently there are 26 civil court judgements and liens against him in the state of New Jersey.