As I start to write my thoughts, I don’t even know where to begin. Super Storm Sandy came through and completely devastated so much of our beloved Jersey Shore, not to mention N.Y. and Staten Island.
It’s heart wrenching to look back at the destruction that was left behind. For many all that is left are the vivid memories of the splendor that once was. For me the Jersey shore will forever be a special place -- family vacations and weekend getaways. We started to doubt if it would ever be the same again. But there were some bright spots that came out of it. Thankfully with everyone’s hard work and determination we are confident that it will be rebuilt and be even better than before.
Your husband is a pig! If u dosent like a Catholic school then take ur daughter out! To walk in the school cursing there are to many crosses! If he dosent have anything nice to say than don't say anything at all! And u say people have flaws in their personality well ur husband must have a disease! Get rid of him his obviously trying way to hard!!!
Kathy I don't know how you can't feel bad when you watch the show!! You stepped into Teresa's world immediately started trashing her, now your hanging out with her former bestie?!! I can't imagine how much that must hurt Teresa!!! And all the rotten things Richie has said about her?!! You act like you have no conscience!! Gross....
Kathy, Just watched the driving lesson episode. I feel for you. I was involved with teaching two sons to drive so I can speak from experience. You better be the one to do the lessons. Rich has always been a "jokester" and doesn't seem to want to take anything seriously. Teaching a kid to drive is dead serious and there's NO ROOM FOR JOKES. Period. Get that guy out of the backseat. And from the promo, Rosie needs to have a reality check too. I'm going to be harsh and tell it like it is. His Dad and Aunt will never forgive themselves if he wraps his car around a pole on a New Jersey turnpike.
I like you but I have found myself fast forwarding through your scenes because your husband is too desperate to have the cool one-liner all the time. It has gotten really grating and old. His inappropriate comments are just weird and sometimes disgusting and insulting. You seem to be getting frustrated with it too, Please encourage him to hold back a bit if you film another season. He is over the top and cringe inducing. Your daughter is beautiful...but the scene at her school was ruined by your husband's behavior. Same with your son. Your husband's back seat comments were really inappropriate. I hope your son takes after other men in the family.
I'm sorry your husband is way out of line. What he said about your daughter's friends on camera about food plans. Horrible. But yet again he'll get a pass because wait "It's Richie being Richie and he's so funny. I doubt he was to those girls.
He really needs to grow up. Talking like that about girls when your teaching your son to drive. Real great dad!!
I'm sure you've heard the song "True Colors". Well your true colors really came out on the reunion show. I'm still trying to figure out why they have you on the show. Beats me.
I commend you and your family for reaching out & helping those in need. Was not surprised. While I think your sentiments about your family are touching, they are also unrealistic. Teresa and Joe have not changed - if anything, those two have gotten worse. Look at what they are teaching their girls about their aunt. I doubt if their name-calling is limited to Melissa. I suspect they speak that way about any & every one they are jealous of. They are clearly jealous of any one who is doing better than them financially - which is pretty much everyone on the show. Teresa hates that you have such a nice husband & family - beware my dear - I expect a knife in your back b4 the season ends
I really liked you on the show but hope you apologize not only to Teresa but also to her parents for those horrible words you spoke. There is nothing ok or not so bad about that.
@bravogirl313 she apologized almost imidietely after she said it at the reunion. And said right then and there that she was way out of line. I'm not oncoming what she said at all I'm just saying she did apologize right then and there.
Kathy, good luck with your house on the shore. I have to say, if it weren't for you, your husband and Rosie (the only comic relief on this show), I wouldn't have watched the first episode of this new season. I don't know how you do it. I am team Kathy, for sure. Sorry to say, I don't think I will be watching this season. Unfortunately, your cousin is to blame. I wish you and Rosie could get a show. Rosie makes me laugh so hard. When she described her internet/ blind date, I almost tinkled my pants. You guys are hilarious together and your kids are just a compliment to the love you obviously have for one another, they're awesome.
@kingkongsmomma Why would these two get a show?? What would it be called, the Rosie Show? Come on, if you were such a fan, you would not allow one person to stop you from watching...be real...
kingkongsmomma ;...............they rented that house each year!!.........they do not own.............
I am continually impressed by your relationship with your children. It is a pleasure to watch the four of you and to witness the obvious love and respect you share. I recently read that you tell your children not to worry about "adult problems" and I heartily agree. Despite what the other housewives say about not involving their children, it is obvious that they do. I believe that at some point in the future, if they are honest with themselves, they will regret that choice. I'm afraid that were you to provide advice for how you and your husband raised such emotionally healthy and happy children you would get slammed by you critics however as parent (from Montclair, NJ) of a 9 year old boy, I would welcome hearing what you have to say. Have a wonderful summer!
Just be u to full, as you have it all. You are like a gift wrapped up in heart printed paper and golden ribbons of love and wisdom. Please do not stoop to the low levels of most of the rest of the cast. Please.
Kathie, we know that everything is going to fine with your family. Your family is my favorite on the show. And your sister Rosie adds that punch to the show.
@NCGIRL222 Her sister Rosie was an absolute nightmare on the S4 reunion screaming like a lunatic and threatening to cut her cousin's tongue out. Disgraceful.
Love you, Kathy. You really have a lot of class and can even apologize for stuff that aren´t that big of a deal. Just imagine if other members of your family would do that, then people probably wouldn´t go "years" without speaking to each other.
You´re keeping it real!
Mallie.N Am I the only person that thinks its odd that Rosie waited until Kathy's daughter was a senior in high school before she came out to her??!! I'm not convinced Kathy was fully on board with her sister's sexuality in the beginning?! I do think she is now, but I think their was some validity in what Teresa said about Rosie's past relationship with Kathy!!!!!!!
melinda912 Mallie.N Buts its okay for everyone to put their nose into Teresa and her brother Joe's relationship?! But not okay for Teresa?!! Little hypocritical.... Maybe if Kathy doesn't want to discuss her and Rosie's relationship past and present she should shut the heck up about Teresa's!!
piperbeau Mallie.N why should Rosie discuss her sex life with her neice? What different would it have made- she was just Aunt Rosie to them.
kingkongsmomma Mallie.N Having a come out talk is much BIGGER then talking "sex" with her 18 year old niece!! Not even comparable...Terrible to even insinuate that!!! Gross! And if she is just aunt Rosie why the big secret?!!
piperbeau How GROSS of you to insinuate that! Terrible of you to try and turn that comment of Kingkongsmomma. Sick! Shame on you, Piedpiper!! And what in the world did any of this have to do with Mallie's comment at all. You just look for things that aren't even there!
I really liked Rosie last season. This season, not so much and what's with the perm? Kathy, you're a hair stylist. Help her!
Kathy, I hope you have started you baking business. Where is it, and do you do mail orders?
I enjoy watching your family on RHONJ.
Shame on you for calling your aunt a liar. Who does that? Your own sweet mother must be so ashamed.
@zocola It sounds like Teresa's mother is just like her and does not have a good grasp of reality. Where do you think Teresa learned to lie?
hmsmjm zocola If that's the way you want to put it, she learned to "lie" from her big cousin, Kathy!
zocola Are you to assume her Aunt wasn't lieing? What do you know. Kathy doesn't talk to people like that. Open your eyes!
@chattyone Never in a million years would I watch a show about Rosie - not after the way she screamed and yelled like a crazed lunatic at least year's reunion. Horrible person.
You are so clearly jealous of Rosie..you hate that she is closer to your Mother and still lives there..you hate that she gets a way with things because she is gay and so many people backed her up or liked her for that reason...her personal struggle was not something you wanted highlighted..and any one who hates Theresa still loves that she went off on her.. I myself think she is just kinda simple...she is who she is..I think her outburst was uncalled for as she had to have heard what was said about her family ( Theresa's mother and father) and didnt lose it then..so we can only assume the hard feelings are still there..but everyone's problem with you is you wanted everyone to believe you were something you are not..which is evident with what you said, your wild facial expression, your ignoring your husbands behavior..I will say one nice thing...you obviously love your children and are an incredible mother as they appear to be wonderful children..sounds to me like you fit your old role and not the Rhonj one..
@hmsmjm how am I adding drama like they are like oh look this girl in the US somewhere see things this way so now I'm going to be mad at so and so...I'm on this blog to give an opinion same as you..how do you figure I'm a Theresa fan? I'm a nurse I think they were both wrong in bringing family much lesson there elderly parents into something..worse I just lost my Mama in Jan to breast cancer..so I get Rosie being upset..upset being the keyword..but I also see Theresa being upset..
jennanurse31 Yeah, because what most 45-year old married women want to do is to move back home with their mother! I´m sure Kathy would love to sell her beautiful house and take her husband and two kids and move in with her mama.
Kathy - you're too 'normal' for this show - don't know what's gonna happen, but LOVE your family. Keep loving those who SHOW you they love YOU and you will be GREAT always!
If someone called my dad a coward and my mom a fing liar - I would not say those remarks were nothing! Teresa said nothing derogatory about your father, mother or sister. You are spiteful and jealous and everything you do and say about Teresa shows it.
@WCW I still cringe when I think of those very hurtful words "Saint Kathy" (yeah, right) said about her Aunt and Uncle on national TV. That and Rosie's comment about "cutting Teresa's tongue out" were the most horrendous comments I have ever heard about family.
@chattyone Really ignorant come back. A grown woman does NOT say those kind of words about her Aunt and Uncle while pretending to be "all about respect".
@chattyone. I never heard Teresa say Kathy's dad was a drunk....I only heard her say that her dad was more there for them than their own dad.
@chattyone @WCW She never said Kathy's Dad was a drunk - where did you come up with that one? She said her father was there more for them (meaning after he passed). Don't make things up.
WCW Teresa brought her own mother in to the conversation by saying that she was the one that had said Kathy and Richie were getting a divorce. If that´s not true Kathy was absolutely right when she called her a liar. Who goes around and says something like that about their niece? Teresa really threw her own mother under the bus there.
Kathy I used to like you on the show until u and your sister started making nasty comments and then later trying to justify them because of what someone else said. If they jump off a building would you follow them? Those comments you made regarding Teresa's parents on the reunion show were just plain nasty then your loud mouth sister wanted to get mad and make threats if someone meantioned your deceased father! Well what makes it right for Teresa to have to respect your parents but you not to have to respect hers. It doesnt matter if they are dead or alive. The worst part of it all is that you made sure to try and make it not be a big deal on this season's first episode instead of just admitting you messed up and saying sorry to the parents,Teresa and Joey. You r something else! Oh and you all had comments about Teresa's marriage how does it feel for your marriage to be in the hot seat this season!!! Not so fun right? Now you know where Tre was coming from!
No offense but you just take up space. BRAVO should recast your spot because you come off as being irrelevant. They should hire someone who is more exciting and who can bring a new dynamic to the show.
Kathy you are and have been a troublemaker since you came on the show! You thrive on drama and bringing down Teresa. You have a passive aggressive personality missy.
@Cyn44 You must be watching a different show. Tersa is at the root of almost every problem. Tersa could learn about parenting from Kathy. She does not involve her chidren in adult problems. Her children accept others are respectful and responsibly. Tersa children are going to be like the child stars who speand most of their time in rehab.