PHOTOS: #RHONJ Melissa & Joe Gorga Vacation In St. Thomas

Posted on Jan 30 2015 - 5:26pm by Nancy

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey” are ditching their parkas for bikinis in tropical St. Thomas.

Leaving the frigid east coast weather behind, Melissa and Joe Gorga are currently enjoying a family vacation with their adorable kids in the US Virgin Islands. Melissa posted pics of the tropical getaway on her Instagram account, “Happy Sunday☀️ #stjohns #stthomas.

Sporting a perfect tan, toned physique in a fluorescent-pink bikini with her daughter.

Melissa Gorga RHONJ

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  • September24

    If the hag Marco clan cannot afford two mortgages then how are they paying for this trip? Courtesy of Visa and Mastercard right before they file bankruptcy.

    • She Stinks!

      You beat me to it! How can they afford this? Are they hiding some of Tre and Juicy’s stolen cash and spending it?

      • September24

        Exactly! There is no way she sold that much jewelry on HSN!

        • She Stinks!

          I think your idea is more plausible. Rack up huge debt on a credit card, then declare bankruptcy. Joey must of learned that one from Juicy or his jailbird sister!

          • disqus_jpuxh67QSR

            God forbid you should wish a family well..i hope they make it

          • TGIP>>Now That’s Mister Darcy

            OY!

    • whose gonna do my hair!

      Maybe they’re hosting a party?

    • whose gonna do my hair!

      They probably had purchased a vacation time thing and using RCI. I know many people who do that. Just an opinion.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Postcard to Teresa–“Having a wonderful time. Wish you were here.’

  • Chloe

    I don’t see how can they afford this vacation. Must have been gifted to them in exchange for pics and promotion.

    • WestCoastFeed

      How do you know that they can’t afford the vacation?

      • DoneWithBravo

        Look up their celebrity net worth. They’ll be amongst the “stars” of reality tv to be jailed soon enough.

        • WestCoastFeed

          I take no stock in celebrity net worth. It’s a joke.

          • They’re broke WCF, everybody knows. It’s not a big secret. Mel looks good tho.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I am sure that they were hurt by the scamming tenant. But that does not mean they are broke. It may take some time to recoup their losses.
            Mel look great. And the kids are adorable.

          • Who knows exactly but it does seem a little odd their on vaca. But I’m not judging them. More power to them.

          • Vince Foster, Jr.

            But they abandoned their new house

          • WestCoastFeed

            Now, Vince, you are stretching it. If you are talking about the one they were building, they put it on the market. It will take some time to sell it as a planned home with the foundation already poured. And if they can rebuild their income, they may be able to finish it themselves.

          • Vince Foster, Jr.

            Why did they put it on the market?

          • WestCoastFeed

            Because they were so badly hurt by the tenant from hell. That cost them a big pile of money.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            NJ property and income taxes will kill you. Horrible.

          • Vince Foster, Jr.

            Depends what county. Bergen taxes are not that bad.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            I lived in Passaic County, NJ. Taxes are as high as Bergen’s, their neighbor.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            I grew up in Bergen, Ridgewood border. Couldn’t afford to buy our first home their, because real estate too high and taxes high, too. Instead, bought an expensive house for less, but taxes higher.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            They are high!! a home quick sale for 420K taxes are 10K/year; we pay for local police, county police and all services, not to mention, state income tax and then there’s the Feds. Inheritance tax, shall I go on? Oh, and tax when you sell your house. Eff NJ, let it rot. Bergen/Passaic counties.

          • whose gonna do my hair!

            Wasn’t the manse supposed to be a spec house and they were supposed to split profits with all involved with the building of said house; well, those two may have thought they’d make $$$ with Bravo to pay off, but it didn’t work out. They are stuck with an elephant and a lot of angry people who may have not been paid as agreed. Just my humble opinion from many blogs around past tense. Just an opinion, may not be all fact, you’ll have to check around.

          • Marsbars09

            Your analogy is not too far off.

          • TGIP>>Now That’s Mister Darcy

            I’m with you West.

          • Birdie

            Yeah kudos to her for the corpse like pic of her legs. LOL

          • LOLOL!

      • Vince Foster, Jr.

        I heard they made a killing selling beaver pelts.

        • WestCoastFeed

          No. Kai took his beavers with him when he moved out.

          • Vince Foster, Jr.

            Damn, he took everything that wasn’t nailed down.

      • whose gonna do my hair!

        Shaking that moneymaker while you can, LOL.

    • Marsbars09

      That’s what I was thinking.

  • Vince Foster, Jr.

    Melissa is getting full of herself. When she makes love to Joe she thinks about having sex with herself.

    • Birdie

      HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • Vince Foster, Jr.

    BTW, why aren’t the kids in school)

    • WestCoastFeed

      Because they are on vacation. Anyway they were missing snow days during the blizzard days.

      • Vince Foster, Jr.

        We only had one snow day in NJ.

    • whose gonna do my hair!

      I used to live in NJ and you can get a list of assignments for the kids to finish while on vacation. Don’t worry. The kids in NJ are well taken care of.

      • Marsbars09

        The question is will the kids do school work while on vacation? I know I wouldn’t feel like doing no school work if I were in a place like St. Thomas, V.I . 🙂

        • MidwestMiddie

          Hey!!!
          Well it is up to the parents to make sure all school work has
          been completed and my bet is that the Gorgas did.

          Also, another side point –
          Considering how much scandal has rocked this family via
          Felon Tre’s and Felon Joe’s criminality, the kind of family
          trip could be a much needed break for spending quality
          time together and be reassuring to the children.

  • Guest

    We had only one “snow” day in NJ because of the blizzard that was a bust here.

    • I guess Mel thought vacation instead of school was more appropriate.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Why not? If they kids are doing well in school, a vacation abroad is educational.

        • Now here’s where I disagree. I would NEVER pull my kids out of school for a vacation. Her kids have already missed quite a few days due to bad weather, missing more for frivolous leisure time is poor parenting.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Kids can learn a lot more from a vacation than in school.

          • Marsbars09

            Hi WCF! I disagree. Kids get scheduled vacations off from school. That’s the real time for leisure.

          • WestCoastFeed

            They are elementary school kids. What is she? 4th grade? She is not going to miss a thing that is not quickly caught up on. And she gets to see the Virgin Islands. Missing a little school is no big deal for kids their ages. Hell, I didn’t begin school until the 2nd grade and I was so far ahead of all the other kids that they let me spend most of the year out of school entirely.

          • Marsbars09

            Are you OK? I’ve never experienced this kind of disposition from you before.
            Every child is not intellectually gifted. We don’t know the education level of the Gorga kids. We don’t know if they’re gifted nor if they are learning disabled.
            What I know for sure is kids suffer emotionally and intellectually when they are not in school learning.

          • WestCoastFeed

            It’s just a few days. For heaven’s sakes. And both my parents were school teachers. They felt no compunction about my missing so much school in my early years.

          • Marsbars09

            Well that was your parents’ decision. Every child cannot just “catch up” after missing from a few days to a week of school.

          • WestCoastFeed

            And this was the Gorgas decision.

          • Marsbars09

            ITA Doc. My niece’s father pulled her out of school for a week for a family vacation in Mexico. Some parents just don’t care. :/

          • WestCoastFeed

            Some parents know how little kids learn in school.

          • Marsbars09

            It all depends on the curriculum the school offers and if the kids are interested in learning.

          • WestCoastFeed

            That’s right. That’s why I would never condemn a parent from exposing their kids to a new experience. School is remarkably easy to catch up on.

          • Marsbars09

            Not for all kids WCF. I know from experience by working for a school district.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Those two Gorga kids are not backward kids. They will be just fine after missing a few days of school.

          • Marsbars09

            And how do you know this?

          • WestCoastFeed

            Just look at them Those are just normal, run of the mill kids who can easily handle a few days of missed school. You guys are acting like it was some kind of display of bad parenting.

          • Marsbars09

            I agree that it’s not the worst thing a parent can do by pulling their kids out of school to go on a Caribbean vacation,.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Thanks you, Marsie.

          • Marsbars09

            As long as you revert back to the nice, sweet lady you are, I’ll meet you half-way. 🙂

          • LMAO!!

          • WestCoastFeed

            Why the insult. doc? Can’t we disagree without you being disagreeable?

          • EXCUSE me WCF? WHY do you ALWAYS have to accuse me of insulting you?????? This shit is ridiculous now. When in fact, you have taken NUMEROUS digs at me. Where is the insult now? I would love to know. Please elaborate?

          • I disagree. I do feel it’s bad parenting and I can’t tell their academic agility just by looking at the kids.

          • Birdie

            Most teachers would disagree…it puts an obnoxious burden on teachers, and smacks of an entitled attitude.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Good for him. I’m sure she learned a lot from her experience in a different culture.

          • Fritz the. At

            It’s not a different culture, it’s a resort filled with Americans. Education is not a priority but staying relevant by posting pics of your family all over any media that will pick it up is a priority.

          • Thanks Marsie 🙂

        • Vince Foster, Jr.

          I disagree. We never took our kids out after the 1st grade.

        • Poo

          Go West Coast, I worked in a hospital where vacations were not planned around children’s needs and schedules. All that ever mattered was staffing. We took our children out of school several times for family vacations. All 5 of our children graduated from college and some from graduate schools as well. All are personally and financially successful. I always discussed our plans with the kids teachers and if work was needed to keep up with the class, it came on the trip with us. All of them have wonderful memories of our vacations that they otherwise would not have had.

      • Fritz the. At

        Doc, I would never pull my kids from school to go on vacation to post Instagram pics to stay relevant. Like her sis in law, education takes a back seat to d list celebrity. School is just not a priority to these jersey famewhores. I bring you Gia as an example of selling your kids out for reality trash fame. Melissa is modeling her kids after their cousins.

        • Hi RR! 🙂

          Thank you for articulating my sentiments so well. I agree 100%. Mel is a total famewhore. She’s no different than Teresa. That’s why they hate each other so much. I’m sorry but I can’t pardon one famewhore over another. Hope you’re having a relaxing Saturday! ♥︎

          • Fritz the. At

            They didn’t go during Christmas break because it was too expensive. It is cheaper once kids go back to school. If I was the resort, I would worry about getting paid. They are broke and if she loses her gig at housewives, they are in a world of hurt.

          • Very true. Even the RHONJ paycheck can’t substantiate their over indulgent lifestyle. In my opinion, they’re over extended and in the same bankrupt boat as Tre. That just my opinion.

          • Fritz the. At

            Oh yeah, doing fine today, cold as hell. Did my grocery shopping and planning my meals for the week. Just doing mommy and wife stuff. In fact, I am bored!

          • I’m sort of doing the same and getting ready to take my vacuum cleaner to be repaired. I’ve had it for 18 years and it’s been so good to me that’s it worth the repair cost. I’ll probably spend close to $500 to get it overhauled.

          • Fritz the. At

            Good luck.

          • Thanks.

  • Marsbars09

    I hope the Gorgas’ have some money put away as it’s uncertain if there will be a RHNJ next season. You know that’s the family’s main source of income.

    • WestCoastFeed

      That’s just what we don’t know, Mars, their main source of income. It may be that the income from those 3 big apartment buildings in Paterson are the main source. Or perhaps his landscaping business.

      • Marsbars09

        I strongly believe the show is the Gorgas’ bread and butter. It’s obvious they are not doing well financially as their Montville mansion is a hellish money pit and they returned their Bentley because they could not afford the lease.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Did they return their Bentley because of the cost of the lease, or did they return it because the chap who ran the place was scamming the real owners of the cars?

          • Marsbars09

            I think it was because they couldn’t afford it.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Or do you think that because that’s what you have been told by biased bloggers?

          • Marsbars09

            It sounds like you’re biased towards anybody that speaks negatively towards the Gorgas.

          • WestCoastFeed

            No, I am trying to be fair to the Gorgas. I see people taking cheap shots at them and am responding.

          • Vince Foster, Jr.

            WCF, I drove by their lot after Melissa said on WWHL that they started construction about a year ago. It was an empty lot then.

        • disqus_jpuxh67QSR

          how do we know it is a hellish money pit? because a tenant with an agenda said so?

          • Marsbars09

            It’s a hellish money pit now with all the repairs it needs. It’s in court documents.

        • realityteacup

          Don’t forget their must-have Franklin lakes mansion that sits, for sale, as a lot with a hole in the ground…..

          • Marsbars09

            Yes, that F.L. monstrosity is really a money pit.

        • I1ST5XS

          Maybe the garbage business is really taking off? LOL. I was thinking the Bentley was returned due to that scrum bag’s dealership being shut down by the law. Something about he was selling cars on consignment and never actually paying the owners or transferring the titles?

          • MidwestMiddie

            I agree about the car.
            From what I’ve read the Bentley was returned because the car
            dealer is in trouble with his customers and the law.

          • Vince Foster, Jr.

            I thought Mellisa tweeted that the car was paid for. Another lie?

          • MidwestMiddie

            I’ve never read her Tweets.
            Can you show us what she wrote?
            Thanks.

          • Chloe

            This made me chuckle lol.

          • I1ST5XS

            Thanks! 🙂

          • Vince Foster, Jr.

            And exactly what was the Gorga’s relationship with that scam artist?

          • I1ST5XS

            None.

  • cait

    There’s been so much mean on several threads today that it has disappointed me ! Not one comment that made me gurgle my tea all over the keyboard ! We can’t go down the path of those other sites !

    • Unless we’re posting mean about NeNe and Porsha *sarcastic wink* LOL! 🙂

      • cait

        NO Doc, that’s not what I meant ! Posters making mean comments about other posters ! Maybe it’s the January Blues making people moody, and most were newbies to me ! Jan-Blues will be over by Sunday !

        • Oh ok. I missed that. I didn’t see any mean comments about other posters. Where did that happen?

          • cait

            The Claudia/ Kordell article is one I remember, cos I was the one who was meaned out by Jane Doe !

          • Several threads or just that one?

          • cait

            The mood seemed to be all over the ATL threads I was following ! There was no upside, as even on here there’s been some snippy stuff ! Looking forward to Feb !

          • Oh, I see. Must be a January thing. February will be here before we know it.

          • cait

            The papers, here, go on about it every year, that Jan is when people get depressed ! Have to say we’ve had a bunch of suicides, here in Manchester, this month, one was a friend of my son who has a, seemingly, successful business chain here in the City !

          • Oh no that’s really sad. My condolences.

          • cait

            Thank you Doc !
            Maybe we can buck the trend and start afresh, tomorrow, with all the laughs we deserve !

    • Poo

      Cait, I thought Ne. hugger was cute and creative. Hope you have a happy day.

  • cait

    People dog Mel & Joey without any proof, yet forget that Cynthia’s Pet Boy came up with $1m for the wedding, when he was stone-flat broke ! Then Dwight said he lent $10,000 to Gregg, though Gregg said it was about $500 ! Shady or what ? Ooohh ! Fakra and Apollo are my best friends !

  • Norrth

    Goodness, I would have gone as a freakin’ babysitter to spend a little time there, right now! Lucky lucky.

    • MidwestMiddie

      Same!!!!
      lol

  • Just a jersey girl

    I think Melissa is there for a photo shoot. Whether you love her or hate her she has an amazing figure. If you look at her AVI it is gorgeous shot on a beach. Maybe she is coming out with a clothing line. Anyway I say free vacation and her children theoretically only missed 31/2 days of school since the blizzard that didn’t, happen.

    I softened to the Gorga’s over the years. I admire that they have been silent overe Teresa’s sentence, they did not cash in like the others. Anyway they are a beautiful family.

    • whose gonna do my hair!

      Hey, Mr. Vince and Just a….. Their image could be currently valuable to them$$$ and their hosting a lot of parties $$$ is bring in some cash.

    • realityteacup

      Her body is slim for sure but those purchased hard as a rock looking melon boobs look absolutely ridiculous! Why women do this is a puzzle. It looks hysterical and I can’t figure out why people are starting to think of it as the beautiful norm!

      • Birdie

        Amen…BLECH. She looks like she works out which looks great…but the fake rocks and short stumpy legs aren’t my preferred aesthetic.

  • whose gonna do my hair!

    using up some prime RCI points?

  • DLister

    The white parrot looks like it’s whispering a secret in Melissa’s ear. I bet that tickled something fierce.

  • Poo

    Andy has his video blog up commenting about Brandi’s tweet calling him a bully. I don’t think her victim card played very well this time. Interested in others opinions.

    • MidwestMiddie

      Andy really didn’t say very much or at least nothing unexpected. Bravo Andy
      LOVES any and all controversies which usually become ratings gold for Bravo.
      Why else is Brandi still getting contracts from Bravo?

      Why else would Bravo have kept Teresa employed when, after her first
      year on the show, she had filed an $11 Million Bankruptcy?
      Where were the Warning Bells??????
      It seems to me Andy/Bravo knew then that they were dealing with an
      unscrupulous woman with zero integrity.

      They owe Bravo Viewers an apology.

    • BaybeK8s

      Where is the video blog? I can’t seem to find it.

      • MidwestMiddie

        Go to Bravo’s Website.

        • BaybeK8s

          Thanks!!

    • Brandi calling Andy a bully is a wrong move. Another one of her impulsive bi-polar reactions to HER bad behavior. She agrees to make an ass of herself for a check, why blame Andy?

      • Poo

        Andy is in it for the money but I do think he was very clear that strong people arent bullied and that Brandi is a strong person so get over it. Am watching RHOBH reruns right now. And ooohhh I so want to throw Brandi in a shower and scrub her down with Dawn Detergent ’cause she looks like a duck from an oil spill…dirty and greasy.

  • MidwestMiddie

    I hope this family had a GREAT time on vacation and Joe and Melissa
    sent IMATE TRE a postcard.
    : )

  • BaybeK8s

    Why do I keep having the eerie feeling Melissa and Joe will be the next convicted couple? The pictures of Melissa on the balcony and in front of the tree are pretty but, the those coconut halves look like they hurt.

    • Poo

      My gut instinct is they won’t. Remember Baybe, this has been going on since 2011. I think the Gorgas learned some life’s lessons from the Guidices mistakes (fraud) and main reason they backed out of the new home construction was a fear of overextending. Joe and Teresa NEVER publically admitted to overspending, living their fraud until sentencing and beyond. I think Joe Gorga has watched and learned. Melissa has made it clear in interviews that they could not afford to keep both homes..and she doesn’t seem embarrased to say so publically.

      • Vince Foster, Jr.

        Melissa has been known to lie. She didn’t sell her house as she stated. They really didn’t start construction on the new house. She claims her book was well received (in what universe?).

        • Poo

          Vince, I think the real estate ad stated the the foundation is already poured. She wrote a blog after they returned to the first house. In that blog she stated that they could not afford both places so we’re trying to sell the new construction site. I know nothing of her claims about her book. I don’t follow her closely but was impressed with her honesty about the house. There doesn’t seem to be much honesty in that entire group !

          • Vince Foster, Jr.

            This was six months before they poured the foundation

        • MidwestMiddie

          According to Kyle Richards her book was a winner too.
          And let’s not forget about ignorant Felon Teresa.
          She was unable to write her own Bravo Blogs and her mother’s recipes
          for her cookbooks so she hired a Ghost Writer!!!!

          Every author will praise their book even if they hate
          the book……………… It is business!!!!

  • Jersey

    That picture of her feet…. No bueno. . . .

  • jane

    What’s with all the birds????????? To capture that image must have been pretty uncomfortable. I like birds but. . . .

    • MidwestMiddie

      I’ll bet those birds interact with people everyday and are very comfortable
      posing with visitors, however I am amazed at how happy, calm and relaxed
      the two children are holding the birds.
      With all of the public notoriety surrounding this family, primarily due to
      Felons Aunt Teresa and Uncle Joe, this family was probably in need
      of family time and fun. Good for them!!!

      I still hope they sent Inmate Teresa a postcard! lol

  • ChristianMotherofAte

    I wish they had some photos of joe with his shirt of.

  • gsu8507

    Why aren’t their kids in school?