Joe Gorga is experiencing a reinvention of sorts. He’s been on Real Housewives of New Jersey for years now, first introduced to us as Teresa Giudice’s brother and now better known as husband to Melissa Gorga. But he brings a lot to the show on his own, despite a somewhat bumpy start. Let us not forget the Christening from hell where he called his sister “garbage” then cried to his dad outside. Then there was the infamous physical fight between Joe and brother-in-law Joe Giudice, where they fought so hard that Joe’s spray-on hair rubbed right off. In recent years, it’s been the treatment of Melissa, from investing large sums of money into a pizza joint without telling her, to making fun of her efforts to start her own boutique, even calling her earnings “crumbs”.
But it looks like our small-minded, little Joe is all grown up and if you aren’t following him on Instagram, run, don’t walk to hit that follow button right now. Why? For starters, he has started a series of photos of him in various poses, with the text of some very deep quotes. Quotes like “I may not be the fittest I may not be the srongest but I’ll be damned if I’m not try my hardest”. I left that as a direct quote without fixing what I think he actually meant to say on purpose, all for your reading pleasure.
After each deep thought, he uses a goldmine of hashtags, most notably #growwithgorga. As if that wasn’t enough, Joe has written a book, done some stand up comedy (yes, really) and even started a speaking tour, actually called Grow With Gorga, that “brings together the leading minds in real estate investing, lending and developing for training, enlightenment, and motivation” according to the website.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey are known for their colorful drama. Teresa Giudice’s arrest, prison sentence and marital problems have fueled juicy storylines for years. Danielle Staub creates mayhem wherever she goes. Some RHONJ ladies, like Melissa Gorga, add to the mix by stirring the pot to make their more mundane lives seem exciting and relevant.
Housewife lives can be even more dramatic off camera. In May of 2017, former RHONJ Housewife Dina Manzo and her then-boyfriend David Cantin were the victims of a brutal home invasion reportedly perpetrated by two men. Besides having cash and jewelry stolen, David was allegedly hit with a baseball bat and Dina was punched in the attack. A man named James Mainello was eventually arrested for the purported crime in May of 2019 and was indicted a few months later. Now, surprising new information has come out about the upcoming trial.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey are headed to the Jersey Shore! Anything can happen at the Jersey Shore. Jennifer Aydin and Melissa Gorga are still on bad terms, so being under one roof will only make it worse. Where does Teresa Giudice’s loyalty lie in this feud? Will she still with family or side with her loyal friend? She’s given Melissa hell in the past for siding with Jackie Goldschneider against her.
Dolores Catania may regret having all of these women together in one place. She means well, but it’s a little naive to think it’ll go smoothly. All hell may break loose. Danielle Staub is returning in this episode which means possible fuel to the fire. Imagine if Danielle and Margaret Josephs end up in another fight? A lot more may end up going down than a pulled ponytail. Someone might get sent to the hospital.
“Gia Catania” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Obviously, I’m getting way ahead of myself on this one since Gia Giudice and Frankie Catania aren’t even dating, but a Real Housewives of New Jersey fan can dream, can’t I?
On tonight’s Real Housewives of New Jersey episode, Dolores Catania’s son Frankie takes Teresa Giudice’s daughter Gia to prom and I cannot even convey how happy this makes me, as a complete stranger who is just overly invested in the Giudice family. Frank Catania, Joe Gorga, Melissa Gorga, Milania Giudice, and Nonno are all on hand for support (and to take a million photos) before Gia and Frankie head to the dance.
Don’t get me wrong, it was a very dark era on Real Housewives of New Jersey when Melissa Gorga joined the show. She and Joe Gorga feuded with Teresa Giudice for years and they all went low with their antics. But, at least that was genuine. What do we have now in comparison?
A whole lot of fakery.
Last season, Melissa’s whole storyline was about a psychic, that we never saw on camera, who
supposedly said that she might have another sister. This sister never materialized and the whole story was a major stretch, yet she’s a full-time cast member on this show. This season, Melissa is pretending she wants to have another baby is pondering having another baby. It just feels so forced, even more so than the Envy apparel that she makes sure to wear in every single scene and Instagram post.
We all saw those photos of Teresa Giudice walking with Tony Delorenzo aka the Pool Boy. He had his arm wrapped around her and they looked like a happy couple. Tony even celebrated Christmas Eve with Teresa at Joe and Melissa Gorga’s house.
Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa has said that Teresa and Tony are “just friends” and that Teresa wants to date a “nice Jewish boy” next. Is Melissa just playing it cool? Or are Teresa and Tony really “just friends”?
Get ready for an eye roll. Joe Giudice is starting his own podcast. No one asked for this. Reality TV stars hosting podcasts is beyond played out at this point. Yet, here we are.
I guess Joe is gonna need some money to fund those trips to Mexico and whatever else he has going on. Maybe he can even start paying his own legal fees. Just imagine Joe reading the script for ads from his podcast sponsors. I am cringing already.
Joe Giudice is playing a major role on this season of Real Housewives of New Jersey, even if it is by phone. Viewers listen in as he calls his family from the ICE detention center. We also hear him argue with, and insult his wife, Teresa Giudice. He even told her that no one would want her because she has too much baggage. In my opinion, the only baggage that Teresa has is living in Italy awaiting his final deportation decision.
It is clear that Joe and Teresa have gone their separate ways, although there is no official confirmation. Teresa and Joe’s four daughters spent the Christmas holiday with their father in Italy. Teresa spent Christmas Eve in the company of her high school boyfriend, “pool boy” Tony Delorenzo, at Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga’s house. I am rooting for Tony and Teresa to get together. Just saying.