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Melissa Gorga: “The Rest Of Florida Gets Pretty Intense”

Melissa Gorga is taking to her Bravo Blog to dish on this week's Season 8 premiere episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Melissa Gorga talks about the passing of her mother-in-law, the drama with her store Envy, teases upcoming Boca Raton drama and reacts to meeting Danielle Staub for the first time.

Melissa writes:

"Hi loves! I’ve missed you all so much. RHONJ fans come out of the woodwork when our show airs and I love every second of it! Season 8 is here, and I couldn't be happier to still be a part of this amazing experience.

Watching the memories of my mother-in-law and hearing her voice brought instant tears to my eyes. She was a wonderful woman, and her life was taken way too young. I never thought I would see the day that Joe broke down and couldn't work or get out of bed. He was devastated and heartbroken for weeks and still is. He and Teresa both slept by their mother’s side every single night, so she was never alone and passed in all of our arms. She will be in our hearts and in our minds forever. She is our angel in heaven, and I hope she finally got to meet my Daddy.

Let’s talk about Danielle Staub! I know there are a lot of preconceived thoughts about her. When I went to her party, it was the first time I had ever met her in person. I was pleasantly surprised, and I think you will be too. Don't get me wrong — she beats to her own drum, but that’s what I love about her! She is interesting and intriguing, but I think she is very misread. You’ll see what I mean as the season goes on!

Boca!! Wow, a lot goes on in Boca!! We made quite an entrance at New York Prime!! Lol! This is the first birthday I've ever spent without Joe, and I'm not sure I’d do it again. I will say I was very thankful that Siggy planned something for my birthday. It was very thoughtful of her, and I love how she took the time to make sure the cake represented me perfectly! It was absolutely gorgeous, and I thanked her. I had no idea Teresa was going to throw it in my face, but it was all in good fun. I was teasing her for being a little troublemaker with me and Joe at my bachelorette party. The guy I was dancing with was Arturo Gatti, God rest his soul. And before I knew it I had cake in my face! Hey, just a bunch of Jersey girls in Florida, drinking and having a little fun! We did get to eat the cake first and it was soooo good. The rest of Florida gets pretty intense, and you’ll have to watch the next episode to see how it all goes down.

Envy! It’s all mine — thank you, Jesus!!! My business partner and I parted ways. It was very unfortunate how it happened and I cried for three days straight when I woke up to an emptied out Envy. My heart was broken, and I didn't know what to do. I couldn't believe that everything I worked so hard for was taken out from under me. Why take all my clothing to that awful woman’s store? Joe literally had to pull me of the couch and tell me to get up, get to New York, and start buying new clothing for the store. So that’s what I did. There was not even a hanger or a roll of tape left in the store. I had to pull myself together and get it done. Well, I did it in three weeks, Envy and the online store was back up, and I was back in business. I worked my butt off every day to get it back quickly so I wouldn't lose too many customers. Sometimes they say hardships are a blessing in disguise and I think this definitely was a case of that. Envy is like my fourth child, and no one messes with my children.

Please check out the store in Montclair, NJ. If you’re not a Jersey girl, you can shop online!"

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