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I really had a great time bonding with the Manzos and Lauritas, they are both great families! They are very down to earth, easy going, straight forward people. That's what I look for in friends and in couples that Joe and I like to spend time with. It just makes life so much easier when you are with people who are like that. Poor Caroline had a booming migraine. I felt so bad for her, she missed a beautiful boat ride with her family. The kids kept mentioning how they felt bad that she missed it. It was sweet to see them thinking of their mother the whole day.
How can you not love Greg? He is so funny, the things he comes out with are not planned, they just roll right off his tongue. He is harmless and he makes me laugh. We enjoy a lot of the same things, we just get along really well. He might be the only person I know who loves music more than I do! He's hilarious and he's a great friend to the Manzo family. Everyone loves when Greg is around! I enjoy people that love life and just want to have a good time.
Melissa you and Joe seem sooo happy!! And what a GORGEOUS family you have. I love that you are so POSITIVE and you just ignore the little jabs Teresa is constantly throwing at you. Best of luck with your music
Love watching you and your husband and your children are beautiful! Can't wait to hear more of your music!
I wasn't sure what you and Kathy would be like on the show but I can tell you that you two are among my favorites. Actually, the only ones that I can't stomach this season are Teresa and Ashley. What brats! Teresa is very unfair to you and Kathy, unfortunately, I don't think anything can be done to change her attitude towards you guys especially with (Juicy) Joe egging her on.
Hang in there, you guys are awesome and Melissa, you and Joe so much fun to watch!
Melisa, you seem like a nice young lady, but it is getting annoying hearing you pray to Jesus for help with every little thing! Give him a break, please! He has more important things to do then help you with your every little petty thing in your life.
Malis, Great Job! you just let the digs fly thats the way to go. Thats where the power is in not giving a dam. You are way too happy to care, good luck with your song.
Melissa, we all want to see everyone get along as well. And, the viewers are getting why you love Greg so much. He bashes Teresa. How can you say you want to get along and encourage his behavior towards your sister-in-law. Again, what you say and your actions just don't correlate. We get it.
LOVE YOU GURL,I DO HAVE TO SAYS I THINK YOUR HUSBAND NEEDS TO BE NUETERED,I MEAM REALLY,NO ONE CARES AND NO ONE WANTS TO SEE HIM "DOING" YOU EVERY SECOND.I HOPE YOUR CAREER TAKES OFF YOU HAVE A FAB VOICE AND IN CLOSING.EVERY DOG HAS HER DAY AND THERESA SHOULD START BARKING......
Melissa, In your blog, you state you are tired of the bickering between your families- then why in the show you are portrayed as a instigator, just like Kathy. Is it for more drama? Snide remarks and facial expressions are seen by the viewers- watch and learn. Then maybe peace would come!
Greg is not harmless! He is a douche bag. Can't stand you and Kathy! Bravo, PLEASE, cast new housewives!
Great blog Melissa! Congrats on being the one who moves on first. It's not worth rehashing the past. No need to explain why you felt the way you felt, etc. That just pours salt in the wound. Good for you!!!
Love you Melissa! You are awesome!!! Teresa is jealous of you and always will be. Yes, she's family, but beware, she's always looking for a fight and get ready for her next dig towards you! She fights with everyone and as a result, she's losing major fans because of it! You and your family are fun and awesome!!!! :)
i must say.. u definitely have the better body but Teresa's prettier and dresses better than u. sorry, juz my opinion
Melissa is my favorite, she is gorgeous. There is defintly no compeition with Teresa. Melissa you have a good heart for putting up with her for your husband and the kids.
Bravo please post!!! Melissa, I want to say that I absolutley love love you and Joe. I think you guys are so down to earth and fun.. I love that Joe is so in love with you, and my hubby would do the same thing (bathroom scene) if we were away at a place like Punta Canta. I have to say though that every every comment that your sister in law says and her hubby is always so negative. I don't get it at all. She always says she is about family which I do believe she is, but she and her husband are not showing the viewers at all. Whether it is jealousy or what but it makes her a very ugly person. You look amazing for 3 kids and so does Theresa for 4. I truly hope that she sees herself and her husbands remarks on the show when they watch it and see how awful it makes them look. If you truly are about family then show the viewers. All we are seeing is NOT NICE. Anyway you and your husband are a wonderful addition to the show, good luck to you. Keep singing and don't ever change who you are!!!! love ya, Christina
Ok I have commented on Teresa's blog and now I will on yours. Why don't everyone stop competeing on everything. Who has the best house, best dressed, best kids, etc !!!! Whew ! you all make it not worth watching. Enjoy each other, family. Let the kids hang out together or I am telling you they will be just like the adults trying to out do each other. You all have great familes and everyone can get along, that 's why "they" call it the past... each new day is a gift. "they" call that the present and no one holds the future.. Good luck !!
T. Is nuts,the show would be so much better w/o her. The rest of you all look good and will have a great time together. Your one sexy gal.
I feel like Teresa knows she is living in your shadow. She makes herself look ridiculous trying to be you. I do not say that to be mean to her, but it is so obvious. She is on edge with you and Kathy, and making digs all the time. she should realize it would be much better if she could just get along with the two of you. Better for the family, especially the kids.
hi melissa...love you and your hubby...stay as fabulous as you are and people should try to be like you!!!!!
It took me a while but I have really come around to you and your husband. I'm hoping you continue to feed into Teresa's insecurities less and less.
Yay Melissa, that was a very positive blog, loved it.....stay positive.....and you haters out there don't be hating....... love to you and your family....
"That was my fifth time there with Joe. We go every year." have you only been together five years? that makes no sense.
Love, love, love you, Joe and your beautiful children!! Antonia makes me smile every time I see her. :-)
Melissa and Joe Gorga are the best!! I wasn't sure at first, but over time I have had a great time watching them. They inject a lot of life into the episodes. And Antonia is the prettiest child on all the RH shows.
I really don't see you and Kathy tryig with Teresa and Joe. You all have to sit down and cut out the sly remarks
Greg is not harmless. He makes digs at Teresa constantly and kisses up to you. He strokes your ego and puts Teresa down. Is Jay Mohr HARMLESS?
OMG! I love this episode primarily because it was shot @ my homeland DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, But I especially liked how you were dancing bachata! I love how you avoided the drama (atleast this episode anyway). Teresa is clearly jealous of you and it shows. Keep your head up and the love going. XOXOXO
True good friends make it effortless to have fun with each other. It comes so easy and natural that you have a blast with each other without worrying all the time. I hate that it has been so much "work" to be not only family but "friends" with Teresa and Joe. But, good for you guys for being the bigger people. You and your husband are a trip! :) Keep rocking it girl!
I'm having a problem with the one-track-mind your husband has. It appears that you two have no problem with things that do NOT belong ontv, like the bathing-suit-crotch-sniffing! I also think that your husband following you around with the sexual comments to be totally tasteless and crude. You are much more likeable than Teresa and I think you also have the ability to win over much more of the viewing audience.
Since everyone seems to compare you and Teresa, here are some of my observations. You are both physically attractive people. You both live in amazing homes. You are both married to men that love you. You both have a gorgeous family. You both wanted and received an opportunity in the limelight to star in a reality show. You both have talents and ambitions that the show made possible. The only differences are a few years in age, financial peace of mind from your husband and you sing while she writes successful cook books. I understand that it is probably pretty tough dealing with each other at times. It's quite obvious that Teresa feels some sort of jealousy that her baby brother places you before her now, since he is married and has children. I think that is probably a more common emotion than most realize. My question to you and your husband is, WHY in the world would you guys join the show when you had family complications prior to the show ? You both knew you would be highlighting your inter family turmoil for the world to view. I guess so called fame is stronger than blood for both the Gorga's and the Guidice's . To paraphrase something " Cousin Kathy" said in a previous episode, "there is plenty of room for everyone to shine".
I don't think Teresa is jealous of your looks. Teresa is VERY hot. She has a great body , great taste. What I think she's jealous of is that you have the attention of her brother. She was always the one who had that . She misses the closeness she had w/her brother growing up , etc etc. I thought they were best friends. ???? That is what I think she's jealous of. She argues w/Kathy because Kathy does makes digs and she thinks she's being subtle but she's not. I agree w/Teresa when she says how Kathy is. People are saying that Teresa is self absorbed. I don't want to be rude but I see you that way. Women can pick up on how other women are. Come down a notch and be real. You do compete w/Teresa. I see Teresa as her own person. I don't see her trying to copy you.
Melissa I really believe you are trying! At first I did not like you at all but you are growing on me! I do think that Teresa has been through alot with her finances and a husband that speaks to her the way he does, it has to be embarrasing. Then she looks at you and the way her brother treats you and I truely believe it is killing her that she doesnt have the same thing. She was much happier in the earlier seasons but she was also the most "fabulous" housewife on the show and her husband didnt seem to treat her the way he does now. I feel bad for her and maybe if you read this you might think so too!! I know it doesnt excuse bad behavior but maybe if you try to understand, when you are the center of attention and the fan favorite then the younger, beautiful, full of life and happiness cast member comes in, it would have to be hard!! I also think Kathy does throw digs, acts innocent and plays the pitiful victim. She knows Teresa better than any of you and knows what will set her off. I think she knows exactly what she is doing and is dragging you along for the ride. But you will figure it out on your own in time. She even plays innocent to you and I believe you want to see the best in people so you dont see it. But just remember they are from the same family. Just something to think about. Good luck to you and your beautiful family.
Melissa, I can see how having to put up with someone's constant jabs can take a toll and bring you down to that level. After a while you just start giving it back. Theresa needs to understand she gets the same attittue and treatment she puts out there. It always seems she's the first to commnet on someone elses bad behavior but cant recognize her own. She also never takes any accountability for what she says. Its usual stupid and she thinks it being real or funny, well its not. The comments about the Manzo's being close until they get a wife, talk about a dig, then about being more sexy and sexier dancers then you and Joe. Her and her husband looked moronic dancing and there was no sex appeal. no contest. Melissa just try to stay positive, let the comments pass you by. Dont acknowlege her pettiness and you will be doing your part to keep the peace. Good Luck.
Melissa, what's with all the acting out from your Joey about sex, smelling your panties in front of the kids, sex in the bathroom with other people around? No class from you two! I'm not getting your comments of everyone getting along. If this is true, why do you egg on Kathy and Greg w/their mean comments about Teresa?
If you think watching your husband sniff your bathing suit crotch is cute and funny, you're just as disgusting as he is. I don't care what you all do in private, (he can sniff away) but in front of your MOM and KIDS and 2 MILLION VIEWERS ? I guess positive or negative attention, it's all good for you.
I know this season has already been taped, but if you and Jow are back next season please tell him to tone it down with all of the sex stuff. It was disgusting that he sniffed your underwear in front of your mother and the kids, even if they were clean. Also, I've noticed in past episodes that he has said he's your father. That is beyond creepy and what the heck does he mean by that?
"Honestly, I just don't see a reason to fight anymore. I think we all need to forget about the past and just move on."
I suspect that viewers got a pretty accurate picture of you & your husband right off the bat. Now that you're settled into the show & have started filming the next season it's only natural that you want to forget & move on; however, one cannot dismiss that you came onto the show knowing the discord it would cost (within the family you profess to love) but did so anyway.
Otherwise, you seem like a fun, lovely couple but as everyone knows appearances can be deceiving.
Melissa, you and Kathy are my favorites. While I want the best for your family, I don't see Teresa & Joe changing. She is clearly a bitter and jealous person. I believe she wanted to have things in her life bigger and better than anyone else and doesn't want anyone to top her. And the fact that her life is falling apart around her is compounding her issues. I also feel that her husband is the main person behind her bitterness. He is a jealous and bitter person himself and it infects those around him. And it's plain to see that she doesn't want her friends to become her friends which is clearly happening. And it's happening because you are a genuine person, not a phony like Teresa. I adore watching the show even more now so please don't leave the show. It would be a great loss. I will hope for the best for all of you and for your children's sake.
I must admit I had a little vomit come up when two grown, married, adults with children want to have a quickie in a bathroom stall. You two need to grow up, you're not single, 20 year olds anymore. You two look ridiculous trying to fit in w/ that age group of kids. I'm not saying you can't go out and have fun, just go out w/ people your own age.... of course it does look like your maturity level is that of a 20 year old, so maybe that's why you hang w/ that age group......
You are not trying. Yes T is a pain, but she is not going behind anyones back. She is who she is. You are the one that trys to immatate her life. You put yourself on this show and everyone can see that you are an instigator.
Joey needs help. Why is he trying so hard on TV to look like he is a sex addict. Maybe he trys to hard because he really is gay. Real het men don't need to let the world know so badly that they like women.
Sorry Mel, but T blows you away! Stop being so jealous, back-stabbing and mean.. In fact, get your own show and see how long it lasts...
Theresa is jealous because you have her brother's 100% attention (which she used to have) and you are close with her cousin (which she used to be) and you have a beautiful family, house, clothes, jewelry, etc etc. It all comes down to jealousy and her need to compete with you.
Ugh, please stop being so false and hipocritical. Your actions on the show do notmatch your blog.
I watch this show for Teresa. The rest of you are really starting to annoy me by ganging up on her, Greg added. How is he anyway?! Get a life!
Just try, for once, to see this from Theresa's perspective: You met Joe, quickly became close, moved in (good Italian girls don't do that), announced that you were with him for his money - which I know was a joke - and married him. To her eyes, you were the worst kind of gold-digger - one who happily admits it!
She was just an over-protective big sister looking out for her little brother. Now, seeing how obviously perfect you and Joe are for each other, and how insanely in love you still are, she should have backed off and been happy for him. But she still has that bad taste in her mouth. Have you ever sat down with her, quietly, without cameras present, and apologized for the way you entered their family? Trust me, a little humility goes a long way toward diffusing such a situation. "Listen, I know things were crazy at the beginning, but I adore Joe, and we're both happy, and I want you to be happy for us, too. I'm sorry for the digs and the insensitive remarks, and I hope we can really put this behind us." Period. No insisting on an apology from her. You were absolutely the interloper (regardless of how great it worked out for you and Joe), so can't you just back down and put it right? You think this is between Joe and Theresa, and is their mess to fix, but it isn't. Your Joe is defending his wife, while Joe Giudice is defending his (two very stubborn, stupid - where their wives are concerned - Italian men make for a very difficult situation!). This is between YOU and Theresa, and always has been. If you really want to, you can fix it.
HEY MELISSA HERE'S A THOUGHT, THE NEXT TIME YOU WANT TO COMMENT NEGATIVLEY ABOUT TERESA -- DON'T. THE NEXT TIME KATHY WANTS TO COMMENT NEGATIVELY ABOUT TERESA -- TELL HER THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO DISCUSS IT ANYMORE. IT'S TIME TO DIFUSE THE SITUATION. YOU ARE A FAR, LONG CRY FROM INNOCENT...AREN'T YOU THE ONE WHO TOLD GREG YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRY AND LOOK BETTER THAN TERESA IN A BIKINI, YOU KNEW YOU WOULD? PS JUST SO YOU KNOW, NEITHER OR YOU LOOKED BETTER THAN THE OTHER.