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!).