Melissa Gorga’s Envy: RHONJ Cast Member’s Career

Act like a lady, think like a boss. Over the years, The Real Housewives of New Jersey fans have watched Melissa Gorga’s career blossom, watching her rock roles from parent to podcaster to author to boutique owner. But how did it get to where it is today?

When Melissa first came RHONJ In season 3, she was a wife to support her husband, Joe Gorga, in his career as a developer.

“He doesn’t know this, but he’s my hero,” Joe said at the time.

However, he had his passions, and the work ethic to back them up.

Envy by Melissa Gorga

Always known for her sense of style, the fashionista opened her own store, Melissa Gorgaren Envy, in December 2015 after successfully launching an HSN jewelry line. Built by Joe, the Montclair, New Jersey destination also has an online store. EnvybyMG.comfor buyers outside the tri-state area.

“Melissa Gorga’s eye for fashion truly reflects the store as she hand-picks pieces from many emerging designers to famous fashion brands,” reads the online store’s description. “With that in mind, you’re sure to find something for almost everyone.”

In the spring of 2022, Melissa opened a second Envy location in Ridgewood, New Jersey. “Double the size” of the original store, the new store features more stylish favorites in addition to dressed-up looks. RHONJ and Envy merch.

a singer

A longtime music fan, Melissa’s first single, “On Display,” was released in August 2011 and has been followed by numerous other bops. Although she eventually decided to put her singing career on hold, Melissa still takes to the stage occasionally — including at BravoCon 2022 with the Bravolebs — and says she’ll “never say never” when it comes to recording new music.

an author

The Jersey mother has also translated her skills into the world of literature. His book, Love, Italian style: the secret of my warm and happy marriage, It was published in 2013. In addition to detailing her past, the memoir discussed “Melissa’s main principle” of a good marriage: treating her husband “like a king”!

While the book was met with some controversy, Melissa defended her words at the time in season 5 RHONJ the blog However, a sequel may be necessary. Five years after the book’s publication, the author stated that he did not fully agree with everything written, especially the more traditional views of marital roles.

“I think I’ve changed a lot, as a person,” he said E! the news in 2018 “I’m coming into my own, and that’s how I feel [Joe] and I run our house has changed a lot in the last two years.”

If listening to her music and reading her book isn’t enough, Melissa also hosts a podcast, Melissa Gorga on displaywhich was launched in 2021.

A family restaurant

What’s more, Melissa previously owned a restaurant, Gorga’s Homemade Pasta & Pizza, in East Hanover, NJ, with Joe and her sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice. The restaurant opened in May 2017 as a tribute to Joe and Teresa’s late mother, Antonia Gorga, and featured family recipes and dishes bearing the Gorga family name. Melissa discussed her initial doubts about entering the restaurant industry in an interview Dish of the Day October 2017.

While you can’t taste her family’s pasta recipes right now, there’s always a chance the restaurant will return, unless something even more exciting is in store for this top Bravolebrity.

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