Cast Blog: #RHONJ

Joe Hams It Up

Amber Calls Out Andy Cohen

Dina: What am I Doing Here?

Amber: Is Dina Coldhearted?

Dina: "The Reunion was Very Hard to Watch"

Teresa: We Love Hard, We Fight Hard

Dina: The Ladybug Event was Perfection

Amber: I Felt I Like I Was Being Hazed

Melissa: Continue to Pray for Teresa's Family

Why Amber Shares Her Cancer Story

Dina: I Was Team Santa

Teresa: I Don't Blame Jim

Bobby's Unacceptable Behavior

Amber: Dina is Jealous

Melissa: "We are Heartbroken"

Dina Reacts to the Sentencing

Kathy Talks Kevin Jonas

Amber: Dina Was Planning a Blood Bath

Jim and Amber Were on Different Pages

Dina on Bobby's "Bizarre" Behavior

Amber Calls BS on Dina

Nicole: Words are So Powerful

Teresa: "Kudos to Dina!"

Teresa: I Love the Show, I Love My Fans

Praying for a Positive Outcome for Teresa

"Tipsy Melissa is My Spirit Animal"

Dina's Lose-Lose Situation

Jacqueline on Her Status with Teresa

Why Teresa Told Dina the Rumor

Amber on Her Cancer Scare

Teresa: There was an Agenda to Hurt My Family

Melissa: I Do Feel for Amber

Dina: Gia's Beautiful Inside and Out

Nicole: This is Not 'Jerry Springer'

Amber on Her Meltdown with Teresa

Amber's Emotional Call to Teresa

Teresa Thanks the Fans

Dina: Florida Will Be the New Scary Island

Teresa: I Wish I Never Heard the Rumor

Amber on the Shocking Rino Rumor

Victoria Gotti's Big No No

Joe Hams It Up

Melissa dishes on her fan-filled photo shoot and Joe's Sizzle Tan billboard.

Hi everyone! Hope you’re enjoying your last month of summer! It’s going by so fast. I've been spending a lot of time down the shore with the kids and Joe. This is my favorite time of year. I just want to remind everyone that the boardwalk is open and the Jersey shore is back in business. Please get down there before the summer is over and support the local businesses! Get to the beach, restaurants, and have a cheese steak. Joe and I have been making memories down there all summer with kids, and it’s the best! Tweet me pics if you go!
 
How amazing is it to see our whole family together? The kids running up to each other puts a huge smile on my face. It’s such a beautiful thing to be able to have Sunday dinners together and really enjoy one another's company. Antonia and Milania are priceless together! That’s all I ever wanted; just to see the kids happy and see Joe and Teresa happy and be able to have all our children at one dinner table.

The Sizzle Tan photo shoot was hysterical! Joe is such a HAM! He loves himself, LOL… I can't take him with the pecs and the pushups! How about that hottie he was with? OMG if that was me, I would never hear the end of it. And to top it all off, he stole my line and said it wrong! The correct saying is, "Why are you gonna go out for a burger when you have filet mignon at home?" Where the hell did he get hot dog from?! Anyway, it made me laugh and he looks great on that billboard! I'm definitely a lucky gal. Things had been good with Teresa and I, so I decided to pass on doing the billboard with him. I really wasn't sure if she would even care or not, but things were so fresh and just getting better that I was absolutely not going to take any chances! I think they both looked great doing it!
 
As far as the situation with Jacqueline and Teresa goes, they have been friends for a long time and you can tell they don’t want to let go of their friendship. I don’t want to get involved in their relationship, but I will say that the reason Teresa and Joe didn't speak for over a year had nothing to do with Jacqueline. It was so beyond that. I know Teresa knows that, and I know that Jacqueline was extremely frustrated getting the blame. That’s a huge weight to put on someone’s shoulders. Let’s see if those two can work it out!
I loved going out with Rosie and the gang. We had so much fun that night! I was hysterical watching her talk to Ellen. She kept going on and on. You have to admit, Rosie makes for some great TV! Her nerves were making me laugh, it was so cute! How did you like my rapping skills?! Ha! You didn't know I had that in me, did you? When things are good with family and I see my husband happy, I'm able to just relax and be me. I always try to see the best in everyone and just have a good time. You only live once and I believe the more the merrier and the happier the better! YOLO!
I'm so happy you got to see my photo shoot for Love Italian Style! More fan, more fan!!! Of course you heard me every time I said the word fan! The fan just makes everything better. I swear! It was a long day and long shoot, and the shot I thought was going to be the cover is! Check it out on my website melissagorga.com and be sure to pre-order Love Italian Style! I'm proud of this book and know you are going to love it!
 
Thank you for always supporting our family through the good times and bad. What you’re watching now is good, and I smiled the whole time I watched this episode!
 
Check out my NY/NJ/CT book signings on my website. I have signings throughout the tri-state area in September and more dates and areas are coming soon!
 
Love to all of you.
xoxo,
Melissa

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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