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PUNTA CANA BABY! Like Melissa said, "Jersey has arrived!"
Let me first start out by saying whoever it was that shot that angle of me packing, I'd appreciate it if you could possibly find a new angle to shoot me from next time. Use half of a lens if you have to. Thanks.
Just so you know, I actually packed two bathing suits with absolutely no intention of wearing either one of them. I just wanted to show the girls how cute they were. Girls appreciate sharing that kind of thing with each other. It gives us a brief little moment of joy.
I have serious body image issues. I seriously don't like anyone, including myself, looking at my body. LOL! (Except for my husband, but I trick him with the lighting.) I did appreciate the fabulosity of Teresa and Melissa's bathing suits and admire their self confidence in modeling them. I know Teresa worked out hardcore before that trip with a mutual trainer of ours, www.JoleneMatthews.com, and it showed. Both Teresa and Melissa have amazing "after multiple pregnancy" bodies. Most people don't even look that good BEFORE their pregnancies. God blessed them! I didn't want to sit by EITHER of those girls in a bathing suit, and I was praying that they wouldn't ask me to. Of course my worst fear happened, and I was actually "sangwiched" in-between the both of them. Talk about feeling like the double stuffed cream in the middle of an Oreo. I know, I know...everybody loves the creamy middle. Whatever. I had no tan and I felt like a mush. Every year I tell myself that the following year will be different, because I will be so tone and fit by then. This time I mean it! I know I was lucky not to get stretch marks, but everything needs to get toned up. I think I also may have more skin than I need to have, so I'd eventually like to cut some of it off. Can't I donate it or something?
Enough with my insecurities. It's amazing to me that I could care less about judging or noticing or caring about other people's body flaws, but when it comes to my own...I analyze every inch of my whole body from my head to my toes. Hey, at least I have a good sense of humor about it all. I know how to laugh at myself.
ARGGGGGG!!!!!! I just don't find you classy at all. Do yourself a favor.....quit the eye rolling. It doesn't become you!!!!
Why would you make a statement about Theresa setting up Melissas. You are the reason that all happened. You are doing exactly what Caroline wants you to do. I think Chris even questions Caroline motives.
I hope you start thinking for yourself instead of listening to Caroline! You are never going to have any friends as long as you stick with her!
Your blog is amazing: http://www.jacquelinelaurita.com/category/charity
Why don't you promote yourself more? I'm amazed to discover you have so much knowledge about skin care, health and beauty--I had no idea. I recommend my daughter read your blog for all the great skin care information. Keep smiling, be well.
Awesome blog! Love you & your family always a pleasure. Hopefully, Teresa can see that not everyone is after her and maybe she won't after anyone else just to prove. I'm sure all will work out.
Kudos!!! You didn't "slam" any of your "friends" publicly for once! With friends like you..who needs enemies!
Jacqueline - say it isn't so - say you are not leaving the show!!!! My daughter and daughter in-law got me hooked on this show. At first I thought you all were a bunch of psychotic women, but I have now found my groove and look forward to the show each week. I love the way you are loyal and always stay neutral. Loved the way you schooled Teresa about her childish comments in her book. Tell me something and I promise I wont tell a soul. I heard that Teresa graduated from college, is this true??? If so can you tell me which one, I often think of going back to school and know that if Teresa can graduate then I would at the very least graduate with Top Honors - based on the fact alone that I know who the Vice Peep is.........
Jacqueline, I believe I speak for many when I say, if the rumors are in fact true, that you are leaving the show, you will be sorely missed. You are funny, smart, intutive. Loving to your husband, children friends and family. You make us laugh but we understand if you need to be a full time mom and wife.
I have been watching for 3 seasons now and love watching you and your family. But wanted to say regarding Caroline's Migranes -Lyme Disease can start that way. Especially being in the NY/CT/NJ area- it is more common there. Not sure just putting it out there as a random possibility.
Jacqueline~ I have heard that you are leaving the show. I will miss you! But I am totally on board with you leaving. You and Chris do not belong with these people. You are both better than the rest. Best wishes to you and your family.
Oh Jacqueline, I understand that you have body image issues, but I hope one day you can see what others see: you are a lovely, kind, sweet and adorable package! Not all of us can rock the bikinis and that is okay! You are wonderful and I wish you all the best with that your future brings! CMS
I am glad you finally bloged... I was so upset and thought you and Caroline really disrespected your fans/viewers. Sorry for judging you the wrong way. I guess we do/did have to wait for the Finally. I am so upset/disappointed with Theresa I understand her bashing Caroline.. after all I have seen Caroline had changed tords her, but to bring her son in she crossed the line. I don't know if someone put her up to it or is she really that blond to think you girls were going to let that pass. I hope she can straighten up her act. I loved the way you and her got along, when you are having fun both of you are funny. Please don't let the anger get the best of you the Tweet war made you look childish. You are blessed to have a handsome husband like yours. He really loves you and has your back. I wish I had that type of relationship with my husband. Please don't leave the show you, Caroline and Drama Theresa I enjoyed watching since season 1.
I fell so sad that you have become so angry and mean. All the nonsense on twitter because Theresa said Caroline ate at Olive Garden? This after Hours of her sons and their boyfriend MOCKING the Guidices over and over and over. Be careful looking down from the cheap seats, it's a long fall when you put yourself above everyone else
Ok, well this is a total 360 on your part. Why is Bravo setting up the audience to take sides and changing it up every week? Is it me, or is Bravo fking with the fans? These HW shows and made up fights are getting OLD!
What is in the water in Jersey? All of you are acting like different people this season. Is it the hookah? Or the black water? You seem to enjoy stirring things up. You constantly talk about things that are none of your business. Good luck with your daughter. She has said all along that she's like you and I couldn't see it. Now I do. You really need good luck with that!
I'm glad for you that you're leaving the show...it's the best housewives show on Bravo because of all the crazy drama and it probably is draining if you're not part of it.
Jacqueline I love you and I'm super disappointed you're not going to be on the reunion show :( You and Caroline are my favorite. You are so sweet and always try to see the best in everyone. I wish I could just Shake Ashley and make her realize what she has! You're a great mom. and BTW I think you look GREAT! There are more of us out there then there are Melissa's :)
Jac, I'm so sorry you won't be on the Reunion. I know it must be pretty bad that you wouldn't do it. You have such a loving, giving spirit. Your family is blessed to have a Mom/Wife like you to be there for them no matter what. I love how passionately you LOVE Ashlee. It's tough parenting a teenager anyway, but she is coming around. Chris is the best Dad!! (I hate the word Step) He loves and cares for her no doubt about it. God Bless You All!!
I have to say I was a little surprised about Caroline's comment about you regarding Teresa. You were defending Caroline when Teresa pretty much bashed her and her son in the book. I'm sure Caroline feels bad about judging you once she saw the footage. Hope that didn't cause any friction between the two of you. Caroline, don't turn your back on Jaqueline because of Teresa, she's not worth it. Used to love Teresa, not a fan anymore.
What happens in Punta Cana stays in Punta Cana - it was on National TV and you just brought up again everything embarrassing Tre did? Bad As_ Rosie, knew what was up? She certainly didn't look like she knew Tre was going to apologize. WHAT KIND OF FRIEND ARE YOU ANYWAY?
Nice job glossing over reality !! 9 page blog that said a lot of nothing. Remember that Karma comes around, and you have a lot coming your way.
I don't think that Mercado is what Teresa expected. I'm sure that DR has nicer ones. Bravo just took you to the lower class bottom of the pile Mercado. Perhaps, to create drama. Also, I found Melissa's saying with authority that Cairo is in Antarctica way more hilarious.
Why any comments now here and all over twitter? You dissed the reunion like a coward and could not face Teresa face to face but suddenly feel the need to voice your opinion all over the internet. As far as Caroline bringing up what Teresa said about her brother at the reunion was a low blow. Her brother called her garbage and never apologized for it. In a moment of hurt and pain Teresa might have said something but obviously never seriously meant it. I am sure you have had many moments like that in your life but those are just fleeting moments of while you're down. Teresa has never been emotional in this show- but gets super emotional about her brother. The fact that she cries for him and not about her finances says a lot. You guys are all just jealous of her. To think Melissa could be jealous of her when she is the one who uses Teresa's hairdresser/photographer/ stylist to me proves otherwise. I think everyone is taking her cookbook comments too seriously. She had such a rough year but with friends and family like you- it only caused her to spiral out more. How sad.
I LOVE you Jacqueline. You always keep it real and I really hope you stay on the show rather than Theresa, your humor is irreplaceable. Things will work out with Ashley, she will learn one day! God Bless and hope to see you in Season 4.
Glad you are back...I laughed so hard at the piggy back scene! I was shocked you were able to carry him so far!!
J.. You are the best!!! I think you are the most beautiful and sincere of the bunch!!! Chris is a great guy and you two are a great couple!! Keep being real and making the show a lil piece o yum for us all!! Oh by the way your bod is banging!!! The other two while they look great , are more of stripper look. You look real and fit and the booty looks great!! Keep it up !!! Yes it's the truth !!!
I have stopped watching the show 4 weeks ago. It's horrible what Caroline, Jackie, Melissa and Kathy have done to this show. I will not watch season four. Please give Teresa her own show. It's sad for me to say this because I have been a loyal fan since the beginning but I am not entertained by the downfall of others at the hands of their family and so called friends.
Jacqueline, I absolutely love you! You're my favorite housewife on the show. Always seeing the good in everyone and focusing on the positive side of life. For what it's worth, I can relate a little to your story-my older sister was A LOT like Ashlee is now when she was in her teens/early 20's. She's 30 now and has two children and is a drug/alcohol therapist, so there is hope! I attribute my sister's success to my loving mother who NEVER left her side, even in the worst of times. She couldn't bare to see her first-born hit rock bottom and there were soooo many times when my sister clearly deserved to be let out on her own, but against everyone's opinion (even some therapists) my mother kept picking up the pieces, just like you and Chris. She too always hoped that "this time, it'll work," just like your wonderful husband, Chris. My mother got her through college, graduate school, bought her a house in a nice neighborhood, all in hopes that one day it would click and she'd be happy. And you know what? Eventually, it did. I wish you the same success with Ashlee. You're a very good person, keep up the wonderful work you're doing! P.S. here's a tiny suggestion (and who knows, maybe you've tried it already). What if you sent Ashlee away to college and advised her to enroll in some easy, pre-req courses, like Communications 101 and English 101,etc.? It might give her a chance to experience the freedom she craves, but with a light workload and maybe she can build from there? Sometimes, being with your peers and doing what all of the other kids your age are doing, is motivation to at least stay on track. She might be partying and drinking, but she'd also be chipping away at something, even if very slowly. It took my sister 7 years to get through her bachelor's, but my parents kept paying the bill because, if nothing else, that was the only positive thing she was doing. Just a thought!
So where do you thnk the food you ate at your hotel came from? Do you really think they shop at a market that caters just to the tourist trade? You had an opportunity to see the way a good part of the world lives and you behaved like children.
I think most women, especially ones who have had their bodies stretched with pregnancy, can understand body issues. You look great though. In the shot of you balancing on Joe G's back when he was doing push ups, you looked really tiny. Can't wait to see your season finale blog. I'd love to know if you and Teresa are still friends. Did she just go nutty there for a while? Is there any saving her?
Did you write this BEFORE the reunion show that you did not attend and before you called out Teresa on Twitter? I'm confused (unless you're pulling a Teresa and not acknowledging your feelings about Teresa?)!
Hi Jacquiline, Im a 26 years old, married w/two children & i just love your family on the show. In so many ways I can relate to you and ashley, from both sides because of my age. I get Ashley wanting to explore things, be young, and have fun, but its just so important to set yourself up while your young, and enjoy your life once your set! I got pregnant at 19, but it really made me grow up and my husband and i work hard, its so much more satisfying now to enjoy ourselves cause we Can we're still young enough to go out, have fun, etc. after having two children i realize that you can raise each of them the same way, but regardless they still are their own person and have their own personalities. from what I see you are trying to guide her in every right direction and she's just choosing the wrong way. Watching the show and your tough times w/ashley have really broken my heart. She is so fortunate to have parents like you and Chris, and her real dad and the fact that all you guys are all willing to work together to help her reach what she is capable of acheiving is so wonderful. keeping u in my prayers!
It was good to hear from you. I'm looking forward to this weeks blog. I think that you are very kind and generous. it is obvious that you are a very good friend and a lot of fun to be around. It seems that your friendship has ended with Teresa and I feel bad for her, because I'm not sure she realizes what a great friend she has lost. Best wishes to you and your family, Josie
Jacqueline I just want you to know you are a very beautiful person and there isn't anything wrong with you so you need to quit being so hard on yourself. I am sad to hear you will be leaving the show. You will be missed. I wish you the best and may God be with you.
Jac, It was nice to read this blog. I really miss the friendship that you and Teresa had, that being said you haven't written the blog for the finaly yet so the kind and happy may dissapear, (I hope not) . I have read what was written and the old Jac and Caroline would have laughed about the joke, and i do belive Teresa was joking. Besides that Caroline can't be that upset if she's trying to get a job as a server oh I mean spokesperson for Olive garden HA HA HA. I think the whole thing is silly. MAKE UP WITH TERESA, REMEMBER WHY YOU TWO WERE FRIENDS, GET OVER IT, GO FOR A SPA WEEKEND JUST THE TWO OF YOU. I HOPE YOU STAY KIND IN YOUR FINALY BLOG, IT MAKES YOU LOOK BETTER. HOPEFULLY THE OLD JAC IS BACK!!!!
Yo go, Jacqueline! You are probably the most "real" person on reality TV that I've ever seen. I will miss you if you leave the show (rumors abound online) but the RH shows are designed to lift people up artificially and then slam them back down hard, and you seem way too nice for that kind of crap. Stay strong, keep your marriage good and may God Bless!
Love you Jac...hope you're not leaving the show, but understand why you would! You're fun and a good person....don't let mean people get you down. Stay honest and open! This storm shall pass....
Jacqueline, you look fabulous! I would have to say most of the women I know feel exactly the same way about thier bodies as you do about yours. I think it's normal in today's society for women to feel inadaquate. So, join the crowd! I have a friend who wears a size 2....she looks like she is dying of cancer and all her friends and family ask me what is wrong with her. So here I sit wondering how the hell all these women on TV can look good as a size 2 or 0 when in real life they must look like death, like my real friend. And that is what we are striving for....to look like death warmed over.....for what? A stupid man? They can go @#$ themselves! Eat cake, Jacqueline, and look alive!
Jacqueline, I am really going to miss you and probaly will stop watching The Teresa Show aka RHWONJ. I love the Manzo's and the Lauritas Family. And I will espeically will miss you and Caroline. I guess I see ya next lifetime. Take Care, Ms. Diva2u
Jacqueline I think is the prettiest and the most honest and sincere housewife on the show. She is a true friend, and speaks the truth. I feel bad for her with the problems with Ashley, but as a mother of 3 grown children, I can tell you, these things are common, and she will mature eventually. Jacqueline needs to try to tell Ashley more positive things about her, and not concentrate too much on the negative. This will build her self esteem. Hopefully they can make life easier for each other. Caroline is my second favorite housewife. I guess goodness runs in the family!!!