As far as Milania's little comments, no I don't condone them and she got in trouble right afterwards. You never know what's going to come out of a kid's mouth, especially that kid! My kids have the blessing and the curse of being interesting enough that they're shown on the show all the time, which means you get to see all the hilarious things they say and do, and sometimes the naughty things too. But please don't judge them. They're just kids, they're really good kids, and they are raised to respect and love everyone in the family. You can see that by how they always greet their Zia Melissa and Zio Joe.
It was great to see everyone spreading their wings and getting support from their family and friends, from Melissa at Beatstock to the Manzos at the Fancy Food Show. Next week, you get to see how my friends and family support me at my book signing... sigh... I really don't know why people can't just be happy for each other, just show up to support and not throw nasty comments and digs in, especially while the event is going on! You'll see what happens next week, but I was shocked by how Kathy behaved at my book signing. Shocked and very sad, but not surprised unfortunately. It's been pretty obvious from the day she joined the show and decided to be a baker instead of a hairdresser that she was going after a new career, but there's no reason to try and take down your family while you're doing it.
If Caroline's GROWN children do not know what is and what is not proper to say, then I don't fault your little girl from being a little girl. You're right.
if Melissa was great, they would have shown her performance. She's not ready for how fast her husband wants to move her using this show is a platform. He needs to let her prep work catch up w her talent.
You know Teresa, you went from being one of my favorites to my LEAST favorite. It appears to me you are VERY disillusioned. You wrote in your blog: "We don't change for the camera, pretending to be crazy romantic or super supportive of each other all of sudden when people are watching. We've always supported each other and we always will, even if we don't always say the perfect Hallmark thing." - You may not change for the camera regarding your marriage, HOWEVER, you attitude has definitely changed to a holier than thou attitude. Also, in your blog you wrote: "Melissa's blog last week was also hilarious. She actually wrote my girls were "mocking" her singing. Are you kidding me? Milania said you "stink," Again, dillusional, you need to rewatch the episode...Gia WAS in fact mocking Melissa's singing. I never thought I would feel about you the way I did about Danielle, but lo and behold...I DO
Why are you saying that Melissa is singing with auto-tune? My guess is that you don't even know what that is. You mean singing to backing tracks. Big difference. And you should apologize fr your children's vile remarks about Melissa. I am certain they heard it from you,
Hi Lady! Just want to say that while the others are all hating that 'you are taking all the opportunities', it is plain to see that you are just getting it done! You have been an inspiration to me in the way you persevere in the face of adversity and work really hard for your family's benefit. NONE of the other women (or those Manzo brats) on the show can say that.
While Teresa catches the worm, the others catch some zzz's.
There is no need to plan revenge or even think about getting even with the people who hurt you, mislead you or take advantage of you...For they themselves are inviting their own doom...Anyone who keeps wrong intentions is never going to prosper, find true happiness or keep peace with himself...Because the world may not know the wrong deeds, But the heart knows and the mind remembers...
The most difficult life is that spent with guilt in one’s heart…the going may be good for them now but the day they fall in their own trap is not far….so don’t hurt yourself with thoughts of retaliation..pay attention to the good and let the bad face their own retribution.
Teresa, This episode showed me exactly what kind of people you are up against. I'm still a little speechless and so angry I can barely type. The reason we fans are so mad is because these grown women are affecting children, and they could care less.Their goal is to have the fans hate you so there's room for their products, but it's never gonna happen. I am almost speechless but I made myself type this because it is beyond belief...LISTEN PEOPLE: There was an ugly rumor going around the RAG magazines two weeks ago. Mind you, these are the rag magazines that the other women are saying Teresa "works" and the cause of all of the "Teresa crucifixtion"! This RUMOR was DRAPED across the Internet, there had to be about ten different rag magazines outlets that this rumor was in print: reality tea, radar, etc. The RUMOR said "Teresa was hoping Joe goes to jail so she could show the world the strength she has, and that she's actually looking forward to it, and hopes to make a lot of money writing a book off her husband going to jail." Go look them up, it was two weeks ago and the source is in print! ALL of these articles quoted their "source" of this information as "a close family friend" or a "friend of the family." Well LOW AND BEHOLD, it was the exact rumor that Caroline actually said on the show this episode VERBATIM. Thise episode was filmed last year, and the rumors were out two weeks ago. Caroline said in the talking head's bit that: Teresa will want to show everyone how strong Teresa is when Joe "goes away," and that she will write a book. Caroline even topped it with MARK MY WORDS, and "You heard it here first." What a smug, horrible woman. After all of this rag magazine talk, saying Teresa is using the magazines, there's PROOF that Caroline called these rags and put it out there. I was SHOCKED and just repulsed. Teresa's first and foremost concern is her girls and keeping a smile so those girls are not adversely affected by these horrible, jealous women. What a scummy thing that was to do. Caroline used these very rag magazines to put out a viscious ugly lie, and she proved it last night. This talking head's bit was taped last year, these articles were written two weeks ago. I hope Teresa does write a book now, and I will be the first to go out and buy it. Those Manzos, Lauritas and Gorgas are simply vile, and theit plan has backfired. I couldn't believe my eyes and ears last night. Teresa, you are dealing with evil, stay away and move forward. We're with you out here.
Joe Giudice deserves more than a pat on the back for defending you in that room. He walked in there and didn't even bat an eyelid. He went to put an end to the nonsense, I don't know what the rest of them were doing? Oh that's right, your brother was again attacking you and crying to anyone who'll listen that Juicy was picking on him. Your brother had the perfect opportunity to resolve his most pressing issue with Juicy, his claim that Juicy and you have influence over your parents, and he avoided it. It's seems that that's all people want to do, avoid talking about their "big stuff" and yet seem so intent in dragging yours out of you. It seriously blows my mind! This episode proved without a doubt to me that you were right, I thought it was a bit egotistical to begin with but these people have obviously used you and your husband as a guide to financial success. You brother didn't deny getting assistance from Juicy when he started out, neither did that that horrible Wakilie guy and Kathy is mimicking you in the way she names her product. If she were smart, she would have done the complete opposite to distinguish her brand. Isn't this why they came on the show? For riches and oh to make you "fall"... I mean you can't deny they are following in Teresa's footsteps and taking advantage of her experiences it's called jumping on the band wagon. I feel I'm going to get bashed for this but think about it, there are many shows and many ways to market yourself/ earn money. Can they not do their own thing in their own way? It's borderline carbon copy.
You really need to apologize for your comment about Bethenny. Disparaging her brand is no way to promote your own! And Kathy's desserts are no threat to your cookbooks. Did she choose her words poorly? Maybe, she should have said something like "Oh, my mom makes cookies like those ,too." But, you and Joe both seem so raw that you think every comment is a personal attack. From what I can see, Caroline and her family seem to be the only ones really determined to bring you down. Melissa and Kathy just want to do their own thing; and Jacqueline, although maybe misguided at times, does (or did) really seem to want to be your friend. It probably was very annoying to have your family brought onto the show and to be forced to air your dirty laundry for everyone to see; but, it happened. You have a choice to make . . . either leave the show or live with it. I understand that this show was taped a year ago; but, from the blogs, none of what went on seems to have been resolved YET. It's very sad to watch people put MONEY over their relationships. I understand you are currently in a situation where you need to make money to support your family; but, how did you get there? If not for your extravagant lifestyle, would you be in this situation now? Is the money and all the "stuff" really worth it? Up until this episode, I was totally on your side. But, it does seem like you begrudge others' success as if it somehow impacts you. Melissa singing and Kathy selling desserts is not going to take one dime out of your pocket. There's plenty to go around for everyone - if that's what's important to you!
I am one of the many ppl who love, love, love your cookbooks. Wow. How would the other housewives play your success on the tv show. You have "tons" of fans buying and waiting for you to sign one of your cookbooks. Work it Girl!!!
Firstly, taking a bunch of recipes and copying them into a book format and adding a few cute family stories here and there does not make you an author, so let's not get ahead of ourselves here. You got to the best sellers list because of the RHONJ platform that you have, same with ALL the other housewives in ALL the other cities. That's not being mean it's the truth.
Secondly, it is so sad that you supposedly read every single comment on your blogs, Twitter, Facebook etc and see all of the hate spewing either in defense of you or not yet you don't say anything about it. Regardless of Caroline's feelings about you, she still was mature enough to say that none of you deserve the hateful comments that people are saying about each other as well as about the housewives. The sad part is that these people are your family yet you don't even try to stick up for them whether its to your fans or your kids. Whether they have wronged you or not, you should be the bigger person. Whether they have said something to their fans or not, you should step up and say something since you and your fans claim you are the face of the RHONJ and there would be no show without you.
And lastly, I am really sick of you taking a page out of Alexis Bellino's book and constantly playing victim any chance that you can. You slyly dish it but can't take it. You are quick to point the finger but never to accept responsibility. Everyone is in the wrong here. Everyone has talked about everyone behind everyone's backs. Everyone has said and done things that they shouldn't have and everyone has been guilty of doing something wrong. Jacqueline was trying to be a good friend to you. Maybe she overstepped the line and that's all you had to tell her and I am sure she would have apologized and backed off. Instead you rip her head off and yell at her basically insulting her intelligence and her sanity, when you know that she was going through a difficult time...yeah that is a great a loyal friend! Caroline just wanted you to apologize SINCERELY for what you said about her and her children. Whether you felt it was wrong or not, whether you thought it was a joke or not and whether you thought it should have offended her or not, it did hurt and offend her and you played a joke out of it and really showed how seriously you take your friendships. Melissa contacted Danielle. She APOLOGIZED and took responsibility for it. Whether her reasoning was good or not she still recognized it was a terrible thing to do and SINCERELY apologized for it and accepted responsibility. Kathy...I don't even know what she did to you, talk behind your back maybe but you then say that she didn't support her sister when she was gay. That not only doesn't seem true it is also disgraceful that you would have the gall to expose that to the nation out of what seemed to be nowhere. I honestly just don't understand why you think you have done nothing wrong? You have made plenty mistakes over the last few seasons, even before your family came on the show. I really miss season 1 Teresa.
j1217So you are saying that even if Teresa did not start any of this she still should accept punishment?How many times do you want her to apologize?Just how much bigger then the rest must she be?I watch this show because of teresa,I love that these women trip over lie they are spreading.
Wow, watching the reunion recap from season one and watching you now is sad. You really have gone to the dark side with your fame (LOL) and writing (bigger LOL). You really really need to appreciate the friends you had before you became this comic book version of a person. They will be the ones around when you are a footnote in history of what happened when reality TV took over....and it will not be a positive one. For your sake, please go back and remember that you may have been a nice Jersey girl at one time, find her.
I think Bravo needs to have all of the housewives from each franchise sign a contract that prevents them from plugging any more of their products or businesses! The competition to outdo each other is where so much of the friction comes from.
Hired by Teresa??? Now that's funny! The Manzo's are jealous of Teresa's success, maybe they should hire some people to blog. No one hired me and I love Teresa!
Lana I am not hired by anyone! LOL
The majority just see what is happening and are outraged by the other ladies behavior towards Teresa. Teresa own brother was so desperately to be on TV that he did and still does everything to attack her to get some air time. How can you not see it?
Teresa , oh Teresa. Where did the Teresa we saw in the first season go? I miss her as do others apparently. I feel pity for you; it mst be so hard to be you right now.
Pea Green with envy? Are we watching the same show. It's not envy, it's frustration with the fact that Teresa never owns her or her husband's bad behavior. She also could use a little education. Accopelic??? when she was talking about Melissa singing. Teresa comes off as totally self absorbed and selfish.
bonsta So true! How about when she was telling Jaq. that her brother suggested "physical therapy" ???? LOLOLOL
I feel bad for you, you are dealing with people who are impossible. This just shows what a true fighter you are. Fighter in a good way, not with that negative connotation the other women try to attach to it and you. Goodluck with the crazies. If i were you I would just say 'okay, love me or hate me I dont care.' Especially to your brother I think he and Caroline are your biggest haters unfortunately.
They should have never brought your family on. If it helps, all families have issues. It is unfair that you should be judged through the eyes of your family. I hope as others here have posted, that you get your own show. You basically earned it!!
You're husband says some of the dumbest things. You are such a loving person. I cannot see why he is like this. Short Man's complex? He needs to move into the light.
Teresa, everyone is not trying to "copy" anything you are doing. Just let them live their lives and stop nitpicking...geez. I did buy your 1st book, how did I like it well...I gave it away that the nicest thing I can say about that.
Wow...where is the support for Kathy you talked about? The comment about the signs at her event was so mean. Have you forgotten where you came from already? It looks to me like she has a talent and like so many others is trying to get a business started. Is there some rule that only you can do it? I wish her the best.
If I recall correctly at the beginning of this season that Caroline said for us all to watch Teresa closely and we too would see her real colors..well..I'm still watching, and the only ppl that I have seen "real colors" from are Caroline and Jacqueline. I say keep Joey and Melissa, Teresa and Joe, and replace the rest. Oh, and I would love to see Dina come back..She was true class. I love these shows, not because of the drama..that mostly turns me off..but because Teresa and her family are nice to look at and entertaining. Joe Guidice is in a home surrounded by 5 beautiful women Lucky Lucky Man..I would always like for Joe to stop having to apologize for the things he says..live and let live..
budmehlman I'm still waiting too. Was there some type of midnite break in at the Manzos where she stole their brownstone sauce. Wow. I caught it.
finally an episode where theres some great family support and fun all around! your the best Teresa!
Teresa, an apology to YOU is in order. It is clear that you apologized and they REFUSED to accept. Before the cookbook, the Manzo children were making fun of you in the vehicle like your next book or something will be called "jealous sister in law". They may say it is a joke but it was NOT nice. Because they are the Manzos, they can say whatever they want? That is total BS. They made those comments WAY BEFORE your cookbook came out. THEY ARE HYPOCRITES. I cannot stand them. They were all born with a silver spoon in their mouth. Uncle Chris and their parents financed their business ventures. Who did you have? Noone and you came out and continue to grow. You have ALOT to be proud of. Your hard work has made you successful. While no hard work makes a person fail!! they are all jealous because YOU are succssful in your business ventures while they are successful in their failures.
STOP IT EVERYONE!!!! This is getting crazy. Just comment on the actual blog. Don't speculate on what you think Teresa meant or said or did. You watched a TV show that has been edited to entertain people. C'mon! Seriously??
Not only have all these "housewives" given New Jersey a bad name, now all the bloggers are adding to the negativity. (ALL SIDES!! FOR AND AGAINST TERESA)
I looked on the blogs of the other "housewives" shows and there are a few digs and jabs but NOTHING like this.
YOU are completely missing the point. We ARE commenting on these blogs. We are saying we see through all the intent. That's NOT specualtion. That's RIGHT, the other RH's shows do NOT carry on like this, but do you realy think it's an ENTIRELY DIFFERNT group of mainstaeam that watches the "other" RHW's shows? Of course it isn't! It's the same masses,,,the reason people speculate is because NO other Housewife show, have the women behaved so sinisterly, and so manipulatively to ATTACK one of their own. ONLY on this NJ show did the women completely try and obliterate one of the women because of her success. Sure, there may be other little jabs and drama on the sister shows, but NOTHING like the intent of these jealous women, which makes commenting on it necessay to coment on speculations because obviloously they aren't going to come out and SAY what they did. SO these comments are the audience talling them they aren't fooling us. Those women made these blogs an "Us" against "Them" menatility last reunion on that couch when they decided to try and crucify one woman on a couch because of their greed and envy of her success. NOW, they are just reaping what they show and the audience will tell them exactly what they see.
cjoanne is right. Some posts do get out of hand! I watch all the cities and read each cities blogs and I must say, Jersey has the most passionate fans. ;-) Personally, I don't have a favorite on Jersey. I think they all have issues.
It is up to Bravo's blog editors to control which comments get posted, but I believe they love the fighting between the fans, so you just have to put on a suit of armor whenever you post!
cjoanne When family betrays family it brings up more personal and intense emotions and that is why you get the reactions that you see. That and the whole gang up mentality.
My husband has his own room because all of his clothes are in it too, including the dressers he uses. We have an older house and I have too much stuff to share. And I also say, "Take this to your dad's room" to my daughter when putting away clothes. It's not his real room, it's just where his clothes are. People are viscious!
You act as though you have never said anything negative about your family and you are being picked at left and right. You have made several comments about Kathy, Melissa and the others plenty of times. You have blamed all of your family problems on Melissa yet you say you say you don't hold a grudge...sweetie, yes you do. Everyone on the show does but especially you. If your family came in to destroy you, they would have done so already. Your brother and his wife are not going to separate anytime soon so move on and let bygones be bygones. Melissa apologized for her actions - accept it and stop criticizing her singing etc. on the blogs.
You make me laugh every time you try to outdo anyone in anything. When your brother says, I love you - you always say "I love you more" and when Melissa admitted to you that one point she hated you (that you both hated each other), your response was "I never hated you!" Stop trying to look like the better person because you are not. You didn't like her then and you may still not like her but you come off as fake when you say such things!
You have brought things upon yourself for being too open with the media yet not being true/open to your family and friends. I don't believe your b.s. although your husband and daughters are interesting to watch - they are the "real" ones in your family. You enjoy and like being the center of attention. Your followers eat your words up so good for you, I guess. Who needs family when you have fans, huh?
I have a question. I live in NJ and I know that it is the law to have license plates on both the back and front of your vehicle. I was watching the episode where Melissa and Joe are celebrating Antonia's birthday, and I noticed that when you drove up to the house the front of your Mercedes did not have a license plate it just had the name of the dealership. Why is that? Are you exempt from doing things that the rest of us have to do? I was just wondering because I found it very strange. But maybe because it's you, there's an exception. I don't know why?! I guess it's because you're on TV. But WHATEVER!!!
I love you T! Keep your head up girl! Can you imagine if Teresa would have scolded her children on national tv? She would now be labeled an abuser by the viewers and castmates. I can hear the comments now, all of the women on this show pounce on everything she does. Bravo really needs to give Teresa her own show and leave the rest behind, and let's see the ratings. Team Teresa!
Bravo please make everybody happy and give Teresa her own show, her fans will get to enjoy her the whole hour,and the rest of us will enjoy rhnj drama free, come on Bravo its a win win.
nonaNJ I agree with the fact that Teresa needs her own show -- that is absolutely true. But RHNJ needs an entirely new cast. Melissa and Kathy showed up -- and wound up taking everyone down with him.
nonaNJ And you think @JacLaurita will not bring the drama? Uh, Ashley, Danielle, and the crazy neighbor nut, Kim G. No, no drama from the others in Joisey!