'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Stars Defend Kathy Wakile's Relationship with Her Sister
'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Stars Defend Kathy Wakile's Relationship with Her Sister
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
On last week's episode of Real Housewives of New Jeresy, star Teresa Giudice was throwing low blows, as usual. This time, she targeted her cousin Kathy Wakile, saying she didn't want her sister Rosie around when she found out she was gay. Kathy, who has shown nothing but love and support for her sister on the show, had a few words to defend herself against Teresa's allegations.

"It seems with Teresa, every time we make a step forward, it turns into two steps backwards," Kathy wrote on her Bravo blog about how the two were making progress toward a better relationship on the previous episode. "Now, after hearing her conversation with my sister Rosie regarding the tabloids and other issues, I have so many questions all over again."

Although she doesn't want to rehash what has happened between her and her cousin Teresa in the past, Kathy wanted to make it clear how cruel and untrue she found Teresa's words.

"When I heard the comments she made trying to pick away the incredibly supportive and loving bond that my sister Rosie and I share, I can only wonder why she would do that," she wrote. "I can't tell you how hurtful it was to hear her say those things, especially after we had such a promising lunch. Why would she deliberately try to start trouble between my sister and me? It's a shame that Teresa would do this while trying to move forward with everyone."

Kathy isn't the only one who as an issue with Teresa's pot-stirring behavior. Every one of her co-stars came to Kathy's defense on the matter.

"I felt bad for Kathy and Rosie, because right after Teresa looked into Kathy's eyes and claimed that she wanted to be like sisters again, she attempted to throw Kathy under the bus by implying that Kathy didn't accept her sister's sexuality," Jacqueline Laurita wrote in her Bravo blog. "I don't believe that for one second. I see how loving Kathy is with her. I believe that Kathy may have expressed her concern for Rosie being gay knowing there ARE people that may not accept her, and she probably worried about how that would affect Rosie. Teresa more than likely got it twisted and is now trying to use it against her."

Melissa Gorga, who is very close to Kathy and her family as well (Kathy and Rosie are her husband Joe's cousins) had more to weigh in on the situation, having known them all for so long.

"I knew Kathy and Rosie way before the show and have always seen nothing but pure love and a great relationship between the two of them," Melissa blogged. "I don't believe that Kathy would ever treat Rosie badly. Not for a minute. Do I think they used to have arguments? Of course. Rosie is very impulsive and needed time to come to terms with her life and who she is. I'm sure that put her on the edge at times and I'm sure they had their arguments as sisters. But who doesn't?"

Even the matriarch of RHONJ had to input her opinion on the situation.

"There is no way on the planet am I going to buy that Kathy didn't support Rosie when she came out," Caroline wrote. "Look at the body language between them; love is love, acceptance is acceptance. There's no denying it when you watch them together."

Of course Teresa is relentless in defending herself, because as always, no matter how many people think she's wrong, she's actually the one who's right.

"I wasn't trying to bring up the past because of anything other than Rosie sitting in front of me asking why things were the way the were," Teresa wrote in her Bravo blog. "We were talking together about what we've been through, trying to learn from each other, comfort each other I think. Just like things are painful between me and my brother now, things were that way with her and Kathy. And it hurts."

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

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