There's a saying: "To live your best life, go where you are most celebrated." For these African-American women, that place is Italy. In this series, relationship expert Diann Valentine takes five beautiful, eligible bachelorettes who can't find a good American man, all the way to Italy, aka "Mecca," where she breaks them down and builds them back up to be open to love. Love Italian Style sounds as sweet as gelato, but it's not all gondola rides and delicious wine for these single ladies, who live under one roof in a decadent Roman villa, potentially vying for the same men and keeping one side eye on the ultimate prize: a hot Italian husband.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Love Italian Style - Melissa Gorga - Netflix

Melissa Ann Gorga (née Marco; born March 21, 1979) is an American reality television personality, author, singer, designer, and businesswoman. She is a member of the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, joining the show in its third season.

Love Italian Style - Career - Netflix

Gorga has appeared in the reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey since 2011. She also has pursued a music career. Her single “On Display” was released on iTunes on August 13, 2011. Other singles were previewed on several season-four episodes, and Gorga issued a four-song EP. As of July 5, 2012, she has released two additional singles on iTunes: “How Many Times”, released April 29, 2012, and “Rockstar”, released June 10, 2012. Her fourth single, “I Just Wanna”, was released September 2012. Written by and featuring hip hop singer Santino Noir, it was accompanied by a music video. In January 2016, Gorga told E! News she wouldn't be continuing her music career, but expressed interest to returning to music in the future. In 2014, Gorga introduced a jewelry line on HSN TV. In late 2015, she opened a clothing boutique called Envy by Melissa Gorga in Montclair, New Jersey, in premises built by her husband, Joe. In January 2017, the store was temporarily closed due to a dispute with her business partner, Jackie Beard Robinson; it re-opened later that month. In December 2017, Robinson sued Gorga, alleging Gorga falsely accused Robinson of stealing merchandise from Envy. In May 2017, the Gorgas opened a restaurant in East Hanover, New Jersey with Teresa Giudice named Gorga's Homemade Pasta and Pizza. In January 2018, the restaurant temporarily closed in search of larger space and new management.

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