Melissa feels lucky to have such a wonderful husband (and reveals her favorite holiday CD).
Posted by Melissa Gorgaon Aug 3, 20110
Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great summer. I had the best weekend down on the shore with my family. What a great time!
Is this the longest Christmas ever? Geez! I feel like we have been watching Christmas forever. But who doesn't love it, so I guess there can never be too much.
So back to Christmas Eve at Teresa's house. Like I said before, what a wonderful time the kids had, I loved watching them together. Joe and I wanted to do the right thing and make sure we went to both Teresa and Kathy's houses. It was only right. Kathy had asked us when we had no plans for Christmas Eve and of course we said yes. We always go to Joe's family on Christmas Eve and my family on Christmas day. I do know Kathy had every intention of inviting Teresa too. That's why she kept persisting on talking to her at my party. Teresa just isn't ready I guess. I wish instead of pulling her brother aside and talking about the couple hours we were not going to spend there, she would have just cherished all the hours that we were there and be happy that we are all taking the steps to work this out. Her parents were happy, the kids were happy, and we all really enjoyed each other's company. Why always look for the negative? What about all the good that just happened? I felt bad for my husband because he was put on the spot, but he's a big boy and he handled it the right way. Of course Antonia didn't want to leave her cousins, but when she got to Kathy's house she was very happy to play with her other cousins Victoria and Joey! They treat her like a little doll, she had the best time at both houses!
On last night aired Housewives -8-29-11. Your husband talked about your scare for open heart surgeryon your back. I have one of those two for the same reason. I didn't realize it was unusual.
Just stay above all the drama. Keep loving your husband and children and all will be good in the end. Just leave the past issues in the past. Good luck.
Hi Melissa, I felt bad for Antonia when she asking you when teresa's kids are coming? when they finally arrived she was so happy. I wish I was at your house only without the negativity. Teresa is hard to read. I didn't read your blog but I've read the viewers blogs, your in touch with danielle???? Be careful. may god continue to bless you and your beautiful family.
Melissa, Wow! just to think I hated you in the begininning and then started liking you and then I came so close to being duped by you and that miserable side kick of yours kathy, until I watched Andy after show on the computer today and heard with my own ears, Danielle asking you if you have told Teresa how you kept contacting her and how you have contacted her...(Danielle).....I hope Bravo recast you and Kathy and Caroline. And I say Caroline because she also was duped!
You even make Danielle look like an angel!
Hey Melissa! I have to say you have surprised me this season. I wasn't sure I'd like you but I truly do. I can tell you are really trying your best to make an effort with Joe's family (Teresa and company). And Teresa sure as heck does not make it easy! Her husband is such a joke! He talks about you and Joe behind your backs and under his breath it is so juvenile and unnecessary. Why Teresa has decided to stay with him is beyond me.
I think you are a great Mom and wife and you have tried way harder with your inlaws than I ever have. I also have difficult inlaws and a difficult brother inlaw and I cannot say I have tried to forgive and move on like you have. So good for you girl! Good luck with your album!
Melissa and Joe(y), you guys are the best! It is clear to anyone who watches RHONJ that Teresa is jealous of everything you are, have, and do. She plays the victim every chance she gets, and it's not working! Don't kiss her ass, she needs someone to call her out on her crap.
Like Kathy, I wasn't so sure of you this season, but now I absolutely LOVE you and Joe! You're a wonderful mother and wife and beautiful on the inside and out. You and Joe seem very happy and you have a true friend in Kathy. Kathy is a class act and I love her as well. I feel really bad for you, because you have to keep the peace with your sister in law for the sake of your brother and family and always will. It really sux. I honestly believe no matter what you do, nothing will ever be good enough for Theresa. She holds 20 year grudges and I can't even imagine the grudges she holds onto for you that you're not even aware of. You will never be able to get through to her - like Caroline said - it's like talking to a brick wall. - although a 'bedazzled' brick wall:) I really don't get Theresa and Joe and I'm so happy you and Kathy are part of this show. Not only are you two wonderful people and we get to see a glimpse into your life/family, it also has allowed the viewer to see a different side of Theresa and Joe G. I was apalled at how Joe G. talked about you on X-Mas Eve, shame on him, he is a low class and bitter man. Theresa is also bitter and can't be happy for anything positive that happens for those people in her own family - when she says family is evertying, it's on her terms and her terms only. Stick in there and don't let Theresa get between you and your husband! God Bless you and your beautiful family.
Melissa, you are by far the best addition to this cast. You and your husband make the best couple and your kids are beautiful. Keep smiling and good luck with your singing career. You Go Girl!! Love Ya.
You always have a way of being snarky. To mention Teresa and Joe dining on the floor is so low- definitely below the belt. Get over yourself, and quite frankly stay out of kathy and teresa's issues- it has nothing to do with you. If any of my in laws got in between my "BLOOD" relatives like that, I'd tell them to F off.
You are so fake! You have so many nice things to say about everyone BUT Teresa...very obvious! I noticed you complimented Kathy and Caroline's food, but what about Teresa's? You just can't give her a compliment, can you? I hope all the other girls catch on to you!
Melissa, Why did you say that you bought alot of gifts and spent alot of money and it was worth it because it was Jesus birthday? That is not what it is all about....the true meaning of Christmas is not spending a fortune on gifts, but to celebrate the birth of christ. Too bad that all of you say you are religious but not one you truely gets it. You all have distain for family and appear to be jealous of what everyone else has or does. That is NOTbeing a christian. You better reset your priorities.
I love EVERYTHING you wear! It's so super cute! I finally got my LV Artsy bag and so excited to see you have one too! I kept telling my Hubby that NOT just everyone has that bag... Anyway I love your style! If there is anything you've purchased online - would you mind sharing the website???? :)
At first, I thought you were preventing Joe from seeing his sister. Granted, we only see so much on TV, bit it appears that you are really trying to advocate for a stronger family relationship. I hope that what we see is real with no gossip with your sisters behind the scenes. Teresa seems so guarded and has such a high wall up. It makes me wonder what happened to her and what it will take to gain her full trust again. She seems wounded pretty deeply. Keep trying to reach out to her. I know you and Joe can get that wall down.
After watching this past episode (New years eve) I cant believe how stand offish Teresa is being. It is clear you are trying so hard and she just makes an excuse for everything. I love Teresa but you can clearly see, she is in the wrong right now. I hope everything works out!
You remind me of myself. I spent a long while trying to bring my husbands family back together, and I even managed to have ONE Christmas dinner with all of them together..the food got cold but at the end of the day, they were ALL there and happy. I cried that day. Stay positive, happy & do the right thing as always & things will look up. BUT..dont diminish yourself or kids, trying to make it right. Theresa can only play "victem" so long before it explodes. Lean on & listen to Caroline..shes wise, loving & loyal..she will help keep you on the right path too. She may be "Theresas Friend" but when Theresa..or anyone for that matter, is wrong, she aint afraid to spell it out. Go Lissa!!!
Really Melissa..Danielle???? What the heck??? You were starting to win me over but WHOA!!! The only reason you would associate with Danielle is to hurt Teresea...very petty and sad. What was it Caroline said...something like you hang out with garbage you start to smell like garbage??? Makes me really re-think if maybe Teresea is right about you afterall.
Ive never written or commented on a blog before, but I was soooo appalled at Teresas comments and how nasty she was to you (in your own home, no less!!) I can understand the tension be/ her and Katy, but my goodness...what is her problem with you??? From everyting Ive seen, you are a lovely, generous mom and great friend and wife. Teresa could take some tips from you!!
PS. I always liked Teresa prior to this season. She should be embarassed by her behavior.
I love that you guys are now on the show. What a beautiful family you have. Beautiful children, Hottie Joe, and you are beauful. I just can't understand what's going on with Teresa. Why can't she just start over. I can't imagine taking cookies to someone's house and having them throw them out. If you don't want to eat them then don't eat them but why hurt someone. At the party Christmas Eve it was so sad the look on Joe's face he justs wants peace and it was just really sad. You are doing everything to try and make things better and no matter what you say you get hurtful responces. I think the comment about your singing was hurtful, yes I love your song, I Just don't get it so much time is being wasted. Come on Teresa every day is precious. Look at all the fun you are missing with your wonderful family. Love you Melissa Joe and your precious children. Suzanne
Walking the walk, of the talk you often talk about thanking Jesus, & how everything you do is for family, will leave a beautiful legacy for your children! It will seem like a blink of an eye that your daughter, & sons will bring home strangers to you, the loves of their lives & want you to instantly love them. It is difficult to have a big family together with many different personalties & upbringings & get along, but you will have showed the way! Having the blessings of your children around you, loving & enjoying each other as you grow older is the best! It would break your heart if Antonia's husband bad mouthed you to his brothers & friends, & made you the butt of jokes, it would break your heart.
Regardless of what anybody else does in your family, you can be the one on the high road! Your children will watch, & they learn best from example!
LOVE & FAMILY IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT AFTER ALL !
That whole comment about just last week they were eating on the floor could of been left out, especially by you. Family dont put loved ones on blast like that. And calling your inlaws strangers very sad. No wonder your mother in law keeps her distance, if you start behaving and really acting like part of the family i can assure you she will grow to love u. Learn how to become her daughter in law not her sons spouse. Team Teresa
Melissa, I have to say Ive been watching the show since the very first episode in Season 1 and have never missed one yet. I will say in the beginning of the season I was not too fond of you. I though you were very selfish, manipulative and conceited. I was Team Teresa from day one! However, I have to apologize because of how wrong I was! I thank you for becoming a part of the show! I think you and Joe and Kathy and her hubby are just great people! Ive seen a side to Teresa that I never had before and she's just awful! You keep being you, continue to stay positive and love Jesus!! And you'll always come out on top! Im definitely Team Melissa and your babies are so well behaved compared to their cousins and just too cute! I know she's family and Im trying real hard not to be too hurtful, but wow, Teresa and Joe are just "haters" and extremely jealous people and it's unfortunate because I definitely will not be purchasing Teresa's cookbooks anymore I bought the first one and that's it! However can't wait to hear your first single You'll get an "A" for effort no matter what!! God Bless you and Joe and the babies and hope you're on another season!!!! From your West Coast Sista!!
you are always beautiful but i just loved loved the new years eve look!!!! i hope Theresa gets her crap together one day. i feel horrible for your wonderful husband Joe. He doesnt deserve this treatment from his sister towards you. I used to be Theresas fan but this season i changed my mind and opinion about her 180. i just dont understand her.
I love you dearly and i hope you didnt give up on your singing. You have a beautiful voice and - NO THERESA_ NOT EVERYONE CAN BE A SINGER THESE DAYS BUT GUESS WHAT- YOUR SISTER-IN-LAW IS THE REAL DEAL!!!!
Melissa we love you! Let the haters hate. Their opinions mean nothing. Besides the Manzos your family is my favorite! You're so beautiful & you try so hard even when you're pounding your head into a brick wall. You are by far the best addition to any housewives cast ever!
Your children are absolutely adorable. You've been blessed, thank you Jesus! You and Kathy are really great additions to this show. Looks like Theresa is taking over Danielle's role. Her personality has changed so much she just isn't likeable anymore. I'm TEAM MELISSA AND KATHY!!!!