Real Housewives of New Jersey season 4 concluded with the battle of Strippergate which began during the finale when Teresa Giudice allegedly set up her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, to be exposed as a stripper at the Posche fashion show. At the reunion, the ladies battled it out once again and got to the bottom of who was really a stripper.
While the ladies were arguing over the possibilities of both Melissa and Jacqueline Laurita having a past in the stripping world, Joe Gorga became peeved and asked, “What’s the problem with a stripper?” Was that a touchy subject for him? Apparently so!
Host Andy Cohen turned to Joe and said, “Speaking of strippers, I actually heard that you were a stripper of the Chippendales variety.” Joe’s response? “Absolutely! Look at me! Yes I was. I did it a year… you know what? I had a G-string that looked like an elephant.”
Thank goodness for Joe Gorga’s comic relief in such a tense situationÂ—he’s always good for that and it’s definitely not hard to believe that he was once a Chippendales dancer. He fits the bill perfectly!