Teresa Giudice Says Her Friends and Family Turned on Her and “Hate on Her Like It’s Their Full-time Job”; Melissa Gorga Denies the Cheating Allegations; Kim D Proudly Owns Being the Villain and Says She and Jacqueline Laurita are “Very Close”
Teresa Giudice’s Bravo blog for episode 6 was short and to the point, and the gist of it is in the excerpt below – she says her family and friends have turned on her and “hate on her like it’s their full-time job” (it kinda is):
I’m thinking of writing a new book about my life (since apparently writing four cookbooks doesn’t count…). I’m going to call it 50 Shades of Black & Blue.
In it, my own family members and friends I’ve had for 10 years turn on me. They hate me and hate on me like it’s their full time job. They sit around every day talking about me non-stop, even when I’m not there. They talk and talk and talk some more about how obsessed I am with them. They bang their hands and wave napkins and cackle about how crazy I am.
Meanwhile across town, people with cute 1950s names — Penny, Jan — that own salons come up to me saying they want to carry Milania Hair Care. Of course, I listen. Then they start talking trash about my sister-in-law. Of course, I stop listening. I get up and leave. Doesn’t matter though, because I am invisible now.
My family hears about the rumors and blames me. I am to blame for everything: when their ex-bosses and ex-boyfriends talk about them, when their friends stop liking them, when their house and records and books don’t sell. It is all my fault. Along with eclipses and the economy.
It does hurt that my family always assumes the worst of me. It hurts when they call me names. It hurts when I see tabloids with the “inside scoop” on my parents, my in-laws, and my marriage. But what can I do? Nothing because it’s only fiction. Right?
In Melissa’s Bravo blog for episode 6, she said she should have seen it coming when she decided to write an advice book on marriage and said, “I’m innocent of every disgusting thing those scheming ladies cooked up about me.”
Melissa: “I Don’t Know Who to Trust” (Excerpt)
By Melissa Gorga
Monday, July 08, 2013 3:53 PM
It wasn’t fun to come home to this episode. I honestly have no idea where to start. My head is still spinning. At this point, I don’t know who to trust. I don’t know what to believe.
I should have seen it coming. I write about marriage, so I’m accused of cheating. If I wrote about gardening, I’d be accused of planting plastic trees. I should write about friendship, something like, “The friends you make as a lonely teenager are not necessarily who you want in your life later on.” I thought I was being a good friend keeping ties long after we’d grown apart. Good intentions can get you stabbed in the back. It hurt to live through it, and to watch it play out. I’m still a bit in shock.
I’m not going to defend myself against what was said about me. I’m innocent of every disgusting thing those scheming ladies cooked up about me. I know who I am, and what I’ve done. My family and friends know it too. Like I said in the episode, I don’t like to put everything on Teresa and I DON’T. But there is something to be said about the company you keep. And when an accusation as disgusting as giving BJs is being discussed on national TV about your own sister-in-law, no matter how much you “don’t like her,” I think what most people would do is: immediately get up and walk away, reach out to their family to give them the heads up since the last time this happened it caused such a divide, and maybe not tweet that “It was a good night” so that your brother and his wife don’t think that you enjoyed hearing this.
Jacqueline in her Bravo blog said the episode “made me giggle” and is claiming her intrusion into Teresa’s family drama was her two-year attempt to “resolve everything with Teresa’s family.”
The Phone Fight with Teresa (Excerpt)
By Jacqueline Laurita
Monday, July 08, 2013 9:28 AM
This episode made me giggle. I remember the frustrations I felt at the time, because for so long Teresa had been out of sight, out of mind. Then all of a sudden her name kept popping up everywhere around me, and everyone kept talking about her and their family issues. Maybe it was because all of a sudden we were all together again. But who knows. I will try to take you back to how I was feeling at the time.
It just seemed odd to me that, miraculously, Teresa wanted to make an effort to resolve everything with her family, after I had been trying to make that happen for two years prior! Why now? I wasn’t buying into the sincerity of it all. At the time, I felt like it was all for show and not for real. On top of that, I was getting increasingly annoyed, because I heard that Teresa kept talking about me behind my back saying I was stalking her at “her” gym and blaming me for all of her family fighting. It annoyed me so much, because I knew that I had done so much to try to bring her family back together, and not only was it not appreciated, I somehow became the a–hole, and I felt like Teresa wasn’t taking any accountability for any of her own actions to cause the rift in her family.
When I heard Teresa had been with those catty girls she called her friends talking about Melissa, I couldn’t help but go back to what I knew last year. It appeared to me that Teresa was playing innocent again and letting her “soldiers,” as I called them, be her voice, in order to expose Melissa or make up lies about her in a way that would ensure nobody would like her or buy her new book. I kept thinking that if Teresa knew that these girls were on national TV trash talking her sister-in-law with those defaming accusations that she would want absolutely nothing to do with these girls again. It’s one thing to listen to them behind closed doors, but this salacious gossip was obviously being spread nationwide. Instead, it seemed as though Teresa embraced them.
Believe me, I totally get not wanting to get in the middle of someone else’s fight, because that is the way I am. I may listen to people talk out their frustrations, but I try to stay neutral and fair while I try to understand both sides.
Teresa’s bestie, Kim D., can definitely stir up trouble at times, but she will own up to what she’s done when confronted and almost always apologizes for it. She’s actually not a bad person once you get to know her. She can make me giggle at times. She has been through a lot in her life and she’s always worked hard as a single mom. When you talk to her, you understand her. Every single one of us, including Melissa, still shop at her store, Posche.
On her new WordPress blog, Kim D gives her take on episode 6, which was totally staged by production despite how she tries to spin it… it’s her job to convince us that the show is not contrived and partially scripted, so she’s just being a good employee. Andy seems to like Kim D (he even said he “loved” her last season), and she was a surprise guest on WWHL after the episode 6 premiere.
Kim D explains in her blog that she and Jacqueline “are very close” (although Jacqueline in her Bravo blog says that Kim D and Teresa are “besties”) and that Jacqueline was only “busting on her” by holding her nose when Kim D came over to the table (Kim D said during reunion 4 that she and Jacqueline talk on the phone for an hour and a half every morning).
As noted by Meri, evidently Kim D and Jennifer Dalton don’t think highly of each other. However, Kim D and Jennifer probably are faking their Twitter feud since, according to Teresa’s friend and co-writer Heather Maclean, they are paid more if they “bring it.” A source tells FameWhorgas that Kim D was paid $80,000 to be the “villain” of season 5 and Jennifer Dalton was paid $20,000 to be the “go-between.” When asked on Twitter if “they get paid for these small appearances or just hope to get on show?,” Heather tweeted the following reply:
“@nanagrant They don’t get paid. Only official ‘Friends of HWs’ get paid and it’s very little. Only goes up if they ‘bring it.’ #BadSystem … None of the new ‘friends’ of HWs though want to look too crazy, so they end up switching sides & backing down. Makes for messy TV (& editing).” – Heather Maclean (@HeatherMaclean), July 7, 2013 at 9:24 PM, Twitter
Here are some tweets between Kim D and Jennifer:
“@flygirljennifer, what # is bigger-the amnt. of bullsh*t that comes out ur mouth or the # of babies you’ve given up to diff daddies?” – Kim D (@KimDPosche)
“#trash @KimDPosche you belong in a trailer park and I got a the perfect spot for you. You’re not good enough for spam in a can.” – Jennifer (@flygirljennifer)
“What drops faster? The names out of @flygirljennifer’s mouth or her balls?” – Kim D (@KimDPosche)
Another Twitter follower (@teresaisthebest) on July 7, 2013 suggested Heather join RHONJ since she is “always so spot on,” to which Heather replied:
“They asked me to be on & I said no thank you. Then they threatened me & I said no thank you very much. ” 😉
When asked how she was threatened, Heather replied:
“That they would not show any of Teresa’s book & that I wouldn’t be ‘allowed’ to write them anymore.” 🙂
When another follower (@Mikado5056) tweeted Andy Cohen that Bravo had “no ethics at all,” Heather replied:
“It’s Sirens, not Bravo really. Although Bravo buys what Sirens (ahem) makes…”
Heather explained this in more detail in her interview published at AllAboutTRH on June 7, 2013:
“Every Real Housewives show has a different production company: NY has Shed Media, BH has Evolution, Atlanta has True Entertainment, and NJ has Sirens. And every production company has their own internal culture. You can get a feel for what they are used to producing from their other shows. Shed did Super Nanny, Evolution did Big Brother, True worked with Oprah, and Sirens did a bunch of crazy crime shows Panic 911, Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?, Deadly Affairs, The Nightmare Next Door… That should tell you something about the ‘stories’ Sirens creates. To be fair, the producers try and get as much of a real story as they can, but it’s almost impossible. Have you ever heard of the Heisenberg effect? It’s the idea that nothing can be purely observed because the very act of observing something changes it. The minute a camera shows up, reality changes. Producers can’t film in a place without getting prior permission from the location and everyone in it. And not everyone in a cast member’s life will agree to be on TV. Their parents might say no, kids from a previous marriage might not be allowed, so you’re never going to get a true and complete picture.”
Episode 6: Friend or Faux Pas? (Excerpt)
By Kim DePaola
July 8, 2013
After this episode, you will clearly see that I have obviously been established as “the villain” of the season! I’ll own it proudly! After all, things do just fall into my lap! 😉
FYI: If anyone lives up in our area of North Jersey and has not been to the new Bellissimo’s, I highly recommend it! Definitely one of my new favorite restaurants and such gorgeous decor! First just to clarify, I was not calling the waiter cute. Not saying that he was not a good-looking man, but I was actually making reference to a picture on my phone of a guy I had recently met at the time. I am now single, and will address the unfortunate circumstances of that situation in a later blog.
To address how I know Jan: a very dear friend of mine who has known her for years introduced us. Jan owns a salon called Teeze, which has headed up hair and makeup for my models at a recent Posche fashion show. Teresa had just started marketing her Milania Hair Care products and was looking for salons in the area to start carrying the line. My friend and I both felt that Teeze would be a great fit. As for Penny, she is also a salon owner and hairdresser whom I have known for years. She and Jan are friendly as they run in similar circles.
The initial purpose of the meeting was for Teresa to pitch the Milania line to Jan and Penny and also to personally invite them to her launch party. Teresa started reminiscing with Jan when we sat down at the table to catch up on old times. That is when Jan admitted that Melissa was no longer her friend. From what Jan had told me in the past, she was upset with Melissa for not acknowledging or supporting her new business venture (Teeze), and also for ultimately casting her aside as a friend. Bottom line: Jan was hurt. At the time, I was more than “not too fond” of Melissa for reasons that have at this point been made very clear. As I previously stated, we are in a good place now. However, this was a girls night out. What do girls typically do on a night out? Gossip. Jan took the conversation to a place none of us expected it to go. We sat and listened. It was not my story.
Onto the lunch with Melissa and the woman I like to refer to in the rest of my blogs as “the realtor”. Where do I begin? Should I start with the Warpaint collection of MAC cosmetics she was showcasing, or the “macaroni and cheeth” that was apparently so delicious she barely came up for air?! And I should state that Montville is a beautiful and very affluent town. Most people would kill to live there. Not sure why the realtor would tell Melissa she should be living anywhere else.
As far as the “cheating on your huthband” goes…(is it just me or does she sound like she has marbles in her mouth when she speaks?) maybe at the time you could say I did have it out for Melissa because of what she did with regards to my business. However, I would never look to break up a marriage. This story came out and I sat back and listened. As I said it was not MY story. Teresa however, did not just sit back and listen. She was uncomfortable with the discussion and what you do not see is that she actually got up from the table. She did not want any part of it PERIOD.
Onto Portobello’s…Let me first say that everyone who lives in my town goes to Portobello’s. So for those who may ask what I was doing there the same night as the Gorgas, Wakiles, and Lauritas? It was a cold Friday night in the middle of winter. I took my mom, my assistant, and her friend down the street for a few drinks and a bite to eat. I had no idea whatsoever they would be there. The place was packed.
When I am called over to the table, you see Jacqueline holding her nose. She is a jokester and was only kidding. We are very close and she likes to bust on me. She threw the napkin so that Melissa and I would stop arguing. And by the way, it was very refreshing to hear how much Richie loves me!
In reference to the “coincidences”, they are not coincidental. I said it on the reunion and I will say it again: The circumstances were simply convenient. Anyone in my life can tell you that I know A LOT of people. People do talk and are always telling me things. Do I believe everything I hear? No, absolutely not, but that doesn’t always stop information from getting out. I was not looking for “a pass.” Did not ask for one, did not want one. Kathy asks why I didn’t shut the conversation down at Bellissimo’s when it turned ugly. Maybe that would have been the right thing to do. However, as most of you do know by now I have a devilish side in me and I cannot always help that! I can say that going forward I will try my hardest and work on it! 😉
What you do not see when Joe asks me if I think Melissa cheated on him is that I actually say: “No, I don’t think she cheated. ” I will repeat, I would never wish to break up a marriage. Like Melissa says, they are “un-f*ckin-breakable” and I do firmly believe that. And I had to smile during the interview when Melissa tells me to “go jump off the GW”, (all in good humor) because she is wearing our Mittmi coral minidress from Posche! Looks great on you, Melis!!