While Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Joe and Melissa Gorga have been seen on the Bravo reality show driving a very expensive Bentley, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the couple recently was forced to give up the luxury automobile because they could no longer afford it.
“The Bentley was leased by Joe and Melissa, and was strictly done for the show,” a source told RadarOnline.com. ”They felt pressure to make their lifestyle appear to be something it definitely wasn’t. The lease was just too expensive at $5,000 a month, and they had to turn it back in early.”
As something of a silver lining, the couple “was given a free used Mercedes by a local car dealer, in exchange for shooting scenes at the dealership,” the source said. “The scene in which Joe shows Melissa their new trash truck was filmed at the Mercedes dealership.”
Said the source, “The sad thing is that what Melissa doesn’t recognize is that [that kind of behavior] is what got Teresa into trouble with the law!”