Jacqueline Laurita

Jacqueline opens up about her relationship with Danielle and the Brownstone drama.

on May 31, 20100

 

I decided to go into great detail when discussing the Brownstone/Benefit Danielle drama. I feel the reputation of the Brownstone, that Danielle tried her best to destroy, was important enough to take my time and break this whole evening down into each calculated move Danielle made. I will number them to make it easier for you to read and understand my points.

1. Danielle was asked to attend a benefit for a baby with cancer by the father of the baby who she just met through the brother who owns a diner that Danielle frequents. Her motivation for accepting to do this charity was never in best interest of this sick child. She used this benefit for a dual purpose. To draw attention to her narcissistic self and pursue her vendetta against the Manzos.

2. Danielle says she would like to make a sizable donation to this benefit through her friends. (Only Kim G donates $300.)

3. Danielle claims she has no money to donate and cries about not being able to buy school supplies for her children or electricity for the house at times but yet she seems to be able to afford her expensive bags and shoes, shopping sprees, hair extensions, fake nails, pedicures, Botox, lip injections, facials, "honorary" luncheons, attorneys, Starbucks at least three times daily, drives a Range Rover, etc. Just sayin'

4. Danielle feels that since she is an "honored" guest that she is entitled to bring whomever she chooses. Danielle decides to bring 12 extra guests including the Hells Angels and a couple of ex cons unannounced to a charity for a baby with cancer. None of them donate but expect to eat and drink for free all night and assume they have a table waiting for them that they never paid for. They are just there in hopes to intimidate and protect Danielle from the Manzos. She claims she is still terrified of Caroline for her calling Danielle garbage a year ago at the reunion show when she's had zero contact with her since. She also invites Kim G. because Kim drives a Bentley, has a driver and will also help protect her. The REAL reason being Danielle thought Caroline was thinking she was friends with Kim G. and she wanted to throw her friendship with Kim in Caroline's face. Her intentions of bringing these extra guests had nothing to do with her helping to raise money for this sick child. Her motives were all self serving.

 

546 comments
fuckbook
fuckbook

With the spread of poor information sharing on the web regarding this subject on the web, it's refreshing to see some well written content.

twin510
twin510

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!

I ADMIRE
I ADMIRE

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.

yippydodadey
yippydodadey

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!

seagrass
seagrass

I think Danielle should meet Kelly

brittanynicole
brittanynicole

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.

kaylag
kaylag

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!

anamary
anamary

Jacqueline,

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

Lisa H
Lisa H

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!!!

Tippy33
Tippy33

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.

desjugg
desjugg

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!!

patches38
patches38

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!

Jen710
Jen710

I just had to say YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!

RikiRenee
RikiRenee

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.

Ann Powell
Ann Powell

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.

Garden State Fan
Garden State Fan

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?

Viewer123
Viewer123

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!!

ajc172501
ajc172501

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.

KelGal
KelGal

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.

Marilynn S.
Marilynn S.

Jacqueline-

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!

Daisy
Daisy

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

Lulu65
Lulu65

Hey Linny827

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!

MichelleRN
MichelleRN

>>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.

alexisfines
alexisfines

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!!

Viewer654321
Viewer654321

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.

 rhiannon
rhiannon

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.

MJimenez
MJimenez

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.

Mykidsmom2
Mykidsmom2

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.

Netural
Netural

Hi Jacqueline,

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!!

Endie
Endie

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.

Your Great
Your Great

Jacqueline, I just wanted to tell you that you are such a sweet person and so very kind. Keep that way!!

jerseygrl68
jerseygrl68

i love love love it! go Jacqueline!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Housewife101
Housewife101

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.

jrzgirl
jrzgirl

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!

SouthFlady
SouthFlady

Jacqueline,

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!

Litas
Litas

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

Mum
Mum

XOXOXO

J3NNA
J3NNA

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 :)

Debbie Naples, FL
Debbie Naples, FL

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

LAHWAngie
LAHWAngie

I agree 100%!!! Love you ladies! xoxo

GOOD JOB JAQ
GOOD JOB JAQ

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'

MCMOCHA
MCMOCHA

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

TN GIRl
TN GIRl

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!!

KB from NC
KB from NC

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.