I'm convinced if their businesses bazillion ventures fail or they bid farewell to reality television (either by choice or incarceration), the women of Real Housewives of New Jersey could make fabulous livings as spin instructors. They certainly must get a good work out changing their stories every five seconds. All of the women are guilty of it, but Teresa Giudice and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga are shining professionals when it comes to spinning their version of events to make them the good guy. Hey, at least it's entertaining!
After being accused of threatening Melissa in her blog last week, Teresa clarifies her words in yesterday's Bravo entry. She promises that all of the family (well, maybe not ALL of them…she implies that one little lady is still up to her evil ways) is trying to make things better after that dramatic retreat. Tre writes, "What did you think of the Miracle at St. George? I think I haven't cried that much in my whole life. I cried all over again watching it. All this nonsense about our family not getting along for 10 years just isn't true."
Teresa continues, "You can tell from how we were at the end of the episode — cooking and laughing and enjoying each other like close families do. I wish I could have had every one of you in the room with us to feel the love. You deserve it after watching our darkest moments! Thank you all so much for keeping the faith in my family!" No problem, Billy Joel! Happy to oblige. Teresa is right on that front…we have seen a lot of darkness with the women of RHONJ, and I for one welcomed the reprieve!
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE!
Vowing that she continues to follow Dr. V's advice to the letter, Tre shares, "I have called Melissa directly to talk about this, because like Dr. V said, I want to keep the communication lines open, but I wanted you all to know as well: I never meant to sound like I was threatening her in my last blog. I was very shocked and upset to watch the episode and see Melissa talking about my marriage and my products — two things I work really hard at and am really proud of! We don't know what other people say about us when we're not around until we watch the show, and it is hard, like opening up an old wound." I can understand that.
Likening the situation to a similar experience with Rosie, Teresa explains, "A few weeks ago, before the episode with the two of us meeting aired, Rosie called me to say that she was sorry for some of the things she had said, to warn me it might be ugly, and to make sure we were still good. That felt amazing, and made it so much easier to watch the episode because I know she didn't mean it and truly cared about me. If Melissa had given me the same heads up, I'm sure I wouldn't have been so angry in my blog. I'm human, I'm not perfect, and her comments hurt."
Of that fateful blog, Tre admits, "We did end the season in a really good place, so I was very surprised when Melissa's first blog came out and bashed me. Even though we were watching an old place we'd been in, I wanted to keep the peace going in our blogs. Instead of retaliating or getting into a place of tit-for-tat, I called Melissa immediately. I told her I was confused and upset by her blog since we were in a better place. She told me to 'get over it.' I suggested we both keep our blogs positive, but she said she was going write about how she felt at the time, and that I could do whatever I wanted. I chose to stay positive until the marriage comment. I finally broke down, and I'm sorry for that." Can't these women just own their behavior without throwing the other under the bus (deserved or not)? Oh wait. Nevermind. I forgot who I was writing about for a minute (and before you say anything, I mean the RHONJ women collectively…not just Teresa).
Teresa backtracks regarding her harsh words, blogging, "[M]e saying last week that Melissa was 'lucky' I didn't spread lies about her marriage like she did about mine, was simply that: I haven't, wouldn't, and won't. It wasn't a threat that I was going to expose something about her, and I'm sorry she took it that way. I was trying to explain my disbelief and devastation that the same person who has claimed for years I was trying to break up her marriage, when nothing about her marriage has ever come out of my mouth, actually said those horrible lies about mine."
She adds, "For a family member to say that is truly terrible, because it plants a seed that maybe they know something other people don't. Melissa might have no problem doing that to me, but I wanted to explain that I would never do that to her. She is my family, and I would never want my nieces or my daughters to hear something untrue and hurtful about her marriage."
Tre concludes, "I wish she had the same courtesy for my marriage. I wish she had warned me ahead of time, apologized after the fact, or taken the time to step into my shoes and see why it might upset me. I don't know or have ever even met or talked to any of Melissa's ex-boyfriends or ex-bosses or whatever. I don't know about her past, and I don't care to. I only care about the present, and in the present, I promise I have nothing to do with hurting my family."
Ladies, head to the gym, get on your stationary bikes, and spin, spin, SPIN!
TELL US-WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TERESA'S BLOG? DO YOU THINK SHE WAS THREATENING TERESA LAST WEEK?
[Photo Credit: Bravo]