Truth: In retrospect, I do regret trying to reason with Teresa. It was an exercise in futility. I wanted to see a resolution between everyone in the hopes of leaving all the ill feelings behind in California and going back to New Jersey with a clean slate. Sadly I was mistaken.
Truth: Teresa grabbed my face when she noticed that I was looking into my phone to pull up one of the “In Touch” magazine articles in which she accuses me saying things about her that I’ve never said. Once again, a joke to someone’s face gives everyone the opportunity for an exchange and then it’s over. The written word is so much more powerful and certainly more permanent.
Truth: Under NO circumstance is it OK to put your hands on someone during a discussion! Teresa had gone to a very bad place, and if I had not remained in control when she started to get physical, the evening would have gotten very ugly, very quickly. I really felt sorry for her.
You say your her cousin but it appears your jealous of her success, and feel it should be you. You also started the jaquzi fight because her and Jaquline made up. I see you intentionaly say things that will upset her
I like you Kathy, and I do think for the most part you are a good person, but I really believe, the wine got to your head to and you stirred the pot that night. You could have just left it alone until you two were alone. The poor me thing is getting a little old now. Stop butting in and learn to stay out of everyone elses battles.
Where I come from, Theresa would have gotten cracked in the head for GRABBING someone's face like that. You keep your hands to yourself! You handled it beautifully. People don't realize that you and the Nut Job are FAMILY and you've been dealing with her schenanigan's longer than ANY of those ladies.
Wow...you really view yourself as a saint, don't you.... when in actuality everyone was getting along, when you just HAD to show Teresa her "pattern of bad behavior" and started that whole argument.... it was YOU who was demonstrating bad behavior lady. And what started this.... you say it didn't bother you that Teresa did not include you in her toast. Yet, you rolled your eyes, frowned and held that grudge and if you really think about it Kathy... the whole program doesn't revolve around you. Time to ask yourself if you are really trying to mend fences with Teresa. Teresa did not "manhandle" you when she picked up your head, she was merely trying to get your attention as she foolishly thought that you were her friend and would say something to defend her against that tyrant Caroline. Your statement about how lucky Teresa is that you held "control" when she lifted your head.... I would LOVE TO KNOW what you would have done to her if you lost that control Kathy...sounds like a serious threat to me. How old are you??? Aren't you old enough to know that all those trash magazines take statements out of context?? Seriously...grow up!
Dearest Kathy, I adore you but PLEASE do not get sucked into Caroline's stick in the mud mentality! You, Teresa, Melissa, Jacqueline, Joe, Joe, Rich & Chris and all of your children MAKE this show!!! Family drama tho at times is insane is what MAKES a crazy Italian family!! Trust me I've been in one for 50 years this year =) I know Jac wants to break out and have sooo much fun deep in the drama with all of you, but she too has been sucked into silence for fear of lecture from Caroline! I know you can dish it as well as the next hot head there and I know your husband wants you to break out too! Just go for it and don't listen to the stick in the mud any longer! Trust me DRAMA and exposure sells WAY more "cookies" than being the dud at the party does...just look how successful all the drama queens are... I know it's in you girl!! PS By far you have the BEST kids in the show!! It's kind of sad how Caroline can make you feel so victimized! You're not a victim you're a fighter! Now go get'um!! You'll be laughing all the way to the bank!
Teresa this and Teresa that. As long as it bashes her you are happy. If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. Caroline hates your guts. She just puts up with you to bash Teresa fool.
zocola WOW, I really love that you get it...that is exactly what I have been seeing and saying as well...Kathy is happy complaining about Teresa, and she's sucking up to Caroline, who doesn't care!!! I mean, if Caroline doesn't care about what anyone thinks of her or what she says...in her family, her friends, and so far as the fans of the show...then I want to know how anyone could trust Caroline to care about them at all...
Well, I can see that you are feeling the pain of watching your own bad behavior.
You knew very well that if you said that they were your mother's cookies T would be upset at your inference. Now, T confronts you with how it made her feel to clear the air and not stew about it. You say one thing to her and then go back and tell Melissa that T's mom called your mother for the recipe. Your mistake was in not telling Melissa that you did not want that repeated. Geez!!!! Why?
Then you ask Caroline about how the talk between Jac and T went? Why ask her? Why not ask your own cousin how her talk with her friend went instead of a woman you know still has issues with your cousin? You are kissing up to Caroline.
Why would you initiate a conversation with T feet away from the person you want to talk about. Didn't you see the confused look on T's face?
You have gotten caught up in this BS and before you become a "Caroline" you need to remember who your family is.
Kathy and Richie crack me up.I love you guys Don't woory about Teresa, she not worth it. You know what family is and what it should mean, she doesn't and she doesn't really care.So lets see more of Rosie and you having fun.I love when you said,I just want to give them a cookie. Your food looks great, I would come to your house for dinner any time.
You were SO NOT over the toast. You were so nasty on camera after the fact"She's not the only one from Patterson" Sounds like you and the rest had ingested too many sour grapes and threw up all over Teresa. Poor you. Find a hobby and stop judging your cousin so harshly. You are as vindictive as Caroline and you hide behind this "hurt" facade but your seething anger is so apparent. You Wanted to start a fight and boy did you show your true colors that last day in Nappa. Glad I had better company when I vacationed there.
Hi Kathy....I want you to know that there are people out there like me who thinks you are a nice person! Teresa is a very self center person. Maybe one day she will change for the better. Don't expect too much from Teresa that way you won't be disappointed.
I do not believe you because if you were really sincere you would have pulled Theresa to the side, away from listening ears and talked to her. U claim that the toast did not bother you but u could have stood back and let Theresa work on one thing at a time, her brother and his wife. IIt appears that the rumor about Melissa, working in the strip club, is true which does not mean much to me but u want Theresa to own up what she has said why did you not say that Melissa was lying? I get it you wanted to keep the peace except u did not want to keep the peace with Theresa. We all heard how you and Melissa were jealous of Theresa for being on the show and blamed her for not putting you on the show which she had no control. U try to be slick but we can see right through you. You should be a better cuz to the blood.
lrcontroller I think this time it's about Caroline...by her own account, she was crazy that night.
Kathy, Just want to let you know, I love the dynamic between you and your husband, It always makes me smile, (and sometimes blush a little bit with the stuff he says!!!) Families, well hell, who doesnt have a crazy one? Hang in there and keep trying!!!
Kathy, you are my favorite housewife. I really believe that your cousin Teresa is jealous of you and the relationship that you have with your husband. She is a very bitter and miserable person. I also believe that she see's you as a threat. I can see that you really enjoy to cook & bake and everyone that has tried your dishes enjoy them. Teresa has all these cookbooks, but i never saw her cook anything. I've seen her mom cook, but not her. You should write a cook book with Italian & Lebanese recipes as well as a pastry book.I'd go out and buy it. At least I'll know that they are your recipes. Keep doing what you're doing. You are a fantastic wife,mother,sister, daughter and friend. Don't ever change.
I truly believe that you and Melissa try to play the victims of the show. Your always talking about how you want your relationship with Teresa to be back like it was and how you want Caroline and Teresa to be friends again but honestly its all a crop of bull Because you both are constantly reporting back to Caroline and telling every single little thing that Teresa has done..and on the Napa trip you knew exactly what you were doing stirring that mess between Teresa and Caroline. Teresa get gained up on but everyone sees Kathy as the victim you were only trying to help my foot..
TevaKRHow is she playing the victim? I feel that it is Teresa that is always playing victim. She's always claiming that everyone is attacking her. Really when it's the other way around. Teresa has attacked everyone in tabloids. Her husband already confirmed that on the California trip. She is willing to bash friends for money. So who is attacking or backstabbing who. You must be watching a diiferent show.
Truth: You stuck your nose in where it didnt belong. In Caroline and Theresas business.
Truth: You made a big deal over Theresas toast. She said it was not about you. You are NOT a mindreader.
Truth: Just because you can inject poison with a calm tongue doesnt mean you are not injecting poison.
Truth: You signed onto the show without telling Theresa. How exactly is that being open, honest, and considerate of family?
Kathy I think Theresa should know what she thinks better then you do. She is quirky and rediculous sometimes, but I think her toast was what it was. She saw no reason to thank you for showing up any more then she saw reason to thank Carolines kids for showing up. You may have felt left out, but I dont think she gave it that much thought. Not everything needs to be analysed. I dont know what you can possibly get out of making up reasons in your own mind for why Theresa would want to stick it to you. Maybe you have a guilty conscience and think she must have some reason? You and the Gorgas DID afterall sign on to the show without telling her. And that does seem a bit underhanded to me since you are all supposed to be family. I dont think you are as sweet and innocent as you like to portray yourself. No one, including Theresa, gets angry at people for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Just because you hide it better, doesnt mean you have never caused some friction there.
Already I see YOU as to blame for the whole VINO thing. Caroline has said MANY times she is done with Theresa. Do you NOT HEAR well? Do you think Caroline is lying when she says that? Do you think Caroline doesnt know her own mind? Or do you just think you know whats best for everyone? It was between Theresa and Caroline why did you have to stick your nose into it? Run your own life and stop meddling in the affairs of others.
Hi Kathi, I think your amazing, ur hubby calls it like he sees it!! I have no problem with that. I was amazed at the food and goodies u had made for your visit with T, sometimes we can't force our will or understandings on those that refuse to see the issues.. It's scary as it will effect T kids threw there life. T is a right fighter, she will always only see through her ROSED colored glasses. Dont let the haters even enter your mind.. Continue to be you, and I thought u looked beautiful and have beautiful eyes!!
Kathy, you truly are an amazing individual. You are so calm and collected. Whenever I watch the show, I'm always interested to see how you're going to react to the different situations that come up. You always handle things to cooly and with such poise. I admire you and truly commend you for never losing it whenever things get rough. You're one tough cookie.
kittypudding Calm and collected? I think passive aggressive and conniving is a better description.
kittypudding That's all so true. Kathy really, you and your family are so anchored and kind, with great sparkle and warmth. You are reserved in the best sense, and are the really interesting chef-in-residence. Keep your distance from the nutcakes.
I love,love, love Kathy and her family they are truly what people should strive for. They are real, truthful, non pretentious, no BS kinda folks! I love Rich's comment about Teresa. " If he doesn't want her in the bedroom he sure wouldn't on the gravel" CRACKED ME UP!!!
Hope you enjoyed yourself at the re-union, sounds like it was another blood bath against Teresa, gee I wonder which couch you sat on! LOL
Maybe Im crazy but there's something about you which seems DISINGENUOUS and TWO-FACED. Ah...maybe im wrong
abajanabroad nope, you're not wrong...I sensed it the 1st time I saw her. At first I was in awe of how pretty she was, and how much she and Teresa looked like sisters, def family...then it all became to clear, there was a problem, and the entire show focused on the problem as Teresa!!!
Kathy, You're from Patterson, why didnt you shove her face? I know why you're old school, which I love by the way, and you have class...and she doesnt...wait does Patterson have the wrong side of the tracks? LOL! Just love Richie, You, Victoria, Joseph and rosie...and your mom is priceless! Smooches doll!
Viewer.n.miami lls My guess is she'd not feigning anything, but trying to cope with relating to someone who hasn't learned to be there with a friend/ is paranoid or anti-social. Some psychological comments in this world are designed to convey understanding for the speaker, not to charge up someone else.
Viewer.n.miami mary21 lls AMEN! Spoken like a true viewer...spoken like a fair observer!!!
maryjo.cramerbump Kathy is not old school. she really needs to stop saying that. She can't even speak Italian. I speak only Italian to my parents, that's old school. I MARRIED an Italian, that's old school. TERESA makes her own sauce with her parents, that's old school. AND SHE SPEAKS ITALIAN!!! Kathy needs to go away - far away, and Rich is an ignorant idiot!
maryjo.cramerbump Mom, Rosie, Victoria, Joseph, absolutely precious. Rosie is handling the family drama the right way, even visiting Joe/Teresa's house. Kathy and Richie, smile the whole time when they are around and any gatherings..guess you don't notice that they talk about Teresa/Joe every breathing minute of their air time....it's so annoying. Stop it!!
Totally agree with Deanda about your drama. If you and Melissa do stay for many seasons, you'll probably be alone because no one would watch. I gave you the benefit of doubt in the beginning until I saw the vicious way you and Melissa manipulated every situation with Teresa to make her look bad. You'd dig in for the attack on Teresa and ten you'd roll your eyes like you wre the victime - it wasalmost laughable because you and Melissa are so transparent. Teresa has made mistakes and says some things that make me cringe sometimes but she is not viscious - and you? You continue to act all innocent when on cameras but also continue to allow that mess of a husband of yours to berate and attack Teresa and her family every chance he gets. All you have to do is tell him to stop but you don't - why? Your use of the social media to bury Teresa continually and that proves who your really are. You inserted yourself as part of Caroline's vendetta against Teresa and then claim to be a caring woman who is all about family. You wiill never live down what you did and din't do when Caroline was attacking Teresa. The viewers are not stupid and you've played your hand badly. What used to be an enjoyable show to watch has only turned into a blood bath.
Teresa is the most vicious on the show...she reminds me of the mother from tangled....
@Maggietish She made a big deal out of Teresa touching her face by the hot tub, then she goes in the room where Teresa is packing a try to play it down. She told Teresa I sat by you to have your back, but really she was on the internet pulling up that lame quote Teresa said about Richie she "shop to much" that what your upset about really.
Kathy- please don't listen to all the bad stuff from people. Most of us are smart enough to see you have a great heart and lots of compassion. Hope you and Melissa stick around for many seasons! Hopefully without the narcissistic drama!
Its as simple as this, no tabloids, no cookbooks. Kathy and Melissa came on to get fame. They were willing to go after fame at the cost of Teresa and her family. When Caroline decided that Teresa and her kids were getting to much air time, and all her products/books were selling, she decided it was time for Teresa to go. She already had Teresas 2 other family members on board, Jaq never thinks for herself so that was easy. And any of you who think she is such an angel, I would highly suggest some reading! The viewers have all been taken for a ride, and bravo, shame on them! Thete is nothing real about this show, just a format for some very jelous women, who will do anything for fame and greed. End of story!
Kathy, Kathy, Kathy...
The look on your face the moment teresa got out of the hot tub, you know when you looked over at caroline with the look of "I did it, I called her out for you" under the guise of good cousin is appaling, but I'm glad everyone (and for those who didn't catch it, watch again and zoom in on kathy's face exactly when Teresa leaves the hot tub). Passive Aggressive sound familiar???? Hopefully you and melissa are gone next season......where here to watch a good show, not somone PUTTING ON a good show....see ya
Kathy...YOU HAVE VENDETTA! call it a generational curse if you must.....you need to do some serious communing with Our Father in Heaven...and ask Jesus to forgive you ...and for you to give forgiveness to others regardless of how they treat you....that devil standing over you is causing you to stir pots...so my advice to you is this.....PRAY ....on your hands and knees ......and ask for healing of YOUR WHOLE FAMILY....Kathy.......YOU ARE LOVED! BELIEVE!
beanie53@stl lorenzo.epps.5 Don't you love how the gentlest people (Kathy) attract mistreatment by people who don't dare take on someone who is fierce, Lorenzo, WHOA!
Truth: You are yet again, underhandedly trying to hurt Teresa in your blog and I see right through you.
Truth: You should think less about Teresa and more about doing something positive for the show.
Truth: Your husband should not be allowed to say the vile things about Teresa that he does.
Truth: Teresa should keep as far away from you as possible.