Teresa Giudice closed season 5 with a bang – big, ol' superficial bang! Unfortunately Teresa points out that the pesky editing devil was up to his old tricks again and the fight we saw her having with Caroline Manzo seconds before the show ended, actually happened much, much earlier in the day.
Calling her missive "I'm Stumped!" (copying Melissa Gorga, I see), Teresa doesn't bother with the red-tape of her bosses over at Bravo and as she usually does when she wants to point out how they've been wrong she resorts to using her own site. Let's see what Ms. Teresa has to say from her very own Fabulicious website.
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"My 'final words' last night were NOT final words about the season and not at the end of the Reunion after we'd all made up, but final words about what we all talked about with Dr. V," Teresa explains. Dr. V, as you remember, came out earlier in the night to try to force a little more therapy on our wayward Housewives.
"Right after Dr. V. left, there was still some confusion about the argument between me and Caroline and I wanted to make sure it was set right. Caroline does a great job of putting words in other people's mouths. One time in reference to her actually being older than the rest of us, I said she was 'older.' She twists that around and says I said 'you're old and you only have a few good years left.' Um what?"
"I express how happy I am to see hope for Jacqueline [Laurita]'s and my friendship, and Caroline says, 'You said Jacqueline is your only true friend.' No I did not. I usually don't care, but I'm not going to have her, of all people, call me a liar."
Nope Teresa is not a liar – not at all. Just ask the Feds!
Teresa claims that she's totally over that little "superficial" comment, anyway. #ChristmasPageantDress "Truth be told, I really don't care that she called me 'superficial' — not anymore anyway — but the day I saw it on the episode it bothered me because she is a faker. Fine. So I wrote in my blog that she puts on a front and her and Albert were really miserable the whole time."
"The funny thing is it wasn't even on my Bravo blog, but on my personal website blog. I didn't think she read my website, and I certainly didn't expect her to bring it up at the Reunion and get so dramatic about it. It wasn't a lie and she knows it." So is Teresa saying she in turned lied by backing down to Caroline? Or maybe she was trying to be the bigger person? I'll let y'all be the judge!
Teresa then points out the obvious – Caroline is never happy! "She is miserable every single trip we take and yes, we've all seen her fighting with Albert," Teresa points out. "She did it in Italy, in Napa, everywhere. It's not like I said (or ever would say!) someone was cheating or anything. I was just pointing out that she's not as honest as she pretends to be about her feelings, so she shouldn't judge others."
"And I don't know why she took my comment as such a big deal though because it's not. All married couples fight," Teresa says. Like the time she and Juicy fought over the c-u-next-tuesday comment! "We all just don't work so hard to pretend we don't. That was my problem, that she's so quick to pass judgment on everyone else's marriage and finances and even our emotions, when she isn't honest about herself." OK – good point.
"Remember the whole 'You heard it here first' comment from her about me and Joe?" Caroline claimed Teresa would divorce Joe if he went to jail and write a book about it. "She had numerous times to take it back and refused. Fine, that's who she is. I just wanted to let her know that I don't play her game. But I am big enough to see that the whole thing is petty and stupid, and I did apologize directly to her."
Teresa is also disappointed that Caroline judged her spending habits – which she only did because Andy Cohen asked her to – and I thought Caroline was very tactful in her response, but whatever.
"I didn't love that she was talking about my finances on the Reunion, but at the time which you didn't get to see, Joe defended me immediately, and I defended myself," Teresa clarifies. "I do work hard and make my own money. You haven't seen my husband buy me an Hermes bag or brag about fancy cars." Wait – don't they both drive Mercedes??? "We're really not like that," says the person just indicted on #39Charges of money fraud. Nope they're just not. like. that.
Is going to be their defense in court?
"We bought our house for $500,000 and we've lived in it for 12 years," Teresa continues. "We took a 'used' house and fixed it up. We've both of us worked hard every single day." I do think Teresa is a super hard worker, btw.
Illegally obtained Credit where credit is due.
"I'm sorry to say that we didn't close it out on the Reunion exactly how we did in real life. There's a lot of footage to go through since we taped for 15 hours, but happily we did end with a lot of love and peace and forgiveness. I'm really proud of everyone, myself included, for that. We've all been through a lot together, and I think we've all grown and learned from our mistakes," Teresa points out.
And at the end of the reunion, contrary to popular belief, Teresa's tranquilizers did not abruptly wear off causing her to short-circuit and totally spaz. "I would never go backwards at the end of the Reunion when everything was settled and good to bring up the Caroline 'superficial' comment again," Teresa insists. "Believe me, I'm not that superficial!"
"Caroline and I hashed it all out like you're supposed to do at a Reunion, and then it was over. Why it was moved to look like I brought it up again, like I was harping on it, is beyond me. I'm stumped! I wish they could've left the Reunion as it really was: we were all at peace with each other and happy." Teresa also wishes Danielle Staub or Kim G would have made an appearance. Girl – you and me both!
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