Jacqueline Laurita going public with her son's autism diagnosis was clearly not an easy decision for the Real Housewives of New Jersey star. Keeping her son Nicholas out of the show was a conscious decision, one she and husband Chris made together for a very specific reason, she told Anderson Cooper during an appearance on his show on Tuesday afternoon.
"I didn't want to bring it out on the show without the diagnosis and the treatment plan in place," Jacqueline explained. "It's something that was personal to our family that we had to get a handle on it first."
Jacqueline then was asked if everyone was supportive, and Anderson seemed truly shocked when she seemed to hint that Teresa Giudice may not have been. Jac dodged the question, not answering it at all, leaving Anderson and viewers dangling. Watch below.
Nicholas is lucky to have such great parents. You were blessed with this beautiful child for a reason. The Laurita family will be great role models for other parents dealing with autistic children.
You're an amazing mother and wife! You guys are a strong family and I know you'll get through this too! I wish you the best and take all the positive help you can get!