Well said. Melissa is just oozing jealousy when it comes to Teresa. I'm sure Melissa's always had to be the Queen Bee in every situation, and Teresa has been a real thorn in her side.Great post Mom2!
Melissa and her family don't want Joe to make up with his sister. When you hear terms like "Listen to your sister, your REAL sister" from the sister in law and something very similar from the brother in law it's very telling.They hate the fact that T has her RH "family" to support her and the wedge between the siblings is not enough for them. They want her to have nobody that she can turn to. Then for her to let that aged barnacle Kim G connect herself to her ship says all I need to hear- the enemy of her enemy is her friend. Then the way Melissa tried to schmooze with The Godmother Manzo was probably to get in good with her and drive T crazy. Sure T and her "CAROLINE" screeching was obnoxious, but Melissa is not beyond trying to drive a wedge in between anything T values. I can see that a mile away. If she tries to play peacemaker now it's only because the camera is rolling and she can later claim to her husband how instrumental her love and support was in bringing their family together again (of course leaving out any role she may have had in tearing them apart).
Add to the fact that T&J's parents seem to firmly support their daughter drives Mellisa crazy. During the fashion show Melissa couldn't wait to run over to the in laws to rub elbows when they were likely mainly there in support of their daughter. Then when the dad starts yelling at Kathy that "that's your cousin" makes me believe they may not be too fond of their daughter in law and that may be where the real divide began. Not with Joe Guidice, but with Melissa. Just as Melissa said T could have waited until the cameras were off to talk to brother Joe at the Christening the same could be said for Melissa and her in laws. She could have spoken to them later. If they wanted her they could have found her and said hello. Didn't seem to be at the top of their list of priorities.