When It Comes To Kathy Wakile, I’m On Team Teresa Giudice

I know we all hate Teresa Giudice on this very special season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. In just four seasons, she transformed from the lovable idiot with a forward-receding hairline to a maniacal cookbook author so convinced of her own power and fame that she feels no need to treat anyone with decency or respect.

And respect is something I lost for Teresa  long ago when I realized that she didn’t marry Joe Giudice as part of some kind of Italian arranged marriage. Anyone who married that on her free will has issues. Lots of them. But you know who has more issues? Her cousin, Kathy Wakile.

Sure she might look all innocent and doe-eyed, but I think she’s just as ambitious and vicious as the rest of the Real Housewives. So while this Radar Online story may report that Teresa manhandles Kathy in an upcoming episode, I don’t think that’s the whole story.

I’m telling the truth, I’m not kidding and you know I’m telling the truth, that’s what I’m saying,” the cookbook author said, prior to grabbing Kathy by the chin as if she was about to slap her.

“Don’t put your hands on me Tre,” a livid Kathy told her cousin as Caroline Manzo and Melissa Gorga looked on.

Kathy later said in an off-camera interview: “Really? Nobody’s ever grabbed my face like that. You’re gonna get burned Tre.”

Let’s get petty. She’s not even rich. Her life isn’t glamorous. And most offensively, her kids, Victoria and Joseph, are normal. Yes, that’s great for the real world. Yay for normal well-adjusted kids making good decisions. But for reality TV world, blech! I want them to be demonic like Milania Giudice, narcissistic like Ashley Holmes or dashing like Albie Manzo. Without emotional crippled children or a cheating husband, the house is calm. Too calm. No one wants to watch a functional family functioning.

Now, let’s get serious. Why is Kathy on the show if not to create drama between Teresa and the rest of the housewives? Like I just mentioned above, she doesn’t have a compelling story line on her own. So she just pops up in every episode to act like she’s some great peacekeeper between Teresa, her family and the rest of the housewives. And because producers say so, she gets invited everywhere.

But unlike the innocent, neglected victim she plays on the show, she’s cutthroat. She makes cutting little remarks and spills little secrets and befriends Melissa Gorga as a way to work herself into the drama. Sorry Kathy, I don’t fall for your “woe is me” schitck. Teresa may be downright insane, but at least she’s being herself. You’re crafting quite the little role for yourself as you worm your way into the Manzo family. But sorry to say, pity doesn’t create friendships. It just creates ratings for Bravo.

If you really wanted to be a good cousin, you wouldn’t sign up for a show that’s tearing Teresa Giudice apart. You’d try to get her away from the cameras and the lights and the action and everything that’s turned her into a horrible person.

But instead, you’re with her (former) friends on a road trip in California. Explain that to me.

(Photo: Pacific Coast News)

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    • italian sausage

      This is a stupid article..

    • http://twitter.com/hopelogin hope login

      Jenni Maier, I find you a dispicable writer who is filled with utter hate.Now I understand where that stuff in the tabloids is coming from.Not any of those housewives.It’s writers like you that says stuff about people that just isn’t true.Go try to write for a real paper or magazine you won’t be able to get a job there.Try backing up what you say with real truth obviously you probably have never met any of the RHONJ cast or have spoken to any of them.Next time try to write something more positive its good for the soul.

      • Jenni

        Oh, I usually get told I’m despicable. But now you’re saying I’m dispicable. I don’t know who to believe!

    • http://www.facebook.com/corliss.holly Corliss V. Holly

      Jenni – You nailed it! Although I think you’re wrong about Teresa changing from the first season. I think she’s the same. You also noticed that when Teresa and Joe left, so did Melissa and Joey but Riche and Kathy didn’t, did they? But she’s trying to keep the peace. I call BS. Also, she is just as dumb as dumb can be. Can’t she see that Caroline is using her and Melissa to get to Teresa because Teresa and Dina are friends? How petty and childish Even Stevie Wonder can see that.

      • Jenni

        I guess if I look back, I would see her being the same. She was just so overshadowed by Danielle. And Kim G. Man oh man, I MISS Kim G. Favorite RHONJ villain of ALL TIME!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Rivera/100001133636955 Michelle Rivera

      I know Kathy Wakile and I am friends with a former assistant of hers as well. You are way wrong. She’s a very good person and the reason why her family is so normal and functional is because they were raised by a very good person. Perhaps a functional family doesn’t make for great reality TV, but both Kathy and her family are real, which just happens to be good, instead of crazy and disfunctional like Tre’s family, whose husband calls her terrible names.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.mcvicker.7 Pamela McVicker

        Did Kathy not call her scum, not because she had a valid reason but because she thought that was the right thing to do on National TV. Even if there is a reason a lady does not do such. She and Joe Gorga has a lot in common, they are relative for sure.

    • moonshine

      ridiculous article .. the writer of this article been trying to read too much into her own assumptions of what she thinks of the characters on the show that she is now only believing her own thoughts and not what’s real on the show. ASSUMPTIONS as we know,, is just another word for the the mother of all.. fckups

    • Amy

      This article nailed it.