Yahooo! This is my very first blog after our very first show. How exciting! This first one is going to be long. I have to say that this whole experience has been very surreal to me. I have learned so far that I really dislike the way I look and sound on TV. Thank GOD I have a good sense of humor and can laugh while I pick myself apart. As I watch my opener shots with my family, I want to share with you all that I was 4 1/2 months pregnant there and tried to conceal it under that black sleeveless dress while feeling really chubby. I am 8 + months pregnant now. We are so excited!
When I saw the previews for our show I thought, "Wow! How intense! I have GOT to watch this!" I forgot for a moment that I was actually part of it and KNOW how it ends. Well...sort of. You never know what they will do in editing, which can be very scary.
Teresa cracks me up. I agree with Caroline when she said that Teresa doesn't even realize how hysterical she really is. I'm sure she will have all of you laughing as well. I love Teresa because she always tells it like it is. She'll say whatever she is thinking. She doesn't hold back. You'll always know her true opinions and where you stand with her. I love it. I love her. I love how much love she has and how proud she is of her family. Her husband is the "delicious and juicy ASS guy that's got it going on." My husband and I call him "Juicy Joe" now. I loved the Boss and secretary role-play. It looks like Juicy Joe did too. Too funny. Her three beautiful darling little divas are always matching and full of accessories, and she just "LOVES LOVES LOVES" them! How the hell does she keep that figure after three kids? God Bless. Her house is enormous, "bea-U-ti-ful," and built with the best of the best materials. I love how she says she schieves other people's houses and could never live in another person's home, because that is just gross. LOL! Teresa is our shopaholic. Whenever I call her she is either on her way to the mall, at the mall, or on her way home from the mall (or a boutique). At least she is helping out our economy by still power shopping and paying with cash. She is your typical, old school Italian Jersey girl. Is it just me or does anyone else think that if you put a top hat on Teresa's head in her high school picture she would resemble Slash, the guitarist from Guns N' Roses? Maybe just a little? Just saying...
You are by far my favorite on the show so far. Not to mention the prettiest one. You look very pretty when you went to get your hair and nails done. Keep workin it girl
you are such a sweetie..way too nice and i couldn't tell you were pregnant on the first show..you look fab!
Hi Jacqueline! Just watched the shop and love it already! I saw the preview a couple of weeks ago and was so touched by your story. I too have suffered loss through stillbirth and miscarriage and was so happy when I read in people magazine that you were actually pregnant after your losses! In fact, if I didn't hear that, I was going to send you my Drs. info. He helped me through my pregnancy as well, and I delivered a healthy baby boy 5 months ago :) So exciting that your little one is almost here! God Bless you and your family and can't wait to see the rest of the season! I'm sure it will be bittersweet for you to relive all of your dr visits and then to have your baby in your arms.
Congrats on the baby!! It's always good to have another Jacqueline out there (with the correct spelling) lol!! I saw the show tonight and loved it. Look forward to the season.
You sound like you are obsessed with Theresa! Why is your whole blog about all the money she throws away? Why doesn't she do any charity work if she has all this time and money? You make me sick. You aren't teaching your kids any values except how to spend money. GROSS.
I dont think I will watch.
Great read!!! Congrats on expecting! It's easy to see and read your in the middle and the NJ girls are gong to keep us entertained! We love the housewives series. I can only wish that Bravo would do a housewive series from -Las Vegas, NV. It would be interestng to see some of the hotel executive wives at their best!!!!!! LOL
This is my very first time commenting on a show or any show. You are so very sweet as well as wise. I like that you stay neutral and not take sides. I was put into a situation that involved my friends and I did voice my thoughts (wrong solution). I have regretted it ever since and I am 36 years young. Like yourself, I am a devoted wife and mother, and I cherish my family religiously. I have also had to deal with inlaws and it can be very draining. I wish you and your family much success.
So far, you seem like such a sweetheart and an EXCELLENT mother! Good luck raising a teenage daughter! My little one is still very young, but I remember how I was when I was a teenager and I'm still watching my teenage sibling go through that stage. So again Good Luck and Congrats on expecting a new baby! It's going to be interesting watching how you deal with being stuck in the middle of friends and family. But from what I've seen so far, I'd love to have you as a friend AND a family member!
God Bless You and Be With You Jacqueline. You do seem like the peacemaker of the group and I admire the way you can see the positive in people no matter the situation. I can't wait to see how many times you have to play peacemaker during the season. I imagine it is going to be a lot!
HEY JAQUELINE, IM FROM VEGAS TOO BUT IM STIL HERE, I LOVE VEGAS, TOO BAD YOU ARENT HERE ANYMORE, BUT IM SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU ARE PREGNANT, HOW WONDERFUL!!! I LOVE YOUR FREE SPIRIT!!!!! OH DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE HAVING, GIRL OR BOY?
You looked FABULOUS for being 4 1/2 months preg. I love your outfits (and so does my husband) and would love to know where you shop! LOL So far from only the 1st episode, you are my favorite. I have an 18 yo daughter that rarely picks up her room...I gave up and just keep her door closed LOL.
Great blog. You seem like a really good friend to all. I admire that Danielle is lucky enough to have friends who would consider her safety. Meeting that internet "Gucci" guy was risky to say the least!! It was great when she left him that message and right at the bar in front of the other women!! ha!! Was glad that he didn't show up. You are a nice addition to the the rest of the "Jersey Tomatoes"!!!
Congrats on your pregnancy! You are just darling and I enjoyed getting to know you better on the show. Stay sweet!
Adorable, simply adorable you are! Just one word of advise, FAMILY is Family is Family!! They aren't always right, they aren't perfect, and you may not always agree with them, but bottome line.... family ALWAYS comes first, not matter what. Remember that and trust it, at the end of the day when you look back, they are the ones that always have your back and will love you no matter what!! Trust in it or it will bite you in your butt!!
Congratulations on your pregnancy. It was totally obvious last night during your confessional tapings. No offense but it was definitely showing in your face.
I think you look fantastic and healthy and happy - don't nit-pick!!! Congratulations on your pregnancy! :)
jacqueline! Whats more to say except "YOU ARE A LOVED PERSON"! Your heart is kind and giving and you always have a kind word! I am so happy that you are now expecting a baby and hope for the best. It seems that you have gone through a lot of heartache. Keep the peace and viewers will continue to adore you like we alredy do!!!
You are my favorite NJ girl and your not from NJ!! OMG everyone else is so not NJ!!! I am born and raised OC, NJ girl who is now in North Jersey and I have met a variety of people and your extended family is not the TYPICAL NJ women. But I do love how honest you are and you see the reality of life. LUVVV YOU
Hello... I am a "Jersey Girl" myself! I am a huge fan of the past Housewives shows so I was thrilled to see New Jersey was making its way to Bravo!
It's refreshing to see that we are all struggling with trying to be a great Mother, Wife, Daughter and Friend! I deal with this everyday. The only thing I can do is my best and be grateful for what I have at at the end of the day!
My friends and I would love to have our own show, "The Real Deal Housewives" because we are "Stay At Home Moms",,, with husbands working 2 jobs while we work weekends to make ends meet! On top of all that trying to provide our kids with a good life, while trying to keep a good relationship w. our husbands and friends! It's tough and can make for some raw good television LOL! So be thankful for what you have, when it comes down to it, I'm truly blessed with a wonderful husband, 2 beautiful healthy boys, and the best friends and family anyone could ask for. We are "rich" with LOVE!
Good luck w. your new addition! They are truly a blessing! We are currently trying for our 3rd, I am on fertility meds as we speak! : ) -Barb
You are by far my favorite! You seem to 'NICE' to be on this show. I am looking forward to the remainder of the season! Congratulations on your baby!
Out of all the housewives you are the one i can relate to the most...down to earth!!! Your right when the women have a problem with each other they should take it up with each other and not drag others into it....excited to see rest of season already have my Tivo set!!!! Congratulations on your pregnancy was glad to read that you are 8 months pregnant
Immediately I noticed that you were REAL. You possess a nice medium in your personality and I think you should keep it up and don't let your "in-law" family morals and standards influence yours in a negative way. Stay TRUE to yourself,family and friends.
I so can relate to you as the "new girl" of the group. I to became part of a big italian family almost 20 years ago. I walked on eggshells for years hoping I didn't say or do the wrong thing. a faux paux can have reprecussions that will that for years. I do love them all ferousily though-I can from a family that emphasized family and joined one that took it to another level. The one thing i learned though was you are repected more if you stick up for you and yours-don't back down. I have the love of the black sheep so if they want him around they put up with me. You seem strong and your core family is your life-cuodos.
I have to say I have been looking forward to this Season and it delivered!!! So far you are my favorite!! Good Luck with your pregnancy!!!!!!!!!!
What do you mean you didn't like how you looked on TV? I thought you looked beautiful - and you come across very nice and centered. I'm an Italian originally from Nutley and I work in Franklin Lakes and when I do errands on my lunch hour, I see the type of women in that town and do wonder how you guys fit in - it's very preppy and WASP-y - so good luck!
Glad Jersey is being represented on Bravo!
I love this season!!!!!! I love your family I am not so sure about Danielle- LOVED Teressa!!! Her saying is my new saying "Happy Wife Happy Life" You are the cutest girl and congrats on the new addition! Can't wait to see what happens next!
Jacqueline, you seem like a very nice girl. Although you hated the way you looked, I knew right away that you were pregnant. It shows in your face, and I'll bet that you're having a baby girl. The best of luck to you, as you're really sweet.
Jacqueline you are by far the sweetest person. You don't like drame you try to stay neutral and that is good. Don't let noone change you. Your in-laws are awesome and tight knit. And it is good that you make your daughter clean up before she goes out! She will thank you later. And since the show aired you will have some people have negative things to say but hey if they don't like it then don't watch! Stay true and drama free lol.
Like you I was born in NJ, too. But my family moved us out of there when I was 4 years old, and am now a New Yorker for the past 34 years. You are by far the sweetest Jersey housewife!! I really enjoyed watching the first episode and look forward to watching the rest of the season. And congrats on your pregnancy!!!
Jacqueline You seem so sweet but as i have learned watching the other housewives series, first impressions are not always accurate. I really do hope you are the exception because i really want to like you. The scene at the ladybug event where you presumably saw Gina and quickly ran to hide made me laugh and really made me love you because you seem so real.Congratulations on the pregnancy, the pain i saw on your face in the previews when you were talking to your doctor was almost to much to bear as i have wanted a child for years and it just hasn't happened.Good luck with everything and please remember that in a choice btw family and friends,family should always win!
Jacqueline: I think your Family is great, and Congrats on the new addition. I can't wait to see the remainder of the Season.
I loved the show and look forwarding to watching weekly. I really loved your clothing on the show and want to know where you get your clothes. I have the same body type as you and I have the hardest time finding cute clothes like yours. Please tell me where you shop!
Good luck with your pregnancy and I can't wait to watch next week!
I really like you and you are very, very sweet, I can see that but I have to ask is Danielle worth it? IMO--No.
You guys rock! I just love you all. . .well as for Danielle, she needs to make peace with her age and gracefully accept she is the mom of two beautiful young ladies and needs to put her focus on them and show these two young ladies, marriage (for some) is not salvation to the life style you deserve. Hard work, dedication, and committment to YOURSELF, first and foremost will bless you with the life you deserve. As for the man thing, you can agree that you are not seeking your daughter to just be married off and the end, NO! We need to teach our daughters we are a new millennium and you have to stand up on your own feet, not on a man's lap to get your needs met. I love ya all, finally a REAL Housewives show we can enjoy. Can't wait to see the episode of Teresa shove the table and get angy, she is awesome. Best of wishes on you new addition. Also, as for Miss Ashley, do not let her wear you out, then she wins. Keep going the distance, I promise, she will thank you in the end. I am of 40yrs. old, I have both a 20yr & 16yr old daughter, and my precious baby boy who is 8yrs of age. I'm in the club, the girls are work, remember that age, the hormones, the insecurities, and just wanting to fit in. I love them, they are my everything. So keep up the good work and go the distance with Ashley, it appears you have a strong support system, best to all of you in the coming season. A fan in Sunny CaLi
Jacqueline, Congrats on this show. You really do seem like you could be my favorite. I am hooked on the Housewives of NYC and OC, so I hope I like this one too considering I live in North Central New Jersey. I bet it is hard being married to someone that has 2 somewhat overbearing sisters. Hopefully you can hold your own against them.
Jacqueline, Why can't the other wives be more like you? I hope this is not an act. Watching the season premiere I was sooo happy there is finally someone real out there. Congrats on the baby! You really seem like you have it all. Ill definetly be tuning in every week.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU!! You are such a sweetie. I hadn't planned on watching the show. But after the NYC reunion the tv stayed on and well...I was HOOKED!
I am thrilled for you & your hubby on the upcoming birth of your baby! Our son was conceived through invitro and he is now 16 months old. We are blessed. So are you.
Looking forward to watching!
You are so sweet, please don't change! I think someone needs to inform your daughter what a parody is though, you are nothing like the mom from Mean Girls, doesn't she know that character is funny in a sad way??? Anywho you seem very real and your sister in laws are lucky that someone as nice and beautiful as you married their brother.
Jacqueline! What was the navy blue dress you wore for "girls night out"? You looked GREAT! And I want that dress!
Being a lifetime "Jersey Tomato".. I was happy to see and "hear" you.. You will be the only one without the "nasal", awful accent we all have in NJ and NY and Philly.. and it will be nice to hear an outsider's point of view. Jersey girls are tough...LOUD, and very defensive.... so.. believe me... I wish you the best... You seem so sweet and nice and I wish you the ultimate perfect pregnancy/child.. That is difficult on any level, let alone, being on a TV show like this??? YOU take care of yourself and your baby.. the rest is a moot point... You are a devoted wife and Mom and that's all that matters in the end..I thought it was extremely nice of you to follow Danielle to her awful/risky cyber date...