Melissa and Penny's Game
Teresa shares her thoughts on the confrontation with Penny.
Hi Baby Dolls!
We're winding down to the very end. Can you believe there's only one more episode left?
First I want to say congrats to Melissa on her book and her music career. I am so happy for her! And congrats to the Manzo boys for their restaurant. The food is delicious! Love you all!
I loved seeing Victoria Gotti again. When we were first cast on Celebrity Apprentice together, the tabloids tried to say there was a fake feud between us maybe because we're both strong, Italian women? It's exactly that that made us friends! I trust and respect her. She's one tough lady. And not many people know how accomplished she is. She's written five books, was a columnist for the NY Post, and she had her own show Growing Up Gotti almost ten years ago, before Jersey shows were hot. I love her!
On last week's episode, my brother said something about me to Chris Laurita that really bothered me. I decided to ignore it and not write about it, but I couldn't sleep all night. But then he was at me again this episode, so I have to say something. Last week he said no one should "take advice" from me. That really hurt because I was good enough for Joey to take advice and help from when he was first starting his business. Then this week he tells some ridiculous story about how I acted when I was 5. Here's what's funny: he was 3 at the time. How long is he going to keep talking trash about his only sister? I wish he would stop, but it is taking a toll. You can only get hurt so much before you get numb. This week, when he was spewing garbage about me, I was numb. I don't know what that means, but that's how I feel now.
I wish I was numb during that confrontation with Penny at Moxie, but I was more like shocked. First of all, I couldn't believe Melissa's questions. We were finally together to confront Penny together about the awful cheating rumors she has supposedly been spreading about Melissa. And the first thing Melissa asks her? About MY FATHER in the hospital. WHAT?Why would that be Melissa's sudden concern? My father was in the hospital a couple of times months earlier. Penny and her husband have tweeted lots and lots of horrible things about Melissa's past for years and THAT'S the only thing Melissa is upset about? My father? Why my father? To deflect from the rumors about her? To distract Penny from saying things she knows about her? To make me mad so I would get more involved?
Whatever Melissa's calculated reason was, it worked. The entire thing turned around on me. For two years Penny has been tweeting exclusively about Melissa, and in two seconds, it gets turned around on me.
As you all know, I never talk about my parents to anyone. I get upset when my own family like Kathy talks about my parents. Why would I ever say a word about them to a stranger? Especially someone who has been publicly attacking my sister-in-law for years? Why would I go near that person? I've only met Penny at events. I've never talked to her on Twitter, I don't follow her, I just stayed far, far away once I figured out (along with the rest of America) that she was just trying to make herself relevant. How would Penny know about the controversy of when Melissa did or didn't go visit my dad in the hospital? We had filmed about it in public, me asking Melissa. There were lots of people there that could have told her.
Right then, when Penny brought up my dad in the hospital, I knew what was going on. I knew that she and Melissa were playing some kind of game, and I wasn't going to play along.
I can't figure out Penny and why she says what she says except that she wanted to be a Housewife. Her stories don't make sense, she does talk out of both sides of her mouth. She says she didn't do anything, then she says someone else made her do it. My favorite line of the night was from Jacqueline: "What are you 5? You make your own decisions. It doesn't matter what someone else told you to do, you chose to do it. So I blame you."