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Today is my 8-year wedding anniversary to the love of my life. I'm very proud of the family we created together and the bond we have. Marriage is never easy; you constantly have to work on it. I put my all into my marriage and show Joe respect -- I respect him as a father and as a husband more than words can say. We are so blessed and I am grateful. He's truly the love of my life!
So we are still in Cali! How gorgeous is the estate we stayed at? Now this is vacation. It was truly breathtaking! The vineyard Chris and the boys took us to visit was so much fun. I had no idea it was supposed to be just business! The Manzo/Laurita clan didn’t look so happy. Sorry, guys! We were on vacation and there was wine everywhere… I don't think we should have gone on that business trip! LOL! We probably should have stayed at the estate and let them do their business thing.
The surprise 50th birthday dinner for Caroline was so sweet and so special coming from her family. I love the bond that family has, they are unbreakable. Whenever I see them all together, I always think of my own family with one girl and two boys. I know we will be as happy as they are when I'm 50! God bless them. The speeches were perfect, and we all shed a tear!
Melissa you are a good person and so is Joe, but Teresa and her Joe are bad apples. I got to commend her brother and you for going home with them but really she deserved what she got. Don't forget about all the mean and miserable things she as done to you and Joe. Teresa thinks she s better than you but that's the furthest thing from the truth you two make the show and they need to drop Teresa like the bad habit she is. I think fame has gone to her head. I can't stand her she always twist and turns things around to her advantage, but you are a lady and show it with you actions. You are the nice girl and your sister in law is definitely the mean girl
I guess for you it's always "Thank You Jesus" for all the things or whatever the situation is. I'm glad the trip is over and I sure was glad when Joe stuck-up for Teresa at a time when she needed that. A bond between brother and a sister is stronger than you can image too Meliisa. My brother and I were very close even up to the day of his death. I think too you should be blessed for just 8 years of marriage and you have so much so soon.
Thanks for being a sister-in-law to Teresa and I hope that continues in the future. Don't let Caroline sway your thoughts. She's like to think she's the leader and it's time she acts like a mother to her own daughter. I felt really bad for Lauran when she said she was never close to her like she was with the boys. I felt her pain!
Please just enjoy the family as it is also up to you to show a bit more kindness towards then too!
Melissa you and Joe are my favorite couple. And your husband Joe always keep it real when it comes to you. We want him to know in NC he has a fan base here.LOL. Loved the anniversary show!
Hi Melissa, I think you and Joe have a great marriage and family, you are a perfect fit both so cute and absolutely show respect to each other. I think you are extremely level headed and that you and Joe do try to make things right with Teresa and her Joe. I loved the support you and Joe showed by leaving with Teresa and Joe. I think you are beautiful both inside and out and your Joe is adorable, both of you are what counts, good on the inside. Ann
You go girl! You are my favorite HW on the show. Please stick by Kathy. She has such a good heart but always gets the crap end of the stick!! When you two joined the show you two were an awesome addition. LOVE YOU!
I cannot even wait to comment......luv the fact u and joe stood up and represented...like Caroline said "they are off the boat Italians"...that's right homie....they have their families back! I wish the Gorga and Guidice families would team up and take the world by storm....you are great to watch together...this trip has totally changed my opinions of you and Joe....another thing...I think you had the most class of all the ladies while Tre was being attacked....Caroline can fight her own battles...and you did not act asleep (hide)...get involved (join the pack)....just to please Caroline...in the past....it seemed you did not really care to make things better..only acted like you did...but from this point...i am going to take you as an actions speak louder than words kinda' girl... because it spoke volumes to me you left and refused to gang up on your brothers sister..no matter how you felt about her...you supported your man....and let the others know....you don't bow down to anyone...and furthermore....one day....the Gorga and Guidice cousins might all grow up and watch together....and be so proud to see their parents have each others backs....that will only make their bond stronger....way to WOMEN up :)
I can't wait either. I was so proud of Melissa and Joe for having their sister's back, and I'm not huge Team Teresa fan, I like her well enough, but I am open minded about them all. But that melted my heart, when Melissa and Joe backed up their family and got the H out of Dodge!
God please tell me you guys don't end up in a fight, it will break my heart. I'm so warmed by you all joking around, you and Teresa, liked your jokes about her being a media whore and needing a sex tape, was just fun and open. Please don't let sour grapes old hag Caroline come between yall. I know tv drama has to take its toll on a family, but I too like the Gorgas and the Guidices together. Off the boat Italian, freaking love it. No, I'm not Italian, but somethings should stay old school. Family ties, loyalty, you know what I mean. Melissa, right now I'm liking you them most. I didn't think you were genuine either, this trip showed a different side of you. You love your man, and you want your family to have their family.
Melissa and Joe! Standing Ovation!!!! Applause, applause. You guys did the right thing last night. Caroline deserves to crumble into ashes and maybe she'll rise again in a new form, one that is not so arrogant and self-aggrandizing. Now and in seasons past, Caroline has come across as all-knowing and superior. Last night's show actually FINALLY put her in her place. She went crying in her room because it didn't go right. LOL. She's going to finally see the audience does not buy her act because she's not who she thinks she is. Sometimes wealth gives you a sense of false security and false image and hers was just blown to hell. And it was funny, watching the big bad wolf go running off into the woods mewling. LOL
Happy anniversary to you and Joe. I love you guys relationship although Joe can be pretty graphic at times which is another conversation. I admire that you are trying to keep a good relationship with your sil however the little comments you make behind will not help your relationship. It seems that you are back and forth between your sil and C and Jac and Kathy. Just keep it real as you seem to do. Remember that C did have your back when Tre was bashing you.
I applaud you and your husband for supporting Teresa, when you left with them... you both were completely right... What Caroline did .... was over the top... Bad!
I love you Melissa! Your relationship with your husband is a lot like my husband and mine and we have been married 8 years as well so congratulations!!! I also had problems with my sis-in-law but you are doing the right thing by mending fences even though sometimes it means biting your lip until it bleeds!! Taking the high road is always the right road girly! I do believe that Teresa is Teresa and she's not going to change. Even though she talks out her ass I think Caroline was way out of line to get down and dirty. She should have just cut her loose and let it go! To be honest I loved seeing you and Teresa laughing and goofing off in the RV it made me giggle. Caroline has a strong family who supports her and I think that Teresa is family so your need to support her. At the end of the day if for anything but to keep the relationship between your brother and his family close and the cousins close. Stay try to yourself and keep the nasty out!!!
Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. You're a beautiful young lady and have a beautiful husband and children. I see you count your blessings daily. Good for you!
I like something about you, and I know what it is. You listen carefully and quietly and have no need to insert your self into things. Then you ponder it all to your self. U seem to have no need to grand stand.
Yes, I'd describe you as Quiet and Strong ...wouldn't you have been quiet the "strong pioneer woman" in the old west.
I sure thought Kat and Caroline were trying their best to use you and Jacqueline in their ugly ugly attack on Teresa and Joe. I applaud you and Joe for quietly leaving with your family
Melissa, throughout this season when you were making up with the Giudices I'm curious what is your opinion now of Joe Giudice? Not as Theresa's husband but just as a man if you can call him that.
Hi Melissa! Happy Anniversary! Out of all the housewives shows RHONJ is the only one I enjoy. Very Happy you, Joe & Tre and Joe are in a good place now and the best thing to do is stay out of it whenever there's a confrontation with Tre and someone else. Tre is not a bad person, but puts her foot in her mouth at times and there's no stopping her unfortunately. I get a kick out of all of you, the children are just beautiful and good luck with your singing career. Last night's episode was waiting to happen. You can see how drained all of you were including Tre when the confrontation took up most of the show. I love Kathi, she's so gracious but she needs to stay out of anything with Tre or getting people together or figuring things out. That's what gets Tre going.
In regards to that cookbook, if Tre did not speak to Caroline directly even when she said she called her twice and she knows the way Caroline is, she should have sought her out any way necessary and mentioned what she was writing. I haven't read the cookbook about the comments she made but after Caroline mentioned it in an episode what was written, was anything about a naked car wash really necessary to add in a cookbook????
Tre was wrong in mentioning about Caroline being 1/16th Italian and there was no point in mentioning that either. Over time tension was building up for Caroline unfortunately and it erupted to last night's episode.
It was not Jacqueline's place to get involved either. She should have gotten up and went to bed instead of being on that couch. Lauren did the right thing by speaking up on behalf of her mother.
Just take it one day at time-
I cannot believe you didn't stand up for Theresa in that situation in Napa. You should of gotten off the sofa and told everyone to let it go. Not the time or place. What more could theresa have said ? She said she was sorry and it was evident no matter what she said Caroline was not going to accept. All Caroline did was call her names and belittle her. I think Caroline acted totally like a bully and is a mean, thinks she knows it all person. Not good for a grown woman to be acting like that in front of her children. Shame on her and you for letting the conversation go like that.
I was very happy to hear the comments that you made during the episode and see that you left with your family. Theresa is having a hard time with the things she is going through and it shows in her actions. She needs you to pray for her and support her. Only you guys know the real story, but I am a very good judge of character. You two do seem to have a litlle jealousy for eachother, but that is fine as long as you don't get carried away with it. You and your husband need to stick by Theresa (your blood) and stop talking about her to outsiders. You seem to be a decent person, so don't let Caroline corrupt you. Caroline is bitter and mean.
Melissa, I will admit -- wasn't a fan of yours at the beginning; however, I truly believe you are trying to make things right within your family. I had enjoyed vacation episodes until the one last night. Honestly, with everything going on in our country today, people living pay check to pay check, homelessness & everything else, I was truly saddened to see such a display over a comment in a cookbook and, in generaly, other things that I didn't know anything about. I admired that you were able to just "let it happen" and not get involved. I truly believe that you care for your family & want the best for everyone. I only pray that everything will work out & that your entire family continue to be close & be there for each other. Thank you for being so quiet and kind -- after all the screaming, silence was golden!! Congratulations on your anniversary - you have a beautiful family -- thank you Jesus!
pointer62 Finally read a few sensible comments. I agree with "pointer", "goldgal" and jbartin. Just need to add a little something. Something tells me either Caroline is going through a bad menopause or she is playing up to the camera with her over dramatic crap. I hate to say it but really take a look at the way Theresa and Joe Guidice act, they are extremely immature, they just don't know any better it seems. Just accept them as they are and what doesn't affect your reality let it go. They choose to make money by any means and lets face it those rag mags twist and add what they want. The smartest, nicest and realest person on that show is Kathy. I love her to pieces, I wish her and her sister Rosie were my sisters. I have to add one more thing, Caroline is beginning to make me gag everytime I see her and hear her. She needs to keep her mouth shut just once, but she loves to hear herself talk so much she can't do it.
You were a good sister in law....you went to make sure Teresa was o.k. I understand why you did not defend her but, at the same time you are not always better either lol...in any case I think you and your family should never had gone on the trip especially when there is that much drama. Caroline is a complainer and has been since the whole Danielle thing...she is an instigator and should pay more mind to her own family than the families of others. It is not her business nor her place to question teresa or her finances. She is a bully, Danielle, Gia, and teresa have seen it and experienced it. Do not think for one second you will not be next it is in her motive of opportunity to attack others and pick her sister in laws friends.....remember that.
At least Kathy's intentions were good. There is just no reasoning with Theresa, it's her way or the highway. Bless you Melissa for trying to put the family together for Joey. It takes a real classy person to look past all the horrible things Theresa has said about you for the sake of family. Hang in there!
I know you are a smart woman and do understand that Joe needed to stand by his sister and as you saw Caroline expected no less from both of you. I sincerely hope that you can continue to have a relationship with Teresa because she is going to need some people to help her when she falls which she will. Stay strong. I hope you can keep your friendship with Caroline and Jacqueline. They are good people. Your hubby is a nut case but you gotta love him. He truly does care about family and is a great supporter of you. He makes me laugh! I also have a crazy Italian for a husband!
Bravo to Melissa, Kathy and the husbands for sticking with Teresa tonight. BUT....it seems like everyone is forgetting all the crazy talk Teresa has done and is still doing. She never ever owns up to anything she's done to the people she says she loves. She continues to talk in circles and bash family without even blinking an eye. Why is it so hard for some of these women to apologize when needed? I've been a New Jersey housewife fan since season 1 and have loved Teresa from the beginning but she seems like a completely different woman now. Hopefully next season she can turn it around.
Melissa...I love that you came back for another season. You and Kathy bring a breath of fresh air! Congrats to you and Joe! You two were made for eachother.
FINALLY! your husband showed support for his sister instead of grumbling negatives about her in the background. I like that you both left with the family and you should keep it that way. Tell Joe I'm proud of him for taking that stand. Teresa and Joe have both been beat up enough already. Sto reading tabloids already, everyone knows it is trash.
Melissa, I am glad to see you starting to take a real turn with Teresa and become the only one on this show that actually gets her. I think you understand that what she means when she says things. I don't believe for one second she meant to slight Kathy. She was so excited that both the Giudices and Gorgas made it through the trip without a fight, she wanted to toast it. What a victory after the counselor had said not to do it, no wonder she was so thankful. Tonight, you looked for a moment like you did not like the ganging up on Tre. For that, I'm proud of you. Unfortunately, her cousin Kathy who I do like, is too jealous of Tre to do the right thing. Kathy really did stir up hard feelings with Tre before she went on the Cali trip and then again in the hot tub. OMG!!! Wrong place Wrong time!!!! Do you see that? Teresa and Joe really need you and Joe. They are very misunderstood bc of their Italian ways. I know this bc my husband is an Italian. Sometimes it takes a while to get what Tre is about but after watching her for all these years, I can see she is a loyal friend and loves her family and is willing to do the hard work of healing. Please keep the support up and I don't know ....GIRL YOU MAY BE MY NEW FAVORITE....
cgia Theresa believes her own reality. She is very much in denial of herself. I don't think she means any harm or even realizes that she is doing wrong, cuz she thinks she is always right. But than Caroline thinks she is always right too, now there's a wild menopausal woman!!! Back to Theresa, she has no control of herself, she has a lot of growing up to do. So does her husband.
I feel sorry for both your family and Kathy's family. You have your job cut out for you to keep peace with the extended family. I say support them when you feel what they are doing is good, and just don't be involved when you don't agree. You can love someone, but not like what they do. Don't support that part.
Hello Melissa, I think you, Kathy, Caroline and Jacqueline are the greatest people. We as fan and watchers of the show see and hear both sides and I think Teresa needs to realize this. She is not fooling anybody!!! I think she has told so many lies she has forgotten what she said. I know it doesn't mean much but us fans have your guys back. Teresa is not a sincere person. For someone that consider a friend like family and turn around and back stab them the way she did Caroline and one you consider family, nt a true friend. And isn't she alwayssaid family is the most important? Any how Melissa you keep doing what you are doing girl you are great and I love yah.
What show are all these people watching, everyone keeps referring to Teresa as innocent, and a victim , she is ignorant and completely without manners.
Lemonde1 and Caroline and her family instigate and antagonize Theresa every episode. She and her family are bullies. Theresa may be wrong about things but that doesn't absolve Caroline of her behavior either. She's a gross person.
Look up the definition for bully. Think you're talking about loudmouth, crass Teresa. Yes she's plays the victim, me thinks she protest too much and too loud.
@SLNY @Lemonde1 So glad I'm not the only one who sees the Manzos for who they are they sit around quietly nd watch and when they get the signal they all attack like snakes
Melissa - now that you, your husband and Teresa are "back together", it's time that you guys take her in hand and get her to straighten up her act. She has a filthy mouth, needs to take responsibility for her actions, and quit inventing her own truth about things. She is so two-sided - watch your back! Anyone who confronts her is supposedly a bully because she can't remember all the lies she has told. Don't stoop to her level. Keep an eye on your husband, and don't let him get sucked into her crap too far. We love you and your family - hang in there!
You are so sad, I can see you have your own agenda but the way you threw Caroline to the wolves when she is the one who extended her hand to you in friendship when you were new to the show and Teresa was trashing you right and left. You know the things she was saying about you, you watched the shows and even in the shows finale Caroline had your and your husbands back. Just know it's a matter of time before Teresa will stab you in the back and you will be needing Caroline's support and I hope she shows you the door. Then when your standing there alone cross yourself and blow your phony kiss to the baby Jesus.
sdrvent1 Melissa and Teresa have made peace with one another and their relationship is a primary one. Caroline is the divisive one, trying to pit family against family, friend against friend believing all along she is so important and her views are the only ones that matter. Melissa did no such thing. She did the RIGHT thing. Family first. Caroline will be long gone in time, but her brother and their children and her children are forever. If Caroline didn't try to pit people against one another there would be an opening for healing, but Caroline likes wounds to fester so she can feel good about herself. Why in the world would Melissa put Caroline's needs above her own family. She is loyal to the right people. If she chose loyalty to Caroline over her own family, then she'd need to check herself.
Be nice, just be nice! Be a lady and it will further your career in music, the whole world is watching! :)
I was glad to see that Joe and Melissa left in support of their sister/inlaw, what a great way to mend the family fences. I am so glad that Melissa and Jac didn't get involved and left Caroline hanging on the flag pole with her childishness. I hope after tonight everyone sees that it's Caroline the control freak who is stirring her witch's brew! Great job, Melissa!
CaliDream420Caroline rocks. Great job? Joe and Melissa had to "assist" Joe and Teresa get to the airport safely. Both were intoxicated, and Teresa was out of it. No, I think their bigger concern was insuring that they got on the right plane, and out of Cali before they hurt someone, or themselves. Thank God.
Melissa, kudos to you and your husband for standing up for his sister! She was being personally attacked by Caroline for something so minor and has been discussed over and over and over again!! I would have done the exact same thing and LEFT with my FAMILY even if we were not on the best of terms! Family sticks together period!!!!!!!!!!
for the first time since you been on the show I actually liked you for a minute when you told Caroline that you was not getting in her BS with T, Kudos, however she Caroline does not like that an she will be telling you BS about what T has said about you.. BEWARE of the old lady...she is up to no good, and Kathy as much as you love her is not playing fair either,watch some previous shows, while they are feeding you on how T never wanted to have you all seen on the show, out of the large Manzo family we have only seen a few.....
Teresa is just using you & your husband! I do not believe a word she says after bashing all of you. I know she is your sister-in-law, but she trashed you because she is jealous of you & your husband & that will never change! I wish BRAVO would get her off the show - she just brings it down! Good luck with Teresa, just watch your back at all times!
Melissa... I am sooo pleased you and Joey left with Teresa. As this season has progressed, I have come to really like you and your desire to see Joey and Teresa mend their relationship. I only had one brother who passed away and his loss has left a huge vacancy in my life. Teresa needs her brother and Joey needs his sister. Your support will bring all of you closer toether and your children will see that sibling love modeled. Just like, they would have the arguing and fighting between siblings modeled if that kept up. Kudos to you and Joey. I wish you the best and you two have darling children!
Melissa I really think your are genuine person. I hope that you all can be a family. My take on your sister in law is. I think she can be jealous, but it's normal to feel that way. She can be a mean girl to. But I think she is having a really hard time personally and she doesn't trust alot of people. She puts on a brave face (Hell I couldn't do it). I see somebody busting their ass trying to keep her home and her marriage together. I didn't care to much for her in season one. But she is one of my favorites. She doesn't take sh from nobody. You two keep talking and being real to one another. Maybe she will let her guard down. Stay out of Kathy and Tre's mess it's their mess. Kath seems to play both sides of the fence. I hope you see that. Seeing how the Manzo's and everyone just jumping on her when she is down show's no character at all to me. You seem to be bigger than that, same with your husband. Best wishes to you all
I was actually proud of you during this episode. You stayed out of the argument. It showed you were trying. Would have been better if you would have given them a heads up in the hot tub. It just was fueling Caroline's fire. She wanted to be mad. She likes taking any opportunity to bash your sister-in-law. The fact that she told you and Kathy that she would walk away if she was causing problems between you and Teresa, is such bull. She said that to make herself look better. Neither of you would tell her to back off. Who would want to be on her bad side? She's the bully. If she truly felt that way, she wouldn't bash Tre to either of you. Think about that. Having her bad blood in the relationship isn't healthy when trying to mend with Tre.
@Mac53103 Kathy and Melissa had already supplied the stake rope and kindling and handed the match to Caroline,..of course she could stay out of it then.
WELL IM HAPPY THAT YOU AND JOE STAYED OUT OF IT...NOW THATS FAMILY..I THINK YOU AND JOE KNOW THAT KATHY WAS A LITTLE WRONG IN THIS! I GUESS THE BEST THING TO DO IS JUST LET IT PASS AND KEEP YOUR FAMILY CLOSE.
Melissa, you are smart. You kept your mouth shut during the drama. And, I am glad you stuck with your family... Caroline is a mean, cruel and jealous woman.