Melissa Gorga - "Watch Your Language"After Teresa and I argued at the solstice party, I got everything off my chest and I was just hoping I got through to her. Watching her recant the story to Joe, I clearly didn’t. This scene was hard for me to watch, and to be perfectly honest without sugar coating it, it was disgusting. I couldn’t help but sit back and think, “What happened to these people?” This is a man that Joe and I made the godfather of our first born child. To see him speak about me in this repulsive manner made me sick. Calling me a “tramp,” a “gold-digger,” and “horsy face” among other things on national TV. Is this man for real? I just don’t understand how Teresa can sit there as her husband calls her family names. Kathy is a “frog face,” Rosie is a “butchie boy.” Joe Giudice has no limits, but what I find even more appalling is the fact that his wife laughs as he says hateful things, and the only time she stops him is when he calls her brother a “bitch.” Joe Giudice is lucky my father isn’t still alive. He would never tolerate the way he treats and talks about women.
Teresa Giudice - "Heart Breaker" All right, this week's RHONJ episode: I have to say it was a mix of good and bad. I loved watching Caroline and Albert celebrate their anniversary. The pictures of Albert and Albie were too precious! I didn't so much love Caroline making judgments about me again, pretending to know what's in my head. Sad. I loved seeing my girls get to play with their cousins. They miss seeing my brother's kids. I didn't love the talk my brother and I had. I really, really didn't want to get into it at a pool party my kids were at, because I knew how it would go. And it went that way... and worse. You didn't even see the entire argument. Joey's explosion at me was insane, scary, and yes, really, really hurtful to me. Anyone else notice that in four seasons I've never cried except when it comes to Joey? I'm not a crier! But this whole thing breaks my heart. But it was a year ago, and I've moved on to happier, more positive things. I pray that we can all be a family again someday, and I'll keep praying for that.
Kathy Wakile "A Big Splash"Now for my thoughts on this week’s episode. By the way, watching this play back is never that easy, especially because it is family. As you all know, we did live through this a year ago and most of our emotions have settled down since then, so it’s always difficult to watch when everything is churned up again. The other difficulty is to have to listen to what is being said about you when you are not around. I will admit and take responsibility, as I have in the past, for anything that I have said to hurt anyone’s feelings. While I’m not making excuses for myself or Richie’s comments, I can honestly say that they were not said to maliciously hurt anyone. We say things out of anger and frustration. We are human, and our emotions do get the best of us at times. In all fairness though, when I hear juvenile comments about me and Rich I feel hurt just like anyone else.
Caroline Manzo "Not Playing"I’m going say this for the last time -- an apology is only an apology when it’s sincere. Issues go way beyond the cookbook. The cookbook is trivial nonsense. I don’t attack anyone, I respond to comments made about me. I don’t back down, and I won’t play the game. I say it as I see it and will never hide behind an insincere apology or a fake friendship. If that’s being a bully, then so be it. I’m a bully.