Exclusive: Teresa Giudice Addresses Divorce Rumors & Rocky Relationship With Her Brother
What a week for rumors, huh? I feel so bad for Kim Kardashian — someone she’s never even met makes up a story about her? There are many great things about being on television — meeting amazing people all over the country, getting to be on Ellen, getting invited to fun parties — but being the subject of hurtful lies is not one of them!
I can’t believe how many magazines I’ve been on the cover of lately… and for such crazy things! I’m getting a lot of messages of people worried about me and my family, so I wanted to clear them up directly right now.
Joe and I are not getting a divorce. We aren’t separated; never have been. We are happily married. I love him as much as the day we got married. My kids are wonderful. Yes, Gia cried in school one day, but everyone’s been really sweet to her since then and she’s tough, like her mom. I’m so blessed to have my beautiful family!
Even Perez Hilton wrote about me being nice to a person on Twitter who was making fun of me, wondering if did it on purpose of if I’m just stupid. Sorry, Perez, I knew they were making fun of me (I read people’s Twitter streams before I respond to them so I know where they’re coming from. And that person makes fun of everyone!) And I was still nice. That’s how I am. I just think you can catch more flies with honey… I have never once in over 6,000 tweets engaged with a hater on Twitter (or Facebook). I know my other cast mates get into online wars with people, but I just don’t. Never have. Never will. You have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to hit the delete button and not read it. Done, done, done.
I did have some good news this week: my book made the New York Times bestseller list! I could not be more excited!! Thank you all so much for you support, your love, your wonderful messages and prayers… I appreciate it more than you could ever know!
FABULICIOUS is flying off the shelves–if you can’t find it in your local bookstore, it’s still in stock on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.com (It’s also available on Kindle, Nook, and the iPad!) I’m going back to Florida this week for a book signing — I’ll be in Miami on Thursday! I’m also going to NY, CT, and soon SC! My schedule is on my website here.
Thank you all so much for sharing your own stories about your family issues. Everyone keeps asking me where things stand with me and Joey right now. I’d love to say everything is better, but it seems like every day, there’s something new tearing us apart. If you watched last night’s episode (RHONJ moved to Sunday nights on Bravo!), you saw Joey come to Gia’s gymnastics meet, and how happy we were to see him there. I really thought we were going to fix it all–I miss him so much!–but then I saw how upset it made Melissa that we were reconciling…
I love my brother and would do anything to have him in my life full-time again. We were so close growing up, and the more time that passes like this, it just breaks my heart. And it is tearing my parents up. We’re their only kids. But I am at a loss when it comes to Melissa. Clearly we can’t be a family if she doesn’t want us to be, and I’ve tried everything I can think of to love her, accept her, forgive her, apologize to her… what am I missing? I refuse to bash her in the press or on Twitter, even though she has no problem doing the same to me. She not only posts little digs, she compliments the most hateful bloggers that write horrible things about my kids! I would never…
It was all over the new yesterday that Melissa told TV Guide she “never intended to attack” me. I want to believe her, but she told People magazine the opposite: “I knew it would make my sister-in-law go insane if we joined the show. Teresa never wanted us around, so I guess this is karma. She should have kept her family close to her.” Um, ouch. Then she writes on her Bravo blog last week: “I will stop at nothing to fix this.” Anyone else as confused as me? Anyone else figured out how to make peace with a sister-in-law who keeps attacking them? I would love your advice because I’m pretty much out of ideas!
Hope you all have a Fabulicious week! I just posted new pictures of my fabulous fans on my website (including proof that you are all hot bitches!!)