Jacqueline Laurita

Jacqueline opens up about why she skipped the reunion.

on Apr 22, 20120

My honest opinion about Teresa's book was that even if the comments were meant to be tongue in cheek, which is possible, there should have been a warning before it was printed. That was not cool to do to a friend, not to mention your family who you just made amends with. Teresa has openly said many times over how much we have been there for her when things in her life got tough, even when many others turned their back on her. We were all still there for her, even when we knew she had done some things wrong. We still had her back and remained friends. I was a supportive friend to Teresa, because I loved her despite her faults.

I did find it odd that the only friends and family mentioned in the book were those who Teresa has made clear to me she had a problem with. I think the insults directed at Caroline for being one-sixteenth Italian (which is not true at all) and her “authentic” meatball comments were to discredit Caroline as an Italian cook for two reasons. First, because she lost a meatball tasting contest to Caroline on the Rachael Ray show which annoyed her. Also there had been talk since day one of Caroline and our family doing a family cookbook, and in my opinion Teresa was trying to plant a seed in the readers mind. Teresa actually used a similar concept for her book, and I didn't mind at all. I was happy it worked for her. If our family did it we would use different pictures and our own family stories. I always supported Teresa on anything she ventured into, and when she got to work and actually did what my family had only talked about, I thought, "Good for her." And I was very proud of her. I think the problem was that Teresa wanted to be the ONLY authentic Italian cook, and she wanted to make sure that she kept that title.

When Teresa came over for dinner and asked Caroline if she was making the corn spicy and Caroline said yes, she then commented, "I hate them so hot!" I believe that was to let the viewers think that Caroline's method of cooking wasn't favorable. It kind of reminded me of the ugly faces she made last season while she tasted Kathy's delicious food at her goddess party. She was planting a seed in the viewers’ minds then too. Teresa calls her book a family cookbook, yet she never even attempted to include any other family members in it. If the recipes were passed down from generation to generation, I'm sure other family members use the same recipes as well, but if I know Teresa, she probably wouldn't allow anyone else to claim them but her.

368 comments
PiaDiddly
PiaDiddly

Well spoken Jacqueline. I think you hit the nail on the head. Teresa is completely ruthless and, worse, completely and utterly unhappy, which is a mean and dangerous combination.

 

In watching the shows she clearly makes every effort to undermine others - Just listen to her relentless self-promoting, negative off camera comments about cast mates.

 

Instead of finding one positive about Melissa's baby christening, Teresa shows up late, then off camera criticizes the number of guests and the entire event indicating she could do better than Melissa. Seriously? Teresa can't afford to be generous and allow that someone else might be able to do something well?

 

I challenge anyone to find more than 5 seconds of unsolicited, genuinely positive comments Teresa has made about her cast mates in the history of the show.

 

Someone- please pickup this challenge. If there is even one genuinely positive, unsolicited comment about her cast mates I would like to commit it to memory.

Dumb founded
Dumb founded

Your The Best, keep up with being "yourself" !!

Lavator
Lavator

Jacqueline it is about time you guys see Tre for who she is. The problems she was always this person you just had on blinders. You and your daughter will be ok she will realize your love it will just take time.

Stay blessed

Love all the RH series
Love all the RH series

Best wishes to you and your family! Trust your gut and be friends with anyone you want to be friends with! Pls don't let holier-than-thou, miss know-it all Caroline sway you! But also remember that Teresa is a taker and your friendship will always be more one-sided. I truly don't feel she knows how to be a true friend. I really enjoy watching you, Melissa & Joe and Kathy & Richie.

kat44
kat44

Sad to c u & Teresa not being as close as u use to be. I think Caroline makes u feel that if u don't back her(Caroline) then your being disloyal to her. Viewers luved when u stood strong and refused to take part in Daniell's lynching, because it showed u were capable of forgiveness and understanding! Would luv to see u be there for Teresa to lend a shoulder instead of giving her the cold one.....

Team Jacqueline
Team Jacqueline

I just don't understand if some of these people are watching the same show as me or even reading the same blog. There's nobody hanging up on Teresa people. These are people who loves her and who has been around her. It really does seem like she just shuts everything anyone says out. (If she doesnt agree). It's as if she is in complete denial and has not processed everything that is goin on with her. I think she is hurt from her husband and now she has put a wall up. She is hurting the people she loves. But anyways Jacqueline u are a very sweet person. Just because someone is sweet doesnt mean they dont have a back bone people. Ur doing an awesome job and Keep up the work.

MeMyself
MeMyself

I'm totally a fan of yours. I liked Teresa the first couple of seasons, but that's all gone. Her brother and Melissa seemed crazy jealous of her at first, but now I can see they really had been bottling up what Teresa and her bestial husband had been doing to them and needed to release that "poison" as well.

shellyViewer
shellyViewer

I am so proud of you and your husband. You did the right thing with Ashlee and hopefully she will understand that in time. You are a good person and deserve to be happy. You have a terrific family and wonderful support. Hope things go a little smoother for you. Stay as sweet as you are.

Viewer3536
Viewer3536

I have always enjoyed watching you on NHONJ. You try to be a good friend to evryone and that is very noble of you wanting to see the good in people. Keep your head up things will get better. You are doing the right thing not only with Ashley (which she will see that if not now, when she gets a little older and she will be thankful to all of you for loving her enough to teach her this hard lesson.) also all your co-workers. Keep being that honest, caring, sweet person that I have seen every season. I hope Caroline, Melissa, Joe, Rich, and Kathy can work thier issues out with Teressa. I will keep watching to see how everything unfolds. I use to like Teressa but she started changing (her attitude) and I didn't like how she was treating the people that she called her friends/family around her. May God Bless You and Your Family

ilcntrygrl
ilcntrygrl

Say goodbye to a fan. You were always my favorite. But girl, you have to get a life. Your entire blog is about Teresa. You are obsessed. Get over it!

Jennifer J
Jennifer J

Jacqueline, You are one of my favorites on the show. You are very strong person. I have read some of the comments and had to stop reading them ,I am digusted by some of the comments I have read. Amazing how people can be such assholes and they have no idea what they are talking about. Sometimes, someone can only take so much hurt and pain. It is hard to heal and rebuild. In the end you have to do what is best for you, what is good to have in your life, and what makes you happy. God will take care of everything else. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hope Ashlee does amazing things with her life! She will not look back and hate you, she will look back and thank you. Hopefully this changes her life. God Bless!! :)

Kimmy414
Kimmy414

I do have to explain about the sandwich on Rachael Ray. It was *not* my sandwich! We all created our own sandwich, and mine was called "Teresa Giudice's Hot-Blooded Housewife Hoagie" (you can see our menu here). You know how I like my food: hot, Italian, and delicious! It had my roasted hot peppers, spicy sopressata, prosciutto, provolone, Kalamata olives, oil and vinegar on Focaccia bread.

funny, this is on teresa's website but doesn't she tell Caroline she doesn't like her corn or food spicy?? Hmm. (page 6 of Jacqueline's blog) Jacqueline if I were you I would be very hesitant to be her friend. Accept the apology because it's the right thing to do. However, there's no rule where you have to be her friend again.

KaTeO
KaTeO

Teresa's fans need to give it a rest, just like Teresa does. Imagine if Teresa was just really and truly honest about everything. Everyone goes through hard times with finances, family, friends, and business. But instead of just saying everything is fine all the time when it really isn't, some of us have to face our problems. That is what makes us human.

There is a difference between being positive and strong in the face of hard times and creating chaos because you wont face reality to the people who care about you. I think Teresa is a sad person. The cookbook stuff was the last straw, no one could hide from the bull crap anymore. You want to be able to comfort your friends when they are down, and you want them to be there for you. You don't want to have to worry about what gossip your friend is generating to help sell books.

I think it would be very difficult to be Teresa's friend. I think she has a crazy fan base that is getting out of hand, even from the polls on Watch What Happens Live. It's obvious that Teresa is spinning out of control and instead of being honest and open and getting genuine love and support, she has people all worked up. I don't think she is getting "ganged-up on". I think she manipulated people who finally got sick of being apart of her circus.

Sorry about the long post and I usually don't agree with people blabbing online which is so impersonal. I know it is still a TV show, but I felt that Teresa's fans were being a little overpowering and wanted to show support for the other side.

DisappointedViewer
DisappointedViewer

Ridiculous... Everyone claiming to be of higher moral standard to Teresa, yet talking more crap then she has ever done. Real friends don't turn their back when they see someone they "love" acting out during a hard time in their life... But jealous friends like the quartet of hagly haters on RHONJ sure do! If you want to pretend you have high moral character then don't make your blog about someone else... Especially don't comment on parenting when you obviously have more to learn yourself!! You just made yourself look like a fool IMO.

k.r
k.r

LMAO 1.do you people watch the same show i do if so there's no way people can't say that Teresa hasn't changed if you do get glasses and go back 3 seasons if you still can't see it well damn shut your t.v off cuz you just don't want to see it 2.If her food was so good she wouldn't need to put any one in it to sell books like she said it's her's and her mothers and grandmothers recipes no one else so why did she add everyone else to it to make more money to have a bigger part in the 4th season why else come on we all know who she was talking about in that book 3.Jacqueline has not changed from the other seasons so i don't know why everyone thinks so I've always seen her speak her mind when she wants Caroline can't make her do crap and for all you people who say this and that about her you ain't got no one in your family who speaks their minds and is willing to tell it like it is if you say no you are very naughty for lying like that to yourself and others maybe you can all start a club and Teresa can be the leader 4.If for any reason you don't like any thing i've posted well you can KICK ROCKS this is why i live in the U.S.A i get to say what i want and go on about my merry way for the ones that hate anyone on a reality tv show you must live sad little life's to put that much effort into it you see what they want us to see nothing else so go on with your life laugh at the show but my god at least go back and watch from the start to say anything about it.

Daisygirl
Daisygirl

Why does Theresa owe you an apology? Frying up those meatballs....unbelievable. jealous much??? Why did you even invite the Guidices....so you all could gang up on them? You are all so ridiculous!

Debinsea
Debinsea

Oh Lordy at the drama! Jacqueline, I hope you realize what a truly likeable person you are. You seem to give folks more than enough chances to screw up or even be not so nice to you, before you tighten your boundaries with them...be it your daughter or Teresa. Chris seems like a stand up guy and you both seem supportive of the other. I guess if I have one wish for you, it'd be that you and Caroline eventually get off this crazy bus of the RHONJ...and go back to just enjoying the goodness in your lives. I honestly see the two of you being above the level of negativity that goes on each week. Not to put anyone else down, 'cause I'm betting the others simply feed into the drama to keep the show lively or to further their own ambitions, but I just feel in my heart that you two would be great without it all...happier and more at peace. I won't watch the show if you're both not there...but, I'm thinking that'd probably be better for me anyway. Good luck to you. Peace.

Lindsay Barlow
Lindsay Barlow

Love you to death! I was spoiled young girl just like Ashley & it took me hitting rock bottom on alcohol& drugs & my parents tough love & completely cutting me off. So please don't listen to all these comments about what they think you are doing wrong. Your her mother you know whats best & everyone around you loves & her. Especially the Manzo's! Stay strong!

rebeca
rebeca

Jacqueline, you are beautiful kind hearted warm person. Though you need to stop certain things in its track. Whether is friends, family or your daughter. With that said, it is good to hear that you and your daughter are in a good place. however, I understand certain issues we are born with and we ourselves create, and I do believe that the spoon effect a looonggg time ago would have just been best. Not literally but definitely the more cut and dry effect. You looked beautiful in the Andy show last night..love the new color of your hair and i only wish you continued success, growth and unity in your family. Re: the teresa fiasco.... one day, she will realize the damage, she isn't ready to see it....i think the day (and i hope this doen'st happen) but the day, joe does some time....then, then she just might be humbled a bit.

Ugh!!!!
Ugh!!!!

No loner a fan. What does Theresa have to apologize to you for anyway? She didn't say one word about you. Caroline has you on a string.

momofkeegs
momofkeegs

I have read about 50 comments in response to your blog. I've noticed that fans of Theresa have been aggressive and ridiculous while your fans have been positive and up beat. It's crazy to me to find out there are as many people out there that believe Theresas behavior is acceptable. I don't think Caroline is this evil ring leader some people try to make her out to be. I think she sees people for who they are and she's a no nonsense no exscuses kinda girl. You all tried to be there for Theresa but you can only deal with so much. It's not realistic to continue a friendship when it's one way. It seems impossible at this point for anyone to get through to Theresa. I really want to like her again. I hope she comes back to reality sooner than later. Keep being who you are and ignore tie CraZyS.

Annie77
Annie77

Love love love u, and Melissa, and Caroline. By far the best of the show:) best of luck to u all with the exception of teresa.

mariaborgogelli
mariaborgogelli

Wow... I cant believe the negative comments from viewers. Your awesome and I think your doing the right thing with Ashley. People are so easy to cast judgment. Only parents that have a difficult kid could understand how hard it is to make a hard choice to kick them out. The Manzos drive me nuts. Caroline has no business telling you how to be a mom. She drives me crazy... Does she have a degree in knowing everything in parenthood? Not that the viewers know of... And if it's just by experience, well I have 4 kids, so that makes me more experienced. Lol... And us moms need to stick together not put eachother down.

Melanie2012
Melanie2012

Hi Jacqueline, You are beautiful and I love you and the Manzo's! Glad to see you all taking a stand with Ashlee. I understand it is hard to be very strict on your kids, but she needed it. Glad to hear you guys are on better terms now. Ignore all the haters also. I don't understand why everyone acts like Teresa is such the victim, yet she is the one always running her mouth with her cattiness and jealous remarks. Wish you guys would become friends again, but until she sincerely means her apology, I would keep my distance. She needs to learn to take responsibility for her own actions. Take care!!

kay in ohio
kay in ohio

I am so glad you and Ashely are in a better place, I hope it stays that way for youj

Kendra R
Kendra R

Wow! I am amazed by some people's harsh and negative comments on here. You don't deserve those nasty comments.

I agree with the statement made by one viewer saying that if you have watched Teresa you can see her change over the seasons. I have noticed a very hateful change in her attitude. I feel that she "can" be a good person, but her jealousy is getting in the way. We all felt for her when her Brother Joe and Melissa came on the show, but after seeing both sides it's clear that Teresa wasn't the innocent party that she was claiming to be. Also, if Teresa needs to trash her family and friends to sell cookbooks then she really needs to take a step back, take a long look at her life and re-evaluate her priorities! It's not funny. That kind of trash doesn't belong in a cookbook in the first place. What do taking shots at people have to do with cooking food? Go figure!

Bravo for you finally giving Ashlee the tough love that she needs. I think it's great that you showed that part of your life on the show. It can help other people out there going through a similar situation.

Good for you for staying away from the Season 3 Reunion. Of course, we all missed hearing your side, but as you said since Season 4 was already filming there were things that you weren't allowed to discuss and clear up. Speaking of the Season 3 Reunion. I think people need to go back and re-watch it. They weren't ganging up on Teresa. There were all so tired of her B.S. and her being two faced that they couldn't take it any more. Everyone had had enough!

I think Caroline and her family are amazing and it's wonderful that they support you emotionally. Caroline's children have great personalities and lighten up even the worst situation! What a fun group of people! Kathy, Rich and their children are a great addition as well!

Keep your head held high, Jacqueline! You are the most down to Earth, honest, fun, and sweet person on the show! Don't let the negativity bring you down.

Thanks for sharing your family with us!

Erika Gallagher
Erika Gallagher

I think you are a beauitful, incredablely strong women(prob spelled that wrong). I hope to be half the women and mother you are. I love how close and down to earth you and your family are. Keep your head high at the end of the day you only have your family. Write back if you can Erika.

Same name Same spelling
Same name Same spelling

First, I want to laud you for spelling Jacqueline the way it should be spelled! And I love that you use your full name instead of "Jackie". However, I read your blog after watching WWHL where you said you explained why you didn't show up at the reunion in this week's blog, but you really don't explain it above.

Debra Flannery
Debra Flannery

I want you to know that you are an incredible wife and mother! We all try and give our children things we didnt have and I think Ashlee was too immature to understand at the time. As far as Teresa, fame and greed got to her and became selfish. To me loyalty and respect in my family means more to me than making the ol mighty dollar! You should be proud of the woman that you have become. Goodluck and don't let anyone walk all over you !!! Blessings to you and your family

shanon J
shanon J

Hi I love you and caroline and the other ladies! Teresa has changed over the past season! Jacqueline just keep doing what your doing. Forget about the haters on here. stay true to yourself

ViewerintheNorthwest
ViewerintheNorthwest

I watched you tonight on WWHL and you were doing the game JERS HE or SHE and how could you not realize that you were grandstanding and making the game so hard to watch? Andy kept saying to you "I need an answer!!" and you just making such a big deal about it; like this was for money! Andy seems to be irritated with you as well. You used to be a favorite, but not much anymore. Sorry

Louisiana mom
Louisiana mom

Jaqueline you have always been one of my favorites on the show.(which I only got into watching because of a marathon on Bravo and nothing on all the other channels! LOL) I see alot of people call you spineless but I think you handle every situation with grace and class. I've also through the years watched you give all the people no one else liked or trusted the benefit of the doubt even when you had to deal with major reprucussions from it. I believe it takes much more courage to do that that to just judge someone by what others have to say.You are proof that no good deed goes unpunished. Dont let anyone change the beautiful person you have proven to be!

momjackie4
momjackie4

My name is also Jacqueline. I am living your life with a 22 yr old son who is just like Ashley and I am just like you. I love him to death and I have thrown him out with many tears on my end and many excuses on his. I understand how u r trying to deal with life and trying to deal with the heartbreak of yr child going down the wrong road in the beginning of their adult life. I also am divorced from his father and married a wonderful man like yours who took care of my children like his own. I applaud u for the tough love u r giving. I know I need to give it; but I don't have the balls like u. Keep strong Jacqueline. I am on your families side.

MandieW
MandieW

Jacqueline DON'T let anyone bring you down! You are an amazing person and you have put up with alot of crap! Its seem as if everyone likes to put you in the middle and that's not fair in anyway! You try your hardest to stay loyal as you can to everyone but there comes a time when you put yourself first and forget about how this might make someone else feel! A true friend would never take stabs at you whether it's a joke or not! I believe God puts people in your life so that you may learn from a situation and so it will make you stronger! It's so hard to step away from someone but it just come a time and point when you pick up the pieces and walk away! Yes you all have said and done some mean things but it takes a strong person to say I am sorry and mean it! Teresa has bring alot of this drama on herself! Everyone can see that but alot of people refuse to admit it! I think she needs to get away from her husband because has done nothing but tear her and her family apart! No man should disrespect their wife like that and if she chooses to stay with him then let it be she's made her bed! You've tried to do everything you can to salvage this relationship and it takes two people to repair! Stay strong and continue to pray!

Melissa from Texas
Melissa from Texas

Jacqueline you are an amazing mom! I feel we have so much in common with our oldest children. My son is 21 and is so disrespectful sleeps all day. Parties at night. No job. I love how supportive your husband is with your feelings but also wanting to help Ashley. My husband who is not my sons biological father has put up with so much that he is just angry now. We are in the process of having him evicted. But my son has no where to go. He has burned bridges everywhere that not one of my family members or his biological dad and family will help him. But I can't blame myself anymore. I know I have been a good mom. It's just time to focus on our little ones. It's their turn to get all of our attention. Our oldest ones are adults now and they make their own choices regardless of what we tell them. Tonight's episode was so emotional for me and absolutely for you as well! You looking at her baby pics we have so many wants and dreams for our kids and truly if they don't succeed at making the correct choice they break our hearts. But my new saying is "it is what it is" and move on. Thank you for sharing your story about you and Ashley I always felt I was the only parent to experience these issues. Hopefully one day the light switch will turn on in our kids brains and come crawling back to apologize for all the negative they have put us through. Good luck! Take Care! By the way you are one of my favorite housewives. Keep doing what your doing! You have an amazing family.

Karyn Tatham
Karyn Tatham

Jacqueline: Although it's not saying much, you and Chris are two of the most normal, well rounded people on the NJ show, as well as the most patient and kind. You need not explain your absence at the reunion. As far as your daughter, you have earned your wings and halo! Ashley is more then a handful and then some. Regarding Theresa, don't be too hard on her. She, and even Joe, are like those crazy uncles or aunts that we all have in our families that blurt out dumb sh*t all the time that are more entertaining then anything else. Sure, the books being published probably went straight to her head and the pressures of life in the spot light while your finances are crumbling is downright humiliating. To take Theresa so seriously or give her so much power to make you upset or even disrupt your day is a waste. You deserve much better. You probably aren't told enough, but you are a beautiful, smart, fantastic, humorous, lovely and loving mother who has given all she has had to give. I hope things continue to look up for you. The next time you are in Chicago, my husband and I will treat you and Chris to dinner. Best, Karyn

JD N KY
JD N KY

You have been consistent every season. I love you more and more. Thank you for posting. The life lessons you have learned been hard lessons bought....and make the most meaningful, indelible impressions. I'll keep you in my prayers. Chris is a real man and you, my friend, are a real woman. God knew what he was doing when he purposef for you to be together. You are a much stronger, better woman for recognizing Teresa for the manipulative, money-hungry, fame-craving individual ahe has become. Keep the faith and continue to be true to yourself.

lulu Griffin
lulu Griffin

What does Teresa have to do ? She apologized....move on already. It seems as though it's not about the cookbook, you want Teresa to apologize for everything and anything she has ever done.

viewer1278
viewer1278

Jacqueline, Ashley will be fine give it time. The amazing thing tonight Ashley was dissed by Albie who had wax in his ears! Did he not understand what you were asking him to do, or is he out of it too. What word did he not understand about Seeing her through security. He blew it, so Ashley is not the only one!!!!! Bless your family, you are helping others they are not alone in young 20 year olds and maybe Albie grew up a little.

Been There
Been There

I like you Jacqueline stay strong & true to what you believe.

wanda m
wanda m

Jacqueline, Well said girl. It was long, but I read it all. I agree on most everything. You remind me of myself in always trying to stay true to friends, but I finally found out that you can not always do that. When one is always loading you down with the same old problems, and never seeing it all for themselves and never allowing you to talk, then it's time to move away from that friendship. This is not what GOD would want you to be a part of - leave it in his hands. It only pulls you down in it all. Glad you have pulled away from Teresa. I saw a little of her ways when she sat down near the door that night she started that fight with Danielle. She knew she should keep her mouth shut, but she did not want too - she wanted to start a fight, which is what she did - it was ALL her fault for sure. Hang in there - and hope things with Ashlee change. Just remember she is still young, and some of us mature late - she is just one of those kids that will mature later. Take care - can't wait to see this week's show, #2 of this season - believe it's tonight. Oh, BTW, if the person ends up being correct on Teresa getting a "spin off" show - I will not be watching it - I'm sick of watching her blame others for the things she does. Take care, and may GOD bless you.

hryan
hryan

Don't jump on the band wagaon...tis always best to forgive and forget. Did you ever talk to Theresa about how you felt regarding her changing? You seem to have a lot of frustration with Theresa (based off your mile-long blog)--not knowing what transpired between the two of you, you may validly be able to be upset with her. However, you have a beautiful home, family, and life...don't waste even a second being angry towards anyone! LIFE is precious and shouldn't be spent with anything negative. Let whatever has taken place go...and continue to see the other person for whatever good is in them. Clearly, you miss Theresa and are bothered by the loss of your relationship. You can tell you are not at "peace" with it based off your blog. Call her tomorrow and make things right, even if you weren't in the wrong. You will never regret getting that "poison" out of your body and life!!!

wyochick
wyochick

First, let me apologize for getting mad at your parenting last season. I'm so sorry. After watching the entire season, and learning more of who you truly are, explains that you were doing the best you truly knew how to do. Hats off to you and Chris both. Ashley just seriously needs the tough love that you are giving her now. Once a child becomes "adult", at 20, they should be on their own, or at least proving that they could be. Partying and letting her very loving parents foot the bill for all of the luxuries in her life, was just wrong. As we have all had, or at least most of us, she is going to have to find that out the hard way. Having her create such turmoil in your house with the younger children around, isn't fair to them, or you. Jacqueline, she will get it eventually. You just have to stand your ground and only fund the things you approve of. If she wants and needs to party, trust me, she will find a way to do that with or without your money. I pray for you all and hope that it all resolves soon.

As for Teresa, I think you are a very good friend. You gave her all the chances in the world, yet she still dumped on you. That's all you can do for her. It now appears that she's trying to apologize and resolve things because she knows what an animal she appears to be to the public. You have a difficult decision as to accepting her back as a friend or not. I don't think I could. She has absolutely tried to shift all negative attention to everyone else, while she has gone through her legal and personal battles. The true monster came out in her, and quite frankly, it's scary. Nobody would want to be close with someone who could turn their back and try to destroy them as easily as she did to so many of you.

She chastises Carolyn in the reunion about bringing up Gia, but quickly forgot how quickly she threw Chris Manzo under the bus in her stupid cookbook, of which I would NEVER buy. What adult does that? She forgets she has 4 daughters growing up, and have yet to go through their challenging times. Trust me, those girls WILL test all of Teresa and Joe's patience, and abilities as parents.

I think it's quite obvious what's going on with Joe in that marriage. He never confirmed or denied that he cheated or is cheating. Not even to his own daughter! It was also quite obvious how afraid Teresa was to even talk with him about it. That whole story has yet to unfold. It will be a very sad time for everyone, I'm sure. Most of all, Teresa and those girls.

Please don't question yourself as being a good friend or not. Everyone would want to have a friend like you, who kept an open heart and gave passes the way you do. It's just sad that because of your kind nature that you get hurt. Never change though. You'll find the right people to hold close in your life. For now, just keep them as your family. This fame stuff has to test that even further, but you are definitely a person who can and will be able to handle it.

I look forward to seeing things unfold for you all, but knowing this season was almost a year ago, I truly hope you are much happier and more content now.

Good luck xoxo

seasoned viewer
seasoned viewer

The poor pitiful me act has grown tiresome. Your daughter is not you and she is trying to find herself. It is not always a pretty or easy process! We got it you are angry with Teresa. I am not a fan of hers but at least she knows how to pick herself up and move on. You have been stuck in the same rut for years.

Joy H.
Joy H.

Jacquiline. I wrote a comment about how I Ashlee will not hate you for kicking her out. She will respect you. Anyway I got several responses from ladies on here saying that a lot has happened since Ashlee left your house and now she is living in LA and allegely Chris is paying for her expenses. I don't assume these reports are fact. All I know is once Ashlee realizes her family members will not enable her financially or any other way she will start to grow up! Of course she is an expert at manipulation because someone always bails her out. I suggest you tell her when you will be cutting her off. You and Chris need to be united if you really want Ashlee to change for better. It up to all of you to change. Good Luck

MarvelousM
MarvelousM

I think Jacqueline's great but I think she is afraid of Caroline because there is no reason why Jaqueline and Teresa shouldn't be friends. Jacqueline turned on Teresa and sided with the majority ( aka Caroline). Caroline always talks about how strong she is but she is super sensitive, no one can say anything about her and her family. Teresa's issues with her family are Teresa's issues.. Also, Jaqueline, I am appalled and quite disgusted that you mention Teresa's kids on your blog.Cardinal rule: Do not talk about the children!!

Sunny_Rays
Sunny_Rays

Ok, this may be a bit winded for a 1st time ever blog response post but for what its worth, here's my 2 cents!

I have been watching Bravo & The Real Housewives-of all places-for too many years too count. I am a huge fan. I have my 'favorites' like most folks so I will say that Andy is an absolute delight. Bethenny is the bomb. I dig me some Reza and NeNe is fabulosity. I have a penchant for characters a.k.a real folks here that are honest and fun. Intelligence is a pleasurable plus and an ability to allow the world to see you are flawed without fear is beyond brave!

RH o' the NJ - Y'all are interesting to put it mildly. Jacqueline, after reading this blog entry it is clear that you are articulate, positive and human just like the rest of us. From watching you over the past few years it seems you genuinely do have a big and kind

Caroline Manzo and her hubby & kids all rock. Face it America! These are quite seemingly decent down-to-earth folks. I wish people would stop attempting to turn Momma Manzo into something she's not, as I do not see where people are coming from when they say she gives unsolicited advice etc. That's a weak nonsensical angle. My hopes are for only continued good things for that family & that Caroline and her younger sister get to a better place.

Melissa is adorable and Kathy is great [also Rich is too funny and Joe Gorga is amusing as well]. They have cute kids and are talented ladies! And yes, Rosie is definitely very likeable too!

On to the pink elephant yet to be mentioned...get a grip on reality Teresa!!! You seem to be presenting as delusional, phony & extremely unnecessarily threatened. Gia is clearly made aware of too much and is negatively affected. If you care about your family so much-and not material things as you claim-perhaps you should take your exit from the spotlight and much to the relief of viewers. I will probably never support your cookbooks since you took unneeded digs to try and make it more interesting. The previews for next week's show seem to be right on in saying how everyone 'took one for the team' so you could make a little extra cash...what an appropriate response to your low blows! Smart approach ladies ;)

Finally, Jacqueline, please do not worry yourself about not attending the reunion. Naturally it was disappointing not to see you there but as a real person sometimes we all need a time out from undue stress. If you're 'going through it' so to speak its not so easy to stuff down current raw emotions to chat about the past...your true fans should understand that.

Much Love, Luck & Happiness ~XxOo Rachel

Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas

Jacqueline! You are one of my favorite housewives!! @LucyE you are an idiot. This blog is not in response to Theresa's when Jacqueline's was posted first! Get a brain or are you dumb like Theresa!

Viewer luv this show
Viewer luv this show

God bless you & your family Dont worry about all those haters its part of life Much Luv

Joy H.
Joy H.

Jacquiline. This is 3rd time I posted this. I am very new to Facebook posting. Hope you get chance to read. I saw you crying on TV about "kicking" your daughter , Ashlee out of house. My Mother did the same to me at first I was angry but then realized I started to respect her for being strong enough to follow through with it. I pushed her to the limit and felt like she owed me cause of the way I grew up. I promise you Ashlee will feel the same one day and she will share her accomplishments with you in future. The best thing you have done is to let her go. At least she has somewhere to go. I did not have that. It's up to Ashlee now to be responsible and she will. So stay strong, no more crying, time to raise the young ones. Ashlee will be just fine!!! Be proud of yourself and your daughter!!! God Bless