Jacqueline Laurita

Jacqueline talks three-way dating, Danielle's BBQ, and other uncomfortable situations.

on May 26, 2009

I would first like to thank all of you who shared your pregnancy/miscarriage stories along with your happy endings on this blog. I know it's something that a lot of people like to keep private but for me it helped me in such a great deal to talk about it. I realized that this experience was more common than I had realized and hearing the success stories gave me the hope that I needed and the strength not to give up and I hope that it does the same for others. Best wishes to all of those who are struggling to conceive. I pray it happens for you as well. Be patient and don't give up if it's something you really want.

I would like to answer the questions that some of you had for me. The sunglasses I wore at my son's party and to the OB/GYN office were Chanel and I got them at the Chanel store at the Bellagio Hotel shops in Las Vegas, NV. I'm not sure of the style number, but if you call the store they may still have them or direct you to someone who does. They come in gold and silver and have quilted leather sides. The big cross necklace I wore with the turquoise shirt in my interview was a gift from my husband that he brought back with him from India so I have no idea where to find that. The navy dress I wore in front of Chateau on girls' night out was by Susana Monaco. I bought that online. The blue dress with the gold neckline I wore in People magazine and in the table-flipping scene was by AKA New York and I got that at the Maluka boutique in Wyckoff, NJ. Someone asked me how tall I am and how much I weigh. I'm 5'3" and when I'm NOT pregnant I am 115 pounds. I had two back-to-back miscarriages right before taping, so my weight was more like 120-123 while taping the show. I tend to get most of my clothes altered to fit me because my breasts are big and I have a small waist. I also usually need to shorten the length of my clothes. I hope that helps everyone!

I would also like to clear up some of the misconceptions about my in-laws. We ALL have friends outside the family. Everyone has his or her own opinions, but nevertheless it IS allowed. I was under a LOT of pressure from my family to end my friendship with Danielle. WHY? You will just have to watch and see. When I first moved to New Jersey, my husband and I didn't have our house yet, so Caroline generously invited us to stay at her house for the first 6 months I lived there. Dina and Lexi were also living there at the time. We had a LOT of fun and a LOT of laughs. Of course with a big family you have a lot of different personalities and opinions so there will always be some kind of conflict going on and someone in your business at all times, but the overall experience was great. It took some time to adjust to everyone's personality and sense of humor, because my family in Vegas is a lot smaller and different. I think when you have such a big family you don't always feel the need to branch out to new people because you know that your family will be there no matter what, there is always someone to talk to, and on top of that, you have your OWN family to run. They all were very welcoming to me. We can get on each other's nerves, we fight, but we DO get over it. They do have parties and invite "outsiders" to join in and they do give back to the community in different ways. They were brought up to be a little more cautious of people than me. They can be judgmental at times, but they tend to size up people to see if they can trust them first before letting them in. They are more street-smart than me. I tend to be more open and trusting of people. I would invite the devil over for tea if he was nice to me. We are just different in that way. I just wanted to clear that up.