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Was it a date or a nap?
Melissa Gorga says her husband of nearly 17 years, Joe Gorga, fell asleep during their second date — while they were out on the town for dinner.
“I was like, ‘Am I boring you? Or are you on drugs?’ Like, did I meet somebody who does drugs?” Melissa, 42, told Us Weekly when asked about her worst date. “You’re closing your eyes! I am not used to boring people. What is happening here? And he literally just nodded out while I was talking to him on my second date.”
But the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star said that Joe, 41, had a simple explanation for his restaurant snooze.
“He was like, ‘No, I got up at 5:30 this morning. I’m exhausted,’” Melissa told the publication. “I was like, ‘Wow. I’ve never seen anyone nod out on me before. That’s a first.’”
The “RHONJ” star decided to go out with Joe again because, “I just liked him a lot and he truly was really tired.”
Their first date, meanwhile, earned Joe an “A for effort” — despite some kitchen-related deception, Melissa said.
“… [On] the first date he had me at his home and he made me a fake dinner … He put all the food in the pots and pans that he ordered from the Italian restaurant down the street and swore he cooked it all,” she said.
Years later, the Gorgas and their “RHONJ” co-star Teresa Giudice (who is also Joe’s sister) would go on to briefly operate an Italian restaurant in East Hanover, NJ, called Gorga’s Homemade Pasta & Pizza. The small eatery shut its doors in 2018.
The Gorgas are the parents of children Antonia, 15, Gino, 14, and Joey, 11.
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