What is RHONJ's Melissa and Joe Gorga's net worth? A look at their relationship timeline and life in lockdown
The Gorgas have been together for over a decade and seem to be stronger than ever
Quarantine has been far from easy and looks like no one has been an exception to that, including 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Melissa and Joe Gorga. The couple, who has reportedly been under debt recently, managed to sell their swanky New Jersey mansion at a much lesser price than the initial amount quoted.
Although the family has been through a series of ups and downs, the couple has stuck together through it all, proving that they are, in fact, stronger together. Here's a look at what helps the Gorgas make it work through it all.
The Gorgas have been together for 16 years
Melissa and Joe have been together since 2004 and 16 years later, the couple seems to be stronger than ever. The couple celebrated their anniversary in August, where they both put up Instagram posts to mark the event socially. Prior to that, Melissa put up a post, where she spoke about just how grateful she was for her family.
The caption read: “It truly was all a dream. I was just a girl growing up in a shore town (Toms River) NJ. Always having big dreams and aspirations. I remember as far back as high school just dreaming to be a wife and a mommy one day, and to have a beautiful family. I couldn’t be more grateful for the one we created.” If anything, that post is proof that the couple is still very much in love.
The couple's current net worth is 2 million USD. However...
The Gorgas are reportedly in debt. While the two of them combined have an estimated net worth of $2 million, the couple apparently has a heavy mortgage and owes various creditors. The couple has been attempting to sell their New Jersey mansion since 2009 but were out of luck. They did, however, manage to sell it this year, although at an extremely discounted rate of 2.5 million, compared to the 4.1 million they'd initially priced it at in 2009.
Melissa and Joe take turns playing good cop, bad cop
The Gorgas are pretty hands-on when it comes to their three kids, with both of them taking time out of their schedules to be there for them. However, Joe believes that he's definitely the less strict one between the two. They do take turns, however, stepping in ever so often if their kids are in trouble and if Melissa decides to go easy on them.
The Gorgas don't plan on having more kids
Taking care of a child during quarantine is no easy feat. Taking care of three seems downright impossible. But that's exactly what the Gorgas have been up to. Although Melissa revealed earlier this year on 'The Wendy Williams Show' that she was in the process of freezing her eggs "just in case", but quarantine might have changed that. Although the couple was seriously considering a fourth, Melissa has stated that the time for that might have passed.
Melissa has a complicated relationship with Joe's sister, Teresa Giudice
Joe and Teresa are siblings, making Melissa and her sisters-in-law. While they're obviously close, apart from being family and castmates, there's a lot more to their relationship than meet the eye. While both of them have strong personalities, they instantly clashed right from the start, seeing that Melissa joined the show without telling Teresa.
Tensions were definitely high between them, although it seems to have simmered down. That being said, they do still maintain a relationship, seeing that they are family after all.