I’m going to give you a little background. My father was the first man that both Rosie and I had ever loved. My father came to this country partially handicapped at a young age, not knowing the language. He worked incredibly hard in spite of his disability to make a life for himself. After he married my mom, they both worked selflessly to make a life and provide for their five children. They learned the language, they kept to themselves and were honorable, hardworking people who were respected by everyone. My father lived and died for his family, as well as his extended family. He never cheated anyone or hurt anyone. Anyone who knew him would say the same. He was an honorable man, and I will not let anyone disrespect his reputation or his memory.
When my father got sick with leukemia, our family watched him suffer for over seven years until he came down with lung cancer. At this point, we really watched him deteriorate. I was there with my mom as much as I could be during the day, but Rosie lived with them and watched day in and day out as my father slipped further and further away. Until you live with the pain of watching a loved one, especially a powerhouse like your father, suffer so severely, you can’t know what the pain feels like. Even though it has been almost ten years, the wound will never heal. There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think of him and miss him. When Teresa’s insinuations about my father’s love for us, his own children, came out, that’s when she hurt Rosie and me the most. This brought both of us to a very bad place. It does not excuse or justify our actions, but we are all human, and everyone has their breaking point. I hope that watching the next parts of the reunion will shed a little bit more light. That’s all for now.
See you again this Sunday,
Kathy, Love you, Richie, your kids, Rosie and your wonderful mom. Ignore the idiots that trash you because they are ignorant and stupid. You do have class, you are a real person and you have your priorities straight. I hope to see you next season! I hope all your hard work with your baking is a total success! You do DESERVE all good things that come your way. I am sure you have great KARMA! If you and T never get back together, it will be her loss. You are so nice!
Kathy, you are easily one of the most likeable housewives of any of the franchise.
But it struck me odd that it was okay for you to say terrible things about Teresa's parents at the Reunion, but when Teresa insulted your parents, your sister Rosia and you went berzerk. Is there a hypocritical side to you that you have hidden from the camera? I sure hope not. You owe Teresa's parents an apology.
This is for Caroline, Melissa,Jacqueline & you Kathy: After watching all of you I can see that you all know what and who are important in your lives. If the show ends tomorrow you will are continue to enjoy happy and productive lives. Your children will complete college, your children will enjoy the careers that involve themselves in. They are polite, well adjusted young adults and that comes from parents who didn't shirk responsibility for raising them the RIGHT way. By giving them the time and guidance they need even at the expense of your own needs & desires. And most of all by showing all those new adults that to have a healthy happy married life they only have to look towards all of you as examples of what a good marriage looks like. The future looks bright for all your kids.
Sorry Kathy but you were the one that started by calling Teresa's mum a liar .... Te just followed your lead
Sad to see the haters beat on you and Melissa....Theresa is a tramp in total denial that she is anything but wicked....Love seeing you and Melissa on the show...What I can see is a very good person inside, and its what is there that really counts!
Kathy, it's fairly obvious that both you and Melissa were completely jealous of Teresa being on the show. You try to act like you want to fix the family, but your actions speak louder than words. You try and undermine Teresa every chance that you get. I kinda hope you don't make it back on the show. You aren't all that interesting and your husband is a douche.
I thought in the opening of the show you say " I come from the old school and believe in RESPECT"! Oh REALLY, does that include calling your aunt (profanity liar)!
Go do your deserts and leave Teresa and Joe alone. Make ur own success without knocking Teresa's cook books down. JEALOUS
I think the surgeries you had done look lovely on you and natural to your face. So ok, you're so pretty (u already were) and even so now. Now can u leave your cousin and Joe alone. The Manzo's are doing all of this and Jacqueline, open ur eyes. U kept telling Teresa "her five minutes of fame wasn't worth her family," well HELLO the same goes to you. Stop being so jealous and just worry about your desserts and leave her alone.
Kathy I liked you in the beginning but now I think your just being hateful is this how you want your children to be acting when there your age. You and your husband talk about Teresa as garbage so I think everything she says is justifiable you should stay out the kitchen if you can't take the heat!
I have to say that Mr Jackson,Allydache and aldoniab are all Teresa or Teresa's friends cause people cannot be that naive, or were you guys watching a different show?
You're a wonderful, normal human being. Stay away from the crazy that is Teresa. She'd make anyone go bonks!
O kathy kathy kathy your pathetic, you want people to forgive you when you cant forgive your own family, cant stand you honestly!
Kathy, I’d love to have a cousin like you. Your sweet and the things you cook make me want to go over for dinner. The story your mom told at the dinner table was heartbreaking. Your sis is so cool. Your husband is funny and obviously worked very hard for you and beautiful kids. I love how intelligent your children responded when your sister told them about her struggle (coming out). That shows they have good report with their parents. That’s a rare and admirable quality. I think you and your husband are old school. Many couples can learn from you two. Your husband Ritchie is so cool, blunt and still cares about others. I feel you should not waste any more energy on “T” what for? All sisters, mother and daughters share recipes; I still don’t know why Theresa got so upset. She should just agree, and that’s it. Always on the defensive. I don’t get it. I have never seen 1 episode where you’ve commented or hurt her or her family. I think she’s having so much trouble with her husband she gets jealous at other relationships, but she won’t share that information she just blames everyone for her own faults. Like the saying goes: look at yourself before you look at others: that’s what Theresa needs to do and no one can do it for her. Good luck to you Ritchie and your awesome kids. Rosie-Kathy you have one another leave it at that. Who cares if you cousin is jealous, bitter angry those are her demons.
k at trouble making Teresa.And its Teresa that throws her parents in everything.We all have had friends and family that start stuff.Who cares Kathy lashed out at Teresa mom.This whole season Kathy has put up with Teresa's crap.Kathy has tried so hard to be a good cousin.But Teresa is a back stabber.
@mom464086 totally agree I have 1/2 siblings, some of their parents raised me (and i consider one my "true father" yet I have said horrible things about their parents from time to time, because in that specific moment I had had enough. You can only be pushed so far before you snap. Tre brought her parents into the mix, not anyone else. Was what Kathy said okay? Obviously no but frustration and anger cannot be bottled forever- and girlfriend has been bottling it for 2 damned seasons. Sooner or later the damn was going to break. Kathy is one of the few who seems to have her head on straight and when I look at her overall actions and demeanor I cannot condemn her for one outburst. And before someone brings up things she's said about Teresa in the past, think about your own family gatherings. Inevitably you talk about family members, about actions you don't approve of, disappointments in their behavior. I've done it w/my own mom. Expressing differences of opinions or rehashing a family members behaviour does NOT mean that you are gossiping or trashing them. People talk to try to work through issues, get outside perspectives and guidance. Everyone has said something about a problematic family member when they weren't around, from "aunt franks" alcoholic tendencies to "sister Sarah's" inability to converse in a civil manner about topics your trying to hash out. It's NORMAL to talk about a person you are concerned about, express bafflement at their behaviour, and so on. Most family gatherings result in talking about the one person who didn't show up, the reasons why, problems between cousins, siblings, aunts, uncles and parents. There were harsh words thru the season, but it didn't appear to be ANYTHING different than discussions of normal families, tight groups of friends would say w/out TV shows and cameras in their faces.
Kathy--I have always enjoyed you, however; I was shocked at what you said about Teresa's mother. WOW, it has made me wonder if there is more going (off camera) on than what I have seen from you. That was not acceptable. I hope you will return to your higher standards and NOT lower yourself to some of the classless behavior we have seen from so many others on this show. BTW--I agree with you---why spend the money on Designer handbags??
hawaiigramma I feel the same way. I think of ALL the housewives in ALL the shows, Kathy is the most real. This really shocked me though. Bringing someone's parent into something, calling a woman a liar that way, that's your Aunt. I hope you can all become family again some day because family is what matters in life and if one of you dies, there are NO second chances for any of the ones who are left.
so it was ok for you to talk about teresa's parents but it wasnt ok when she talked about you're father,really you showed youre true colors you know damn well you and melissa went on the show to make a name out youre self's and to destroy teresa its so obvious you and youre husband all you guys did was bad mouth teresa's fam.last season all youre husband was doing was talking about teresa and as for youre sister she need to go to a mental hospital wtf is wrong with her.youre already too damn old to be acting like this you should know better kathy but i guess youre so far up caroline's ass you cant see past her bully'ing ways and youre going her path too sad but true
Hey Copy-Kat, You get a facelift and now you think your better than everyone? Some might think your attitude on the reunion is a shocker, but I think that your fake "nice" attitude throughout the show was a the real shocker. You are not nice and am not sure who I'm more disgusted at, you or Melissa. I will not watch RHONJ if you remain next season. Scouts Honor!!!
Kathy do you have your cake and desserts on line? I want them for the holiday for my family.
Kathy, You're a class act...you apologized for losing your temper ,why didn't Teresa? Need I say more!!
Kathy, your a classy lady! I love your way of being....with your kids, husband, sister, parents and friends. You are a real person with a real life! That's what's seen on the show. Who cares of what "T" has to say about you.....remember she's a hater who's miserable. She will one day be a very lonely person and hopefully she'll remember and acknowledge her mistakes in life. As long as your happy, as it seems, all is good. Your someone I love to watch on the show and admire your composure.
no she said that her Dad was there for them after their Dad passed away which is far from calling her own aunt a liar. Kathy, you should take lessons from your beautiful mother's lessons on humility and forgiveness. Now, that's truly a classy lady!!!!!! The show has obviously ruined you. So sad and even more sad that you don't realize that your cousin was trying to protect you.
I understand family is family, but with Teresa, I just wouldn't be able to get past this. She is pure evil after what I saw on part 2 of the reunion. Awful, just awful. If people don't see her true colors, then they must have the same character as she does. Don't beat yourself up too bad about what you said about her mother. She did push you. It's no excuse, but it is an explanation. And just for the record, if she's a liar, then she's a liar. Being old doesn't make you a saint! Oh, just for the record, I have nothing against people having plastic surgery if it makes you feel better than you should do. However, I think you looked prettier with your old nose. It gave you character. It wasn't ugly, it was natural. Sorry, but I think you looked stunning before. The new nose took something away from you? Be careful next time. Not all changes are for the best.
You are a big phony .....stop with the eye rolling and the nasty faces. You are on TV after all and no one wants to look at that!!!!!
Between you, Jacqueline, Caroline and Melissa, this show has become a hate fest. People who watch would like to see some smiles and pretty faces. Theresa knows how to do that very well!!! That's why she will always have fans on her side. You call her phony.....we all call her savvy . She knows what the fans want!
And what is your concern about Theresa's marriage? Is it just to prove to everyone that your marriage is good? All you did was show how nasty, spiteful, and stupid you really are. No one cares about your marriage.....it doesn't make you a good person to have a good marriage. Most of the time it's just luck.......
All of you have a lot of nerve mentioning Theresa's children..........She has more class than you because I have never heard her mention your children except in a very good light. The same with Rosie......get over yourself Rosie......yes, you perceive yourself to be a survivor.....but that doesn't give you the right to scream, yell and threaten someone......especially your own family.You and Meiissa need to move on......get off the show your 15 minutes of fame is over.....if it's even was 15 minutes!!!!
mmmmmmary Just luck to have a good marriage? NOT EVEN CLOSE. These days, people have to work twice as hard to keep a marriage together because everywhere you look, people are divorcing over the DUMBEST things. So when someone attacks a STRONG marriage that's had OVER 20 years of hard work AND raising a family, you DEFEND THAT!!!! Teresa is obviously blind as a bat towards her marriage, and to take the light off of Joe's cheating scandal, she has to point at everyone else. I'm not sure where your hate is coming from, but you can't honestly say that Teresa has sat and been an angel every season.
mmmmmmary I like Teresa and all but people can not blame this hate fest entirely on the other ladies. Teresa is trying to play victim just like Danielle did Season 1 and 2. I respect Teresa just like I do all the ladies, but it is all their faults. Teresa has allowed her issues to go publicly, which is what happens when you are on a reality tv show, but she should handle them off camera. Just saying. Hope you have a blessed day. xo
JohnDerik1 mmmmmmary hmm, idk, they're all to blame but the teresa bashing the last 2 seasons has made it almost unbearable to watch. Idk if i'd call it victim as much as defending herself. As far as selling her stories to the mags telling what she wants the public to know, is her prerogative, not there's. Remember they have a huge debt to payback, i'd sell my soul to the devil to keep my home and pay my bills, just sayinn
mmmmmmary and you can say this about Kathy because you've known her for ohhhhh about two seasons huh? Get a life! lol
I'm glad I read this blog. I can respect and understand what Kathy says here. I still think you have also sniped at Teresa but she should not have brought up either of your parents, especially your deceased father.
Honestly each one of you is wrong. Why did you let your husband talk about Teresa the way he does all season (and last season as well) long. Your sister's outburst. There are no words for that. Totally uncalled for. Granted Joe Guidice bad mouths you guys as well. But what is the difference between what he says and what your husband says. Joe's is somewhat cruder. Your husband is not golden tongued either. How he has been speaking this year. What happened?
If family is so important to each and everyone of you why is it that both you and Melissa don't tell Caroline and Jacqueline that you might appreciate what they are saying but it is a family matter and would appreciate it if they stayed out of it. Trust me I think Teresa should do the same. Was all this worth it for you guys? The comment Teresa made about Melissa leaving Joe for a richer man. Unacceptable! But why is no one asking why Joe felt the need to share that private conversation with the world. When Teresa was talking with her brother at another point about Jacqueline and Jacqueline was walking up behind them why did her brother not stop the conversation. He wanted it all aired. You all love the spotlight.
Shouldn't Joe do the same when Melissa's sisters are bad-mouthing his own sister. Say please that is still my sister. When Teresa doesn't do that with her husband everyone is up in arms. It is the same thing.
The comment that Melissa is moving because she does not want her children to go to school with Teresa's. Absolutely heartbreaking!
Any comments concerning the children should have been kept off the show PERIOD.
jerseyviewer12 obviously it's Melissa's prerogative to move because Teresa is the devil.. why do YOU care so much? Get some business.
Kathy, Anyone who has watched a parent die--with my mom it was Lou Gherig's Disease--gets where you're coming from. If Teresa were being classy she would not have commented like that. Ignore all the haters; they clearly need a hobby. May your dad RIP.
I think that you bring class and normalcy to the show. I like the relationship you and Richie have. He obviously loves you very much. As far as Teresa goes, one day reality will kick in. She obviously is in her own world. It's obvious her husband has no respect for her. In a way I have pity for her because when she falls, it's going to be hard. No matter how you and Melissa got on the show really shouldn't bother her. She would've done the same. Who wouldn't? Anyway as long as you stay true to yourself and your family, don't worry what others think. It's you that has to get up and look at yourself in the mirror everyday. As long as you can do that, then truly nothing else matters. Keep up the good work!
I am really tired of Theresa putting the blame on anybody but herself. Theresa lives for her fame but someday that will disappear and who will she have in the end.... Family is everything I wouldn't survive if I didn't have the love of family and Kathy you are a Wonderful Lady it reflects in your beautiful children and the way your husband loves you I feel the same about Melissa Bless you both I hope you stay on the show because I would miss you both so much.Love you and Richie on twitter
I love your spirit you are such a loving person~ haters will hate keep standing strong and respect to your family.
You are the most loved housewife on the show. Pay no attention to the remarks from the Tre fans. To tell you the truth, I suspect many of them are from the same people who write her blogs because the poor thing has trouble with grammar and spelling.....or even what simple words mean. Teresa always spouts shocking lies when she is cornered. Anyone who has watched the show from the start knows that. She trashed you and Melissa to the other wives before you ever filmed your first segment. Anyone who thinks it is the Teresa show is delusional. As a matter of face, I cannot see how they can keep her on the show, because she has managed to turn the whole group against her. Who wants to film with Teresa? I think they should replace Teresa with Rosie. Rosie is brutally honest, endearing, and a blast to watch.
Fact - Your have sat with all the castmates, including your husband and made nasty comments about Teresa from day one, I honestly have never seen a taped show where Thing Teresa said anything negative about you other than in self-defense. You have stated how Teresa done all these bad things to you and I must have missed that show cause I still have yet to see any. You cannot cry about what she said to you after you and the wonderful family and friends have attacked her. You are a real peice of work. You state how so very upset you and Rosie were that she brought up your "Dead Father" wow, you called a mother a F888 liar and her dad a coward, yet you feel like she is the devil for stating how her dad took up more time with you then your own dad... Oh this is the classic syndrome for the fabulous four ladies (that would be yourself, caroline, melissa and Jaco). You ladies think it is ok for you and your husbands to make nasty remarks about T but "OMG, she is crazy and selfish when she attacks your azz back". I can not believe you have time to bake when you all spend so much time in Teresa business. Why is it so important to you all to have her confess and own up to BS that has not been verified. When she tried to tell you all about Melissa talking to Danielle behind her back you all were so damn out to get Teresa ya'll let the little snake Melissa slither right on in. Yeah she confessed ... but only after being backed in a corner, when Text was showed, cause as I can recall she denied it several times, prior to that, but somehow Teresa was the bad guy for that shi** to RIGHT! You are so bent on bringing your own cousin down you cannot see the snakes whom you are rolling in the grass with. Am sure since you and Teresa at some point was close that you had your sayings about Melissa ... as you were probably team teresa then, but because you have this built up jealousy since probably childhood this is now your time to get her back Right?, being that she had a life you wanted then and you were still jealous as an adult. for someone who had a happy life prior to the show, you sure did kiss up for her friends Right... Get off the show please, walk away with the speck of dignity you have left.
DebbieinPhila Maybe they should flip tables and get up off their chairs and chase people around screaming at them. Would you feel better then?
If someone insulted me at my own dinner party they are lucky it was only a table! One of her guest was attacking her FRIENDS and T stuck up for them and Ya she flipped a table. Did you watch the same episode?