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Real Housewives of New Jersey

Kathy Wakile Reveals the Story Behind Her Father’s Heartbreaking Illness and Death

Kathy Wakile got uncharacteristically emotional on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 4 Reunion. While she didn’t like cousin Teresa Giudice speaking badly about her marriage, it didn’t even compare to how upset Kathy got when Tre brought up her now-deceased father.

In a blog from lsat season, Kathy explains why she and her sister Rosie got so angry with Teresa for mentioning their father.

“How dare Teresa speculate on the relationship I had with my father, and the type of father he was to me and my siblings. That statement really sent me over the edge, as it did for Rosie,” Kathy explains.

Kathy then goes on to explain how she and her family felt while watching her dad get sicker and sicker as he battled leukemia and lung cancer.

She reveals, “I was there with my mom as much as I could be during the day, but Rosie lived with them and watched day in and day out as my father slipped further and further away. Until you live with the pain of watching a loved one, especially a powerhouse like your father, suffer so severely, you can’t know what the pain feels like.”

And while Kathy’s father passed away nearly 10 years ago, the pain of his death combined with Teresa’s claim that he didn’t love and support his children enough really sent her over the edge at the reunion.

“When Teresa’s insinuations about my father’s love for us, his own children, came out, that’s when she hurt Rosie and me the most. This brought both of us to a very bad place. It does not excuse or justify our actions, but we are all human, and everyone has their breaking point,” Kathy writes.

Was it fair for Teresa to bring up Kathy and Rosie’s deceased father? Tell us your thoughts below.


04.7.2013 / 01:30 AM EDT by Samantha Leffler
Related: Real Housewives of New Jersey, Gossip, Kathy Wakile

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