I loved that this episode began the same way I begin every day: with my four fabulous daughters! I wake up in the morning smiling, because I know I'm going to see their faces. They just make me so happy. We have crazy days like everyone does, but that's just part of being a parent. The fact that they're healthy and happy though puts a smile on my face no matter what. I love love love being their mom!
You saw me cooking dinner for them: Escarole and Beans. The recipe is in my third cookbook "Fabulicious: Fast & Fit!" and I'll put it up my website for you all: www.teresagiudice.com. It's a great healthy vegetarian dish, filling enough for dinner!
After that, we made cards for my dad who was going into the hospital to get a pacemaker. It was such a stressful time for us. You can see I could barely talk about it without crying. I still can't talk about my parents without crying. They are everything to me. I can't start my day without talking to them.
When I was growing up, like most kids, I thought my dad was too strict and my mom didn't know anything. Now they are my best friends. My dad is my shopping buddy. I adore him. I named Gia after him (his name is Giacinto). My mom is who I turn to for advice. She's always telling me not to let things upset me, that you'll make yourself sick with worry. We do have a small family -- it was just me, my brother, and my parents. That's why it was so shocking to have my brother not want to talk to me. I didn't grow up with lots of siblings -- some you talk to, some you don't. It was just me and him, and we never fought.
I just watched the conversation with you and Rosie, you blame Kathy for everything, you need to forgive, and let it GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
You best friend KIM D. all I can say is, she is no good. Birds of a feather, do flock together.
Teresa, I think you need help....but I don't think Caroline is qualified to give it. She is too much like you....into other peoples business. and Teresa, jealousy does not become you. Both of you have families of your own that could use some attending to. Be a wife and mother to your own....and NOT to your brother or to others family members.
teresa i know that you love your brother and that is a good thing. what is the issues with your sister inlaw. i know that you dont like her so what but your brother is in love with his wife and you need to understand that . you have your life with your husband and your children. what is wrong with you. you need to mind your own bussiness . and live your life with your family. life teresa you are acting like you are jealous of your sister inlaw you are not saiding why you acting like you dont like your sister inlaw.
I was truly appalled at how your brother Joe treated you at the gym. He came with an attitude and used it in a way which was uncalled for. He so does not want you to call his wife names but he sure knows how to throw names out at you and yours. Your compassion for your parents is nice to see & I for one think Melissa is not what she appears. Your brother Joe needs to check his wife before climbing into your tree. You and Joe G. are real however the pretense with your brother & his wife wld make anyone sick! I realize Teresa you are no saint but I cannot think of anyone who tries harder with good intent than you. Keep on keepin on, the truth will reveal itself. Much love to you & yours.
Teresa, you go on and continue to be successful! Show your girls that you are strong, hard working and a go getter. Most of us can't grasp from are everyday life what it takes to do all those endeavors while at the same time having to raise four young children, trying to keep your marriage afloat, and maintaining such a close and caring relationship with aging parents. To add to this list you have to defend yourself from mean and envious people. All I can do is to wish you peace and good fortunes and that you are able to raise above all that is toxic in your life.
Hi Teresa!! I finally am able to say my bit. Just watched all of last seasons episodes. My God! I really felt for you..I used to like Carolyn, but she is such a bully, I cant believe it.. Every time she is on now, I fast forward. She seems to think she belongs in Mob Wives. They would give her a run for her money!! Keep doing what your doing. It really seems that the whole lot of them are just jealous of you..Would love to see you in Australia sometime
Remember: Kathy called the Gorga's dad a coward & mom a liar. I would never forgive those comments. So negatively strong and hurtful.
Remember: Caroline does not speak to more than one of her own family member. Again, speaks volumes.
Remember: Why did Jacqueline feel Teresa should had to share her issues with her. A BFF does not have to share everything that is so personal and scary. Get over it Jacqueline. Silly.
Caroline is a busy body, Jacqueline is, well, whatever, Kathy is not as goody fruity, Melissa relishes in the drama & opportunities as a result of it.
Remember: The fight initiated by Joe G & further instigated by Melissa at the Christening (& their debut to the show) with Teresa when he called her garbage. Really? Was that necessary? They knew they were on tv. It was his kid's party. Seemed so intentional.
Remember: How he treated his elderly & ill father by yelling at him the way he did, and publically. I'm surprised his dad did not get more ill then because of the major disrespect and confrontation. I thought he was (& is) so stupid. That was so hard to watch.
Remember: Melissa telling Joe to say to Teresa - "Say, shame on you". Speaks volumes!!!!
Remember: Melissa said she wanted to move so her kids did not have to go to the same school as Teresa's kids who she supposedly so fond of. Really? Wow!!! Mean-spirited by far.
Remember: Caroline & Jacqueline became BFF's with Joe G. & Melissa. Eyes need to open...
Teresa, it really appears that you knew nothing about what Kim D. planned to do, or at least that is the way it was portrayed. Why not get rid of Kim D.? I know she stuck by you but she is clearly saying things and doing things to hurt your brother and Melissa? I'm sure there is another side to this, but why is she doing this? Will that be revealed?
I truly think that this fight is between you and your brother. I know that most guys will stay away from their families if their wives are insulted, Joe is no different. He doesn't like Kim D. I think he's right she's trouble, he doesn't like the way your husband treats you and the name he called you, he thinks you deserve better and truthfully so do I. You are trying everything in your power to keep your family together, you are bringing in the $ now to help pay the bills and to be called that name and suspect that your husband is cheating on you is not what you deserve. Focus more on your own problems and let Melissa and Joe focus on theirs.
Teresa, it may take time for you and your brother. Too many people are putting thoughts into his head, he's easily manipulated and reacts emotionally rather than pro act logically, using his God given brain. He's young, Italian and has all the answers. I know this because I too was once young, Italian and had all the answers.Now, I'm a Nonno, still Italian but the older I get, more I realize, the less I know. Just keep it real Teresa, that starts with you, make sure that you are being honest with yourself first and then, eventually, things will start to get back to normal. You only have one brother and before you know it, it'll just be you two. Time flies and someday soon you will be a Nonna, even a Biz Nonna.Cherish each day as if it's a gift (after all, that's why it's called the 'present'!)
I dont know if we all watch the same show, but time and time again Teresa tries to reach out and everyone slaps her hand away. Then they turn around and say she is the problem. Sure she has done/said some bad things but they all have. So why can they forgive one another and move on but cant do the same with Teresa? It is so unfair. I don't get, I just don't get it.
Teresa, I'm really sorry you suffer all this but family is worth it. One day your brother is gonna come back to you and all that you've been through will be worth it. Just hang in there and continue to be the best mother, wife and human being you can be. Love you darling!
Teresa, I don't care how much you repeat it to yourself and to the public that you're not jealous of Melissa, you wouldn't hate her that much or try to bring her down at any cost like you do if it wasn't a jealousy thing. You and your hater friends are just mean MEAN girls, stop it already! GROW UP!
Plz don't come later and say well I didn't start it... it was Kim D.. Get iiit? Because you could've stopped it and said "this is my daughter's birthday party I don't wanna do this here by respect for her"...But no, just like you knew what Kim was up to at the fashion show and didn't stop it, you went right along with her dirty game and didn't mind entertaining the take Melissa down show. You can't say - I can't ask a question? what is the world coming to? Let me tell you what, there's asking a question, and asking a question, you're not fooling the viewer. You were totally attacking her and ganging up on her with Kim d. You're jealousy towards Melissa is so deep, you just cant control yourself. If you have a small opening to take her down or make her look bad, you will not miss an opportunity, you will crash into that door like a mad bulldozer. Check yourself.
Hi T, I loved the scenes with you and your kids.... Your SIL is a piece of..... I know what it is like for a parent to be in ICU. your sitting there not knowing weather of not they will make it through the day/night. This is such a scary time for any family, for your mother to not have any support for your brother's side is deplorable. MY MOTHER did not make it through the night and I was alone with no support from my brother was something I will never forget.
Mel Is to self-centered to focus on anyone but herself. I can't stand your brother either he treats you so badly.... It is never just one persons fault about anything yet time and time again your family continues to ONLY see you as the problem and find fault with only you. Yet, they have done and said some of the worst comments about you that I have ever heard on this show.
Take care Tre you are loved by MANY.
Your husband seems to think that the way to support you is to be mean and disrespectful to your brother and his family. It;s really toxic. What is it that he's afraid of, you and your brother having a loving and meaningful relationship? It's really sad for the children, at least think about them.
I was waiting to read this week's blog; but I had to write this after watching last night's show:
Teresa: When the show first started, I loved you; husband; everything! Ever since your brother/cousin have came on the show; you have been a real evil person. I don't understand. But I noticed something in the Father's Day episode (btw HFD to your dad and husband); you are really a messy person...and its sad to watch:
For one, kim d is a true bitch. WHY was she at your daughter's birthday party? Does that broad have children? Two, can your brother have more friends than you? You can't be his mother or his wife; damn; do you really want him all to yourself. Your brother has accepted you and your family; especially your husband; who talks a gang of crap about your brother. And why don't you keep that off limits? Whatever the situation with your brother; he is still your brother and you should let no one tear him down; husband or not. Your husband by the way has gotten REAL cocky since being on the show. For him to disrespect your brother is wrong. He should keep his comments about him to himself and not expressed that to you.
You need to respect the fact where your brother is. His wife and family are his; and you need to get over it and accept it. Not try to find something else to expose Melissa on so you can break them up; because that is EXACTLY what you are planning to do. STOP IT! Family is all you have at the end of the day. I know people who do not want to be involved with family members because they are MESSY! Stop being messy with your family; dump kim d and your Linda friend; focus on your family; because if you are your brother are not communicating by the time your mother's is called home to heaven; you will be the lonely person.
I love you and I will continue to pray for you and your family. But giving you advice as a girlfiend: STOP IT GIRL, LIFE IT TOO SHORT!!!
Shame on you. You are always instigating something. A classy person would not have even invited Kim D. You know good and well she would start on your sister in law - so you should have told her kindly not to come so that would not happen. You even push and push the issue with Gia. This is an adult issue & not her fight. Why can't you grow? You are so overboard. Be happy for what you have and for crying out loud be happy for your brother. Melissa is a pretty cool chick and she is married to your brother that you say you love. Go get counseling so you can see what your part is in all of this. You need to realize that you are the one that is being quite immature and just down right mean. Your mind is so closed and you just keep going backwards. Try to evolve. Stop bringing up the past and just be grateful and accepting = makes for a much happier wife & life.
Kim G is a trouble maker and she lives for drama.....I cannot believe that Teresa cannot see right through her.
Kim G stirs the pot and Teresa you let her. If you truly cared about your family why do you let her?
Teresa, why do you insist on stirring things up? You poisoned the entire room before Melissa even got there. With all of the stuff going on in your life you really should focus on yourself, your kids and your husband.
@midnightmom Great approach on getting someone to listen to you...Rolling eyes hear. Emotions were running high last season. Every one was on the defense. No one was really listening to anyone. Everyone was raw and hurting. Everyone reacts to pain differently. I believe that the time apart has given them a time to reflect on things said. Melissa is no angel. She can not ever unsay what she said about moving away. That was very hurtful to Teresa and her children. All are at fault. All need to say sorry and to forgive.
@bdb As for forgiveness......I'm from an Ancient Nobel Italian Family. Italians can for give, the problem is......THEY NEVER FORGET!So, basically, when one makes the smallest mistake )or says the wrong thing), everything you've done wrong since birth gets brought up and rehashed.Italians are the only nationality that'll eat their young!
@michelle.lucas.3150 How do you expect him to act towards Joe Gorga after he called his sister garbage in front of her daughter on national television??!!
I'm new to this show but I have to agree why was Kim D. there? Her children are grown it was as if Teresa needed back up to hurt Melissa again. If I were Melissa I would have told Kim D to go to hell ASAP and let Teresa know it as well. Teresa plus Kim D. = trouble!
I agree,Teresa and Joe are the OPPOSITE of classy and there's just no getting thru to them.
@southernlady2 That's because Teresa is letting Kim do her dirty work. Kim is a disgusting person. That's why Teresa is friends with her because they're two of a kind.
LOL it is Kim D not Kim G.
Teresa called Melissa out, after Melissa lied!!!
Figures you haven't seen season 3 and 4 apparently.
If I'm not mistaken didn't The Gorgas and Wakiles come on talking about the family issues for their 5mins. Hmmmmm nope not mistaken.
Anyways shows how Teresa haters are not that bright.
Kim D started it. Teresa over heard Melissa lying to Kim D an Teresa called her out.
Teresa didn't do nothing wrong.
No one ever forgets. But moving on is whats important. If they can move on with each other they should be able to move on with Teresa.
The problem is that Kim D. (and now Linda it seems) aren't really T.'s friends at all. They only hang around her to get face time on the show and they do things they think will win her favor (trash Melissa & Jacqueline, etc.) b/c the only way they'll be on camera is to stay in T.'s good graces. I seem to remember Kim G. buddying up to Danielle for the same purpose.
These so called friends (especiallly KIm D.) are going to cause T. much more trouble than they're worth &, sadly, they will leave her high/dry when the "gravy train" ends.
@berzofsky @southernlady2 No, I don't think Teresa is like Kim at all.I think that she has gotten herself involved with a snake, no, no, I don't think Teresa is a "snake". I see that Teresa's a strong headed woman in SOME ways and not enough in others. I hope for her that she see's , truly sees that her family comes first.
When the father fell ill, Joe drove him to the hospital at 3am...did you miss that? Her husband was there with him, why was an immediate visit even necessary, especially when based on T's phone call to her mother, T herself didn't even go to the hospital the first day. but even if Melissa were lying in that moment, so what? The classy thing would have been to discuss it at a later time IF at all. The lie was inconsequential so why does it even have to be exposed? when we grow up, we have to learn that there is a time a place for everything, and that all battles are not worth fighting. I have a sister in law that I would say reminds me of Melissa, but I never call her out on her BS...why? Because it's pointless and would only cause drama. I am not going to change her as a person and it would only cause disruption in the family and at family events. So I let her crap roll off my back unless it actually is necessary to address it. This is what adults do.
Overheard is by accident. We all saw Teresa eavesdropping and enjoying every minute of Kim D's attack on Melissa just like she enjoyed the conversation with Linda and Kim about the gym.
@lillymackie and just by the way, the correct English is, 'didn't do anything wrong', or 'did nothing wrong'.
@lillymackie Treating your niece and nephews Mother as she has is wrong. It will affect the children in all sorts of ways. You can't affect the mother without affecting the children. It's just common sense.
Is that why Kim D has all those vile things to say about Jacqueline...because they are such good friends? Cordial relationship doesn't equate to good friends and that is all Jacqueline has with Kim D.
Birds of a feather, flock together!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From what I gathered Teresa's mother called her while she and Joe were in the car. Teresa asked how her Dad was and her mother told her. Teresa asked if she called "brother" her mother said yes but he was sick too with fever and everything. She mentioned she called the ambulance, I don't think Joe went to the hospital right away because of the flu he had..
Who is talking about Melissa? We are talking about Teresea's behavior. Please stick to the subject. Maybe you could tell us some of the good things you see in Teresea.