Can you believe we're only just over halfway through our season? That this wasn't even the finale? Scary Island, Jersey-style...Kelly from New York said she didn't have a breakdown, but a "breakthrough," and now Danielle is saying on her blog that she isn't a victim, she's "victorious"??? Wow. There are no words...
But of course, I have to find words. Like Jacqueline said in her blog last week, we're supposed to blog about what happened when the episode aired, why it happened, what we were feeling at THAT time. It's part of the gig. Do I wish I never had to talk about/think about/write about/see Danielle ever again? Of course! But I agreed to be on the show and I think it's a cop-out and not fair to the fans to write fake blogs every week or refuse to talk about a cast member.
Danielle and I are not friends. We are cast members. We are on the same show. We are expected to interact. Do I wish Danielle was off the show and Dina was back on? Yes, yes, yes! But the reality is, Danielle is on the show and we have to see her at least once in awhile while we're filming. Otherwise, what's the point of the show? I saw her at the fashion show, and I wanted to clear the air. If I didn't then, I would have to the next time I saw her. Or I guess I could just smile and not say anything ever, but that's not me, and that's not the show. We say what other people just think. If we didn't, and you weren't lucky enough to be as psychic as Sarai, you would have nothing to watch. Our lives and our interactions wouldn't make sense.
So, I live my life, I have my baby, I take care of my kids, clean my house, and work on my cookbook, just like a normal housewife. But I have to hear about Danielle and her drama every single day in the town I live in. Like I said on Andy Cohen’s show, they tell me at the grocery store that Danielle is saying I broke all the windows on her car. Yeah, in between driving Gia to gymnastics and cuddling Audriana, I drive around town acting crazy. Oh wait, that's Danielle. Danielle who's been caught on camera even stalking us and threatening us. And that's just one tiny example of hundreds and hundreds, for years now. It's literally been years. You can only take so much. I'm going to tell you a little secret now about being well-known. Whether it's because you're on a TV show, or you're rich, just won the lottery, the most successful person in your town, or just super popular - if you stand out and people know your name, there is an entire class of subhumans who will descend upon you with their lawyers. Anyone with a crayon and $200 can file a bullsh!t lawsuit against you. And you have to pay to defend yourself from the crazy. Ex-boyfriends, ex-partners, ex-landscapers. Ask Kate Gosselin, Lady Gaga, Oprah, the chick who wrote Harry Potter, Paula Deen, Kid Rock, the president of your local bank... anyone you've ever heard of basically. The downsides of fame that no one talks about are the stalkers and the lawsuits. If it's not a lawsuit, it's the reputation of your business or made-up stories about your past from people you've never even met. And for some reason, those people, the liars and the lowlifes, don't get punished for lying and damaging your business, your reputation or your family. And of course, the press only reports the lies, because that's what sells.
So I do not take it lightly when Danielle goes out of her way to insert herself in my business – like she has with everyone else – for the sole purpose of spreading lies or damaging my family. If you knew the amount of b.s. I've had to wade through because of her "anonymous" phone calls and letters and lies...
Normally I love you on the show but your behavior the past two episodes really disappointed by the way you acted with Danielle. And then talking to Joe like it was so cool, it was corny Teresa. Sorry to break it to you but you are a grown woman. Stop trying to act like some teenage girl from the hood who doesn't know better. Show some of the sweetness and class you always claim to have.
To be clear, I am NOT a fan or supporter of Danielle. Her behavior jumps over the line to sociopath. HOWEVER, I am consistently amazed at how close Teresa comes to that line herself. She clearly sought out, provoked and prolonged an altercation. I have not seen such childish behavior since the 7th grade. Her insistence that she is the "nicest", "sweetest" person while behaving in such a narcissistic, antagonistic manner shows she has problems that go deeper than be set into a frenzy at the mention of the word "foreclosure". She is that high school bitchy, spoiled bully everyone has seen and needs to take a look at herself. Bravo will you not post this?
Teresa, Good for you for confronting that weasel!! It was so funny watching "the weasel" run from you. Anyone that has half a brain can see through her lies. I do believe that she is honestly scared of you. Why? Because you have no problem calling her out and confronting her face to face. Which being the liar and manipulator that she is she can't take the heat. And we all know that weasels like to slither around like snakes and not be seen in the light. I hope that all this nonsense with her goes away for all you housewives.
I love you Teresa!!! I love that you stand up for yourself!!! You are my favorite! You remind me of myself alot always have to speak the truth and cant keep it bottled inside! Keep being you and never change! God bless you and your husband and beautiful girls!!!
Teresa, your behavior on last nights episode was completely out line. The most disturbing part was that you thought this was funny, dancing and laughing along with Ashley about the hair pulling incident. Wow I never thought I would say this but , Team Danielle for this one!
Honey, you will clearly stoop yourself to any level in order to make good TV, but what is truly sad is that you believe your childish actions make you cool.. You proved that by boosting about your “prostitution whore” and “is bitch better” quotes on the watch what happens live interview and then stating that Italians love it. Well guess what I am Italian and we don’t love it. And guess what else.. We are not laughing with you.. We are laughing at you..
Teresa - It was like hyennas going after prey. You call Danielle a liar, unstable and other names. You looked like a 'psycho' last night! You instigated the situation and she knew it wasn't sincere. You just kept pushing. Of course Danielle ran, you flipped a table at her last season now you are chasing after her. Maybe she has a right to be scared. I hope viewers and people in your township now see that you and Jacqueline are classless & manipulative women. Luann's lyrics: Money can't buy you class. Perfect example!
Did anyone else notice how Danielle completely stole the whole 'energist' thing from Dina!?!? Now I totally agree with Dina's comment from season one... she really is trying to wear her like last year's versace!! I thought this episode was hilarious b/c Danielle is sooo transparent... viewers can see right through her too. On a positive note, I love your cookbook Teresa!! So many great recipes! I'm excited you will be writing a second one!!!
I think you are just as crazy as Danielle. You have no class what so ever. You feed off of the Drama just like she does. You and Jacqueline think yall are so innocent and never do anything wrong. Watching you both on "Watch What Happens" was so funny, yall looked ridiculous...... its all Danielle, Danille,Danielle you all do nothing wrong. Yall both say one thing and act another way. The fight was completly your fault. This season you are giving Danielle more fans cause everyone hates you now. Focus on your life and Finances!! Its so funny to me how Four Grown woman blame all the chaos, drama and lies that happen in their life on 1 woman....... Hmmmmmm something isn't right.
Teresa... I just love love you... I almost pee'ed my pants watching you with the Drama Queen.... Your Joe is so yummy. I wanted to just tell you that Monday nights arent the same without the NJ ladies...
I never wish bad things on people but Teresa I really do wish that your house will go into foreclosure becuase I think that is the only way you will wake up. You are a mean girl, and the good thing about it is that your children will be like you. This is good becuase when they get into trouble becuase of their evil ways, (like mother like daughter), then that is when you will start internalizing for being such as disgrace for humanity. also too you think it is funny to make people cry? Silly woman. I was so happy to see that 10 million dollar debt that YOUR family is in. haha. And plus what is more funny is that I am sure that would not be the end of hearing about your money problems. Hahaha. Now you have pushed me to react this way. how you like that.
I think last nights episode made you look like the trash that you are! What a great role model you are for your girls! No class!
Theresa, Theresa, Theresa, you are a pathetic excuse of a person. You need to OWN your actions. At least Danielle OWNS hers!!! I am Italian and embarrased by you! I hope people know that not all Italians are as self destructive and as self centered as you. You are right about one thing. No Danielle, No Show!!! Unless there is an audience out there for spoiled, whiny, bratty, bored housewives. Seek anger management treatment, Honey!!!
Teresa, You are a hoot! Always honest in your blogs and a sincere and honest person. You and Jacqueline are great together. Caroline tries to be the "voice of reason" but deep down I know she laughs herself silly watching you two. Love all your kids and think you are a "supermom".....keep me laughing! Nancy
I love You Teresa!!!! I DO NOT LIKE DANIELLE AT ALL!! AND I UNDERSTAND WAT YOU WERE DOING! :) GO TERESA!!
Teresa no matter how you try to justify your actions, you totally provoked that mess of an episode!!!
Teresa,I am proud to be a second generation Italian American ,I just wanted you to know that YOU are everthing I taught my daughter NOT to be......
Teresa-I think you just showed us that you are just as insensitive and crazy as Danielle. You just hide it better than she does! I can't believe you really tried to make yourself the victim by saying how many people had their hands on you and make it more significant than what happened to Danielle. You had hands on you because they were trying to STOP you, not attack you! I am not a fan of Danielle's, but you instigated it all and were enjoying every moment of it. This episode was not a flattering one for you at all. And the fact that you can't see the ugliness in your behavior both during and after is quite disgusting. I lost a lot of respect for you and am kind of ashamed to say that I own your book.
Teresa, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU!!!!!! I am SO glad that you are on the show. You absolutely CRACK me up. I love watching you and Joe together. You can tell that you are crazy about each other. I SO LOVE how you take pride in keeping that huge house clean and being a wife and mom. I am OLD SCHOOL too, and I love it that way. (Although I REALLY could use some pointers on how you do keep that huge house clean! LOL) Maybe that could be an idea for a next book! I have ordered one of your cookbooks, and I can't wait to get it to cook something for my 1/2 Italian husband! You make the show for me... I don't condone fighting, and I know that you don't either, but a person can only take so much...unfortunately, you played right into Dirty D's hands... It was easy for ME to see, that. It was HER who started yelling about throwing stuff while you were just sitting there. I don't care if you went after her to pound her or not--LOL (She needs it!) You and Joe are great!!! Would love to see more of Joe--he is a true "guy," and I think that he is so funny, a gentle giant of a guy. That totally comes across. He reminds me so much of my dad and his generation. I wish that you and the Manzo's would encourage Bravo to give Danielle her own show for her own crazy fans, and let you and the Manzos be the NJ housewives. There would be so much GOOD DRAMA then! LOL LOVE LOVE LOVE watching you.
You really need to control your anger. Your emotional outbursts are childish. You need to grow up and stop being so impulsive. Your conversations seem to be crude and vulgar.
You go Teresa. I loved last nights episode. I totally get that you were trying to clear the air. Danielle is the one that started the drama. I love how she is talking about your home, when her home is in need of serious repairs, and yours is gorgeous! I never knew anyone could cry on demand like that. Seriously Danielle, your not that innocent. I love how you kept calling her a coke whore, and a prostitution whore. This episode is the reason I love you! You are strong, but not an "animal" as Danielle called you. She's the one that looks like one. I love the scene where you told Joe what happened, it made me laugh so much, he seemed like he was proud. I love watching your scenes with Joe, you can see in his eyes how much he loves you! Congrats on the book, and can't wait to see what happens the rest of the season!
OMG Theresa! Honey, you really need to do something about your anger issues. Starting trouble, tauting others, pointing fingers, chasing people, arguing, flipping tables, cursing, inappropriate comments are NOT characteristics of a sweet person. They're characteristics of a spoiled child. Please get a grip for the sake of your children.
In last night's episode you acted very low-rent. I can't believe Bravo would keep you on the show - obviously just for ratings. This violent class-less behavior is appalling. I hope your kids are not watching.
Dear Sweet Teresa,
I AM your fan and i do think you're a wonderful sweet woman. However, you attemtped to reason/have a conversation with a woman who is beyond the ability to do so. You judged her by your own measuring stick and that was a huge mistake. You seem to be he type of person who can call a halt to drama and say enough is enough, let's calmn down, be socially amiable and start over being civil to one another. I really dont think Danielle has that in her. She ran like Freddy Kruger was after her with a fist full of razor blade fingers! Hugs to you and those beautiful girls.
I know what thats like. I still think you're great. People comment they push they draw attention to themselves and create havoc, then they point fingers and run, and its always the "one who won't stand for it" that gets the blame, for the others sanity. I sympathize. I don't understand why they keep calling this a fight! you didn't fight, you tried to argue at best! Ashley, was the one who put her hands on that "trick" so don't sweat man, be you, do you!
just wondering how your feeling now that in recent events you are broke and danielle called you out months ago. seems like she tells the truth! and u totally tried to start something by talking to her. Maybe you should spend your energy trying to loose your fat pooch and just leave danielle alone, you both got problems to deal with.
@Spudgirl, defending yourself and your family isn't a good role model? Sitting on a computer being assumptious, calling somebody you don't know a 'piece of work' is? Well you sure told her!
Teresa, Don't mind what these people are saying, if they don't like it they don't have to watch the show... Plain and simple!!! You are who you are, and if your kids friends don't know you by now, too bad for them. Spudgirl is just jealous!! LOL. You continue being who you are... You are a happy, funny loving mom and wife. Love you and the show. You go Girl!!
I Love you Gurl You got the mostest ...lol You make my TV viewing watching worth it:) No Regrets that is for sure Danielle deserves all she gets~ She lies and twist to make her look like the good one~ She needs to leave the show oh wait never mind we all need a good laugh~ GOD BLESS Ya Hun and YOURS REAL GOOD! Gotta LOVE YA! Hugz
You ROCK Teresa!!! I said the same thing about the stolen energist! When jacqueline was playing games on her phone...what a hoot! Garbage and Kim Garbage should take a walk off of a cliff. Wasted air space and time. Can't wait for next week!!!
Women like you need to take a step back and take a really good look at yourself, you are a bully! Why can't you just leave people alone. If you don't like the person just act like they don't exist! Set a good example for your children, I am sure you wouldn't want them to treat people like that.
Teresa - you were absolutely awesome in last night's episode. I can only imagine what kind of BS goes on behind the scenes with Danielle. She has harassed and stalked your family, and in some previews she's talking about only needing "one knock to the head to cause brain damage?" That's a sick person right there who would say something like that. I think you (and your family) are fabulous! It's very obvious you're a nice person, fun-loving, generous, and that only someone like Danielle can bring out that anger in you. I hope that after the season has now wrapped, you're doing great!
just because you have no "history" of violence does not mean you are NOT a violent human being (are you crazy)??? You looked violent, and scary...you looked like you were from the hood. I don't like Danielle but you took a turn for the worst and you are trying to blame YOUR actions on someone named Danielle who did not do anything to you that night. You were not just saying "hello" spare us, do you think we are all morons? Not even your girlfriends believe that crock of ****, oh yes they will go along with it because they have your back, but come on T! Do you know what husbands who beat their wives say? They say that their wife taunted them...that their wife "pushed their buttons". Girl your buttons might have been pushed by someone else, but only you can control the on/off switch. Get some class.
I love you girl! I'm so happy that you keep it real enough to never forget where you came from: PATERSON!!!! I'm a paterson native myself. It truly displayed that you knew where you came from and you know where you're at!!!! I love you! My love to the family!
@ Koryn, YES!!! I did notice that! Danielle is so two-faced!! On Dina's last episode at the restuarant where Danielle, once again, went insane in public, she was bashing Dina for having an energist! I couldnt belive that!! Soooo glad someone else noticed it too!! Love you Teresa! I really miss Dina, and Grandma Wrinkles! :)
I love love love you T... I laughed so hard last night.. It is very true that the liar retreats while the honest stand true to defend.. Who can we write to about getting Danielle off the show and Dina back on?? I'm sure half of America would.. Keep smiling and keep the fabulosity comin... MUAH MUAH MUAH
Love, Love, Love you ! You are the best housewife on the show. I don't agree with the comments that spudgurl made I think that you are a great role model. Jersey girls are like southern girls we tell it like it is. You need to make a trip to New Orleans we would love to see you here. YOU GO GIRL !!!!!
Teresa, u r my favorite housewife. I understand why you went crazy on her. D mentioned that her past was out and u ladies were bringing her past. What I saw is her attacking u and knowing were to get u. She is nothing but GARBAGE. U r the most real person I have seen so far. I hope u and your family r doing great. GO TERESA!!
Love, love, love you! You are so funny and have such a fabulous adn gorgeous family. Hugs from Portland!
Love, Love, Love you... You did what I would have done. I hate people who open there mouths and talk B.. S.. And run when you are in there faces asking them to say it to your face. Way TO GO.