EXCLUSIVE: Kim De Paola Exposes Melissa Gorga’s ENVY Store Shut-Down & Claims Melissa Fleeced ENVY Credit Card for $1K Shoes For ‘RHONJ’ Reunion

Posted on Jan 4 2017 - 10:31am by Editor

Melissa Gorga’s dream has been wiped out — The Real Housewives of New Jersey star’s fashionista storyline dismantled, and erased.

Melissa’s former business partner, Jackie Beard Robinson, has teamed with Kim De Paola, and has stripped Melissa’s retail business, ENVY, down to the bare bones.

Kim has already gone on record, claiming that Jackie is the real owner of the store, and that Melissa served only as a social media face. According to Kim, Jackie did not expect the arrangement to be a financial disaster.

Melissa is countering Kim’s claims via Twitter, pointing to a fame grab as the reason for Kim’s assertions. 

Kim slammed Melissa back, posting a message on Instagram, with a scathing caption. “Keep running your lying mouth @melissagorga !!!!” Kim writes, “You are a Fraud and a fake , with all your phony story lines !!! I have more for you !!!!!” #grifter #scammer #idontplay

Kim spoke to AllAboutTheTea.com exclusively, and reiterated exactly what went down with the Montclair boutique.

Jackie was the real owner of ENVY. She and Melissa had a partnership deal, where Melissa would get 5% off the top for promoting the business,” Kim clarifies. “She was supposed to promote on Instagram ​with pictures, ​but did not supposedly fulfill her obligations.”

Kim points to the obvious — noting that the store has been stripped bare, and everything in it removed.

“If Melissa was the owner like she’s claiming to be, why was Jackie able to strip the all the ​​furniture, computers, cameras, chandeliers and the entire inventory of ENVY clothing?” Kim asks. “Everything is gone. The only thing she left was the flooring and the built-ins.”

See an exclusive photo of the empty store below.

Fans watched Melissa’s husband, Joe Gorga, remodel the space, during the last season of RHONJ. Kim claims that Joe promised a discount, but Jackie paid a fortune.

“Before the boutique opened, Joe Gorga promised to cut Jackie a break in the price of the construction, but ​​charged her a whopping $150,000 for the remodel of a 5000 sq. ft ​store,” Kim reveals.

Kim flatly denies that she has her sights set on another reality stint on Bravo.

“I am not trying to take over Melissa’s store. Jackie came to me seeking help, because the store was bleeding her ​​and she was not happy with her partnership with Melissa Gorga.” Kim adds, “I do NOT want to be a ‘Housewife,’ I don’t need their life. I am a business woman, live a very happy life, and I rescue animals.”

Movers packing up ENVY boutique for the shut down

Kim alleges that Melissa was fleecing Jackie, using the ENVY credit card fund her own wardrobe.

“Melissa charged $1,000 pair of shoes from Neiman Marcus on the ENVY company credit card to wear to the RHONJ reunion,” Kim says.

Melissa Gorga’s recent RHONJ Reunion shoes allegedly purchased with ENVY’s credit card

So what does the future look like for ENVY and Melissa Gorga? Melissa is currently claiming that the shut-down is temporary.

“Right now, Jackie owns everything tied to ENVY,” Kim clarifies.“Melissa wants the company, but has not signed the paperwork and forked over the money.”

ENVY inventory being stored in a top secret location

As reported, a liquidation sale is scheduled for tomorrow, at Kim’s boutique, Posche.

“On Thursday, Jackie and I are holding a liquidation sale, and the event is going to be beautiful,” Kim says. ​“I’m going to help her liquidate everything that was in the store.”

Melissa Gorga is on display — and the image is nothing to envy. Stay tuned as we follow the story. 

 

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  • Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sandra Oh

    Kim D is nuts nuts nuts but there’s a reason why her store has been around for years and Mel Gorga’s store went kaput in less than a year. Envy? Envy of your failure and ex-con relatives and midget husband? Yup we are all so envious!

    • margaret

      LOLOL. Exactly!

  • Wishmich

    I think the eternally vacationing Jackie has a lot to do with the demise of the store. She’s the owner, but where was she….ever?

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      She was never there!!!

      • justanothermary

        Was she not there for filming or was she never there? I get the feeling she was there a lot more than Melissa when there were no cameras around. Do you live near the store? Do you know?

        • Elizabeth Fisher

          I’m just stating my opinion from what I saw on the show. Jackie always seemed to be taking a vacation.

          • jane

            Jackie has a successful boutique in Florida and she was probably attending to that business. I think that’s where she said she was going and that’s why she couldn’t be there for the fashion show.

  • Sandy Wood

    While Melissa had her hands on the ENVY cc, she should have sprung for a pedicure.
    Her toenails actually look dirty in those $1000. shoes.

    • Marsbars09

      LOL! And will she wear those shoes again?

  • MC

    You would think she would learn from Tre and her fall but nope….

  • Lila

    Wow. That store was all for ‘show’. Haven’t been a fan of the show for quite a while. What the heck happened for it to close so fast!?

    • margaret

      The Gorgas were involved. 😉

      • Lila

        Nothing lasts long with them…that ‘Garbage’ business, her singing career.. wonder how her jewelry line is doing. They should have pushed all those hats they were wearing on their first season. Maybe that would have made them $$. Heck, Rob K is doing well with Socks. 😊

        • margaret

          Hahaha! You’re funny. 🙂

          • Lila

            Lol ty

  • margaret

    If Jackie is sinking financially, she needs to do whatever she can to recoup losses. She made a sound business decision in closing down and going to Kim to help her liquidate the inventory. The Gorgas and Guidices are incapable of anything beyond get rich quick type scheming so this will go right over their heads. Melissa is the one who has explaining to do, not Jackie or Kim.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    A $1,000 pair of shoes? I’ve seen better at Target. What a waste of money and why didn’t she buy those shoes on her own credit card? I bet they are all maxed out. I feel really bad for Jackie in this whole mess. First Joe scams her for $150k in construction costs now she’s forced to shut everything down to try and salvage some of her investment. I bet her stress level is soaring.

    • Mental Iceberg 🏇

      I have to agree. Ok, I’d probably never buy a $1,000 pair of shoes, but…Melissa couldn’t even afford them on her own? Lots of people can’t afford a $1,000 pair of shoes, but they also don’t pretend to have $ like she does…

      • RealitytvJunkie

        Agreed. Melissa knew buying those shoes on ENVY’s dime was just wrong wrong but Ms On Display always has to be on display. She’s no better than Teresa.

  • allison1050

    It’s getting ugly!

  • Mental Iceberg 🏇

    Oh Snap! This is the kind of tea that I live for!

    Yeah, I’m shameless 😉
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/524d43a0224474f05464c6378c197c60c067faa2c37ffadd428a13b798b5bf01.gif

    • margaret

      Right??????? LOL

    • RealitytvJunkie

      😂😂😂😂 I bet Kim D’s sister-in-law Kim G is loving it too. Refresh.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/686f6ececbc347b6b8f2ecf83dcc0c2d1ac43a332f96c3b3615a0eaca9913c91.gif

      • Mental Iceberg 🏇

        Omfg! Oh to be a fly on the wall at Kim G.’s today!

        • RealitytvJunkie

          Fun times. That face she makes gets me every time. I freaking love her.

          • Mental Iceberg 🏇

            Same. I’d probably watch NJ again if Kim G. was on it 😉

      • BigBrothersMother

        Wait a minute. Are Kim D and Kim G SILs? How did I miss that??? I want to go to their family holiday parties.

        • Bad Barbie

          Yes they are!

  • margaret

    Sort of OT: I just went to peek at Melissa’s Twitter feed. How in the hell did that women get almost 1 million followers there???????? I think at least 900k of them were probably bought on the same cc as those fugly shoes.

    • Bad Barbie

      You can tell more or less by the likes and RT she gets if the vast majority of followers are fake.

  • Birdie

    Gotta love the word ENVY being turned upside down…Melissa’s arrogance is being hung out to dry, and I love it.

  • Deanna777

    Wow! Couldn’t she just use her Bravo paycheck to buy some shoes? Unsavory business practices must be second nature in that branch of the family.

    • chacha1

      Treape and Melissa think they are entitled to everything and Bravo enables them …. they are bottom feeders and low class with some Bravo cash ….

  • donna

    I absolutely love KimD! 😂😂😂

    • BigBrothersMother

      Me, too. That woman knows how to stir a pot.

      • donna

        Yes she does!

      • donna

        And she does it with that Grinch 💩 eating grin on her face! She’s loving every minute of it. Then she goes like “DID I DO & SAY THAT?” 😂😂😂😂 I LOVE KIMD

  • JustSayin
    • donna

      Why though? She better not try to copy Tre, she’ll find her a$s in camp being 🎼🎵🎶🎤 ON DISPLAY, ON DISPLAY, ON DISPLAY. EACH & EVERYDAY, EVERYDAY, EVERYDAY, EVERYDAY.🎼🎵🎶🎙🎤 For the next 10 to 20! 😂😂😂

      • Marsbars09

        Great one Donna! 😂

      • Bad Barbie

        lmaooooooooooooooooooooo

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Has Melissa succeeded at anything she’s tried to do?

    • Marsbars09

      No. She’s a talentless poser.

    • BigBrothersMother

      Wonder if she was any good as a stripper.

    • Biscuit

      Is that a rhetorical question? 😊

    • Digitus impudicus

      Yes, being a low level stripper, and being a virulent famewhore.

  • This drama is just messy. Melissa and Joe should be ashamed of themselves, first with all their lies and then taking advantage of Jackie and her money. I can’t stand grifters and the Gorga’s are all a bunch of cheats, liars and scammers.

    • Marsbars09

      Thank you girl! I just posted the same comment! Mel & Joey are no different than Tre & Joe.

      • Happy New Year Marsie! xo

        Yep, runs in the family.

        • Marsbars09

          Same to you Doc!

    • Biscuit

      The whole lot of them (Gorga and Guidice) are grifters. It is time for Bravo to kick them all to the curb.

      • Marsbars09

        They should have done that years ago.
        Happy New Year Biscuit!

        • Biscuit

          Happy New Year Mars. Missed you and the crew on here. Took a little time off, but now I am baaaaack.

      • I use to think Melissa was different but was I wrong.

  • Marsbars09

    Maaannn…Mel & Joey are nothing but liars and scammers. I should have known there was a lot more to Mel being a co-owner of a boutique. The b*tch doesn’t even like to work.

    • The whole boutique storyline was all for TV. I bet as soon as the cameras stop rolling she didn’t even go to the boutique everyday. Same tomfoolery with her singing career. Smh.

      • Mental Iceberg 🏇

        Lol, remember that? Her husband even built a recording studio in the basement ha ha ha.

        • Hahahhaha I remember that and the house falling apart when the realtor was showing it. Just a hot mess.

    • chacha1

      And Melissa was stealing from Jackie also

  • BigBrothersMother

    Haven’t watched RHoNJ in ages. Can anyone tell me where the Gorga’s are now living? Are they in the Beaver house that Joe built?

    • Yes, they’re still in the beaver house.

      • BigBrothersMother

        TY

    • Bad Barbie

      yes. the one with the faux marble sinks and the recording studio but no furniture.

      • Lifesabeachnyc

        Forgot about the recording studio, thanks 😂😂😂

  • Marsbars09

    Seeing that boutique stripped bare is painful. It appears Jackie got scammed by a bunch of lowlifes. I hope Jackie drags their f*cking asses through the mud for wasting her time, energy and money.

    • Sandy Wood

      Yesterday’s thread on this said that Kim D purchased the inventory for 5 cents on the dollar. I hope Jackie can salvage something and that Kim D splits the profits from the liquidation sale with her.

  • Biscuit

    It is really time to stop rewarding stupid. Bravo are you listening? These people ( Melissa, Joe, Teresa and Juicy Joe) never had the money (well, Teresa and Joe stole their way to fame and fortune,but that is another story) How many more scandals is it going to take before Bravo kicks the whole lot of them to the curb?

    • BigBrothersMother

      Bravo will stay with them as long as they can make $$$ off of them. That’s all it’s about.

    • CrazyBeNot

      Well the ratings this year seem to say Bravo should kick them to the curb. Bravo was banking on people wanting to see a post jail transformation but they sure didn’t tune in.

  • CNN

    Melissa is all over social media still saying she’s the owner. So why doesn’t she post ownership documents to prove it. She’s also saying the store is temporary closed for inventory then how does she explain Jackie stripping the entire store clean and Melissa hasn’t called the police yet. Seems like Melissa is lying.

    • BigBrothersMother

      Inventory should be easy. There’s nothing left to count. LOL!!!!

      • CNN

        😂😂👌

    • Biscuit

      The store was a perfect front for her to continue to live large. She is a grifter, just like the rest of them. Does Joe Gorga even have a legit job?

      • Mental Iceberg 🏇

        That’s actually a good question (Joe Gorga). Last I watched (eons ago) they were talking about a trash company? But that was a long time ago, and I don’t think anything came of it. Has anyone seen him working, or talking about work, or coming home from work, or getting ready for work?

        I mean, if he’s a stay at home dad, that’s cool. But if the family relies solely on the wife’s income, and the family can’t afford a $1,000 pair of shoes…maybe buy a cheaper pair of shoes?

        • Marsbars09

          I think Joey’s only job is appearing on RHNJ.

        • Bad Barbie

          Remember he was on a backhoe (and not his wife) breaking ground for their new mansion a few seasons ago? When they were moving away from Tre… that was about the only time oh and when he was building or directing the workers to put up the shelves for this store.

          • Biscuit

            “Remember when he was on a backhoe (and not his wife)”. Snorts…oh snap!

        • the underground train

          Supposedly he was building something last season. Hence his frustration with watching the children while looking at a blueprint. But our savvy readers here pointed out that the blueprint he was looking at was upside down. Lol

          • Jersey

            LMAO OMG, that’s flipping hilarious. I never caught onto that.

          • Biscuit

            LMAO…

        • Lifesabeachnyc

          “Trash Company”. “Contracting” Reminds me of The Sopranos lol.

      • Marsbars09

        Yes. Joey works for the RHNJ.

        • the underground train

          Good one.

          • Marsbars09

            Thanks underground!

        • Biscuit

          Good one Mars.

          • Marsbars09

            Thanks!

      • Bad Barbie

        Define “legit” in NJ though. Cause AL Manzo had a very legit job and yet it was obtained by scamming the gov. I don’t think Poison is a “contractor” at all. His name is tied to “landscaping” but all he did was brag Mexican hornaleros and pay then $50 a day to slave, I mean, SLAY people’s lives with faux lavish marble bathrooms.

    • Marsbars09

      You can’t believe a word that comes out of Messy’s mouth. I believe she is a pathological liar like Tre.

      • Jersey

        ITA. It’s going to be embarrassing watching her try to spin this one on the new season.

  • CNN

    I hope Bravo ran over to Montclair with cameras.

    • Marsbars09

      LOL!

    • Marsbars09

      LOL!

    • Lifesabeachnyc

      So does Kim D hahahahaha

  • chacha1

    Tick Tock Melissa, hope to see you and your disgusting pig husband Sad Hobo Clown Joe go down the tubes …..

    • Heisenberg

      “Sad Hobo Clown” hehehe

  • Supatall2u

    Boy talk about a thirsty bitch?!? Kim D — go park yo’ thirsty ass by the Flint water fountain. Just curious – why would Envy have a line of credit at another store? They purchase their inventory from wholesalers — something in the milk is funky.

    • The story states ENVY company credit card (most businesses have one) not a line of credit to another store. Melissa used the company card to purchase Reunion shoes from Neiman Marcus.

  • Sandy Wood

    The liquidation sale is being held at 99 W. Allendale, which is the location for Posche.
    That seems like a whole lot of manpower to unload inventory from Envy to someone’s basement, then unload the Posche inventory to make room for sale, load Envy into Posche location, then the next day, restock Posche inventory back.
    Whew, I’m tired just thinking about it…I hope it’s profitable for them.

  • Biscuit

    Someone else (Mental Iceberg) bought this up but it bares repeating: If the Gorga’s are living large in their multimillion dollar mansion, why would Melissa need to use Envy’s credit card to purchase a $1000 dollar pair of shoes? And everything else she brought with the credit card? Why not just pay for it with all the money she is constantly reminding people they have? Grifters! All of them! Why do people continue to watch this show? Why reward people who are clearly on the take? I stopped watching this show four yrs ago, but it still has millions of people who turn in each week to watch a bunch of felons and grifters rip people off. I don’t get it.

    • Bad Barbie

      Cause they don’t have money like that? Melissa is the only one there with a real college degree but we all see how that went. To think that these clowns are uber wealthy is a joke. How?!
      My real question is… “Did she pay the bill”? She claimed before they pay all their bills. Remember that?

      • Biscuit

        Yes, I do remember her saying that BB. In fact, she repeated it several times while throwing shade at her sister-in-law Teresa. Of course that was before they “kissed and made up”. I guess the real question here is “did she pay the bill” as you suggested. If she did, then no harm done, but the fact the boutique is liquidating its merchandise tells me otherwise. Bravo has got to quit funding these people. It has gotten beyond ridiculous. Either that or change the show’s title to Real Felons and Grifters of New Jersey.

  • chacha1

    I would actually watch that show if they had Kim G, Danielle, Rosie and Kim D .. get rid of the Gorgas and the Guidices

    • Mental Iceberg 🏇

      Ditto!

    • Here here!

    • the underground train

      Kim G was entertaining. Square tits!

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      I can co-sign everyone but Rosie. I can’t stand her constant screaming

    • donna

      I’ll even go back to watching!

    • Lifesabeachnyc

      And get rid of Jacqueline!!!

  • Evil Queen

    Gotta love Kim D. (Especially loved the Stupid Quote.)
    So, next Season, the Gorga’s are going to state,” Jo didn’t like Meho gone. No time for the kids. Etc. Etc.!”
    RT. Meho can’t run/ do anything that requires work.

  • Bad Barbie

    Stored at a “top secret” location. lmaooooooooooooooooo I just died. I hope it is not at the basement of her store, because he had a roach problem there.

    Kim D does the most and still doesn’t get a full time contract as a HW. Poor lady.

  • the underground train

    I wonder if any of this was captured for the show? Bravo missed out on the Kai Patterson beaver debacle. They better not miss out on this.

    • wellWellwell

      Look into my wonky eye, said Andy..Messy is an angel for taking care of her SIL who is raising four, not three dorrrrters while her husband is at camp.
      This never happened..cue Men in Black:

      Alright check it, let me tell you this in closin
      I know Bravo might seem imposin
      But trust me if we ever show in your section
      Believe me, it’s for your own protection
      Cause Bravo see’s things that you need not see
      And Bravo be places that you need not be
      So go witcha life, forget that ‘real’ life crap
      Show love to the black suit, cause that’s the Men in
      That’s the Men in…

      How ridiculous has her SL become??? I just can’t…

      • the underground train

        👏👏👏👏You got me bopping in my chair at work, lol. Love this! So creative. And I thought I was doing something with the on display remix over at RT.

        • wellWellwell

          It’s come to this for us..we have to entertain ourselves. I’m on a mission to make all the franchises more exciting because they sure as hell aren’t bringing it. I’ll just make it up as I go, like they do.

          • the underground train

            They sure aren’t. There is no one to root for. They fight over the most mundane things. Like for Atlanta I care nothing about the beans being spilled anymore. I am literally like I don’t care if Phaedra had an affair with Mr. Chocolate and I don’t care if Kandi gets her freak on with another woman. I just don’t. Beverly Hills, haven’t even watched the last 2 episodes and don’t miss it. The only thing holding my attention now is Married to Medicine. Other than that I am just waiting for Melbourne to return.

  • cheryl

    the Gorga’s must have lawyers on speed dial. They get into trouble because they are so stupid

  • Simply Me ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    Kim D is a horrible person, I wonder how she sleeps at night…. maybe drunk… She and Jacqueline just don’t have what it takes to make it as decent human beings…

  • Digitus impudicus

    How sheerly obvious — the Shore Whore can’t sustain her new “role” as a boutique owner/fashionista. If there is a next season, and SW is on it, there will nary be a mention of the boutique (Bravo will completley ignore it) — and SW will be told she is going to be an astrophysicist.

    • Lifesabeachnyc

      Even though you said “Shore Whore”, I was thinking who’s SW? Haha 🤣🤣🤣🤣. Astrophysicist hahahaha

  • bp

    Melissa is still shoplifting.

    • donna

      Naw, not shoplifting? 😂😂😂

  • anniehugo

    When Joe was working on the store remodel, Melissa said she was using her OWN money to open the store, not Joe’s….what a crock that was…She didn’t own ANY of it!! SMH…

  • Bryan

    Bahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! Typical Gypsy!

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  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    Even though this was a bust, i take what Kim D says with a grain of salt

  • Whatdidyousay

    I believe KimD on this one.
    gorga charging 1K shoes on Envy’s CC sounds sleazy.