Kathy Wakile

Kathy thinks sexting is no joke (despite what Rich thinks).

on Apr 29, 20120

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great week. Did you hear? Bravo earned the highest ratings in history with our season premiere. Congratulations, Bravo, Sirens Media, and Purveyors of Pop! Your teams all work endless hours to tell our stories, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. The viewers have spoken. Many thanks to all of you who tuned in to watch. Congratulations to my fellow cast members and their families. I know sharing our lives can be difficult at times. Sometimes watching them play back has proven to be even more difficult. However, I know that I share the same feelings when I say it is rewarding to hear that you have helped someone get through a difficult situation in their lives just by sharing ours.

Which brings me to this week. You find us knee-deep in our relationships with family and friends. We have gotten to know Jacqueline, Chris, and their kids, and we really love them. Although Chris joked around with Ashlee a bit, who knew he had such a dry sense of humor? It was a difficult decision to have Ashlee leave the house. I was especially moved watching Jacqueline packing up Ashlee’s things. My heart was torn apart hearing her sobbing. As a mom I could feel her pain and disappointment so profoundly. It’s so obvious how much she loves her daughter and only wants her to find herself and succeed. We are all pulling for them. Jacqueline has kept me up to date with how Ashlee is handling life on her own, and it’s wonderful to know that she’s taking on her responsibilities and doing well. I guess their tough love was just what she needed. We got a chance to see her when she visited this past winter, and I’m happy to say that she looked fantastic and she’s a brunette again.

187 comments
sophia d.
sophia d.

I like Kathy and her kids.I would like if Kathy would write a cookbook,it would be very popular.About other women on the show, Melisa had her nose done,and Jacky too, not only her nose,and now Kathy too,and she is the pretiest now.Teresa's doughter Gia is a very smart kid,but not brought up with the right sence of discipline.It's a shame.

carolyn2131
carolyn2131

your family is my favorite. you have a beautiful family.

diane groneman
diane groneman

love Rosie, great sense of humor and wise beyond her years. does not wear heels and gowns so is very sane and not into the game and drama of the others. A breath of fresh air. Put her on the payroll!!!

yvonneacutern
yvonneacutern

Kathy, My mom is the most graceful, classy woman I personally know. She stood at the deathbed of my step-mother and forgave her for her part in the demise of my parents marriage. She did it without hesitation and with the kindness and tenderness that only a truly gracious woman could have done. I'm telling you this because the other day we were watching you and she turned to me and said "I really like Kathy. She is a classy lady." An incredible compliment indeed. ---[And, by the way, I completely agree.]

NJSocialWkr
NJSocialWkr

I sincerely appreciate your presence on the show, you radiate a positive presence and serve as such an amazing role model to the younger women around you. Thank you for your honesty, your passion for your family, and for giving a warming ray of light to the show. Much love to your family!

Mitford Girl
Mitford Girl

I really like you, Ritchie, your kids and Rosie :) It is good to see you being a parent and being able to say no to situations with your kids, when you need to. So many parents want to be friends with the kids and give in or laugh it off when the kids are crossing the line. Your kids will thank you when they are older. Both of your kids seem to have good values and it shows. Congrats to you and your husband for the family values you have instilled. I also love you guys sense of humor, including Rosie. You guys make us want to hang out with ya :) Please do not let the attention change any of you.

Aloha808
Aloha808

Richie should get more air time because he is HILARIOUS and adds real entertainment value to the RHONJ.

I absolutely die laughing at some of the stuff your hubby comes up with!

trixie123
trixie123

Kathy, First, I LOVE YOUR HUSBAND- almost as much as I love my own! I am always quoting him - GaFaBid! It's fun to watch the dynamics with your kids. I have a sweet 17 year old girl and an adorable wise-guy 15 year old boy. It's like looking in the mirror. Your family is so real. If Teresa has a polar opposite it must be your sister Rosie- OMG. Thanks for keeping it real with all the crazy people!

LittleRed1221
LittleRed1221

I absolutely loved the naughty picture email scene, I about died laughing. The way you handled it was completely appropriate and I might have to save that moment so I know what to do if anything like that ever happens in my family. It's unfortunate that people feel like because they watch a few hours of your life that they know you personally and therefor can pass judgement on you and your family. I understand that what we see and hear is only a small portion of what really goes on so I am going to keep my opinions to myself on the whole situation. I hope that your family can find peace and understanding and become whole again. I come from a large family as well and I know that small things can become huge when not handled either quickly or properly and I think this is the case here. I wish you luck in all of your endeavors and wish a lifetime of love and happiness for you and your family.

Anngie
Anngie

Kathy please don't listen to the haters you and your family are great as far as Teresa and her little fan club goes don't listen to their ignorant remarks they don't know what happens when the cameras aren't rolling and for them to make such horrible comments against your family and the other women on the show just demonstrates how ignorant they truely are such bullies these Teresa fans I guess that's why they like her so much ignorant is as ignorant does. Keep your head held high and please don't take to heart what these people say.

diane m delgrolice
diane m delgrolice

Hi ! Kathy ...this is is diane ..I am deaf italian lesbo woman..u are bellezza personality mom to ur kids also ur hubby richie is funny and good man ..u lucky have him ..smile ..love watch the housewives of new jersey ...I don't like three ugly personailty ....u and melissa are bellezza women ...als teresa s hubby joe is con artist and phony and neglect girls bad behavior ..poor kids innocent ....he is no good dad to girls ..he think big egoist man ugly mean personilty ....teresa are not enuff pay attention to girls ..she think joe come first than girls ...melissa is so sweet and singer ..sorry I can't hear her voice cuz I am deaf woman ...like to meet u and melissa and ur hubby richie ...my family born in niagara falls new york ...now I live in prescott valley , arizona. Take care of mom. Is fully italian. Smile

MommaC
MommaC

Love you love you love you!!! It's so nice to see you on the show. I stopped watching once Teresa went off the deep end. It's a shame her little imps are here on your board hating on you. One doesn't even know who's board she's on as she's obviously trying to attack Melissa on your board. Cracks me up when they bust themselves.

Your husband and family are beautiful and it's nice to watch again this season. Best wishes to you.

CATS-EYE
CATS-EYE

Hi Kathy,Just want to say i love you on the show your so nice to everyone especially Richie your a great role model for moms and also as a loving wife.But i wish i lived closer cause i love to cook with you.Maybe someday i can only wish.I can't wait for the episode when you come to Calif. that's my home i live 50 miles south of San Francisco.kinda in the backyard of Big Basin State park in a little town called Boulder Creek.Were in the giant redwoods.Well i got the message about whats going on the first episode with the apology to Caroline and with what was said to Joe about Mellisa was sick and the car ride with Guidice's.Really that was enough for me i'm on board with you guys you have my support! And most important Kathy i want to see you back season 5.

kica
kica

HA! I'm team Richie. 'tell her to hold that thought for 3yrs' call it inappropriate ( which the text was) but that was a funny line and a classic "dad" reaction!

HousewifeFan54
HousewifeFan54

Kathy, I love your kids. Your son is so funny. When you were giving him the talk about drinking and peer pressure and he came out with "You know I'm going to have a drink one Friday night" I just about lost it! You were great in your response. My sons are older but my 31 year old is unfortunately really about 15 and his father is a big part of that problem. You and Richie are the best parents, even when you don't exactly agree, you approach your kids with a united front. I wish I had had that support. Fortunately my 26 year old is responsible, doesn't drink or do drugs and I'm so proud of him. His father never got his hands on him so I lucked out there. My ex is addicted to alcohol and drugs. And you and Richie are so respectful and loving to each other which is an unbelievably fantastic role model for your children. They, in turn, will know how they should love and respect their partner. You two should be very proud of yourselves!

Aloha808
Aloha808

Richie is awesome! It's really weird how Joe Giudice tried to grab his nuts though. All that commotion about how tall/short someone is? Joe is one strange dude!

Nicole35
Nicole35

Kathy,

You and your family are such a breath of fresh air on this show. You all are very relatable and truly resemble what I think most families in America are really like. Your amazing children would not have turned out this way if they didn't have amazing parents. Trust me, as a teacher, I have seen the product of poor parenting. In the end, I think we all measure our success based on our children, so you are certainly successful.

Jilly Jamison
Jilly Jamison

Kathy you and Melissa families are such a joy to watch and I just love your sister Rosie she is a doll hope to see more of her!!! I truly love the show not so much Joe Guidice and teresa negativity is to much telling your wife to shut up was horrible

LolaLalaBean
LolaLalaBean

I love you and your husband Richie. He cracks me up every week!! And your kids are hysterical, especially your son. Your family is way too good for this format. It would be better if you had your own show that didn't thrive on the drama. I could see your family doing a show similar to Bethenny but your family is way to good for the Real Housewives format.

Brooksie
Brooksie

Kathy,

LOVE you and Richie! You both are such a great team and a fun addition to the housewives! I love Richies interviews- the guy cracks me up!! His little jokes about Joe G. and Teresa are hysterical. Your children are great as well- respectful and funny. It's clear you raised them well!

kjilll
kjilll

Thanks for being you.

workoutgirl
workoutgirl

I find it so funny how people feel they have the right to pass judgement! The comments that you are receiveing are probably from people who don't have a very close relationship with their families!!! When you have so many different personalities in a large family you are always going to have problems...that is just the way it is. What Kathy is doing is trying to save this relationship, if that is even possible. If you notice...when they are talking about Teresa when she's not there it's because the are trying to figure out a way to get past what Teresa's done..which by the way..all actions have consequences!!! Good or bad ! Teresa's choice of making "jokes" in her cookbook obviously hurt people. Intentional or not she should have realized who she hurt and offered them a sincere appology and not an appology that comes with a BUT at the end of it! As far as your family goes...I love how you and your kids are so close!! I have a 15 year old son and I am dealing with similar situations. It is scary to watch them grow!! Joesph and Richie were hilarious and sometimes I think it's necessary to use humor to deal with uncomfortable situations! Victoria and Joseph seem so close too..as it should be! Bravo to you and your family!!!

sexylily
sexylily

Melissa,

Why was the guy telling you how to feel when you were "recording" your wonderful husbands song. Since you LOVE HIM so much it should have just came naturally. Sometimes, I wonder if your even attracted to Joey. You look a little turned off and annoyed by him. BTW..You sound great with the AUTO TUNE.

monica stevens
monica stevens

KATHY CONCERNING TERESA IM AFRAID NOTHING YOU SAY WILL EVER SATISFY THE VIEWERS BUT I DO LOVE YOU AND RICH IS MY FAVORITE OF ALL HUSBANDS IN THE HOUSEWIVE FRANCHISE. IF YOU GUYS DIDNT SAY ANYTHING THAT SHOW WOULD BE BORING. I BELIEVE YOU ARE A WONDERFUL PERSON. I LIKE YOU FROM YOUR FIRST DAY. I ALSON THINK YOU ARE SO WELL DRESSED AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL. LOVE YOUR FAMILY

Jules in Iowa
Jules in Iowa

Kathy, Love your family (all of them). I have a LOT of cousins (my father had 12 brothers and sisters) and trust me....they didn't even write cookbooks but they can still drive me crazy (and I them). I also realize that we are watching Bravo real time. They scene in Jaqueline's kitchen wasn't that long after the book came out so feelings were still a little raw. I wouldn't appreciate it either if I were Caroline or Melissa. And as for the comment "Burn the *itch at the stake"...I got it. I get his sense of humor. If not mistaken, he meant 'aren't we all taking this a little too serious?' Yes, Teresa and Joe are going through some tough times (like a lot of people in this country) but unfortunately, they have cameras on theirs and are we really just watching a family and friends dynamics? Just the other day I told my husband, "Thank goodness we don't have this drama in our family"..then one of my cousins called because she just had a terrible experience with her mother-in-law! Wish cameras would of been there for THAT one :) Wishing your family peace and happiness.

dee from fla
dee from fla

Can you ask Richie to stop making stupid comments about Tre's cookbook? He seems to try get delight in keeping the fight going,,,,Your husband is quite the drama queen, Really hate when the husband get so involved in the real housewives business

SourCandyxoxo
SourCandyxoxo

I AGREE WITH THIS:

"Is talking about "guilty conscience" your way of admitting that your husband is sorry about the horrendous things he says, even though you back him? Why is it okay for Melissa and Joe to talk about Joe Giudice and not vice versa? If some guy did nothing but say awful things about you, would your husband want to be friends with him or respond to his "apology" emails, or would he feel a sense of loyalty to you?"

Well said.

Lauriedt
Lauriedt

I know everyone is upset with Teresa...and to be honest, they have that right. What goes on when the cameras aren't there probably plays a huge role in all of the drama and turmoil that surrounds Teresa. Her husband needs to grow up and stop trying to be mobster like. It isn't working for him or his girls! Teresa would be better off kicking him to the curb. He is so negative that it can only rub off on her. She has become bully like and plain nasty. Living in the past can destroy all of those that you claim to love. Just sayin' !!! Seeing Teresa on Trumps show really amazes me. She is so quiet and soft spoken. Is this the true Teresa or another personality (MPD). As for you and your family...I love watching you guys! I have a 10 year old daughter and she thinks I am like Richie! Being her MOM made me ask why? she says I am funny, I take care of my family, I am strict but in a loving and funny way, I love my family more than anything and that I also worked for Exxon/Mobil (before exxon bought into Mobil). She told me to tell Richie to buy a store for me to run in the suburbs of Chicago, because I am honest! lol Having family drama can be so disruptive in our day to day lives, IF you let it. You don't allow it to! We have that in common! I am known as Momma Bear and no one messes with my cubs (that includes my hubby). Stay strong and love big and laugh often! God Bless!

Angie Gladding
Angie Gladding

Kathy...love the family, I am always guarenteed some fun and a laugh during the scenes you all are in. Richie has a type of personality that people either love or hate...if they are looking to find something wrong with his comments THEY WILL! I hope you reap major benefits from putting yourselves out there like you are. You Wakiles are stealing the show!

Maureen Broderick
Maureen Broderick

I love your family, but it's truly sad to see that your cousin's life is being destroyed. I don't know how Theresa can sleep at night. Every episode all of you are backstabbing her. So passive/aggressive. You and Melissa would not be on this show and have these opportunites (your bakery line/Melissa's singing) if it wasn't for Theresa. I truly believe that deep down you and Melissa were hurt and jealous that your cousin didn't include you guys on prior seasons. It's so sad to think that Danielle had something to do with you guys getting on the show. She's loving all the hating towards Theresa. I truthfully don't think any family should be on these shows. You will always find jeaslousy and resentments towards family members in real life. I bet if Melissa brought her sisters on the show we might find out some dirt on them and maybe be jealous of Melissa's beautiful house and easy life style. Leave Theresa alone. She had made mistakes and has realized it. She has apologized many times but you people apparently don't think it is sincere. What do you want from her? As viewers, I hope that Bravo fires you, Melissa, Caroline and Jackquline and gets some new housewives and start fresh. It's too painful to see this family destroyed. Life is too short, when you start losing loved ones or if someone gets really sick thats when you realize you need family. It looks like you, Melissa, Caroline and Jackqueline really don't need the money that Bravo is paying you. Theresa and Joe do, her livelihood dependends on it. Talk about stress. Just stop backstabbing and being hipocritical!

FROM TEXAS
FROM TEXAS

love your family! Not sure why everyone needs to "protect" Teresa on here...She needs to be held accountable for her actions.

Donna Gagnon
Donna Gagnon

Kathy you are great on the show. keep up the good work your cousin is nuts the way she acts.

Aloha808
Aloha808

Your hubster Richie seems like a really nice guy unlike some of the other dudes on the show.

I hope nice guy Richie gets more camera time because we're all sick of seeing Joe Giudice getting the lions share of attention.

TXDramaQueen
TXDramaQueen

I feel like I am watching a different show than everyone else...How does Kathy come across negatively. If anything, she is just stating her opinion. She is a wonderful mother and wife and is probably tired of being browbeaten by T. I don't understand all these negative posts to Melissa, Caroline, Kathy, and Jacqueline regarding T's behavior. She is not being ganged up on...they are all just sick of her full of BS behavior...I would be too. I love watching the other ladies and I think it is sad to watch T and her family. T's husband is clearly a loser. She obviously has a great PR firm on her side...I am beginning to think the viewing public is just ridiculously naive and gullible. SAD - - Keep being you, Kathy - - I love watching you!

Daisygirl
Daisygirl

Very disappointed in you, your husband, Melissa, Joe Gorga, Caroline and Jac. You are all so mean and will push the Guidices further into the ground. Where is your human compassion?? With these family and friends who needs enemies. You are all an embarrassment. I feel so bad for Teresa's parents seeing how you are all behaving.

loveyourshow45
loveyourshow45

Kathy-relieved to hear that you are monitoring your children's twitter accounts! Very smart!-all parents should be doing that...Thank you for pointing that out to everyone!

I enjoy all of the NJ families-excluding the tension between some. Loved it when your Mother spoke up the first episode about enough about family:)

Last note-I LOVE Rich's humor!!! Not sure how anyone is missing it & not cracking up-he is hilarious! One of my FAVORITES! Very SWEET & HANDSOME!!!

Mary87
Mary87

You are a great mom.

yesGoldstein
yesGoldstein

Thank you for letting us into your homes and sharing your entertaining interactions with us. Love your family. Your children are so bright and beautiful. I laughed out loud when Joey said "If that's what your heart desires" to Rich, when told he could be submitted to a urine test. Your son has this constant smile on his face like he's up to no good, and it's absolutely adorable. And Victoria seems so balanced and happy as well. Good job, mom! I see here on these blog responses a lot of negativity and anger. Guess you knew in advance that this is part of what you signed up for. You likely shrug it off mostly. But in case this all has you shaking your head, remember this is an escape for many people. It helps keep their minds off of their own problems. And I suspect some have not much going on at all in their lives, and this show fills a void for them. Then there's the rest of us reality show addicts who are simply enjoying RHONJ. You give us a great show to watch. Thanks, Kathy!

Maureen8566
Maureen8566

team Theresa are just as much in denial as Theresa herself. It is so discouraging to read these hateful comments. Kathy I love you and your beautiful family. and your Mom and rosie too. you truly are a breath of fresh air. And so incredibly real and down to earth. people need to stay off your blog. as for it being Theresa's SHOW, I for one would not watch a spin off with her. I find her to be so hypocritical, and fake. she puts on that fake..everything's great..smile, I'm not buying what she is selling. congratulations on your success and your husband is funny, with no malice. joe Guidice is so full of hate and the truth is he is obviously lazy and can't finish what he starts. for such a macho guy I can't believe he is fine with being supported by his wife. they clearly live above their means, and they are jealous of everyone else. plus she tried to malign you and Melissa last season, I'm so glad it didn't work. keep being you and tue to yourself and much more success will come your way. God Bless you xo

GGC-FLA
GGC-FLA

BTW, Teresa cant win for losing because she is reaping what she sowed. Do unto others... you all try to acccept her, she shuts you down, she fake apologizes for the camera and spews vile comments as does her husband and expects everyone to get the joke. people want you to stop talking about your cousin but she is worse than anyone on the show. they claim she got you on the show, HELLO...did anyone watch the reunion show ??? just saying...

A LasVegasHousewife
A LasVegasHousewife

Kathy...You and especially Rich do tell lame, and seriously offensive jokes about Teresa and Joe. In fact, all you and Rich do is talk about them. You really would not have a story line without them. You two bash them in practically every scene.

What Teresa said in her cookbook about you and Rich was minuscule, in comparison to everything you and Rich say about them.

Hmmm...We should all pick apart Rich's statement "Lets burn the bitch at the stake".

That statement alone was far worse then all of her combined "jokes".

You need to be a better cousin. Stop bashing Teresa.

GGC-FLA
GGC-FLA

I love that there are blogs out there defending teresa & joe, claiming you and your husband are bad for talking about them. Really ??? Are these people watching the same show I am? Joe & Teresa are the biggest offenders of anyone, talking about people, calling them names and being mean. Joe is so nasty to Teresa on air I dont even want to imagine how he is when the cameras are off. They both disgust me. You and your family are great, you have taken enough negative hits because of Teresa & Joe. People need to really WATCH & LISTEN when the show is on to see & hear the truth or not blog. Bless you & your awesome family.

TLS10
TLS10

Seriously, Teresa's fans/bullies are scarey!! They're all crazy & demented & go on the other ladies' blogs & post mean, nasty comments. I can't imagine a grown woman posting these comments so I'm going to assume you are all children, therefore I can't take you seriously! GET A LIFE! If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!!

I love you Kathy & your family!! Stay strong

MDViewer010
MDViewer010

I think your husband is the most offensive person (by far) on the show. He seems to be a good husband and father, but man is he a jerk when it comes to Teresa. I can't believe some of the things he says. I am sick of everything a non-Guidice says as being dismissed as "humor," while Teresa is crucified for far more benign behavior. Although, I will admit her comments about Melissa leaving Joe for a richer man was offensive. I think Melissa is the only one with any right to be mad at Teresa, and she gives as good as she gets.

Viewer in Atlanta
Viewer in Atlanta

PLEASE! you were talking about her behind her back. You and the rest constantly take about Teresa behind her back. Your own MOTHER called you on this.

You can either accept her apology and move on without the snarky comments or you can just keep being the witch you are being. One day you will regret how you treated a family member.

Also, your husband is not funny. He is mean. His sense of humor is the kind that is caustic at the expense of someone else and that clearly indicates that he has an inferiority complex because he has to make fun of others.

He is not funny. Maybe HE was dropped on his head to many times when he was a baby and that is why he is mean!!

Camm
Camm

I hope to God that Teresa gets her own spinoff show so then we dont have to watch your boring life where you have nothing better to do than to talk about Teresa and Joe. You're pathetic. TEAM TERESA!

Get a life dana
Get a life dana

You should be thankful to Teresa. Thanks to her you are getting your bravo check.

Can't wait for you and your boring family to be eliminated from the show. Good luck with your bitter velvet drink.

mmjersey
mmjersey

Who are you to judge the sincerity of an apology. Teresa said she was sorry and that is not good enough for you? Plus, What your husband did to Joe Giudice was a physical form of bullying. You and your husband's jealousy and resentment of Teresa is disgusting and I actually feel embarrassed for the both of you.

Njtoca
Njtoca

Um, you try to keep social media to a minimum in your home but your entire family is on Twitter? Cut the saint act you and Caroline are two big hypocrites. Say one thing do another. You all can explain away your "jokes" and versions of events but when tre does it it's not sincere or phrased correctly? Next!

ibrake4bravo
ibrake4bravo

Mrs. Wakile, As I am sure you are aware, Bravo screens these comments and pays attention to the outcome of Andy Cohen'sWWHL on-air polls. She has always, regardless of the margin size, come out on top. You cannot be so obtuse as to think they aren't getting a clear picture regarding the majority of the viewer's opinion of you and their response to you and the other's behavior towards Teresa. Which, in case you are still unaware after reading these comments, is not favorable to say the least. What I am saying is simply this, if the tone of this show does not change you all, with the exception of Teresa, could very well find yourselves recast or the RHONJ could self-destruct, leaving Teresa with a spin-off. Regardless of your and the other ladies' opinion of Teresa, the fact is simply. Teresa, in the word Caroline used to describe Teresa at the posche fashion show episode last season, a "dynamo". Good or bad, it doesn't matter. She brings it and the camera loves it. Regardless of who did and said what, who did what business venture first or was going to do whatever business venture first, she seized the oportunities that being on the platform of this show has made available to her. So regardless of how I the viewer, you or the other castmates feel about her, you must at least concede to the fact that she is a savvy business woman who wasn't afraid to go for what she wanted and ended up making a name for herself in this world and rode on no one's coat tails to do so. On a side note, I commend you for trying business ventures of your own. But as an E! television personality said "a cosmo, that's so 1998". Maybe focus solely on the desserts. My favorite alumni housewife, THE housewife of all housewives, Bethany Frankel has already rocked that path like no one else ever could and turned a signature drink into an empire that is just getting started and to the tune of $120 million and the COVER of Forbes magazine! Way to go Bethany!!!