by Whitney Ullman
Melissa Gorga recently greeted fans while promoting her new book, "Love Italian Style", at The Golden Nugget Atlantic City. She sat down to talk to NJ.com about the controversy surrounding the book, rumors about Caroline Manzo's departure from the series, and her secret fear.
NJ.com: How are you feeling right now?
Gorga: It feels great, this is somewhere I used to go when I grew up. I used to come here with my girlfriends when I was young, so it’s fun to actually come back here [The Golden Nugget] and meet all the fans and see how many people showed up; it’s pretty amazing.
They all showed up and wanted you to sign their book. Talk to us about your new book?
Gorga: It’s pretty exciting, it’s 'Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage'. It’s a fun read, there are a lot of fun 'Joe-ments' in there where Joe tells ladies what men want and it’s all about our relationship and how Joe and I do it. You know, so many people approach us and ask us, “How do you guys have this fun, playful relationship?” So I wrote it all down.
I know there was some controversy with it, is there anything else you want to say?
Gorga: Yea, I think I said it all, I mean it’s kind of crazy how it was taken very out of context, but in the long run, it will make a lot of people read the book, which I’m happy because they will see all the love in that book. It’s about putting your marriage first, and it’s about respect and honesty, and that’s what the book is about. So I think once they go ahead and read it they’re gonna see they were quite wrong about that.
How do you feel about Caroline not coming back on the show?
Gorga: I don’t know that Caroline is not coming back yet. She may or may not. They don’t even tell us if we are coming back yet, so it’s kind of crazy, we are waiting to find out.
If you could trade places with any of the 'Housewives' characters who would it be?
Gorga: Hmm...I would have to go with Lisa Vanderpump, because I would love to live with Giggy and drive all of her fun cars. She just looks like she’s got a fun life.
What’s something people don’t know about you?
Gorga: I’m scared of the dark, very scared of the dark.
Whitney is an on-air multimedia personality, and works behind the scenes helping businesses gain extra exposure, through her WIN Promotions video production services.