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!
whats Teresa issue about Melissa? as far as the show has proven, Teresa is the one who has an issue with Melissa and not the other way around. she is clearly VERY jealous of Melissa. The above explanation proves it. U can based everything on Melissa, If she wasnt a threat why are you so obsessed with her?
I don't think Teresa has changed, either. I think she was always the jealous, manipulative liar that has been exposed this season. We were just too busy hating on Danielle to see it. The reason she threw a hissy fit over Bravo wanting Melissa and Kathy on the show is because she knew that she would be exposed for her true self. Nobody knows you like the family that has seen you grow from a child into the character you become as an adult. They were willing to keep quiet and play nice....but Teresa's jealous lies pushed them over the edge. She needs therapy.
After watching for years I don't understand why they say Teresa changed. Obvious the other wife's couldn't possibly beat the success Teresa has earned by being her honest wonderful self. Will always be Tre fan she is the best.
I believe Teresa's sucess has been built on lies, ie; the cookbook, and interviews,
I agree and I remember last year's reunion show saying her cousing Kathy started catering because of Teresa's success and her brother Joe started construction because of Teresa's husband ....what next will she take credit for the Manzo's Brownstone Restaurant (which has been there 40+ years)
I just finished watching the Reunion show and can only say how sorry I am for Teresa. Not because I support Teresa but because she is so lost as a person. At first I found her non-stop lies humorous but by the end of the show I realized this is the only way she knows how to live. She is a non-stop liar. She thinks the only way to be successful is to demean or humiliate or lie to those that have try every means of showing her love. Teresa is mean-hearted, manipulative, fake and cold. The way she talks and acts in front of her children is child abuse. Poor Melissa has tried everything to bring her and her brother together and in the end has to move from her lovely home to get away from the Teresa Evil! Sad! I wish she would go get her own show with herr cheating, lying, good-for-nothing husband and leave these other beautiful ladies alone. She makes me NOT want to watch. I do love the other ladies. They are a class act!
sassey Spot on. One of the only one who seems to really get the reality of this reality series.
Those cheering her on seem to have very low expectations for how a person should behave. Each time I watch I look for anything truly, genuinely positive Teresa says or does that might benefit someone, anyone else and there simply is nothing there.
With Teresa it is all one way and true that is very sad for her, but also just doesn't speak much for her character.
I think you are on a downward spiral. I think you are delusional. And somehow you learned how to lie and try and misguide and manipulate others.
Doesn't it make you wonder about the fans that think she is so great???? The world is full of confused and sick misguided people. Those have to be the only fans she has
The Bald Guy............why was he miked? How could that come about if none of them claimed to know each other....... I'd like to know the answer to that..
And Teresa, please please take all of the makeup off. You might drop 10 years without heavy looking plaster on your face. But what the heck.......You're such a phoney anyway!
when will itall stop Tresesa is starting to believe her own lies its so sad what she has said and done to everyone on the show ,and why is she trying to take over the reunion ,also its so ovious to see that she dosent want any one to have anything i believe its because she really has nothing her heart is black to say and do the things she has done ,we are all not stupid we watch the show and truly see tresesa for who she is
Hard to believe Teresa can look at herself in the mirror, but I guess all she sees is the expensive jewelry (Joe made sure they talked about that last night,) her husband buys her to get himself out of trouble.
I would rather no jewelry and a faithful husband thank you. After that phone call you should have never brought Chris up. You should have sat back and said nothing, you brought on what Jacqueline gave you and deserved every bit of it. Please tell me, even your fan base is not stupid enough to think a man groans like that to an employee.
Once again, you will take anyone down to deflect the real issues. You should have been embarrassed when Joe pointed out how easy you could be bought off.
You and Joe really need to get off this show before you do more damage to your girls.Be a responsible parent and call it quiets. Money is not going to make your girls happy.
They will see all of this someday and it is sad.
Also, I think that Teresa really is innocent about the whole thing about Melissa supposedly dancing at some bar. I think Kim D is behind the whole thing. Noticed the look on Kim D's face when she said "oops". She is evil! Noticed that she started a lot of drama in the past and now this! Ugh! Why does she keeps reappearing? I'm not a big fan of Teresa but I will say it again, I think she is innocent. BTW, Teresa what happened to you??
Exactly, what happened to her? I've never seen such a drastic change in a person such as this. People gossip, they tell lies and they have family troubles, but we get over them, we say sorry and we don't cross certain lines. I could care less if Teresa (or any of the other women) are on TV. They are held to the same standards as the rest of the human beings on this earth are held to. Respect, kindness, honor, ethics, morals, values...
I can't believe what you said to Caroline about her weight. You are so shallow. I'm overweight, would you say that to me if I saw you. Is that all you look at, how people look on the outside? You are scum!
Belleaboo Let's not forget the profound analysis on Caroline's character Teresa gave on the first of the 3 reunion episodes when Teresa shot at Caroline "OLD HAG"!
This is what mystifies me about the Teresa cheerleaders. Teresa has a constant stream of negatives about everyone to their face, to their backs, and to any camera available.
She does not say anything nice, ever, and in fact is as negative as possible about everyone. Apparently many folks find these behaviors admirable based on their vapid "stay strong" comments.
PiaDiddly Belleaboo Chucky has a long history of telling lies. She is not innocent by any means.
Teresa is in the truest sense the definition of "Hysterical" She has a lot of nerve talking about how the other ladies look when she herself looks like the neanderthal woman- the missing link...she is "Lucy" have you ever seen Lucy in the museum she has the low forehead and has the same mentality....lol...she is the ugliest woman I have ever seen and unfortunately only one of her girls is pretty the others look like the same monkey mom as Teresa....sorry but she is dumber then a doornail and nobody is jealous of you ...get over yourself.....you just got lucky with the fame and you paid for it dearly.....
I don't know y you wouldn't tell all the dirt you do know about the rest of the rest of your family since they talked about your mom and dad you know if you wanted to you could shut them up big time if you wanted to
I am wondering why nobody has figured out that the whole salon scene was a setup by Teresa and Kim D. Teresa is evil and eventually karma will come full circle and she will get back all the evil she has done.
Too bad Teresa fans.....Teresa lost the poll question on Watch What Happens Live last night. Seems many more people think Teresa set up Melissa than think Jacqueline did. Because the smart people can see. We aren't wearing blinders like the Teresa fans.
I think when Teresa said that to Jaqueline she meant that she had set her up to look like she is the one that set up Melissa. I don't think she meant that Jaqueline set up Mellisa.
You are such a complex person! Watching you is confusing at times because you seem to switch approaches to situations by being kind one moment and mean the next. I get that you cannot abide being thought badly of by viewers or people who matter to you. I did see the times you bit your tongue in the interest of keeping relationships civil. I admire the way you have seized your opportunities and created a better financial life for yourself and your family. I even sympathize with you when your husband treats you badly (the names he calls you just for a start!). You have many likeable qualities. However, your true thoughts about your cast mates were coming through loud and clear in part 1 of the reunion show. The lack of compassion toward Jacqueline when she cried about her son left me cold toward you. There will always be contradictions in people, and you will always be confused by that, but you have a rigid view of right and wrong that keeps you from hearing different points of view and understanding them. You have a lot of work to do on yourself before you can be critical of others. As to whether you set Melissa up or not, I thought you were a passive participant at the least until you went into the bathroom with Melissa and talked with her. You were always letting opportunities go by to speak up then trying to do something about it once the damage was done. Too late, too little.
As I was watching you I started to cringe, I kept thinking, no, no Teresa don't get mad, that's what they want. I was feeling total dread. But then as I watched the women I had at my house, and this sense of understanding this entire mess and why you've remained with the fans hit me. You were right Teresa, you are never fake with the fans, you don't sit fake and play the game like they do. When you started to have NOT your best moment, the women at my house were all loving it. Now mind you, these are Moms, professionals, all very upper middle class and they don't condone insults, but every single woman understood it and I dare say loved it. These women have bullied you for two years. We watched you rise above it for two years but they have tried to remove your livelihood because they wanted it. When you said they wanted to be you, you were dead on. Let Jacqueline deny it all she wants; those women want a product, an endorsement, anything that will set them on their Bravo money making machine path and it isn't happening. Everyone knows Caroline stayed on this last year to establish her children, All she wants to do is take as much out of you as she can on her way out and that takes a very cold hearted, malicious person and we GET THE DIFFERENCE between that and thrashing something ugly back when you are attacked. We get it. Caroline has been disgusting for these last two seasons and the things out of her mouth were way worse than attacking her "rolls". She with great forethought and intent, tried to ruin you with us and in doing so, ruin your girl's lives, and then she has the nerve to yell at you for speaking while discussing Nicholas? Please, what a nightmare of a woman. Even on her way out, uhg, she recently said "if I ahve to be the most hated woman on the planet, so be it"- she wants your body face down and your life gone as she goes. She's a horrible, vindictive person and the woman who wrote shame on you for saying what you did because her duaghter was watching is ridiculous because CAROLINE is the woman that I dont want my daughter to emmulate. Yes you got mad but every woman in my house understood and childlishly loved every minute of it because of what Caroline has dished out. A person can only take so much and to have your own miserable family behind this? I don't know how you get up in the morning? Melissa and Joe wanted your "famous" life. They know they are in your shadow in the "reality" world because they do not have the persona you have. They want it bad, but they don't have it, and the only way for them to get it was to have us hate you and for you to go. They know they are outshadowed by you and wanted you gone. Your brother and his wife are two terrible people and they set this storyline up. Jacqueline's on twitter day and night, drunk, slamming you and stalking you. They want a product to hit and when BLK was a bust- you were toast-- bottom line, and you didn't crumble and they're pi**ed. Carolien has not established her boys, she 's made us despise the entire Manzo clan and she took out BLK with it. Why Chris doesn't get that his company is going under cuz of his sister, I'll never understand but on behalf of the women in THIS house last night, Teresa, while we wished you hadn't attacked Caroline's "looks" there's not one of us who doesn't understand it after your mother was called "f--n" liar and every word out of their mouths is designed to attack you. When they talked about Rich Wakile and his fish comment, they all smile at each other like "ohh that Rich" and Caroline gets her ridiculous smile and Melissa dons her smug, coy smile when any of the other's womens endeavors are disucussed, but anything about you, their faces go sour- how transparent. Jealousy is all over them, they can barely breathe. I'm sorry these two seasons happened to you and that MElissa and Kathy made it happen. Caroline and Jaq will be gone, they won't be missed. You won because you didn't intentionally plan to harm anyone and we GET the difference. They did. Melissa will not last. Her talent is minuscule and her heart is black. She and her husband will have many years to process this and I hope they DO stay together. HE's despised and their union guarentees her failure. They know they are not interesting without you and there in lies the rub. Your poor parents, Kathy showed us who she really is last night, though I had guessed all along. They are vile and dark and that's the bottom lione and it's sad. They wanted you gone for payback for success that they wanted. So go ahead, insult away, while I wish you hadnt lowered yourself to Caroline's place, I get that you are who you are, and Teresa, you are bloody awesome. YOU do not have a black heart- they do and the proofs in the pudding- your endevaors cant be kept on the shelves by US- they will be a memory soon, a bad one.
@MomLeader,your every word is gold to me. Now I don't feel so alone in my thoughts about the other wife's and the motives that so clearly played out against Teresa the WHOLE season. Nice wrap.
And you took up all that space to say what? would you agree that melissa tried with Teresa, would you also agree that everyone on the show tried with her,,, except caroline. even caroline knew, after the cookbook to back off of the friendship. anyone in their rt mind could see the venmon in that girl. would you agree that out of all the cast members your girl Teresa is the one with the most negative comments. as far as the sucess thing, everyone gets paid by bravo, and have something else going on to make money, her sucess is not the problem, her mouth is.
@MomLeader have you been drinking? Rather a lot I am thinking. You are as much in need of therapy as Teresa is.
I am so disgusted by your comments about Carloline that it brought me to tears. My 13 year old watched it and looked at me with this face that i would never forget.She asked me how someone that age could be so mean. That was so HORRIBLE.
All i can say is SHAME SHAME SHAME on you.
But your not disgusted by Caroline and the other cast members nasty comments about Teresa all season long...hmmmm interesting
Rhonu selena78 twix and Caroline and the rest airing Teresa's dirty laundry but she can't air theirs.
One more time, Teresa needs to be humbled and own up to her issues. The others have. The others don't go around trying to ruin lives, jealous that someone they know is on the show, etc. Again, I could care less that these women are on TV, it sickens me that she has become so...poisoned. Is there a cure? No one is perfect, the other women are far from it as well, however, they don't lie about everything. Keep in mind, the one common denominator in all of this, between all the women, all the lies, is Teresa. Too bad season 1, or even Season 2 Teresa can't come back. She will be replaced and as I mentioned above, she will have a big piece of humble pie.
Teresa airs her own dirty laundry but doesn't want the rest of them to say anything. That is what bothers the other ladies
Everyone has made nasty, hurtful, childish comments. The difference is that the others actually own up to it, don't lie about it and actually make an effort to correct themselves and appologize. The lady in question attempts nothing but to cover up what the truth is. Humans make mistakes, humans fall to the glamour of the spot light and she has. She's changed and not for the better.
twix oh please! all this season caroline called teresa trash, she said teresa was a bad mom, she called her a liar, she called her scum! caroline is no innocent.
Teresa, I'm so sorry for what these ladies put you through. Mob mentality is hard to watch. One can see that your heart is in a good place but if attacked you will come back tenfold. I would watch that becuz that's what gets u in trouble, ie the blubber comment. I wish u were as savvy as melissa. Boy does she play a victim, orchestrate setups, slam you when she thinks no one's looking. She won, she got what she wanted, you away from her and your brother! I wonder how your parents are with her?
@Gvmeserenitynow Did you and I watch the same show? She bought it all upon herself. Mob mentality my a&$e. good on the other ladies for speaking up against a bully.
Teresa, I am sure that Lauren didn't know the definition of NAPALM and since she doesn't like to read, she probably had someone else do it for her. kATHY WAS HORRIBLE !!!!
That is quite a statement. I'm not sure I agree that Jessica Simpson is quite that hot, but that is a matter of opinion. There is a thing called a dictionary. It is a very helpful book. There are even many different kinds of dictionaries. They are actually fascinating to read. But all you have to do is look up the word napalm, and it will tell you what it is. It is a highly flammable liquid which explodes at low pressure that was dropped from helicoptors during the Viet Nom war and it made huge walls of fire to wipe out the advancing enemy that was on top of our soldiers' positions. That war was the first time burning bodies were brought into our living room by the evening news.
I think she does know the definition of napalm. Anyone who has studied the Viet Nom war at all knows what it is. It has been used in every movie made about the Viet Nom war. Do you live under a rock? No probably not. You just don't know anything about history, or current events. Kathy wasn't horrible. She merely defended herself. I would really like to see you attacked by someone like Theresa and not defend yourself. Would you really roll over and play dead taffi?
taffi Kathy was disgusting and her sister Rosy is a lunatic. Rosy exploded in rage when Teresa commented that her father did a lot for Kathy, Rosy, yet she had no problem with Kathy calling Teresa's mom a liar! I lost all respect for Kathy. And her husband is a DISGUSTING PIG. What he said was so nasty and disgraceful.
LEARN TO SHUT UP for ONCE.. YOU TALK OVER PEOPLE CAUSE YOU DON'T WANT
THE TRUTH OUT ABOUT YOU!
THAT'S WHY YOUR DAUGHTERS HAVE NO RESPECT FOR YOU...they get it from their momma!
I agree!!!!! That is why God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth. If Teresa would shut her mouth and listen to others she might learn sometihng. I REALLY hope Bravo takes Teresa off the show.