While frenemy Teresa Giudice struggles to make monetary ends meet, a new disturbing report confirms that Melissa Gorga is having no such problems.
According to Radar Online, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is clearing over $1 million per year these days, partly due to her salary ($250,000 per season) and partly due to her sales of her ridiculous advice book.
“Her salary and her book sales have pushed her into a 7-figure earning bracket,” Radar writes of Gorga.
Sister-in-law Giudice, of course, pleaded guilty to financial fraud this spring and will be sentenced next month.
"Unlike Teresa, she isn’t worried about her finances because she has been quietly making good money and doesn’t have nearly the expenses that the Giudices do," the insider says.
About a year ago, Gorga released "Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage," a book some people are apparently buying despite two facts:
- It was written by Melissa Gorga.
- Critics have said it espouses "marital rape" because husband Joe Gorga tells husband in it: "If your wife says "no," turn her around, and rip her clothes off." Lovely, huh?
“Melissa has negotiated good deals with Bravo,” Radar concludes. “They’ve been willing to pay her well because she delivers the drama each season.”