Yay for Teresa and Melissa giving their relationship another shot despite their differences! Let's see where it goes from here. You have to start somewhere. Baby steps, girls! Baby steps are still a step in a positive direction. Fake it until you make it!
The Catskills trip was HILARIOUS! Best time I had all season! I wish you could have seen all of it. There were so many laughs you missed out on. I guess we can't show you everything in an hour. It was comedy. Parents gone wild weekend! We hardly ever get away from our kids. In fact that weekend was the longest time we have ever left our kids. I think parents deserve that once in a great while. I love my kids more than anything, but after that I feel like I could do it again! Yahoo!
Two things I have to clear up. First, there was a good time lapse between drinking and riding quads so not to worry. Second, the face I made when I was supposedly drinking Joe's wine was actually me sampling the sulfur water that they had in that house that stunk like rotten eggs. I bathed with bottled water and baby wipes while I was there, because I couldn't handle the smell of the water. I didn't care how good I was told it was for my skin. I like to smell pretty.
We really appreciated the warm welcome and hospitality of Teresa and her family. They opened up and shared their house and cooked food for all of us while we were there. We can't thank them enough. We had a great time! XOXO! I must also thank Duma, Teresa and Joe's brother-in-law, for advising me on how to make that delicious winning calzone! That man knows his pizza! I mentioned him in my acceptance speech, but you didn't get to hear that. Teresa also made a very fabulicious pizza! Let's call it a tie before Teresa ends up bashing me in her next cookbook by saying how you could put nutella on a sock and it would taste better than a pizza with any other toppings. (Which might actually be true… I LOVE Nutella.) Teresa won the dinner pizza and I won the dessert pizza.
No blog this week? I'd love to hear you explain why you would ever go to Kim G's house in the first place. You set her straight and I was proud of you for that but why put yourself in that situation? How can you say she has been a good friend to you? Very puzzling...
Hi J, I watched this last episode and am very happy you spoke out to Kim G. Her nasty attitude is really gross and I hope you don't have a lot to do with her in the future. She is a trouble maker and you could see it when she tried to force you to listen to the text from HER friend Monica is it?? The very person that has been trying to cause more problems for Teresa.. It really doesn't matter who is causing the problems.. just be careful around this nasty Kim G. I found that her health problems was just a ploy to make you feel sorry for her. I don't .. not at all. You would think that anyone having a brush with death as she claims to have had, would behave like a decent human being instead of getting into business that is none of hers! Thanks for being a friend to Teresa as she needs your loyalty for sure.. You heart is in the right place.. keep it there and don't get swayed by the mean spirited people on this show..
I think that she did the right thing by not getting in the midd of the flame, but deseabing by being a confident to both of you. Words of one another can carry arround even Terssa wanted to bring them or not. So you perosonally should stop getting into it and let them deal their business out side of your home, they should find a way on their own they don't need your help.
i know this has nothing to do with the blog but i feel like i had to ask i love all ur different hairstyles ur pony and your half up half down poofed hair would u ever do a tutorial on how to do ur hairstyles i would love to learn how. Thanks lots of love.
Jacqueline Thank You for standing by Teresa....she needs your love and support... you are a good friend. I love the way you got Kim G told. She is a troublemaker and classless. Your daugther just does not get it....she does not appreciate you as a mother and one day will see the errors of her ways. Until then just let her continue to embarrass herself...she seems to be very troubled.
Hi Jacqueline, have always loved you on the show! You remind me of one of my childhood friends. I have really identified with yours and Ashleys relationship. Our daughter and I had the "butting of the heads" when she was still at home ALL the time. I didnt know if we would get past that. I always said the qualities that irritate me the most about her are the ones that will help her most in life. The stubbornness, opinionated, never backing away from a fight, etc! I'm glad to see you both moving forward in positive ways in your relationship. We're not perfect as parents but we do the best we can! You're doing great!
Hi Jacqueline, I felt very sorry for you when your husband bought Ashley a car before discussing it with you, although I think he seems like a great guy, that was a very big mistake, especially when he asked you to co-sign!
I know it's difficult for you to deal with Theresa when she gets stubborn, but I hope you won't allow Caroline to come between you two, she really needs to stay out of everyone's business!
Also, I agree with you completely about Ashley, she needs to grow up and find out what working and paying your own way is all about, it will make her a much stronger, and better person.
You've lost all your baby weight, lol, and are looking great!!
Starting to be disappointed in you :( First Melissa and then KIm G........why would you want to be friends with Kim G YUCK she is nasty!!! And when she is bashing your friend Teresa YES you tell her to hush but why would you not LEAVE!!!!! I am anxiously awaiting your new blog so maybe you can explain some of this!!!
I like you and your family. You see good in people. When you see a problem with your friends you try to fix it. I liked Melissa at the beginning. I asked myself how come Teresa and Joe could not like her. After I continue to see the show, now I know why? She is very jealous and envious of Teresa. In your house Melissa PUT A STOP TO RECONCILIATION. There will be no reconciliation BETWEEN THEM. She loves to put Teresa and Joe down anyway possible. I love Joey, Teresas brother. He is a good person, but loyal to his wife. Let me tell you this: one day he will see what is happening around him and he will be hurt and disappointed with his wife. I hope you understand what I am trying to let you know and continue to support Teresa and Joe.
God Bless you, your children and Chris,
Yolanda Garcia Berdecia San Juan, Puerto Rico
I really liked the way you took control and told Kim G the trash monger off. That was brilliant. I think you are trying to be Theresa's friend, but you and Caroline often come off as condesending. I like the way Dina said it, "My girl is not the one that's jelous". Dina gets it.
AShley was funny giving you advice. That one was really rich.
Jacqueline, loved your snap back to Kim G. UUUURHG! good girl! she likes stir the pot! she does!! Sorry but she doesn't have a lot of class. 2ndly , what is up with your daughter making snide comments that you like to be in the middle of drama. Does she NOT think at all on any level? I thought she was going to get better, but sorry, i do understand she is your daughter but that child seems not to want to mature and take any responsibility. Sorry again, i do not agree w/your dad the advise he gave you regarding why Ashley behaves or is a particular way. Not. It isn't you or what you did or didnt do or provided or didnt. It is her seed. Her internal seed, it is who she is..and she sure inherited something not nice from someone along the way, but only you would knw that. I wish you luck. You have a great husband and thank God for that!
Jac I think you are hilarious and could totally be my friend in the real world! I do the same thing all the time with friends and family who are going to troubles... to some people it may appear to be "getting in the middle" but in reality I think we have in common that we are fixers. If we see troubled waters and think we can help - we are aware it may be slightly meddlesome, but if the result is a big happy family - then its worth it!
You and your husband are great! Like Carolina, you are REAL. He's so calm as is Carolina....they come from good stock! I too am married to an Italian man....I'm hoping he will mellow more as the years go by. He's gotten more mellow but I'm waiting for him to reach my "mellow" stage...since I'm a Southern Belle.
Love the show!!!
IT's not your place to be a peacemaker, it is your place to be there for your friend Tre....which you are doing badly.
You are such a good friend to all the ladies of NJ. They should be grateful to have you to call their friend!!!!
Jacqueline I love you on the show! You always make me laugh, and I think you have been a great friend. Sometimes it gets sticky but you manage to stay grounded! I love the connection you and Chris have, you guys are too cute! xoxo
You will have more casual friends by staying neutral but you will have best friends when you show loyalty.
Last epsiode really showed your personality...you seem really fun and cool as hell. Thank you for being open minded....Teresa will need to learn it from someone.
I can't believe the conversation you had at the dinner table about bjs. I always thought you were very lady=like. Was it all that wine you drank talking? I really felt embarrassed listening to you - as well as Teresa being so proud of Joes' penis ring. Good Lord ladies - be ladies.
The people complaining about you not solely being on Teresa's side are the ones that can't stay out of the middle of other people's business.
You realize there are two sides to every story.
I love you're energy this season. I can't grasp why people are leaving such nasty comments to you. Actually, all the housewives are receiving very nasty comments. There are some that deserve it, but you aren't one of them.
i just want to say first of all i love the show to death! i think all the women of the original cast besides daniel that is, are wonderful women. now the new women of the show im not to sure about yet... but as far as teresa & jacqueline & caroline you are all the best, love you all you are great mothers and very respectable women i enjoy watching your show i wouldnt miss it for the world.... best luck to all you ladies & hope to see you all come back next season.....
J..... you are and always have been my favorite but please be real and face the truth about melissa and kathy on how fake they both are. You should be loyal to Teresa, she has been a friend a lot longer than those two. Dina was real about things when asked of her opinion about whats going on, maybe you should do the same.
The best episode ever!! It was so great to see everyone laugh and enjoy each other...no drama...loved your pizza competition and your acceptance speech...How many of those wine bottles did you bring home?? Seemed like you packed a HUGE amount to take...ha ...so fun...thanks for sharing it with us :)
Look what happen with you taking Danielle's side over your sister-in-law Dina and letting Kim G into your home after walking Danielle to court to ruin your Daughter's Life.....Ummmm yeah let's not forget that so I would highly suggest you defend and take Teresa side cuz your not a Angel and who stuck up for Dina and Caroline, Teresa did by flipping the table and u go against your husbands family as I recall. Sounds like Melissa! UMMM yeah I think Tre needs a new group of housewives.....
Love watching you! Your my Fav. Your a great friend to all the castmates! Keep being yourself, I love it!
JACQUELINE, I THOUGHT OPENING YOUR HOME FOR TERESA AND MELISSA WITH THE "THINKING EYES" WAS SO SWEET OF YOU. YOU REALLY HAVE A HEART OF GOLD! YOU'RE A PEACE MAKER AND ACCEPT TERESA WITH HER QUIRKS AND FAULTS, JUST AS A SOLID FRIENDSHIP SHOULD BE. YOU AND CAROLINE ARE SO VERY GOOD FOR HER!
J..you are so sweet and funny.it's obvious you are a great friend to al sides and only want to have resolution. You are so gorgeous inside and out. ..and your husband, what an awesome sweetie...love from Charlotte, North Carolina
I LOVED YOUR HAT~~OMG it was hilarious to see that hunting hat on you! LOLOL And the bottles of wine...WOW can I have some? When you said the Joe's home made wine smelling like dirty feet...how can you drink it!? I LOVE this episode...it showed the Jac and Teresa we all love. When you and Caroline were laffing in the chapel...I could totally relate....and it was so genuine and real. I love you Jacqueline....thanks for your REAL and Loving ways
I agree with jersey viewer. I don't care who comes on or what goes on between the relatives. That will always work out. I'm glad that the real toxic player, Danielle is gone! Fabulous!!!!
Jacqueline, First, just want to say I have never read these blogs before now, much less posted. However after watching the Catskills episode, I SO enjoyed seeing the fun side of you that I was led here to read your blog : ) You seem to have such a great personality and a wonderful sense of humor and I really loved seeing that side of you- and everyone else for that matter. Throughout the entire episode, your comments and faces had me laughing and just really made the show. Thanks for sharing that fun side of yourself and for lightening up the show for the viewers. Also, just want to say that you look amazing- your outer beauty matches the inner beauty that you reflect. Keep smiling : )
The only reason you got to know Kathy and Melissa is because they became Housewives. When you were introduced to Teresa, your friendship with your sister-in-law was fine. When you and caroline argued, Teresa had an established realationship with you. She had to stay neutral. Teresa rwlationship with Kathy and Melissa was never good that is why you never had a friendshiop with them before the show. You and Caroline should have said to Melissa and Kathy, unless you can resolve the situation with Teresa I need to be loyal to her.
Hi Jacq-No Melissa is truly fake and she will f u over just like she did with her own in-laws, so get a grip and realize The fans can't stand to watch Melissa nor Kathy on TV they are negative, disrespectful, backstabbers, not funny, boring personalities, and all they have is the victim card to fame. Hopefully IT turns into shame about introducing themselves using the lets trash Teresa card. Don't follow that game even if Teresa was mutual with you and your sister-in-law. Don't give in to easy to give any one a chance like u did with Danielle and Kim G. JUST SAYING.........
J, you seem like a delightful lady and many of us can see being friends with you! Thanks for not spoiling your daughter, too--that's refreshing. Keep being so wonderful!
I wish I had more friends like you! You are caring, supportive, honest, kind, and FUN! I think you have handled things very well this season and I admire your sense of humor! You always lighten the mood! Love it! Best wishes to you!
PS - I can imagine why you might have punched Caroline in the face! She can be brutal and it is really showing this season! But I am happy you were able to reconcile! LOL
Why do you and Caroline continue to advise Teresa to pretty much kiss Melissa and Joe rear end? You girls are not really being good friends to Teresa. Tell me, do you feel that Teresa started that problem with Danielle and your daughter paid the price for it? Maybe, your secretly holding a grudge against Teresa. Maybe, you are afraid that Caroline might get mad at you if you defend Teresa. I’m pretty sure Caroline told you not to say anything against Kathy, Melissa and Joe Gorga. It’s funny how you two are being neutral in this situation. So, I guess the witch was right about daggers coming from everywhere against Teresa because you and Caroline have thrown a couple at her too. Why are you consistently bringing up her financial situation and your husband had the nerve to ask Joe if Teresa had a budget for Christmas. Come on…how many times are you people going to continue to bring up Teresa financial situation. Give it a rest already. Mind your business, keep your nose out of it. If you guys are so concerned with Teresa’s money situation and her Christmas spending. Then why don’t you and your husband and Caroline get together and give them (Teresa and her family) a Christmas to remember. Buy them all really nice presents, pay all the bills, put food on the table for them. If your not part of the solution then shut up already. You don’t defend her against people out to hurt her. (Melissa and Kathy) Keep you nose out of it completely. I hope that Teresa’s situation improves and she is truly blessed with everything wonderful because she is a wonderful person but has a lot of envious people around her. Bunch of freaking HATERS.
Jacqueline, Loved watching you, Chris, Joe and Teresa it was so nice to see all of you having a wonderful time drinking, eating, making jokes enjoying life. You are so funny and you actually looked like you were having a great time. Unlike, Debbie Downer , Opps… I mean Caroline the party pooper had a stick up her rear end all weekend. Hopefully, next time she can stay home and knit a sweater or something. She is really starting to act like she 90yrs old. She should loosen up and stop complaining so much. The only thing I did not enjoy watching was you and Caroline disrespecting Joe’s family by laughing at them when you went into the chapel. Show respect…That’s the only thing Caroline seemed to enjoy was making fun of others now that put a smile on her face. WHAT’S A MATTER WITH YOU…SHOW SOME RESPECT
Jacqueline - Don't listen to the comments that insist you take Teresa's side. I'm very picky about who enters my circle of close friends. None of them would ever take on my fight and become instant enemies with whomever I may be feuding simply because I'm mad at someone. That's immature and not a logical stance adults should take. They will always play devil's advocate with me to make sure I'm seeing all sides.
Jacqueline, I do think you are a wonderful friend to Teresa. I thought it was so gracious that you opened your home to her and Melissa. You are a peace maker and have a truly kind heart. I don't see you taking sides (don't see it with Caroline either). Maybe I'm missing a huge piece of this, but I see Teresa's two friends trying to aid her in choosing the correct phrases (which she has done) and mending fences, which she is trying to do. I don't see your alignment to the new people on the show over your long-term friendship with Teresa. I think you are extremely loyal.
You are absolutely hysterical. Bravo should dump the Ashley story line. Standing on your own you are my favorite on the screen.....AND dish the juice...who isn't getting along in the Manzo clan?????