LynnNChicago EXCLUSIVE Interview with Melissa Gorga
I asked Melissa first how everyone was doing, her husband handsome, fun Joe and her amazingly adorable three children?
Melissa said, “Thank you! They are my life! Everyone is doing well. Joe is working hard as usual.” Then confirming that she will be on for another season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Melissa added, “I am spending most of my time running around with the kids and enjoying the time off, especially before we start filming and things get crazy again.”
As most of you know Melissa and the other ladies filmed the season that will begin to air Sunday, April 22 several months ago, in fact before the previous season even finished airing.
I asked Melissa how she’s been spending time between filming and waiting for the current season to air? Melissa told me, “Aside from the normal day-to-day activities with the family. I have been very fortunate to have had a lot of appearances lately. I absolutely love meeting fans.”
There is no doubt that Melissa has a lot of people who adore her, Melissa went on to tell me, “They are all so supportive and always put a smile on my face. After the season ended I began working with Voli Vodka, the world’s first low calorie vodka, as a celebrity ambassador along with Pitbull and Fergie, which has been incredible. I’m so blessed to be in the same circle with such talented people and the product is really good!”
I was waiting for the “Thank you Jesus” but it never came..lol
I asked Melissa what kinds of things will we see on this upcoming season? Melissa said, “Season 4 will continue to follow everyone as they pursue their passions and develop and launch new businesses, but the season is really about family dynamics and friendships.”
The show really is more about family, with all of the Housewives related in some way, how will it be different from last season? Not just all arguments, I hope?
“No! This time around I think the fans are going to get to see a little more of what they are looking for – reconciliation and lots of fun times.” Melissa told me.
So does this mean no more fighting between family members? Don’t count on it, Melissa said “You can see from the preview, there was definitely drama and relationships change between the housewives for the good and the bad, but most of the season was filmed during the summer so you get to see everyone let loose and have fun down on the shore.”
What about the kids, they seem to enjoy being on screen, Melissa says “Of course everyone’s children make appearances and that’s always something fans love to see. We also head to the west coast on a trip, where A LOT happened and I think fans will be shocked when they see that trip. It’s going to be a season with a lot of surprises.”
Of course I had to ask Melissa how her relationship with Teresa is now? Melissa responded, “My relationship with Teresa is and probably always will be a work in progress, but we put our differences aside when it comes to the kids.”
I didn’t expect much more of an answer when it came to Teresa, the Housewives aren’t allowed to reveal too much and it’s obvious that things haven’t improved much between the two sisters in law.
I asked Melissa if she has been watching Teresa on Celebrity Apprentice and if she is surprised at how quiet she has been?
Melissa replied, “Yes. We have been trying to watch each week. It’s been fun to watch and I can’t believe how intense the boardrooms and challenges are getting. I think Teresa being quiet is more of a strategy than anything else.”
How does Melissa think Teresa will do overall on Celebrity Apprentice? “I think she will do well and it would be great for her to win money for NephCure, which is an amazing charity.”
Maybe some of you have heard about the recent issues that have come up on Twitter with her two sisters. they have been accused of creating fake names and arguing on Twitter with Teresa’s fans. Naturally Melissa’s sisters Kim and Lysa deny ever having created fake names or arguing with viewers.
What does Melissa know about all of this?
“Oh boy twitter!” Melissa laughed but went on seriously to say, “There have been a lot of accusations related to twitter and while I love at how passionate the fans of RHONJ are, there are some fans that take it waaay too far. Honestly, sometimes it’s scary to see how people think they know anyone of us from what they see on TV or rumors on blogs.”
Does Melissa enjoy using Twitter? Melissa told me, “I look at twitter as a fun place to interact with friends and fans and follow what celebrities are doing, etc. Life is really too short to put so much time and energy into being negative and I find that it’s best to just block and ignore the haters.”
So what about the rumors surrounding your sisters, “As far as my sisters go, no they do not create fake twitter accounts. They have families of their own and are too busy to spend their time on twitter writing about other housewives.”
A while back we all heard about the birthday party for Teresa’s two daughters, Melissa attended, rumors flew that Teresa wasn’t happy and even yelled at Melissa, I asked her what really happened and why Joe didn’t go with her to the party.
“Teresa and I know what happened that day and I don’t want to get into it. What I will say was it was a beautiful party for Gia and Milania with their friends and parents from the community. I brought Antonia and the boys and we had a blast. The cousins love each other so much and I put everything else aside to make sure that whatever goes on with the adults, they are not affected by it.”
We watched last season as Melissa began a music career, she released a single called, “On Display”, so what is next for Melissa’s music career?
Melissa said, ”It’s going really well and I am learning a lot about the music business. I have been in the studio a lot lately and working on the release for two new songs, which you will see this season. One is called “How Many Times” and it’s a ballad I wrote for Joe. The other song is called “Rock Stars”, which is a hi-energy dance party song like On Display.”
I asked, “So we’ll see you singing again this season?”
Excited, Melissa responded, “Yes! One of the highlights this seasons that I am so excited for everyone to see is a huge performance that I had Chris Judd choreograph. He was definitely tough on me and made me push myself, but it was amazing to work with someone on his level and I am so excited for everyone to see that performance. I Think Rock Stars is going to be a great summer party song. I am also going to be performing a new remix of On Display live on April 4th. I can’t give you all the details just yet, but I am so excited for it and will announce it on twitter soon!”
Melissa doesn’t have to give us the details, we know what that is all about. The Bravo Upfront Party is scheduled for April 4, the party will be aired live on Bravo this coming Wednesday, Ramona told us all about it last week. Apparently Melissa will be singing too!
Season Preview: Real Housewives of New Jersey
Melissa was very sweet and while the interview was delayed, I understand how busy she is and that her family comes first.
As many of you may know, the use of the word “fan” when it comes to Housewives viewers is not my favorite thing and I admit a cringed a little every time that word was used but that’s my “thing” I will get over it. It seems as though it’s becoming more common throughout the reality world. Time for me to adjust I suppose.
Thank you again to Melissa for taking the time to interview with me. I am looking forward to the new season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
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Many have asked me why I interviewed Melissa but haven’t interviewed Teresa Giudice. I would happily interview Teresa, I have Tweeted her and asked her, no response yet but I’m still hopeful! I am always thrilled to get to interview any of Bravo’s Housewives. We’ll see….
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