Guess Who #FLASHBACKFRIDAY [This Real Housewives Star Is Building Her Dream Home]


If you’re following the ImpeccableImperfections blog on Instagram, you’ll know that I posted the above photo as apart of #FlashbackFriday. Can you guess which Real Housewives star this is?

If you haven’t guessed already it is actually, Melissa Gorga from Real Housewives of New Jersey! When I first saw the  picture, all I could think was ‘Wow, she surely has changed’. Her hair was everything back then, thick and curly. Rumors are spreading around the web, claiming that Melissa may have some “black” in her blood instead of being full Italian. Really, who cares? Anywho Melissa’s husband Joe Gorga is working on building a new home for his family, read the dets below.


Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga is in the process of building her new dream home. She and her husband “Poison” Joe (Gorga) recently showed off the plans for their new mansion. The question is . . . can they afford this new house? The Gorgas sold their home in Montville Township, NJ this summer for 3.8 million dollars. They took out construction loans against the house. It’s not known if there was still a balance on the house after the loans were paid.

How did the Gorgas afford this mansion? Melissa was a stay at home wife with no income until she joined Real Housewives of New Jersey. There were reports the couple had money problems in the past. Perhaps now that they have a second income they feel they can afford this new dream house. Joe will take out construction loans again to get the house built. However, I think the bulk of the responsibility will go to Melissa. She has several streams of revenue coming in. However, Mel’s contribution may still not be a lot. 

Melissa is paid well but this is a much lower salary than most women in the franchise. She made $350,000 from the show last year. After taxes and shoe shopping she will be left with a fraction of her salary. Melissa’s frienemy and sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice, is the second highest paid cast member of the housewives franchise. The highest paid housewife is Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes.



  • mlmkareem
    They are going to Jail, no need to build anything lol lol you feel me Ciera?
    • mlmkareem
      Wait that is the wrong chick lol lol. Melissa is pretty hot and not going to jail lol lol. My bad Ciera