I have some blog catching up to do! Here's a two in one. First, I must address 9/11. As I sat there with my husband watching documentaries in remembrance of 9/11, our heart ached for the victims of this horrendous tragedy. There is no consoling those friends and families who have lost their loved ones. Everyone heals at their own pace and in their own way. All we can do is to look out for one another, offer our support, and wait until we are needed to share a hug, a cry, an ear to listen, or whatever else they need to help make their days a little easier and to let them know there will be a brighter future. Time may not heal all wounds, but it does help to ease the pain.
Sometimes even the worst of tragedies can bring about positive change. Out of these hateful attacks on our country, something beautiful came. We proved to the world just how strong and powerful we truly are by pulling together, united, showing tremendous amounts of love, compassion, and support for one another as well as our perseverance to continue on, despite our losses and our pain while we work together to rebuild our lives and our communities. Complete strangers were helping strangers of all races, ages, genders, religions, occupations, lifestyles, etc. They helped by bringing others to safety and by comforting and supporting one another. People were sharing and giving their personal belongings to those in need. Businesses offered free services, donated their food, clothes, or whatever else was needed that they could offer. Many volunteered their time and labor skills to help clean up the devastation so we could start to rebuild. We will keep moving forward. Evil may have hurt us, but it also succeeded in making us stronger. It only motivated this country to pay more attention to our surroundings and appreciate our lives and others. It brought us all closer together. I'd like to say thank you to all of our heroes, who risked or lost their own lives trying to save others, our volunteers, who went above and beyond to help by offering their services, and let's not forget our troops, who will continue to serve, protect, and fight for our country to prevent more evil from harming us. I appreciate you all! We were all victims in the 9/11 attacks in one way or another. May your broken hearts mend but never, ever forget! Best wishes, love and prayers for all! XOXO!
You are my favorite!!! You know how to stay out of the BS and you are still friendly! You and Lauren need to stop bashing your bodies because you both wear it well!!! and you got two great, hot guys that really love you! Tre and Melissa have had some help, so dont be jealous! I love, love, love your attitude! Ashley will one day look back at this all and hate herself for treating you this way and you will be there with open arms to make it all better because, "JACI ROCKS!!!!!
Hej Jacqueline! I just love your kitchen! Me and my man is building our house just now and we are so inspired by the colors in youre kitchen. Sorry my englisch I´m from Sweden. Its nice of you to let us follow a part of youre life. Thank you!
Hey Jacqueline, Love your blog, you make me laugh.......you would be a hoot to hang out with.... I hope all is well with Ashley (Ashlee) in California, tell her not to listen to any negative comments by others, what do they know about her anyway...... I can't believe you have body image issues, you are so beautiful. Please don't compare yourself to Teresa or Melissa, you are just a beautiful as they are..... Stay sweet, love to you and your family :)
I am still on the fence with you after your nasty blog about Teresa a few weeks ago. However I will say thank you for having an upbeat & positive blog this week. And thank you for not bashing Teresa or the Guidices this time.
Jacqueline, Your such a loving person, love you and I am hoping everything will work out for you and Ashley, I went thru the same thing with my own children; it will get better, just focus on your two boys for now, they need you; Ashley will grow up she has to. Best of luck and stay positive.
Jacqueline, you are looking good girl! Your husband was right when he said to not be so insecure on the boat. You have a great personality and you are always down to have a good time. Don't let your body get in the way of that no matter who your sitting next to. I have been watching this show from the beginning and I have to say that you are very refreshing to watch. You think before you speak and take into consideration the situation and everyone's feelings. Even when things got a little heated with your daughter you truly did hold your composure. I wish some of that would rub off onto Teresa. I loved Teresa from the beginning, but this season has really altered how I felt about her. I've just seen too much immature bickering with her family. Granted I don't know the history, but we can see in you and Caroline that this is being strung on too long. I think it's great that you try and give her advice on things when you can and whether she takes it or not is another thing. It's nice that you try to keep the peace between them and do your best as a good friend. You seem like a fun person to hang around with. I would love to have someone like you in my family. Keep up the awesome work and you are doing a great job at losing the weight. You definitely motivate me :)
Jacqueline, I'm surprised that you don't have many comments this week. We still love ya. You are one of the couples on the show that shows alot of class. Love you husband and your kids, too.
Jacqueline, I don't know how you can stand all the tension with Teresa's family. Joe really doesn't treat Teresa with respect. His anger goes over the top lately. I wish you all the luck in that friendship. On a lighter note keep being you. You and Chris have that loving relationship that Joe and Teresa could take notes from. LOL
I am still trying to figure out what you bring to the show. Do you have a job, sing, cook, are you anything besides a hairdresser ? TIME FOR bRAVO TO DO SOME FALL CLEANING.
Simply put.......you are awesome as a mother, wife and overall human being. Thank you for just being you on the show.
Hi Jacqueline! I always enjoy the show and your fasion from the order side of planet. I especially love the blue dress you were wearing in the episode 17, when you were playing surfing on Joe's back. Please let me know the brand!!!! Keep up a great job, with love from China!
Hi Jacqueline! I wanted to say that you are gorgeous and should not have any body issues. I know that all women do, its part of life. You are my favorite on the show. God bless you and your family.
Jacqueline~ You are too funny. I love you! Your house is stunning and you are so much fun to watch. I am 17 and really look up to you! xoxo
I think it would be pretty intimidating to wear a bathing suit on national T.V. regardless of how you feel about your body. Most of us would cringe at the thought of that reality, especially with HD technology and larger than life screens. I hope that you are more at ease when you and your family just hanging out at the pool or beach when the camera's aren't rolling. You are beautiful and look amazing. I like how you never take yourself too seriously and try to spin humor when circumstances are a bit tense. As far as I'm concerned, you are the real "Punta Cana" princess.
Jacqueline, I first want to say you are a great wife and mom, dont let Ashley make you think other wise...She is a teenager and some teenagers go through a period where they think they know everything and everything should be handed to them on a silver platter...I work with teenagers and I see this everyday...I even went through it, from age 16 til about 20 my mother and I did not agree on any thing, it wasn't until the death of my grandmother that I realize that this is the only mother I have and she could be gone in an instant...I PRAY nothing like that happens..Give her some time, let her do her, just be there for her to soften the fall a little, because at the rate she is going she is going to fall hard. Just by watching you, I know Ashley has been taught well. In the end I really think she will be okay... You are an awsome friend to Teresa and think she really appreciates you...True Friends are hard to come by, its great that you are a True Friend...
Hey Jacqueline of all the housrwifes on bravo U R by far MY FAVORITE!!!!!!! My best friend (Who is also full blooded Italian ) u remind me so much of her!She is a great person with a Big heart just like u and alot of the same family B.S.!!!!!!! keep being yourself and love the show!!!!!!!!!
Jac - are you crazy? You look amazing! I know many of us (women) have body image issues, but as the saying goes: if you've got it, flaunt it - and girl, you've got it!
Your awesome, it sucks that Ashley is so selfish and ignorant to realize it. Hope it's just a phase, I'm sure she loves you. Can't wait to see what Teresa goes through with her girls, lol. Keep being real, genuine and funny. I Love everyone on the show (minus Teresa's negativity or just minus her and her husband) sorry. It's so cool to watch everyone getting along and having a good time!
Hi! I just wanted to comment on how normal you are. And that's a good thing! You are warm, funny and a caring person; you are not a total camera-hog and "look, look it's all about me!" (like Theresa and Melissa are). I can see your frustration with Theresa. Even though you are friends, sometimes friends change and we don't like what we see. She is such a different person from season 1. She is so insecure, childish and quick to attack. I feel your pain in trying to defend her actions. Her husband is crude. I don't know how your nice guy husband can handle "juicy joe". Joe and Theresa really need to get over themselves and realize there are more important things in life than them! Back to you. You are a great mom; however, after having raised three kids who are all grown up and doing well now, I remember being tough on them. Even though I did it through tears sometimes. I feel that you were too nice to Ashley when she really needed more of a time-out!(haha), but you, being sweet, were just trying to keep the peace. I understand. Hopefully Ashley being on her own will help her grow up. But with your sons, remember, you don't have to be their friend - be their mother! The friendship will come later. Your husband is fantastic! He is so nice to hire his nephews in business. He's a keeper, and hopefully, you will realize what a prize he knows he has for a wife! Don't sell yourself short (like making fun of your body on the trip with Melissa and Theresa). You are a mom who has had three kids and has a fantastic body - but you didn't need to walk around begging for validation of how "hot" you are. (Tre and Mel here!). Have more faith in yourself, your mothering abilities and you being the overall beautiful, sweet woman your are! Just my observations. Enjoy your life, Jacqueline! You have a beautiful one.
i luv u ! i think you are such a great person all around! ur husbands an amazing man as well and its ironic cuz hes sooo stern and very like mophia intimidating person and your very bubbly charasmatic and a joyful person and you guiz make such a great couple cuz u brighton him up and he protect you with all the love he could give. i do feel ashley is very spoiled and still has alot of growing to do before she can say shes an adult just by her actions and her behavior on the show. i think she is gorgeous though and has the potential to be highly respected if first she learns she needs to respect you because u have done and sacrificed soo much for her by your choice out of love. ( i thought it was horrible for her to say it was your decision so dont blame her or something like that at the dinner). you should definitly putt your foot down and let her make her mistakes becuase the affect of you trying to stop her to fall seems to weigh in on your marriage. shell just have to fall and get back up on her own and until she can say your right mom im ready to change can you help me learn how then i feel as though you should just enjoy your time with ur self and ur son becuase your son diserves all the attention as a kid to grow into a great mature person as a young adult . ok luv u girl
Hey Jacqueline! i looove u so much...ur my favorite housewife...ur the peace maker on the show...anyway...where did u gut the zebra hat...the one u wore for the marathon??? i looove that hat..soooo cut..BIG FAN!!! LOve u byee:)
See here yogo once again why don't you write here what u are on twitter you are not saying names but is clear you are talking about Teresa wtf you are not a real housewive any longer you have change and not for the better face the music you have ecome bitter.you say one thing on a blog and do another on twitter if you don't like it you can get off the show.I don't understand bravo get new cast members.You wanted to b on tv handle that ok ok.
Jacqueline I must say I'm so happy for you besides the Ashley (you can only do what you can) and you tried. But You Rock No Drama... ALL SMILES>... Continue to be Blessed.
You know Jac, Melissa would not be on the show if she wasn't willing to stab Teresa in the back. I am so not team anyone, but you ignoring the fact that Melissa isnt asking the media to write rumors and dirt about Tre's businesses is so hypocritical. So Tre Maybe fought back. You seem like you are so easily manipulated by whomever is in your ear and Teresa doesn't seem like the kind of person who is going to beg and manipulate you to see things her way. I am sorry your not finding it a good time but it has opened doors for Ashlee that would have never been opened. Poor Melissa too...because of mean o'le Tre.
Jacqueline, Just heard you possibly are leaving the show, it's about time. You never fit in with those crazy women anyway. You seem so normal and down to earth. I could totally relate to your issues with your 20 year old daughter, I been there too! I just never could understand why you and Carolyn did the show, you two just don't have enough drama in your life and you both are so level headed, those others are living in a fantasy, entitled world with no regard for anyone else but themselves and it looks like these shows only ruin families and marriages and you seem to have a good one. Go enjoy your life without a bunch of silly drama and cameras in your business.
Super sad face that your done with this show! Please Bravo give her family a show! We'd never be bored!! Your fantastic Jacqueline and good for you for not "playing" along any more;) will miss you tons!!
Thank you for those touching words about 9/11- 1st-you are my favorite on the show 2nd-every time I see an episode of Ashley lashing out at you it makes me cry because that's the relationship between my sister and the family...praying for your family and that your heart feels better
You Rock!!! You and Caroline stayed true to yourselves since the beginning of this show. Time for Teresa to go!!! Can't stand to watch her anymore!!! Time for Andy to clean house just like he did RHNY. He got rid of the right people there! Jacq you are funny and fun to watch!!! The show should be fun to watch and it's becoming a drag with Teresa and her family drama!! Bravo please post this because I'm sure I am not the only person who feels this way! Thank you.
Jaqueline, I respect your decision to step back from the show. Thank you for opening up to viewers on your life's struggles with family friends. I do relate to you and your struggles, as I'm there with three 20 +yr old kids. Kids can be the greatest joys and the greatest heartbreaks. I'm suree cameras on your private life has taken a toll on your family. It was heartbreaking to see you cry over Ashley, but it made you a "real person". Money or not, none of us are exempt from struggles -- the difference is how we handle those struggles. I've watched a loving, caring parent and wife, a loyal friend and peacemaker. You are truly a beautiful person inside and out. Thank you for sharing a little bit of your life and I wish you and your family the very best.
I really hate to see you go your so much fun to watch i never miss a show as far as looks you have them.but i wish you well.it seems being on reality shows destroy peoples lifes...............
Jackie-I just love you sweetie. You come up with some great one liners like the double stuff oreo filling! But really, you can hold your own with both Teresa and Melissa. You have a great figure, don't put it down girl, flaunt it.
I really enjoy your level head and constantly trying to be the peacemaker. It is nice to have this family feud voice of reason from you and Caroline. Stay the way you are, you are a joy to watch and lastly, let go of Ashley. It is time she is out on her own and has to deal with her own consequences. You've done all you can. She will come around after she has had a good taste of reality. You just hang in there and let her know you love her. Best of luck.
I hope you get over your body image issues. You have nice hair(very important) a great pair of legs, and nice ta ta's. Work with what you have and feel blessed to have it. Because in this country with so many fast food restaurants, so many don't. I was sad to see you leave. But I truly understand. It's hard to find out people who you thought were your friends, led you to believe they were quite wealthy. When in reality it was fake unearned money.That's hard to take and as a friend you have every right to privately let them know of your grievens's . They betrayed the whole country into believing they were beyond wealthy.I live in a very expensive area of California we make a decent living. The most expensive handbag store I have ever shopped is Coach and years ago Douney and Burke. Never Chanel or Gucci.My sister in law is Indonesian and a wholesaler seller of fake Prada, Louie,etc.. I refuse to buy fake as well. Would rather stick to a lower priced bag. I think my husbands business is more successful than Joes ever was. It has to be, my husband still does what he's been doing in construction for 30 years he never quit to make Pizza's .He's still has his super wealthy clients and is known for his integrity, charging by the hour he could have charged so much more and he doesnt , that's why his clients keep calling him Time for a healthy life.You seem like a no BS person. You reached your boiling point. It's been boiling on the surface for a while.Now you know the truth it's hard to pretend.That certain person showed her true colors in Punta Canta. She's beautiful of course. But she didnt have to behave like a diva. I wanted to reach in the TV and shake some sense into this girl. It's one thing to think to yourself that youre the hottest one, but to say it and make her friends watch a flashy bikini show was sad and not funny at all. She isnt a perseptive person is she? She's oblivious. I read about the former Hills stars Hiedi and Spencer blew millions on Heidi's wardrobe. They're now broke.
I hope you do not leave the show. You and your husband are a great couple. I would love to meet someone like Chis. He is so level-headed.
You are so classy...and beautiful. You have a wonderful husband and family and I will miss watching you all. I respect your decision to leave the show, if it is indeed true, as you know yourself best. I must admit that I miss the interaction between you and Teresa from the previous seasons, it was fun to watch. I feel for you with Ashley, it is not an easy road, believe me I know!
I LOVE your hat that you wore at Teresas house in the mounntains..and your comments when you were looking at the heads on the wall...OMG so funny! You are a natural and you will be missed terribly
I had Caroline's number from the get-go; however, yours I missed. For you to turn on Teresa, per todays headlines, shows you up. Makes me wonder about Ashley's side of this story. You proved yourself not to be a friend. There was something about all that crying during that restaurant playout that had me feeling "off" about you. Now I know why!
How can u stab Theresa in the back like that. I used to love you soooooooooo much- but you are not who I thought you were!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm very sorry that you leaving the show but you know what is for you & your family. You will always be one of my favorite housewives. Good wishes with all your future plans.
I do not respect you for what you have been doing lately - attacking Teresa publicly. It is clear from watching this season that there is a lot of hurt, resentment and pain amongst Teresa and her family members on the show. The cause(s) and ensuing trail of events that perpetuated things and got them to where they are now is/are obviously too convoluted to sort through. Although both sides cry out for peace neither consistently follow through with their words and action. Why you choose to take one side over the other is baffling. Of course I am sure there are things we are not privy to but I am sure you can see the daggers aimed at Teresa too. Couldn't you have dealt with this privately? I do not see overbearing Caroline encouraging the Gorgas or Kathy to choose peace. Teresa is not perfect, neither is any of you but is she any worse than those who are against her or for that manner, any of you? When Caroline was hell bent of hating Danielle, she was so inflexible. Granted she feels that Danielle tried to hurt her family but doesn't Melissa, Kathy and Joe Gorga hurt Teresa? Honestly place yourself in the same place as Teresa and try to be as honest as possible and ask yourself how you would ave handled it all. Your daughter commented that you enjoy being at the center of drama and I am really wondering if she was right. I hope in time you look back at this and have misgivings about your very basal actions.
Jacqueline, I feel for u when it comes to Ashley. I think u loved her so much as u were raising her, but u were afraid to b tough on her because u may have felt sorry that her Dad wasnt around. Well, now is the time to get tough w/ her. Dont let her treat u shabbily anymore. Let her stand on her own two feet come hell and high water. Eventually she will wake up and realize just how good she had it w/u as her Mom. I understand your leaving the show. God Bless U and Chris and youre family. U will be missed.
Love watching you on the show. Think you and your husband are great. I'm sorry you are having drama with your daughter. Don't ever doubt yourself with how you raised her Jacqueline, you did the best you could with what you had. I don't know what is up with her. Perhaps you should try family counselling with her.
keep up the great work on the show! You are great:)
So disappointed that you would accuse Theresa of something before finding out the true story. I hope you don't jump to judgement on everyone that has been in your life.
wow i didnt no u were leaving.......... how sad........ i must agree with most of the comments--U R MY FAVORITE on the show! and the drama that goes on with your castmates and how u stay outta it is GREAT!!! well good luck to you and your family! u will be missed...........