PHOTOS: RHONJ’s Melissa Gorga Shares New Tour of 5,000 Sq. Ft. Mansion, See the Bars, Poker Room, and Gym as She Reveals If Cheating Rumors Impacted Marriage to Joe

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PHOTOS: RHONJ's Melissa Gorga Shares New Tour of 5,000 Sq. Ft. Mansion, See the Bars, Poker Room, and Gym as She Reveals If Cheating Rumors Impacted Marriage to Joe


Melissa Gorga opened up her and Joe Gorga‘s new home for a tour earlier this week.

After showcasing a number of areas of the six-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot home, including its kitchen, master bedroom, and in-ground pool, in recent weeks, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star showcased never-before-seen rooms, including their two bars and Joe’s poker room.

Amid Melissa’s February 14 tour with Entertainment Tonight, she spoke to reporter Brice Sander.

RHONJ Melissa Gorga Gives Tour of Home Bar

Light wood floors can be found throughout the home.

After taking Brice into her home office, which boasts glass walls and built-in shelving, Melissa said the private space was a “must.”

“I spend a lot of time in my office, I’m on Zooms all day… so I wanted it to be part of the house, but I also wanted to have my own little space,” she explained.

RHONJ Melissa Gorga Shows Off Home Office in New Mansion

Melissa’s home office boasts black flooring and white walls.

“It’s bougie,” Melissa continued of her office. “The chandelier that’s all crystal and diamond… I’m very happy in there.”

RHONJ Melissa Gorga Office Chandelier

Melissa’s office chandelier hangs from a tray ceiling.

On the other side of the foyer from Melissa’s home office is the smaller of Melissa’s two bars, where she and Joe enjoy “small [cocktails] before [they] go out to dinner.”

RHONJ Melissa Gorga Bar and Dining Room

A dining space is seen beyond the bar.

RHONJ Melissa Gorga Bar Upstairs

After joking that her small bar acted as the “lobby” of her home, Melissa took Brice downstairs for a look at her larger bar.

“This is the fun zone. This is where you really like, kick off your shoes,” she declared.

RHONJ Melissa Gorga Downstairs Bar at New Home

Just beyond the bar is a poker room.

“You can imagine the Real Housewives of New Jersey men and the games of poker they are going to play in this room,” Melissa predicted, noting that she and Joe made a deal as they built the house that she would get an office while he’d get a poker room.

“It’s always ready to go. The house is always stocked with liquor, at any time,” she continued. “You want the invite to a Gorga party!”

RHONJ Melissa Gorga Poker Room in New House

Joe’s poker room is an extension of the home’s main bar.

Also downstairs is a gym.

RHONJ Melissa Gorga Home Gym at New House

There’s also a movie-watching space.

“When the kids come over with their friends and stuff… they hang out over here,” Melissa revealed.

RHONJ Melissa Gorga Movie Watching Area in New Home

The movie-watching area of Melissa’s home boasts a fireplace and recessed lighting.

Moving back upstairs, Melissa moved her glass doors to the side as she showcased her outdoor patio and kitchen.

“A big part of the house, we wanted the indoor-outdoor space. So when it’s not freezing in New Jersey, we’ll spend a lot of time out here,” she shared, noting, “There’s barbecue and stuff like that.”

RHONJ Melissa Gorga New Home Outdoor Patio

The outdoor patio has a television and fireplace beside a large circular table.

Also during her chat with Brice, Melissa was asked if the false cheating rumors that arose amid RHONJ season 13 made their bond any stronger.

“I’m not going to say it strengthened it, but I will say, like, there’s a lot of outside noise, especially on reality television,” she admitted. “We are one of the longest-standing couples on reality TV in general. [So] there’s a lot of noise out there, and we’ve learned to tune it out and not listen to it.”

Despite the odds being stacked against them, Melissa and Joe, who have been married for 18 years, have remained dedicated to one another and the health of their relationship.

“At the end of the day, Joe and I spend so much time together, we really do. We keep our feet on the ground, we understand the chaos that comes with being on this show but we just keep it very normal in this house,” she explained. “Even with our kids and like with school stuff, we just don’t allow the noise to come in.”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.