Hello again! Let's start today with a hug and a kiss, XO! I love you all for your part in making our show a huge success. We had a great season. We really do appreciate all your support. I'm sending my best wishes to you all as my thank you. I have enjoyed you all so much. Even when you're mean, you're funny. You have all entertained me as I have entertained you. I have listened to you and your constructive criticism and have taken your advice at times so I also thank you for that as well.
I KNOW I screwed up the Lyrics to "La Bamba" last week in my blog. It was my OWN version of it. I KNOW it was even improper Spanish. I KNOW! I KNOW! LOL! We used to sing it like, "Yo no soy mas dinero" when I was younger and I have just sort of stuck with it. You all were so funny trying to politely correct me on those lyrics. LOL. Thank you. I appreciate your efforts in wanting to teach me the correct lyrics as well. I'm just a little goofy.
Last week was the finish to our Italy trip. Despite how it looked, it really was a lot of fun. We had a great time over all. In response to Teresa's blog, I know we all had to take our bags and check out but if you remember correctly, the rest of us left our bags in our room for someone that was bringing them down for us but your family insisted on bringing your bags with you. Nothing wrong with that AT ALL, it was just more of a hassle for you to deal with. THAT is all I was talking about. We were all leaving the boat that day.
As far as what you said about Caroline, I don't get it. You were there, you know how much she loves you and your children. A lot of those "faces" you saw, had to do with the annoyance of filming, waiting for everybody and having those cameras with us during our "vacation" and was not necessarily about you and your kids. You should know that. You took it to the blogs so I'm just responding back in the blogs. (Call me, you know I love you!)
When I said, "You eat, you drink, you pay," I was actually acting as if I was the hotel clerk in response to Joe's mother yelling, "You see-ah-my-face (as she circles her face with her finger) you no see me NO MORE!" Hilarious!
It turns out that their bill was so high because her kids were pulling everything out of the minibar in the hotel room to play store. Each time they picked an item up, they got charged for it. Imagine how many times they did that. LOL! They didn't know. They were just innocently playing.
Getting back home always feels good but knowing the drama we still had to face was a little unsettling. I have this OCD thing whenever I travel anywhere that I have to do all my laundry and unpack before I go to bed. I can't help it. You saw the beginnng of that.
What did you all think of the finale! Intense, wasn't it? Imagine our surprise watching it for the first time seeing what was going on both sides. Eeks! Tensions were really high as we waited for Caroline's details at our family dinner at the Brownstone. Everyone was getting very anxious. I still don't understand why Ashley and I were fighting, but I'm just glad its over. No matter what kind of stress, or argument or crisis temporarily upsets a family, in the end, when it counts, a family will always be there for each other because of the love that is genuinely there. That is a great comforting feeling. It doesn't matter how big or how small your family is either. I think everyone should appreciate the family they have.
I really appreciate Caroline's efforts to step up and end all the fighting and drama on behalf of our entire family. It was especially amazing coming from Caroline who tried to stay out of the drama all season while being forced into watching it escalate right before her eyes. I think everyone had about enough by then and we were looking for some kind of resolution. There were no apologies expected, just an attempt to make an agreement to agree to disagree and go our separate ways in peace. Did it get to that point? Did it end that way? Not so much. Maybe the reunion will give us another chance to end it that way ... Maaaaybe. I can't wait for you all to watch and hear your reactions to it. See you next week. XOXO! Ciao for now!
Jacqueline, why do you feel the need to always degrade Danielle by bringing up her past all the time? It's no wonder Ashley acts the way she does. And who does Caroline think she is to ask Danielle to drop charges? Ashley has a whole family behind her, and I don't think I ever heard her or Jacqueline ever, ever apologize for assaulting Danielle. Maybe if Jacqueline and/or Ashley had offered to apologize to Danielle maybe things would have been different. And Caroline to say that she is her family is a crock of BS. Then the same should apply to Danielle.
Jacqueline, I think you are a really nice person. However, you are very naive. Danielle is certainly not perfect, but Caroline is the one that stirred things up more. She played the innocent matriarch. No, that is not what she is. Watch the confrontation again. She raised her voice, called Danielle garbage. That is extremely immature and displays absolutely no class. Then she went back to you all and made it sound like she was calm and tried to talk normally to Danielle. You have to know that was not the case. And you all say that family is always there and you all are as "thick as thieves". No, family is not always there for you. I realize you want to think the best of your family. That's natural. But, you are more intelligent than that. They instigate issues. You need to realize that. Again, you are a nice person. Choose the people you associate with in a brighter light. I have faith in you that you can do that. You are definitely in the "wrong" family. Be careful dear.
I have a teenager too and I must commend you and the way that you try with Ashley. Some days I want to pull my hair out of my head because of my daugther's attitude. I swear she thinks she knows it all.
You are a great mom~~don't ever doubt yourself! I have a daughter 1 year younger than Ashley and believe me she has done and said the exact same things as your daughter. This year she has finally "come around" and I see my sweet daughter coming back to me...lol! It was a really tough year with her! She has been disrespectful, sneaky, and down right nasty. I think the only thing my daughter hasn't done is pulled a tranny's weave outta their head, lol! Anyways...relax. It's clear you are wonderful with your kids and Ashley is just stretching her wings getting ready to leave your nest. Your family is beautiful...the love is there in abundance and you are all very lucky to have each other. I hope you have all found peace...oxoxo Kristee
At dinner it was so sweet to see Ashley's BF suggest ways for her to apologize to you. Just made me think about how genuinely good influences in one's life makes all the difference!
ps. Saw previews for the runion... Dayum! thought that book was closed! (jk jk)
Yes, I am sure the reunion will end it. My understanding Danielle will not be returning. Don't sweat it with Ashley, she will eventually grow up. Just keep the lines of communication open. I have to disagree with you about the last episode, it was very boring. With all the exciting shows all season long the finale was not up to par. Maybe the reunion will make up for it. We can only hope!
Jacqueline.....Ashley brought tears to my eyes tonight. She loves you, you already know that. At that point in time, when you all were taping of this season, the part of her brain that looks beyond the 'now' hadn't connected. It's a horrid time in life! We reach 18, think we are adults, we're not, make silly statements we believe to be so smart, then look back with disbelief that we Thought we were so smart! Ha! By the way, I hope Derek is still around......he's a good guy and good for Ashley.
As far as Teresa is concerned.....keep your guard up a bit with her. She's wound extremely tight and the world Still, and at her age, is all about her....in her mind. She might not be as bad as D but she leans in that direction.
Teresa, like D, isn't a confident soul. She lashes out quickly because she lacks confidence. It's one of the reasons she needs so much stuff....she believes things, expensive things, make her important in the eyes of others. She's passing on these same traits to her little girls, her adorable little girls. Hopefully, Teresa will realize this before it's too late for her little ones. Teresa will tell you how sweet she is and if you disagree, she'll strike back.....or chase someone down a hall. Her behavior contributed to the 'weave pull'....she wasn't the 'puller' but Teresa's need to make another crazy woman listen to her was absurd. From what I can see by the clips of the upcoming reunions.....Teresa is trouble again....bouncing off the walls.....or actually......sofa. Teresa is also extremely selfish which was revealed in her recent blog.....her comments towards Caroline were out of line. Jacqueline.....watch what you say around her.
I must admit, I watch all of the housewives, and NJ is by far my favorite. What I enjoy most is that the money or fame doesn't change who you all are (well except Danielle...LOL). I really hate that most of this season was based around Danielle. She doesn't deserve the publicity. The drama was entertaining but at the end of the day, you do question why so much energy is wasted on one person. I would like to know what does Ashley think of her actions now that she has had a chance to watch the season? I hope the one thing she got out of it was how much she's loved. It is such a blessing to be accepted into a family that is not your biological family. Being a stepchild, I know how much of a discomfort that could be but she is really blessed to be surrounded by so much love. Well anyways, can't wait to see the reunion!! I know it will be dramafied (my own word)..LOL!! Too bad this isn't survivor and we can't vote anyone off the island...I wonder who would get the most votes..... as of it that requires much thought...
Good episode. Still seems like Ashley does not get it. Does she not realize how her actions only make matters worse, and make her look foolish? I can't help but think Ashley was the MAIN reason Caroline even ventured into the lions den with Danielle, and still Ashley acts non-chalant, like she had no part in all this. Really irks me to see her behavior. Spoilt and immature to boot! I say it is sadly like watching a mini-Danielle in training.
For the next season, I think you would be wise to keep Ashley away from taping and blogging. She is only hurtung her reputation and that is not healthy. I also hope Danielle does not return and Dina comes back.That would make for a fun season. And you would be wise to steer clear of Kim G. The finale said you were "friendly" with her. You should be "cordial" and nothing more. She is only seeking attention and fame and will resort to whatever means necessary to get it. Steer clear!
Jacqueline, Love you and your family! Wish you the best! God's Blessings. I so enjoy watching every episode. Take care.
I have been a huge fan of yours since the 1st season and I must say that you have a beautiful family and I absolutely love your hair, its gorgeous. I want to dye my hair that same color. I am 100% on team Jacqueline, Teresa, Dina & Caroline. All of yous are right about Danielle. You lovely ladies definitely do not deserve the treatment or comments that she constantly "throws" in yous faces. Your trip to Italy looked like loads of fun and I enjoyed seeing the Jacqueline that we came to know and love, fun and free-spirited. You are a ball and had me cracking up the whole time while you were in Italy letting down your hair and enjoying yourself. My mom, sisters and myself hope to continue to see that side of you for season three. You cracked me up the most when you were hanging out with Teresa on the cruise ship. All of the scenery that was shown on air was breath-taking and I wish to go back to Italy one day as well. My sister was born in Naples, Italy and I lived there with my parents for two years, although I do not remember much, I have pictures to remember Italy by. Now on tonight's episode was crazy. Caroline DEFINITELY won that battle/conversation with Danielle. I am so glad to hear and see that not only your family but along with everyone else to keep her out of your lives and to continue living yours the way you did before she entered your lives. Now I must say that I definitely can NOT wait until the reunion next week, seeing the previews has me counting down the days to see the end results. When I heard today and for the past week or so that Danielle got fired made me so happy because I hope that means that Dina will return to the show. I have missed seeing her on the show and hanging out with you lovely ladies. Definitely can't wait for next week. Enjoy the rest of your week! :) Adios
Jacqueline, if it weren't for YOU I probably would have turned off the Italy trip. Your reactions were so very funny and I loved it that you made the comments you did, sort of lightened the heaviness of Joe yelling. The bag thing was a hoot too. That Joe is just a bit on the crazy side. I LOVED what Caroline did in the final. I sincerely hope, please say it will happen, that Danielle does NOT return to the show next year. I can't watch if she is back because meanness like that makes me crazy. Thanks for letting us into your life this year. I enjoyed watching!!!!
J- WHERE WHERE WHERE did you get the baby trucker hat????? I have to have that for my bestie's baby shower. She is having a boy and that has to be the cutest thing ever!! You are hilarious!! And the most real!! I think!! I love all you guys. BUT SERIOUSLY....I gotta know where the hats from. I've been googling them all night....nothing!!
J- WHERE WHERE WHERE did you get the baby trucker hat?? I have to have that for my Bestie's baby shower!!! You are hilarious....I luv how you crack jokes abt everything. Your fam is my fav!! BUT SERIOUSLY....I GOTTA HAVE THAT HAT!! I've been googling all night!!
Jacqueline,you are a special lady,with a heart as big as the sky.I love your crazy cut-ups.Sometimes our kind heart can get us in trouble,when we are trying to do good.You try to look for good in everyone.Some people can't be good!!!.I love you and all the other cast members.We love your show and we watch because of the realness.Take care and God Bless. Sincerely Joyce Andrews
Jacqueline I love you, you are great. I feel I can relate to you in many ways. I just wanted to say does "the crazy lady" you know who I am talking about really have fans?? If I watched myself on tv and acted as she does I would put myself in a nut house. Anyways, I cant wait to see what happens next. I thank you for the great season. I cant wait to see more. ~KIER~
Your sooo funny, every family needs someone to be the humorist, your the best and good wishes for you and yours. Ashley will be OK, in time, she is young, she may need to skin her knees a couple times, but, you and her dad are doing OK!
I commented before on Carolines admirable behavior and want to do the same for you. We are viewers who see what is edited at the end of the day but in all reality whether things are added or deleted its more than obvious that you guys handle yourselves very well. I wanna start by saying I love the way your husband steps up as a parent to your daughter Ashley. While we dont know or hear about her actual father we dont need to, the way he carries himself as a father figure is amazing. He seems like a wonderful father to all 3 of your children, being handsome is just a plus haha but on a serious note we dont hear about what he does for a living or how you became a couple is what I enjoy some aspects are kept personal and should be. As far as Ashleys behavior we would be hypocrites to judge on people calling her a "brat" we were all teenagers and did our share of stupid things but I like how u dont candy code her behavior or go along with her, you two seem like you have a great mother and daughter relationship that has boundaries when it comes to setting discipline. I myself am only 27 and married with 2 boys, and while i have yet to experience what you have with your daughter Im sure my time will come but I hope I can handle it as well as you do. My husband is also from an Italian background and I admire how close families are, one hand washes another and you protect each other. Again congratulations on portraying yourself so well and collected. Being on tv must have its perks as well as downs but great to know you Dina, Caroline and Teresa hold your own as well as not going as far as being filled with drama and nonsense to put yourselves out there. Looking forward to another season Danielle free and hopefully Dina returns if it is true that Danielle is out.
It was not a good idea for Caroline to meet Danielle. Okay, it made for good tv, but she should have taken her own advise, like the warning she gave Dina, and left well enough alone. She lost her temper and, in a way, lost altogether.
As for your daughter, her attitude may get her into worse trouble in the future. Get her some counseling. Perhaps anger management. She's pissed off about something. The sooner she lets it out the sooner she'll heal.
Jacqueline, You are a wonderful mom and Chris seems like a wonderful stabilizing support for your family. I am really glad that you are not letting Ashley get away with being disrespectful to you any longer! It is never too late. I know it's not easy, but keep it up, it gets easier and easier as time goes on.
Love Love you and your family. Best wishes. Good bye evil Danielle. I hope she is gone for good. Bravo give us a show about the Manzos. No more crazy Danielle. Tell Dina we miss her. You have a wonderful family.
Jacqueline, you are my favorite housewife, along with Caroline. Thank you for making me laugh out loud this season! You are a beautiful person inside and out and I would love to have you as my Mom! :) Stay positive and God bless you and your family!
I have had the most entertaining viewing experience this past season. Thanks to all the Manzos, Guidice's and Lauritas, oh, and even the spawn of Satan!! We all know who that is by now. But guess what? I am in the process of moving and my cable has been turned off just in time for the season finale! I didn't think about tonight when I had my cable turned off. AAAHHHHH!!!!!!! I know it will be a brilliant event, just wish I could watch. I do have my boss recording it for me though. : ) Thanks again and I look forward to the Reunion.
I had the privilege of watching this season and you ladies except Danielle were wonderful. I live in Brooklyn and I have the same "family" so I could relate to the dynamics... Also your baby is so cute, almost all the shots of him in the show were of him smiling at the camera crew...loved it.
In spite of the Danielle drama and your issues with Ashley I really enjoyed watching you this season. Your sense of humor helped make what would have been a heavy handed season a bit lighter...the scene where you play games on your phone while Danielle's energist is trying to talk to you is classic - in my mind it was on a par with Ramona's "turtle time". I also loved watching the way you and your husband interact, the cooking class on the cruise ship was awesome, especially the "i'm-a gonna cook the pasta" line. This is the Jacqueline I want to see more of! Incidentally, your husband is a class act. Can we replace Danielle with him and Dina?
I am enjoying reading your blogs so much more now that you are not utilizing the CAPS key for emphasis. Thanks for sticking up for Caroline. Your friend Teresa only "loves, loves, loves" everything and everyone if she is calling the shots about everything. Caroline dared to have a differing opinion and so the Diva, as you said, took it to the blogs... where is the "love, love, love"? I guess it went the way of Danielle's "love and light," right? You are right to stick up for Caroline. I admire you for that. That's what family loyalty is all about. Great blog!
You are hilarious and gorgeous. I have truly enjoyed watching your family. I am going to miss you all off season. Much love to your beautiful family and FYI ... you are a wonderful mother!
Strong-willed teenage daughters are quite the challenge !! You two are both growing and it is beautiful to see :)
Love love love the last scene between you and Ashley, I went though he'll with my teenager, but he grew up and now we are closer than ever, I see that for the two of you. Crazy D mention to cause you harm, but what she did was bring you closer to the ones you love. Look forward to see you next season!
I think you are a kind person and I want to say to you what I said on the other blogs.... IF you argue with a fool (D) long enough it gets hard to tell the difference between you and the fool.
Thank goodness we hav a chill Cali girl representing in the middle of all this Jersey drama- thanks Jacqueline!!!
Jacqueline, You are one of my favorite characters on the show! You have such a good heart. I look up to you. I hope this coming season is ALOT better for you and your beauiful family.
Enjoy your tiem off just being a family...without cameras!!! Wishing you all the best....love love love ya all....hoe you all have some peace.....hope you all and Teresa are not fighting now!!!
I, personally, thought nothing wrong of Caroline. SHe was right when she said I brought no kids and I don't want to take care of any. Alfie was great with them, what a trooper! We LOVE Caroline and it took a lot for her to go there for Ashley and I am glad that your daughter eventually appreciated that. I am a very strong willed woman and was a strong willed teen so I understand how Ashely feels completely. You have a lovely daughter but she has to learn her place and until you can stand on your own two feet you keep your mouth shut. I am in my mid 30's and watching Ashley went, "wow, that is why my parents told me to sit down and keep my mouth shut when people wronged them." So many times I wanted to scream at people - even family and held my tongue. Watching Ashley I am glad I did. You are a wonderful mom and it was not until I was in college and on my own that I went - how in the hell did my mom work all day, keep everything clean, cook every night, etc. I had a new found appreciation for my mom. My last thing is that I hope at the reunion you bring up to Danielle that your husband's point was completely valid. What kind of friend doesn't even call or send a card when you have a baby. Especially when it was such an event for your family because of the difficulty. Why keep someone in your life who causes stress and drama and brings no love, thoughtfulness, or joy.
Ugh, I don't think it's your job to fight Caroline's battle(s). She had enough balls to have a "sit down" with Danielle, she can respond to someone's else's blog without you. Don't you people ever fight your own battles. Must you always travel in packs. Like wolves?
Jacqueline, love your goofiness and love for life, lol. Don't apologize for it! We all know that Caroline doesn't need anyone taking up for her, but I am glad that you spoke up. :-D I am sure those two will be fine though. Blessings to you and all of your families!
I have a little boy and wow... I thought I dressed him cute! Was I wrong, your kids are always dressed so cute I could just squeeze em'... Props to you as well because all season u had that beautiful baby on your hip. Oh and Jaq... Your figure is smokin girl!!!!
You are such a great mom to Ashley. Hang in there and stay tough, everything I watched with you and Ashley, you are dead on. You deserve her respect, continue to demand it. Great job!!
Amazing ending to the show, I loved that it faded off with the whole family together ! I can not wait for the reunion ! Blessings to you all xo
Just curious.. are you and Teresa & Caroline bickering back and forth on yours blogs PURPOSELY because you know how boring the show will be next year without Danielle? So you are trying to show the fans there will still be good drama? Because I gotta tell you, I ain't buying it... without Danielle, you guys are about as exciting to watch as the grass grow.