Hope you’re enjoying this last month of summer. The end of summer is always a favorite time for me, because it is like the last course of a delicious meal -- and August is the dessert of summer.
I’ve been so lucky to spend this summer with my family, and now it is good to get back to the beach and go to local Jersey restaurants and shops! Speaking of which, you have to check out Little Town New Jersey in Hoboken.
Thanks again for being supporters of our entire family, it means so much to us all!
On to the episode:
Jacqueline and Teresa have a very powerful connection; they were really close for over 10 years. That is a deep bond of friendship that I don't believe you can just turn on and off. It goes hand and hand with trust and takes time to build. So even when things are in a negative place, with love and forgiveness all is still possible.
I think you and your family are wonderful. Please try standing up to your husband more. He spends to much time laughing at you instead of with you.
Just one blog I'd like to see something else besides kissing up to Caroline and Jaclyn. My God, woman, it's pathetic to see a woman in her late 40's fawning over (2) other women. Gosh, bring something else to the table (and I don't mean your cannoli's).
I enjoy you and your family very much...Your husband is NOT offensive. People need to lighten up...but PLEASE dont get anymore work done on your face. Your pretty as is.
I totally agree with you! I love Richie!! Kathy is the most beautiful of all the women on the show!! She is a great mom, wife and person. Beautiful inside and out!!!
I just LOVE your wise thoughts...August is the dessert of summer. LOVE IT... But I guess when you have a brain and LOVE in your heart it's easy to be who you are and say things that touch the heart. I think you are a balance for the crazy that's the Gorga Giudice Feud. Your Great. Can't wait to taste you dessart line.
Kathy, I love, love, love you on the show. You must have been brought up on the sane side of the family. You and Rosie bring joy and light to a show too filled with delusional, jealous hate and drama. Soooooo glad to "meet" you and your wonderful family (even your sometimes obnoxious hubby). Rosie is a a jewel, and the kids are such a refreshing change from some the other kiddos on the show who seem to only parrot their parents hate.
Kathy. When I first saw you in previews for your first season on RHONJ, I was stoked. From what the previews were showing, you looked like the older, rougher cousin of Teresa that was going to come on the show and be even more over the top than Teresa was, and check her. It seemed like you were the older, more bad ass version of Teresa. They kept playing the "kuckoo" clip and another one where you were getting sassy and I couldn't wait! Fast forward a few seasons, and I'm so disappointed. You just seem like a nice, normal overly concerned mom. I still can't tell if you are really what I thought you were but just hiding your true self to look good on TV, or if you really are this boring. If you want to stay on this show, you better start taking a stance on some things and going off on some people or something or I think you're going to be fired. This is reality tv - good behavior is not rewarded!
Oh and by the way- "If you can't take the heat, stay out of my kitchen" makes me and my boyfriend laugh every time we see you say it because you are the nicest, non threatening person on the show! What heat are you referring to?
To this day, I still can't figure out why Kathy is on this show. She brings absolutely nothing to the show, nothing!! I barely can remember her face.
Does anyone else find Kathy to be irrelevant and a big yawn this season? I dot know why they keep her on.
Bravodevotee I so agree. She has never really been of interest and were it not for her loud mouth husband, she wouldn't be remembered.
LuvBravo. LOL! I almost feel out of my chair reading this comment! That was very funny!
Your fawning over the Manzos and Lauritas is really strange and cringe worthy. Why are you so invested in them liking you? Don't you have other people in your life that can validate you?
Am I watching the same show? Kathy, I think you are a genuine person. You and your family seem to have a modest lifestyle and don't live in some tacky mansion. Your husband Richie can be vulgar, but you can tell that is part of his "schtick", unlike Joe Guidice, who is just plain mean and lacks class. I don't know why some people have so much anger towards you. I am not a "fan" of Teresa, but I would not express my dislike for her in such angry tones as Teresa's fans do for the other housewives. I feel sad for Teresa. She is not evil (neither is Jacqueline!) but just ignorant of life outside her Italian upbringing.
Your husband is both physically and intellectually repulsive. Every time he comes on screen and opens his mouth i cannot help but recoil in disgust. Perhaps you could give him my message : )
Tweety292 That's a really brave statement coming from behind an anonymous computer screen (and with no profile pic of your own).
@Char_Lee Oh wow, you really put me in my place...wait no, I still stand by my opinion. The overwhelming sentiment is that richie is, in fact, atrocious. It's not 'bravery' - it's honesty. Best of luck fighting all of the injustices in the world!
Kathy you are my favorite this season - I know you are scheduled to attend the New York State Fair this year and looking forward to meeting you. You're the best.
i love u Kathy! i hope you stay around for next season even tho i cant stand your hubby lol Ohhhh by the way i love your canolis
I love you and your family! The haters strictly watch for the drama and Tre dishes out plenty of that. I love your husband too. He's funny and the people who take him so seriously should get a life.
Don't listen to the hate. I love watching you and your family. You're nothing but supportive to everyone. Even when people are mean to you, you seem to take the high road. I hope we get to see more of you and your family without any T drama involved. People assume they know everyone on this show, but no one knows all the history. I enjoy watching your family and your friendships as they are. LOVE your husband & Rosie to death. Keep doing what you're doing! XOXO
Liz.Smith Are you kidding me? These people have no lives other than the Teresa drama. It's what makes them relevant.
How can all of this possibly be worth what you have done? So very sad what you were all willing to do for fame.
Oh my goodness. This show is getting ridiculously BORING. They need a recast IMMEDIATLEY. I was so bored during the last episode that I turned it off mid-way through. SERIOUSLY BRAVO, get rid of Kathy (she has been boring from the get go!), get rid of Caroline (Who cares about her flippin family issues...BORING), and I hate to say it but get rid of JACQUELINE, when is she ever even on the show anymore anyway?? This used to be my favorite housewife franchise but it has become a snore. BLAH!
kristin.p.anderson I really love watching this program, but I have to fast forward through the scenes of Caroline's kids. They are so boring. They have been through so many ventures, like the topless car wash, now a restaurant . Who pays for these ideas? I usually have to fast forward through the scenes with Rich, but this past episode he was actually ok.
Kathy, I have noticed that Caroline and Melissa books are next to Teresa book on Amazon...You guys look desperate using Teresa to sell your snake oil....But from a Libra perspective...you were embarrassing to watch...when you were out shopping with Jack...Jack was Teresa best friend for 10 years and Gregg was Teresa best friend and you and Melissa stepped in and stole Teresa friends...this is not a Libra trait at all...I really wish you and your family would go away...And please stop reminding us all that you are a Libra because I am a Libra and I'm embarrassed to be lumped in with you...Just saying
Amazon decides where to place books not the authors. They are group because of the show, No one steals a friend from you. If friends move on it for a reason. Teresa doesn't own these people!
Teresa does not own anyone...but Kathy and Jack do not even have a history together...and Jack always looks uncomfortable around Kathy and Melissa...the thing is that Kathy and Jack personalities do not mesh together...the way that Teresa and Jack did...so it was weird watching that episode with Kathy...and Jack...Why are there no episodes of Kathy with her own friends? Because Kathy has no friends...other than Teresa friends...and that to me says a lot about Kathy character....but what I was trying to say that Kathy is using Jack and Teresa friends to hurt Teresa and vice a versa...that is the only reason Kathy hangs out with Jack...not because she likes her.....because it is obvious that Kathy is not fond of Jack but what is obvious to me is how Kathy is using their friendship to hurt her cousin further....a true Libra would never get involve in a crumbling relationship between 2 people in the manner that Kathy has...unless they are trying to hurt someone? I know it is hard for Kathy fans and supporters to see the real character of Kathy but Kathy has been a big trouble maker from the beginning and that is not a Libra trait...just saying
But like Teresa or not, she sells. Kathy, Caro or MG would not sell many books without the Tre drama
Love you and your family you bring no drama. Maybe that is what everyone else is talking about. Teresa is a witch. She kicks you to the side knowing you still have her back. Dump her do not associate with her. You hang with garbage and you start to stink
sigirl If these people have Teresa's back, Teresa better be careful of the knives in their other hands.
sigirl Dang are you kidding? Most the Drama was instigated by her, her husband and her sister. Now that things are moving along Richy still tried to manipulate everyone to begin bashing when he acted as if he was concerned why Teresa was not invited to Greg's going away party, once he realized no one was bitting his bate he left it alone.
TRachel sigirl He wasn't acting concerned, he was acting catty. No one bit so he (partially) closed his mouth.
Ugh you are still here. I hate watching you and Melissa friends with the Laurita's and Manzo's. I would never do that to a relative or a friend. Step in on their friends when they are on the outs with them. It just rubbed me the wrong way when you were shopping with Jacqueline and when you and Melissa were at Greg' s goodbye party. Neither of you would be on the show if it wasn't for Theresa. You will both always be losers and wannabes to me.
Go away please.... you are making money because you overstepped on your cousins territory.
Don't you realize that the viewers can see right through you. You always make it a point to glorify the manzo's in anything that are involved in. They were never your friends but you feel the need to gloat over every move they make. You are either scared of Caro lies or you are so insure within yourself that you have the need to gush over everything they do. Much too revealing of yourself.
Patticakes I thought I was the only one who noticed how Kathie makes over the Manzo's and Jacqueline, even after all of the rotton and low down things they've said about HER OWN COUSIN! "Oh, Caroline's is the best and her kids are, blah, blah, blah." "Oh, Jacqueline is so great and deserves so much, blah, blah, blah." But when it comes to Teresa it's, "Oh, Teresa is okay, BUT!" Get out of here Kathie, and take your master, Caroline, and the rest of her minions with you!
@southern_goddess Thanks for the reply. Kathy is a "brown noser" and she will do ANYTHING to make nice with caro lies and wacko jacko. Kathy is pathetic in every sense of the word. Look at the pig is he is married to.
I like you and your family, Kathy. You are refreshing and a pleasure to watch. I love your Husband and I love his humor. I've got a major sweet tooth, and looking at your dessert creations, makes me want to throw my diet out the window!
I think this season you are really trying to get your tarnished image back and for good reason...your book is coming out and GOD forbid the viewers don't buy it. Well besides not buying your book, I'm not buying your attitude change.
CityGirl95 I won't support her until she addresses her husband's disgusting behavior and comments he makes about women, not to mention her cousin.
It's disgusting. I cringe when they show him in a scene because the filth that comes out his mouth...I can't take it. Plus, he NEVER apologizes. In fact, when people call him out on twitter...he calls them names and tears them down. He will never change. And for the record, he is NOT funny. Some people actually think he's funny...ew!
I agree, Rich is NOT funny, his behavior is quite offensive. I understand Kathy's standing up for him, he IS her husband. What do we expect, that she is going to go on national TV and berate her husband to please the viewers? She's the one who has to live with him, not us. We only have to hear him on occasion, so let's count our lucky stars and cut the lady a little break... even a little break! I'm not a huge fan of Kathy's, but she is trying to grow. I just think we are all being a little judgmental.
I DO have to say that Victoria is STUNNINGLY beautiful (at Tre's house for the Zumba night). she gets more gorgeous every time we see her.