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I think we were all laughing during that entire party. Joey Gorga was HYSTERICAL! He and Teresa must have been a hoot back when they were tight. BRING IT BACK! Like I said, "Cut the sh-t, let's party!" Melissa was a lot of fun too. We all enjoyed each other's company. This is the kind of night Teresa has been wanting with her family. See how that works? When one extends the olive branch, the other will extend one right back. Who knew that by the end of the night we all would be so comfortable with each other that Joey Gorga would be free balling it wearing my jumper. Lol!
I think they are slowly dipping their toes in and testing the waters. I can tell there was a little hesitation there to jump right in. (Just a little.) The more happy memories they create together, the more the happy memories will start to outweigh the bad. Cheers to positive thinking!
My heart breaks for Lauren because I know how close she and her brothers were growing up together. They did everything together so it's only natural that she is feeling a little left out right now. They are at a crossroads in their life. I can only imagine how Lauren feels. Both of her brothers moved out at the same time, experiencing that next chapter in their life together. She is still at home, at least thirty minutes away. The boys are still living together, making new friends and working together. Lauren feels left out of the loop. She is missing out on all of her brothers' new inside jokes that they are forming with the new people that they are spending time with. Sometimes it is too inconvenient for a thirty-minute drive after a last minute phone call for dinner or a get together just to turn around and drive back home at the end of the night. A lot of the boys' plans are spontaneous, so they don't always think to call Lauren or expect her to want to make the drive. They should at least invite Lauren and give her that option. Lauren also has her own life, which includes her relationship and time spent with Vito and her own career that also takes up a lot of her time. Free time as an adult with all of your new added responsibilities becomes valuable and rare. Finding free time becomes more difficult.
Jacqueline, I loved you before this season. I think you're not playing the role you should be with Melissa. You shouldn't be anything but polite, which is what you are doing, but I think you should keep your distance. Maybe you can't see what the audience is seeing, but Melissa is trying so hard to push herself into Theresa's circle, and she's using you and Caroline to do just that. Don't buy it. You're smarter than that and should be a better friend than to allow Melissa to succeed in her devious ways.
It is so nice to hear how much you love Teresa and Joe and that they are part of your family. I hear you saying that M is an acquaintance and you are staying positive for Teresa's sake. It is so nice to see a true friend back up Teresa like that, it warms my heart and I really have to respect you for that! Let's be honest because m's sisters are not extending the same olive branch to Teresa as you are to m. I guess the world is not a fair place.
Jacqueline, I truly do think you have a heart of gold! You wear your heart on your sleeve...but it's not a negative distraction, it seems very genuine. I do think you and Caroline are trying your hardest to help mend a broken relationship between Teresa and her brother. You are very tolerant (I am assuming ) if you can still keep company with Kim G. The two of you are such polar opposites and if a friendship brings you more grief than happiness, why bother? Kim G. really seems like a mean woman. Just an odd mix when you're together?! I think Teresa is scared and tired and has so much pressure on her that she was very tense that night of your get together. People will judge and say she brought this on herself, but none of us are perfect and we learn by mistakes-even as adults. I don't quite understand why folks are upset with the union you and Caroline are attempting to nurture between these two families. I think it's wonderful on both your parts. To be honest, I don't care for any of the new additions to this cast, but that doesn't mean I want to see them all argue and show such anger/animosity toward one another. Like Caroline says, "Give Peace a Chance." I have to agree with you on Caroline's husband's reaction--when he laughed out loud right in their faces as they talked of their new venture, I truly did as well! It was a bit out of character for him, as he seems so patient and kind---but it was hysterical! Take care...you are blessed!
All of these people here are not wrong . It may not be wrong to be nice to Teresa's family but after seeing interviews in print and on talk shows; do you not see how wrong it is as a friend to not show public support for what Teresa is going through?
I am looking forward to Teresa walking away from ALL of you.
I respect that you've stayed loyal to Theresa, unlike your SIL Ms. Know-It-All Caroline Manzo. What a piece of work she's turning out to be!
Anyway, love you! You have a great sense of humor!
Hello, Your a sweetheart. A peace maker. I can relate to that as well. Keep up being you, don't let Satan get in your head...meaning negative power. You had that with Danielle which was unbelieveable that a person could act the way she acted. Im so glad she's not on the show. Don't trust Kim G. She doesnt have a good soul. Keep your chin you.
I love you Jacqueline! Your sense of humor adds a lot to the show. I think you are being a real friend trying to help Teresa mend her relationship with Melissa. You and Teresa have always been my favorite housewives! Anyway, I just feel like you're a genuine person and that's hard to find in reality TV nowadays. Keep being awesome :)
Just from what you said in your blog, I think you'd make a great therapist or you could star in a sitcom. Ive thought that too. You're funny. I love your zest for life and how you even give Kim G, a chance. Your Switzerland. Your daughter has it wrong. It's the other way around. You see the good in everyone. You dont like drama. You are just not afraid of it. This is why you would make a good therapist. I hope your friends listen to you. You give very good advice.Chris was a lucky guy to have found you. I could have sworn I saw your dads glass's as you were carrying that part of the tree down the hall.
Jacqueline, I have always liked you on the show, but this last episode left me scratching my head about you.
I enjoyed watching you with your parents, they seem adorable, and it was great watching things unfold with getting the tree down. Your dad losing his glasses in there cracked me up. Inviting the Gorga's to your party was a good move too, but what I didn't get was you telling Kim G. to EFF off. I admire you for doing it because she's a worthless cad, but what I don't get is why you even accociate with her at all. You said you're your own person and make your own decisions and hang out with her because she's always been nice to you. WHAT!!!? She encouraged Danielle to sue your daughter, walked her by the arm into courthouse to do it, supported Danielle's vindictiveness toward Dina and her daughter, disses your close friends to your face, hangs out with people who call the Manzo's fags and punks, and won't even sit with you at a fashion show. How is it again that she's been so nice to you? She's no friend. As far as Melissa goes, I can understand that you want peace, and that's admirable too, but Melissa intentions are not. She's only trying to worm her way into your lives so she can sour your opinion of Teresa, just like she did with Kathy, and anyone else she comes in close contact with. She will never be a good friend either, and I hope you're not looking for that with her. We are judged by the company we keep, and Melissa is about as genuine as a three dollar bill. Even at your party she was pulling her same crap with Teresa right in front of all of you. What do you think that says about her character?
As far a Kathy goes, you don't need to explain why you didn't invite her. They are not friends of yours, and don't even have a good relationship with Teresa. They don't warrant an invitation simply because they're "related" to YOUR friend.
Hi Jacqueline, I really would like to know who had the idea to put in this show Melissa and her sisters? As I said to you, you are a good person and wants to fix people's problems. In this case, I do not think it would be possible. Melissa does not wants to reconciliate with Teresa (I saw this, when they met in your house). Please take all of the videos for this season, (since the very beginning), and maybe you will see why I am writing this comment to. Caroline says: Give Peace a Chance. Perfect. As long as both parties wants it. I see hatred in Melissa's eyes and I see her body language when she is with Teresa, envious and jealosy. I see that she is promoting herself and sometimes she says that things would be all right, but in her mind she knows it would not (she does it for the camera and for people who she can fool). She wants Teresa's friends to be on her side to continue to aggravate Teresa. I love Joey, but he is loyal to his wife as of today. One day he will be what is really going on around him and he will be broken and disappointed.
God Bless you, your children and Chris,
Yolanda Garcia Berdecia San Juan, Puerto Rico
I think it is great to try to mend the differences between Teresa and Joe. I agree with Chicago73. I see that Melissa is trying to push her way into Teresa's circle of friends. Melissa talks about her sister-in-law being jealous. I think Melissa is the one who is jealous. Be careful sometimes trying to be the nice guy means you are the one who gets bitten.
In regards to Ashley. I am a single mom of two teenage boys. I think Ashley is misunderstood and overall is a good kid, BUT she is very disrespectful to you and Chris. She should be very appreciative for what you and Chris have done for her. I do seeing her turning her life around, I just think it is the lack of maturity that comes with age. I think you need to set more boundaries with her and things will get better.
For Kim G, I used to think she was a great lady. In the end of last season and this season, her true colors have shown through. She only cares about the publicity, she strikes out and causes controversy to remain in the spotlight. She is not getting positive attention. I would distance myself from her. Remember the saying, "Guilty by association." It will come back on you that you like to play both sides when in reality you are trying to stay neutral.
I love you and your family including Ashley. I love the relationship between you and your husband. I enjoy the advice you give Teressa and it was very thoughtful of you to open your home to everyone.
Hi Jackie Its refreshing to have a person such as yourself on this drama-packed show.YOU KEEP IT REAL!! NO FAKENESS FROM JACKIE!! you're truly a genuine person. Teresa is blessed to have a friend like you and its good that you're trying to help her and her brother mend fences however, I just don't see it happening at this point in time I say this because there are egos and attitudes on both sides I don't think that Teresa has never accepted Melissa into their once tight knit family because she and joey were so close and melissa came into the picture and situations happened. EGOS & ATTITUDES ASIDE LIFE IS TOO SHORT FIX IT BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!!! Jackie, you have great parents credit to them for the wonderful woman you are today. KEEP BEING WHO YOU ARE!!! XOXOXO
You're definitely my favorite Jacqueline! You seem like the type of person that I would like to be friends with, wish I lived in Jersey!
So nice that you are befriending Melissa. You two have a lot in common, I'm sure. It seems like your personalities would click, you both have a funny sense of humor.
You said it right..."cut the s***, and let's party"...I'm sure Melissa & Joe Gorga could do that...wonder who can't?
Love your positive energy!!! It sure can not hurt - now just get rid of that skank - KIM G - she is so gross!!! Keep the peace and have a great Summer!
I LOVE YOU JACQUELINE. YOU'RE SUCH A FUN SPIRITED PERSON AND TERESA IS BLESSED TO HAVE YOU AS A FRIEND. HOW COOL IS IT THAT WE HAVE THE SAME NAME AND ASHLEY IS MY MIDDLE NAME? HAHAHAHA
Love you, Caroline, Teresa & the Manzo boys!! And of course all of the kids including Lauren & Ashley.... 1 quick question.... Where can we find your water BLK???
Once again, you meddled where you didn't belong: it was not your responsibility to talk to Kim G. at the party. It was not your house or your party.....you were just a guest and should keep your nose out of everyone's business. You're getting beyond yourself.
I don't understand why you are still attatched to Kim G. Why would you even want someone like that in your life? Even if she is nice to you she is a viper to your friends and others that you care about. You seem like a really nice woman but if you hang out with mud your likely to get some on you. Do everyone a favor and quit hanging out with her. No one wants to see that woman on the show and would rather her not have any airtime. Not to mention she causes others that you should be loyal to way too much grief and frustration. Frankly like the countess Louann says "Money can't buy you class" and that woman is definitely lacking in more than just class.
I really enjoy watching you. You have amazing character and you are very easy to relate to. So proud you never get caught up in the mean girl drama!
You A Good Person but yall need too stay out of it .... Teresea is NOTHING But a Controlling Follower (Build her attention off of Jeasouly) She need too get from under her husband and grow up she want the FAB_RICH life but need too wake up and realize she broke..She just using you and Caroline because NO ONE else likes her and she has no one too turn too. And you feed into by commenting..Just stop and let FAMILY BUSINESS be FAMILY BUSINESS....And Teresea love too dish it but cant take it ....If you cant take the heat get out the kitchen....ENOUGH SAID I Love Melissa && Joe the keep it real ndd keep it pushing...Come on now get on the Level... #POINT BLANKKK PERIODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.
JACQUELINE, You really should stay out of other people's family issues,DON'T YOU HAVE ENOUGH,WITH YOUR DAUGHTERS BEHAVIOR AND ALL??? I think you should go back to being the wallpaper on the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you are a good person.. but i do believe Asley when she said you enjoy the drama. telling km G to go talk to Teresa at the christmas party! what were you thinking? DRAMA DRAMA...