Teresa Giudice

Teresa explains how you don't have to spend a lot to throw a fabulous birthday party.

on Sep 14, 20110

So, on to the episodes! It meant so much to me that my brother and Melissa and Kathy and Richie came to my book signing. Just so you understand the timing and where my husband was coming from, my book came out in May. I had dozens of book signings all summer long and into the fall. The book signing they all came to was at the end of January. That’s a long time not to come out and support me, no? I talked to my whole family about them all the time. It was a big deal to me and I was hoping they would come. When I finally heard the reason they didn’t was because they were expecting some kind of formal invitation -- I had no idea -- I called and invited them.

I was delighted Joey came, but you have to understand that Joe watched me cry over Joey ignoring my book for NINE MONTHS. When it got on the New York Times bestseller list, my friends all called me and congratulated me. My friends surprised me and showed up at my book signings to support me. My parents and my in-laws and Joe’s family came. My amazing Twitter and Facebook family were so great about celebrating with me. But my own brother and cousin… not so much.

We started filming this season in September. They all had Twitters by then. They knew about my books signings. (They certainly read my Twitter and Facebook messages for other things and didn’t hesitate to comment!) And I never got one public congrats. Not one. (I still haven’t…) For the record, I have congratulated Melissa and my brother for her song on Twitter several times and I’m happy to do it here on my blog as well: Congrats to both of you!

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realjerseywife
realjerseywife

How long do you think it will take before we see a Teresa Guidice Handy Dandy Slicer - Grater - Pizza Maker? But wait, order in the next ten minutes and you'll receive a free pound of Juicy Joe's Extra Special Spicy Sausage! You only need to pay the $11 Million shipping and handling charge. I'm so proud of them. Maybe they can offer a course on how to turn your life of crime into a respectable restuarant. Salahis?! Are you listening?!

Mike from KC
Mike from KC

Teresa, I feel for you for what is going on, but you REALLY need to listen to the advice Caroline and Jacqulyne are giving you. As the season goes on, I see you getting more and more defensive with your brother, Melissa, and Kathy. It is almost as if you are not secure enough about yourself to just be who you are. There is always a 'I am doing this, so I am better than you!' comment made, or a snide comment. It is really discouraging to hear that, and makes us question the sincerity of your wish to reconcile. I understand your pride was injured with the incident at the christening, but it is way past time to grow up, and get over it. I know of what I say, because I had things happen with my family that made me question their loyalty to me. I held the grudge for a number of years, and it was only when I sucked it up and forgave them that our relationship improved. In addition, in letting it go, I also didn't bring it up EVER AGAIN! If you truly want to reconcile with your brother, Melissa, and Kathy, then you need to truly let the mistakes of the past stay in the past, and move on.

djayara
djayara

TERESA, YOU NEED TO GET YOUR OWN SHOW!!! Its about time!

djayara
djayara

Teresa

Get OUT of RHONJ and GET YOUR OWN SHOW!!! YOU TOTALLY DESERVE IT!!! Andy owes the success of RHONJ to YOU!!! because the show is at the expense of highlighting your family drama. Your brother, sil and cousin are all outright JEALOUS of your success. If they were true family they would have sat back and supported you through your journey in reality television and not joined in as competitors. They are SICK. Just stop associating with them and focus on your career and your kids. FASHION, Italian cooking and Raising fabulicious kids and being a strong women are all your forte. Would love to see you do more of these!!! You are the Bethenny frankel of NJ and actually the better part of her! XOXO

Aloha808
Aloha808

Watching that pizza B'day party episode brought back many happy childhood memories of when my parents did the same for me. Every kid should have a party like that! It was a great idea. . . Teresa, have you thought about professionally planning kids parties? You'd be so great at doing that and could write a party planning book for busy parents! :)

Liz Marie
Liz Marie

TERESA I HOPE FOR YOUR SAKE YOU FIX THINGS WITH KATHY. She is the humblest of them all. But the way you treat her on T.V. yes she has to defend herself. But to me Kathy at the end of the day looks like the one who is truly your family. You said it yourself that Melissa is not a Gorga only by marriage exactly. Your supposed other friends are who Teresa. jack is friends with your nemesis kim g. Your sis in law has her own agenda. Caroline is a straight up person and has no time for non sense. Not saying she is not a friend but her plate is full too as well. Kathy has never put you down if you really look at the show or is friends with people who treat you bad. Kathy did not invite Kim G to the goddess party remember that. But was invited by melissa to her house. Hello she gave you that respect. Kathy loves you and you better appreciate that. She even came to your book signing where was jack or your other friends. Not even your husband.

vallybutterfly
vallybutterfly

What you lacked in sisterhood you have made up for in having four beautiful daughters. One day all four daughters will have Mama's back . Theres the old saying, A sons your son until he takes a wife, but a daughters your daughter the rest of your life." You've been blessed.

bellap
bellap

Hi Teresa, you are right when you say that kathy was inspired by your cook book and you are right to be a little mad about. They need to understand that alot things happened between yall and that its not okay to make comments that might remind you of the past. i understand that joe gets angry about the fact that your family is always hurting you and everyone expects for you to be the bigger person and apologize but what about them shouldnt they try to make things better also. Caroline is not in your situation and she does not understand how you feel, its easy for her to say do this and that but no one knows how you feel. You should reconsider you friendship with her, honestly you are a great person and im sure you could find a better friend. its better to have one good friend that one that doesnt support you. Jacquline is a great friend and she loves you the way you are. know she is worth keeping. i really hope everything gets better for you and your family. you are a strong woman and you can accomplish and thing you want. dont let any one tell you other wise.

Jerz to BK
Jerz to BK

Hey Theresa, There are just so many things I need to get off my fingertips. First off why is Caroline's husband being so negative about your restaurant??? Yes granted he has much experience in the business but if you and your husband want to open a restaurant based off the recipes in your book, then I think that's a great idea. People already love your book, so why would they not actually come to get the experience of how it's supposed to taste. So take what he says with a grain of salt because he just looked like he was filled with jealousy in the DR episode. Secondly, Kathy knows exactly what to say to get you fired up. But then when you swing in attack mode or get defensive she wants to play victim and have everyone feeling so sorry for poor Kathy. She knows how you feel about your family and what was said last night was indirect but it’s all about reading between the lines. Yes she might have been talking about herself, how she can't imagine detaching herself from her kids like that. But I would have taken it the same way you did. Like what are you really trying to say, that I'm going to detach MYSELF from kids? With that being said, it’s like come on cuz we already had this conversation before, why are we taking 10 steps back? It's not about what you say; it's all in how you say it. And Ms. Thang thinks she's clever enough to throw jabs over your head. Well she must have forgotten how quick her first cousin is. And then everybody wants to compare you and Melissa, what is going on with the world! Love the gold bikini by the way! So Theresa you just keep doing you! Being bold, beautiful and ready to cut someone with your words or hands, whatever the circumstances call for! Love ya! Oh and the only reason I’m saying all this in your defense is because I’m from Jersey and I’m very sharp with my tongue and very much into family, fashion and shiny things. So I guess I kind of see things about myself in you. Us Jersey girls we don’t like to be disrespected and will put you in your place in heartbeat! Owwww!

lkg28
lkg28

For someone so blessed, you really should start to live like it. Listen to others. You dont have to pretend that everything is peachy when its not and you dont have to cause a problem where there is none. Keep it real. Kathy clearly was refering to herself and you made it about you. I think some of the other ladies should start to mirror you for you to see. Its never to late to change. You must admit when you are wrong. You must not make it all about you. You get so defensive and live in denial or dissolusion. Everything is not okay and the world does not revolve around you.

wtgbravo
wtgbravo

T, Please no more fighting with you brother, Melissa and Kathy. Enough already, sweetie. You're so much fun except for the fighting. The viewers don't enjoy watching family fight. Just look what happened to Jill on RHONY! Where is the fun loving mom we used to know?

greysea
greysea

If you had your own show I would watch it... you and your family are awesome! Actually Joe & Melissa are growing on me too!

Pamela G
Pamela G

Teresa, you really need to listen to what is being said to you rather then thinking and reacting to words that were not even said.

Kathy clearly stated "SHE" didn't want to be detached from her children, however, you just took Kathy's statement and ran with it in another direction. Then you decided you just needed to bring up the past, and ran with that one too!

Listen first and perhaps the family will come together more harmoniously.

Melody B
Melody B

When one says "I can't see myself detaching from my kids"... They are "implying" that YOU ARE. Kathy plays the innocent card a lot.. She's was being passive aggressive while you kept your emotions real. I wish your family would have stuck up for you a little more when that whole thing went down..

love love love you! just saw you in Vabeach! You, Joe, and Fabio were amazing!!

Melody

shawneedawn21
shawneedawn21

i think that ur husband should not get between ur brother and sister in law ya he is trying to help but he has to understand that he is making thing worse for you because your in the middle of it and you hear both side of it ur hasband said he dont like ur brother and ur brother dont like ur man. if my hasband talked that way about my brother he would be out the door in a second even if he is the father to my kids

Michlind
Michlind

You're still my favorite... Kathy was saying just the right subtle things to get you to go off - you keep giving her exactly what she wants.... Don't like any of the Manzo's except Albert - he explained your position without a biased attitude, but the kids and their 'girl' friend are a huge disappointment along with non-friend Caroline.... I'm so sorry you're finding out just how untrue those people really are... Caroline is driving that train with her kids (driving them to disrespect you and Joe)... hang in there, girl - the daggars are certainly still coming from all directions.

Lucy's daughter
Lucy's daughter

Teresa, I really like you. You're a good mother and loyal wife and sister. It is clear Melissa is an instigator and she's passive-aggressive. I really dislike the way she mimics you and when she's talking to your brother she acts like she is trying to patch things up. Kathy is no angel either. She does slip in some subtle comments about children and I don't believe for one minute she was not trying to insinuate you would be spending time away from your children if you and Joe open a restaurant. I do think you should not try to respond to their attempts to make you erupt. They are trying to bait you to make you look bad. Just smile and be gracious and don't say anything back to them. You are a good person and they are just jealous.

Love NJHW
Love NJHW

Teresa I STILL LOVE YOU! Hope things work out. Jac and Caroline haven't been much of a friend but some things they are telling you are true. Hope you listen to them.

Diana G.
Diana G.

Teresa, I understand your frustations..Melissa and Kathy are instigators.Melissa is always trying to outshine you.It is very clear to see.Kathy likes to throw you indirect jabs.She knows how to upset you in subtle ways.How hurtful for Melissa to fill your brother's head with mean spirited comments.The voices that she uses to mimic you sound like her nagging self.She is low-class.Everyone can see how jealous she is of you.Rich always talk a lot of trash in every corner but never in front of Joe....Just saw Punta Cana episode and felt compelled to write.I liked Greg before tonight's comments and behavior.

Kristin Toney
Kristin Toney

Teresa: you have such great taste when it comes to clothes - would you think abuot doing a clothes line to sell to the public - it would generate millions - not that you need money, but I would love to see you design some clothes thanks

greekmama77
greekmama77

Hey girl: Just wanted to add that I am in the same situation with my SIL as you are. In order to save our family, I was the "bigger person," apologized to her, and sucked it up. And yes, it SUCKED. It still bothers me alot because she never apologized back. But I did it for my parents and I did it for my children. Here's the hardest part of all: let go of having to have the last word! It's not important. The past is the past. You said some bad things; Joey said some bad things; Melissa said some bad things. LET IT GO. You are a great mama and a strong woman. Do the hardest thing ever by apologizing and moving forth. Best of luck to you!

Karen Carpenter
Karen Carpenter

Teresa, I got your Book and I have made three meals and my family loves loves loves the food. Thanks and Keep your head up you have a wonderful Family.

Lucy Goosey
Lucy Goosey

hi teresa you are like so beautifull i want to like be just like you. so me how to do the make up so i can look like you. lucy goosey

babstar3
babstar3

Teresa, I love you... please try to step back and look at yourself. Muzzle your mouth and just listen openly... you're making yourself look bad. No excuses... we know it's been a tough year for your family.... stop whining and start being kinder... stop putting everyone in the middle of your family self inflicted drama. Let's bring back the cute, bubbly Teresa... is she still around?

Sexyangel865
Sexyangel865

Girl, you all have been through the ringer but keep your heads up!!! Strong people prevail and you and Joe are as tough as nails!!! Keep the faith for we all have you in our prayers!

Devica
Devica

Teresa, I never miss an episode and I know Bravo cant film you all 24/7. Im sure their is alot we all probably dont know & see about what really happen with you & your family. So today Im watching this documentary called" REBIRTH", based on 9-11 and thinking to myself that I thought I had problems but its no where compared to what these people went through. We all know that. One is suffering of ever doing anything again, the other one lost her fiance, this one lost his brother and so on..Believe me, I had fallouts with my brother & inlaws before and I relized that I was being selfish because not only was I hurting myself,but my kids & their cousins & most of all, my parents and my husband parents too.I still have my brother & my inlaws to cherish and thankful they are in my life still. The 9-11 victims dont. We tend to take forgranted of the people we love and need the most until they are no longer with us. I know you mean well and you react the way you do because you are hurting too.It doesnt matter whos at fault anymore because thier is so much just to throw away. Trust me, your situation isnt broken & if it isnt fix by now, then it will. I pray for all the families to be thankful for having one another in eachother's life because life is just to short for living in the pass & bringing up things that we have said or done that we can no longer change. Keep living life to the fullest & be happy for one another always. Like they say in New Jersey, FU-GETTA-BOUT-IT!!

KME
KME

Teresa, you too quickly dismiss how deeply your silly rift with your brother affects Gia. For once in your life listen ro someone else. Caroline is right and she has no ill will towards you, in fact I think she is in your corner, she just won't lie or sugar coat anything. Which is the best thing a TRUE friend will do. you say things don't bother you and you above all the petty things but you just have to mention it and "go there" every freaking time! It's getting hard to stay on your side girl.

fan<3
fan<3

OMG, Tre i love you! you have been my favorite housewife since day 1

Pamcia22
Pamcia22

I too would love to know the name and make of the hand slicer for the salami. My Italian father in law would love it. Thanks

korivex
korivex

Some viewers wonder why people are so in favor of Teresa. Is it because she is perfect and always right? NO! Her flaws are in the open, not fake, she's who she is and we like to see people for their good and their bad. Teresa has that something special like Bethenny has. Money doesn't make her interesting, she's interesting for just who she is. Her struggles just make her more interesting and relatable. She really should have her own show.

Armany
Armany

Theresa, I love you so much because you are true to yourself and understand what you are goind through, i am so sorry that your brother had to talk to you with such disrespect . Just few advises for you: 1.Stop loosing your temper 2.stop blaming your sister in law , by doing so , you are giving her too much credit, just be a bigger person , ask yourself what YOU can do to make things better. Do not let anyone behavior dictate yours. 3. reconcile with your brother , he still loves you and try to be courteous with your sister in law at all time .Those who seek peace do not remind past wrong . 4. Put your trust in God and do not count on anyone esle.

Remember , those who can make you loose your temper have a power on you and you will end up being a simple puppy. Before the sun rise , the night get very dark, there is a beginning and an end to everything , so no matter what you are going through , it will end one day, remain positive, keep hope and you will see the sun rising .

Have a great and blessed day ,

Armany

Jay Lynn 83
Jay Lynn 83

Super T, Great Blog!!! I for one totally get it!! Joey and Kathy ignored your book for so many months, and the SECOND the Bravo camera is following them, they come to the signing. Joey bought 10 copies for the camera, and the copy that Kathy had, she must have bought 5 minutes before she got the filming schedule. And Caroline's comments, just jealously... ignore her.

LOVE YOU GIRL!!! You are right!

Michelle Dee
Michelle Dee

Wanted to say I love the show! Can only imagine how you feel about your life unfolding in the public eye. You have the right to your opinions and your feelings regardless who you make mad or who agrees, this is called being you and there is only one! Keep fighting the fight and your truly special and never forget that! Here are some words I hope will bring some insight and clarity. Peace and love to you and yours. Someone once said, "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living. Being alive is a gift, living life happy is a choice!

sdipet
sdipet

Dnl-- I second your comment!!!!

I saw the meat sliver on last Sundays episode and thought of my brother tight away! For someone who seems impossible for Christmas, this would probably be an awesomr gift! I looked them up on the internetS but couldn't find a wooden accented one with the crank. I hope we both get an answer. Thank you for my Christmas gift idea Teresa and Joe!!!!

DnL
DnL

I would love to know where and what the name of the meat slicer your husband was using? I have kids in the home and would like to use a meat slicer that is manual. Theresa, I love that you are real and straight forward.

Halle J
Halle J

Teresa, I hope things will work out better for you and your family.

Annie003
Annie003

Hang in there Teresa, brighter days are ahead! Maybe it is time to buy one of those Italian Horn necklaces to ward off the "Evil Eye" since soooooooo many daggers are coming your way lately.

susan thompson
susan thompson

I really hope that this will be the last season that we have to watch Joe, Melissa, Kathy and Richie. You were the first chosen to be on the show and Bravo should never have put them on! Please let them know. You should keep your beautiful head held high and put all of them out of your life! You and Joe have been through enough! Take care and always know that we love you and wish the best for you, Joe and your beautiful girls!

blueandyellow
blueandyellow

Teresa, Despite the challenges you face, you continue to show qualities of resilience and strength . Love you for that. I have my own imperfections, so I am not trying qualified to pass judgment on you or any of the housewives. But I love the show and wish you so much success!

Cynthia fackler
Cynthia fackler

Teresa: Your little Gia has given you and your brother the secret to a loving relationship. Treat each other with love and let the little things go. Joe, your husband, needs to stop drinking so much and make an effort to be cordial to your brother. He doesn't need to be great buddies with him. You should be cordial with Melissa and be as supportive to her as you want people to be to your professional endeavors. Stop the sarcasm and nit-picking. Don't always feel you have to respond to what you may preceive as a dig. Sometimes it's best to say nothing, walk away and let those who overhear the comment disapprove of whoever is being snarky.

Tracy Floria Girl
Tracy Floria Girl

Bravo please, please post!! love this show :))

Love, Love Teresa she is real what you see is what you get. Caroline I usually love her but she is getting in some really good digs about Teresa lately. Surprised to see it to maybe this show is not so much fun for Caroline anymore. Melissa I just can't jump on the fan wagon sory :( she seems sneaky and really not all that nice, though I have to say her hsuband treats her really nice I hope Joe Guidice is feeling better and treating Teresa amazing these days for standing by her man.....xo Super T! you have many fans in Florida and btw you look amazing after 4 kids

deborah V.
deborah V.

Teresa, love your spirit....i don't know if this will get posted as i have tried so many times before.... i think people are too judgmental, they have to take into culture into consideration. I am italian and understand how people like us talk to our spouses and each other. i think your husband is great, and that is how we talk back and forth in my house. It doesn't mean we disrespect each other it is just the way we are. I think any husband would be furious about the way you brother is treating you, who needs an invitation to a book signing? I had in-laws like that ,practically had to send engraved invitations to a kid' birthday party. i also love when you say sangwich, my Nana always said that and every time i hear you say it, i think of my Nana. People don't understand when you are switching between languages...well i wish you the best.You have beautiful children....facia bellas...deb