It looks like the drama between Teresa Giudice and her cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri is far from over. In fact, it may have just gotten even more heated. On Thursday, Teresa posted her blog reflecting on the latest The Real Housewives of New Jersey episode, which featured her tense meeting with Kathy and Rosie, during which she made it clear that she didn’t want to fix their broken relationship. In her blog post, Teresa explained why she doesn’t want a relationship with Kathy and Rosie, laying out years of mistreatment. Teresa even called out Kathy’s husband, Rich Wakile, and her mom for what they’ve done and said over the years. Kathy may have read Teresa’s blog, for after Teresa’s blog was posted, Kathy posted an Instagram message warning that the truth always comes out.
As the cousins’ feud plays out on the show, many viewers questioned why Teresa is so unforgiving towards Kathy and Rosie when she was able to forgive her brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Melissa Gorga, as well as friend Jacqueline Laurita, for what they have done to her. After all, some of Teresa’s fights with Joe, Melissa, and Jacqueline got so bad that they screamed and hurled insults at one another. Yet Teresa’s not willing to forgive Kathy and Rosie, whose mother is her father’s sister, because they said some things about her that she didn’t like?
Teresa explained in her blog that viewers haven’t seen everything that has happened between her and her cousins. According to Teresa, a lot has happened over the years that people don’t know about.
“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.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, both Melissa and Siggy Flicker recently publicly commented that the drama between Teresa and her cousins goes back a generation. Siggy said that there’s “bitterness” between Teresa’s father and Kathy and Rosie’s mother, who are estranged and have never been shown in a Real Housewives scene together.
Teresa feels mistreated not just by Kathy and Rosie but also by Kathy’s husband, Rich Wakile. In her blog, Teresa applauded Joe and Melissa for sticking up for her at Rich and Kathy’s house. Teresa claims that Rich has purposefully hurt her for years.
“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.”
During the gathering at his house, shown on the last episode, Rich implied that Teresa has it in for Kathy because of jealousy that she has a husband who has loved her for years. Both Joe and Melissa Gorga immediately called out Rich for basically saying that Teresa’s husband doesn’t love her.
Teresa Giudice also confirmed in her blog that she’s still upset that Rich, Kathy Wakile, and Rosie Pierri joined The Real Housewives of New Jersey without consulting with her first. Teresa, pointing out that she talked about the show frequently with her cousins during the first two seasons, said that she felt betrayed when she learned from executive producer Andy Cohen that Kathy was joining the show as a starring housewife on the third season.
“For years, things with Kathy, Richie and Rosie were good, for the most part, until they came on the show behind my back…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.”
Teresa continued to lay out her reasons for not wanting anything to do with her cousins, including when Kathy talked ill about her parents on a reunion show (on the Season 4 reunion show, Kathy, while talking about their family drama, called Teresa’s father “a coward” and her mother “a f**king liar”) and when Rich pointedly asked his mother-in-law, on camera last season, what she thinks about Teresa’s prison sentence. Teresa described her aunt’s response, which was “I always told my children, you do something wrong, you always pay for it. You can never get away with it,” as “a punch in the gut” that made her furious.
Teresa added that in addition to the years of mistreatment, her cousins and Rich never made any effort to show her any support when she was serving her prison sentence. Teresa explained that while she only had a limited number of people on her email list, she never got anything in the mail from her cousins, nor did they ever contact her husband, Joe Giudice, to check up on him and their daughters. Teresa admitted that her cousins’ lack of contact outside of filming has made her question their intentions, clearly implying that they’re attempting to fix their relationship now in order to stay on the show.
What does Kathy and Rosie have to say about what Teresa wrote? In what may be a response to Teresa’s blog, Kathy posted a message about how people start telling lies when their hate campaign doesn’t work.
It seems that The Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers will see more drama come out of Teresa Giudice’s broken relationship with Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri. A preview for the upcoming episode on Sunday shows Jacqueline Laurita defending Kathy and Rosie to Teresa, causing Jacqueline to get into a heated argument with Melissa Gorga and for Teresa to blow up.
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