Insider Reveals Why Kathy Wakile Was Demoted and That Kathy Uses Rosie to Stay on TV; Wakiles Build New Home, Hoping to Secure Spot on RHONJ (Updated 2/11/2015)
A source e-mailed FameWhorgas in October 2013 and revealed that “the dream home that the Wakiles are building on the lot they purchased in Franklin Lakes is on hold right now” because Bravo had not offered Kathy a contract as a full-time Housewife. The following is that e-mail.
Rich twittered not to believe the B.S. (referring to Kathy getting demoted) because BravoTV told them they have not made any decisions yet. Bravo does this every season with a franchise. They do it to get fan reactions.
Rich and Kathy are freaking out because they are building, or at least talking about building, a house and Kathy has a dessert book coming out, and she thinks she should be allowed to come on for another season.
Rich is really pissed off because he feels they did everything that Production wanted them to do – re: Teresa.
Neither Rich or Kathy can comprehend why people think they are boring. Kathy will say they are not bad people; maybe that is what they mean, that is why people think they are boring. She is clueless.
Yes, the show is scripted. Remember the scene where they made it look like their son and Rosie took the car for a ride with out them knowing? They knew – production set it up because they needed something good to show. Unless it is scripted with Rich and Kathy, it is not worth showing. Rich thinks he is TV gold.
Kathy’s own statements aren’t scripted. You know, how many versions has Kathy gave why she joined the show without her cousin knowing?
Rich is a disgusting pig. When he is on his twitter assaults, he is drinking. Kathy will congratulate him when he curses someone out. She will say that’s what they get when you mess with us.
The Wakiles think they are owed something. For example, there was an incident with making dinner reservations when Rich yelled, “Tell them who we are” – he was saying that because the place was booked for the night.
Both Rich and Kathy expect freebies all the time – Rich will say he will have Kathy send out a Facebook post and twitter. It’s really pathetic. Did you see the time Rich twittered asking on Christmas Eve if a pilot had room for four people? Needed to return New Years Eve?
I wish people knew the real Rosie. Rosie wanted nothing to do with TV. That was all Kathy. When you see Rosie upset, that is Kathy in her ear. Last year, at the reunion, Kathy was working Rosie up days in advance, telling her if Teresa says anything about Daddy she just hopes she says something because she needs to hear it from Rosie.
When a blogger exposed the Wakiles for knowing who Johnny was, Rosie twittered to Teresa that she was pissing her off – that was all Kathy.
What Kathy will do is: If something comes up in blogs or tabloids and Kathy thinks Teresa is behind it, Kathy will call up Rosie and say Teresa is at it again. When Rosie twittered that, Rosie had not even read the blog – she was going by what Kathy said to her.
Kathy does not care that people think Rosie is an animal. Kathy uses Rosie as her puppet. When the rumors started that Kathy would be demoted, Kathy put Rosie on a guilt trip.
Rosie never wanted to be on TV. Last season Rosie said this was the last time or she wanted to be paid – who can blame her? BravoTV did promise Rosie more paid appearances – not necessarily a contract, but VMAs, etc.
Kathy wants Rosie to tell Production that she won’t appear next season unless her sister is a full time housewife. This is a twisted family.
Kathy made sure to reconcile with Rosie before she was on NJ because, unlike Kathy and Joe, Rosie is loyal. Rosie will NEVER admit that her own sister disowned her practically when they were younger because Rosie is gay. Kathy wanted her to get help. It’s a joke. Kathy is acting like an ambassador for the gay community when Kathy never wanted anything to do with the gay community before. If Andy Cohen knew the truth, the Wakiles would have been gone by now.
The dream home that the Wakiles are building on the lot they purchased in Franklin Lakes is on hold right now.
Contracts for season 6 will be signed – it is just a matter of which ones – Kathy has Rosie to thank as explained above.
As far as Richie goes, he will tell you that Andy loves him.
Kathy is up Teresa’s ass now that Caroline is out of the picture, but their relationship is strained still.
As far as the Wakiles being demoted in season 7, on July 13, 2014, Rosie Pierri got into a twitter war with a viewer who mocked the Wakiles for being demoted. Rosie tweeted:
“At least I was there to get fired who fuck r u douche bag !! @BITCH_CATCHER: GET LOST LUNATIC✌️YOU WERE FIRED‼️‼️ #RHONJ RT @RosiePierri: And I can’t forget my cool ass cousin @joegorga @melissaGorga”
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2014: Andy Cohen wrote in his newest book, ‘The Andy Cohen Diaries,’ that Richie kept making jabs at him for “throwing them away” when Andy didn’t renew Kathy’s contract as a full-time Housewife for season 6:
“I saw Kathy and Richard Wakile tonight at the show and Rich kept making jokes about me throwing them away in the trash, because Kathy isn’t going to be a ‘full’ Housewife this season. I explained to Kathy that I couldn’t put her in the show opening because it would cause big problems with other Housewives. Everybody wants to be in the show open.”
Richie Wakile is disgusting, and he and Kathy have gotten close to the twins and Abbey Feiler-Kober (who provided the venue for the Project Ladybug event in season 6), no doubt in an attempt to secure a spot for season 7.
Vince Foster, Jr. @JustTheFactsNJ Jul 26
@richardwakile @Leopard_Man_ Teresa named her anus, she calls it Leopard.
Richard Wakile @richardwakile
@JustTheFactsNJ @Leopard_Man_ leopard is code for #Bitch
abbey feiler-kober Rosemarie Pierri
6:02 PM – 26 Jul 2014
With Teresa going to the pokey and Dina being bullied off by Jacqueline, Kathy, Amber, Jim and Melissa, the Wakiles are trying to worm their way in via the newbies, but that could be in vain if the twins and Marcheses are not offered contracts for season 7.
Perhaps producers should bring back Kathy and add her estranged brothers and their wives to the cast to expose their family secrets, since she and Melissa believe RHONJ is about family and mending relationships (at least that’s what they said during the season 6 reunion). Kathy herself said when taping an episode for The View on June 8, 2012: “It’s a big pie and everyone can eat from it.”
NM said on June 17, 2012 at FameWhorgas:
“The police report on Joe Gorga is the truth. Kathy also has 2 siblings with police records. I wish they would come to light. Joe Gorga called Kim D a Coke whore. Look at your own wife’s family, JoeG, and your cousins’ PD reports about drugs. We all live near each other. Albie & Greggy ARE VERY close! Caroline’s family is a complete mess. More needs to be exposed. This was a fantastic read. Thank you! Search hard and you will find the other police records. There is so much more that is hidden. #Fact – YOU’RE an open target when you become a public figure on The Telly! Teresa, you are a class act, my dear. See you at your book signing. Melissa, I have had many a lunch dates with your sisters…Stop all the lies!…You never know how people talk when catching a buzz. Rich, you’re a slumlord…How’s the gas station doing? Caroline, I’m very glad Lauren got a lap-band. She’s very beautiful. Sad you trashed her on national TV. Wonder who I am? Don’t bother to send your investigators, I talk to you every week. Hmmmm…”
Hailey said on April 25, 2012 at AllAboutTRH.com:
“I said it before. Kathy has many family skeletons in her closet about her family! It will come out! Mel’s family has many also. All will come to light soon enough! Let’s all hear about the siblings of Kathy that she hides. Mel, your sisters and their husbands are pure drunks! Why doesn’t Kathy bring up how they put things in different peoples name to hide money or that they couldn’t afford to buy the shore house (they rented it). Oops did I say too much? Kathy, thank your sister for exposing you on that!”
Richie refuted the October 16, 2013 story by RadarOnline, picked up by Perez Hilton on October 17, 2013, which stated that Kathy had been demoted to a part-time role (with the financial terms of her contract having been drastically reduced) and that her sister Rosie Pierri will finally get paid to appear on the show:
Briana Sullivan @BrianaSulli 17 Oct
@richardwakile horrible I read on @PerezHilton Kathy will only be part-time next season! She brings the class and comfort! Can’t be true!
Richard Wakile @richardwakile 17 Oct
@BrianaSulli @PerezHilton don’t believe the BS!
On October 6, 2012, when addressing Rosie’s presence and outburst at the season 4 reunion, Teresa told RumorFix:
“I never thought Rosie was gonna be at the reunion show. I’ve done nothing to Rosie. I have always love, love, loved Rosie. Every time I was with Kathy and I would always say to her, ‘Invite your sister’. Kathy never wanted to invite her before. They never got along. Now all of a sudden they’re all best friends. I’m just sayin’. Kathy didn’t want her sister around her kids because she was gay and because she had a girlfriend at the time. Rosie went through a lot of hard times trying to find herself.”
In the same interview with RumorFix on October 6, 2012, Teresa unleashed her dose of reality on Kathy and Richie:
“I can’t even believe they got on the show. They’ve gone to stores — they expect to get free clothes. They’re such moochers.”
When researching for another blog that I’m working on, I ran across some comments from July 2012 on Television Without Pity about the discussion between Rosie and Teresa (and Teresa’s TH) in season 4 where she says that Kathy didn’t always support Rosie (at the season 4 reunion, Rosie attempted to clear things up by saying Kathy knew that she was on a bad path and disapproved of that, not her). The following are some of those comments.
“Rosie denies everything Teresa has said, but I don’t trust her recall, especially because when Teresa said it, Rosie started to tear up and nodded her head in agreement. Also, Rosie’s mom let on as if there were big fights in the past between them at the dinner table.”
“I’m sure Rosie feels the need now to defend her sister, but I saw and heard different on the show. If Teresa was out of line and lying, why didn’t Rosie say right then and there outside at the table when she was giving her tabloid speech, “Hey, my sister never treated me like crap.” Nope, she put her head down and teared up a little. Says it all to me.”
“According to this family, Teresa is the devil and they’re all angels. But Teresa isn’t in agreement with everyone else’s assessment that she’s behaved so terribly (off camera) toward her brother and his wife. Therefore, that contradicts everyone’s claims about Teresa, the same way that Teresa’s claims about Kathy and Rosie’s past relationship contradicts what Kathy and Rosie say about it.”
“Regardless of what Teresa believes, there’s no denying that there is in fact an ongoing rift and issue between her and her brother in the present. We’ve seen it play out on the show. It doesn’t matter if she wants to believe it or not, the truth is there are problems between them, whereas there aren’t any current rifts between Rosie and Kathy. There was no point in Teresa bringing that up, whereas anything that has been brought up about Teresa’s behavior goes towards recent, current and ongoing strife between them that’s being captured during taping. References to the past have been made, but it isn’t done in a vacuum. Teresa randomly taking about a rough point in Kathy and Rosie’s relationship pretty much came out of the blue and for no reason.”
“At least in the case with Danielle throwing out her tidbit of information at the reunion about Melissa’s son, Danielle didn’t really care for Teresa so it wasn’t a shocker that she would say something like that, using her little bit of inside information. But who’s the enemy in Teresa’s talk with Rosie? That was some Danielle-type hate Teresa pulled on Rosie and on Kathy with those comments. I personally didn’t think that the animosity between her and Kathy was at a level of Danielle crazy but, then again, I do believe Teresa is that level of hateful. Danielle hated Teresa, so she used something painful to be hateful. And Teresa did her Danielle impression on Rosie (and ultimately Kathy) for what reason?”
“On the Wakile kids: Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure they’re good kids, but a little too sweet, if you know what I mean. I get a vibe of them playing up their goodness for the cameras, stacking the deck if you will. Whenever I see the kids, I immediately think Eddie Haskell. Playing up that goodness just irritates the hell out of me. The over the top sweet speech by Victoria? I guess the halo needs to be on display (couldn’t resist). I get that same weird fakeness from Kathy though, so no surprise that the kids have it. A hint of ruthlessness from her too. It’s why I want to like her but I find something about ‘Kathy and her soft voice’ very ‘Hekyll and Jyde’. The kids’ saccharin sweetness personas aren’t even done well, but I guess that comes with age, <cough> Kathy.”
“Even though Teresa may be wrong in publicly talking about Kathy’s alleged bad treatment of Rosie in the past, I can COMPLETELY understand why Teresa feels justified in doing so. It’s because they did it to her first, and she probably wanted to give them a taste of their own medicine. This sums it up for me. Of course it doesn’t make Teresa look good for doing that, but I doubt she can comprehend that. It was a huge ‘Fuck you’ to Kathy ‘soft voice’, and everyone got the message.”
“Horrible Things (seen or mentioned on the show) that the Gorgas, Wakiles, Manzos and Lauritas have done to Teresa:
- Melissa betrayed Teresa and contacted Danielle to give her info to use as ammunition against Teresa.
- Caroline and Jacqueline both betrayed Teresa when they continued to be friends with Melissa even after she betrayed Teresa.
- Joe Gorga called Teresa “garbage” at his son’s christening.
- Behind Teresa’s back, they all (including their husbands and the grown Manzo kids) have talked shit and ridiculed Teresa’s business, her bankruptcy, her kids, her husband, her marriage, how she talks, and her intelligence.
“Horrible Things (seen or mentioned on the show) that Teresa has done to the Gorgas, Wakiles, Manzos and Lauritas:
- She was referencing Christopher when she mentioned in her cookbook that she doesn’t want her daughters to be strippers at a car wash.
- Also in her cookbook, she repeated a joke about Caroline that was originally said when they were both on a talk show.
- She has talked shit about Melissa being a gold digger and being jealous of her and how badly Kathy used to treat her sister.
“IMO, the rest of the cast seems unjustified in their seething hatred of Teresa. Because unless I’m forgetting something, what exactly has Teresa done to them that’s worse than what they’ve done to her?”
Tabloids reported in November 2013 that in addition to the return of Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga for RHONJ season 6, three new wives, Amber Marchese and twin sisters Teresa and Nicole Napolitano, are being added. On November 1, 2013, Teresa told the Bradenton Herald that “we have four new people, and going forward I think it’s going to be really good” – she must be counting Dina as the fourth new cast member.
Kathy Wakile Calls Teresa Giudice’s Fans an ‘Army of Idiots’; Kathy Wakile’s Mother and Teresa Giudice’s Mother Are Not Blood Relatives, So Their Recipes Are Different ‘Family Recipes’ (Updated 8/10/2012)
“First, we need to talk frankly to the cast members for a second. Guess what, cast members. If you are on this show, it’s because you create and/or attract drama. You are not superior to the other cast members. You are not the one who’s above the B.S. Yes, this means you, Miss Holier-than-Thou. You and your gossip and pettiness. For instance, in this episode, Caroline Manzo predicts that Teresa Giudice will get a divorce, and that she will write a book about it. Caroline often tries to play the wise mom, but really, predicting your former friend will get a divorce and write about it? That’s pretty low. She adds, ‘You heard it here first.’ Great; we’ll make sure you get all the credit for the spiteful gossip as it happens.” [Hudson Reporter – RECAP Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 4 Episode 13 Almost in Napa]
Kathy Wakile Calls Teresa’s Fans an ‘Army of Idiots’; Caroline and Jacqueline Refer to Teresa’s Fans as ‘Her Army of Soldiers’
“Clearly my attitude towards Teresa has changed and with good reason. I won’t be a soldier in her army.” – Caroline Manzo, ‘Like You Mean It’, May 6, 2012
“Teresa needed allies on the show (looking to recruit soldiers for her army)… Teresa wants her friends to be her soldiers in her army. My dad was an army colonel, so I recognize military tactics. I wasn’t looking to get drafted.” – Jacqueline Laurita, ‘Don’t Get It Twisted’, June 27, 2012 and ‘Spin City’, May 7, 2012
“Well, well it looks like the #ArmyOfIdiots is recruiting some new soldiers again. When u all get to HELL make sure u tell the DEVIL I sent u.” – Kathy Wakile, August 7, 2012, Twitter
After Kathy made the tweet (above), she was asked on Twitter to clarify, but she failed to do so. Instead, she blocked everyone’s inquiries and eventually deleted the tweet.
“Kathy, the WORST thing you can do is ATTACK the fans. Without the fans, you have no show and without the show you have no ‘PRODUCT ‘ and without the product, you are back to being an average PLAIN JANE in New Jersey with a gas-pumping, foul-mouth man for a husband. Get it.” – taffi, August 10, 2012, Kathy’s Bravo Blog
“Kathy, a lot people want to be famous. Some will do anything to achieve it. Most don’t fully understand the meaning of The Price of Fame. Most will let their fans inflate their egos, while some will let their egos infuriate their fans. Many are foolish enough to believe they can escape the relentless scrutiny of the media and their fans. Some flourish – some fail. You might ask, what’s the difference between a Movie Star and a Reality Star? At the end of the day Johnny Depp isn’t a chocolate making, scissor handed, Mad Hatter gangster pirate barber that grows corn. But, at the end of the same day, you aren’t a fictional character brought to life by someone’s imagination. You are the person we see and hear and we the viewers can hold you accountable for your actions (whether out right or implied) – just like every other REAL person. FANS WILL MAKE YOU OR BREAK YOU.” – Calypso, Representing the ARMY OF IDIOTS, August 10, 2012, Kathy’s Bravo Blog
“Just read Kathy’s tweet and it sure would be nice to hear from her what exactly she meant – it really doesn’t ‘read’ well. For the mere fact she has put herself out there on reality TV, she does owe people an explanation. Put something out there in print, on the radio, on TV, in your blog, or social media such as Twitter or Facebook for all the world to see – as a public figure, you should at least explain it. (An opinion other housewives have voiced, at one time or another, about Teresa.) Many other famous people have been held accountable for far less. What sense does this tweet make?” – Jeannie5233, August 10, 2012, Kathy’s Bravo Blog
“That is exactly what she meant, because when other people read it on twitter and called her out on it regarding not liking her behavior and supporting Teresa, and why she was calling people the army of idiots, Kathy then blocked these people. All this shows is that Kathy is really not a nice person, and she certainly is two faced. Kathy does not care about, love or support Teresa. We have seen this, and when Bravo shows reruns and someone tweets something new when they watched the reruns, Kathy put up the tweet about the army of idiots and them going to hell, and for them to tell the devil when they get there, that Kathy sent them. Is that the comment of a nice person? I don’t think so, and as many have said they are acting for the cameras. If any of the viewers are idiots, it is for watching this trash, and supporting anything the Wakiles, Manzos, Lauritas, and Gorgas have to offer, as they are the ones that are constantly tweeting something nasty to viewers. I will give Teresa credit, that if she doesn’t like something that someone tweets (and I am sure there is), she ignores it and doesn’t tweet nasty comments back to them. These women really are the bottom of the barrel.” – MelindaK., August 11, 2012, Kathy’s Bravo Blog
“If it wasn’t regarding Teresa fans then she wouldn’t have taken it down. She would have left it up and tweeted after that tweet that it was was not meant toward Teresa and her fans and apologized for the misunderstanding. Seriously, how many ‘army of idiots’ could a person have in her life? If not Teresa’s fans, who else do you think would be an ‘army’ she couldn’t stand? If there really was another army she is feuding with, then the woman has issues. Let’s be real and not try to twist what she did.” – CC1921, August 12, 2012, Kathy’s Bravo Blog
Kathy Wakile’s Mother and Teresa Giudice’s Mother Are Not Blood Relatives, So Their Recipes Are Different ‘Family Recipes’
Kathy Wakile’s mother and Teresa Giudice’s mother are not blood relatives, so Kathy’s mother’s ‘family recipes’ are not Teresa’s mother’s ‘family recipes’. In other words, Teresa’s mother and Kathy’s mother are NOT sisters, so the recipes are NOT from the same grandmother or mother. The blood relation is between Kathy’s mom and Teresa’s father, who are brother and sister.
On July 17, 2012, Teresa said on her Bravo blog, Dreams Come True:
“Kathy’s mom is my dad’s sister and as you know, they didn’t grow up together either.”
Kathy has no blood relation to Teresa’s mother. Kathy and Teresa are blood relatives because of Teresa’ father, who is the brother of Kathy’s mother.
For Kathy to imply that recipes in Teresa’s cookbook are from her mother (at a book signing in front of fans) is a lie and an attempt to ruin Teresa’s reputation and discredit her cookbooks so that she can market her own. Teresa has always said that the recipes in her cookbooks were passed down to her by her mother, who is not a blood relative to Kathy, her mother or her grandmother.
“What in the world is Kathy doing? I’m trying to figure out what would possess her to come to my book signing (Finally, by the way! I’ve been having them for two years right near her house… First thing she hosts though, and I’m there!) and suggest the recipes were her mother’s. First of all, you can tell she never read the book at all since she points out pizelle cookies which don’t even have a recipe in the book (I use store bought for a quick kid ice cream sandwich dessert). Then she keeps pointing to pictures and saying ‘my mom’s, my mom’s.’ Who does that? I don’t know why she wants people to think our moms are related and somehow I’m using her mom’s recipes. Our mothers aren’t related by blood, they didn’t grow up together, and her mom didn’t even grow up with my dad, her brother. And no, we’ve never baked together. And yes, I can bake. Always have. I’m not trying to be the Cake Boss, but I think I can make a cupcake! I’m also pretty sure my mom’s not the only Italian grandma with a cookie recipe, but my mom’s is the one I use.” [Teresa Giudice, July 24, 2012, The Knitting Circle]
In season 4 episode 13, Kathy indirectly accused Teresa of stealing family recipes for her own financial gain: Kathy commented during Teresa’s book signing that the cookies in her cookbook were actually her own mother’s recipe (this was the first book signing of Teresa’s that Kathy ever attended even though Teresa had been doing them for two years at that point). It is important to note that the cookbook does not have a pizzelle recipe: the photo Kathy was looking at was for a recipe that uses store-bought cookies for a ‘quick kid ice cream sandwich dessert’. The fact is, Kathy went to Teresa’s cookbook signing and pointed out that certain recipes in Teresa’s cookbook were her mother’s, and now she is backpedaling and denying her accusations.
“Kathy, for starters, when you appeared on Andy live, even Andy Cohen said it ever so gently…that it was a passive aggressive comment that you made toward Teresa’s recipe in the cookbook… and you did not seem to happy about that. So I have to agree with Andy and the majority of the viewers: it was a passive aggressive comment. In the Collins English dictionary, the meaning of the term passive aggressive is this: of or relating to a personality that harbours aggressive emotions while behaving in a calm or detached manner. Sound familiar? And as far as the dig Teresa made to you about no one buying a dessert cookbook… well she made that comment after you accused her and her mother of stealing your mother’s recipes.” – Debbieinmissouricitytx, July 27, 2012, Kathy’s Bravo Blog
Kathy told Celebuzz on July 23, 2012, that she didn’t mean to imply that Teresa stole her mother’s recipes:
“I don’t know why she took it as if I was inferring that [the recipes were stolen], because that wasn’t what I was doing. I wanted to support her. I wanted to be happy for her and support her at her book signing. I was so happy and proud of her that she’s got another book out there.”
On the show, Teresa called the comments “a cheap, passive aggressive shot.” Of course, Kathy disagreed. Kathy told Celebuzz:
“Sister-in-laws share recipes [Kathy’s mom and Teresa’s mom are SILs]; it’s not that big of a deal. I don’t know why [Teresa] would bring it to that level. Nobody has heard that anything was stolen on my end. You know, that’s crazy.”
Teresa later insisted that the recipes were her mother’s recipes and not her aunt’s, but Wakile says that arguing over the recipes seems silly.
“The bottom line is if you Google a cookie recipe, a basic simple cookie recipe, it could be the same recipe with a different ingredient here and there,” Kathy points out. “It’s not like it’s reinventing the wheel here.”
In her July 25, 2012, Bravo blog, True Beauty, for episode 13, Jacqueline said that Teresa’s mom called Kathy’s mom for her cookie recipe. And during episode 14, Melissa told Teresa that Kathy said the same thing to her, that Teresa’s mom called Kathy’s mom for her recipe and then Teresa put it in her cookbook.
During season 4 episode 14, during their walk on the beach, Melissa told Teresa:
“She said your mom called her up and asked her for that recipe. (Teresa: “No”.) And her mom gave it to your mom and then you put it in the book… (Teresa: “Now?! She didn’t tell me that last night.”)”
Then in her talking head interview, Melissa said about Teresa and Kathy’s recipe-stealing allegation:
“Ridiculous. It’s stupid, and I think Teresa just needs to let it go. Let’s face it. Her mother and her father are brother and sister, so it may very well be one of her recipes. And what’s the big deal it it is?”
Melissa, Kathy, Jacqueline and Caroline are a bunch of lying hypocrites.
“Kathy may have noticed that her mom’s recipe that Teresa’s mom had called and asked her for was added to Teresa’s cookbook, but I don’t think there were any hard feelings from Kathy for it being in there. It just seemed like an observation.” [Jacqueline Laurita, July 25, 2012, ‘True Beauty’]
“Well the truth came out on last night’s episode; and if you caught the scene where Teresa and Melissa walk on the beach and have a talk, that’s when Melissa blabbed it without realizing it (no surprise there, lol). Anyhow, Teresa brought up when Kathy made the comment at her book signing about it being HER mom’s. Remember Kathy denied that she never meant it to be accusatory and said she was actualy giving Teresa “props”? Well, when Teresa mentioned it Melissa responded that Kathy told her that it indeed was her mom’s recipe and that as a matter of fact Teresa’s mom called her and asked her for it years ago. Why would Melissa say such a thing if Kathy had not told her that? Kathy a martyr you aint sweetie. Don’t you and your husband always accuse Teresa of not being real? I’m no great Teresa fan but, come on, stop being so darn jealous all the time.” [charbyswife, July 30, 2012, Kathy’s Bravo Blog]
Kathy does not mention in her Bravo blog for episode 14 anything about the conversation Melissa had with Teresa on the beach about Kathy’s cookie comments: “the same day Kathy had been complaining that Teresa used her mom’s recipes, Melissa said Kathy claimed that Teresa’s mother called Kathy’s mother for the recipes. Melissa used that conversation to get that accusation out there on tape. With that, any protestation of innocence is false. Kathy cannot claim she was making no such assertion while simultaneously whining to Melissa with her claim that the recipes were her mother’s cookies.” [Cajsa, August 1, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com]
“Kathy tries to clear up that she never said they were her mothers ‘recipes’, but then says in her blog that her mother always shared her recipes with her sister-in-laws. What exactly is she trying to do? Clearly her intentions are to create ambiguity around the authenticity of Teresa’s cookbook. She is trying to damage Teresa’s livelihood. If the recipes were from Kathy’s own mother, everyone knows FULL WELL that Kathy would be shouting it from the rooftops!!! Since she knows they are NOT, she trys to play around with what words she used. But then goes on in the next paragraph of her blog and tries to create confusion again. To me that shows the level of hatred she has for Teresa. Why doesn’t Kathy come right out and state unequivocally that the recipes did not come from her mother? Because she is the passive aggressive “not nice” person that Teresa said she is.” [CatCan, August 1, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com]
In her July 24, 2012, Bravo blog, Say Cheese, for episode 13, Melissa said that “most families pass recipes down, most come from a grandmother, and they both have the same grandmother, so let’s just say it’s a family recipe.” However, their mothers are not blood relatives and Teresa’s maternal grandmother is not related to Kathy; therefore, the grandmothers are not the same.
“As far as the recipe goes, whether it’s Kathy’s mom’s or Teresa’s mom’s just seems silly to me. They are one family; their parents are brother and sister. They are the whole family’s recipe. Most families pass recipes down, most come from a grandmother, and they both have the same grandmother. So come on ladies, let’s just say it’s a family recipe! Done!” – Melissa Gorga, July 24, 2012, ‘Say Cheese’
But Kathy said “my mother’s cookies” and Teresa has clearly said the recipes come from her mother’s side of the family, so Kathy is lying because her mother is not a blood relative of Teresa’s mother.
“Standard recipes like chocolate chip cookies or brownies are in every cookbook and I guarantee many are exactly the same. You don’t see Betty Crocker rising up from the grave and pointing fingers. If she’s talking about pastries made in every Italian home, does she really think the recipe her mother is using is 100% original? So unless Kathy’s mom is an extraordinary pastry chef who put an original twist on the cookies, she should really pipe down.” [jerseygirl, August 1, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com]