What is Melissa Gorga's net worth? Meet 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star who once faced financial trouble
Melissa is a doting mother of three kids and a supportive wife to Joe Gorga, the brother of another housewife Teresa Giudice
With Season 11 of 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' almost here, we are all set to gear up for more drama and explosive revelations from the lives of the six housewives. Releasing on February 17, 2021, the new season of 'RHONJ' promises to keep us on the edge of our seats with more juicy drama, fallouts, and insider gossips, ranging from infidelity to a brother-sister dispute.
Any regular viewer of the show can easily assume that the star cast of the reality show is one of the flashiest franchises at present. One among the legion of glamorous housewives is Melissa Gorga, who debuted in Season 3 of the show and is also the sister-in-law of another star housewife, Teresa Giudice.
Who is Melissa Gorga?
Born on March 21, 1979, Melissa Gorga hails from Italian descent and is well-known for her sassy personality. She is married to real-estate developer Joe Gorga, who is also the brother of Teresa Giudice. Before her rise to prominence, Melissa earned a BA degree in psychology and education from New Jersey City University.
Currently, she pursues a career in singing while also balancing motherhood responsibilities at home. Melissa is a doting mother of three kids and a supportive wife to Joe Gorga.
In professional life, music has always been Melissa's foremost passion. She has released several singles to her name after her single 'On Display' earned mixed critical reviews on iTunes in 2011. She has also released a four-track EP. In 2013, Melissa Gorga also authored a book titled 'Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage'.
Melissa Gorga's net worth and financial trouble
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Gorga's cumulative net worth along with her husband is estimated at $2 million. However, the Gorga household has been riddled with financial issues time and again, and they were reported to be $2.5 million in debt in 2012. Most of their financial troubles arose from unpaid bills that led to legal lawsuits later. In total, Joe Gorga has faced 26 liens and civil court judgments in New Jersey, most of which were claims less than $15,000.
In 2009, Melissa and Joe together invested in their luxurious mansion in Montville, New Jersey priced at $950,000. With six bedrooms, a movie theater, library, gym, salon, and pool inside the property itself, it expands over an area of 9,100 square feet.
During their days of financial despair, the Gorgas listed their home for $3.8 million but failed to find a buyer even after reducing the price. They continued to live in the property till it was sold in December 2020 and their finances have also recovered substantially. It is additionally evident from the fact that they acquired another $1 million waterfronts home in Toms River in 2019.
In Season 11 of RHONJ, Joe Gorga is believed to have a fallout with his sister Teresa. All is not well on their domestic front also since the otherwise happy couple will now be seen dealing with suspicion of adultery.
Watch the new season from February 17, 2021, every Wednesday at 9 pm ET/PT only on Bravo.