Cast Blog: #RHONJ

New Beginnings, New Friendships, and New Happy Memories

Amber Calls Out Andy Cohen

Dina: What am I Doing Here?

Amber: Is Dina Coldhearted?

Dina: "The Reunion was Very Hard to Watch"

Teresa: We Love Hard, We Fight Hard

Dina: The Ladybug Event was Perfection

Amber: I Felt I Like I Was Being Hazed

Melissa: Continue to Pray for Teresa's Family

Why Amber Shares Her Cancer Story

Dina: I Was Team Santa

Teresa: I Don't Blame Jim

Bobby's Unacceptable Behavior

Amber: Dina is Jealous

Melissa: "We are Heartbroken"

Dina Reacts to the Sentencing

Kathy Talks Kevin Jonas

Amber: Dina Was Planning a Blood Bath

Jim and Amber Were on Different Pages

Dina on Bobby's "Bizarre" Behavior

Amber Calls BS on Dina

Nicole: Words are So Powerful

Teresa: "Kudos to Dina!"

Teresa: I Love the Show, I Love My Fans

Praying for a Positive Outcome for Teresa

"Tipsy Melissa is My Spirit Animal"

Dina's Lose-Lose Situation

Jacqueline on Her Status with Teresa

Why Teresa Told Dina the Rumor

Amber on Her Cancer Scare

Teresa: There was an Agenda to Hurt My Family

Melissa: I Do Feel for Amber

Dina: Gia's Beautiful Inside and Out

Nicole: This is Not 'Jerry Springer'

Amber on Her Meltdown with Teresa

Amber's Emotional Call to Teresa

Teresa Thanks the Fans

Dina: Florida Will Be the New Scary Island

Teresa: I Wish I Never Heard the Rumor

Amber on the Shocking Rino Rumor

Victoria Gotti's Big No No

New Beginnings, New Friendships, and New Happy Memories

Kathy enjoyed watching everyone pursue their dreams this week.

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?Speaking of parties, how cute was Greg when everyone surprised him for his birthday? Rich and I were so bummed that we couldn’t be there, but at least I was there in spirit (or should I say image?). Did everyone catch my face on the suit of armor in Albie, Chris, and Greg’s apartment? Those guys are hysterical; you never know what they’re going to come up with next. I love that they gave me a new hairdo too! I guess Kim Zolciak isn’t the only girl wearing wigs these days. LOL! Great times, great laughs, and happy memories.

This week we also got a chance to see our friends and family follow their dreams and find out what it takes to make those dreams come true. It’s a pleasure to see everyone’s ambitions and the hard work that goes into making those dreams their reality.

Congratulations to Lauren! Cafface has become everyone’s go-to spot for their beauty needs, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Just wait and see the end result. How can you go wrong with a business partner like Caroline? There’s nothing like having your own mother as a partner to always keep your best interest at heart. Dancing, singing, and performing on stage sure are difficult. You really have to want it badly. Melissa is getting some expert training from Cris Judd. (Can you imagine the questions Richie had for him when they met?) As an adult, it must have been so hard to focus with a family and other responsibilities to worry about.

I also loved watching Gia bounce around and learn her routine. I can’t wait for you all to see how incredible they both were at Beatstock! We had the best seats in the house. So in the spirit of new beginnings, I hope you enjoyed our family dinner as much as I enjoyed preparing it. Yes, I was a little nervous. I just wanted everything to go smoothly for Rosie and Brianne. I can always count on Richie to keep the cocktails and the jokes flowing. I have to admit though, he does go a little overboard sometimes. Richie’s motto has always been “go big or go home.” That’s what I love about him, and you always know what he’s thinking. He always reminds me not to take things so seriously. Since Rosie and I met Brianne together, I thought a family dinner was a great way for Rosie to get to know her better. What’s better than making new friends, letting your hair down, and enjoying a great meal together in your own home?

Here’s to new beginnings, new friendships, and new happy memories! Go out and make it happen.

As always, you can catch up with me on my website and through my newsletter at, on Facebook, and on Twitter @KathyWakile @RichardWakile @VictoriaWakile @JosephWakile.

Red Velvet Cosmo is now available throughout New Jersey and Florida wherever spirits are sold. I have many more exciting things coming soon so stay tuned!

Until next week!

Lots of Love,
xoxo Kathy

P.S. I received so many tweets about the clothes and accessories I wore in this episode, so here’s where to find them:

My fedora:
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Teresa: We Love Hard, We Fight Hard

Teresa Aprea shares her thoughts on the finale and this season.

Hi loves,

I must say this was another hard one to watch. Sometimes we do things in life out of anger that we regret later, and this episode was one of those times. As far as Teresa goes, this episode was devastating. To see the sentencing being announced and reactions from cast mates was really sad. Our hearts go out to Teresa, Joe, the kids, and their family! 

The Ladybug event was so much fun to work on with the girls. It's such a great charity and Dina has worked so hard on it for years. I loved seeing the kids walking down the runway and of course my Giovanni looked so gorgeous with his little Ladybug slippers on. I am happy that Teresa and I are in a good place now and she knows that I am here for her if she needs anything. Sometimes the best thing to do is put the past in the past and move forward. You can't change people. Some people apologize and move on and with some people you know that they never meant to intentionally hurt you, so you move on together. My husband and Joe Guidice get along great as well. We all have to support one and other and I am grateful that we are all in a good place.

Watching Amber cut her hair and move forward from one of the hardest times in her life was so beautiful, especially sharing that moment with Jim, her kids, and her mom. I love my husband so much. Watching him and Amber talk just shows the heart my husband has and I appreciate Amber calling him over to squash any issues. My husband is a good man and that's why he and I could never be apart for long, because anyone that knows him, knows how good he is.

This season was a great experience. There were some great moments and some moments that I would never want to relive. As I have said this season, we love hard and we fight hard, and in the end, everything always comes together. Nicole and I were happy to have the opportunity to clear some things up on WWHL last night. Happy to put things to rest and move on to bigger and better moments together.Nicole and I worked with stylist Jennifer Dayan from and we loved the pieces that she chose for us last night! 

We have so many exciting projects coming up! Our new website should be launching soon, you can check it out at Like us on our Facebook fan page: or follow me on Instagram @TeresaAprea or on Twitter @TeresaA_RHONJ.

On behalf of me and my family, we thank you for welcoming us both for our first season of RHONJ and stay tuned for the upcoming reunion!

Ciao babies,