Fact: The decision to join the cast did not come easily for my husband and me. We deliberated long and hard and then we talked to our kids. I knew the way Teresa would react, and I didn't want her negative interference to play a part in what was going to be right for me and my immediate family. I certainly didn't interfere with her decision process. I also didn't need her permission.
Fact: The christening was just my first day of filming with my family, and we did not know what to expect. What happened at the christening was completely shocking, devastating, and heartbreaking for all of us.
Fact: I approached Teresa at the fashion show as a concerned family member. I was trying to encourage reconciliation between my two first cousins.
Fact: I approached Teresa with a compliment and asked if we could talk in another room away from everyone else. I did not feel that this was in any way threatening. Yes, I could have called her. I could have made a visit to her house, but let's think about this for a minute. Teresa already had me pegged as the enemy. How do you think that she would have received a visit from me? We all have seen how Teresa reacts to someone trying to reason with her. She is always dismissive and defensive.