This week Joe Gorga, brother of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Guidice blamed his social media manager for posting fake “before” and “after” photos of a flipped house This has left fans wondering what’s what on Gorga’s Instagram account.
The real estate developer, 40, who is married to “Real Housewives of New Jersey’” co-star Melissa Gorga, 40, has come under scrutiny for a since-deleted photo shared on his personal Instagram page, which featured a house-flipping project he took credit for.
Previously, Joe claimed a before-and-after shot of a home he claimed his company renovated, writing, “Look at this flip worth $1.9M. Took me six months to turn this around. Ripped off the roof & added to the second floor. I think I might move in.”
Soon after, however, according to People magazine, Instagram user Caley Svensson, of Park Ridge, NJ reposted the image on her Instagram Story, claiming that the “after” photo was her house — and it had allegedly never been flipped by Joe.
“When @JoeyGorga tries to rip off your house and claim he flipped it…. [eye roll emoji] can I get a Watch What Happens Live over here…” Svensson wrote, referencing Andy Cohen’s Bravo talk show.
“Everything about it was new, it was built from the ground up … It was a new construction, the foundation was new,” Svensson told “Good Morning America” on this past week, noting that the her home was so new, it couldn’t have been flipped by Gorga.
The “before” photo appears to show a completely different property located on the other side of town, according to property records acquired by Page Six.
Gorga said that he was involved with the “after” home belonging to Svensson. A representative for Gorga tells People that the post was simply an error made by his social media manager.
Montville residents Joe and Melissa Gorga live in a multi-million dollar mansion that Joe built, have been married since 2004 and have three children, Antonia, Gino and Joey.
According to biowikis, Gorga and his sister opened a family eatery named “Gorga’s Homemade Pasta and Pizza” in 2017. The business struggled from the beginning as Gorga be incensed with his business accomplices who allegedly did not paying him the cash that they had guaranteed.
Of the failed venture, Melissa told People magazine,“I can speak about it mildly because it’s a major situation unfortunately,” she said during an appearance on The Morning Breath show.
“I will admit one thing: We are overwhelmed with the amount of people that are going. We had no idea it was going to be as busy as it is; that’s first of all.”