The same day “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga released her book, Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage, she and husband Joe Gorga went on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show to discuss some of their controversial tips.
Because the episode aired the morning of Sept. 24, the Gorgas were not yet aware of how Melissa’s advice book would be perceived. CliffsNotes: It was not well received.
In the book, Joe advises married women to surrender to their husbands at their own expense, writing: “Men, I know you think your woman isn’t the type who wants to be taken. But trust me, she is. Every girl wants to get her hair pulled once in a while. If your wife says ‘no,’ turn her around, and rip her clothes off. She wants to be dominated. Women don’t realize how easy men are. Just give us what we want.”
On “Bethenny,” Joe reinforced his exasperating advice when Frankel asked him if Melissa never turns him down for sex. “She fights it. She fights it, but I always win,” he said.
He then continued to describe an instance in which Melissa came home tired, but he told her “Daddy needs his sleeping pill.”
There are no words.