AllAboutTRH has the tea on Melissa and Joe Gorga’s housewarming party – Find out which RHONJ stars attended + what drama went down!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple moved into the home in late 2022 and have spent the last several months renovating the property after receiving backlash for their design choices on social media.
This year, Melissa and Joe took out a very large loan to make the necessary upgrades to their home. In April 2021, the Gorgas got a mortgage for $1.435M. With that money purchased the property on Indian Trail Dr and knocked down the previous home to build their current McMansion. Then, in January 2023, the couple refinanced and took out an additional $565k on their house.
Now, RHONJ fans will get their first deep look inside Joe and Melissa’s house when season 14 of RHONJ premieres in 2024.
Joe and Melissa host a limoncello-themed housewarming party on Saturday night. The guest list for Joe and Melissa’s event included all of the couple’s RHONJ castmates, sans Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas, who were NOT invited.
Mostly, everyone in the cast wore white and yellow colored clothes to match the limoncello theme of the evening. A few didn’t get the memo, but c’est la vie.
Here are some fun photos from the event:
AllAboutTRH can EXCLUSIVELY confirm that the night had lots of drama. Joe Gorga spent much of the night talking about his older sister, Teresa Giudice.
Speaking of Joe, a video from the party is making its way around social media. In a video from the housewarming party, Joe can be seen pushing booze on one of the servers at the event. Joe approaches a young female server and tells her to “open up” her mouth as he pours tequila down her throat. The server is clearly uncomfortable, but Joe doesn’t seem to catch the social cues.
Check out the clip below!
Melissa also couldn’t help but bring up Teresa either. She paid homage to their infamous Pignoli cookie feud.
RHONJ fans had quite a bit to say about the clip.
“Look how uncomfortable she looks!!!” one fan commented.
A second fan wrote, “I’m not trying to judge. However, if I were a man like Joe, who had a daughter, I would ask myself, ‘Would I want a clearly intoxicated, seemingly handsy older man interacting with my daughter in this particular manner? Would I feel comfortable viewing this as that girl’s father?'”
“Ick, she’s working for him. Prob feels pressure to deal w/ this BS,” a third fan wrote, while another added: “This is gross and uncomfortable to watch.”
RHONJ will return to Bravo for season 14 in 2024.