Teresa Giudice

Terea Giudice thinks Strippergate has been blown way out of proportion.

on Sep 18, 20120

To all my Jewish friends, L'Shanah Tovah! The kids are off school for Rosh Hashanah, and we enjoyed a long weekend together. We all went to the Sons of Italy Italian Feast and Carnival in Tappan, New York. I signed books while Joe took the kids on the rides. He outlasted them all except Milania -- she is like the Energizer Bunny! The kid is never tired! She tired us all out!

I see our visit made headlines again, and for such a ridiculous reason! Joe was playing with a little boy's toy gun and I told him, "Put it down before someone takes a picture of you with it! I can just imagine that headline!" Surprise, surprise, that was exactly the headline, that Joe "pointed a gun" at me. He didn't point it at me, but whatever. I guess I should embrace the publicity, but I don't think I'll ever get used to it. Ah Marone, what can you do?

My heart was racing all over again watching this week's episode. I think you can see I was sincerely uncomfortable at this strange guy trying to talk to me about Melissa's past. (We all know I'm no actress -- that's actually what finally got me fired from Celebrity Apprentice!) It was very weird because the guy Angelo didn't really do anything terrible, he wasn't rude or aggressive, so I couldn't really say anything more than I did. I think he really did think I knew about her past -- which I didn't, I still don't, and I, like the rest of America, don't care! -- and when he saw I was upset, he apologized right away. But I didn't want anything to do with anyone talking about my family, so I left (and I was downstairs, not just around the corner! I couldn't hear Angelo and Kim D. at all!). I even told Kim D. to shut the f--- up! (Sorry, Kim.) The whole situation just felt weird, so I took myself out of it. I can't keep track of all the people Melissa has pissed off in our town, but I am not going to be a part of it.

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rosyposy
rosyposy

You should tell the truth.  You set Melissa up because you are so sickly jealous of her, her marriage, her beauty, and the fact that the fans adore her.  Your lie blew up in your face on national TV.  Get lost, it will be a better show without you.

csrsocal
csrsocal

Melissa and Cathy should of never agreed to be a part of show, it is that simple. They should always remember that with out you, they would not be a part of The Housewives Of New Jersery. They just couldn't be happy for you...Oh No... they wanted what you had and would do anything to get it.

ibcc2u
ibcc2u

Weather you did set Melissa up or not doesn't matter! She deserved it! After all the bulling and ambushing that went on towards you from all the women! And I say 'women' not 'ladies' because they wear pants under all their dresses! Jacqueline demonstrated that well while at Kim D.s trying on dresses for the fashion show! lol 

TIFFANY0809
TIFFANY0809

I don't think Teresa had anything to do with the (so called) setup....  I think Caroline, Jac and Kim D were behind this.  During the finale (after Kim D. left the table with Teresa) she turned around with a smirk on her face and nodded her head.  It seems like she was signaling Jac. My opinion of Jac and Caroline.  Jac seems high maintenance and needy.  I think Caroline feels threatened by Teresa because she has gained all the fame on the show.....

 

ExNYer
ExNYer

Hi Teresa,

Keep up the good work.  I enjoy watching every episode that contains scenes of you and your family.  I know you are trying to teach your girls Italian so it  is in the spirit of good that I tell you this.  Our dialects are crazy, we say g instead of c; d instead of t, etc.  The word you say, "Marone" is actually Madonna.  Sometime we say, "Madonna mia."  It is  offering up a small prayer  for  help we need from the Blessed Mother.  Please accept this correction in the spirit it was meant. 

ClareC
ClareC

Lets not forget who dug up all the dirty gossipp On Danielle about her being in jail Who found the book? Who did all the research? And surely the producers must know Who set the whole thing up

flsunperson
flsunperson

you need help, plain and simply..... you are the queen of excuses, and the queen of being the "the Victim". You are so good at turning the tables around to make it look like this is all about you.

 

EVEN IF Melissa's past was guestionable, what difference does it mak , your brother loves her, they have a wonderful family. Why can't you be supportive. I've watched every episode and sometimes a couple of times, and I must know, do you ever watch them? When Melissa and Kathy came part of the show, that first season, you did tell Caroline and Jacqueline that Melissa was a "Dancer",  you called her a gold digger,  pretty much every name under the sun, short of a word that I can't say or type. You always told them bad things about Kathy and Melisssa.  Is there anyone you do like and is there anyone you haven't fought with? 

 

you need to learn to take ownership of the things you say, said or did.  Once you start owning what you said or did, will be the beginning of a better Teresa,  a person who can admit being wrong and trying to improve.

 

 

 

ericamarie111
ericamarie111

After watching this last season, can you not see how much your friendship means to Jacqueline? I think she only did what she did in the finale because she's lost without you and feels like she just doesn't matter to you. Maybe she was just trying to impress Kathy and Caroline since she feels they're the only friends she has!

ashleyallen.brandner
ashleyallen.brandner

It def seems like it was all Kim D trying to set up Melissa, I truly feel like you were trying to mend your relationship with your family and just wanted to stay out of it. I wish everyone else could see that. Melissa should think about how you acted during the confrontation with that duch bag and the fact that you had her back. I hope you all can move forward. I loved watching you and your family happy again.

 

PS Caroline acted like a Bitter Bitch this season, She thinks she is always right. You do start drama but so does she. She is not better than anyone else.

 

Caroline think about the good time yall were so close and just like family. I wish Danielle was back so you would have some you hate more to bitch at.

ilovetowatch
ilovetowatch

I don't "hate" either you or Melissa.... I will say this, and it's as easy as 1,2,3, 4....

1) You NEVER just own up to your mistakes,  I mean really genuinely own up to them! It's just so weird to watch you make excuse after excuse??? 

2) ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS TELL MELISSA ABOUT YOUR "RUN-IN" with ANGELO, RIGHT AFTER YOUR MAKE-UP APPT!!! SIMPLE AS THAT!!! (Don't even use the excuse that you didn't want to ruin the night, as that fashion show is so silly anyway, c'mon!)

3) AGAIN, ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS TELL ANGELO TO BEAT IT, RIGHT THEN AND THERE WHEN HE APPROACHED YOUR TABLE!! That simple! THAT EASY!!!

4) Lastly, when Melissa flat out told you in the bathroom that she DIDN'T DANCE FOR HIM, you seemed extremely bummed, (shoulders went down, eyebrows went down, signs of disappointment), because you thought 100% HE HAD JUICE ON MELISSA!!!! Then you ask her, "Then why would he say that?".... proof right there that you believed him and were so excited for Melissa to be "exposed"!! 

 

It was all very simple to figure it out... Were you "in" on stripper gate?? NO, that was clearly all Kim D's doing.... however, you sure did think he had something on Melissa, and you definitely did NOTHING to stop/prevent it right in its tracks, you seemed even GIDDY to tell her what you found out when you were talking to her in the bathroom...SHAME ON YOU!!

 

You don't have to be jealous of Melissa, as clearly you are, just embrace her beauty, there's nothing you can do about that, and try to patch things up, because family is the #1 important thing in life!!!! ..... just say'en!!!! 

 

JessaWolf
JessaWolf

You say you never take digs at anyone??? That's all that this blog is.

keke08
keke08

love each other through the good and bad. i know this is bad situation. please forgive and forget. teresa and melissa. and that means the situation between caroline and teresa. i knw it is bad. and melissia i know  you felt set up. because a person you didnt know came up to teresa you arch enemy would make up such lies which arent true. which would prove teresa right what she has been trying to saying about you all along .  but you knw what melissa,teresa wouldnt set you up.after to have just earned you and your husband trust back to destroy your family. family is movre important to her now than ever. and  wouldnt she havent  told you husband everything that she has heard about you when that liar opened his fat mouth and. if that was the case dont you think when teresa was getting her makeup done. she would have told your husband that right then and there and would have gave the man the phone that was making up lies about you talk to your husband and tell him what he knows about you. no she didnt. so please put this behind you for your children sake. and keep love and peace between your families.

10ktDiamonds
10ktDiamonds

I dont understand why Melissa would say you sat her up. Jacqueline is just mad because Teresa dont deal with her crazy "I dont want to share my friend" type crap. Damn Melissa if u xant see that was all Kim D doin... she is crazy. Teresa I so love the pink..

OhioMom
OhioMom

Teresa~  stay strong, keep moving forward!  It is so obvious that they are trying to get you off the show!  Caroline thinks she is BFF with Andy and she can do whatever she wants.  Remember something, when she went after you in California it was BEFORE she would have seen Joe say she was boring, so how could she know she was called that??  Seems to me maybe someone on crew is keeping her up-to-date on what is happening with you! Maybe that same little biride is the one who was texting Jacqueline.  So funny how Jacqueline jumps all over you that you are a BAD friend and then takes texts from some two faced person who is so gutless she cannot reveal her name?  It is a bunch of silliness and even if you did what they say, no one, and I mean no one, deserves what you have been put through.  I have never seen meaner women.  I am not one to write but I feel just horrible ater seeing the previews of the reunion.  BTW I  have your pizza crust dough rising as I write, your cookbooks are FANTASTIC!   

deedeekid
deedeekid

Surely Teresa and Kim wouldn't plan the set-up infront of the cameras, they aren't that stupid!Teresa's heart may have been beating 500 mile a minute because their plan was starting to happen and it wasn't working out the way they thought it would. They wanted a confrontation infront of everybody only Melissa didn't react the way they thought she would. Teresa wanted to talk into Melissa to leaving the bathroom and confront the man infront of an audience but instead, Melissa called Joe. Teresa nearly had a panic attack!

jerseygirl_aatrh
jerseygirl_aatrh

I had all sorts of opinions about all of the housewives until about the middle of last season. 

 

That's when I started to support the one cast member at the butt of everyone's jokes and at the receiving end of repeated criticism.  And when those criticizing Teresa are seen doing the exact same thing without being called out, it became impossible as a reasonable human being not to feel sympathy for her.  She was clearly the odd one out.  Whether or not she brought it upon herself, the constant berating and name callling of one person,  just got to be too difficult to watch. So I stopped. 

 

Every last one of these women are guilty of what Teresa is doing "wrong" and it's that hypocricy I find so distasteful.  They've all insulted her off camera and mocked her, yet not one word out of her mouth about it.  And Teresa can't crack a joke in a book - by the way more people saw the on camera insults than read the jokes in the cook book.  It was just absurd.

 

Teresa, if you (or your asistants, since you now run an empire!) read this, you are the only woman in this cast who has grown from the experience of being on the show.  I thought of all of the housewives in franchise as frivolous self-involved, materialistic ditzes to watch each week to feel better about ourselves, but you are no longer one of them.  When your family was in trouble,  you buckled down and got to work. You got stronger. Pretty damn cool. 

pabar
pabar

I hope every catches the devious little nod you give someone off camera when you get up  to go the bathroom.  Wonder who you were signaling. 

pabar
pabar

Oh no!   Your blog is late,  last week all the posters complaining about the other hws blogs being late and all the conspiracies.  Why so silent this week?

diane.siconolfigaugler
diane.siconolfigaugler

Love you Teresa and have one statement to make:  Bravo needs to FIRE, CAROLINE, JACQUELINE AND MELISSA...the 3 trouble makers.  I have watched this show from day #1 and so many of us are going to stop watching it with this senseless attack on you 24/7.  Melissa is pathetic, watching her and her BS with your brother made me ill. Hes a bigger fool then I thought.  Get rid of Kim D. she is no ones friend, Kathy is your only FRIEND on this show, hope you come to see that for what it is.

 

prath864
prath864

Teresa, I personally don't believe you were a part of all this crap with Angelo.  I believe Angelo said that you were a part of it just to stir up more drama; he had to get paid by someone. However, I DO believe Kim D was involved and left you out of it.  It really was no big deal for Angelo to come over to the table and ask Melissa if she remembered him.  The look on her face was priceless ~ like a deer in headlights!  I believe she did remember him but didn't want to admit it.  You did the right thing, when you were in the ladies room, and told Melissa what was being said; Melissa blew it out of proportion and called Joe to come fight her battle.  You were trying to take care of it with the family.  I believe your brother-in-law was saying that he was proud of you for trying to defend Melissa.  The other housewives can't seem to see what's right in front of them.  They are so clouded with hate and it's making them all so very ugly. 

Kimberly1965
Kimberly1965

I was really starting to like Melissa because she was acting normal. Teresa is Teresa, we all know her inside and out and she doesn't hide anything. Everyone gangs up against her and she is always having to explain herself. BUT... those other Purer than snow cast members, it seems.. no one ever questions their motives. I could see that Teresa was in a good place with her brother and sister-n-law, so she decided to go have a bald guy bring up the fact that Melissa was a stripper to cause trouble and have everyone hate her again???? That is what everyone is saying and it just doesn't make sense to me. No one cares what Melissa did way back when because no one really cares about Melissa. and when she called her husband and had his come over there, it made her look like a moron. Not a hero people! Caroline says she doesn't want drama, but who is always in the middle of it acting like a peace activist? caroline! and Jaqueline.... don't get me started. she is always preaching about how a best friend is suppose to act... um... she needs some education on the subject herself. I probably won't watch next season either and its not because I don't like Teresa. At least i know what to expect from her and I like her the most.. sorry people. The other back stabbing, two faced women have got most of the viewers fooled but I know that everyone of them blame Teresa for being a media-fameseeking person, but yet, Melissa is trying to promote her signing, kathy is trying to promote her catering, baking junk and Caroline throws around all her kid's many business adventures not to mention her husband's "Brownstone"  so why blame Teresa for writing wonderful cook books and promoting her stuff   too??

ally2001
ally2001

Love u Teresa, the world can be a disgusting place but I am from the old world and I for one agree with ur morals. Just because they have more finesse in the way they express themselves don't make them less wrong. I can't stand American fakeness.

2hibiscus
2hibiscus

Yes, Teresa was uncomfortable.  Uncomfortable that the guy wasn't spilling the beans as planned.  She had to get Melissa into the bathroom to try to unveil what the big deal was about the guy at the table. And, by the way, Teresa's really bad acting only confirmed her involvement.

missbrittmarie@hotmail.com
missbrittmarie@hotmail.com

I love that the rest of Theresa's family (Melissa,Kathy) have joined the cast and are now favorites of the viewers.  Theresa has lost all the respect of the Bravo viewers.  The only great thing that has happened by her being on the show is that now Melissa and Kathy are a part of the Bravo Family and they all want to get rid of Theresa - she is no longer a Bravo Family member as far as most fans are concerned and I think Bravo knows it is time to throw out the garbage (Bye-Bye Theresa).  You are poisoning RHNJ.  The fans and hopefully Bravo are done with you hurting people just to be mean and the jealous girl.  No thank you-if you are not gone next year I think Bravo will loose a lot of respect form the fans and they will start to loose a lot of viewers.  I don't want to spend my time watching someone hurt people and cause trauma in other people's lives(Caroline, Jacqueline, Melissa, Lauren, Kathy), thats just the women I can mention.  BTW- Theresa I think a lot of the posts about the other girls are you under fake names to make yourself look like you have more fans than you do. LOL. That is too funny.  You know it is true, and after you are off the show - no more planting stories in the magazines.  GREAT!  In a sentence- You need to grow up and get right with Jesus. Love the rest of the cast- Get Lauren on there as a housewife.  She is a beautiful girl.

To all other fans-I hope you post if you do not want to watch Theresa hurting people any more.

Thank you,  Georgia Mom

NettiSpaghetti
NettiSpaghetti

So even though Angelo clearly tells someone that he was asked to do it by Tre and Kim D her fans still think SHE was set up? Wow.  

 

Don't you think it is odd that Jonny who owns the salon tells Joey that Angelo only worked there for one day?

 

Don't you think Tre really over-labored the heartbeat thing? She said in her blog last week that the guy did nothing wrong. Why was she acting like that then?

 

Don't you think Tre looked so disappointed that there was no reaction at the table after Angelo left? Everyone just carried on as normal but Tre kept saying 'oh my god' 'oh my heartbeat' waiting for someone to bite and ask her whats up. Why did she keep saying to Kathy 'she said she knew him'?  If Tre didn't bring it up again in the bathroom the whole thing would have fizzled out to nothing.

 

Don't you think it was odd that Tre didn't just say to Melissa in the bathroom 'listen this Angelo guy is claiming you used to dance for him' instead of asking her how she knew him?  She also seemed to keep trying to point out that maybe Melissa could have worked for him - when Melissa pointed out she was a school teacher Tre said 'yeah like during the day, I don't know at night'. Tre was looking for holes in everything Melissa was saying.

 

Don't you think it is odd that Tre kept pushing Melissa to confront him?  Tre wanted Melissa to make a scene in front of everyone. Why was Tre so quick then to want to confront Angelo herself once Melissa called Joey? Because she wanted to warn Angelo and get him out of there. Why did Tre say "I want to get to him before my brother does as it will only cause problems for my family'?.  How could Angelo cause problems if he wasn't a set up?

 

If Kim D did this without Tre knowing then why wasn't Tre confronting her? Why is she still friends with her? 

 

0308099
0308099

 Teresa...I know exactly what is  happening to you.....I know you remember things and words you said  before but the problem is......YOU CAN'T REMEMBER YOUR  LIES.......good luck!!!!

brooke224
brooke224

Teresa should have warned Melissa period about  that dude and then she might not look as guilty and Jaqueline  also should have warned everyone if she knew something might happen to someone at the table like she says she was told ahead of time.....But really who cares if she was a dancer in the end it was still a set up 

MaxJK
MaxJK

Teresa, you have every right to fight back after 2 seasons of hateful, bitter attacks from the entire cast and Melissa BEFORE she got signed to the show along with Melissa's hateful sisters.  News Flash folks, Melissa and her sisters totally trashed Teresa before she got on the show.... sad beyond words.  Melisa's sisters are ignorant.  Teresa got fired on by everyone on th show, no she's not perfect nor is she what they are claiming.  The constant attacks were endless from everyone.  Teresa does not want to see her brother get hurt..... Joe was engage twice before and there are a lot of rumors going around about Melissa some that came from the folks in Elizabeth. Teresa's love for her famiy (no I do not think it's sick) it's how they were brought up, Tre loves her brother to a fault but he's in love with a woman that has caused issues for Tre's family not the other way around.  Let me say this. Why would my SIL try to get a job at my place of employment to talk about me like a dog on her first day if she was'nt trying to hurt me or get me fired?

rosyposy
rosyposy

Trust me, nobody wants what Teresa has.......a cheating husband who could soon be in prison, and a reputation as the most venemous, jealous liar in  America.

Rockie23
Rockie23

@ibcc2u No one deserves to be called a stripper, she is a mother of young children and wife. If those stories were spread about you, how would you feel? I'm pretty damned sure anyone being falsely accused of something that is considered a 'dirty' profession would be livid with this allegation. What if someday she wants a job and they see these accusations and decide that because she's loose morally she wouldn't be a good fit. Even if it wasn't Teresa, she could have stopped it instead of running away from the convo. How about saying to her "good friend Kim" talk about my sister in law like that, spread these stories and I will promote every business but yours, no longer give your store airtime while filming. It was clear what Kim's intentions were- that sly smile spelled it all out for people w/a working brain- and she had the ability to make a personal request that Kim didn't allow Angelo into the "fashion show" or at least warn Melissa to avoid the guy and confront Kim and Angelo herself. Her complacency in the conspiracy makes her guilty by association, war criminals are tried on the same evidence. (Ie not planning an attack but failing to stop the attacks when it was w/in their power to do so)

GeneralComment
GeneralComment

 @ClareC Yes Caroline did do it, BUT she admitted to exposing Danielle.   By the way what Caroline did to Danielle was just as bad as what Teresa did to Melissa.  

thecat
thecat

 @ilovetowatch

 I couldn't have said it any better .. you are right on the money.  I wonder how long it took Kim D. (D.for devil)  to come up with this scheme, what she gave that bald creep to get involved and who tipped Jacquline off.  I am dying to know but may never find out.  Wish Andy Cohen would get baldy on his show and get him to tell all..  Kim D. got so much attention for her fashion show during the (Teresa, Ashley and Danielle) drama.  She figured out a way to repeat it.  And sadly, it worked.

Rockie23
Rockie23

If family was as important as she claims, she'd take a hard look in the mirror and realized she HAS changed, the Tre if earlier seasons was much more loyal, compassionate and forgiving. Now it seems she so busy w/her image she can't see past her own reflection. I want the old Teresa back, the Manzo Lauritas were "family" and she dropped them the second they stopped following her whims, and treats her own family so poorly (and they her at times) that I'm not sure she knows what family means anymore. Family should challenge you, push you to be better, help you to see how your actions hurt other; not blindly support you and tell you what you want to here- those are sycophants not true friends or family and will NOT be their when the empire falls. True family, blood or friend will aggravate you, push you, critique you and help you. Not follow your will blindly.

Gabrielatello53@yahoo.com
Gabrielatello53@yahoo.com

@prath864 I compleatly agree, they just want Tre to look like the bad one even thou you can see that she finally tried ...I fel bad for her she does something good and suddenly veryone is blind.

mscgibbs
mscgibbs

 @prath864 If she was "set up" then it must have been by her good friend Kim D.  What would the others get out of setting up Melissa? Oh wait let me guess to get back at Theresa.

Gabrielatello53@yahoo.com
Gabrielatello53@yahoo.com

@2hibiscus. No maybe she did want it to be true you can see thatby her questionig but thats her are you blind she is never like this she clearly wanted to defend her regardless of what ...ehy loose her brother after all they did to work things out. Its clear joe back up his wife thats why Teresa gave up ob fighting with Melissa...did u not watch the show?

Gabrielatello53@yahoo.com
Gabrielatello53@yahoo.com

@missbrittmarie@hotmail.com how is she hurting anyone she filed for bankruptcy has to wirk very hard to keep the life shes had and to give that luxury life for her kids she is not good in her marriage I think she has a lot of problems and she does a pretty good job at being strong to keep her family together. So think about what you say. She problably did sell some stories to d paperbut some she didn't wouldn't you do the same to bring money to your home. She made some stupid mistakes wich she add hould own up but she didn't do nothing to deserve all the attacs against her. As much as I Iike Melissa and jaqueline they arent better then Teresa after how they all have bullied her. So if Teresa did them wrong they have no right to complain after behaving just how Tre has or even worse. Jaqueline u believe is hurting because of other things going on in her life and has all the right to vent the way she has over Tre but im sure all that anger is because she loves Teresa , and if instigator caroline wasent around these too Teresa and Jacqueline they would have already made up. Caroline should leave she claims to be the peace maker but instigated the entire season im not to talk bad about poeople no family is perfect specially her. Teresa saud sorry many times you have to accept your friends for who they are Teresa and them have been friends for years they all now who she was so why know. They hate her come on....

JessaWolf
JessaWolf

@missbrittmarie@hotmail.com Love your post! You took the words out of my mouth! Teresa's mask has come off and we now see her true face.

louise123
louise123

 @missbrittmarie@hotmail.com

 Wow, you need to relax Rambo. In fact, Teresa has had the overwhleming majority since the conception of this new system with a steady 95% for the entire TIME until as of recent, that the same "20" viewers popped on and are here immediately after a post. it's so obvious who it is.... and "prath" we aren't fake names and she doesn't "lol, know it's true" because if it was, now follow me here,  Teresa wouldn't have 3 best sellers and Faballeni sold out everywhere and her new hair products making order history now would she? And if your team was supported people would be out buying BLK and Melissa would be a pop star. I think the proofs in the poudding, but nice mean spirited try.

Rashad007
Rashad007

 @missbrittmarie@hotmail.com Please speak for yourself  or at least do a poll before you say Teresa has lost respect of the Bravo viewers. 

 

Please and Thank You 

Pamila
Pamila

 @missbrittmarie@hotmail.com

 Team Teresa, the other are the rif-raft,. The last two seasons has made it crystal clear, (the way I like my water) .

Hunterjl5
Hunterjl5

@missbrittmarie@hotmail.com You couldn't have said it any better, Bravo to you!!!!

Diva99
Diva99

@NettiSpaghetti You said it! Why go to this new salon? Why if she was so upset with him saying those things,didn't she leave right then? Team Tre keeps saying there is no proof, but even in a court of law, too much circumstantial evidence says guilty. Read her blog. Count all the passive aggressive remarks about every housewife she makes. I'm not team anyone, I just know common sense when I see it.

A.Barrian
A.Barrian

@karlec @diane.siconolfigaugler -- # Team TREmendously Fabulous,,, A Fan of Teresa from day #1 Totally Agree!! Whoop Whoop..

mscgibbs
mscgibbs

 @karlec  @diane.siconolfigaugler I've watched this show from day one as well and I've always thought of Theresa as a hot headed ditzy chick but then I begin to see how cruel she was as well.  I'll watch the show if they fire any of them! This show is not about one person.  It is not the Theresa show. All the wives Theresa included talked about each other especially with their one on one's because that was what they were paid to do!