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The bottom line was that I was starting to see that Teresa wasn't being consistent with her words or her actions. Besides the pressures she was putting on me, I was also hearing from mutual friends that she was starting to resent me for not always agreeing with her. Things were starting to change between us. Meanwhile my struggles kept getting overshadowed by hers in our daily conversations. It was becoming overwhelming. Even through all of that, I sincerely still loved her and cared about her well-being and happiness and wished for everyone to resolve things so that we could all get along.
As far as Lauren goes, you would be happy to know that she looks AMAZING and has lost a lot of the weight that she wanted to lose. She now owns and is running a very successful beauty store called CafFace in Franklin Lakes. She has a lot to feel good about. She is much happier. Her family is proud and impressed. Every once in a while, her brothers like to joke around and tease, but the fact remains that they all love each other and will always be there for one another. The Manzos have a very tight bond and are very supportive of each other.
I guess its a good thing I don't watch this show. Because after reading this blog I find it ridiculous. First of all if my sibling hears rumors about my spouse and possibly cheating and not tell me, I would be mad. If you really wanted to stay neutral here is something you need to learn. First you need to tell that person if they have an issue with someone they should talk to that person directly, and say that to Melissa also. Because you are creating drama, and if you talk crap about someone to one person, it only means you will talk crap about that person you are initially talking to with someone else eventually. Which you already proved. Basically you aren't very trust worthy. This show is either really scripted or you and Caroline have issues. Because everything you mentioned in this blog, only shows that you aren't a very true friend, that you are a follower. You jump on whatever boat Caroline is on.
There was no cheating involved. Melissa had not sung anywhere but her basement. Teresa had heard this as something that MIGHT happen. Well..sure it might. And the sky might fall and chickens MIGHT start laying diamond eggs. Thus far, the sky is still above us and I have yet to find a diamond when I crack an egg to bake cookies.
OMG I stopped reading your so called "fair" non one sided blog after 10, STOP IT JACQUELINE you're a LOUSY FRIEND and you know it! All Teresa did was ask you if Melissa told you what happened and you wouldn't say "yes" or "no" how is that asking you to pick a side? After that I would ask you to pick a side because clearly you already did.
If Dina feels as though Caroline was sabotaging her, how is that Teresa's fault? THIS IS WHAT CAROLINE'S LITTLE ARMY IS ALL ABOUT. Caroline hates that Dina hates her and for good reason, she just wants to blame it on Teresa, like you!
Anyone who watched that fight last night can see what is truly going on. Teresa is so jealous of Melissa that it is making her literally crazy. She acts like a high school girl with her drama and "loyalty" demands. You are so much better off without her!
so what your basically saying is that it's perfectly fine for Joe Gorga to meddle into Teresa's marriage but when Teresa does the same thing back it's wrong??!! sound like a typical Manzo comment...your bad behavior is always excusable but you hold those you don't agree with to a much higher standard...maybe you should not worry so much about the Gorga/Giudice problems and concentrate on lowering your own pedestal a little bit....it's very clear that your life isnt perfect...you are the LAST person that should be giving advice to anyone!
SMH at you Jaq. Your whole entire blog was about Teresa. I used to like you but now my opinion on you has changed. Why don't you tell your "life coach" to give you a back bone because you really need one!
With friends like you - no one needs enemies! You were talking smack about Teresa and yet you are so spineless you couldn't own up to it!
I can't believe I watch this mess. It's a train wreck. Teresa is delusional. She prints recipes and includes nasty snippets about her family...she is not an author. She treats her friends as prisoners. Teresa needs to stay out of her brother's marriage, hers is a mess. Teresa will survive ....I suspect she will be looking for a new husband because the one she has will be ......going away! Jacqueline STAY AWAY from this lunatic. You have a good heart and lovely family. This woman is poison. Don't worry about Ashley. All your love and good examples will eventually pay off and she will be fine.
This episode would never have happened if Joe and Melissa kept Teresa's comments to themselves. They came on this show to descredit your friend who is already going through enough problems of their own that they don't need their family to air out more dirty laundry. What I don't understand is why you did not stick up for your friend. Why couldn't you say to Melissa that your husband was wrong to air out his conversation with his sister to the world. Even better, If their was so much hatred between you and Teresa why jump back into her life. Why not give them the same advice you received when you married into the Laurita family. The Laurita's keep the family fight away fon the public.
Oh dont worry.. you sound extremely one sided and anti Teresa... you must have tired "really hard" not to. It's really funny too. You accuse Teresa of doing things for press.. I guess your twitter tirades and your attempts all over social media to "make up with Teresa" are "Real".. well then newsflash girlfriend.. your crazy... your blog also sounds like something I heard before.. oh thats right... it sounds the same as Caroline's with all your army lingo... Must be a coincidence.. right?... You need to let stuff go and stop bringing up Danielle. Teresa was a soldier in that fight along with Caroline, Dina and yourself. We as viewers don't equate her flipping a table as being friends with her.. but again.. your the sane ones and we should all believe what you say as we "watch the story unfold" All I am watching is a desperate attempt from a group of desperate people to desperately hold onto their 2 minutes of fame.. Well guess what darling its been 1 minute and 59 secs so you better hold on tight... you and your sister in laws ride is coming to an end...
Some things are very clear. Teresa is troubled. Her husband speaks disrespectfully to her and yes, he has gone to JAIL. No other way to put it. Her finances are still in jeopardy, even with book sales and tabloid payments. Her husband's business ventures are dicey and his pizza shop closed. Moreover, he is foul mouthed and nasty about everyone in his circle. Now, Teresa says some unspeakable comments to her brother about his wife - not good. If it is true that she heard a rumor - then she should have let it go. Don't say such things to your brother. The viewers are not stupid. It is obvious Teresa has disliked Melissa all along. To sink to this level, is wrong. Could this all be a reaction to Melissa's beginning success in music? Could this also be a reaction to her struggles financially?
keep your nose out of Teresa's family business you don't even have any place there.You have sisters in law that you and caroline don't speak to.Melissa mention the legal stuff (hello Gia &her sisters don't need to hear on the show) on purpose because her girly insecured husband said to her what Teresa had said and he twisted what she said.All the viewers feel that marrigae is over you won't see them 15 years together no way no how.He wanted to make a problem but the truth is out and what he wrote to teresa's husband she read it on his phone so why do you alll see one side cause Caroline is mad that Dina was talking to Teresa and not her.You are no friend ok so leave the show already is time to bring in new people.Bravo take note!
melissa mentioned last night on WWHL to Andy Cohen that the relationship between her and teresa was good in the beginning but hasn't been in years. enter melissa and kathy two seasons ago. you are so enamered by the sweet talking Jesus praising Melissa that you can't see the forest through the trees. much success to teresa...hope she gets her own show!
Blah blah blah...Your post is too much! Don't over analyze it. From my view point Teresa should have apologized to Melissa & talked to her brother directly that his comments (text that her husband is cheating & threatening to tell Teresa) hurt her. Melissa should NOT have discussed the issue with you & (especially not) Caroline. It made her problem every ones focus. I did see Teresa asking you to get Melissa for her twice but I also saw you throwing yourself into the drama. To quote Bethany Frankel: "get a hobby"
Thanks for the objective analysis.
I do agree with you that Teresa tries to pull her friends in to back her. But, I can't see how you don't think Melissa does the same.
I do agree with you that Teresa should not have said anything to her brother about rumors but in the same token, Joe Gorga should not have said anything about their marriage to either Teresa or Joe Giudice. My parents and I do not like or trust my brother's wife, but we keep quiet. It is my brother's lesson to learn. He is a grown man. I wish Teresa and Joe Gorga would do the same because I want to warn my brother but know he has to find out himself.
You find many faults with Teresa for things she says about her brother and call it mean spirited but when the Manzo boys say things about their sister, you say it is all in love.
I don't blame you for not being able to stay objective, because you are personally involved but I do hope that you know we all say things that may have not been appropriate, especially when under unusual stresses (in-law, financial and legal issues). Teresa has apologized but more than anything, Teresa needs the support of her friends at this time. There are some friends who need to talk it out and there are some friends who need to have someone to relax and chill with. Don't judge her for not dealing with her stresses the way you do. I have a child with special needs and thought a support group would be good for me, but I found out it just stressed me out more to talk about it and hear others going through it. Rather, I prefer to be with my regular friends and be "normal" for a few hours. That is my therapy.
Lastly, I think you are a good person. I really do. I think Teresa is a little crazy but has a good heart. She talks way too much but she means well. She needs to stay out of her brother's business. But, please be careful of Caroline and Melissa. I think Kathy is a good person like you. But Caroline and Melissa are very sneaky. With Teresa, you get what you see. I hate to see you hurting but I hate to see you manipulated by Caroline and Melissa. Good luck with your family.
I have a best friend and I don't get involved with her family problems. I think you and Caroline should do the same and start worrying about your own lives.
Who cares?? Your obsession with Teresa (and I think by now its more than fair to call it that) is disturbing. If you dont like her why do you insist upon talking about her at every opportunity? Its none of your business. You werent a good friend, your not loyal, and you are indeed two faced. If you want someone out of your life, than stop focusing on them. Youre not filning anymore, so relax. Youre draining to watch and listen to (as is dreadful Caroline and annoying Melissa).
Jacqueline, You are a good friend to Teresa but she just can't see that right now in the show. You really did do your best to stay out of it and she is the one that pulled you in to the place that you didn't want to go. You need to be more loud with your words that you don't want to be pulled in to there fight and walk away and let them hash it out. You can be both there friends and let them know that you are just there friends and not there referes this is not the WWRHNJ (World Wresling Real Housewives of New Jersy).But she also needs to be reminded that she has asked for your advise so many times and you gave it to her as a friend. Jacueline now that Ashley is out of the house your relationship with her is going to grow into something more then you could of ever imaged. You are a strong woman and a kind, loving, and supportive mom, don't ever forget that.
You gloss over the fact that Teresa saw a text from Joey to Joe that he was going to tell Teresa that Joe was cheating on her if he didn't leave him alone. That's what started all of this, but as usual, you take advantage of Teresa's in-articulation to sharpen your sword and prepare us for the future group kill. Do you think this is fun to watch? If Joey knows that Joe is cheating on Teresa why wouldn't he try to protect his sister instead of using that information as blackmail. Because he is a disgrace of a brother and son, that's why. And p.s. the reason Teresa states her case in the tabloids, if she does, is because nobody will see her side of things. They know they can tongue twister in three minutes flat. This is out and out bullying, and I am not going to watch it anymore. You are all just jealous.
Who gave you "Specific Instructions on what you could say or not say"????
Stand up and be your own person, you are being manipulated by everyone on this show, no wonder no one respects you!!
Jac, let me tell you what so many of us see, we truly do not need all of you to justify what is going on. You are "ALL" making complete fools of yourselve's. Without, Teresa, you all do not have a story line. What would all of you talk about on this show if it were not for her? What would you all possibly bring to the table to make this show entertaining? Fact is none of you have any topic of value worth bringing to the table. Melissa is the jealous sister in law who is trying to ride Teresa's coat tails and doing a terrible job, Kathy, well, I do like her, she seems to be the only one who at least tries to have an open mind and be fair, Caroline is just a rotten person, she was born that way, menopause enhances her unhappiness and ungratefulness towards life. She has many siblings not even speaking to her. You see the pattern as each of us do. It's a shame. You all don't want to be friends or friendly with Teresa then leave her alone, try making a show without her, see how well you all do. Fact is you would fail, and you know it. Teresa is the breadwinner and the celebrity, not any of you. Seriously, who is banging on your door with deals? Nobody.
Jackie, what I cant beleive is that you stirred the pot and then walked away. How coudl you think that having Melissa and Teresa talk at an event be the right thing to do? I was so livid with you! i liked how Melissa handled everything up until the end when she called Teresa a coward but she was fed up so I dont blame her. But you started everything! I would stop trying to fix other peoples issues and just focus on your own. Beleive me, you have ENOUGH!!!!
Boring. Your constant need to explain and defend your actions and those of Melissa and Joe Gorga just baffle me. Say why you did the things you did, but don't try to excuse yourself by using other people. If anything Teresa was trying to walk away from the situation, she was asking you a question, you could have simply said you didn't want to talk about it at that time, but instead you jumped up to go get Melissa. You like the drama and feel the need to be involved otherwise you're booted from the show.
I was really put off with Teresa calling you "wishy-washy" because, as far as I've seen, you're one of the few people on RHONJ that attempts to be an adult. You strive to see an argument or conflict from all sides and I commend you on that; you want everyone to get over the petty bs and get along, also commendable. You've caught flack for wanting to be fair and reasonable since the beginning of the show and I think it's high time various cast mates stopped chastising you for acting like the adult that you are. Perhaps if some of the other ladies followed your lead, we as an audience wouldn't spend season after season watching the demise of family and friendships...
Since when have you been afraid to sound anti-Teresa? You can't wait to get on here and bash her just like Caroline. I don't know what happened to the two of you, maybe you are both jealous of Teresa's success, maybe her friendship with Dina. Bottom line, Melissa and Joe came on the show to bring Teresa down, their words. Teresa and her brother are close, close enough for him to feel the need to tell her that her husband is cheating. Difference is Teresa didn't go around telling her husband and anyone else who will listen, conveniently when the cameras are rolling to poison the well against her brother. Why is it whenever Teresa tried to discuss issues with her brother or Melissa you and Caroline told her to suck it up and put her big girl panties on? But when Melissa and Joe have something bad to say about Teresa both of your ears perk up. Neither you or Caroline have any good intentions, you both love drama and you both are butting your noses in her business and making things worse.
And as for calling Teresa a hypocrite for hanging out with Danielle- Teresa remained neutral, friendly, but when Danielle came to the dinner to ambush your sister-in-law, like a good friend she stuck up for her Dina and Caroline, but you, you betrayed her, I saw your true colors that night (and your secret hate for Dina, now we know where Danielle got her information and hate for Dina from), I am also guessing that Dina can see right through you as well, that must be why she stays away.
It's always a touchy situation when you start to mix family and friends. I make it a policy to just listen and not involve myself in my friends' family dynamics. It's kinda like saying something bad about a guy you couldn't stand that your friend broke up with - and, then they get back together. This show pushes you guys into these social situations you probably would never have been involved in had it been your choice. Are you friends with Melissa and Kathy off camera? I don't mean acquaintenances - are you friends? I don't think they are bad people - that whole family is just so raw and why they choose to air their misery to entertain other people is a mystery to me. They are broken beyond repair. They can't even get together for an occasional social situation without it breaking into a fight. For Melissa to sit on Andy Cohen's show and say that the situation isn't any worse since filming cannot possibly be true. And, if it is true, then, obviously, both she and Joe knew full well that the situation could deteriorate even more once they joined the show. So, they made that choice to benefit themselves and didn't care at all how it would affect Teresa and her family. How much money is enough for you people?
OMG, do you have anything besides Teresa to talk about in your life? First it was the 24/7 nonstop season 2 where all you had to talk about was Danielle. Now it's Teresa. I feel sad for you that you have nothing else in your life... even though you have a handsome husband, 2 beautiful sons, a daughter, and live in a gorgeous home. Celebrate your life, don't worry about the inner workings of a family you are not related too. And for the record, when someone is your friend and then they stop being your friend, you keep things they said to you in confidence, IN CONFIDENCE. Lord have mercy.
You are so full of it. You caused so much drama with your family over Daniele and now you want to play Miss goody-two-shoes. You are wishy-washy and two-faced. You don't have to show Theresa loyalty but you sure as hell run over to Melissa to cause drama. You and Caroline are riduculous. Caroline is so vindictive. You better tow the line with her or you'll be next.
Time for you to just be quiet and stay out of it. You didn't help. A good friend would have said we are out let's have a good time. I'm not talking about it . Instead you all help create the problem. What did you reall expect. Simple tell Teresa to deal with her problems her self. Love ya but
Why is 99% of your blog dedicated to talking about Teresa Giudice? Is there nothing worth talking about in your own life?
You're spot on with Teresa always trying to bring in a 'middle man'. Take last night on Celebretty Apprentice when she was trying to defend herself with Arsineo. She attempted many times to have Aubry speak for her, but for the FIRST time, Aubry didn't say a word!!!
Lisa Lampanelli - love her! She sees what Teresa is all about.
I can't imagine living with Teresa in my life. My head was spinning after the show last night. She doesn't have the ability to see things from any other perspective but her own!
Jacqueline, Please know that it is obvious to anyone viewing this objectively that both you and Caroline have been struggling since last season about how to be supportive and loving friends to Teresa. On more than one occasion she has asked for your advice and then gotten upset as you related things to her objectively. It is so sad to watch as not only your friendship deteriorates but as Teresa's life and thought process deteriorates as well. The fact that she has video and written proof of the ways she has acted and still refuses to see what really happened is infuriating. You and Caroline and not wrong and not crazy. We all see what is going on.
Why did you feel it necessary to go over to Melissa and lie to her that Teresa wanted to apologize to her and explain the situation? That is not at all what Teresa said. Is it because you are so boring that you need to cause drama between other people? I still can't figure out why you are on the show. Your husband seems to be reasonable and level headed. You need an outside job to keep you busy. You just seem so desperate to be some part of the show. However, you really don't bring anything positive to the show. Go enjoy your wonderful husband and drama free life.
It is completely transparent in the episode what Teresa was doing with you and as well as with Melissa. I get that Caroline has her own issues with Teresa, but she isn't coming across as a calming influence- more of a pot stirrer. I feel like there is Teresa, Caroline and you Cathy & Melissa. I am on the side of you Cathy and Melissa at this point...
Last night on WWHL Joe Gorga said that they've had this kind of relationship for years. Sounds like the show just speed up the nasty. This is years of Melissa, Teresa , and both Joe's contributing to this situation. Similiar to Ashley and you or Caroline and Dina. Why is these relationship different then Joe/Teresa? It's not but you can see someone else's crazy much clearer than your own. Caroline should use all those words of wisdom to mend her relationship with her sister. Right now she looks like a hypocrite. You seem to be on the mend with Ashley but look how long it took you two. This is years of hurt, pain, blame, and resentment that the Gorgas need to overcome. You can't say it's over and all it goes away. If that was the case you and Ashley would had resolved your issues years ago. Just saying
Seriously, Jac, another blog dedicated to Teresa. Do you guys not get that Teresa is the show. If it wasn't for Teresa good or bad you would be so boring. I mean Ashlee isn't around for you to be crying all the time. It makes me sick how Caroline calls everyone the bully. I have clearly lost respect for both of you. When you didn't come to the reunion I was in hopes you were gone. You have beautiful children, a loving husband spend more time with him less drama with you sister-in-law Caroline!
Jacqueline, I would stay out of it period! Teresa is not your friend, if she was, she would not ask you to choose sides. First of all, I would have never ran after her (Teresa wants an audience and thats what you and Kim D gave her), if she really wanted to leave the function, she would've drove off, instead of sitting in her car waiting for someone to come and talk to her (which you did). Second, I would have never went back in to tell Melissa that Teresa wanted to talk to her. She should've told her to get out of her truck and go tell Melissa herself. If she did not to do it, you should've went back inside with the rest of the ladies. Again, Teresa is not your friend. If she was, she will not put you in that position. What you need to do, is focus on your family and thats it.
Wow Jac... you can't win for losing! Maybe you SHOULD be less diplomatic and just blast the BS going on around you! What could you lose???? Teresa never did make sense to me... buying and spending money like there was no tomorrow and then starting the deal w/Danielle @ Posche's fashion show. Even tho I didn't like Danielle, it was clear who started the crap there and now the way she blatantly effed over Melissa, all I can say is wow. She has to be really DUMB to show her the way she did and expect ANYONE to believe she is anything but mean, jealous and hateful! Time to get off the fence and let it rip, Jac. Life's too short and it's just not worth it to waste energy on people like her!
I totally agree with how you handled this situation. Everyone should be able to give their friends honest opinions, even when they don't like it. I hope that this doesn't harm or ruin years of friendship with Teresa because I really like you both. Just remember, things like that always get worse when there are too many people giving their opinion. I commend you for not being like meddling Caroline and letting Teresa and Melissa sort it out for themselves.
Teresa really is crazy...that's all there is to it. I couldn't agree more with everything you said. She was trying to bring you in the middle because she can't actually accept responsibility for anything that she does or says. She is always trying to turn the tables and make it someone else's fault even if she said something that was directly hurtful. I admire you for taking a stance and getting the heck out of her delusional life! You tried to be a good friend to her for too long, but some people are just hopeless.
1.) alot to say about nothing 2.) this season is predictable and is becoming extremley old 3.) I would rather read about your beauty advice 4.) Can't you all just be friends ?
ps CJ is so cute
You all SHOULD be Anti-Teresa. Never understood how you could have associated with her in the first place.
Do you have a story-line? I didn't watch the show.. I won't either... You and the pack are just painful to watch.. Why are you on? You have nothing to add to this show.. Bye, again.. you should not be on... as of Last year!!!!!!!!!! Shannon
STOP....STOP...STOP!!! Here's my breakdown of your blog, ready: Teresa, blah, blah, blah, Teresa. Blah, blah, blah, Teresa. Melissa is great, Teresa blah, blah, blah.
GET A LIFE PLEASE!
You have sooooooooooo many of your own issues to deal with but yet you focus so much on Teresa and her family. Why?? Are you that boring that you have nothing else to talk about. Leave her alone. Stop being bullies all the time. You and your oh so lovely sister in law are the most rude, unloyal friends I have ever seen. Why anyone would want to be your friend is beyond me. Mentioning Kim D...why? Would you have felt better if she was mean to Teresa too? Was it too much for you to see ONE person support her? Serioulsy, you and Caroline need to seek help for your jealousy issues. Don't be mad that Tereasa is the real money maker for the show. Find something you're good at and do that. Stop being mad at her because she got the cookbook deal and your family did not. Move on already!!
How do you hear a "RUMOR" about something that MIGHT happen?? Something that MIGHT happen~ isn't that just existent in every part of every persons life?? The moon might fall from the sky and hit me in the head~that MIGHT happen too. Very well said Jacqueline, I'll say the same but I'll keep it short....Teresa is insane!!
I honestly think if Caroline and you would stay out of it like both of you claim, while dogging Teresa behind her back, there would have never been a problem. You and your sister in law are both 2 faced. Now, that being said, I'm not on Team Gorga or Team Guidice. Caroline is a bully and you're badmouthing your "friend"? You had no problem telling Melissa that Teresa and you had discussed things, yet when Teresa asks you hesitate? You seem hypocritical. Your sister in law is a bully. I'm so disappointed in both of you because I used to love you both!