Melissa Gorgas PR team is hard at work trying to debunk the rumor that she was seen making out with Margaret Josephs friend, Nick Barotta.
Back in August, AllAboutTRH revealed the real reason the Gorgas didn’t attend Teresa Giudice’s wedding and it had to do with a rumor that Melissa Gorga was caught making out with a married man named Nick Barrotta.
This rumor came about from Margaret Josephs ex-bff Laura Lee Jansen who said that she heard about it from Margaret Josephs. In a recent AllAboutTRH podcast episode, Laura Lee tells us when Margaret Josephs told her about the hookup with Melissa and Nick – Margaret actually believed it happened.
We also told you that Louie Ruelas had confronted Joe Gorga about the rumor back in February of 2022 off camera while they weren’t filming to warn him about Margaret Josephs.
When we first broke out the story, Melissa Gorga and Nick both immediately unfollowed each other off instagram and removed all images of them together which many questioned
Fast forward to today, when the Gorgas PR team staged photographers to snap photos of Melissa and Joe hand in hand meeting up with Nick Barrotta and Margaret Josephs. This is the first time we have seen these two together since the rumor broke out and conveniently was posted during yesterdays RHONJ episode.
The account @elderordonez1 shared the photos 13 hours ago of everyone arriving to a restaurant in New York writing,
“Real Housewives Of New Jersey Melissa Gorga @melissagorga her husband Joe Gorga Margaret Josephs @therealmargaretjosephs her husband Joe Benigno and The Oval Actor Nick Barrotta spotted arriving at T-Bar Steak to have dinner this evening in New York City. Soon they are bringing some Level Drama with their new season 13 Reunion (?) @elderordonez1”
Noticeably absent was Nick Barotta’s pregnant wife.
@elderordonez Real Housewives Of New Jersey Melissa Gorga and her husband Joe Gorga arriving at T-Bar Steak in New York this evening. (?) @elderordonez1 #melissagorga#joegorga #margaretjosephs#rhonj#bravotv #bravo#teresagiudice#newjersey #newyork#girl#woman#women #beauty#beautiful#tv#photo#smile #fashion#style#happy#married #elderordonez1#lisarinna#erikajayne #kylerichards#drama#foryou#foryoupage#walk #dress #pretty #stylist ? original sound – Elder Ordonez
@elderordonez Real Housewive of New Jersey Margaret Josephs arriving at T-Bar Steak in New York this evening (?) @elderordonez1 . #melissagorga#joegorga #margaretjosephs#rhonj#bravotv #bravo#teresagiudice#newjersey #newyork#girl#woman#women #beauty#beautiful#tv#photo#smile #fashion#style #happy#married #elderordonez1#lisarinna #erikajayne #kylerichards#foryou#foryoupage#drama #walk #dress #pretty #stylist ? original sound – Elder Ordonez
Do you think this makes the Gorgas look guilty?
The rumor suggests that Melissa Gorga, a cast member of Real Housewives of New Jersey, was caught making out with a married man named Nick Barotta.
The rumor was initially shared by Laura Lee Jansen, who was once a close friend of Margaret Josephs, another cast member of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Laura claimed that Margaret had told her about the alleged hookup between Melissa and Nick.
When the rumor first surfaced, both Melissa and Nick unfollowed each other on Instagram and removed all images of them together. However, recently staged photographs emerged showing Melissa and her husband Joe Gorga meeting up with Nick Barotta and Margaret Josephs, seemingly contradicting their previous actions.