Teresa Giudice

Teresa talks about how she got through the tough times and what's happening now.

on Apr 24, 20120

Hi baby dolls! So we're back, but it's kind of weird because what you're watching on RHONJ now was all filmed a year ago, and a lot has happened since then. I've been blessed with some amazing opportunities like Celebrity Apprentice, which I filmed from October until December. (And I'll be on the live season finale May 20!) So what you see on Celebrity Apprentice is a pretty good picture of me, as I am now.

Doing Celebrity Apprentice, helping raise money for sick kids, getting involved in everyone's charities, really changed my perspective on things. I'm in a much better place now than I was a year ago. I'm focusing on the truly important things in life like helping find a cure for kidney disease with NephCure. It's made me see that the problems we think are big on Housewives pale in comparison to what children like Matthew Levine go through. Can you imagine your 8-year-old child having to take 15 pills a day just to survive? I feel so blessed to have healthy friends and family, and I never want to take that for granted by focusing on petty drama like gossip and tabloids.

Right now, life is really good and we're all really happy! My businesses, my books, and my new Fabellini drink are doing great, and like a lot of you I hope, things are much better for us financially.

The economy was really tough two years ago, especially if you were in construction and owned buildings like Joe and I did. When our tenants couldn't pay their mortgage, we couldn't pay the building mortgage. We filed for bankruptcy, and the amount was huge because it included the full mortgage on several buildings. Of course, good news isn't reported as often as bad news, but here's our good news: the banks were able to sell our buildings, which was most of our debt, so we withdrew our bankruptcy petition and are working on paying off the rest of our debt ourselves! It was a very tough year, especially having pieces of it misreported in the media, but we made it through. And I think we're stronger than ever. Joe and I are great, our marriage is great, and of course, our four beautiful daughters are amazing.

708 comments
aniwood
aniwood

Have to admit that from what I see on the show you are very self centered person and everything is about you and your opinion. I have read what you have said and I hope it is sincere. I have several brothers and one sister and I know about family feuds and problems. I try and not add fuel to the fire and a lot of times I do keep my opinions to myself to avoid conflict. I know this can be difficult depending on what it is but I prefer the peace in my life. No one is perfect or better than anyone else, we all have our good and bad.

ifalco
ifalco

Well said. God bless you. You make the whole show worth watching. 

Lyssa C.
Lyssa C.

I am so on ur side but some things u say are kind of disrespectful but ur stuff with mell ur family let it goo there's kids involved. Move on so u can have great holidays. Jac was back stabbin by havin a convo with mell n car she didn't tell them to ask u...there's just a line car always has the drama she thinks she's the God Mother..NO NO NO she's a mess starter I hope u n jack move past in n mell in kat and especially with u in ur bro. When u apologized to carolyn on the steps she accepted then talked behind ur back? She been trippen with u since u guys went on ur trip! She was already makin smart comments! Menopause or not she's always had that better then u attitude n jack is her puppet. Stop sayin sorry n watch what u say..just dnt say nothin about them only to there face then u won't be called fake! Keep up the good wrk!

ViewerJOOHIO
ViewerJOOHIO

You don`t want anyone to say when he was in jail, just when he was away? Everybody knows he was in jail.If I were your brother I woulnt have called you either.You and your husband go on an on an on about how you are such good buisness people, why do you need your brother to talk care of you? If your such a good buisness coulpe why do you need your brother to come take care of you?

jbrook55
jbrook55

OMG! Teresa....get yourself educated on emotional intelligence, social skills, speech therapy, communication skills, and buy a "word a day" elementary vocabulary builder activity! For starters girl! Now add some reality therapy and stop twisting everything around and creating drama!!!! Get help!

Becky R
Becky R

I really hope everyone drops the subject of the Cookbook comments. Enough already, who cares move on. On a happier note, I loved the recipes in this cookbook and your first one. I will be purchasing your new one on 5/15/12. I love all you ladies and I refuse to be "TEAM" Anyone. I wish you all the best and I really hope everyone can learn to get along and support each other's differences. I support NOH8!

StephanieTepe
StephanieTepe

Teresa I think your great!You have a beautiful Family and gorgeous little girls!You focus on your Family,and the hell with everybody else!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stefanie of Staten Island
Stefanie of Staten Island

Teresa, at the end of the day its you, your girls and your husband!! You are a beautiful person and working hard to keep them safe and happy is more important than anything! Caroline is an unhappy person and her time will come, she keeps her adult children a little to close to her and they should be on with their lives. I hope you and Melissa will repair your relationship, and stop the jeaslously between the two of you. For your children! Besides Melissa was a great add on to the show! Watching season 4 sucks already! Danielle is not around to tear apart, so now there is you!

VieweMARY
VieweMARY

Please stop saying your sorry its done and these people have a problem not you. You have done what most women couldnt Brovo to you

NettiSpaghetti
NettiSpaghetti

Teresa I have watched from Season One and I really think now that you and your husband Joe are one of those couples who have to compete with everyone and can't stand seeing others doing well. I think that is why Joe has such a problem with your brother and why you can't get along with Melissa. This was very apparent in the Season 3 reunion when you tried to claim that everyone else's successes were down to you or Joe - you are not exactly pioneers in business and Joe didn't invent the concept of flipping houses!

You seem to think that you have to get ahead of everyone by putting them and their achievements down. It isn't a very nice trait. You mentioned previously that Melissa used to do things a certain way and implied that she then started copying how you do them - why can't you take that as a compliment for you instead of turning in to an insult for Melissa? I am sure you didn't always do things as you do now and have been inspired by someone else? There is nothing worse than someone who forgets where they started out from just because they make a bit of money.

It says a lot about you that all four of your cast mates have an issue with you.

helen
helen

It is so obvious that no appology will be accepted at this late date. So, just stop appologizing. And don't make any more comments about the women and me that want to find something to be "hurt" over.

I like what you said about how you want to be positive and I remember when Caroline and Jacqueline made fun of you because you always put on a happy face. That was by far more hurtful than anything you have said. But season 4 is about bashing you and that's all we are going to see. So I have decided to skip season 4 and wait for season 5, if there is one. Hopefully, Caroline and Jacquesline will be gone by then. They can only keep bashing you for so long, berfore he viewers get sick and tired of it. Then it will be on to bigger and better victims. I hoep that "goody, goody" Caroline gets hers one day. She is the worst one, with her "I can't look at you" high and mighty attitude.

Forgiveness is forgivess, whether someone deserved it or not. You forgive as you have been forgiven. Kathie and Melissa forgave Caroline's nastiness at the beginning of Season 3 and now she is too good to forgive you. That says it all.

Ugh!!!!
Ugh!!!!

Stay true to yourself and your family. I think it bugs the others that you can stay positive for your family. They are heartless to throw you under the bus when you need friends and family but just shows their character which is cruel!! Carma will come around for them!!!!

Aze
Aze

Teresa, I don't know why you always bring up things and then soon as someone tries to defend themselves you turn it around and act like they were the ones bringing up the subject not you. I think I agree with the many that said you need to think about what you say before you open your mouth. I use to be a Teresa fan. But, I just don't understand you anymore. You need to come back down to earth. I wish you much luck with your family. But, there comes a time when you just have to swallow your pride and move on and keep your mouth shut. I thought that was awful you don't bother to buy your nephew a present for his birthday just because Melissa didn't invite you to something? How childish.

Nina Girl
Nina Girl

Family drama will always come and go.... that is what you signed up for. Sometimes is best to keep things and let others just deal with their own problems. You may not have any malicious intent in hurting feelings but it happened, I know that you need to be around them so the drama could be created. I just wonder why were you the one asked to appear on the Celebrity Apprentice and not the others? So far you and Nene have actually taken that additional step, to appear before Donald Trump, participate on his show and get yourself known out there in a different setting than "The Housewives". If you took your time to get those recipes on a book, shared them with the rest of the world as a project with your daughters then I applaud you.

Melanie2012
Melanie2012

Teresa, I used to like you, but right now, not so much. I do think you being a successful businesswoman is great, but I wish you would stop all your catty remarks about your brother and Melissa!! It makes you come off like you are jealous and insecure. They have a beautiful and loving relationship and are adorable to watch. Stop playing the victim!! If you make these remarks to the public, then can you blame them for being angry? If the tables were turned and they were saying these remarks about you and your family, I am sure you would be upset also. You can't have it both ways!! I am sad that you all are not on great terms also because you and Jacqueline used to be so close and you had great relationships with the Manzo's and I want you all to make up again and I seriously hope that happens. I feel bad that you are having issues due to your husbands financial troubles, but don't take it out on your friends and that is what you seem to be doing because they are all happy and secure with their lives. Just take some responsibility for your own actions.

Olivia93
Olivia93

Teresa,

Blah, blah, blah.....it is all about you isn't it???? B-O-R-I-N-G!

Kathy G
Kathy G

Did you really see the episode? You state in your blog that you have other family members that you could have been talking about, that it wasn't Melissa or Kathy. What about the scene with you and Caroline on the steps talking about your cookbook and you saying sorry to her? When she brought up Melissa and Kathy on how hurt they could be? You said " I was writing about Richie" and concerming Melissa, you said " If the shoe fits". I realize things have been tough for you but stop trying to make yourself to be a victim! I'm not a hater of you and really enjoyed you on the first season. I hope that Teresa returns very soon, she was more fun to watch! Kathy G.

Viewer from Maryland
Viewer from Maryland

Go away Teresa. You are so jealous it is killing you. Wishing you well but with Joe as your husband and your attitude and jealousy I don't think it will happen.

Monniedee
Monniedee

When Melissa said she would take one for the team, Teresa should have replied how she’s had to take one for the team since Gorgasses joined the show. T took a big one for the team so they could make a little extra cash and disgrace the family while they were at it.

JoJo Jersey all day
JoJo Jersey all day

Their all jealous, you keep the real in real house wives. You and your family are the show,maybe you should get your own show, and get rid of them Bitches then we'll see who gets the ratings.

Love to be Italian, JoJo Jersey

shosho22
shosho22

from what i saw tonight, peeps are upset that your apology wasn't "sincere." I think they resent that you still don't seem to feel their pain. Regardless, I think it's plenty clear that you are sincere about reconciling. Even if you miss out on the details, your heart is in the right place. i just wish your husband wasn't so disrespectful to you and your's...

Ruby2
Ruby2

Teresa...You and your family are truly in my prayers. The treatment and abuse that you have received from family and your supposed friends is beyond heartbreaking. To read their delusional blogs ... I have to believe that we are watching different shows. Still scratching my head. The energy in that room at Jacqueline's house was negative and it was painful to watch. Keep your chin up and ignore those people!! What goes around comes around....karma will come back to bite them. Best wishes to you for continued success!!

jbrook55
jbrook55

Teresa, "First think then speak!" Your responses to people are appearing to be more of an attempt to hijack the conversation onto someone or something else. Your discomfort with your own reality is so sad! Your husband is totally dysfunctional and you are sucked right into the manipulations!! Get yourself some professional help for your sake and your children. They will grow up thinking their father & his ways are a normal & therefore ok. Do you really think that your choices for denial will create a healthy survival? Good Luck!

MsFoxyLoxie
MsFoxyLoxie

Teresa, Hey gurrrl, I think you are a beautiful, funny, & just all around cool person. From what I see on television. I get so upset when people misjudge you, or misinterpret something that you say. It really makes me mad when your "suppose to be friend" does this. They been around you, they KNOW you are not trying to hurt them...if so definitely not on purpose. & that Melissa chick she doesn't foil me...I see right threw all that crap. I'm glad that what we're seeing now is a year ago...because your right time does heal all wounds. Just keep your head held high to sky...and balance it out with humility!! You go gurrrl!!!

alliewhite01
alliewhite01

Teresa. I think you are one of the strongest women on this planet. Not too many women could take care of 4 children, stay fabulous and work like crazy to keep your wonderful lifestyle. The only thing you need now is a husband who respects you for all this. I'm not saying you should leave the father of your children, but he definitely needs to be checked. Sometimes taking things apart helps you put things back together the right way. You need to separate from this man and get in to counseling immediately. This relationship needs to be rebuilt from the ground floor up. You work too hard to be treated this way. Please come out of denial and do what's right for your girls. Put your pride aside as painful as it is and demand the love and respect you deserve from this man. Get the help you need to face him and demand what is rightfully yours. You are amazing. Keep working hard.

ViewerSylvia
ViewerSylvia

We love you T!!! Caroline was against you all last season. Jac is just her little puppet. You can't win with Melissa, you brother is horny lol Kathy is a fake and her hubby is a trouble maker. bravo please give Teresa her own show and I don't want to watch these other ppl.

lady bug 5275
lady bug 5275

First off I would like to say that I did really genuinely like u in the last season and the one before that....but it seems like you changed and became obsessed with your brother and his WIFE'S relationship....can we say JEALOUS!!!! Melissa, from what is only on national television, is a great mother,wife, and was attempting to be a good sister-in-law to you...but its sooooo apparent that you have no ligit reason to even dislike her so therefore jealousy is the true answer behind that...and WE ALL SEE IT!!!! And to everyone that feels like they are all ganging up on teresa must not be watching the same show as me because how is it really, that 4 grown women with children and families have come togehter to plot about what they can do to ruin Teresa...REALLY!!!! She brought this all on herself....and feeling sorry for her is just ridiculous....Love the show and everyone else

srsk24
srsk24

Teresa is so full of herself.....she even said she was talking Richie.....she really needs to worry about her own life and fix home before she goes around talking about everyone else. Andy had it right when he said she is so set in her own opinions that she doesn't even hear what anyone else is saying! With people like her in their lives, who needs enemies?

sissyhippo
sissyhippo

I tried to read all the commets on you but my head is hurting all I can say is that I pray for you, that God will show you the light, you have a good family around you and all you can do is put people down. wake up girl we are only here for a short time. love your family hard and for as long as you can.

sissy

Djsloniker
Djsloniker

I normally do not post stuff...but you are killing me...look....your coming off a little jealous and envious....live your life...love your family and live...life is too short...get those evil monkies off your shoulder : )...you are beautiful and you have a beautiful family....i am not trying to pretend like I know your problems or your family....but if you don't have family what do you got....thats all I have to say....sorry if comes off a lil harsh...but honestly...god bless you and your family....and I hope your problems are not as troubling

MercedezJ
MercedezJ

Teresa, plain and simple you should have never put anything in your book about anyone unless it was positive or uplifting. We see how you feel about your sister in law, which makes no sense, the woman loves and adores your brother and that's all that should matter, who cares if she copies you, that's compliment when someone does that, don't look at it in a negative way, look at it in a good way. Stop trying to portray like you have so much money, you've had financial issues, so what, everyone has. Your book would have sold without the slander or negative talk of anyone else. Don't become that person, be the Teresa you were when this show first came on, just get out of denial and your life will be even better than what it already is.

Zandra
Zandra

Teresa, the book is not that bad even if it's the truth, stop apologizing about the book. Its a done deal!! I think the truth hurts and other people cant deal with it. Its over!!

I dont like your sister-in-law she just seems really fake. But that is not for you to involve yourself with or to bring to your brothers attention he will soon find that our for himself.

viewer1278
viewer1278

Teresa, there has to more to the story because I know you wouldn't act like you've been acting. Please give Joe a break. He has to be feeling down and out. Be grateful for Jacqueline husband and the Manzo boys for being his good friend.

alerissa
alerissa

You go Teresa! I truly respect what you are doing with your cookbooks, wine and charity work. you were put in a bad situation financially and instead of buying your head in the sand you get out there and work harder than most. If for whatever reason you did make some slightly passive aggresive remarks (although I thought they were funny) towards the other housewives I can only imagine that it would have come from a place of feeling not quite accepted or safe amongst the other women and your brother and sister in law. Bottom line is you are doing right by your family as you should. You have apologized and if they do not accept then you can be satisfied in knowing that they never had your best interest at heart despite what they say. Someone does not just change drastically as a person for no reason. Unless perhaps they are going through menopause:)

Bravo Girl
Bravo Girl

Love you Tre....keep doing what your doing! Time heals .... Caroline is one jealous woman who needs to worry about her own family ...not yours. Good luck on all your ventures.

Cassiexx
Cassiexx

None of you KNOW Teresa. Some of the comments on here make me sick. Y'all are just sitting behind your computer screens hating on reality show housewives- get a life. You all watch her on a reality tv show, and there is such thing as trick editing. Sure, some of the things on the show are real but you don't see the other half of it. On every reality show they edit out certain parts to make certain people look a certain way. Everyone just needs to relax and give Teresa a break. She doesn't have to explain herself to anyone. If her apoligy was real or not it's none of YOUR business. I personally am a fan of Teresa! Keep it up girl!! Xx

connienl.
connienl.

I would like one question answered. If fabulicious is a cook book, why didn't you stick to recipes. If you wanted to put a a little humor in the book, why didnt you stick to jokes and funny stories about you and your mom cooking together while you were growing up. You always say people are jealous of you but I think you need to take a long look in he mirror. Perhaps you have over the past year. Your actions toward your family are horrible. Your conversation with Carolyn Manzo about the cookbook was so off the wall. You insulted her in the book, then you tried to turn it around and make her feel guilty for being upset about it. Teresa, I wish you all the best, but I hope in this past year you've gotten some psychological help. I know these shows are all edited, but from a viewers perspective, you really need ot get some help. Best wishes to you.

time to hear da truth
time to hear da truth

Lvove you and yur family keep doing you baby.With God on your side all is possible.

amorenomore
amorenomore

Teresa, Obviously it's too late to get any words of wisdom to you as the shows have already been taped, but at least for your blogging - don't fall into the traps being set by your co-stars. It is obvious to sooooo many that they set you up with the whole cookbook & feeling like you were attacking them. Look how you stood by Caroline & Dina with the whole Danielle situation. Caroline cannot say you have not been a true friend to her or her kids. Jac has no excuses & shouldn't be allowed to write or blog - she skipped out on the reunion b/c she knows she messed up. I will say your Joe needs to watch his mouth around his daughters - he should not talk like that to them. I like you alot & wish he'd be a little more respectful. Kathie's husband too - she shouldn't allow him to say such mean "jokes" about you either. Bottom line - just stay in the positive & don't let them get to you. There meaness is shining through. Maybe you could reach out to Ashley since her own mother & Aunt have disposed of her.

ROBROB
ROBROB

Some of the people on here are making comments about Teresa like she was the only one on the show that was making nasty comments...All of the Housewives were including her sister in-law who would say she wanted to keep the peace then go behind her back and talk about her. I do not know about any of you but if I felt I was being ganged up on I would come out fighting and most important people remember...you are watching something that was TAPED LAST YEAR AND THESE PEOPLE HAVE MOVED ON. YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BEHIND CLOSE DOORS SO USE SOMECOMMON SENSE WHEN MAKING A COMMENT THIS IS REALITY TV AND YOU ARE NOT IN THESE PEOPLE LIVES TO KNOW EVERTHING THAT IS GOING ON!!!!

Gianna Arm
Gianna Arm

Theresa you are my favorite on the show and don't let Caroline push you around "She thinks she knows it all". I'm sure she is a nice person when she isn't talking lol. Keep on doing what you do and that is speaking up for yourself. Love watching you speak your mind on the show. Make good with your brother and screw the rest of them. Luv ya

LIZ L-A
LIZ L-A

Teresa you are still my favorite. Take a step back and don't let anyone get the best of you. You have been blessed with very intelligent and extemely beautiful children. Gia is amazing and you have not done one thing wrong with letting her be the person she is. It will pay off in the long run. What I like about you is you never try to tell anyone how to raise their children and yet they all tell you stuff. Teresa please just be the good person we know you can be and don't worry about anything else. Take care of yourself and take care of your family.

Gianna A
Gianna A

Theresa you are my favorite on the show and don't let Caroline push you around "She thinks she knows it all". I'm sure she is a nice person when she isn't talking lol. Keep on doing what you do and that is speaking up for yourself. Love watching you speak your mind on the show. Make good with your brother and screw the rest of them. Luv ya

Melissa's fan
Melissa's fan

Tre, I could never treat or say the things you say about your family and friends! People like you will say things really hateful things and then laugh them off as i'f they were a joke to me people like you don't have a back-bone,quit sayin the things that you say and treating people like crap and you will see your whole life will go so much easier stand behind your mistakes!!

GreekGoddess
GreekGoddess

To those who love Teresa's cookbooks....which recipes are good? The couple I've tried are bad. No one can say I don't appreciate "authentic" Italian food bc I did live in Italy. Although it's probably not the healthiest method, Caroline was right...Italians do pan fry meatballs. Teresa's recipes are very Olive Garden. Don't recall a lasagna recipe in her book, but I bet she doesn't use bechamel like they do in Italy.

Yvonne R
Yvonne R

Keep your head up girl!!!! Sometimes you do come off as being very defensive, but anyone would if they had everyone on their ass all the time. If they act that way to you on camera I can just guess how much stuff you took when no one was filming.Their just a bunch of haters!!! Love you always. Yvonne

Love Bravo
Love Bravo

Love you Teresa on the Apprentice too! I've just about had enough of Caroline and her controlling everything on this show! I think the fans deserve better. Good luck on working your butt off to get out of your financial mess. Your brother what can I say .... A poor excuse for a son.

Swedish Viewer
Swedish Viewer

A fight is NEVER EVER only the fault of one person!!! Have you tried to fight with yourself? Can't happen! In all fights everybody has a part in it and it's totally impossible for the viewers or other outsiders to deside who's to blame. We don't know everything that has been said or done among them SO do not pick side it's bad enough that they are fighting, they don't need more people to take part in it! In the series everybody was talking about everybody so to point at one person would not be fair. The others said some mean things about Teresa so why would we judge only the things Teresa said? Let them sort out their own problems!

One thought: why do girls always fight among themselves? Why can't we all accept that we all are different, we talk and act different because we're different. If we just accept the fact that all people need to be treated with respect and not with judgement the world would be a better place.

I think it's very strong of T to work and earn money, if it's in the media do not concern anybody else except her. She didn't deside how we make our money so we shouln't deside what she does for living! More Power to Teresa and her family!

RHfanLI
RHfanLI

People need to ease up on the Teresa bashing. Stay strong Teresa. Yes, you don't always say the appropriate stuff, and have to get abused because of some of the things your husband has said. However, I understand your loyalty to your immediate family. Teresa has been through hell with financial issues, her husband's personal issues and her OWN brother saying horrible things to her and about her on camera. She is trying to keep the "immediate family" stuff off camera and keep a smile on her face for her family. Imagine dealing with all the bashing that has come her way both ON the show and during the hundreds of interviews her sister-in-law and other castmates have been doing. Enough is enough, and if any of you are fooled by Melissa and her so-called innocence in all this, you are sadly mistaken. She has let her sisters and vulgar make-up artist say awful things about her on social media sites. It is NOT all her fault.

Annie003
Annie003

Keep your head up and keep on smiling Teresa, you are doing just fine!

The Haters are wondering why you have changed over the past two years, maybe they haven't been listening to what is really going on. You and your family have been through hell and back with everything that has gone down, and they wonder why you have changed from all this WORRY and STRESS!!!!

I wonder how they would have handled the same difficult situation if the shoe was on the other foot? And yes, we the viewers are certainly "Reading between the lines". Not buying the Manzo crap, not for anything in this World!