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It didn't take very long for me to recognize that something was wrong with the picture of Melissa and Kathy that had been painted for us. Their behavior and personalities didn't match up with the stories; red flags were popping up everywhere. This is where my frustration started to come through. One thing I can tell you without reservation is that the camera doesn't lie. You can fake it, but it's going to get you sooner or later. In my case it was sooner.
Teresa asked us to help bring her family together but her actions never matched her words. It became very difficult for me to watch the charade. I hoped that maybe through the process Teresa would somehow recognize how insignificant her issues were and find a true resolution with her brother and Melissa.
A few episodes in you began to see a shift in my attitude towards Teresa that probably didn't make sense. Many thought I jumped ship and took sides with the "enemy." What enemy? There's not supposed to be an enemy! Jacqueline and I tried to reason with Teresa, and all we got in return was a lecture on friendship. You will like who she likes and dislike whom she doesn't. End of story. That was the end for me, I'm not a child and I won't dislike someone because Teresa Giudice told me to. I didn't care, it was a matter of self-respect at this point. Now do my comments throughout the season make sense? I hate even having to explain all of this, but I feel like you needed a little back-story to understand my position at the reunion.
Hello Caroline!! Be the strong, warm woman you have showed us during the shows. You have meanings and god answears. You seems like a god mother, with god qualitys,love og respect for your family. I have not seen season 4, yet! HUGS FROM NORWAY
Well, Caroline. You're a hypocrite. Right from the first season you have always had your share of drama in everything that has happened, later claiming that you don't like drama. Well this show is all about drama. Why did you become a part of it? Also, what got you so offended about Teresa's book? It was fine to publicly pick at Danielle for what was written about her in her ex-husbands book. When the tables turn, your character changes. If your family is "as thick as thieves",Dina wouldn't have believed what Teresa apparently told her about you. Get over yourself.
I think Caroline after watching last nights episode I realize you have this issue with Theresa in regards to what she wrote in her book but really letting it get to this. You should come clean on setting Theresa up with Kim G. Do you feel good about yourself stooping to Theresa level. I know what she has done in the past but you know she is innocent this time . Wht caroline why would you let yourself get to that level. Karma is a Bitch Caroline it will come back to you. To think that her brother is selling his house to get away from Theresa when they were getting along so well. Why would you push it that far. Shame on you I did not think you had it in you.
I guess this is nothing to do with your episodes, I just wanted to tell you I'm prayingfor you and your family. I hope you are all okay and haven't suffered too much damage
from the hurricane. May God watch over you all
Laurie from British Columbia Canada
I have watched this show from the beginning. On the first season Teresa was amusing. She would say things that were unbelievable and inappropriate but at times, funny. I chalked it up to lack of intelligence. Unfortunately when her life was blown to bits in front of everyone she became nasty and vengeful. Her money gave her confidence. She is extremely self absorbed, has NO soul, and is as intelligent as a bag of rocks. Caroline, your laugh and smile are contagious and I am so sorry you were caught up in this mess. I watched your bright, beautiful personality fade. You are an innately good person with a wonderful family that adores you!
Somehow I caught an episode on TV whilst doing something else, initially I thought it was a setup, so watched two more episodes. I have no comprehension why you are in this show, That T person is an absolute moron, unfortunately the others are slowly following suit, don't care if they are family. She is a drama queen, control freak, manipulative and oh so dumb. I shan't be watching any more, but you should do yourself a favour and get out of this rubbish show, leave it to the uneducated, you are really doing yourself a disservice.
You claim that life is to short for drama, but you seem to be the drama queen! Your pathetic when it comes to Theresa, you can't wait to throw a dig.
Going back to the reunion, you laughed at what Theresa said when someone asked about your son's car wash. You even called your daughter stupid and said that you all laugh at things like that but yet you are not laughing now. What gives? Theresa said that she thought it was funny but now she is wrong. Why aren't you laughing now? Just forgive and get over it. A double minded man/woman is unstable in all his ways.
Caroline, I was just looking at the clip from the last supper and now you come off as a hypocrite. It was alright to attack Danielle about her book but now the tables have turned on you and you are complaining about being in Theresa's book. Poor, poor Caroline now you are crying like Danielle cried and tried to defend herself but you wanted nothing to do with it. You never asked for forgiveness but Theresa did and you being self-righteous said you would never forgive her or believe her apology was for real. Well, news flash neither will God forgive you. Don't push Theresa too much because she might flip a table on you like she did at the supper which at the time, you thought was funny.
Caroline, shame on you. Its funny how Joe G. Gets a pass and you blame everything on Teresa. We all know your prediction, you stand behind, I am sure you would love nothing more than to be right. Because the Gorgas and Walkilies know you support their bad behavior and talking head interviews, you have made it worse. Once again...no blood on your hands, when we all know your the leader of the pack.We are actually seeing a total replay of what you did to Danielle, what did she ever do to you? Why do you always think you are right? I dont see you ever apoligizing, you refuse to forgive, and just like kathys name is in the dictionary for passive agressive, we find your under hypocrite.
You my friend are awesome. Believe me, as a viewer I questioned Teresa's stories through the seasons. Her and her husband are perpetual liars and her husband is a criminal. I'm glad you took your own advice and got her out of your life. With friends like that, who needs enemies. PS: I know you and Dina will get back to being friends again. Stay strong.
I'm a huge fan of the Real Housewives franchise and watching this season of the New Jersey (used to be one of my favorite) was painful. Watching how can Teresa doesn't understand any point of view, only hers that was stupid. And watching all of you bullying around everyone that was ridiculous. For this season, I did see the true colors of everybody, no beautiful ones. I'm so sorry Caroline of everything that you are going thru, but for me I really hate this season of RHNJ and I'm not looking foward for the next. So dissapointed. Best of luck and love.
God bless you during this stressful time. You are the glue that holds it all together. Wishing you and your family nothing but goodness!!
I'm a huge fan of the franchise of the Reak Housewives but watching this season of New Jersey (used to be one of my favorite) it was painfull. Watching Teresa was ridiculous and how she doesn't understand other point of view, and hers matters. And watching all of you bullying around it was fake. With this season I could see the true colors of everyone, not pretty ones. At the end, I'm not looking foward for the next season and more bullying people (I meant everyone). Caroline, I'm really sorry of what you going thru. Best of luck and love.
Thank you Caroline. I wanted to write and say what bad person Teresa is...but I do think there is something mentally wrong with her. I am not sure what it is but she sure plays it well. You are all up against a brick wall. She refuses to listen to anything you all say to her. Maybe Teresa should spend more time with her kids and disciplining them instead of showering them with monetary things.
Caroline, you are a lady with class, there's no hiding that. I'm sorry you had to go through all of that with Teresa. Keep your head high and always remain to be true to who you are. You are a fabulous mother, wife and friend. I love the fact that with you, what you see is what you get. Best to you always Caroline! I'm a fan of yours and always will be. Muah!
Wow, I used to be your biggest fan and now I just don't know. You have said that your "advised" them. Did Theresa ask for advice or a friend to just sit back and listen to her vent? I bought her book and saw little to nothing wrong about what she said in it. I don't know about the meatball incident. She has a cousin and her husband who have made very public cheap shots at her on camera, so what is wrong with saying she is tired of "Lame" comments. As for your son, what I read is that she did not want her daughters to work at a stripper car wash. She never said anything about who might own one. Last season this was a big joke so if she mentions it! Also you talk about her going after your children. Did you listen to the disrespectful things they were saying all season? Did you see them eavesdrop outside the bathroom as Ritchie and Joe were talking and then crawl and say they were looking for his sunglasses? Did you see them open the window to the dressing room as Teresa was changing? I think that a reference to a car wash and that she wouldn't want her daughters stripping was very mild. Your children are adults and responsible for their own actions, when they decided to be on the show as adults they need to own up to their actions and how hurtful they can be.
Caroline I love you and I think you are one of the housewives who does have some common sense and intelligence to go with it, there are not that many people that have both. I don't care what Teresa has to say about you frying your meatballs, like really. My mother who is Italian, as her parents were from Calabria, Italy also fried their meatballs in a pan before adding it to the sauce, "so who does that" as Teresa put it, some real italians,thats who does that. Teresa has kinda turned me off this past season, so to be honest I dont know if I will watch the show on the fourth season but if I do its because I love you and Jacqueline..but we will see what happens next season, dont know if I want to watch part 2 of the reunion, that is up for debate because I think Teresa and her husband are being shady. God bless you and your family.
Caroline i adore you as a mother a wife and a friend you are one in a million. No explanation is needed on your part you hold your head up high as you always do and rise above all the negativity. Teresa is a very jealous and manipulative individual who will do whatever it takes to hurt people shame on her she went on at Kathy about her kids when she new exactly what she wrote about yours ignore the haters keep true to yourself i shall always hold you in my thiughts and prayers love from the Emerald Isle (Ireland) u take care hun xxx
Hold your head up high. I too believed Theresa in the beginning but we were all fooled. I too have a family that fights hard and loves harder but as I my Mom always said, "this to shall pass."
Caroline, I had a hard time watching you this season. You did seem a little full of yourself, but then again, so did all of the ladies. It is sad to me to see it end this way too. I know we don't know all the details and we can only go by what we see, but it seems either the cast or the producers have tried to turn Teresa into the new Danielle. You all seem like you were constantly trying to expose her, which is crazy, cause like you said, "the camera doesn't lie"! This whole season was extremely sad to watch. I used to love watching the family dynamics from all of the families, but you all have changed. You used to be the humble level headed one, turned into the "see all, know all, sitting on my ivory tower". Very sad. I'm not looking forward to seeing season 4 now hearing another huge fight ensues, but I hope there is some love in the next season. And about the comment on your son, while it was odd for Teresa to make any of those remarks in her book, I don't think you should take the one about Christopher so personally. You said yourself before that you weren't begging for him to open a strip club but you will support your child. I don't think there's anything different in what Teresa said. You wouldn't want Lauren stripping, but you would support her individualism and her own person.
On your radio show, you give insight ito your listening audience and hope they take your words to heart. Well, I would like to do the same for you. You and Teresas situation is exactly alike but you can't see it.
You state you think Teresa's family coming on the show was merely to help Teresas relationship with her brother and not to hurt and humiliate her? You stated you didn't want to bring the Dina situation (whatever that may be) on TV to save hurt and embarassement for yoru family. So, it was ok for Teresas family but not yours? (Hypocrisy)
You said you will never let anyone tell you who to like or dislike. You waged a campaign on everyone last year to dislike Danielle.....Hmmm (hypocrisy)
Regarding Teresas cookbook comment ( inappropriate as they were) you stated you would never let your children treat anyone like that.........WRONG your "grown" children spent the bulk all espisodes trashing Teresa (Hypocrisy)
Lastly, You all knew Teresa was going through tremendous stress within her own personal financial hell. Yet as Friends you only told her what to do with her brother but did little to get to the deeper root of her issues.
Perhaps never having felt the financial walls fall around you, you are left without compassion and it's easier to get pissed at her actions rather than to help her through her emotional struggles and WHY she was lashing out at everyone.
You could tell from the begining of the season she was different, very different. The fun loving girl was gone and when that happed you guys bailed on her. Shame on you Caroline, Shame on You!
BRAVO Caroline! You are the TRUTH!
Thanks for filling in some of the details from behind the scenes. However, for those loyal fans who are able to observe and think critically at the same time, could see the rift between you and Teresa emerging throughout the season.
You said on camera in the confessional and to Teresa, that she needs to take a step back and CALMLY look at the situation! I mean what better advice can a friend give. Even Jacqueline commented that Teresa does not view loyalty in the same way as most people do.
Caroline you showed your loyalty to Teresa by trying to help her reconcile with her family. And I think one of the best steps you made was to apologize to Kathy for judging her. That takes character and self-respect. Its not about jumping ship. Teresa asks for loyalty but her kind of loyalty keeps the drama going. She was upset at the reunion because it was 3 against 1, but if things went as she wanted it would have been 3 against 2 ...you, Teresa and Jacqueline against Kathy and Melissa.
Thanks for being real Caroline!
God Bless you and your family.
GREAT blog Caroline!!! You said it perfectly. You are a wonderful, classy, and family oriented woman. Keep it up! Love watching you and the rest of the NJ housewives (well, all besides Teresa...)!! Love you!
Caroline, you are an honorable woman. Thank you for telling your side of the story. I liked you in Season One and still think you are amazing now. Be strong. Hugs!
This will NEVER get posted, none of mine ever do---Caroline, your are a sweet, wonderful, mother, friend and wife. Can't understand some of the bashing of you this season, you have never changed.... Always stood your ground and always called a spade a spade. Chin up girl, your a good egg xo
Caroline, what is the REAL reason you are so angry at Teresa?? And please don't tell me it is her rift with Melissa Gorga. We all know that Melissa Gorga does not mean all that much to you.
Please be honest, Caroline. Stand by what you claim to be.
I see, it's ok for you to throw Teresa under the bus about what she probably said in anger, hurt and embarrassment with the way her brother treated her at the christening but not ok for her to mention your issues with your sister? Also, Teresa never really said anything about Melissa and Kathy on the show or in her blogs but she is all they could talk about all season. So, who was trying to crucify who to this country? It seems like that is what the High and Mighty Caroline is trying to do to Teresa. Why won't you just go away and take Melissa and Kathy with you?
Wow..really...this show has become nothing but a bunch of finger pointing HYPROCRITE'S and your the biggest one!! Practice what you love to preach about and you are so right - the camera doesn't lie!!
You are a wonderful person. EVERYONE can see it and we could all stand to learn from you and be more like you.
I have been a fan of the show, and yours, since day one. I am still a fan of yours, but the show has been come uncomfortable to watch. I respect how you have handled everything - the drama, your family, your transition into an empty nest. I hope things with you and Dina heal things. Sending you all good thoughts!
Caroline, we ALL know you are a stand up girl! I NEVER cared for Teresa because I peeped her game from season ONE!! I was continually puzzled that no one else saw what I saw, or eiether saw it, but ignored it! Watching you all these seasons have shown me that you have NOTHING to explain. You have been consistant, and gracious, smart, and most of all a TRUE FRIEND!! So please believe had you remained silent, WE know what the deal is, but bless your heart for letting us in. I am sad about the situation between you and your sister, but I know this, I said it once and I'll say it again: BLOOD is thicker than BULL, and you two are going to be alright! My heart also goes out to Joe Gorga, but he has Melissa and those beautiful children, and he too will be alright! Keep your head up Caroline, hang in there pretty lady, we're with you!!!!!
I actually don't think Kathy and Melissa are the villains this season. I think it's you Caroline. Your snarky comments, and pouty face are too much for me. You say you are your own person and no one tells you what to think, but then contradict yourself to say Teresa influenced your thoughts on Kathy and Melissa. I think it's time for you to move on! Please hurry and move on!
Caroline, you are a fantastic person and a wonderful mother. You should be proud of how you handled yourself this season. I don't know why all this anti-Caroline sentiment is coming from the rabid Teresa fans. All I can deduce is that they're as delusional as she is.
Caroline...Didn't you say you had to invite the Wakiles to your New Year's party because you've known them through the Browstone?! You said they were "customers of the Brownstone for years".
You chose to get involved in Teresa's family drama and turned on her in the end--why would you spill whatever she may have said to you in confidence while she was upset?! Perhaps you should take your own advice and "learn the recipe for friendship" before you point the finger at Teresa.
I used to be such a fan of yours when you were all about loyalty and protecting your family and close friends, but I don't why you flipped the script so much, because it's made almost everyone dislike you now.
PS. If Bravo posts just ONE of my many, many posts...I'll be shocked! Because otherwise it seems as though you try to edit and control the "opinions/comments" about the HW franchise as closely as you do with the video editing. Prove me wrong.
Team Caroline all the way. All one has to do is look at the tapes and see that Teresa says one thing and then does another. Everytime someone speaks she takes it as a direct attack on her. Only because she has so much guilt and likes to play the martyr. I hope things between Caroline and Dina mend as I know they will, life is to short to carry anger with loved one.
By the way this is your version of the truth. As a mother you KNOW there is her side, his side, and the TRUTH. So like I said its your version of the truth.
You have always been my favorite and will continue to be my favorite. Thanks for explaining your side!
Caroline, Not a fan of yours but this is a very well written blog. You covered just about everything and got your point across. What a difference a blog makes. Thank you
Caroline, While I understand your explanations, I think you need to go back to your phrase "the camera doesn't lie." It was obvious on the Reunion, that you had an axe to grind with Teresa, and you were out to crucify her in front of everyone. I was a no holds barred attack on your part. The "Jersey" came out in your attitude, wording, and blind-siding attacks. I have admired your maturity and level headedness through the seasons. However, you have now stooped to the petty and vindictive. You should have left good enough alone and refrained from commenting on the Gorga-Guidice family feud. By making your statements the way you did, by taking the media tour on talk shows, and by writing what you did in the blog, you have just become another REAL HOUSEWIFE OF NEW JERSEY. Too bad, you had me fooled... I used to think you were the exception. Please rewatch the Reunion footage, you will see Teresa was playing total defensive against an advantaged offensive line.
I am very interested to see Season 4 since I believe we will get far more answers than we have thus far. Say what you want about all of these fruitcakes but I am hooked and can't wait to see how it plays out.
You still didn't address the fact that you make and your family make fun of people ALL THE TIME. Why is it okay for you and yours but when something is said about YOURS it's the end of the friendship ????? Still saw a side of you at the reunion that really left a bad taste in my mouth. Sorry...... and I am NOT a Teresa fan.
Caroline, Come on, you have 10 brothers and sisters, you are telling me you NEVER griped about a sister-in-law? IF you say you have never then I don't believe you.
I stopped reading after page 1 of your blog when you wrote "you heard more negative stories" about Melissa than you care to admit from Theresa.
Those discussions were told to you in confidence, between you and Theresa and for you to now use those against Theresa is really unfair.
You know, bottomline, I'm over all of you too.
You are the classiest housewife in history! I love the fact you are real, and what you see is what you get! I love that you admit your mistakes, and knows we all are human, and no one is perfect! I was right along with you on the dislike wagon, but you were being cautious, as you should be, especially when you heard bad things about kathy & Melissa. I believe Kathy has totally redeemed herself, but Melissa is almost there.
I am sorry Teresa is not the person we all thought, and I know she hurt you, but you are a strong woman, and this will make you stronger! The 2nd cook book comments were not jokes, they came from Teresa's insecurities. Teresa hurt you, and also hurt her fans! I have always laughed at Teresa, because she is funny, but she was not a bit funny this season! You handled yourself well at the reunion! The great thing about you is.....You never change, and you are real! Hence the word "Real Housewife"! Much love to you!!
Oh Caroline.. as a Viewer who felt a "part" of your family through the seasons, this blog and the reunion hurts my heart. I am so sorry you have to go through this.. it is terrible. For all the people on "Team Teresa", well, I guess that just shows there are others out there just as clueless and delusional as she is.. I just wanted to say that I wish you the best. Good people and strong families will always prevail, and my heart goes out to you. God bless.