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Hello from the Jersey Shore! I'm holding on to the last week of summer as long as I can!
One of the days we had no sun, I sat down and watched Alice in Wonderland with the girls. When's the last time you saw that movie? It is seriously f-ed up! When I was a kid, I didn't like it, because it was too weird and scary. But I actually enjoyed watching it this time, because I felt like I could relate. It's not that different from watching RHONJ! I felt like Alice all last season every time I filmed with the other women, because I never knew what to expect and they were insane in a different way almost every day.
If you think about it, it actually fits really well. If I'm Alice (and according to my cast members' blogs and interviews -- blah blah blah blah Teresa blah blah blah blah Teresa Teresa -- it is The Teresa Show), then it's pretty easy to see who everyone else is: Caroline is the Red Queen (I don't think I need to say anything more about that...); her kids are those playing cards, running around trying to make the Queen happy so they stay on the payroll; Jacqueline is the goofy, confusing and very confused Cheshire Cat; Kathy is the high-and-mighty Caterpillar with her hookah, who insults other people's intelligence but can't pronounce words correctly herself; and Melissa... I think she's both Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee since she seems to think she can play two different characters at once: the innocent, fun girl who puts on a show falling into a foot of water in a river and pretending to be scared, and her real self with her nasty little comments, blogs, and interviews...
You say you forget the past and bring it up all the time. Your little brother has the right to marry whom he wants and have his own relationship, secrets and events. Your husband should not be telling you forget about those people or calling them names he should be trying to help you repair those relationships.
So we all have our opinions because we are on the outside looking in. As voyeurs we think we know your "real" life but we all know that the small portion of time we see is not your reality, its what is sensational. In the end, off camera, in the privacy of your home I hope you repair the relationship with your family, then live an authentic life and be a great role model for your four girls. That is my prayer for you Teresa.
Though no one is perfect, including YOU, all that they're asking you to do is to be SINCERE, HONEST, and FORTHRIGHT, and admit that you have messed up as well. It's just INSANE to always say "I NEVER DID ANYTHING!". That is NOT possible. Unless you are an innocent child and the mean adult is abusing you, there will ALWAYS be 2 sides to every story...ALWAYS! Didn't you admit to Melissa in the rv that yes, you did say things to In Touch, about them when you were mad , hurt, and needed money? So how is it that you insist you didn't do anything?I know you're smart enough to figure this one out, you just DO NOT WANT TO...but when you told stories to the magazines, and they "twisted" your words, as you insist on and claim, including your finances, and possible jail time, all that becomes PUBLIC INFORMATION. Why then would you get angry and hurt if your best friend is concerned, and asks if it's true? Don't you get the meaning of a friend that loves you is "concerned", and hurt that you shared this info with the world, got paid for it, but you didn't tell her, when she loves you and your family? But what is astonishing is how you are so upset about that, as if it's one big secret and you hadn't shared it with the masses. If you admit to having done some things wrong, as they have, then relationships can start healing and maybe friendships can start anew, slowly but surely. With one side, meaning YOU, claiming you are 100% innocent and they are ALL 100% guilty, then all that will accomplish is that eventually you will be alone. I know you wouldn't want that. No one would. Remember, NO MAN IS AN ISLAND. And I'm not talking about fans, I'm talking about true friends in your life.
I am a fan of yours because I think you're funny and admire accomplishments but just because I am a fan doesn't mean I'm going to ignore all your antics and not think you've done anything wrong. I think you need to take some responsibility for your actions, I'm not going to sit here and call them all out because deep down you know what they are but I gotta tell ya.....you're not prefect hun. You have done some milacious things. Like this post for example. I just can't get over you comparing yourself to Alice in Wonderland and you telling everyone which charactor's they protray. I'm not saying the others are perfect but they have admitted to some of their wrongs and so has Caroline. By the way the moral of the story is that Alice was acting immature and she finally had to grow up. I still love ya Teresa and I admire all you accomplishments but I just wanted to make a point to those people who are Fans that you can still be a fan but you don't have to agree to everything Teresa does. As for Dina I just think she doesn't want to deal with it and told you what you wanted to hear.
@sandradee76 Beautifully said. I have much admiration for you being a supporter of Teresa's and still giving her the tough love she needs to make important changes. Very well said and a lesson for us all.
im certainly not a person who just sits around all day with nothing to do but critisize teresa. i have a wonderful family,terrific church family, great freinds,and healthy children,as well as grandchildren. i do watch teh show when everyone is in bed at nite and i do get on here and post "sometimes".. teresa has gotten way to big for her own self much lesss others.her family needs to have an intervention with her,she is just being mean now by bringing Dina into it. and jacqueline was loyal always to you.she always took up for you and look where she is now?? you really should be ashamed,teresa.i guess fame is more than ANYTHING in your life-..sad..sad;..sad
vreid860 From what I've heard it all started at the reunion show when Teresa flipped the table. Dina was upset that Jacqueline humiliated her by telling everyone it was Dina that instigated the Danielle book drama. Dina stopped talking to Jacqueline after that but Caroline didn't. When Dina decided to leave the show she got mad at Caroline for staying on with Jacqueline.
I can't believe everyone seems to be "down" on Caroline. She tells it like it is and it must be very hard dealing with Teresa and all her lies. She is definitely out for herself and the hell with her family. Teresa is beautiful on the outside and toxic inside and in fact is very jealous of Melissa.
This is not the Teresa show. The only reason people think it's the Teresa Show is because they're always waiting for her to upset a table or go off her rocker which she does occasionally. She's has a large ego and a ton of anger issues. She needs help...
I am not really crazy about Tre. But the other woman are far more worse. Since they are still harping about everything Tre does. I also see that Tre understands her husband better than we do and she really looks like she loves him inspite of all which is the way a marriage should be. She is in it for the "BETTER OR WORSE" remember them vows?? it is not like he is beating her. She seems to have tuff skin and that is her deal. Remember the more drama on these reality shows the better most people like them.
Teresa-- if you "allow" Joe to call you a c--- on national television, call you all sorts of names and tells you to shut up, etc, and he buys you diamonds as an "apology", then that's OK with you?? And how can Joe afford to buy you diamonds when you're in financial trouble??
Dina advised her to calm down and let things go that happened in the past ,but we all know Teresa isn't going to "let bygones be bygones". And she couldn't resist the "losing weight naturally" dig, either.
Alycat9705 janb55 I thought Teresa looked very happy last night. I didn't see it as a 'dig' to Lauren. She is the one that said on tv that she had those stomache bands put on, not Teresa. I never saw a 'cheap shot' directed towards her at all. I think people are reading too much into it because you despise Teresa and try to put a round peg in a square hole.. Live and let live.
Nuhincamo56 Housewife_watcher I think you people need to go back and read her latest blog. She said Lauren thought it was a random dig towards her and Teresa was sorry she thought that way. Again, always reading between the lines. If the Manzo's are so done with Teresa, why are they calling and writing things about Teresa till this day?
vreid860- I do not know what happen between Caroline and Dina. But, I would be curious to know???
vreid860I am wondering the same thing and think it must have been bad for them to continue not talking.
Thank you loyalfan - I was just about to post the same comment/concern. If Joe is so bankrupt - how can he afford to 'make it up to' Theresa by buying her diamonds. Is that all it takes to keep her happy. Lauren's behavior was to protect her mom. No one stands up for Caroline. I don't blame Caroline for wanting to be done with Theresa.
Dina left the show because she couldn't handle the drama and negativity...I find it interesting that she would come back to say her opinions on if your insults to her sister were okay or not..
.You clearly have a difficult time putting yourself in other people's shoes.
Theresa - I have always liked you, however, it seems that you are talking out of both sides of your mouth at times. You have said bad things about Melissa in the past seasons, go back and watch them. Jacqueline really cares about you, she was only worried about you when she talked to you on her deck,. You are guilty of hurting people, #1. you didn't invite Jacqueline to your party after you two supposedly made up, that isn't what friends do. #2. at your party, you had to bring up the Carolina situation to Dina, so it appears you are trying to come between Dina and Carolina. #3. if you wasn't suspicious of who your husband was talking to, then why did you run over to him and ask him who he was talking to? Then you tell everyone the magazine prints stuff I didn't say...really Theresa? You get paid to put do those interviews, you said it yourself, but then you said no I don't, then yes I do. That is why people are questioning you. I think you are a good person, but you are very stressed about everything going on in your life and situation and it can be overwhelming to have that much burden on your shoulders. However, please start acting with some diginity, stop bashing the other ladies, stop making yourself look bad in everyone's eyes. Handle your life situation with diginity stop trying to cause problems with Caroline, Jacqueline, etc. And for goodness sakes, Danielle, please, you are smarter than to believe anything Danielle says. Don't get messed up with that chick again. Your beautiful, lovely family and remember to treat others as you would want to be treated. You don't like it when people talk about you behind your back and if you read your blog all you did was talk about everybody else instead of focusing on the good in your life.
Last night on WWHL, your comment about Perez losing weight 'naturally' and not by lap-band was clearly another dig to Caroline and Lauren. You just can't help yourself, can you?!? This is the problem people have with you -- why don't you get it??
oh please so no one could say lap-band because lauren had it done! give me a break. Theresa was always about losing weight naturally...like most of us.so stop hanging on every word theresa says!
@loyalfan it wasn't a dig, Teresa applauded someone for losing weight naturally not via surgery...Caroline claims she used portion control, Lauren and her father had the lapband....Teresa did not call it the easy way out, lazy or slam the choice of the lapband Teresa simply ACKNOWLEDGED AND APPLAUDED Perez for losing weight the NATURAL way, no diets, just eating right and exercise hardly an insult.
Yes, she did applaud and acknowledge the Perez lost weight the natural way and so do I. That's fantastic!! but she should have left it at that. It was definately a dig when she brought up the lap band, knowing fully that Lauren and Albert have both had it. She'll probably write it off as another one of her 'jokes' saying it was 'funny - ha ha'. But with their relationship were it is right now, I definately believe it was a dig. We're all entitled to our own opinions and that's mine and you're is different and that's ok.
Stopped watching much of this season due to all the negativity against Teresa. Played "catch up" over the weekend and was aghast at what I saw once again; so here I am commenting on the blogs again! I saw the episode when Teresa, Melissa, and the two Joes leave the Napa trip and I was SHOCKED by Caroline Manzo's behavior! SHOCKED that Kathy and Melissa, Teresa's own family, sat there and said NOTHING. This is typical mean girl behavior. It happens in schools everyday. It is the way girls bully. Yes GIRLS; NOT GROWN WOMEN! Even if Teresa had done something so horrible that everyone wanted to be done with her (which I don't see by the way), is this the way grown women handle it?!? I sure hope not!!!! Dear God, Caroline Manzo has turned into poison. It must be unbearable to be around her, with all that negativity! TERESA, I'm am saddened by what you have been through. I hope that having had all these negative people out of your life for the past year has given you some peace. I am rooting for you and will support every business you start. Will never support any venture any of the others do. I'm hoping they weren't too hard on you at the reunion. Keep your chin up and know that you have supporters. xoxo
NewYorkNY Your unbiased view restores my confidence that just because Teresa is a larger-than-life personality, the one who drove this reality show, she does not have to be the beast she's made out to be.
Dina.....YOU ARE LOVED! walk away from your sister caroline and pray for her...don't engage her....by law...by law Dina.....CAROLINE OWES YOU!
she owes you Love!
IT'S THE LAW!
Teresa....please just leave caroline alone...you apologized and caroline chose to not be christian and accept.......just pray for her....as for jacqueline and her husband and her family.....
Every cast member and their husbands, took every opportunity to hatefully talk about Teresa behind her back. Caroline was admittedly on a mission to destroy Teresa's relationships but the saddest participant in the hatefest was JOE GORGA. HE HAS NO PROBLEM LISTENING (AND ADDING HIS OWN COMMENTS) WHEN COUSINS AND CASTMATES BASH HIS SISTER. HOW DISRESPECTFUL TO HIS PARENTS. I don't think Melissa would allow anyone to openly speak badly toher face about either of her sisters, whether they were right or wrong. And these cousins and castmates obviously have no respect for Joe Gorga or they wouldn't feel it was ok to talk badly about his sister in front of him (AND THE TV AUDIENCE) . If I were his mother, I would be very hurt.
So true! I totally agree with you! Sad to watch, if I were their parents it would kill me.
Roll with it Teresa and take Dina's advice. If they don't offer anything positive into your life and vice/versa you don't need to be around one and other. I loved it when she stated that the show used to be about all of your lives... now your lives have become the show. Buckle up and keep doing what you're doing to support your girls.
I used to hate when the housewives would blame editing but now I see how far Bravo does take it. Your launching party was held on 10/07/11 and the PFS was held weeks prior and the Reunion 3 taping on either 09/27 or 09/28/11 ... when all the other girls had turned on you. So why would you invite Jacqueline to your party when she had already tweeted you were scum and why would they show Melissa watching only 3 of your 4 girls when she clearly wasn't talking to you at that point. People blog on here that you are smoke in mirrors, clearly people we are because we are buying all this BS that is being fed to us.
Melissa was recently asked if she had to choose between being on this gig and singing, she said she would choose singing. That speaks volumes to me because it proves that she did join this venue as a means to her goal no matter who she stepped on along the way.
Also, you have been a very strong woman over the past year by refraining from acknowledging all the hurtful comments about you from the cast & their family/friends. That says a lot about your character. I find it amusing though that now you are letting some one-liners slip here & there and they all wig out. If you can dish it out you better be big enough to take it.
I know this is too late. I find it very hard to believe you were able to read "Alice In Wonderland". And even more that you understood the plot and the allegories.
I started to watch this show because of you. I did not like the way your reacted toward Danielle. Yet now I feel really bad for the way Caroline is treating you. I would love to see Dina and Danielle come back and see how the dynamic of the show would be? I do feel like Caroline is really MAD at you because she thinks that you came between Dina and her. But it is clear too see that is not true. I really think that all of these women except Melissa are very JEALOUS of you and all that you are doing. Beacause I would not have gotten so angry with you the way Caroline has. Kathy looks like she wants to get in with but your not allowing her and for some reason she cannot get over it. Jacklyn to me feels like your done with her and she cannot handle it?
Caroline has admitted her wrongs and feels badly about the person she had become on this season. You have yet to admit wrong. You are not perfect, nobody is. You need to look into that smoked covered mirror of yours and acknowledge your wrong doings. You always make it seem that everyone is out to get you. That is all in your head. You are so focused on what these other women are up to. Focus on your life and stop worrying about everyone else. Maybe causing drama is your cup of tea..it really shouldnt be. By the way, was it called for to bring up your disgust for the lap band last night?
jeb1977 Caroline admitted that she wasn't pleased with the way she was this season, but she was never apologetic for any vile things she said about or to Teresa, a matter of fact she told Andy she wasn't sorry for anything she said and stood by it, Caroline never acknowledges her wrong doing when it comes to Teresa, though I do believe no one is perfect. This double standard is just ridiculous. If these woman were not out to get Teresa then I would like to know what the heck was all of the gang up about! Even to this day Jacqueline in on Twitter while promoting Melissa's music taking digs at Teresa, so I think these women should focus on there lives and stop worrying about Teresa. If Teresa did bring the lap band last night, why not they bring up and talk about everything regarding her, there's that double standard again...
When all is said and done, the women on this show have changed for the worse. It seems everyone is at each others throats all of the time. I do not feel that anyone is genuine anymore. Teresa is just as bad as all of the rest.
And Teresa is such a angel in all of this! She makes just as many nasty comments as the rest of the ladies do.
lol! carowhine hasn't admitted her wrongs..... she's written a bunch of self-righteous crap about teresa and called it her version of her feelings about an old friend.
on Andy's show, you said you went to Dina's house on the night you were attacked on Jac's deck.... Soooo, why did you have to bring up the whole subject with Caroline when you saw Dina at your party? It seemed like it was all new news to Dina. Why do you keep bringing up the past? Looks like you like to rehash old stuff like some stupid bitch, as Joe called you.
As for your comment that Joe doesn't remember who he called. Don't think us viewers are as stupid as you are. You can look at your phone bill. The numbers are itemized. On Andy's show last night, you said who he was talking to.... some guy and then some spanish guy. Ummm, it sounded like Italian, not spanish.
Get your stories straight before you go out there talking trash.
Yes it was italian. If you spoke either language than you would know that one can understand the other pretty well. And she went to Dina's after the Caroline & Jacqueline ambush on the deck. Last nights conversation with Dina happened right after the Napa trip. Pay attention.
Alycat9705 jasonbiguy2000 Gee, maybe it was because Caroline brought it up again on the last day of the Napa trip! Caroline can't let anything go, she whines about not getting an apology, but then questions the sincerity of an apology, and chooses NOT to accept an apology. She says she's done, but brings it back up! So I guess Caroline can go on & on & on about the same thing, but Teresa can't even talk to her friend about it!
Teresa just read you latest blog. At the end you say you are living life and not a fairy tale; but in the beginning you say you feel you are Alice in Wonderland. Which is it. Both fairy tales and Alice are fiction. If you feel you are in Alice in Wonderland you are not Alice you are the Mad Hatter. Jacqueline I feel is Alice. Jacqueline must feel like she fell down the rabbit hole this year with the treatment you have given her. She has been so loyal and gracious to you and only wanted the best for you and your family. The only thing she ask of you was to be a true friend to her. To me that means you are honest with each other; even if things are going bad in your life. You talk that over with your friend and let her support you and you do the same for her. It seems to me she was there for you for good and bad. Jacqueline only wanted you to be truthful about you doing the magazine articles. If you did them fine. It you made a mistake talking about someone, say so. It was about finances say so. She was supposed to be your be friend. So why not trust her.
Also it seems to be that Jacqueline wanted you to be a friend to her in good and bad times. I am sure many other time she needed you; but you seem only interested in what you want to talk about. Always surface problems never the meat of the matter. She wanted you to trust her that night in the backyard. I felt she only wanted to help you by clearing the air about the articles in the magazines. Then she would have been there for you. But I feel you think everyone is attacking you all the time. Even you bother and Melissa. Teresa that is a sure sign that you are very insecure with things in your life. There is nothing wrong with admitting that trying to get help with that. We all have times in our life that that happens. Learn and grow from it. Don't turn away from the one that love you and want the best for you. It's hard to find a good friend and keep them in your life. Don't make this mistake with Jacqueline. I know you and she can work this out and be true friends for life. I am praying for both of you.