Teresa Giudice

Teresa responds to all the cookbook chaos.

on Oct 12, 20110

I'm so tired of defending myself against fake stories and fake controversies and rumors. I try to rise above it, but I'm always worried that by ignoring it, it gets worse, like an infection that spreads because you didn't take care of it. While I don't care if someone wants to talk smack about my hair or my accent, on the big issues, I can't be quiet. I do want my fans to hear the truth from me, and I'm not going to sit quietly while my livelihood is attacked on purpose.
That said, you can see exactly what I was thinking and why I wrote the comments about Caroline in my book on my website (http://www.teresagiudice.com/) along with links to the Rachel Ray show where the joke was first said. I can only tell you my intentions, and apologize (which I have done directly) if anyone misinterpreted them.

781 comments
tinkerbelle_82
tinkerbelle_82

You need to stop defending yourself and that uncouth husband of yours. You keep harping on about how family is so important to you. If your family and kids really are as important as you say they are, then stop talking and do something! 

Mags Elliott
Mags Elliott

Theresa, you always, always, ALWAYS, have to have the last word. You never know when you shut up and go home or sit down. If you did, you whouldn''t be having all the fights you do, and always think people were picking on you continuously. Can you ever just close your trap and listen to what someone is saying, digest (which means to think about what they said) what was given to you and then either speak in a normal tone of voice with a non threatening answer or just say, you know, perhaps you are right, I never thought of it that way? No of course you didn't because you are always trying to speak over the person you just spoke to and trying to one up them. Look it up, I can't explain everything to you. Good grief, I get a headache every time I listen to your irritating voice, it's like fingernails on a chalk board. OMG

Felicia1
Felicia1

Teresa, all you have to do is sit down and watch all the episodes to see what a fool you have been making of yourself. I think you are a good person who is afraid and feels backed into a corner. Grow up, be strong, do it for your children.

J.G
J.G

its so funny how american followers and others can still believe you to be something of a hero to them. It is beyond sad for people to be looking up to a woman like you as a role model or anything of the like. you are an uneducated woman who does not even speak proper english accent aside. People defending you must be confused as to what it is that makes a truly great person. you wrote a book of recipes that were only yours by family. Im not saying you stole them but you used your families recipes and made a fortune of the work of your mother . you have no talent of your own and its a disgrace what can be deemed success in your world if you are the standard. work on your language skills become a true role model and gain the respect of the educated masses you could probably pull it off but people saying you have been made out to look bad is a joke .. there has to be material in the first place for them to make you out that way and clearly there was plenty of that. best of luck

Viewer-KAT
Viewer-KAT

Tre- My hubby & I both just love love love you! You are a HOOT!!! Like Gotti used to say "STAY STRONG!!" You have more energy than all FOUR of the other bitche'z put together! and yes i do mean you too Andy! lol... Teresa, they ALL came at you with EVERYTHING they had and you did not break once! Joe && your girl'z, your mommy & daddy and your in-law's, must all be so proud of you! You have style & strength and your funny as hell, so plz Tre, never let the bullies take you down! You have a lite inside you that i pray never burns out!! None of the other wives can hold a candle to you!! You are the show Tre!! It could NOT go on w/o YOU!! YOU ROCK GIRL!!! God Bless you && your family! Thanks again Tre b/c of you, there would be "NO" NJHW It is our favorite Reality Show!!! from 2 devoted fans!! X0X0

Monica
Monica

Both Teresa's and Melissa's homes are beutaiful. But putting size aside, Teresa's house seem very dark, especially the kitchen area. Melissa's home looks brighter and more open.

Pramod
Pramod

I agree, Tiffany. Teresa's house seems so empty and cold with empty hwalalys and dark decorations. Mel's house has such a warmer feeling and is definitely a family home.

smile4me251986
smile4me251986

Can't wait for you to come back your the star of the show as a matter of face I wish you would get your own show I don't have your book but I plan on getting it I'm not much of a cook so let's hope I can even make anything from it

notirishmom
notirishmom

Well, let's see, where to begin. I had you pegged right from the start for the phoney self-indulgent person you are. I wish I could predict the powerball numbers like I predicted how you would end up with these women who took you in when you had no family closeness. They treated you like you were blood family. But when everything finally seemed to go in your favor, getting back in with the family, that your cookbooks were giving you an extra 15 minutes of fame, that the legal affairs were getting squared away, you then left your nose so high up in the air and acted like you were more superior to them by bashing them in your book. Just because you say you were only joking doesnt mean you were. You are just trying to cover your backside. I can see one comment maybe, but as many as you had cumulatively was just mean-spirited and uncalled for. I never heard any of them say anything negative about you (I am referring mainiy to the Manzo family). Your family has to forgive your nastiness and forgive you, and in the end, thats all you will have is family, half-heartedly, but you will never have good true friends again after seeing how fast you are to give them up to make yourself look good. One more thing, how dare you blatantly spend money as you do and have the nerve to try to have all the debt discharged in bankrupcy. You are what is wrong with the financial downfall of this country, your greed and self-indulgent behavior with no regard for who may be hurt in the long run. You are setting a very bad precedence for your girls with your flagrant spending habits and gaudy lifestyle. Its about time you are working (if you can call it work.)

gata
gata

I like Teresa she cracks me up makes me laugh,, BUT if she just owns the crap she said it would be different . Own the ugly things you have said and move on and up !! I was shocked Caroline wasnt all up in her with her( bring it ) usually she is a pit bull when confronted this time NOT . Caorline needs to shut up and handle her own Biz Jackie needs a back bone, her daughter is foul. I like melissa and Kathy think they do wonders for the show. Joe hmmm Teresas hubby needs hmmm not sure what he needs but he foul too .lol Love the show and I dont base an opinian on any race because of some show . I love the way they talk let it be .

gabby garza
gabby garza

Teresa, I just found if hard to take you this season when last season you were Such a wonderful person and friend ! I think that you need to look And hear all that you said and how it made you look ! I think your An amazing person just please take care

imanavymom08
imanavymom08

Teresa, When I first started watching RHONJ, Caroline used to be my favorite, you and Kat have slowly but surely taken her place. Dina would be on the list of top 3, but unfortunately, she is no longer on the show. However, Teresa, please take my advice... believe me, I AM the EXPERT of misinterpreting others comments because instead of listening to what they are saying, while they are talking, I am in my own world trying to think of what I'm going to say next. LOL! However, over the last few years, I have learned to listen, and then respond. TaDa.... I actually respond to confrontations more appropriately, believe me the fights or misunderstandings have slowed down drastically! LOL! Please don't take the above offensively, it's not meant to be taken that way. What can I say, I just LOVE you and Kat... anybody can see that you 2 really love each other.... but, her comment about your daughter being unattended was not aimed at you love, and had you really heard what she said, you would have known that she was just watching out for you and your daughter. I believe her when she says you are a great mom! The nation can see that you are anytime we tune in, and I really believe that Kat is an intelligent enough of a woman to not spread that lie. I guess, I just really understand you, you and I are a lot alike, I believe. We are "shoot from the hip, take no prisoner's and apologize later (if I find out I'm wrong of course)" type of women. People that truly respect honesty, love us, people who don't and LOVE drama more than solid relationships... HATE us! I do agree that parts of Caroline and Jacqueline ARE fake, they say they want NO drama, but are at the epicenter of it from what I can see. Also, I noticed on the show, that you and Melissa were trying to work things out, however, she went back to Kat and told her everything you had said... bad move... I think that conversations like that should be kept in confidence, I believe that Melissa just wanted to stir the pot... and she did. If she truly wanted to make things right with you, she wouldn't have done that... it just causes MORE drama, obviously. We are all grown women here... it's time to stop provoking battles so that we can win the war! I felt bad for Kat, she is very sweet, and Melissa being her friend, should not want to hurt her. There are just some things you repeat and some you don't, and I myself, would not repeat things that were said about my friend if they were to hurt her feelings. I think Melissa likes that drama though, very sad. My feelings are that maybe Melissa is or was jealous of how close you and your brother were.... she did say that she is possessive.... it does happen. My son's ex-fiance loved starting trouble between us because we are very close, she didn't respect that.... it's a self esteem issue that only SHE can overcome. You don't have to take my advice, I'm just an average, run of the mill, Wisconsin girl, but I stand by what I say to you, you have to listen to what is truly being said, instead of making up your own interpretation of it.... it will make life so much easier for you and your family to get along. I've lived it, I've learned it... live is so much better. You keep doing what your doing, I wish you all the success that love and life will bring your way. You are the bomb! You are a great GREAT person, don't ever let anybody ever tell you different. I hope that you and your family work it all out, because it is so nice to see that tight knit network when it's working. Lotsa LOVE... Rene xoxoxo

Luvv You
Luvv You

I feel like this... Teresa has been through a lot of things. From Financial to Family problems and look how her family & friends treated her. When someone is under a lot of stress sometimes they tend to act irrational, a little distant or cold-hearted. Sometimes people need more love & support when they are going through a hard time. Maybe she is feeling a little more insecure with trusting people, look what is going on around her. Instead of coming at her in an attacking, angry way SHOW HER MORE LOVE & SUPPORT. That is what GOOD family & friends do NO MATTER WHAT. Because these issues shall pass as well. NOW LETS TALK ABOUT ANDY!! The first part of the reunion was all about Teresa. There was enough Drama concerning the women that he didnt need to get into her personal financial & business matters. And actually tried to give ignorant advice as if he was a concerned friend. DOES ANDY NOT HAVE A LIMIT? You dont have to do everything for a buck. You know like sell You Soul for Good ratings! Believe me people would have watched just the same w/out talking about her financial issues saying she was going to be charged w/ fraud "Because Andy is A lawyer and the Judge told him" Andy needs to be reminded he still has a choice.

Yargh*!
Yargh*!

There's this saying: "The whole world can't be wrong just because you disagree with everyone who lives in it". You might want to take that to heart...if you have one. I didn't see much heart in you this season, but I sure saw a lot of spite. SO disappointing.

Justin B.
Justin B.

Teresa, I just wanna start with that I love you as a person. Going into that reunion those woman were brutal. I dont think you did anything wrong I just think people jumped to conclusions without asking questions first. Caroline on the other hand, she is someone I find very toxic and fake. She was your friend for almost ten years and for her to treat you the way she did on the reunion was OBSURD. Teresa i want you to know you are an amazing woman and and amazing wife to Joe. Keep doing your thing girl!!! Justin B.

lc25
lc25

Team Teresa all the way!!! It was 3 against 1 and you held your own. Good for you!

Ragu
Ragu

Teresa, no longer a fan of yours. Your behavior on the reunion show was pitiful.

ErinM
ErinM

Teresa, you need to learn how to agree to disagree. You cannot continue to be so defensive. Your behavior on the reunion show was disgusting. I am no longer a fan of yours.

H.
H.

You lost me at 'Go scratch.' Is that what your husband says to you ?

MissMasi
MissMasi

Teresa, I hope your ok!!! Read you went to dina's house after Jackie n Carolyn attacked. Heard you were at the door crying!! It killed me. I am no fool to know what motivated Andy/producers to bring two families that you weren't on good terms with on the show. They invaded your working space, and I knew Carolyn and Jackie were jumping ship when you said I have friends lots offfff them! The reunion shows were bullying they were all acting like mean girls!!! This is reality and that's what makes it more heartbreaking. Andy was at the root and they all followed suit. It just made me so sick to my stomach. Teresa you and your sister inlaw would have made a pretty great show if their was no more b/s!!! But Carolyn is clearly evil pitting your brothers family against you. Why would she ever say that you didn't want to make up with your brother,, you know even if you had said it she is fighting so below the belt going that far to drive the two of you further apart. 13 years your friends I'd warn my family as well. I really thought the mean girls were so offensive and Andy who I used to love I can't stand the sight of him. I hope you walk away from this show with a better opportunity because the show will sink! Sick of you dirty sister inlaw and your know it all cousin and Little miss mob bossy boss!!!

Viewer2
Viewer2

What happend to Teresa.....it seems she has rules for herself and a different set of rules for everyone else. She has changed soooo much this past season.

Viewer Bernie Corona
Viewer Bernie Corona

Teresa, many times we as human beings need to look inside and admit when we are wrong and or behavior needs to be adjusted . Just a thought , you have changed so much this past season

Laureen Curtner
Laureen Curtner

My 77 year old Mother & I watch because of you. We are dumb founded at all the jabs the others are constantly throwing your way. They constantly make fun of you and your husband behind your back. Unreal. The jabs that were said the morning of the run were so rude. That is bulling. For shame on them. They all act like they are perfect - so when you defend yourself they get in a huddle and start bashing. Friends & relatives do not act like that. Adults do not act like that. Stop trying so hard to create happiness with these women - that will never happen. Everyone's smaller kids will grow up and watch these shows and say OMG. Everyone should be thankful for homes - jobs- healthy kids - Your a smart business women - you have held your family together some way with all the goings on. Happy Holidays and keep on keepin on.

debideb
debideb

Teresa, I purchased your book to find out what all the rukus was about. Frankly, I get it. From my understanding, you were playing off the Rachel Ray segment and I see the humor in it. You are so cute and I love, love, love your cookbook. I especially love Joe's tips and the way you explain things. You don't explain things in a round-a-bout way. You're straight up with it and I love that. You are so funny and I had a lot of fun reading it. It is so warm the way you talk about your children and your family. I feel like I'm in the kitchen with you and Joe sharing a glass of wine. Your book is so hospitable and welcoming into your kitchen. You are awesome. Now I'm gonna buy your first book. Keep up the good work.

jlc
jlc

The only person that needs to "Go Scratch", Teresa, is YOU !! wake up and smell the reality!

Funky junk
Funky junk

You should've told Caroline to go scratch a long time ago! No friend after 10 years should treat anybody like that!! I love your family! Your daughters are beautiful!! Keep up the good work!

Cehemise
Cehemise

So, the reunion had Kathy Wakile, Melissa Gorga, Carolyn Manzo, Andy Cohen, and that crazy gal.

Viewer RN813
Viewer RN813

Team Teresa for sure...Melissa is as fake as they come.

Bravo fan from PA
Bravo fan from PA

Teresa, Very sad for all involved-truly. I knew Caroline was frustrated but never really realized the extent of it all. I remember when you were friends and stood by one another. It's especially sad that she and Dina are not in touch. Actually, the season in general was an odd one. Too much fighting, not enough listening or forgiving.... I do think you are a good person (who could listen better) and a great mom. You aren't responsible for the often times, rude things your husband has said. Yet, silence means you condone them. I recall many times you corrected him or made an attempt to silence him. That shouldn't be all on your shoulders. I enjoyed the previous seasons so much more--despite Danielle being in them! I liked the relationships you shared with Caroline and Jacquelne and hope in time will come peace and acceptance. Your daughters are all precious. Best wishes.

woodgirl36@yahoo.com
woodgirl36@yahoo.com

Theresa, There are times when we see people becoming defensive because they need to be; they are being attacked unjustly. You really can't say that after this season we have all witnessed. You said on the reunion show that Caroline has changed because of fame. Perhaps she has as she seems a little more prone to anger after you seemingly betrayed her. That should be a given

I hear the things you say to these women and about these women and their families, and I wonder how you got such an inflated salf-image. It was me and Joe did this, she does this because I did it, you wouldn't have done this if I hadn't done it first, etc, etc, on and on. Theresa, clearly you are in your own way a clever woman, not smart per se, but clever. You have found a way to use your financial and familial strife in order to make money through publicity. Kudos I guess, although I find your behavior the last two years to be vain and quite unsettling.

You seem to have little if any regret that you and husbands wild spending led you to bankruptcy. Did you really need all the diamonds, the gigantic house, the lavish parties. Would you be an unhappy person if you had simply lived within your means. The spending was and is still very distasteful. I have never witnessed such wordly attitudes. A huge diamond on your hand will never make you sparkle, it is the person inside that matters. And you have turned into one of the ugliest people I have ever seen. You are jealous of Melissa, can't stnd that your brother loves her. You want him all to yourself. How sad for you.

The way you acted on both reunion shows was atrocious. Yes, they were all against you; but rightly so. You were catty, venemous and just plain childish and rude. Just Sayin.

We only get one life Theresa and how much money we have, what kind of house we live, the clothes we wear; none of that matters in the end. You claim to be a god loving woman, he cares not what you have or what you are wearing when you come to face him at your end.

All of your possesions clearly have not offered you happiness. You seem so concerned about what you have and how it compares to what other people have. You claim you don't but every episode you are comparing someting you have to another of the ladies, usually Melissa. Yes, she is younger than you, prettier than you, and despite her flaws, much more likable than you. Your jealousy of her is so palatable. Grow up and embrace what is important in life. Stop trying to take credit for other people's accomplishments, their clothes, their success, it's pathetic.

tamara.rocks!
tamara.rocks!

You are so out of touch with reality, that it is sad to watch, but YOU can't see it because your so busy trying to pretend that everything is great. It's obvious in your face that you are so overwhelmed with faking happiness. The show would do you a favor if they dropped you so you could get yourself together.

andi2664
andi2664

OMG! Teresa, It wasn't 3 against 1 at the reunion...It was 4. I know that no one is perfect, we all have our faults but, jeez! I feel like you were flogged on the reunion. I am re-watching part 2 now, and I am so sad to see Caroline and Melissa act like "witch hunters". And Andy should be ashamed of himself! Hang in there girl. God protects His own and the truth will ALWAYS out itself. Love your brother but his wife is a little witchy.

Jdav
Jdav

It's time for Theresa to join Jill Zarin in the fired line.

Kimberly Martin
Kimberly Martin

Where did you get that dress you wore on the reunion? Love it!