REAL Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga and her husband Joe have been married for 17 years.
The new season of RHONJ premieres on Wednesday, February 17 at 9/8c.
Joe GorgaCredit: Bravo
Who is RHONJ’s Melissa Gorga’s husband Joe?
Joe Gorga is an reality television star and entrepreneur.
Joe is in real estate development and specializes in “buying run-down properties and converting them into apartment complexes,”
Although Joe and Melissa’s combined net worth is estimated at $2million, the couple has allegedly been plagued with financial issues.
Melissa and Joe GorgaCredit: The Mega Agency
In 2012 they were alleged to be overwhelmed by several million worths of mortgages plus hundreds of thousands of dollars to creditors. Joe was said to have been sued for unpaid bills.
Reportedly, Joe has been the subject of 26 liens and civil court judgments in New Jersey alone according to Celebrity Net Worth.
How long have they been married?
Melissa and Joe met in a nightclub while vacationing in Cancun.
The two, who are both from New Jersey, eventually got married in 2004.
The couple currently live in their Montville Township, which real estate developer Joe transformed into a six-bedroom, seven-and-a-half bedroom paradise.
Teresa Giudice and her new boyfriend with Melissa and Joe GorgaCredit: Instagram
Their property is currently listed for $3million. It’s the fourth time the six-bedroom property has been up for sale after the couple snapped it up in 2007.
In was introduced to the Real Housewives cast in season three as Teresa Giudice’s brother.
Throughout the series, Joe and his wife are known to get into multiple disputes with Teresa and her husband, which in turn provided notable drama for the plot.
The Gorga’s wed in 2004Credit: Instagram
The couple are said to be on the rocks, however.
Melissa and Joe suffer “real conflicts” in their marriage on the upcoming season of RHONJ.
The couple fight throughout the explosive RHONJ trailer for Season 11.
A source exclusively told The Sun: “There is real conflict between Joe and Melissa. You will see real conflict between those two that surprised a lot of people, especially cast members.
Melissa Gorga has appeared on the RHONJ since 2011Credit: Instagram
It got really real regarding some marital issues.”
The insider said their marriage troubles have “nothing to do with cheating or anything inappropriate,” despite the trailer suggesting otherwise.
The source continued: “It’s husband and wife stuff. Something happened and it kept building. It got to the point where people were like, ‘There are cameras here…’ It got hot.”
Do they have children?
The Gorgas have three children together, their oldest daughter Antonia, and their two sons Gino and Joey.
The Gorga boys, Gino and JoeyCredit: Instagram
The family resides in Montville, New Jersey.
Their daughter Antonia has been featured on episodes of the RHONJ since the young age of six, after her mother first joined the cast in 2011.