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Melissa Gorga knows just the trick to keep her marriage of eight years to husband Joe hot and spicy.

"I still play hard to get," the Real Housewives of New Jersey mom of three, 33, tells Us Weekly of keeping the spark alive with Joe, 37.

The Bravo star -- whose first single, "On Display," dropped last summer -- has another unique trick up her sleeve.

"Every once in a while, I act like I'm his girlfriend and he can't have me," says Melissa. "Men want what they can't have. When is everyone going to realize this?"