More rosie! Andy initially introduced to Rosie and what a gem. Rosie's storey is a difficult one and at least so far... a positive one. She's a beautiful womean and I hope to see her in a relationship!!!!!! More Rosie!!!!!!
And last but not least, something I will briefly touch upon, the summer solstice party. It could have been A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but as the evening progressed, it looked more like a midsummer nightmare. Although it was a beautiful night, I don’t think that we had nearly enough fairy dust for what transpired that evening. I would have liked to blame it on the full moon but as you all saw, but it was definitely much more than that!
The one thing I am certain of, I came away from this episode feeling like I so wanted to be a kid again, when all of life’s disagreements could be solved by a good ole’ hug it out. Props to Rosie who encouraged that for Antonia and Milania. I remember that always worked for us too. Not to mention, I’m glad it still does. Right, Ro?
More rosie! Andy initially introduced to Rosie and what a gem. Rosie's storey is a difficult one and at least so far... a positive one. She's a beautiful womean and I hope to see her in a relationship!!!!!! More Rosie!!!!!!
You & your family are wonderful.I wish you can persuade Teresa to go for counseling.I feel so sorry for her. Her husband Joe is a moran!!!! I truly believe she envy's Melissa.Your such a sweetheart.Both you & Richie are great parents.
OMG KATHY I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU! You remind me so much of me and my husband and myself are with our children. They are grown now and gorgeous and watching you with your kids brings back such wonderful memories. You a wonderful lady and I again just love watching you and your family!!!!! Hang in there with your cousin......
Kathy: first off, you are a class act. As someone who lives in the same neighborhood as the original OC Housewives, of course I watch every episode. I live in "in the neighborhood" and see the local housewives regularly. What I want to say is you are not only a voice of reason, but also a voice for parents who are looking out for their kids. You and your husband are amazing parents. Wish more parents here in the OC felt (and executed) the same values.
I love your sister Rosie! But best of all I like to see how NORMAL your family is compared to the crazy Giudices. Your husband appears to be such a great guy and such a character. You guys should have your own show, let's call it The NORMAL family of NJ. Can't wait to see more of everyone except the Giudices, that is one sad sorry crew. I hope they can turn their lives around for those kids who already appear to be suffering from the missteps of their parents.
Kathy, you are one seriously classy lady! I adore you and your family. You are such an amazing mother and your children are proof of that. I adore Richie. I totally get his humor and he is HYSTERICAL! He makes me laugh every week. I hope you are extremely proud of yourself and how you come across on the show because you are amazing. Every woman and young girl watching should aspire to be like you. May God continue to bless you. You SO deserve it! XOXOXO
You are so much fun. I absolutely love you and your family. Stay out of the drama. It is much more fun to see you having fun with Melissa than to see all the arguing and fighting. Rosie is so much fun too and she cracks me up. Don't let this show and all the drama change you as it has changed the rest. You and Melissa and your families are a breath of fresh air! I so wish the show would be more about good friends and family having a good time and enjoying life, supporting eachother and encouraging eachother.
Kathy I agree with you, ya'll needed a lot more fairy dust!!!!! Instead of the third eye, they should have sprinkled fairy dust on all of you!! But really, I agree with Melissa. I think Teresa is having a really hard time coping with the things Joe has done. She should have never said that about "cheating" but she has to get to get the focus off herself. Have anyone of you ever asked her if she is scared or something? Maybe you all should get together and ask her if she okay or something. On a lighter note, I enjoy watching the show. But has it always been like that between all of you? The fighting and all the drama? Sometimes its to much!! You would think Teresa would be happy for her brother for finding the love of his life and how happy they all are together. Really ya'll don't think Teresa needs some help? And Lauren you need to get some self confidence because you are very pretty of a girl!! You just need to smile a little more! Take a class for self confidence, I think it would help you a great deal! You are one of the most attracted of all the ladies! So hold your head up and your shoulders back! Try it! It works!!! Can't wait to see what all happens!
Kathy, I must say that I have enjoyed watching you and your family over the past 2 seasons. You, your husband and children are beautiful souls. I know it has to be hard to be stuck in the middle of a family dispute, especially when you love them both. I feel that Teresa has a lot of misdirected hurt, anger and frustration towards you and Melissa. It needs to be directed at the source...her own husband Joe. All of the legal issues and personal problems that they have been experiencing were all created by him and she finds it easier to target you and Melissa instead of confronting to true culprit.. Joe.
One more thing.....I would love for you to write a cook book! I was amazed at the beautiful spread and delicious foods from your belly dancing party at your home last season. Any chance of a cook book with your recipes? Maybe a cooking show? I would buy the book and watch the show, as long as you have guest appearances by your sister Rosie! You have amazing talent, and I was drooling over all the delicious food you made.
You are a wonderful wife, mother, sister and daughter. You are also a wonderful cousin to Teresa, though she can't see it. I enjoy watching you and your family on the show. You and your family are a great addition to the show, and there is so much love, respect and care for one another. Your daughter is gorgeous and intelligent. Loved the episode of her going to study and do homework from last season. Your son is hilarious! What a handsome devil, full of a character. He's got moxy! Your husband cracks me up all the time, he has a wonderful sense of humor, but very loving and protective. I loved last season's episode of the prom dress and broken nuts. And you present such a regal, classy and a loving home. Don't ever change! You and your family are positive role models.
Now, moving right along to your sister, Rosie. I LOVE ROSIE! I would love to see more episodes of her. I love her bold spirit, no-nonsense attitude. When she said the differences between her and Teresa (Chubby/Skinny, Long Hair/Short Hair, Big House/Live with Mom) I couldn't stop laughing. She is quite the character! Watching Rosie babysit was the most entertaining part of Episode 3 for me. Poor Rosie! Her nerves were shot! She is awesome and loved here in my house.
BRAVOTV - More episodes with Rosie!!! We love Rosie!
BRAVOTV - Maybe a Wakile Family spin off show in the future? What a great American family with love, respect and values.
I cringe everytime I hear Lauren complaining of her weight. She's a beautiful girl. My Italian in laws would say she's bella. She has a gorgeous face, flawless skin and huge dimples. I wish Caroline would focus on how beautiful her daughter is than focus on her size. Lauren isnt chubby at all. She's healthy. It broke my heart when Caroline said, due to Laurens size she'd have a hard time making it in the cosmetician world. I beg to differ. My hair designer is a phenomenal, she happens to be overweight. Quite honestly it's relaxing having her do my hair I walk out of the salon with a huge smile on my face.Theirs many beautiful girls in the industry, often they do not do as good a job, they're not as friendly. You've seen it for yourself, often when a woman is beautiful, that's all they work on is their outer self, leaving no time to work on what's more important, their personality. Caroline isnt helping she's hindering. I wonder if deep down Caroline wants her daughter to fail, so she'll never leave home. Your sister Rosey is a perfect example of someone who maybe wasn't the beauty queen, maybe not on the outside. But look at her. She's funny, a character,she calls it how she see's it. Watching her babysitting the kids was a bust up. Especially when dealing with Milania. If anyone can put Milania in her place, it would be your sister Rosey. Teresa is lucky to have you both in her life. I didnt like when Caroline barked orders at Rosie, not to go outside and talk to Teresa. Rosie could diffuse the situation better than anyone.Teresa would listen to her. She would. It seems Teresa has a lot of love for her cousin. And she should.If I were in the trenches. I'd feel safe having Rosie have my back. She's the real deal. BTW, your kids were sweet with the kids as well. I hope Teresa makes peace with you and your family, otherwise, it's hers and her families loss. Big time. I think Rosie should get into show business, she could be in a sitcom. I know I'm not the only one who's thinking this. I'll bet theirs producers thinking the same.
Good blog Kathy. It's nice to read some positives, and good times. Yeah drama is okay some times but you know how to keep it all together and stay focused. Good job! Look forward to reading more from you.
As much as it pains me to do so after the way you treated your cousin last year, I have to give you credit for not going there this past episode. You remained impartial. I hope you two can make up both on and off-camera. Keep in mind one thing above all else: hitch your wagon to Manzo or Gorga and you're going nowhere fast. Hitch your wagon to Teresa, and sincerely support her, and you will get what you want in terms of deals. She has that "it" quality that eludes so many others. Continue to wise.
Kathy, I absolutely love your family. Richie is hilarious, the kids are beautiful and Rosie is awesome. Can we please see more of her BTW?. I love how you are so respectful and act like a lady even in the worst of situations. I think it's great how you stick to your guns and don't back down. I also love watching you cook and bake especially when you put out the beautiful display at Christmas. I really hope you would consider putting together a collection of your recipes. I would so love to buy that book! Hope you are are healthy and happy. Looking forward to seeing more of all of you!
More Rosie please!!!! I love her and your family. I love her take no crap attitude and humor, I wish I could be more like her.
LOVE you on the show...My mom thinks you're the most real out of anyone...And you are drama-free, which is a breath of fresh air. It's cool that you don't try to get involved with all the Teresa drama.
Stay true to yourself & be positive!!!
Hi Kathy! Just wanted to tell you that I think you are an amazing mom and wife! You have two amazing kiddos who are kind, respectful, and just all around good kids! I love the way you mother them and have found you to be what I consider to be such a wonderful person! One of the episodes that touched me the most was the Thanksgiving episode from last year...it was time to say grace and you bowed your head and held onto your cross pendant as you prayed with your family...you are truly special. You adore your husband and children and it is so dear to watch you as you live your life together on camera, which I would think could at times be a stressor...you do it with finesse and are yourself, all of the time! I've also loved watching your little sis, Rosie...another gal who is the REAL DEAL...I just think she's really special as well. Okay, gonna close for now...have a wonderful summer with your sweet family! Hugs from Cincinnati, Ohio- Michelle : )
Kathy! I love you and your spirit. You seem like such a great mom to your kids. I also love that although you maybe annoyed with Teresa you always stop short of completly trashing her. Perhaps that is proper upbringing, family loyalty or just being a good person but it is so refreshing to see a person being annoyed with someone and not going all crazy on them. ps. Rosie rocks and should get her own blog!
I LOVE ROSIE!!!! She is the best and she and your mother are a good duo. Rosie has no illusions or delusions, just like her sister Kathy! I want to see more of your family and Rosie on the show. Save this email and the others that want the same thing and give them to the producers. Love, Pam
Just a couple of thoughts:
1) Please stop Richie from saying things like the "repo" comment. That was hateful, especially knowing how sensitive Teresa is about it (and, after all, who wouldn't be?)
2) Your sympathy for Teresa was evident this episode, and truly admirable. I think you two will reconcile before the others - I hope so! I really like you and your family a LOT.
3) Your daughter's comment when you came back from the boat ride was priceless: "I love my cousins, but HOLY CRAP!" and Joseph tearing the paper into strips (bored much?) made me laugh out loud. Love, love, love your kids!
4) Rosie needs her own blog. I wasn't a fan of hers previously - she came off as a bully before - but this season she's an absolute joy. She's so level-headed, and funny, and NICE! She needs to take Melissa and Teresa, and make them hug it out like she did with the girls at the shore house.
The entire family knows exactly how to set Teresa off and you do it at every party where the cameras are rolling. You did it at the Christmas party. Now your sister did it at the Solstis party. Was there any reason to confront Teresa about what she and her brother discussed? She was right about her "family".
You know if I were in Teresa's shoes and my husband had to go away for an extended period of time and my cousin and brother then decided they would try and help me I would slam the door in their face after the way they've treated me. The time to make-up is now not after he goes away if he has to. I agree with the person who said you should go over to her house and hug her and let her know you are there for her. Don't wait until it is too late. I also agree you need to tell your husband to back off, he isn't so great himself and it would not surprise me if he had skeletons in his closet too he doesn't want broadcast on TV. Just sayin
"ViewerLindsyNJ" clearly has a different perspective than I do. I saw that you didn't want to get involved in the drama that was unfolding, but at the same time, were not at all surprised that Teresa ONCE AGAIN flew off the handle and overreacted to something someone said. Yep, you've already been there, done that, with her. I think you were trying to keep your opinions to yourself, rather than speak your mind and have Teresa turn on you, as well. Melissa clearly wanted to go have a nice evening with the ladies, but Teresa had to try to humiliate her because Teresa doesn't know what it's like to have a nice evening with the ladies without DRAMA. >sigh!
Kathy, love your sister and the scene with her and the kids was the best, especially in light of the rest of the dark, horrible behavior. I do, hope though, Kathy that you do see that it's NOT all Teresa...Joe and Melissa say horrible things about Teresa, and she is clearly in defense mode and doesn't always say the "right" things. I can't help but feel badly for her. You can see she adores her brother, and in next week''s episode, he says 'EF you to her and calls her a b&tch! Can you imagine how a sister would feel about her ONLY sibling saying that? Joey should have NEVER brought up the money he loaned her on national TV, and Melissa should NEVER bring up her legal actions on national TV. Their agenda is quite clear to me. I hope you can help them see the light in that everything is NOT Teresa's fault. Thank you for NOT bashing Teresa in your blog, as everyone else once again did.
I was beginning to think you were having a "ah hah" moment with the fact that you were keeping quiet while everyone was once again bashing your blood, even your own sister. But I remembered that this was filmed back to back and that you hadn't paid attention to the toll that this was all mentally taking on your blood. No matter what Teresa needs to realize (in all your eyes) a person can only mentally take so much. I, for one, would have cracked. None of you are perfect and everyone has room for improvement but the standards you are all expecting for Teresa to follow while you all are up on your pedestals is pathetic. The fact that you joined this cast to bash your blood without any empathy as to what it would do to her says a lot about your intentions. That I can't get past with you and Melissa.
In this short period of time while filming those 2 seasons she had her family come on and bash her airing all her dirty laundry within her family and then you managed to turn what she thought was long term friendships again her. How would you feel if the tables were turned?
rosy all the way she is the show this year an we want way more of her the baby sitting was the best intertainment i have watched in awhile rosy we love you an you need to have your own blog rosy all the way
you were the only one who didnt make matters worse for teresea in this episode. everyone else was pretty much actively trying to make life worse for her. hope you guys become cool again.
I so enjoy Rosie..She cracks me up. I think we need a Rosie Show. I would watch. Whew, what a mess referring to this last episode.Its not Joe feeling insecure, its Teresa. She says all these terrible things about people, and then does not have a clue why everyone is upset, or ( in the words of Shaggy) it wasn't me. I very much enjoy you and your family on the show,,so keep on keeping on...
Kathy, I just want to say I am SO glad you are on this show (and Melissa too). I really don't understand how people could say you and M BETRAYED Teresa by coming on the show. It's a FREE WORLD, people! And you could bet your sweet ass that if Melissa or you was on the show first, Teresa would not have HESITATED to do whatever she could've to get some airtime too!!! One thing's for sure... Teresa makes NO SENSE whatsoever!!!
You are my new favorite housewife. Thank you for not trying to get in the middle of all the drama. You seem geniunely nice and sincere. I can tell that you would like peace for all and that is great and refreshing. Don't get caught in Caroline and Jacqueline's hate, be your own person !!!
Kathy, as always your behavior reflects exactly what you say--you take the high road everytime and do not escalate the high school drama. I love you and your family, Rich cracks me up.
Hi Kathy, It was obvious that you and Melissa were asked by Teresa not to mention the word "jail". You honored that. And of course what did Melissa do on camera while talking to Teresa - she said the one thing she knew would hit Teresa below the belt and push her buttons - she mentioned the word "jail". Melissa is SO manipulative that she actually manipulated CAROLINE into thinking Teresa flew off the handle for NO reason and just walked away...but it was all over your face that you realized Melissa knew EXACTLY what she did. You honestly seemed a little horrified that Melissa was acting so innocent and having no idea why Teresa got so mad. So you finally acknowledged that Teresa is going through a lot to the jackals who were happy to attack her acting "crazy" and walking away. It showed that you are your own person and won't join the bashing if it's not warranted. Melissa is not without blame here...was that really your first glimpse into who she really is?? It actually seemed so. Love you and of course LOVE Rosie!!!
Love your children and your husband is so funny. But i dont understand why its ok for your husband to always talk about teresa and her family but as soon as teresa says something your are upset, i have heard some harsh comments and remarks from your husband about teresa like burn the bitch on a stake, i know your going to say it was just a joke but everytime teresa says something about a joke you guys all take it personally, give her some slack.
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Mare, I am a Catholic as well. I also believe that if a person chooses to be afiliated with a certain religion, that they should know the HISTORY of that religion. Having said that, Mare, did you know that ALL of our Catholic holidays were actually PAGAN holidays to begin with???? Did you know that Christmas was once the celebration of the WINTER SOLSTICE....and in order to get Pagans to convert, Roman Catholics took that holiday, added a Jesus and a different spin, and turned it into a religious affair??? Did you know that there are approximately 25 different "Jesus-like" characters in various religions, all born on "December 25th" to "virgin mothers"? Jesus wasn't even born in December. He wasn't even born in winter. Now since I've educated you a little on your own religion which you seem lacking in knowledge about, I'll ask YOU a question: why is it that the new testament of the bible doesn't cover the first THIRTY YEARS of Jesus' life? Don't you find that curious?
Anyway, just wanted to drop some knowledge so that the next time you choose to criticize another's idea of fun ( a solstice party sounds like a BLAST to this Catholic girl), you have all the information. Maybe you'll decide against your "I'm a typical Catholic who doesn't bother to figure things out for myself, I instead like to just follow along with what the Pope tells me to think" speeches on other spiritual means.
Kathy I cant believe anyone would bash you. You and your family are wonderful and it is obvious thaat you are trying to stay out of the drama, but Teresa keeps putting her foot in her mouth and bringin down everyone with her mean comments. People Kathy isnt kissin up to Caroline, she likes her. As for loyalty to her cousin, hello Joey is her cousin also and she has a wonderful relationship with him and his wife. If Teresa was a logical and realistic and reasonable person maybe Kathy and her husband would have a great relationship with Teresa and Joe also. Kathy owes Teresa nothing, the only people she owes anything to is her husband and children and her outlook is she wants people who would be good to them around them. By the way Kathy Im so happy your husband won the tussle with Joe Guidice, that man had no right to punch him in the privates and most men would kick the living daylights out of anyone who would try to attack them in that area. Kudos to your man!! Wish you all the best!!!
Kathy, I think it would be the very best action if you would unannounced, drive yourself over to Teresa's and just "hug it out". Nothing needs to be rehashed - it will never get solved. Sometimes in life, you have to take a step back and realize what is important. There is too much hear-say and side taking and bad mouthing. Someone needs to stop it and I just think a loving gesture from the least expected person - you, would speak volumes. There is no point in arguing because none of you are perfect and you ALL talk crap. How wonderful would it be to just show up, and not say one word and just grab Teresa and hug her. Nothing needs to be said about all the goings on. Just tell you love her and be there for her. At this point in life, you can't hold grudges unless she killed your cat, or slept with your husband. Just take a lesson in life and get over it and truly put it behind you. She may surprise you and feel very good inside for the first time in years probably to know that someone loves her and it's ok for that moment to put your guard down and just take in the moment. One thing though....just separate yourself from the bad talking and encourage your hubby to zip his mouth with the nasty "jokes". It's ok for him to not like her, but stop the "joke" telling and constant jabbing because things will never get fixed. I don't want you to tell Melissa and Joey either. This is you being an individual and leader. I would be willing to bet that if you walked into a room with Teresa, it WOULD speak volumes and maybe show the others a bit of humility. If you get resistance from the others like "what were you thinking" or wow, thanks for taking sides, then you know where they stand and how phony they have really been. Life is short and it's not worth the fight. You may find out that behind the wall that Teresa has built, is a very vulnerable, loving person that just wants to be given a chance. Good luck. I really think that this will benefit you both. Family IS everything and at the end of the day, everyone just wants to be loved. Please at least think about it.
Bravo to Rosie!!! I was getting so mad at Teresa on the show last night. She has no friends now and so she is turning to Kim D that she didn't like because of Danielle. She needs to spend more time at home with her misbehaved kids. Her husband doesn't seem to know what to do with them but swear at them. You are one of my favorites. Andy should ax Teresa and bring on Rosie!!!
Just pray that Victoria and her brother don't grow up to have a relationship like Tre and Joey Gorga with all the mean comments you and your husband make about Tre.