Teresa Giudice has made big strides in reconciling with her estranged brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa Gorga—particularly at their family retreat in Lake George, shown on last night's episode. But there have been occasional bumps along to way to total forgiveness.
Teresa has taken to her blog to clarify comments she previously made about Melissa—specifically, that she had dirt on Melissa and her marriage that she would make public.
"Me saying last week that Melissa was 'lucky' I didn't spread lies about her marriage like she did about mine, was simply that: I haven't, wouldn't, and won't. It wasn't a threat that I was going to expose something about her, and I'm sorry she took it that way," she writes. "I was trying to explain my disbelief and devastation that the same person who has claimed for years I was trying to break up her marriage, when nothing about her marriage has ever come out of my mouth, actually said those horrible lies about mine. For a family member to say that is truly terrible, because it plants a seed that maybe they know something other people don't. Melissa might have no problem doing that to me, but I wanted to explain that I would never do that to her. She is my family, and I would never want my nieces or my daughters to hear something untrue and hurtful about her marriage."
While Melissa does not address those rumors in her blog this week, she does thank Dr. V for helping them mend some of their differences. "Watching this episode put me back to that day and I want to hold on to that positive feeling," she writes. "When people hug and make up, for me, it’s done. The slate is clean. You can’t forget everything that happened, but you start from a new baseline each time. A new beginning is a new beginning. When at peace, there’s nothing you could do to make me start up again. As Joe said, 'She’s easy.' Peace is my natural set point. If I’m forced out of that place, I don’t feel right until I can get back there."
Caroline Manzo also approved of Dr. V's approach to family therapy. "I liked Dr. V's direct approach attitude; she took no nonsense and called you out when you needed it. In other words, she understood them, she knew the mentality of everyone in the room, and she spoke their language. She worked miracles!"
Kathy Wakile may not have gotten any Dr. V time, but was relieved that she could still work through her issues with Teresa. "I was so glad to have the opportunity to say my piece to Teresa and she to me, and at the same time we both were open to really hear each other."
Jacqueline Laurita takes a lighter tone in her weekly recap, reflecting on the hilarious moment where husband Chris opens up about the first time he masturbated (with a sock!). Chris says he "found himself" by the time he was 11—which made Laurita laugh hysterically. Looking back, she says, "It's kind of funny that I never heard that sock story before though. LOL! I'm glad he shared that with everyone. Please note neither one of us were talking about our son. Chris was telling a story from his OWN childhood so 'don't get it twisted.'"
What did you think about this week's episode of RHONJ. Tell us in the comments.
If teresa knows something thats damaging on melissa then she will use it on her eventually because we all know that this relationship will never last anyways. Melissa and teresa will never get along and everyone knows this! I cannot stand melissa so it would be funny to see what this info is and to see her reaction to its exposure.
Maggietish, do we really care who charged who? How about the black hair spray? Who cares. They all dislike each other, jealous, jealous, jealous, Now who is crying in their wine glasses? Not us.
Teresa gets the blame for everything and I don't get it. Melissa was told by many people that Teresa wasn't a part of he rumors and yet she continually accuses Teresa of perpetrating them. Melissa likes the contention (which she stirs up) so she can have Joe all to herself and play the victim. She's the on who came on the show with guns blazing against Teresa. She and her sisters continually blogged all types of venomous lies about Teresa. I don't believe for one moment that she's happy about the reconciliation between Teresa and Joe. Not one person n that show demanded that Melissa prove her allegations against Teresa--because she can't. Its on tape where those who told Melissa what was said clearly said Teresa wasn't a part of it. I would have loved to have seen Teresa's husband Joe getting her brother Joe arrested for assault and battery. He is the one who charged at Joe and the rest of the cowards jumped on Joe--no wonder Teresa ran to call the police.
Teresa did not say that Melissa is lucky she doesn't spread lies. She said " She is very, very lucky that I'm keeping quiet about the things I do know." I don't know that it was an actual threat, but she was insinuating that she has dirt on Melissa.
Teresa was hurt and angry, I get that, it happens to all of us at one time or another, but don't try to spin it into something else later because you feel bad. It seems like no one wants to take responsibility for their actions in that family. Either they didn't "do anything", or it's the other person's fault for doing something else first, or that's not what I meant....
It's not hard to see why they have so many problems getting along.
It will be interesting to see if T and J "go away" after the "big dilemma". Bravo to Bravo if they go away sooner.
Stripper and Gold digger sound better than Convicted Felon and Thief... Who agrees with me?
I think everyone seemed REAL for one of the first times in many many sessions. It was refreshing and a bit sinister after things have come to light. Could there be other motives for this soft hearted Teresa? I think so. Ladies, please do not fall prey to this "game" again. Guard your hearts!!!
It will be interesting to see how the Guidice family gets out of the big dilemma they are in, maybe they will blame it on all the others.
Teresa is loyal and true. I loved Juicy telling her to give Jac and Chris a pass. He misses his friend. I don't think that it will last because of Melissa. Jacqueline and Melissa are jealous and evil.
Seriously, the jealous line is getting old! No one is jealous of Teresa! No one wants to be Teresa! In fact after this week, anyone who wants to be Teresa needs their head examined! Now the loyal and true part really made me laugh!
Teresa actually said if I eve revealed what I know about Melissa.......................that is not a threat but an admission of ownership that she does have info that could destroy their marriage and might be taken like a threat.
Blondie62 Yes, Teresa never said anything about not spreading lies, she insinuated that she has dirt on Melissa by saying that Melissa is lucky she doesn't tell the things she does know. I understand being hurt, upset, and venting, we all do it, but at least own up to it when you calm down. Don't try to twist it into something else.
The Guidice/Gorga families never seem to want to accept responsibility, and there's always an excuse..."I didn't do anything", or "I did/said that because he/she did/said this first", or "That's not what I meant"...etc...
It's really getting old.
Teresa was upset Melissa and Joe wanted to move so they and their children could be as far away as possible from her entire family's terrible example. Her brother called her SCUM, Caroline called her GARBAGE, her own husband called her a B@#CH and C@#T. And look at her mother today telling reporters outside the courthouse to F@#K OFF. Her father looks like he's crazed and ready to go off at times. Her children are mouthy and disrespectful to elders. And let's look at Teresa's behavior. You would need a dissertation to cover it and she is not worth the time.
okay..so now let's give a description of the rest of the cast....too long to write, but surely they make Teresa look like Mother Teresa.
bravofan12 ShakespeareGal For real! Jacky had to send her daughter off for others to raise because she really had no clue how to handle her anymore. She was always so rude to jacky on the show, I was glad she was gone!
sonnyboy bravofan12 ShakespeareGal Not that you were dissing Jackie for her daughters extreme mood swings...because I don't think that's what you meant...but as a step mom of a daughter who had the best upbringing by a great mom and dad, their daughter went to a dark side like nobodies biz. It took this girl a good 5 yrs to catch up on the adult portion of her being an adult.Sometimes, a parent can do and say everything they can to offer up a better life/style and sometimes there are kids who just don't want to hear it, let alone believe it.
I was glad to see her go as well. She'll be back though. If history repeats itself, she'll be back.
If things go bad for the Giudice's and Teresa has to leave the show, you can kiss RHONJ goodbye. There is not one person whose story line I would want to watch on their own.
ccdiva Sorry but I have different opinion… I am not watching RHONJ just to see Teresa's drama. I find the other ladies quite interesting. It will be good to have some vacation from the craziness that Teresa iis well known.
i hope the Joes and their wives stay on good terms. My favorite episode is when they took the rv trip and went shopping and visited with the other "campers". It was entertaining. The backstabbing and fighting is not entertaining to me.
Robinlynn jackie49 Whitney007 and she uses that awful, high squeaky voice....it hurts to listen to
Melissa needs to be off the show completely!! I know its tv and drama good for tv but its also someone family, and the fact joe gorga and Teresa made up the min Melissa wasn't there shows she the one standing in the way. I love the show but more I see this shit from melissa less want to watch
lovehwnj1105So you would have no problem with your in-laws hating you because you were not who Teresa picked? When you get married your family is your Spouse and Children FIRST. You think it is appropriate the way Teresa's oldest talks about Melissa? If it were me I would not want my children around Teresa, Joe and her children. You would sit there and take it when your sister-in-law and her friends claim you are a gold digger, stripper and cheating on your husband. Well you must be a saint, I am not and I would have reached my limit long before Melissa did.