So, let me set some things straight.
The Shopping Trip
The store we went to – Stage Left in Franklin Lakes, NJ – is owned by one of my good friends Rosanna. Her daughter is Brittany, who Gia hugged. The girls are comfortable running around there because we go there all the time. It was exaggerated on camera of course, but Milania didn’t really wreck the place, Gia didn’t get everything she wanted, and I didn’t spend that much money (trust me!) And Gia saying she was too pretty to work is a family joke. Danielle said that last year all the time, and we laugh about it because 1) if you want money, you’d better work (I worked in NYC until the day I had Gia…) and 2) Danielle is not pretty.
Dina Not Being at Gia’s Show
Dina couldn’t come because she had a scheduling problem with Lexi, who is her main priority. I know how much she loves Gia and wished she could be there. Sorry Dina, of course I knew why you weren’t there. Xx
Gia & Her Dad in the Car
As I said at dinner, Joe, like most dads, teases the girls all the time. They know he’s joking. You can see how much he loves them and how much they love him. (Wasn’t it so sweet when he got home late and Gia was all worried about him looking so tired?) There was more to the car scene though that made Gia cry. Joe didn’t just come out and call Gia ugly. Here’s what happened: Gia had headphones in and was singing along to one of her songs. We kept asking her to stop singing and she wouldn’t. She was acting like she couldn’t hear us because of the headphones. So Joe made a joke and said, “Gia, you can do everything but sing.” Of course, she could hear us and she got sensitive and started crying. Then we couldn’t get her to stop crying and we had to show up for the fashion show! We were trying to tell her you can’t go down the runway crying, and Joe said if she kept crying, she would have to walk on the “ugly runway” for kids who were crying. Not that she was ugly, but she was making her face ugly with crying. It sounds bad when you pull out just that sentence, but you know how it is with kids. Gia was 8. Kids throw fits and they cry and they ham it up in front of other people. Sometimes you do just want to “put them on the roof” of your car! And of course, at the show, Joe told her how gorgeous she was. He always does. You can clearly see that Gia does not have any self-confidence issues!
Teresa Teresa Teresa, first im going to get the compliments out of the way b4 i comment on other aspects. i love the way you keep yourself up its amazing to watch. Makeup, OUTFITS and all your always on point. milania is tooooo cute and Gia, Gabriella and im sure Audriana(have seen her yet)is as well. Keep up the Fab Life T!
Do you really have to plug your book so hard? if ppl want to buy it THEY WILL.
Nowwww, i truly wish you would stop bashing Danielle its really comming off as desperate. FYI- yes she is pretty and of course your going to say that shes not because you dont like her. thats not very credible hunn.
Yesss i kno it is for tv purposes but you all are grown and frankly watching the show, makes me feel like im back in high school with all the name calling. How would you react if gia was being bully'd the way u bully Danielle? or if she was the person who was doing the bullying? Not so cute when its personal is it?
Now i can say that your style would be more respectable because you are so blunt with it and you stand by what you say about danielle unlike DINA who FRONTS and acts like shes "ooo soo innocent" and "dosent have a mean bone in her body" when discussing Danielle. i actually believe DINA is the mastermind behind the whole Danielle Hating.
Zen-jen??? RIIIGHT. Dina is probably the most vindictive one out, ive observed her in interviews and have listened really closely to her comments and that chick dose not ADD up.
Anywayyy, try to be a nicer human being towards those you dont like. If you dont like her great, you'd want nothing to with her but wish her well and move on with your own life. all this hatred you have towards her is fake and theres some underline things that perhaps we didnt see because, lets recap:
a friendship was forming between you and she, you even went to have her back when she was going to meet gucci model. Then there was a dinner and all she told you to do was PAY ATTENTION after being attcked by caroline, Dina, and yourself with on lookers, who were the family members of the very ppl she was fueding with. That is not grounds to hate some1. Your the snake in the grass Teresa because you knew that EVERYBODY had issues with her after finding out about the book WHY EVEN INVITE HER to the last supper? You caused that. SHE DID NOTHING TO YOU.
it seems to be, that you have a little GROUPIE tendency towards the manzo-laurita family and jumped on board their ban-wagon of "We hate Danielle". Pay Attention, is really not enough to hate danielle, yet you all dont think she has a right to feel offended when shes called GARBAGE to her face? you 4 really need to rethink things and get your morals in check. just because there are 4 against 1, does NOT make you right. JUST SAYIN.
I am absolutely addicted to this show!!!!! You and Caroline are my absolute fav's on the show. I am Sicilian, and grew up in a very ethinic family. To see you and your family, the way you do things like 'red sauce' and interact with each other, reminds me of my own family! Congrats on your book....I just got it, and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!!! Alot of the recipes are the same as my family recipes! Congrats to you and Audrianna, and to Gia working the runway!
Your "Paisan," Sarah
I have to say, Melania is the coolest chick ever. I would love to watch a series all about her. She cracks me up whenever I see her. She is really punk rock!!!!
teresa! i LOVE watching you and your girls! i just looked at the pics of baby audriana and OMG. seriously. she is too stinkin' cute! i am a mom of 3 beautiful girls myself, but i think you and your daughters are gorgeous! i love all of their names. thanks for sharing your life with the world! xoxo
Teresa you and your girls are just to precious! I just love love love ya'll! Gia is such a great kid and your other daughters are just gems, you should be such a proud mommy! I hope you and your family has a great future, and I think you will with your girls all being so talented. I think its funny how it seems everyone has to go out of their way to comment on Danielle. All I have to say is one day you will look back at this and laugh. Love love love you!
Teresa, love watching you on the show, get the biggest kick out of your honesty. I wish that the show would get rid of Danielle. Seeing a peaceable, NORMAL cast every week would be so enjoyable. Put a word in, will ya? :D
I think you truely are a super mom!! You take care of your kids by yourself and run the house!! I give you a lot of credit... Your children are beautiful!!! Keep up the great work !!
Teresa, I just wanted to say that I think you are super cute and funny! I'm glad you are on the show! Congrats on the baby :) you were the cutest preggers ever :D
CONGRATS ON THE SUCCESS OF YOUR BOOK, I LOOK FOWARD TO PICKING UP A COPY. FINALY!! A BOOK ON YOUR SHOW THAT IS POSITIVE ONE!!
I love your kids I agree with Caroline when she says that your kids are funny and just bring a smile to your face when you see how they act, congrats on Gia’s big opportunity, and I don’t think you are a stage mom. As for you husband Joe well he is a dad and my father use to play around with me like that as well is that tuff love that we need once in a while. Congratulations on the new baby. And good luck
You are an amazing mom. I'm not a mom yet but I hope one day to be and be like you are with your kids. You have such an amazing love and care for your precious girls. Congrats on the new baby and book. I wish you so much success and happiness.
Teresa you ack like you are God.You need to show your children how to talk to people and stop calling others name was you their when Danielle was young and married their are two side to each story.People write alots of thing about people that is not true;Do you care about Danielle children do you know if they are being hurt bye the thing you call their mother how would you feel if someone did this to your childern they always say what gose around comes around when your children grow up people going to say mean things about you
You and your daughters are all so totally adorable. My 20 year old and I love love love watching and can't wait to see what you are all wearing!
I laugh out loud when I watch you and Milania is the cutest little thing ever (she's as equally funny to watch).
Love you girl. Great mom, wife and friend.Looking forward to seeing you and the girls this season. Congrats on your latest gift to the world.
Teresa, where did your Mom buy Gucci dinner plates? They don't seem to sell anything like that on the website. Googling Gucci plates doesn't help.
Hey Teresa! I love you and your family! You are so much fun to watch:-) Don't listen to the comments from Patty Rogers! I read her comment and she can't even spell which shows no credibility! I look foward to the rest of the season the Real Housewives of New Jersey are my favorite out of all the housewives I even make sure I watch you guys when I go on vacation lol
Well, I have to say when I saw Gia come out on the runway for the first time, I acted like it was my daughter up there. I cried. She was adorable! A beautiful girl, she has a great future ahead of her. Good luck to her!!! You and Joe looked so, so proud of Gia. She did a fabulous job!!! Love, love, love!!!
How ridiculous that I actually cried with tears down my face when I watched Gia on the runway. I feel like she's MY niece. Teresa, you're awesome and real. Definitely reminds me of home when I watch your family. I miss making sauce with my mom!
If you're happily married, and have wonderful children, enjoy it. If you don't like Danielle, that's fine, no need to make comments about her. When you were on Jay Leno you made terrible statements about her. That makes you look bad, not her. Think about your children, and focus on your family. If you are blessed with joy, there is not need to go into negative name calling.
Teresa,Gia was awesome in Fashion week and she looks just like her daddy to me.Your girls are like three little women and demands what they want and love fashion and getting pretty for dinner.You come across so sweet and caring on the show,so stop calling or using Danielle name in your social gatherings and have you noticed that Joe stays calm and understand the pain Danielle is going through.You have a beautiful life,so be kind and enjoy your life and keep Joe busy in that bedroom.Why did Joe put that pretty pink stuffed animal in the crash and not to a thrift store?enjoy your life and speak kind about Danielle and her girls.Those girls need all of you to show kindness.Your girls are smart and it would sound bad to your ears if Gia repeated comments about Danielle at school or on the show and other family members of yours heard it.Don't messup your husband business by stepping on Danielle.Congrats on the new baby and wow you are beautiful in high heels and pregnant.All pregnant women can't be sloppy because they are pregnant and you proved it Mrs italian.
First, Congrats on the newest addition to your family & for Gia rockin the runway, I just a one question/concern about the the "Jewish" commnet, really? Please nip that in the bud before it gets out of control...All the Best Muuuaahhh!
Just love you and your fashion! I have to purchase your new cookbook. I was at one Target and couldn't find it, but I do have another close by. We also have the national book store chains to check as well. What bag were you carrying on this week's (Monday, 5/17) episode? It was a convertible satchel/tote in a natural leather. I have been looking for something just like that in that particular color, loved that one and wondered what the brand was. Thank you so much!
Teresa- I love, love, love you and your family! My boyfriend and and I are constantly laughing and relating to you guys. Not to mention everytime Gia is on, our five year old daughter is in trance. She thinks Gia is sooo cute!
Teresa, Just wanna say its so refreshing to see a good mother on TV now a days. I really gained alot of respect for you when you wished Danielle's daughter all the best in her career. From one mom to another, you are doing an amazing job with your beautiful daughters. One thing I love about the NJ housewives is the fact you women get along with your husbands. Best Wishes and may God continue to bless your sweet home.
BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. CONGRATS ON THE NEW BABY. I LOVE THE SHOW AND ALL OF THE HOUSEWIVES. I THINK DANIELLE IS TOO MUCH DRAMA. PRODUCERS NEED TO THINK ABOUT GETTING ANOTHER HOUSEWIFE TO REPLACE DANIELLE. IF DANIELLE IS FOR REAL SHE IS REALLY IN HER OWN LITTLE WORLD. SHE HAS NOT CHANGED.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE NEW SEASON. I WORK NIGHTS BUT I TAPE EVERY EPISODE. PB
OMG...You rock! Your daughters are so beautiful and Gia was great at the runway. Your family reminds me of mine when I grew up and I hope that once I have my own family we'll be similar to yours.
You are by far, my favorite. Beautiful, real, funny, and have great traditions. I always think it's great to keep tradition in the family and that is my plan, keeping tradition.
Though I just started to read your blog, I always kept up with the show.
I'm as far from a Jersey girl as you can get. Born and raised in the south, this North Carolina girl adores you and your family. Congrats on the new baby, and ALL the special blessings God has gifted you with. beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bubbling, smart, funny personality that radiates thru TV and pictures. Continued sucess on all endeavors, and God Bless you family.
Theresa - You are puzzling to me. You seem to want to be respectable, classy, and ladylike - but you talk about the size of Danielle's "hole" on national TV??? Calling her "trash"? And the BJ comment last season? What's up with THAT? Seriously, Theresa, if that's the "real" you, you have a lot to learn about being a lady.
I loved Gia on the runway. Can you tell me the name of the store you guys went in to buy Gia some outfits. They were really cute I have two girls and they would love that store. I love watching your family.
Best of Luck
Teresa you should be such a proud mommy! Gia did absolutely amazing walking down that runway. All of your daughters are just gorgeous! Anyways I just found out my older sister has "Skinny Italian" and I am definitely stealing it! LOL. Well anyway can't wait for tomorrows episode. I love watching you and your family. Definitely the best family on the show. Love love love you!
Theresa, I just wanted to leave a comment about the way your daughter talks to her father. She should show him respect no matter what! Also when you took all your daughters shopping and they made that mess didn't that embarrasse you? You told your daughter that she wasn't going to get all those clothes and she said yes I am, and so she did. Not good to tell mom what is going to happen. Take care and be good!
I must say I am a double fan of Teresa and... suprise... Danielle! I love the crazy these two ladies bring!
Teresa, How do you stay so happy, on top of your game, a devoted mother, a sexy wife, and the most funny. I can not imagine being as happy a person as you. you live the life girl, and life it up every second
Teresa, I can't tell you how much I enjoy watching you and your daughters. You are such an amazing housewife and mother, I have so much respect for you. You cook, clean and take care of your husband and daughters. You represent what it should mean to be a "housewife." It makes me so happy to see how patient and hands on you are with your girls.. it reminds me of how my Italian mamma was with my sister and I growing up. Thanks for the laughs and keep up the good work. I don't know how you stay so FABULOUS and take care of 4 daughters.. but you are DEFINITELY doing it well!! God bless. Danielle -
T GIRL I GOTTA GIVE TO U MY HUBBY DONT WATCH TV SHOW BUT WHEN HE SAW THE LAST SESION WITH ALL THE DRAMA N SAW U FLIP THAT TABLE GIRL HE WAS LIKE OH NO I GOTTA SET DOWN THESE GIRLS ARE NOT ACTING THIS REAL TALK. I LUV GIA SHE SO CUTE U GO GIA U OWN THE SPOT LIGHT IN THAT FLOOR. T CONGRATZ ON UR BABY WISH U THE BEST ASA MOTHER WIFE SIS MANY BLESSING TO U AND UR LUV UR HOME MY THE LORD GIVE U MANY BLESSING N STAY AWAY FROM D SHE TROUBLE.I THINK SHE NEEDS TO LEAVE THE SHOW SHE LIKE DRAMA TO MUCH LOL. SHE SHOULD HAVE HER OWN SHOW TITLE DRAMA QUEEN LMAO SORRY BUT IT THE TRUTH I WILL GET UR BOOK SKINNY N T U STAY DOING WHAT U DO CUZ U DOING SUMTHING RIGHT TO BE WERE U AT NOW .
Theresa, I love that you stay true to yourself no matter what! You are a wonderful mother and I love that you and Joe seem to have a beautiful relationship and family!
I just bought your book Skinny Italian, and read it through twice this weekend. This is an EXCELLENT book! It is not a novelty, celebrity rip off- it is at true, great, well-written book, packed full of good information, fabulous recipes, and is hilarious -particularly Joe's Juicy Bits. I love how family oriented you are! I ma definitely going to make my own tomato sauce this year. I am not Italian (Irish/English/German-Jewish)but I cook Italian all the time. And I love that most of the recipes are/can be made with no cow milk dairy products - I am allergic. Love-love-love olive oil!
I know that a lot of what's depicted on your show is just role play: the drama is made up as you all go along, and that's why we watch reality TV. No fake drama = boring. You are doing a great job with your role on the show and taking care of your family. Props for that! Kiss*kiss*kiss. But PLEASE stop telling us about your sex life. TMI, girlfriend. I don't even want to THINK about your husband naked, lol.
Love Love Love watching your family! Gia is a freakin doll and makes me lol she is going to be a HUGE star no doubt about it. Can't wait to see what happens next!
I love all you New Jersey Housewives except Danielle. Whats the deal with this woman. Why does she say woman when she's referring to women? At least when we hear her speak that's what it sounds like! Anyway, All of you, Teresa, Caroline, Dina, Jaqueline, I think ya'll are GREAT! Good wives, good mother's, and good friends and family to each other. Danielle is going to keep pushing her girls and herself on people and she's going to lose all she has. Please don't compare all of us classy women from GA to the Real Housewives of Atlanta. That is so messed up, that show. Send Danielle to them! Anyway, Gia was and is beautiful, all your children are sooooo cute! Can't wait to see the new bundle of joy! I'm happy to see you all have more class than the other Housewives shows. NY Housewives are beyond rude. They speak when others are speaking and basically act like the Atlanta ones with different accents HAHAHA!
teresa, Your a beautiful woman with a great family, but you act as if your are in highschool! What danielle did 20 years ago has nothing to do with you now. If you would like to keep your family away because you feel its safe then fantastic! I support that, but please let it and HER go it takes away from the fun personality we all grown to love.
Teresa I just have to say that I love you and your girls they are too cute!And I hope all the best for you guys!
I love love love you, you crack me up your sooo funny...I saw you on RR this morning and totally think you should have won the meatball challenge. I think its great how close you are with your daughters and love the recipes in your book have made three so far and all were super yummy. Much love to you and your beautiful family!
I have to say that last season.. I guess I didn't understand you. I thought you were a mean girl. But now my eyes have seen it all! You are absolutely a TRIP!!! You are freakin hilarious! Congratulations on the new addition to your family! She beautiful! But you gotta try for a boy!!! I have to say that I was so proud that to see that you were genuinely proud of Danielles daughters. You were a true adult about the situation. Yes! You got beef with her but in NO way are you gonna talk mess about her daughters. You are awesome! Last week she couldn't do that. She couldn't be happy for Gia doing her thang. Anyway, keep doing your thing. Keep your family first. And ALWAYS be a lady.
Teresa! You are by far my favorite housewive from all of the shows combined! You and your family are absolutely beautiful! I love watching you guys on the show! You always manage to give us a laugh and keep us entertained!