Melissa Gorga and Her Sisters Keep Stirring the Pot and They Are Trying to Start a Twitter War With Melissa’s Ex Bryan ‘Bulldog’ Bowen
January 29, 2013 256 Comments
Lysa Simpson, Melissa’s Sister, is Trying to Start a Twitter War with Melissa’s Ex, Bryan
On January 29, 2013 at 10:57 AM, Lysa Simpson tweeted a remark without naming Melissa’s ex Bryan, but anyone following her or Bryan knows to whom the comment was directed:
“U do realize that it ‘appears’ U r completely obsessed & consumed with someone if everything u say relates to them? like u have no life…”
Here are some of the responses from Bryan and others:
If u wouldn’t have attacked my surgery and wished me dead yas would of had another pass.. NOT THIS TIME!!! This is for all who have had 1
I don’t have to look in her mirror or live with her. She has to do that all by herself. I know the TRUTH & so does she.
Terrified of what ill say next. Its so obvious, jeez she makes it easy #TRUTH. Bully is getting Bullied.
My father just said, Me & your mother raised u better then this. Her fame is bad fame. You are the most famous person in the world to us ))
Follow the arrows it will all ad up! I have nothing to gain or lose.. Didn’t even wanna be involved in this.
I didn’t wanna be brought into this.
Now that was just an interesting phone call lmao.
6:11 PM – 29 Jan 13
Time and a place for everything just know the phone call was an atomic bomb 💣and not for me tick tick tick lol.
Put herself through school don’t make laugh. She moved here for 1 reason not to let me out of her sight. Lol it’s all lies people. ALL!!!
We lived with my parents 4 the 1st 8 months my father threw her out so her mother came lol yas have no idea.
Talk about obsession we all know how obsessed your sis was with me. Hiding in bushes, running me over with a car, going through my parents mail.
No, I am no cop caller, not my style. Her mother had to apologize 2 my parents.
This is what I had to go through up next lol.
@crazyasswifeiam @melissagorga @LysaSimpson @joegorga I think bulldog speaks the truth, it all fits now. I guess we will all see soon
@Teresa_Giudice any comments on bulldog’s tweets, he seems so sincere. I feel bad 4 ur brother now, truth is on its way
4:10 PM – 28 Jan 13
@bulldog_nj Lol i hope u realize that lysa is talking about u on her twitter!
like u have no life..
11:27 AM – 29 Jan 13
@Sunshine1335 lol great thats all I wanted was more ammunition
11:34 AM – 29 Jan 13
@Sunshine1335 tell her to bring it lol
@bulldog_nj I wonder what it makes them…Lol she just proving she reads ur tweets
Sunshine Sunshine @Sunshine1335
@bulldog_nj this just also proves that they are scared of something…#thetruth
didn’t u sister follow a conversation with @bulldog_nj and some1 else that did not pertain her yet she added that individual.
11:33 AM – 29 Jan 13
Tarra Tarra @Taylorr_L
@LysaSimpson Or if you retweet or favorite things people say about your nemesis…just as equally obsessed. I could be wrong but..I’m not
Lysa Simpson @LysaSimpson
@kimpirrella it’s kinda important – Call me back
7:52 AM – 29 Jan 13
Lysa Simpson @LysaSimpson [Melissa's sister]
round 2 “@kimpirrella: Matinee day with @lysasimpson and @donnamarco1 #familytime #besties #BrokenCity”
4:46 PM – 29 Jan 13
Donna Marco @donnamarco1 [Melissa's mother]
Say bye to all the haters,BYE BYE BYE BYE !
2:33 PM – 29 Jan 13
Lysa Simpson @LysaSimpson
Well this fun weekend is coming to an end, Time to head back home, it was fun @melissagorga @joegorga #family #friends #forever
Melissa Gorga @melissagorga
@LysaSimpson @joegorga yes. Thank God for family.
Retweeted by Lysa Simpson
5:37 PM – 27 Jan 13
Crazy Wife @crazyasswifeiam
@melissagorga @LysaSimpson @joegorga Nothing better than LOVING family not the assholes that try to bring you down!
Correction to Crazy Wife’s tweet above — it should be directed at the ‘assholes’, Melissa and her sisters (and her husband), for trying to take down the ‘loving family’, the Giudices. For proof, read the other 124 articles here at Fame-Whorgas:
On a side note, Lysa, in addition to tweeting Caroline Manzo, has also tweeted Caroline’s mother Nettie, sister Cookie and brother Jamie:
Melissa Gorga and Her Sisters (and Jacqueline Laurita) Continue to Taunt Teresa Giudice About Caroline Manzo Winning the Meatball Contest on The Rachel Ray Show Three Years Ago
Ever since Caroline won the meatball cookoff on The Rachel Ray Show in May of 2010, the rest of the cast and their family members have taunted Teresa about it to this day, almost three years later. On January 27, 2013, Melissa tweeted about frying meatballs just two hours after Teresa tweeted a photo of Joe making her recipe, “Juicy Joe’s meatballs.” A few weeks earlier, on January 6, Lysa Simpson tweeted Caroline Manzo, saying, “I’m going old school and frying the meatballs.”
SS said on January 27, 2013 at Fame-Whorgas:
I personally think Melissa is trying to compete with Teresa in business. If you notice she includes #Italianstyle at the end of her meatball tweet. She trying to convince people to buy her book and workout video LOL. She also tweets about going to mass, which she never does and doing Sunday dinner, which Teresa stated in her tweet LOL… I also remember Teresa tweeting about going to the gym on January 18, and then Melissa tweeted the same thing an hour later:
Teresa Giudice ?@Teresa_Giudice 3h
I had a great morning at the gym. Took 2 classes with Arlene and Cornell. #feelinggreat
Melissa Gorga ?@melissagorga 2h
Walking out of the gym feels so good! Happy Friday!
Is it because she doesn’t want people buying any of Teresa’s products…once again underhand jabs.
Someone asked Melissa if she was tweeting to compete with Teresa, and she said that some people over analyze (I’m paraphrasing, but it pretty much what she said).
Rachel said on January 27, 2013 at Fame-Whorgas:
BTW, Teresa tweeted a picture Joe was making meatballs…two hours later…Melissa is frying meatballs.
When does it end?! I know pasta and gravy is a big thing for Italian families on Sunday, but girl!, you tweet it two hours after your sister-in-law does and you claim she copies you? Please, do as an ostrich does and bury your head.
During season 4, episode 2, Jacqueline was on camera frying meatballs, and the entire cast was at her home watching and talking smack about the Giudices as they waited for them to arrive.
Since those fried 1/16th Italian meatballs get around, they are making an appearance at Jacqueline’s get-together where fried meatballs are the main dish. The Giudices are also making an appearance so they can
get bashed by everybody some more work things out. – Real Faux Houseswives, May 1, 2012, Recap of Season 4 Episode 2
Teresa Giudice is a best-selling cookbook author, which Caroline Manzo and the rest of the cast resent, so they like to rub it in Teresa’s face that Caroline won the meatball cookoff contest on The Rachel Ray Show in 2010. The following is the video from The Rachel Ray Show and a description of the episode:
Week after week, the “Garden State” becomes the “Drama State” as tensions flare and tables going flying on Bravo’s hit show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Now the spectacle is spilling over into Rachael’s studio in New York City when Housewives stars Teresa Guidice and Caroline Manzo throw down in a “Rival Ray” challenge to see who makes the better meatballs!
“When people taste my meatballs, it’s a little bit of heaven,” proclaims Caroline, who says that the taste of her Mama Manzo’s Miraculous Meatballs can stand on its own. “Teresa has to disguise her meatballs in her gravy,” she says. “Not me – I’m commando. My meatballs are gonna kick your meatballs’ butt!”
“Who eats a meatball without sauce?” wonders Teresa. “It doesn’t exist!” This fiery housewife named her Joe’s Juicy Meatballs after her husband Joe (“he’s absolutely juicy and delicious”), and claims that her recipe is the best because it’s made by a true Italian. “Caroline, she’s as Italian as the Olive Garden!”
Rachael knows better than to get in the middle of a battle between these two women, so she calls in the cast of Jersey Boys to judge these Jersey girls! The four stars of the smash Broadway show explain what they will be looking for in the ladies’ balls: “Flavor and consistency; deliciousness, texture, and beauty.” Watch the video above to see which housewife wins the “Rival-Ray” challenge!
[The Rachel Ray Show, May 24, 2010]
Note: Rachel Ray judged the sandwich contest between the men’s and women’s teams on Celebrity Apprentice, which aired in February 2012: the women submitted a sandwich purported to be Teresa’s (Teresa says otherwise), and Rachel choose the men’s sandwich as the winner. Perhaps Rachel Ray is doing Andy’s bidding just like Wendy Williams, Kelly Ripa, Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin and Us Weekly.
The “Olive Garden Italian” quip was written by a producer of The Rachel Ray Show. Teresa included the joke in her cookbook, which Caroline used as an excuse to harass Teresa, starting in the season 3 finale, when the cookbook became the center of attention. The cookbook scene in the season 3 finale was filmed at the start of season 4, but Bravo moved it to the final episode of season 3 (Albie explained this in an interview) to end the season with conflict, and to use it as a continuing storyline for season 4.
In her Bravo blog, Teresa explained the story behind the “Olive Garden” comment:
Since the Season 3 finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice‘s joke about Caroline Manzo being “as Italian as The Olive Garden” has been at the center of a lot of the drama on the Bravo reality show. The Manzo family wasn’t laughing when they read it, but did they know about the joke before the book came out? FINALLY, Teresa explains it all.
“In 2010, I began writing Fabulicious! Teresa’s Family Cookbook,” Giudice explains in her Bravo blog. “I had just filmed a Housewives scene with Caroline and Jacqueline and cried, telling them how they were my family too. And Caroline and I appeared on The Rachel Ray Show together for a meatball ‘throw down.’ We were supposed to good-naturedly ‘trash-talk’ each other. Caroline said I had to ‘disguise my meatballs with gravy,’ and that her meatballs were going to ‘kick my meatballs’ butts!’
“I literally couldn’t think of any fake insults except, ‘A meatball without sauce? Who does that?’” says Teresa. And in her defense, if you saw her during the improv challenge on Celebrity Apprentice, you know that she doesn’t exactly think very quickly on her feet.
“Then, one of the Rachel Ray producers came up with a line I thought was pretty funny,” Giudice continues. “‘Caroline’s as Italian as The Olive Garden.’ The idea was that since I was conceived in Italy and Italian is my first language, that I cook the traditional way. Caroline’s family is Italian-American, like The Olive Garden, and that’s how she cooks. I bake my meatballs in sauce; she fries hers with no sauce”
According to Teresa, she and Caroline “laughed throughout the show,” and the reason that she recycled the joke in the cookbook was because she was including her meatball recipe and referenced the Rachel Ray meatball challenge, adding that while she’s not a fan of The Olive Garden, “I am, however, a huge fan of Caroline Manzo.”
It wasn’t until after the cookbook was released that Caroline and her family took issue with the comment.
This comment about Caroline being as Italian as the Olive Garden was written by a producer, not Teresa. Teresa also explained in her Bravo blog:
I didn’t take offense when they were all making fun of Skinny Italian on camera because I knew they were joking. What I wrote about the Manzos in Fabulicious! was the same thing: a joke. And not even a mean joke, a repeated joke that was made up for a fake feud on the “Rachel Ray” show. And I think my millions of compliments to the Manzos in the book make it very, very clear I was kidding. Actually, since the book came out, not one person, not ONE, has ever written me or said to me at one of my book signings that what I wrote about Caroline was mean. And I sold a lot of books. I think everyone gets it about my books.