Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed spending the holidays with us, but just as in real time, by New Year's Eve I'm over them and ready to move on!
We got to see a little more of Jacqueline's parents this episode. I loved the scene with Jerry and Ashley, he supports Jacqueline in her efforts to motivate Ashley and isn't afraid to tell it like it is. Speaking of Ashley, can you believe the talent that kid has? Remember, this is raw, natural talent. Can you imagine how good she'd be if she had some formal training? I say we all put our rally caps on and try to convince her to work it, work it, work it!
Lauren asked Ashley to design T-shirts for her grand opening party as a way to show support and belief in her abilities. They had a meeting where they discussed concept and design options for the shirts, and they both seemed pretty excited to get the project underway. Needless to say when Ashley presented Lauren with her sketches Lauren was disappointed, because she knows what Ashley is capable of and she called her out on it. The good news is Ashley went back to the drawing board. I've got my rally cap on again; let's see what Ashley comes up with…
I would LOVE some of what some viewers seem to be SMOKING while watching this show… how can some say that you “backstabbed” Teresa, and that “you’re not being a true friend?” What planet are they on? I thought you came off as the BEST friend she seems to have on the show… you’re the only one telling her the truth!!! I wouldn’t want my friends to be seen on national television, behaving badly, and would give them the same advice you have given Teresa since season one! I implore you, Caroline, my darling, to continue to be the voice of thought and rational reason! Let YOUR LIGHT SHINE, Boo!!! Love, Love, Love YOU!!!
I think you are the most levgel headed person in the group. I have the feeling you really didn't KNOW Teresa when you began the show....I hope you keep giving the advice....hopefully one day she'll take it!
Did I miss something. I don't understand the hate mail against Caroline. I think she's the best. I too wish she was my neighbor. Move to California, Caroline. Luv Ya, Linda
Caroline, It just dawned on me that during the camera scanning of the New Years Eve party at the Brownstone, I did not see your lovely sister, Dina. Is there a feud there? If so, how can you judge someone else and their family dynamics?
I believe every word Teresa said about you on her blog because it makes sense and it was exactly the way I felt too.
Love you Caroline!! Dont listen to those who are saying you are not a good friend. You are a realist and try not to get in the middle. You are the peacemaker and Theresa really needs peace in her life. God Bless You!!
Caroline, I realize that your new identity as the "guru of advice" is speeding along like a runaway train, however, there is one element of giving advice that you seem to have completely lost sight of. EVERYONE is entitled to their feelings. When it comes to feelings, there is no right or wrong. Why do you continue to treat Teresa as if her feelings toward Kathy are WRONG? Just because YOU want to be friends with Kathy, that does not make Teresa's feelings wrong. Kathy stuck her nose up at Teresa, dissed her behind her back and to her face, and sided with Melissa no matter how vindictive SHE was toward Teresa. Why would you make ANY KIND of moral assessments of Teresa because she doesn't want to have anything to do with Kathy? Family is family and family should be there for each other, unfortunately, when family does nothing but negatively impact your life... there is absolutely nothing wrong with distancing yourself from them or scraping them off entirely. As a guru of advice, certainly you, of all people, should "understand" that.
what happend to the nice girl Albie met at the Millionaire show? they seemed to like one another Mellissa is being very nice I do not know why Teresa can't get over what Kathy said. thing Teresa says are a lot worse than what Kathy said to her. life is too short to be like the way she is
Caroline, You backstabbed Teresa. Stop forcing Kathy on her. Be loyal to your friends or is your husband's business more important? You never invited them to new years before, so why now when Teresa is having problems with Kathy?
Who is the one stirring up trouble now?
Caroline, where was Dina and your brothers and sisters at the New Year Party. Are you feuding with them?
CAROLINE, SO...DANIELLE HAD BEEN TELLING US THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU ALONG. JUST SO SORRY THAT I DISMISSED HER SO QUICKLY WHEN SHE WENT ON ABOUT YOU BUT I NOW DO SEE THERE WAS TRUTH IN WHAT DANIELLE WAS SAYING ABOUT YOU. I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH YOU AT ALL.
I really do admire you, but this time I think you had bad judgement.
Teresa has been a true friend to you and your entire family, she stood by your family's side when Danielle was on the rampage against all of you.
I think you let Teresa down. So sad.
Disappointed how you treated Theresa New Year's Eve. If she was your friend, you would not have invited Kathy. Plain and Simple. You wanted drama for the TV. Quite acting all high and mighty because your are NOT! I like you, but regardless if you agree with Theresa or not (in regards to her family) she is your friend and you should stand behind her no matter what. You don't have to be rude to Kathy, but you sure didn't have to invite her to a New Year's Eve party..especially after everything "your friend" Theresa has been going through.
When Danielle was there didn't you keep saying that you wanted to stay out of it? Then take your own advice and stay out of Teresa's business. You're looking more and more like a know it all and a bully.
Caroline- You are awesome and have such a great family. However, it shocks me to see you throwing Teresa under the bus so much. You do not seem to act like a real true friend. I am wonder why this is and hope you could let us all know.
You have bullied and treated others w/ such contempt and gotten angry when others didn't hop on board. You are a mean girl. No one asked you to get on a hate train but you have asked others. Hypocrite.
Caroline one thing you forget is to be humble.You push too much and with Teresa in regards to Kathy on New Years.Don't you think you should have supported T when she needed someone to say to Melissa not to push the matter -it will be in Teresa's time.If Teresa's not ready respect it-say your wishes for her but that is it..You wouldn't stand ANYONE meddling into your disputes with your family members I am sure based on how strong you are. Interesting how Melissa brought it up in front of everyone.What she needs buffers? It looks like she set it up to put Teresa on the spot and put her in a bad light .I wonder how you would react if the tables where turned and someone did that to you at New Years Party.You probably would have "shut it down" -the conversation-completely.You probably would have told all the meddlers to stay out of it and not to discuss it there.You are a little bit of a hypocrite, but I do like that you offered to go on the vacation to help Teresa.
Your new job has gone to your head. Get over yourself. You had no reason to invite Kathy to the party. Has she ever been invited before...no. You are losing yourself in your new job. I can just imagine what you would have to say if someone that you thought of as a friend did to you what you did to Teresa. Shame on you Caroline.
Caroline, I don't blame you for the way you have been responding to Teresa's behavior. I actually like you this season when I haven't in seasons past because of it. I always felt that Teresa did not act with class or dignity and I thought it odd that you would associate with someone like that. It's like you're starting to realize it and come around to your senses. Good for you!
I've been saying it from day one. You are the one to watch because you set the tone for the others. You always want to be the center of attention the voice of reason, and even though I can't stand Teresa you should have her back. Talk to her one on one and try to convey what your feelings are about the situation, don't discuss it with the group. Screen time for you is having an input and everyone's life even your brother's and crazy jacqueline who really thinks she's cute sine loosing weight. You all have changed tremedously I'm not sure what the basis for the show is now. Is it lets get Teresa's family healed? I thought it was about all the housewives, not so now.
Caroline, I'm a bit confused - if the Wakiles have been customers of the Brownstone for years, how is it that when she came to visit you a few episodes ago, you seemed to be meeting her for the first time. Something not quite kosher here.
Caroline, You are wrong to say that Teresa wants you to be on the Hate Train. You were on the Hate Train for Danielle and everyone stood with you, including Teresa. You were the one that built the Hate Train for Danielle and you were the Captain of the train, now you saying you are above this type behavior. Now isn't that the pot talking about the kettle. Teresa have a large Fan Base so nothing you say will make them turn against her. You are not a true friend. I don't know what you got against Teresa but the viewers can see what you are doing. I think you are jumping in on that story line because your own story line is boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Team Teresa! Teresa NEVER asked you to get on the "hate train" or choose a side. Get it together, Caroline! She was and still is a loyal friend to you during YOUR drama with Danielle. Don't be such a moron - I thought you were better than that! You had me fooled.
Your blog was very nice you didnt seem to bash Tree.But shame on you,you seem to be on lets dis Teresa train.I saw you at garden state mall once and you looked so bad like a clown your face is so red and gross.Rumor around nj is you had no friends b4 the showand got a tummy tuck.you lie i seem to remember a diffrent engament story didnt u also say your ring was stolen? Tersea makes the show,she the reason your show is great and you got on the radio.so dont bite the hand that feeds you.by the way when you talk all i hear is bahla bahla
Caroline, who are you and what have you done with the old Caroline. I can't believe you said Teresa is "like talking to a brick wall". You're the same way. When you can't be bothered with someone or your mind is made up about something... there's no changing your mind about it either. That was an incredibly hypocritical thing for you to say about Teresa. There are only TWO things I don't like about you this season... your face.
You need to read Teresa's blog, she says it perfectly!! When it came to Danielle you were 100% on the hate train! Defend your so-called-friend Teresa, you're being very nasty!
Team Manzo!! We love you Caroline! I honestly think you and Jacqueline have put up with Teresa long enough. I would hate to have a friend like her.
Best line of this blog..."I'm so tired of the nonsense." It's getting ridiculous! Teresa, Melissa, and Kathy would make so much more progress if Teresa would just stop going tit-for-tat with her sister-in-law and her cousin! I'm praying you tell her so in an upcoming episode!
You know what else my friends and I are praying for? That you set Ashley straight on an upcoming episode! We all think she needs Aunt Caroline to light a fire under behind and not only get her career moving, but get a major attitude adjustment as well!
I have always admired you and your family. However, with the Teresa situation and her family, I am a little bit disappointed. Teresa has been your friend before Melissa and Kathy. You should be loyal to her friendship and not butt into her family issues. Teresa needs a real good friend to lean on right now. Her own family is bashing her all over the place and the only thing she had is you girls and the show. Now Kathy and Melissa all over the show putting her down and taking her friends away from her too and writing these horrible posts about her? Where is the loyalty? I agree you do not have to hate anyone, but at least let her fix it with her family before getting so involved in front of cameras. Not sure why you like Melissa and Kathy, cause all they do is kiss your behind. They seem very fake. Still love you and your family, just be a true friend to melissa. Sometimes the best advice is to just listen and hear them out.
I don't really understand you. Did you ever invite the Wakile's to your NYE party before? Based on your initial interactions with Kathy, I seriously doubt it. It seems you barely knew her. Now suddenly she is a client you HAVE to invite, despite Teresa's struggling relationship? I don't think Teresa wants you to hate her. But I doubt she wants you to suddenly be her best friend either. Why now?
I agree with some of the posts. How come you don't acknowledge some of the hurtful comments that Kathy and Melissa said of Teresa in the first 5 weeks or so?
I remember you were furious with Jacqueline for not getting on your "Hate" train of Danielle. Do you not see your own hypocrisy? Explain yourself!
Maybe Teresa should hang out with Danielle, I bet you would get on the hate train then. How did it feel when Chris took Danielle's side in the first season . Did not feel so good. That is how Teresa is feeling right now.
For the viewers bashing Caroline about Theresa remember this. Caroline has always been a straigh shooter and been fair. Have you ever thought that she's privy to information you down know. She is not they type of person that dislikes someone just because you do. That's called CHARACHTER!
Caroline...how much I wish you were my neighbor & friend..actually>>Ill take you as a Mom anyday too!! I enjoy watching you & how wonderful you are with your family & friends. I cry every Sunday listening to your loving words & wisdom. Albert, Albie, Chris & Lauren are the luckiest..to the moon & back..xoxo
I think you are great. I have written to you ate the restaurant. I hope you got the letters. I loved how you handled Kim G.
There is no Hate Train. Teresa has been badly hurt by both Kathy and Melissa for years now. Remember the begining of this season. Total Bash Fest from those two. Only after viewers got fed up with listening to their Blog Bashing, did they tone it down. Teresa and Joe are just fed up with all their nonsense and rightly so. Let Teresa handle HER cousin and stay out of this. It is up to her whether she wants to make amends with HER cousin.
Seriously? I guess there are more Teresa's out in the world...You are spot on Caroline....keep rolling sista!
the more everyone tries to push for Teresa to forgive and make up the less likely it is to happen .. Please let her do it when she is ready ...
Hi Caroline, Love you more this season than before! You are so down to earth and I just love your family too. Keep telling it like it is and if people don't like it that's too bad!
You keeping putting Theresa down whenever you can...Kathie was never invited to your new years party before why this year when you know it would be hurtful to Theresa.
Caroline, You are a cut above the rest, my Lady! If it wasn’t for you and your beautiful family, I probably wouldn’t watch RHONJ. I used to love this series, but it seems as if the attitudes of the Wives are becoming more and more distasteful, tacky, and immature. I adore Jacqueline. I feel bad for her and Ashley because it’s apparent that Jacqueline IS trying, but that her daughter doesn’t seem to care. You and your family portray the ideal. I know this world isn’t comprised of just that, but as a young mother, I, myself, am comforted by the possibility that communication, “real love,” and trust can exist amongst a family. Say “Hi” to Dina, for me. I miss watching the great dynamic between her and her daughter. Dina, too, was a class act. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Caroline, You and Albert are great. I think you have a lot of patience for Teresa since she is your friend. But she is definitely not in the same class as you. She is acting and has always acted like a selfish jealous b*tch. She wants all the attention and she thinks everything, including everyone else's parties are all about her. Please Teresa get over it, and get over yourself.
You are not a good friend. Good luck with Melissa and Kathy. If you think they have good intentions, you are NOT who I thought you were. Teresa went through hell and back and the last thing she needed was her own FAMILY trying to hurt her. Yet you gloss over all of that and act like nothing happened. Again, you are not good friend. I'm betting you knew that already though.
Caroline, Why do I feel as if I keep missing all this "changed" behavior toward Teresa? Every time you are together, you are giving her solid, reasonable advice about how to mend fences! I don't understand what others are seeing! I wouldn't jump on a hate train unless something was done to hurt either me directly or my family. I really remain confused as to why folks view you as turning your back on Teresa. You remain hopeful they patch things up...what is wrong with that? Truly confusing!
Caroline, I really admired and respected you the first two seasons, because you were true to yourself, didn't tap dance around issues and stood up for what was right without injecting your own bias into your advice to others. I have not seen that from you this season. What I have seen is a lot of pompus ego, and misplaced bias coming through your advice, and that changes my whole perception of you. Teresa has faults and qwirks just like everyone else on the show, but you only seem to be showcasing hers? Are you trying to justify your desire to be friends with the Gorga's and the Wakile's by "understanding" their issues with her? If you genuinely were a "true friend" to Teresa, you would be the same person to her that you are to your own family, to the Gorga's and to the Wakile's, but you're not. I'm getting the impression this season that you needed Teresa the first two seasons, because she was larger than life and brought a lot of attention to all those around her. Now that you're getting your own attention... you don't need her anymore, and unfortunately that is coming through in how you treat her and speak to her. I am not "team" anybody, I just assess what I see on the show, and the only person I see consistently being a true friend to Teresa is Jacqueline.