Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Melissa, Jacqueline and Caroline all appeared on The View yesterday to discuss the fifth season of the show. Real Housewives of Miami’s Ana Quincoces co-hosted, so it was nice to have someone familiar with their reality TV background asking questions!
Things started out with discussing why Melissa listed her home because she didn’t want her children to go to school with Teresa’s daughters. She continued to back peddle and deny that that was the entire reason. Melissa tells the ladies, “That’s not the entire situation. I think that there was a lot of hurt and hard feelings, and a lot of emotion that you saw at the [season four] reunion. We had our house on the market before that, prior.”
“There was a lot of things going on and I think it was the icing on the cake. They [the kids] know a lot, they hear a lot, there was a lot of rumors going around. There’s a lot of talk going around from my own family, and at the end of the day, I’m a wife, I’m a mother and my family comes first and I’m going to protect them,” explains Melissa.
After backlash that she was accusing Teresa’s daughters of potentially becoming bullies to their own cousins, Melissa clarifies, “It’s not about the kids. It’s completely not about the kids. I have Antonia and Milania in a cheerleading class together right now and they love it.” She further defends listing her Montville house, “Joe and I build and sell constantly. That’s what we do.”
Furthermore, Melissa goes on to say that the show has helped mend her family, because if it weren’t for the cameras putting them together, they might have just dropped everything and gone their separate ways. See the clip on The View’s web site here.
I have nothing to say about The Real Hypocrites of New Jersey. What do you think of what Melissa had to say?