NOTE: May as well finish this… Melissa Gorga has submitted her say re the last episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. All the Housewives received the Sunday episode on Wednesday. Obviously, Bravo wants to escalate the rift between Tree and MeGo by delaying the publication of their blogs… either Tree or MeGo are always the last to have their BravoBlog up on Bravo.com.
MELISSA GORGA: MeGo says that she doesn’t understand where the “rumors” about her marriage started in the first place… and Tree being a good, supportive sister to JoGo is just an “act.”
BUT FIRST… MeGo is yet ANOTHER Housewife who needs a remedial English language class specializing in the usage of “I” and “ME.” What school let her slide through???
Ugh, I didn’t like watching this week. It was really hard to go back to that place. It puts a knot in my stomach that I can’t explain. As you can see I truly was pushed to my limit and the filter came off. I was trying to put the issues between Teresa and I behind us, as I thought we both agreed to do, but I started to realize and now can definitely say after watching these past few episodes and reading her blogs that’s not at all what Teresa was trying to do.
MeGo says she’s a “VERY PRIVATE PERSON”…
First, where did these rumors about my marriage with Joe start? That’s the million dollar question. When Teresa was hearing these so-called rumors the show had just started airing and I hadn’t even had a performance yet. What’s interesting is she didn’t bring up the fact that it had anything to do with my music until she was continually questioned about her reason for telling Joey these “rumors” in the first place. People weren’t buying her good, supportive sister act.
NOTE: Is Melissa serious when she says she doesn’t know where all the “rumors” about her marriage started??? SH readers know exactly where the rumors started! Right here on SH! Who actually sent the email to SH is still a mystery, but whoever sent the email to SH wanted all to know about Melissa… HERE. Melissa: please send the $1 million directly to SH…
TERESA GIUDICE: Tree says a lot… and a lot just don’t make no sense!!!
So this episode… first let me say, I never ever thought I’d be part of a show that turned into this crazy high school, he-said-she-said drama. When I signed up, it was just supposed to be a fun show with my friends. People didn’t go on TV to fight, but to just give you a peek into their lives. I thought the Housewives shows were amazing because at the time TV was only showing young people, but Housewives showed that women over 30 and 40 could still be sexy and interesting, go after their dreams, build businesses, etc.
Sadly, it’s turned into something else. None of us went on the first seasons of Housewives thinking we could turn it into anything. We were just happy to share our lives and our struggles (remember when Bethenny wasn’t a billionaire and couldn’t pay her bills?). Now people beg to get on so they can cash in. And they do it without caring who they hurt, even family. (Obviously Tree had Melissa in mind when she wrote this!) They do things on purpose just to stir up drama. I am very thankful for the great things that came out of being a Housewife, but of course, I’d trade it all because sometimes the negatives — like friendships falling apart and families broken up — aren’t worth it. But it is what it is, and I have to make the best of it and try and take the high road. And I will keep trying!
Tree last year… on the RHONJ…
I don’t like watching myself from a year ago on Housewives, because I did let some of the drama get to me. It’s hard not to when it seems like everyone around you is doing their best to pick on you, bait you, and try and make you look bad. That’s not what I’m about. You know me — I react but I don’t set out to act out. I don’t plot or try and pretend I’m something I’m not. My family and friends know it too, and they seem to be having a great time trying to get me to “react.” Of course, I’m not perfect, and sometimes they do find just the right thing to get me upset, but I am proud of the fact that I walk away, and I don’t do the same back to them.
To answer all of your questions, I don’t think I’m being ganged up on or bullied. I just think the other cast members know that blowing little things in my life out of proportion and constantly talking about me all day takes the focus off things they don’t like in their own lives. That’s fine. I can take it!
CAROLINE MANZO: DonCaro has plenty to say… and it’s “FEBUS”… especially when it comes to Tree!!!
Clearly my attitude towards Teresa has changed and with good reason. I won’t be a soldier in her army. Again, Jacqueline and I were brought into a situation to “fix” things. I found out very early on this was nothing more than a war tactic on Teresa’s part. Remember, there were never supposed to be sides — Teresa clearly states in this episode that Jacqueline needs to “pick a side.” I ask you this — Why? Why do we have to pick a side? I assessed and made a decision not to enlist. I don’t like war, and if my approach seems less than loyal to some viewers, all I can say is I am what I am and it is what it is. I stand by my decision.
We are all entitled to our own opinion, that’s what makes the world go round, right? Having said that, I can fully respect and understand anyone’s view; whether you love me or hate me, it’s yours to do and think what you wish. For those that understand, thank you, for those who don’t, no hard feelings. NOTE: In other words, FEBUS!!!
KATHY WALIKE: Kathy has a lot to say, but doesn’t say much…
Let’s start with Sibling Rivalry. I have to admit I did feel bad for Lauren when Albie and Chris were joking with her and Vito. I know how older brothers can be and can understand how it feels to look up to them and want their approval. It’s especially difficult when you’re starting a new diet plan and not really feeling like yourself. I know they were just kidding, but Lauren, you were being a great sport about it. I love the way she brushed it off and gave it right back to them. This is the same kind of joking that goes on with Rich and his siblings, but the result is always the same — a lot of love. NOTE: Calling the ‘conversation’ between Lauren, CritterFUR and PrinceAlbie “sibling rivalry” is soft pedaling the reality of what took place. Let’s call it what it IS: MEAN, RUDE and IGNORANT.
JAX LAURITA: Jax says a lot… but it’s all regurgitated crap….BLAH, BLAH, BLAH…
11. Teresa didn’t want anyone to use the word “jail”. She would rather us say “going away” even though she’s OK getting paid to say it in the tabloids. That was the word we kept reading. I guess I didn’t really understand the difference between saying “jail” or “going away” because to me it meant the same thing. I understand it better now after hearing Kathy with her explanation on pride. I’m still not convinced it’s a Jersey thing though.
12.Teresa always told me that people won’t always believe what they read, so it’s OK for her to say it in a tabloid. But if we talk about it on the show, then that makes it real to the viewers. She just wanted it to stay in the tabloids where she could profit from it without having to explain it.
13. Melissa wasn’t sure where to go for Tia’s solstice party, so I told her to meet us at Caroline’s and we could all go together. Teresa knew Melissa was coming with us, because I told her beforehand out of respect. Teresa said that was fine, but I was given specific instructions on what I could say or not say. I liked Melissa and she had never done anything to me personally to make me feel otherwise, but I had no desire to hang out with her without Teresa, because I knew how Teresa felt about her. I kept her at an arm’s length just as she kept me. Melissa respected me as Teresa’s friend, and I respected her as Teresa’s family. NOTE TO JAX: We don’t need a blow-by-blow account of what we all just watched on the RHONJ… you just wrote eight pages of useless words. Thanks for nuthin’!