ARGGGGGG!!!!!! I just don't find you classy at all. Do yourself a favor.....quit the eye rolling. It doesn't become you!!!!
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.
Dear Jacqueline, I admire you so very much...I too was a young mother, only 18 when I had my son. Then a daughter 2 years later, my husband and I separated only months later so I was a single mother left to raise 2 very young children, extremely difficult and my heart goes out to you. I am glad you also had supportive parents but that only goes so far. Now, fast forward...My son was a great kid, did very well in school, all A's A+, won a scholarship to collage, sounds great huh? but wait, theres more, he was drinking, hanging out with his highschool and College buds, smooking pot, failed his final, got booted from College, lost his scholarship, but wait, theres more...enlisted in the Army Reserves, so he could get a military college degree, did awesome in the Army reserves. after boot camp, he went to a few weekend camps, then stopped going. They frown on that, he was discharged with a dishonerable dischage lost his college tuition, got his girlfriend pregnant, got busted for Cocaine possesion and put in jail and lost his D/L for driving withou a license b/c he had lost his licesnse unknown to me for previous DUI's (multiple) That was 18 years ago. He is now 40, has a Managers polition at IKEA, a beautiful daughter, a wonderful girlfriend of 5 years, we are closer than ever and guess what? I had to kick is A** out of the house to get him to this point. Hard but had to. So girlfriend, sink your heals in, take a deep breath, and shove with all your might, but do it now. It's a hard lesson to learn, but we have to learn it sometime. You are in my thoughts and prayers, A mother is thinking of you tonight! Huggs and kisses, DK in FL
Just catching up with the show and watching that ridiculous fight between Kathy and Teresa is why I have slowly stopped watching this Real Housewives. I still do not understand why Kathy is even featured on the show, she kept bringing up the fight and kept trying to be the victim. It was incredibly annoying. I figure she is only kept on the show because she is such a huge production of drama. I like the original housewives like Jacqueline who are more real and wish they would not bring people like Kathy into the show. At least Jacqueline stays real to her family, has real insecurities and does not create fake fights.
Albie, your nephew, graduated college?????????? And he agreed with Melissa that Cairo is a country in Anartica no wonder why he was dismissed from law school. Not too bright in the knowledge tank. Please don't criticize Teresa for her Clinton comment. By the way, I am happy you're leaving and take Caroline with you. they should replace you'll with Dina and Kim D at least it will be like season 1 again with drama but with fun times and girl trips not the 4 on 1 bullying jumps. Now we all know why Dina left because she refused to follow you and Caroline and the hatred for tre. Tre told us Caroline did not put her book out first. Jealously is something else.
Now that you're leaving the show please don't blame Bravo for certain scenes. You, Dina, and theresa wanted to come on the show for fun. Of course, there was a definite beef between Danielle and dina but I believe it would have ceased. Caroline did not want that to happen she is a fun snatcher. Everytime you all hung out together she set off to the side and frowned or often complained. For instance, the trip to Atlantic City Dina's friends were mistreated by her. She is unhappy and i believe if she wasn't family Chris wouldn't hang out with her. I hope Bravo replaces Caroline as well so the fun times of jersey can resurface. As long as one of you are on the show, the drama will never end. By the way, I am not an Itailian I do not believe all Italians behave this way neither does Bravo. Once again, after your departure please do not blame Bravo's cameras and staff.
Dear Mrs. Jacqueline, i just want u to know u r my absolute favorite HW on all of the HW shows!!! and trust me, i watch all of them cause it is my guilty pleasure during my "me" time! LOL! i know alot of these shows r made up and edited but i just cant help myself. anywayzzz, i find u so down to earth and im sure in ur world that is difficult to do! its so funny watching these ladies (from all the shows) being so over the top but u dont have to do any of that and thats why ur my fav.! its like u balance everything out! And i do want to say i feel bad for u when it comes to Ashley...i have a 13 yr. old daughter and i am not looking forward to these next 10 yrs.! Cant wait until the new season begins, i'll be watching!
You are my favorite housewife from the beginning. You are an amazing mom like my mom was I have 2 little boys and pray to be atleast half the mother you and my own are and were I lost her and it kills me to see how Ashley treats you if she only knew what she has. When I lost my mother I lost everything she was my best friend in the whole world from the moment I was born to the moment she passed she didn't get to see my boys just missed my graduation I now have nobody in my life for support or love so I watch and keep up with you and hope Ashley opens her eyes and realizes what she has because I know. You inspire me so much right now I have literally next to nothing and nobody but I believe I will make it and I will make a great life for my boys like you have done and are doing for yours. Keep your head up you are truly wonderful thanks for doing this show you help keep me going.
Jacqueline, you're my favorite! I think we would be best friends if we were closer to each other. I'm really curious to find out what happened for you not to show up to the reunion episodes!
writing all the way from Oz! I love the show and I think you are such a strong and caring woman. Never change who you are and stoop to their level. Surround yourself with people who love you and move on from the rest. I really do hope you stay on the show - I relate to you so much and have been through similar things. I want to keep watching you and see you succeed!!
I watched most of this season, then I got season 2 for xmas and watched that. then I purchased season 1 and just finished watching that. I feel for you bbecause it's obvious that your caught in a hard situation. I understand how you didn't want to go to the reunion. Too much drama. Your so down to earth and genuine. That's why I like you so much. Your beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. I understand if you don't come back to the show, it really has turned into a lot of fighting. Don't listen to these other people that blog nasty stuff. You have impressed me with your honesty and caring. I'm sure your parents are proud. Stay out of this craziness and enjoy your family. You have a beautiful one. Smile!
Jacqueline, you look beautiful! STOP worrying about your figure. I promise you look GREAT on TV. I hope things are better with you and Ashlee! Love the show :)
Jacqueline, i love you on the show you are so real and kindhearted and all you do is put others before youself and i admire that very much you inspire me to wana be a better person...and as for your daughter ashlee i know it seems like she dont see all the good thing your trying to do for her im sure sooner or later she will realize just how lucky she is to have a loving family.. as for all those people hateing on you use should all be ashamed of yourselves seating back like use are peferct parents
Jacqueline, I liked you, because you were the sweetest! And then Caroline got a hold on you and you believe everything she says! BE YOUR OWN PERSON AND OWN IT! At least Teresa does! The problems you are having with Ashley, shame on you! Everyone gave their digesting opinions about that situation except for your good and loyal friend Teresa! And now look how you treat her! LOYALTY, my ass! You don't even know what that means anymore. Caroline told you to cut Ashley lose, teach her a lesson! Well surprisingly " Mother Superior Caroline" gave you the worst advise ever! You are suppose to encourage kids, no matter what they do! Yes Ashley is a spoilt brat, but why is she spoilt! She didnt get there by herself!
So you blamed Teresa again! And again! Then you found out you were wrong! And you won't apologize, no guesses who put that in your head! If Teresa did that to you, you would want an apology! You and Caroline throw that word LOYAL around alot! Got a sense of humor, you so rich go buy yourself one! I'd rather be TERESA'S type of Italian anytime, than a so called friends that won't admit when she was wrong! Teresa is true, and youre not! You were a favorite, but now you just another " Mother Superior Caroline"
Change back to sweet Jacqueline please!
Jaqueline I cried when I saw you break down over your daughter. Not because I have a horrible selfish daughter but because I am that horrible selfish daughter. I had a lot of issues with my mother since my late teens. I was spoilt as a child because my parents loved me so much. Unfortunately I turned into a brat and then an adult brat which is not the way I should have turned out to be. You gave me a chance to see how my mother would have felt. I hope things are better or get better with your daughter soon. I think your bathing suits were adorable and I hope you can work through your body issues - you're really beautiful and have gorgeous hair. All the best.
I feel bad for you Jacqueline. But it seems to be a pattern with you. I'm not going to throw out unkind statements, I'd hate to have myself followed with a camera 24/7 dear, but Teresa is right-you started something, you should have finished it. By you not showing up for the reunion, that tells a lot. We don't know the circumstances, don't need to...what I do know is it said loud and clear you couldn't face something. If you are agenda free with any circumstance, don't care what it is, you know you would have shown up for nothing more than it was the right thing to do. One thing Teresa is, is agenda free. You may not like how she behaves, but she doesn't maliciously do anything to anyone...ever. That's why she has the overwhelming support, as opposed to your just awful sister in law, and new friend Mellisa. I don't even like writing her name. I get that you and Teresa are past repair, and it's a shame. Now you have Melissa, do you really think down deep she has your back? I don't think she has ANYONE'S back---or has a down deep. Boy, I do wish we could have the NJ show back to what it was; you fun women letting us peer in. But that’s long gone with Melissa’s driving desire to be known. Well, we know her alright, wish we never had the opportunity. What a cruel spectacle she is, and her husband.
i LOVE ALL these great post about u, when u feel that way, please go to there post and read some of them, u won't hardley read a good one, only one that talks good about Teresa is Teresa. my husband thank's u r pretties 1 on the show, and we both love how u r not only beauitful on the in side but also on the out side, and it made him sick how she put on that side show 4 all the men in her suit's. u was the only 1 acting like a real lady should, u & Caroline, the others could learn something from u both if they wasn't so proud, about notthing.. love love u girl, don't change, u better b back in feb, please or won't have a reason 2 watch,, & alot of pple r saying samething...
Sweetie you are so much more beautiful than either of these girls. I don't care how skinny they are. Am so tired of this Gorga BS I could scream and you are the only reason I watch this show. If they add more of Tre's family members they may as well cancel RHONJ. I miss you so much already. :(
Don't put yourself down;or compare bodies with the other 2. Do you see yourself strutting down the street? or making dinner etc. YOU by far r so pretty and r a hot babe. and your hubby and every one else knows it honey. Walk proud girl!!
Jacqueline. if you let theresa win she does it is not her show,I also have trouble with my son and when you deal with stuff from ashley I already lived that moment and didnt feel so alone ,so thank you please dont leave the show ,theresa is another Danielle and thats pretty bad.
Yes, Kathy did mean it. She and Melissa - Teressa is the topic of their conversation ALL THE TIME. Are they jealous? Teressa is who she is, just ignore her when she goes off or tell her - not CONSTANTLY talk behind her back.
I wanted to offer you some advise, I was a single mom, since 22 as you were, but you need to help her and look at her (ashely) in a different way. You need to start to focus on all the positive about her and show her how capable she is and she is she is your child. you need to stop being negative, its simple even though it seems hard. Once you support her the way you did when she was little and couldn't walk, you encourage her, you told her she could do it. younge adults, don't want to grow up because they are scared of the future, you need to show her their is nothing to be scared of, she can do it.
Hey sorry we missed you at the reunion. let me first say you are truly the light of the show. You/hubby are the most down to earth and sweet people. You didnt miss a thang in the reunion. No matter the gossip, your past , drama you should have held your ground...BUT on the other hand why waste your breath on the likes of Teresa and her fakness and lies. TERESA as always -made herself look bad than worse- you didnt lose in that relationship. you were truly a great friend to her and evryone in the world saw that. I hope you and caroline can work out these differenaces because she is very wise and has deep love for hers. I sympathize with you on your relationship as well. I too have a nuclear family and an AWESOME husband who raised my 2 angels. All in life may not go according to your plan -buts its not our plan. I had similar issues to yours and understand your frustration. Don;t give up she (Ashely)will come around....My daughter once told me "I can't wait to grow up and have my own kids, I am gonna let them do whatever they want -not like you....I should have been offended and hurt..but I turned it around and said "Good than I did my job-because every parent wants their kids to do better than them...You didnt come with instructions.....LOL...Long story short...It all worked out! Blessing to you and yours. DO NOT leave the show- leave the stupidty-cut them off
Classiest woman in the whole show. Hold that head up high because you are an inspiration to single mothers and know what it is like to work hard for your kids. You have a lot ot proud of and have earned the right to the life you live more than anyone else on the show.
Jacqueline, all of these “DRAMA” issues surrounding you women may seem like the catalyst that made you run for cover, but once the crap dissipates, there’s only one reason & one reason alone that it will never work out for you to be on RHONJ. The reason has a name---it’s Caroline Manzo. Dun dun dun… Good god, you’ve seen her work first hand for years now. We have too (albeit a fraction of yours.) She bullies hard, then loves hard, then pushes you out, then demands you come back in (because she forgave you don’t ya know) UHG- I wish I had been there years ago when you walloped her upside the head. I’d have paid pay per view to see that! Now c’mon folks, Caroline’s sweet sis-in-law was driven to the point of punching her way BEFORE this silly Housewife show. You didn’t stand a chance on here Jacqueline. You’re gentle by nature, and I bet you’re pretty fun. More so even, than you show on the show. But the Caroline monster always has you jumping back n forth over the imaginary loyalty line that she moves around more than her haircuts. She’s exhausting which would be ok, if she wasn’t such a bully when she’s threatened. I would have loved to see you and Teresa really go at it as good friends. Now, you TWO could have your own show. I never believed Teresa thought Caroline was all that, that Caroline wanted everyone to believe she was. Teresa never sucked up to her like everyone else and it was fascinating to watch Caroline try and wrangle her in to the ‘lay at my feet’ status. It didn’t WORK on Teresa and Caroline couldn’t figure it out. Why didn’t Teresa know she was beneath her? Lol. Sisters are jumping ship like crazy in Caroline’s family. THAT tells a lot. I don’t know one woman in my life who can say one sister punched them, and the other sister isn’t speaking to them. And for you to have been that mad at Caroline? Get real, you’re as sweet as they come. I think you’re smart to get out, but I wish you would have stayed around to expose Caroline, though I suppose you never could. You can’t with family and I bet you saw THAT writing on the wall which is the REAL reason you’re quitting. You get close to standing you’re ground on really big things, Danielle, Ashley, and ECT but then you just can’t seem to quite hold out. I believe all those circumstances go back to Caroline. I bet I’m right… Get Caroline and outta Ashley’s life. Please, she’s yours. Caroline and Melissa have ruined enough.
Hi there Miss! I just finished season three and I have to say I am sad that you didn't show for the reunion but I can totally understand. Sometimes the drama is toooo much. This was the first season I was pretty dissappointed in Teresa! I had really liked her in the past but she was terribly jealous and competitive and just flat out ridiculous sometimes this season. I know we all have our problems, financial, domestic, and otherwise but I wish she could just take a step back a look at the big picture. Or at least realize how bad she makes herself look. She is her own worse enemy. You, on the other hand, seem to be pretty well rounded. I have always liked you, and Caroline. I have grown to like Kathy and Melissa as well. I sure miss Dina, but I was thrilled to high heaven when that crazy Danielle left. You ladies are the only 'Real Housewives' I have been even a little interested in. I wish you all the best, and I can't wait for season four!!!!
Jacqueline I hope you don't quit the show. You & Caroline are my favorite. I love your honesty. I can relate with you and Ashley so much I have a similar relationship with my daughter it's so hard & breaks my heart. I keep praying it will get better. The respect she has for me is horrible. Like I'm not to suppose to say anything to her when she is messing up. I would love to know how to turn off being mom. You care love protect them all these years. All of a sudden expected to just stop when they get a certain age. How do I do that. I've just been keeping my distance its so hard. Anyway I hope it works out for you. I enjoy you & your family. Please stay it won't be the same. Take care
you were always the peacemaker...nasty doesn't become you. i hope that you can sort out whatever happened and find a peaceful place again.
Seeing how you react and respond to controversary i am understanding where ashely gets her drama from...if you start something, finish it!
Jacqueline, I love you i think your an awesome person and a great mom who cares if you were a stripper and thats how you met ya husband but at the same time you cant b talkinga bout other people while ur own situation is that good such as your going thru bankrupy..... I wish you the best
I am sorry you could not make the reunion but cant wait to see what happened, and sorry because it seems like it was obviously made you feel horrible not to show up?! I was glad to see you say something to Teresa about the cook book, it was just uncalled for what she wrote and she hurt alot of people. You have struggled with Ashlee and I hope that is getting better and cant wait to see it on 4th season!
So no blog? No show at the reunion? The very least you could do is blog for your fans. I think the fact that didn't show up for the reunion was cowardly, especially since it was over am argument with Teresa. At least have a valid excuse!
Jacqueline, you of everyone have been the biggest disappointment of all. I had to stop following you on twitter because you are a true disgrace and something is very wrong with your thinking. In trying to "show someone else" you show yourself and it is pretty ugly. What happened to the Jacqueline of first season who likes to claim she is her own person? This season you followed Caroline around like a lost puppy(was this to make up for how you treated this family first season) you would actually jump when Caroline would scold you at times, your eyes look empty. Stevie Wonder himself could SEE that KIM G is causing a lot of back stabbing problems, I believe she is the maker of all these lies to turn you on each other, the fact that you helped her do what she did, all the while her mocking you by insulting Caroline and hers under your noise and delteting herself. You are not the "police" of friends, you should have minded yours and stayed out of it, instead you have been making a complete fool of yourself. You did the same thing every season, first one you attacked Dina over and over and beleived everything you heard, defended your bestie Danielle, second one you turned on Danielle this is a pattern with you. Friends move on but to cause the kind crap you are spreading is just painful to watch and only makes me feel sorry for you! Open your eyes!
you are by far my fvorit your so sweet and so real i am truly the same person as you.your there for everyone no matter what you always give you input but dont push it apon people.your amazing keep smiling i hope everything works out for you!
You are truly an amazing woman. You seem to try to keep snide comments out of your mouth, as much as humanly possible, and are a great friend, in-law, mother, wife, family member, etc. Keep up the good work! Know that we all have had challenging moments with our children, and I hope you've put the curse on her, you know the one that goes " I hope when you have children, they act just like you have"! lol.
Jaqueline, I love you! You are an amazing woman and mother. I know you're having tons of troubles with Ashley.. I hate to say it but I was the same way with my own mother. I went and did things on my own for a while.. and now I call her and tell her "you were right, and thank you". One day Ashley will do the same for you. Until then, just hang in there, love her with all you've got and keep her in your prayers. Lots of love!
Jacqueline, No matter what those magazines say, hold your head up high. You are a great mother and regardless of the past (who doesn't have something we don't want our children to know) don't let anyone judge you. They make money on lies not truth. You are beautiful and funny and it shows you would make a great friend to anyone. Hope you come back and prove them all wrong! Oh by the way, not all of us are skinny minnies-you are all women and relatable. You are a real housewife! So glad you're not shallow and materialistic.
Jacqueline, LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU !!!! I wish you weren't so body conscience, I think you Rock sister ! I love how truly geninue you are, and how you wear your heart on your sleeve. Blessing to you and the family !
Hang in there Jacqueline! I miss seeing your cheery smile on the Reunion Show, but completely understand! Hang in there with Ashly. I know what you are going through my daughter is her twin. They are both ungrateful for what they have. Maybe one day when they have daughters of their own they will be more appreciated!
Jacqueline.....You are AWESOME. You are a great person, with great advice for your family and friends. Love you!!
Twitter Twitter Twitter. How about a blogg to explain your legal issues instead of using Teresa as an excuse.Disgraceful
Jacqueline-- ((((((((((hugs))))))))))), missed you at the reunion, but totally understand that you needed to sit it out. You've always been one to make wise decisions and lay low from the drama. Wishing you and CHris the best. As for Ashley, your precious daughter, hang in there momma. So so difficult, but she needs to go out on her own and establish her own testimony now. Just be there when she's ready. God bless.
Jacqueline, No one should be judging you, I don't know anyone who doesn't have a past. You are great. Don't let the hate mags get you down. I hope you stay on the show. You and Caroline is the only reason I watch.
I think your are fabulous. Some advice though...please don't let the fame get to you like Teresa has.
I missed you on the reunion. My only suggetion for you is that Ashley move to LAX or to her Dade's and olet her finde out how the real world is. Though her father may be a good man, he has a wife and that changes thing...I have personal eperience. Ashley is an ungrateful young woman. Sometimes there's nothing that you can do to change that. I also have experience in that regard. You can have ten children and they all have their personalities. It has nothing to do with you. Sometimes we as parents have to just let them be who they are. Sometimes they grow up and see the light and sometimes they don't. I hope Ashely learns to appreciate what kind of wonderful mother she has. Good luck!
JACQUELINE; MY FAVORITE NEW JERSEY HOUSEWIVE AND I AM SURE YOU HAVE GOTTEN MANY LETTERS OF NOTICE..PLEASE COME BACK TO SEASON 4!...YOU DESERVE IT! I UNDERSTAND ALL THE DRAMA WITH THE OTHERS BUT DO THIS FOR YOU AND THE BOYS NOT ANYONE ELSE..LOOK FORWARD TO SEASON 4 AND SEEING YOU ON THE SHOW
Jacqueline - we are all dying for your new entry. We wanna hear your thoughts on the Reunion.
C'mon now....we're waiting!!!!
Just like my mom told me growing up. When you start something you should finish it. You just made yourself look more unstable. I think you all did your share of bashing each other. Your whining is getting old. I think Bravo, seriously, should think about getting rid of you and Caroline and having it just a family show. I don't like Melissa and Kathy either but at least it would be one family. I think if Caroline and you were Teresa's friend. Fix it!! Isn't that Caroline's advice. I mean Caroline knows everything. Did you get her advice not to attend the reunion. So disappointed in you and Caroline.