"RHONJ" star Melissa Gorga visited Mohegan Sun Casino in Conn. on Friday to meet and greet fans and sign copies of her new book, "Love Italian Style." Wearing a stunning cobalt blue peplum two-piece skirt suit, Gorga showed up fashionably late (by about 15 minutes) to a long line of waiting fans. Melissa offered hugs and kisses to many of her fans and she even took time to strike up conversations with people, taking more than the typical 30 seconds like at many book signings. On Sept. 23, Melissa took to her Twitter account after a weekend of signings and boosted book sales to thank people for buying and reading her book.
"Thank you so much for reading #loveitalianstyle hope you're enjoying all my secrets! Xoxo (sic)," Melissa tweeted on Monday.
On the "Real Housewives of New Jersey," Melissa Gorga has had quite a few issues with her sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice. While some people expect Melissa to speak badly about Teresa or her situation, she fielded questions and comments with class. When a fan specifically said that she understood what Melissa was going through, the "housewife" replied, "You're sweet. We are working it out."
Gorga (who is perhaps even prettier in person than on television), signed a book for every one who was in line. She kept things really positive and upbeat and totally seemed to appreciative that people came out for her.
If you missed Melissa Gorga this weekend, you can check her website for upcoming appearances.
Check out Mohegan Sun's website for more signings and appearances. "RHONJ" stars Caroline Manzo and Kathy Wakile have also taken part in the casino's "Diva Fridays."
© Effie Orfanides 2013