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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!
I missed your blog last week, I think you're a wonderful person, and you're so silly and funny! I laughed at the elevator scene! I'm glad to read you were singing La Bamba, you're a total marinero! A Capitan! :) Best of luck with Ashley, she just needs to grow, with time she'll look back and realize you were right!
lol i think you mean "yo no soy marinero, soy capitan!" not "yo no soy muy dinero"! That means "I'm not a sailor, I'm captain." La Bamba - Richie Valens.
Hope all is well!
Thank you for a refreshing blog! I do see that you like to have fun and that is nice to see. I am glad that you let go of the bitterness, it really did not become you! In regards to Joe, the only person that knows whether or not he drank too much is him. Can you honestly say how many glasses of wine he had with dinner? Or an after dinner drink? You also do not know what he did when you were not with him. It is classic to leave the scene and have a drink so that they can't prove you were drunk when the police come. He may or may not be guilty but I just wish everyone would stop saying they KNOW, we don't know and neither do you. Let the court sort it out. Thank you though for showing your loyalty, though I think it may be wasted on the Guidice's.
I just have to say there is no need to defend your parenting skills. Ashley would not be as strong willed if you were a poor parent. I have a very challenging son, now almost 21 and he recently came to me and said, sorry mom,you have always been right and he is now listening to my advice. Your day with ash will come if it already hasn't, and for those who place judgment on her or you, shame on them...no one but god has that right.
So glad your back, we missed you. Great blog, I learned something from it..I loved this last episode, it was funny and I didn't have to medicate afterwards. Your right as a parent all we can do is give them the tools to survive and be productive adults. I promise things will get better with ashley, we all go through this with our teenagers. I know I did..whoo!!! glad thats over. Keep doing what your doing, only you know your daughter, no one else has walked in your shoes.
Well, at least it was only adults drinking on the cruise. On the DWI...the most reliable source are probably the court transcripts. Short of that, I would like to see the court documents. Did Joe plead guilty, not guilty, nolo? We need more info to make up our minds.
HI THERE I KNOW I AM WASTING MY TIME SINCE IT NEVER GETS POSTED BUT HEAR IT GOES: No comment on your daughter sometimes parents get dealt a bad hand. I think you are the best of the HW I like Caroline too! Joe, aah Joe i saw that excuse in an episode of the Good Wife, i guess it pays off to be friends with a family that helps raise funds for the police! NO more wasting my time typing!
Where is Teresa's blog? i have a few things to say! Love you and Chris, you are such a perfect couple. I have never heard you or Chris flaunt your wealth, you both seem very humble and appreciate everything you have. Please don't change for anything or anyone.
Glad your back. This was the best episode...only a few unbearable minutes of you know who. Don't listen to the haters, I believe you about Joe and everything else. Others that want to think the worst are the gossipers and are no better than what they accuse you of being. Sad. I enjoy watching your family and wish there was more. I recently took a cue from Dina and cut the negative out of my life. I have to say that it is feels so much better. I understand how you can let the negative get to you, because I can't even stand watching you know who. I can't imagine having to live by her or having her constantly try to hurt you by her hatred. Hang in there girl! Bravo really needs to remove her or as much as I hate to say it...you should all walk away from the show. It's not worth it. Then she wouldn't be able to talk about you on the t.v. and everyone would see how she is to everyone. Anyone that thinks she's the victim is blind. Enough about her though. Keep your head up about Ashley. She is a good, strong, woman. She's just in the middle of ending life as a child and growing into an adult. It's a tough stage. It's not right to physically hurt one, but as far as I'm concerned...she took one for the team because she did what millions (maybe trilliions) wanted to do! Maybe you could all take another trip, but not too far and get away from the crazy stuff again. Keep doing that and if all of you follow Dina and Carolyn's example, it will all go away. You know who knew that if she kept "poking" at you and Teresa, she'd get a reaction. You are a good person and you reacted like any mother (good mother) would. Go be silly with your family and enjoy them.
Actually, it is :"Yo no soy marinero soy capitan... " it is La Bamba by Ritchie Valens... I remember translating the song in Spanish class.. thought you might like to know!
It was great seeing you guys have fun on vacation. I think Joe said it best, it was great getting away from the drama and they should do it every year. When Joe was in the gondola and said he was sea sick, I lmao!! It is so funny!!
Good blog. The only comment I have is that you've got the lyrics wrong on that song... it's "yo no soy marinero, soy capitan..." It means, "I'm not a sailor, I'm the captain." :)
Are you planning on writing a beauty book? You hair and make-up are flawless !! you need to share your secrets with us LOL
great to see you laugh and be silly and leave all that BS behind you, And Ashley all I can say is I hope this a lesson learned it's not okay to put her hands on anyone. And I agree with Caroline when she said that Kim G is going to have her "uh oh" moment with D (LOL) and sure enough she did. looking forward to the next episode. I wish Ashley and your family all the best.
Jacqueline, I love that you speak your mind. you are a good girl and I love the blog this wweek. I think it is clear by all the comments hear we are happy just to sseet he three housewives and bring Dina back. Bravo needs to understand people will watch. Have you seen Carolines page, People love her. I say she gets a sspin off Mama Manzo knows best. What do you think? And another thing, Asley will be ok. Do not worry. you and Chris and her father are doing a good job
I luv u and the show!! U and Teresa make me laugh so much :-) When I was reading ur blog i couldn't make out the beginning of the first part of the spanish song lol. I think you meant "Yo no soy marinero, soy capitan...." But ur good i didnt know u knew spanish, I think I luv u more now. Keep making us laugh with ur humor!!!
I think you are such a fun person and must bring so much life to any situation. It's not fair that you or any of the other gals take such terrible hits from viewers. Yes, you did agree to do a show, but you are also a real human. Some people are just plain ole mean, and you don't deserve that. NJ Housewives are the BEST! Love you, love the show!!
Hi Jacqueline, I really like this episode alot, you were happy and laughing. That is said i would like to of you, but you do crack me up when your feisty! I think that you diserved to vent on your blogs its a chance for your side to be heard if it comes of negative thats ok. but you are right sometimes we do need to step back and take a break and get our mind right. im glad you all took the trip to Italy i hoped it helped. Ashely will find her own way she is a very strong, and passionate young lady. i dont think in the future she will let anyone stand in the way of what she wants. we all make bad decisions thats how we grow and learn to be accountable for our actions. trust me ashely thinks this sucks as much as you do and she doesnt have to tell you. You will see it in her actions moving forward. God bless you and the family!
welcome back Jacqukine..there is the jacquline we all knew....what a different blog. now.... it seems funny that your blogs dissapeared...you haven't blogged...we were wondering what happened to all the blogs? seems all of july and august blogs were gone..june was there...may..april...hmmmm..and now you come back with this come clean classy blog?? could It possibly be because of the defimation case against you??.Again I must say We are so glad to see the real J back..class
Jaqueline, I think you're doing a great job with your daughter. I'm the mother of a teenager and can tell you they're not easy. I have two others waiting in the wings. LOL
I think you should give Teresa advise. She comes off as very hollow and only interested in money. The economy is bad and her husband wants her to spend less. She should do that. There was no need for her in Italy to go to Channel and buy that awful ring...oh yes, her kids are brats. She should teach them better. She's starting to resemble Danielle and that's scary.
You're very pretty and if you like plastic surgery, go for it just don't over do it. Some women do so much that they start to look like Joan Rivers. I do believe we all grow old gracefully. It's the way it should be. The beauty outside doesn't matter, it's what's inside a person that never gets old or wrikles...unless you're Danielle.
Quick question....You all claim to miss Dina being around..and BLAME DANIELLE for that...why Didn't Dina go to Italy?..Danielle wasn't there.And why does filming a few hours a day for a few months take Dina out of your life causing you to miss her and resent Danielle for taking her out of your live. I am sure there was plenty of time off camera and away from Danielle to be together?
Thanks for being so honest and straight-forward. It is so refreshing! Just remember Jacqueline, doesn't mean you are an adult just because you are over 18. Ashley is just learning and growing and that takes time and mistakes. This season has been wonderful with you! Can't wait to see the finale and reunion!
Love you! You are hilarious and genuine. By the way, the song in Spanish on the cruise, it's 'La Bamba' and it says, "yo no soy marinero, soy capitan" not "yo no soy muy dinero". I was laughing uncontrollably when I read that. You and Teresa are comedy, you should have your own show together!
You said: "more obsessive about exposing the truth", the truth according to whom??? Everyone has its own true and see things in a different way, you think that everything is Danielle fault. I'm sure that Danielle has a different opinion and a different "truth"
By the way when I couldn't control my daughter at age 18, I send her to military school, now she's an angel and appreciates everything we do for her.
Ashley is her own person and is responsible for her own actions. Like you said, you can lead a horse to water... Hang in there. It wasn't until I went away to college that I began a healthy, adult relationship with my mom. Now she's my best friend.
You're smart, kind, thoughtful and generous in spirit. You really are the most likeable out of the bunch. You and Chris are a wonderful couple.
Now, for some unsolicited advice: beware Kim. All she cares about is herself and being on TV. She is not a friend and does not deserve your trust.
See ya next week on Bravo
You are the best housewife!!! I think you are a great mother and are trying to do the best. It is very hard to raise teenagers especially during these times when these teens have so much offered to them, i.e. cell phones, computers, cars etc.... Never doubt your parenting skills. And your husband is such a nice and humble guy! You guys are a cute couple and have adorable kids!!!!
And fabulous. I love this Jacqueline. PLEASE keep the happy, blissful blogs coming until the end of the season, because I honestly left some not-so-nice comments to you on your previous blogs. But now that you've finally let go of everything, and you're focusing on what is really important, everyone can only continue to be happy for you!
thank god, I honestly thought you were going down a self destructive path to total anger. thank you so much for realizing the difficulties and moving on. you don't know me at all, but i'm so proud of you! XOXO
Jacqueline, I would love to teach you how to parent a teenager. You obviously give in too easily. You can find me on the message boards. Send me a PM.
I am a huge fan of you and the show usually. You and your husband are so cute together. It just makes me mad when you gush over Theresa's kids' clothing in this blog. The American people are paying for T and J's bankrupcy now. The clothes were fabulous. However, please don't remind me about Thresea's obscene spending and her still total lack of awareness of the seriousness of her financial situtation. In recent interviews, she does not admit even some responsibility for their situation.
that ashley looked for good when things were taken away is amazing to me. of course she is going to be a smart mouth. but underneath that is pain/anger that no one is listening to her. i think some positive input is critical for her to move forward. i think you have to ask yourself what your reaction would have been if the situation were reversed. as you honestly admitted it has been difficult for you to detach. danielle is very sick and volatile. chris is right--you don't know she is capable of. my guess is ashley;s rage that nite was stirred by kim g . it is very hard to think straight when you are in that frame of mine. writing rather than talking or thinking can help. it is easier to be honest. lol
Can I just say, you know who needs to be removed from the show all together. She ruins the whole thing. Make Kim "G" the new housewife and all will be better off (and a much more enjoyable show). I can't stand to see her or hear her. I have to mute the show or walk away when she comes on the screen.
With that said, that trip to Italy looked like so much fun. And as far as Joe goes, I believe it. And it's totally understandable why he would have a shot of scotch upon arriving at home. Not a smart choice, but understandable. Ultimately, just a blessing no one, himself included, was hurt. Could have been so much worse. The media will always feed off the negative and only care about what makes headlines, so that's to be expected. The truth means nothing to them.
Love your family. God Bless.
Jacqueline, you are a class act and I just adore you. You ARE a good mom despite what anyone else would like to think. Bottom line--Teenagers are difficult. You have such a big heart and non-judgemental spirit. You are exactly the type of person that everyone wants as a friend. Love love love ya!
I'm glad Joe wasn't hurt. Yeah it probably wasn't a good idea that he took some shots. He should have waited til he got home. Hopefully he won't get into too much trouble. On Ashley, as you already know, she will have to learn things the hard way. She's got attitude & needs to get that adjusted right away!! Maybe you & Chris need to kick her out of the house--again. Have her not live with friends. To actually get her own place, pay her own bills, etc. You & Chris don't help her at all. After a couple of times ( maybe 20 times) she'll come to appreciate & realize that she had it very good at home. I was a pain the ass to my parents (my dad & step mom) up until I was 20. Had a major life changing situation that woke my ass & bad attitude up. Now I appreciate & apologize to my parents every chance I get to say I'm sorry. There's no manual on how you're suppose to raise kids. It's a learn as you go process. Just keep having faith in Ashley & love her but get tougher with her. I can't wait til the reunion show. I hope Dina shows up too. I wish Bravo would just get rid of Danielle. She's such a negative person & fake too. See ya next week.
Hi Jacqueline!! Glad to see your blog. I figured your absense was you trying to find your balance....good for you!
I have to say that I was like Ashley when I was a teenage, willful, hard to discipline, single minded, etc. BUT I grew up and turned out fine (if I do say so myself). The turning point for me was when i was about 22, one day I looked at my mother and realized she is not just my mother, she is a sister, aunt, wife, citizen, employee, daughter, friend. I was a teenage with tunnel-vision and it was always about me....then one day, my thoughts expanded and I realized how blessed I was to have her and Dad. That is when things changed, my mom is an amazing person and I am blessed to say she is my best friend and has been for many years. :)
I can not imagine how hard it must be to have your life displayed for the public, but you deal with it with honesty and I appreciate it. You have a lovely family and are clearly blessed.
ROCK ON Mama Laurita!!
Thanks for giving us the extra insight. Ashley will flourish. My son is now grown and amazing. All the growing up trials and tribulations were worth it because they made him the man he is today. As for Joe, I believe his account. I'm sorry that added to an already tough time for him. Good luck with the dreaded D! You're holding your own while remaining sane and should be proud for doing so!! I hope you and your family are having a great summer.
That was THE best episode this season. I actually was able to watch (almost) the whole episode. I took a page from Dina and removed the negativity. I no longer watch scenes with you know who. I love watching you ladies and your families interact.....LOVE YA!!
I know what it is like to be put in the middle of a horrible situation, espically one that tears friends apart. It is hard not to get involved, when all you are trying to do is defend your friends and family. However, I have come to the conclusion that staying out of it is for the best! The only person one should every worry about is you, yourself. Making yourself happy first will make everyone else around you happy, just like a ripple effect. So, when things around you seem to get too chaotic, just remember you have a good man and a wonderful family beside you at all times. They will be your rock, and the petty little things around you won't seem to matter anymore. Live. Laugh. Love.
I so agree with you. I cannot understand all the hatred for her. Other than what happened in her life over 20 years ago, what has she done? She has been provoked by all the others to defend herself, wouldn't you? I am not saying that Danielle is a classy lady, she is doing the best that Danielle knows how to do. Having said that OMG....Teresa???? Talk about crude, rude and living in lala land. She is the one latching onto the Manzo's to be apart of their lives. You can see in Carolines eyes (they cannot lie) that she is realizing what Teresa and Joe are really all about. Jacqueline, whose behavior do you think Ashley was imitating, yousr or the table flipping whacko?? Ashley obviously thought it was ok to act like an animal, afterall, if Teresa can use her hands to destroy things that did not belong to her over something Danielle "said" then why can't she use her hands on Danielles hair over something Danielle "said". Do yourself and your family a favor. Call a truce with Danielle and stay far far away from the Guidices. Danielle's past should have nothing to do with today, right Caronline and Albie???
Nothing I have ever written has been posted but I will give this one last try!
For Heaven's sake, people, read the posts BEFORE you post something! About 20 people have corrected this poor woman's translation! She gets it! She made a mistake! Stop correcting her!
Jacqueline, you are adorable and so is your family :) I also would love to know your skincare, makeup, and wardrobe secrets :)
Big fan of the show love you guys, you are a pretty lady please stop messing with your nose and lips lol I understand not wanting to grow old but you look great so far without all the extra's. Its so not needed.....at least not yet anyways lol
To the people that want to know why we miss Dina and blame Danielle for her leaving....because it is Danielle's fault for being a psycho! Dina didn't go to Italy so filming would be easier for the others. She put her family first, she's not trying to be dramatic. Maybe you can't understand that being a Danielle fan. We, normal people, don't like drama or darkness. If haters want to comment on someone's blog, it should be positive. I don't go on Danielle's because I really don't care enough about her. Jacqueline, don't even read the comments if they start to sound negative. You don't need that in your life. Your better than them. I don't normally comment twice, but people need to stop being blind to the evil @#$%* on the show.
Good for your Jacqueline for seeing that in yourself. Often times the anger gets so bad that it is all consuming, and we should never allow another person to make us feel that way. As my husband always says "positive thoughts".
I am glad that you are able to move past this ugly place in your life, you have a great husband and family to take care of.
Dina left the show. She does not want to participate or be filmed. How is that anyone else's responsiblity to explain????
Because Dina doesn't want to be filmed. Could you imagine her bringing her daughter (who she doesn't want filmed either) AND her husband, who hasn't wanted to be on camera since the first season and herself (who doesn't want to be on the show) on a cruise ship? She'd want to spend time with the other women and couldn't because cameras were following her around. Also, Bravo may have helped pay for the trip - and since she's no long an employee for Bravo, well...
Not to be too overly obvious for you or anything. But... duh.
J- It's good to hear from you again. Much better outlook! The only thing I want to say is about your statement- "I'm always just in the moment, I don't always think that far ahead. That's just me."- That is not a reasonable excuse for not thinking ahead. I don't believe you really believe this anyhow- it's an excuse people use when it becomes inconvenient to do what is right. If you are looking to grow as a person, be more aware of thinking ahead and try to do it as much as possible- it could save you a lot of wasted time and bring you much success! This is positive advice- not negative. I bet Caroline herself would agree with this.
Good luck with your great family and you ARE very fortunate to have such a great husband! xxoo
I'm not going to read all the comments but the last comment asked why Dina wasnt on the trip. I believe Dina addressed this issue in her last blog stating that she wanted to go but she didnt want to go without Tommy. Since Tommy and Al run the Brownstone together they both can't be away at the same time. I also think that the reason the wives complain about not being able to spend time with Dina because of Danielle is probably because as a cast of a show they're allowed these opportunities to do these fun and amazing things. I'm sure Bravo wanted to be there for all of it and as a sacrifice Dina withdrew herself from them. It's hard to judge a situation when you're not there to see the everyday ongoings.