Caroline Manzo is reacting to Melissa Gorga’s comment about her “secret” meeting with Joe Gorga in her Bravo Blog this week. Caroline explains where she was coming from by meeting with Teresa and Joe Gorga individually and also reveals that she was very hurt by Melissa’s remark in her interview.
Caroline writes, “It was sad to see the tug of war continue amongst everyone while Mr. Gorga was in the hospital. We watched Kathy struggle with her emotions regarding her uncle’s hospitalization and the fear of losing him before they could reconcile. Kathy is a good person and I know she hurts for not only herself, but her mom and her sister Rosie as well. I loved that Victoria and Joseph went to visit, they’re good kids with kind hearts.
The whole hospital visit thing was nuts. Bottom line is this, everybody went and paid their respects. Joe Gorga was sick and unable to visit his dad, Melissa went with the kids, and Kathy and Rich sent Joe and Victoria in their place. Let’s all appreciate the fact that Mr. Gorga came out of the hospital knowing that his family was there to support him regardless of the date and time of arrival. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
If you remember, Joe and Melissa came to my Hoboken apartment, and while they were there they shared that they were still having issues with Teresa. I felt so bad for Joe that night. He seemed sad, angry, and hopeless. I have been in his shoes and I know exactly how he feels, and because of that I asked if he would meet with me for coffee. I wanted to give him a pep talk, there was absolutely no hidden agenda on my part at all. Hearing Melissa say that she was confused as to why I secretly met with Joe and that I should stay out of it was hurtful. The conversation I had with Joe was about his relationship with his sister and his parents. I didn’t want to drag Melissa into another conversation out of respect to her feelings, knowing that she doesn’t like to be put in the middle of their issues. I’m sorry she never told me this, I would have explained myself to her and listened to her concerns.
Joe asked me to go speak to Teresa for him, and I did as he asked. When I sat down with Teresa I spoke from my heart with no “team” shirt on at all. Throughout the next few episodes I have to deliver a few messages to family members and friends. First I had to tell Joe what Teresa’s response was to his request, then I had to tell everyone else where they fit in the healing process. It wasn’t fun, and as I watch it now, it makes me nauseous. I did what I did and said what I said, and I have no regrets. Keep watching, it gets interesting.”
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