July 18, 2012 03:00 PM by Shayla Perry
She’s been on display (on display, on display) for two seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and it may have taken her connections to sister-in-law Teresa Giudice to get her on the Bravo reality show, but apparently, if that didn’t work, Melissa Gorga has another famous face in the family who could’ve helped her break into the biz. As it turns out, the aspiring pop singer is cousins with Karate Kid star and Dancing With the Stars alum, Ralph Macchio. (Not that he has much pull now.) How closely related are Melissa and
Daniel-son Ralph, and have they ever talked?
Yes, it’s totally true. Melissa Gorga of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and 80s star, Ralph Macchio, are cousins!
The news went viral after
Melissa’s publicist a Twitter follower tweeted the fun fact to Bravo boss Andy Cohen, to which Gorga replied, “Yes we are!!”
After seeing a side-by-side of these two, it’s strange that this tidbit of info didn’t come out sooner because they look like they could be brother and sister. But Gorga tells The Huffington Post that they’re “really distant cousins” and she “never even met” Macchio.
We imagine that somewhere in the world, Ralph Macchio is re-evaluating his career, while Teresa Giudice has her team feverishly scouring Ancestry.com to find an even more famous name in her family tree.
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