Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion, Part 1- ‘Non Capisco!’
Things are not so lovely in the Garden State. Season 3 of the ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ gave us a painful view of the unraveling of a family and more than one friendships. and, BOTH tragedies center around, original cast member, Teresa Guidice. For those of you who don’t watch the show (are you kidding me?), Teresa is the flashy, brassy, Italian girl from New Jersey. Teresa was a fan favorite in Seasons 1 and 2. Known for the infamous ‘Table Flip’ and her catchy phrase ‘Prostitution Whore!!”, when describing for cast member, Danielle Staub, Teresa was adored by millions. So, what happened? This season, Bravo decided to bring Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga and his wife, Melissa, and Teresa’s cousin, Kathy Wakile and her husband Richie on as fellow cast mates. Well, that may have worked for the Manzo’s, but it was bad news for the Gorga’s.
Apparently, Teresa and her brother were NOT on good speaking terms. In fact, in the FIRST episode, (at the Christening of Joe and Melissa’s baby) Joe called Teresa ‘GARBAGE’ ! After that statement, and huge fight broke out, between the Gorga’s and the Guidice’s…It was painful to watch, but here is a clip:
And, it was downhill from there. Just as it appeared that Teresa had made up with her brother…along came Cousin Kathy. She and Teresa also had a few problems and EVERYTHING began to boil. In a nutshell: Teresa did NOT want any member of her family on the show, except for TERESA!! So, I have to ask: Why did Melissa nad Kathy agree to do the show, KNOWING that it would shed light on some, otherwise, private issues? FAME! Now, Melissa has a singing career, Kathy is catering (I think), and Teresa’s second book, Fabulicious, made the NY Times Best Seller List. Oh, yes…The book.
In her recent cookbook, Teresa made a couple of unflattering remarks about Caroline Manzo:
‘Caroline is as Italian as the Olive Garden.’
“Caroline is ONLY 1/16 Italian.’
These statements did not sit well with Caroline. AND, Caroline’s sister-in-law, Jacqueline is also on the outs with Teresa. Dang, Girl! The table has flipped on you, now, Teresa. Since the first season of the show, Caroline and Jacqueline have been Teresa’s biggest supporters. They stuck by her through the bankruptcy, criminal allegations, and family drama. But, now, according Jacqueline’s Twitter: ‘Teresa is SCUM.’ and Caroline states, ‘We were never REALLY friends.’ Ouch.
When Season 3 ended, the ladies were hardly on good terms. And, in last nights Part 1 of the Reunion, it was obvious, this pot is JUST BEGINNING to stir: CLICK below for a preview..
Teresa was basically called out at every turn by her fellow cast mates, during Part 1 of the reunion. The 2 most surprises factors were: Jacqueline Laurita, a fan favorite ad Teresa’s former friend, REFUSED to show up for the reunion! Not sure, how she could ethically do that, considering this is YOUR JOB..But, she did Tweet during the episode. Clearly giving the impression that Caroline was right when she said, ‘Jacqueline did not want to be in the same room with Teresa.’ And, honestly, neither did the other ladies. Melissa and Kathy shed some negative light on Teresa’s personality. Things, only family would know….But, Caroline was the MOST shocking with her revelation that Teresa said, ‘She DID NOT want to make up with her brother!’ Teresa immediately responded, ‘YOUR A LIAR!!!” Wow! I don’t think there is anyone who would cosign that Caroline Manzo is known to lie…Sorry, Teresa. If things don’t turn around in Season 4, we may be saying, ‘Ciao, Bella!’
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