Melissa Gorga is taking to her blog to explain to viewers how emotional it was to watch Teresa and her daughters say goodbye to Joe before he left for prison. Melissa also talks about Jacqueline and her relationship with Kim D. Melissa wonders if she and Teresa can let the past go, why can’t Jacqueline?
“I missed writing about last week’s episode, so I am going to do my best to cover both. I have to say that it’s always interesting to watch the episodes and see what was said and with whom, and then how it is relayed back.
I think we can all agree that last night’s episode was so raw and emotional. No matter how you look at the situation, it is heartbreaking to see a family go through something like this. Teresa and her girls are incredibly strong. I’m so happy that we were able to be there for them and have the kids spend time together with Joe Giudice before he went away. My little Joey really is an old soul and that night at the party he kept clinging to his Zio Joe. Watching back the things he said about missing his uncle and seeing my nieces say goodbye to their daddy…it’s moments like these that put things into perspective for you. This is why it is easy for us to forgive and move forward, because family is everything and we need each other. It’s not about whose team you are on. If you care about someone, you put aside your ego and reach out whether it is during their time of need or a time of joy. Friends come and go, but family is forever.
Watching the previous week’s episode, at this point, I feel like I am beating a dead horse, but here it goes:
I think there are only two people living in the past and trying to re-write history. The one constant for me this season is that I have been very clear and direct with my opinions both on the show and in this blog. Jacqueline is truly the one bringing up the past and causing problems. Like usual, she has her NOSE (pun intended) in everybody’s business and is a complete emotional trainwreck. One minute she’s done with Teresa and the next she feels bad for her and misses her. When it comes to me, I don’t know why it’s so important for her to keep bringing up everything I said about Teresa and everything she said about me? If we can move past it, why can’t she?
Even her own friends don’t know how to deal with her anymore. I found it very telling when Siggy said that she speaks to Jacqueline on the phone every day for an hour. That is who Jacqueline is… she has to know EVERYTHING about EVERYBODY. She puts so much time and energy into gossiping and trying to move the chess pieces. I have to say, looking back now, I am almost relieved that we are no longer friends because it was EXHAUSTING.
I also found it disgusting watching Kim D make “conversation” about Teresa’s marriage just so she can get promotion for her fashion show. She is a known sh– stirrer and will lie and say anything for attention. Everyone knows it and now, thanks to Jacqueline, she got her platform — first at her store and now at the fashion show. It makes you wonder what Kim D has on Jacqueline.
I am happy that Siggy called me to get coffee and clear the air. I have no problem with confrontation and have always handled myself as a lady. I may not agree with everything Siggy said, but we spoke to each other as adults and listened to what the other was feeling and where we were coming from. That is how you handle an issue with a girlfriend. I’m glad that she understood that I wasn’t being phony or fake to her. We had just met, and I’m not the type of person to open up until I get to know you. I have been burned before and keep my circle small. At this point in my life, trust is something that is earned. It was refreshing to see that after our meeting, she heard both sides and decided to come to the Envy fashion show to support me.”
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