Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion: Joe Gorga Admits He Used to Be a Chippendales Stripper!

USMagazine, Monday, October 15, 2012, 6:30am (PDT)

Joe Gorga dropped a major bombshell on Sunday's third and final installment of The Real Housewives of New Jersey season four reunion -- but this time, his big reveal didn't involve his sister, Teresa Giudice.

Joining the other RHONJ husbands -- Chris Laurita, Joe Giudice and Rich Wakile -- for a discussion of this season's top moments, Gorga leapt to Jacqueline Laurita's defense when talk turned to her supposed one-time job as an exotic dancer.

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"What's the problem with a stripper?" Gorga, 38, wondered aloud after Joe Giudice alleged that Chris Laurita told him he met wife Jacqueline when she was a stripper in Las Vegas.

Agreed Chris Laurita, who actually met his wife at a trade show in Chicago: "We talk about strippers like serial killers."

Realizing that most of his RHONJ peers had no problem with strippers, Gorga offered a stunning admission: He was a Chippendales exotic dancer for a year during college. "I had a g-string that looked like an elephant," Melissa's husband and father of her three children admitted. "I made a couple thousand a night and had a great time!"

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Though there was a moment of levity when the group laughed about Gorga's one-time gig, things turned tense when Gorga accused sister Teresa of ruining his family. "I've been hurt so bad -- it's tough," Gorga told reunion host Andy Cohen as he faced his sister and her husband for the first time in a year. "I didn't just lose my sister, I lost my parents."

Speaking directly to Teresa, Gorga was even more heated. "You've got to stop this, Teresa. If you stop, we can maybe be a family," he seethed after his sister accused him of breaking their parents' hearts by distancing his family from them. "My kids don't even have grandparents because of you!"

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Sunday's reunion proved that there is little chance for a family reunion for the Gorgas and the Giudices. Indeed, Melissa Gorga revealed she was moving her family out of the Montville, N.J. neighborhood where her sister-in-law also lived.

"I moved to this town so my kids could go to school with their cousins," Melissa recently told Us Weekly. "But after this, I got really scared. I don't want them around anybody who is bashing their mother."

This article originally appeared on Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion: Joe Gorga Admits He Used to Be a Chippendales Stripper!

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