The Watch What Happens Live interview with Andy was intense. I think he was very respectful and did a great job. Hopefully we answered enough questions, but it is aggravating to not be able to speak freely about everything. When this is all over, we will! As Joe said, we pleaded not guilty for a reason. Thank you all so much for your support and for withholding judgment until the trial is over.
I'm not in denial about it, I know it's serious and terrible, and I wouldn't wish this situation on anyone. If you've ever been in any kind of legal situation, even a divorce, you know it can suck your soul dry faster than almost anything else. It's not a pretty process. But I choose to stay positive. I really believe that being positive and being happy is a choice. It would be easy to stay in bed and cry all day. It's hard to keep moving forward, keep working, and keep your head up, but that's what strong women do. Especially being a mom, I can't fall apart. I have four little girls looking at me to see how to handle bad times. I want to set a good example for them because life involves bad times. You have to know how to cope and not to crumble. And I trust in God. I trust that no matter what, we'll be OK. Worrying isn't going to do one thing to help us.
You need to Google Congressman Jessie Jackson, Jr & his wife. A few years ago, they were in the same boat as you & your husband now find yourselves in. His wife was in a similar position as you & look what happened to her. If it can happen to them, why not you. Those so-called/wanna-be friends of yours from this past season & your fans will not be there for you. They don't love & support you as they all now claim. All they want is to do is witness your misery and possibly cash in on it when the opportunity lends itself. Get smart, be smart and sincerely mend fences with your brother, his wife & your cousin. I doubt if they care if your sincere apology is done in public - they probably just want you to be honest & sincere with them. Their love for you was the only real thing on your reality show. They won't sell you out & sincerely love & care for you & your family. Don't wait until it's TOO LATE. No matter how this legal mess you're in turns out, the one lesson you will learn is that your family is all that matters, your family truly loves you, your family will always be there for you & your family will not judge you. You've got a long road ahead & are going to need people you can trust - FAMILY is your best bet. Good luck
I am worried because we have not heard from you. I agree with grayfox007 although I take exception that sometimes in life blood is not thicker than water. I would let Joey go. He has publicly& privately humiliated you so bad that I can imagine how it crushed you. He is not worth it. Let him go. Let horseface revel in his attention. You don't need them in your life.
Teresa, your daughter look just like U especially when U were young, I saw the same face, I hope all the legal problem U R having is rectified and you learn that life is family and friends all other's R just passers by that will just use U make trouble and when U R used up for them they will leave U in a heap. Hunter
Teresa you are just being protective of your brother, it has NOTHING to do with being jealous of Melissa at all and I don't understand why people think that. We ALL know Melissa would have not touched Joey (your brother) with a 10 foot pole if he couldn't offer her a lavish lifestyle that she thinks she deserves. Juicy is the bomb, he is one of the reasons we keep watching this show.......and Melania.........we are praying your legal issues get resolved and Bravo offers YOU, Juicy and your beautiful daughters a show! We love you! Teresa be calm, be yourself.......no need to be on the defense about anything.........whenever anybody says anything negative towards you or your family.......turn the other cheek because they WANT to get a response out of you to make you look bad.........don't feed into that........
I know I've already made a comment and I had not read your blog entirely. I had to ROFLMAO. With your closing. "Thank you for praying for me and my family." Then please check out my website, buy my book, drink my booze. I'm sorry with that you've lost my empathy. A simple thank you to all and you can follow me at.... would have been enough, but you made everything so specific. It makes it hard for those of us that have once walked in your shoes, been embarrassed by our mistakes and prayed for forgiveness. Not from friends and family, from GOD!
If anyone remembers back in time. I think it was one of the first episodes. Theresa and Joe's home was finished and she was shopping with Jacquline for furniture. She paid cash for $110,000.00 worth of furniture at that moment I was thinking that was the beginning of the end for her and Joe. You can't think that no one from the IRS wasn't watching and thought... Maybe we should check these people out? Theresa and Joe have been back paddling ever since. None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes. In fact I did our own taxes one year and they came back after me around 6 years 9 months later (the IRS can only go back 7 years) stating that I took a deduction that we were not qualified for. I spoke with an attorney friend and I hate to say it but the IRS was right so we had to pay back not only the deduction but a penalty that was over $4,000.00. The IRS worked with us and we could only pay $50.00 a month. Any further IRS rebates also went to our mistake. After about 5 years we were all paid off, from now on I have a friend of mine who is a CPA to do our taxes. It cost's us about $450.00 every year but to me it is well worth it.
Theresa do you remember saying during your table flip at the dinner with Danniele, and I quote "I don't have any skeletons in my closet". You had said this to Danniele. You talked down to her, because of her past. All of the cast members did. Theresa in fact you did have skeletons in your closet, and carma is what this is about. Both you and your husband keep saying I do not why this is happening to us, and you have no ideal how this has happened. Well, let me explain it too you. WHEN YOU DON"T PAY TAXES, YOU GET IN TROUBLE. So simply put, your husband has not paid his taxes. He also, tried to commit fraud, and again this is illegal. So when anyone INCLUDING YOU AND YOUR HUSBANDS break the law, YOU GET IN TO TROUBLE. It is that simple. So stop asking your viewers and yourself, "how or why this is happening". You are not exempt from paying taxes just because you are a RHWNJ cast member. Weather you had known about him not paying taxes, is questionable. But I will say this, when you file jointly you must sign together and submit the your tax return. So, how could you not know that he had not filed. When he had not asked you to sign a tax return in years. I don't see how you can act so innocent. I along with everyone else pays taxes and you are no different. If you are that stupid to act like you did not know, then I feel sorry for you, and also call your bluff. No one can be that stupid to not realize your husband has not filed in years. As for the rest of the charges, well the truth will come out soon enough. Does this mean, you deserve what ever your punishment is, that remains to be seen. But I would say for sure this fall into the category of "bad carma".
If the situation Teresa is in legally was happening to one of her cast mates, she would be putting them down left and right, tormenting them behind their back and to their faces. Teresa would be R. E. L. E. N. T. L. E. S. S. ! !
You are so right,if this had happened to ANY of the other castmates(including her brother)Tre would giving and magazine interviews right and left,saying "I knew they were spending more money than they had"and "I'm glad Joe & I aren't criminals like they are"etc.She WOULD be relentless.
Teresa, I think you are amazing!!!! I wish you and your husband Joe the very best and that this turns out for the best for you and your family. You are an incredibly strong woman, and I hope your sister in'law Melissa needs to stop making everything about HER, and your brother also. You stand up for yourself girl, and Melissa is a witch, and Carolyn is a know it all, and Kathy needs to be family. You are honest and truthful, and Carolyn is such a drama queen. I wish you the very best Teresa and I hope and wish the very very best for you and Joe and your daughters. My prayers are with you.
@avamaria.maria That is just nuts. You believe something, but have absolutely no idea how it happened? You would need at least a theory, but I can imagine that this would me hard to come by since the idea is sheer lunacy. Even Teresa and Joe are not thinking this way. They said on WWHL that they had known they were under investigation since right after they filed bankruptcy. Their BR filing is what started the whole ball rolling. Back then, she and Jac were thick as thieves.
Fromtheshowmestate Doesn't anyone remember when Terresa pulled out all that cash to pay for furniture. Doesn't anyone think that when it aired that someone in the government had a light bulb over their head, especially when they filed for bankruptcy stating an income that wouldn't support that kind of cash purchase? Wake up and smell the coffee!
Didn't Caroline say once That her husband would destroy Teresa and Joe. When they were fighting last season. At first i though she was saying Al would beat him up. Who Knows.
avamaria.maria On one reunion show it was Caroline saying to Teresa that her bills and the money she makes do not add up. Caroline put her in this position. But Teresa did break the law ALOT, you got to pay even though it is sad
ah haaaaaaaa............you could be onto something there!!!! Little Joey Gorga could be involved in that too!
Tears and more tears, well T...you brought it all on yourself. While others have to pay their fair share so do you.
39 counts!!!! come on.
I think she is beautiful, I hope she gets through her tough times. Everyone has their dirt. Cleanliness is next to Godliness so, hey everyone has to purge sometimes. I know I do.
Teresa & Joe,
I wish you all the best. hope everything turns out in your favor. I find it hard to believe all that nonsense. In regards to
all those big mouth blonds, Kim d I don't even remember the other ones name. They jut want to get on TV like you have said.... BE GONE WITH THEM... JOE & MELISSA- MOVE THE HECK ON !!!!
Hi teresa I have to admit that I stopped watching RHNJ about 2 months ago because i can't stand any of them except you. If Bravo ever gets rid of them and gets new people to join you, I'll start watching again. Good luck with your future:)
Teresa that's just shows what a great sister you are so just keep your head up and always no that family is more important than anything in the world happy how you are being the bigger person <3
Time and again you show what an incredible liar you are, Teresa. You're jealousy and hatred always shows whenever someone else has something positive going for them. It must be difficult having to be you.
Mallie.NI agree, and if Theresa EVER digs her way out of the hole that she lives in, called "denial". I honestly think she just might crumble into a million pieces.
It's amazing to see someone...so far "gone".
They say the more you lie..the more you believe in your own lies.
Theresa has that mastered.
It's like handing someone an orange, and asking them.."What color is this orange?"
Theresa's answer would be..."Uh...ummm....yellow. It's yellow." and she would argue to the bitter end with you, that "she" is right too.
have to feel sorry for how much she lives in denial (which she claims is really strength).
Strength comes in the form of not being afraid to be honest "with yourself" Theresa.
...and you suck at it.
Geez Teresa now you have three rumors you have either started or passed on that have been proven to be untrue. Radar Online denies any sweetheart deals with Melissa. Did you not pay attention to the price Adrienne paid for passing on the same type of rumors about Lisa?
The reason Melissa doesn't get the same press is she is not very interesting. Criminal indictments will always get ink as will continuing relationships with the likes of Kim D. and Jan.
Seriously? You think Radar Online is going to admit they made a deal with Melissa? I guarantee you, that if they admit to such a thing, and make Melissa look bad in the process, they will throw away any chance of ever having such a lucrative deal in the future.
Take a look at Radar Online- they do stories about every mundane thing a HW does. Kim from RHOA smoked a cigarette while she was pregnant- and Radar Online did a story.
Yet- with all the controversy about Melissa's book- there was not one story. When the radio station released the clip of Melissa singing without auto tunes- every other rag mag ran with the story...not a peep from Radar Online.
I can see how a blogger might believe, especially when confirmed by confidential sources, that Melissa did make a deal with Radar Online. (And by the way, that's what Teresa said..."A blogger says that you made a deal with Radar Online to give them scoops about me- and in return they would not print negative stories about you.") That wasn't a lie- I've read the blog that made this accusation myself. Teresa told the truth.
So Teresa either takes the word of her brother or some blogger. Bloggers (of course they all seem to have confidential sources) and gossip sites don't care what they say. As long as they can show that they get hits on their sites, they're happy. Dr. V was definitely right about one thing, they'd all be a lot better if they got off twitter, blog sites, or whatever.
I feel for Team Teresa. The object of your obsession let you down. She broke your "Deny, deny, deny" pact and admitted that she blogged false information in retaliation. This, apparently, sent all of you into damage control mode. Watching the reunion, over and over and over, syllable by syllable, searching for some mythical "loophole" to save your dignity. Sadly, the "loophole" does not exist. What to do now? Spend the next 24 hours blogging like crazy, attempting to skew the admission to be anyone else's fault BUT hers. Not gonna happen. She admitted it, on camera. Spare the semantics. She lied. She knows it, the rest of the viewers know it, so you might as well accept it. I'm sure you won't, but you should do yourselves a favor and face the music.
Nobody really cares who started what rumor, who lied & who didn't. Facts are facts. Jan, the best friend outed Melissa. Who knows why she decided to do that. Maybe it was because of the hair salon, maybe it was because Melissa dumped her & then called her & begged her to film. What I find ever so curious as why are so many people jumping on the band wagon with stories about Melissa, yet in 5 seasons none of Teresa's friends have sold her out - just her cast mates. Something to think about. Who is the one to put the cheating rumors regarding Joe Giudice out in the media? Joe Gorga talks in circles about "what" Teresa has done to him, yet the only person to step forward and confirm is Melissa. Joe decided that "Teresa must fall" but for what reason?
bittersweet4 Missyfloyd I don't think Joe wants Teresa to "fall". I think both Joe and Tre are very hurt by what has happened and really do love each other - its just the new structure of extended families that they are having to overcome. This goes way back beyond anything we, the viewers, will ever know.
bittersweet4 Joey spoke volumes when he said "you ignored us for 2 years" then came up to us like nothing........That one statement right there PROVED that they did come on this show to take Teresa down. That they did keep it a secret from her and that they were willing to do whatever they could to get back at her.
Missyfloyd Yep. I'm actually kind of pulling for Teresa now that she is admitting she lashes out and lies when she feels hurt. I hope she continues to try to see things from others' perspective.
Missyfloyd So she lied...So she is human. So what.
Not being "team" anyone and not having watched since the beginning(just caught up on a few episodes this season then previous reunions) it is not like my opinion has much weight. But is seems to me that Theresa is the show even more so than Ramona is New York. Everyone else revolves around Teresa which seems to be resented by many of the others and especially Melissa.
What it seems to come down to is everyone trying to be relevant and grab the spotlight/attention/fan base away from Teresa.
@lynnwhitlock @Missyfloyd Good observation on your part. I sometimes question why I am so protecctive of Teresa and why I simply don't like Melissa. I know Teresa does things that aren't smart and she certainly doesn't express herself well at all but Melissa seems more manipulative to me and more cunning. She knows how to express herself but she is also very mean, competitive and very much a hypocrite to me. Teresa has always been over the top but thtat is what I liked about her and her kids from the beginning. When I watch Melissa she seems so shallow and vain and so preoccupied with herself. Where Teresa seems quirky Melissa just seems in love with herself and conceited. They are alike and yet I warm up to Teresa and just can't warm up to Melissa. When I think about how the Gorgas came on this show guns a blazing to get Teresa (as I am sure that was the deal with Bravo) to get on the show I just cannot come to terms with that. It is low. Her brother is low. Their entire storyline has been to discredit and critizizie Teresa even at her pparent's expense. It really really upsets me and I even wonder why I watch a show that gets me so emotionally involved. None of the other housewife franchises get to me like this one. Bravo pitted family against family and the Gorgas and Walkies went for it for cannoli kits and 15 minutes of fame. What sealed the deal for me was watching the previews of Melissa fake crying on the next reunion. It is just so phony and insincere. She has made nasty comments about Teresa from day one especially regarding their bankruptcy, her cookbooks etc. she has called Teresa the devil, a monster, I could go on and on. And all the Gorgas have is Teresa made fun of her singing,sprinkle cookie, and has instigated rumors, which still has not been proven. Anyway weather you are team this or that it is really all very petty nonsense in the scheme of things
That seems to be one of Teresa's mottos though, "So I lied, so what" I was angry/hurt/had diarrhea/________________ (fill in the blank with whatever other valid reason Teresa may have for the spreading of myth).
yelahjl Missyfloyd Remember, she admitted it was s****y only after Dr. V. told her to. I do think Teresa has made a lot of progress, though - realizing that her actions can be hurtful and that lashing out, telling lies, out of anger is something that she does - and that she's better off admitting it and apologizing.
yelahjl krayne Missyfloyd
That's spot on! Teresa is the only one of them that is willing to admit that she could use some help- she's not perfect- and she makes mistakes. Joey Gorga can't even admit that his physical aggression is out of line. That's kind of hard to swallow- he and Rosie both believed that those outbursts, threats of violence, and act of violence should not be called out. Why? What rock did these people crawl out from under?:
Missyfloyd This sounds like a Jacqueline post?! Sick and twisted... So freaking what Teresa blogged that Al and Caroline were arguing in AZ. Big freaking deal... What does Caroline want a cookie for being semi decent to Teresa this season?! Its laughable to me that YOU are making a big deal out of Teresa posting that Caroline and Al were arguing in AZ.! especially after all the sh*t Caroline has had to say about Teresa and her family...... And by the way Teresa doesn't need a loop hole! She already said on the reunion that she HEARD Caroline and Al were arguing! And that she lied.. when she said she witnessed them arguing..So I'm a little confused about this loophole?! She said on national television I was upset and I LIED!! Who freaking cares?! And come on If that is the worse thing Teresa did to Caroline?! I mean really is that all Caroline has?!
p-note Missyfloyd The point is that Teresa shouldn't have commented on someone else's marriage (especially lying) any more than Caroline should comment on hers.
krayne Missyfloyd You can't be saying that right now?!! Are you serious?! Caroline has had ALOT more to say about Teresa and her marriage than Teresa ever has about Caroline! Facts are facts!! You can't dispute that... And maybe Caroline should have been more forthcoming in her blog about Teresa actually getting the horse to lift its hoof??!! If you want to get technical Caroline mislead people into thinking Teresa didn't accomplish that?!!