We're in the home stretch... almost done! Just one more episode left. How did you like last night's Reunion? Of all the Reunions I've ever been to, this one was the best. I know that's like saying something is the best worst, because the Reunions are never fun. They are brutal, long, and everyone ends up frazzled. But compared to other years, I guess what I'm most proud of is how I didn't let other people upset me. That old table-flipping Teresa is long gone. I've learned a lot by watching myself on television, and I hope I've changed for the better. We're all works in progress and we'll all keep growing.
Of course, I'm not perfect, some things did get to me. When Caroline said I didn't take the therapy in Arizona seriously and called me superficial, it hurt me. Who is she to call me superficial? She was there and saw that I was taking it seriously, that I was bonding with my brother, and that it was important to me. I went to Arizona with an open heart. I was serious about working out our issues, and got a lot out of it. We all experienced something different out there. I don't pretend to know her intentions, but she pretends to know mine.
Tre you are beautiful and wonderful. Please dont pay attention to the simple minded people who believe the story line that your hate sister in law and cousin wee hired under. You are the best and rational people understand whats going on!!
I agree with viewerinvirginia those olives are the bomb girl ! Be proud mamasita we love you in San Diego
I just received Skinny Italian Mixed Olives and they are absolutely delicious and pretty. I have never seen olives so pretty. My husband says they remind him of Christmas. Bravo Teresa, you definitely put your name on quality products. Wishing you much success. You an be proud of the quality and value you give to your products. I hope it is true Dina is returning. She is one of my favorites.
So Dina is signed on for next season...what a joke. Thank God Caroline has her own show cuz their about to lose a lot of viewers. Nobody cares to see Dina come on and try to be all good with Teresa when neither of those ladies have respect for their own families. The only episode i'll watch is when they cart your butt out in handcuffs. And if they show ur daily life in prison...yeah ill watch that. Finally watching someone get what they deserve :)
Seems that you're one of the very few who feel that way,@piperbeau,most of us are looking forward to more of the Manzo's and less of the Guidice's.
All your jealousy and delusion really shows when you have to answer direct questions, Teresa!
Mallie.N Just watch Teresa's face when she gets asked something. It is the best because you can almost see those wheels spinning inside her head wondering how am I going to answer this and will they pick up that it's a lie or not? SHE'S A JOKE!!!
A television personality should never be given complete adoration and blind defense with whatever she says and does. Teresa is human and imperfect. Like the rest of us....making mistakes, intentional or otherwise.
There is a reason why there is an eraser on pencils. I can only hope that she eventually acknowledge and utilize that great invention. Life would be so much better for her!
One interesting thing about this blog is when Teresa says she wrote what she did about Caroline and Al fighting in her blog because she knew that she would read it. She said the same thing at the reunion. If you go on her personal website, she has posted a more recent blog about the final reunion show (strange that she didn't post it here). In that blog she said that she didn't expect Caroline to read her comment, because the blog where she posted the comment was also on her personal website. She said she didn't think Caroline would read it. How funny that she is literally caught in such a huge contradiction, only two weeks apart. This woman is just so beyond help. The Feds are going to have a field day with this gal.
Great comment! You are being kind with the P.C. word "contradiction". (Nod)...from where your coming. I'm thinkin that Teresa in retrospect, after advisement from her P.R. Team regarding her flip-flop, needed to do damage control. To then put forth another 'excuse spin' to alter her original lie.
Wishing you and your family health and happiness Caroline.
Looking forward to the Manzo show by Bravo.
I understand that these shows have plot lines and want the drama to keep people watching but, watching Teresa and her family truly made me sad. We had to endure all of her family's "family gatherings" in which they wanted Teresa to understand what she is doing, and want her to like them again. It seems to me that she has no empathy for anyone and does not see that lying about anyone is wrong, (No Matter Why You Did It) just because someone said or did something you did not like. It is because of all of this behavior and story lines that I am another watcher that thinks she went out to hurt Melissa. I truly hope that "Dr. V." can help teach her to respect others, and maybe learn what she does affects others. I hope next season will be even better than the last and not to give Kim D., Peggy, and the rest of that group any air time, no matter who they are with, If RHONJ adds them to the cast I will never watch another show.
@email@example.com why did Melissa and Joe come on this show? Was it to support and lift Teresa and her family up for all of America to see. Also what lies did Teresa tell. I know she may have repeated rumors or listened to rumors. I heard the horrible disgusting things Melissa and Joey said about Teresa and her family on the bus ride to Lake George and in the hotel room after the fight. I see it a lot differently. The Gorgas used Teresa for their own self-interest even at the expense of Teresa's parents.
Viewerinvirginia appears the Gorgas are actually the family hey say they are and the Guidices have been pretending and using lies and other people's money to say who they are. The Guidices continue to portray a lifestyle they can't possibly afford at the rest of America's expense. This is ridiculous.
that's exactly true. Teresa is fake everything she does is fake. U can see her brother and Melissa are not fake
I Think the reunion Went well, you and the pthers were not so defensive, and you could have a real talk with your brother.
You attacking Caroline at the end was strange though. You dont seem to have any insight at all sometimes.
Teresa I think you did a much better job at the last reunion. You made some very good points. I liked when you asked your brother which child does he love more. He couldn't answer. Validating the fact that your parents do not love one child better than the other. Good for you. I have to say your brother comes across as very insincere. Especially when he said he came on the show so he could spend more time w you. Also the out takes we're very telling. Melissa was exposed for the instigator she is. Good luck to you. Sending blessings your way. You looked beautiful at the Kim D cuff party. Loved your hair.
Viewerinvirginia I was so happy that Juicy was there to set her brother and Melissa straight.. They did look like a bunch of jackasses talking about Teresa Ad Nauseam. Joe is such a little brat speaking about his parents like that on national television!! Teresa made a good point with that.. Joey Marco saying that him and Melissa came on this show to get close to his sister is such a crock of shit.. I mean really?! I laughed at that also...
Out of ignorance,what did Joe Gorga say about his parents on the reunion that was so bad?I don't recall him saying anything negative about his parents,just that they still don't have a good relationship.
Other folks have pointed this out, but I think it gets to the root of what is so frustrating about Teresa - the way her mind works. She caused a lot of drama because she got so upset about Caroline's "superficial" comment and reacted like such a big baby. Compare her reaction to this comment against her defense of the comment Juicy made about her last year. In Teresa's delusional mind this comment wasn't so bad because it wasn't made to her face. It was not made "to her", but "about her", and wasn't meant for her ears. Because of this, it wasn't such a big deal. Caroline on the other hand, was answering a question regarding the behavior of her and Melissa during the horse event. She also didn't say it to her, but for some reason this comment seems to bother her more. It is a small thing, but to most of us, the fact that someone was speaking poorly about us behind our back would be a much more serious crime than someone stating their opinion about a specific incident. Like so many things in Teresa's life, she focuses on the wrong things.
Fromtheshowmestate I just don't see the comparison here. Tre and Joe had their battle about the name he called her on national television. He apologized because he was wrong and he paid big time for it. We saw that on the last Reunion. Hence the word "apologized". Carolyn said something that hurt Teresa and all she was really asking for from Carolyn was an apology for hurting her. I mean, when you think about it, maybe Carolyn was being "superfical" when she refused to participate in that one activity as well. Pot meet kettle if you will. No one said anything negative about her because of it. Point is, sometimes when you're asked a question, maybe you should keep it simple, and not go out of your way to say hurtful things. Especially when you really don't know and you claim to care.
The same could apply to Teresa.."when you're asked a question,maybe you should keep it simple,and not go out of your way to say hurtful things"..when the producers asked Tre about Kathy's cannolis,maybe she could have answered with something other than "They're edible"and the whole "last year she was only a housewife" garbage.Teresa always claims to care and then says hurtful,snarky stuff.
judy@london: What you have to understand is that Teresa is totally incapable of paying a sincere compliment to ANYONE. She just HAS to put in some little snarky, jealous remark. We have seen it over and over. She is competitive with the whole world. No wonder she is so nuts.
@judy@london @getitstraight @Fromtheshowmestate Yes, she does get snarky sometimes. Who could blame her? IMO, she hasn't been snarky enough with them. They deserve it and much more!
Judy, not could have she SHOULD have. You know, because she's all about family. That is as long as they all walk, talk, dress, speak, go to her events, drink her wine (gag), buy her books and in general do what ever she says. Basically, when she says jump, they aren't allowed to ask how high.
judy@london Fromtheshowmestate Did she not say they asked the specific question "Are they edible?" and her reply was "Yeah their edible." That was specific unlike Carolyn's answer about the horse exercise.
getitstraight Fromtheshowmestate london
Actually,@getitstraight,her reply was "Yeah,they're edible..did I roll my eyes to much?"That's my point,she cancels out anything she says by ending it with a snarky comment..Teresa has always done this,she's a miserable human being,IMO.
So you're saying that, basically, as long as they support her, she'll support them. You threw in a little extra about dressing and talking like her and you know that's an exaggeration. They don't give her any compliments or side with her on anything against anyone. So for you to insinuate that she will only be kind to them if they do and say whatever she wants is a little far fetched since she gets the complete opposite of what you're claiming she expects, but yet they do expect all of that from her.
@judy@london @getitstraight @Fromtheshowmestate @london I love that she gave Kathy a dig, good for her. After what kathy has done to her? Kathy is a sneaky back-stabber, she took every opportunity to trash Teresa for TWO YEARS. I'm so happy Kathy is demoted, she deserves it and more!
TinaM123 london getitstraight Fromtheshowmestate london
And Teresa's gonna get everything she deserves,not because I WISH it on her,but because she broke SEVERAL laws.
Imo, Tre treats Kathy very poorly b/c she views Kathy as an “easy target” (You’d never see Tre treating Rosie in the same shabby manner). Kathy was there for Tre a few seasons back when Tre felt Jac’s friendship slipping away from her. Kathy even stated that probably the only reason Tre reached out to her is b/c she felt she didn’t have anyone else, but Kathy was willing to accept closeness w/Tre on whatever terms she could get it. As soon as Tre didn’t need Kathy any more, she tossed her aside. For all the times Tre insists others are “jealous” of her, I suspect Tre has some jealousy over Kathy’s marriage, bond w/Rosie, etc.
I thought that Kathy showed class when she approached Tre at the event, but I agreed w/Rich that it was I bad idea only b/c I figured Tre would not accept Kathy's olive branch in a positive way....and that's just what happened. Tre, as usual, portrayed herself as the victim and Kathy as the vicious predator....please!
Tre always has nasty, negative things to say about others and loves to stir the pot....the problem is that Tre likes to dish it out but doesn't want to take it. I'm not condoning what Kathy said about Tre's parents, but Kathy did apologize sincerely. (She's certainly more sincere than Tre is w/her fake apologies, her "lip service" b/c she merely wants someone off her back....remember in Napa when she/Jac reconciled and later that same night Jac was heartbroken to hear Tre saying she "hated Jac, couldn't stand her f-ing face!").
When Tre icily brought up Kathy's remark about Mr. Gorga, Kathy reminded that she'd aplogized & meant it...she also stated something like, "Everyone says things in anger, you know that." Tre immediately took offense and shot back, "Oh, I know that???", upset at Kathy's "audacity" of implying Tre ever says/does anything wrong (gasp!)
When a defeated Kathy finally walked away, Tre had a smirk on her face as if she'd "won"...well, congratulations! So many people call Kathy a "bad cousin" (including Tre), but Tre's definitely no compassionate sweetheart herself. It took a lot for Kathy to approach her, especially w/Tre's friends standing right there, and Tre threw it back in her face. If the situation were reversed, Tre would be calling Kathy "evil" just like she did to Jac or saying she'd been "attacked" just like she did w/Caroline.
One thing I found very interesting was that Tre made a remark like, "I don't say things in anger"..hmmm, just what does that mean? Does it mean that, as usual, Tre refuses to accept that she could possibly do anything negative and puts on her phony "love, love, love" act OR does it mean that Tre purposely says things to hurt others? If she "doesn't say things out of anger", does that mean that all of her insults are heartfelt & it isn't just in the heat of the moment (a mistake that can happen to anyone)? I found that comment quite telling.
@getitstraight @Fromtheshowmestate Everyone is still basically against Teresa, I don't care how many times they "make up." That is why Caroline doesn't get called out by anyone, they're all on her side and would never even think of critizing the GREAT Caroline. No one would dare say anything about her not wanting to participate in the acitivies. But watch out if it's Teresa, someone will always be there to put her down. Where one leaves off, another will pick it up. Caroline absolutely acted snobby and superficial at these little get-togethers. Yes, you're right, Teresa was looking for an apology from Caroline, that is all. Caroline has NEVER apologized for her actions and she never will.
TinaM123 getitstraight Fromtheshowmestate
Tina, as Teresa constantly loves to point out, Caroline is old. Caroline is older, wiser, and more mature and doesn't like the childish drama. As usual Teresa is not thinking her next milestone is 50, but typical of Teresa. Caroline doesn't owe anyone an apology. Caroline sees things we do not. Caroline was asked the question and she answered it. Isn't that the excuse Teresa used last year to justify trashing her family to the magazines that she was not getting paid for (which was a lie and to be continued in court). This is not Teresa's world and she needs to learn there are others! Teresa is an adult and presently her actions have gotten her in a lot of trouble with the Feds. You would think she would wise up! Playing the ignorant card isn't going to work for her now. It amazes me folks knowing what Teresa was indicted for and still think she is an angel. Teresa is a liar and a fraud! Teresa's immature antics are not going to work for her in court. This is the real world and there are consequences for wrongdoings.
@getitstraight I stand by my comparison because it is something Teresa has stated. Juicy didn't say it to her, so it was forgivable. Also, at what point did Teresa ask for an apology? I didn't hear it. I have no problem with any of these ladies giving their opinions in their TH interviews. This is why I watch them and read the blogs. I like to know what they were actually thinking. If Teresa thought Caroline was being superficial, I would have much more respect for her of she just said that. She rarely does this however. She hides behind what she has "heard" to minimize her looking like the bad guy. Remember when she told Joey that Melissa would leave him? Melissa was clearly hurt, as anyone would be. She asked for, them pleaded for, and finally demanded that Teresa apologize to her. Teresa flat out refused - right to her face - to say she was sorry. It is hard for me to feel sympathy if she now wants an apology from Caroline for stating her opinion.
getitstraight Fromtheshowmestate but you don't ask for an apology by making up a lie and posting it about the person you want an apology from. Teresa didn't ask her or call her to say she was hurt by that - instead she tried to get revenge and will use anything, even a lie, to do it. And no one said anything about Caroline not partaking in the high wire therapy but at the same time none of the other HWs criticized Teresa either - only Caroline made the comment. As for keeping it simple when asked a question - yes that is true, Teresa when asked about Kathy's cannoli could have said "they're delicious" instead of "are they edible....yeah. Did I roll my eyes much?". Or make a comment about Melissa being a 30 something pop star. Teresa didn't need to say Caroline needed botox or a lot of the things she says but she does. Caroline was talking specifically about Teresa and Melissa in light of their problems and the fact that they were participating in a therapy session - unless she was supposed to lie and say "they were brilliant and everything is hunky dory" I don't see how her comment was so bad.
Teresa is quite willing to sweep things Joe says - like the name he called her and the words he has used about others - under the carpet and pass it off as him being "old school" etc but she is very unforgiving when it comes to anyone else - no matter how minor.
NettiSpaghetti Fromtheshowmestate You know, I have to say about this "lie" regarding Carolyn and Albert fighting really didn't seem that big of a deal when I read it. It was a short statement in a long blog describing their trip. Couples argue, it's no biggee. I think Carolyn probably inflated it a bit. Now in regards to it being a "lie", Teresa said "thats what I heard". This could be interpreted 2 different ways, either she heard it with her own two ears or someone told her this information. It was never elaborated on. Carolyn's response was "No, what did you SEE?" As if she had to see it to know it was happening as opposed to hearing it. Teresa never said it was a lie but she did apologize to Carolyn for it because maybe, just maybe she should not have told the world they had been arguing and because it obviously hurt Carolyn's feelings. Teresa seems big enough to apologize for lashing out and saying hurtful things. Whether she is wrong or right about the actual details. I don't see Carolyn doing such a thing. Carolyn gut punches you and always seems to think she is justified. Whether it's her opinion or not, I still don't believe that always saying whatever you think is the right thing to do, especially at another's expense. I just don't see Teresa being mean in the moment. Only after she has seen what they all are doing and saying behind her back. They have said horrible things about her.
@getitstraight @NettiSpaghetti @Fromtheshowmestate It doesn't really matter how big or small the lie is, it's the actual action itself - stooping to lying or if you think it wasn't a lie then at the very least posting a rumor on a blog just to get retribution for a comment about how she didn't get what it was about - do you really see that as being normal adult behavior? I don't think that is a healthy mind at all. She has changed from "I heard it" to "it occured to me when writing my blog" to "we all know they are miserable because we saw it on other trips". They were all together on that trip - if they were fighting all the time why didn't she witness it or see it? Why does she one minute say she knew Caroline would read it and the next blog say she didn't think she would see it? And Teresa didn't apologize to Caroline - Dr V told her to say it was a sh*tty thing to do - Teresa repeated that part but didn't actually say she was sorry. She never really does - there is always small-print attached.
Teresa is a walking contradiction - on one hand she is completely blase and ignorant to the very serious legal situations she is in but she claims that everyones success on that show is thanks to her and Joe - she seems to think she knows all of their business but doesn't even understand her own. She is brushing her own husband's treatment of her last year under the carpet and yet passes comments on Caroline and Al being miserable, Kathy and Richie nearly divorcing, Melissa will leave Joey for someone richer (so she "heard"), Chris cheated on Jaq and met her when she was a stripper. She is completely insensitive to the feelings of those around her and gives her not so sugar coated opinion on many things without invitation - like Lauren's lap band and Caroline's family working, and yet she is almost paranoid about what everyone else says in relation to her - she always looks for the bad and will take issue with really trivial comments or actions from other people. If only she put as much effort in to trying to understand more serious issues like what exactly those 39 charges mean to her and her family's future rather than the putting so much effort in to getting back at Caroline or trying to show her brother what a bad wife he married she might be better off.
@getitstraight. CAROLINE. CAR O LINE. NOT, "Carolyn". It's "CAROLINE". Do you now have it "Straight"????
@getitstraight @NettiSpaghetti I am a big believer in intent. If someone does something mean or hurtful, but their intent is not evil, I can just let it go. Everyone hurts others from time to time. This is at the root of Teresa's comment, by her own admission. If she had made that comment in the context that it was a long trip and everyone was on edge, it is no big deal. To your point, folks argue, especially on vacation. Teresa's intent was to get back as Caroline for the "superficial" comment. She admitted to that. Her intent was to get back at Caroline in her blog. The most interesting thing about it all was that at the reunion she said she wrote it because she knew that Caroline would read it. It sounded mean-spirited when she said it. Afterwards, when she talked about the reunion in her blog, she said something different. She said she had never expected Caroline to read her comment about the fight because she posted it to her personal blog on her tacky website instead of her Bravo blog. Which is the truth? That she anticipated she would read it, or that she was surprised that she did. Yet another big fat Teresa lie.
NettiSpaghetti getitstraight NettiSpaghetti Fromtheshowmestate
Wow,NettiSpaghetti,spot on observations...I agree 100%.
NettiSpaghetti getitstraight NettiSpaghetti Fromtheshowmestate "on one hand she is completely blase and ignorant to the very serious legal situations she is in but she claims that everyones success on that show is thanks to her and Joe" How are these related and where is the contradiction? Again, didn't the name calling from her husband happen last season and according to Season 4 Reunion, he paid big time for it. Don't call that sweeping it under the rug. Forgiveness maybe? He is her husband and father of her 4 daughters. I don't know what more you expect her to do about that. Riddle me this, why is Teresa being tortured for her "actual actions", yet the others have deceived, bullied, instigated, bad mouthed, and lied in abundance and long before these "actual actions" you describe ever came into play. Are you calling them out? Now do you call those things "normal adult behavior"? She's defending herself. Are you thinking she should just sit there and take it? Maybe she can worry about those 39 charges when Melissa stops worrying her about these bullsh** rumors no one gives a hoot about just so she(Melissa) can get some attention.