Holy Gorgantuan Mansion! Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga are going all out on their new home!
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Gorga showed off the plans for their new house via Instagram this week. Joe wrote, "Here it is!! Coming soon. Waiting on permits!" And all we can say is "wow" and "thank God I don't have to clean that!".
Joe was grinning ear to ear as he flashed the sketches for their new dream home. One follower had the right idea when they said "I thought it was a mall!".
We reported earlier this week that a source told us there was a rift between the ladies, but little did we know just how bad this rift was. Thanks to Melissa, who seems rather ballsy, we can now bring you more details of this feud. The source, who sent us the photos of Melissa, also sent us some facebook postings the 31-year-old housewife and mother of three has made on her facebook page within the past year.
Here’s what Melissa posted on her FB page on December 28, 2009 –
“Finds it amazing how you can bring Christmas cookies to someones house, then go back there again the next day after Christmas b/c of a different celebration, and the woman of the house picks up some cookies and says to you, “these are the k…ind of cookies I like, when you come to my house bring these cookies, I threw out the ones that you brought, did you get them from A & P” a supermarket”, NO I replied, I got them from Corrados, an excellent Italian shop, that we all know and love. And I’m pregnant so those caught my eye and I bought them, then she replied, “I threw them in the garbage I don’t like those kinds of cookies” NOTE TO SELF: I should have said, ” Well they are better then the NOTHING THAT YOU BRING TO MY HOUSE EVERY EASTER!! How can someone be so rude, and always want to attack someone else, what could it be, HMMMMM! I think I might know but I wont go there. I think some people need to come back to plant earth, Oh I forgot, she also let everyone know Last night, AND I QUOTE ” I AM A CELEBRITY” I’ve been quiet for so long but now you’ve pushed me right over the edge! RIGHT OVER IT!!”
Whoa! After getting some supporting messages from friends, Melissa then added, “I feel a little better, I was really upset and hurt so I just said it, not usually my personality, but don’t push a pregnant woman! Thanks for the kind words!”
And it doesn’t end there folks! Melissa also accuses Teresa of using her mother as a nanny! The following post was made on March 26, 2010 –
“I agree I hate when people say I don’t need a nanny I do everything myself, & their mother is there everyday!!!!”
Teresa has mentioned on many occasions that she doesn’t have a nanny and does everything herself. And Melissa is not the only one getting the cold shoulder from Teresa, it seems the rift extends to Teresa and her brother as well. The following was posted April 23, 2010 when a friend asked Melissa if she and Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga would be making an appearance on the show.
“We were at some of the parties but she really didn’t do any thing with her brother or his family….”
There you have it folks, straight from the horse’s mouth or posts rather. As of September 2nd, when the source sent us these messages, Melissa had yet to delete her posts. Must say this chick has a lot of balls. We like!
As for what might have caused the feud between Teresa and Melissa, a source tells RadarOnline the two have always been in competition, before adding that “Melissa will stand up to her on TV. She’s a nice woman, but Melissa will give her a run for her money if Teresa busts her balls.”
A source also tells us exclusively that Melissa’s daughter Antonia is into modeling and acting, similar to Teresa’s daughter Gia, which might also be a reason for their competition.
So how does Teresa, 38, feel about her sis-in-law-nemesis joining the show? Well if Teresa’s reaction on the Today Show wasn’t evident enough that she is none too pleased about the news, RadarOnline reports she absolutely does not want to be on the show with Melissa, but unfortunately for her, Bravo has made their choice.
The question on everyone’s mind now seems to be what is the real deal with Melissa and hubby Joe’s finances? As reported earlier this week, Melissa reportedly lives a very extravagant lifestyle, one that puts Teresa’s lifestyle to shame. A source told Radar that Melissa’s house is twice the size of the Giudices and that she has two live-in nannies! And we ask, why does one need two live-in nannies?
What stood out about the Gorgas is the statement that “Melissa’s husband used to have a landscaping business and then he got into real estate.” As we all know, the real estate market took a major dive in recent years, which is leading many to wonder if the Gorgas might be having financial troubles.
While there is no bankruptcy news to report on the Gorgas, we can confirm that their custom built 2009 home was listed for sale earlier this year. The 13,500 sqft home, with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, was listed for $4.1 million, and was only taken off the market just days ago. This has us wondering why a financially stable Gorga family would be trying to sell a custom built home that they just moved into a year ago.
There are also rumblings of liens being put on the Gorgas’ home, but the only thing we found is that they have a $2.25 mortgage loan on the house and pay over $50,000 a year in property taxes alone.
Below are more photos of Melissa, who seems to be a party girl/housewife, as well as photos of the Gorgas’ mansion.