Hi Baby Dolls!
First of all, like always, I have to start by thanking you all -- my amazing, gorgeous fantastic fans! Thank you for coming to see me at my book signings this week and for supporting my new cookbook Fabulicious: Fast & Fit! It made the NYT Bestseller list again this week and moved up two spots! Keep sending me pictures of you cooking (I want to see you in them!) and I'll start posting them on my website. Fabulicious: Fast & Fit! is all new, healthy Italian recipes, all 10 ingredients or less, 30 minutes start-to-stove, and includes full nutritional info: http://amzn.to/zWk87P.
Well I thought this was a fun episode, but I guess it wasn't fun for everyone. I honestly had no idea Caroline and Jacqueline had such strong opinions about me behind my back. I can only go by what I know and what I see in front of me, and that was that we were all fine. I think you could tell that I was just happy to be in Chicago with Joe for the weekend, and so happy to be at my friend Jaime's wedding.
I've known Jaime for a while since I've been friends with Dina for years. I adore him and his fiancé Rich (and aren't they both so hot?). I thought it was very brave of them to allow their wedding to be filmed, especially on such a drama-filled show! Who knows if people would have started pulling each other's weave or punching their sister-in-law in the face or flipping tables! Very, very brave! But we were all there to support them and show them how much we love them. You'll see next week how much the wedding meant to me and Joe. We were so proud to be a part of it.
I do wish more of his family could have been there to support Jaime. I know for a fact that Dina adores Jaime and wanted to be there. I can only guess that it was hard for her not to come, but because the wedding was televised and she wasn't speaking to Caroline that she didn't want to risk any drama taking away from Jaime's special day. I'm glad Jaime shared his day with the world though, even if it meant he couldn't have all of his family there. But please don't take it out on Dina. There are eleven siblings and only two came. Breaks my heart, but you can't know everything going on in someone else's family (even if you like to tell the camera that you think you do!).
Seriously, are all of you as crazy as Teresa to think she isn't crazy ???? Or maybe someone paid you all to post positive thoughts here. wow!
Hi, Live in Norway and I love this show and U!.I am Teenage and i love drama but when I see you hurt and crying i got tears in my eyes. Wish U all best. Big hug from Marjama- Norway loves U and the other girls :)
Teresa, You are not always my favorite, I actually tend to side more with the other women....however I don't comment on people's blogs to bash them. I think that can be very highschool like. I normally only comment when I have positive things to say or constructive criticism. I do have to say that I agree with you on the issue of Joe. I honestly think that he just says things trying to be funny. It can hurt people's feelings sometimes...but everyone does that from time to time! I think the joke itself may have been embarassing for Greg, but I don't think he picked on him because he is gay. Not the funniest joke, but not meant to be viscous. Caroline herself even stated the same thing in her blog. Joe just tries to be the funny guy....
I love you Theresa as well as your husband and your children. I really really do. I feel that you have been dealt a very bad hand and have been betrayed by your friends and family in front of camera no less. It must be so hurtful to see what people say about you behind your back after they we nice to your face. I am very concerned for how you will be treated at the reunion. You really do not have one person on your side. I don't even think Andy Cohen can neutral at this point he showed that at last years' reunion. Good Luck
Love, love, love you, Teresa. I hate watching how the "evils" treat you. I really hope that you get your own show, because I really get no enjoyment out of watching the "evils." However, I would love to tune in and watch your life. You are funny, quirky, and true to yourself and your family (sometimes to a fault). Keep it positive and don't let them get to you. Love and light!
Teresa, Who are you trying to convince the vieweres or yourself?? Your husband could attend the wedding because he is a housewife. Albert has a restaurant to run. Joe has nothing positive in his life. You are a true piece of work.
I have to say your blog was very good. You are not one of my favorites but I have to say your are taking the right route. You and Kathy both. Best wishes on all that you are doing.
I'm your biggest supporter and I hate anyone ganging up on anyone. But please apologize for Joe's remark or have him apologize. No matter what the intent, it was inappropriate. He did apologize to the guy but I think he should apologize to anyone who he may have offended. It is a touchy subject and not something that should be taken lightly.
Wishing you all the best...
Your blog was so dead on!!! I loved it!! You are the only one on the show, who really enjoys living life to the fullest and having the attitude "live and let live". Why can't the other housewives have the same attitude towards you? You seem like you are so much fun to be around. The rest just need to lighten up. I didn't find anything offensive about Joe's comment to Greg. After all, Greg has had his full share of comments about you and Joe so he got what was coming to him. If you can dish it out, you better be prepared to take it. Keep being you. I only watch because you are on the show. If Bravo were to ever take you off, I will be done.
Teresa - As hard as you are on your brother for his behavior, you have no problem making excuses for other men behaving badly...mainly your husband. He's offensive to not only to gay people but also women (including you and your daughters). You just sit back and laugh at the horrible things he says about Melissa, Caroline, Joey, Greg. ect. You should be ashamed of yourself and him. Your ignorance just shows you lack intelligence!
Teresa....we the viewers see what is happening. You need not worry that you need to explain yourself. Much...much...much success to you and your family!! P.S. Your sister-in-law wants to get into acting now? She's interesting to say the least./
LUV, LUV, LUV YOU TERESA. I GUESS YOUR SIL IS NOW TRYING TO GET AN ACTING GIG. BRAVO GET MELISSA OF THIS SHOW, I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!!!!
Teresa, your blog was very defensive. I think you, and all your family and friends, should have thought this whole show through before agreeing to put your lives in front of a camera because all you do is defend what we see. I understand editing can make for a different story than reality but seriously you didn't think that your husband's behavior may not be reflected too favorably???
And by the way, Jamie said that Dina couldn't come because she had to work, not because she wasn't talking to Caroline. And Albert actually had to work so there was no need to point out that your husband who doesn't have a regular 9-5 job was there and Albert wasn't. Maybe if you and Joe knew what it was like to run a very successful catering hall you would understand his obligations. And out of 11 siblings of Jamie, only two were there. This is not all because of Caroline. Dina is being childish and her desire for 'no drama' and leaving the show is BS because the show is what has made her charity more successful and got her a very short running stint of her own show on HGTV.
Teresa, You have the biggest, kindest most forgiving heart. You are the only reason I watch RHONJ. I got hooked the first year. It is sad to see the others gang up on you because they wouldn't handle a situation the same way you do. Stay strong, look to God as you've been doing, and know many of us, including white, freckled Southern Baptist Grandmas support you and pray for you and your precious family faithfully.
Teresa, I love you dearly, and I think what Caroline is say and doing is down right outrageous. She says that Joe Guidice is a shell of man that she meet a few years, ago. I am sure many people can say the same thing about Caroline Manzo. Teresa you are fun, smart, and caring. I loved watching this episode. You were awesome!
Isn't it about time all you intelligent women stop playing into Kim D and Kim G and anyone else who is clearly looking for their 15 mts of fame so their little strip mall 'boutique' can make more business? You are supposed to be so smart but don't see this? And you don't see how Kim D is agreeing with you so you keep filming with her? Your brother is none of her business.
Please go to therapy. The fact that you say you don't need it proves you do. Kidnap a clue, Boo Boo!
I love how you keep it positive! Love, love, love the new cookbook and your wine Fabellini.
Best wishes to you and to your entire family.
Well I guess Jacquline can no longer say you dance around the issues! LOL Because you answered them DIRECTLY and I love it! I wish Jacqueline would stop her crazy attacks on twitter. It's insane and not healthy.
Keep your head up Tre. I don't understand why your brother brings up your text on the camera when he is NOT EVEN a housewife. I wish his hunger for fame wasn't at the cost of your relationship with him.
Super T...You are a class act.
It's very distressing for us, the viewers watching the show, knowing the hatred Caroline has for you. She is two-faced. I can't wait for you to finally know what her true feelings are, so you can defend yourself.
Knowing what you know now, you are still very gracious in you blog.
I hope you come to Las Vegas and do a book signing.
I wish you and Joe hapiness and peace.
Teresa I loved your book (Fabulicious), and was really impressed with it, the recipes are really tasty and good for you, and I did see sense of humor in your words, I don't get all the drama that was made out of it. I know this has been a hard season for you and your family, and considering that "the magic of tv editing" has not been that generous towards you at all, you still come out as a genuine loving mother, wife and friend. I am sad to see that your relationship with Jaqueline has been going down, and let me say I'm not surprised at all with Caroline talking trash about you all the time, the "menopause" have been making her crazy mean.
Teresa, You had grace and class which is not something I can say for CAROLINE and her cohorts. She seems to have poisoned her gang with negatives so that they all dislike you and talk about you now. How childish and low of her! I was so saddened to see how negative she was on the wedding trip and how her attitude influenced the other people who traveled with you. You took the high road and stayed positive and loving, as usual, which is why we love you!
It's so sad to see that Caroline's children have become bitter just like she is. She continues to belittle you and talk negatively in front of her children so they, of course, pick up that behavior. It's really a shame because I remember when her kids and friends all loved you. Jealousy and envy can be really ugly. It's sad.
Stay positive Tree, The Donald picked YOU for a reason. You have IT!
Girl this is insane the constant explaining you have to do! Jacqueline is clearly mentally insane. I guess she is being real and these are her true colors, otherwise if she thought in a more calculating way, she come damage control her image. Caroline hates everyone else who has more glitz and glammer than she does. Keep being you. None of us are perfect and all of us can point out the faults that they other has because WE ALL have faults. There isn't any individual on earth that is perfect. God bless!
Oh Tre. You are the most fun to watch on this show. I really do watch it just to see what you are up to. If you had your own show of just you and the girls and whomever, you want to film with, it would be a hit for sure. The others are boring and nasty, except Kathy and Rosie. I think they are okay. Melissa, Caroline, and Jaks need to go.
Best of luck. Keep working it girl, you will get more doors opened for you. Let's see some fashion designs from you...love your style.
You did nothing wrong. Your the only one trying to keep it FUN and FUNNY. Caroline is MAD, BITTER with her fake headaches. We all know that Jacqueline follows her puppet master Caroline. THERE BOTH BORING!!! Joe didn't offend anyone. His JOKES where harmless. Mr. Greg likes to crack jokes all the time. Guess he can't take the joke when he is the punch line. OH WELL!!! Jacqueline's husband loved all of your husband's jokes. Chris was cracking up. I love all the scenes with you, Joe and the kids. HOPE BRAVO GIVES YOU A SHOW SOON. LOVE YOU TERESA!!! MY FAV NJ HOUSEWIVE. BTW, JUST ORDERED YOUR COOKBOOK CAN'T WAIT TO START COOKING LIKE MY FAV ITALIAN GIRL TERESA.
I love you Teresa, but OMG, your cookbook is AMAZING! Its the best cookbook i have, so thank you. I love Joe, i think he is a very genuine person. He reminds me alot of my dad, and thats a compliment. I wish your family the best. I tune in to only see you guys. xoxo
You're awesome... just let the hate slide off your back! You just be YOU... because we LOVE YOU !!! PS>>> the video of the Chocolate Shake was HILARIOUS! I wish Bravo would show more funny stuff like that on RHoNJ instead of focusing on all of the negative.
Great Blog Teresa! I love watching you and your family (well-most of your family, HA). I did know that Joe did not mean any harm with that comment to Gregg, but I do think that maybe Joe is drinking too much? I want the best for you and your family and will support you and buy your cookbooks always! I know that many of us hope and pray you will have a fun cooking show someday!!!
Congrats on your successes - you've earned it. I must say, even though the season has not played out yet Caroline seems to have some deeply negative feelings for you and I can't figure out why. Stop making excuses for your husband Joe, even Gia has him pegged already. I thought you were a great sport on celebrity apprentice and I enjoy your antics (you being you) on RHONJ. Continued success to you!
Pretty good blog Teresa, I'm so proud of you for getting your point across without bashing anyone else. Good job, Best blog in a very long time.
God Bless and be well
I liked seeing all of you together and having fun...even though people were saying stuff behind your back. and Joe's joke was very bad...I am glad he appologized. Something is wrong with this website, I don't believe there are zero comments. anyway, I bought your Fabellini sparkling wine and I love it..keep it coming! Stay strong Teresa and enjoy Life!
Just Keep doing what you are doing and ignore all the hate. Don't bother to rekindle your friendship with Jacqueline. Unfortunately, therapy will only work if your brother agrees to not reveal what is said in your visit. I would not trust him.
Love you and Joe Teresa. I a sure that you were very hurt to see how these so called friends were acting and talking about you and Joe. I hope that you did not go to therapy with Joe just to have it on camera for Bravo. It is a private relationship between you and your brother even though everyone sure put's their 2 cents in. I also see Caroline on the previews for next week says I thought we were friends why did she not talk to me about this concerning the magazine article. I thought she said you were never friends. If she had a problem with you why didnt she talk to you instead of to everyone and anyone behind your back. I am sorry for you and your family to be treated like this by your family and friends and the hurt your family has endured.
Don't do the therapy your brother is setting you up again. They want you to go to stay rehearsed and relevant. PLease Please Please Don't Do It. They are evil!!!!!
This show was hard to watch because of Jacqline and Caroline negative comments. Their comments took the focus away from the happy couple.
Don't let their childish behavior make you react in anger. They have been coming across as angry and childish. Don't start reacting in anger to their childish behavior.
I think the only reason for this endless awful saga of Joe Gorga and his estranged sister Teresa is BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT!
Teresa, you are right. I have a gay brother and he always cracks the jokes but Bravo acts like it is not OK and keeps calling out offenses. Well it is apparently ok for the gays look at what Rosie did in the pool that if you could only see the faces was offensive to the others in the pool and very offensive to me in my living room. Get over it gays and Bravo what goes around comes around and quit hollering offense unless you quit being offensive too!
Well, I think Dina not attending her BROTHER'S wedding because she may have to talk to Caroline is ignorant. I never cared too much for her anyway so not seeing her was fine by me.
Sorry Joe is catching so much flack. He was obviously joking and did immediately acknowledge his mistake.
Teresa, You and your Joe are the only real and fun couple on this show. I feel so uncomfortable watching the other jealous women try and hurt you and talk bad about you and your family episode after episode. I am really hoping you and your Joe get your own show with your girls. Love you Teresa stay strong and the happy ray of sunshine you are! :)
Very Classy Blog!!! I love you Teresa. No, all of us are not perfect. And everyone is not going to like us, but I am impressed with how you handle yourself and I am a big fan of yours. #Team Teresa
Lived in Jersey for over 50 years and we do not make all the offsive comments that your husband does. Your "old school" sets mental health back a 100 years. You need help so get it. Stop making excuses.
Very well said! By far the most sensible, honest blog. I think it's sad that you have to go into such detail explaining Joe's comments. It was funny and I completely understood what he was saying...we used to call the slutty girls "loose lipped" and it wasn't because they talked too much. People (uhumm) just like to criticize everything Giudice and it's really getting old. I remember in the beggining everyone thought Joe was great and laughed at everything he said. This was the first time all season he actually seemed to not be stressing and actually enjoying himself. It's an issue when he seems stressed and an issue when he is making jokes, let's face it,there will always be an issue. I think you will spend the rest of your housewives days explaining yourself and your family no matter what you do and that is a sad and a waste of your time. Your inspiring and they are so jealous. Woman need to support and empower other woman, not try to knock each other down every step. Your awesome, your husband is funny and reminds me of the many men in my life and your children are beautiful and intelligent. Screw anyone else that doesn't agree!!