Hello from the Jersey Shore! Enjoying the last month of summer with my family. Hope you are all enjoying yours!
I wish you got to see more of the family photo shoot for Fabulicious -- it was a looooong day, and you’re only seeing the very end when everyone was wiped out. We cooked every dish and took every single picture, even the cover shot, all in one day. I not only had my four girls, but also my parents, my in-laws, Joe, and me to get pretty, make sure they all had the right clothes (we had five outfit changes!), make sure the food looked great, the house looked great... And my house was stuffed with people -- not just the entire photographer’s team, but Bravo filming it as well! And Gia had a gymnastics competition, so she had to leave early, so we had to get all her shots in first. You know the stress of trying to get a good Christmas picture with all ten people in your family looking great? Multiply that by 10,000!
But you can see from the beautiful photos in the book that they all turned out great! (If you don't have the book, you can go to Amazon and click on the cover and see a lot of the pics. And we did enjoy making pasta and eating the goodies while we took the pictures. It was a little chaotic, but now I have such a wonderful, permanent memory to treasure.
I am glad you got to see the cover shot with three generations of Gorgas/Giudices: my mom, me, and Gia. It means so much to me to be able to share our family recipes with you. And it means even more when you send me your stories about cooking together with your kids and your parents. Fabulicious is in bookstores everywhere, on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and even at Costco.
Teresa, I love watching you on the real housewives. You are by far the most real of them all. You have a beautiful family but girl slow down. Although you are close to it you can't be superwoman all the time. With each season you have more challenges and battles and always come out on top. Keep it up girl, we love you!
I love you Teresa!!!! You are so fabulous and glamorous! I admire your strength and Loyalty to your husband(: And to everyone who is "hating" on Teresa, keep this in mind, You go to sleep and wake up next to your husband Soooo regardless of what melissa or Kathy says about teresa's efforts in trying to mend the family really are irrelevant.
Hmmm. so Melissa says one thing about what your husband says to her and suddenly she's the one stirring the pot? After all of what you and your husband say about them behind their backs AND to their faces? People are so clueless sometimes. Anyone who doesn't see how jealous you are is so blind. Your sister in law let's you bash and disrespect her to her face for the sake of peace in the family which of course gives you free reign to keep going because you think her silence means you are right or entitled. No. It's called class Teresa and Melissa seems to have a lot more of it than you do. Perhaps if you hung around her more it would rub off a bit.
Teresa i hope your family stay together your kids need to know that as a brother and a sister that you two can forgive any and every thing life put on you. your kids need to see that sisters and sisters and brothers and sisters are family first.don't let your kids see that you can't and won't forget what happen. that your brother and let see how family stick togetheron matter what.
Teresa, tell everyone to keep your name out of their mouths and concentrate on fixing what is what with their lives.
Teresa =Classless...not everything is about you, it's ok to let someone else shine! A class in social grace might be in order!
Mellissa talks about family loyalty and then stabs you in the back whenever and wherever she can. She instigates trouble - like when she told Kathy your comment about her husband. She wants to be you. If she feels so much for family - why hasn't she and Joe at least offered to help you and your family in this time of need. She did befriend Kim G and so did Kathy so for them to deny it is a total lie. I hope they both leave the show - they add nothing to it. When they come on I change the channel.
Teresa I think you’re great but seriously stop taking everything so personal. Put the past behind you and choose your battles wisely before you lose your brother again. You keep attacking Melissa and you really need to get over the jealously thing with her it’s like a competition with you but I do love you and I wish your family the best in this hard time.
Teresa, you never seem to stop to insult, attack, and take any opportunity you have to try and undermine Melissa and Kathy. I have to tell you, it's not Melissa and Kathy who are looking bad any longer, but you who presents yourself as not only creating distention, but insecure and immature. It's tiring already. When the series first started, you were so easy going, fun to be around, and my favorite... Now you seem to think you're a bigger deal that you've actually earn the right to believe. Acting so disrespectful to Kathy's food just because it wasn't your taste, doesn't give you license to react and say the things you did in her home and in front of her, and the other women - Like a child that didn't know better; When in fact you knew exactly what you were doing, in looking to just give her the underhanded dig - You were the one who looked ridiculous, not Kathy, and I believe are feeling very threatened by Kathy's natural talent and passion to cook. It also is becoming apparent that Caroline is also now beginning to see through you, and showing signs of tiring of your behavior as well. Good Luck, with your restaurant to be.
XOXOXOXO...you're hard to dislike...you're wrong, at times, but who cares. I don't wanna talk about your family cuz, I'm afraid you'll hunt me down and bash my face-in, but I have to say, I simply do not like how Melissa "stirs the pot" with your family. She needs to check herself. Granted, you appear a bit jealous, but who cares, everyone's been there. But, she is REALLY a big family-wedger...Just not right. Love, Hugs, God Bless and I hope it all works out.
Teresa I love you but girl stop competing with everyone and stop talking about your sister-in-law it just looks so nasty and she's really trying and your taking things the wrong way for sure and even your friends faces says it all your out of control and just picking on her and it looks bad for you and your husband if you continue to let him disrespect your brother he is going to stop being in your life because your husband is out of control he should be working more and talking crap about your brother when hes wrong meaning he doesnt give a crap about you and your relationship with your brother WAKE - UP girl before you lose him again.
You are so snarky this season. Maybe some of it is editing. It certainly seems like you are jealous of Melissa with all the condescending comments. "anybody can be a singer these days" Who says that? Yes, it makes for entertaining tv but it really makes you look very petty!
I'm so confused. During the show you are nasty, negative and snide. On your blog you are all sunshine and roses. So which is the real you. I thought you were very rude to Kathy during her food tasting. You don't seem to relish in the successes of others, only like to point out their faults. I'd rather see the kind, considerate you in the show. Of course, Melissa doesn't help when she stabs you in the back either, but sometimes your "tit for tat" business is self perpetuating. Family is number one, you need to try harder!
Teresa. I sooo feel for you. I know it is hard to look at your reality, but you should before it is too late. You are trying to stand in front of a train wreck. It shouldn't be up to you to keep digging your husband out of ditches. You are spreading yourself soooo thin, just to keep this image? For what? You are getting no support from your husband. Try to put away a little next egg for you and the girls, when the other shoe drops, you will need it dear.
Love you tre your so amazing mother, wife and most of all person to watch on bravo on t.v....xoxoxo thanks bravo for having tre on the shows cuz she makes the show happen!
Teresa: I'm a 27 year old Newyorican (Puerto Rican from New York/Bronx). I have issues with my sister in law. But why do you always have to take everything the wrong way? Why do you always have to have the last word? Why are you always in competition? You can be the bigger person, but you choose not to. With family sometimes you just have to turn the other cheek and say "whatever". Caroline gives great advice. Why can't you just take it.
T i love all you gals, i thnk you all are the best out of all the shows. But i have noticed and I know stress, that with all you have going on i am wondering if you are directing the snyde comments and faces to the wrong people. IT is hard, i know not in the big nbrs you are dealing with but with just day to day lif trying to move on from trust, funds, and day to day. You can deny all you want but your hubby needs help he is under tremendous stress and seems not wanteing to do anythingbut sooze gain weight and grump all the time. He needs to unload and get on with life. I hope the best for you all but leave the other gals alone, i think this is the time you really need family and the are there, let them help, i dont hear them saying anything ugly behind your back on screen. like you comment no, compliments and always want to up, your sisternlaw can see it clear so we cant deny her. lightenup and love people like you say you love family! i wish you all the best! xxoxo
"Yes", it was a compliment when Kathy said that no matter what you are going through, you put on a smile and keep your head up. on what planet is that a put-down?? on one hand I want to tell u to get your act together and stop being so miserable, but hello, with all the crap you have been going though, who wouldn't be miserable?? God bless.
Teresa, again I want to say that I agree with Sky Snow and also wanted to say that unlike what many bloggers are accusing you of, I don't think you are jealous of your family. I do think that there is now a competition going on but it was not started by your alleged jealousy, it was started by the hurtful and mean actions of your family that both hurt and damaged you and the problem was totally exacerbated by the fact that your friends did not take your side when you so totally deserved them to. It made you defensive and forced you to have to fight and even that is now working against you. You are very much in a damned if you do and damned if you don't position and your family knows it and they are enjoying it and using it. Considering your family butted in on your territory, the Real NJ Housewives Show, I think they should have shown a lot more respect to you and not tried to damage you. If I were you, I would try to ignore them and focus all attention on my kids because if you don't, they will use that against you, too.
Team teresa and jaq all the way! I def love you to classy ladies, you guys make me laugh and have fun watch you two families on t.v....xoxoxoxo you guys should get your own show together, that would be so cool xoxoxoxoxoxo love ya amazing mothers, wifes and friends xoxoxoxoxo
Hey Teresa! I want to say that I'm a big fan of yours. I admire your loyalty to your husband under the pressure. I think you're a great mom and wife. I do understand that Melissa and Kathy hurt you in the past and will probably do so again in the future because nobody is perfect. However, I do have to say that the show portrays that you may a little jealous when someone else tries to do something that you're also good at, like the cooking. Maybe the three of you should just sit down away from the cameras and just let each other have it and clear the air and move on. The show will not last forever, but the family will. I hope things work out for you and that you soon will be out of your financial struggles. Most of the U.S. population can relate to your situation. I know I can. Many blessings!
Teresa, pa'leez lay off the snarky remarks and replies to Melissa, your only fueling the garbage. focus on you and your family and forget her, and whomever else. Kathy doesn't seem like a bad person Teresa and we all stick our foot in the mud....try to be more forgiving. let by gones be just that and when she or the other, and whomever give a dig, then at that moment address it. dont let things brew, it only makes things worse. Melissa loves trouble, and kathy really, i dont think she is trying to hurt you, she is just kind of caught in the middle without no voice, because you dont want to listen to her.i think you could have made faster peace with her and more sincere than you will ever have with Melissa. Melissa continues to be the wicked witch of the west. flying on her broom good luck dear
Teresa, I have watched you since season one and have enjoyed you and your family. I have always felt that you were coming from a good place. I KNOW you and your family are going through a rough time lately, emotionally, financially, etc. But you have GOT to get a handle on your bitterness. I can barely watch you anymore. Please watch yourself and figure out a way to make this better. Don't let the bad stuff change who you are and who are becoming. A woman is much more beautiful when she's gracious and kind, not making sure everyone thinks she's right.
Teresa, Let me start off by saying you have always been my favorite. I know you have alot on your plate...the financial problems, the dispute between you and your brother, your cookbooks and all the work that has gone into making them a success and the book signings that take you away from home. That being said, you have changed, you appear bitter when you are around the other ladies. I understand your anger with Melissa and Kathy. I really do, but why accept an invitation to Kathy's house if all you could do was make snotty remarks. Not nice. Maybe you should not have attended. As for the semi confrontation with Melissa, I don't foresee the two of you ever bonding. As wrong as you can sometimes be, she is the biggest trouble maker ever. She gets off on stirring the pot. She couldn't wait to tell Kathy that you thought Rich was obsessed with you and has the hots for you. I Know it is not true, but who does that? She just can't shut her mouth. I think we would all like to see the old fun loving Teresa come back. Keep your chin up, things are improving for you. Need to see that real smile back.
Hang in there T. I've been an original real housewife fan since OC. I can't watch NJ anymore with all the negativity towards you. It makes me real sad how everybody is ganging up on you. J isn't a true friend she's a fake friend.Friends like her who needs enemies.
I feel your pain this season, stay strong and move on from all of this. Your cousin and "friends" are not worth it, but try to make up w your SIL. Even though it might be hard, it will be worth it for your families.
I totally agree with Sky Snow (8.22.11). I was relieved to see that I'm not the only one who clearly sees what is going on. I think the things Caroline has done to you recently are a betrayal and it's a cruel one. What could be worse than a friend who sympathizes and fraternizes with your enemies? In my book, nothing. I know it's hard but try not to get angry when they provoke you on camera. They enjoy hurting you and making you look bad. It's a shame that Bravo ever invited them onto the show. Good luck.
I read some of the other blogs after I sent mine. I don't usually write or even read other blogs cause I know you won't bother to read them..not sure I would either, but i see there are many that agree with me-- You are green with envy and have lots that warm caring side of you that won you so many fans. for sure you don't need a show of your own.
Theresa: I know you are going thru some difficulties, but it also seems that you have become a really nasty insecure family member. YOur family is trying to be as supportive as they can when you look at how your past relationships have been going. Get over it and try to be a little more understanding...
Stop! Do not let your family yank your chain. You are letting them control you by getting upset with them. That includes your husband also.
teresa you were always my favorite on rhonj but....this season you have truly disappointed me with the way you treat your sis in law and cousin it seems that you dont want anything good to happen to them and thats very disappointing. its like your jealous or just a big hater only want good things for you. show some love and respect for what they are trying to accomplish and stop judging and critizing all they do it makes you look very very bad.
Teresa, As much as it pains me to make this statement I think Danielle might have been right about you. All this season I've seen such hurtful, ugly things that you've both said and done. At Cathy's party when you didn't catch the "shine" you had to insert that you were opening a restaurant also? It's obvious that you still have issues with your cousin but I found your behavior to be extremely childish and rude.
Just finished watching the episode with the "Goddess Dinner", and I must say that I take my hat off to any of the ladies who keep inviting you to their functions. Your a Debbie Downer. Can't you ONCE let any of the ladies throw a party and enjoy the festive mood without ALWAYS trying to top them or put them down? Let them enjoy their moment. If Melissa says she's making an album, congratulate her! Don't make it out to be something its not. If Kathy is getting compliments for her food and wants to open a catering business, congratulate her! Don't interupt and say your opening a restaurant and put down her food. Week after week its getting harder and harder to find the good in you. The bad thing about looking through life with Rose Colored glasses is that eventually they get smudged and you can't see too well through them anymore, and when you take them off and see things for what they really are its not as great as you made them out to be.
Teresa why do you get so upset when things do not revolve around you ( I mean really are you gonna open a resturant) You also don't seem to be open to forgiveness you act so mean. Do you ever watch yourself on TV ? You should maybe you would change!
I saw the show where you ate middle eastern food that Cathy made, and your reaction to it. Sorry Theresa, but you have no class. You were rude, and mean. You have a right not to like something, but to act the way you did was just plain mean. I have no respect for you. You act jealous, and mean. What a shame. That is not how you act when you are invited into someone's home.
Teresa. It's such a shame Bravo invited your relatives onto the show. They should be loyal, after all thow show is temporary, kin is forever. I can tell you're in a lot of pain this year. Hang in there, and hug Joe and the kids. They are there for you and nonjudgemental. I'd avoid Melissa and Kathy. "Nuff said. God Bless you!.
Teresa I agree with another post that says Bravo needs to build a show around you and leave the Manzo clan behind. Caroline acts like she is superior to you and is really rubbing it in with you on her new found friends, Melissa and Kathy. I hope when they see how much Kathy and Melissa worked against you behind your back and behind their backs, acting so sweet and innocent in front of them, they will feel some shame for how they have treated you. Caroline really owes you an apology for all the eye rolling and unnecessary comments she has made, but you will never see it because she has a huge ego problem. Honestly this season has been very stressful with your family joining in as regular cast members. Kathy's husband is horrible and adds nothing to the show and Kathy is a snake in the grass. It is the only way to describe her. She pretends to be so innocent when she intentionally causes the strife everyone is dealing with. I can't watch another season with the Kathy - Melissa team at work against your and your family. Kathy's husband seems to have a really special hate for you. Enough is enough. Your husband Joe really needs to get his act together and stop contributing so heavily to the problems in your family. There has to be boundaries in place when it comes to what is and isn't acceptable in your relationship with him. I would like to see a whole new cast for NJ Housewives in which your family is supported and respected and receives the kindness of friends rather than all of those who have alienated you in your worst times this season. On the reunion, try to keep it together, be a lady, and just let them show their true colors. Be humble and dont let your ego be your guide. You can show respect for yourself whether others do it or not. Wishing you the best.
You're so arrogant and Bitter.You need to stop begin jealous of your freaking Sister-inlaw and be happy for other people's success.Life is too short
SHAME ON YOU! YOU ARE THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT TO ME THIS SEASON. OK, YOU HAVE HAD A BAD RUN OF LUCK, BUT STOP SHOWING HOW JEALOUS YOU ARE OF MELISSA AND KATHY. BE THE BETTER PERSON AND SHUT YOUR MOUTH. YOU'RE MAKING A COMPLETE FOOL OF YOURSELF. I WILL NOT BUY YOUR NEW COOKBOOK,ESPECIALLY KNOWING THAT IT IS NOT YOUR RECIPES, BUT YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW'S. TAKE THE LUMPS AND MOVE FORWARD.
Hoping that you will see the light, you have changed dramatically. You come off as bitter and angry towards anyone and everyone outside of your home. J., was trying to set you straight. Work on yourself, I know that you are overwhelmed, but get back to your true self please!
I would never watch your show if you got one of your own, you have become unlikeable!
Teresa, why am I not surprised that your comment about Jacqueline and Ashley would be about you?? I was really hoping to hear you be more supportive of Jacqueline your friend who has been so loyal to you.
You have so much to be thankful for and I do believe you are but you are putting more focus on hating on everyone else. It is not everyone else's fault that you have gone thru the very private things that you have publicly but you put in for that. I also don't get that comment about you wish that Melissa had not gone about her singing career the way that she did?? Do you mean the way you took the same advantage of the opportunity to sell cookbooks??
Teresa, I don't think Jacqueline nor Caroline would say/do anything to hurt you with intent. I really believe you have a wonderful bond that's formed with them over the years. Yes, Jacqueline voiced her opinion-that's what true "golden" friends can/should do. She's not mean-spirited and I don't agree with all of this Caroline switching sides stuff. I think they love you and you love them. They want to see you happy again and put the past behind you. If Jacqueline voiced an opinion on things related to the past, she must have needed to get that out. It doesn't make either of them less loving or less of a friend to you and your family. They just want peace for you. That's truly how I look at all that's occurred. I hope all 3 friendships remain intact and whole!
Teresa, Ok i loved you since season 1 i really did but i have to admit you a little seem not the same. I understand you are going through some things but that shouldn't change who you are as a person, i beleive you are stronger than this and i want nothing but the best for you and your family. I feel as if you started acting different when your brother and his family came on the show its like its a competition with you, everything they do you make it seem like they got the idea from you or you don't acknoledge the fact that they are doing great things as well. I hope everything goes well and i want the old Teresa back you were funny, fun, loving, ect. when will we all see that again. It breaks my heart that you and your brother went through that drama and still a little are my sisterss and brother mean the world to me i don't no what i would do with out them i love them so freaking much ... almost as much as my kids i couldnt picture fighting with them ever. Another thing your kids see this doesn't that break your heart when your kids have to suffer from seeing their cousins because mommy and uncle are not getting along or mommy and auntie are not friends.... its stupid i really hope everything goes back the way it was and hope you all work it out to wear it doesn't feel weird around each other because its not fair to the kids nor is it fair to you all the adults. anyways i really am praying for all of you and hope this mess becomes to an end. Tiffany
If you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all! That is all I have got for you. You pushed Jacqueline to the edge!
? Did Jacqueline say any of those things to your face or just in her blog? I didnt think your last blog was that mean or critical or her What she said about you was nasty! And pretty tacky to do it Publicly on her blog! Yikes sorry hang in there love you