Cast Blog: #RHONJ

Posche Event or WWE Rumble?

Kathy is glad that in the end the family maintained their united front.

Hello friends!

Sorry for the blog miss last week -- tons going on, and in case you didn't know, Rich has a new bromance with Andrew Dice Clay. We all hung out in N.J. while Dice did his show, and yes, Rich was told by Dice that he does have the funny bone! OMG being with two peas in a pod it was so hilarious my side still hurts. Then we were off to Denver, where it was great meeting and being with Top Chef Master Jen Jasinski at Rioja -- in fact, it was awesome!

Before we get into the episode, thanks always for your support and for watching our show, especially as we approached the season finale!
 
Now on to the last two episodes.
 
Congratulations to the Manzo boys; the opening of Little Town went off without a hitch. They never should have worried, but I understand that nervous/excited feeling when you're doing something you love in public. I'm sure they made their Mom and Dad proud!
 
It was bittersweet to see my baby Joseph (not such a baby anymore) driving off into Jersey -- they grow up so fast! It seems like yesterday when Richie and I started our life together with no kids and he ruled the roost. Now 22 years later the kids are grown and I am leader of the pack!I have to say I was so surprised when Kim D. invited me to her party, since I was not sure where we stood. You know I had to say my piece to set the record straight -- don’t talk bad or make rude comments about me, period! Anyway, so off to the party Richie and I went since we are supporters, especially when it comes to small local businesses. But to see and hear all the crap that was being passed around, one would have thought we were at the WWE, and not a party! Thankfully everyone made it out of there... But not without a Rummm-ble!

It was really nice to see Tre and Joe get real and go there with their mistakes and feelings for one another -- their brother/sister bond is strong, and as my Richie said to Joe, that is what is important. Family matters the most! It’s important to remember that we are all human and we all make mistakes. And yes it’s OK to get upset when our feelings are hurt or we’re disappointed in one another. However the most important thing is to talk about it, clear it up, and move on.
Our united front has stuck -- no haters, no outsiders -- because we have each other’s backs and will not allow it. In the toughest times we tend to learn the most, so yes, we have all learned a lot this season about our friendships, our family dynamics, and our ability to communicate no matter what!

One thing is true, we are all passionate people. Yup, we love hard, we fight hard, we all don't hold back. Some people may get us, some might not, but we are who we are: Jersey Proud, every last one of us!

Keep It Sweet, 

xoxo Kathy

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Dina: "The Reunion was Very Hard to Watch"

Dina Manzo opens up about her comments regarding her family and why she kept quiet for Teresa Giudice.

This reunion was very hard to watch. What most of you don't know is I went in there with the intention of keeping silent on my family issues, as I have for the past four years. An incident happened at the reunion, and I won't even give that person the attention they crave, but it set me off to tell my truth. Well some of it at least. I felt I was very P.C. this whole time, but now I had enough. Some people will push you because they know deep down inside you won't push back, but being "zen" is all about setting boundaries, and learning that has been part of my spiritual path. 

I don't want to go into much other than saying my answer about Nic came out very cold because there was more to it. I wish it were that easy to get to know him, but unfortunately it's not because of my relationship with his mother, and I'm just being honest. He is not missing me nor does he know what is going on with this family because of NOTHING more than his age. Anyone who is trying to make people think otherwise, especially his mother, should be ashamed of themselves. The Mother Theresa comment was about people comparing how I raise money for children with cancer yet don't help him. I went on to say how blessed my brother is to live in a county in New Jersey that people actually move to for the autism programs offered. How I see joy in him because of the progress he is making. He is a happy, beautiful child that is on his way to recovery, and although I know it's a struggle for parents of children on the spectrum, there is NOTHING wrong with seeing joy in them instead of sorrow. I appreciate all the parents of children with autism for their emails, tweets, etc. understanding and APPRECIATING that I see Nic as a 4 year old beautiful boy and not labeling him as anything other than that.

Kathy and Melissa should not have challenged me about "family values" if they don't want to hear my side. I kept quiet for the most part for TERESA, not wanting to bring up old wounds when she was dealing with so much around her sentencing. It was a hard position for me to be in. 

I have no words for my sister on WWHL. She could have answered the no engagement question and left it at that. The lies that followed after were extremely hurtful and must have come from the sheer frustration of having to defend her position on the engagement party. All of you have seen I have ONLY ever said positive things about her no matter what I was feeling. 

Please take a moment to watch this video I made on my truth about it all. I will post all the details on my look next week, but you can get to everyone involved -- from hair to dress  -- on my Instagram post on Sunday. Speaking of Instagram, I invite you to join me on a post a day for the month of November to share what you are thankful for. Showing gratitude for what you have in life just allows the universe to send you more to be thankful for! Trust me, it works!

Sending lots of love, 

Dina xo

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