Hi, everyone, I hope you had a terrific Fourth of July. We were lucky enough to see the Macy’s Firework Spectacular from the Hudson River. It was fantastic.
There are those special summer moments that trigger some of my favorite childhood memories. A special time when things were so simple -- all you needed was an ice cream cone and someone special to catch lightning bugs and play red light green light with.
Birthday parties also bring me back to those days. Seeing Antonia’s excitement when everyone started to arrive was a thrill. Um hello, birthday parties sure have changed since I was a kid.
Which brings me to Teresa and Joey. Even though they were both on the same page that therapy wasn’t really for them, I’m so happy that they did actually get something out of their session. They both agreed that they needed to start making new, happy memories. Bring on the cotton candy, popcorn, and cake. Yay! Oh and let’s not forget the gigantic caterpillar. All great things to distract you from any awkward moments.
I know Jacqueline felt a little strange coming to the party and seeing Teresa again, and I really felt for her and know how she felt. I’m glad Jacqueline came even though she was hurting inside. She was really trying to be cordial, how else will we all survive our Napa trip?
Your portion size does matter. The problem with obesity is portion size. I do believe in being honest no matter what and no matter who likes it or don't. Teresa, tells some truth, but she does really well at hiding what is really on her mind or bothering her. You do what you feel is right and true to yourself. Like myself and other followers cannot speak for you. I myself do what is right for me. As long as I am not hurting no one or betraying them I am fine. I am me. I have made many enemies for being me but I really don't care. Why? Either you accept me or you don't. But I have to admit, this is the only drama I like on TV not in real life, been there and done that. Hey, you be you. Oh, by the way Love your sister. No, straight.
THE JURY IS IN AND YOUR OUT. I am watching WWHL and you are so snarky. That comment on what children hear, ya well what about hearing YOUR husband say burn her mother at the stake. Nokids relly catch the vibes they feel. You are part of the takedown of Teresa and her family and Gia knows it. I saw the previes for next week and you saying oh my mothers cookies, instead of saying my mom made those to, I mean go figure same family and all. I will agree that Teresa doesn't always say things well, but at least she is honest and not calculated and scripted. When she commented on your high calorie desert. You might just want to take a little advice after 3 best selling cookbooks and everything else she is selling, that is flying of the shelves faster than they can stock it, instead of just blowing her off. If that was Paula Dean giving you that same advice I think you would have graciously listened and then thanked her. As for the Rosie comment I don't believe Teresa ever stated the problem was because Rosie was gay, but I have a feeling it was with your u-haul comments. before rosie came along to save the day for you and your storyline, we never knew she exsisted, and most sisters don't go to therapy because everything is perfect. We have seen so many comments saying the exact oppisite from you and your family. You are so focused on truth's, why not tell the truth here, or is it your private dirty laundry is not for airing, just Teresa's?
Kathy, I think your warm and caring, yes Richie is a little off colored sometimes, but that's richie. As for T if Joe wasn't sabotaging their realationship, by not working. Demeaning her and the kids constantly. I think people should realize that due to editing, we DO NOT SEE THE WHOLE STORY. Calling u nasty names, is silly. Your kind and compassionate to T, yes Adrieana was alone in the stroller, Teresa went running after her Joe, did she ever say thank u, no screamed in your face. In a family u sometimes mind your business when people r snarky. Keep up the wonderful treats and being the peace maker. Your kids r beautiful, respectful of there elders. Hope u have a great summer,!
Kathy I LOVE your family! It's refreshing to see positive interaction on the show. Rosie rock the house! You're husband is so good to you, and he's funny as hell. Blessing to you, and yours.
What I have really noticed this season is that you are one slick fox! When the other ladies are talking bad about T you say NOTHING! You nod back and forth but NEVER really comment. In fact the conversation you had with Jac at Melissa’s daughters B-day party is a great example. You listened to her, nodded but never engaged verbally with her (at least not what the viewers got to see). You are truly the “family” person you say you are! I believe that this whole time you, your husband and children have never “turned” on T. You have not picked sides. You remain friendly with the other ladies but don’t participate in the cattiness. A true lady you are. I’m sorry that some of these posts are negative and call your character into question. I’m not a fan of Jac’s or Caroline’s in the least but I do believe that you do have your cousin’s best interest in mind when dealing with outside opinions. Bravo can replace the other ladies, any time now, but I hope they keep you and T. I would love to see that relationship blossom more. Best of luck!
Do you honestly think that you will have genuine and deep friendships with Teresa's former friends? Jacqueline and Caroline may be fed up with her, but they do know that Melissa schemed to get on the show, that she helped to "poision" her husband against his sister, that you her cousin decided that it's in your best interests to come on the show and Teresa would just have to "deal with it" (isn't that the attitude that you say Teresa has?). Caroline is the most suspicious person even when she meets someone. Knowing what she already does about the two of you, and the disloyalty you're capable of to a relative, she may be warm and welcoming for the sake of keeping the show intact, but do you really think you and Melissa will ever be trusted and truly respected? Joe Gorga believes he's charming and that other people cannot see through him. She's not that stupid. On the other hand, Jacqueline actually is that stupid and believes she can have a "deeper" friendship than the one she now realizes she didn't have with Teresa. Until of course, she has an awakening. This has become an "unreality" show. No decent person hijacks someone's job and friends, while trying to publicly undermine them as a terrible person. Because you speak in a quieter tone of voice and carefully measured words,doesn't make you any less treacherous than you accuse Teresa. In fact it makes you more calculating.
Kathy--I am truly glad that you find your husband amusing. I don't. And I have never seen 2 husband's more interested in the camera than Joe Gorga and Richie. (No comment on 40 or 50 year old who still goes by Richie and Joey). This show is called REAL HOUSEWIVES. If the housewives alone are not interesting enough without their brutish husbands, please get us some women who are!
Why would you even want to be friends with someone who treats one of your family members like crap. You are not fooling anyone. If you were sincere about working on your relationship with Teresa then you would stay away from the bitter Caroline and Jacqueline. Believe me, I have never been a big Teresa fan but after these past two seasons, I have to feel sorry for her the way her so called friends and family have treated her. Your actions are making Teresa look better and better.
Please less of Rosie. I really don't care for her. I think shes trying really hard and she is coming off just like her sister Kathy. PHONY
I really enjoy Jamie even though I can't stand Jac or Manzos. He just seem so sweet and natural
I think you and Joe Gorga are much more worse than Melissa. What you guys did to your own blood is just disgusting and unforgivable. If I was Teresa I would completely cut you guys off.
I see right through your phony act.
Kathy, I will use Teresa's quote about you " KATHY IS NOT HOUSEWIFE MATERIAL ". I agree, get a real job.
Kathy, this entire show was filmed before the last reunion was taped. This year we are watching now was IN THE CAN when you ladies sat down in that chair for that last Teresa reunion bloodfest. You and Melissa say you want to get to a better place, yet when you sat down at that reunion, you KNEW Melissa had gone to Danielle with malicious intent, and just because the viewers hadn't seen this year, you thought we all were so stupid, that you rewiund your brain for a year and set her up for that reunion for a bloodbath. No wonder she isn't in any of your lives now. Teresa just moves forward, doing the right thing, and doesn't point all of this out. She lets us figure out who the bad guys are, and the bad guys are definately, YOU, Melissa, Joe and Caroline. You all want what Teresa has- successs with US the viewers, and you hope crucifying Teresa will make room. Sorry, but she rose from the dead---we've been on to you from the start. It appears with this new system you all are loathed. No denying it.
UHHHmmmm....actually NO they didn't know that they were filming the new season back to back and were already in production when the reunion took place; they were instructed to NOT refer to or speak about anything pertaining to the upcoming season! So though it may have appeared that they were withholding information, in fact they hadn't had the conversation at the time, and even if they had COULD NOT SPEAK ABOUT IT.
When was the last time Teresa moved forward, all she does is continually re-hash the past "wrongs" that have been done to her, Joe or the kids. Melissa admitted that Danielle Facebooked her and yes she told Danielle something that would emotionally hurt Teresa...AFTER Teresa had hurt her. Is it right, NO, but Melissa has apologized for the situation, did Teresa? NOPE...she won't take responsibility for her actions, it's only others that are required to adhere to the higher standard.
RedHeaded Chick in Alaska
UHHHmmm, actually your blog made absolutely NO sense in response to mine. Yes the ladies found out mid season they were going to be splittingthe seasons up, and yes they were told not to talk about this season during the reuion, Teresa even says that outloud during the reunion--but the FACT remains, this season we are viewing now was finished when they sat down for that reunion! It had just finished taping and the event that Jacqueline was so upset about, and the reason she didnt show up at the reunion for ihas yet to be seen, it;s at the very end! Jacqueline goes off the deep end because she thinks Teresa is setting up Melissa's past to be unvcovered, and NOW, a year later, come to find out Teresa did NOT do that and Jacqueline has had to eat crow which is why she's even madder now. The whole reason she didn't SHOW up has been proven to have nothing to do with Teresa. My POINT of my blog was that they were all where we are right now in the show, with Kathy and Melissa saying they mean Teresa no harm and want to make things better when they sat down to film that reunion. They filmed this reunion AFTER this season had ended, do you understand that? At THIS point Caroline is so mad as we all can see, and she obviously met with the ladies for an attack fest at the reunion which was filmed AFTER this season. Get it? So saying "UMMM actually no" and then saying a slightly innacurate version of the truth was very misleading to the viewers.
Request from Bravo and Andy Cohen for the reunion show: please don't forget to ask Kathy about the crude gay comments her husband made or her note about lesbians bringing a U-haul on their second date. I can only assume that Andy will grill Teresa on Joe's comment to Greg in Chicago and reprimand him yet again.
Bravo should really read the viewer's comments on these blogs when deciding which questions to ask during the reunion. No one wants to see another two part special on why Teresa is the root of all evil and everyone else's actions get a pass.
If they start the Teresa bashing, Andy included,I will turn it off. I did at the last reunion.
and1517 Andy has a lot to do with the directions the questions go in. I think that he is still making Teresa pay for pushing him. He lets the dirt fly when it comes to Teresa and nips it in the bud with Caroline, Jac and the Gorga's. I think it has surprised him how strong Teresa has been through these attacks and the more he lets it continue the worse he looks.
love your family. love when you cook. your food always looks so good. we need a book now. love rosie, to.
keep being real.
Jacqueline was "hurt" when she ambushed Teresa and called the dogs out to help her? Jac was still "dealing" with how "hurt" she was at some ridiculously $$ party for a 6 year old ('cuz she's a girl)? Jac was the one with idiots who sided with her at that party...not Teresa. Ya got that a little twisted. As always.
Wow, these folks are sensitive!! There's nothing wrong with your husband. He's who he is. He's a joker- my God people-chill out. Then again are you really worried about these comments when they are clearly being made by the same morons think Teresa is a vicitim? She's brought the vast majority of the strife on herself.
some jokes are NOT funny and as an adult, he should know not to make such disgusting comments.
I think your husbands vulgar sense of humor is funny (I'm Lebanese too) but I also think Joe Giudice is hilareous as well! Joey...not so much. Not everyone is going to appreciate the same sense of humor. Vulgarity is an acquired taste.
so Ritchie is just funny when he is being malicious and cruel and acting like a complete ass, but Joe Guidice is just being cruel, is that how it works?
you are such a mean girl in disguise!! Reading those comments you wrote about Gia bouncing around just confirms that... your little passive aggressive comments don't go unnoticed!!!! and its ridiculous to me that you think the viewers actually buy into your bs!! so let me get this straight, you really think you would be on rhonj, have your own cocktail, which i hear is terrible, or have your own cookbook without your cousin Teresa?? you should get on your hands and knees and THANK her for the opportunities!!!!!!!!!!!! And by the way your husband is very creepy!!!!!!!!!! And you might want to tell Rosie we love her, but she really should chill on the drinking.... It's not a good look.....
Blood is thicker then water at least the Manzo family knows that. Friends come in and go look how they sold T out. You heard it from Caroline mouth she thinks T is the reason her family doesn't talk to her right so what do you think she is doing. Wrecking yours!!!!!!!!! They are making all of you look like idiots. You in Melissa would get more publicity being on T sides. That what its all about right. I will prey for your family.
Caroline the snake blamed Teresa for her and Dina not talking and yet Dina specifically said TERESA DID NOT cause the rift between us and that is had nothing to do with teresa. Caroline has several other family members, siblings even that do NOT talk to her! Can't blame Teresa for that can ya? Looks like it's YOU Caroline. Talk about karma, it would be great for her siblings that dont talk to her to join the show, not tell her until two days before filming starts. Now that would be a pay back I'd pay to see.
Funny how you commented on Teresa being sinciere about mending your relationship because she and the Manzo/laurita have fallen out and therefore this was her reason but on the other hand you and Melissa on camera and blog appears to be suddenly getting along, 'getting close' .
I truly believe the only reason you've calmed down a bit this season is because your Mom is really embarrassed that you've gone against your family on national TV. I'm sure she never expected to see such viciousness and nastiness come out of your mouth let alone see a brother turn on his sister. I think she's really ashamed of you all. Listen to your Momma and be a better cousin. Defend your BLOOD and live what you preach. Have some repect for yourself and your family. The rest is just nonsense.
You say your husbands motto is 'go big or go home.' I wish he would go home, stay home, and that we would never have to see, or hear, him again. He is rude, crude and nasty!
DebbieD37 you are soooo funny! I almost choked on my breakfast sandwich when I read this! Couldn't agree with you more!
Kathy the problem is you act like you are such a good person and for some extent I think you are, but what you are doing to tre in your bogs is awful. Your husband is just as crass as Joe, but it is ok for him? That is HYPOCRITICAL!!! Then you don't even give Tre any nice words for her actions at Antonia's party. Goodness- I felt for her she was walking in to the LIONS DEN, but she did it and was nice to everyone that was cruel to her. Where is your compassion for that? You see you can't even give her compliments when she deserves them. That shows a little jealousy on your part and it is starting to become transparent!!!!! AND I WANT TO LIKE YOU:) but you are making it hard.
jw1919 Kathy felt soooo bad for Jac losing a friend....but never mentioned feeling bad for Teresa. Obvious where her alliance is.
Bravo, please do not renew her contract next year. Richie is offensive, you are passive aggressive. Worst cousin ever. Enough already.
Your husband is a very rude crass man. He seems to have no filter & comes across as a chauvinist towards women. I watched the video clip of outtakes & he was so rude to the interviewer by complaining that “he sucked”. Ugh...enough on him. I hope you can also relate to Teresa's feelings like you do for Jaq's. In 5 years you & Jaq be some ladies that were on a tv show & Teresa will still be front & center doing other projects & I think you'll regret not supporting her.
Your snarky back handed passive aggressive comments about your own cousin are pathetic. You and Melissa both were fame hungry hoes and didn't care that you threw your own cousin under the bus. Without Teresa and your sister, you would not be relevant. You are boring... your husband should be on Jersey shore, that is where he would fit in better.
Alycat9705 Why don't you ask Kathy, Richie and the rest of the dirt bags that question and not the viewers that are just being honest?
I dont bother reading your blog, you are just way too passive aggressive for me. I have been watching studying your comments, horrendous facial expressions (if only I could black out your head this world would be a better place) and come to this conclusion: You internally really do not like Teresa.. You say you have to walk on eggshells well its because you make comments that appear to be nothing to the viewers but really you know what it does to Teresa.
See you, and Melissa want to be relevant, so you both appear to be miss innocent but really you are back stabbing wannabees. I notice in interviews you play sly and coy, you really dont rock the boat but internally you are wanting to call Teresa every name in the book. I have to give Caroline credit for one thing, at least she stands on how she feels, not that I agree with it AT ALL, I actually think its disgusting, but you and Melissa are so fake, I want to hurl and please do not take what I am going to say next as dislike for you and your husband.
If you don't bother to read her blogs, then why are you posting something right under it? Seriously? LOL
While I don't agree with the way Melissa and Kathy got on the show, you cannot have a double standard if Kathy chooses not to speak ill or her mind regarding Teresa then you can't sit there and blame her that she's fake. She seems to be trying to resolve things. Melissa- not so much, I think she stirs the pot and everything is tit for tat with her.