Richard Wakile is a big jokester but he also has a heart just as big. As I've said before, I get him. When he was listening to everyone get upset about Teresa, he took that opportunity to chime in and comically say, “I say we burn that bitch on a stake!” LOL! You have to understand his sarcastic sense of humor, because, trust me, he really does care about Teresa and Joe. Later on, you clearly see him telling Joey to consider how Teresa may be feeling and to always be there for her if Joe has to go away to jail. He is a ball buster, but he is a good guy that cares very much about his family. I love the way he is crazy about his sizzlin' wife. You can tell their love is real. I personally thought it was funny when it sounded like Kathy was talking dirty to Rich as he was sticking the personal lubricant down into the suitcase. “Stick it in deep. All the way down in there!” LOL! Oh and by the way, I LOVE Rosie, Kathy's sister. Don't you?
Joey Gorga teaching his son to use the toilet standing up and to give “it” the shake at the end was so adorable. What a great dad. He seems very... hands on. (Literally.) LOL! I have to give kudos to Melissa for not being the one to tell her husband about what it said in the cookbook and to be willing to give Teresa a pass for that. Not to mention that she was also willing to let go of the hurtful comment Teresa said to her husband about her leaving him for a richer man one day. That was out of line. I have to agree with Melissa when she said, “That's not something you say to a man about his wife. It's like playing with fire.” It's like she was planting a seed to make him feel insecure about her. Teresa always told me how insecure her brother was. Why add fuel to the fire? I couldn't understand what good she thought would come out of telling him that. If she heard a rumor, why didn't she just come out and tell him and Melissa what the rumor was or get the facts first instead of just planting a seed like that in his head. That wasn't fair to either Melissa or her brother. Didn't she just tell Melissa that she loved her and wanted to be a family again? I was confused, but knew it wasn't my business.
I'm not sure why Joey decided to tell Melissa what Teresa said, because that could have gone so much worse than it did. But then again, that IS his wife, and he was trying to figure out why Teresa would even say something like that to him. Some couples tell each other everything. They have open communication. If he had kept it to himself, that little seed Teresa planted in his head may have grown and his insecurities may have manifested in dangerous ways. He chose to discuss it with his wife. He obviously needed her feedback and reassurance that she would never hurt him like that. It made him feel better.
Well spoken Jacqueline. I think you hit the nail on the head. Teresa is completely ruthless and, worse, completely and utterly unhappy, which is a mean and dangerous combination.
In watching the shows she clearly makes every effort to undermine others - Just listen to her relentless self-promoting, negative off camera comments about cast mates.
Instead of finding one positive about Melissa's baby christening, Teresa shows up late, then off camera criticizes the number of guests and the entire event indicating she could do better than Melissa. Seriously? Teresa can't afford to be generous and allow that someone else might be able to do something well?
I challenge anyone to find more than 5 seconds of unsolicited, genuinely positive comments Teresa has made about her cast mates in the history of the show.
Someone- please pickup this challenge. If there is even one genuinely positive, unsolicited comment about her cast mates I would like to commit it to memory.
If I had a penny for every time you wrote "Teresa" in you blog... If I had a penny for every time one of you said "Teresa" on the show... I would have at least a few bucks to buy myself a Grande Non-Fat Latte!!
You are very immature and childish. I dont care for Teresa, but i cant stand you and Caroline. I cant believe you would waste 12 pages discussing all the details of your percieved thoughts of Teresa's?? Crazy much? How sad that you ladies have nothing better to do with your time that manifest such ugliness. You should be ashamed of yourself.
BRAVO, I AM DONE WITH ATLANTA & NEWJERSEY! BRAVO SUCKS ANYMORE WITH THESE OLG HAGS THEY KEEP FINDING.
Love you! I am sorry about the ending of your friendship but T isn't a nice person. So glad to have you back.
Perfect blog from a perfect person. You, Caroline, and Melissa must just sit around and talk about how perfect you are and how horrible Teresa is. Yuk!
I love you Jacqueline! Honestly you are my favorite on the show and seem the most REAL of everyone! You are kind, sweet and try so hard to listen before you speak. I'm Team Jacqueline all the way!
Well said!! Your always the voice of reason. I'm on "Team bring Teresa back to reality!" XoXo from PA
This blog comes off as ridiculously jealous toward Teresa and the opportunities she took advantage of while others did not. It's just stupid.
Can Teresa do nothing right in your eyes? You are blinded by your JEALOUSY. You expect the viewers to think nothing of Rich Wakile's vile comments re: Teresa but want the viewer to be put out by Teresa's innocent albeit not funny cookbook comments? The way you talk about her planting "seeds" you really give her faaar more credit for why the viewers don't care for The Manzo/Laurita clan as much as Teresa. We jus don't- because we can see for ourselves what jealous, self serving crazies you all are.
Well, as far as Melissa not saying anything, why would she, she is smart and knows sooner or later her hubby will find out from someone,, *(then she looks like lil miss innocent,) cause thats what everyone does is sit around and gossip, and tell what he or she said. THAT is what makes everything worse.
Wow, there's a LOT there. You're very right how Teresa is wanting to have the spotlight to herself and the the #1 Diva. She clearly wants to be Queen and not just a princess. That's fine, but is it worth doing so at the risk of making everyone around you miserable, when they'd rather be there to uplift you? I can see how you and everyone else do love her and have all hit your breaking points. That's sad really and now the only one who's going to be hurt is Teresa. She's clearly going to learn in a REALLY hard way that being #1 is VERY lonely. I also see what you mean by her adding little digs and putting ideas indirectly in viewer's heads. How sad, that she feels she has to do that and not just be herself. Teresa clearly is insecure and is in GREAT need of help.
As for her husband Joe, I'm sure he's a good father, but he needs to knock off how he talks to his wife and his daughters especially. I used to laugh at his phrase 'Happy wife, happy life'. I know cringe because clearly he means 'if I give you what you want, then leave me alone to do as I please'. Not good. I hope that he can see the error of his ways and clean up his act. Teresa and Joe have a beautiful family, but they are not doing it any good with their diva-ish selfish attitudes towards their friends, family, their children, and to each other. Hopefully things will get better for them before they get worse. I sincerely mean that. Sending them lots of love and prayers!!
I have so much respect for you...I appreciate your honesty and cander. It is great to see you being honest and respectful. I know you went through alot last season and glad you are repairing your relationship with your daughter. I know it is tough raising children....afterall, there is no instructional handbook on doing that.LOL! Maybe your info and advice will help other parents on the trials and tribulations of parenting. Bravo to you! Glad you took a minute away and got your life in order and did what you had to do to for YOU. You are always so refreshing on the show and very inspirational to others. Continue being honest and just being YOU. Take care and God Bless!!!
Jac, You need more therapy. Its insane that your family cant take a joke. I have never seen such pathetic people. GrOW UP.
U still have not learn to stay out of other family business and take care of your own. Leave Theresa alone. At least she is trying to keep her family together
Jac~ Thank You for your long blog to explain a few things. Welcome back to the insanity that is The Real Housewives!
From reading your blog, it is clear that you are jealous and bitter towards Teresa. Keep dring the Gorga koolaid. Some friend you turned out to be. Teresa is better off!
I absolutely love you!!! A friend like you is a great thing to have. A shoulder to lean on is great, but for someone to say, "I am sorry you are going through this, but you are bringing some of it on yourself" is what we all need. I have had friends do it for me and I have had to do it for others. I am so glad to see that you and Ashlee are in a good place.
Even a 20 page blog cant explain the Teresa bashing.....sorry.....all of you just keep talking about the same old things over and over......Teresa was "changing" because she was basically under attack by all of you!! Do you honestly think the viewers don't see this for exactly what it is?? Its OK for EVERYONE to make comments about her and talk about her behind her back and its all in jest....but you attack and pick apart every word she speaks....I'm not sure i can handle an entire season of last night.....i can't listen to the "cookbook" stuff anymore....they were harmless jokes....please stop beating that dead horse....
Glad you came back for season 4, I was worried after the mess with the reunion! I think, any of the fans that have watched for all these seasons can see Teresa's problems. She is complete denial about everything. She doesn't hear what the other person is saying. I noticed that in one of the reunion shows, maybe the last one with Andy asking her something. Can't remember exactly just remember thinking, wow she just doesn't get it! Makes you wonder, is she that dumb, selfish or coniving, maybe all three who knows! Glad you and Ashlee are good as well as everyone else.
i always like you but i think you backstabbed Theresa - why isn't Dina talking yo you or your family - interesting....
Jaqueline, I've always loved you on the show, you are my favorite housewife! You are such a sweet person & I love the fact that you stand up for yourself! I'm so glad that things are better between you & Ashlee, I was once that girl! She is head strong & she will not have her spirit broken. If she applies all that stubbornness into something positive....watch out world, it will be her oyster! Keep your head up & know that you have fans that adore you! You're beautiful! xoxo
I'm happy to see you back and know that you are doing well especially with Ashley I know how u wanted that with her. I love you and your family just remember that your well-being is what's important and comes first before friends and family because if your not in a good place then u can't help anyone. Stay focus and true to who you are. May God Bless and Keep u Always.
Love Yall Charlene
Jacqueline- I think that this season will be a sad one for all of us fans of the show knowing that ultimately your and Caroline's friendship with Teresa is history. I think it is quite obvious to everyone that Teresa is a manipulating and jealous person and, unfortunately, has burned friendship and family bridges instead of guarding and protecting them. We all saw Teresa in a different light last season (and I wasn't a fan in the first place) and our eyes are opened. A friend can only do so much to try to help someone who is hell bent on self destruction. I hope you're in a much better place now-- surrounded by loving friends and family.
Jacqueline, What a great blog, straight from the heart. You have given Teresa everything a friendship can offer and she has given nothing. How sad for her. I think you are a forever friend to people. I really like that about you. Now, take a deep breath, take care of your beautiful family, and this too shall pass. Love from Texas.
Jacqueline, I soooo relate to your situation with your daughter as mine was almost identical. How brave of you to share that with us, I appreciate it. I know how gut wrenching and painful it is! Things got much better for me and my daughter and I am thrilled it did for you as well. I give people passes in my life too but a point in time comes when you simply cannot do that anymore. Giving passes comes from strength and integrity and saying "enough" no more passes, comes from wisdom. Take care.
Wow. I can see how much you've had pent up inside and the pot boiled over! Here's hoping that this was cathartic for you.
Just wanted you to know that you are a sincere beautiful woman; inside and out. I understand some of the pain you have gone thru, with children, family friends. I wish I could just give you a big hug. Just keep beaing your beautiful self and the rest will fall into place.
i totally agree with everything you said and you said it well its unfortunate sometimes in life the very people you have confidence in turn out to be the worst, stay cool , my favorite saying is "it is , what it is"
I didn't have enough time to finish your whole blog. Sorry about that. Tough Love was the only way for you to go with Ashley. You really had no other choice. I hope it worked. I'm also glad that your feeling better. Now that you are feeling better maybe you'll change your mind about Teresa. She's a good person with a heart of gold. I won't be watching this season. I saw the show lastnight and isn't anything I care to see. You don't throw your friends and family under the bus. Your 15 minutes of fame are up.
I'm Ivonne, from Brooklyn, NYC, but I live in Puerto Rico. Your show should come out and film out here. You guys would love the sun and the beaches.
I want to tell you that I love you and you have a great family. I also love Teresa, I got her cookbooks and just order the new one. I loved your blog.I am with you in everything you wrote. I saw the change in her also. This week I saw all the seasons on Bravo. It was so clear how everyone was is the same persons. But you can see how she has change in every season.
I'm happy your back. I missed you on the reunion. I could understand what you were feeling. Something much smaller happen to me with a friend and I fell asleep crying that night. Happy your doing well with Ashlee. Don't change.
Best of Luck Ivonne
P.S. Would love to here from you. God Bless!!!
Wow, can we say Haterade.....and you drank alot of it.. Your ENTIRE blog was about Teresa. I don't know what to think of you these days. You seem like you are following Caroline. Did anyone of you ever think a simple text of "If you need me I'm here" in lieu of "is everything okay?" after reading trashy magazine articles would maybe have gotten her to be more open? I can't blame her for not wanting to say anything to anyone because everyone is on the "I hate Teresa Bandwagon" this season. Her family knew they were having problems before they came on Season 3, but neither Kathy or Melissa gave a rat's A$%# about what that would trigger or bring into the public view. All they worried about was that Teresa was on this show making money and they weren't and they wanted to be. I'M SOOO OVER RHONJ! Don't even know if I can stomach this season.
Boy, how I have missed you guys. I want to say that you are my fav housewife. I used to be Team Teresa but after last season, I saw her for what she was: a narcissist. She seemed really selfish and it did seem like her conversations were focused on her issues with her brother, etc. You did everything you could to support her and I feel like you made the right decision to release her out of your life. I was watching the episode cringing during her scene with Caroline and the book. I just wanted her to admit that when she wrote it, she was in her feelings towards the ladies; she apologizes and still wants to move forward. However, that's too much like right.
with "friends" like you who needs enemies? lets be honest, you all loved teresa and her family and thought she was an amazing mother until you met melissa and kathy. imagine if Dina were on the show and we could see that family drama unfold!! for people who always comment on teresa's intelligence, you all seem to give her a heck of alot of credit for being sneaky. you're comments on Milania are just ridiculous. anyone who watches the show can see Milania gets the most attention of them all! PLEASE GET REAL AND GROW UP!
I FIND IT FUNNY THAT YOU CAN ALL LAUGH AT RICHIE WHEN HE SAYS "YOU SHOULD BURN THAT BITCH AT THE STAKE" BUT TERESA'S JOKES, THAT DONT INCLUDE HARMING PEOPLE ARENT FUNNY?? SHAME ON YOU! YALL ARE REALLY SOME SICK PEOPLE!
It is nice to hear that everyone in your family is doing better. Glad to hear your sanity is back after losing some dead weight from your friend list!
I use to like you. I do not think I can watch this anymore. You all are just BULLIES! And you do it on national tv in front of everyone. Then come on here and write blogs backing up your bullying from the show. The whole lot of you blogging and dissing Teresa. TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELVES. YOU ALL LOOK LIKE MEAN GIRLS! Really mean and petty. I do not wish to watch you all gang up on Teresa this season. Teresa is way better than all of you. An you all follow Caroline. Get a backbone and your own opinion. Better yet, seriously sit down and watch and read what we see. That your all mean girls and bullies. It really doesnt look good. You all look like JEALOUS witches. Go get your broomsticks and fly on out of here.
OMG: Bravo, please get rid of this lunatic armchair psychiatrist. Jacqueline used to be my favorite housewife, not so much any longer. I can't believe she wrote nine pages of bash Teresa. When has Jac become a psychiatrist and telling us what's going on in Tre's head.
Tre is no innocent, but so are the rest of them. Caroline allowed her children to bash Tre all season long, and now, crying foul because she mentioned something that all the viewers saw her son bragging about on an earlier episode. Tre never mentioned her son by name.
Why is Jac. bent out of shape regarding things Tre did to Melissa and Joe and not Jac and her family.
Bravo you have to do better. This show is becoming very dark. I refuse to wash, I read the recaps and blogs..Enough with the family drama!!!
Wow. I really appreciate your honesty, and for shedding some light on a situation that is incredibly confusing for us viewers.
LOVE you!! You have always been my favorite. Im amazed at how many bloggers and fans adore Teresa and buy into everything she says and does. From season 1 I have always saw her as a manipulator and I am so glad that you are standing your ground and putting the real truth regarding her out there. I know I dont matter because I am just a fan but I want you to know that I agree with every word you wrote!!!!
Whatever Jacqueline....You, Catroline and Melissa are so jealous of Teresa you won't be happy until you destroy her. You ran away and now you're back hoping to get a piece of the reality pie, well guess what? (A fav Manzo saying)...you won't. You don't have "it" Melissa sure as heck doesn't have "it" and Caroline doersn't have "it" and there lies the problem. You people are ruthless and really disturbing. Her brother Joe is teh saddest of them all. My husband actually watched last night and was speechless when he told the nation what she has said when she was in a dark place and angry. For him to do that shows for a fact that he loves making her look bad more than he loves her. My husband said "She should never forgive him and cut her losses, what a horrible, bad man" and I agree! Jaqueline, you joined the Teresa jealous wagon when your stupid black water was a flop, surprise, surprise. You tried to ruin a human because of jealousy. Look what money will do. The nation isn't stupid. We love Teresa and your entire back peddling blog re Teresa and Ashley is par for Your course...Blah, blah, blah
So.. it's okay for you all to bash Teresa in your interviews, on twitter, and in your blogs but she is a terrible person for putting "jokes" in her cookbook about some of you? Granted, maybe she should not have said those things but the crap you guys have all said about her is WAY worse than what she said!!! You are all "planting seeds" in our heads to make us think Teresa is a terrible person when in reality, you guys are no better than her by doing the same stuff you say she does that is soo wrong. Perhaps you should take a long hard look in the mirror. Also, you all are not going through what she is going through. You sound like a hypocrite. Have a nice day.
This is the longest blog I have ever read from a housewife. Whew! Sorry to say that nearly all of what you wrote just seems petty and stupid. Why are you even talking about it? You ALL have said horrible things about each other. You are ALL guilty of poor behavior over the years. Getting all fired up over critical and harsh words in cookbook is so ridiculous. Who cares? The public didn't.Why should you? GET OVER IT! Skipping the reunion was silly. You are a grown woman. Control your emotions. Realize what's important. Rise about the foolishness and be an example of a class act. What a disappointment from you.
HMMMM, seems like the Kathy, Jac, Caroline and Melissa all put their heads together to try to get us to "read between the lines" (caroline and Kathy's blog) and to "plant a seed" (Melissa and Jac's blog) in the viewers minds. Get a grip ladies, we can see what you are all trying to do. You guys made complete idiots of yourselves at the reunion ganging up on Teresa and its funny that TERESA IS ON TOP!!!! You guys are so green with envy it is killing you. I think Caroline and Jacquelin teamed up with the wrong group, you should have stayed on Teresa's side, that is what a good friend does. Melissa and Kathy came out of the gate season 3 trying to bring Teresa down, I ask you, would you or Caroline put up with someone, family no less, coming on a show when you already have problems. Wouldnt you feel threatened? You guys were bad friends to jump ship and Carolines "children" (they are grown adults for crying out loud) spoke ill of Teresa all season but if someone mentions the "children" its not o.k.? Why is it that if someone talks badly about Teresa its a "joke", but if Teresa were say something then everyone gets insulted? The joke is on all of you. I wish you can mend fences with Teresa again, she has been your friend for 10 years and you dropped her like a bad habit.. shame on all of you.