I have to start by thanking you all! Thank you all for caring, for your wonderful messages, and tweets. Your support means the world to me!
I also want you to know that as much as I love, love, love the Team Teresa support, I get that you are also Team Family and Team Gorga and Team Everyone. And I love that too. You can love all of us or none of us. We're all humans and we're not perfect. I even get why some of you might like Melissa. Sometimes I like Melissa. If anything, you're getting a good picture of what knowing Melissa is like: she can be fun and sweet and you think things are going to be good, and then she twists on you, lies, does something nasty, and you're just like: why? Why couldn't you just be all nice? Or at least all real? But whatever. I can't change her. She is who she is. I'd like to say you know her true colors, but I think this is only the tip of the iceberg. I think she's so worried about painting a certain picture of her present, glossing over her past, and trying to decide who she wants to be in the future, that she doesn't even know her true colors.
Here's one thing I know: you can't lie to your fans. You can lie to yourself, you can lie to the media and they'll still print your lies hoping to make money off them, but if you lie to your fans, eventually you won't have them (or you'll have to buy fake ones...). People will forgive your shady past, forgive your mistakes, but you have to be honest with them. They won't forgive liars. I've known this since day one, and I've always told you all the truth. I tell you the things I can't or won't talk about, like open legal cases or my parents' private business, but I never lie about them. I'm proud that you can go through all of my blogs and interviews since the very beginning and there are no inconsistencies and no lies. I might be naive about things and I don't always have all the answers, but I remember where I worked, when I went to college, where I met my husband, who I'm related to, if I have an arrest record -- all helpful for telling the truth!