Before you decide your Team Teresa or Team Everyone Else allegiance this season, give Melissa Gorga a chance to hear her out.
"I hate [that] people are going to look and say 'Oh well, they're ganging up on Teresa,'" the Real Housewives of New Jersey star explains to Celebuzz about this season’s seemingly unbalanced battle lines. "If you really pay attention, nobody is ganging up on Teresa. Nobody wants to make her the victim."
Rewinding a tad, Caroline Manzo questions how the great cast divide even came about. "There were never supposed to be sides. So, why is Teresa saying, 'You are on their team now?' There were never supposed to be sides," the no-time-for-nonsense matriarch tells The Hollywood Reporter. "It was my understanding that Jacqueline and I were brought into these people's lives, now to be clear with that, we were brought into their lives by Teresa on the guise of 'fix my family.'"
Sounds promising, so what went terribly wrong? "We found out that that wasn't the case. I did very early on. And I made a decision not to play. In deciding not to play, I became the enemy," adds Caroline. "There are no sides. I thought what she wants is harmony, so why are there teams?"
Please please stop with these shows!!! It use to be fun to watch all they do is gang up one someone it's sick I'm done watching the only reason I check the blogs is to see if it's OK to watch again! Ps if I had to pick a team team Teresa all the way!
Melissa..and Caroline...you can spin it, you can lie about it and the heart can try very hard to be deceitful to the viewers...but one thing remains a fact..the camera's dont LIE...You all have ganged up on Teresa by your choice...The new season you bash her ON TV... and on your blogs you speak of her in such a derogatory manner and then if that is not enough the Manzo "children" speak ill of Teresa little children...That is what bully's do...they deny the fact that the gang up on people and then they spin the story..Caroline...I never heard teresa ask you to help her with her family issues. you just stuck your nose in it because you wanted to...and Melissa...you schemed and you plotted and yea right now you may have gotten the very outcome that you schemed to get... but I dont believe in Karma. I believe in Jesus and in the bible there is a beautiful scripture for people like you and Caroline...WHAT YOU DO UNTO OTHERS WILL BE DONE UNTO YOU... (KARMA) ?
I am very disappointed with this season. This use to be a show I never missed. Now it's a show I'm going to quit watching. Bravo needs to get new housewives for New Jersey. These girls on here now are a hot mess and it's no fun to watch anymore. Good bye RHONJ:)
"...so why are there teams?"
My guess would be because of your collective negativity, jealousy, condescending, and superior attitudes.
Just stop Melissa. THe more you four talk about Teresa, the more we dislike you and like her more! Have you not read what you write on these blogs, twitter or in magazines??? Stop already..
I will say that I do believe the biggest issue between Melissa and Teresa is Joe Gorga. he will do anything to destroy his sister!! He tells Melissa what Teresa says and vice versa. He and his quest for fame is the real issue.
And Caroline, I doubt Teresa asked u to fix her family, that is BS at best!! She never wanted them on the show!!! Stop lying.. We don't believe anything that comes out of your mouth!
I can't stand Melissa. I like Teresa. She is gorgeous. Melissa does copy of her. You can tell she is jealous of Teresa's relationshiop with her brother and shame on him for acting like such an ass towards Teresa. You know how women play the game. Good Luck Teresa. You have beautiful kids. Hang in there.
Caroline needs to quit hanging with Melissa....that's a low life thing to do. Melissa's a slob that thinks WAY TOO MUCH of herself, and Caroline is a true backstabber.
I guess the viewing audience is drinking the Kool aid? 4 against 1 and no one is picking sides? Oh ok Caroline, Melissa if you say it we'll all believe it! NOT.
Are you kidding me? The viewers are not stupid. I have no doubt that if Teresa left the show, Melissa would be Caroline next bully target.
Looks to me everybody is ganging up on Teresa who is just a mom trying to support her family the best way she knows how. The other cast people are taking everything teresa says and spinning it. Caroline is closed minded.
I PAID ATTENTION! You DID gang up on Teresa--what is all this talking behind her back constantly?! How about making fun of her and her husband on camera, together as a GROUP?! That is called "ganging up". What about the reunion? The identical blogs?! PLEASE, the viewers are not stupid. If you hate being labeled a bully, change your behavior.
Its very easy to see they are all ganging up on Teresa, they talk behind her back all the time, the show seems very scripted with what Melissa says and does, her scenes seem very fake. Hoping things get better for Teresa as the show goes on.
Obviously there were issues between these two SIL's before Mel came on the show. There are two reasons she ultimately decided to come on the show: 1) to "expose" Teresa 2) to become a famous singer. There is something wrong with that, especially when there is a family that is being destroyed. It is not that people don't like these families, we can clearly see that they are all fun in their own ways. But as a fan of the show, I will never support Melissa b/c of her intentions, which we can clearly see by reading in between the lines. She is out for herself and ultimately is not even looking at her own husbands best interest. Make a sacrifice for your husband; Don't crave so much attention so your husband can live in peace with his family.
Seriously? I am so over Caroline and Mellissa trying to portray the "NIMBY" card. They act as if they are above all of the drama..if they truly were they wouldn't be on a reality show. Cameras do not lie. You ARE all ganging up on Teresa. She apoligized. Get over it. They are countless clips of you all talking about her too. I am over M. Gorga too, acting as if she wants her brother to have a good relationship with Teresa. Please...she is a sneaky sister hater.
When 4+ people are talking about me over and over and every chance they get and no one else but you are there to defend you I call that "Teamed up on Teresa" I was not a large fan of Teresa before this, I really wasnt ..but then came the reunion show and I saw all of you in a whole new light...I don't like bully's. Its a real passion of mine to stop the bullying in our Society and after watching all of you "Team up" on Teresa (including the host) it saddend me because I thought you were all better than that...Even if she did things wrong there was no reason to totally break her down on that reunion special for 2 days! Very sad to watch
First Caroline......Teresa never said to you or Jac "fix my family.". You just stuck your nose in where it didn't belong and now have turned everyone against Teresa. I hope you are proud to have personally cemented a family apart. Teresa was blindsided by having her brother and sister in law who she doesn't get along with and a cousin she estranged from suddenly appear on a show she had been doing for two years. You must think we are dumb to think because you say you are not ganging up on Teresa that we would believe it. The show speaks for opitself. Caroline, her kids, Melissa, Joe Gorga, Kathy, Richie and Jac have all treated Teresa horribly. Where is your compassion?? Dig someone further into the ground when they are down. Pathetic....all of you.
How silly is this? Caroline has done nothing but declare what side she's on from day one of this show. She's spent more time declaring her side than any other housewife on any of the shows. In fact, she probably tops all of the others put together!
I'm still horrified by last season's reunion show. I'm waiting to see what Teresa could have possibly done to deserve such hostile treatment from everyone. It must have been really bad for everyone to treat her so horribly while she's going through so much personal trauma, mostly due to her lowlife husband.
Andy's treatment of Teresa during the reunion show was inexcusable. I'm quite certain she did nothing to him!
Please the two of you are back pedaling to save your own asses. Can't stand either of you. BULLIES!!!!!!!!!!!! TEAM TRE
You are all a bunch of mean girls. Don't go back tracking now because the response towards you guys has been negative this season. You are all so quick to gang up on tre and her family and air their dirty laundry. What secrets are all you hiding and how about we air them out on national t.v?
You all need to grow up because you are all looking a little foolish right now.
You cannot "fix" other families or individuals. People do not want to be fixed because they do not see themselves as broken. You are not God or Dr. Phil so give it a rest. Get a new plot.
Teresa is a fruit loop needing all attention on her at all times. In all of the seasons of RHONJ she has NEVER shown any attention to anyone else's problems or struggles. She ALWAYS turns the conversation back to herself. Would love to see the show without Teresa and Joe. We would be able to see more of what is going on in everyone else's lives. The rest of you seem to care about each other and are asking about problems or struggles the others are going through. GO CAROLINE! Not enough people are strong enough to tell it like it is. You don't come across as mean spirited, just honest and I don't believe that you would intentionally say something to someone just to be mean. If you were like that, Teresa would have heard an ear full by now.
Bwwaaahhaaaaa no sides - what a joke. Could see the tide turning during last season and then the reunion. I watched the premiere but that's it. I don't need to watch grown women attack each other - and viciously.
This was a feisty Housewives from the very beginning. When Danielle left they needed others to keep the drama high in this franchise. Hence the reason for the inclusion of the Gorga's and Wakile's. Bravo is very savvy they have got the response they wanted.
Are you people even watching the same show as I am! Like no one is ganging up on poor Teresa! Did anyone even watch last season like I'm tired about the poor Teresa! Really she's done this to herself and go back to season 1 and see how much Teresa has changed it's right there on your t.v. screens!!!
This show needs serious re-casting, but leave Teresa in it. The rest can go. Not impressed with this season at all. Sorry, producers.
This show has just gotten sad. There has always been someone teamed up against. First it was Danielle and now it is Teresa. Sad to see there are so many problems with Teresa and her brother and I'm sure the show isn't helping :(
Honestly if the drama didn't continue would any of you so called fans/followers still watch this show??
At one time I liked Caroline but as the years have gone on I can see what a phony she really is. Now the only person I like on the show is Teresa. EVERYONE else is so nasty and cruel. As for Caroline who does she think she is..where did she go to school to learn how to council family's. She is just a busy body who likes to get in everyone's business. Can't stand her. She talks about FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY and the whole time she has nothing better to do then come between Teresa's family. Melissa is so fake and that husband of her's is a disgrace the way he acts on the show. All he talks about is sex and grabbing himself. Come on..I know he's short (that is obviously a problem for him) but does he have so many hangups that he doesn't know he should not act that way on TV for the rest of his family to watch. This show has gone downhill so fast I can't watch it anymore. I wish Teresa luck with her life.
Melissa and Caroline are you watching the same show everyone else is watching. Try to explain it anyway you all want to make yourselves feel better but it definitely seems you are all ganging up on Teresa. I am not on either "team" but the RHONJ has always been about everyone else ganging up on one other person.....in my eyes it is only a matter of time before everyone gangs up on someone else.....who is next???
Teresa is going through hell; her family is falling apart and she is trying to be positive; be a good mom; make money and provide for her family; and stay with the person that she is married to and has loved for all these years...(even though he may be a loser.) She obviously believes in the sanctity of marriage...
The stuff she said in her book was not even worth Caroline, et.al's breath...it was SO freaking petty. She needs friends but right now she is in a tank with a bunch of NJH vipers. I feel sorry for her and I am glad that she at least has Dina for a friend....I wouldn't be caught dead in the room with Caroline, Melissa (who looks like a money grabbing witch), Kathy and Jaqueline...
Sorry Melissa and Caroline...Nobody is really buying this...Is Tre perfect, absolutely not; but I have seen her apologize to you guys; and have seen you act like you have never done anything wrong. I can't watch the show because of you guys...Hope selling out your family was enough Melissa....
It comes down to who pays and lines your pockets. So Joe and Teresa can't afford elaborate parties at the Brownstone but Melissa and Joe can and their friends can so that is $$$ for Caroline and her family. So they put their money where their mouth was and you get the gang up against Teresa, she had no money and they all ran away quickly. My guess is, Teresa knows who her friends are. They are the ones that have stuck by her and Joe and helped with the children.
You know, I wasn't a Teresa fan either but that "I don't know look" is too funny, she doesn't get it and they need to all stop the crap because she just made a cookbook and they are jealous people are buying it.
Caroline keeps saying the viewers have to wait to later in the season to see why they are BULLYING Teresa. But the BULLYING has been going on since last season when whatever Teresa does has'nt even happened yet. So please stop making excuses. Team Teresa!!!!!!!
Yes agree with most of the people, So sad to watch the battle between brother and sister, Time to clean house in Jersey, Keep Teresa of course,,then get rid of all Manzos and Lauritas. Kathy is just boring and trying so hard to be Caroline's best friend.
Bring on new people,,,no relatives and or enemies....