Jacqueline Laurita

Jacqueline Laurita was hoping all the fun in Napa would bring Teresa closer with her family.

on Aug 15, 20120

I needed to lean on Teresa as a friend at that time as well, and I felt like I wasn't being heard or that she wasn't concerned with what I was dealing with. When Teresa said to my face that she didn't ask me questions because she didn't care, that cut me very deep. I, unlike her, wanted my friends to ask questions. It feels good when someone else cares and wants to help. I think we have a different perspective on the definition of true friendship. It doesn't make either of us wrong, just different. As much as I was trying to help Teresa, I felt like my efforts were misinterpreted and she was upset and disappointed with me more and more. It was frustrating. I wanted her to know that I had her best interest in mind, and when I didn't agree with her on things, it didn't mean that I didn't love her. I just felt that there were more important things in life to worry about or focus on.

Anyway, I was really glad that we finally sat and talked and that she initiated the conversation. I apologized if I had hurt her, and I meant it. For those of you that were on my back for not apologizing, now you can see that I clearly did. It really wasn't my intention to hurt her in the first place. I felt bad for losing my temper, because I felt hurt at Melissa's launch party. I already knew that she most likely wouldn't be accepting blame or apologizing for anything, because I know that is just how she is. I was OK with that, because I felt like maybe she finally understood me more and maybe it gave her more awareness of others feelings. I was just happy to be more at peace with her after our talk, because I was feeling unsettled at that point. I was definitely happy that she seemed to be getting along with her family and that we talked. Things seemed to be better between us, but somehow I knew things would still be different, although I was still hoping for the best.

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Maggietish
Maggietish

I certainly don't always agreee with what Teresa says but there's an old saying about "till you walk in someone else's shoes."  You are "supposed" to be her friend and get annoyed with her (thereby throwing her under the bus whenever you can) because you feel she didn't confide in you?????  So, this is all about you?  Perhaps she can't bring herself to talk about all that she's going through at home and how she's the bread winner and trying to keep everything together for her kids.   Did that thought ever cross your mind - probalby not.  You've allowed the vicious Caroline to bully you continually.  You make a perfect puppet for her despicable and vile behavior.  If you need to dump anyone it should be Caroline - are you really that afraid of her?  Teresa always supported you - espcially during the Danielle era.  You remember Danielle don't you - the one your inflicted on everyone else in the show.  You got angry with Teresa when she answered Danielle's text but not Mellissa who was contacting Danielle and trashing Teresa before she ever joined the show.  So where was it wrong for Danielle to tell Teresa that?  Where is your loyalty?  You sided with Mellissa against Teresa - why, because Caroline told you to do it.  Teresa is much better off without the likes of you in her life. 

Dallasviewer
Dallasviewer

I guess Jacquline is not writing until a week later....again.  Or Caroline has her locked away somewhere. 

 

We do realize this was a year ago but I don't think there are many of us out here that don't get it.....it was said that Teresa was not responsible for the set up.  Why cannot the Laurita/Manzo clan remember what the Gorga/Wakile clan did.  But they are such good friends.  Lauren commented that she didn't want to surround herself with criminals...humm..she is hanging out with you and your husband....joe and melissa (scum).  And her own Dad, what self righteous people.

 

I do hope Danielle shows up for the reunion, guess you will be a no show again.

ejmcc
ejmcc

I caught that "I don't ask because I don't care" statement but I don't think she meant it the way it was said. I really do think she meant that she didn't care what other people said or the media reported...not that she didn't care about YOU or the issues in your life. She just once again made some poor word choices to express herself.

 

musservillage
musservillage

Oh my. My kids don't normally watch the show with me (they would much rather watch Cartoon Network LOL) but my 10 year old daughter walked in the room to see you crying when you and Teresa were talking. She felt sad for you and thought Teresa was being unfair to you! WOW if a 10 year old can see it.... I too wear my heart on my sleeve and often wish I looked better in sleeveless tops!  What's really hard, is she really needs you but is too "strong" to admit it. Caroline is the sister-in-law I wish I had! She is a fearce protector and you can't blame her after Daniele! 

All in all you trip to Cali was so much fun to watch and it really was a matter of time before the wine and RV air gets to a person! Thank you for being you and my little girl and I are cheering you on!!

Merry2355
Merry2355

Hey Jacq, Do you think she didn't confide in you because she was embarrassed?  And Caroline what the hell. I've watched this show from  the beginning and this is the first time I 

felt the need to actually register so I could post. Oh my God can anyone imagine having her for a sister-in-law? 

Merry2355
Merry2355

Have watched show from the beginning and this I can say, you are the only one that is true.Treat others as they treat you. How hard that must be for you when you constantly have someone in your ear planting seeds of mistrust. If anyone has gotten caught up in the PR it's your sister-in-law with the all knowing Mother Earth BS. For someone that doesn't  gossip that's all her and the kids do. God forbid should you disagree with her way way of thinking,or on how to handle a certain problem then it's well I told you so so don't be surprised when something happens.Even worse your an in-law. It seems Chris has your back when it comes to her ...if anyone knows her he should.I can only say living in OCNJ being 100% Irish and having Italian in-laws or ex in-laws LOL you have your work cut out for you. Don't loose yourself Jacq

 

barbara.h
barbara.h

Glad you had a wonderful time in California. Be careful in your relationship with Theresa. It can't always be somebody else's fault. She definitely has a crazy description of what a friendship means. Please, listen to Carolyn, she know's what she is talking about. You have a tender heart and always find the good in people. There isn't very much good left in her. You are very sweet and a great friend. She doesn't deserve you!!

Baileyandsophie
Baileyandsophie

Jacqueline,  I loved watching you guys on the trip, when you were all laughing & just having fun.  Jac, you & Chris have hearts of gold.  Chris has the patience of a saint and I wish I had 1/4 of it ...LOL.  You are the most caring & loving friend.  And I know it hurts what you are going through with Teresa.  But, I think she is hurting so bad inside that it's hard to admit it to herself, let alone others.  I wish Caroline would let up just a bit.  It seems like she is kicking someone when they are down.  I'm not saying Teresa isn't creating a lot of the problem, but I think there is something so big going on, that it's just so painful for her.  You are a good person, you have a wonderful husband & lovely family.  Take care

 

Gabbylane64
Gabbylane64

I just wanted to say I watched episode on 8/19 and you mentioned how fat you felt, woman you are beautiful! You look fabulous in that blue dress! Don't ever sell yourself short. So what if you can't feel comfortable in a bikini, you are beautiful, and mama you have awesome curves. Embrace what you have!

LadyTeapots
LadyTeapots

I am so sick of everybody hating on Teresa. The bullying has to stop. If you were a good friend to Teresa you wouldn't let Caroline put you against her. This is so sad and very cruel. I used to enjoy this show but not anymore. 

martha.maggitt
martha.maggitt

Jacqueline I have lost all of the respect and admiration that i had for you.  You were my favorite but it seems like you let Caroline influence you and your decisions.  What did Teresa do to you? I have a best friend that i don't tell  everything to and my best friend and she don't tell me everything and that's ok.  You and Teresa were good friends and i saw how much both of yall loved and respected each other.  You turned on her like a snake and and you let Caroline lead you to do it.  Teresa is only human like the rest of us she is not perfect and neither are you and Caroline.  You and Teresa needs to work it out and let everyone but out especially the Manzos because they are the problem not Theresa.

CaliGirl27
CaliGirl27

Jacqueline, you continue to be my favorite NJ Housewife and I admire the fact that you are such a true, loyal friend.  You looked damn good in that blue dress in Napa too, girl - you hold your own next to Melissa and the other ladies for sure!  Be proud for who you are and what you stand for because good people see what you're made of.  There are so many fans that are behind you, respect you and look up to you!

tracy.sansotta.1
tracy.sansotta.1

You do not owe any of Teresa's fans an explanation for why you want an apology or for anything. Teresa is never expected to explain or answer anything because it is none of your business, but then they ask you a million questions? I guess crazy follows crazy. 

LINDAG2
LINDAG2

Jacq, the smartest thing said to you was by Lauren...i.e. why would you want to b friends with somebody with questionable morals and who screws everybody and anybody for her own financial benefit, like T does?  You are so lucky to have such a hunky hubby who loves you so much.  Follow his lead.  He is a good man.  T has lost her way she is so hooked on being somebody she is not...her poor hubby has driven himself into bankruptcy and nearly to jail just trying to support her habit.  Now will they go through a phoney divorce in an attempt to cheat their creditors again?  These are not people you want to taint your life with.

wildrose
wildrose

Jac, why in the world would you sob on her shoulder & make-up with Teresa one minute, but slam and disparage her the next by saying on your diary cam that she wanted to get all the attention, because it was Caroline in the limelight?  If Teresa wanted to play or seduce her husband in the vineyard... AWAY from yous people, by the way... it was none of your or Carolines business.  Period.  Things like this is exactly what keeps stirring up the pot.  Come on girl, please stop drinking so much and pay attention to your own side of the street.

taffi
taffi

Jacqueline,

You mentioned in your interview that Teresa needs to be the center of attention.  Did you ever

think that she was sending a message to THE OTHER WOMAN to back-off and that Joe is

still her husband............just an observation.  Can you think of a better way to send the

MISTRESS a message ?

Annelove
Annelove

Teresa when Kathy went to your book signing I noticed something about you and this happens when maybe you are beign attacked a lot is like you have a wall so high guarded. She was saying oh my moms cooking and recipe. She was bringing back all those delicious cooking that a lot of Italian likes.. And so I have to give this one to Kathy she didn't mean it in bad intention at least not infront of the cameras!!!! Can someone tell me if I am wrong because I'm not yet in favor of anyone !!! Just noticed things.

Annelove
Annelove

I just started watching the Jesey housewife I normaly watch the Beverly Hills and Orange County too many but I just started watching it and noticed that Teresa has been causing problems. But theirs always two side of the story and yet we don't know what goes on off camera that both of them are not sharing about Jac and Teresa friendship. I have enjoyed the camping that was funny I like that the husband are included and they are so funny..The Manzo family seems uptight but then again Caroline her sons are so funny and I guess I caint say much but something went wrong because I read that Caroline and Teresa and Jac were closer than Teresa's own family. I read Teresa didn't care about her brother and wife and I think that all comes from beign on TV and having a different lifestyle it changes people. I caint wait for next Sunday and see why Teresa doesn't care much for her cousin Kathy. Something doesn't add up. But interesting show..

bachaire
bachaire

Jacqueline I think you are such a sweet person. You should try and I understand it is not easy .. I have a daughter so much like you, but try to not let what others say bother you so much. You did not need to apologize to Teresa !! The only thing is to say to her that you feel bad she did not understand your intent in that conversation and you wish that she understood your true intentions. You have always been respectful and a true friend from what I can see. It is not a real friend that asks you to side with them just to side with them... a real friend allows you to have your own opinions of situations and other people not theirs!! You have the right to like anyone you wont even if she doesn't and you were so right in your concern that if you had jumped to her side back then and she then made up with them you would be left out in the back field. No one should have not like someone just because.. Like you I agree form your own opinions first!!

californiafan
californiafan

Notwithstanding all the drama on the bus I hope you enjoyed California. I can't believe I'm watching the same show as these other people! If a good friend of mine is found in the tabloids almost every other week, which states that she and/or husband may be going to jail, that makes disrepectful comments about her family and friends, etc., but my friend doesn't confide or confirm these rumors, then something is wrong! Tre says don't believe what you read in the tabloids, however why is it that she keeps reappearing? Jac, she's either playing games with you or the tabloids. Like alot of viewers I watch Tre because she's crazy and entertaining, she's the new Danielle, the one everyone loves to hate. You on the otherhand... This is your life and you need to keep your distance from this woman and forget about being a BFF. You have a lot more going for you. Take Caroline's advice, she's no dummy! Melissa and Kathy will have to endure Tre because they're family, you do not!

ExJerseyNowTexas
ExJerseyNowTexas

Jacqueline - run, don't walk, as far from Teresa as you can.  Hasn't this trip shown you that in Teresa's mind if it isn't about her, if it isn't her way, and if it isn't flattering to her, it isn't worth acknowledging?  Don't lower yourself to her level.  She isn't worth the effort.

Cocacolamom
Cocacolamom

Jacqueline, you are a good person and you look at the good in everyone even when you have been hurt. You seem to have an amazing husband and we know now days that seems to be very rare in today's times. He seems so cool all the time and even if things bother him he doesn't let it show. I know I am just one person but I was embarrassed by some of the people and the way they were acting at the vineyard. They just showed there true colors toward your host and your husband. Yes you guys went to have fun but you also went there for Chris's business and their was no respect. Ok no more bitching. I think you are a wonderful person and a great mom and I wish you and your family the best.

canoraj@yahoo.com
canoraj@yahoo.com

Last nights show i got a glimse of the normal jac,it was great to see you being yourself.when you were in the bus with the   angry manzo's chirping in your ear it was so disturbing,i was so happy chris put them in there place and shut them right up....I cant see how he is related to them he has such class and is a great man....please dont listen to them there are very negitive,mean,people.bravo should let them go!

ggadient3
ggadient3

When Teresa said she wouldnt do that to her and Chris because she did not care was totally taken out of context by many. Anyone that watches this show knows that Teresa talks faster than she thinks. She of course meant she did not care if there were rumors going on with them., How ridiculous to think or say anything else.

ggadient3
ggadient3

I wrote once but it never gets published, will try again.,

J- Can you please tell us why you are mad at Theresa and deserve the apology? You write all these cryptic blogs that would have us believe something big is coming that we dont know about....You would have played that card already I fear...I have watched the shows and all I can see is because she told a magazine she was scared- scared to death...whatever and regardless.... none of your business actually- but you were great friends...ok- ya know what I would do if I read that about my best friend? Go to her and see if she was ok and offer up being there if she ever needed me. Not take the article/magazine to all of the self proclaimed Theresa Haters. You joined in with them thinking they were the popular girls and dumped your best friend. You will feel the wrath of all your former fans. I have 0 respect for you and 10 times that for Caroline.. Fine you are all on the show-but the jealousy is oozing from all of you that you are not popular in the off season and she is getting all this attention... I thank God I do not have friends like you, but I imagine no one here does. Have fun with Caroline....she will be the only one there for you. Too bad you can not stand up for yourself and let her sink your ship with her awful remarks and even uglier expressions when you do try and make ammends. Pathetic.

Princessdivaz1
Princessdivaz1

Jacqueline Jacqueline Jacqueline why do you continue to torture yourself being "best" friends with Teresa?  She is going to use you up like a dirty tissue and throw you away again when she's done.  When she told you she didn't care about what you were going through should have been an indication that she is not only not your best friend but, not even a friend at all.  Friends care about and support each other and it seems all she does is take take take and gives you nothing in return.  I understand you and her have two different definitions of friends but I'm going by the one in the dictionary.  I am a little tired if this shenanigan and I don't believe she really cares about you.  You may truly care about her and I don't think asking her about what's real and what's fake in the magazine is digging too deep into her business.  It's plastered ALL of the front page of this magazine so, what is so private about it?  She was the one who told them that stuff they didn't make it up.  I saw the episode when she said she had a deal with the magazine and she gets paid for the articles so....did she forget she said that?  I mean I know you are intelligent enough to see what's going on here.  I just hope you don't get steam rolled over by her and I wish you the best.  Keep your good eye on her and I hope you wake up and smell the coffee and realize this person is NOT your friend!

joanna38
joanna38

Jacqueline...did you forget that YOU were the one who told Theresa that YOU have to distance yourself from her and her family? Own up, and if you want her back as a friend tell her you were trying to impress your loser sister-in-law and did not mean it. I think it is about time that you tell your husband the truth too. Get it out in the open and do not leave him thinking that it is all Theresa.

All things discussed between girlfriends do not need to be reported to husbands...but this does.

Don't cry now and every time you speak about it on camera.

toni93095
toni93095

Jac I really hope one day you see yourself the way everyone else does.  You have a gorgeous body.  Your legs are perfect.  Girl, look in the mirror.  Teresa and Melissa look like they would melt if they stood next to a heater. 

cdwash
cdwash

Stop with the videos...we actually watch the shows....waste of time scrolling past it and creates too many pages.

bigmommajd
bigmommajd

I have finally figured out who jacqueline looks like JESSICA RABBIT !!!! i think jacqueline is th prettiest housewives. Not only is she beautiful on the outside she is the prettiest on the inside.

carmenjoA
carmenjoA

Okay Okay, so i understand that Jacqueline and Teresa have been friends for a long time but Really Jacqueline tears, please don't waste them on Teresa Girl, you know the saying Army of one Loyal to none that's Teresa, she's just in it for herself not you or anyone else. 

MissErica03
MissErica03

You should seriously stop with the "ON CAMERA' crap, no one is perfect including your family; better yet one persons fault. You do have a big heart though 

JMRN
JMRN

At least 5th time trying to post on any of the HW's blog, and nothing! Bravo, please post. Jac, for the LOVE of God, enough with your continued bashing of Teresa! If it's not on here, it's on Twitter. We are watching the show and see what is happening. I have a best friend for over 30 years, and we can't be more opposite - she is out going and tells all, I'm private and keep things to myself, and guess what? It's absolutely fine with us. You and your husband downright lied saying you didn't say anything about Teresa and Joe's financial situation - you DID so on Twitter and all the media interviews you are giving, so stop being a phony. Lastly, your sister-in-law is a horrible person for the things her and her family say. Nasty, nasty people.

jeanB
jeanB

New storylines are needed and dear Jacqueline you need a new life coach

wildrose
wildrose

I'm sorry, but it's not hard to see that the culprit in most of  RHONJ family feuds begin with Commander Caroline.  She is always.moving her "players" around like little toy soldiers.  She instigates to try and gather Manzo allies.

lioness3
lioness3

I am no Teresa fan by any means, but I'm beginning to understand how she has been hurt by Melissa and Joey.   She has really put up with a lot.  However, I still don't understand why Jac got so hurt by Teresa that she would throw away a long time friendship.  Maybe we'll see in upcoming episodes.  If we don't, then Jac's vauge blogs will continue to make no sense.

nuttyz
nuttyz

 @tracy.sansotta.1

 

Teresa isn't expected to answer any questions because she's not the one going around calling people disgrace, garbage or ugly. She's just doing whatever she can to make money and feed her family.

 

She's not the one who's spewing unreasonable hate and joining three other women to gang up on one. Not saying Teresa has never said anything bad about other women, she has. They all have. But for four grown up women to keep bashing another person fo every little thing and say such vile things is never okay.

cynthia.peterson.739
cynthia.peterson.739

 @wildrose

 @yahoo.com The truth hurts sometimes! Being a friend you must see the good with the bad and as a friend it shouldn't hurt to point it out  once in awhile!

tweetysathome
tweetysathome

Its amazing to me just how wishy washy Jaq is on not only Teresa, but everything. She seems like such a sweet woman, but sweet becomes almost decietul by how "on the fence" Jaq is.

pink4wildrose
pink4wildrose

 @taffi Great point!  I believe Teresa is a lot more intelligent than she gets credit for.

facethetruth1128
facethetruth1128

 @ggadient3 You do realize that this is a show that condenses many peoples' lives into about 8 hours of time. There is no way to get an accurate and/or real portrayal of what goes on in their lives on a 24/7 basis.  I am certain there are many conversations, many events etc. that happen that we will never see and hear about (except maybe in the next tabloid story Teresa puts out). It is a bit ridiculous to form a strong negative opinion of a person and the decisions they make in regards to their personal friendship and/or family, when you are basically only seeing a small snapshot of what occurs in their lives.  Clearly, both Teresa and Jacqueline were both hurt by each other and an emotionally stable person would have apologized for hurting their friend, even if they thought they did nothing wrong.  Simply because they know they have unintentionally hurt their friend's feelings. At least Jacqueline did that. 

Hulali
Hulali

AAAH HAA!  I think I finally got it!! Jaqueline is angry with Teresa because of HUGE pressure from her beloved husband Chris and her evil SIL Caroline. First Chris makes a comment at the man's meeting before the Napa trip about Joe Guidice not wanting anyone else to be sucessful, then the rumors that the Guidices turned down an offer to invest in BLK, and then the comment in Napa where Chris calls out Joe for making a negative comment about him to a bottling rep. This all happens when Chris's other businesses are kaput and he has everything invested in BLK.  He's stressed and pissed that Joe is baking him more and Caroline is being protective because it's her sons' livlihood too!  All this crap about the tabloid stories is just a sham to justify going against the Guidices in such a viscous and relentless manner.  They can't bring up the business reasons because it would just make it harder for them to market BLK. 

Poor Jaqueline is dragged in to do most of the dirty work, because she is Teresa's best friend and the one who should be most upset about the tabloid stories and Teresa not being "real".  Thats why she can't maintain the arguement and gets so upset, it's not something she really wants to do.  I wonder if she even writes her blog and nasty tweets without Carolines input and oversite.  Caroline was called to the porch confrontation by Chris because he could see Jaq. wavering, and Caroline is always in her ear making sure she remember's why she should stay mad at Teresa. 

Caroline even uses the family conflict with Melissa and Kathy to get at the Guidices. You can see how she always reminds peole of how the Guidices were horrible to them, even over the slightest thing.

Chris an Jaqueline are the cutest couple ever, so I really wouldn't expect her to go against her husband to defend a friend, but I really hope she stays away from Caroline, because she is just too controling and underhanded for someone like Jaqueline. All this is killing Jaqueline and we can see it. 

pamelayepiz
pamelayepiz

@toni93095 I agree. I love the fact that your husband said you have hot body. That's all that matters. And I could see from his face he was being honest. I don't understand why you are so hard on yourself. You are a beautiful woman inside and out. Plz quit making yourself exclusive around other housewives. Personally I think they over dress, and put way to much make up on. Look at Melissa. She is so vain it is ridiculous. She always looks in mirror and talks about herself all the time. Which is not attractive. .

pamelayepiz
pamelayepiz

@wildrose Too funny. I totally agree.

Annelove
Annelove

@lioness3 Do you think that Teresa started to be the bread provider in the family when the show became a success and maybe now it backfired her and her family. I don't know but you said something that seems truthful.

MissErica03
MissErica03

 @lioness3  I believe the same thing. This whole thing has become one persons fault.

Oxford
Oxford

I concur... I love to call these "reality" shows my soap operas :-)

Oxford
Oxford

Are you Koo Koo? Or are we watching different shows? Everyone is having money issues right now and one of the ways that the Guides keep it flowing is their stories to the tabloids. Teresa even admitied she was being paid for all the cover stories and articles. I wish I could remember which episode but right now it escapes me.  Now she states she's not. Between you, me and everyone else reading this... these people are being paid to share their lifes so I'm sure that they have bread in their oven and milk in their fridge.