Melissa Gorga (née Marco) joins The Real Housewives of New Jersey for Season 3, but is already part of the family as her husband Joe is Teresa's brother. Melissa is a sassy Italian who is known for her personality. After graduating from New Jersey City University with a B.A. degree in education and psychology, she is now a stay at home mom whose life is all about her family. Melissa and Joe have been married for almost seven years and met while both were away on spring break in Cancun and then again at the Jersey Shore. They live in an ornate mansion that her husband, a real estate developer, built and Melissa decorated, with sister-in-law Teresa's help, according to Dina Manzo on Watch What Happens Live. Melissa and Joe have three children, Antonia (5), Gino (3), and Joey (1). Her sisters Lysa Simpson and Kim Pirrella frequently appear on the show. Her main storyline for Season 3 is her relationship with her sister-in-law Teresa and her aspiring music career. Her first single, "On Display", releases on August 13th, 2011.She and Guidice had a falling out throughout season 3.
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