Sorry my blog is so late this week. I have been working on so many great projects that have been keeping me very busy. I can't wait to share them with you. I appreciate all of your love and support, and I just want to be able to give something back to you. Everything will be revealed in time.
I would discuss Lauren's body image issues (which most women have), but I already know how that story ends. The girl is rocking a new slim, toned figure now! She feels a lot more confident and truly looks amazing. She owns and runs her own beauty store called Cafface in Franklin Lakes, which is doing very well. Lauren is in a well-deserved, happy place. We are all very proud of her.
Let's get to what every episode has been about so far -- Teresa's family drama! Anyone else hear Joe say in this episode while he and Teresa were driving in the car, "You're brother is always telling sh-- to you and then you're coming back and saying shit to me"? Didn't Teresa say that she never told her husband anything her brother told her? According to her, only pansies do that. The stuff Teresa would tell Joe though was always her own perception of what was really said or sometimes her twisted view of what happened. I have been a witness to this at times. I guess that is why people say that there are three sides to every story. Everybody has their own perception of what happened. Not everybody interprets things the same way. I saw things said and done wrong on both ends, but since Teresa was my friend, I spent a lot more of my time with her. As a friend, I advised her against some of it, but in the end, it was Teresa's decision. Moving on...
On behalf of everyone, I'd like to say - - - "hu?"..You wrote about your last blog: "In my blog, I don't attack Gia. Leave it to Teresa to try to put a different spin on things instead of admitting her own faults." Jaqueline, Teresa didn't even say much at all about Ashley, she said I feel sorry for her. Given what you did to Gia, I think that was pretty low key for what a Mother could have said. I think her small comment got you this mad to write TWO blogs about it because it hit a nerve. You can dish it out but you can't take it. It hit a nerve because Teresa simply alluded to what we all are thinking and you know it. Nerve exposed. That is how you handle Ashley, sarcastically, and like a teenage pier. Teresa didn't spin anything in her blog about that? Are you drinking? You have given Teresa direct, cold hits on twitter and here, and all she said is I feel sorry for her. And you didn't bash Gia? Hmm, you wrote "Ironically, I was thinking the exact same thing about Gia. I feel sorry for her. Maybe Gia reacts the ways she does because of Teresa," and "Teresa should pay closer attention to the way Gia is already speaking at 10, and don't even get me started on Milania's behavior." Jaqueline, you really need to get a grip. It's starting to get scary.,
"Honesty345 "right on the money- RIGHT ON THE MONEY in every point. It does say a lot and it does speak for itself that Dina has chosen to speak with Teresa and not eitherJaqueline or Caroline. JThick as thieves my arse. Jacqueline gets mad, and proceeds to writes things in the heat of the moment which I'm sure she wishes she could take back. Last week, in her blog, she slammed Dina. I was surprised no one wrote about the comments she made. They tried to release a story that Dina is mad at Teresa for not picking project Lady Bug for her charity, but Dina HERSELF shot that right down by actually posting on the ACTUAL site that first released it that that was wrong. Dina climbed on that site HERSELF and posted that she and Teresa "were good!" from her homepage. Wow, that says a lot in my book. I think we are just beginning to find out the real story. And it has nothing to do with Teresa. Teresa was the easy target because all of their ventures failed. Meanwhile, Teresa was pumping out best sellers faster than Caroline was estrogen. When Melissa joined in paralyzing jealousy as well, it was the perfect storm to take Teresa down. Fortunately, Teresa is grounded and has not let the jealous Junes break her. She has come out WAY above them, exactly the place they were trying to knock her down from. Karma works EVERY TIME. Every time.....
U did a good job with gia u didnt do anything that a teacher wouldnt have did Im a para at a school and i would have done the same thing its not like u was mean so and the people that r sayin u need to take care of ur kid and not others they r stupid if u was her teacher she wouldn't have been able to call her mom so good band dot feel bad
JACQUELINE, YOU PROBABLY HAVE SEEN THE MANIPULATIVE SIDE OF MELISSA, BUT YOU PROBABILY DON'T WANT TO ADMIT IT BECAUSE IT WOULD BE A WIN FOR TERESA.
You did a great job at being a gracious host ! trying to make sure everyone had a wonderful time , dont feel bad .No one can do anything right when it come to Teresa;s family
Wrong wrong wrong to speak to Gia, and I am happy to hear you own it. Gia got even more upset because when that story was read it felt like she was being told her feelings were wrong. I do not believe that was the intent but that is how I believe it was received. The child clearly just wanted her mother. I would have just gotten her mother.
You did the right thing by reading the book to Gia. She needs to have more people like you care about her!
You are a great parent and an incredible friend. I am surprised you stuck with Teresa as long as you have. I do not know what Teresa sees and hears, but it certainly nothing like what we all see and hear. I am guessing she is really in denial.
Whenever you have to start a sentence about your partner with: "You have to understand how _____________ is...." It is a sign of a seriously messed up relationship with a lot of denial going on.
Wow @Barbara in NY, as a teacher I would think you would want to address the cheating issue, the reason for Gia being upset in the first place. (mentally going thru the first names of teachers in our school in NY) I do not believe Caroline or Jac was coming from a good place talking to Gia. The beginning of the day, they tought/said Teresa was a liar, they talked crap about her with the rest of the cast, including her own family, yet hours later they are in a caring place? please, Caroline can state her hate for Teresa in 2-3 pages, Jac needs 7, I get it, you want her out however your mean girl attitude is not working in my opinion, when the story line for the 4 of "yous" is Teresa, you are making her even more popular. Thank you!
Jacqueline, you did absolutely nothing wrong when you spoke to Gia in your home.
Who cares if you read her a book about being a good sport? If Gia would have fallen down and broken her arm, Teresa would have expected you to step in ~ it's the same thing. Gia's teachers read the children stories with morals and they discipline other people's kids every day. eresa didn't have a problem with Caroline reprimanding her kids when she got stuck babysitting them during their trip to Italy.
I thought the way you read Gia the book was so condescending and humiliating. I am a teacher and the tone of your voice was so wrong. I am glad you apologized, but quite frankly, it made me disgusted. Gia was pushed to the edge by you and Caroline. I do not think you will EVER earn her trust back. I think that is very sad. She did not feel safe with you and her body language and words show her fighting back.
Okay,viewer "Madelin.A": I have never written in, nor did I plan to but after the women in this office have been in such a tizzy over this show that I too have been watching since conception, I just had to. I think Jaqueline and Caroline were wrong with Gia, BUT, I don't think it was that bad, It just gives Teresa fans who have watched her pummeled, something to write about. But when "Madeline.A." wrote Teresa was destroying a family, my sense of decency and truth about blew a gasket. Melissa came on this show, selling a stroryline that she hounded the producers with for YEARS. It's all out now, and you can read all about all of the mean spirited moves Melissa and Joe have made on a website but I was onto her from the start. Melissa wanted fame so bad, she did everything in her power to turn the fans and ladies against Teresa on this show. I will say it worked for a while on the gullable viewers, but karma is kicking in. I just wish Jaqueline wasn't another Melissa casulaty. I agree with the other viewer who said Jaqueline and Teresa could have teamed up and owned the world with a product TOGETHER. I would have bought anything from the two of them too! I would have been first in line!
You say you treated Gia as family but the way you talk about Tre's girls has no familial tone. Teresa has been the only person to not critique your parenting of Askey, even attempting to justify the hair pull by saying Gia would do the same. The first season Dina/Tre were my faves, I liked you but thought you were disloyal and a bit jealous of Dina. Season 2 I liked you & thought you were very real, though you were angry often. I liked you in Season three until the final episode. When you pretended to be offended by her book along with the other castmates, I knew you'd switched. Before you cautioned Caroline about inviting the Wakikes & against discussing her legal affairs (though she ignored it). I think Dina associating w/ T & yet to do so with C or u speaks for itself.
First off, it is so sad when friends fall from you. However, you grow in and out of friends your entire life. All you can do is be the best person you can be, and hope the receiving end does the same. You and your entire family inspire me every time I watch. You have your own problems, but you handle them with a level head. I'm saddened by the direction Teresa is taking. She is without doubt in a dark place, and it is obvious that you have no control over that. Don't listen to any of the haters. You and your family are wonderful, and will always turn up on top. Good people always do!!!
Wow, I used to really love you! You seemed so sweet and sincere. But, you have really used Teresa's flaws to attack her. Look at the show, she still has NOT trashed you, however you find it OK to talk about her kids, I am just in shock! and as for Twitter you must be referring to those FEW who are insane and support you, but as for the majority, no it is not okay! Think if it was CJ and Teresa did that to him, no matter how bad our children our, we still do not want another adult scolding them or making them feel worse. You gave a fake apologize, then continued on in your blog with Teresa bashing, then went on to attack her other children and wish her ill-will in the future. Your veins are running with pure envy! Teresa has her issues, but she has rose to the top with fame, and I think that is what is killing you and Caroline!
Dear Jacqueline, I just learned how to get on here and do this and you are the first house wifr=e I have to talk to..I think you are a great person with a good heart but honey you can only turn your checks so many times for Teresa to keep slapping or stapping you . Honey with friends like that you don't need any enemies. We have your back girl. Tell the rest ofthe house wives hello but NOT TERESA she respects no one so screw her. love ya all
I think what you did was just fine. if my kids were to get out of hand, being an adult ,it's fine someone to get on my children, when children are wrong and disrespectful, .. you're my friend, my family an adult, I see nothing wrong with helping to keep kids in their place, as long as you're not hitting them cussing them, I understand we all raise our kids in different ways and that's fine, but help me by being my friend my love one, to keep them in line cause sometimes parents do not want to admit when they're having problems with disiplining their children. I've had that problem and I appreciated the help from those who love me and had mine and my kids best interest in heart. Gia is old enough to comment on adult conversations, I think it just fine as an adult to address her the way you did.. It's Not ok for Teresa to be as childish as her child.. You were once her friend and as a Friend, at the time, you did what I would've done, let Gia know that how she reacted was not right and how it wasn't right..
Jacqueline, why would you automatically assume Teresa was lying to you about the text from her brother? Didn't it ever cross your mind that she got the text AFTER you spoke to her? I don't think Teresa is perfect, but I have yet to see this obvious explanation of her behavior that we were promised by you and Caroline. It seems like a witch hunt to me.
I'm with "jula191919", I too like Teresa HOWEVER, I have always been a Jaqueline fan as well. To tell you the truth Jaqueline, when you were doing the sack race with Teresa, all I could think was: wow, if Teresa and Jaqueline did something together, created a product with their names TOGETHER onj it, they would blow Vicki and Tamra right outta the water. I would have supported ANYTHING that Teresa, and the one person who didn't fall victim to Melissa's plan came up with together. It could have been HUGE with the two of your "names" on it...We fans would have been lining up like her books! Well, forget that now. I didn't like what J & C did with Gia, but I kind of understood how it got away from them, but after this lbog, I'mr espectfully, no longer a Jaq fan. Anything you might have been mad at Teresa for, for alluding to about your parenting, is SO MINISCULE compared to the direct hits you've given her on twitter. You fortunately still have the fans on here that haven't seen your direct words on twitter. It's all so crazy and sad. ALL because Melissa plotted to get on the show and take Teresa down. BOY, she hurt a lot of people with her manipulations. When you guys figure out Melissa and Joe are the reason nothing is sticking, it's going to get interesting...
I'm the first to say that it "takes a village" and I welcome anyone to reprimand my children if they are doing wrong, but I have to say Jaqueline, your tone was a little bullying and snarky when you were reading that book. You don't have to speak to a child like a peer, or even rationalize with them! I say go let her cry in the corner if she wants while everybody else has fun.
I think people forget that so very many hours are filmed to create the small segments of your lives we see each week. I am a big fan of yours and think you always lead with kindness and sincerity. There seems to be nothing people love more than bashing others on the internet. How very brave. Thanks for sharing with us. Keep staying true to yourself.
hi jacqueline you did a good job in handling that situation with gia keep doing what you do. yes teresa will flat on her face and she is gonna need you. and then maybe she will realize how big of an idiot she really was and still is.
First of all, I would like to address all the idiots on here that have the nerve to say ANYTHING negative about Jacqueline. She is by far, the sweetest, most sincere, most caring, person on the show. She cares so much about what other people think. (which could be a bad thing, considering it seems to me that it allows people to walk all over her), sometimes I wish she would stick up for herself a little bit more. However, I've heard the most outlandish things said about her on these comments. For instance, somebody posted that she should be taking the bat for Theresa rather than attacking her? Are you kidding me?! She has taken the bat for Theresa on multiple occasions, sticking up for her when nobody else would. She has tried multiple times to bring Theresa, Mellissa, and Joey together. She EVEN put together a field day to remind Theresa and Joey of how much they love eachother. If you have the nerve to say something rude about her after everything she's done on this show for her friend, then you are obviously an ignorant, oblivious HATER. Find something better to do than sit here and bash on a BEAUTIFUL PERSON.
JACQUELINE WE LOVE YOU! YOU ARE AWESOME! YOUR THE BEST PERSON ON THE SHOW! DON"T LET ANYTHING THESE IDIOTS SAY BRING YOU DOWN.
(btw i used to be a huge theresa fan, i absolutely loved her until she turned into a pyscho. she let the fame and the money get to her head.)
Jacg, you could be more real in your words, there's truth and facts in everything you have said, especially about, Teressa, i used to like her at the beginning, but not, anymore. She has show her true colors, and is funny how little by little, the camera is helping to show how truly she is..she is not a good person at all..someone who appreciate family and friends, would never go so far to destroy a family. dont let nothing let you guessing your parenting, i have 6 kids, and believe me,,theres so much that you can do, and you have done whats right for ashley..sooner or later they learn by their own mistake.
Jacqueline , when Joe tells Teresa " I'm tired of your brother telling u stuff n u telling me " he is referring to Teresa telling him the negative names like garbage n effin bitc# her brother calls her. Also the only reason why Teresa commented bout ashley and you is because you got involved wit Gia , she has never said a word before on the show, and Teresa did see Ashley rebellious when ashley called you a BITC# in front of everyone at your poker night, now that's pretty bad name .... I remember Caroline commented "iron hand Jacqueline ". Honestly Teresa is better off without u , who wants a friend that analyzes everything you say and tries so hard to reveal contradictions!
Oh Jacqueline, you said exactly what I was thinking when Teresa was insinuating that Ashlee's problems are because of your parenting. Love you and the whole Laurita/Manzo family.
It is not just teresa fans that r treating Jac bad- it is her own old fans. Honestly I really did love jac. Yes i support tre, but even when all that twitter stuff was going on.....I still thought she was a nice girl and was just hurt(even though her accusations we now know are false). But COME ON.... THIS BLOG HAD NOOOO CLASS!!!!!! You can't talk about someones 10yr old and younger like that. FOR HEAVENS SAKE.... I can't respect her anymore, and am beginning to think she is Carolines lap dog.
Geez, peeps. If you dislike Jac so much then why are you posting on her blog or even reading it?
Jac, you did nothing wrong when it came to Gia in YOUR HOME. Yes, the book seemed a bit much but it wasn't all that bad. I hope you stay for another season but totally get it if you don't. Who needs this ridiculousness in their life? Teresa needs help and I really believe that getting away from her toxic husband is a step in the right direction. Love you & your family. Ashlee will grow up, I was her age once, but was never THAT rude to my mother & stepfather. She thinks she's entitled & it doesn't work that way. She will find her way, if she hasn't already. Xoxoxoxo
Wow, personally I dont see how you can condemn Theresa for her actions when you are no better. Youre doing EXACTLY what youre complaining about. Theresa is dealing with a lot at the moment. Shes got a moron for a husband and everything he does is a reflection on her. Shes a mother whos embarrassed by her husband and is in the public eye. Instead of you all going to bat for her you attack her. TERRIBLE! Shes no angel, dont get me wrong but for goodness sake, show some compassion and be the friend she needs! And how dare you speak that way about her children. I have my opinion as well, but i certianly wont air them on a blog which the will some day read. THEYRE KIDS!!!!! INNOCENT!!!! Shame on you.
Keep listening to Caroline and you'll have no friends like she's doing period. That was just mean to keep reading the book when she wanted her Mom.
I have not thought that Teresa was doing herself any favors this season and I've always loved watching you, Jacqueline, even though I truly find your daughter repugnant and an embarrassment to my generation, I never blamed you in my mind. That being said, what was shown of your interactions with TEN YEAR OLD Gia really disturbed me to the core. I see that you say you feel bad, yet you're still bashing Teresa's parenting skills and cautioning her on how her kids will turn out. It's really gross to watch women who have so much cut each other apart so much but to watch grown up women do it to a small child was just wrong. I am not a fan anymore and I don't care what your excuses are
I think you are great! You handled the situation very well I would have been very upset had someones child acted like that in my home. Theresa s kids are cute. Wish Theresa was not on the show. She LOVES this drama
You know I love all you ladies, but Caroline was upset about a small reference in Teresa's cookbook about a carwash... no names, and then she is clearly intimidating to Gia. The book you tried to read was too young for Gia. She needed time to calm down then you could have talked her. Kathy wins mom of the year in my book.
Its sad to see how Jacqueline is being treated by Teresa's fans. I commend all of the ladies for sharing their lives with us. With that being said, it's obvious that many viewers love ignorance. I feel sorry for Teresa. Her husband is verbally mean and she feels as though she is not loved by her brother. This situation is not unique. Jacqueline and Caroline have been good friends to Teresa, through all the bullsh*$. Just sad to see her not recognize her faults. Teresa has not taken responsibility for any of her behavior. That is the tragedy here, not jacqueline tryng to correct a childs's behavior. In closing, I would like to say thank you to Jacqueline and Caroline for being the voices of reason amongst a clan of idiots.
SAD! You and Teresa used to have fun...I miss that. No one and I mean NO ONE should ever discuss someone else's children on these blogs!!!! You really should be ashamed and sorry!! Every single week it is all about Teresa, over and over again. Blah blah! Is there not something else going on in your life?
Hi Jac, I believe that initially you had good intention with Gia, but that somehow you're pure intentions got derailed...perhaps due to Caroline's presence? Imagine if it were your son being aggravated in someone else's basement, would you want someone to read a book to him to teach him a lesson, or would you want to be called, just as the child asked? And your blog is disgusting for bringing up the kids AGAIN.
Jac, I do think that Gia was rude to speak to you the way she did in your house. However, i do think you crossed the line and handled the situation inappropriately. I'm glad your realized it and apologized however, I don't like the fact that you are talking about a 10 yo girl in your blog. She isn't your child and should be left out if it. I think you, Caroline and Teresa have all made mistakes in your friendship. However, what I don't understand is why both you and Caroline continue to blame Teresa for everything? Caroline lied to you and Lauren when she said that Teresa never apologized to her for the cook book comment. She did apoligize right away on your front porch ! Why doesn't it bother you that Caroline lied right to your face about that? I find it disturbing that Caroline and her entire family have been saying things behind Teresa's back for 2 years and you haven't said anything to her. Some friend you are ! Finally, I love how passive aggressive you are by waiting to post your blog last. I understand you are probably busy but all the other ladies always seem to get their blogs out on time. Are you purposely delaying your just so you can get the last word in? That is how it seems to me.....
girl friend teresa is in a class by herself.funny i actually use the word class and teresa in the same sentence its sad that she thinks money can buy class.As my mother would say knock the dirt off ur feet and never look back she is so low that she would verbally attack ur child when all you tried to do was help her child keep doing what you do with style and grace she knws nothing im a bit disturbed by how much she hates her brothers wife its not a good look people will wonder if she secretly wants her brother i swear thats the new talk lmfao buts seriously teresa needs help
Ms J, now don't go saying you are sorry because you did just what any caring adult would do.....You just stay the nice, sweet caring woman you are and all will work out (maybe) lol...have a great week
Teresa is Italian. English is her second language. Ofcoarse, she is going to say some words incorrectly or not understand some slang phrases!
Goodness, it baffles me to see all the rude ppl and their comments on JACQUELINES BLOG. Im just speechless to even go on... Jacqueline, I give you props and to all real housewives cast on the strength you have to do what you do and have to hear all the critism. Never lose who you are in sight. From what I see, I love the person that you are. Who cares what ppl have to say.. We are not all perfect (obviously) & I think you have done a great job on the show! I love you & Carolyn. Stay strong!
The episode where you are putting Ashley on the plane to LV.. I saw you making meatballs.... Recipe please!! They looked yummm-o! I assume it isn't in Theresa's cookbooks ;-)
I love you guys (other than Teresa) and don't let anyone make you feel bad about being genuine and a good person. Most of these comments look like they were written by Teresa herself with all the grammatical errors and calling you "jealous"... haha!
Anyway, just wanted to show some love and support. Keep it classy and don't lower yourself to Teresa's level. This is a woman who can't even pronounce the word "ingredient", but yet claims to have an actual degree from a real University. Yeah right. What school is that? The school of hard knocks?
For all of you who are posting on this blog saying that Jacqueline has not owned up to her wrong doings with Gia, have you even read Jacqueline's blog? She apologizes for her actions and feels terribly about the situation. Why are Jacqueline haters keeping up the horrible posts??? This show has gotten out of hand and so have the blogs!!! There is so much negative, just horrible. Love ya Jacqueline.