Teresa Giudice Explains Why She Can’t Forgive Cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri


Teresa Giudice is taking to her blog to explain whys she was unable to move forward in a relationship with her cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri. Giudice explains the bad history she has with her cousins that has built up to where she is unable to move forward with them. Get Teresa’s side of the story here.

“Sometimes in life you reach your breaking point, when you just can’t deal with something anymore. I am sad to say that’s what happened with me and my cousins.

This episode was upsetting to watch, but at the same time, I feel like I finally got closure on something that has been bothering me for a long time.

Some people have said I came across as “cold” at my meeting with Kathy and Rosie, but they don’t know the whole story. Those who know me well know that I don’t wear my emotions on my sleeve like other people do. That’s just the way I was raised.

People say they have been wondering why I have been able to make up with Joey and Melissa and even Jacqueline, but not Kathy and Rosie. There’s a lot more that has happened over the years than what you have seen on TV. That’s all I’m going to say. This is our family’s business, not anyone else’s.

Before I say anything more about Kathy and Rosie, I want to say how grateful I am to my brother and sister-in-law for being there for me and for sticking up for me at Richie and Kathy’s house. THAT is what family is supposed to do for you: stand up for you and be there when times are tough, not tear you down and disappear when life isn’t fun and games anymore. Seeing Joey stand up to Richie made me cry. This is how Joey and I always were. We always had each other’s back and that night, he had mine. So did Melissa. She stood up to everyone when she said she wasn’t going to get in the middle of this nonsense. She also called what Richie seemed to imply about me and my husband’s relationship a “dick thing to say,” which is exactly what it was. Thank you, Melissa. Your being there for me means the world to me and I will always remember what you and Joey did for me.

So why am I so upset with Rosie and Kathy that I said I reached my breaking point with them? There’s a lot to it, but here is what I will tell you: Yes, Richie has had something to do with this. Over the years, he has always managed to put me down, make jokes at my expense or say really cutting things about me. I talked about how mad I was that he threw my cookbook in the garbage years ago. I mean, who does that? I had it with Richie a long time ago, but have kept my mouth shut about him over the years because he is married to my cousin. But now, I’ve had enough.

For years, things with Kathy, Richie and Rosie were good, for the most part, until they came on the show behind my back, which I write about in my memoir, Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again. (On last week’s episode they came to see me at one of my book signings without telling me they were going to be there, which took my by surprise, as you can probably tell by the look on my face…)

During the first two seasons I was on RHONJ, we talked about the show a lot. I was always telling them about what was going on with different ladies from the group. (Guess which ones?) So I was more than blown away when Andy –- not Kathy –- called me to tell me Kathy was coming on the show in the third season as a new Housewife. I couldn’t believe she kept it from me. I felt beyond betrayed.

Over the years, things got ugly between me, Rosie and Kathy, especially on the reunions. Yes, I said some things that were pretty harsh, and I am sorry for that. But when Kathy went after my parents the way she did, she crossed a line, a big line. If you know me, you know my parents mean everything to me. I love them so much and am very close to them. Even though Kathy apologized for what she said, it still stuck with me. I can’t help it. I’m human.

But that wasn’t the end of it. For me, the next big blow that came from that side of the family started with Richie. Again. He never knows when to shut up. When Richie, Kathy, Rosie and their mother, my aunt, were talking about my legal troubles, Richie asked my aunt what she thought of it all. (Why would he do that?)

I have to say I am still hurt to this day by my aunt’s answer. Instead of saying she supported me no matter what or something like that, she said, “I always told my children, you do something wrong, you always pay for it. You can never get away with it.”

I’m sorry. That was like a punch in the gut. Was I furious? Yes. Enough said.

Here’s the icing on the cake: When I went away, I didn’t hear a peep from Kathy, Richie or Rosie. Nothing. Not a card. Not a letter. Not a call to Joe asking how he and the girls were doing. Whatever. I had bigger things to deal with. As I have said, I was most concerned with my daughters, Joe and my parents while I was at camp.

(While I’m on a roll here, let me clear something else up. Some people have gotten on my case for calling the correctional facility where I served my time a camp. But that’s what it was and that’s how the inmates, guards and administration there referred to it. I was sent to a women’s minimum-security, satellite camp. I’m not trying to downplay where I was or whitewash it. It is what it is. But I wanted to set the record straight in case you hear me call it a camp again.)

So while I was away, which was one of the hardest times of my life, none of us heard a thing from Kathy or Rosie. I had a limited amount of people I could include on my email list while I was away, so a lot of people in my life weren’t able to email me. Yet they still reached out to me by mail to let me know they were thinking of me. Melissa wasn’t on my email list, but she still wrote to me. She found a way to make an effort. Even my fans, people I don’t know personally, researched how to contact me by mail and sent me tons of cards and letters (which I kept and still have to this day…) But Kathy and Rosie, my own family, never even made an attempt. That really hurt me deeply.

And when I told Kathy and Rosie that I wanted to “cut the cancer out,” what I meant was that I want to get rid of any negativity that I can in my life. Maybe that wasn’t the best choice of words, but you know how I am…Just before Joey and I met with Kathy and Rosie, Joey and I were talking about was how I needed to get rid of anything stressful in my life that I could and he used the words, “cut the cancer out” and that stuck in my head. So now everyone is going crazy over THAT, but I didn’t mean it like it came out.

Here’s the bottom line with all of this: I have been to hell and back over the past few years, and with Joe being away, I am still dealing with a lot. But there’s only so much a person could take. I know we are family, but after a while I started to think, why do I have to subject myself to this anymore? It’s been so many years of dealing with this. I am exhausted by all of it. It makes me sad. Why do you think I broke down crying in Joey’s car after Rosie, Kathy and I met? Because in the end, this is still my family we’re talking about here. They hurt me and all this is going to take time.

All of this made me question the sincerity of their intentions. They didn’t want to do anything to mend our friendship privately while I was away or after I came home, not even over the holidays. This is my family I’m talking about.

On a final note, no matter what is going on with Kathy, Richie or Rosie, I will always be there for them when it comes to Victoria and the health issues she has been facing. I was there when she first started dealing with this, and I will be there again. I will keep her in my prayers.”

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30 Replies to “Teresa Giudice Explains Why She Can’t Forgive Cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri”

  1. These my be Theresa’s thoughts, but I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if she actually sat down and wrote this out herself. lol. I will concede that she does have the right to choose who she has in her life, and who she doesn’t.

  2. I think I will just make my point and leave this as I’m not really interested in a lot of the comments. They are just repeats of the last time this was talked about. There is no way I would ever be friendly with the three of them, I read some interesting points last night about this. As far as Tre is concerned she should just draw a line under the situation and ignore them I would.

    1. Suze, here’s a note about something that we definitely agree on….I am proud to say that I just signed a petition on change.org to stop the 2017 Yulin meat festival. If you go on change.org, you can probably find it and sign it yourself.

      1. I signed it a while ago. I made my kids do it as well! I also did it for my husband. I can’t imagine any civilised person agreeing with this barbaric custom! Xoxoxox

    2. Suze we always agree when it comes to Tre. The Wakiles & Rosie ignored Tre until the cameras were back, then suddenly they wanted to “mend the relationship?” Do they not realize the viewership can see how obvious and thirsty they are? It’s as if they think we are as dumb as they are! And throwing Tre’s cookbook in the trash on national TV is beyond disrespectful. And then we are treated to Kathy’s lame response to that classless act: “I took it out of the trash.” Yeah, okay Kath, that made it better. Clueless woman. And Rosie needs help. Angry, strange, and out-of-control.

  3. Teresa talks out of both sides of her mouth. If she truly wanted to make amends, rather than hold a grudge, she should have talked to Kathy about the hurtful things Richie did and said. I never saw her stick up for either Kathy or Rosie when Joe was saying things about them. And for crying out loud, what did she want Kathy & Rosie to do when she was at “camp”? I mean, everyone’s life and day-to-day lives didn’t stop just because she was serving a prison sentence. What about all the others who didn’t keep in touch with her? She was more than willing to move on with Jacqueline and yet, she never contacted Tre when she was at camp. I have to agree, someone other than Teresa wrote this blog……..she isn’t this articulate. And what is with all these books she is writing…..at least there, she has an editor and help with making the thing sound right. Me personally, I wouldn’t spend a damn dime on any of her books. If I was so all-fired curious, I would wait until they were on Amazon for a penny and pay the $3.99 shipping costs, but wouldn’t want to contribute to the Guidice coffers. In my defense, I am NOT that curious to read anything this piece of trash has to say. I’ve got 30 years on her in age and wisdom and I can truly say that at her age, I was more concerned with raising my children and seeing to their welfare than I was anything else. I was dealing with no husband as he had passed away. At least her husband is coming home. Sure, it is tough dealing with being both mommy & daddy, but that is what one does when the kids are here and you and their father made stupid mistakes. BTW, are Joe & Melissa going to contribute to the Guidice household when times get lean? Let’s see how wonderful a brother and sil they are when the going gets tough. I don’t think Teresa can earn enough money to keep that huge house going. Just saying…….

  4. Teresa went after Kathy’s father (implying her father was more of a father to Kathy and Rosie than their own father) before Kathy went after her parents. Teresa’s hands aren’t clean either.

    1. She clearly stated in her blog that she knows she said some things as well. Tre does not trust the Wakiles & Rosie and does not enjoy their company. She has every right to reject these distrustful users if she wants to and clearly she does.

  5. Typical Teresa…..always blaming someone else. Never takes accountability. Let’s remember that she was the one that insulted Kathy and Rosie’s father first at the reunion…she opened that can of worms. Its okay for her husband to insult everyone but when someone dare say something about her, she plays the victim. And lets not forget how Rosie was there for Joe while Teresa was in prison (notice I didn’t say camp) but the minute she got out, he cut ties with Rosie. Kathy even said she texted her and that Tre never responded. Teresa’s played dumb and said, “I always respond to my textsis.” (“texstis” meaning the way she incorrectly pronounces, “texts.”) I’m so over Teresa. Grow up!

  6. I can’t stand Teresa. I hardly watch the show because of her.The show would be better with Rosie, Kathy & her husband. Teresa just wants everything to revolve around her & her only. Most people know you have to be on a list to write someone in prison. Also, it was Joe & Teresa’s fault; they lied to the court. That’s why they went to jail.

  7. As I have said before I wont judge this family situation because we have absolutely no idea what transpired between brother and sister 50 some years ago. And I found nothing wrong with Kathy’s mother stating the obvious: you do the crime you do the time. My mother would have said the same thing about us. Personally regarding that crime I think Teresa was naive and that greasy husband of hers is the one who should have done his time and hers.

  8. Teresa is right to cut them off. She doesn’t need those bottom feeders sucking off her positive energy. I never got Rosie’s popularity. Shes a mental case.

  9. It is over and thats that. So proud of Teresa! Kathy & Richie first came on the show to take down Teresa and take over. Their plan backfired and they need to go back to the shadows they crawled out of. If they have any self respect.


    1. Bravo Valentine. I hesitate to say anything about anyone’s children for fear of being misunderstood. Milania, out of the 4 girls, seems to be the most disrespectful. I believe she is the 3rd out of 4. Teresa rarely checks her mouth or uses a filter, no matter who is around. I was always taught (or actually excused) that when adults are talking, I was to leave the room. I NEVER heard my mother say anything bad about any of my relatives. Oh sure, when I was an adult, she may have said a thing or two, but we never had in-depth conversations about any family members. Old fashioned??? Sure, but at least there was respect for family and our elders. Doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Oh, and I don’t care what Teresa’s take on her prison was. They may have had camp in their title, it was still PRISON, plain and simple. She is such a simpleton. No telling what her girls have heard her and Joe say about others. Before they throw stones at anyone, perhaps they should put their glass house in order!!!!!

  11. What Teresa is angry about with them is that her aunt spilled the beans about being given away as a child to another relative and not seeing her family again! That right there lets you see into this sick family! Is Rich obnoxious with his remarks, heck ya he is but Teresa’s husband Joe is vile with his! As for calling prion camp only an idiot would think the public would fall for that.

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