In order to prepare for the finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s fourth season, I’ve re-watched the third season to understand why people still like Teresa. In said third season we’re introduced to Kathy Wakile and Melissa Gorga, Tre’s cousin and sister-in-law, respectively. Both seem nice and sane. But if you all remember correctly, Teresa kept bad mouthing them to Jacqueline and Caroline way before they meet. Not cool. Anyway, toward the beginning of the season we learned Teresa had issues with them. Caroline and Jacqueline even tried helping mend those issues (remember Caroline gave advice, defused brawls, and Jacqueline hosted the letter writing event). However, Teresa played the victim. When Kathy tried talking to her, Teresa was offended. In some episodes, you still see Teresa lying to Jacqueline, as Joe Giudice is telling the husbands the honest version. When Melissa started singing, Teresa insulted not supported her. Then the cookbook happened. And then by the time the reunion happened, everyone was annoyed with Teresa. The best part was that they filmed the fourth season while the third was still airing, hence higher tensions at the two-part reunion.
Now it comes to no surprise that the other four ladies are fed up with Teresa. She’s managed to offend them whether by being dishonest or by selling negative stories about them. Even worse, she denies anything and refuses to take responsibility, instead playing the victim. I feel bad for Jacqueline most of all, because it’s clear (and on camera) how Teresa has changed regarding their friendship. They went from best friends to Teresa lying to her and instead saying she was “hurted.” For Caroline it’s simpler: she’s over Tre. As for Kathy and Melissa, I don’t think Kat and Tre ever made up from the Punta Cana fiasco; and Melissa is angry about the alleged set-up. And none of them have any reason to be jealous of her! Especially considering her financial situation and the douche bag of a husband she has. You can say Teresa brings the drama, but it’s for all the wrong reasons. It almost makes me wish Danielle Staub was still on it. This is why I can’t understand why people still like Ms. Giudice! If her own co-stars and family can’t stand her, how can viewers at home?
As Caroline Manzo said, she’s in her “Fabulicious Haze,” letting fame get the best of her. How she manages to always turn the tables is beyond me! She’s got some major issues to resolve.
That said (and after re-watching season three), I can’t wait to see Kathy, Melissa, Caroline, and Jacqueline to tear her apart in the fourth season reunion…she had it coming.