Last month, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star took to her Bravo blog to explain the couple's real estate drama, and she just recently tweeted a smackdown on a story claiming she and Joe were so hurting for money they had to fake their car situation. She seemed frustrated about the exaggerated rumors.
Now RadarOnline has a more positive look at the Gorgas’ wealth, saying the pair’s money problems could soon be history since Melissa is earning plenty of dough from RHONJ ($250,000, per Radar) and the sales from her controversial book, Love Italian Style: The Secrets Of My Hot And Happy Marriage, which came out last year.
“Melissa Gorga is making over $1 million right now. Her salary and her book sales have pushed her into a 7-figure earning bracket,” a source told Radar. “Unlike Teresa, she isn’t worried about her finances because she has been quietly making good money and doesn’t have nearly the expenses that the Giudices do.” Yep, Teresa Giudice, you just got dragged into that for some extra shade. Teresa is Joe Gorga’s sister and she’s obviously going through some even bigger issues, since she and husband Joe Giudice are still waiting to be sentenced for their multiple charges.
The source said Melissa has been able to negotiate good deals with Bravo since “she delivers the drama each season.” You’re paid to make the fur fly on this show! Melissa is not feuding with Teresa on Season 6, but she’s already given Bravo their money’s worth by instigating the hair-pulling fight between newbies Amber Marchese and Nicole Mauriello. She’s a pro!
Are you surprised to hear Melissa is reportedly making over one meeelllion dollars?
Catch the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.