Hi! The end of another season. Boy was it a long one! I just want to say thank you for sticking with us and enduring our ups and downs. We are a family. Although we can sometimes be petty and say stupid things, there is no denying that we love each other. We have good years and bad ones, but at the end of the day we stay united. This show will not go on forever, and when it's all said and done, we will still be together at our children's events, through difficult times, through good times, through everything. I know I've said Joe and I are unbreakable, well, so is this family.
Teresa and I are in a good spot and we want to remain that way. Would love for the fans and other people in our lives to see that and stay positive for us. I'm proud of our family. We have managed to move past the issues that were hurting us so much and are still working hard to never go back to that negative place again.
A special thank you to everyone who has supported Love Italian Style over the past few weeks. Joe and I love meeting you at the book signings and hearing your favorite parts of the book. “Never Let Me Go” is available on iTunes and I’m working on new music now! Keep checking in throughout the year to see what we are up to: melissagorga.com. Follow me on Twitter @MelissaGorga, Facebook, and Instagram.
Thanks for watching and I wish you all an amazing year.
Yeah you are in such a great spot w/Teresa, did you all happen to spend thanksgiving together? Please don't answer this because we all ready know you didn't.
Melissa - I have not watched for a while - but whenever I do it is clear that you are the voice of reason and justice. If you were a stripper - that is utterly irrelevant and does nothing to harm the moral high ground you undoubtedly deserve. I watch the show, read the comments - and am deeply disturbed by the judgement of others - who cannot seem to distinguish between the most basic facets of right and wrong - a profoundly troubling window into the judgement capabilities of many.
You are kind, fair minded and see reality as it is most of the time. Get rid of your traditional values - that allow the likes of Theresa to get away with what she does - family is important - if they are kind. Your husband and you should cut Theresa off - it is the deserved consequence of her behaviours. Her view of her brother and what their relationship should be - crosses all lines - you are his wife - you take precedence - and her view of what their relationship should be like is dangerously immature. Your husband should not forgive her for what she has done -and it is clear that she would do anything to get rid of you as she sees you as the obstacle to the twisted relationship she feels that she is entitled to have with him. He should stand up for you - and write her off.
Random thought regarding Melissa treating "little" Joe as a king. If he is being treated like a king at home, it seems that his frame of mind should be one of peace and calm, yet he has so much dislike for his parents & his only sister. It doesn't make sense. In one sentence Melissa tells us that Joe is just a big teddy bear & yet she writes in her book that if he isn't satisfied all hell breaks loose. I'm becoming more convinced that the problems with the parents & sister are of his own doing and not actual events. We've seen in the episodes of how aggressive & violent he becomes over mundane things. Granted, alcohol consumption played in a huge part in his outbreaks, but when his own sister says she is "afraid" of him, something just isn't right. Bigger problem, is that "little" Joe doesn't believe he has a problem or problems.
You sounded very convincing when asked if you were a stripper. You are a great actor. I think you got some coaching for that answer.
I am sick and tired of being called stupid and other names, for stating my opinions. If Joe and Melissa sue these gossip mongers, a court can require them to take a polygraph test. You Theresa lovers can have this board. You all just can't face the truth about your queen
Oh Melissa, Melissa, Melissa. You are no longer the top dog you think you are, OR the prettiest. LOL Just saw the new three gals that are joining the cast. Now maybe I can tune in again next season. This is good news to me... and after a very LONG time I'm looking forward to watching.
I just watched the video on the home page where mini-Joe goes over the table were Teresa is sitting with her friends. and starts arguing with Teresa. I guess he wasn't getting is enough filming time. She tells him to have a good life and walks away. Then when they do the talking heads he says. "whenever Teresa is wrong she makes a scene".
SOOO transparent Melissa. When you and Teresa "were in a good spot before" and working on your relationship, there was still blood left to be had from Teresa, and you weren't receiving ALL OF this negative reaction from the viewers because you were still fooling people. THEN you had ZERO problem manipulating your blogs to set Teresa up for more and more stabs to the throat, and maliciousness from anyone you could fool. But NOW that the tide is changing for YOU and your book was a flop, singing career a dead end, you see where you are with us, and NOW you want everyone to forget everything you've done this far,,and this "everything" is nothing short of vile, horrific, cruel "reality play" to be famous, and take down your sister in law. And you did it all JUST because your jealousy ate you and your husband alive. I for one will never forget what you two are capable of for cameras. We've seen it. Just bad people. Wow.
I think joe and Melissa put the rumors about them out their selves , to blame it on Teresa and stay in the spot light . they are at up with jealousy .
Melissa...don't listen to the haters!
You and Joe are adorable and I laugh out loud watching the two of you! You seem like a great mom and a wonderful wife and I wish you all the best!
Melissa how did you think the viewer's weren't going to notice how you and your minion husband came on this show?!! I mean really you came right out of the gate swinging! That can not be denied we all watched it play out on our screens! Than you proceeded to talk about Teresa every freaking step of the way!! HOW DID YOU THINK THAT WOULD GO UNNOTICED?! Than to top that off you befriend all of Teresa's so called friends?!! WHO DOES THAT?! You really are the sister in law from hell.... Yet you are always the perpetual victim?! Give me a freaking break! The Jersey shore boys (Vinny, Pauly D. Situation) have more class than your husband!! You would never catch them speaking poorly of their sisters! Period! I really don't know how Joe does it.. I mean he sits on national television bashing his ONLY sister!! and than passive aggressively bashes his own parents! So gross!! Than you both claim to be the "victims" so perplexing to me!! Honestly I think you watched Teresa rise to fame on Rhonj and it was driving you crazy! Teresa was famous and you wanted it badly! You set out to get on this show one way or another! If that meant bashing your husband's family on national television that was what you were going to do!! Your relationship with Teresa was ONLY strained because she was smart enough to have the whereto not to film with you and your clinger on husband!! Which was her choice! (I don't see all the other housewives in other cities film with their siblings!!) But you and your little brat of a husband felt ENTITLED...
DID you watch the same show as I did. Neither one would be on this show without Teresa. Melissa actions have been horrible as been her small husbands from the start. As far as I can see it, they are all about the money/fame nothing about family.
"Voice of reason and justice"? Did Joe & Melissa finally bottle that wine that they promised a few years back? You believe Joe Gorga, who crawled onto a television show that his "only" sister was on & then tried to take her down should not forgive Teresa - interesting. Joe should not "forgive" Teresa for doing God knows what, yet Melissa gets a "Hail Mary" pass for contacting Danielle Staub and feeding her private family information. Teresa gets away with so much, and it appears that Joe & Melissa get away with much, much more.
bittersweet4: And what should we call the other Joe. Since they are both the same height....I guess we can call the other one "Big gutted" Joe. LOL
@seville1 and that is an excellent point. Why hasn't Melissa taken out a cease and desist or a civil law suit against the person, her friend, claiming that she has first hand information that Melissa committed adultery? That's a serious accusation and certainly one that can negatively impact any decent person's reputation and for a celebrity, impact their bility to make a,living. What's holding her up? Any innocent person would say. "Repeat that one more time and I'll see you in court." Instead Melissa has concentrated on Teresa. Why hasn't she shut this down, legally?
Sometimes you just can't fix "stupid". Yep, that was one hell of a big scene. Stupid little man. He's kind of like that pesky bee that keeps buzzing around hoping to make one final sting. He needs to be squashed - oh, I think the courts will take care of that situation. Money, money, money - makes the world go around & let's hope he has a bank full.
Yes, we get that you will never forget what she did. You will never forgive her, you will never see past it. We get it. Melissa gets it. Even if Teresa and Melissa try to forge a better relationship, even though Teresa will need folks around her over the next several years, you will hold this grudge until the end of time. Fair enough. The thing that cracks me up is when you say "you weren't receiving ALL OF this negative reaction from the viewers because you were still fooling people". When was this? I know you read her blogs last year, because you were posting away each week. Absolutely nothing has changed with regard to Melissa. Her comments were always far more negative then positive. The thing that has changed are the comments towards Teresa. Time was, a negative comment towards Teresa would garner a handful of "likes", while a positive one would garner upwards of 50 or so. I remember when I would post negative comments about Teresa, and rarely could you get one single person to agree with or support your position. Now, the negative comments towards Teresa are getting more likes than the positive ones. The shift this season has not been towards Melissa - who has never been well liked. It has been towards Teresa.
@TexasGirl101 same here. i'll telling you, Lil Joe and Melissa has been plotting on Teresa since they came on this show IMO.
I've always thought Melissa put the rumors out there about herself because look who was starting them...he bff Jane that suddenly turned on her with no explanantion given?? Yah right...I don't think Joe Gorga had anything to do with it, but I think his sneaky wife did.
I dont think they're actors at all! Melissa cant keep her nasty composure any time she's questioned. The lost footg prt 2, bout her nose job, 2 b able 2 lie like that!? Her nose Does look like Jacs!! Or when Jen told her bout the cheating convo, she just looked down & away, never has denied it! Best was when Tre asked her in Lk Geo. 2 tell her sisters & aunt 2 stop all their Vile tweets bout her, Mel says:"never, they would never.." So obviously lying again. Lying bout not knowing MChacon @ her Xmas party. Lying bout bein a singer, gag, lol. Lying bout bein a teacher, 2 weeks worth of student teaching only!! Lying bout bein a writer, book filled w/ gramar errors, Not 2 mention all the lies in her book she's been busted 4. Lying bout not knowing Penny or JTG. They r friends w/her X. (Maybe thats why they felt like protecting him from her lies?) Lies I wont mention on this post cuz it will take up 2 much space. Nope, she cant act at all. She's a liar face & now the most hated reality tv persona out there!! Im amazed she has the balls 2 show her face on this screen again next season! But pathological narcissim/egomania, I cant wrap my head around.
@Chelewith1L YES MELISSA. LISTEN TO THE HATERS. YOU GOT ONE PERCENT OF '"WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE HOUSEWIFE" POLL.
@piperbeau Victim=Teresa. I just want my family! I never said that! Why is this happening to us?!?!? They are blaming me! I said that's what I HEARD! Blah, blah, blah. Same old story. Ever wonder why Tre is constantly asked to admit that she was wrong? It's because she IS wrong and lots of viewers SEE it.
@piperbeau is Melissa filming with her stepsister and brother? No. Are they out there in the media crying about it? No. And they actually seem interesting and extemely good looking. Maybe could bring something to the show.
Call him whatever you want - he's still pretty nimble on his feet. Took "little Joey" down in a New York minute, enough to pop his little shoes off. He appears to work out & no need for steroids.
But teresa keeps telling them to forget it and to not give them the air time or to acknowledge it at all. Do you have any idea how hard it is to actuall WIN a case of defamation? Of course you don't. Look it up. It's basically he said she said and unless there are pictures or signed statements you are out of luck proving or unproving a false acusation.
I am beginning to wonder the same thing. Melissa just didn't seem that "upset" over the fact that her best friend was saying things about her. She was more upset about a conversation that Teresa had with her brother off-camera than an actual accusation from a supposed best friend. Why wouldn't Bravo film Melissa & Jan having a "sit-down" to set the record straight once and for all?
@domino123 I think Tamra of Orange County is the most vile and hated of all the housewives.........
@RedB You are so funny. The latest results are in!
Melissa Gorga (6 votes, 5%)
Teresa Giudice (19 votes, 15%)
Teresa is definitely more popular...she got 19 votes from around the world.
So every single person on the show Joe, Melissa, Jac (even though shes to chicken to call her out anymore) Chris, Albert, Caroline, Rosie, Kathy and Richie all think the same thing about Teresa. They have all had issues with her over how delusional and not willing to take responsibility for her actions.....so everybody else is wrong and Teresa is right???? WHAT WTH????
More to the point, what exactly did Teresa do to her brother & sister-in-law that made them decide that "Teresa needs to fall"? I mean that is why they came on the show and not to get close to Teresa, but to "take her down". What God awful things did Teresa do or say to Melissa in the past or present? I don't remember, but it must have been something terrible for every episode to focus around "what Teresa did or didn't do to the Gorga's & Wakile''s." For how many months were we teased with "stay tuned as it will all unfold" and it amounted to a few magazine articles & whether Teresa actually planted the stories. Episode upon episode of the same tired out crap and basically that Jacqueline, Caroline, Kathie & Melissa just really hated Teresa. Big whoop. None of the above are any better or worse than Teresa. What a waste of air-time and space. So Teresa is wrong, but what about Melissa, Caroline & Jacqueline? They are just as much to fault as anyone else. Over it.
@Fromtheshowmestate Melissa is so fake! A cease & Desist from her towards Jen? Yeah right, keep on waiting! Maybe it will happen in the next life, but it sure won't happen in this one! Lol!:oD
@Della. First of all, how do you know they haven't sent a C&D? It can be done by an individual without an Attorney, so maybe they did. If they didn't, there are probably lots of reasons they would not do a C&D, many of them probably the same as the reasons Teresa and Juicy have never gotten one against all of the many folks who have accused him of cheating (for all we know). Could be because it is true and they know they cannot defend it, could be because Bravo supposedly has language in their contracts forbidding one member of the cast to file a legal threat against another member (whether we like it or not, Jen, Kim D and Penny are all under some sort of a contract with Bravo). Bottom line, no one knows the answer, and the truth would not necessarily mean guilt.
@pat.cary1 it's very simple to get an interim order against someone to cease and desist disseminating false and damaging information. They have actual evidence and public statements that her friend has made so Jan can't deny it. They have money to pay lawyers for everything else, all their other civil cases, foreclosures, property transfers, why not this? Because she doesn't want to really open that Pandora's box and let all kinds of sh*t fly out. She can't have it both ways. Either she's an adulterer and needs to shut it down or she is and she needs to shut up and work it out with her husband behind closed doors.
@pat.cary1 She said it on camera. It is filmed. Is this the proof you speak of?
@Fromtheshowmestate @gessie @Fromtheshowmestate @louise123 If you're a follower of Melissa, you should know the definiton of the word "Deflection" PERFECTLY, because she is the queen of it! A perfect example of one of the MANY times Melissa has "Deflected," was when her best friend told her TO HER FACE she cheated on her husband, yet, it was Teresa's fault! Even if Teresa sat there and listened to what was being said about Melissa, TERESA DIDN'T SAY IT, HER FRIEND DID.... BIG DIFFERENCE! If you need anymore examples of Melissa's "DEFLECTION" rampages, I'd be happy to oblige, because there are so many examples to choose from! From the first day, in every scene, and in every segment of the show, Melissa has "Deflected" every negative thing going on in her life on Teresa! If you open up the dictionary and look up the word "Deflection," your idol, Melissa, picture will be right next to it!
@gessie @Fromtheshowmestate @louise123 Deflection at its best. When you have no argument to make, these are the kinds of silly comments that get thrown about.
I confess......bought 3 of her cookbooks. Bought them partly because they looked like recipes that I would enjoy making & enjoyed all three of the books. They recipes were easy to make & tasted good. Thinking seriously about buying the pasta & sauce because I enjoy Italian food.
@louise123 perhaps the fact that Teresa's endorsements and products sell well may just indicate a difference in fan "type" rather than numbers/popularity? I am not a Melissa "fan" I just prefer her over Teresa but I am not the type to buy products just because they are endorsed by a celebrity or someone I like on a TV show. I like Caroline but have no interest in buying her book - it's just not my type of reading material. Perhaps many of Teresa's fans are the type who do buy products just based on who they are endorsed by and perhaps many feel they are supporting her by buying her products, maybe many of Melissa's fans just don't feel that need. I also think that people who post positive comments about Melissa aren't necessarily zealous fans of hers - like me they may just prefer her over Teresa - whereas many Teresa fans often post that they will buy this or that to show support and I think the fact that many are still so supportive of her even in relation to her current legal issues and wish to blame everything on anyone but Teresa shows a blind devotion in a way. Personally, no matter how good their products were, I could not bring myself to part with my hard earned cash by buying their products to make them richer when they tried to walk away from the debts they owed others.
@louise123 she's also got a big display with her face all over it, of teeth whitener, in Walgreen's. you know how huge that is? There's a Walgreen's on every corner in every little burg in the country.
I didn't feel belittled at all, but thanks "randrew"--"Fromtheshowmestate" was respectful and just stating her opinion. I happen to disagree. It's been the same for 3 seasons. When Melissa is really getting beaten up on here, someone calls in the troops. It's then the same 12 bloggers that hop on and try and beef up her likes, and the same beef up Teresa's negative "likes." They came in right after Melissa posted this blog to deflect all the negtive comments she was getting on the original week's blog--didn't work. There's no huge swell in numbers except against Melissa in verbal comments. These can manipulates easily enough by many variables, including "old news", but what CANNOT be manipulated is commerce. It's what they ALL strive for, and the whole reason for this bad blood to begin with. Sales of their next big thing is the driving force for this whole cast, and why they hated Teresa. Everyone wanted to be a Bethenny. Teresa's books still sell, her hair products are doing better than ever, and her wine has gotten record numbers this fiscal period. meanwhile Mel's book tanked. You can't argue sales and sales equals likeability. That's indisputable. Melissa is getting this message hard right about now-- It drives them MAD they they can't make us hate her,,,no matter how hard they have tried--we keep supporting her--and there in lies the rub
@randrew @louise123 When did I say she couldn't express her opinion towards Melissa? Actually, I said it was fair enough for her to feel the way she does. Likewise, it is fair enough for me to express my opinion towards what she said.
From the very first episode at the christening, it was one dig after another about Teresa and who Teresa thought she was & all the terrible things that Teresa would say to Melissa over the years. I could maybe understand Melissa & Teresa not really getting along, but then the brother jumps on the bandwagon spouting "she needs to fall", "she's a bitch", "she's garbage". Little Joe was mad because Teresa wouldn't include him in all the "fun things" Teresa was doing. Pathetic. I think over the last few years, we've seen what Little Joey is all about & that is probably why Teresa didn't want him on the show.
@bittersweet4 Exactly! Over it!
@fireplacer @piperbeau I said STEPSISTER and BROTHER. Not the wicked sisters. Melissa keeps her steps hidden because they are smarter, better looking, educated and interested.