Garden Statements

Episode 6: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor is still teary from Rosie's coming out.

Jun 4, 20120

No. 1 - Born This Way

Rosie's coming out to the kids was perhaps one of the most emotional scenes I've ever watched on a Housewives show ever. (And I've seen pretty much all of them.) You could tell that it's been such a struggle for her, and it was brave to air this all on national television. I'm not sure whether it was sadder to hear Rosie talk about dealing with it alone for so many years or Kathy crying while discussing Rosie's struggles. But it was still wonderfully inspiring and powerful to watch for anyone who has struggled with their sexuality. Kudos, Rosie!

But of course just as you're about to shed a tear and reach for a tissue, Joseph Wakile saves the day with his patented mini-Rich comic relief. "Do you have gaydar? Mine's terrible." Oh, Joseph. I guess you won't be serving as Rosie's wingwoman anytime soon.

35 comments
anparis
anparis

Rosie is a great addition to the show. I love her humor. More of the the Wakiles and Gorgas, less of the Guidice's.

Vicki Waits
Vicki Waits

I love Rosie!! She has chosen to be sincere and honest with being gay. I agree thats its tough to not know where you fit in. Ive chosen to be alone since having a bad relationship. At times i feel very lonely but I try hard to keep busy. I wonder if a broken heart ever heals. Maybe it will someday and I can be happy. But I do know that im straight but if my soul-mate turned out to be a female I think I could accept it. Rosie needs to remain strong and try to be happy with her life.

SweetPea2011
SweetPea2011

BRAVO we LOVE Rosie .....can you please make her a housewife even though she may not really fit the criteria because she lives at home and may or may not have a partner now. We love her and she is exactly what this show needs!!!!

JuicyB
JuicyB

I have goosebumps. Here's to your Rosie for keeping it real. Love, love, love.

M. A. Broderick
M. A. Broderick

If this crew continues next season without Theresa I no longer have any interest in watching. Theresa and her kids are my favorite to watch. I cannot stomach watching Melissa and Joey anymore. It is so apparent that all of there one-on-one scenes are staged. I keep thinking of the movie, "Stepford wives"! Theresa is entertaining with flaws and all because she is real! Caroline and Jacqueline need to go!

Caryjay
Caryjay

I LOVE Rosie, and I love how the other "viewer" that wrote she wanted to hang with Rosie for who she, and finding out the fact that she is gay was completely irrelevant.' Perfectly said! I'm a 40 something working/Mom (straight) and I have seen how television/shows accepts gay men as endearing and funny (as they should) but gay women are put in a different category and judged. I have always found that unfair. Maybe this will help with not stero-typing Gay women. Rosie is just a joy and priviledge to watch, and we certainly need that in these days of ours. Thank you Bravo. Belive me, I know that OF COURSE you need drama, there will always be big old CAT FIGHTS with ladies, and yup that's enteraining, but Rosie isn't mean spirited____ which brings me to my other point: MELISSA, she has done nothing but ruin this show. What she did was nothing short of evil to Teresa, and the fact the she is continuing, while Teresa just wants to be left alone to lick her wounds, and pummel her on The View and other ridiculous outles where they don't even watch the show, and only see the pictures in sensationalized magazines is infuriating. It makes the show unwatchable. Come on, everyone sees through Melissa, and the people who don't, well they will soon, meanwhile you are going to lose the fan base. I will NOT be watching next season if Melissa and Joe are on. Absolutely not. Just the mere thought of she and Joe makes me not want to turn the show on when it airs weekly. Why would I put myself through additional torture. The real world is hard enough, so we surround ourselves with good people. LOSE THE GORGAS please. Another viewer put it perfectly, "you will lose this sleeping giant movement that has made it quite clear through staggering book sales who is the good, fascinating person we want to watch, and leaving Melissa on this show is indeed a slap in our faces" LOVED THAT, right on, well said..

vicki in okc
vicki in okc

Very tender, loving, respectful,and DIGNIFIED conversation Rosie had withthe kids. That shouldbe the template for all families to use! What fantastic role models they are! Love,love, love them.

Italian girl
Italian girl

I come from a big italian family and community Rosie has been one of my favorites in she popped up on the show. The Italian community has embraced her! everyone I know love you rosie;) I think we're all hoping for the cans were the main characters. So happy for you go girl!

Libby B.
Libby B.

Really? A show with Teresa and The Gays??? Have all of Bravo (and Teresa's "fans") lost there minds? The comments made by Juicy(gag)Joe and Teresa's half-hearted attempts - all on camera, btw - to correct him should have the producers tripping over themselves to cancel her contract. And non-racist, non-bigoted people do NOT make statements like "I love the gays!" and/or "Some of my best friends are gay/black/Hispanic/whatever!" They don't have to! It's obvious from their words, actions, and deeds - period! How much longer are the producers and fans going to put up with this? Every reunion show has Andy asking Teresa about some slur Joe has made and her handling of the situation?? Enough already!

Viewer111
Viewer111

the beach house scene was just uncomfortable and wrong on so many levels. the only good thing about that scene was everyone got to see just how jealous melissa is. she looked like she wanted to smack the cameraman for not staying focused on her

cali bravofan
cali bravofan

To Shoshie:

Because that book was re-written by MAN, not God sweetie.

RobinP
RobinP

Yes Shoshie, almost everyone who watches the Housewives conndones the behavior...who cares who people decide to be with. If you don"t like gay relationships, don't be in one!

Dear Sandra, homosexuality is found in over 450 different species, homophobia is found in only one.

Viewer212718
Viewer212718

Please Bravo- showcase Teresa as a working mom raising young children like so many of us. Gia is the best one on the show- the other ladies can whine about who does what to them and plan parties (with or without hats) on another show.

Marie Gay Ray's Mommy
Marie Gay Ray's Mommy

Rosie you did a great job telling you love ones. I know my son is going to have a heck of a time telling his nieces . his father and myself only worry about people who are ignorant .

Aloha808
Aloha808

Rosie is great! So happy for her to have the courage to come out and be honest with everyone. She is a positive role model.

kridle
kridle

I come from a large (8 kids) Catholic family and my oldest sister is a lesbian. When she "came out", we were yeah, we know. She actually got kind of mad because not one of us was shocked, surprised or bothered. We laugh about it now, but she was upset because she had so many friends lose their families over something that is just so natural. I loved what Rosie said, God made me this way. My sister stressed herself for years for absolutely no reason, in our case, but so many people don't get that unconditional family love. So ROCK ON Rosie. Oh, p.s., if I have to listen to Caroline's Rants (not rules) about EVERY FREAKING THING IN THE WORLD much longer, gonna have to give up the show. She has turned into such an ego maniac.....feel bad for her daughter so much

mom with 5 kids
mom with 5 kids

What happened to Jay Mohr's blog? He was terrific. Miss his spin amongst all these grim, negative and long blogs we're left with. Boring.

schmoopie
schmoopie

rosie i would hang out with you in a second you did not have to come out to me to know you are gay. you are so sweet,funny,kind, loveable, i can't say enough about you rosie, it was very brave of you to come out on the show like you did and explain it to you niece and nephew like you did if i had a hat i would take it off to you. my brother is gay and when he told me i said so what, your my brother and i love you and that will never change, shocked a bit but who cares he has been with his partner for a long time and he is happy and that;s all that matters. now my father he is also the old fashion italian, man was he pissed and hurt, my sister and i said what are you going to do just stop loving yoru son talk with him meet his friend you will come to love him as you do all your children, it took him about 3 months after they meet every thing was fine. so rosie you just be you know you are love by your family and friends and i'm sure you may made a whole lot of new ones. take care and God Bless, schmoopie

Shoshie
Shoshie

I cannot stand to sit by & not say something about what Rosie spoke to these two precious children, whom are at the impressible age, ..God made everyone of us..& since God states very clearly in his word..the Bible..I Cor 5:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be decieved: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals. So how could someone claim the "God made me this way or I was born this way", that statement goes against everything God stated in his word...also in I Timothy 1:8-10, But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for the righteous person,but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men & homosexuals and kidnappers, liars,perjurers and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching. Now I know this comment will probably never make it onto the this site...but as a born again believer..I cannot sit by & someone as Rosie did...deface the word of God...does the RCC condone such behavior??

Mary87
Mary87

I miss Jay Mohr so much this season. The show is not the same without reading his funny blogs. BRAVO please bring him back no matter how much money he wants. He is worth it.

dwest
dwest

Rosie, Admiration is to kind of a word for you. I have to say, I love when you are on the show. Not because they focus the point of you being gay, but because of who you are. Anyone would be blessed with you as a friend. It's not about a person's sexual preference but the person them selves, as a whole. A person should not be defined by their sexual preference, but by the love, and friendship and the trueness you have to offer. Always to you, Peace & Love

Guess
Guess

Is Bravo editing some of Caroline's negative tactics? Because the episode was much worse the first time! Does Bravo have favorites? Could it be Caroline? It should be Teresa! She is the whole show! She is the most fascinating to watch. Greg was having as much fun as the next guy until Joe made that comment. It was in fun. Why is Gregg on the show anyway? He is obnoxious, and a Caroline follower. Is it because Andy favors the Manzo's? I think Andy does have favorites! I love Andy but starting to get disappointed in him. If he allows the girls to gang up on Teresa in the reunion again! Then, I won't be watching WWHL. He needs to play fair and hold everyone accountable.

Viewer212718
Viewer212718

the coming attraction for next week looks so boring- no way will I watch. Can any these people do anything without whining about how much they want to be with Teresa? Why was she even at this wedding- I guess because it is being filmed. It would be nice to see these women do something other than plan parties and now we get to see them at a fake wedding in stupid hats. Oyy! come on- give us something better.

cercooco
cercooco

Rosie is a doll and brave lady.. so happy for the Wakilie family lovely family.. now maybe Albie can come out to his mom just saying .... you do not find it strange that their roommate is always with them.. come on I am saying it cause everyone is thinking it, but will not come out and say it cause they are sooooooooooooooooooo afraid of Caroline... you know tick tick Caroline..... albie should be proud and come out...

jersey girl

Viewersusan
Viewersusan

Proud of you Rosie!! Anytime you want to come hang out with me, I'm ready to have some fun! Although I doubt you'd want a 70 year old straight gal! Just enjoy your life, honey; don't feel bad ....I always believe that God loves those children of his who have greater struggles just a bit ore. I have a son in a wheelchair who is SO smart, life gets frustrating for him.

Elm Grove WI Viewer
Elm Grove WI Viewer

Rosie explaining her sexuality to her niece and nephew was special...they also were classy and empathetic ...just goes to show you how loving a family can be...now, if Teresa would get it....

curleyanne
curleyanne

I love what Rosie said about how she didn't want to say anything to the kids when they were younger because they wouldn't understand what sexuality was. I totally agree! I was told at a very young that my father was gay. I had no idea what that meant and was too young for someone to have to explain it. Some things should be left unspoken until the right time. I have great respect for Rosie! She did an excellent job talking to Kathy's kids about her life.

edward r murrow
edward r murrow

when Rosie spoke of her dad, and his concerns for her, i busted out crying. and i'm an ugly crier. LOVE ROSIE AND HER DAD.

Erin_34marie
Erin_34marie

Rosie, Kathy & her family should all be very proud of themselves. The way they represent their family on this reality show is amazing. They are all very respectful, kind and loving. For Rosie to talk about the gay subject onTV takes a lot of courage and pride. I love that your family is so supportive and loving through it all. Your kids are absolutely beautiful. You all should be very proud Italians!

lou2jam
lou2jam

Funny how in that video clip everyone is laughing and getting along, even Greg is laughing with Joe. Why doens't Bravo quit showing all the negativity and show the fun stuff like they used to.

Sandra
Sandra

God does not make people gay. That's absurd. Even from an evolutionary standpoint it's wrong. It would be an anomaly. I hope this isn't the focus of the show in the future.

PAHousewife25
PAHousewife25

It seems the episode from the previous week, where Caroline and Jacqueline were quite harsh on Gia, was editted for the repeat airing so it didn't look as horrible as the first time it was aired. Why was this? In the first airing Gia cried several times for the adults to get her mother, in last night's airing I don't think that was shown more than once if at all. Please let us know why that was...

KellogsHaven
KellogsHaven

I LOVE Jamie and Rosie. Thank you BRAVO for putting out a most lovely show. And thank you Andrew H for keeping it positive. This show has turned dark. I can't even enjoy a silly housewife show with my 13 year old becasue of all the malicious maneuvering from a certain few to be the next best thing. I love how Teresa keeps it positive, even under attack, but Jaqueline? Wow, that is one loose canon. Her blog this week was bi-polar at best. She's warning the fans to not criticize her or she'll block them on twitter (better start now Jaqueline, that will be an 8 hour task) and that's all she does, is criticize Teresa on Twitter and on here. It's becoming really hard to watch a woman self destruct. I just want Teresa and the GAYS!!!! Now there's a show. Teresa, Juicy Joe, Kathy,and the FAB gays. Hmm, need a title. Teresa's scene with her daughter Gia, was touching and moving. I want to watch them grow to be close as Gia grows emotionally. They will have a very special relationship, almost like war buddies. Time to lose the wackos Bravo, jealousy is a powerful emotion and it gets the best of MANY people. But on a reality show when the stakes are so high---yilkes!

hwatcher
hwatcher

Rosie's coming out???? as if we did not already know. Rosie seems to be a sweet person regardless of the lifestyle. It doesn't take a genius to see that she is gay and that was a given from the moment she stepped in front of the camera. It does not change anything....she still is refreshing and as with all others, she has a story to tell. So what, as long as she is happy, it does not matter...she still is worthy of love and support from all that she embraces and those who can only get a glimpse through the screen.