Are Melissa and Joe Gorga Having Financial Problems?

Posted on Aug 7 2014 - 4:05pm by Reality LuLu

Melissa Gorga

Are the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” couple, Melissa and Joe Gorga, over their heads financially? According to Teresa a source that’s the case.

Radar Online reported that there has been absolutely no progress on the dream home that Joe was planning on building. In fact, the ground hasn’t even been broken yet. The couple is still living in the rental home that was shown a few weeks ago on the show.

“Joe and Melissa are still living in the rental house, and haven’t even broken ground on their new house. There has been no movement on the project, and the lot still sits empty, with no work being done,” a source told Radar. “Plans for the new house are now on hold because of ongoing financial troubles plaguing the Gorgas.”

To add insult to injury, the Bentley that Melissa was driving was all for show. That shouldn’t be a surprised most of the Housewives lease expensive vehicles to make it appear they are wealthier than they are. Yes, I am talking about you Kenya Moore.

According to the source:

“The Bentley was leased by Joe and Melissa, and was strictly done for the show. They felt pressure to make their lifestyle appear to be something it definitely wasn’t. The lease was just too expensive at $5,000 a month and they had to turn it back in early. It is reported that the couple were given a Mercedes to use by a local car dealer in exchange for shooting scenes at the dealership. Again this is not an uncommon practice for reality shows. The source went on to say “The scene in which Joe shows Melissa their new trash truck was filmed at the Mercedes dealership.”

Here is where the source has me wondering about their identity. Could she/he be awaiting sentencing soon? The insider also implied that Melissa has been trying to make her sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice, jealous with her fancy cars, clothes and accessories and jewelry. Teresa, who also stars on the “RHONJ,” and Melissa’s husband Joe are brother and sister. The source added, “That sad thing is that what Melissa doesn’t realize is that {that kind of behavior} is what got Teresa into trouble with the law!”

Joe and Melissa have been dealing with an unruly tenant in their Montville mansion. They tried to evict Kai Patterson because of back rent. Patterson was served with eviction papers. He came back with a list of complaints against the landlords including the home was full of garbage and wild animals. He also claimed a broken water heater; construction garbage dumped on the property, busted pipes and faucets, broken fireplaces, water leaks, bathrooms missing shower doors, and cracked marble stairs. Didn’t this guy see the place BEFORE he rented it?

[READ] The Gorga’s Tenant Will Not Be Evicted – Judge Orders New Court Date

To make matters worse Patterson ordered an inspection at some point and mold was discovered. He accused the Gorga’s of being “slumlords.”

I reached out to Melissa for a comment on this story but haven’t heard back from her by the time this blog published. We will make sure to update this story if she responds.

 

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I began writing about people that put themselves on Reality Television 3 years ago after my son was in a car accident. I needed something to do when I became his primary caregiver. I started “Reality TV Morons” Facebook on where I gathered over 2000 followers. I’ve done interviews with people like Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Catherine Ommanney, Peggy Tannous and Rob Shuter.

I am a Medical Assistant recently taking a leave from my job after losing my mother 2 months ago & 21-year old nephew 3 weeks ago. I’m taking time to reevaluate where I want to be and am looking forward to once again writing about Reality Television especially any of the Real Housewives Franchises.

  • Vince Foster, Jr.

    We all know that Melissa lies. Also, she claimed on WWHL have they started construction but oddly she hasn’t posted any photos. If someone will send me the address, I will drive past it next time I am in the area.

    Joe brags about investing millions but rumor has it that he has stiffed subcontractors that work for him and he owes back taxes. Who is he trying to impress?

    • WestCoastFeed

      Check the earlier blogs here, Vince. The lot is somewhere on Jasmine.

  • Sara

    This does not surprise me. It’s obvious money is an issue this season for them. They lease things because they have something to prove.

  • twifan2

    Oh dear! Can these two be headed to your last story, Reality LuLu? :/

  • italiano bambino

    Teresa (source) keep doing what you keep doing that is USING your kid’s to get out of jail where you belong. Are we surprised by the Jersey cast PRETENDING been rich?

    • twifan2

      Hi Hi Bam! 🙂
      I’m surprised they think they can ‘fool’ people! :/

      • italiano bambino

        There a bunch of fraudsters

        • twifan2

          Guess that’s what Andy luvs, luvs luvs? :/

    • Hey Bam! This “source” just reeks of the banshee.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Melissa keeps telling the gossip sites and the tabloids that she and Teresa are good. On the other hand, Teresa keeps taking digs at Melissa.

  • jane

    Gorgas. . . financial troubles! These three words strung together, , , Shocking!!!! I could care less who the “source” is because even without whoever it is, it is pretty obvious these two are struggling. Melissa is constantly tweeting thanks and givinng free exposure and advertising to vendors for merchandise, including the Bentley and the Lamborghini Emporio provided them. What was so blantant was the constant tweeting about Antonia’s dress and then the centerpieces for her Communion complete with tags where the dresses could be purchased. Ugh!! Tacky!!! I remember the first season when Melissa dressed flashy in what she thought would be looked at as having money (I have to say she has a come a long way and dresses much better now, in my opinion) and when they filmed Christmas exchanging expensive gifts including Louboutins, Rolexes, etc. trying to show off that they had money. No furniture throughout the house and no books in the library. No wonder most scenes were filmed in the closet. It was the only place that looked lived in. Anyone ever see them wear those Rolexes?? As for his flashy Breitling? Odds are it is a fake. It wouldn’t be the first time a “star” was caught wearing one. I’ve said it before these two are as fake as a three dollar bill.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Milania’s communion dress was from the same shop and got the same twitter credits. They all credit the shops they get freebies and discounts from. Nothing new there.

      • jane

        You are right . I know they ALL tweet in exchange for freebies or a cut. Richie even tweeted and still does about the dentist who provided him with his hew pearlie whites. What I thought was a bit over the top were the dress centerpieces complete with tags advertising the shop where they could be purchased at Antonia’s Communion party.

    • Marsbars09

      I don’t know how people can live pretending to be something they are not. It has got to be miserable.

      • Birdie11

        Whoopsie…just said the same thing above!

        • Marsbars09

          That’s OK Birdie. We’re great minds thinking alike.

    • fleadance

      the LV bag he got her for the Christmas as well as the watch were fakes… the shoes came from a site where you can buy CL shoes half price LOL

  • WestCoastFeed

    There’s a rumor out in the blogosphere that Jac & Chris Laurita are back. And that Dina is unhappy. However the season supposedly wrapped in the Spring. Here’s a photo that might lend some credence to the rumor

    pic.twitter.com/ECx5bb2Phn

    Jac, Chris, the Wakiles and Nicole and Bobby.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi WCF! I read the same thing. However, if the season is over how can they add Jac and Chris to the cast? Are they going to do emergency re-shoots?

      • WestCoastFeed

        It would have to be emergency filming and last minute re-editing. However, remember, the ratings are tanking. And the Marcheses have turned out to be more that just normal Bravo villains. They are a disaster.

    • Hmmmm….what blog reported Jaq was coming back months ago. LOL!

      • WestCoastFeed

        Oh, yes, I remember you had this and that both Jac and Chris had tweeted some remarks that sounded like they might be filming for NJ. And that was while Bravo was still getting this season filmed.

  • Marsbars09

    I think it’s ridiculous of Joey and Mel wanting to make Tre envious of their material possessions. I’m sure Tre knows that it’s all for show-she used to do the same thing!
    I knew the Bentley and the new mega mansion was all smoke and mirrors. Five grand per month for the Bentley! Geesh, that’s probably how much they pay for their rental home.
    If Joey doesn’t man up and tell Mel he can’t afford to live this faux lifestyle much longer he will be right behind his sister and BIL in filing for bankruptcy.

    • Hey Mars. Do you believe Joe and Mel want to make Tre envious of their material wealth?

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Doc. I don’t know if Mel & Joey are trying to make Tre jealous, but like I stated previously there’s nothing to be jealous of. Surely Tre knows what they’re doing.

      • WestCoastFeed

        On the contrary, I think Tre was so envious of Joey’s success that she got into her financial problems in the first place. And her envy goes back for years. This latest story is a Teresa attempt at deflection.

        If Joey and Melissa are strapped for money now, it doesn’t appear to have always been the case for them.

        • Valid points, West. I think they may be going through some financial difficulties now but that wasn’t the case previously. And Tre may have been doing illegal things to keep pace with her Mel and Joe.

        • RonnieIsBack

          Agreed. 100%

    • Birdie11

      Hey Marsie…honestly living like that…struggling to live beyond means and to show off material crap looks SO miserable…I would HATE it.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Jim Marchese is now on twitter and has been claiming that he never intended to film with anyone other than his own family and with his friend Bobby.

    • Marsbars09

      BS. I think Bravo brought he and Amber on for the specific purposes of stirring up drama for the Gorgas/Giudices.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Jim has also tweeted that Bravo contacted them in Feb 2013, before the Giudices were indicted for fraud.

        • So after he realized they were indicted why did he film with them?

          • Marsbars09

            Good question, Doc!

          • Jim thinks he’s sooooo smart. Oh Puleeeeze!

          • WestCoastFeed

            Did you see what his nickname was at CTI? JennyMcKitty found it. They called him “Pizza, Pizza.” like in the Little Caesar’s Pizza commercials.

          • twifan2

            I can sort of see it…
            maybe he LOVES pizza a lot?! :/

          • WestCoastFeed

            Oh I see the resemblance!! Thanks twi

          • WestCoastFeed

            Does he have a choice once he’s under contract?

          • He can refuse to film with them. Dodge certain appearances. Sure.

        • Marsbars09

          That could be true, but someone needs to stir up the Gorgas.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I have the feeling that Amber’s scenes with Melissa were completely created by the two of them and planned in advance. They are both bad actresses.

          • LoLo

            Absolutely. What a coincidence that Bravo contacted a girl that was Mel’s friend & in her wedding. I’m not buying it.

  • LoLo

    Uh oh, their house is another “chateau Sheree”.

    • Marsbars09

      It’s a “Chateau Neverwas”.

      • Bonita Gee

        Hee Heee good one Marsbars!

        • Marsbars09

          🙂

  • Bonita Gee

    I knew it……. I KNEW IT…..!! I KNEW THEY HAD TO GUILTY OF SOME TYPE OF “Teresa and Joe-isque” trouble!! Especially the way Melissa has been spending and bragging lately.. Somebody on this site said it once in comments….. commenting to me ”Are any of the REALLY RICH?” ………… Thieving BASTARDS! ….. I bet some type of ‘fraud story’ will come out about them next!

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Bonita! With the way these people are going broke, it won’t be long until Mel & Joey file for bankruptcy.

      • Bonita Gee

        Stop

        • Marsbars09

          Stop what?

          • Bonita Gee

            sorry Typo…………. ****tee-hee***

          • Marsbars09

            No problem. 🙂

  • RonnieIsBack

    One thing I can say is at least they didn’t start stealing from folks to keep up with the Guidices…
    Tre leaked this chit…
    She just will never learn…

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