Melissa Gorga has caused quite a stir among Real Housewives of New Jersey fans this season, and many aren’t too thrilled with how things went.
Following Tuesday, March 1, 2022 episode of RHONJ, fans took to Reddit to share their feelings about Gorga after she got into a physical fight with her co-star Jennifer Aydin. From there, several fans took to Reddit to propose firing Gorga, some even saying they would sign a petition to have her removed from the Bravo franchise.
Fans have their reasons for not liking Gorga, with many voicing opinions that she didn’t really have her own story or bring anything of her own to the table aside from her short-lived marital troubles in season 11. Now, two weeks later, some are wondering fans as to whether Gorga makes a good full-time housewife or if she would be better off in a “friend of” role.
Here’s what you need to know:
Several RHONJ fans have commented on Gorga’s role on the show
Season 12 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey has so far focused on two people. Jennifer Aydin has a story that brings to light her husband’s 10-year affair and Teresa Giudice’s new romance comes under scrutiny. However, Gorga is just a bit in the background, along with Jackie Goldschneider and newcomer Traci Lynn Johnson.
For this reason, many believe that Gorga should not be a full-time housewife.
“I really think Melissa would be more suited to a girlfriend position given her storylines are hardly storylines, and I don’t think she has enough substance to make it an interesting full-time pursuit. I think she would be more popular if we saw less of her,” wrote one Redditor, starting a new thread.
Several other social media users agreed.
“Melissa is boring and brings nothing to the show. I’m tired of her rushing to the other ladies and asking, “What’s up?” or ‘what happened?’ to get in front of the camera” one person commented.
“Melissa and Delores (I love her) could be FOH. The thing is, Melissa has a lot of shady things going on in her personal life that she could address. The production just seems protective of them for some weird reason.” read another comment.
“I feel like she doesn’t bring enough for a full time slot but doesn’t deserve to be fired. I don’t like her, but I can see how she can remain useful if she’s minimally around. added the OP.
“Melissa’s only act of participation is subtly and not so subtly shadowing Teresa. Oh… and to say, “What’s up?” As she blends in for camera time.” someone else wrote.
Some RHONJ fans think Gorga is still on the show because of her husband
Love him or hate him, Joe Gorga has made for some memorable reality TV moments over the years. However, some fans seem to think that Melissa’s role is safe because of her husband and that the production is keeping her signed because they like Joe.
“I’m trying to figure out if Melissa had a solo/non-housewives group scene this season that Joe wasn’t in? I have a feeling that when she’s not with the women, she’s only with Joe. It’s like they prefer him as a housewife and settle for her.” A Reddit user commented in the thread mentioned above.
“Melissa is pretty much the house husband and Joe the wife,” added another person.
“I think because of real family drama, Joe Gorga is actually who they want on the show, so they have to have Melissa as the housewife.” read a third comment.
“I think Melissa is only there for Joe at this point. Although I don’t like Joe, he’s like the glue that holds the men together and the men in Jersey are very opinionated and almost as important as the women on the show.” wrote a fourth Redditor.
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