On this season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey expect to see a new and improved Melissa Gorga.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star reveals that she has changed a lot over the last few years and has finally come into her own.
This change has affected every relationship in Melissa’s life including her marriage and friendships.
“I think I’ve changed a lot, just as a person…I’m just coming into my own, and I feel like just the way that [Joe Gorga] and I run our household has changed a lot over the past couple of years. It’s not easy, it’s really not easy…I feel like I’m just growing as a person and I think you’re going to see that on the show because I can’t even hide it,” Melissa told E! News.
In fact, Melissa says her growth vastly changed how she views traditional gender roles in her marriage.
Once up a time, Melissa believed in very traditional gender roles, women in the kitchen and men in the boardroom, which were prevalent in her 2013 book, Love Italian Style: The Secrets to My Hot and Happy Marriage.
However, Melissa says that all changed over the last few years as she expanded as a person and a business owner.
“I don’t believe in that like I used to. I wrote a whole book about it and I don’t know if I agree with everything I wrote any longer,” she said.
As for season 9 of RHONJ, Melissa is excited for fans to see the drama play out and for them to meet the two new cast members – Jennifer Aydin and Jackie Goldschneider.
“I think the new season is a really, really good one…I am super excited about this season. There are two new girls who are, like, amazing. It’s so hard to cast new people on Jersey. We are family, it’s very hard to fit in with us…to bring other people in has always been difficult and I think we found it…These two girls are so polar opposite, it’s insane,” Melissa said. “One is a little bit like Teresa and I feel like one’s a little bit like me, so it’s just funny and it works”
Speaking of drama, Melissa confirms that she and Teresa Giudice will get into several squabbles this season but says their relationship perseveres.
“No, we’re not going to have knock-down, drag-out fights, but Teresa and I do fight this season. We do get into a couple arguments. It’s sisters-in-law, we are family,” Melissa explained.
I’m excited to see the new Melissa. I think over the past few years we’ve really seen Melissa really come into to her own and I enjoy her so much more on the show.