Rumors that Melissa Gorga cheated on her husband Joe with a family friend are ‘totally untrue’: source


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Melissa and Joe Gorga may have missed sister Teresa Giudice’s wedding to Luis Ruelas on Saturday, but they were definitely part of the drama as they avoided infidelity rumors within their own marriage.

The ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars reportedly decided not to attend Giudice’s nuptials after a massive outburst where Melissa was accused of cheating on her husband with family friend Nick Barrotta.

A source told Fox News Digital that the allegations were “completely ridiculous and utterly untrue.”

The Gorgas were conspicuously absent from Giudice’s big day this weekend as she said “I do” to her second husband in front of 200 friends, family members and a host of Housewives legends.

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Joe and Melissa Gorga (seen in 2021) missed Teresa Giudice’s wedding following cheating accusations against Melissa.
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Their absence from the ceremony is believed to be due to the accusations, which spread throughout the “RHONJ” group as filming for Season 13 was underway.

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“Nick and his wife Liz have been close friends with the Gorgas for years,” an insider told the Daily Mail. “There is absolutely no truth to this nasty rumor and it’s comical that it even needs to be addressed.”

Joe and Melissa starred on the popular Bravo program for over a decade.

Barrotta has his own industry credits, working as an usher on “Divorce Court” for two years before joining Tyler Perry’s BET series, “The Oval,” in 2020.

Joe and Melissa Gorga starred in "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" for over a decade.  Photographed at the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival in "half time" in June.

Joe and Melissa Gorga starred in “Real Housewives of New Jersey” for over a decade. Photographed at the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival’s ‘Halftime’ in June.
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Nick has been ‘blindsided’ by allegations he kissed Melissa, rumors said to have started with a former friend of Margaret Josephs and traveled to Teresa via Jennifer Aydin.

“He’s shocked that someone is coming up with something so nasty in an effort to destroy two families,” the source added.

When the finale was filmed, Joe should have been “stopped” from fighting Luis after Teresa and Melissa engaged in a war of words.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice, Luis Ruelas, Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga attend the 2021 Battle for Brooklyn Celebrity Softball Game at Maimonides Park, Coney Island on August 12, 2021 in New York City.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice, Luis Ruelas, Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga attend the 2021 Battle for Brooklyn Celebrity Softball Game at Maimonides Park, Coney Island on August 12, 2021 in New York City.
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It’s unclear when the 13th season will air, but Tre’s wedding was filmed for a Bravo Network special.

She was previously married to Joe Giudice, who was deported to his native Italy after serving four years in federal prison for tax evasion.

As part of their joint guilty plea to the 41 counts of fraud, Teresa also served a year in prison.

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A source told Page Six that the Gorgas were “laughing” at the cheating allegations. “[They’ve] all have been friends for years.”


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