The reason I pushed our broker Jerry to sell “now or never” was because of Antonia. I didn’t want her to have to switch schools in a higher grade. I know from personal experience that it gets harder to make new friends the farther along you are. My Mom and I moved to Florida when I was a freshman in high school, and that was a disaster for me. I know Antonia is a long way from high school. I just think the sooner she gets settled into a new school, the better. The drama with the Giudices was the final push to get us serious about moving. It seemed like the right thing at the time.
On the episode, it comes off like Joe didn’t want to sell and agreed to it only because of me. Some people might believe I gave him my blood to put him in a house-selling trance. That’s just gross! Joe wanted to put it on the market as much as I did—and to get a good price. To my Joey Michelangelo, our house is a work of art. He’s in the business. He knows what it’s worth—3.8 million, even without a pool!
We weren’t too impressed with Jennifer Dalton’s realtor skills. When we met her at a Sandy Hurricane fund-raiser, she talked a good game. She came up to me and said, “I’m a high-end realtor. I know your house is on the market. Let me sell it!” We already had a broker, but Joe said, “If she has buyers, she can bring them over.”
lauradl I couldn't agree more! Idk wth is going on with Melissa or why she thinks we ( the viewers) buy into the whole cutsie, innocent act she's giving? It's unsettling to say the least!
I think Melissa is trying so hard to prove she isn't the problem it comes off very fake. Teresa may not be perfect, but def comes off more real. It seems like this season it is a witch hunt for Teresa.
I agree. As a NJ realtor and a professional, I was embarrassed that she even represents herself as a "high end" realtor. I have never seen such unprofessional behavior.
I really did not like that realtor Jen. When she came into the house and she introduced her client to Melissa and Joe, why would you say "oh she has a baby with P. Diddy?" Who cares! Why is that important about someone who is coming to look at a house? And then the way she kept finding faults in the house and making fun and laughing. Just something about her, well her attitude, that just hit me the wrong way! And the other thing was when her client asked Melissa "it's such a beautiful house, why are you selling?" Right away, this Jen person says "it's because of Teresa, right?" WHO CARES! Just do your job and leave, these family things have nothing to do with selling a person's house. NOT COOL AT ALL!!
cindy1963 Move far away and stay away from Teresa - I would run as fast as I could Teresa is exhausting - you cannot win with her -
I agree. As a realtor myself I was embarrassed. She was not a "high end realtor" at all -- didnt act like one anyway.
Melissa I think you handle your situation no matter what it may be with Grace, and respect you have done more than bend overbackwards to do your part I know is hard bc you love your husband, and want to see him happy. its just obvious other people will not stop with the drama and the stirring of the pot to keep things going in a bad direction, i personally think the ONE that keeps stirring that pot should have to lick the spoon! your beautiful,your family is beautiful and im 100% Team Gorga!
Melissa you lied the whole episode yesterday. NOT SHOCKED.!!
Already know why you, Kathy, and Jacqueline was at the gym and it wasn't to workout.
and she lied about what, were we watching the same show/ nothing but lies came out of theresa n joes mouth
ha, robson, thought the very same thing! shocking that they weren't even embarrassed by it!
Melissa, I have to say that you really confuse me?! Last episode you say that you have to sell your house to get away from Teresa and her family. Remember your words "SELL MY HOUSE". But then in this episode you're going to the gym where Teresa works out? Schedules change, maybe she would have been later that day or at the same time you were there. If Teresa is SO horrible why would you take the chance of running into her?
It's almost as though Melissa doesn't treat her husband's parents with ANY type of respect whatsoever; it's almost as though she treats them like they don't have any common sense. The sad part is, her husband is a fool for allowing her to do it! Teresa's mother CLEARLY said that Joe couldn't bring his father to the hospital, because he was sick; yet, Melissa said he brought him at 3 in the morning! Melissa even lied and said she went to visit her father-in-law the next day, when Teresa and her mother were CLEARLY there and DID NOT SEE HER! And if "Joe" was in the hospital at that time, why couldn't Melissa walk right over and see him? Do you know why she couldn't, BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T THERE! Melissa, if you're having disagreements with your in-laws, it's none of our business, but at least give them the respect that they're entitled to.
Your true colors are showing and I love it. I have seen through you from your 1st season. Did Joe have 103 or 104 degree fever? Was it Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday that you went to see your inlaws? Did Joe take his father to the hospital or did your mother inlaw call an ambulance as she herself told T on the phone? I find it humorous, I can actually tell when you're lying and you're not very good at it. If Joe was taken or even just checked his self into the hospital emergency room, why wasn't it shown on the show? I am not buying that one. If Joe really had pneumonia why was he able to laugh, get all huffy puffy and make comments based on his sister while laying in the bed. You do realize pneumonia makes you feel very very ill and I do believe Joe had a stomach virus or something of that nature, but you so over exaggerated that whole situation. But "I'll hold on while you figure out what day it was and exactly how he was feeling" so you can concoct some kind of crazy made up version of YOUR truth. If you would tell "THE TRUTH" you wouldn't have to stop and think about anything you would just know.
CharleneFL I've NEVER in my life seen ANYONE tell as many stories as I have Melissa..... It's embarrasing!
Melissa...hang in there! love you n Joe! you guys rock! don't listen to the haters...i don't get how people support Teresa!
How can Joe Gorga complain about Teresa not caring about him when, upon receiving an invitation to his neices' party, his response is "I don't want to go, I want to hurt her."
Grow up Joe
OMG, ya gotta love Joe Gorga!
Melissa, you are one lucky girl. Yeah, yeah, you're pretty, sweet, smart, talented, stylish, a great mom, and all that jazz. What a cute family y'all are.
Hey Melissa, have you looked into any private schools nearby? Would be a good solution to keep your house and create some seperation until the housing market improves. Even somewhat of a commute ea day would be worth it for healthy separation. Just a suggestion....
GET OVER YOURSELVES! NO talent bunch of hacks! SO SICK of the negativity from this show! BLEAH!! "I'm better because I..." YOU'RE ALL ALIKE - THAT'S THE PROBLEM!!! NO ONE EVEN THINKING ABOUT MAKING A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER!!! GROW UP!
Melissa you got caught in yet another lie!!! Teresa's mother called her on the phone and said that the ambulance took her father to the hospital and that she called Joey! So who's lying, you or your mother in law? As for that crap you & Joey say that you don't talk about Teresa in front of your kids...guess what...YOU DID?! In the car on the way to Gia's birthday party! Quit the lying and just own what you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thought I was the only one catching all this fake stuff. Did you see that text from Melissa on Teresa's phone when she texted about a play date. Look at the text above it. These two have been texting and the crap about not talking over a year is bull. Evidently Teresa didn't run to the hospital either. Had to many questions for her Mom about what happened. They are all lying, but we keep watching. I've begun watching just to catch the lies and mess ups. The producers or someone should catch this before it airs. Make it look real please!!!!
Thetruthofthematter Wrong! Yes, Teresa's mother did call and did say they called the ambulance. And, yes, Melissa commented about when Joey drove "them" to the hospital.....who was them? Huh? Also, pay more attention to the car conversation with Jacqueline. She did not make one negative comment about Teresa or Joe Giudice. She said that she wasn't friendly with anyone who'd be there, and that yes it would be uncomfortable. She didn't mention Teresa or Joe at all. That's not the same as how Teresa and Joe Giudice talk about Melissa and Joe Gorga to their kids.....remember "horsey face"? Please, get a life!
I just want to say that you are so beautiful and carry yourself in such a respectful way. I can see how much Teresa envies you. She looks for any reason to knock you down or to try and make you look bad. On tonights episode I couldn't believe the way she attacked you at the birthday party about how many days it was before you went to see your father in-law. There was no reason to talk about that at the party or at all. First she was upset when she thought you did not come and then it was because it took to many days. It is really sad to see people who are supposed to be family try and bring you down. I think you are doing a great job at not going down to that level. Keep your head up and keep being you!
liar, you only want to sell the house to get "away" from Teresa. Shame on you for trying to lie your way out of that one. If you were really as religious as you claim to be, maybe you should call your preacher, minister or Priest in to counsel the family in stead of running away. Guidice's are not innocent either but grow the hell up.
bribri80 I would move away from Teresa too if all she does is try and make problems. Look at how she acted towards Melissa at the birthday party tonight! There was NO reason to bring that up! That is not showing that you want to make a mends!
nicholeamber bribri80 Oh please, Melissa is NOT moving because of "Teresa!" Even MELISSA herself said it! Yes, Melissa has to move, but it's NOT because of Teresa! Melissa is the QUEEN of backpedaling, and the only reason she's spinning stories around now, is because she has an "advice book" coming out.... I'll trusting my own advice, before I would EVER take any advice from someone who can't keep just ONE story straight!
Melissa, I think you and Joe are doing a wonderful job with your kids. Never do you ever hear them talking about "adult" things. Teresa's girls are always talkin about things they should not even know anything about! And for the record, Teresa is completely dazed and confused about why you are wanting to move. She said that you were moving because you thought her kids would be mean to your kids. That's not what I heard you say at all. I thought it was because Teresa would make it so competitive with thekids. And knowing the fact that her children know and talk about way too much of the adults business, that would cause a big problem as well. I don't blame you one bit for moving. The problems that would and could arise from the kids going to the same school are endless and I feel for you. I can see how muc you love your neices and I'm sure it is heartbreaking for you. However, you have to look out for the well being of your kids......so hat's off to you! ( and also for the record, maybe the only reason Teresa kept bringing up the whold "stripper" thing is that maybe she is so jealous of you and the fact that no one in the world would even want to see her strip, just kill her. It doesn't matter about your past. Honestly, if I looked like you and had your body, I would have done it! She is just a wacky nut job! ) Good luck and I hope for your husbands sake, some kind of middle ground can be reached. Just don't feel bad at yourself, I think you are doing the right and only thing you can do..........MOVE!
Melissa, the more I watch the trashy Guidice's and listen to their jealous lies, the more I support you and Joe. Best of luck in dealing with that nut sister-in-law and her stubby, cheating husband.
Is it just me or is Melissa trying to act, talk, & (even dance) like JLO now...? Especially when she tells Teresa in the confession room "Back off Bitch"
Its kinda ridiculous of you to blame teresa for letting all the skeletons out of your closet. Don't join a reality show if you are so concerns about your skeletons because they are gonna come out one way or another.
fireplacer Melissa joined the show to let the skeletons out of Teresa's closet. Funny how karma works!
Your such a liar!!!! You said the reason you want to move is so your kids don't go to school with their cousins! I'm so happy this season the real you is being shown!!! Mutton dressed as lamb.
Melissa. Melissa. Melissa. Please stop talking! We are tired of all the lying, back peddling, back stabbing crap coming out of your mouth and the fact that you can't even keep up with your own lies. Face it sweetie - Teresa won again!
Please get another storyline. Fighting with Teresa is becoming tiresome. A lot of brothers, sisters and in-laws don't get along, so what if you all don't. Come up with something.
Melissa, If you are going to spend $3.8 Million on anything I would think you might want to be sure you buying quality and try to be sure that you were getting your money's worth. I would not call that nitpicking. I would call that a responsible shopper. For Joey to say if they afford $3.8 Mil then they can buy their own sink ... seriously??? I totally agree with the question that was asked ... if the flaws they found during their tour of your home ... what other corners were cut? Those flaws were visable, what is hidden??
I also agree with the comments made by the realtor about the fact that you don't have a pool. I would think for that price one would expect a pool. I think it was said your home is situated on 2 acres ... to me it seems there would be plenty of room for a pool. I think soon the story will spun that you did not want a pool because your kids are so young and that it might be a danger. And to be truthful, I would buy that ... IF I didn't see footage of your kids at the shore house where you DO have a pool and also walking along the pier (which was not fenced off) ALONE (or as Kathy would say unattened) and they did not have life jackets on.
You also mention in this blog that your FIL went to the hospital during the filming of this episode ... but there is NO mention of you going to visit him, YOUR children making get well cards for him or any mention of that kind. I am sure Teresa's kids do make your FIL feel loved because it seems their mother makes sure they have a relationship with their grandparents. You? You mention your inlaws broken English?? Seriously ... that 'vibe' is all they bring to you and your family?? If your past behavior proves anything it is that you do nothing without bragging, looking for kudos and posting YOUR good deeds and actions via twitter, Facebook, and any and all forms of social media.
Good for you. Families are hard some times, and while at first, I was a bit critical of you and your role on the show after having seen the "Christening Episode", I've come to be 100% on your side. Its very hard to deal with someone hell-bent on being "right" and claiming their territory, and I feel like so far you've handled it very graciously. I obviously don't know any of your personally, but from what I can see, you are right on with your decisions, and are very lucky to have such a supportive, fun husband. :-)
According to Melissa on WWHL, she & Joe were the "first" ones to build "her dream" house & furnish it, long before Teresa, so if that is the case then the "territory" would be theirs???? Just another case of them covering up the fact that they NEED to sell the property. And if that is the case, "own it" instead of dragging some small children into the picture and claiming that is the reason. That is just disgusting to blame something that hasn't even happened on your nieces. Say you do move & Antonia ends up being bullied by non-relatives at school, will you move? Definitely, because again as you stated "Joe's a builder, we flip houses, that's what we do!"
purrsnickity They are both this way, Melissa has to be 100% right, that's why neither of them can compromise.
I love how honest you are Melissa. You can never get a true, honest answer from Teresa. Nothing but lies and deflecting there.
I find it funny how some people here try and say that you have changed your story when infact you´ve been telling the truth the whole time. We know the house was on the market before and I can totally understand wanting to mave away from the Giudices after what was said and done last season. I agree you should sell it before your beautiful little girl really gets settled in to her school.
Keep going, girl. You are so strong and never mind the BS and jealousy around you!
So if everyone knew her house was on the market, why the nasty remark about moving to get away from her nieces? That's pretty low down & dirty to blame some young children.
Melissa, I think you are doing a right thing by moving away, because in my view Teresa would not rest until she break you and your husband now or years from now. Snake is always snake. You said it yourself, that you don't want your kids to hear nasty things about their mother, and you are right , your kids shouldn't have hear negative things about their mother. I have same thing in my life with my in -law, and one thing I always said to my husband that I could be Hillary Clinton, and she would still have some negative things about me, so I am not even trying anymore. The problem is within them, it doesn't matter who we are, they find their issues with us. But, I would not allow that to pass it on to my kids, and I believe you should watch that too. I like to see and hear Joe that he is supporting you on this, and in the end you and Joe are shining through. I have one advice if I may, keep your friendship strong with Caroline. She is not only be good friend to you and Joe, and Joe specially need a strong sister figure in his life.