Watching myself has really taught me so much. I continue to pray that with each day I learn a bit more about myself and the world we live in and try to do better. Don't you wish there was a rewind button on life? Too bad there isn't one. All we can ask is that we keep moving forward, learning from our experiences, and making changes for the better.
Every family has issues. When you think about it, it's because you are family that the issues are there in the first place. If you weren't bound together, you could easily just walk away. No more issues, plain and simple. But since you are bound together by love, you have an inseparable connection. Whether you want to interpret it as the love of the idea of a great big happy family, or the love for what once was, or just the love for someone that you are related to, family becomes an ongoing part of who you are.
Kathy, my husband and I love you. We think you are classy... too classy, in fact, to be related to Teresa (no offense, she's your cousin, and we know that you love her in spite of all that she is)
Kathy you have way to much class and culinary talent to be on this show. Walk away from it like the lady you are <3
KATHY , I THINK U COM ON AS A GOODY PERSON , BUT UNDERNEATH U ARE NOT ... U ARE THE ONE THAT CAUSE THAT FIGHT
Kathy, I've been the outcast in my family. I've not spoken to any of my cousins for at least one year. So sister I know how you feel. But believe me this hurt will subside and you will put all of your love into your new business adventures. You are my favorite person on HWONJ. Maybe one day you and your family can visit Tennessee and see what we have to offer, as far as some good southern cooking. Loves, take care and stay strong.
Kathy, Your mother's story broke my heart. I hope you and your family realize what a beautiful human being your mother is. I have been watching this program from the beginning and this is the first time I felt the need to express my sentiments.
I find it amazing how you continue to preach family and completely ignore how you treated Teresa. My hopes is that you two, family or not, are finally done with each other.....
You're definitely a good girl, Kathy -- and a breath of fresh air. Stay your course --you're on the right one.
Teresa is "YOUR COUSN!" Why don't you support her! You keep trashing her, with Caroline & Jacquenline, and Melissa. As for your husband Richie, he's has no class! Its obvious that you and Melissa, came on to the show to distroy Teresa. "Teresa is a better person than you ever be!"
Kathy, Of all of the housewives, you are the one that most epitomizes class and grace. Your have a natural wisdom about people that is so refreshing on these reality shows. So many others get caught up in all of the petty things, but you always tend to rise above it all.
To be honest, at the beginning of the season, I did not like you. I thought you were just riding Teresa's coattails, and just wanted fame. While fame is certainly part of a tv gig, as the season has gone on, Teresa has shown her true colors, and so have you. I now truly enjoy watching you and your family, and hope you come back for more seasons. Thank you for being a normal family in the middle of the madness!
I think you and your family are amazing. You and Rich are great parents and your children are a testament to the result of nuturing, strict and loving parents. God Bless you all.
Nice blog. Great quote. I'm sure Teresa's supporters will come out swinging.....stay positive! Lot's of us love you! No one is perfect, but at least you're reflective and open minded. All the best!
You forgot to mention Teresa....beware, just like Caroline is standing by her family, she will turn on you just like she did Teresa...just be careful.
Kathy, I certainly hope that after reflecting on your behavior this past season that you went directly to your cousin and begged her forgiveness for all the horrible rotten things you said about her behind her back...and also forgiveness for all those facial expressions you are now so aware of.
Better yet, I hope you found a way to get yourself in front of a camera so we can all see your honest apology... you know, like you always managed to do when you wanted to talk to Teresa last season to point out something she'd done "wrong".
Do that and you might get some of us haters to change our minds about you.
Kathy I have loved watching your family this season. Richie was the highlight of the season for me. His fierce love for you is so awesome to watch. My favorite moment from the whole season was at the party the Manzo's had when he was in the bathroom with you and told you he would burn that place to the ground. Wow! Oh and when he told Joe Gorga he would kill him when he was comenting on your outfilt at the step and repeat. I watched those two moments over and over and over, HILARIOUS! He sure has fire for you and not seeing petty people hurt you. When I first started watching this show I really like Teresa, I thought she was a little crazy, but I liked her. It was easy to be behind her feelings of hate for Danielle, because, well, it's Danielle for goodness sakes. But this year her jealousy and negativity was appauling. I was constantly brought back at the way she hates on her family and let's that fowl mouth husband go around saying whatever he wants about her own blood. Nobody would talk about my sister to me that way, not my husband, not my bestfriend, no one! Anyways, I loved you and your family and the same goes for the Gorgas. Joe is freakin hilarious and Melissa seems like a great mom and nice person. Blessings to you and your family!
you are such a lady. and you have wonderful children and husband. you are somone to aspire too. please think about writing a entertaining and cookbook i think it would fly off the shelf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I do feel that you are a good person, but I felt you could have said something nice about Teresa in this last blog. It was very obvious that you left her out. I'm not on anybody's side, but she's still family and you could have mentioned something nice.
I used to love watching this show, but now I can not stand it. There is to much negative, anger, hate, and jelousy. Bravo did wrong by adding you and Mellisa on the show. You, Melissa, and Bravo accoplished your mission, by destroying Theressa and bringing the ugly out in her. She got along with the girls great for 10yrs and couse she brings out a coock book and gets some fame, the cousin and sister n law could not stand it. Theressa also did wrong by pushing Andy. There for Bravo decided to destroy her and Andy decided to bash her at the reunion. I hope we do not have another horrible case like in Beverly Hills. Theressa is your family not Caroline or Jac. And if Melissa ever leaves her husband that is going to be a diffrent story with you and her. I will no longer watch RHONJ, but will watch Apprentice. I hope Theressa can prove a lot of people wrong and show them she does have a brain.
I know Bravo will not post this, but here goes. As you get more famous and you start your hopefully successful business, just know Caroline will turn on you also. When you get recognition and fame ,she will be jealous of you the same way she is Theresa. So hold on. You and Melissa will be next.
I have watched from the very first show. I was at first unsure about you.. but just like Caroline I was swayed by Teresa's version of "Kathy". I have noticed that as each season comes and goes Many of the housewives change and do things to get more camera time. That I believe is what has happened to Teresa.. that and ALOT of stress from the finacial and legal issues she and Joe face. That alone can really change how someone acts and reacts!! I was a HUGE Teresa fan from the start but I do feel like we have seen her true colors. I am glad you have joined the cast and I do hope you continue on with us, the viewers! Please don't let this show change you or your family!!
You did not touch on your lovely cousin who is so out of control I don't know how you can stand her. She doesn't listen, she doesn't understand, she wants it her way or no way. She was trying to shut people up. It is not just her show and Andy should have reigned her in. Her behavior towards Caroline is uncalled for. I say don't be a friend to her or even family because it won't work unless you play Teresa's way. Do not envy you the position you are in. She is a piece of work! Good luck with THAT! All the best to you and your family.
Kathy, you have a beautiful family; congratulations on following through with great parenting skills. You certainly are not raising any divas (i.e. giudices) plus your children seem to be learning true, good, valuable life lessons. Keep your chin up and congrads on turning the other cheek (several times); maybe TG will wise up someday. If she keeps her unacceptable behavior going, she will be out of friends.
ahem..hello...all this talk of FAMILY and you didn't even mention the one person on the show who is related to you by BLOOD...the one person is DIRECTLY responsible for you being on the show and thus, any success that you or your children might have because of it. I don't think you're as sweet as you try to appear to be...you're absolutely right about one thing...YOUR eyes don't lie.
Well, thank you for not bashing anyone. I didnt like you in the beginning of the season. You have grown on me but I still think you do too much family bashing at times as well as stir the pot. For tv maybe? I hope. I hope you stay you remain the Kathy that I like for future seasons. You are a great mom and I hope to see your catering business take off.
Kathy, I think Bravo should re-think you being the cousin shown on the show. Maybe they should replace you with Rosie. She seems more interesting. You are just to boring and negative. "Get Over it"
OMG- don't you get it - no one cares what the Wakile family is up to. You are all boring and you in particular are a back stabber!
I like that you FINALLY wrote a blog that didn't include passive/aggressive comments about Teresa. Way to keep it classy!
You just had to mention that the Gorga's and Wakile's are getting along! Like we didn't already know. Just another rubbing Tre's face in it. You are so mean to her. You did join the show knowing that you all were not getting a long well.
kathy i think you are sweet but beware of caroline, she just back steppe her friend of tan years and she don't give a f--- about you as long she hurting teresa but you have to know one thing don't involve and kept you're mouth shut.
My daughter and I watch you every week. You have added so much to the show and we love you and your family! Your kids are great & Richie is hilarious. My favorite part about him is that you can genuinely tell how much he loves you. I also 'love' how real you are and how you "show" how happy you are by other people's accomplishments, not showing jealousy like Teresa does. You and your family are great...Keep being real!
I enjoyed getting to know you on RHONJ.. and like you I wear my feelings and thoughts on my face..I can never play poker I guess .lol oh well there are worse things in life to worry about .. So hang in there and stay true to you.. ..always.. a fan..
No mention of Teresa. She's the reason Melissa and you were put on the show. This negavitiy will continue in your family until you hash out your issues with Teresa in private. Your issues and the Manzo/Laurita issues are separate. They seem to fuel the anger. Your cousin can be blamed for a lot of things. Caroline/Jacqueline behavior is horrible. I can't believe they revealed private conversation they had about Melissa or you. Photos of text messages is just low down and dirty. How would you feel if someone revealed all the things you said about Teresa. Have you seen the response to Caroline's Blog? It's not about love for Teresa. It's the digusting display of a know it all/ turn coat. I would not trust them any further then I could throw them.
I don't understand why you won't support your cousin Teresa through what she is going through right now. I did not see you mention her in your blog at all. If my cousin was being attacked, regardless if I thought she was wrong or not, I would stand behind her. In your blog, you made sure to mention the people who are attacking her and say how much you respect them. To me, family comes first. Everyone has been repeating over and over that Family comes first. It just doesn't seem that way. It is really sad that you won't even mention her or your support for her. But hey, you keep living your beautiful life along with others.
Kathy, I believe you trashed T just to get time in the spotlight. I do not liek watching your family on TV, and your husband is the worst.
Uh...what does the title of your blog have to do with the contents? I dunno, but so far I don't really like you very much....*lying* eyes and all. It is almost like there are two Kathy's....one with a wonderful family and life, and another that is sarcastic and foul mouthed. I just don't get it. If I had your husband and family life, I don't think I would be wasting my time trying to slam anyone. Heck, I don't have what you have, and I don't do that now. I just don't understand really how you can be so dr. jekyl and mr. hyde. Don't get me wrong, I am not really team anyone....I really liked all the ladies these last two seasons, and Caroline reminded me of me even. Its just really sad to see everyone blowing up like this...and I really feel bad for Teresa. Not only is her home life filled with problems, but then everything is so chaotic everywhere else, and no one is even being kind to her...not even her friends (I saw how everyone was dumping on her behind her back, which stunk). I hope it gets better otherwise I won't be tuning in next season.
Kathy, you didn't say much in your blog, you didn't say anything about T. I hope you can see that Caroline is not your friend only using you to get at T. just this to say this and I know you've heard it before you never with family in public, I bet Caroline never told you she was not speaking with her sister and would never side with you if you had an issue with her. you and T are blood you should fight with her or keep out of it.
Nice blog! Really appreciate how you conduct yourself in a dignified way. So tired of all the nonsense with the women on this show who are just completely out of control (Teresa). It is refreshing to see a family that comes across as "normal".
kathy, i hope you can forgive your fans who, in the beginning ,believed a wolf in a sheep skin (teresa). you are a great woman and you have alot to be proud of! keep your head held high, we love you and can't wait for the new season!