What a year Teresa Giudice of the Real Housewives of New Jersey had in 2011. The current season was in production as the previous season was airing. Teresa learned what her cast mates were saying about her, as the family betrayal by Melissa and Joe Gorga played out, with a side order by Kathy Wakile, the snarky comments of the Manzo “children”, and finally Caroline Manzo’s maniacal hatred after the Punta Cana incident.
So, Bravo chooses to put Joe’s well known and highly publicized infidelity on front street. Whether or not he knew he was on microphone we will never know. I doubt Joe cares.
How does Teresa respond to all this on her Bravo blog?
A magazine called me two weeks ago to ask me about my reaction to the episode they just received. I hadn’t seen it, so I had no idea what they were talking about. Once I got a copy and watched it, I was sick. I felt like I’d been kicked in the stomach. It has not been a good couple of weeks.
Of course I begged Bravo not to air it, but when you sign up for a TV show, you sign up to show everything, warts and all. The good and the bad. Kind of like that other promise: for better or for worse. Welcome to the “worse.”
She doesn’t try to excuse Joe, which is a surprise, Teresa defends him no matter what he does. Her pathetic attempt to get him to have sex with her in the vineyard spoke volumes; it shows a true naiveté about the nature of men: It’s not about the sex, it’s about the way the other woman makes him feel.
My husband disrespecting me on camera happened a year ago, but I just found out about it, and I’m trying to process it. I seem to always be the last to find out things, huh? People’s pasts keep coming out and they admit their dirty deeds to me, like my own family contacting Danielle to try and “take me down,” but I only find out about it months or years later. They say they’re sorry, they’re not that person now, and what can I do? I forgive them. I forgave my brother and Melissa, and I can forgive Joe. But I’m not stupid. It does make me wary, it does make it hard to trust the people I love.
They’re different animals.( men) They are animals. They think it’s funny to show everyone their buttholes. Women aren’t like this. We have our own kind of ugly that men don’t understand. But we have to work it out and live together, don’t we? I don’t really want a guy that acts like a woman. I’d rather not have Joe talk to me like a perfect gentlemen and go to his mistress’ apartment every night either.
None of her digs are nearly as awful as what her cast mates say about her on air.
On a lighter note, I found this on a message board, thought I’d share:
Damn! You can diss the Brownstone sauce, call his wife an “Olive Garden Italian”, even call his daughter an asshole, but by God DO NOT try to tell Fat Albert where the fuck KFC is!
The “Teresa Giudice Show” The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Sunday night on Bravo.