Cast Blog: #RHONJ

Teresa Explains the Karma Comment

Amber Calls Out Andy Cohen

Dina: What am I Doing Here?

Amber: Is Dina Coldhearted?

Dina: "The Reunion was Very Hard to Watch"

Teresa: We Love Hard, We Fight Hard

Dina: The Ladybug Event was Perfection

Amber: I Felt I Like I Was Being Hazed

Melissa: Continue to Pray for Teresa's Family

Why Amber Shares Her Cancer Story

Dina: I Was Team Santa

Teresa: I Don't Blame Jim

Bobby's Unacceptable Behavior

Amber: Dina is Jealous

Melissa: "We are Heartbroken"

Dina Reacts to the Sentencing

Kathy Talks Kevin Jonas

Amber: Dina Was Planning a Blood Bath

Jim and Amber Were on Different Pages

Dina on Bobby's "Bizarre" Behavior

Amber Calls BS on Dina

Nicole: Words are So Powerful

Teresa: "Kudos to Dina!"

Teresa: I Love the Show, I Love My Fans

Praying for a Positive Outcome for Teresa

"Tipsy Melissa is My Spirit Animal"

Dina's Lose-Lose Situation

Jacqueline on Her Status with Teresa

Why Teresa Told Dina the Rumor

Amber on Her Cancer Scare

Teresa: There was an Agenda to Hurt My Family

Melissa: I Do Feel for Amber

Dina: Gia's Beautiful Inside and Out

Nicole: This is Not 'Jerry Springer'

Amber on Her Meltdown with Teresa

Amber's Emotional Call to Teresa

Teresa Thanks the Fans

Dina: Florida Will Be the New Scary Island

Teresa: I Wish I Never Heard the Rumor

Amber on the Shocking Rino Rumor

Victoria Gotti's Big No No

Teresa Explains the Karma Comment

Teresa was not referring to Jacqueline's son when she was talking about karma.

Hello Loveys,
 
I loved that this episode started out with my cooking demo at Chef Central! I feel so at home in the kitchen, cooking up dishes with love. I made SO many recipes from my newest cookbook Fabulicious! On the Grill: Flank Steak Alla Consilina (using my Skinny Italian Balsamic Ketchup as a marinade), Parmesan & Paprika Corn on the Cob, Patata Rossa (Red Potato) Salad, and Summer Cassata Cake.
 
The only one you saw was an appetizer: Kale and Pancetta Bruschetta. I love kale -- it's so good for you, packed with antioxidants and betacarotene and even protein! It's great for Meatless Mondays! When you cook it down, it changes from tangy to mild, and paired with the salty pancetta, it's perfect! I put the recipe up on my blog here: http://teresagiudice.com/food/. You can get Fabulicous!: On the Grill at bookstores or Amazon: http://amzn.to/RtCq8e, and my Skinny Italian food line at: http://www.skinnyitalianfoods.com/
 
How funny was Gia trying to throw away my sparkly bikini? She's so protective of me. All my girls are. Did you see Audriana chasing Gia to get it back? So cute!
 
I missed them when we went to Arizona, but I was happy for the chance to hang out with my family and friends again. It's been a long, hard road, but I'm really hopeful that we can stay in a good place.I was really happy after the Milania Hair Care party, because I felt like Penny had put the rumors about me being involved in any Melissa rumors to rest once and for all. Apparently, though, she didn't. I guess no one could. My brother and Melissa are going to believe whatever they want to believe -- even if dead people are telling them! The medium even tells them that there are other people who will meddle in your life and you have to stay strong as a family, just like Dr. V was saying. And still, they don't believe it. How many people can tell them the same thing? At this point, Jesus himself could come down from Heaven and tell them I have never tried to "bring them down," and they wouldn't believe it because they are so desperate to hold on to their hate and anger.


 
It makes me so sad since he is my brother and they know the truth about me. They know that by constantly accusing me of things in public that some people will believe them because they are my family. Why they keep lying, why they keep believing the worst about ME, I have no idea. I really want to keep my family together especially to set a good example for our kids, but I can't do it alone. What more can I do? I'm done defending myself. At this point, the rest of my family, my friends, and my fans know me better than my brother and Melissa anyway. All I can do is just keep love, love, loving! I do want clear up the Karma comment: I meant nothing by it, I certainly wasn't referring to Jacqueline's son, and I don't even believe in Karma. I'm a Catholic, not a Buddhist or energist or whatever. I don't believe that you should do good things to rack up good points for a later life. I believe you should do good things because that's what God wants you to do, to be a good person. I don't think people have bad things happen to them because they did something bad. Bad things happen to good people all the time. Life is a journey and you need to handle everything that's thrown at you with grace, not superstition. And I certainly don't think Autism is a punishment! It's part of Nicholas' journey, and I believe like Jacqueline has said, that it's a gift. Being a mom of 4, I would never wish harm on anyone else's kids or judge them.
 
What I was trying to say is an Italian phrase that doesn't really translate well in English. It kind of means that you don't talk about or worry about other people's business because you should be worrying about your own. You shouldn't judge anyone because you don't know the details of their situation and you're not supposed to know. I said "Karma" because honestly it was written all over that resort, they even had sweatshirts in the gift shop that said "Karma." I didn't mean Karma, because I don't mean to sit in judgment of other people. It's not how I live my life, and you’ll see how it all plays out.

 
Thank you again, always, for loving me, for sticking up for me, and for lifting me up. I love love love you all!
 
Tanti Baci,
Teresa xx
 
Twitter: @Teresa_Giudice
www.teresagiudice.com

Dina: What am I Doing Here?

Dina Manzo explains what it's like to sit on the reunion couch.

Hi all, 

I kind of meant what I said on that couch -- this show is so f---ed up. As I sit and watch the reunion, I wonder what goes through people's head sometimes. Bobby literally spitting on me as he screams at a friend of 10 years, Jim whipping out his files and then of all things says I have a fat ass, LOL! For what? Fame? I literally sat there saying to myself time and time again, "What the hell am I doing here?" Again, not ever saying I'm too good, but just different. There is something really beautiful that came out of this though...I am seeing some real proof of my practices. Take a look

Sending you a ton of love for your support! 

Dina xoxo

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