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Well the time has come. Only one episode left -- buckle up, bitches!
There is going to be a lot of information thrown at you in the season finale, but first let me just say for the record, I was never a “stripper or a call girl or a whore or a lesbian or a drug user” as my sister-in-law likes put out there for everyone. If I was a stripper, I would say I was. I have nothing against them, and I am definitely way too smart to deny it. I would have to be a fool to think I could get away with stripping and go on a reality TV show and no one would ever find out. Come on, you have to give me more credit than that.
Now on to the Sunday’s episode. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when those two "masterminds" were putting this together. Are we really supposed to believe that this is just all one big coincidence?
Looking back, when Kim D. called I knew it was not genuine at all. You know she needs her fashion show to get filmed so she and the store can stay relevant. I've always been good to her and supported her. I tried to shop at her store when I could, and I walked in her show last year when she asked me to. I'm not the type of person to start with someone or argue with someone unless you really provoke me.
Melissa, you said you 'just don't trust those 'Kims' after being on the phone with Kim D. I would like to ask you, Do you think all 'Kims' are sneaky and two-faced like Kim D.? I would also like to say that you shouldn't judge all 'Kims' just because you had a negative experience with Kim D. because my name happens to be Kim and not all 'Kims' are bad and untrustworthy.
@Kimberlyl03241984 I think it was a reference to the Kim's that have been on RHONJ like that Kim G (Albies HS best friends mom). The Kim lady who started stuff at another event (Fashion show or event at Brownstone w/Danielle, it's been awhile) My name is Kimm, too (yes 2 m's- moms way of making Kimmberly less common or something). I didn't take it as a hate of all Kim's everywhere. I immediately thought of the two Kim's that have been on the show when chaos erupts!
Melissa, why do you blame Teresa for this "set up"? Jacqueline clearly got a text about what was going down and didn't say anything to you? And Kim D admitted Teresa didn't know what was going down, only that "something" was going down. Teresa isnt your keeper. She is your family, but that doesn't mean she has to worry if someone might confront you about something, and she doesnt even know what. You are a grown adult. And you and Teresa aren't that close. So why should she worry about if someone wants to confront you about something? Be mad at Jacqueline or Caroline! They are the ones claiming to be such great friends. You are the two faced one. Talking to Danielle and trying to cause drama for your own brothers sister!??? Sounds like someone who is so innocent? NO!
@jms0066 No, Kim admitted that Teresa knew something was going down and that it involved Melissa. She said Tre knew this because she knew that Mel was the one who Kim had a problem with. As everyone seems to always point out, blood is thicker than water, and Jac is no relation to Mel. The burden was on Teresa to give Mel a heads up or try to stop it (I cannot believe that Andy never asked Kim what Tre thought about the fact that Kim was planning to do something to Mel).
Motorcitywife jms0066 Motorcitywife your point is quite valid. I'd like to add that although Kim D. clearly was the architect of the attempt to "expose" Melissa and Teresa may have only had an bits of the puzzle; Teresa knew waaay more than Jacqueline did. Yes, Jacqueline and Caroline may have gotten texts but I don't think they knew as much as Teresa did when that creepy Angelo guy "confronted'" Melissa. I think Jacqueline and Caroline found out more background after the creep started telling more and more people about the "secret". The fact remains that Teresa could've called Melissa after what she learned at the salon with Kim D. & Angelo.
@jms0066 To be fair, J only had rumors of a "setup" in the texts. A rumor is a rumor, I'm sure these girls hear tons of " Z is out to get X" rumors that dont happen. Imagine the hell that Teresa would have brought her way, if she HAD told Mel & nothing happened. Tre would claim "Jac is trying to come between us, u can't trust her Mel. She turned on me, blah blah blah." Once it'd happened, Jac straight SHOWED the texts to the Gorgas. I'd have kept my mouth shut too, cause you know Teresa would say J caused problems w/ family,( likely cause she's "jealous" ) & BOOM Jac= bad guy! Which, btw, is EXACTLY what Teresa did, accusing J "set her up." It would've been much worse if J had already gotten involved before it happened because she'd be an easy scapegoat and part of me wonders if the "mutual friend" was told to inform Jac, just to see if she'd tell Melissa. Teresa plays dumb, but she's shrewd, she shows it in her one on one interviews ALOT when she drops the facade and suddenly spits out big words and complex ideas, manipulating people ain't easy but she cant say "Jekyll and Hyde"? She wouldn't have a very successful business if she was a complete moron. She just plays one on TV;-)
I'm team Gorga!! I think you and your man have terrific chemistry. And he treats you like a his queen. And you treat him like your king! :) that's what love is all about. As for your sister-in -law, she is so jealous of your relationship she cant hide her petty judgements. you can tell she didn't learn anything from her high school years. She needs to go back to school and learn how to speak and spell. sorry to Joe that I am not a fan of his sister. weird how 2 siblings from the same parents can turn into complete opposite personalities.
Im Team Melissa! I just wana say that congratulations in all the you are doing and its nice to see that you have a great husband that loves u and the family! I understand that being on the show gave u the opportunity to pursue your career and Im sure anybody would do the same but regardless of being on the show or not with your voice you already had a career in the making because you can sing n i love your music. Dont ever let anyone try to break that beautiful family you have even if it means breaking ties with other people that was closed to you. would do the same! Congratulations again n may God bless you with more victories!
I don't think I could ever treat a blood relative of my husband the way you have treated Teresa and her family. I understand T might have her shortcomings; but it seems that you really want hurt her. You are a mean person.
@sparkles123 Have you ever tried to deal w/a person like Teresa in your immediate family? I have and it's hell, there are only so many times you can forgive someone for the same offenses. If your sister in law called you a gold digger, told YOUR HUSBAND that you would leave him for a richer dude, then accused you of being a stripper, while bashing you ALL over your community and to your mutual colleagues what would you do? Forgive again and again and just eat it in the name of the "greater good?" You'd be sunshine and roses to her and never get your back up and lash out? That's extremely hard to believe. Justifying that it's "family" so it's okay is bogus. Any sane person would drop a "friend" for doing anything remotely close to what Teresa has said and done on and off camera. A person that detrimental to you marriage, family or not, as no place in your life.
Melissa, Let me start by saying that when you and your family came on the show I truly liked you at that time along with your husband. But as time went on I realized you turned into this person wanting fame and to be noticed, but most of all you listened to certain people on the show that like to stir things up for good ratings. Family is thicker then anything and NO MATTER what ever happens I would and will never turn on family no matter what any outsider tells me. So in the beginning you were your own person with your own mind and now you have turned to the dark side with Caroline and Jackie and your so much better then that. As for putting distance between these cousins in stupid and immature on all of you parents SHAME ON YOU ALL.Kids are thrown into so many bad things in life and family should be the one thing they can count on and look what all four of you are doing. Piece of advice if you even really ready these. I believe that family will always be there and family should stick together always and forever. I DON'T believe and yes I watched the season finale that Tre had anything to do with Kim D, she just wanted some air time and she got it. It was all Kim D.
@vadagirl Yes family is thicker than anything, even when they emotionally abuse you and cause problems in your marriage? A person seeking to harm your marriage and happiness is not "family." Blood isn't always thicker than water, nor if it required to BE a family. Orphans, adoptees, those whose blood family rips them down, abuses them, rapes and molests them and yet sees nothing wrong with their actions is NOT family. Family is those who support you, always through hell or high water- that doesn't require blood relations in ANY WAY. Be thankful you have a nice, close family; some of us have to make our own, stepfathers closer than blood, tight groups of friends that support us when we're right and guide us when we're wrong; but stand by us none the less and will defend us to their own death and have for decades b/c our blood families you rate so highly did everything in their power to destroy us. Families are made, not through blood, but via sacrifice, dedication and support in what way do the Guidice's equate to family for the Gorgas other than blood ties?
Omg..Melissa, what about the children. special cousins together forever..Forgive and Forget, However beware of Caroline, and Jackie, they are mixing the pot all the time.
Melissa has nothing to forgive really. It's her and her husband that need to apologize to not only Teresa but to Joe and Teresa's parents.
Melissa, Teresa is family, every single tape I've watched shows her defending you, she never said anything about u, and if anyone says so they are liars..watch the tapes. Keep the family together. Be smart on this one!!!..
Melissa, you are young, beautiful, intelligent (something that Teresa is not) and she is so jealous,she can't stand it. If I were you.I would move away from her and enjoy your life with a husband who loves you (unlike Teresa)
I am a 50 year old Mom and out of all of the housewives shows, I feel you are the most real one of them all. I am so sorry that you were treated this way by Teresa. As a Mother, I could not imagine someone talking to my daughter that way or trying to set her up. I saw the way it hurt you and I think the audience felt it too. You could see it very clearly. I am so sorry that due to her desire for fame and her fear that you may get some of the limelight. And her 15 minutes is just about up.
I wish you and Joe the very best with your kids and continue to keep it real! You look so much like my daughter and I gravitate towards you for that as well. Good luck and we will see you next season!
I think Joe Guidice may have planned all this with Kim D more than Teresa. How is it he suddenly appeared?
Regardless...Melissa, you're the sweetest.
Melissa: First, you are a classy woman who is quite beautiful and a GREAT mom who has nothing to worry about except her family. The last person you need to worry about is TERESA. She is getting older and is jealous of you and your youth. I give you alot of credit bc if I had a sis-in-law who tortured me for 8 yrs I would have laid her out a long time ago. Keep your distance, be your classy self and do your best to keep your children close, bc they are the 1s who always suffer. Believe me I know from experience & it takes great restraint, not on the person causing the grief but the person who is receiving it. Good luck in your singer career, keep tarzan happy and love your children and everything will fall into place. Keep Kathie W. close she seems levelheaded and a good person along with Jacqueline (sp?) and Caroline. P.S. There are pleanty of nice looking bald men, but this guy was shady from the start along with Kim's smirks, who were they trying to kid, do they think people are that dumb. Thats how dumb they are. Keep up the good work and God Bless!
It is very difficult to watch Theresa take no ownership of the all too often potential damaging rumors, no LIES that she likes to spread around. What I hated this season was that both you and your husband tried very hard to move on and have the relationship with his sister and her family that they have missed because in my estimation she has been out to destroy what the two of you have had since you got together. It makes me sick to my stomach to see that she doesn't believe what she says about loving her family. You do not set out to destroy someone, espically family. She has been after you and Kathy since you first started on the show. There was not one positive thing that she told the ladies about either of you. She even went so far as to say 'if you are my friend, you can't be there's.' It is sad. I must say though that you and Kathy are true ladies. You held own, but did not lie, did not accuse nor threaten or say horrible things about her. What you said was true. She believes what she says when she says 'I never said that.'
What I don't understand is how she can put something in a magazine that is rude and hurtful and then say 'IT WAS A JOKE' and expect you to believe that. I wish her no ill-will but hope that she does not come back next year, her presence is toxic and not entertainment.
Good luck to you and Kathy in your recent career jumps. Much success and continue to be the ladies that you are.
It's odd how you recalled his name in the bathroom, while talking to Tre. I believe you are in serious denial if you think your better than your sister-in-law. Your NOT a victim, so get off your soap box.
Melissa, you have been a wonderful breath of fresh air for the past two seasons of your show. With all of the vile tricks up Terror Teresa's sleeve, you have maintained a dignity that is worthy of comment. You are a beautiful, loving and caring person to your friends and family, a fantastic mother and wife, and a woman that should so proud of personal accomplishments like your path into the music world. I just wish Tacky Teresa had been serious about re-creating the bond with her brother. I am so sorry that she made you a victim of her hatefulness and bless your husband for having to deal with such a snake. You were both sincere in trying to tie the bond and heal the family. IT IS SO OBVIOUS THAT TAUNTING TERESA AND HER HUSBAND WERE NOT ON THE SAME PAGE.
Adore your family and wish all of you the very best and peace of mind.
Melissa, I love you and Joe and your kids! You guys don't have to pretend to be a happy family. It's obviously real, genuine love! Every time I hear the stripper topic come up I think to myself, "So effin what if she was or not!!" I really don't understand why Teresa keeps trying to make drama where it doesn't exist. Also, I can't quite comprehend why Teresa is so stuck on her brother. Honestly, it is kind of creepy how she acts towards him. People like Teresa try to make others look bad to cover up the problems in their own lives. Melissa, you keep doing your thing because I think you have a good heart and you handle things with class! And keep pursuing your singing career!! Bless you and your family!! :)
Melissa, I watch the show with my daughter and husband. We live in Canada so we are a little behind on the episodes. We love watching you and your husband, it is clear that you are crazy about each other and love your family very much. I know what it feels like to have a sister in law who doesn't like you and is extremely jealous of your relationship with him..after 19 years of marriage..i realized that you can't change it. I have moved on, still polite when i have to be, but nothing extra..obligations only. Its working for us. Wish you only the best. You have a big heart and it shows. Put everyone within your four walls first and it will be a most happy life. I promise. xoxo
melissa i get it ...girl i take my hat off to u in the way that u conduct yourself. However i really dont believe ter set u up for that one. First of all u guys give her way too much credit, she isnt the brightest crayon in the box. ps..i think your awesome!
I think that being on this show has given Teresa a BIG HEAD, and likes all the fame it has brought her. She is very much jealous of you---you have nothing to be jealous of!! She is a nasty person. It is so obvious why Kim D phoned you and invited you to her fashion show. I hope that Caroline, Kathy and you never attend anything that Kim D invites you to.
Teresa is jealous of u clearly... love your haters ...they're your biggest fans Not all women are born as beautiful as you...some women need alot of help to look remotely normal-ish especially Teresa. She cant even compare to your Beauty and it kills her. Keep going strong.. you are a wonderful person..keep smiling
My opinion is that Teressa is way past jelious of you. From what I understand she and Joe had a close relationhip and then he found you fell in love and you two were married and guess what she didn't like that she was not the most important girl in his life anymore. She is very self-centered and could not believe that he picked you over her ( in her way of thinking anyways). I mean just from listening to her she thinks she is the most beautiful woman in the world and can't come to grips that you are way more beautiful than her, have more class, and a husband that adores you. Than when you had
your 1st son her girls were not first any longer. I'm not saying Joe dosn't love and adore her girls but as any parent knows your kids come first as I'm sure her kids do to her. So if she can make you look bad and if your causing all the problems and what a awful person you are than in her eyes Joe will divorice you and things would go back to her being the center of the universe. My impression is she is very use to getting her own way and if she dosn't than throws a tempertantrum of sorts. Kind of really reminds you of a 3 or 4 year old dosn't it. Just hang in there you are the better person, wife and mother. I say all the rest of you girl's would have a far better time in your friendships if Teressa was just not included. Good luck to you and Joe in finding a new home for your family just keep all of her DRAMA out of it.
Caroline set you up! Period. End.of.Story. She thinks that you and your husband are cute plus fun but dumb. She hates Teresa and doesn't care what it costs to hurt all of you. She can NOT get over the cookbook thing. She doesn't care about you or your kids or their cousins, but you should! She used Kim D to get to you and would hate to see you all a big happy family like the Manzos. You guys are prettier, more fun, and more genuine; Caroline needs you to act like animals and not be a family. If not, where does that leave her?
I always thought Teresa was a rotten person. I didn't like her in season 1 at all. I wondered why Jacqueline, so sweet and gentle, saw Teresa as her best friend. I like the confirmation that Teresa is a wretched person, but don't enjoy seeing her tear people down. Melissa is a saint to put up with the abuse from a sister-in-law. I hope hubby Joe sees that and finally gives up for good on the blood tie. Kathy too (give up on Teresa). Teresa is a delusional piece of garbage and I am awaiting the day that she is off the show. Why does Bravo have to keep her on the payroll? Am I the only fan of the Housewives franchise who doesn't enjoy such antics? I so prefer nice people with happy lives to this kind of crap.
I agree with cmmckim, Tre should have held her ground with Kim D. Everyone wants there spot in front of the cameras ... even @ your expense ... fame and greed with do that. But I don't believe Tre, purposely set you up .... I believe she didn't defend you in a more committed manner and she should have called you right away to give you a heads up! Thats what family and friends do for each other instead of letting you be blind-sided. So sad
All I can say is when that bald guy started talking about you, Teressa should have called you instantly, then she should have told Kim to take a flying header into traffic. Tre should have told you on camera instantly and not just says haltingly to those two snakes she didn't want to hear it. Just stepping around the corner to listen looked like guilty pleasure to me. We all have pasts and we all have done things we don't want to be used on us like a weapon for the pleasure of "small life" people.
Hang in there and do what is best for your kids and your husband. My only word of caution to you is to think about the future financially. It gets rough when your things own you instead of you owning your things. Identify yourself as a good woman, wife, mother and relative, not by the value of your things. I learned that by walking away from money and things just to stay in a healthy place.
Melissa, Teresa is too stupid to have set you up. Has she been mean, yes? Has she been catty, yes? Teresa genuinely was happy to have her family back together. It was Kim D., who scams and stirs stuff up behind your back. It is so sad that she would tear a family apart like that just to try and get a little bit of the spotlight on herself. You should forgive each other.
thesnobnextdoor ..really, Teresa isn't that stupid..she is capable of this..and making it look like she had nothing to do with it is her specialty.
Ok, I can't seem to respond to replys I received on my comment a few days ago. I don't know why some woman feel it's ok for a woman to confront a man about him trying to complete a scam without her HUSBAND present. Go ahead and confront a man like a man. Just don't go crying to the cops later that you were treated like the man that you were trying to be. Melissa, you did the right thing! Love Team Gorga!!
Holy crap...in my long rant, I almost forgot....Melissa, your make up artist is the $hizzle. You should sweet talk him into doing some tutorials and sharing some of his secrets. Every time your getting your make up done, I am slowing it down trying to see what products and brushes they are using. What a great favor to the fan's...hint hint. LOL, OK, I'm done.
Melissa, you are beautiful, talented and an artist, of course Teresa is so jealous of you. Keep her out of your family in order to have a happy life because she is nothing but a trouble maker. Of course, Teresa, Kim D and the bald guy set you up.
@Linda_M @sweetnja what did she do in the past....all this drama lies with her husband Joe an her brother....Melissa was just pulled in for the ride. when Melissa was trying to make it right Teresa was still holding anger against her even though she said that she wanted to work it out. Just like she did Jackie told her lets start over but acting like a jerk and talking about her behind her back...anybody that believes Teresa is the right one is just in denial as her....smh
macombmommy Linda_M sweetnja
OMG becasue she was famous on a TELEVISION SHOW - and Mlissa lives for fame,,,was that a serious question? good god. She would do anything for fame, incl: ruin a family which she did.
I really think you all have it wrong here, after I saw the show it was clear to me that someone was setting up Teresa. Did you watch it? I saw Teresa had your back the whole time!
Melissa dont listen to the negative comments, what u did when u were younger is ur business. Theresa could of said something to u n they were apart of the nonsense. U have alot going for your self n dont nd to b on that show anymore. Their's nothing positive about it. God Bless u and ur family.
I support you Melissa and from what I can see you have tried hard to make it better between you and Teresa. I do feel that Teresa would have nothing to do with you if it wasn't for your children. She wants the cousins to all grow up knowing and loving each other. I think she loves her brother, although she has a weird way of showing it, but she couldn't care less about you. She has put up a front of acting like she she wanted to work it out with you and you wanted to believe it because you are nice and you love her brother very much.
I don't know how much of a set-up this all was. Teresa should have called you immediately from the salon telling you what that guy was saying. She also should have walked right out on Kim D. when she was squeezing that creep for more juicy information, instead of walking out of the room and hiding around the corner, probably listening to every word. "Oh, I can't listen to this!" Really? Please. Such bad acting. Then let's have drinks and pretend nothing just happened. Typical Teresa. Her heart was beating fast because she knew something was going to happen with that guy saying something to somebody. She didn't support you by leaving with you. Even after she knew you and her brother were upset. Did she try to fix it? No. She decided to stay, have drinks, and wallow in the aftermath.
You are part of this beloved family she likes to spout off about. She says things like "blood is thicker than water" and likes to leave things "in the past".
Hmmmmm...isn't this the past? Your past. Brought up in a big way.
You are adorable. You handled yourself with such grace throughout. You have taken so much crap from miss master manipulator. Enough is enough. They are sorry human beings who would treat someone so badly.