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Melissa and Joe Gorga have been a part of The Real Housewives of New Jersey for four seasons now, but their marriage has been going strong for far longer than that. Exactly how long has this Jersey couple been together?

Answer: A whole decade! In fact, Joe and Melissa celebrated their 10-year anniversary this week!


On Wednesday, August 20, Melissa posted the adorable photo above of herself and Joe on Instagram, writing, "Today is 10 years I've been married to the love of my life. You are my ROCK @joeygorga I ❤️ U forever." Aw, how sweet. It's hard to believe this handsome couple is even old enough to have been married for 10 years!

To make a special week even better, Melissa and Joe also celebrated Joe's 40th birthday this past weekend with an intimate party in Atlantic City.

That's not all! Last week, the fam celebrated the birthday of the person Joe described as the "love of my life" — and he didn't mean Melissa. No, you don't have to worry that someone is coming between the happy couple: he was talking about their beautiful daughter, Antonia, who just turned nine.     

Talk about a lot to celebrate!

Are you surprised by how long Melissa and Joe have been together? Let us know in the comments below.

Catch the next episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET.