Melissa Gorga is stepping up the competition of Real Housewives book covers! The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has exclusively revealed to Us Weekly the cover of her upcoming book, Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage.
Gorga, 34, poses on the tome's cover on a marble staircase in a black leather skirt, white sleeveless blouse and black pumps. Married to Joe Gorga for eight years and mother of their three children, Gorga previously told Us that her book gives readers "practical strategies on how to strengthen their marriage, amp up the passion, and the secrets that make my marriage as sexy and hot as it is warm and loving."
The Bravo star chatted with Us on March 23 at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino about recent rumors of cheating in her marriage.
"There's always people who look at where you shine and want to bring you down. So I feel that Joe and I shine. But, it comes with the territory and it's made Joe and I stronger," she explained to Us. "We love each other more than ever . . . We've shown everyone how great it is and I think everyone can see that."
Which is exactly why she wrote her book! "I can't tell you how many times Joe and I are approached by fans asking how they can have a marriage like ours," she told Us. "A great marriage doesn't just happen. It's a job."
Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage is set to hit stores on Sept. 17, 2013, but fans can pre-order it now.
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