Last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was an intense one. What was supposed to be a celebratory launch party for Teresa Giudice’s new line of hair products turned into an awkward run-in between Melissa Gorga and her former friends Jan and Penny, when they accused her of cheating on her husband Joe. Plus, Jacqueline Laurita returned home from plastic surgery to a heartwarming welcome from her kids, while Kathy Wakile and her husband tried to work on their communication skills. And will Caroline Manzo soon be planning a wedding? Read on for a round-up from their blog posts.
Melissa Wishes Teresa Defended Her
After all they learned during the retreat about sticking up for family and having each other's backs, Melissa felt slighted that Teresa didn't stick up for her against Jan and Penny. "We need to do what Dr. V. suggested and be a united front and back each other up," Melissa wrote. In Melissa's eyes, Teresa's failure to do so was a "missed opportunity."
...But Teresa Didn't Want to Get Involved
Teresa writes that she didn't personally invite Jan or Penny to the event—the party was open to all local salon owners. But when she found out that Jan had RSVP'd, Teresa called Melissa to warn her. "I have no idea why Jan and Melissa would have a falling out," Teresa says. "But like I said in my interview on the show, I have Melissa's back." However, Teresa was careful to keep her distance. "I'm there for Melissa, but I wasn't going to get involved because it didn't have anything to do with me. And Melissa's a big girl. I know she can handle herself."
Kathy Wakile Explains Her Frustrations with Her Husband Rich
Kathy may have missed out on the action at Teresa's party, but that doesn't mean she didn't have a little drama of her own. Now that she has launched her own business, she and Rich have to learn how to communicate. "Change is always hard for anyone to accept," she writes, "especially for two people who have been married for 22 years. Rich believes he is helping me, but I need to remember to really try to communicate what I want and need from him and not assume that he knows."
Jacqueline Laurita Had an Emotional Return Home After Her Surgery
"I was thrilled to see how excited Nicholas was to see me when I came home," Jacqueline writes. "I can't put into words how great that felt to see that emotion in him. I missed my boys so much, and it made me feel good to know that they missed me too." Jacqueline's teary reunion came after her return from her trip to California for a plastic surgery procedure. Although only a week has passed since her surgery, Jacqueline and her husband plan to join Melissa for her birthday trip to Arizona.
Caroline Manzo May Soon Be a Mother-in-Law
"Lauren and Vito are a great couple," Caroline writes. "They're still going strong after four years of dating. I have a suspicion that an engagement ring may be in her very near future." So how does Caroline feel about her daughter's potentially pending nuptials? "Vito is a wonderful guy," she says, "and Al and I are very happy to have him as part of our family. As a parent you wish for your children to find someone that loves them completely and unconditionally, and I think that Lauren has found that with Vito."
Teresa, it just breaks my heart to watch the show now knowing that you r in some trouble. I got ur back I know I am only one person I hope my words cover ur wounds. I pray and hope you and Joe get out of this mess. I don't care what you may or may not of done wrong. I feel as if I know u and ur family. Keep your chin up as u always do, and keep being strong for your beautiful family
Teresa has been so off recently with everyone. I feel that she has WAY too much on her mind and shes just taking it out on everyone else. For problems to be solved Teresa needs to explain her feelings to her friends and family.
When it comes down to Melissa her and Joe are perfect for each other. However!! sometimes Melissa just seem fake to me... i can see how much Joe loves her by watching the show but for some reason i don't see the same love coming the other way..Who knows! some bitches don't show love as much!
Melissa is determined to blame Teresa for everything that comes out about her when in fact it is and was her best friend who started it and somehow Melissa is convincing hubby Joe that Teresa has something to do with it . How I don't know. Melissa's bff said she was there and saw Melissa. Quite frankly I could care less either way it's between and Joe. Melissa really should stop blaming Teresa for everything that is said about her especially by her own best friends.
I like that Melissa confronted someone she thought was her friend. I think there is a lot of jealousy there and that is sad. They were both in each other's wedding's . When are woman going to stop trashing and trying to hurt other woman.
Now my problem with this woman that Melissa never met you admitted to sharing the Gossip , but refused to tell who told her . I found it very odd that Teresa kept jumping in and saying * See We are not Friend's * , seemed like she was doing everything not to let this woman tell her who told her this gossip. But the way her eye's stared into Melissa , It seemed from my view, she was saying who it was & I still believe it was Teresa . If she would just OWN IT , THEN YOU CAN MOVE ON . But to keep lying is just stupid in my eye's . You want to leave the past in the past , THEN DO THAT . ( as they say; DO THINK SHE * PROTEST'S * TOO MUCH ! )
The allegations of adultery are Melissa's problem and she needs to address it with her ex-boyfriends and her former friends, who seem more than willing to discuss it. I understand that she's probably terrified for Joe to find out -- and it's not going to enhance book sales, either -- but she made this bed and now she's going to have to lay in it.
families all have their fights , but sometimes it's time to not get involved! Caroline and Jacqueline are stand up ladies to when to step out and when to step up when the time is right. as far as Teresa i believe she is the main one that starts it and stirs the pot with everyone. if she will grow up and face the facts and do the right thing for herself and her family only then will there be a new begining for all, the show is about all of them not her alone...just saying.
Jan thanked Teresa for inviting her to the event on film. Teresa didn't say differently at the time.
For SURE that Teresa just standing there not defending or calming the situation down for her sister in law was wrong on so many levels. I know if that my sister in law came with or if i heard anything bad about my sis in law no doubt in my mind i would tell them to shut the eff up! SMH
Please give us a new story line or cancel the show. I enjoyed this show soooo much more when it was just the women and the husbands just did cameos. Rich Wakile and joe Gorga are way over exposed....Go back to it being about housewives. These guys are crude and violent.
I don't watch this one anymore. My gosh, after a long day of work, getting the kids settled & into bed- how on earth is this show relaxing? Ok, we get it- you all hate each other. Geez, I get a magazine and see this crap on the front page, go to my email and get notifications about it. My GAWD- go away! I am more worried about these people & pray that they are acting.
Melissa wishes Tre would have defended her? Would that be the same way Melissa has defended Tre over the last couple of years? Melissa and Joey have done nothing but add to Tre's and her family's pain over the last two years, picking over her corpse like vultures. And now Melissa wants Tre to defend her?!?
Newsflash, Melissa: Tre wasn't in that parking lot and neither was Joey. You were, along with your best friend/bridesmaid and your ex-boyfriend. Only the three of you know what really went on -- and two of them say you're lying.
GPM Oh, and you also were there? How can you write about something like you know it. All "Tre" wanted to do was to prime Penny to make sure everyone knew she did nothing wrong. I loved her line, 'Oh Penny, wasn't at your salon I saw that Angelo guy last year?" Talk about feeding a line, Melissa and Joe, love her, but keep her distant. She doesn't know how to be a good family member. The only thing she had to say to you Joe was, "see, you were wrong, I was right, I didn't do anything, you owe me an apology, I was wrong and I am the victim." Lets see how she "brand" her prison clothes for cheating all of us on her taxes. They don't pay taxes, just mean more that we have to come up with. There has been to much smoke for this not to be true. It has been in the papers (not tabloids, real papers) for years now that "Juicy Joe and Tre" don't pay taxes.
They are SOOOO jealous of Melissa!!!!! and they should be. Melissa and Joe are honest people and there NOT!!!!!
GirlFromMass GPM LMAO!!!!!! Thank you for giving me a day filled with laughter!! LOL!!!:oD
Are you for real. Melissa got on this show by sneaking around and trying to film with Danielle. She told Danielle Teresa did not go to the hospital to see the baby, proven to be a lie. So her very first lie is before she ever even appeared on screen. If you have a line around the block with ex friends and boyfriends waiting to say what a liar and cheat you are it is probably true.Plus I never saw an Italian family who did not worship the son, Joe's parents don't even talk to him, why do you think that is?
I think Teresa has had so much stress on her over the last few years that she has been crawling not walking, she is jealous of Melissa not just because of her looks but because she wants to be in the same place Melissa is in with a loving supporting husband.
liz.regan1 I think you hit the nail on the head; Melissa's husband really loves her; and Teresa's husband calls her the "C" word....
Teresa said she had no problem confronting Jan so why didn't she ......Jan planted the seed and it created more problems with Melissa ...Jan had set up Teresa .......Teresa didn;t even know these women .....Kim D aeeanged that whole eveningfor one purpose to bring Melissa down.......Teresa did nothing wrong she brushed it off another Melissa cheating story what else is new
I believe Teresa is behind the rumors. Who else really cares and wants to bring Melissa down? Teresa and joe have their own problems cheating the Government. Why don't we hear more about what's going on there? You'd think they'd have to sell the big house to pay the attorney fees. I just wonder how Teresa will get out of this trouble and if her parents still think she's an angel. Thank goodness Melissa had Joe with her at the party for Teresa's hair line. Teresa tried to get in the middle while Melissa was questioning Penny and Jan. She just had to stay involved. Thank goodness Joe noticed. I hope Teresa and husband Joe are off the show. I enjoy everybody else but they are troublemakers. What makes Teresa an expert on hair products? Kim D. is trash and an evil woman. Kim D., Jan, and Penny need to go. They're troublemakers like Teresa.
SO WHAT KIND OF EXPERTISE DOES TERESA HAVE TO HAVE A HAIR LINE? I DON'T SEE HOW ANYONE LIKES TERESA. SHE IS SO JEALOUS OF MELISSA OR ANYONE ELSE THAT GETS ATTENTION AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW ON HERE PEOPLE TAKE UP FOR TERESA. SHE'S NOT A NICE PERSON AT ALL AND SHE'S TEACHING HER CHILDREN NOT TO BE VERY NICE. GIA IS 12 OR 13 AND HER MOM LETS HER GLAM ON THE MAKEUP. UNBELIEVABLE.
fpm12 "SO WHAT KIND OF EXPERTISE DOES TERESA HAVE TO HAVE A HAIR LINE?" The same kind of expertise Melissa has on an "advice book" for marriage!
I wish Melissa would leave Teresa... listen to your gut, listen to your hubby, this is not "family". This is crap.
VikkiS I agree! That would be the BEST gift Melissa could EVER give Teresa! It's just too bad Melissa can't move to another planet, instead of the city next door! Teresa would no longer have to worry about hearing (in a very irritating voice), "It's Teresa's fault! I was caught stealing because Teresa made me do it (but she's blaming on the passing of her father)! People are saying that I worked as a stripper and it's Teresa's fault! My best friend Jan said I was cheating on my husband, and it's Teresa's fault! I'm moving because of Teresa! It's Teresa's fault because we're not a family! My music didn't sell, because it's Teresa's fault! My book sales are down, because it's Teresa's fault! The rain ruined my flower bed, AND IT'S TERESA'S FAULT!" GEEZ! Just how much blame could one person take?! Teresa's a good one I'll tell you, because if that were ME, I would have cut my losses A VERY LONG TIME AGO! Who has time for such manipulating BS?!!! Melissa, IT'S TIME TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS! LEAVE TERESA OUT OF IT!
Go away. You're a loser. Please recast this show Bravo! Why would Teresa come to your defense, can't you defend your own actions? You idiot.
Where do these hanger ons come from?! Kim D..AUGH... Jan, Penny.. These aren't what I'd call friends to anyone, they appear BS gets spread thicker than on a cattle farm. The families are supposively trying to make a new start, back up each other...they need to take out the trash. There have to be other salon owners Theresa can talk business with, as for Melissa, she shouldn't be surprised the tongues are wagging, she has a book deal, the others don't. Yes there has to be drama for ratings, but dayam...I wouldn't want to have to explain to my kids in a few years why mommy was friends with trash who did nothing but hurt the family.