Jacqueline Laurita, one of the original cast members on RHONJ, has been married for more than 11 years to her husband Chris, who is also the brother of another original cast member, Caroline Manzo. Chris is president and CEO of BLK Beverages. The couple has two sons, CJ, 10, and Nicholas, 3, and Jacqueline has a daughter, Ashlee, 22, from a previous marriage. Jacqueline has been a cosmetologist for over 20 years. Aside from spending time with her family, Jacqueline continues her passion and career in the beauty industry as an owner of a beauty Medspa in Oakland, N.J. called, "Altruistic Beauty Medspa" that should be opening late summer/early fall 2013. The spa is dedicated to those who are unselfishly devoted to the welfare of others. This sanctuary is all about giving back. Jacqueline always tries to see the good in people, but can hold her own when challenged. Jacqueline does not take anything for granted and believes that true wealth is about love, family, friends, personal growth and helping others in need. As a Warrior Mom, her mission is not only to recover her youngest son, Nicholas, from Autism, but also to help many other families by becoming an active advocate in the Autism community. You can follow her Autism Journey in Parenting Magazine from February-July 2013 as she is a contributing editor for the magazine as well as having an online blog on their website as well as her own.
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