EXCLUSIVE: RHONJ's Joe Gorga Defends Wife Melissa Gorga Amid Cheating Allegations

Joe Gorga comes to his wife Melissa Gorga's defense amid cheating allegations.

Joe Gorga comes to his wife Melissa Gorga's defense amid cheating allegations.


The Gorgas have had enough — and they’re lashing out at the people trying to tear them apart.

In the new issue of Life & Style, Joe Gorga is coming to his wife's defense after shocking cheating allegations surfaced that Melissa Gorga hooked up with ex-boyfriend Brian “Bulldog” Bowen, since they married.

“I don’t even know this guy,” Joe tells Life & Style. “People tried to bring this up two years ago; they tried to put this bulls--t out there. All I have to say is, ‘Ha, ha, ha.’”

As Life & Style previously reported, an insider close to The Real Housewives of New Jersey star’s ex-boyfriend Brian “Bulldog” Bowen is claiming that the exes have hooked up since Melissa married. “Melissa went out to dinner at Sushi Lounge, a local restaurant, and left early to go hook up with Bulldog,” alleges the insider.

EXCLUSIVE: Real Housewives of New Jersey's Melissa Gorga rocked by cheating allegations

Naturally, the claim has hurt and enraged Joe. In addition to the recent infidelity claims, Melissa has been accused of being an instigator, a gold digger, backstabber and stripper in the past.

"The poor girl keeps getting all this abuse for no reason. They find a good mom with a good image, and it's like, ‘How can we take her down?’” Joe told Life & Style at the opening of the Sizzle Tans salon in Rockaway, N.J., on Feb. 19. 

Joe explains, “We knew what to expect and what I was getting into. If there were skeletons in my closet I would never have gone on the show.”

He continues to stand by Melissa: “There’s a lot of lies and a lot of accusations…but I love my wife.”

    For more on Melissa's alleged affair and how the Gorga's are fighting back, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!

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