Amanda Bertoncini

How did Amanda get dragged into Ashlee and Joey's fight?

on Jul 28, 2013

This episode starts with me and my sister Taylor ring shopping. We were casually shopping and  to go in.  My sister was very mature. She was asking me questions that were important to her about me getting married. She is younger than me and naturally listens to what she hears from my mom and has thoughts that were brewing inside of her. I am happy I got to express my emotions with her and have her on my side. She loves Jeff, but this “wait until at least a year thing" banter from my mom was then said to me from my sister. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but at the end of the day, it is my life. Like I said, time means nothing to me. G-d forbid, something awful can happen as things do every day. I know inside my heart the love Jeff and I share, and I don't want to wait when we know we are ready.

When Jeff's parents were invited over for dinner, I was definitely nervous. They are the sweetest people, and we are already so close, but I knew the topic of marriage or moving in together was bound to be brought up. Lo and behold, it was. Gail and Charlie were the saviors in those awkward moments.

Now let’s discuss our last trip of the summer to Montauk. What a Matzahf---er of a vacation.  The South Point Wine Vineyard is absolutely beautiful! I really thought the peaceful atmosphere and wine would help the mood for Ashlee and Joey, but unfortunately it didn't at all. I thought things started out rather smoothly when we grabbed our iced coffee at Kitchen Kabaret before we headed on the road. During the car ride, Joey was venting to me about her issues with Ashlee, but once we arrived, Joey and I were making the most out of our last vacation and stayed positive. We went down to see how the wine was made, which was so interesting and fascinating to see. I’ve never been to a wine vineyard and would love to go again. Once we went outside, they had set up such a beautiful table for us. Ashlee was right across from me. I could see it in her face that she was quite affected and not happy. When I used the word “bruta facha,” I was referring to her sourpuss face in Italian. Listen: if you feel like you're pushing yourself to do something, don’t do it because it will probably end up not ending well. She shouldn’t have come if she wasn’t going to make it pleasant, make the most out of being together, and just enjoying the day.