Shopping with Rich… Hmmm, well let’s just say it’s always an experience. I sometimes think he needs a muzzle! Haha! Nevertheless, as much as he gets on my nerves, he’s a keeper. He really likes to see me get fired up, it's in his nature.
How funny are these manly men? My husband, Chris Laurita, and Joe Gorga going to a cigar bar and…they order salads!? Did anyone else find this and their party planning funny? I had to look twice to make sure I had the volume on and it was the guys talking and not my girlfriends in my kitchen!
Richie is outspoken which makes you unable to get a word in edgewise. I love your family. You are a great mom,wife and friend to everyone. Richie is funny but the horse guy hit the nail on the head when he said Richie is funny to hide his feelings...
I miss seeing your kids this season they haven't been on as much. Seeing you with them shows how special you are. I just can't understand how you became so close with Melissa and Joe. You are polar opposites. I'd feel awkward with her sluttiness around my husband. She seems to immature for you. stick with Caroline. She needs good friends.
Kathy, you are my favorite on the show. You have a lot to put up with when it comes to Rich. He is very lucky to have you in his life. Keep standing up for yourself and eventually I think he will get it. You are so graceful and dignified, You of all the women on the show raise the bar, I think all of them would benefit if they would listen to you. Your sister Rosie is great, another beauty in a different way. Hope she finds what she is looking for. Prayers to you and your family.
Luv ya, Kathy. As much as some of Rich's comments make me cringe, I would rather spend time around him than anywhere near someone as dishonest and twisted as Teresa. Rich is real, what you see is what you get.
Rich speaking on "Melissa's camel toe?!!" GAG!!! D-I-G-U-S-T-I-N-G ON ALL LEVELS!!!!!!!!
I don't watch the show as much since Teresa's little problem, but I always liked you. You are to nice to say this but once Teresa is gone I will start watching again.
Your husband has the hots for Melissa...The comment about the camel toe Melissa had was inappropriate and not for him to call her out on it.
Knowing Melissa though...She probably liked it.
ALasVegasHousewife Melissa LOVED it! In her world, ANY kind of attention is better than no attention at all!
If you love Athy's sweet spirit, it's not helpful to her to post hateful comments about her husband. There are better ways to support her. Seeing the success of her business, the soundness of her decision making, and the way she is stepping into her new role as manager of her own business is a most terrifying threat to Rich's whole sense of where HE belongs in his own life and his marriage. By asserting herself into a new phase of her life, Kathy has inadvertently terrified Rich's staid, old-fashioned, and yes, chauvinistic whole world view. He is afraid that her success as a career woman will diminish him as a man because it is I fathomable to him that a woman, his wife, could suddenly assert herself into a leadership role in her own life and in their marriage. Rich is SCARED that the kingdom he has ruled for so long does not have plenty of room for a queen, and this threatens his whole identity. Yes, it is extremely infuriating to watch, but if you have faith in Kathy, then encourage her not by trashing the man she lives but by supporting her in every step she takes to stand up for herself and stands firm against his interference. She is doing it nicely, gradually training him, and setting her boundaries, I.e, by rejecting the test kitchen he tried to force on her. This growth process will not be painless, but Kathy is smart, she has raised children, and she surely knows that sometimes you have to take on a parental role by letting spouses have their own little tempests in a teapot and ignoring them and not feeding the tantrums with fighting, screaming, shouting, or engaging in the drama. I think that in 5 years Kathy will have her own business empire as big as she wants it to be and will smile all the way to the bank as her husband tries to convince the world and himself that she could not have succeeded without him. Some men are roosters, which is not a criticism but a simple recognition that they have to crow to convince themselves that the sun rose because of their crowing, and that every egg any hen laid was all his doing. It's like a handicap she has to work around, as nearly all wives have to work around their husbands' certainty that things can only be done their way because they lack the imagination to see all the other or better ways to achieve the same--or better-- accomplishments. As women we often find our way by pleasant stealth. Is it an honorable way for women to accomplish our career goals? No, but we have to work with what we've got...... As frustrating as it can be, Kathy, as long as you love your husband no matter how much he tries your patience and logic, keep working with and around what you've got! Someday it will cease to threaten your husband and he will be very proud of himself for choosing such a creative & intelligent wife and for ALLOWING you to be creative & intelligent!
I'm ambivalent about Richie, which probably means he's truly being himself on the show - a real person. There are times his remarks make me cringe and even disgusted (like the one he made last night about F- you, I"m not being quiet, when it was clearly a quiet area), and then there are times I really like him (I liked him at Lake George, he seemed to truly want to help mediate things, and I really liked him last night when he was talking about his father). It's clear to me that he loves you, he loves his family, and he truly means no harm at all. I see him as a little tone-deaf sometimes, that's all. A good guy, who can just be embarrassing to the 100th degree sometimes!
Im a very relaxed kinda gal, I can hang with the boys, but I have to tell you that your husband vocalizing any attention, commenting on Melissa's vagina (her camel toe) is harassing, creepy, and down-right flirtatious.
"By the way, I was looking at your hoo-ha and I noticed you have a camel-toe.."
Your husbands getting more and more brave when it comes to expressing his attraction for Melissa and if your not going to think about yourself, you need to think about your son and daughter watching their father act like a big-shot philandering pig. Your daughters gonna learn to be distrustful and suspicious of her significant other, or she might go the other way and find herself a husband with a wondering eye too. If you heard your father say that to another woman who was shamelessly displaying herself, how would you feel about him?
I empathize. I admire your spark. You are not invisible. Your opinion has value. I understand. I do love Ritchie. His intentions seem heartfelt. Execution and communication seems to be a glitch. Get it.
Kathy, Please keep your husband off of the show! He is awful and just disgusting! How in the world do you put up with him?! He seems much worse this year and I can't watch when he is on. Too bad because I like you, Rosie and your children.
You are awesome, your husband is a bit overbearing, but thats your husband and no one else's. He can be funny sometimes and sometimes inappropriate. But who isn't? You come across very serene to me. You are a break from the drama. I enjoy watching your story unfold.
I love to watch you and Rich go through the same Real Life gyrations in your marriage that most of us go through. It may not be as "dramatic" as the risk of prison for lying about your finances....but it really warms my heart to know that no matter what, kathy's TRUE BLUE. Love ya girl!!!
Kathy, I'm sure that you love Rich. But man, he is so ignorant. I know that he is trying to help you on your way to being successful in your business venture, he needs to learn to step back and only offer advise when YOU ask for it. Yes, he is a successful business man, but you need your space, you need to learn on your own, you will make mistakes, you are human. Good luck
Are you still here? Good god. Your two minutes must be up. You helped Melissa and Joe beyond human measure go after your cousin for a piece of the reality pie----and everyone knows it. Even your kids must. It's all there. Just go away already--it's even tiring to write about you. Not so many scenes with The Gorgaas this year? They used you up--mission accomplished to hurt Teresa. Youw ere used and you loved every minute of it. When Teresa was down you kicked as hard as you could and hoped the audience would back you- backfire. You are the worst offender in my book.I think you and Melissa should be bff's. But apparently, she's done with you.
Sorry Kathy but Rich is a real boorish pig and he has no idea how to respect women... he just objectifies and ridicules them. He is sooo disgusting and when he just stands there with his mouth hanging open it grosses me right out.
You are so far off base calling your husband a manly man. Don't like to put people down but he's a total JERK.
Shocker, Kathy praising and fawning all over the Manzo's and Laurita's again. My goodness, give it a break already. It's very sad the way your husband thinks and acts and treats you. And, please don't say it's "old school". It's not...I'm Italian and not that much younger than you, and my husband has always treated me with respect. Rich is really quite awful with his comments. Enough already.
JMRN Face it, these people are different. Your husband probably doesn't pee by the side of the road everytime he leaves the house like these guys do. You have probably never begged your husband to "do you" in a vineyard just a few feet from your family and friends, all while wearing a mic and surronded by cameras. These people do not roll like we do.
Ugh.. what's up with all the Richie bashing?! For the record, I love him! I get him! i appreciate his sense of humor and when it comes time to being serious, Richie always has wise advice and is fair. I don't get the Richie haters. I think he's a hoot!
jpalmer Preach it! I like him a lot too. Sometimes I cringe at the things that he says, but I think he is just goofy, but has a huge heart. It is pretty clear to me that his priority is his wife and kids, and I think that is what it is all about. Sometimes he goes about things the right way, but his intent is good.
Your husband as well as Joe Gorga seem to have too much time on their hands. This is the only show where the husbands get as much air time than the wives.
dandelion55 I don't think either one of them have jobs. They might as well put them in dresses and officially make them housewives.
Of course Richie would still be a .....pig.
Kathy, I love watching you on this show! And your desserts look great! You are the warmest, kindest person on this cast. Keep being yourself!
Well since you love your husband that's all that's needed. We don't see the whole picture, I wish you the best on your new business.
Good for you Kat for finally sticking up for yourself. Rich is just a typical middle eastern/Mediterranean control freak who wants to be constantly rewarded for his manhood.
You're smart, you have your vision and you know what you're doing. This is your thing, your passion, and you shouldn't let him put his big fat nose into it unless solicited. You might've been living in a traditional marriage all those years but guess what, better sooner than later to embrace the changes you want to make. Change is never easy, but he's gonna have to adapt and you're gonna have to stand your ground. Good luck with everything.
Kathy, you are out of your mind putting up with that creep your married to! He is sooooo gross and everything that comes out of his mouth is about sex. I would be ashamed to be 10 feet near him! he makes me sick just looking at him. andy, please get rid of them,they both bring nothing to show and who wants to hear about sex all the time with that ugly rick,ugh!!!!
crazyhousewives I second this! Take out the trash Bravo. I am tired of pig Richie on my screen.
crazyhousewives He is old school, and he certainly makes me cringe with some of the stuff he says, but I think he loves Kathy and he wants to make her happy. Sometimes he goes about it in the wrong way, but I think where she is concerned, his heart is in the right place.
I didn't see mutual respect between Vito and Caroline's bitter daughter... take your head out of Caroline's 'a' and just don't mention her disrespectful daughter - you aren't winning anything with Caroline - she'll stab you in the back eventually too...
Saintlookielou Yes, Remember when they were doing the pole dancing and he said how much Melissa turns him on, right in front of Kathy, and on national TV.
What kind of husband does that too his wife? I wonder how Kathy would feel if Victoria was married to a man like that?
That's what bugs me the most about Kathy - she never addresses his behavior. And I have no respect for her.
Kathy sorry, but your story line is getting boring...I fast forwarded you last night! I had a hard time with the way the men in last night's episode were speaking to and about their wives. The Only husband who didn't disrespect his wife was Chris L. The way Rich or Richie, whatever, speaks about you on and off camera is upsetting. I am not a fan of Caroline, but I actually felt for her the last 2 episodes, with the way her husband treats her...And then in a side interview, we have the other Joe, dictating how big he wants Melissa's boobs to be...disgusting behavior, very disrespectful to women! I think the men fail to recognize that if it wasn't for their wives, they wouldn't have half the success or the extra $$'s in their bank account.
2boys2dogs1turtle1lizard1husband Meh, she's been boring since she came on the show. I don't know why Bravo still has her. Her storyline is boring, her family is boring, her cannolis are boring...
You're absolutely right about the other husband's except Chris L. btw.