Back in 2014, Melissa Gorga put pen to paper for her relationship advice tome, Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage. The book examined her marriage to Joe Gorga as well as some more traditional views on relationships and romance. A description for the book notes, "Melissa's overriding principle: Treat your husband like a king! And in return, you'll be treated like a queen... In Love Italian Style, Melissa shares her (and his) secrets to relationship success, generations-tested old-fashioned values served up with a modern, sexy twist."
Well, four years later, Melissa feels differently than she did at the time. The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom and 'Wife has definitely expanded her brand, which includes her New Jersey boutique Envy, and she's altered her views along the way.
"I think I've changed a lot, just as a person … I'm just coming into my own, and I feel like just the way that [Joe] and I run our household has changed a lot over the past couple of years," she recently told E! News. "It's not easy, it's really not easy …I feel like I'm just growing as a person and I think you're going to see that on the show because I can't even hide it."
(Melissa reflects a bit more on her evolution in the video above.)
Which brings us to that 2014 book release and the ideas she was sharing with her fans at the time. She noted to E! News, "I don't believe in that like I used to. I wrote a whole book about it and I don't know if I agree with everything I wrote any longer."
Melissa, Joe, and the entire RHONJ crew returns for Season 9 on Wednesday at 9/8c. Check out more Joe and Melissa, below.