You know we love us some Real Housewives, but when shizz gets serious, shizz gets DAMN serious!
And now Melissa Gorga is finding herself in some seriously serious shizz as the release of her book, Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage, has stirred up the opinion that she's trapped in a marriage that involves marital rape!
Some of the passages have apparently made her book sound like her hubby, Joe Gorga, forces sex on her. One passage that hit people hard was Joe's section where he states, "If your wife says "no," turn her around, and rip her clothes off."
But being the Housewives starlet she is, Melissa isn't letting this supposed misunderstanding go unnoticed. She stepped up to defend her main man in her Bravo blog and explained:
"Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey can attest that there's a difference between racy and 'rapey.' When Joe and I talk about dominance and submission, it's racy. It's about a man being a man, a woman being a woman, a man taking charge and a woman letting it happen — consensually! There are times I play hard to get, and Joe knows those signals. But when I am not in the mood, Joe doesn't force me to do ANYTHING."
She also further explained her passage where she stated women sometimes need to have sex just to meet their husband's needs:
"I defy anyone in a long-term relationship, man or woman, to say that they've never done it for their partner's sake once in a while. It's called compromise and compassion for the person you love and trust most in the world."
While Melissa very well might have meant something different than what she wrote about in her book, we think the gurl might just want to stay away from the ol' pen and paper.
Or maybe next time she should just write about juicy Housewives' secrets!
No one will be complaining about that!
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