Remember when I gave you some tea during filming about this season of RHONJ? My source made it very clear that things would begin to turn around and everyone would APPEAR to get along for most of the season ON CAMERA but the seething resentment was still there for everyone and once the camera’s stopped rolling the back biting would begin again.
Well in today’s Bravo blog Teresa starts admitting that she makes up with Jacqueline (on camera) and eventually everyone lives happily ever after.
We all know Melissa was desperate to prove I had something to do with the “set-up” at the fashion show so she could focus on me instead of what whoever was trying to expose about her. Again, I could care less what she did or didn’t do in the past, but it wasn’t me. And she keeps trying to beat an apology out of me. I’m sorry but I can’t apologize for something I didn’t do.
This is the part I don’t think anyone really gets. They keep saying Teresa is not taking responsibility for her actions, but IN THIS ONE CASE I don’t think it was Tre’s fault. It was clear production got together with Kim D and basically set up Teresa to make seem like it was her fault.
Kim D. explained very clearly to everyone a million times that Melissa was going after her business and her livelihood, so she was mad at Melissa and allowed someone Melissa used to work with to approach her. Melissa was mad at Kim, Kim was mad at Melissa. They tried to hurt each other. Kim apologized, and Melissa and my brother apologized to Kim. It should have been a done deal then, right?
Except Jacqueline got involved. Jacqueline told my brother that it really was me. And for some reason I will never understand, my only brother, my own flesh and blood, chose to believe Jacqueline over me. I know this because he told me. He told me what Jacqueline said, that he believed her, and then texted me, “You’re dead to me.” And we didn’t speak for a YEAR following that. Not over the holidays, not through the hurricane, nothing. So, yes, I blamed Jacqueline. Why wouldn’t I? She knows she was lying, she knows her words had power because she was my friend, and she told my brother anyway.
Yup, still on Tre’s side.
And Jacqueline, this is for you: I hate to bring this all up again, but I want people to understand how I was feeling at the time, and I want you to understand too. If I told your brother something about his wife that was dirty, and then he texted you, “You’re dead to me,” you would be upset too. I know we’ve moved past it, and I’m very happy for that. I love you and your family.
Ugh. They made up. This means more scenes with Jacqueline. Which I could so live without.
So when we got together to heal after a year of not talking, I did want Jacqueline to be there so she could look my brother in the eye and tell him I didn’t have anything to do with it.
Don’t hold your breath for that to happen.
I’ll admit, I didn’t want her there at first. I was so hurt by Jacqueline, but Rosie convinced me it was a good idea to invite Jacqueline and Caroline. So I made plans for them to be there. And they were supposedly coming. No one told me they weren’t going to come until the rest of them walked through the door. It hurt me because I was planning for it, and I really thought they could help.
And then for Kathy to suggest that Jacqueline was far too busy taking care of her sick child was too much for me. I know Jacqueline had her hands full with Nicholas, but not so much that she can’t still be involved in my life, as we all see on Twitter. I wasn’t buying that as an excuse and neither was Joe.
And neither is America.
But every time I tried to get through to Joey, Melissa would whisper in his ear. At one point, she stepped right in front of me to contradict me and bring Joey “back to her.” It was beyond frustrating. We weren’t there talking about him and Melissa or their marriage or me and Melissa. We were supposed to be talking about me and him.
Maybe if Melissa got on her knees in front of me before this point, we wouldn’t have any of these problems! If she was only that humble normally… Needless to say, her big dramatic pose had nothing to do with being humble or serious. She only did it to make me look bad. And it did make me mad, but I held it together. In real life…
Well Teresa, you were doing really good up until that part. Then you lost me.