I am getting so many questions about Antonia's Santa tutu. How cute was that? I also got a lot of questions about my outfit on Christmas, so I posted a link for everyone with pictures (thanks to my incredible photographer) from my Christmas party on my website at http://www.melissagorga.co.
I hope everyone has a magnifico giornata!!
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Love you Melissa, you're so sweet, please stay the way you are. We needed an additional like you to the show!
Melissa, Your little girl is so beautiful. She looks like your mini me. I love how excited your kids and Teresa's kids get when they see each other.
Melissa I have to say that you actually have acted appropriately the last 2 episodes. I am impressed!
I think its funny that Teresa and her husband Joe points the finger at Melissa as the reason Joe Gorga isn't close to his family. Teresa needs to tell her husband to get himself together and thru trial you see the real individual, so the vile character we see in Teresa and Joe is who they already were. I don't think it's Melissa it is Joe Guidice that's the problem. The Gorgas (melissa,joe) were invited to Cathy and thats great they were going to attend both
Hi Melissa. Your family seems desperate to me. You the least. I think your sisters need attention. I think your different and should break away. Don't let th influence you.
I just want to point out a little hypocracy in your blog and your thinking...In the beginning you applaud the Manzo boys for intervening when they felt their mother was being attacked and you also said you would do the same for your brother. While I agree with you on that, why is it wrong for Joe Guidice to feel the same way about his mother? I know you love your sisters but judging by the way your brother in law felt free to insult Joe Guidice at your holiday party I get the feeling that there is much animosity on your family's part as well. Either that or your brother in law is just an ill bred jerk (maybe both). I'm just saying...
I cant find any post or any blog of yours that says where you got your daughters christmas dress it was absolutly gorgeous and need a spectacular birthday dress for my little princess please let us fans know where u got it
My apologies to you Melissa! After the first couple of weeks I just thought you and Joe Gorga were too immature, but I am very impressed at how you both handled the Kim G/wife of the attorney situation at your party - kudos to you both for being mature, respectful of your guests and family and for doing the right thing when it was hard!! Congrats girl!!
I thought you looked beautiful on Christmas. However, maybe try a sweater for a family holiday...or at least something with sleeves. That outfit might be better suited for a special night out with your cute husband.
I felt really sad that Joe your brother in law said those mean things about you. He really is a grumpy guy.
Thank you for clearing up the nanny situation. I was wondering why you needed a nanny for Christmas Eve! :-) Also, you are a better woman than I am - I would have a very hard time talking to the man (Joe Guidice) who said such vulgar things about me and my family!
Just wanted to say welcome to the Bravo family...I love your daughter's question,"How old is Jesus?"---Very sweet.... brought me to laughter...it felt good to laugh---thanks for you---- you are great...
Melissa - I have to say I was always Team Teresa, but you handled yourself well the last 2 episodes and have changed my opinion. Although, your husband made a bad first impression with the Christening episode has turned out to be hilarious and does not seem like a bad person. I hope the Gorgas and the Guidices can work it out. You are a family. Too bad the media and extended members got involved...made a bad situation worse. Rise above it, keep doing what your are doing. You and your husband are definately a hit on the show. Bravo to you.
Melissa, I am so sorry that Joe Guidice spoke of you in such a terrible way. I believe he has some type of depression or other mental issues going on. Please try not to take it personally. He seems to be the type who always has to be in conflict or have a fight with people. On a better note....your family is so beautiful. The kids are gorgeous and so adorable. Blessings to you and may you always stay healthy and happy.
Why do you write a page about Joe Giudice remarks but let Rich Wakile slide??? Taking sides too uh! Both men were disgusting!
I was completely disgusted with the way Joe Guidice was talking about you while you were right there. It's obvious he wants to keep that thick wedge between the families. I see it as his way to keep his control over Teresa. I noticed that in her blog she brushes his comments off and practically defends him.
They say that those who blatantly trash others do it keep the negative attention from themselves. Guidice is the perfect example. With him around, there will never be total happiness in your families. He's garbage and I was embarrassed for him at the end of that episode.
You didn't drag Teresa, she took you to the dance floor. Stop lying and give credit where it's due - it's all on film.
Melissa, You have definitely grown on me and have become my new favorite housewife! You seem like an awesome wif and mother (you kids r just way too cute for words! Love them). Keep up what ur doing and don't let the hater bring you down. Your the bomb! Team Melissa :)
Teresa's husband is a jerk and to say things about you and your husband is not nice all I can see is that he and Teresa are very jeolous.
You handled the situation graciously. You are doing the right thing and are a great role model for your children loving your husband, your own family, Teresa and her family, and knowing what battles to pick with all of them. You are a great addition to the show!
Melissa, I am very happy to see that you seem to have taken peoples suggestions to heart and I felt that you did a great job in protecting the family by asking Monica to leave and then having a good time with Teresa. Your children are lovely. Great JOB!! Keep up the great work and you will see that it was worth while, when you see your husband back in the arms of his parents and sister. AWESOME
Hi Melissa! I completely agree that you are trying so hard to bring the family close together again. I was apalled by Joe's comments, and to be honest, by Teresa as well. It is obvious now that no matter what you do and how hard you try, it will never be good enough for her. She wants her brother all to herself. She wants all attention on her at all times. No one can be prettier, have more money, or be better in any way. She is acting like a spoiled brat and you and your husband are handling the situation with extreme class. It sheds light on the unfortunate christening incident. If this is how she and her husband have been throughout your marriage to her brother, no wonder your husband acted as he did. I also feel bad for Kathy. She truly has tried and keeps being rejected. I don't blame her or Rich for getting so upset. Keep being who you are. You and your family are truly blessed and great people!
Melissa, Great party. Into every life a little rain must fall (Kim G. and friend). Just remember you have great umbrellas (the Manzos and other friends and family). Also, you and Joe need to be a little more careful when discussing family problems. Your children were in your bedroom with you when you were talking and believe me as a mother and first grade teacher..........your children are hearing and understanding all you say. And when you lease expect it, they will repeat what you said to any and all. Also, tell the family that sitting around the kitchen island just steps from the kids is not the best place to talk trash and swear. Someone's darling child is going to repeat the things they heard and it's going to be to someone you definitely don't want them to.....like grandma, their friends, etc... But you and Joe should be very proud of your beautiful kids.
Hi Melissa! I'm Shannon I'm 15 and from New Jersey! (oh yeah!) I have to admit when you first came on the show I was not a fan, I was all about teresea. But after seeing you and teresea together I love both of you!!! You and your hubby are a great addition to the show, your so so so fun and your kids are adorable!!!!!! I hope you see this comment and it makes you happy! I'm a hugeeee fan of your family now that you and Tereseas family are trying to work it out. This is like the longest comment ever so I'll stop here lol. Tell Joe I said hii and that me and my sisters think he's hilarious. Thanks for reading I hope you see this! Stay gorgeous! -Shannon
Why did you invite Kim G to your Christmas party? You knew Kim G was talking trash about Teresa. Shady !
Melissa, well done. You showed real class asking Monica to leave. I was ASTOUNDED when she refused! Who DOES that! Clearly, Monica has an agenda and it ain't good. Same with KimG. I was so tickled to see you and Teresa dancing and having fun. Family is so important, life is SO short. Enjoy them, and don't let haters like KimG ruin it. Congrats, classy girl! Well done!
Hi I'm Shannon I'm 15 and from new jersey!!!!!! When you first came on the show I was not a fan I was all about teresea! But now that you and her are trying to work it out I love you both!!!!! You sure know how to throw a party that's for sure lol. Anyway, I just wanna say that your kids are adorable and you and Joe bring a lot of Fun to the show. Your both so young and your also so SO funny together!!!!!!!! Well I really hope you see this and it makes you smile! Your soo pretty and I love your style! Stay gorgeos, shannon!
I'm loving how you trying your hardest to keep thiungs civil so that you all could be a family!!! Love ya!!!!
your home and family looked beautiful on Christmas Eve. It made the holiday come to life for me and my friends.
Melissa, you and Joe ROCK! You both are putting forth the effort to make the family work and Teresa just keeps making it harder....Love ya girl, keep up the good work!!!!!
I have to say it really does seem that you are sincerely making an effort to keep the peace. I hope it's not in vain. I was apalled by Joe Giudice's behavior prior to your party & his comments on Christmas. He was vulgar & rude. I feel bad that you have to socialize with someone like him. Theresa needs to check her husband & not make excuses for him.
Also, I have to let you know you looked radiant in recent interviews when you wore a pink dress & pink eyeshadow. It was a great look for you.
Melissa I loved seeing you and Tre making up. I think her husband is the negative problem. I am a big Tre fan but your positive attitude is starting to grow on me. I commend you for being the bigger person and trying to make the situation better. I see your efforts and Im glad you are pushing yourself and your husband to mend things. Tre did say that her husband needs to let her worry about repairing the relationship with her brother so give her credit. He is like that negative voice and that can have adverse effects. My family arent close with each other so its refreshing to see you guys all get along. You all have beautiful children and are wonderful mothers. Kathy's timing was absolutely wrong. She waited until your charity party to try to talk to Tre (really). Give Tre credit though..she did make an effort..Kath overeacted. Kim G was a mess..I am glad you guys came together as a family and supported Tre with the Monica situation. I really hope to see you and Tre continue to repair your relationship. You guys are two fabulous woman and family. Together you guys rock.
I am growing to like you...however, admit when your family is wrong and in appropriate. Joey started the drama at the Christening, if he hadn't called Teresa garbage there would have been no altercation. Where is Joey's apology??????
maybe your BIL talks about you like that cause EVERYTHING that comes out of your mouth about him is negative. Whwen are you and you husband going to own up to your nasty behavior at the christining? Its always someone elses fault!!
Melissa, I can see that you are really trying hard with Teresa. I think the real problem that is going to keep fuel on the fire is her husband Joe. It is plain to see that he doesn't want you and Joey to be a part of Teresa's life. He is always so angry. He looks like a miserable person. Just remember misery loves company! So keep taking the high road. Don't lower yourself to his level by letting his ugly ways effect all what you have done to make things better between you and Teresa! God Bless
Amy H. Abita Springs, La.
Melissa what do you think about what Theresa's husband is constantly saying about you and Joe. Just so you know i think you are absolutely wonderful i love you and Joe and Kathy......
I think you are great! It warms my heart that you are giving it your all with your and Theresa's relationship to try to bring the families back together. It's really nice to see the other side of the story and not just hear one..I have to say you are a fabulous Mother, Wife, Sister, and Friend. Keep your head held high and look to the stars because only good things can happen for you and your family. God Bless!
Melissa, I am glad you are doing the right. The family looks beautiful when you all are together. Keep up the good work. Also, don't let people like KIM G come between the family. Let someone like her try that with my family.
I think you should know that apparently Joe Guidice's comments were not about you. That it was editing that put it together to make it seem like it was. It was actually about your sister, and I know that still isn't nice. But just that it wasn't about you. And that editing can be used to the shows advantage sometimes :)
Melissa-wheather you want to admit it or not: you and Theresa are alot alike, so is Joe and Joey. You ALL are very passionate about family. I, myself am the youngest of 12 kids, I just turned 50. There are certain members of my family that dont speak to each other-havent spoken in years-it breaks my heart. The past must be put to rest, you forgive and forget (you prolly never forget) but you put it behind you and move on, you learn to keep certain subjects at bay-if you think it will hurt someone by saying somnething, think of it being said about you, how it would make you feel, I adore your husband-i can tell his father has hurt him-his father acts like nothing happened-Joey shud try the same, i know it is hard to do-i think thats how we put a guard up around our hearts. it takes tooooooooo much energy to harbour a grudge, energy that could be spent on loving those kids and family. welcome to the show--love you and your family
I think Joe Guidice was out of line. Maybe he was trying to be funny, but fell flat. I have a lot of siblings and in-laws, there is usually some form of drama or another, but I would NEVER imagine anyone of my family saying the vile stuff Teresa and her husband were saying..on camera...for all to see, including you and your family. I found it disgustingly passive-aggressive and childish. We all know they may have personal and/or financial problems, but don't take it out on those who will ultimately be at your side, thru thick and thin: your family!! I loved your outfit! It was cute with the leggings; if I had a body like yours, you better believe I would wear that outfit everyday! It was funny, though, that Teresa had a problem with the length when hers was about as shirt without any leggings or hose underneath! Lol! Good luck to you and your husband. My friends and I from work think you and Kathy (and families) are very endearing. And Teresa is lucky to have you encourage healing not hold a grudge.