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At Last! Melissa Gorga's Strip Club Past Revealed: Former Boss Tells All

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May. 29 2015, Published 11:40 a.m. ET

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Joe Giudice's recent date with a strip club vixen stunned fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. But his betrayal of wife Teresa wasn't the most shocking aspect of the entire incident: RadarOnline.com has learned that the owner of the club where he met the younger woman once employed his sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga!

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File photos of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Melissa Gorga and her husband Joe Gorga at the beach in Miami, Florida

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As Radar reported, Joe met 27-year-old stunner Samary Graulau at Breathless Gentleman's Club in Rahway, New Jersey, and took her out on a date in Newark back in April. The owner of Breathless confirmed to Radar that he is close to both Joe and his extended family — including Melissa!

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9th Annual HealthCorps’ Gala

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"I know the family well," the owner told Radar. "They're friends. Joe Gorga has done some work for me. He's a good guy. Melissa worked for me!"

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Beatstock 2011 at Brookhaven Amphitheater, NY

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"She worked as a bartender at one of my other venues," he said.

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“Real Housewives Of New Jersey” Premiere Party

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"You know the story," since it played out on RHONJ, he said.

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"She never danced" he insisted.

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Joe and Melissa Gorga arrive at The Skylark in Midtown Manhattan to attend an event honoring Tyson Beckford

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"She was just a bartender," he said, like Joe's girl Graulau.

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Cast members of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ seen in Manhattan, NYC

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A rep for Gorga previously addressed her R-rated past when her fellow housewives accused her of stripping on the show back in 2012.

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4th Annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza Hosted By Melissa Gorga

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"I know for a fact Melissa worked at Lookers Gentleman's Club," Kim DePaola said at the time.

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Melissa Gorga signs bottle of Voli Vodka in New Jersey

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Gorga's rep confirmed at the time, "Melissa worked at the club behind the bar, not as a dancer."

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The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

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"She worked one day a week for almost a year," the rep said. "She has nothing to hide."

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In fact, "Joe Gorga went to the bar a few times to see Melissa," the rep said.

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According to reports, she even has a sworn affidavit from the club's owner, Chris Kontos, that states she was only a bartender and nothing more.

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Us Weekly Most Stylish New Yorkers Celebration

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In fact, New Jersey state law prohibits topless or nude dancing in establishments that serve alcohol.

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“Grown Ups 2″ New York Premiere

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But Joe's vixen Graulau often wore seriously skimpy outfits to tend bar.

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Melissa Gorga promotes Voli Light Vodka at The 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show, “Hawaii: Islands of Aloha” in Philadelphia, PA

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Today, Gorga is a happily married mom of three.

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