Teresa Giudice is taking to her Bravo Blog to explain why she blamed Jacqueline Laurita for her family problems. Teresa says that when Jacqueline told her brother she orchestrated the Posche Fashion Show setup, her brother sent her a text that said, “You’re dead to me.” Teresa explains the betrayal she felt and why she was so hurt by her friend of more than ten years.
Teresa writes, “I arranged the retreat for everyone so we could all heal. All of us. Rosie thought it was a good idea to invite Jacqueline and Caroline because they were part of it. Jacqueline was an important part because she had been my close friend for 10 years. So when she snapped last year and decided to turn against me and hate me and say crazy things about me, some people listened because she had been my friend for so long (which is also why the betrayal hurt so badly).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Joe said that Autism won’t kill you and that scientists had it, he wasn’t being disrespectful, he was just trying to put things into perspective. Yes, Autism is a serious learning and communication condition, yes it’s a struggle, and it can be heartbreaking, but it’s not a fatal disease. Thank God! There is a huge difference between caring for a child with cancer or kidney disease and caring for a child with Autism. We have other friends, like our friends at NephCure who we see all the time, who aren’t as lucky. Kidney disease can kill you. Cancer can kill you. God willing, Nicholas will get better and grow up to have a healthy, normal life. Maybe even be a scientist! Whoever knows my husband knows he’s not malicious. Jacqueline and Chris, you know Joe would never mean anything bad about Nicholas. He has a special place in both of our hearts.”
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