Jacqueline Laurita

Jacqueline talks tough parenting, removing negativity from her life, and gives her take on Joe's accident.

on Aug 11, 20100

Hello again! I'm not quite sure how to approach my blog this week! I skipped a couple because my blogs were getting so negative and I really needed to calm down and regain some self control.  I am going to quickly type this blog with whatever or however it comes to mind so I can get it out there for you to read, so I apologize if it is random and all out of sequence.

Thank you all for your love and support and for standing by me even as bitterness took me over. I don't know if you have ever been hurt or felt jaded by someone, or if you let that hurt turn into anger, and you were led to the point where you lost control and it consumed you, but as you have seen, I have. I was actually OK during filming, but it was more so the events that took place afterward that I became even more angered and more obsessive about exposing the truth. The more I thought about it, the more I thought....and THEN what? As long as the other person involved and I know the truth, then that is all that should matter to me. I shouldn't involve other people. People should make their own discoveries about others and form their own opinions based on their own observations or experiences. Who am I to deliver the truth about somebody else? I need to mind my own business. It was not my place. It was one thing to be upset about what was said and done to me and my loved ones, but the other things were just none of my business. I think I just enjoyed hearing the rest and spreading it because I disliked her so much. The bottom line here is enough is enough. My ultimate goal is to have all negativity removed from my life. At least a good bulk of it. I guess that needs to start with me not spewing it. Once again, Caroline was right. She tried to avoid the drama all along and help us to prevent more drama from happening. Why is it that she is always right? I really should listen to her more. I'm always just in the moment, I don't always think that far ahead. That's just me.

As far as Kim G. is concerned. I really don't think she is a horrible person. She does do some nice things for people. She is very generous with her time and money and does great charitable things for people in need. I think that Kim is a people pleaser. I think that whoever she is with in the moment she will do her best to uplift and support them, so it can come across as two-faced sometimes. Although I DO think she may have stirred the pot a few times and took it a little too far. I also feel that Kim should have been honest with her friend from the very start. If you can't be honest with your friends then you need to ask yourself if they are REALLY your friends? I'm all about honesty and keeping it real. I always try my best to express what I am feeling. It's all in your delivery. If you come at someone in a combative way, you can expect the other person to be on the defensive and come back at you in a combative way. If you come at someone in a calm, rational way, speaking from your heart and at least trying to listen and understand where the other person is coming from, you just may get the answers and resolve you are looking for. Always ask yourself before confronting someone, "What is my ultimate goal from this conversation? Am I looking to resolve something? Do I want a positive outcome?"  If it's not a positive outcome you are looking to achieve than I suggest you just put it behind you and move on because it is not worth your breath and aggravation. Why bother? Why lose your self control? It takes a lot of energy to hate someone. If you know that someone is not a good fit for your life, then just move away from them and keep living yours and don't let yourself worry about how the other person chooses to live their life and what they are saying about you. These are lessons that I have learned and lived in the past but I recently had to reintroduce them to myself again. "To err is human." Basically, try to live by those old sayings, "Live and let live," and "If you don't have anything nice to say about someone then don't say it at all." It's that simple (but difficult.)

Let's get to the more positive stories from Albie, Lauren, and Christopher. They crack me up. I enjoy their sense of humor. I loved how after seeing Albie lift weights Christopher pretended Albie's handshake was so strong it hurt him and then when Albie lightly tapped Christopher to go away he pretended to go flying. I still laugh about that. The kids all play off each other all of the time. They like to tease each other but it's harmless. If you notice, there is always a lot of laughter in their house. Their teasing is all done out of love. I think Ashley was sensitive to it in the beginning because she didn't understand it, but she gets it now. Ashley didn't grow up with siblings around until she was 11. She didn't grow up with cousins around her age. She had to adjust to the dynamics of it all. Albie is one of the first people she calls when she's in a bind. I love that she feels she has others that she can trust and rely on. That's what family is all about. You can bicker with each other but when it comes down to it, you are all there for each other when you need to be.

I'm proud of Albie for going through police training and being proactive while he is waiting to hear from the Law schools. It was a way he could learn the ins and outs of the law. I think it was a great idea. He learned a lot there. Albie still looked cute with his head shaved. I loved Christopher's reaction to it. Christopher and Lauren are both hard workers as well and I am equally as proud of them. I'm proud of all my nieces and nephews. I love them all.

I took Ashley to pick up her summons so I could talk to her more about how she was feeling about everything. I wanted to see if she had learned anything from this. I wanted to know if she knew how to handle herself if she was ever in a situation like that again. I wouldn't want history to repeat itself. I wanted to hear her tell me other ways we had talked about earlier that could have prevented this situation. I wasn't feeling any remorse from her. She was actually laughing about it as if it were a joke. It was disturbing to me. Perhaps it was a nervous laugh? I don't know. Let's face it, by law, you can't smack your child, so enough of the beat down advice. Besides, you all know that if I did that, I'd be getting reamed for that too. Ashley handled all of her punishments in this manner. We took away her TV and she would say she was grateful for that because she needed the break from it. We stripped her room down to nothing and she said she was grateful she didn't have as much to clean. We would give away her clothes and she would say she was grateful someone else could benefit from them because she was bored with them. We took away her car and she said she had enough friends to drive her where she needed to go. We would take away her computer and she would just go on her phone. I wanted her to have a phone so I could contact her when I needed to, but there were times we took it away. It didn't phase her. We would ground her and it wouldn't phase her. We pulled her out of dance classes until she brought her grades up. She didn't work towards earning her privileges back. If any of you have a strong willed teenager you get what I am saying and understand what I'm dealing with. I love Ashley so much, but she IS difficult. I am grateful to those of you who relate to me and I appreciate the stories that you have shared with me. Thank you for understanding. My husband and I do try our best. We DO always discuss with her where we feel she went wrong and give her our input  on what we feel may have been better choices for her and have asked her to apply them if she is ever in a similar situation again. We always ask her what she thought she could have done differently. I like to make her think a little about her reactions and consequences and see how SHE feels about them.

Whether or not you see it on camera, we DO try our best to guide her. I have said many times that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. One day she will get it. I feel like Chris and I do our best at parenting. Every parent makes mistakes along the way, but over all we show and give our children a lot of love, our time and our guidance (whether or not they take it). We provide our children with a nice clean home, great schools, feed them, clothe them, give them the tools they need to learn and grow,and we meet all of their needs. We are doing the best we can. Of course there is always room for improvement, but we're doing the best we know how. It's comforting to know that we are not alone in our struggles and there ARE people that understand and have been where we are. How would you like someone judging you on your worst day as a parent or a day when you may not have handled things in the best way? None of us do the right thing ALL of the time. Constructive criticism does help sometimes. I'm always open to suggestions.

I am proud of Ashley for telling the truth from the beginning and using her newly earned money to pay for her own bills.She had earned money from the show plus she is also working and earning her own money. It was unfortunate that Ashley had other responsibilities to take care of and couldn't vacation with us to Italy, but I admire her for doing what she had to do and stepping up and taking care of her responsibilities and facing her consequences of her actions head on. She pleasantly surprises me sometimes. I still have faith in her.

Italy was a much needed trip. As chaotic as it was with 20 family members, it was so much fun! I had a blast! You got to see the sillier side of me. Last year on the show, I was always put in very serious or uncomfortable situations so you really didn't get a chance to know that side of me. Until the finale, I don't think you got to see the feisty side of me either. There you have it! You have now been introduced to more sides of me. I've always been the same person, but you only see me for who I am in the situations that arise.

I hope that makes sense. I will never pretend to be someone I am not, except when it comes to plastic surgery because I want to preserve myself as long as possible. LOL! Screw growing old gracefully! Growing old gracefully is great for the people that ACTUALLY DO. Some people aren't as fortunate. If it doesn't bother them, it doesn't bother me. It's a personal choice. My forehead chooses Botox instead of my natural Shar Pei look, my breasts choose a lift and reduction instead of allowing gravity to take it's toll, my skIn chooses lasers to even out skin tone, correct sun damage and remove unwanted hair and one day, my eyes will want to be done because I enjoy makeup too much not to be able to apply it the way I want. That's just me! My body, my business. But I'll never hide it or be embarrassed of it. That's just me.

I enjoyed spending time with everyone on our trip. There are moments that we laugh at now that maybe were not as funny at the time. Everyone had their turn with their moods. A lot of funny moments were cut out as well.  I'm so grateful to have the friends and family that I have. Caroline said it best," We may not be perfect, but we are perfect for each other!" My husband is the worlds greatest! I love him so much. Almost 14 and a half years and we are still going strong. Believe me, we have had our moments but the good FAR out weighs any bad. He is a good man and I feel lucky to have him in my life, and he's very sexy!

By the way, I was NOT hung over! It really WAS motion sickness when the two seas were meeting. It lasted about three hours. My Dad was sick as well. I DID have two mojitos and a pretty good buzz on me though. We had a great time that night. I played Chopsticks on the piano and while "Smooth Operator" by Sade was playing, I was asking the little crowd we had if they were, in fact, smooth operators. LOL! Every time Teresa and I would try to get the party started, the people would just look at us with blank stares. It made it that much more hilarious. I started repeating a song in Spanish to them that goes like this, "Yo no soy muy dinero, soy capitan, soy capitan, soy capitan!" LOL! I don't think they comprehended me. OH WELL! The REAL talented lounge singer was a good sport for letting us take over for a while, so a big thank you to her! Teresa and I were all over that ship that night. We actually borrowed and put back a huge gigantic wine bottle that they had for decoration on the bar. We just wanted to see if we could take it without anyone saying anything. We did it but returned it shortly after laughing our asses off. You should have seen the size of this thing. I couldn't even lift it on my own. Teresa is VERY strong by the way. It was great immature, innocent, much-needed fun! It felt great! I highly recommend Costa Cruise lines. It was an enormous, clean, beautiful, fun ship with great service and kid-friendly too. Special thanks to those that made our trip so pleasant and enjoyable!

Did you notice the outfits Teresa's kids were wearing on our trip? Adorable! Every day she had them in a different costume. It always puts a smile on my face. Teresa and Joe make me laugh all the time. I just love them. Who doesn't like to laugh?

On a serious note, drunk driving is never a good thing or excusable but to set the record straight, Joe was not drunk that night he left the restaurant with about 10 of us to drive home. I promise you! I was SHOCKED when I heard about the incident. Teresa drove in with us earlier into the city and left her car at my house and that was the only reason she wasn't in the car with Joe. She came home with us to get her car. Joe had a deep yawn and closed his eyes for a second when he was about three minutes from home going around a bend and hit a pole. After the accident, Joe was shaken up, called the police and then took a few shots of scotch to calm his nerves. WHO DOES THAT? LOL! When the police came there was no Indication of him drinking, he was not arrested on the spot, nor was there any mention of a DWI. He was sent to the hospital to get checked out and in that process, they drew blood, and by then, the alcohol kicked in and it appeared in his blood. That is when he got into trouble. That's the truth of it. Believe it or not. We just thank God that nobody else was involved or harmed in that accident. Someone had an angel watching over them.

I think that not only do Caroline and Albert make awesome parents, they will make fantastic Grandparents. It was cute to see them with the little ones. It was very sweet. Perhaps they may need a vacation after the vacation for some alone time, but they were still good sports about it.

I can't think about what else I needed to Blog about right now so I'm going to end this now. It's become way too long anyway. I'll be back next week or maybe I'll be back after the finale. All I will tell you is that the finale is intense and as you know, we just filmed our reunion show and you will NOT believe your eyes. I can't believe our season is almost over. That flew by for me. I hope we entertained you well. Love to all and thank you so much for your support. We all really appreciate it. Take care! XXOO!

330 comments
EverythingsRosie
EverythingsRosie

Ok, I'm an idiot. I didn't realize the song was La Bamba until Jacqueline responded to it in her next blog. Duh, everyone knows that song!!! I just couldn't figure it out when they were clearing up the lyrics for her, but I new the lyrics were familiar! LOL

KS
KS

interesting post..i agree with you on both the ashley and not a fan of d part!! i still love jackie though!!

KS
KS

I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU Jackie!!! I think you are such a great role model!! I am never a fan of reality shows with lots of drama, but i love Bravo tv so I tuned in and love how you handle everything!!! When you were talking to Kim and told her what you thought no reserves and told her she should not be ratting all this to you but to her supposed friend, it just makes you such a great person!!! You are awesome!! I love how you are with your kids and how you handled your daughters situation!! You are just an amazing person!! I hope you keep a happy, long wonderful life!! You are definately deserving!!

Denise Ch
Denise Ch

come on now I have to stick up for Teresa on that one she started off by being very nice Danielle is the one who got her panties in a wade because Teresa talked to her, she came there expecting it and looking forward to starting something come on. Ashley is very respectable and did what she was suppose to so lesson learned.

SexyChocolate
SexyChocolate

Jackie you're still my favorite. And no, Caroline isn't always right. I hope no one has convinced you that you were gullible. You are very sweet and believes in giving people a fair chance. That's what I saw in regards to your kindness towards Danielle. Not some naive woman as some may think. Ashley got herself in this mess. You counciled her but she refused to listen. If it wasn't Danielle, it would be someone else pressing charges against Ashley. I just don't want you to think this whole mess was your fault in any way. I do think it is very unfortunate that Danielle won't have mercy on YOUR daughter. Not b/c Ashley is a "child" as Caroline says. But b/c you stood up for Danielle and even risked your relationship with your in-laws. I think that's the real crime. Stay sweet. I know that won't be hard for you :)

YoChilla
YoChilla

Jackie, I love you. I appreciate watching you try to be the level-headed one (especially during the incident at the country club). I've read some of the comments where some people, who apparently don't watch the show, say that your demeanor is the reason why negative things are happening in your life. I just want you to know that the show I've been watching shows me that you are bold, reflective, and contemplative. Even when you have found yourself in certain situations, I have seen you as the voice of reason. You are a strong woman and don't let anyone tell you different. Danielle is a hater! You're beautiful, intelligent and wise...You are loved by both your husband and your family and that is something that Danielle may never have...that's just the life of a manipulator! Keep your head up and know that there are some people out here who see you for who you are and are not swayed by the foolishness of others. Take care! You are loved and respected.

crissme
crissme

I agree 1000%!!! Jacqueline feels that they are too good to apologize to Danielle about Ashley's wrong doings! She created a "I hate Danielle" facebook page, sent her threatening messages to her cell phone, and pulled her hair when she was off gaurd, that's harassment to the fullest, but they expect her to drop the charges! All they do is CONSTANTLY blame Danielle for the drama that they created, and what kills me is that they bring up Danielle's past and compare it to what Ashley did in the present! Caroline had some nerve going to ask Danielle to drop the charges, when NOT ONCE did they ever apologize to the woman! She wants Danielle to forgive Ashley because she is a child, but did Caroline forgive Danielle for what she did as a child? If I were Danielle, I would have pressed charges as well!

A mom
A mom

I think you NEED to show Ashley some love! It's as if you tense up when she is around or maybe you're trying to avoid any affection with her. Case in point: In the last episode, Ashley apologized to you and she got up to kiss you. Sadly, you just sat there and kissed your son! You should have got up to meet her with open arms.

RH<3
RH<3

hmm just saw your cliffhanger line to the reunion.and honestly i do side with Danielle because maybe be i'm just a forgiving person and i see that everyone should be treated with justice. OH and NEWSFLASH!!!i'm not JUST AS CRAZY AS SHE IS(refering to Danielle)!!i just see the good in people and i don't hold grudgesunlike you and your family

againstbullies
againstbullies

Jacqueline,

Although you are getting alot of praise on here, I have to speak my mind. Last season I loved you, I thought that no matter what you were true to what you believed. However, this season I saw you in a much different light, you are a people pleaser and try very hard to fit in. You need to learn how to be yourself, and then maybe your daughter will follow suit!

 Sadie
Sadie

So gald to see you give you give your daughter some tough love, even though it hurts you ...you are doing the right thing. Keep up the great job!!!

k.
k.

Just finished watching the season finale and I wondered one thing: It says that you, Jacqueline, are trying to "lose the baby weight". What is that all about? You look great!! It definitely doesn't look like you still have any baby weight to lose.

Rokstar
Rokstar

I Love You And All the Lady (No Danielle). I think you guys should keep the show going with out her. You are a great mom.

Best luck to all you ladys.

Shelonda H
Shelonda H

Teresa need to worry about her family instead of Danielle family she started that fight that night between Ashley & Danielle because if she didn't have to say anything to Danielle that night. Jacquline need to blame Teresa for her court issue not Danielle.

Abbey Ridgeway
Abbey Ridgeway

Hey there as an outsiders point of view i think you are great you have a big heart n a lot of compasion,But i think it would be very sad if you were to get mixed up with KIM G i see how all of you have strugled with daneille n I think you would all be stepping right back into the same mess they are both one of a kind i know there is a chance you may not even read this but if you do just keep it in mind!!BEst of luck to you!!!

PAViewer
PAViewer

Couldn't have said it better myself.

LOL
LOL

How many times does Teresa have to lie to all of you before you get it that there's something not quite right there? Why did she let all of you defend the foreclosure and bankruptcy lies when she knew the truth? You keep blaming Danielle for lying but the things she says turn out to be the truth. What friend lets someone like Danielle look more honest than you? (and the comments about Joe being sober didn't seem to help your case). That should worry you. Rather than telling her that you didn't appreciate her encouraging your daughter to behave like a lunatic, you were all yukking up your daughter's criminal behavior. Last season you were fun and seemed to be happy. This season you're going out on a limb (drinking, loud, childlike) to prove to the others that you fit in with them. I see you rolling backwards instead of moving forward. It's no wonder things are the way they are.

Tahina Fariss
Tahina Fariss

HI! I am a full time student and mother myself and I happen to love your show! It's crazy though how the drama doesnt change, believe or not this happens everywhere. I hope that all goes well with your daughter Ashley, she's young and this is just one of many obstacles she will go through. I have had to deal with people like Danielle, not worth the time! It's funny how she lies on TV! You hear everything she says to one person, then in her solo tapes she singing another tune. Anyways, you should leave it be. Your family aswell. It is not worth the drama and she will find new prey when she relizes you all have decided to be done with her drama. Being happy and healthy is so much more important. Well, God bless your family and I wish you all the best!

Roni in the north
Roni in the north

I just read your daughter's blog. I really don't believe she has truly learned anything as far as the whole Danielle thing goes. If she did she would keep her opinions about Danielle and Danielle's daughters to herself and not make them public.

Poppyooxx
Poppyooxx

Hiya Honeys, After watching that clip several times, It was clear to me that Danielle actually started the problem. She was pretend texting and totally ignorant at the Fashion Show, called Ashley a "Coke Whore", which was totally uncalled for. I'm sure that there were looks back and forth due to the way that they were all seated across from one another. Danielle has no business saying that she is the victim when clearly she instigated it! If Ashley heard that her Mother was touched, she was only protecting her Mother as any child would do. I hope it all worked out for you. Love, Poppyxoxo

Poppyooxx
Poppyooxx

Hiya Honey, I love watching your show and especially love you, Teresa and Caroline. I am Italian and loved seeing your trip to Italy. You are a beautiful young woman with a wonderful, handsome husband and lovely Family. Many Blessings to all of you! Love, Poppyxoxo

Junko
Junko

Keds130:

Great point. And Ashley can use some humility. In my opinion, the bulk of the disaster that the fashion show evening became falls squarely on Ashely's shoulders. She said "I think D's a bit**, THAT'S WHY I PULLED HER HAIR". She didn't think D hit her mother, she made that up. After she pulled D's hair, she ran into the club and bragged about what she did. In the past, she inserted herself into the D drama by texting her and putting things about her on her facebook. The night she assaulted D, she put something of facebook about how proud she was -- "it was unbeweavable." At the fashion show, she stared at, waved and smiled at D. We saw these things -- so how her family can say any of Ashley's problems are D's fault (and I am no D lover; I'm so glad she's not returning) flies in the face of reason. In my opinion, Ashley is a very angry person and LOVES the drama. D drama is just a great excuse. If there is no drama, she will create it. And so disrespectful of her parents. The poker party - Chris told her 3 - 4 times to keep her mouth shut. She ignored him. And boy, is she lucky to have him. I didn't like the way she played with her boyfriend's puppy - she made her boyfriend very uncomfortable. (He's a nice kid - too good for her.) To your point, the first thing she should have done is apologize. Then, her parents should have given her a 6-month deadline for saving enough money to put a downpayment on an apartment; and told her that she is financially on her own. Plenty of people today have two, even three jobs to make ends meet. Let her work hard to support herself. That should teach her some humility. This kid is annoying and if she becomes a fixture next season, I will not watch.

Carolyn1022
Carolyn1022

Honey, I think maybe you worry too much! You and your husband are wonderful parents! I think that you guys are CLEARLY doing your best NOT to encourage or support bad behavior! Keep your head up! Everyone has opinions, but all that truely matters is what YOU as a family think, feel and understand. I am very impressed by how hard you try to do the right thing...even when others don't deserve your respect, you still try to show them respect. I think you are a beautiful person. Negativity is contagious, no matter how hard you try, EVERYONE catches it sometime. What is important is that you see it, and you are making changes. I wish you all the best!!! I haven't got a bad word to say about you! :) Good Luck with all you do! God Bless!!!!!!

don't be sad
don't be sad

don't be sad, i just watched a tv special on a woman born with no legs, who is quite average looking. she has a husband and they have a child. there is someone for everyone, i believe that, keep living right and saying your prayers to God, he will help you.

keds130
keds130

Just wondering, did it ever occur to you or Ashley to apologize to Danielle for the hair-pulling? Regardless of past issues, (I am a new to the series this season) I think an apology would have made a difference to Danielle-and Ashley might have learned something from experiencing a moment of humility.

keds130
keds130

I agree completely! That was very immature and she kept repeating it!

mmc
mmc

Loved the trip to Italy...i'm Italian on both sides of my family and miss hearing the language spoken much anymore.There's something wonderful about a close family...not perfect, but always there when needed.Things will straighten out with Ashley in time...some kids take longer to "get it".I didn't get my gray hairs for nothing...i raised three boys who are grown men now and i survived and you will too.Always try to be on the same page with your husband....not always easy but a united front is so important with kids.Caroline deserves a medal for going on the trip when she was sick.I can't imagine that all of you saw Teresa and Joe self destruct and no one stepped in.Or didn't any one have a clue?Enjoy the hiatus...looking forward to the reunion!

M. Valenzuela
M. Valenzuela

I am so in love with you........You are the kind of girl that I dream of........... You are so sweet........... Just wanted to let you know........

Myfabfive
Myfabfive

I too have a 19 year old daughter and just sent her off to college after 5 years of high school and she still has no driver's license. Tough calls but even tougher to stand-by. I love her dearly but my husband and I came to the conclusion this is a matter of respect and it's a 2 way street. If she can not take the time to realize that the world does not revolve around her she is going to have a really tough time. Her grades were horrible and there I was blessed with 6 of HER FRIENDS that kicked her butt (litterly!) otherwise it was easier to pull her teeth than to get her to participate in school. I do call in help from my family and this is where I believe your family would be a great asset to you. It would be intresting if Albie would have been the one to go to court w/Ashley and even work on the case. I know he is not yet a lawyer but to get someone else's view. Someone she looks up too. Anyway, hang in there, someday they will see us as the hard working parents we are!! All my love--mom of 5!

Donna in CA
Donna in CA

Jacqeline, You're a sweetheart. Looking forward to tomorrownight's episode. Don't call the parents old people. Shame on you.

shellydee
shellydee

Jacqueline, I love you and your sister in-laws so much because you ladies are the real deal! You are good hearted honest people that have sucessful lives but like you said, "don't brag about it". Good luck to you xoxox

concerned friend
concerned friend

Hi Jacqueline! I have never posted anything before,but i heard something in the last episode that bothered me. In the scene where Danielle and Danny were sitting in her car talking,Danny says to her that he has been talking to some of ashley's friends and that she is someone to watch out for or something to that effect. Now this man should have no assoication with ashley even through her friends and only one or two reasons come to mind why they would be talking to a man like this and it isn't good. I would ask her about that because yet again nothing but trouble. I am a huge fan of yours and the show and there is always more to it then what we get to see. I wish you and your family the best, Thank you, Concerned Viewer!

cc65
cc65

LMAO!!!!!!!

cc65
cc65

Singlemommy, beauty comes from within. You can be the most beautiful person on the outside and the ugliest inside and that shows on the outside. If you feel good about yourself and love yourself that will show on the outside and if any man doesn't see that, then he doesn't deserve you.

karen 0408
karen 0408

Why do you keep referring to your in-laws and Teresa's parents as "The old people" at the Pizza restaurant? You said it several times. It was demeaning to them.

Donna in CA
Donna in CA

No way. I wasn't talking about Danielle. I was answering Single Mommy a few comments above. She was feeling bad about herself and I wanted to encourage her.

Donna in CA
Donna in CA

I do not condone Ashley pulling Danielle's hair, but I would like to mention one thing. Danielle told the police that Ashley pulled her hair while she was being carried. But, if you watch the film clip you will see that she was picked up and carried just after Ashley pulled her hair.

Donna in CA
Donna in CA

Someone made a comment about Teresa Jacqueline and Ashley starting the drama with Danielle after the fashion show. I would just like to say that if you watch the clip again, you will notice that Jacqueline tried to difuse the situation. She wasn't able to stop Teresa from starting the drama and Ashley from taking it a step further. But, she did manage to make Ashley get away from Danielle by the time Danielle was sitting in the car.

kelly t
kelly t

hey just wanted to say keep your head up you are a great person and a great mom an wife i have a teenage daughter and alot of the same drama with her i get where you're coming from with the parenting issues i question myself all the time all you can do is exactly what you're doing now and love them threw it as far as danielle how could you not let her get to you it's hard to deal with crazy but you picked yourself up and rose above her crazy you and the other girls are so much better then that lunatic

Hillside
Hillside

I'm sure Teresa would have been kind enough to tell your mother that there was no need to replace the vase. Having excellent manners, however, you would know that your mother is obligated to do so, regardless of Teresa's protestations. Did your mother replace the vase?

Bailey62
Bailey62

You also...Again no blog!!!!!!!!!!!

Everythings Rosie
Everythings Rosie

Yeah, I hate when I have to tell myself that, because those are the times that I am going through something hard in my life. And trust me I've had plenty. I do believe it's all for a bigger better picture, but by the same token, we need to try to send out positive energy to get back positive energy. Ashley was wrong but hopefully she's learned a very big lesson. One can SAY anything they want to wile a person up, but one cannot get physical because then it's assault. Danielle outsmarted Ashley because, being the convict that she is, she knows how to play the game. Ashley, when you were growing up did your mother ever tell you "don't be hitting"? This is why, as adults it can get us in trouble with the law. And Danielle having a verbal war with Ashley? Please, grow up D, these are your true colorsw, playing the victim isn't fooling anyone.

Everythings Rosie
Everythings Rosie

What I wanna know is how does Jacqueline know that song? And when do they listen to Spanish music? Jacqueline? Really curious here.........

Everythings Rosie
Everythings Rosie

LOL! Everyone always says 360 but we all know it's really 180. Oh well...

Everythings Rosie
Everythings Rosie

Tricia, I think you're wrong. Maybe everyone else took a dislike to Danielle; however, if she acted differently with Jacqueline, J was giving her the benefit of the doubt. We don't know how they became buddies, D may have acted differently. Manipulators usually do. D is very self-centered; I feel sorry for her girls. Haven't you noticed it's all about people being loyal to her, people having her back? But she is ready to attack. Ashley thought she was protecting her mother. I have had friends like Danielle, it takes a while to catch on to them. And like Jacqueline, I cut them out of my life like a gangrenous leg once I realize their truth. I also have a very strong-willed son and those types of kids are very difficult to raise. To J, you need to control her with an iron hand right now for her own good. You are the type of mother I was, trying to fair, but some kids just need to be kept from having their fun until they've grown more. I know we can't protect them forever, but it's for their own good to keep them under your watch. My son always did "irresponsible" things all through high school. Unfortunately once they become adults and the law is involved, they're always "tagged" and it only gets worse everytime they do something stupid. Simply because they now have a record. Speak positive things to her and let her know you love but also scare her and tell her you will not be there to bail her out everytime she gets in trouble. Tell her if she winds up in jail, she might as well get comfortable for the night. I know it's hard, but they need a lesson early on. And yes, you do have a great personality and you have always been my favorite, even when they only showed the serious side of you because I could tell you were being fair. But Fun Jacqueline is, well, a whole lot likeble.

Poppyooxx
Poppyooxx

Hiya Honey, You are the nicest of all of the housewives! I love you and your Family! I also love Teresa and Caroline and their Families. I have 5 children, young adults now and 5 Grandchildren. You and your husband are doing a great job at bringing up your children, remember that. Ashley was only thinking of her Family and doing what she thought was right in protecting you. From the start Danielle, on the phone and pretending, calling Ashley names etc. initiated all of the trouble and then claimed victim.Anyone watching the show could see who is right and who is wrong. Be careful, Caroline is right in telling you all to ignore her and stay away. Danielle has serious issues. Hopefully everything turned out OK for Ashley. I loved seeing you and Teresa in Italy. I'm Italian and enjoy all of you. Many Blessings to you and your Dear Families, Love, Poppyxoxo