Teresa Giudice

Teresa was not pleased with how Caroline and Jacqueline handled the Gia situation.

on May 22, 20120

Finally, I am not thrilled about the way Joe was talking to me in the car, but I also know that he was frustrated and emotional. He's been watching my brother hurt me and make me cry for months now, and he just couldn’t take it anymore. And he can't do anything about it. If you came home crying and told your husband your brother had called you "garbage" and an "f-ing bitch" and brought up old, private conversations just to make you look bad on national TV, what would he do? My Joe, he can't do anything. He can't go punch someone, can't talk to my brother, can't even send a text because he knows my brother will just turn it into a big TV soap opera. So he sits and stews. But because my life is being taped and I have to share what's honestly happening in my life, I have to tell my husband about the conversation. And as you could see, he didn't want to hear it, and I don’t blame him. Yes, some Jersey guys talk like that when they're upset. I don't like it, and I tell him that. But it's how he grew up and it's everywhere. You saw, that’s how my brother talks to me, it's how Joey talks to Melissa, and I've heard Richie talk like that as well. I could go on and on. I'm not condoning it, I don't like it, but if the worst thing a guy gets to do now is let off some steam with his mouth, big deal. We all have our moments and Joe rarely explodes like that. I married a man, I love my man, and he loves me. 99 percent of the time he speaks very sweetly to me, he's never violent or cruel, and he's a great dad, so yeah, the 1 percent of the time when he's pissed off, I'm going to forgive him. It's not who he is all the time or believe me, I wouldn't be with him. Andy Cohen wrote in his amazing book, Most Talkative, that they film 85 hours of footage to make 1 44 min episode of Housewives. I am sure most people would have a few seconds of anger in all of those hours and of course that moment is what is shown.


 
Stay tuned, because next week is one of my favorite episodes: Jamie Laurita's wedding in Chicago! One of the most beautiful weddings I've ever been to. Joe and I loved it. (He even cried!)



Tanti Baci,
 
Teresa xx

515 comments
rudd15
rudd15

I'm sorry. I really believe that Caroline and Jacklyn hate Teresa so much for causing a rift with Dina that they set up Teresa. Check the facts. That bald guy us friends with the Manzos...not the Gorgas.

sommario
sommario

Teresa, you are too forgiving. Stay away from Caroline, jac, and Kathy. They belong together and deserve each other. You try so hard to stay friendly, don't bother. You are not a Bully or trouble maker. Sunday's episode made me sick. Kim set u up, keep away from that one completely. I hope and pray that Mellisa and your brother realize what has been done to you, and that you're not at fault. I know how much u love your brother and that u want his family close again. I worry tat Caroline especially poisons Mellisa mind. You are a strong women, a great mother, and a really nice person. STAY AWAY FROM the four of them.

@jenknitza
@jenknitza

Personally I dislike how Jo talks to you, but also your brother thinks he is perfect but he isnt an angel from god! And I watch the show Melissa does put things in his head if she wanted to keep piece she would keep things to herself. Mow for Caroline dislike big time she thinks she is the godfather no wait the godmother!

karrylin
karrylin

Just watched Gia's first bra shopping experience.  I'm old enough to be her Grandmother and I still remember my own  "first bra experience" and how embarrassing it all was.  I think I said "MOM!!!!!!!" about as many times as Gia did.   She is so cute, and spunky, but I  could tell she was mortified.   With my own daughters, I realized the first bra isnt about NEEDING a bra....its about wanting a bra, because some of the girls have developed earlier than most, and those chics with the boobs at an early age, TEASE you if you arent wearing one yet....Even scummy little boys say stuff...So, for Gabriella, your next Daughter....get her one when you see her classmates might be wearing them, or when Gia loans her bra to Gabriella.  I had to loan my bra to a friend, two years older than myself, because she didnt need one yet, so her mom wouldnt buy her one.  Girls talk, and sometimes moms need to be aware of the conversation!  young girls, your kids age really CARE about his stuff.   I hated it when the bra store lady brought out that HUGE bra and laughed.... Seriously, I think girls would rather get money from their moms, and go with their friends, or by themselves to buy a bra.   Now, your next step is buying feminine stuff...for the periods!!!  I did it this way, I bought one box/bag of each kind at the store, and brought them home. Told the girls they could try them all and let me know which one they preferred.   They were so happy to do that, because so many horror stories from their friends had them scared!!!  Instead of MOM!!!!!!!! I got....oh thanks Mommy!!!!

b10
b10

Teresa...

I understand that children around the age of 10 become emotional and have occasional outbursts...but what I witnessed from Gia was not normal and I am sure that we the viewer did not see the entire tirade. I teach third grade...9 year olds...and we recently had a field day at our school. If one of my students even came close to acting like that I would have had them removed from the game and allowed them to watch from the sidelines the other children who could be good sports. Her behavior should have embarassed and concerned you. My nine year old students know before the game even begins to not even go there with that kind of behavior. We had a wonderful day and not one of my 25 students said an unkind word the entire time. I even helped both sides cheat a little to show them that life isn't fair and those things happen and we were all there just to have fun....not one ridiculous outburst. It was all fun and laughter. Gia needs help and if you tolerate her behavior as a parent...then you need help. When/If she is standing in front of a judge some day...you can't said all 20 year olds might act that way...or Gia is just expressing her emotions...hate to break it to you...not going to fly. You often make excuses for Joe's and Gia's behavior...how about taking some responsibility. If you do not get Gia some help...and show her the proper way to handle losing and showing adults respect you are going to have a mess on your hands. Good luck!

FanPAM
FanPAM

At last - I can finally agree with you on something. I do believe that both Caroline and Jacqueline should have gotten you immediately. She is your child and it's up to you to teach and instruct her - not theirs. So whether I always agree with your excuses for your husband - which in fairness to you - probably is closer to the truth than what we viewers see - I have to say that you have had a tough two years and playing it out on national TV has to be stressful. I think your funny and whitty and have a great deal going for you - not sure how all the drama began and why frankly it continues- I really want to watch you and the ladies at lunch at charity events - talking about fashion and husbands and children and frankly wish they would give the children more air time and Rosie - LOVE her! She is authentic and Gia frankly reminds me of my daughter at that age - she's just spoiled and has passion - she's a kid - and folks need to cut her some slack. Understand Joe is stressful and agree that you probably wouldn't be with him if he were abusive and whether or not it's a cultural thing in terms of how he typically speaks to you - I guess that too is your business. However you also need to take some ownership in your relationships - there's your truth - their truth and the truth - so think about that - you don't want to come off as the person who never believes she is wrong and offers up excuses for bad behavior - you will alienate your fan base and blow up - so I would suggest you step back - take a breath and try to be a bit more humble.. just my take

Ramsey NJ Mom
Ramsey NJ Mom

I'm so glad that you have dis-connected yourself from them finally....sometimes, even with family, that is how it has to be. You need to live your own life and put them all behind you.

Gina V.
Gina V.

Tre, you have done an excellent job with making your girls strong like you! In this day and age women do have to learn as young girls to speak their mind. I don't blame you calling Jackie out on Ashlee, I know that I have been thinking it all along and it took courage for you to tell her, which I admire. You were not saying it to be mean, but to let her know that she does not know best when it comes to her own daughter, let alone someone else's. You do not need therapy with your brother. I agree, he should go with his wife as the comment you made stirred the pot between the two of them. You just said what you felt and I agree with you. If he could no longer provide to her standard, why would she stay with him? She pretty much said when she saw the "house," she wasn't letting him getaway. She did not mention when she saw "him" without knowing anything about his finances. it has always been about the money for her.

Sue M.
Sue M.

First off, you constantly say you want your family to be together and have harmony. But you do NOTHING to make that happen! Who in the world goes to their brother and accuses his wife of leaving him, as soon as a richer man comes into the picture??!! Talk about playing devil's advocate!! Your intentions are not good Teresa, and I can't believe all these morons who are hypnotized by you! You have some deep issues that need THERAPY!! You need it, sister! It's very apparent that you have been unhappy ever since your brother got married. It's not him, it's not his wife, it's not anything but the fact that he married ANYONE and you feel you are not number one in his life! Get a grip lady! Read your bible about what happens when a man gets married, HELLO! You are a troublemaker plain and simple! Leave your brother and his wife alone, if you can't accept that they are a couple and a family!! I don't see them making trouble. It is YOU! You say all kinds of things behind people's backs and you stir up trouble. Mind your own damn business. I think you're jealous of Melissa because she is pretty and slim and glamorous.. and you wanted to be the one who held that title in the show! It is YOU who is insecure and jealous and spiteful!

coffeemom3
coffeemom3

ANDY COHEN: I aplogize, I mean Greg, not Jamie (spelled his name wrong 2). sent you an email earlier.....about Joe. The only difference between Joe Guidice and an ape is Joe has a thumb but the brain of the ape is SUPERIOR:) I know Caroline is trying to defend Joe on this account but keeping his big mouth shut would be the answer.....get rid of him and teresa.....PLEASE!!!!!!

coffeemom3
coffeemom3

ANDY COHEN: I was APPALLED @ Joe's crude comment to Jamie and you really need to FIRE TERESA AND JOE after this season. This is the third time, as you know. No more excuses PLEASE, done with these 2 IMBECILES!!!!!!!!! p.s. TERESA WAS LAUGHING ALL THE WHILE WHEN COMMENT WAS MADE. HIS HUGGING THE MAN DOES NOTHING, except to say "got away with it now 3 times). HE'S A PIG!!!!!

Tresux
Tresux

I am shocked by all the support for a person such as you. Tre, you need to get off the show, focus on your children and husband and get ALOT of much needed therapy!

InSilmilarShoes
InSilmilarShoes

Teresa, I have to tell you that first...I made your Chicken Brushchetta, also the Balsamic green beans. I also made the roasted veggies, but had to cook them much longer. Anyway, the recipes were outstanding! My husband hates new recipes, yet ate two dishes. They were really, really good!. Don't let others bring you down. They are just jealous. I don't have daughters, only sons...but that's ok. I'm from LI, NY. I may have my hands full now, but later not so much:) Good luck to you. I mean that.. I hate the hatred people send your way, you are good people. I know. BTY: I have all your cookbooks and I've never read one cover to cover before. Your's is that good:) A++++++++++++++++:) and I'm doing that:)

Patty Till
Patty Till

Instead of reading people kissing your ass you might want to take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. You have brought 4 daughters into this world multipling your self absorbed attitude. God help us with Mothers like you.

lilypoo
lilypoo

Can"t believe bloggers condone and support your ignorance and bad behavior which in your simple mind will just make you think, "See I am perfect and everyone else is wrong" Arsenio made fun of your intelligence at every opportunity. Ignorance truly is bliss in your case.

BLJ
BLJ

Teresa you are out of your mind? You have changed so much, you used to be loving, forgiving, caring, HUMBLE. Now its all about you, what happened? You are no better than any body else, stop blaming others for your behavior. Your brother is reaching out to you to stop this stupid bickering and go to therapy, its not a bad thing to get outside help its not a sign of weakness its a sign of strength and growth to get help when nothing else works. Joe needs to stop being an ass and realize that he is not all that to anyone but you, which is how its supposed to be. You are not teaching your girls proper behavior, they are rude, spoiled and unappreciative. They have no respect for anyone including you and Joe. Jaqueline did the right thing reading Gia that book aboyt being a poor sport because even Gia said it was the way she was acting, and your actions told her it was ok to behave badly when things don't go her way. I pray that God softens your heart and lets you see how bad your behavior has not only caused you problems but those around you as well.

eripie
eripie

wow teresa! sometimes i like you and sometimes not so much..... the thing that bothers me the most is you refuse to deal with issues you just want to move past them well honey some issues have to be dealt with before you move past them. for example how you acted last season and at the reunion last year and what you did to caroline and now you want to act like nothing happened and dont understand why she has a problem with you? you can be manipulative and mean too dear! you get so defensive and offended at the gang if they make a joke about you yet you can make "jokes (ha ha laugh)" at them in your cook book and expect them to be okay? you know if caroline wrote a book and joked around about you like that you would flip your lid (or table rather) and go on and on about what she did to you becuase you are always the victim. Own up to what you have done and step back and see that what you say and do affects other people. thats all i would like to see and you do need therapy you need to learn how to deal with your issues right now i see a big time bomb waiting to blow up guess i will have to watch the tabloids for that blow up since you sell every story you have.

carolw
carolw

Keep your head up high girl ! you talking to Caroline and her making faces behind your back makes her looks so shallow and mean , Kuddos to you and your success you don't need them , they are just jealous remember her radio show did not take off maybe people saw the way she truely is trying to give advice she can't do herself ....

Brittney987654321
Brittney987654321

Teresa, I adore your positiveness! On the show and in your blog. Please keep strong during all of this adversity. I bet it is very hard to watch these episodes and to see all of the negative things that are being said about you behind your back. I think you are the only genuine person on this show and sometimes it's so hard to watch because everyone is so mean! Hang in there! I love seeing your "Teresaisms" on the show...the physical therapist thing made me laugh!

Patty D
Patty D

Teresa, Hang in there! It is unbelievable to me in 2012 that you are experiencing this amount of bullying from family members and close friends, even if they are unhappy with your behavior. They are ostrracizing you, talking behind your back and literally ignoring you when you walk into the room after being invited to a party or gathering. Amazing! That behavior is greater than rude and quite frankly I would bless them with your presence any longer. Dina stopped dealing with them and you should too. It really is not healthy to be around people who would treat you and your children this way. Yes, you are correct Caroline and Jacqueline should have never handled Gia in that manner. They should have left her and found notified you that she requested to see you that afternoon. They continued to antagonize her and torment her when she was clearly frustrated. No hunk of provolone will ever fix that problem. Is it any wonder Jacqueline cannot control her children? Good luck with your family, but I think your relationship with your husband is more important than the real housewives program. Jpe's wife is clearly never going to accept you she is way too jealous of your relationship with him and the fact that you have been friends with all of these people long before she ever was, so I am not sure you can ever fix that problem. She is like trying to train a toddler; meaning I don't think she gets it. Sorry to see you mistreated week after week.

viewer 123
viewer 123

Teresa,

I have to agree with you on the Gia thing. If I saw someone talking and reading a book to my kid like that, I would lose it. It was not a correct thing to do. I have a 12 year old and we all know how moody and crazy things can be for a kid that age. I am glad you spoke up for yourself (and Gia) there. It was hard to watch. Hang in there and you are a great Mom!

RLPM
RLPM

I love love love you Tre!!! Please keep your head up and let the haters hate!!! You are in the right here and don't apologize for anything!!!!

Not A Fan
Not A Fan

In my experience, people who ultimately resist therapy (as in the relationship with you and your brother), are the ones who need it the most. Your reaction tells me you NEED the counseling. A show is not capable of the damage caused to you and your family. Ultimately, you and your husband are responsible for it's effects on you and your children. Your children may not always do what you tell them to; but they will, without fail, imitate your behaviors. I think Gina has seriously damaged any chance she has of people wanting to work with her, as in modelling. I understand not wanting others to discipline your children. But it's not a good idea to confide in a 10 year old girl about things she can't possibly process emotionally. It's a selfish thing to do, and it's harmful to your daughter. Like my son use to say to me, when I'd try to confide in him at a young age; you need to find some friends your own age. If you find that difficult to do, maybe you should rethink the counselling.

kathy2b
kathy2b

Teresa--Joe wants to make things better with you. Go to therapy with him. If if doesn't work then don't go again. But you guys need a third party to listen to you both--someone neither one of you know. I wasn't talking to one of my brothers either for years. He died suddenly and we never made it right. I would have done anything to make it right now. Don't make my mistake. Do whatever you can to make things right with your brother. Even if your family doesn't DO therapy.

Amandapanda
Amandapanda

Tre - I am speaking to you as another Italian broad born and raised in New Jersey - go to therapy with your brother. It's obvious to us watching at home that you and your brother have NO idea how to communicate anymore - every conversation turns into an argument because one feels attacked by the other - your relationship has become toxic: it no longer brings you any joy and all of your interactions are tense because of the intense feelings you and your brother have for each other. A family therapist would simply help you and Joe talk to each other and reeeeally hear each other and you could, potentially, put your issues behind you for the benefit of your family. I am also one of two children and I too had a very toxic relationship with my younger sister - we fought constantly to the point where every family event became a war zone and usually ended with us not speaking to each other. At first, I felt the same as you and rejected the idea of therapy - I just wanted to move forward - but just like Jacqueline told you, those underlying issues were still there and surfaced every time. It was only with the help of a family therapist that we were ever able to communicate and understand one another. Try to think of the the therapist as a referee or a mediator: he/she will help you and Joe find a way to talk to each other WITHOUT hurting each other's feelings and help you to strengthen your relationship. I almost hate to say this, but I also agree with Kim D., you and your brother just might uncover some of your own issues that may be affecting your interactions with your brother. In order for any two people to have a relationship, it is necessary for one to meet the other halfway and to find a way to communicate. I think it would at least be worthwhile to try talking to your brother with a family therapist - think about it (I know you're not as dumb as people like to think), a therapist at this point is the only completely neutral third party who could help both you and Joe gain perspective on your relationship and mediate between you so you can have a conversation, just ONE conversation, where you both get to say everything you want to say without fighting, screaming and calling each other horrific names. I watch you every week struggle to maintain your relationship with Joe and I can see the strain it is putting on you and your family. Just try it...please...for a fan, for your brother, for your family, for your kids, most importantly, do it for yourself so you can free yourself from the hurt and pain surrounding all of this drama. Remember: Un albero è forte solo quanto le sue radici. I wish you all the best and will always, ALWAYS be a fab - I love you Tre!!!!!!!!

dumpy
dumpy

I have sent messages/posts a few times and don't know that they were "approved" by moderators? I HOPE THIS IS - 1) I feel sad for Gia that at ten her life is an open book. 2) Your one daughter ( Malania ); Why on earth do you seem to let her get away with so much?? I have 4 boys I know it is "Nature over Nurture" and I don't know if "Bravo" only shows when she is behaving badly? But to harass her sister, drag a sister by the hair, throw a screaming fit in a store.... Why don't they show how you deter that behavior? They show her climbing all over a shopping cart but, at no time do they show you stopping her? How does the store feel about it?? And, if she were injured???? I feel for you/your extended family. I live in Michigan and there are a LOT of crap issues that would mirror yours. I would not wish the world to see it though. Especially as a business owner myself - but hey we could call it "Lake Huron Shores", "Blue Water Blues". Best of luck, all of these children have a LOT of growing up to do. Not just yours, all along with many of the adults including Caroline who feels it is "Easier for a boy to be heavy..." NOT TRUE!! As I said, I have four wonderful sons and ONE is "heavy" he has lost 40 lbs at 16-17 and is still working at it. Darla

karmagirl
karmagirl

Teresa, I never post anything on these sites, but really have to share how proud I was of tonight's show. I am not proud of being one of the viewers that was getting sucked into all the negative that is out there regarding you. BUT... I have really been remembering the sweet dingy beautiful girl with sass that flipped that table! Good times! So much has happened to your personal life and yet you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and write successful cookbooks, and take care of your family! All the while, having to shield your children from the wrath of the harsh media that fail to mention anything positive because that's not what the viewers and readers are interested in. I know me, and I know I would have crumbled, as many others would. Of course you're going to be hardened and defensive! With what you have been through? Who wouldnt? So many forget that when one goes through such traumatic events in their life, no matter how strong you are, it does change you! And unfortunately, many refuse to see the "why" you have changed and have continued to criticize you. Who would ever want to live their life, explaining every private detail to the public, AND,finding out that you also have to do the same with "friends"? This did not happen overnight. Friends have betrayed you by not lifting you up and being the cheerleader that you so needed. Instead these people joined in with the judgmental strangers and showed that they couldn't be trusted. After so long, any sane person would have to go into defense mode and start swinging! And that's exactly what you're doing! But at the wedding? I don't know if Bravo started editing some of this season to your benefit FINALLY? But I sure saw that you are trying to keep the peace at the wedding, as uncomfortable as it obviously was. You were nice, and respectful, and not defensive, extending the olive branch to everyone, and yet still, your friends weren't happy and still badmouthed you? You gave them absolutely no reason to say the things that they said about you on this day. I really hope that Bravo will continue to put you in a good light on future shows so that more people will see and remember the old Teresa, before this dark time that has happened to you, is still very much with us and that the others on this show need to start taking some responsibility for THEIR actions! Good luck Teresa!

RollTideAlum
RollTideAlum

You should have been aware of how upset Gia was becoming. And you should have reminded her that she had also cheated that day. Gia is a sponge and has too much negativity around her. The poor girl is tortued by the situation with your brother and the extreme tension in the household regarding her father.

I'm also questioning your excuse that Joe took the little girls to the shore. Since he is not allowed to drive, how did he get there?

TViewer
TViewer

Jacqueline was just trying to help.

cynNY
cynNY

Teresa - I am from a very Italian family. Family means everything, especially to my parents. They never want to see friction between us. I am the oldest and I am usually in the middle trying to keep the peace. It isn't always easy and I hate to see my parents upset about anything. My daughter and I always watch NJ housewives and I have always loved watching you and relating to you with our Italian heritages and values and old ways. They are the best. I am sorry that you are going through so much and it saddens me. I think you have changed with all that you are going through. It may be a good thing to see a therapist with your brother, maybe you will get something out of it for yourself. My heart goes out to you and I get so angry when I hear how Joe speaks to you. I know that he is your husband and you will defend him, but Teresa you need to value yourself more. He speaks like that to you all the time. Watch the episodes and see how he treats you. There is no reason or excuse for a man to talk like that to his wife. I know you tell him not to say those things and to take things back but he doesn't he just keeps on putting down and cursing. Does that make him feel like a MAN?? Uncalled for. You need to see this and not allow it to happen. You are always running around, doing for everyone, packing cars etc and Joe goes about his business, gets dressed etc and then comes out to drive the car. Horrible and shame on him because he obviously doesn't value you as his wife. How would you feel if Gia's husband did this to her? She sees this, she is a smart girl. He talks like that in front of the girls and just dosen't care. You are a beautiful person, don't let anyone bring you down or degrade you including your husband. Wishing you well always -

lulu Griffin
lulu Griffin

Joe is really a pig and so crude. The things that come out of his mouth are not funny. It's really sad. I think he needs therapy.

STARSSTARS
STARSSTARS

Teresa, you just maze me. Amaze me.... You are an inspiration. we all deal with jealous people in our lives, my god, the scale most of us have out here is a co worker, or a family member, and it's usually something mundane. You are the star of the show and they know it. Melissa wanted to be on your show, and have everything that goes along with it. In essence, she wanted your life. Anoteehr viewer wrote, "if that isn't jealousy, take it up with Webster," and I agree. Sweetheart, you are the STAR and Melissa knows it, your weasal of a brother knows it, Jaqueline knows it, we know it, and most importantly Caroline knows it. And she wants to just EXPLODE over it. We will someday get the real story of why Dina isn't talking to Jaqueline OR Caroline, but everything we read, if you feret out the gossip sites, the worthy sites allude to the fact that she saw what they are capable of to be in your place and she didn't want to be around it. You have survived a crucifixtion kid, and you came out beautifully. While they are combing the computer, stirring, and spinning themselves into the ground in jealousy, you are out at book signings. Caroline posts pics of her kids on twitter all the time, and NO ONE cares. Uhg. She knows it's the only part of her TV life left that we can stomach, and I gotta tell you, the winer Lauren is getting on my last nerve. When she's on, I leave the room. Waa, Waa, I'm fat, waa, I wanna be rich, uhg. Keep shining. Tell Juicy Joe and Gia we love them. All of your girls!---& we hope to see more and more of them!

Mia in Fla.
Mia in Fla.

JUST DROPPING IN TO SHOW MY SUPPORT YOU GO GIRL ,LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU AND FAMILY YOUR A STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SERJhit
SERJhit

Teresa Giudice! Shut up and get out of town: I just made Teresa's sauce from your book! OMG- I've never made homeade sauce before because I'm lazy! Holy Flippin tables- it's just awesome and easy! Well, my family thinks it was hard. I was going to write how I almost didn't make it because it was the end of the month (if you know what I mean) but I didn't think Bravo would print it! Thanks for including the low calorie meals, we Moms who aren't as fortunate as you in the "gene" department thank you. (I always blame my love handles on genes, and I will continue to do so thank you very much). A friend of mine went to your booksigning and said you are even tinier (it's a word!) in person. Your pics on your website of you and Gia at her school's field day were so friggin cute. Sorry, I'm rambling cuz I'm excited: my kitchen smells like your sauce!!! I'm so glad Gia is ok- that kid is a rockstar! She single handedly showed us what you are dealing with on that show. Listen, jealousy is a powerful entity. It makes people do crazy things. I'm sorry your own brother succombed to seeing you famous and just had to get "his." I wish they had just come on and been themselves. Why did Melissa manipulate the whole show like she did, to just draw and quarter you? Obviously, she knew if her plan worked, you would be destroyed, incl: the way you make money. Has she always been like that, or was it the enticement of fame? They obviously needed to create a destroy Teresa storyline. Why? Maybe she did promise producers, why else would they hire her? She's not interesting to watch unless she's working on tearing you down. Aha! I just answered my own question. Bam. I don't know how you ever forget what your brother did, becasue Melissa isn't important, we know what she's about, but your brother? I can honestly say, if my brother set me up like he did to you, things would never be the same. When he divulged what you said in private, after the camera crew set up in his house, brought fame-seeking to a whole new low level--Because he did it to his sister. If you think about it for even a second, what possible reason could he have for doing that? At the reunion, Melissa will say in her defense: 'Well you said it" and the three other bullies will nod their heads, while Caroline goes off on a monologue how this is what you always do...and ANDY will raise his eyebrows, but please know, that we KNOW Melissa already knew. It was weeks before that you and Joe had your conversation, so they had to actually plan that scene. RRRR, just thinking about it makes me sad and mad. Onward ho Teresa! You have the support and love from us out here, more than you even know. Your parents must know what that woman and their son have done. I feel so bad for them. They are old, and while it's a reality show to us out here, to them their two kids are their whole world. If you look back at the very first episode, your Mom says to Melissa and Caroline: "why are you doing this to my family?" That never left me. I wish Bravo would play THAT again. My heart breaks for them.

Koopla
Koopla

I had praised kathy on these posts and I just want to say I was wrong. I thought she was loving like the way she handled Gia. But after reading her interviews she's a snake and does not have Teresa or her girls back. She is a fake but the good thing is her true colors will eventually show and on national tv at that!

Teresa has a loving family that supports her and loves her girls unconditionally so she doesn't need the scum that crawled out of the woodwork for a piece of her. One day mel, joe gorga, kathy and richie will crawl back to where they belong.

ARMichigan
ARMichigan

Awesome!!! If I were you, I'd be proud too. :) Have a nice day!!!

StarWatch
StarWatch

Hi Theresa- SO glad I found this site to write to you. My husband bought me your cookbook for my birthday. I must admit, I don't buy cookbooks. I don't like following them because I'm just not that talented in the kitchen. I was having a small dinner party last night and I was worried about what to make and was actually going to cater it and hide the boxes. Hate to admit that, but it's true. I don't have a knack for putting it all together at the end, and presenting a nice looking dish. Cookbooks make me nervous, and quite frankly they are expensive and right now, we just can't spend on things we don't need. But yours isn't expensive like a hard cover release, and it's not thin like a paper back. It's gorgeous. I'm probably not allowed to put the price on here, but thank you, thank you. I had two couples over for my dinner party last night, and the women couldn't put your book down. They were copying recipies down, but don't worry, they said they were going to buy it this weekend,lol. One of them is trying to lose that last ten, and your recipies are in her 'plan,' I was going to take pictures of how happy she was, but I don't know where to put them so you'll see them. I made the Chicken di Firenze for them, and my house smelled so good all day. It COMPLETELY changed the dynamics in my house! No lie, we were all running around like a big ol' happy Italain family with that aroma all day. I have never seen my kids NOT flee from the table before as soon as they fufilled their 4 bite obligation! I'm so excited, today I'm making Lasagne Rustica, don't know what the hell rustica means, but my fam bam is happy again today with the aroma. Thank you Teresa.

You know, 3 bestsellers are just fabulous. You should have family around you that swells with pride.The exscitement in my house was tangible, and we don't know you. If I had just released my third best seller, my brother would be picking me up, and swinging me around the room. He would be ecstatic. It saddens my heart to think that at this time in your life, when you have worked so hard, it's darkened by Melissa and Joe, who, in all seriouness, take YOUR success with this cookbook as THEIR loss. Isn't that weird? Sad really. That is what they have set up on this show, and it really saddnes this Mom's heart who has watched it. I won't write unkind statements regarding your brother and his wife like I hear most of my opionated friends say,because you don't name call, and I told them to take your lead. But I WILL say, please know we see through it all. It's very disturbing and I don't have a single friend who doesn't absolutely abhor them. The whole thing is very sad. And then some,,,all for fame out of jealousy...uhg, in a family. Now I'm depressed again. OK, time to stir the "SAUCE"...Thank you again darlin'....It's Fabulous!

debi1326
debi1326

Teresa, Out of all that's bad comes something good. You've learned who your true friends are. Plus, your fans will stick by you no matter what (myself included). Congrats on all of your successes! And I hope your parents don't learn the half of it.

God bless your family!

TO
TO

Teresa you are why i love the show please give Gia a big hug for me so hard to watch what they did to her Caroline had no right

AK NJ Fan
AK NJ Fan

I LOVE THE COOKBOOK!!!!!! I can't put it down and I am SO EXCITED about the recipes. I love the personality that shows through, love the Italian lessons, LOVE IT ALL!!!!!

Of course the ladies are going to talk smack you are a SUCCESS and they can't take it. I love how your husband doesn't take any crap and no matter what ANYONE says, we all know our men can blow steam like that too...

Wish you all the best, pray blessing on you and your beautiful family. By the way I love how your parents love you and stand by you. I will do the same for my daughter and if any of my sons future wives think they can treat my only daughter the way Melissa has treated you they better watch out!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!!! PS come and do a book siging in Anchorage, Alaska!!!!

d brady
d brady

Sweetie i learned along time ago putting siblings over your hubby is a bad move. It only leads to resentment in your own house. I mean you have to sleep next to your jo not your brother. If you dont remember anything else about marriage remember that. I have bet on that for the past 19 years and won everytime. Its one lesson i wont forget EVER.

KatieK009
KatieK009

What Jac did was way overboard. She had no right. If someone did that to my child, I would not have been happy. You handled them with much respect. Yet, they keep trashing you, & a 10 year old.

LSharBear
LSharBear

Teresa, you have showed true grace under fire. It has been so painfully obvious that Melissa came on this show to just abolish you. The girls good at manipulating, I'll give her that. But really, it makes her beautiful outside image, seem so unattatractive. I was watching TV with my 80 year old Mom who judges no one, and they showed Melissa's image, and my Mom actually said "I've never seen someone hurt someone so much just to be on TV" I said Teresa will be fine, the jigs up, and my Mom said, 'No, I'm talking about Teresa's little girls."I didn't even know she was following the show. Teresa, everyone is onto her, it's so obvious. The way they set up scenes for a reality show is disgusting. You give us the good, the bad and the ugly of having small children fill your home. Enjoy this time, Melissa has to keep spinning and digging to play catch up and beat up. She has used the viewers to be famous. I just can't believe your brother. Wow. I can't believe what he did to you to have a reality show for himself and his wife. Good thing Melissa has sisters because that's the only unconditional sister love he will get now. Hopefully you get to the point of being civil for the children, but how could you ever look at him the same again? I can't stand the sight of that little man. I'm sure you and your parents have known who Melissa is for a long time now. The minute she walked down that runway at the fahion show on a high, while already writing the words to her song 'On Display' before we even knew who she was told me you were in for some trouble. I had no idea the depth she was going to go to. Shes a narcassist, which is fine, but the way she had to tear you down to get herself up shows you she couldn't do it on her own. The producers didn't even want her until she pitched the bad family storyline. How do they sleep? I just don't get it. I used to be a huge Caroline fan, now I can't look at her. Another Melissa casualty. I really hope you get your own show so we don't have to wach her. She wont last twpo seasons, she has nothing to offer if she's not fighting with you. Her 2 minutes are almost up.

koopla
koopla

Congrats on the huge success of your third cookbook. I am so glad you have realized that jac and caro are not your friends and you are better off without them. KEEP THEM AWAY FROM YOUR GIRLS! I was amazed how Gia showed more honesty, restraint and maturity then jac and caro. You are a successful mother and author and the castmates are jealous. Kathy is the only other castmate that seems to be a decent humanbeing.

Lisatucker
Lisatucker

You're not an angel by any means, Teresa, but that's what I love most! You're the only one who readily shares her emotional and relationship flaws. The self-righteous Caroline is nothing short of a 'do as I say and not as I do', and I'm tempted to mute the sound when she starts giving everyone else advice. LMAO Anyhoo - love ya darlin and hang in there - if you leave the show so will I :)

blazing 7s
blazing 7s

Teresa, you have gone through so much and you are still here, doing great! Get rid of Jack and Car. They bullied your daughter. It was sickening to watch. Very proud of the way Gia handled herself; she stuck up for herself knowng how they felt about you, she was not going to let them bully her anylonger.Jack, Car, and the rest of the Manzos are TOXIC. AS far as Melissa goes, you would be better off keeping her and your horrible, trash talking brother at a very long distance. The Manzos need to go.If I were Bravo, I would not let the reunion show go on as it did last time. So many viewers could not stomache it, seeing everyone on that stage bully you like they did, INCLUDING ANDY. Bullyig is a very serious thing, especially these days. More at the forefront than ever. I am afraid that if Bravo continues to let Andy do this AGAIN to you, I won't watch the show anylonger, as well as thousands of other viewers.

bonshe
bonshe

Teresa, I think your brother Joe is right....you seem to be such a different person.. you cant see what you do and admit your errors but your so quick to see others and comment. You tell your husband everything and then cant understand why your brother told his wife what you said....really...think about it... You as a loving sister would not say those things, keep it to yourself...remember if you dont have anything good to say...keep it to yourself... If you really want to make up with your friends and family..admit your errors..dont point blame at them, sometimes you have to swallow your pride and take it for the team (in this case your friends and family) stop saying that you are not sorry for anything you say and do...if it hurts them, just say you are sorry you hurt them...man up and stop making excuses for EVERYTHING you do!!

LydiaLou
LydiaLou

You tell Juicy Joe: WE LOVE HIM. Anyone that's watched the show, knows he was ranting about everything your horrible brotehr and his monster of a wife have done. I have to tell you, if my own family wanted fame so bad, that they actually tried to RUIN me to get it for themselves, he would have said a lot more. Melissa and Joe are just god awful people, and people like that never win in the end. Teresa you are adored, and we LOVE Juicy Joe. I love how he doesn't do the "talking" segments like your housewife wanna-be brother. Joe Gorga IS the worst brother ever, and son. Your poor parents. Listen, Joe Guidice would have NEVER set up his big sister to further his wife and achieve a reality show career for himself. I'm sure of it. Now we see why in the beginning of the season, he was screaming at your Dad's kness "I am your son!" Your Dad didn't respect him then---I'm sure as heck he doesn't NOW after what they did to you. Teresa, let them spoak in their little 'fan base' sun now, they have a lifetime to soak in what they did. Your life had been attacked by them, and he's off on twitter encouraging his little fans to keep it up. Wow, they must have been so angry and jealous when you were famous, that they were almost paralyzed. I am sure of the fact that you will never forgive him--how could you?

team teresa
team teresa

Carolyn and Jackie over stepped their bounds with Gia. I saw it as getting to you through Gia by giving Gia their opinion of her.

Their excuse that they felt they were family and doing it out of love was lame. Especially Caroline.