For those that didn't get my humor last week in my blog, I wrote CHOW last week instead of Ciao on purpose because I was writing about how much I love food and I thought it was an appropriate ending. I don't think all of you caught on to that because I was getting messages that I spelled it wrong. I'm silly like that. I thought I'd clear that up.
I bet you can't wait to watch next week's show. Get ready for drama, drama, drama! I'll be back next week. Love to you all. XXOO!
Love your show and your my favorite housewife. I so happy that Ashley is back home with you, it's so clear how much you love your children. Thank you VERY MUCH for writting Caroline's comment to Albie about not giving up on his dream - I really needed to hear (read) that today!! My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for a while and today I found out that it didn't happen this month AND I just found out that my co-worker is 3 moths along. So thanks for reminding me to keep faith and not give up!!!
Can't wait to watch tonight Gina
I love that family of yours. You are a very level headed and sweet person. All last season, I kept trying to figure out why you couldn't see Danielle was a snake, but it's probably because I am more like Caroline. I'm happy Ashley is home as well.
I do find it sad that if your Dad was a VP and you had an ex-husband who should have had to pay child support at the least, that you had to work so hard for so long doing such a long number of primarily odd jobs. Maybe your family helped out with child care or something but to not be able to afford a vacation? At that point, as a parent, I would not be wanting my child to struggle with a young child like that if I could step in and help make her life considerably easier so that she could actually enjoy working for work not for money. It's not like you were a bum or refused to work and wanted hand-outs. The variety and scope of work you did was admirable, and more of us should have that kind of drive.
Thanks for your backstory. Sounds like you and Chris were meant to be. When love is right it always works out. You have such a beautiful family and are lucky in so many ways. I enjoy watching your segments on the show. CJ is so adorable and seems like such a gentle soul. How adorable is Nicholas. Your daughter Ashley is beautiful and isn't behaving differently than any other teenager. Its just that her teen behaviour is played out on tv. It magnifys it a bit. I was the same way. Wanted things my way. We all grow out of it. She will too.
whew...this sure just exhausts, i wonder if you don't get tired at all, or is this because of money..money..whew..
WHAT IS UP WITH YOUR BLOG ALWAYS BEING LATE? It seems to only get worse and worse with each episode.
You are absoultely my favorite! By the way I am happy for the entire Manzo/Laurita Family..glad Ashley's home, glad you guys are a true family not being destroyed by unnecessary drama and lies. And i used something you said about our journey of life as a satus of mine!!!! God Bless You all!!!
I enjoyed reading how you & Chris met. Awwwww!!! I live in Vegas but came here from South Jersey. I would love to someday take my husband to Jersey and Philly and show him how I grew up (He's never been to the northeast, can you believe that?)He's a California guy. It's funny, he's Spanish from Cali and I'm Italian from Jersey. This show has helped him understand a little bit how us Jersey girls are. I hope you don't get sucked into more drama now with these Kim ladies. You have enough to deal with. But I have to say, kudos to you for trying with "the 5th housewife". I like to try and see the good in people too, but some are too messed up. Hey, you tried right? Oh well. Good luck to you and your family! :)
Thank you so much for sharing your story on how you and Chris met and fell in love. You can tell how much you to love each other on the show! Nice to hear something refreshingly psotive - good change of pace!
Hi Jacqueline! As a mother of 3 girls, I applaud you for your tough love parenting. My daughters are all 'young adults' (mid-20's) & they often thank me for the old fashioned values they were raised on. Even the 11:30 curfew seems reasonable to them now!!
Good kids don't happen by accident, so sometimes we have to love them enough to let them hate us.
Ashley WILL thank you & Chris & will one day raise her children with the same values she has resisted! Keep up the good work!
Enjoy Ashley & your cute boys!!
Jacqueline you are amazing! I'm always impressed with you and how you always come from the heart. You're my favorite of all the NJHW. I feel that all, but the 5th, are amazing woman who have over come a lot. You are real people! I enjoyed you sharing how you and Chris met. Keep being true! Chow!
Were you named after Jacqueline Kennedy? Thanks for sharing your love story. I enjoyed reading it.
When our daughters are SO MUCH like us, it is hard to sit back and watch them make mistakes.
This season in your life will pass and you will enjoy even more your wonderful mature daughter. Daughters are awesome, so are sons.
I enjoy watching you, Caroline and Theresa. Are Theresa and Joe related to you guys?
that is such a beautiful story it makes the old saying true let it go and if it's meant to be yours it will be or something like that i think you are so funny the show definatly needs you and i love how your quit and classey but when needed you do stick up for yourself and you make your own decisions and not let other influence you. even though your quit i would say your just as strong as caroline witch is a compliment if i may say so i love you two and hope you have a geat day
Jacqueline, I just LOVE you and your family. Good job letting Kim G. know that you were not putting up with her talking behind your back!! I'm SOOO glad that you are not friends with Danielle anymore!! Anyways, I think little CJ looks EXACTLY like his daddy!! He is such a doll!! I love watching you and Ashley fight and make up, and I am so HAPPY for you and Chris having Nicholas!! Congrats, you are very blessed to have such a beautiful and healthy family!!!
You and Chris are lucky to have found each other. You are adorable together! Thanks for sharing your story. I can totally relate to your relationship with Ashley. I think most mothers can. It's not easy. You are the best!
I look forward to your blog every week & was sorry to see it last. (ps - Steve's last name is spelled "Schirripa" ... just looked it up on Wikipedia ;)
I just saw a picture of you at the TV Guide party a few weeks ago and let the "mean girls" say what they want about you liking food and your post-baby weight - I say you look FABULOUS! (BTW I love how you poke fun at yourself - Chow! LOL) It is great to see your high self esteem for your body/looks, and that makes you a great role model for your daughter (who's also beautiful) and those of us on the shorter side with bigger bubbies! Love to watch you and your family!
I totally got the "CHOW" and thought it was hilarious! Cute story about how you and Chris met. Good for you both!
Love you!!!! You always make me laugh. Thanks for keeping it real on here. Your family is simply awesome :)
From one Vegas girl to another - it's great to leave the desert, but you know you are always welcomed back. Viva Las Vegas ;)
You are so cute and I love how you and Chris meant each other. You seem to be such a happy couple and wish you and your family the best!
Why keep saying "a certain someone," when you are still talking about Danielle? No matter if you don't mention her name, you are still talking about her.
What are your thoughts on Teresa's over-the-top spending and bankruptcy fraud? Is that legal? Will she be judged like "a certain someone" is?
You seem to always brag about Teresa and her shopping habits and now the party. I am no longer impressed by Teresa now that I see she has 11,000,000 in debt. She had that party fully knowing she was in debt. Maybe, you can teach her to be more humble like you and Caroline. She should be humble since she is broke! You are so down to earth and great. Keep up the great blogs.
I really hated reality shows until Housewives! You really seem to have a heart of gold! Love how you parent! Loved your story about meeting your husband! Beautiful home, beautiful family...what more could you ask for? Maybe seeing Danielle move to China! Best wishes!!
loved your true romance story...too bad some people can't get anyone to want them!!!oops, didn't mean to say that..lol.
you're adorable .. i love you and chris. you're great together! can't wait to watch tonight!! woo hoo!! xoxo
It is true, I really think when Caroline cries everyone cries! She is soooooooooo sincere and supportive when it comes to her kids. It looked like evryone had somewhat of a good time at Teresa and Joes' housewarming. I just don't understand why they would go to that extreme and expensive to have an over the top party when they will have to move out soon! How can they afford it? I hope everything is good between you and Ashley!!
I watch the show, and I watch HW of OC and New York. I think you are just adorable. I love you intro on everyone love money but you don't like to brag about it! I believe that about you. I used to have a lot but the economy has ruined me financially. At any moment I could be homeless. I will be getting rid of my cable and internet soon and just wanted to say I really enjoy when you come on. You are so kind and I love your family. I hope you and Ashley work things out. I was unable to have children and am 51 now and still grieve it... life is so short, I hope she realizes how much you care. I know I would be the same way. I wish you the best! Keep being you. You are a great mom and wife. If I had to choose the life of all the housewives, it would be yours! And Danielle... I thought it was so cool that you gave her a chance, but I still can't figure her out. And the comment from Jill saying you were obsessed with her, I think she is obsessed with your entire family. Don't let her take any moment of your happiness! Say a little prayer for me that somehow, someway I will get a miracle.
I just love your story J. and I really admire you. You have remained a lady even with all you have had to content with on this show. I know it must be hard to have your life under a magnifying glass. I couldn't do it. I am glad you cleared up a lot of rumors floating around on the message board. Some people just like to start trouble. But I am sure you know that. Best to you and your family.
Jacqueline, you are so funny! From OC to NYC to NJ, I just can't get enough of the 'Housewives'. The show should air all 7 days of the week. That other housewife whose name slips me, can be so annoying most of the time. But having that type of drama really makes the show. All of the other cast are so delightful. Thanks for sharing your life with us.
I love Chris and you too. I love your spirit but at times you are to kind like with Ashley and Kim G. With your daughter please put your foot down and leave it:) as for Kim G Im in agreement with Caroline about her. You have enough family you that such be enough. Be careful about the people you allow into your circle.
So what’s the deal with Kim G.? She comes off as a BIG INSTIGATOR!! Is she trying to be the 5th Housewife? It looks like she’s always trying to get into the middle of things and stir everyone up!!!!
I love the way to shut her down at the party. Now you know firsthand that she walks around talking about people behind their backs.
Keep your eyes open and be weary of her. I don’t trust her at all!!!
Great love story. I have a daughter too and understand how they act. But we must always be there for our children who are our blessings.I am happy Ashley is back home. My daughter is back home from college. The job market is awful and the loans are due. Talk about stress. Luv,Luv the show. You are a classy lady. Enjoy your summer.
My dear fren! how sweet and a lady you are...keep being your crazy true self! I love your story of how you and Chris met you have a beautiful family!
love the love story of you and chris...cute!!!! i love how this was such a positive blog, keep it up! LOVE YOU!!!!
What a great story! I really related to the scene in the episode where you said that Ashley gets confrontational with you and relates better to Chris. I have been with my current husband since my oldest daughter was 3 years old. They totally connect on issues that we argue about. He is my saving grace when it comes to her and she's only 8. Oh, what the next 10 years will bring! Keep up the good work!!
You are absolutely adorable as well as a wonderful wife and mother! I love your humor and your blogs and I WAS wondering how you met Chris. Your story is great and I think it's a good example for other women ~ often times we get jealous of people who have a lot but it's easy to be happy for you because you seem like a genuinely nice person who truly deserves to be where you are today. :)
You are such a beautiful women and wonderful mother! And seem like a genuinely sweet person, but SHAME ON YOU for wearing fur????? why??? It is sooooo unnecessary! It is one of the cruelest and needless acts a person can do? We all love fashion, but it should not be at the expense of the pain, torture, and death of sweet innocent animals!!! Please give this some thought, that's all we can ask! You will be/feel like a much better person for making the right moral choice!