Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo's fight reached a boiling point on Sunday when Manzo finally confronted Giudice for comments she made in her cookbook. The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" castmates have not spoken in one year, and Manzo says she could not be happier.
Giudice and Manzo's fight exploded onscreen during a trip to Napa Valley, when Manzo finally mentioned Giudice's "Fabulicious!" cookbook. In the cookbook, the mother of four writes that Manzo is "as Italian as the Olive Garden."
Manzo said she watched the tumultuous episode six times and "couldn’t find anything positive about it."
“The only thing positive about it was I finally said what I needed to say and I’m done. And that was a year ago,” Manzo told Celebuzz while discussing her feud with Giudice. “And I have not seen or spoken to Teresa since the reunion last year with the exception of the Bravo commercial – I was in the same room with her. My last words to Teresa Giudice were at the reunion last year. And can I tell you, it’s been a wonderful year.”
Don't expect a reconciliation any time soon. Manzo and Giudice, who have been featured on "RHONJ" since Season 1, have been at odds for far too long.
"There could be forgiveness if it’s asked," Manzo told Celebuzz. "I’m big enough to say that I was rude and obnoxious and very hard on [Teresa], which I was. But, that’s the level she brought me to. But, you still haven’t apologized for what you’ve done to any of us, not just me, to any of us. And until there’s a real legitimate apology, I’m not interested."
In an interview with Andy Cohen during "Watch What Happens Live" after Sunday's episode, Giudice didn't show any remorse over the fight that ensued with Manzo, whose sister, Dina, is her daughter's godmother.
"Caroline thinks she's better than everybody," she told Cohen. "She's definitely not better than me. What she says to me doesn't really bother me. Caroline has nothing on me. I don't know what's happening in her head. She's a very angry person."
Dina took Giudice's side in a blog post she wrote, entitled "The Truth!" Dina, who left "RHONJ" in Season 2, has been rumored to have her own problems with sister Caroline.
Giudice went to Dina seeking advice about the cookbook controversy. "She mentioned the drama with her and Caroline and I told her that if this is all about a joke in a book (and she assured me it was) that’s not enough for me to hate the mother of my God daughter and a friend of 15 years," Dina wrote last October.
Giudice revealed that she is not speaking with any "RHONJ" cast members at the moment, despite many attempts to patch things up with her brother Joe Gorga and his wife, Melissa.
"I’m not speaking to any of them," Giudice told Stacey Grenrock Woods of the Daily Beast. "I wish Caroline could actually say what I did to her, ‘cause I’ve done nothing to her. If I didn’t like her, I would’ve never put her in my book. It’s so funny to me how people are so calculated. I never say anything about any of them and all they do is speak about me. It’s like, really?"
Adding, "You know, we live in a crazy world, I have to say, Hopefully, God’ll just, you know, look after me, and hopefully protect me from these evil people."
She made sure to thank her fans for their continued support.
Real Housewives of New Jerseyfans will finally get to see Teresa Giudice andCaroline Manzo butt heads on tonight’s season 3 finale which was taped this Spring.
On the finale, Caroline will discover the not so kind words Teresa wrote about her in the Fabulicious cookbook. As we reported last week, Caroline as well as Jacqueline Lauritaare no longer on speaking terms with Teresa, and we can now bring you the exact reasons!
While things reached a boiling point during the Posche Fashion Show two weeks ago when Teresa reportedly plotted to expose Melissa Gorga as a past stripper, a RHONJ insider tells us Caroline and Jacqueline had stopped talking to Teresa before that event.
The reason? The two have had it with her after seeing her true colors. “They have seen the real Teresa through this last season with Melissa. Melissa is very close with Jacqueline and Caroline,” reveals the insider.
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While Joe Gorga’sscreaming match with Kim D. at the Posche fashion show has been widely reported, our insider adds that Jacqueline and Teresa also got into a big fight that night. In fact the two former BFFs will be seen getting into A LOT of fights on the upcoming 4th season which is still filming at the moment.
Another reason for the tension between Caroline/Jacqueline and Teresa also has to do with Teresa’s many business ventures. Apparently, Teresa has been stepping on Jacqueline and Caroline’s toes by entering into businesses she knew they were planning to do.
“Teresa knew what Jacqueline and Caroline were working on as far as business deals and Teresa went behind their backs and copied what they were doing…. in other words she stole their ideas to make money,” said the insider. Yikes!
Our source adds that Caroline and Jacqueline are absolutely done with Teresa! “Jacqueline and Caroline think Teresa is a liar, vindictive, and so into the fame that she doesn’t care about anything anymore. Teresa will sabotage anyone to remain relevant.”
And while Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakilehave been diplomatic with their recent public comments about Teresa, our NJ insider reveals that she continues to remain friendless as none of her RHONJ cast members attended the party to launch her Fabellini wine on Friday night.
“None of the other women, their husbands, or children were in attendance. Not one cast member was present. She has burned every bridge she had,” says the insider. “Dina Manzo was there for less than an hour. None of Teresa’s “friends” were there. It was all family and the Bravo crew.”
Also in attendance was Teresa’s brother-in-law Pete Giudice and his wife Sheila Giudice. It has been rumored that Bravo is considering bringing Sheila on for season five.
Our insider adds that Sheila, who isn’t a fan of Teresa’s, is desperate to be on the show and has now switched her alliance from Team Melissa to Team Teresa! With the reports of Caroline and Jacqueline leaving the show after season 4, it will be interesting to see if Bravo decides to bring Sheila on.
Moving on to tonight’s finale/the 19th episode this season, below is a preview clip —
Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight are Melissa Gorga and Jay Mohr! Shoould be a good one!
Photos credit: Dave Kotinsky/Davekotinsky.com
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE REASONS CAROLINE & JACQUELINE ARE NO LONGER TALKING TO TERESA? THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S FINALE?
UPDATE – As seen in the above preview clip, Caroline is not only ticked at what Teresa wrote about her in the cookbook but at also what Teresa wrote about her son Christopher Manzo. Below is what Teresa said about Chris via two excerpts from her cookbook –
“This is a family cookbook! Unlike some of the other “Housewives,” I do not condone young girls stripping to bring in business to a car wash, old ladies in hot pants climbing up on a pole to bring their sexy back, or videotaping yourself in any state of undress at any time. “
“That’s how it is with us Italians… We spoil our kids rotten, so much that they never want to leave home. Albie and Christopher Manzo are adorable, but don’t let them fool you. Their “L” in “GTL” (Gym-Tanning-Laundry) is “Leave it for Mom.” That’s just how it is, and how we moms like it.”
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