Melissa started off gushing about how happy she is that the family is getting along. "It’s such a beautiful thing to be able to have Sunday dinners together and really enjoy one another's company. Antonia and Milania are priceless together! That’s all I ever wanted; just to see the kids happy and see Joe and Teresa happy and be able to have all our children at one dinner table."
Teresa Giudice's life got a little more complicated this week, but the reality star still has time to blog for Bravo.The Real Housewives of New Jersey star took to her blog to serve up a few backhanded compliments and digs at family, friends, and former public relations reps.
First up, she talked about the dinner with Melissa and Joe and then added "I really am trying to let things roll off my back. I just want my family together and at peace, no matter what. Insult me, make fun of me, do what you will. I'll keep being a "good little girl."" Teresa is, of course, referring to Melissa Gorga's dig when they were in the kitchen. "Keep being a good little girl and then we can all always be friends" Some media outlets were assuming Teresa's quote was in reference to the negative press over her fraud case – they obviously don't watch the show.
Jacqueline addressed the dinner meeting in her new blog this week. She first let it be known that she will NOT be discussing Teresa's troubles with the feds, much like Caroline Manzo's stance on WWHL. "I will not be publicly discussing anything relating to the recent news regarding Teresa and her family. I reached out to Teresa directly. I am strictly discussing the episode and how I felt at the time."
Last night's Real Housewives of New Jersey was all very…orange. From Caroline Manzo's hair as she bossed around her family and tried broker a treaty between Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice to Joe Gorga's billboard extravaganza, orange was definitely the color scheme. Thankfully, it's a color I like. What I don't like is all the underhanded quips and lack of accountability, but I've learned that behavior is par for the course with this crowd!
Melissa Gorga takes her boys to visit Joe at the job site and he gets a call asking him to model on a tanning salon billboard. Mel doesn't want to join him in his highway advertising debut because Tre once did a commercial for the same salon. What a throwback! Melissa doesn't want Teresa to assume she's copying her yet again. She's content just to drive the bulldozer. All of the bouncing and shrieking and "make it stop" is probably something Joe is used to hearing in the bedroom.
Teresa is hosting the first family dinner in ages. She has her girls help her prepare the table, and they are excited to see their cousins. Teresa asks the always entertaining Melania if she plans to cook for her husband when she grows up. Um no. Melania's husband will definitely be cooking for her.
Caroline made it clear that since the case isn't the typical silly drama of Real Housewives of New Jersey, she's not dishing on it. She told AndyCohen, "I texted her the day of the indictment. I just sent a message that I'll keep to myself and she did respond back and I'm going to keep that to myself as well.".
This week kicked off with a bang as Teresa and Joe Giudice were in federal court where they were indicted on 39 counts of fraud, learning that they can't have their million dollar cake and eat it, too. It has been a frenzy of information since and it's been hard to keep up with the breakneck speed of the stories! Now that it's the weekend and things are a little more mellow, we're rounding up all the news related to the latest RHONJ mess so that you can sort through it and see if you missed a few things along the way.