I've found that the people that are my true fans, who stick by me, encourage me, and have become part of my new extended family aren't blindly part of "Teresa's Army" -- it's actually the opposite. They're the ones who've taken the time to look at the whole picture and know a real person isn't just one catchphrase or comment or scene or mistake. Thank you all. I am YOUR loyal fan!
And so our season is over! Thank goodness! It was a rough one, at least for me. (Again.) It does make me sad that the other women on my show all wanted to get together to try and take me down. But I guess it's nothing new. Every city seems to have a Housewife that the other cast members suddenly stop getting along with -- Bethenny, NeNe, Lisa -- but they shake it off and keep being successful. So at least I'm in good company! I'm not proud of how I let the other women get to me at the reunion, how I lashed back and said things I regret now. I wish I had more control, I tried to stay in control, but I had just let the entire season of them saying things behind my back and plotting against me get to me. It's hard to shrug off when it's family. It built up, and I didn't handle it perfectly. I wish I had. I wish I was perfect, but I'm not. But I'm not going to beat myself up about it, and I'm not going to let the bad get me down.
It's been a year since we filmed all the bad stuff, and it's been a really great year. I have more blessings than I can count or deserve! I just shot the cover for my 4th cookbook: FABULICIOUS ON-THE-GRILL: Teresa's Smoking Hot Backyard Recipes! It will be out in Spring 2013: http://amzn.to/RtCq8e. And no, no Housewives or their kids or pets or car washes were harmed in the production of this cookbook! Milania Hair Care and my Fabellini are doing amazing -- we're adding new retailers all over the country every day! My Juicy Joe and I are great. He's still my best friend and my rock. One of the best things about him is that he just doesn't care about the B.S. You need people like that in your life, especially if you work in the B.S. Industry! And my girls, my beautiful gorgeous girls, are great! My baby Audriana just turned 3, can you believe it? And my Gia is almost 12!