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Buckle up! This will be an EXTRA LONG blog. Feel free to skip to the paragraphs that interest you. That's fine with me. A few people complain when I write about Danielle. You say I sound bitter. I am and rightfully so. I do appreciate your advice but just so you are aware, we ARE in season right now and this blog is meant for me to unload on anything pertaining to the show and the people involved in it so therefore that is exactly what I use it for. Danielle is a character on our show that has had a big negative influence on my life as well as many others I care about. As long as Danielle is on our show I WILL vent my frustrations about her on here. It is relevant to the show and some people DO want to know. If you can't handle it, DON'T READ IT! It is simple as that. Danielle expects it. Don't judge me for judging others because that would be hypocritical. I have my own opinions of people just like you do. We won't always agree. You are as entitled to your own opinion as I am. Moving on...
Bringing home Audriana. It is such a special moment when you bring your newborn baby home for the first time. I remember the feeling when I first put Nicholas into his crib. I felt like he was always meant to be here with us. He fit right in. Does that make sense? It was such an overwhelming feeling of peace, joy and love that he was finally here, in my arms, in our home, where we waited for him for so long. I found myself staring at him for hours, smiling, looking at every part of his cute little face, fingers and toes. I still do. It was great to see Ashley and CJ bonding with him and giving him love. Teresa's kids are the same way with Audriana. They love her with everything they have. It is so sweet to watch. They will all have such a close, special bond as sisters when they are older. They are lucky to have each other and the family that they have. I still wonder if Teresa will have any more children. I think so. Joe thinks so. Teresa does not think so. I thought it was funny when Joe said to Teresa, "You pushed that kid out like she was a ping pong ball." LOL!
What is it with guys and their refusal and fear of getting "the snip"? It's NO BIG DEAL and a guy's recovery is nothing compared to that of a woman tying her tubes. Your parts still work the same after for God sake. It's not like they cut your balls off or pull a Lorena Bobbitt on you. I think most men have a misconception of what getting "the snip" really consists of. It's a mental thing. In the cosmetology world, we never tell a child that we are going to "cut" their hair. We say "trim" because it sounds less painful. Maybe we should tell men they are going to get "the trim" and see how that plays out. Just a thought. I have had this same conversation with my husband. When Joe said," I'm not that guy." My husband started laughing because HE'S not that guy either. I wish some men would take into consideration that women go through a whole pregnancy and childbirth, sometimes multiple times, for their men and it would be a very considerate gesture on a man's part to fix themselves to at least spare your woman from having to avoid more unnecessary trauma to their bodies. It's the LEAST men could do. My husband got lucky because we made the decision to cut, tie and burn my tubes during my C-section while I was already opened up. It just made sense to do it then. We took into consideration our ages, the fact that it took so long to have Nicholas, and felt like we were already so blessed and grateful to have three healthy children. Unless we decide to adopt, there will be no more babies in our future together. Although it makes me sad to know that, I do look forward to having grandkids someday. SOMEday!
I wanted to point out an interesting observation. Danielle and my neighbor Kim G. went to a bar in my town about two minutes from my home called Endless Vine. Danielle does NOT live in our town. Danielle is aware that this is a bar that Chris and I go to. Why didn't Danielle feel the fear of running into us THAT night and felt brave enough to go there without her back up but yet she felt the fear enough to attend the Brownstone to have to bring her whole army of felons with her to a benefit for a baby with cancer? Strange isn't it? SOMEthing is not adding up. Think about it.
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Jacqueline I want to say you, Teresa, and Caroline are the best housewives ever!! But do you think you overreacted when your daughter was trying to protect you because you are her mother and as a daughter i wound definitely do that even though i am not close to my mother. Either way i still think you are a great person. Best wishes!
Jacqueline,you are a classy lady,and a great mom too!I started watching when all of you were having dinner and Danielle came in and instead of having a nice dinner,she came in a ruined it when she brought out the book.I could tell you felt for her,and I commend you for speaking up,with your sisiter-in-law Carolina, next to you. Danielle had back up. It wasn't Hells Angels or an ex con, she had a good friend, which was you! And Danielle missed out by having you for a friend.Danielle has no family that cares for her.The book her ex-husband wrote about her speaks the truth. Look what type of people she has to call for back up.I ADMIRE you and your family.God Bless you, and your family.
I CAN'T STAND KNOW IT ALLS THAT ARE SO UPTIGHT THAT THEY JUST HAVE TO STOP THE FLOW JUUSSSTTT TO CORRECT SOMEONE OR TELL THEM HOOOWWW TTOO TALK! It clearly makes me CRAZY! Let it go, and read on!!! Enjoy, relax.. Your blog is perfect Jaqueline, and I understood what you meant to write. Luv ya!
you and your inlaws seem to be the most humble and kind from the other housewives series. you daughter needs a good beating.she is very immature picking a fight with a 50 year old woman (danielle).online bullying I don't tolerate no matter how bad the person is!!! tell your daughter to stop!! its immature. other than that you have a wonderful family! adorable boys good husband you are very blessed.
vent all you want!!! im interested.. I feel terrible you and your family have to deal with i wacko like her. She deffinitly had her problems! ugh i have a aunt that reminds me of her! Girl i feel your pain! ur the best!
You have nothign to be ashamed of when speaking about Danielle in a negative light as this is all she brings to the table and you have every right to vent your frustration on the subject, so you go right ahead we are listing.
You are a wonderful person that give the benifit of the doubt to everyone something not many do EVER but like you once proven wrong then you become a peson that needs to make choices that are in your best interst, what's wrong with that? NOTHING! I am truly happy you finally saw the light of day when it ceom to Danielle and your choice in keeping her as far away as possible is the right one.
You have an incredible and amazing family and for that I know you are blessed so always turn to them and take under consideration what they have to say about others as you can see they were not wrong about Danielle. Especially listen to Carioline she is a great judge of character and I think she is AWESOME! I have written on Dina's blog and even Teresa, love, love, love her expressing my support and I also wanted you to know your fans are on your side all the way.
The only thing I do wish you take under consideration is that Kim G. should not be trusted and surely is not deserving of your families embrace especially not yours so this time listen to Caroline remember I hate to have to hear her say, " told you so" LOL
Anyways thank you for such a wonderful show and for allowing us into your life and that of your family each and everyone of you are AMAZING and so much FUN! stay that way. Watching always Cookie
North Miami Beach
Amen, sista! You gave her the benefit of a doubt & she failed in a big kind of way! I've headed up many benefits & fundraisers & you're exactly right, she was completely in the wrong, not the Brownstone or benefit organizers. Danielle is a sick, psycho witch!!!
Very well said Jacqueline. I agree 100% with everything you have said, but not just because you have stated it all so eloquently, but because it's overwhelmingly clear on the show itself. I don't know what kind of idiots this woman Danielle thinks that the viewers are, but she's definitely not convincing the majority of viewers. She thinks just because she convolutes the truth that most viewers will believe her lies over visual evidence (her bad behavior on the show)...wrong! Repeatedly, she has done nothing more than prove you right, and the most of the viewers for that matter. Be at ease Jacqueline, most of us are very much in the know of who she really is.
I enjoy the show, and I'm happy that you put your family and your husband before a so called friend that was never even I friend in the first place, I feel Danille is a nut case and she needs some help, I would for sure keep her away from your kids and your family!! I think it is so crazy that she went there to the brownstone with those crazy looking men, She seems like she always wants all eyes on her, she was saying that you guys where mad, because you guys could never walk into a room and get as much love as she did, is she crazy those people where there for a poor baby who is sick and all she could think about was her self how sick is that!! anyways love the show and wish you and your family the best!! Your daughter should pay no mind to that lady let herself like like the fool that she is!!
Hi Jacqueline! I enjoy the show so much, and have enjoyed reading your blog. I differ in my opinion from some other posters in that I have never seen you as weak. Quite the opposite, I found you to be the most courageous in your refusal to go along with what others wanted you to do regarding your previous friendship with Danielle. I think that situation reflected that you are very much your own person, making your own decisions, and most definitely trying hard to be fair minded towards others even at a cost to yourself. You are by no means a follower, and I feel that even though it might seem like a terrible mistake now, I hope you can take pride in the knowledge that when you did come to your senses regarding Danielle, it was still you steering, and not letting others steer for you. Take care!
Jacqueline, you tried to be her friend. Danielle has real issues that are her own. She is very angry and hopefully this doesn"t affect her girls. that seem to have a better grip on reality than she does. You have every right to be angry. Keep being real not fake for show. The only reason people are interested in Danielle is that people always enjoy a good train wreck. terrible to say but, that is the truth.
It's a TV show people. If the Manzo family wanted to not include Danielle in their life they can do it, but if you are filming with Danielle as a cast member you cannot. They knew this from the beginning. This is all contrived.
I noticed a lot of people made comments about ignoring Danielle or not giving her the attention she wants. That's all fine, but how do you ignore someone who won't stop butting into your life and the lives of your family members? Your family clearly tries to avoid Danielle at all costs...what else can you do to make it clear to her that her company is not wanted?
I really love the show its my fav of all the housewives. I can do without Danielle Drama......get her off the show Bravo TV....we would watch with enthusiasm not dread of what sickening thing Danielle is going to do next!!
I really was a huge fan of you Jacqueline. I felt that you always remained neutral and made your own opinion. I will admit that this season is so different from the last. I know Danielle can make crazy but overall I think she needs help. Her actions at the even were very chaotic, I didn't think she would go that far. I hope that you all find peace within your family and friendships. I also observe that Caroline thinks a lot for you and Dina. It's crazy. I've never seen someone so controlling and pushy as she is. Good luck.
Your little guy is cute.
Anyways, Danielle is a such a pain in the but, she is not even worth wasting anymore time on. I say just ignore her, don't comment on her, don't speak to her. If she call's you, ignore her. If you run into her ignore her and go the other way. Everybody knows how she is now, she twists everything and then blows up. We all know this, so there is no need for any of the ladies to defend themselves. Danielle is just trying to make herself look better, but she can't, and never will.
I am such a fan of yours! I think you are one of the most level headed and rational gals in the group! Keep being a good mom to CJ and Nicholas, and keep trying your best with Ashley.
If you and Chris feel like you have a lot more love to give, you should definitely consider adoption! I had such a positive experience with it, that I encourage you to look into it as well.
Best of luck!
Jaqueline I think if you and all your family have a problem with Danielle everybody should stop answering her calls and not talk about her and ignor her when you guys see her
Jacqueline wrote a great and long blog. Funny thing is that you took the time to criticize her spelling of the word supposedly, which you incorrectly corrected her with "Supossedly". If your going to chastize somebody for a simple mistake, at least get it right.
Jacqueline -- glad to see that your thinking clearly! Don't worry about Ashley - she'll mellow out as she matures!
>>Linny827 posted: Jaqueline, the word is Supossedly not supossibly.
Linny, if you're going to correct someone else's spelling and grammar, at least get it right yourself. FYI dear: "supposedly."
Ordinarily I wouldn't stoop as to be so rude to correct someone else. I just found Linny's unintentionally self-ironic post too delicious to ignore.
Jacquine you could not have said it any better. Sitting at home watching the show. I thought of all of you points about Danielle. It's fun to watch some drama but she has been taking it way too far this season!!! I hate to say I am getting soooo sick of her. Its just alway about her, her, her!!! And I can't believe a classy lady like Kim G would stoop to Danielle's level and continue being friends and hanging out with her all the time. That is sad. I think Kim G is trying to get some attention this year and she getting the wrong attention.
Keep being true to yourself!!
Jacqueline, you are one of my favorites on the show. Please, I beg you, never say supposably again. The correct word is supposedly. Thank you.
Jacqueline, I must agree with Teresa, your little baby is adorable. I just love his round head and fat cheeks. I hope he goes up to be as sweet as little CJ. CJ appears to be a quiet, gentle little boy. It is so refreshing to see a helpful little boy who isn't running around with toy guns or playing video games all day.
OMG!!! I admire you even moore now!
They really need to get rid of Danielle as a housewife! Bravo should be ashamed for having her as a housewife. It is a waste of $ having her in the show. Its not even worth the drama that she brings to the show. I love all the other housewives from coast to coast!!! Except for one and she just proved everyone being right from the beginning.
I agree with the exception of #17. Editing, unless you where there on the spot it would be hard to prove she didn't defend gays. It wouldn't surprise me as Danielle is hypocritical. But Bravo has a hand in this as well. Unless you where in the editing room, there is no proof she wasn't as upset as she was in the dance hall.
How can I improve ratings? Start something by leaving some thing out.
I again agree 100% with you that she is not playing with a full or even half deck, but I know how editors work and keep that part in mind.
Congrats on the new addition.
I just want to say that I feel so sorry for everyone on the show. Not only your family but also to Danielle as well. I know that you are angry and so is she.. but I think that all the ladies including Danielle. Just need to not say anything about each other. Danielle needs to just let it go and keep distance. And I think that your family should just not feed the fire either. It seems to be a back a forth kind of thing that just won't fizzle out.
I really just hope that you all can have peaceful lives. There were many things said that were hurtful to each of you and I understand how that can make someone bitter or angry. I think both parties are hurt. But the only way to squash all this is to just forgive one another and then just leave each other alone. Please understand that I'm not bashing you or your family because I know that you all have been through alot. And I believe that Danielle has been through alot too. It just come to a point where I know you all want the same thing. And at this point it's more important to have that soul peace then to keep waring with each other. I hope that you and your daughter will reconcile and see how precious your both are to each other. Much love!!
Well since Ashley has started the "I Hate Danielle" webpage with her insults and threats, Danielle had every right to make sure she was protected at the Brownstone and the restaurant with Dina. I think apart of you know that and that's why you haven't come out with a new blog this week. Ashley started this war and you know it and now you don't know how to respond to it.
Jacqueline, I just wanted to tell you that you are such a sweet person and so very kind. Keep that way!!
Keep doing what you are doing Jaqueline. You are a good Mom. It is sooooo obvious how much you love your children. I'm a mother of five my oldest being 20 youngest 9. Don't even give a second thought to what anyone says about Ashley, each and every child is different some are strong willed some not there is nothing as a mother you can do about that they are who they are. She is a good girl and you are doing all the right things and most importantly she loves you. She will be just fine you will see she will come around. Sending love and warm thoughts to you and your WHOLE family.
You are the best Jacqueline! I couldn't have said it any better. Like Caroline says, she's garbage! It's time to take the trash out!
WOW!!! WELL SAID!!! WOW, I am speechless! You have gained my respect all the way!
I use to not like you because of your fickle and weak ways, of you going against Dina for this wackadoo.
Jacqueline, thank you for sharing your story on a young mother and such private aspects of your life.
I have a new found respect for you and I am still speechless after reading your blob.
WELL SAID MAMASITA!
You know what I think Jaqueline, no matter how danielle appears to be and I am not saying she was always in the right. I just beleive that morally no matter how much money you may have, Rich or not you just don't treat people that way. You and the ladies on the show are just wrong to treat her that way, this is like "The gang up on Danielle show" Dina really won my heart over, she used to be mean but now I'm a fan. I still feel bad for danielle though. Teresa and Caroline rub me the wrong way. They need to leave the show along with you and ure daughter
Jacqueline, you tried! When your sister in laws and friends were all against your friendship with Danielle, you stayed true to her, defending her even if you just asked for them to not mention her in front of you and vise verse. Your a GREAT FRIEND, Danielle was lucky to have you on her side when you were.
GOOD LUCK :)
Jacqueline, I am so happy that you cleared up any misunderstandings about the events at the Brownstone for all those that cheering for Danielle...maybe they will finally get a sense of the loony bird she is. Dina does a charity "LadyBug". I hope she has helped the family and maybe Danielle should realize that Dina does go good work for others instead of turning it into a photo opportunity. I'm hoping Kim G. opens her eyes soon. Maybe you can SAVE her. I'm sure she will appreciate it eventually. So we all know Danielle is a nut job and her love and light will turn loney and dark once people realize this.
Anyway congrats on baby Nick. I took the housewives quiz and have most in common with you...yeah!!! You're a sweetheart. I'll keep watching. Best wishes.
Debbie in Naples, Fl
I just wanted to say I am sorry if people are criticizing you for venting,commenting, or explaining your feelings about Danielle.
Your statemens are FACT BASED, and worded POLITELY which is more than we can say for Danielle. Venting and processing is what helps us heal and move on. Bravo to you!
Also dont beat yourself up. You made a bad choice in a friend, something we have all done from time to time. You corrected it.
You look amazing - and your son is adorable
From one mom to another - GO GET EM'
I could have not said it better myself... you go girl but i do suggest that for the safety of your family that you all get a restraining order against danielle!
She is very unstable and unpredictable
I agree with this blog 100%. People vent and that is exactly what Jacqueline did. She gave Danielle a chance and she clearly messed that up!! I love this show and will keep watching! Jacqueline and Theresa will always be my favorites!!
My mother and I had the EXACT same opnion as you when we wacthed the show together. I enjoy reading your blogs and finding out what your true feelings are because lets face it, YOU know what is going on behind closed doors WE do not! You are 100% entitled to your opinions and that is the purpose of this blog, FOR YOU TO VOICE YOUR OWN OPNION! Keep it up and good luck with everything you do and may your family contiue to be happy and healthy. God Bless.