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Teresa Giudice, mom, author and Real Housewives of New Jersey star wanted to set the record straight about last night's dramatic Christmas episode of 'Real Housewives of New Jersey,' so she came to Celebuzz!

Buon Natale! In Jersey, it’s still Christmas in July. (Remember when we all complained about how long and cold last winter was? Raise your hand if you’d trade this heat wave for it now!) I’m glad you got to celebrate the holidays with us this year. We’ve been on for 3 seasons now, and you’ve never seen Christmas with us. It’s “my” holiday, I spend it every single year with my parents and brother and his family, and I love love love it.

But before I talk about the girls’ dresses and the wonderful food we made and Milania’s Santa scare (“I was just kidding!”), I want to clear up a few things.

While this was a Christmas episode, it was also about family having each other’s backs and sons sticking up for their mothers. I was so glad my brother and Melissa asked Monica Chacon to leave their Christmas party, but I wish they would’ve kicked out Kim G. as well. (I wish she wasn’t invited in the first place. Why be “friendly” with a lunatic?) I’m also very, very glad Joe and I left before the ruckus. I have to say, that’s the second time we’ve just walked away from a huge fight this season. I guess we aren’t the ones always causing the drama. I think there’s enough to go around for everyone...

I was proud of Lauren for standing up to Kim G while everyone else--like Kathy--just stood around her nodding as she said horrible things about me. Chris Manzo did a wonderful job taking care of Kim G, getting her outside and trying to talk her down from crazy. But Albie and Chris would never stand for anyone attacking their mother. Good for them! I loved it when Melissa said she was surprised Caroline kicked someone out of her party, but that she hopes her sons Gino and Joey take note of how to defend their mama. (I didn’t so much love when Melissa said Kim G. and I were “secret sisters.” Tell me my dress is too short any day, but that was pretty low...)

My Joe is the same way with his mom. I’m not sure why my brother is still so mad at Christmas Eve, but I can tell you why my husband was. My family and Joe’s family grew up together -- that’s why they were invited to the Christening. (I hate to bring this horrible Christening up again, but this is two episodes in a row now they show my poor mother-in-law and I have to clear this up...) My in-laws went expecting it to be a nice family occasion. Melissa and Joey can pretend all they want that they didn’t start the fight, but you can clearly see I was insulted, I walked away, and after trying to defend me, my husband also left. The party--full of Melissa’s family and friends--turned into a crazy fistfight of grown adults punching each other like animals.

You saw my poor parents caught in the middle of it -- and me trying to go back in and make sure my dad was OK. My dad was trying to get to my brother because he thought if Joey saw him, he would stop, but on the way he was tossed left and right. But what you didn’t see was Joe’s parents got caught in it too. Joe’s dad was so upset that my dad, who has a heart condition, was being shoved around. And my mother-in-law, who had just had a major neck operation, had her hair pulled so hard it would have made Danielle Staub cry like a baby. By Melissa’s sister Lysa Simpson. Can you even believe that? Who would assault someone’s mother? She didn’t tell Joe that day because she knew if he knew he would have gone crazy. People would have left on stretchers.

My mother-in-law is not part of the show. You won’t see her giving interviews or spreading lies on Twitter, and I think it’s terrible that Lysa and Melissa talk about my mother-in-law when she can’t defend herself. (Did my mother-in-law retaliate by punching Lysa in the face? Please. If she did, you don’t think we would have seen it on camera a million times by now? In slow motion? With subtitles?) I have my own opinions about Lysa’s character and honesty, but I’ll tell you one thing: my mother-in-law does not lie. She was caught up in the fight with Melissa’s family and she definitely got her hair pulled.

As you can imagine, when my husband found out afterwards, he was none too happy about it. But what could he do? Out of respect for me, he went to Melissa and Joey’s Christmas party--where he knew he’d see Melissa’s family for the first time. He put up with Melissa’s brother-in-law yanking his chain about owing him money. He kept his mouth shut as Melissa’s sisters grinded up against my little brother on the dance floor (um, nasty). He didn’t say one disrespectful thing or act like anything but a gentleman.

Almost immediately after the Christening, crazy stories about it leaked to the press, and Melissa’s sisters all joined Twitter to try and climb on the fame bus and bash my family. Joe is not on Twitter or Facebook, and he never would be. But he knows Lysa is out there spreading lies about his mother after assaulting her. How would you feel if that happened to your mother?

At my Christmas Eve party, sitting in his own house with his own brother-in-law, Joe was talking about Lysa NOT Melissa. Duma was asking him about the whole hair pull incident and how Joe could stand to be around Melissa’s family again, and Joe was explaining that they were animals, but that they were “family” so he had to. He never said “Melissa,” he never meant Melissa. He has no problem hanging out with Melissa and Joey--we’ve hung out for years. It’s Melissa’s family he’s done with. (Wouldn’t you be?)

Asked if he thought his mom punched Lysa in the face, Joe made a crack about it not helping because Lysa has a raccoon face. Not nice, sure, but that’s how men are when they’re protecting their women. Does Albert Manzo call people “douchebag” and “clown” on a regular basis? No. But when you threaten their women (like Kim G did), they will. Joe does think Lysa is a witch. I think you might have a few choice words of your own if your mother was attacked by fame whores...

I wanted to clear that up because Joe and me and Joey and Melissa were really working on making things right at Christmas. Which is why I was shocked that my brother decided to leave. He and I have spent every single Christmas together. He’s never spent Christmas with Kathy except when she was at my house. They’ve only recently even started hanging out (because of the show? Hmm....) I had no idea he wasn’t staying. Like Caroline, my house is an open door during the holidays. I was cooking for days to prepare for the 20 plus people I knew were coming. Joe is always inviting people over last minute. Bring your niece and boyfriend and nanny--the more the merrier! You’ll have to wait until next week to see if Joey stayed with his family, or left his parents and sister for his cousin...

You can see that especially at the holidays, we Italians love to eat. We had so much amazing food. I made baccala three ways: with red sauce and potatoes, in a salad, and fried. We had seafood salad, mussels Diablo (they were very, very spicy! But sooo good!), shrimp, clams, calamari, Struffoli Christmas balls with honey and rainbow sprinkles, gnocchi... Most of the recipes--including my stuffed mushrooms, roasted red peppers, broccoli rabe, fried cauliflower, zeppole, cannoli cupcakes, confetti cookies and my mother-in-law’s Ti Amo Tiramisu--are in my new cookbook FABULICIOUS! Make them for your family, then invite me over! xx

How cute was Gia with her little ring from the boy at school? And Milania thinking Santa was her Nona until Nona showed up? Milania and Antonia are the closest in age and they really are best friends. I loved seeing them all in their gorgeous dresses. What you saw there--just our immediate family together, the kids all hugging, me and Melissa taking pictures, my parents joking, Joe and Joey eating--that’s what our family’s always been about. I know there are a million outside things and people and “career opportunities” now pulling on everyone, but I truly hope we get back there again.

What else did I miss? Not happy Kathy compared me and my brother to my father and her father’s fight from years and years ago. We were little kids when that happened and it didn’t involve us. And me and Joey are nothing like that. We’re talking and trying to work it out. And just so you know, when they all finally made up, they really made up. From the day they made up, they never talked about the past again, and they all spent every single day together until my uncle passed. I miss my uncle. When I was in my 20s and still living at home, I used to come home from working in the city, and my uncle and aunt would be over having coffee with my parents. My uncle was a quiet guy, and he love love loved my husband.

My dress... my dress riding up! First of all, I looked just like Caroline ight before everyone came over--cooking like crazy, sweatpants, no makeup on. When I got dressed, I was so careful to cover up my bubbies to be respectful, but I didn’t notice that running around, my dress kept riding up my hips. Guess I have more booty than I thought. That’s a good thing, right?

I love love love Caroline’s radio show. She did an amazing job. Chris Laurita calling in about Ashley actually made me cry. He is such a great dad and he loves her so much. Ashley is blessed to have such amazing parents.

I have another crazy busy week with 3 (or is it 4?) book signings. Follow me on Twitter (@Teresa_Giudice) or Facbeook, and my blog at www.teresagiudice.com to see my pictures from the road, me with my gorgeous fans (the most fabulous in the world!), and my updated schedule. I love meeting you all. I was in Chicago this weekend and it was amazing.

 

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  • B
    B

    I think RHONJFAN or RHONJFAN2011 ... needs to settle down with all these comments. People are allowed to give their opinions, not just you. ALSO, settle with your "words of wisdom". If people type in caps, let it be. Who can take you serious with all your defensive comments! Those who feel the need to constantly defend themselves, are guilty.

  • Miss T
    Miss T

    Team Teresa ... Love you Teresa. I hope everything gets better with your brother. Ignore everyone else and do what you have to do. Kathy is the worse cousin anyone could ever have. I feel sorry for you !

  • Carla
    Carla

    Teresa you r just plain mean and selfish you need to make thing right with your family. Melissa is a sweet wonderful woman who loves your brother and that's portent. All your financial problems and you behave this wat really give it a rest. Caroline is real jacquline is real u r the fake lyre in all of this

  • Shannon
    Shannon

    Teresa- please keep the faith. We know the truth and back you. Dina is your real friend. Keep her close . Love you girl!Dallas loves you

  • Nemesis
    Nemesis

    I have to say that you play the cheap tawdry slut better then any actress I have yet to see, and you are just being you. Guess that explains your ignorance and illiteracy. I do hope some event removes you from the show. How, I do not really care as long as the end result is the same.Your husband is an obnoxious ass, who obviously has no capacity for legal business ventures and I hope both of you lose your skin in the lawsuit. Also, should joe really trash others when he is fat,ugly and stupid? hopefully soon you will be nothing more then a bad memory. oh, and a p.s. If you keep wearing so much make-up caked on the way you do, your face will slide smack off your shoulders. Beauty does not come from make-up.

  • Myra
    Myra

    I think all of us WANT to like Teresa but who can like a narcissistic, bipolar gash like her! She should be thankful for what she has but she always wants more. She is so spiteful and jealous. It seems like it's always got to be about her and I won't even mention that SOB she's married to. As for the rest of the LADIES, God bless you. We love you. Teresa could take lessons from all of you and maybe a course in English.

  • jenaz
    jenaz

    Well... I really use to like Teresea but this season she really seems mean and like a hater. Given I don't like Melissa, but give the girl a chance and cut the condasending comments out. U don't have to b around her family, but cause she ia ur only siblings wife, b easy. U r all to old to act that way & its making me not like the show or reality tv anymore.

  • norie
    norie

    it's very hard to like a sister-in-law when they are a pot stirrer.melissa seems to hate how close you and your brother were.she always tries to make you look bad.by making drama out of what you say_.and she brings it up in conversation.makes herself look pretty stupid a lot .she also seems to try very hard to make your brother think the worst of you but.beleive me your brother wil see threw her..--- i understand why your husband dont like melissa.But if you want your brother to see his wife being the problem.soon try to tell your husband not to show his dislike for them when there around or to there friends that will them. your brother will then see his wife for who she really is.a pot stirrer.your friend

  • rn2007
    rn2007

    Am I the ONLY one who sees very clearly that Teresa is the problem. She is always making passive aggressive digs to Melissa every chance she gets. Even on the aftershow, Jerry O'Connell tried to tell Teresa that, in his opinion, Melissa has extended the olive branch multiple times this season, but that Teresa won't extend it back. Anytime Teresa is confronted about these issues, her response is basically "Well do you remember what she did to me?" or "This is the first time all season she has tried to make things work". BS! Teresa has the biggest chip on her shoulder when it comes to Melissa. Also, T can say what she wants about Bravo editing Joe G's convo to make it seem like he was talking about Melissa at Christmas dinner when he was in all actuality talking about Melissa's sister, Lysa.....he was talking about Melissa, plain and simple. Kathy and melissa are not the villians. All the drama stems from Teresa. Melissa's charity even at Christmas was ruined because of Teresa. Teresa even made the comment that "my brother will do the right thing when I see him kick her out of the party". Nothing is ever good enough until Teresa gets exactly what she wants. Pulling Monica and Kim G aside and speaking with them was not enough....Teresa wasn't going to be satisfied until a scene was caused. And why does Teresa care what Melissa and Kathy's motives are for coming on the show? Is Teresa the only one who is supposed to benifit financially from the show? Melissa can sing. It's a fact. And of course, when Melissa informed Teresa that she was recording a song...what did Teresa do? She made a snarky comment about how anyone can have a record deal these days. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! Teresa is the heart and soul of all the drama. But Teresa honest to goodness thinks she is the innocent victim. What a joke.

  • gessie
    gessie

    Please, please encourage Danielle to show us the e-mails and tweets, authenticated by a computer expert to make sure they are real. I just know that they are. This is your chance at vindication. I always had a feeling that Melissa was feeding Danielle information to get under your skin and make you break down. Better yet, realse them on the thirteenth when her "hit single" lol is released on itunes. by the way, if it shows that 50,000 tunes were downloaded you can bet your behind that Joey bought 49, 999 of them. He will probably be running to and from every Starbucks and other free wifi places to frantically purchase the song. "I'm on display, on display, on display, I wouldn't have it any other way, other way, other way." Just barfed in my mouth a little bit. I wonder how heavily autotuned it will be. From start to finish no doubt. I want to see the e-mails and tweets! C'mon Danielle, bring it. Maybe she doesn't want to see an injustice done to you. Maybe she knows what it feels like to be in your shoes.

  • Irma
    Irma

    Pat you need to get a hear aid and eye glass and a new brain, Because it's not katy and hubby making trouble. It's tersa and hubby and they are one jealous of Joey and Melissa

  • Melissa
    Melissa

    Fishes is a word. Invest in a dictionary and read it.

  • Sara
    Sara

    Yeah, I would be under pressure to if I was facing 10 years in jail for forging a license and stealing a Notary public Stamp then using it, being convicted Guilty for forging Mortgage papers. But POOR Teresa and Joe. Just like she put on her income oops I mean FORGOT to put on her income for the bankrupt trustee that she got $250k for her book deal. I can't wait til her and Joe go to jail for Fraud. Anyone else in America would be behind bars.

  • Pat
    Pat

    I don't think teresa and Joe are the hot heads, I think Kathy and her husband are hot heads and always starting trouble. They should stay out of it with Melissa and Joe and teresa and joe. They tell melissa that they wish her well and that she is doing the right thing with Teresa but she really doesn't mean it. Kathy does not want joey and melissa to be friends with joe and teresa. Kathy should shut her mouth and stay out of it. I loved the way teresa and Melissa were dancing together they looked like girlfriends. And watching Antoni playing with teresa's girls were so cute. Good luck to you guys. Keep Kathy out.

  • trishi
    trishi

    teresa, agree with what you said. I have to say I noticed that Melissa looks like she is part african american, is she? Also the fans love you and caroline and jaqueline, and we loved dina. we loved that you all stuck together against danielle, but we don't like it wtih kathy and melissa causing family drama. Its not fun to watch.why is simon van kempen saying bad stuff about you and what is he saying and to who, (to the media, on twitter.] I was proud of lauren for sticking up for you. teresa

  • Grey Eyed Bandit
    Grey Eyed Bandit

    Teresa and Joe were my favourite....BUT it does look like he was talking about Melissa! I did not see Melissa sister Lysa there? Why would she bring Lysa there? Lysa should be at her own house on Christmas! There is still NO CLEAR reason for why Teresa and Melissa do not like each other. This makes me believe that after hearing Danielle Staub blurb during a previous season fianlw of how Teresa had not seen her nephew and that she was staying away is because he is half-black believable! I saw a picture of Melissa when she was younger and there is no denying; sher is definitely of mixed racial decent. You can definitely tell from her hair texture (she looks just like Tia and Tamary, the Mowry twins). She looks half italian and half african american. Her sisters probably have a different dad because they look alike but they are definitely not as pretty as Melissa (she has more of a ethnic look). I know some were saying there was a tan but that pretty curly kinky hair texture that she previously had (not now on the show, it looks relaxed now) does not lie.

  • girly
    girly

    Your brother did the right thing by taking his family and leaving to go to his other commitment on Christmas Eve. You and your husband are nothing but drama and too much work. He and his family are clearly happy people.

  • lhonj
    lhonj

    Theresa we love you! hope everything gets better for you, everyone should understand the stress you both are going through and understand Joe is worried and has a right to not be so happy now. sometimes things have to fall apart before they fall together. it will get better, and you and your brother will come full circle again. love will hold you together, hope you will have great days ahead of you and all this drama will be behind you, AND fyi... they need to throw that old, nasty, mean Kim G out on her saggy ass! cant stand the bitch! wtf was she thinking bringing monica to the party, only to cause more hurt and pain to theresa and her family. that bitch needs to get a lifeand stay out of everyone elses..

  • sweethang
    sweethang

    teresa your husband is a azz he is such a bully he dont want to make things right with your family.and the things he said abt melissa was mean and cruel.and yes i belive he was talking abt her.i think he is jealous of your brother and his beautiful wife because he is a losser.that needs to worrie abt paying his bills.he cant pay a 1000 but he have the nerve to call someone a animal.u say u r making peace but u r so jealous of that young lady its sad and really if i was melissa and joe i would speak and stay away from your mean nasty disrespecful husband.because all that misery loves company.but the kids love eachother so much and i see melissa and your brother trying to make it work but somtimes its best to walk away.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie

    We all have husbands and understand how it can be sometimes! Her husband loves the kids and takes good care of them all! Im sure the man is under presure when your dealing with a business and money like that! Hes not doing to bad! I think hes being a typical husband! He loves Thersa you can see! SO GET OFF IT!

  • cj53
    cj53

    My daughters went to your booksigning the other night to get your book for me. They said you were as sweet as could be. Thanks. Melissa's sisters & their goons are pure EVIL!

  • tttx
    tttx

    Teresa blamed editing for her husband. Not for herself! Get over yourself. bye

  • Lady B
    Lady B

    I coundn't agree more! Very well said! You all are family..stop explaining to the world who did what. It's just so divisive. Handle these issues face to face in a peaceful manner. Remember, Melissa's sisters are her family...you wouldn't want anyone talking bad about your family! She also has a mother...stop referring to them as animals! Have a heart for someone other than the "Gorga's". If you and your husband continue like this your just making it hard for everyone to like you!!!

  • Sherry
    Sherry

    I think what you were trying to say for the majority of this post was: "Bravo edited my husband, which is why it seemed he was saying all these things". Basically, blame Bravo for the editing. I want to draw your attention to this little gem you wrote in your blog about 3-4 blogs back: "Now Melissa is complaining to the media that she's getting unfairly edited. (Really? Please don't blame the editing. They show what you give them. I seem to remember Danielle used to blame the editing too. Just sayin'..." http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey/season-3/blogs/teresa-giudice/not-on-my-worst-enemy?page=0,1&nxa=blog%3AThe%20Real%20Housewives%20of%20New%20Jersey%20Season%203%3AFiery%20Italian You complain, whine, make excuses, and criticize Melissa all throughout your blogs... and then do the same yourself. You are one giant hypocrite. Just sayin'...

  • Sherry
    Sherry

    I personally think Teresa Guidice resembles a made-up gorilla, not a raccoon.

  • butnotthearmadillo
    butnotthearmadillo

    lol Teresa, lol :)

  • butnotthearmadillo
    butnotthearmadillo

    Sorry I spelt your name wrong, Teresa.

  • butnotthearmadillo
    butnotthearmadillo

    Hi, Theresa

  • nancy mcguinness
    nancy mcguinness

    god have mercy can you ever tell stories!!both you blew it get over it!!!your true colors came out this season and you have even more problems coming soon since bravo knows your where your blogging.stop and gather some karma theresa........

  • teresa
    teresa

    i can't believe dough boy joe would be calling anyone raccoon face whether it be melissa or her sis, i serious look @ Tre's face, i'm not saying she looks like a raccoon face but if anybody did look like one i mean come on, really, dough boy!?

  • RHONJFAN
    RHONJFAN

    I think at first Bravo wanted everyone to be on Team Teresa but now they're switching it up and trying to make everyone Team Melissa. I don't know, this all seems fishy to me.

  • Jennifer Bason
    Jennifer Bason

    Teresa, I think it is obvious that Joe was not speaking about Melissa, particularly the way the camera moved so quickly. We did not even get a full sentence..."Shame on Bravo" for trying to keep the fued going for ratings. I really like Melissa on the show. She reminds me a lot of you. Take Care Jennifer Bason, Ph.D Florida

  • Trish
    Trish

    Hi Teresa Thanks for clearing up what Joe said at the party and who he was actually talking about. In this situation I blame the producers for being instigators. While Joe was talking they kept cutting the camera at Melissa to give the impression that Joe was talking about her. It is amazing what they will do for ratings. I love the show but I have to remind myself that we are only being allowed to see what they choose to let us see and that there is way more going on behind the scenes than the viewer knows. Anyway the show is the highlight of my week and I can't wait for the next episode!!!!

  • Anna
    Anna

    Hi Teresa I don't know whether you ever check back and read these comments, but from what I've seen of the show you seem to be a very nice, kind and friendly person. Your relatives on the other hand don't seem to be too keen to see you shine. I've seen you try to connect and make friends with Melissa (and I have to say I think Joe was being a bit nasty to her, but then that's men for you), but she kind of pushes you away and doesn't reciprocate accordingly. She seems to see you as some sort of rival and tries to compete to heavily with you for attention. I personally wouldn't bother that much with her. And I wouldn't give her the room to come back with another subtle dig or underhand jibe. Kill her and Kathy with kindness. When they try to wrongfoot you, just show it doesn't bother you. Then I'm sure they'll both lose interest. If they can't hurt you, then they don't get a petty victory. Rise above them both.

  • HotinTexas
    HotinTexas

    Another thing, Teresa, you have grounds to sue BRAVO TV for misrepresenting what Joe said. If you had not explained your version of the story, we all would have believed that Joe was an a$$hole for talking so bad about Melissa and Joe Gorga. That's what their deceitful editing did. To me, it seems like Bravo has a beef against your Joe and allowed the lousy editing to make the whole world hate him! What's up with that??? I'd go straight to their office and demand they allow you to set the record straight on Watch What Happens Live or someplace on camera. That's how I feel about it!

  • HotinTexas
    HotinTexas

    Could not have said it better myself. I loved how Theresa and Melissa were dancing together. I could FEEL the love between them! And your common ground is the love you two women have for Joe Gorga and your children. Being said, you should knock all walls down and love the heck out of each other! If tomorrow never came could you survive the guilt of harboring bitterness and anger towards each other forever???? All the jealousy, envy, hurt feelings and fame are NOT worth it. And remember, the children are watching how you live out your relationships and will follow your lead all their lives, too.

  • Briella
    Briella

    hey, i love love love you and your family and Real housewives of new jersey is the best show ever. i watch it ever time it is on. about your family situation I'm so glad it is working out with you and Melissa and your brother. try to forgive everything Kathy has done. if anyone says something you don't want to here or like let it go throw one ear and out the other. Kathy and you are family and if you and her make up your family is like gold. even though it is now.....Kathy thoroughly loves you along with all the rest of your family and friends/fans....i hope the best for you and your family....ill be watching!!!

  • mwx
    mwx

    Melissa calls out family members too.

  • DumbDumb
    DumbDumb

    The proper time to use "fishes" is when you're referring to different types/species of fish...which Teresa was. When referring to one species, i.e. salmon, then it's fish; "That lake is filled with Salmon, they are some tasty fish." Next time you tell someone to get an education, make sure you know what you're talking about first. #idiot

  • sahm1607
    sahm1607

    I'm so glad you got a chance to clear things up! I had to pick my jaw up off the ground when Joe made those insulting statements. I thought he was talking about Melissa. Now that I know it was her sister, I understand. I had no idea his mother was involved in the christening brawl and I commend him for even being in the same room as your brother. It takes a big man to be able to do that for his wife and in-laws. I was really proud of your brother, his wife and Caroline for standing up for you and asking the unwanted guests to leave. BRAVO!!

  • Fed Up
    Fed Up

    I agree - I think that Lysa and her 'I want my $1000.00' husband are desperate to get on the show as full fledged cast members. I really did not like the footage where you see her and Kathy gossiping with Kim G after Chacon was asked to leave (and rightly so) - these women do not want peace, they thrive on drama!

  • New York girl
    New York girl

    Sara, That was perfectly said !!! If Theresa is reading these posts, I really hope she takes your advice !!! Theresa, if you are reading these, talk to your sister in law about how important it is for you two, to be "nice & respectful" to each other everyday on & off camera...for your brother, parents & both of your beautiful children !! It is obvious how much they love & miss each other. They are learning from all of you !!!! Do the right thing !!! No one likes to admit it but it all does come down to jealousy...which neither of you should have...count your blessings...you both have alot of them !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good Luck to you <3

  • jeanne1968
    jeanne1968

    It did seem like Joe was talking about Melissa, as he was saying "look at that (blank) over there".......... I totally love you all., I would love to see more of Gia's gymnastics! Does he still have the girls in martial Arts?

  • Maggie Mammarelli
    Maggie Mammarelli

    Teresa..just so people understand on Christmas Eve those of us who can speak and understand the meaning still call it the "Feast of the Seven Fishes"....and quite frankly I've never heard it stated in any other way....I grew up calling it that and trust me my family are not stupid nor are we illiterate.........so in your defense XXXXX, Teresaisms mommy (maggie) Teresaisms

  • carrie
    carrie

    Keep the love going!I think Kim G is a trouble maker,just like someone else we all know from last year!They could be twins[Styles] is all i will say of her name.I think also it's your sister-in-laws-family too,they don't want her to be part of your family I THINK anyways[Opinions are like assholes everone has one]Hope to see ya again next year.

  • Fed Up
    Fed Up

    Apparently Bravo execs want to keep fanning the flames of conflict with more than just editing. Theresa wrote her blog about this past Sunday's episode which you are reading here, and then when Bravo posted it on their site they took out some VERY key information, to the point that Theresa twittered that fact and then had to re-post it on Celebuzz so that it would be accurate. What Bravo took out, and very significantly, was the portion of her blog where she explained that in her house when Joe Giudice was making those 'She's an animal' comments he was talking about Melissa's sister Lysa, NOT Melissa! She said that the way they edited the shots together with the sound they implied through this method that he was talking about Melissa. I am really feeling disgusted by the manipulation of the Bravo network. They manipulate the blogs by choosing which viewer comments to use, but now editing a cast mate's words just so they can perpetuate the conflict they already fanned with selective editing? Disgusting. Read this, and then go to www.bravotv.com to see how they cleverly edited the part about Joe's comments regarding Lysa....I have been a RH fan for years and now I feel like I don't want to bother anymore. Such BS. I'm glad Teresa was smart enough to do this and post it on here!

  • Mercedes Bredice
    Mercedes Bredice

    Hi Teresa! I thought last nights episode was what I thought it would be. I wouldn't listen to the negativity people are saying. I think your a beautiful and loving wife. I also come from an Italian family and I've loved these past episodes because it reminds me of my family on the holidays. You do go through drama phases. Even though you say family is everything there still issues behind it all but in the end its your family you care about most. Most people don't understand Italian family drama lol. But watching the episode and how Bravo makes your Joe look is upsetting. I think you have a beautiful family and should keep adding on to your success. Your family looked beautiful last night, including Melissa. Probably shouldn't show your bubbies too much, especially around an old school italian family. Your mother and mother in law are just looking at her like an americana. Other than that Christmas in July has been great so far!

  • Lora
    Lora

    Teresa - it's nice to see a show that shows family and encourages family to take care of each other.....despite disagreements and perceived slights. From one Italian to another.....we all know that as siblings grow and get married and have families of their own, their will likely be times of issues and stress between them, but as long as they are there for each other when it really matters, that's what counts. We can pick on each other....but woe to the outsider that picks on any one of us.....they then find out they're dealing with all of us. Go Family!

  • txoxo
    txoxo

    and the point of this was?.....

  • Menisha Bonelli
    Menisha Bonelli

    Is it just me or does Teresa always look like a Madame Tussaude wax figure ?

  • Monika Grabowska
    Monika Grabowska

    Teresa, I love you and Joe but at times you can both be very ignorant talking crap about Melissa and Joe. I do agree that Melissa kind of "plays" your brother into babying and taking her side but you are all grown adults, respect each other. Would you like your children to behave like you all do? The Christening it was obvious that it was all your brother's and Melissa's fault but get over it, move on, you're ALL family. Think about how the kids feel, they love each other and their aunts and uncles and you are ALL hurting them. Teresa you need to let stupid little crap go like the thing about your dress being short. Let's be real it WAS WAY too short. ALL of you grow up!....Still love ya all!

  • Sara
    Sara

    TERESA PLEASE READ THIS!! I love love love you and am a big fan of yours. I have even attended your book signings and spoke with you in person. Please read my comment as an honest 3rd person opinion. I think you and Melissa would make a GREAT team and have a lot of similar qualities. You both command attention, are confident, fun, beautiful and admire / love Joe Gorga to death. These traits should have made you two a WONDERFUL duo, but your egos/pride and being too honest on TV about how you feel about eachother will prevent your relationship from really meeting its potential. Regardless of what you or Mellissa think, I think you two are really missing out on having a special bond. You and Melissa don't EVER owe the viewers and your fans "the honest truth" on how you feel about each other if it will prevent you from having peace within your family. I cringe every time the editing will throw in one-liner remarks you make about each other a few scenes after you have made progress. Since you get to watch the episode a few days before it airs to blog, call each other and apologize for those comments each time and don't leave room for miscommunication anymore. I can't imagine how hard it must be for you both to try to mend things while having the weight of the public's opinion on your shoulders. I know its much harder said than done, but please don't get lost in trying to make amends with the public and in return sabatoging progress between one another. A celebrity will NEVER win completely with the public, bottom line. By focusing only on eachother and forgetting the viewers, the viewers will side with both of you for being the bigger people. This will help you channel your efforts to "explain yourself" to the right people (your family, and your family only). Just remember- its the people on stage, not the audience, that are in control of the end result. Don't fall victim to the opinions of people that don't matter. Your fans won't be there with you on your final days, but your family will. I hope you and Melissa both keep this in mind next time you're tempted to "clear up the air" to us, which will only reopen the doors you have been trying to keep closed. With family and our closest friends, there are only losers when we fight.

  • Elsa
    Elsa

    who even are you? Why are you talking like you are some self important A-list celeb? Your show doesnt get screened in the country i live in. All i can tell from this is you are a drama queen, a fame hoe, a finger pointer, your boring long winded explanations are tiring, and aggravating enough to make me feel like i need to write this message. everyone has their own problems. What makes you think a family tiff is so much bigger and newsworthy than what happens to other people? grow up. this whole essay post is a joke, right?

  • M
    M

    Lets keep it real Teresa and her family make the show . Jaquelines family is boring and Caroline who to me has some nice kids are boring too. I am on Team Teresa !

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    zoeti05d

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    AzzuraCouture

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  • gianella
    gianella

    You spelled grandma in Italian wrong. its "nonna" not nona....

  • RHONJFAN
    RHONJFAN

    Every housewife is on the fame train..it's just funny how Lysa isn't on the show yet she has a Twitter and trashes Tre...newsflash honey-Teresa does NOT care!

  • c2001
    c2001

    If your "NOTAFAN" then don't be creeping on Teresa's blogs I think for the people that are talking mess about her and her husband are just jealous!!

  • RIHousewife
    RIHousewife

    For Italians, dinner on Christmas Eve is called "The Feast of Seven FISHES" Get a life!!!

  • ilovemovies2
    ilovemovies2

    Hey T, Thanks for the backstory. I really send nothing but love to you and everyone in your family. Except Kathy. (half kidding). I hope it works out-u go girl.

  • Housewife
    Housewife

    Ok enough already!! I like you Teresa but you are just as bad as anyone else!! You are calling family members out and thats not something you do on a blog!! Go face to face and keep it to yourself for once!!

  • NOTAFAN
    NOTAFAN

    Cook Books with ingredients she cannot pronounce! And why I'm on that subject Teresa It is FISH not fishes, does not matter how many there are it is still just FISH...Please take some of that 11 million you are trying to write off and get a little more education under your belt. Maybe sit in during one or two or 10 of your daughters English classes.

  • CaliforniaZuli
    CaliforniaZuli

    Teresa watching u and ur family on the show truly gets to me and i cry almost everytime,and i know wat ur goin through 100%...i hav been goin throught the exact same thing w my brother,his wife,and her family doesnt help the situation,just know that we,ur fans commend ur strength and ur efforts to mend things w ur brother,i hope n wish nothing but the best and many blessings for u and ur entire family!!

  • momsthoughts
    momsthoughts

    WHY IS IT OK FOR TERESA TO BE ON THE FAME TRAIN BUT IT ISN'T OK FOR ANYONE ELSE?

  • Rae
    Rae

    I think Alex needs to find a hobby

  • Rae
    Rae

    Imust admit i did think Joe was talking about Melissa i thought wow shame on him but now that you cleared the air and know the situation i dont blame him at all. Melissa and yourself look like you guys are really trying just wish the guys were trying just as much. still dont trust Melissa much but gotta give her credit! as far as Kim G - words can't begin to describe how we feel about her she is ignorant. Chris is a loving and caring father absolutely agree Ashley needs to understand no money cant buy love but her attitude cant either. Tough love is what she needs.

  • angelonmoon
    angelonmoon

    I cant believe all these haters! I have become really fond of Teresa this past year. She has been so strong with all she is going through. She is just defending herself and her family. Something that all of you would do. I can completely relate. I am not on speaking terms with my sister and brother in-law. It can be heart wrenching for everyone involved. They need our prayers not criticism. God bless you, you're husband and you're beautiful girls!

  • RHONJFAN
    RHONJFAN

    LOL I meant towards Teresa***

  • melanie
    melanie

    I agree it was sooo obvious that when you heard joe talking it was almost like it was inserted because his voice sounded to clear or something was up..I think bravo used the edit here button..lol

  • Nikki
    Nikki

    Teresa you are truly the best. Out of everyone you are the only one making an effort. Melissa and Joey act like they're trying, but then go into the confessional and do nothing but bash you and act like you're the only one at fault. Atleast you know everyone played their part in this family feud. You're constantly meeting everyone half way, but if they are just going to continue blaming you then you shouldn't be their punching bag, but you should also not explode. I don't know you seem to be stuck with stubborn people in your life. Hopefully everything will work out for the best. Keep your head high because we all love you girl :)

  • anotherjerseygirl
    anotherjerseygirl

    Dear Teresa, I feel bad for your mother in law and I hope she is recovering okay from her neck surgery. It is sad the way people are portrayed on television and how editing can make something look like something it's not (like with the raccoon face). I just wanted to let you know that I know how hard it can be to try to piece back together family and I think you are doing a good job at it. People can say you're not trying all they want, but only you know your family and extended family and the stories behind all of them. Your Christmas party looked fantastic and the food looked SO delicious!!!! I am Italian and live in New Jersey as well, and you and Joe are very inspirational to me. You have a loving relationship with beautiful children and together you make it through the good times and the bad... and that's the most important thing! I was happy to see you and Melissa getting along because it shows how strong you are and how you can put the the past aside. Also, I saw Kim G. at a store a few weeks ago and wow she is just as obnoxious in person as she is on the show!!! I didn't say anything to her because I didn't want to give her the attention that she wants and doesn't even deserve. There is no chance in hell you are "secret sisters"- you are gorgeous, strong, loving, and you have class- all things she lacks. Well I hope all is well for you and your beautiful family, just wanted to let you know that I think you all are great! Love, Another Jersey Girl!

  • Heather
    Heather

    As figured, there was more to the story than what was showed on camera. There is always more than what meets the eye... I think you and Joe are doing an amazing job considering all the bad publicity & drama going on. As long as you keep taking care of you and your family(brother & his family included). Nothing can get you down. I do think that you should reconcile with Kathy. When all is said & done, bottom line... They're family and you love them. (Don't always have to like them, but LOVE them always!)

  • Kristen
    Kristen

    I believe you, her sisters are the worst!!!! TEAM TERESA:)

  • RHONJFAN201
    RHONJFAN201

    Bravo always edits things to make them look differently. It's kind of obvious that he wasn't really talking about Melissa. She was literally right there and the camera angles just wanted you to assume it was about her. Melissa's sisters are nasty and they are just begging for camera time.

  • RHONJFAN201
    RHONJFAN201

    I don't remember Joe saying anything about Melissa last night? It was obvious at the end of the episode he wasn't talking about Melissa and that it was edited to look that way. Bravo is known to edit their shows in a way that makes a situation look completely different. However, I do agree about Kim G and the dress situation with Teresa and Melissa.

  • RHONJFAN201
    RHONJFAN201

    Cool it with the caps. Although Teresa is not really helping the situation with Kathy and Teresa's outfit was just as bad as Melissa's, YOU LOOK LIKE A MORON WRITING IN ALL CAPS. HOW CAN ANYONE TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY?!

  • Joanna Adams
    Joanna Adams

    Theresa, you are so annoying! They shouldn't have kicked anyone out for you, you wouldn't have done it for them. You & your husband are so rude & talk bad about Melissa all the time. Stop being jealous!

  • Jessica Nicole Manoy
    Jessica Nicole Manoy

    Tersa, I have to say both you and Joe have been through so much still going strong its amazing it goes to show you love has no limits as long as you have each other and your family thats all you need to get through. I remember in the episode where it was Melissas Christmas Party how Joe sat you down told you, you dont need the people in your life who bring you negitivaty and how to take a look around to see who was really there for you through this diffcult time. I can relate to that conversation because i remember it being told to me. I am so glad for the kids sake you are trying to work things out with your brother thats great!! I am going to keep watching Team Tersea all the Wayy!

  • Laura
    Laura

    Love you Teresa!!!!

  • RHONJFAN
    RHONJFAN

    Alex if you don't have something nice to say, then don't say it..I don't understand why you would come on here if you don't like Teresa.

  • RHONJFAN
    RHONJFAN

    And you're trying to say Melissa doesn't talk about Teresa? Go back to ALL the episodes and see all the jabs Melissa makes towards Melissa. I'm not trying to say Teresa is an angel, but Melissa wouldn't have a storyline if it wasn't for Teresa who was on the show first.

  • Alex
    Alex

    Yes Teresa & Joe are fame hoes. Thats why they went bankrupt trying to live like fake celebrities. Teresa had a choice she did not have to come back to the rhonj.

  • c2001
    c2001

    Pretty sure Teresa is not a "fame hoe" you didn't see her promoting her self her first season and she's not trying to be a singer or making pr firms or restaurants..she has cook books now and promotes them but thats only because her family was struggling and she stepped up to help out but it's her 3rd season so obviously shes not a fame hoe she is a strong wife and mother of 4 beautiful daughters doing what she can for her family.

  • Rachel Gullo
    Rachel Gullo

    Teresa I adore you and Joe and your family. You are my favorite by far and I feel I would stand by you too If I really knew you. BUT! from the outside it seems you and Joe do not want to make things better with your family and you just want to keep bringing up the past. Maybe your trying to justify your actions in this blog but it just keeps coming out like your firing back and then putting people on the defensive to retaliate.

  • Sharon Carmody
    Sharon Carmody

    So glad you cleared it up because I really llove u 2 on the show and was shocked joe would talk like that about melissa in front of your brother. Thanks for letting everyone know it was not about her but about her troublemaker sister.I guess the way it was filmed it made it look like he was talking about Melissa hope u can be close again I enjoy seeing u all together. Kim G is a waste wouldn't waste my time on her!

  • christy
    christy

    Agree I really like both of you...but one minute its family,family the next its little s***y digs towards your brother and his wife, its like you will say it in a not so nasty tone but the comments you make are just ugly and mean. i really hope you can all get it together...and I will tell you what the public is seeing is your brother and his wife "trying" and you and your husband not!

  • lydia
    lydia

    Teresa you did great and I could see u were really trying...you are handling everthing soo much better then i would because if I heard some of the comments about me u have heard about urself Id be done for good friends or family wouldnt matter respect support and backing each other up is what friends and family are about...I was proud your brother made her the attorney lady leave but the shouldve made Kim G leave too what a trouble maker.....ugh Okay well Team Teresa and Joe all the way...I feel bad for Joe too people just will not shut up about some mistakes he made...like they dont make them...ugh Lydia

  • peggy
    peggy

    I have never written on a blog or anything else for that matter but I have to say this. I hope this is all publicity stunts and not real . I realize this may be a way of making money or finding fame, I too have a large italian family and I just cant imagine every letting fame or money coming between us.

  • KARMA69
    KARMA69

    OH MY GOD THERESA LET IT GO WITH THAT KATHY SITUATION ALREADY. YOU ARE JUST AS MUCH TO BLAME. AND WHO ARE YOU TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT THE WAY THEY DRESS? YOUR OUTFIT FOR CHRISTMAS WAS BLASPHEMY

  • KiKi
    KiKi

    It really is sad how horrible Joe talks about Melissa. Now granted she may deserve some of it but NOT at XMAS. And for you to go off on her for her outfit.. HELLO Kettle its black calling, your dress was SO short you could see your panties. ( or lack thereof ) You have changed SO much since season 1. It's quit sad you dont see it. And Kim G is nothing but a old PIG who is desperate for camera time. She is nasty.

  • Gabbi Woodley
    Gabbi Woodley

    #TEAMTERESA

  • Alex
    Alex

    Teresa you and your husband are fame hoes too. I guess it runs in the family. Allof you are fame whoring together lol.

  • Lisa Marie Mezzano
    Lisa Marie Mezzano

    Really sad to hear Joe talk about Melissa like that. You say he didn't, but he id say, "that witch right there". Then went on looking at her. It makes you look horrible. I really like you two but the comments both are throwing is ridiculous. Then you say "family". Hope it all works out. You hothead have a beautiful family. Embrace it while you still can!

  • Jen
    Jen

    Love you, Teresa! You and Joe have been through so much. You have fans who are on your side and support you! Please remember that!