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The fight between Melissa and Teresa was ugly. Melissa was upset the night of the solstice party, and I suppose the conversation with Teresa frustrated her to the point of no return. The gloves were off and she said what she had to say. Take what you’d like out of it, but I will give Melissa credit for standing her ground and defending her marriage. That was a line that should never have been crossed. Making that phone call was cruel and thoughtless with the intent to hurt. Shame. The rest is nonsense, birthday presents and whatever else was argued. Truth be told, it made me dizzy. Petty nonsense. Marriage -- not so petty, needed to be addressed.
To go back and discuss other scenes would be redundant. My last couple of paragraphs address my thoughts on the Gorga/Giudice situation. Keep watching and let the story unfold, hopefully you will get a clearer picture as time goes on. All I can say is that it’s sad and unnecessary, but as I said before; it is what it is.
I'm really glad you addressed the comments made to Lauren. Although, I would love to see her brothers try to be more understanding. I am in Lauren's situation although I have much more to lose. I have struggled all my life just like her. Even though you all come from a place of love and concern for Lauren because of family it is hard when in your head you hear, "You are beautiful BUT..." Lauren seems to be a truly awesome Woman. (I say seems because I don't actually know her only the person I see on TV) I look forward to seeing the rest of her story this season. I'm on Team Lauren
You should stay out of Teresa and Joe's issues and deal with your family problems. First try and resolve the problems with your sister and support your daughter rather than to meddle in some other families problems.
Love you Carolyn. I love that you look bored with this Theresa saga, because I look bored in the same spots.
lauren and your boys are lucky to have you as a mom. Im 32 and suffered with being anorexic through my 20's and my mom definitely helped me. What changed my lifestyle and way of thinking was seeing that my mom was hurting and that made me hurt so I had to do something. I wonder why fans think that you're meddling. you're simply stating your opinion to those who are asking you for it. I also saw part of the next preview; how can anyone think you're manipulating anything pertaining to the teresa madness situation? ridiculous is all i can say to that. hopefully you and dina have patched things up. and just put teresa in the wind she doesnt realize what a good friend she had.
Caroline, please tell Lauren is she a beautiful girl both inside and out. I understand what she going through having my own weight issues. Lauren is an inspiration to all young women struggling with body image. I especially loved the white lace blouse Lauren wore to the solstice party. Who designed it?
I'm glad you are not making excuses. Truthfully, there are enough of those going around. And more importantly, because you don't need to. It is clear that you are doing everything you can not to be a pawn or cannon fodder for the war that Teresa seems to want. I have always appreciated your devotion to your family, your rational nature, and your self restraint that prevents you from screaming like a banshee, just to get your point across. And by the way, please tell Lauren that I think she is beautiful. And I hope that one day, she can see the beautiful woman I see when I look at her. I just wish there weren't so much sadness in her eyes especially when her brothers tease her. --God Bless
Caroline, your family may joke and jab but there needs to be a line when it comes to serious concerns. You should have stepped in when your son's made jokes about Lauren's weight. It seems like she is struggling trying to "be as good as" her brothers, but you just sit there and condone those jokes. She may be laughing and cracking jokes back, but maybe it kinda hurt inside. It certainly hurt me to watch that. And another thing, you are bringing more harm to the Guidice/Gorga family by butting in. Let family handle family affairs.
I am very happy Lauren is willing to share this with the world. They are other females going through the same thing.
Caroline, I am so impressed the way you have raised your family. Your children love and respect you, your husband adores you and you shoot from the hip. There is no BS coming from you and it is refreshing to find a family that still holds the family values and traditions true and pass them down to their children. I am a wife of 25 years, mother to 1 amazing 22 year old son, who is getting his Bachelors in Sports Medicine, and stepmom to a beautiful 30 year old daughter who just recently got married. These are the most important things in my life and I know you feel the same way about your family. Thank you for keeping your family real and your main priority when you are faced with adversity from life and from others in your life. I enjoy watching you and your family and admire you so very much. Thank you for showing people that you can be successfull and still raise a terrific family that respect each other and the people they meet in everyday of life. Sincerely, Colleen Eyre, Cedaredge Colorado
I have no don't that you all love each other and I also understand it is difficult to let a child know they need to work on their weight it is a touchy subject, however, showing pics of a thin girl to her boyfriend was sad. Dad is the one man you should always be able to count on.
I have so much respect for you. The dedication and love you have for your family is amazing. Much love. :)
Caroline I would like to ask you this question you say that you are the wise one if one of your brothers wife had done this to you instead of talking about it, would do what you said on this episode which was melisa and joe need to get away from her for their security?
I'm not picking sides or anything but don't you think As a friend of Teresa's or anyone, if you don't agree with the way their acting why not just tell them and not talk about them behind their back. And adding more fuel to melisa and Teresa's relationship. I don't think Teresa is right but I do think someone needs to point it out to her.
WOW, looks like loyalty is not important to you Caroline...Just the fact that Joe and Melissa are piggybacking on Teresa fame and came on the show behind Teresa's back would make anyone angry let alone someone who is going thru hard times..family and friends are supposed to support with love not go behind the back and step on people just because they want to be famous and sell records. Why dont you see that Melissa is using you to climb the ladder to fame just as she is using her husband and Teresa...I say the origional members of this show, who the audience fell in love with to start with, should at least stick together and get rid of the hanger-ons....Good thing the fans are still loyal to the origional cast or this show wouldnt have any ratings anymore..its just gotten too nasty since Joe Gorga and his fame seeking missle of a wife came on board...It would be better to get Dina back...We miss the fun all of you used to have ( minus danielle) of course....The best thing about the NJ wives was the loyalty...we miss it.
Caroline, you are so much better than Teresa. She is immature, selfish, and childish. Yes, that sounds redundant, but she is so childish, it bears repeating. She does not know what an apology is. One apologizes for their own actions, one does not say "I am sorry if someone was offended by my comments." That basically is a non apology. It makes me cringe everytime she does attempt to apologize, like last year with the Olive Garden comment and the "jokes" about your son in her book. A true apology would be something like I am sorry for my comments, as they are offensive. I am sorry for this, as it was wrong to say that. End of story. You keep on the high road Caroline, and I am sorry that your sister Dina is wrapped up in Teresa's lies. And she does lie, and she lies often. It has gotten to the point where I just get angry when she speaks. You and your kids have a good relationship, because it is based on true family values. Keep up the good work.
To Lauren, your beautiful babe!! I didnt like the way you were treated at the dinner table on this episode However, I dont presume to know your family and if thats the norm and if you were just being sensative?? I thought it was rude even though i love your fam, so no disrespect. I just wish they would have cut that out. Be happy with who you are already and the weight will come off much easier if thats what you want! :) peace-love&Happiness Lacey-Utah
I have so much respect for you. The dedication and love you have for your family is amazing. Much love. :)
Lauren has to drop those hurt feelings about her weight and replace them with determination and focus on losing the weight. It's hard to do anything if you are sad and you think your goal isn't worthwhile. It's apparent Lauren doesn't think she'll be more beautiful after she loses the weight. I hope she was able to drop the pounds by now and that she found her own motivation, because there are so many good reasons to fight obesity, other than the fact that people around are critical and they want you to lose weight.
Caroline you say that you are done with Teresa, but what I see is you wanting all the scope of what is going on. Then you make comments and give your opinion. You say she says things unprovoked but what about your unprovoked thoughts. You need to let this family work put their problems and keep your thoughts to yourself. You wanted to no longer be friends with Teresa, you got what you wanted. So just stop!
How can y'all say that Teresa never apologized when thats all i see her do. You continued to let her come around you knowing you were talking crap about her the entire time. Knowing you were all against her she took it all and still showed up thinking you all were her friends. You butt into her and melissa's business and put things in dumb melissas head to get her more upset. I wonder what happen to the old caroline i used to love. I only see a bitter unhappy and childish women. Please dont blame menopause, ive been enduring menopause for 3 years now at age 35 due to having to have a complete hysterectomy, i may get moody but not devious! Grow up, your in menopause for goodness sake.
I have so much respect for you. The dedication and love you having for your family is amazing. Much love :)
I have so much respect for you. The dedication and love you having for your family is amazing. Much love :)
Lauren, you are beautiful! Like yourself how you are now and the weight will come off easier. I know thats easy to say but I also know its true. Youve got a great family (that should back off the hurtful jokes a bit) a beautiful smile and a bright future! Heavy or thin...we all struggle with something huh!? Love you guys Lacey-Utah
Caroline, You planted a "seed" in Melissa before the event and said Teresa wouldn't be happy until Melissa was out of the picture. You were instigating a situation and because of your hard feelings towards Teresa you wanted to stir the pot. You have changed so much over the last season it's sad. Instead of being neutral you seem to be taking a side and turning into a bully along with your daughter. Why not focus on your own family drama and leave Teresa and Melissa to work out their own problems? You need to go. Kathy's family fills the "Manzo" spot and the show doesn't really need you anymore
Sorry Caroline. You are the queen of trying to enlist soldiers in your army. Trying to sway Jacqueline by constantly calling Teresa a bully is deplorable. Teresa was not attacking Jacqueline. She just wanted to know if Melissa talked about the comment - that's called seeking information. That's not being a bully. You, however, are a bully - so just look in the mirror.
Caroline: Have you ever thought how you're being played by Joe & Melissa! First of all I love Teresa and we all know she's not the brightest bulb on the tree. She doesn't thick mean! As for the Italian comment, I'm married to an off the boat Italian and when they say "you're not Italian" in their eye you are not. You are true 'merican! You may be of Italian descent but your not off the boat! I know what Melissa said when she jumped up from the table she totally lied and made a bigger deal than what Teresa actually said@! SHE LIED. SHE intentially mentioned Joe going to Jail when Teresa tried to explain why she was saying what she did! Maybe you Caroline can't see the light! It's also funny why isn't she allowed to talk about you guys behind your backs but it's ok for you all to do the same? Brothers and sisters are to watch out for each other they are blood and always will be, husband and wives come and go so when a sister tries to warn her brother whose fault is it when the entire neighborhood finds out? THE BROTHER! We all saw how phony Melissa is when she sang Amazaing Grace or tried to make us all think she was religous and couldn't explain to her children about how old Jesus was! Phony is Melissa maybe you should open both your eyes. Dissappointed in you from PA
caroline, You may be sick of all the drama but many views are even more disgusted. I really liked and admired you on the show until the first Housewives reunion. I was shocked. You are growing more and more hateful and downright mean. Theresa gets picked on all the time, but without her there would be no show. She is what makes the rest of you interesting to varying extents.
Lauren I feel your pain. I was thin all my life until I got Lupus & had to take Prednisone. I gained 100 #'s & went from size 8 to size 22. I've yo yo'd back & forth depending on how much steroids I'm on. I tried Curves, lost 10 #'s & tore my meniscus. It's a constant battle. The Low Glycemic diet is the best for me. I wish you luck in your wt loss journey. There are no quick fixes to lose wt. Your a beautiful, talented woman keep the faith you'll do it Develop a lifestyle that allows you to lose wt but isn't too restrictive. Exercise enhances wt loss so find something that promotes wt loss & do it consistently. I'm getting the New Paleo diet book - common sense to lose wt & keep it off....
I have to say I'm so disappointed in your behavior. I don't think ANYONE in the Gorga/Guidice families are right. However, you are sitting there pushing the Gorga buttons. I honestly expect more from you. It's fine that you want to end your friendship with Teresa. It's not OK to want everyone else to hate her. You are honestly trying to do this, quite successfully. You're calling Teresa a bully, but honestly, you're the biggest bully on the show. You don't like her so you want everyone else to hate her, too. That's what a bully does. Lastly, I agree in encouraging your daughter to lose weight, but I don't agree with you, your husband, or your kids making fun of her at a table. Shame on you!
You are great and I hope everyone see's Teresa for what she is, she is a trouble maker like no other. She turns words around and she brings up stuff and then blames all others. Teresa needs to go, between her and her hubby those 2 do NOT have any common sense. They want to attack, attack and expect all others to sit back and take it. Carolyn, I totally agree with you about eliminating someone like her out of your life. Its a vicous cycle with her. Carolyn stay strong and give Lauren a big hug. From a mom of 3
Loved all the Housewives! Always loved the NJ, but after watching tonight I really thing Bravo should have taken a break in between shooting so we could just forgotten some of last season before slamming more of this crap! Use to love Caroline...well not now! Did not realize what a meddler and a sh&@ stirrer. Jaqueline stirs tings from the side lines then acts "what me". Melissa ...she is a typical sister-law who loves to turn the husband against his sister. We all have one..please. She knows exactly what she is doing and boy is she good at it!!! Poor joe G. he has little man syndrome and he just wants to be worshipped by everyone! I may or may not finish watching this season it depends on if another channel begins a new summer series, but please Bravo take the advice of someone who is a devoted watcher give Nee Jersey a break or make some cast changes like you did on other cities. Thanks! P.S. Caroline Lauren may need to lose weight for her health but back off her some and maybe u need to have a talk with you sons and tell tbm to back off!
I think you should keep your advice to your faamily and let the rest of the adults think for themselves. They not your children and can clearly think for themselves. Your opinion is often shaded and none of your business but as much as you say that you don't want to get involved you seem to think and act like you are the wantabe matriach. You can be at times the voice of trouble maker rather than the voice of reason. so,I think you should clean up your own family problems before you start anyone elses family problems.
Well, Caroline, in past seasons I saw you as the level headed leader of this group. This issue with Joe and Teresa, in my opinion, is none of your business, none of Kathy's business, none of Rosie's business. This is between Joe and Teresa. While I may not always agree with what Teresa does or how she does it, her life has been in shambles for awhile now, and she is working her tail off to try to keep it together. Joe is her only brother, and she is "protecting" him. Whether she is right or wrong about Melissa is not the issue. When Joe confronted Melissa, it should have stayed between, if anyone, Joe, Teresa, and Melissa. Joe blabbed it to everyone last week. You all stand around the counter talking about it. If you were the woman I though you were, you would have said, this is none of our business, let them handle this between themselves. Instead, you roll your eyes, called her a bully over and over and over, and kept making all the little comments. You have your own problems with your siblings. Do you want them all gossiping about that all over television? I don't think so. Maybe you should think about how childish you sound goading Melissa on, making all those comments. Be bigger than that. As for Lauren, while I agree that she has to make her own decisions and take care of herself, and your family jokes and jabs, like mine does, it seems that you might have put your foot down when everyone started really making her feel like crap. Really. Don't laugh about it. It isn't funny.
Well, Caroline, in past seasons I saw you as the level headed leader of this group. This issue with Joe and Teresa, in my opinion, is none of your business, none of Kathy's business, none of Rosie's business. This is between Joe and Teresa. While I may not always agree with what Teresa does or how she does it, her life has been in shambles for awhile now, and she is working her tail off to try to keep it together. Joe is her only brother, and she is "protecting" him. Whether she is right or wrong about Melissa is not the issue. When Joe confronted Melissa, it should have stayed between, if anyone, Joe, Teresa, and Melissa. Joe blabbed it to everyone last week. You all stand around the counter talking about it. If you were the woman I though you were, you would have said, this is none of our business, let them handle this between themselves. Instead, you roll your eyes, called her a bully over and over and over, and kept making all the little comments. You have your own problems with your siblings. Do you want them all gossiping about that all over television? I don't think so. Maybe you should think about how childish you sound goading Melissa on, making all those comments. Be bigger than that. As for Lauren, while I agree that she has to make her own decisions and take care of herself, and your family jokes and jabs, like mine does, it seems that you might have put your foot down when everyone started really making her feel like crap. Really. Don't laugh about it. It isn't funny. You are turning into an ugly person. That is very sad to see.
I clearly see that you are all about sides! Tre done something to piss u off? My guess is telling u she didn't want your all knowing advice?!?!? I'm sure you will turn 98% of folks against Tre. I don't like how her family came to take all she has INCLUDING her friends! It's working! Makes me sick!!
I can't even finish reading this blog because I am so angry. This situation is all too familiar in my life. If someone brings you some junk (he said, she said mess), DO NOT COMMENT!! Your DO NO KNOW the entire story. There are always three sides to every story. Each persons and the truth. Contrary to what you think Carolyn, you CAN'T possibly know the history of how Melissa and Teresa got to this point. I have been in a similar situation for over 20 years and what people see now is the result of bad behavior by both parties to get them to this point. It didn't just get this way in the three years that you have known sweet victim Melissa(heavy sarcasim).
You are a joy to see every week. But don't drink the crazy water, because look what it did to teresa. Tell your daughter to keep up with the diet and then I would have the two brothers buy her an outfit, for putting up with their digs.
I like you and your family, however you have clearly picked a side. I don't like the way Teresa is,but you are a smart lady and every comment that you make about her relationship with her family is causing an effect. Lets get real, you are very upset with Teresa and you want everyone else to be as well. I agree she had dug her own grave, but they need to work it out. It has nothing to do with you. I understand and agree that you and her are finished. She betrayed you in her so called cookbook so your finished. Let Mellisa and Joe handle whats going between them. Let me say ,,you are meddling. And I am who I am..
Caroline, I did really like you the first two seasons and found your blunt honesty very refreshing. I also respect you as a mother and I adore your family. However with that said I'm extremely confused and like you always say I'm an intelligent person but something is just not adding up for me. Could it be great editing? When Melissa and Kathy came on the show last season, right out of the gate they were slamming Theresa and her husband. I know you were all put together and you had to learn to play nice with them. I can even accept the fact that you truly like them. However, I don't understand when you switched sides and why. Last season you gave your little digs about Theresa, I was shocked this was definitely before the cookbook came out. Is there something that happened we the viewers are unaware of? I believe this is why Theresa fired back with her digs and when she apologized she should have owned it and told you it was her way of feeling betrayed by you, Jaqueline, and her family. I don't take you for being a jealous person, but I have to say after last season and the start of this season that's what it's beginning to look like. I don't like ugly it's one thing to speak your mind but when your down right evil and ganging up on someone it just isn't right. You and all the other women are above that. Please bring back the old Caroline I liked her so much better!
Caroline, you claim that you own your behavior and will never blame editing or hormones for your portrayal on the show, so explain why Teresa's comments and behaviors are considered "toxic" and dealt with exclusively on camera, yet your sons have been insulting Teresa and her entire family (including the children) since Season 1. Why condone or accept their behavior? What's the difference? Is it T's lack of comedic timing? Did you perhaps explain to them this was ill-mannered and unnecessary off-camera?
As a mother, you have to do what is right for YOUR kids. And anyone else that says different is lying. You know your kids better than anyone else and you can tell she loves you very much! Don't let anyone tear you down!
Caroline you said you were done with the book comment but you were still rude with Teresa. How would you like it if one of your friends brought up the the fued you have with your family. I all ready see you turing the people in Teresa life against her you are bitter and you are playing a game just like you did with Danielle. Lets have your family come on the show and air your dirty launrdy i would like to know why you don't talk to 3 of your siblings. Melissa is just playing innocent around the camera but soon or later you will turn on Melissa.
I find it EXTREMELY hypocritical of you to continually call Teresa a bully, when for two seasons, you bullied Danielle to no end. I also find it hypocritical that you meddle in Melissa and Teresa's family drama, when you have your own issues with your own siblings. Maybe you should mind your own business for a change and stop butting in other people's lives.
all i have to say is you talk about LOYALTY ABOUT FAMILY ETC. whatever YOUE differences are with teresa are just that YOURS YOU have become a following duck along with jacqueline , if you didn't want to "choose sides" or "enlist" you wouldnt of had melissa in YOUR kitchen saying that teresa will break a marriage to get her out of her life or that she wants to see divorce papers THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK CAROLINE BECAUSE YOUR STARTING TO LOOK FOOLISH..
Seriously, Caroline -- this is what you were referring to when you told us to "watch what happens" and form our own opinions? I'm sick to my stomach. You needed to keep your big nose out of this fight between Theresa and Melissa and keep your opinions to yourself. I thought you were smart, but if you can't see that Melissa and Joe are on some big vendetta to try and discredit Theresa, you're dumber than all of them. You're still indignant about the comments in Theresa's cookbook and are jumping on whatever band wagon you can to stick it to her. YOU are the one who's willing to break up a family Caroline, not Theresa. I'm so disappointed in you now. You're nothing but a bully.