“Some of you may be very confused right now. You may be thinking, ‘Teresa has a brother?’ Before all the press, you probably didn’t know we existed, did you? Well here we are! I know the episode is a bit confusing at first. You’re probably wondering why Joe acted the way he did when his sister came up to him. It’s understandable so let me explain. Teresa has kept my husband, Joe, and his family (me and my three children) away from everything she has been going through and everything that has been so exciting in her life for the last three years. Although this all started before the show even existed. You will get a lot of the back-story as the season goes on, so I’m not going to go too far back. I would be writing for days! She has never been happy for her brother or cared about anything good going on in his life or his children’s. She only wants to discuss her life and only cares about herself. She kept us as far away during Season 1 and Season 2, because I think she knew this would happen when they found us. Karma is a bitch. Family comes first for me, but unfortunately it does not for her, and it never will. It’s just not who she is, and that’s OK, but don’t think we are going to go on national TV and be fake with you. We are not fakers, sorry.”
“This blog speaks volumes as to what her intent was for joining the show. Her first few blogs on Bravo were very snarky, until the backlash, and then she tried to sweeten them up a bit. I think she is very manipulative and conniving. Teresa is entitled to her own opinion and has every right to be upset at Mel & Kathy for doing what they did to her. My question is, if Mel wasn’t copying Teresa and had problems prior to joining the show, why try to insert herself in Teresa’s life so deeply? Befriend her friends, hire her stylist, makeup artist, photographer, etc?” [Mima, June 1, 2012, Reality Tea]
Melissa as the ‘Secret Source’ to Wetpaint and Reality Tea
In the following quotes from a Reality Tea article, ‘secret source’ has been replaced with the actual source, Melissa:
Melissa tells us that Teresa continues her attempt to push Gia into the spotlight. “Teresa has always been desperate to have Gia in the limelight,” Melissa tells Reality Tea. “She wanted her to model, that didn’t work out. She wanted her to sing, that didn’t work out. Now, she has Gia in a ‘dance’ group.” Melissa continues that guests were shocked at Gia’s dance outfit. “Guests at her daughter’s birthday party were disturbed by the outfits Gia wore. She is just a little girl. Teresa dresses her like she is 16. People were shocked,” says Melissa. Melissa tells Wetpaint the drama began when Teresa would not even allow Melissa to be photographed. Indeed, Melissa says she was not pictured in any of the professional photos taken at the party. “When a photographer went over to ask Teresa if he could take a picture of Melissa, Teresa said ‘no,’ ” says Melissa. Despite getting the cold shoulder from Tre, Melissa reveals that she still tried to have a good time at the party, spending most of the night with her mother-in-law. “She said ‘hello’ to Joe Giudice. He was nice, and Melissa was nice right back to him. Milania and Antonia [one of Melissa’s kids] were hugging and dancing the whole time.” Melissa reports that Teresa looked annoyed watching her and decided to approach her while others were getting ready to leave. “Teresa started to get loud, and Melissa says she was struggling to keep the scene low-key, because her youngest son, Joey, was in her arms.”
You can’t argue with a liar… they just cover one lie with another and another until you begin to question your own memory and then your own sanity… you can never resolve an issue with a liar. The best thing to do is ignore them and not respond to her lies… if you constantly defend yourself against her false accusations, you eventually will become consistently shrill and defensive.