Real Housewives of New Jersey husband Joe Gorga has been busy lately. He wrote a memoir/ inspirational book about how to achieve success in both your personal life and career. The book is called “The Gorga Guide To Success.” I wonder if fellow author, and Joe’s wife, Melissa Gorga gave him some literary advice?
Joe has also been busy telling RHONJ fans how he and Melissa had sex every day for 10 years. That is something that I never needed, or wanted, to know about the Gorgas. Joe also traumatized himself by attending his sister, Teresa Giudice, bikini fitness competition. I am also having orange spray-tanned flashbacks.
But Joe also took some quality time during Season 9 to belittle his wife for running her boutique, Envy. Fans of the show know that Joe would like Melissa to be a stay-at-home wife and mother. What made it worse was that Joe said it in front of their daughter, Antonia Gorga. Antonia also told her father that she wanted to have a boutique like her mother. Not cool, Joe. Not cool.
According to an article in Page Six, Joe didn’t mean his comments the way that they sounded. “I’m a jokester and a lot of it I don’t mean and I say those things in a sarcastic way. Half of the time I’m playing but I’m also — in a way I kind of do mean it,” he said. “I’m not saying I mean it, but retail is very difficult. You’ve got to be prepared for that. If I created real estate for you and multimillion dollars in buildings, I’d rather her honestly run them.” Joe added, “But she can do whatever she wants. Whatever makes her happy.” Well, that is good news for Antonia.
Joe is relying on that tried and true Real Housewives defense — the editing. “That part got cut. Obviously, it’s a TV show, but it is what it is,” Joe stated. He also touched on the tension this season between himself, Teresa, and Melissa about Joe spending enough time with his father. “A lot of stuff that I do say is just bustin’ chops. I’m really not that way … and it’s the same thing when they film me about my father and [say] I don’t see him. It’s all bull, you know, and it is what it is,” Joe explained. “I see my father all the time. I spend a lot of time with my father. But that’s what I guess that’s what being on a spotlight is, right?”
I somehow don’t think it is Bravo’s editing that painted Joe in an unflattering light. Maybe we will see a more enlightened Joe during the next season of RHONJ? Or maybe not.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK THAT THE EDITING IS TO BLAME FOR THE WAY JOE CAME ACROSS? ARE HIS COMMENTS HURTFUL TO HIS DAUGHTER? ARE YOU GOING TO READ JOE’S BOOK?
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