'RHONJ' Reunion Recap: Caroline Manzo Tells Teresa Giudice 'We Never Had A Friendship!'

Mon, October 24, 2011 12:14am EDT by 47 Comments

The ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion part 2 revealed many truths, but the most shocking of all was how distant Caroline and Teresa have become!

It’s incredible to see how quickly the Jersey Housewives have turned their backs on Teresa after a season of supporting her throughout her feud with sister-in-law Melissa Gorga. The RHONJ reunion two-part special was more telling than ever — and it’s safe to assume Teresa will be the outcast in season 4!

The reunion kicked off with the Housewives talking about what else, but their sex lives. It’s well-known after season 3 that Melissa’s husband Joe Gorga likes to get it on. Melissa admitted in the reunion Joe Gorga likes to have sex two times a day. And Teresa sat there with a smirk on her face, acting like her husband is the same. And when Caroline was questioned about her sex life, she refused to answer and said it’s her own personal business — not a surprise.

Then the housewives changed conversation to a more serious matter–  about a housewife who left in season 2, Dina Manzo — Caroline’s sister. Caroline confessed that her and Dina are no longer on speaking terms. The reason? Rumors and lies told by a certain someone. Caroline didn’t reveal many details, but it was implied that Teresa is to blame for Caroline and Dina’s feud.

Caroline yelled at Teresa saying, “you’re full of s***,” when Teresa denied she had anything to do with their split. And Teresa fired back asking “what happened to you?”

The housewives followed up the fight by discussing Kathy Wakile‘s daughter, Victoria, brain tumor when she was 10-years-old. Kathy teared up as she spoke about the tumor, but then Teresa interrupted and made it all about her, saying she has such a positive outlook on life now because Victoria survived the tumor. Kathy, Caroline and Melissa all rolled their eyes at Teresa.

Bravo host Andy Cohen brought up the word “unattended,” referring to the episode when Teresa left her daughter Audriana unattended and Kathy came to her rescue. This spun out into a full blown fight about why Teresa and Kathy are how they are now — unfriendly. All of the housewives sided with Kathy once again making Teresa look like the crazy one.

But according to Teresa the number one reason  she “distant” herself from Kathy was because of Kathy’s husband, Rich Wakile. Andy Cohen corrected Teresa, saying it’s “distance,” not “distant.” It was hilariously funny, but awkward for Teresa.

Later in the reunion Andy asked Teresa what she regrets saying about Melissa on national TV. Teresa — not surprisingly — couldn’t even think of an answer! It took Melissa reading all of Teresa’s insults for her to come up with one! And what was her most shameful insult? When she said Melissa is like “poison” to the Gorga family.

Fairly, Andy asked Melissa the same question. Melissa said her biggest regret was saying “at least I pay my bills,” to Teresa on national TV.

But the drama really heated up when Caroline got back in the action. All season long there hasn’t been much intense tension or fighting between Caroline and Teresa. But clearly there was a lot going on behind cameras that we didn’t know about.

At the end of the reunion Caroline said to Teresa “We never had a friendship . We had an acquaintance,” after Caroline said her friendship with missing housewife Jacqueline Laurita was a real one.

It will be interesting to see if they all become friends again in season 4!

What did you think of the RHONJ season 3 reunion, Hollywoodlifers? Were the housewives being too harsh with Teresa, or did she get what she deserved? Vote and weigh in below.

— Nicole Karlis

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jessica davis

Posted at 10:57 AM on December 9, 2011  

they’re all poor sick people but insanity masquerading as sanity is fun to watch. that whole crew is delusional. when are we going to hear about “greg” being the manzo brothers “boy-toy”? c’mon andy, give us more of their sanity.

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Atie

Posted at 12:08 PM on October 31, 2011  

Not trying to judge, but feel for Teresa. Having a friend turn on you like that would hurt no matter who you were. Caroline has a pattern of this bully behavior. It is unfortunate to everyone. When Caroline decides she does not like someone it does seem likes she needs those around her to not like them also. I feel bad for Jac too. I think Caroline caused a lot of the trouble intially there as well.

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Linds

Posted at 8:13 PM on October 29, 2011  

Caroline had it out for Teresa all season long. Between Melissa and Caroline it was hard to watch. Caroline has gone down hill. Sad to hear and see her be like that. She’s always acted superior, it’s become extreme!

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Abigail

Posted at 11:09 PM on October 26, 2011  

ur daughter has a good voice when she song at malania birthday party I can’t wait to see Gia sing again.

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jen

Posted at 1:34 PM on October 26, 2011  

One day a light bulb will turn on in Teresa’s head and she’ll realize that she is an uneducated morally/financially bankrupt person who runs around barking like a high pitched Chihuahuah trying to convince everyone how perfect every aspect of her life is. No one is drinking your kool-aid Teresa. She had better work fast, her 15 minutes are almost up, and she won’t be missed.

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mammalibra

Posted at 11:57 AM on October 27, 2011  

I Strongly Agree!!!

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jay

Posted at 6:34 AM on October 26, 2011  

LOL!!! i will second that!!!

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dani

Posted at 1:36 AM on October 26, 2011  

It makes me think Caroline us either very hurt by Ter or very fake in saying they were never friends it sure seemed like they were close.

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Dee

Posted at 4:22 PM on October 28, 2011  

I’ll take “Fake” for $200, Alex!

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Chris

Posted at 11:42 PM on October 25, 2011  

Teresa is a loudmouthed skank!

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Vickie

Posted at 7:40 PM on October 25, 2011  

Come on people……it’s all about the money for 95 % of the housewives depending on the city! Even Simon was trying the tequila but Tamara wasn’t thinking about selling a product! Teresa was fine in season 1 and then the Greed came out and she showed Exactly Who She Is. She is human……is she a little ghetto….yes…..is she funny….yes….is she wrong of course but she and the other housewives are regular people!
Money is the root cheers.

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Mj

Posted at 5:51 PM on October 25, 2011  

Hello, am I the only one who actually watched season 3? Everyone is always blaming Teresa, but ladies.. the whole season was Caroline and Jacqueline talking smack about Teresa (behind her back) as well as Melissa with her sisters and then with cousin (oh so innocent) Kathy All talking about Teresa behind her back. Caroline says fame changed Teresa, lol that is the pot calling the kettle black. Caroline(the catalyst)and leader of the “HATERS”…lets hate on Danielle,(season 1) Hate Kim G (season 2) and now hate Teresa (season 3). Who is gonna be hated season 4? Anyone else see a pattern? And the 2 new comers Melissa and Kathy should stay on the couch with Jacqueline, in the boring, won’t miss you section.

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Dee

Posted at 4:24 PM on October 28, 2011  

I concur!

And I’ve said that Caroline is a bully and conniving backstabber from the beginning. I never bought her “matriarch, oh so wise one” act.

Now, the chickens are coming home to roost and I hope she get a good roasting.

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victory

Posted at 5:47 PM on October 25, 2011  

Caroline Manzo and Teresa were never friends, they were thrown together for the show. This season was a total waste of air space. All the ‘Housewives’ franchises have run out of gas, I’m sure I’m not saying anything that Bravo execs. haven’t thought themselves.

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Dee

Posted at 4:25 PM on October 28, 2011  

Huh? Nope. You’re wrong.

They’ve known each other over a decade and have even had occasion to vacation together (prior to the show).

Caroline is just a liar. That’s all.

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anonymous

Posted at 2:08 PM on October 25, 2011  

Caroline needs to get a life and stop going around bad mouthing Teresa in the press (everyday there is a new article). How about we get a camera and follow Caroline Manzo for a day to see just how much of her day she spends trashing Teresa. We know she is no longer a friend of Teresa. Just because she cant get a cookbook doesnt mean she has to make a career out of trashing Teresa. Caroline is a non-mutha****ing factor if she’s not talking about Teresa. I have seen a couple interviews from Teresa and she doesnt mention any of the ladies. Teresa can stand on her own outside of The housewives. No one can take that away at this point. Kathy says nothing just smile and nodd co-signing on everthing Caroline says cause she finally has the mouthpiece to get back at Teresa without making herself look bad. We all know that frog is and probably always have been jealous of Teresa’s beauty, personality, riches (at one point), and Teresa ability to draw attention AWAY from Kathy. Joey needs to grow a pair and give Melissa her parts back.

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juno

Posted at 3:53 PM on October 25, 2011  

lol. you MUST be on Teresa’s payroll or you’re just plain stupid.

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jillzie

Posted at 9:41 AM on November 1, 2011  

Well said.

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jillzie

Posted at 9:44 AM on November 1, 2011  

@anonymous–well said! not the fool above me that had the audacity to call you stupid because you don’t share his or view point.

 
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zoey

Posted at 4:02 AM on October 25, 2011  

teresa is a hater u could tell she does like to compete with her sister-in law.she is the devil aperantly & just wants people to hear her side of the story not knowing that she might be hurting peoples feeling shes just all about her self & she can’t see that because shes a stuck up bitch!!!!!!!

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JDRH

Posted at 9:30 PM on October 24, 2011  

First off, I need to put out there that I really can’t stand Andy Cohen. He is such a terrible interviewer, he acts more like one of the other housewives than a host/executive (attacking Teresa like the other housewives, including making fun of the way she talked, I thought that was so rude, and making Teresa responsible for her husbands language, REALLY??), if he was actually on RHONJ he would have had the teeth knocked out of his stupid smile by now. I could go on and on about him….

People should understand that Teresa is Teresa, she is not the most tactful person, but I understand that is just how she is. Caroline is crazy…she can’t blame her and her sisters problems completely on another person, which she is trying to do. They are sisters, obviously Caroline did SOMETHING to Dina to make Dina stop talking to her. Teresa may have influenced it a bit but c’mon…

Kathy is boring…

and I like Melissa, you can tell she is a good person deep down and I can tell she does care for Teresa. Though she does have her moments…

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Angie

Posted at 8:57 AM on October 25, 2011  

I agree Andy Cohen was soooo rude to Teresa. Also we get it he’s gay and Teresa’s husband makes poor choices in the words he uses to call people gay. Whatever it is a reality show and Joe is being Joe who cares that is what makes it entertaining and REALITY. Cohen is the host he shouldn’t attack the quest on his personal issues and constantly correct them on their English. Andy should just come out full drag and participate as one of the Bitches than I would understand his bad behavior. And Caroline is the biggest hypocrite of all blaming Teresa for her fight with her sister. If their sisters and soooo close how could any friend come between that relationship. Caroline caused the fight between her and her sister and I believe she knows exactly what she did but she didn’t want to come clean she rather blame Teresa. It is so stupid that it is hard to believe that it isn’t scripted.

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Dee

Posted at 4:29 PM on October 28, 2011  

Yeah, Andy’s a real jerk. I lost a LOT of respect for his attacks on Teresa. I was waiting on the commercial break for him to go change into a dress, full make-up and heels and just join the other kitties trying to scratch Teresa’s eyes out.

He was very cruel to Teresa, but “saved a WENCH like me,” and “liBERRY” are sweeping the nation, I suppose.

 
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juno

Posted at 3:56 PM on October 25, 2011  

I completely agree with you about Andy Cohen. That was a real jerk move correcting Teresa on her grammar.

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gbtw

Posted at 6:53 PM on October 24, 2011  

teresa is what she is and it doesn’t seem to have changed from what i can see. she’s not the brightest, she’s materialistic, a bit shallow, money is a bit too important, etc.— she is far from perfect, probably racist, etc. but, she hasn’t changed. she was like this before, and they all accepted it for years— but suddenly, throw them on tv, and everyone is clammering for the lead spot and wanting to be the “star” of the show. carolyn thinks she should be it, melissa thinks she should be it… who cares about kathy… i mean, who cares about any of it, but carolyn is the most annoying because she thinks she is so smart and wise, and tough. she isn’t. dina outshines her in all respects, and she should start being a bit more humble and following her younger sister’s lead. period. get over it carolyn, and stop attacking teresa for stealing your thunder- who cares about teresa’s ill attempts at making her book seem scandalous. she clearly is just not a good commediene and trying to sell more copies. who cares. they’re all just being jealous, and teresa is an easy target b/c she isn’t very bright. i know she’s not exactly a good cause to stand up for- but the girls are really just being catty and it’s dumb.

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Teaser

Posted at 4:45 PM on October 24, 2011  

Cancel this show. Let the wives return to whatever they were doing before the show

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Lee

Posted at 4:45 PM on October 24, 2011  

I love teresa i know she says and does a lot of things she shouldnt but i still like her I use to like jackie too. I still do. Unfortunately I will not be watching season 4, I cannot stand to watch another minute of caroline, melissa and kathy. Caroline is such a hypocrite you guys were never friends? really? and Melissa your so fake, stop playing the victim. Kathy, well shes just boring. I dont even know why shes on the show.

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Maria

Posted at 11:36 AM on October 24, 2011  

Who the hell does Caroline Manzo think she is. She is coming between a family and acting like almighty God. What makes her opinions so great, why because she is older and wiser!!! I think not. She better work on her own family and their issues. Teresa’s family was sitting at the reunion but taking sides with Caroline. As for a friend who wants them. They don’t deserve to have Teresa as a friend or a relative. Without Teresa on the show, who would watch………I know I won’t.

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exnjgirl

Posted at 11:00 AM on October 24, 2011  

Is anyone else bothered by Teresa’s constant “fiddling” with her hair?????? Looks like a nervous habit to me…….

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Nancy

Posted at 8:11 PM on October 24, 2011  

Thank you. Thank you! It drove me crazy.

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Not blind

Posted at 9:08 AM on October 24, 2011  

The others MAYBE lying or acting, but Teresa point blank doesn’t own up to bad behavior and then BLAMES EVERYONE around her for the behavior she is called out on! Does she really think we are so dumb she can say they’re a bad cousin/wife/sisterinlaw/friend and we will oh duh yea boy Teresa say dey bad okay, so dy gotta be bad! Well as I see it, some ppl do buy it, but why we she lies about things that are public knowledge through legal documents to back them up and Teresa point blank says it isn’t so!!!! She a liar, a user and I could just deal with her bad behavior, but trying to destroy ppl at all cost and not caring is too much for me

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Sophie

Posted at 1:25 PM on October 24, 2011  

I agree with you-Teresa is an awefull person and she is self serving-she is not a good friend to anyone-

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Gina

Posted at 5:36 AM on October 24, 2011  

There are no Saints on this show for sure and this is what makes them entertaining. I was proud that Teresa held her ground. Just because
she believes what she believes in people call her “nuts?” We have become
such a “politically” correct society that no one else is allowed to have their
own opinions about anything unless it is considered “politically correct” in
Andy’s way of thinking. Andy, a truly educated person would not make fun of someone less educated in the English language in their mis-pronuciations of certain words. You knew exactly what she was saying when she said “distant” herself and to make her keep repeating the word like she was some “5” year old was very immature behavior on your part. I think it is funny how Andy wanted to know every detail of Teresa’s legal issues, yet when he asked Caroline about the legal issue regarding the Brownstone and her husband, he really did not press her about it at all as she made light of the situation and that was enough to satisfy him (but not the viewer’s). There would be no show without Teresa. Who would watch it without her?

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phoebe

Posted at 7:46 AM on October 24, 2011  

I posted below about Andy. Totally agree with you. He is afraid of Caroline. Doesn’t want to end dead up in the trunk of a car like her father in law–haha. He and the Manzos always goof on Tre, and yet hold her accountable for her actions. And she takes it, and always moves on. Why? She has more going on than all of them, and that is why she and Dina can do what they want. I think Jac had a nervous breakdown.Maybe Caroline slapped her in the face this time!

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gbtw

Posted at 7:07 PM on October 24, 2011  

agree totally about andy correcting teresa’s grammar- very tacky. missed the thing about the brownstone, but caroline could sure stand to get taken down a notch or two with her own little scandal.

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Sharon

Posted at 4:51 AM on October 24, 2011  

I thought these shows would show wealthy women shopping, homes, vacations and such . It has but with filthy mouthed, backstabbing, hateful episodes. It’s sickening and not entertaining anymore. Regarding Teresa’s Joe making a homosexual slur….Andy makes his living off this kind of drama and it’s clear he enjoys it. So why does he bring up again an incident that happened on a past season and has been discussed on a past reunion again!? He is a hypocrite and a bully. It’s okay for the women to make money for him behaving terrible to each other as long as any reference to his own life style …even though it wasn’t directed at him personally. Is that where he draws the line? Trash everyone except himself.

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Aliee

Posted at 2:31 AM on October 24, 2011  

Honestly i’m gonna side with Teresa in all of this drama. All Caroline and the other housewives did all season is bash Teresa. Whether it was to her face or behind her back they always had something negative to say. But as soon as Teresa says one thing in her cookbook (that was a joke, she’s said it to Caroline’s face when they were competing together on Rachel Ray) Caroline freaks out and immediately she’s becomes the victim. I will admit that Teresa is not a saint and not at fault for anything but everyone of them is in the wrong and instead of dealing with it they just point the finger at Teresa. Watching the reunions was like watching a fight in high school 3 females against 1 because alone they wouldn’t have the balls to say anything. Go Teresa stay strong I’m here to back you up!

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phoebe

Posted at 7:42 AM on October 24, 2011  

I agree- this is so fake! I am actually ready to stop watching–it was pathetic. Andy Cohen is the biggest problem. He should look in the mirrir and see some real dysfunction. Andy Cohen–he puts the FUN in dysfunction

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Gi

Posted at 1:55 AM on October 24, 2011  

Can I slap all of them. Caroline so hipocritical. Stop giving out advice about families when your own family is falling apart. Teresa you keep defending yourself and putting up a wall pick fights over little things. You too are contradicting yourself saying you want to fix things but keep picking fights. Melissa you should be taking Teresa’s side if you want to fix things yet when you have a chance to say something negative you do. At the reunion you never took her side. All of you have issues and shouldn’t be giving advice to anyone. Stop saying you want to fix your relationship and stop being so fake.

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phoebe

Posted at 7:40 AM on October 24, 2011  

I agree with you 100%!

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dean

Posted at 1:10 AM on October 24, 2011  

OMG!!! i cant even believe i am actually writing on this wall, but why in the hell doesn’t somebody just SLAP Teresa into reality? the other members of the show just let her off on every single thing. i mean, you have her right in front of you to answer these questions, and she bails out on EVERY issue!! im disappointed in the rest of the cast, for not putting the pressure on harder and really making her own up! thank you…..

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michrich

Posted at 2:06 AM on October 24, 2011  

That’s the SAME thing I was thinking. She kept saying “3 against 1″ @ the reunion acting like Caroline, Kathy & Melissa was ganging up on her but the whole season she BASHED them. I think she’s jealous of Melissa & mad b/c she has the most financial trouble. No 1’s n debt like she is. Once it came out that they were broke she started acting crazy.

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phoebe

Posted at 7:39 AM on October 24, 2011  

Teresa is working her way out of debt. Melissa has no job and no money, and she will tell you that she grew up very differently than Teresa. She said it on the show, where Tre was all about her shoes. She is nasty, and a wannabee. Tre is nuts, but she doesn’t hold things against anyone, she forgives them, once it gets through that thick head of hers. melissa did try to backstab Tre with Danielle, and she did come on the show, with Kathy, to further her career, and stir up trouble.The most disgusting thing to me was the ending where tht beast Manzo was carrying on about family, while she sat there with Tre’s family, and she and Melissa kept making nasty comments. Melissa deserves an academy award for her performance. PHONY! I will be happy when Joe dumps her.

 
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gbtw

Posted at 7:01 PM on October 24, 2011  

yes, caroline will lecture about the importance of family, yet in the next breath make comments to try to destroy teresa’s relationship with her brother. disgusting. she’s a pig. teresa is dumb, and has a lot of flaws, but most of her treatment is about jealousy from the others— teresa is interesting, so people want to see more of her, and caroline is beside herself with jealousy that nobody would choose to hear her ridiculous self-righteous rants and pontifications. caroline, being smarter than teresa does not make you smart. melissa… well, she came across well in the reunion, but i don’t trust her. i think she is a gold digger, knew that teresa didn’t want her on the show, and connived behind teresa’s back to get on it- by reaching out to danielle. i mean, please, melissa, do you take us all for fools? that said, she really did do some good acting up on that sofa. teresa can’t act. she’s too emotional and stupid— so, she’s at a disadvantage.

 
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Sophie

Posted at 1:34 PM on October 24, 2011  

I so agree with you-how could they not see the BULLY that Teresa is-She is HORRIBLE yes Caroline has her faults but she is right Teresa is not a friend n NEVER was-she is a self serving beast-when she was down n her husband almost went to jail only Caroline n Jackie stood by her-now her dumb book is out n she feels like she’s back on top she kicks everyone-I cant stand her-she is so ignorant n lack common intellect-Go Andy!!!

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