We were one of the only houses that still had electricity, and we hosted everyone we knew who didn't -- my parents and lots of our friends. While my brother wasn't talking to me, I did check up on him through my parents. He told them he had electricity and everyone was fine; he even invited my mother to come over to his house and stay. It was only later when people told me on Twitter that he didn't have power and that there were pictures of Antonia and her brothers bundled up cold on the couch. It killed me. I would have loved to shelter them at our house.
Watching this first episode and reliving everything was hard. It was hard to see the devastation of Sandy again. It was hard to see my brother thinking I didn't care about him. It was hard for me to see Jacqueline cry for her son.
I give Jacqueline a lot of credit for sharing Nicholas' story. Dealing with his disorder and dealing with it publicly takes a lot of courage. Nicholas holds a special place in my heart because he was born three months before Audriana. Jacqueline and I were pregnant together, did our first major magazine photo shoot together with our babies, and used to joke that Nicholas and Audriana would be sweethearts. He is such a beautiful boy.
Teresa, I get it... You can't control your husbands mouth that is how he feels, but you do not feel that way you love your Brother and his family. I think it was wrong of Melissa to Punish Antonia out of spite because you and her have had issues. She knew that would be the only thing that would hurt you, and I can not stomach woman who use their kids and husband (in Melissa's case) as bargaining tools. Glad things are better, but I hope she doesn't do that again and keeps the fighting between you and her...I also didn't agree in season 4 finale when she was making Joey say "shame on you" he seemed hesitant,
Teresa, you really need to stop letting your husband open his big mouth in front of your children! As far as the fight with Melissa, grow up and get over it. Your hurting your children and your parents! This needs to be about you and your brother. Keep your self-centered, childish spouses out of it. Stop trying to play the victim! You have no clue to realality! Some of the things that come out of your mouth are beyond comprehensible. You also were very wrong in the way you attacked Caroline ! I know you don't get along, but she actually was coming from a place of love and concern. Try listening instead of always being on the attack !!
northernazmom THANK YOU NORTHERNAZMOM!! You're ABSOLUTELY right!!!! I could not BELIEVE Joe actually tried to tell Gia his bro in law's family are the ones who speaks badly in front of their kids about them. What is WRONG with those two (Teresa and Joe)??????? Man, they are just the epitome of clueless! I know I wouldn't be able to stomach them for a minute, and just can't even take watching their disgustingly competitive ignorance on tv anymore. He is such a bad influence, and Teresa is just right there behind him mimicking his unacceptable behavior too. After her set up on Melissa from last year and Teresa/Joe's trashy attitude during the reunion, I am DONE with those two clowns.
GirlFromKY northernazmom You are soooooooooo right.You hit the nail on the head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep being positive and God will BLESS you in more ways than you can count. Keep loving everyone too! I absolutely love your positive personality this season!
I have to say that I really enjoyed reading your blog. You were very sweet regarding Melissa and Joey. I am happy that you have mended your relationship with them...and Caroline. I always enjoyed watching the shows where you all were so close. That's what I always loved about the Italians, their close knit families.
Teresa you have always been my favorite housewife out of ALL seasons, I always felt you were the realist and have had no filter and thats why I always liked you! I think your doing the right thing this season, you don't have to respond to all of the ignorant things that Melissa says she just makes herself look bad just IGNORE her words and focus on your brother. I do think you deserve a better husband Joe is not good to you. You need to find you a good guy that doesn't put you through so much pain. Your daughters crack me up they are so cute.
Theresa I am very proud of you I watched where you and Melissa Mitt to let the girls have a playdate you were really good about moving forward a little in trying to arrange date so everybody could be together you keep on doing that just just keep on doing that and do the right thing.
Teresa, Caroline hit the nail on the head that you are territorial over your brother. And guess what, there's nothing wrong with that! It's just the two of you and it's natural to feel that your position as next in line to your mother in Joe's heart has been usurped by Melissa. Know, however, that no one can take your place as Joe's one and only sister. That is sacrosanct. Once you realize that your bond with your brother is one of a kind, Melissa will no longer be a threat to you.
Hey Teresa greetings from the deep South!
I really hope this season everyone goes back to having fun, laughing together and truly healng the wounds, friction, sadness, intense anger etc we all have seen growing season after season, sadly between groups of once close friends and loving family members. We all know there is nothing perfect-- whether it is day to day life, relationships and so on. But it is sad to watch especially when the kids are in the rooms and the anger, harsh words,cruel jokes-the mean digs are being thrown all around by the adults. It has got to really confuse and hurt the little ones especially-- and it must totally confuse as well the older kids and frusrate them when they see all the adults they love and trust being cruel to each other, so sad.
So I really have high hopes that this season we can see the adults leading the way and showing that-- yes family and friends can heal, they may be different then they were but healing can happen and sometimes things can even be better then they ever were-and thats my hope for you Teresa and for everyone on the show. It just would be nice to see some softer sides of everyone again and laughter NOT at each other but WITH each other--and maybe a nice sit down meal with all that good food and wine and not have the tons of tension just good times again and kindness being shown from ALL sides. Hey even if it is tiny tiny baby steps on everyones sides that still is something and kids are so smart and they pick up on all of that. They then realize it isnt just talk- that people who do love and care for each other can make things better if they truly want it to be better. So Teresa I really wish this for you and yours and all the others on the show, especially all the cute little ones!. So good luck on this new season!
Teresa I don't think your right, but I don't think Melissa is innocent. I think your brother and Melissa compete with you. I know them and your cousin wanted on the show. I just wis you wouldn't put the kids in the middle . It's so sad for all of you.
Hang in there, Teresa. Ignore the negative others and enjoy your kids and husband. Hope this season is no longer the attack Teresa frenzy but a fun journey. Everyone knows you make the show. Wish Dina was back.
Wow people...perhaps you all need to rewatch the show LOL...Teresa is still the biggest @&$) disturber on the show...HANDS DOWN!
I think you are a beautiful person, I don't care how your family judges you and holds you down. They can be down right ugly. Melissa is just something. If we can't say anything nice though we must'n say anything at all....that must be so hard. Just know that we all completely understand. You are very strong. I hope you and Dina are well.
I can't handel the fighting any more. I don't care who is wrong or right. It is so hard to watch and the previews show even more. I can see love your family has for one another and the hurt in your eyes. Hopefully time will help. Your husband is growing on me and makes me laugh. At first I didn't know how to take him. Be strong and don't catch every snow ball. I will keep your dad in my prayers. Patty Morgan
Several things come to mind after watching the first episode and reading the blog:
1. You've written several best selling cookbooks. Why do we never see you cook anything on the show?
2. How can you say that you love and respect your family? Melissa (good or bad) is your family, yet you and your filthy husband call her disrespectful names in front of your small and impressionable children.
3. Why are you letting an 11 year old child author a text to your sister-in-law?
This situation just breaks my heart. Your husband is a boor and you are jealous of your sister-in-law (dear, it's weird and inappropriate), If the adults can't get along (and sometimes in this world we just can't), at least be respectful when you're in each other's presence and put up appearances for your children. Stop being selfish and give them some semblance of a family (even if it is phony).
so what if m used to be a stripper. Your job doesnt define you. Kim started that. T shoulnt tell her parents, worryng them.
interesting....Teresa really does have a better grasp of reality than Melissa. Mel's blog is such a made up, twisted version of what we, as viewers watched.
And its obvious that Teresa is taking the higher ground.
I think Teresa certainly has made her share of mistakes, just as they all have. But notice the difference between her Blog and Melissa's. Melissa has 5 or 6 pages of the things that Teresa and Joe have done and Teresa has about a paragraph. The rest of what she says is mostly positive.
PEOPLE WIll ....HATE you, RATE you, SHAKE you and BREAK you.... .....But how STRONG you STAND is what Makes YOU I am praying for you and your brother .
I don't blame Joe Giudice for calling Melissa names. If someone attacked my children on TV insinuating they were monsters and that is why they were moving I would do more than just call her names.
Yes! I keep reading that Juicy Joe must be jeoalous of the Gorga's, but, frankly, I think he just doesn't like them....with plenty of reason!
Teresa keep being the wonderful woman and mother you are. Haters are going to hate but you can take the high road and dismiss their seven page rants.
I am totally on Team T with regards to Melissa. You are a great Mom and I see that I is easy for everyone to gang up on you and it's NOT fair. I wish you the best of luck with everything!
When Melissas husband said to Caroline at there meeting :its like a girlfriend boyfriend relationship; I think thats Melissas words!!!!!!!!! I believe that!!!!!! I think Melissa has brain washed her hubby!!! Hes whipped , if ya know what I mean!!! haha ,,, I really believe Melissa is jealous that Teresa and her brother ARE close and that leaves her out!!! Take that seat Melissa!!!!!!!!!!!
I think its MELISSA that is the problem and I think she acts as though she was a stripper and I think she is a trouble maker and wants to be the star and just like Nene said take a seat Melissa and I think she spends all her husbands money just on her and I hope to God her music goes no where and I seen her look at her wedding ring when they were doing the play date , I hope she leaves her husband hahaha I think she was thinking that and I think if a richer man would come along shed go with him haha I think she is a gold digger and its allll about her shes not as good as others think, shes the problem in the family!!! I am team Teresa !!!! hahaha, All the ladies haha are jealous hahaha I think Melissa gets on her knees on that clip begging Teresa to stop please stop hurtingUS haha Drama queen really getting fixed on this isnt she haha Melissa needs a shrink, Drama Queen!!!
Teresa, I know how hard it is to get a text from a family member with the words "You're dead to me". You Jersey girls say you're tough, get tough girl!
Again - it just proves what Mel is saying about Tre - who in their right mind would bring their children into this mess & then she justifies her actions and thanks Gia for helping her! If you Tre fans thinks that is ok then shame on you also! Kids should never be involved in any dispute between grown ups - NEVER! Then when J calls and talks to his daughter and calls Mel - Horsy face - shame shame shame - and you say Mel is the problem - what I don't get with you Tre fans - is why is it ok for J to say anything he wants and Tre does not think anything of it but then Mel says something and it is the end of the world and she is causing problems - all I say is Double standards! Tre is jealous that is all there is to it. She thinks this is her show - give me a break! Please don't respond to my post either - you Tre fans are clearly drinking the Tre Koolaide! - You all are hell bent on defending bad behavior and you clearly can not see the truth even though it is right in front of your face!
It may not be cool, but I wouldn't say one nice thing to my kids about Melissa after what she said about those kids. But I suppose that isn't a shame...
I think you must have missed a lot of Melissa's bad behavior. Who would say on national TV I'm moving to keep your kids away from mine. If that's okay then I guess I went to the wrong school of what's exceptable and what's not.
Not Justifying everything Joe Geudice does....just saying Melissa is not an innocent by-stander, nor a victim.
gregjolinn I have a seven year old son and he is always watching, always listening, children are very smart and you can whisper in a corner...they still know. If you Mel fans think your children are oblivious you won't figure it out until they are in therapy because of you!!
First, I have to say I wasn’t planning to watch RhoNJ because of all the crazy negative drama. When I heard Wendy Williams state how grown Gia was on the show, I tuned into the show on Bravo’s Website. You sound so ridicules that you had to hear this from your parents. With that disaster, you should have contacted your brother. If my family or friends are not speaking to my family or friends, I would call them on their Birthday and holidays, just to give my greetings to that person. Life is too short and your parents shouldn’t watch their two grown adult behind children not getting along. You really need to stop with me, me, me – stop being so selfish. You seem to get more time with your parents and he wanted to bond with his parents.
It wasn’t you to get them together. I don’t understand how you allow Gia to dictate to you. She is a child and need to stay in a child’s place. Milania and Antonia truly love one another and it is a shame that the adults can’t get their act together. You need to realize you and your brother are married and the spouse should be the priority. Do you remember your vowels?
AEIOU and sometimes Y and W.
That said...who knows how you would react if a family member said "you are dead to me".?
DeeDee5304 I agree with some of what you said, BUT Joe Gorga told his sister that she is dead to him and Melissa told Teresa to stay away from her and her kids. After someone tells you something like that, it would be wrong and could be even illegal for Teresa to contact them. So it's up to the Gorga's to reach out to Tre, not the other way around!!!!