Our favorite Hollywood relationship expert Siggy Flicker is back with more advice and details on sustaining a love that will grow throughout the years. This time the Real Housewives of New Jersey newbie is using her expertise on her fellow cast mates, speaking honestly and candidly about their marriages and deciphering which couple has the strength to last.
Author of Write Your Own Fairy Tale: The New Rules for Dating, Relationships, and Finding Love On Your Terms, Siggy is well versed in the dos and don’ts of partnerships. She doesn’t just give advice, but she uses these tips in her personal life as well.
The married mother of two found love in a place she’d least expect it, a car dealership, but it’s been one of the best decisions she’s ever made. Now, Siggy evaluates each marriage dynamic to ultimately decide who’ the real deal and who’s made for TV.
Teresa and Joe Giudice
Married: 16 years
Children: 4 daughters (Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana)
“The have a lovely relationship,” Siggy told Bravo. “They are truly in love with one another. I’m sure in that marriage there has been ups and downs, but they’re a very strong couple and I truly believe they will stand the test of time. Teresa and Joe are true blue. He is the love of her life and she is the love of his life. I love being around the both of them, I really do.”
Melissa and Joe Gorga
Married: 12 years
Children: 3 (Antonia, Gino and Joey)
“Melissa is very intuitive to what Joe’s needs are,” Siggy told Bravo. “What’s important for him, she makes important for her, because her husband’s well-being and happiness really means a lot to her. She says, ‘Listen Siggy, if Joe’s happy, I’m happy.’ That’s a beautiful thing, because with marriage it’s 50/50. They really keep their marriage moving by standing behind each other and doing for each other.”
Jacqueline and Chris Laurita
Married: 14 years
Children: 3 (Ashlee Holmes from Jacqueline’s past marriage, Christopher and Nicholas)
“What I love about them is, they’re not afraid to express their love in public.,” Siggy told Bravo. “They’re always touching each other, they’re always loving to each other. They’ll just lean over and start kissing each other. She’s always looking at him and she’ll jump on him. I think they’re very playful and cute together. I just love that, because you know when you’re giving your man all that, he’s never going to look anywhere else.”
Divorced: 15 years
Children: 2 (Gabrielle and Frankie)
“I mean can you imagine having beauty, brains, body…the girl’s got the whole package, but what she doesn’t know her worth,” Siggy told Bravo. “My advice to Dolores would be, ‘Take some time to yourself.’ I want Dolores to get rejuvenated and refreshed. I want her to spoil herself and just enjoy life, because if anybody deserves it, it’s Dolores.”