The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Kathy Wakile, in a new Bravo blog, comments on the past episode showing the family’s retreat to Lake George, New York — that led to up a scrum between Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga — saying that “there has to be a better way than physical and verbal abuse.”
Kathy, who is cousins with Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga, said she’s often uncomfortable and uncertain when put into the middle of the tense affair surrounding the cast, in particular Teresa’s shaky relationship with her brother Joe, and his wife Melissa.
“When you are asked to help and then told to butt out, it is hard for anyone to gauge when to say what!” Kathy reasoned. “Correct me if I’m wrong, but I was invited on this weekend retreat, wasn’t I?”
Kathy wrote that “when the fight [between the Joes] broke out, we all did what we could to break the fight up” stressing that “family arguments should never get escalated to this level!”
She admitted that “sometimes our pent up emotions just take control, and before we know it, the situation has gotten away from us,” as it did on Sunday’s show.
She wrote, “Love and passion are two of the things that we the Guidices, the Gorgas, the Manzos, the Lauritas, and the Wakiles (and I think many of our viewers) have in common!”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Sunday on Bravo at 8/7c.