Kathy Wakile

Kathy shares her thoughts on the pool party drama (and Rosie's belly flop).

on May 13, 20120

Richie, on the other hand, has had enough of seeing me continuously try to give Teresa the benefit of the doubt and make excuses for her comments and actions. Keep in mind that I’ve been doing this for years, way before we joined the show. I would make excuses for her actions because I felt she didn’t know any better and I would try to help her see another point of view. Richie has seen my hurt and disappointment time after time where Teresa is concerned, and like any loving and protective husband he’s fed up. His comments come from frustration. I will admit they are often over-the-top, but that’s just Richie. One of the most wonderful qualities that Richie has is to be able to assess a situation, and whether it’s in the form of a joke or a serious answer, he comes up with a solution. When he’s joking you have to know it, because it’s so ridiculous and sarcastic. But when he’s serious it’s logical and it’s a solution that will help everyone involved. He has the ability to see the big picture and the end result before anyone else even thinks about it. You’ve already seen that illustrated very profoundly this season.

I wish I could say the same about some of the other negative and adolescent comments that were made in this episode. Well at least now I know where the tweets about me looking like a frog came from. Ribbit! Ha! Ha! I thought that was pretty funny actually. A frog has big eyes and so do I. Ha! Ha! But just to quote one of my favorites, “Baby, I was born this way!” I’m glad Richie loves my big eyes. The other comments, however, not so funny. Teresa must have thought they were all pretty hysterical as well, because I didn’t see her interrupting Joe when he was way out of line.

I thought that the pool party that I throw every year for my kids and their friends would be the perfect way for everyone to get together and have some fun. Focusing on our kids enjoying the simple pleasures of summer would be a great way to remember what it’s like to be a kid again and enjoy fun times with your cousins. As it turned out there weren’t that many of Victoria or Joseph’s classmates there. I had no idea Richie told them not to invite that many kids. In retrospect it was just as well.

250 comments
lesliann44
lesliann44

I think the hit of the party was Rosie's belly flop that was the greatest part of the show that day.  I agree when all of you girls approach Teresa with issues it is taken the wrong way.  Teresa doesn't see it like she is in the wrong.  Like when it comes to her and her family.

holmboy5
holmboy5

I am not really sure that you will read this, but just to get it off of my chest. I too have watched the HONJ from the beginning and it does sadden me to watch everyone berate and belittle Teresa and then act as if she is the horrible person. The argument at the Solstice party was started when Rosie went over to Teresa and brought stuff up about what was said and then Jacqueline had to send Melissa over and the whole time Caroline sitting there praying Teresa would cause a scene. Everyone can sit and talk about Joe G. And Teresa, but when they do...Look out!!!! I can't stand watching Melissa and Joe on the show. I think they are fake. I was always told if you have to talk about your sex life and be so groping out in public, then your relationship really isn't what it appears to be. I do believe you are on e of the nicer new people, but I agree...everyone is trashing Teresa and Joe (he is a bit of an ass) because they were having troubles and are down on their luck and Caroline is angry with Teresa. Your husband is extremely mean to Teresa and Joe. Telling your children to not invite their friends because they shouldn't want anyone to know they know Teresa is disgusting!!! I just had to vent. I really like Teresa and I too understand her. She may not be the smartest person, but that doesn't make her a bad person. Enough with the drama. Teresa isn't creating it, everyone is whipping her into the drama. Stop being a mean girl. Caroline should keep her mouth shut too and worry about the things she says about her daughter on air. Caroline's whole outside appearance has dramatically changed this year.

Sonya Nelson
Sonya Nelson

What I want to know is how you keep your skin looking so GREAT! Your chest and shoulders are gorgeous. Like a teenagers. Please tell me it isn't just genetics. I am 36 and woulD love to have akin like you. Thanks!

jerseygirlforever825
jerseygirlforever825

Ok Girl...I have to admit..that my analitical skills come into play when I watch your show and I have to admit, that I get Teresa. She is a good hearted girl that is acting crazy because she has been outcasted by friends that have jumped ship and a brother who she is desperate to be close to again, but unfortunately sees right through a sister in law that would not be with Joe if he didn't have money. Come on..we all see it. She constantly speaks for him and showed her true colors in the begining of their relationship when she said she took one look at his house and wasn't letting him go. Not a good way to start off with an overprotective sister. It went downhill from there. Teresa is wonderful when she is not surrounded by the negative energy via the Manzo family and Melissa. You on the other hand..I know there are true feelings there with Teresa. You guys are family. I really adore you. I think you are sweet and caring and I think your family is adorable. I just hate that you don't put the Manzo's in their place when they sit around bashing Teresa. I think Teresa's biggest issue right now is that she has a jerk for a husband and she feels all the people around her that were her subsitute family, jumped ship. Her brother was already there so now she has no one. She is simple minded but I believe the core of her is good and I think the same about you and Joe Gorga......You are a good family...keep it together and stay away from the Manzo's.

Lost Viewer
Lost Viewer

Kathy - I have watched the Jersey wives since day one, and I have to say it's been more and more difficult to stomach since your and Melissa's arrival. Sincerely, you appear to be a nice women - I am not sure why you were compelled to be on the show, though. I hate to say it, but your husband has shown himself to be exactly what Teresa said he was, behaves cruelly about her, and I see why she believes he has always picked on her - to be honest, he leaves a LOT to be desired. Unfortunately, I think you are being played a fool by Melissa - along with Joey, the other cast, Bravo and us out here in the real world. I have a sister who was a "dancer" and because of that, have known a few in my years... I can tell you that they, across the board, have one thing in common - they will be who they need to be to get the money and attention they desire, to no end! They all have the ability to lie to a persons face to get what they want and will become & do what they need to for the "dollar". Unfortunately, when you don't believe peoples behave that way or have never been around people who scam money for a living - you just don't recognize it... but she is, with out a doubt, a typical stripper with a bigger fish in mind. I am not a Teresa groupie, I just see what I see - she has always been inappropriate - and like a good Grifter & Puppet Master, Melissa has used that to pull all your strings to achieve what she desperately wants - to look like a victim, put Teresa in the victimizer roll, so she can get the attention and money she desires. I am really sick to my stomach to watch Bravo profit from a families downfall, and sicker that the cast is too. I see why Teresa alway's wanted to keep the show and her family separated. I think she is a better cousin and sister in doing that, then what I have seen from her brother and your family since their arrival... watch out for two women who have claimed to be a friend to your cousin for 10 years and would judge and walk away from her so easily - these are not good people. Good luck to you... Love your kids, your Mother seems lovely & Rosie is a hoot!!

sky snow
sky snow

Kathy - the problem is that while you are entitled to your feelings about something Teresa says, you are so biased that nothing Joe or Melissa says seems to be something you want to comment on negatively like you do Teresa. So what, she was wrong. What has Joe or Melissa said that was out of line or hurtful about Teresa???? You never have any comments or support in Teresa's arena so what you have to say is so biased I am not interested in hearing it. Its all a one way street. Be more like your mother and you will have some integrity about yourself. I hope Teresa will leave the show and end the cruel dark saga that goes on every week. She deserves kindness and respect just like anyone else. Joe and Melissa are not angels when it comes to wrong doings in the relationships between the three of them but all you do is praise them and criticize Teresa just as they would expect you to do. I watch all of the Real Housewives shows Bravo airs, but this one took a dark ugly turn in the wrong direction when your family and the Gorgas joined the cast so that Bravo could get ratings at Teresa's expense. Shame on Bravo.

chewyt
chewyt

I'd love to discover an emotion exists in you that isn't preconcieved. Every backhanded compliment is painful to watch.

RHfanLI
RHfanLI

Kathy, Although I do think somewhere down deep, you have a good heart, I get very baffled sometimes, because as a stranger looking in, it is easy to see that Melissa has taken many shots at Teresa too, and Joe Gorga has called his sister terrible things (garbage, f'n bi&tch), and you never call them out on it. Teresa is your cousin too, isn't she? I know, there is much more to the story that we know, but I will tell you what we see is a whole lot of Teresa bashing, and I don't wish that on anyone. I thought you made a nice attempt to bring Joe & Teresa together, but knew it wasnt go to work, because Teresa does NOT like to talk about family matters in a public place. But, then yesterday you are on Wendy Williams (with, WHO - of course Melissa) and you have to go BACK to last year and say that Teresa attacked you all last year. Come on, Kathy, please, let's give this a rest.

Viewer From Pittsburgh
Viewer From Pittsburgh

Meh, screw Joe for saying that stuff about you. You're lovely inside and out. xx And thanks for posting where you got your patio furnishings...they're gorgeous!

Aleta
Aleta

Kathy you are a beautiful woman and a wonderful mother. Ritchie "cracks me up" with his funny quips. You are far to ":classy" a woman to be brought down by all of the drama with your cousin. She is misguided and "brainwashed" I loved the desserts you fix....mmmm yummy. I hope you do start your own business, I am sure it will do well. You will be blessed because "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

youngmommy4
youngmommy4

You showed a very sweet side of yourself this week by inviting Teresa and Joe to the party and showing that you see how she's been backed into a corner by all her "friends" , however, Richie's comments got under my skin so much I almost had to turn the station. I know Teresa and Joe aren't perfect because I've been in her shoes. Knowing that I need help and family, but instead, lashing out on the one's closest to me. You all have to understand that soon she will see what's been right in front of her all this time. Like me a couple years ago, she probably feels weak if she admits everything and that she actually needs someone else's help and that she's not perfect. I just hope you all can be a family again. And please tell Caroline to butt out! She has her own family to deal with!

Bravo please post this!

Bailey62
Bailey62

Kathy,

I hate that Joe says all of those mean things about you....

You are BEAUTIFUL....A WONDERFUL MOTHER...A WONDERFUL WIFE...DAUGHTER....SISTER AND FRIEND AND I AM SURE YOU ARE ACTUALLY A WONDERFUL COUSIN AS WELL!!!!!!

I love watching you and Richie together he says the nicest things about you....when he says you are "Sizzlin" it makes my heart smile...if more couples were like you and Richie.....there would be much less divorce in this world....we need more women like you and more men like Richie to look up to as role models!!!!!!...

I am glad you have a sense of humor about what Joe Guidice says about you and as a woman.....Teresa should not let him say the things he says about you or Melissa or any of the women on the show....

Hope to see more of you and your wonderful family in the future!!!!!

A LasVegasHousewife
A LasVegasHousewife

Kathy...For the love of God. Please, you and Rosie come to Teresa's defense. She is your blood relative. How can you and Rosie just sit and listen to Caroline manipulate an issue that is none of her business and tell the two of you what you should or shouldn't do. I was hoping Rosie would have told Caroline to shut the "F" up. I sure hope better days are ahead, cause i'm so stressed out I don't know if I can continue to watch anymore.

Jennifer S
Jennifer S

Oh my dear Kathy, how I love you and the wink of your eye that you brought to the show. I think you are an amazing woman. A wonderful wife and mother. It is obvious to the blind eye how much family means to you. I will tell you that although everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I read these comments and get angry because I dont understand how everyone is so manipulated by "poor" Teresa. I have watched the show from the beginning and will reluctantly admit that Teresa was one of my favorites. However with Danielle, how could you not love everyone else, she was a complete idiot with an ego the size of our continent. With her gone and your family and the Gorgas' on the show, the real Teresa started to shine through. The whole first season caught up to her. She was an act. Paying cash for 100,000 dollars in furniture, taking her daughters on shopping trips meanwhile allowing them to destroy every establishment they were in and she doesnt say a word. Regardless, her temperment arrived in full force. I see how she is on camera, especially in her private tapings, I can't begin to imagine how she is without the camera rolling. Who cares how you all got on the show. People say it was behind her back, she says the same. Who cares? Its not the Teresa show much to her dismay. You all had the opportunity and you took it. Good for you. It opened up doors for her, and if its able to do the same for you, why not? I must address Teresas husband. He is a pig. He is the nasiest S.O.B!! He is vile. All these Teresa and Joe supporters want to bash Richie. Come on!! Joe went and got a drivers liscense under someone else name. He was a slum lord. He talks down to Teresa like she is scum on his shoe and in front of his children. Shes such and idiot, she smiles and kisses him and tells him how much she loves him right after he say in that scruffy voice..."you're stupid Tre". Yes, I quoted for anyone reading. Watch the show. Richie is hysterical. He may have a different sense of humor, I get it. He may say things that other people find offensive about Teresa and Joe. But come one, how many times can you watch your wife try and she get smacked in the face? I dont blame him. Your families trials and turbulations are being played out on t.v. every week. We see the edited version and again, it was going on before you all came on the show. There is so much we dont know. Im tired of Teresas victom costume. She creates her own misery. She thought she was queen sh*t when the show started and she was the biggest show boater ever!!! Well, she obviously couldnt continue life. She couldnt afford it. Her and her husband have broke the law. They have done people wrong. They lie, they cheat, they steal. But lets rip Kathy apart. HELL NO!!! Im sick of people bashing you. I have read these comments every week for both seasons. I have to say something. I know this is incredibly long, Im sorry. I had so much to get out. When I watch your show, my heart get involved. I cry, I laugh, I love. You are an amazing family. All of you. Jaq and Caroline and the Gorgas. I envy the love and support you all have for each other. I will end this by saying, Im 38 years old and have been a single mother for 13 years. My son is 17, my daughter is 14. They are the reason I breathe. I have always worked hard, 2 jobs for a lot of years. I own my own home. I have done okay for us although I did not go to college. I had a situation with my back 4 years ago that required major surgery. 4 months later on my way to work I was involved in a hit and run car accident. 2 months later on my way to physical therapy I was rear ended at a high rate of speed. I am now disabled. I tell you all this because, my family has abandoned me. My own mother, I havent spoke to since August. Why, do you ask? I couldnt tell you. I was a little crabby one day, we spoke everyday. I guess that made her mad and one by one without me even knowing, the whole family, Aunts, Uncles, noone speaks to me or my children. It is devastating. There is no quote more real that People kick you when your down. My point for this, you all reach out to Teresa. After everything she has done. Willing to forget it all and she is so damned arrogant she treats you all like garbage. It makes me so angry. I would give anything for my family to care that much. Half that much. When you all quit trying to fix it, and your not there anymore. Thats when she will realize what she did. She should be ashamed of herself. You have NOTHING to be ashamed of. You are beautiful, authentic, kind, caring, I could on. Don't listen or read into a word of this negativity. Your doing everything right. Thank you, thank you for showing me that there are caring people in this world. Your children are very lucky to have you. Sorry for my Novel. I had to get it out...lol

LA Girl 2011
LA Girl 2011

Kathy, this is a repost and you need to read it:

During the winter it may be difficult to tell the Apple from the Pear tree. But if we watch long enough it has no choice but to reveal it true form. Same is true with all things including humans. The best Con artists even know this and it's why they take off. The FOOLS who have conviced them selves that they can keep what they are hidden are those who are busted. What we are and how we feel will come out in our actions and words. You can't keep from it happening when we see you a long time period. If Teresa (which I do not believe!) was all this horrible everyone of you are working hard to make us believe we would of seen or read it way before we needed you and the others to work so hard at getting us believe. Good,Bad or Ugly Teresa is exactly the same as she was in Season 1. With the exception of being pushed in the corner and attacked until she reacts. Her brother and his wife and their actions only make me understand why Teresa needed family like y'all. It's hard to watch and some shows I can't make it all the way till the end. I would need nerve pills. The hot words right now are Bullying and Gay bashing so instead of trying to use the stage given to help others understand how horrible these are. You are using the stage to give perfect examples of it

Greta78
Greta78

Kathy you are the best your husband looks like my brother who has past.

East Coast Lovin
East Coast Lovin

I really enjoy watching you and your family. You seem to have a very big heart. What is not ok is for your husband to insult Teresa every episode and NO ONE AWKNOWLEDGES that when anything she ever says ANYTHING everyone jumps down on her. I am sure that Richie does just have that kind of sense of humour, but that REpo joke about the boat was in poor taste. Anyone going to cop to this or is that somehow Teresa's fault too?

G'ma x 11
G'ma x 11

It's to bad more parents are teaching their children from "the old school methods." I shared with Caroline that I enjoyed her "words of wisdom." What I enjoy about you, is that at the seasons have moved on, you've shown a gift of trying to be a "peacemaker" also. At first, I thought you're were going to be a troublemaker..getting into all of the "muck" which I'm sure so many of us get into..but you're showing your true colors now and I love it! You showing how deeply you care by trying to get the family back together. If I were you I think I'd stop though, obviously, only my opinion. It seems like whenever Teresa, and Melissa are in the same area the "........ hits the fan." I'm not sure what it is about Teresa that makes her so defensive. I thought it was a great idea of your husbands to keep the teens away from the pool party so the friends of your kids didnt get a dose of "Teresa." You've got some great kids and like you said, each day is Mother's Day...I loved that Kathy! I think it's becoming pretty clear that Teresa is the only one that can't see "the forest through the trees." As time has gone on, I enjoy your presence on the show more each year. Best wishes to you and your family. You're doing a great job!

dee from fla
dee from fla

Congratulation on your second season of Housewives, Heard you have a drink out called Red Velvet something also goddess eye jewelry. Also a dessert line in the works

All you have to do was sell out your cousin on National TV. Seems like you and Richie are enjoying your 15 minutes of fame.

TNC
TNC

So if your husband doesn't want his kid's friends to know that they're related to Teresa ya'll shouldn't have joined the show because every one knows now. It's amazing to me how ya'll continue to bash her yet without her none of you would be on the show. Ya'll should be thanking her instead of bashing her. I'm also not sure how it is that your husband and everyone elses comments are "funny" but EVERYTHING Teresa says is wrong and hateful.

ViewerViewer
ViewerViewer

Kathy! You and Richie crack me up! I totally get his sense of humor (yours too!). And I love watching you and your family on this show. You guys can totally go solo with your own spin-off. I think it would be a hit! You are a fantastic mother, and it shows everytime you interact with your kids (who, by the way, are two amazing young people!). I wish the four of you the best of luck in all future endeavors, and I hope you had a wonderful and pampered Mother's Day. You deserve it!!

Sam64
Sam64

Your mom and kids are great. Rosie is a troublemaker, Richie is a pig and you are a follower. you had better watch your back....Caroline will stab you in the back eventually.

southern belle
southern belle

Kathy, Put youself in your Aunt & Uncle's shoes for a moment, how would you feel if your son treated your daughter the way Joe G. treats Teresa? Now imagine that everyone watched this behavior on television. How would you feel if you heard your neice, neice's husband, and daughter-in-law bash your only daughter? I think you would be heartbroken! i was relieved when Teresa said that her father does not watch the show, but you know they hear about the fights. I hope all the money is worth all the pain.

Oceankitty
Oceankitty

Kathy,

Your husband is an Ass! And he gets involved in the catty comments too much like a woman. He's really a nasty person and rags way too hard on Teresa for a man. Ewwww! Tell him to pick on someone his own size.

Aloha808
Aloha808

Bravo needs to drop Caroline or Jacqueline and pick up ROSIE instead! WE WANT MORE ROSIE!!!

nisa d b
nisa d b

Kathy take a long hard look in the mirror you should tell you're husband to stop with the negative comments about your cousin your family.Because Ritchie has a thing for you're cousin.And remember people who live in glass houses should never throw stones.Check your husband and respect Teresa's privacy and her marriage.

really!!!
really!!!

Just really did you watch the show I mean really,.....o

Rosy2012
Rosy2012

Love you, Richie, Rosie, your mother and the kids. Keep up the good work Kathy!

jerseyviewer12
jerseyviewer12

Kathy,

After reading all the comments I wonder why no one calls you out on your husbands behavior. Maybe Bravo just does not post those comments. He makes horrible comments about Teresa/Joe/Children all the time and we are all supposed to laugh because thats his sense of humor. When Joe makes a comment everyone wants to know what Teresa said to Joe and how come she is not yelling at him. Burn the bitch, the boat being repossessed, telling the kids not to have friends at the party so they don't know that Teresa is related to you. How is that all funny??

You like to pretend your the peacemaker but actually your both troublemakers.

Natalia B.
Natalia B.

Kathy, I actually do like you, I can see your heart, I don't know if its the therapist in me or what but I figure out people fast. However I pray that you read this and if I get lucky maybe youll respond to it on your blog or twitter.

I can tell your husband isn't bad, but say what you will the constant comments trashing Teresa are there. So, when I read people like Melissa saying its nasty what Joe Giudice said, or when I hear Caroline complain when anything is said about her or her family, but when fans call her out on the fact that she's said things about Teresa, her kids have made fun of Teresa and Joe NON STOP, and she even once talked about danielle's daughters, what is her response?? "OUR FAMILY USES HUMOR TO RELIEVE TENSION" .... COME ON!

Just as I can look past your husbands comments, and see he's not a bad guy, I can tell you what I see Melissa is.... SHE CALCULATES EVERY MOVE! SHE'S THE VICTIM, THE I DON'T KNOW WHY TERESA DOESNT LIKE ME. Ill tell you why, because Teresa had nothing to envy Melissa, she had beautiful family, good friends, money, and the opportunity to be on a show with her friends. She wasn't a fame seeker, and her and Joe were always themselves on camera (whether we liked everything they said or not), everyone l loved her and had fun with the things she said and her actions when she got into it with Danielle.

Danielle leaves, a new villain is needed, and along come you girls (and trust me I doubt that things wouldve gone down that way with you had it just been you who joined and not Melissa the faker). Teresa in the middle of legal issues, and life getting more complicated, has to deal with her family getting on the show behind her back, crying that They have a terrible relationship with her, and boo hoo she ignored them while filming the show and didn't get them on the show (Uhhhh when ppl get famous they get busy, and even if she tried getting melissas fame seeking self it wouldnt have worked because Bravo wasn't interested because they had the lets bully danielle storyline.

I don't blame Teresa because I'd feel like i was in a twilight zone if all that stuff was happening to me at the same time.

I found out yesterday my grandmother who i am close to has cancer, it changed my world, I hope and pray that it doesn't take a tragedy for your family to realize that this fame and money means nothing if all of you arent alive and healthy.

Your mom said the smartest thing the other day, STOP! STOP THE TALKING, IF YOU WANT TO MOVE FORWARD TAKE THE FIRST STEPS AND STAY QUIET! (They may pay you a little less for that) but at least there will be abetter chance for your family to reunite.

I love watching Teresa, I enjoy watching you and everything you do, its all real...

But the rest of the cast, those who don't say something on camera that could make them look bad, instead they play victim off camera, and find the way to make Teresa look bad, and those who Make a huge deal about things that Teresa and Joe say, and yet completely ignore that their family talks crap about everyone including their own family and then call it humor to relieve tension.

Kathy, it must be nice to be on the bigger team, but Teresa needs someone real near her.... do what it takes to get back into her life, youll see she's not perfect but she's not so bad, she's real just like you.

Nena21
Nena21

Kathy,

Ritchie was right about the therapy--but HE"S the one who should go for it because those disturbing, inappropriate comments about Teresa.. Those comments are not about pent up years of frustration, they come across as though he is obsessed with her. Your family is twisted just as much as melissa & joey, only you hide it better.. explain to us again--why did you come onto the show??? Because all you've done is work over-time to stab Teresa in the back and climb up melissa's butt. You guys are groupies riding on the Teresa "Star" train, and wouldn't get paid if not for her...Bite the hand that feeds you much???

Danielle Rosen
Danielle Rosen

Kathy, you are the most genuine, kind person on the show.You have so much class and charm and the best taste in clothes. You always dress appropriate and tasteful. You have a wonderful family. It must be difficult to handle all of the drama. I totally agree with your statement. "We say things out of anger and frustration. We are human, and our emotions do get the best of us at times." When it comes to family, our emotions get the best of us most of the time. The bond is very strong. I can't believe how Theresa does not know when to keep her mouth shut and just be happy that her brother is willing to have a relationship with her after all the nonsense she caused. I said one thing to my sister-in-law over 20 years ago, have more than apologized, and have done everything in my power to have a relationship with her and my brother and nieces and nephews and she will not move on. It is very hurtful. Any advice would be appreciated.

snickertink
snickertink

chin up darlin, you are adorable, sweet and loving. just can not say enough nice things about you and your family. Truly in real life I would go to you as a friend. Reality tv doesn't allow me to say that about many. Be proud! You did and yours did what you could to do right by the family and by your friends. Not easy. Love and Prayers to you and yours.

p.s. beautiful big eyes!!!!

Viewer from Virginia
Viewer from Virginia

Theresa has a set of rules for herself and a set of rules for everyone else. Her husband can make fun of you and your husband, but your husband can't make fun of her. She can tell her husband anything and everything, but her brother can't tell his wife anything and everything...it just goes on and on. Until she realizes this and changes the way she thinks about things, she is going to continue having a very difficult time having relationships with anyone other than her husband. It's sad, really. I think you are being very kind to her. Maybe one day she will come around...if not, keep her at arms length but continue to be kind to her. It must be awful to live that way.

Carmen Victoria
Carmen Victoria

Love Rosie too, she is so down to earth...I want to see more of her on the show, she is so real... She is awesome!!!!

beanie79
beanie79

We all love Rosie. I am so happy to see her more on the show. It would be a hoot to see her on Watch What Happens Live.

Christi2313
Christi2313

You and your family are growing on me!!!!

cindyP
cindyP

Kathy one time I would love love love to see you take Teresa's side !!!!!!! You are HER Cousin... NOT Melissa's....I know you are also Joey's Cousin.. but come on.... You need to be on her side !!!!.... Can't wait to see who will be the next villian for Jacqueline and Caroline to beat up on when Teresa quits the show....Which I'm sure will happen and that is when 90% of the viewers will turn your show off...Just say' in....

teamw
teamw

Kathy I gotta say I was not crazy about you when you joined the show-teresa was my fab at that point but my how things have changed. I have experienced family drama and have seen my husband react as your husband has out of pure frustration. I love that you have tried to be the peacekeeper but Teresa and her husband seemed determined to deflect from their "issues" by creating this war within your family. My heart goes out for Jacqueline also' she seems to try so hard to be close to Ashley. I hope their relationship improves. I will continue to watch u and your lovely (immediate) family!

Michelle123
Michelle123

Kathy, Love the show! You and your hubby are just adorable! The thing I have learned over the years with family drama is that know matter what family is so important. If Teresa would just see how lucky she is to have a nice sister-in-law like Melissa. I only wish I could have Melissa as my sister-in-law. I do believe Teresa is very insecure of alot of things and she is quite jealous over Melissa. It's sad that Teresa can't just work on her own problems then to worry about everyone else surrounding her. Like someone said to me once " If you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all" I have learned from my past experiences that if it doesn't pertain to me then keep my mouth shut....LOL Maybe someday Teresa will look long and hard at herself in the mirror and realize that she is alot of the problem that takes place with everyone. Hoping that things will work out especially for all the little children involved in the family. God bless and may he shine his light and guidance to make this family come back together. :)

stay positive
stay positive

I love Richie and Rosie!!!! you have a beautiful and respectful family Kathy, you are a lucky lady:)

Monica
Monica

Kathy, you and your family have been a breath of fresh air to the show. I love to watch the four of you. Your husband is a riot, and your kids are amazing! Do not change a thing you're doing. You guys are great!

Love,

Monica

fiona773
fiona773

Less Teresa and MORE ROSIE. She has a way of putting everything into perspective

jary
jary

Kathy, I'm beginning to see you backing off and that is good. I think you are the one that can sit down and talk to Teresa and keep what is said to yourself; all of what is said to yourself. Sometimes, when people ask you are want to hear what was discussed between 2 people in confidence, at least one thinks its in confidence, should simply say "Teresa and I've talked about that, or Yeah, we've talked, is enough. As you have seen, this back and forth has broken apart what appeared to be some Old World charm, morales, and customs; so sad. Richie's insulting comments, like someone has, and here comes drama to T's brother Joe, make him very unlikeable. His arm intact closer than family, the expression in America, is gladly give an arm and leg for my family. Caroline was quick to jump against you, until she found out your husband and you, were one of her husband's good customers; so its the money. You have been richly blessed, life can change in the twinkling of an eye. Be that confidant for Teresa, she really wants someone to talk to...and share with. She can't tell her mom/dad, SHE is too concerned about their health. I'm married/you're married, voicing your disappointments to your husband, consistently, only stirs the pot, and will soon tear down the relationship. You and your sister Rosie should take a silent step back and really watch and listen to what Melissa and Caroline are really saying and NOT saying; then I bet your whole "changed" outlook on your 1st cousin Teresa will change. Why isn't the first reaction from Teresa's family has not been to give her the benefit of the doubt. Her whole issues with you last season was your getting in-between her and her family, and siding with Melissa. If it has been customary for her brother Joe to be with her family at her home on Christmas, then you shouldn't have even invited them to your home on the same nite, come on. Melissa ate that up, and you caused that. Joe Gorga, is like any other husband with an under dressed, tanned, muscular body wife, that somebody else might want for those reasons only...get it! Be a star Melissa, go get it girl, but don't disrespect Joe's family ways. She didn't marry beneath her, there is no such thing as that, unless you think you can set yourself above someone, WOW! Some would say, morally, you married beneath yourself and your family; now how would that make you feel. Melissa has lost herself or the real Melissa's cover is off, don't be that person. Never allow silly young men like albie and that friend refer to you as a real woman compared to your own blood, they are trying to lift one up in order to tear another down...and they have been SO Wise and full of wisdom, NO they been allowed to grown up disrespecting and setting themselves above others. You and Teresa could be the patriarch of the NJHW's, you come from hard working stock of women. Think about it, Teresa's preseverence, strength of family, and hard work has kept her family going. No matter how much money she has had, or has had and lost, she has never really turned out her family....Do you agree? P.S. you can help Melissa, her sisters are too caught up in the show...and spoiling her, she's had way to much of that.

Kelsey S
Kelsey S

Kathy, I have watched the show from the beginning and I must say that you have been a wonderful addition to the mix! You're one of my favorites! Though, I must say that Rosie is a star this season. She's so funny and I love every scene that she is in. Your family is wonderful and Richie is hilarious! Keep making us smile!

Viewer
Viewer

I love you, your family & Richie. You're a great wife, mother, cook, and friend. Teresa & Joe G are low lifes.

Jean Thom
Jean Thom

Rosie should have her own show! So funny!

Mxm015r
Mxm015r

Kathy, I think you have a great family. Not enjoying the show too much this season. It seems like everyone is on a witch hunt after Teresa. I don't get it. I don't think Melissa is a sweet little innocent thing she is trying to be. Why did she want to be on this show in the first place???? She is shady, you'll see someday you'll see.....

julia capalbo
julia capalbo

hi kathy i am your biggest fan and your right teresa should stop fighting with everyone.