Ryan Seacrest! Yes, I needed makeup on to call Ryan Seacrest! This is huge for me. He personally picks which songs he will debut, and he chose mine! I felt honored and extremely excited. This doesn't happen every day. I wish you could have heard more of the conversation between Ryan and me, it was pretty funny. He's a great guy and I appreciated it so much! How about Gino clocking Joe in his head? OMG it was hysterical! That little boy is special. I love him more than words can describe! Antonia loves to put my makeup on. Joe hates it; he gets crazy if she puts red Chapstick on! I feel bad for her, because she's not going to be allowed to leave the house until she's 25! That's OK, she will be my best friend forever.
Joe thought it would be a great idea to have a party to celebrate On Display, so of course we did. We really do look for any excuse to get our family and friends together and make memories!
Of course there is always some drama, but at least Teresa and I laid it all out on the table. When Teresa asked me about Danielle, I told her the truth. I was wrong, so I apologized and hopefully we have moved past this. She is the one constantly saying to forget about the past and move on. You saw the solstice party episode, right? I forgave and moved on, because she is family. I know I'm never going to get her to totally change the way she treats me, but as long as she backs off my marriage, we can do this.
Melissa, I think if you and Joe came on this show happy go lucky and not airing your family drama on tv, people wouldn't question your intentions to fix your family issues, but that was not the case. You both came out with "guns a blazing." Remeber, you, Joe, and Kathy are the ones who came on the HWs speaking & acting vile towards Teresa. The only ones at fault here are you three. We absolutely had no idea Teresa was having family issues until the season 2 reunion show which Danielle brought it up and recieved that information from you, hence the reason why you are on the show as of today (pure negativity). It is truly sickening and I'm so over this Teresa is such a bad person. I don't care about yours and Teresa's family problem. I don't even want to continue watching the remainder of the season cause we all know everyone still hates Teresa, & that is thanks to the "we hate Teresa media tour" staring the rest of the RWONJ cast. STOP the hate, stop the blame game, and please stop playing the victim here cause the only victims I see are yours and Teresa's children.
Melissa I was glad to see your maturity on this episode. You really seemed to ready to make things work with Teresa. And your right, she is your brothers sister, so she is family and family is always there no matter what. Props to you. Love on display!
No Melissa we don't know that Teresa is "running back" to you guys. Honestly, how you plotted against Teresa was down low and dirty. I would have a very hard time liking you had you done that to me. Family or no family. I hope Teresa keeps an eye on you for a long time. I do hope your family can work through your issues. You have to come to terms with the fact that what you did to Teresa was far beyond anything that had been done to you.
Melissa do you think some one you know is jealous, in denial or a pathological liar? Who does this sound like.
Exaggerates things that are ridiculous.One-upping. Whatever you do, this person can do it better. You will never top them in their own mind, because they have a concerted need to be better than everyone else. This also applies to being right. If you try to confront an individual like this, no matter how lovingly and well-intentioned you might be - this will probably not be effective. It's threatening their fantasy of themselves, so they would rather argue with you and bring out the sharp knives than admit that there's anything wrong with them.
They "construct" a reality around themselves. They don't value the truth, especially if they don't see it as hurting anyone. If you call them on a lie and they are backed into a corner, they will act very defensively and say ugly things (most likely but depends on personality), but they may eventually start to act like, "Well, what's the difference? You're making a big deal out of nothing!" (again, to refocus the conversation to your wrongdoing instead of theirs).Because these people don't value honesty, a lot of times they will not value loyalty. So watch what you tell them.
They will not only tell others, but they will embellish to make you look worse. Their loyalty is fleeting, and because they are insecure people, they will find solace in confiding to whomever is in their favor at the moment.They may be somewhat of a hypochondriac. This can come in especially useful when caught in a lie, for example, they can claim that they have been sick, or that there's some mysteriously "illness" that has them all stressed out. It's another excuse tool for their behavior.Obviously, they will contradict what they say. This will become very clear over time. They usually aren't smart enough to keep track of so many lies (who would be?).
What do you think?
I know you know that you have a great guy, but Iʻm still going to say it...AWESOME - it is not easy for a man, especially of Italian descent to even consider therapy. Truly, out of all the Housewive shows, this show has mysteries in it. I think if Teresa had better support from her husband, it would be easier. He just may be tired of the tension, but I feel that he is a part of it because he expressed personal anger towards your husband. Her husband should be supportive and put his personal feelings aside...cause family is family. If he loves his wife instead of telling her to shut up, he should tell her to go to counseling and meet your husband half way.
I want to make a few points. If Melissa wanted Teresa's life, why wouldn't that be flattering and endearing? Why would you attack someone for admiring your life? Melissa is 6 or 7 years younger than Teresa, seems NORMAL. Well, it may have something to do with the idea that the family didn't want to accept Melissa into the family and they just started conjuring up all kinds of scenarios that clannish people typically conjure up not to allow outsiders in. Second of all, every family has its own culture, so therefore, there would be something called 'similarities'. Families who are deeply connected to their cultural roots often consist of men and women who look similar, wear their hair similarly, spend money similarly, have similar tastes, eat similar food and attend similar events. Third of all, there are hundreds of thousands of people tuning in to the show precisely because they want to have Teresa's life, Melissa's life, Kathy, Jac or Caroline, etc. This "you're just jealous" rational is for people who don't have the intelligence or will to see the true humanity in this situation. I for one, do not want Teresa's life, but I see myself in everyone on the show. I definitely feel connected to these people who are sharing their lives with us.
ok Melissa, Do you really want usto believe that you and Teresa can be friends? Thats the funniet thing I have heard. You as well as Tre are just fooling yourselves. You are both out for the same thing. Popularity, fame and fortune. Why don't you two just call it quits and be done with it. Save yourselves a lot of aggravation and spare hurting all those around you.
Melissa, Thank G_d you are on this show! You seem to be the only houswife with a little common sense! You and Joe are an amazing couple! I would love to hang with the Gorgas! You seem to always be having so much fun! All my best! xoxo
Melissa, you are very desperate for validation, and I think you will always be envious of somebody. Today it's teresa, tomorrow it will be somebody else. You dragged your husband's family through the mud for 15 minutes of fame in Teresa's shadow. Was it worth it?
Melissa you totally write comments to yourself and comments bashing Teresa, you are so creepy and pathetic.
Melissa, the truth finally came out. You finally admitted that it was you who leaked information to Danielle. And you had me believing that Teresa was crazy and evil. I was wrong, you are the cause of all this craziness. BTW, your song stinks.
Melissa, What you and your husband did to get on the show is wrong. You claim you're financially secure so you really didn't need the income. Teresa needs the income from the show to support her family. Your intentions were either 1. You need to be famous despite the negatives effects on family. 2. You need the money. Or 3. You are so vindictive, you want the world to share in your hatred towards Teresa. Perhaps your goal was all three. So you decided to sell your soul to the devill - for vanity, greed, and revenge. Be careful, you will never find fulfilment in these acts; it is very unchristian of you and your husband. As for your husband's actions were vitrolic - he has never sincerely apologized to his sister for his actions. And please, text messaging is so cowardly. A real and moral man would apologize to her face and ask her forgiveness. Just because he claims to have a huge sex drive and constantly works out doesn't make him a man; it just shows his insecurities as a man. A true man is humble,fiercely protective of all his family, which includes his birth family. I don't know anyone in my life where a brother would speak of his sister in the way your husband spoke or a sister in law who would openly hurt a brother and sister relationship. You must realise you are modeling behavior and your children are watching, taking it all in. When the are old enough, the can view their parent's actions. They can justify hurting each other because it's what their parents did. You have lovely children; wouldn't it break you heart to see you children fight like your husband and you fight with Teresa? You can turn it around, if you want. But sadly, I doubt it. If you really wanted peace in you family, you shouldn't have joined the cast. But that was not your intention, was it?
Just saw you on Extra saying you can't make someone the villain on TV, that it is their actions, etc. that makes them a villain. I think the point you were trying to make is that it is Teresa's own fault she is disliked by the other "Housewives". What you are missing is that you, Caroline, Jacqueline and Kathy are making yourselves the villains by demonizing everything Teresa does and people are now judging your actions. So you are right but your conclusion is wrong.
Melissa, I don't understand the Teresa fans on your blog. they know Bravo is a platform for the ladies to launch their ventures. I have never seen in you what they see. I like you and your husband. Mean while, families fight. Teresa just doesn't know how.
Joe IS a great brother and he does seem to be a very sensitive, caring person. However, don't bank on him working things out with Teresa. Clearly, she thinks it is all his fault or your fault, but most certainly not Her fault. I think that pretty much sums up the outcome of this thing. She is who she is, family or not. Just because she is your husband's sister does not mean it will all turn out well or even for the best. When Teresa wants to see herself for who she is, then things might change. Until then, accept the situation for what it is and move on.
Let's not forget the horrible things she said to Joe about you. T has some serious problems and could probably use solo therapy herself, for a long time.
In the meantime, please stop saying in inteviews, that your relationship with her is "a work in progress". Nothing will progress until Teresa honestly owns up to who she is and the hurtful things she says to and about others. Unfortunately, I don't think that will be anytime soon.
On another note, love you and your family!!
I'd like to know what show the "Team Teresa" fans were watching! Did they not see Teresa put out those slanderous articles, or make fun of her friends and family for their own amusement? Really? I feel like Melissa is a victim, and Teresa is attacking her for her own amusement.
You couldnt be more wrong. Teresa was broken hearted when Melissa snaked to get on the show and failed to tell her. Teresa tried so hard to fix the relationship with Jac and Caroline - it's clear to EVERYONE that they shut the door on Teresa out of pure jealousy.
jeanamariex3 If you believe those tabloids, I have a bridge I would like to sell you. LOL
jeanamariex3 I believe we watched the same show....did I miss anything? oh yeah, the part where you know for a fact that NOT everything you read in an article is TRUE????? O M G, are you series? LOL...ohhh & btw, Melissa is an angel, A TWO FACE ANGEL *smh
Tabloids put untruths out ALL the time. That's why celebraties DON't read them! Read Teresa's blog on her website. She breaks down the tabloid situation so that even Melissa's fans can understand it. And we're watching the show where Melissa was contacting an enemy of all the housewives (Danielle) in hopes of getting on their show...2 years ago...when Melissa got on the show. Why would Meissa want to be on a show when she even told the nation that SHE HATED Teresa?
jeanamariex3 Did you not see Melissa say she *hated* Teresa and wanted to hurt her (because she was pregnant/hormonal...yea ok) even before she came on the show? So why is it so hard to believe she came on the show to hurt Teresa? Seriously...what *family member* does that? No family I want to be around. I think you need to go back watch the shows again.
You are beautiful and so real and sincere this season. I have no idea how people think your evil when the entire season you encouraged your husband and Teresas relationship. Blows my mind. I love you and hope you never leave the RHONJ! Oh, and I love you and your famiy's party animal side!!!
Trust me Melissa things are not great with Teresa, maybe today they are but tomorrow she will be the old Teresa.
hope they kick you and your husband from the show they can have Kathy and Rosie .... you hate Teresa cause she is so loved , sorry you are a Teresa want to be and that is all you are and one other thing stop singing, for the love of GOD stop!!! Go play with Caroline you and her would be good together just look what she has done to Jac and her family!!! we see you for what you are!!!
@rebecca1966 With all do respect I'll have to disagree. I think Teresa is jealous of Melissa because Teresa was use to being the hot spoiled mom. melissa and her husband are stable, classy, and have adorable children. It's always Teresa in a conflict and it's sad because I know underneath that ego is a good heart. Open your eyes and have a look at Teresa's ghetto track record. Yes, she is excellent for ratings because she is crazy! I do respect that she made money from her books, did great on celebrity apprentice, and appeared in an episode of Gossip Girl. However she needs to gain a little bit more class as well as her husband.
You take dig after dig towards Teresa, and then pretend you're innocent. I would react way worse than Teresa if my own sister in law and brother stabbed me in the back the way you've done. How could you do this to family? You're a snake. No one would even know who you are if it weren't for her, because believe it or not, none of you have a plot without Teresa. Your husband should be ashamed of himself. This is his blood, hs one and only sister.
DISGUSTING, TERRIBLE, and AWFUL what people will do for fame. Teresa knew you way before the public knew you, her apprehension about you was correct. Good for Teresa and her intuition. I hope they recast the show, let everyone go but Teresa.
All Melissa and Joe have done is wait for Teresa to make a move, any move, a statement or an action, and then use it to sabotage her. Teresa, then subsequently becomes entangled in a chasing her tail game, reacting to everything they set her up with. THAT is what has been so disturbing to watch for me. She just couldn't win ---until now. Now that everything is crystal clear. The envy and greed on this show created monsters. Unfortunately, The Gorga Sr's are the ones picking up the tab. And it's on Melissa and Joe's head, not on Teresa's. What's worse, is when Teresa finally figured it out and stopped communicating with them so they couldn't twist it and use it as ammo, they badgered her with texts so she would slip again. And of course they did! It proves they need her desperately to have any relevance on this show at all and were hell bent on discrediting and destroying her. Two less likebale people I have yet to see.
You cannot be "close" friends with Jacqueline and Caroline and put things on the mend with Teresa. They are out to get her. If you really are serious about family, you need to let them go. I have to give you kudos for fessing up about Danielle. If Teresa is running to you and Kathy for help in her time of need why justify it? Family is what it is all about right? The same blood that is in Teresa is in your children.
zocola kudos for fessing up? She had no choice but to fess up! Danielle publicly told her that she saved all her emails and recorded her phone calls. Melissa for the first time looked vulnerable because she was scared about the truth coming out. I really hope the only reason Danielle is staying quiet is because she is planning a surprise visit on the reunion and will spill the beans.
CC1921 WOAH that is hilarious!! To quote Danielle from the table flipping episode when she was discussing her book, "the past is very much in the present thanks to you". Danielle never really left and it's all b/c of melissa!!
SheliaKay I agree! Teresa was the real bully and not Danielle. Teresa was always self absorbed. I knew everyone would see the real her!
jeanamariex3 What show are you watching jeanamariex3? Seriously? If you remember, Teresa was the housewife that really didn't have anything against Danielle in the beginning, other then supporting her *friends* in how they felt about Danielle....why she invited Danielle to that dinner. She confronted Danielle later in season 2 because she wanted to know where Danielle was getting her info. She suspected Danielle was dishing about Teresa's private affairs..and guess what? She was right! Guess who was behind the leaks of Teresa's private life? Can you guess? :p
Melissa...I never thought I would say this...but Danielle is a class act. For not giving into you and your husband Joe gorga desperate jealous attempts to get on the show and take your husband sister down...Then to send a parody video dressed up as tre to BRAVO was more than desperate...and oh yea...dont deny you sent that video in to BRAVO because there is an episode with Joe Gorga in a sparkling golden dress with a black long hair wig on and mocking his sister..probably the same outfit he wore in that video...that was sent to BRAVO...just an observation..so you hated her then..what has changed now? you still hate her now.....a leopard never changes its spots...so keep on lying and keep on being deceitful because it will all catch up with you...you are losing fans and your fan base and your star power has lost its light and you will fade into the background and go back to where you came from...So sad....what you have done to Tresa and her parents...you have held them hostage...because of your own lack of self-worth...and that is no different that what Danielle did..but yet you continue to Thank Jesus in the same deceitful breath...Please next time...when you thank Jesus...call on someone who really knows you..that would be the little red man with the horns and the pitchfork...Set yourself free by setting Teresa and her family free.
Debbieinmissouricitytx That's not the selection process that Bravo uses. It's not a conspiracy. It's television.
Its amazing to me that that so many people come on here to bash you because they buy all of Teresa's B.S. I see that you have and I think you will take a lot of crap just so your Joe can try and have a relationship with his sister. I feel bad for the two of you for getting all this hate just because Teresa was on the show first and already saying what bad people you were.I cant understand how people cant see whats rite in front of them.She has twisted a lot around to blame others and people buy,but to buy that she really want to be a family again overnight when she was just bashing you all the night before is unbelievable to me. Just know you,Joe,Kathy,Jacqueline and Caroline have a lots of fans and can see threw her. Keep you head up and keep shinning.
Melissa you need to watch out for that SIL (sister-in-law) . You are blessed to have such supportive sisters in your life. It is so apparent that Tre is so jealous of you.. You are prettier, more talented and lets face it Melissa you have a Brain....I bet you could pronouce cumin (the spice) LOL (although Amazing Grace was funny!!!!) Your and your family are so entertaining....Love the rapport you have with Joe (the good Joe). Tread lightly and remember you have fans!!!!
Don't know if I can bare to watch the rest of this season, the Teresa bashing/bullying is so sad to watch. The only thing that may make me watch next season if it's the same cast is the thought of watching Caroline and Jac turn on you because I hope you know that will eventually happen and I would love to watch that.
It really turns my stomach to watch this show. This is one of the most painful shows I have ever tried to watch (and very often I can't) . You have learned how to "play good and innocent for the camera." In the end, when this show is long gone, you will still have to live the ugliness in your heart and with your family-- and Teresa is part of that. I watch just to see if she is okay, and how is she faring through the mess you created--- and then I turn the channel. You planted the seed for all this mess so you can flaunt fame and fortune, but in the end, when Karma comes back for you, I hope it was worth it to you.
Chocolisa I too only watch to see if Teresa is Okay. I wonder how Melissa in laws feel about her?
They have made it very clear how they feel. They stated it once. They know exactly what 'she is about.' They said they have nice dinners once a week to see their grandchildren. Remember the christening when Joe was crying at his Dad;s feet, "why don't you respect me?" Those two haven't sat well with The Gorga Sr's for a long time. The christening was one of the first epiosdes. They won't film with them, but they will Teresa. You KNOW (becasue they set up every other scene)that Melissa has tried to get them to film at their house cuz people were all saying what I'm saying, but they won't. NOW Joe is throwung around the fact that they pay for their home. These are the reasons Teresa can't "move on"- he wrote that LAST WEEK. Each week they continually say things that are unforgivable and Teresa is told two years ago, it's not right. Teresa has reason to stay betrayed to date!
Not even auto tune can make you sound good. Your songs make Kim Z. sound like Celine Dion!
Melissa for you to keep saying that people "think" Teresea is comming to you guys after her freinds "left" her is such a phony excuse for you to say how you really feel about Teresea. You wanted her life and now you have it. Bet it feels great now!!