As we previously reported, Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Melissa Gorga’s past is coming back to haunt her. Her alleged ex-boyfriend, Bryan “Bulldog” Bowen surfaced, and now there are many rumors saying Melissa has cheated on Joe Gorga. Now, Melissa’s cheating scandal is front and center on the cover of Life & Style Magazine.
Bryan alleges that shortly after Melissa married Joe Gorga, she cheated on Joe with him. “Melissa and her family are furious,” an insider says. “Her sisters have been telling Bulldog to shut up, but he’s threatening to tweet damaging details.Â Bulldog claims to have a lot of dirt on Melissa, and some of it is already coming out — and the next season hasn’t even started airing yet,” the source adds.
Melissa reportedly has the reputation of being a big party-girl, along with her sisters, Kim and Lysa. “Melissa was a big party animal — she’s not as innocent as she claims to be,” a source tells the mag. “That’s why she works so hard to cover up her past. She went from being a very unconventional girl to this super-traditional woman that she isn’t.”
An associate of Bulldog is confirming the cheating allegations.Â “Melissa went out to dinner at Sushi Lounge, a local restaurant, and left early to go hook up with Bulldog,” alleges the insider, who says the encounter took place before Melissa’s feud with her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice began.Â A friend of Melissa’s insists Teresa is NOT to blame for this, while other sources say Teresa and Kim D are orchestrating the whole thing. Our insiders tell us exclusively that Teresa and Kim are going to be portrayed as the villains when this story line plays out on Season 5 of RHONJ. “She’s [Teresa] not behind this, but that doesn’t mean she’s not enjoying it,” Melissa’s friend adds.
Another insider dishes more dirt to the magazine on the explosive night that was filmed atÂ Bellissimo’s restaurant. As we exclusively reported, Teresa Giudice, Kim DePaola, Jennifer Dalton, and Penny Drossos attended the night out and the topic of conversation quickly turned to Melissa and the rumors of her infidelity. “They were all talking about how she had an extramarital affair,” says the source. “Melissa is freaking out.”
Melissa insists these accusations are “all talk with absolutely no proof to back it up.” Those close to Melissa insist the rumors are just that — rumors — and firmly deny she ever had an affair. “Melissa and Bulldog dated on-and-off for years. Then she met Joe and started her family, and that’s all in the past,” another insider insists.
The source tells Life & Style this isn’t the first time Joe Gorga has been worried about Melissa’s infidelities. The insider says that before Melissa and Joe were married he had suspicions she was stepping out on him and even threw her out of his house. “Joe thought Melissa was creeping,” the source reveals. “He really wanted to settle down.”
Melissa is sure this cheating scandal won’t affect her marriage, saying,Â “This is only making Joe and me stronger. I can’t even begin to keep track of all the lies. Everyone is coming for their 15 minutes of fame.”
Melissa also took to Twitter to mock the magazine cover and rumors, writing, “I’ve been so busy partying, cheating, stripping, and borrowing money I’m exhausted! What’s next? I robbed a bank? #AllLies.”
What do YOU believe?
Photo Credit: Life & Style