All right, this week's RHONJ episode: I have to say it was a mix of good and bad. I loved watching Caroline and Albert celebrate their anniversary. The pictures of Albert and Albie were too precious! I didn't so much love Caroline making judgments about me again, pretending to know what's in my head. Sad.
I loved seeing my girls get to play with their cousins. They miss seeing my brother's kids. I didn't love the talk my brother and I had. I really, really didn't want to get into it at a pool party my kids were at, because I knew how it would go. And it went that way... and worse. You didn't even see the entire argument. Joey's explosion at me was insane, scary, and yes, really, really hurtful to me. Anyone else notice that in four seasons I've never cried except when it comes to Joey? I'm not a crier! But this whole thing breaks my heart.
But it was a year ago, and I've moved on to happier, more positive things. I pray that we can all be a family again someday, and I'll keep praying for that.
So disappointed with the brother/sister relationship. I'm team Gorga. I think Teresa is very unhappy. The whole conversation with Teresa and her husband while they were exercising was painful. Every dig Joe Guidice made was at Joe Gorga. The look on Teresa's face said it all. She was hurting because of the comments her husband was saying. Teresa has no problem standing up to everyone else in her life why not her husband. Tell him to shut up! Where is Joe Guidice's brother's and sisters. Seems they stay as far away as possible.
I would too.
I can't wait to get your cookbook! Stay as strong and beautiful as you are. Bravo -- give Teresa her own show, no one cares about the other people. The show is too negative!
Teresa....You have gone through so much and my heart breaks for you. I absolutely feel Carolyn is out to get you. Maybe because she is upset you are still close to Dina and she is jealous. She always needs to attack someone and now she turned on you. Your brother should not have gotten you to talk during this party. NOT THE TIME NOR THE PLACE!!!....I am hoping Kathy is trying to help you, and if this is true, let her. I don't really trust Melissa, but you need to try and make peace with her and your brother for the kids and your parents sake. I understand this is difficult, but you both need to be alone with no one else and no cameras. I think you have shown strength and dignity!!! You are working hard to provide for your family. You are in a very difficult situation and I am with you all the way.
Theresa it is easy to see the love you have for your brother and that being said I want to remind you as a fellow Catholic what the bible says and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH ' which means the day Joe married Melissa they became ONE.Not my sister first and my wife second. What you say about or to her hurts not only hurts her but your brother Joe!! Which means, as a married couple and best friends they share everything. You need to respect their vows. I also think they way your husband Joe talks to you is completely unacceptable, even bordering on abuse. To tell you to "Shut up" is wrong, but to say it in front of your daughters in just abusive and setting your daughters up in the future for how the think they should be treated!! Would you be okay with one of your daughters husband telling them to shut up in front of your grandchild? I think not!! I can see your heart breaking when he says bad things about your brother and friends but you are too afraid to tell him to stop. My heart breaks for you. I think that you and your brother Joe need to seek therapy, someone from the outside who can teach you to LISTEN to each other. To not interrupt each other and learn to work things out! I pray that you find each other again and can find a way to exist as brother and sister with some boundaries set up to keep it on the right track. Good luck with your new book.
Teresa, You can't change anyone but yourself, please stop trying to change your family. Second, your brother should be commended for putting his wife first, even above you and you should respect that, if she is as you claim she is, it will come out eventually, your brother isn't your responsibility to save. You are so different on the Apprentice, I didn't think I was going to be able to watch it this season with you on there, but you have acted professional and done well. You may want to think about treating your family the same way. You seem to have a lot going for you, but this is one area you need to accept situations the way they are not as you want them to be.
I love you Teresa.. Bravo needs to give you your own show. You are the show. There is definitely too much bashing of Teresa. It is very unpleasant to watch. In this last episode, Caroline called you a bully. Caroline is the bully. I can't bear to even watch the TV when her mug comes on. I hope you makes so many contacts through Celeb rity Apprentice. Loved you on the show only reason I watched Celebrity Apprentice. Love your children and your parents. Everyone else are morons. Going to purchase your cookbooks too!
Teresa- you need your own show. Clearly this show is NOTHING without you. A show in the day of your life would be far more interesting and funny. Just call it Fabulosity!
Hang in there Teresa! Love, love, love you and hope you get your own show and are able to escape from this trainwreck of a program!
Teresa, When the show first started I thought you were great! I liked that you tried to stay out of the drama with Danielle at first, but then toward the end you reached your boiling point and knocked over a table. However, as the show has gone on, you flipped the script. Once your sister-in-law and brother came to the show, you seemed jealous. I must admit Melissa at times will take a jab at you and yours, but you do it to her equally as much, if not more. You seem so absorbed in what she does, how she dresses, and what kind of wife she may or may not be. I dont know if editing has alot to do with it, but the show and your actions portray you as someone who is very jealous, extremely unhappy, and self absorbed. Who cares if your husband or you brother started a business first? Who cares about whether or not you bought an outfit first or if Melissa did? Its nonsense!! You claim everything you say is "a joke", but the things you write or say are ridiculous and prove you will step on anyone to get ahead. To me and many other viewers, I am sure, it seems like you wouldnt want your brother with anyone. It has nothing to do with Melissa! If your brother were with any woman you wouldnt be happy. Youre like a whiny little kid who doesnt want to share her toy. Youre obsessed with your own brother!! I think if you had a happy marriage and a husband that treated you the way a woman should be treated and actually spent time with you, then you would be less concerned with your brother's marriage. He's obviously very happy. Your husband on the other hand, shows you no respect, no affection, and is a complete jerk. You deserve better! I suggest counseling to overcome the obsession with your brother and his marriage and maybe to gain some self-esteem. Good luck!
Being an older sister isn't easy. I know, I have three younger siblings. Some days you just have to look at them, their spouses, and say "ok, do your thing". Believe it or not they DO grow up and wise up. I try to always remeber where I was in life when I was each of their particular ages. It gives me perspective. I know how you feel when you cry over Joey. Family is the hardest to like and the easiest to love, which cause the most amount of pain. Do as you said, move on. They will move on with you. As for Melissa, find the things in her you love and put aside the things you don't love. No matter what she is here to stay, might as well find a way to deal with it. If she ever hurts Joey, then it's your job to comfort him. Until then, she is now your sister too and the momma of your nieces and nephews. I can see how much you love Joey, if he can't then he's blind. Keep on trucking girl, keep that beautiful head held high. :)
Teresa, your fans love you and want Andy to give you a spin off show. I have tweeted and e-mailed him several times about it and I am sure I am not the only one. If he gives Kim and Kathy a show? Please! You are so much better! You have outgrown those jealous bi--hes. Do not waste your time anymore with them! We would love to watch you and your BEAUTIFUL family on your own show. Believe me the ratings would be through the roof, with Malania alone! lol. I admire how you support your husband in hard times you take your wedding vows seriously which is rare now days. Who's marriage is perfect? Just because things look perfect on camera does not mean it is. Your Joe will find his way and you guys will do great! Now for your brother, it is clear that he loves you but he is owned by his wife. your husband is more of a man quite frankly. Your brother is going to do exactly what his wife tells him and she is not a fan of yours, so do not fight with him anymore about it and love him and accept him for who he is. Love and be present in his and his childrens life. Stop all of these sitdowns on camera it is only making things worse. Meet with your brother privately and agree to a clean slate moving foward. It is so hard to watch all of the bullying, Caroline is the worst! She will never be your friend again so let it go. She is so extremely jealous of you and your realationship with her sister. I cannot even stomach her anymore. She is so cruel to her own daughter about her weight. Jacquline is not a lost cause but she listens to everyone, do not spend your time with her talking about Melissa cause she goes straight to Caroline, Kathy and Melissa with it and it starts a huge thing. Smooth it over with Melissa, it will be hard but she holds the power with your brother and the children are so precious together, please do it for them. Kathy and Richie are not worth discussing so I won't. Stay strong and congratulations on your cook book!! Love Love Love you! Get your own show on bravo please, we will keep bugging Andy.
Hi Teresa I can't believe that you let your brother suck you into this conversation.
You should have just said "I don't want to talk right now. This is a pool party and the kids are here. Call me later, and we'll do lunch."
Everyone knew where this talk was going to lead. They just sat there and let it happen. Kathy should have stopped it before it began also, since it was her party.
Next time have a plan in your head before you attend a get together with any of them.
I think you really need to stop and listen. Your husband is the real problem. It is obvious the rest of your family wants what is best for you. The person that is dragging you down is Joe Guidice.
Teresa, you are one tough cookie! You are the heart of your family. A good wife, great mom, and devoted daughter. Seems to me that some people will never get you, because they really don't want to. They are a bunch of jealous, self righteous, self absorbed leeches. Their only claim to fame is criticizing everyone around them. You continue to do just what you are doing. Cream always rises to the top.
Teresa- Although I think you are a beautiful woman, I have to say this comment. I think that you want your brother to be single, and the little boy you remember from childhood. You cant stand that he has a wife and family other than you now. Your comments to him and his wife are out of line. You never take responsibility for your own actions. You are bad about trying to hurt others because you are hurt. How is telling Joey his wife would leave him fair? You only did that because of a conversation that transpired between your husband and your brother. Melissa had nothing to do with it. You need to be your own person, because you definately come off as a jealous person. Jealous of Melissa because she is your brothers wife, and has his love. You wont be happy until he is single, and has your attention.
KEEP RISING ABOVE THAT PETTY DRAMA THAT HAS BECOME RHONJ AND YOUR FAMILY--- JOEY, MELISSA & KATHY ARE FAME SEEKERS RIDING ON YOUR COAT-TAILS ALL THE WHILE TRYING TO MAKE YOU LOOK BAD OUT OF THEIR OWN JEALOUSY. CUT TIES AND MOVE ON AWAY FROM THEM AND SEE HOW QUICK THEIR SHIPS SINK.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TERESA........................
Bravo, please post this for once… I think what happened with Teresa is pretty clear: Her family joined the show, stealing her thunder and bringing to light the REAL Teresa which she obviously can’t stand. It appears she never really got along well with Melissa and Kathy so the fact the show is casting such a bad light on her makes her nuts and she’ll go to any length to exonerate herself and get these women off the show – even if it means trying to ruin her brother’s marriage. She’s just hoping she can put the bug in his ear and somehow forego having to be responsible for what the outcome is.
Teresa is projecting her marital problems with her schmuck husband onto other people and is frustrated beyond heck that her efforts are blowing up in her face. I think the stress of knowing her American dream has been flushed down the toilet for all viewers to see is really getting the best of her and her seeing that other people are living the life she wanted to portray to America (ie: her brother and Melissa) is too much to handle. So she’s going to try and break them down, too. I’m sure she realizes she will eventually be the sole bread-winner since her husband’s an idiot and will likely end up in jail. That has got to be stressful and part of me almost admires her for standing by him despite what a numb-nuts he is. Almost.
I’m not saying her family joining the show was cool because we all have issues within our families and it would suck for those to be displayed on national tv, but Teresa has become the absolute worst version of herself by continuing this show. I think Melissa sucks, too. I think she’s gotten very good at watching what she says so she looks totally innocent in all this. I think Kathy is boring by reality TV standards (which is a GOOD thing, Kathy!) and I think Caroline is right on the money (even if she is a little holier than thou).
The fact people are pro-Teresa is mind-boggling and I have to believe Bravo is only posting the good posts to spare what’s left of Teresa’s sanity because this many people can’t be this dumb. I also can’t believe that Teresa sells any books at all. The woman is an idiot – like my left arm pit has more intelligence than Teresa and her husband combined. She’s not a good business woman and I wouldn’t buy anything she had to sell. There’s also not a shot in heck that she writes her own blog; Teresa can’t even speak correctly, how the heck can she just whip out a blog that makes sense? No way.
I do think Tre is a good mom and I think she was even a decent friend at some point but her cut-throat mentality has ruined her relationships and her life (which she thinks is the only way to make money quickly). Even though this is entertaining to watch and the show would be boring without her stupidity, if I were her, I’d let this be my last season and leave with any shred of dignity I had left (which is very little).
PS: Where is Jay Mohr?!?!?!
Tre, remember: a daughter is a daughter all of her life. A son is a son until he takes a wife. Move on, the way he treats you he should be ashamed of himself. He, Richie and Caroline are all Bullies, Back stabbers, and two faced people. your much better than they give you credit for. Their whole part of the show is talking about you???? take care wishing you great success . Belinda FLA
I think Theresa you do have your faults I would admit But I feel that Joe is not protective of you He clearly is insecure about Melissa and because of that he tries to plas along with what she says. You are right when you say he is the one who opened up the gate for her to treat you with so much disrespect She is younger than you are and she clearly is closer to her family than she is to Joe's and she could care less Joe Gorga is scared if he does not go along with her and that include not standing up firmly to her or setting boundaries with regards to his sister, he will lose her. Did you see the way Melissa treated him the night she revealed her song That whole dinner is for her to reveal her new song Not about Joe She told him to sit down like an animal However I do also feel that he does not carry himself with rrespect too ( always discussing sex) I son't think he knows better!! It is so sad!!!
Teresa - I have lost my dad and three brothers early in life. Whenever you are upset with any of your family think what you would do without them.......
Teresa, I love you and you are a strong lady. I can tell that in this season you are trying to live your life,stop the drama and try and hang out with your "friends" with out them bring up all this crap. They are bored with their lives and need you in it to talk about. Just remember you are a star!
You are also a good sister. I can see that you love your brother a bunch and I can see how much your brother also loves you. It's really hard at times to not let husband and wives influence us. When married you become "one person" but that doesn't mean there is no room in your life for "sisters and brothers". I really do feel for you because Melissa and you don't get along,and your brother is put in a position to choose between his Sister he loves and the Wife he loves...there is never a easy decision. My brother inlaw and I at times get into "family feuds" and My sister and I lose contact and it's a shame. But just remember this.."FAMILY is forever...Blood is forever!" Melissa isn't blood,she will never have the bond,memories and never will have the pleasure of growing up together like you and your brother did. You can't erase that..nobody can. So no matter how hard times may be now,then or in future...Love is always in the heart.
Enough said. Keep doing what your doing,you have haters but you also have people who love love love you. ;) Can't wait till Bravo gives you..your own show. That Bethany chick from the other Housewives show got her own show and shes boring as hell and plain. You Teresa are a firecracker and awesome! Take over Bravo! We are waiting. =^_^=
Love you, Kitty
Teresa this week was heartbreaking for you and all your fans. Please know that the public loves you and stands behind you!!!
Teresa, absolutely love you and your kids. It must have been horrible to have all of these people attacking you. They are jealous and I guess they felt by having issues with you they would grab some of the air time. When it comes to your family I don't get it if they don"t get along with you why come on your show. Melissa is the most phony thing I have ever seen On TV or off, and I am sorry to say it but your brother has hung around with her and her family so much that he now resembles the trash that they are. Hope this year is better for you. Loving you on Celebrity Apprentice.
When you had 'I'm a Jersey Girl, nothing gets me down' ... I use that mantra to get through stuff too - but change it up (I'm not from Jersey). I can see so clearly what everyone of your so called 'friends' and 'family' members are doing... I hate that for you - but, stand your ground and keep being you!!! :D You have so many fans who truly adore you!
On another note, I don't think it would be wise to EVER allow Caroline and Jacqueline back into your 'inner circle' ever again - they are back-stabbing trouble makers.... as for your sister-in-law and cousin, they're family and you'll have to figure out a way to co-exist, until then, I think you should keep your distance with them too.... take care...
Teresa, please admit to your brother that you were wrong and you understand him putting his wife before you. It will be the first step in making amends, you will be the bigger person. Someone has to stop all this. It is not going to stop unless someone forgets about being mad and starts remembering it's about loving. I think Melissa will come around, your husband, your friends, etc. It's never too late to do the right thing. I have a feeling that if you admit you were wrong, sincerely, others will admit their wrong doing as well. NONE of you are innocent and we're all so tired of keeping score. Just end the feud already. This goes for the other housewives as well. You said in your blog you don't read the others' blogs, but maybe you should read Jaqueline's. At first I thought she was just going to bash you, but then I realized that she actually empathizes with you and with Melissa and wants you both to see things for how they are. I feel like you have the lead in this reconciliation. The power you have in this is more than you know, if you just use it the right way. Others will "copy".....IF you use it the right way. I do really like you. I think you can act spoiled and I don't agree with your behavior right now, but I think you ultimately a kind-hearted, family loving person. Best wishes to you. Remember, this is not just about you. It's bigger than you. Please see that.
Theresa, as a fellow Patersonian (who now lives in SC but still very Italian Jersey at heart) I had a similar situation with my daughter and my son and my son's wife. It was so painful to watch and try to mediate to keep peace and harmony in my family. It wasn't about me but I was in a "no win" situation because I was always acused of taking sides, and even though I had in my heart who I thought was right and wrong, I decided to just love everyone. Especially I have my gorgeous baby grandson in the mix. The bottom line, when I had a little problem with my daughter in law in this situation, even though I didn't feel I was as wrong as she thought I was, I sat down with her after she wrote me a 7 page letter (OMG lol) and gave her the friendly option of dissecting the letter and addressing all of her issues she had or just chalking it up that we both have made mistakes. I felt the worst for my son, OMG, he was a basket case!!! Your brother will never give you the benefit of knowing this at the fear of being dysloyal to his wife, but he is TORN!!! He is the common person here. I know they edit the heck out of what we see - I really do understand that, but based on what is shown, I feel that narcissism will not make harmony. None of us are perfect and we all at times don't have a filter between our brains and our mouths, myself included. When there is something stirring, don't avoid confrontation you are involved in directly, it looks bad. Clear the air, especially when it involves people you love dearly. My son is now separated, not because of me or my family, his wife has her own personal issues but they are both at a good place because they will always have my baby grandson commonly and they have to get along which they are starting to do happily. Godspeed, we all love the person you were Season 1. I think fame has gotten to you a bit. I am not going to make any judgements about your hubby, we all live with the choices we make good and bad and we all have choices. I wish you well with that. All your kids and the kids on the show are gorgeous!!
I LOVE your blog responses to the rough and tumble parts of this weeks episode! I am proud to have been your fan since the first season. Keep your head up Tre! Your brother should be ashamed of his mouth around your kids. Your sister in law needs to ditch that Brady Bunch curtain dress thing she was wearing and stop swinging that baby like a monkey. You can dislocate their arms by doing that. My own "old-school Italian" brother and his wife torture me. It hurts especially since its my only sibling, like you and Joey. Keep your distance for awhile, keep demanding your respect. Its so hard to take the high road when your hurting. You inspire me to keep being me through all the attacks. The rest of your family (cousins, spouses, etc.) should really be ashamed of all the bullying crap they are putting you through. Cant wait to buy your new book. When you coming to AC to check out the new Revel casino? Let's have a party!
Teresa, What has become of you. You are so mean to everyone but blame them for your problems. It is obvious that your husband is your biggest problem. Why don't you listen to what your brother has to say and embrace him and his family. They are going to be there when your husband goes to jail. As far as all the others reactions to you - it is only because you have become a stuck up snob to everyone. Yes, you have a few cookbooks out there but that does not make you any better than anyone else. For someone with serious money problems you still seem to spend lots of money on clothes and clothes do not make the lady - personality make the lady (and you have none!). As I've said before, I is very obvious that you have someone writing your blogs because these words surely are not the way you speak. We all remember your blogs from last year and they were written just the way you speak. Please explain why you can't write your blog in your own words?
I wish people would keep in mind that the episodes that are being shown are from last summer and things have probably transpired and changed since the filming. Teresa, I think you have a fighting spirit. I can't wait for more cookbooks and business endeavors. Mourn the loss of Joe and move on. Melissa's dishonest maneuvers to get onto this show speak volumes about the kind of character she has. And I think she protests too much about the sale of her home. Why are Joe and M also selling their beach home? Are they going to build another one of those too?
team TERESA!!! BRAVO give her her own show.. YOU ARE THE SHOW !!! All the other houswives are so boring their story lines are all surrounded by TERESA,NO TERESA = NO SHOW .
Dear Teresa, Happy Birthday Beautiful Lady.....Love....Love....Love Stay Excellent, Strong, and very Talented Member of Team Teresa.
p.s....going out today and buying my THRID Teresa Fabulous BOOK......take THAT HATERS...Caroline, Melissa, & Jaq......YAH!!!!!
Sadly I think the best thing Teresa could do is follow in the footsteps of her smart friend Dina Manzo...cut her losses, leave RHONJ and move onto other career opportunities. After Apprentice, she could probably move onto a network show (as NeNe has) or some other gig. Then maybe one day, after her relationship with her brother has been out of the limelight and their is no publicity to gain from the drama they will be able to come to an understanding. The show, however, might not survive without her. As boring as this family feud has become, the other catty ladies have literally nothing else to bring to the table but whoever they are ganging up on.
I am so sad about the way your family and friends treat you on the show. But you know what they say...keep your friends close and your enemies closer! I can't wait to buy your next cookbook. I will have all three! Love you Teresa!
you remind me of me in your feelings and that you have a hard time expressing yourself sometimes. Any who, your brother is a big drama queen. :) Your great!
It was heartbreaking to watch the show Sunday, I am sorry you are in so much pain. I think something totally different is going on, I think you are in a bad marriage and possibly an abusive one. When our own home life is rough, it is much easier to lash out in order to avoid our own situation. You are a strong woman, smart, and can make it on your own. You deserve better, your kids deserve better. This is a good wake up call for other women, if you see your situation in this one, it may be time to walk out the door.
I've been on Team Teresa since the very beginning and see no chance of turning now! Loved seeing you on the Celebrity Apprentice. I wish you so much success on your third book and the tour. I admire the fact that you've made a career and are very successful I pray that you and your family find some sort of peace :)
I know we're currently watching episodes that were filmed a while ago, but I can't believe you would tell your brother what other people are possibly saying about what Melissa "might" do if she met a richer guy. What good does that do? It's just hearsay and you passing it on makes you a troublemaker. The sad part is that your insistence on negativity is going to alienate you from those who you should be closest to. Get some humility before it's too late and you permanently damage your family relationships.
Bravo will you please post! Definitely Team Teresa! However, it does pain me to watch the episodes. I find it difficult to watch Melissa and Caroline as they try to bring you down. I really can't stand them and unfortunately, they are ruining the show. Take Note Andy.
I think what you are trying to say is that you want your brother to defend you when others talk about you - including his wife. That is what a respectful mature brother would do and sadly it is something Joey is not really capable of understanding much less doing!
Having five brothers and so far and ten sister in laws ( do the math) I have to tell you that it is what it is. Melissa sits back and acts like an angel loving every minute of you and your brother arguing, it feeds her ego and only drives that stake between you AND YOUR BROTHER FURTHER . Poor Joe he is still on your coat tails, your whole family has used your fame to gain moments in the spot light, the only diffenece it that you are the true star, the true beauty the true Mother Theresa, you are an original you come from a place of what is good, kind and decent. You are a great Mother you are raising strong opinionated daughters who need to be strong to face this miserable world of haters. Nuture their strength, encourage their opinions and educate them to the highest degree. When you are down and especially when it comes to financial problems the haters will swarn together to attack. Hey Andy I hope you never loose Theresa you will not have a show. Your beautiful do not ever change. Joe is right you need noone but your children parents and husband. In the end the cream will rise to the top. I will pray for you and your poor little lost brother Joe.