Despite what certain members of the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey think, it’s hard not to see that Melissa Gorga and her husband, Joe, have an incredibly solid marriage. And after hearing the story of how the adorable couple first met many years ago, we can totally see that they were meant to be together!
Melissa recently spoke with Examiner.com and dished all about the first time she met her now-hubby when she was just 21 years old and on vacation with friends in Cancun.
“We were both there and he was there with his friends and he says that I went walking by with my girlfriends and my bikini, and he remembers everything that I was wearing like it was yesterday. He pointed to me and said, ‘That’s going to be my wife’. His best friend that was with him confirmed this story all the time, so that was kind of the first time we met unofficially. Then we were back in New Jersey in the summer at a beach club and he saw me and it just went from there.”
Talk about love at first sight!
Melissa — who married Joe within a year of meeting him — had little doubt that he was “the one.”
“It was one of those things that we went out on a first date and we saw each other every day after. We both just knew, we were at the age when we were ready to settle down,” she explains.
According to Melissa, the couple’s super strong marriage has never been affected by the complicated relationships that both of them have with Joe’s sister, Teresa Giudice.
She reveals, “Thank God it has never impacted our marriage. I think it would have if it was me being malicious or trying to hurt her, and Joe can see that I’m not doing that. He knows that I’m truly forgiving when it comes to her.”
And there you have it! Do you think Melissa and Joe have a strong marriage?