It's time for the spin cycle–Real Housewives of New Jersey edition! On the heels of Melissa Gorga's blog about some chick she barely knew a bazillion years ago, now we're getting Teresa Giudice's version. You have to love how Tre (or her Bravo blog ghostwriter) makes her look like an innocent bystander who just loves and supports her sister-in-law as she navigates this crazy world of reality fame! If I was Andy Cohen, and this was my clubhouse, the drinking words would be "best friends!"
Of her take on Melissa's experience at her launch party, Teresa writes, "I was sorry that Melissa got into a fight with one of her best friends at the launch party. For the record, I didn't invite Jan or Penny. The party was open to any salon owners who called in and spoke with the Youthful 8 company reps. As soon as I found out Jan had RSVPed, I called Melissa to warn her and make sure she would be OK with it. If Melissa didn't want them to come, believe me, I would have uninvited them immediately!" I believe that, don't you?
Teresa continues, "I don't really know Jan, I just know she was one of Melissa's best girlfriends, and they were in each other's wedding. I have no idea why Jan and Melissa would have a falling out, but like I said in my interview on the show, I have Melissa's back…When Jan and Melissa were talking, I was right there to make sure it didn't get out of hand. My brother was right there too, and he wasn't upset, shrugging it off as crazy talk, so I did too. My main concern was that Melissa knew I was there for her." Really? I don't believe Melissa as far as I could throw her, but it appeared to me that Teresa didn't want to leave because she didn't want anyone to say something she wasn't expecting…
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One more time, how close are Melissa and Jan? Teresa blogs, "Melissa and Jan have a history. They've been best friends for 12 years. That's why Melissa invited Jan to lunch to talk about her new book (and me…). I'm there for Melissa, but I wasn't going to get involved because it didn't it have anything to do with me. And Melissa's a big girl. I know she can handle herself. We all saw that at Lake George." Nothing like a back handed compliment!
Just in case you still care about the Posche fashion show, Teresa reminds us, "For a whole year, my brother and Melissa believed I had something to do with Angelo showing up at the fashion show and saying hi to Melissa, when I didn't. But them believing that was hurting our relationship. I wanted to fix that more than anything. I told them I had nothing to do with it, Kim D told them, and now Penny told them too. What more can I do? I'm done trying to defend myself. If my brother doesn't believe me by now over strangers, there's nothing I can do." Cue the violins!
To explain her awkwardness at the party, Teresa states, "Watching myself on the episode, I look so uncomfortable because I was! My launch party was very important to me and I was praying it would be successful and not end in a big 'white trash' brawl. I never know who's going to attack who, and people came prepared for a fight! "
Teresa adds, "It's been really exhausting these last few seasons to be constantly accused of everything that ever happens to other people. Trying to constantly vindicate myself to my only sibling, to watch my family get ripped apart by rumors from strangers, it's not a good feeling. I'm so tired of working on eggshells. I just want this all to be behind us."
As for fame, Teresa is familiar with the ups and downs, and she can relate to what is happening with Melissa. Tre sympathizes, "I know it must be frustrating for Melissa to have people say bad things about her, believe me, I know! But I don't think she was targeted this season or last season any more than any of us. It kind of goes with the territory of being on TV. People like to say stuff about you, magazines like to write stuff about you. As I told Melissa, you have to shrug it off. Life & Style has done 2 untrue cover stories about cheating in my marriage, so I know first-hand that they are full of crap."
Thanks for being so supportive of Melissa…and her bff Jan!
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