Melissa Gorga

Gorga in 2019, photo by Debby Wong/

Birth Name: Melissa Ann Marco

Place of Birth: Montville, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 21, 1979

Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian]

Melissa Gorga is an American television personality, author, singer, designer, and businessperson.

She grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, and Boca Raton, Florida, the daughter of Donna and Anthony Marco. Melissa is married to businessperson Giuseppe “Joe” Gorga, with whom she has three children. Giuseppe is the brother of television personality and fitness competitor Teresa Giudice.

Pictures of Melissa’s father can be seen here and here. A picture of Melissa with her mother can be seen here.

Melissa has roots in Minturno in Lazio, Campania, and Sicily.

Melissa’s paternal grandfather was named Carmen N. Marco (the son of Anthony Marco and Louise). Carmen was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents.

Melissa’s paternal grandmother was Jennie Tamburello (the daughter of Antonio Tamburello and Maria/Marie Guarisco). Jennie was born in New York, to parents from Palermo, Sicily. Antonio was the son of Margaret.

Melissa’s maternal grandfather was the son of Frank Ceravolo and Anna Creo. Anna was from Naples.

Sources: Family history of Melissa Gorga –

Melissa’s paternal grandfather, Carmen N. Marco, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Melissa’s paternal grandmother, Jennie Tamburello, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Melissa’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna (Creo) Ceravolo, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

40 Responses

  1. yung-----putin says:

    Anyone saying she’s black is a —–. She looks like a typical Southern Italian/Sicilian girl. She looks like she could be Giuliana Rancics sister

    • yung-----putin says:

      Literally all of her features are normal for Italians. “But but her natural hair is curly” oh my god I didn’t realize having curly hair meant you were black. John C Reilly is actually black you guys his birth name was actually Jayshawn C Reilly

      • noonedropclowns says:

        The one drop clown show is pitiful isn’t it?! Lol

        • Andrew133 says:

          most of the people on this web are Americans who are F*ukin stupids as Hell, Lol

          Btw, this woman is 100 % European but according to many people on this web she is also looks mixed, Right ??! Lol.

          • jackson9 says:

            @Andrew133, who is this person you sent a link of their DNA results to on reddit? and why are you using this thread to call Americans stupid?

          • Andrew133 says:


            she has English and French heritage, and according to her DNA, she is 100 % European with no Native/African/MENA heritage at all, I call Americans stupid because many of them are really stupids, they think that European should be super Pale with very light Features (thin lips, this nose, straight hair, coloured eyes, etc), and if they see a European with exotic look then they should be mixed with Native/African, that’s why they are Fu*kin stupids as hell, tons of Europeans could look very exotic/mixed without any African/Native heritage like this woman and Melissa Gorga, Period .

          • andrew says:


            You are delusional. The 100% European woman you keep posting has shared another result that displays other things,:


          • passingtime85 says:

            1st AncestryDNA isn’t the most accurate, 2nd old results tend to get overwritten, 3rd admixture tests are not the end all be all of truth of heritage, 4th sometimes lab techs tamper with results, 5th admixture results are interpreted and approved by fallible people, whether they intentionally or unintentionally make mistakes, mistakes still happen, 6th this science of dna analysis correlating to regional heritage is ever changing based on new chip sets, new sample sets, new methodologies, it’s constantly in motion, it is an inexact process, that has a significant factor of guess work, 7th exceptions prove the rule, 8th none of these commercial companies factor in ancient admixture events, they only interpret data around 250 years back, haplogroups do indeed get lost in shuffle, but foreign dna can still be present which affects phenotype, and if it was added before 250 years ago, it’s up to the geneticists whether or not they consider it significant enough to mention, which they typically do not.

            You have to take all these into account before treating these admixture tests as gospel. Plus you have no idea whether or not if that reddit user posted legitimate results. Just like the lab techs that tamper with results to subvert people’s notions of ethnicity and race, that reddit account could be a false flag messing with people.

          • passingtime85 says:


            Thanks for finding the Gedmatch results, they make more sense.

          • Andrew133 says:

            sorry but the only delusional is you.LMAO
            Do you know that nearly all Europeans have west asians , East Med, etc on them,
            Dude, you seem extremely ignorant about human Genetics, GEDmatch results not contradicting ancestry results at all, LMAO.

          • Andrew133 says:

            I like how you keep all these excuses all the time, It is very hard to you to admit that Europeans sometimes could look very exotic/mixed without any Asian/Native/African on them, Right ?

          • Andrew133 says:

            GEDmatch results counting the ancient admixtures, all Europeans have East med, west asians, etc on them, and her results on GEDmatch are very normal for any European person if you don’t know, I recommended you to read more about human genetics, may be you learn something new

          • passingtime85 says:


            Excuses, reason, logic, w/e term you want to use, each individual caveat is valid. We’re equally stubborn. You won’t budge, I won’t budge. But I won’t let you, inform and/or chastise our fellow users and the comment section at large, without painting a more complete picture.

  2. alexgxo says:

    She’s always looked “exotic” or not entirely European, especially when she was younger. Even her children look “off”. Odd because neither of parents look that dark.

    Either she’s adopted, one of her parents is lying or genes are random and she just ended up looking like that. Though I’ve never heard of any rumours that her biological father was some type of Cuban.

  3. Oaken05 says:

    lol, whatever helps you sleep at night.

  4. andrew says:

    Is her birthplace unknown because she was adopted?

    • andrew says:

      Big deal.

      She looked like someone with East African ancestry from former Italian colonies when she was younger.

    • andrew says:

      Another option in that her biological father may not be the Italian man you find in Google (she does not strike me as a sibling of her sisters anyway). Her mother looks pretty much European. One of her kids looks also very brown, he would be bullied at school in Italy.

      She favors a Dominican girl I know.

    • noonedropclowns says:

      So do millions of Caucasian/white Americans, who have no verifiable black ancestry!

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