Melissa Gorga net worth: Melissa Gorga is a former model and current reality TV star who has a net worth of -$1.5 million. Melissa Gorga is one of the stars of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She appears on the show with her real estate developer husband Joe Gorga. In 2012 it was revealed that Melissa and Joe are in debt to the tune of $2.5 million. The couple owes Sterling Bank $2.25 million on a mortgage they borrowed in 2007 and another $250,000 to various creditors. The couple has attempted to sell their property in order to pay the debt down but their home in Tom's River New Jersey, but after the real estate bubble burst, their house is now only worth around $500,000. In addition to her spot on the reality show, Melissa is a stay at home mother of three young children. She graduated from New Jersey City University with a B.A. degree in education and psychology. The ornate mansion she and her family live in was built by her husband, Joe. Melissa, with the help of her sister-in-law Teresa, did all the decorating.
Melissa is a sassy Italian who is known for her personality. She is currently pursuing a singing career since music has always been her first love. Back in 2001 she was a tanning consultant for Cindy Delesky, owner of Tropical Tanning in Bayonne, NJ. She joined the Real Housewives thanks to her husband Joe's brother is married to one of the show's original cast members Teresa Giudice.
Melissa's husband, Joe Gorga, is involved in a lawsuit with Starlite Window Manufacturing Co. Inc. The lawyer for Starlite, Darren Del Sardo, said "They are most upset by Gorga's display of self-proclaimed wealth on the show, since he owes them thousands of dollars for their hard work". In the court papers filed, Starlight claims that Gorga has neglected to pay the company $25,577.19 for a window contract. Gorga says that it is just part of the business he is in, people always want to sue. He has been the subject of 26 liens and civil court judgments in New Jersey. Most of the civil judgments were small-claims matters of less than $15,000.