The ladies of Real Housewives Of New Jersey tried to take a relaxing vacation, but “obviously that didn’t happen.” For Melissa, At least one thing was cleared up in Vermont – she had a serious epiphany about Jacqueline!
“That night in Vermont confirmed for me that Jacqueline is a sh–ty friend, completely unstable, and someone that NEVER had an interest in helping our family or being my friend,” seethes Melissa.
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“Her crazy outbursts don’t come from hurt, they are calculated and meant to cause problems,” continues Melissa. “You can’t blame this on PMS. That’s just weak.”
During the awful finger-pointing, Melissa initially hoped the trip could be salvaged. That blew up in her face before the drinks were even served. “The conversation between Teresa and Jacqueline escalated very quickly and once again focused on the PAST and ‘soldiers’ rather than the issue at hand. Jacqueline immediately came at me demanding that I back her up.”
Melissa avoided answering Jacqueline’s inquisition about the Posche Fashion Show, because she’s a woman with newfound independence, “not a child,” and she won’t be spoken to in a demeaning manor unless your name is Joe Gorga!
“I asked Jacqueline what I ever did to her to warrant such a vile attack and she wouldn’t answer me either. She wants me to back her up because she ‘backed me up,’ but her ‘support’ was never genuine or for me. It’s more important for her to prove she is right and try to convince people that Teresa is a horrible person,” asserts Melissa. “Speaking of horrible people, look at how quick she is to pick up the phone to call Kim D. She is the one who is bringing her around the group this time, not Teresa.”
Oh, and also, Melissa now agrees with Teresa that Jacqueline was not that innocent about the plan to accuse her of being a stripper!
“Let me be clear, I am not trying to re-write history. Believe me, I KNOW who was involved in the events that happened at the fashion show five years ago and no matter what any of them say, none of their hands were clean,” writes Melissa in a her blog. “And I hesitated to answer her because quite honestly, I think that while she did warn me, seeing how invested she is in KNOWING everyone’s business, I don’t believe she was completely in the dark as to what was going to go down that night.”
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“It doesn’t matter to me anymore,” adds Melissa. “I agreed to let go of the past and move on with Teresa, and I meant it. Jacqueline just CAN’T do that and always has to throw in our face one of the most sensitive issues Teresa and I had.”
Melissa also had another epiphany: fame is no longer the most important thing in her life, family is. “For me, there are relationships that are more important than focusing on who is right or wrong. My biggest priority is keeping the family together because when this show isn’t around, that’s who will be there.”
Tonight the ladies of RHONJ have finally escaped Vermont, but they definitely have not left the drama behind! Siggy and Dolores find themselves stuck in the middle of Teresa and Jacqueline. Melissa deals with a crisis at Envy, and Chris Laurita shares some upsetting news about their family. Meanwhile Teresa struggles as Joe’s prison sentence draws closer.
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