Why Ash moving to L.A. “worked out for the best.”

on Apr 20, 2012 - The Dish0

 


Thank you, Jesus! After years of growing pains, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jacqueline Laurita and her fedora-loving daughter Ashlee have finally settled into a “really good” place. It only took about 3,000 miles to get them there.

“[Ashlee] moved to L.A. and she’s living in Hollywood. She’s working and she’s realizing what it’s really like to live on your own,” Jacqueline, who’s also mama to sons C.J. and Nicholas, tells Wetpaint. “She calls me all the time and asks for advice. The distance has really helped our relationship.”

However, if Jacqueline had her way initially, Ashlee would have tossed her La La Land dreams aside in exchange for some southern comfort. “I really wanted her to move to Texas where she has family and she could go to school and work,” the ‘Wife explains. “But she took the initiative to move to L.A. on her own and that took a lot of courage on her part. I was worried sick, but it’s really worked out for the best.”

While that relationship is on its smooth sailing way, Jacqueline’s friendship with Teresa has gone, well, kaboom. “F--k you, Teresa. I see you for exactly what you are,” Jacqueline says in a preview for the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, premiering this Sunday at 10/9c.

Oh, boy. Take a closer look at Season 4 of RHONJ with our sneak peeks.

 

33 comments
amber777
amber777

apologies.. I mean the Laurita family

 

Suzie Q
Suzie Q

Jacqueline, You deserve better treatment from Ashlee. She's disrespectful and you did the right thing getting her out of you house. Time for her to grow up and be on her own. Your Great Jacqueline !

Olga M. Jimenez
Olga M. Jimenez

Dearest Jacqueline, it is not easy being a parent. But as a parent you cannot give up on your children. Reaffirm your love to Ashley daily if necessary. I am praying that Ashely succeed. I hope she decides to continue her education for that will help her to learn not only academea but to develop her critical thinking in order to make good choices for her life. I am praying for you and Ashely and wish you all the best.

Jesannsvu
Jesannsvu

Jacqueline, I'm so glad things are working out for you and Ashlee. Have always admired you for your sweet attitude, however I find that you do not have personal convictions and want so much to please Caroline that you always do what she thinks is right. She sets the stage about who to socialize with. She looked for all the dirt on Danielle because she was jealous of your friendship with her. You worked in Vegas and know that there are many women with questionable past who get their act together. Now you are also siding with Caroline against Theresa. Well if you were really a friend you would know that what she is going through is life changing and the issue with the cookbook was not to hurt any of you. Why don't you see Caroline for the manipulative hateful person she is. This season I'm sure she will do anything to drive a wedge between Theresa and her family. Too bad you are willing to become a part of the ROAST THERESA season!

Kimberly M.
Kimberly M.

Ashley really needed to grow up fast and the best why to do it is to move away from the nest. Life is very hard but she'll have to learn some day. Jacqueline don't you feel bad you tried your best as a mom. Enjoy your space away from each other but keep in touch.

itznia
itznia

You have shone your true colors - and they ain't so pretty.

jtm
jtm

I agree with Julie W . Carolyn needs to mind her own business and stop making trouble between Teresa and her family. I use to like her but not any more I can see her for who she really is. A trouble maker and not a good friend as she protrate her self.

csilla smith
csilla smith

JACKUELINE,JACKUELINE,I have a son my husband adoopted at age3,we have been married33yrs.When he was young and also of school age,their was nothing his dad and i would not do for him if it was possible.Our son grew up seeing us strugle to were we got.My husband worked his ass off as i did to make sure he had a roof over his head food,clothing and all else parents do and want for their child.what in the world happend,we ask ourselves,right after highschool we knew that changes were coming,but what came was so unexpected and took us the other part of being a parent to a new level.We both knew children will be rebelious,but our son took it to a level that even i knew as a teen and a young women,as my husband too,as ayoung man,naver in our dreams did we ever think or feel what was coming on us and totaly uprepared that he could put so much hurt and pain in our hearts,My brothers and very close and trusted friends warned us to let him fall as many times it takes let him fall.WE as his parents could not let that be the way.Big,huge,fault on our side.I can understand your difficult decsion and know with big regrets,we created a very lazy selfish 35yr old man,who has no memory of all we sacrificed for him but still believes we owe him for life.Last year it came to a head and if we did not do it then he will never do it,i only talk to him if he calls and does not ask for money,but i am as my his dad is trying to do the same.I am still waiting for that call,33yrs old,i should of let go 15yrs ago,we are only human,as parents somtime we lose sight,then we open our eys and ask,Who the hell do you think tou are talking to us like we are garbage,after all any one can be a DADDY,BUT IT TAKES SOMEONE SPECEAL TO BE A FATHER.you both are great parents,rather you buy a car or just try to feed them,they must show unconditional love,That is what we deserve.

Elm Grove WI Viewer
Elm Grove WI Viewer

I am glad that you are growing up enough to let your daughter grow up....it was sad too watch you let go of her.....finally!

Savannah Nichole
Savannah Nichole

Jacqueline, I'm happy that you finally saw Theresa for the type of person that she really is. It was hard for me to understand the way you stayed loyal to her through out the years based on her actions and reactions on the show. She would be a nightmare in my reality.

Savannah Nichole
Savannah Nichole

Jacqueline, I'm happy that you finally saw Theresa for the type of person that she really is. It was hard for me to understand the way you stayed loyal to her through out the years based on her actions and reactions on the show. She would be a nightmare in my reality.

seasoned viewer
seasoned viewer

I am no fan of yours. You want to be the center of attention...you don't want to think about the affects of the divorce had on your daughter...you and hubby just bought her off until the new kids came...it is obvious you care way more for them than her. I hope she makes out in LA and never looks back!

Debby116
Debby116

Jacqueline was a stripper in Vegas and that is how she met her husband chris. She is putting on a good act now! why does no one call her out on it?

Bravo TV Fan
Bravo TV Fan

Love you J! I hope you continue on the RHONJ. Do not let that evil (and so very stupid) Teresa run you away.

Soncee
Soncee

Jacqueline,

There is no greater job than parenting, and no greater hurt when your child(ren) seems to go off the path, and forget everything you've taught them. My heart goes out to you during this very sad, and difficult time with your daughter (been there-done that) Stay strong Jacqueline, and more importantly stick your guns, no matter what "others" may advise, you, and only you, will live with whatever decision(s) you make as far as your & Ashely's relationship is concerned. Best of luck & you & your family are in my prayers!

swellborn
swellborn

I have no respect for Jacqueline!

Susan
Susan

Good for you two. Glad to hear that you are in a good place!

Robbie
Robbie

Jacqueline, I'm so glad it's worked out with you and your daughter. I love to watch the NJ Housewives show and missed seeing you on the Reunion show, but understand why you didn't want to be in it. I have to say, out of all the ladies, you seem to me to be the most loyal, the most real and non-flamboyant of the bunch. I think you have a beautiful family and a beautiful life and enjoy watching when you and your family are present. I like how real you are. You seem like the kind of person who doesn't flaunt having money like the rest do. I wish you the best and yes, you stood by Teresa forever it seems, and when she lost you as a friend, she lost the best! Teresa, unfortunately, is on the road to losing all of her family and friends it seems, mainly because she doesn't listen, she really doesn't from this viewer's point of view.

Tina B
Tina B

Jaqueline I have an Ashley too and I was a single mother and I know what you're going through and I know how much it hurts..you'll be ok be strong...

dconeray
dconeray

MISS YOU jACKIE! Would love to see a show that updates whats going on with you and Ashlee!

Bev Holt
Bev Holt

I'm glad Jacqueline and Ashlee are finally coming to terms. I Is Ashlee really financially responsible now or does her mom and step dad have to supplement her income> L.A. is a tough place to be without family. Kudos to Ashlee for her courage!

Bev Holt
Bev Holt

I'm surprised Theresa is still on the show; she is so paranoid and narcissistic..she needs to grab the attention at all times. She misinterprets everything to be about her. Real housewives? Seriously?

Grate
Grate

F... Y too Jacqueline. How quickly Caroline and all, were able to turn you against Theresea. I hope you all get a feel for what Theresea has been going through. Jacqueline it is interesting how you always step back and let someone else fight your battles. Actually, you are more on the "edge" of scenes. You don't want anyone blaming you for anything. So you play it safe. You're that - I go along with the crowd type. Drama is involved - like not showing up for the reunion.

How quickly Carolin forgot how you "forgave" Danielle. Caroline was totally baffled when you "forgave" Danielle. Why isn't Caroline going after you about that? Why isn't Caroline putting that on tv? Caroline sided with you and you decided to "go along" with Danielle so your daughter won't go to jail. How demeaning!!! How manipulative.

michelleR
michelleR

Jacqueline I love, love love you! you are such a sweet person and I think Caroline is wonderful! I can't wait for the season to start. Good luck in all you do and everything with Ashlee will come full circle she learn to appreciate you one day

NebraskaChick
NebraskaChick

Well look who's drunk on the Laurita/Manzo koolaide....drink up Jacqueline!

PhylfromTennessee
PhylfromTennessee

I LOVE the RHOBH for several reasons, least of which is for the "drama'! I just enjoy watching each of them in their own enviornment/life. They each lead a very facinating life. If I had to name my favs it would be Adrianne & Paul, I hope to see more of them this season. I also LOVE Lisa & her hubby. Kim and her husband are also awesome but she has too much negative drama for me.

Julie W.
Julie W.

Looking forward to watching the Jersey ladies again. It seems to me that Teresa is kind of being ganged up on by the other women. And it appears that Carolyne is stirring more than the kitchen pot this season. Whatever happened between Carolyne and her sister has obviously not yet been resolved and Carolyne is holding Teresa at least partly to blame still. I think that Carolyne should keep her nosy nose out of Teresa's and Melissa's family business.

dees_star8888
dees_star8888

I am so glad to read you are in a better place with your daughter, I myself was a teenage mom at 16 and i also have issues with my daughter. Sometimes it seems my daughter (now 24yrs old) she resents me and I cannot talk to her because all she wants to do is argue, its exhausting ;o(

I have not given up on her and i just hope when she grows up and has a family she will now how challenging but rewarding to be a mother

good luck with Ashley and god bless

Sherry
Sherry

If Bethenny doesn't grow up and get over it she will lose a great husband and be alone she is acting unstable.

Daisy64
Daisy64

I used to think you were the mature, reasonable one and now you say " f..k you Theresa.". My image of you started to fade when you didn't show for the reunion and now this. You are just as bad as that cranky old lady Caroline. What big babies you both are. Grow up!

Oteng
Oteng

I love love love Jacqueline., she is the best in New Jersey, settled and can hang out with just about anybody, plus she is the best of all moms. God bless you and Ashlee !