Melissa and Joe Gorga have one of the strongest marriages in the entire Real Housewives franchise — these two have been through thick and thin and made it through the other side. They’ve survived family fights, tabloid rumors, financial struggles and most of all the reality television curse! These two have been appearing as main cast members on The Real Housewives of New Jersey since season 3, so fans have been getting to know them separately and as a couple for the past 5 years. Season 7 is currently wrapping up, so here’s one last look at 7 things you might not have known about Melissa and Joe Gorga’s relationship!
7. How They Met
The New Jersey couple met while they were both on vacation for spring break in Cancun, Mexico. Melissa was only 21-years-old at the time when Joe Gorga spotted her out with a group of friends. The self proclaimed “Italian Stallion” couldn’t work up the courage to go and talk to her when he first saw her, so the first time they actually spoke was when they were back in New Jersey and he apparently went up to her and stated the conversation by saying he saw her 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,” she said in an interview with the Examiner.