Real Housewives of New Jersey wrapped up season six with Jim and Amber Marchese, Rich and Kathy Wakile, Rosie Pierri, Chris and Jacqueline Laurita, Bobby Ciasulli, and Nicole Napolitano reacting to Joe and Teresa Giudice being sentenced to 41 months and 15 months, respectively, in prison.
Noticeably missing from the reaction shots were Dina Manzo, Melissa Gorga, and Joe Gorga. Melissa took to her blog to explain why she didn’t let cameras into her home that day and throw a little shade at those who did.
Addressing the fans of the show, Melissa said, “We’ve been through so much together throughout the years. It’s not always easy being on reality TV. I’m not complaining, because obviously I signed up for it, but there are times I wish I could turn it on and off. Unfortunately I don’t have that option, so here we are.”
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“You see it all — the good, the bad, and whatever is in between,” continued Melissa. “I’ve learned to embrace it and be happy that I get the opportunity to share my life with you. I’ve always said there are no other fans as passionate in the world as the RHONJ fans! We must be doing something right that you all have so much love for this show. Thank you!”
Melissa said the season finale was “very emotional” and “hard to watch.” “On the bright side, I absolutely loved supporting Project Ladybug. Joe and I collected donated items and auctioned them off together that night to raise thousands of dollars! You don’t get to see everything, but it was a lot of fun. I also LOVED watching Antonia and Milania on the runway.”
“I was very happy that Teresa and Terrressa were able to talk it out and move on. We got to hear both of their sides and they hugged it out. We were all standing around for support and hoping it would go that way. There’s never a shortage of drama at the finales, but it was so refreshing to see two grown woman talk it out. Kudos to Rino also for speaking to Amber so politely and explaining his position.”
Melissa turned her attention to Joe and Teresa‘s sentencing on October 2nd, then, and explained why she chose not to film a ‘See me in shock! And now I’m going to make it all about me! And now I’m going to sob for good measure!’ scene. We’re looking at you, Jacqueline.
“Even though there were many positive moments this episode, there was just such a sadness around it all. As you saw, I made the decision not to share our reaction to the outcome of the sentencing. It was an extremely hard day for this family, and I believe issues this serious are meant to be private. I know I’ve asked you before, but continue to pray for their family.”
Melissa concluded, “It’s been a season of highs and lows, but I think we all ended with a better understanding of each other and overall respect for everyone. I cannot wait to see the reunion; I lived it, but those days are never ending and it all becomes a blur!”
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