Mary Jo says she declined the invitation to reunite with Joey and Amy because she was in the middle of her facial reconstructive surgery. "I was just feeling so good and so positive and had all these wonderful people around me," she says. "I said, 'I don't want to go back there with those two and have to do this.' I have moved on with my life. I'm done. I'm finished. I don't want to go back there."
After seeing Amy and her father in the Entertainment Tonight interview, Jessica Buttafuoco is convinced that her mother made the right choice. "It was like a circus," Jessica says. "Nothing really got resolved."