Jacqueline Laurita

Jacqueline Laurita is excited to get back into the beauty biz.

on Jul 25, 20120

My husband is a good man! He's the best, and I thank you all for noticing this. He gets so much love from you all, and that makes me feel so good! My husband is a peacemaker like me. He likes everyone to play nice. He is a very loyal, supportive friend and extremely patient. At this point in time, Chris and I were hearing from many sources that Teresa and Joe had plenty of negative things to say about us behind our backs that were completely out of line and they had given their own spin on things. I would confront Teresa about it, and she would deny it. We kept hearing similar stories from various unrelated people, so we started to believe it was a good possibility that it was true that they were saying these things about us.



My husband and I have never, EVER brought up Teresa and Joe's financial situation on TV or anything personal about them in the press. It wasn't until after the reunion that I may have impulsively tweeted a couple of things about her when I was upset, but I wasn't hiding as the source. It was clear it came directly from me. If I was asked a question about my situation with Teresa while at an event by the media, I simply answered it. I don't have a "relationship" with any magazine to put stories out there. My husband would never, ever put anything about either of them in a tabloid or in the press. That is entirely not my husband’s way, and anyone that knows him would know that. Teresa and Joe were the FIRST ones to talk about their issues on the show, and they were the ones who put stories out there in the press, and that is the ONLY reason anything was ever discussed on our show.

320 comments
maryfromaustin
maryfromaustin

I love that you're so nice to everyone. That's the way it should be. Stay away from negative people. I left messages to the rest of the ladies about keeping negative people away minus one exclusive person. She is the cause of everything. I liked her in the beginning but now all she wants is drama and more camera shots of her and her fat husband. Which by the way, is not juicy at all. It's called booze and food. Anyway, it's getting to me too. Her negative actions have caused a whole lotta anger management sessions for some people.

lcrgotitgood
lcrgotitgood

Just like your wonderful husband says,  it's not Joe N Tre's business about his finances, it's not your business about anything they don't want to share with you!  Why is it good for the goose but not good for the gander?  You are so wrong on this girl... and you are letting that bitter sister in law add fuel to the fire... maybe you need to punch her in her face again to shut her big mouth up. For God's sake why??? Do you let this busy body dictate to you. Put your big girl heels on and stand your ground, tell her to butt out for a change. Your poor husband is turning a corner we all don't want to see him in. 

LisLwr
LisLwr

Jacqueline, you just went too far. End of story for me. You were in a dark place with BLK, still are, and you went on a rage and took it out on your successful best friend. The hypocrisy is almost overwhelming--she calls every day like clockwork and only talks about herself, or she doesn't tell you anything? Uhg. You seem almost manic with your ups and downs when you think a big project is on the horizon on twitter. Teresa doesn't think that way, she just keeps plugging away so she didn't see you coming. Teresa should wear glasses on the back of her head because every woman on this show came from behind her back once it was clear her projects were gold.  I think if BLK had been a huge hit, NONE of this would have happened. To me it was really ugly and unforgivable. I believe the point is mute as I don't see you two ever being friends again. How could you really?  What would you ever say to her after that deck scene?

Aschube
Aschube

Where is your blog from last weeks show? I think that you can not handle the criticism, so you just haven't written a blog. Kinda like you backing out of last years reunion. Grow up you get paid for this show. Earn your money!

Speckalou
Speckalou

It is now Sunday,, new episode tonight  and still no blog for last week??  Why on earth does Bravo give you a pass???

Hulali
Hulali

So all this is what caused you to be so emtionally distraught that you were unable to attend the first reunion?  Seems to me like you were unprepared to justify the "your not a real friend" BS that Caroline created for you!

amelia254
amelia254

This may not get posted but here goes. The conrontation with you an Caroline was a set up. Bravo does this all the time. You can't lie about this one.  Just like with Jim Bellino, it turns in to an ambush. Thats what make the show. its staged and contrived. We will  never see the whole picture you film many more hours and then there is editing.

jocher
jocher

I cannot believe how many can hate so very much, people they don't even know & getting the tiniest glimpse into their lives. I enjoy the show and enjoy seeing the wives interact with one another and their families. EVERY family has its share of "drama". And, I do have my "favorites" like everyone else. Caroline is a strong Italian woman, as was my mother. Caroline isn't the monster many of you say she is. Sorry but Teresa had problems from the very first season. Everyone else is living their lives as honestly as they can with cameras in their faces. But, that's their choice, good, bad or indifferent. Teresa "seems" to NEED attention, NEEDS to blast out that everyone (whomever told her no or the truth) is against her and NEEDS to blast that she husband & kids are perfect and loved by all, except those she calls out as doing things to make HER look bad...really?..no one has to make her look bad, she handles that just fine on her own. There is no way that I've ever seen that anyone can speak reasonably to/with her without her totally not understanding or "gee, she's not nice anymore, she's not kissing my ass anymore, so I better start my hate (put name here) campaign. Teresa can be fun, friendly and smart about business but she cannot be a true or loyal friend or family member. Every family/friendships have one or more "Teresa's".That's just life...so everyone just stop hating, these all are people trying to get thru life (yes in a fishbowl) and take care of what they have to just like the rest of us. AND HEY, IT'S A TV SHOW!

grayfox007
grayfox007

 

Jacqueline you are the class of the bunch by far, your friendship should include all the other cast mates except for Teresa and her Husband, he is a very crass and insensitive/tactless man and needs to learn appropriate etiquette. I do believe that Teresa can be turn away from the dark side if she rids herself from her verbally abusive husband! Hunter (Grayfox007)

Housewife4ever
Housewife4ever

Where is your post Jack!!!! I so look forward to your honesty! I miss  you!!!! Yours is the one I read first!!! Please share one!!! Forget all these Haters......they would Not read your blogs and leave all their nasty comments if they didn't believe that there is truth in what you say!!!!

MomLeader
MomLeader

Poor Ashlee. That's all I have to say. I wish I could take back the judgmental blog I wrote re: her last year. Wow.

coloitalian
coloitalian

Not sure what you were referring to as it does not match well with any of my comments, but I hope you enjoyed the rant.

coloitalian
coloitalian

Um, pj beudry, I have never said Teresa wasn't paying her debts, quoted the tabloids as a source or said anything about Jacqueline's finances good or bad.  I don't read the tabloids, the only knowledge I have is what has been referenced on the show and catching a glimpse on a cover while at the grocery store. 

You might want to examine why you feel so threatened by another's opionions that you want to put your fingers in your ears, shut your eyes, and yell, "go away!".  If you think you are right, then you should be able to disregard (since you obviously cannot even begin to consider someone else's point of view); particularly since you are in the "majority".

spababe
spababe

Jac....have you ever thought of living like the normal person does or are you so far over your head you will never see light again.  It's sad....

Parkview
Parkview

Watching this week's episode...the one you havn't blogged about yet....I think you are starting to realize that you made some bad decisions. Your anger is starting to subside and you can now see that Caroline is using you to alienate Teresa. I can almost see the fog lifting in your eyes.

LynnfromMN
LynnfromMN

I'm am glad that you found work that you are excited about.  I'm hope you are done with Teresa and can find some friends in NJ who aren't as superficial as her and determined to show off their wealth.  You may have to downsize but please don't feel bad about that.  Kathy has a nice house that is probably not going to make her go broke.  Teresa grew up in Patterson and thinks she needs to live in a mansion?  That is messed up.  Live within your means if you want to be happy.

 

kazport11
kazport11

I can't believe that Jaclyn is skipping the reunion again. She can dish it out but can't take it. Bravo should have it in their contract that they have to attend. I doubt she will be back next season.

gessie
gessie

Are you really that busy with your "beauty book" that you can't find the time to write your weekly blog?  I do remember one brilliant tip you gave on twitter that in a pinch, one can use their lipstick as blush!  Really?  That is what my Grandmother and mother did every freaking day before blush was invented.  Boy, you are really cutting edge.

Chamee
Chamee

Teresa was the most relaxed and comfortable I've seen her in years.  I think getting away from you and your nasty family has been a godsend to her. 

 

BTW good luck with your financial problems I dont see you getting off your drunk ass trying to fix it like Tre did.

KyChocol8
KyChocol8

Jac I love love love, watching you Teresa together! I feel in my heart that you turning on her was a Caroline case! You & Teresa was like Lucy and Ethel! I hope you can restore and rebuild y'all relationship because I want to see both y'all overcome the issues y'all are having with y'all families! I think you just picked the wrong team. Sometimes you have to seperate extended family from business and personal situations to prosper I feel that Teresa and you could have shared a business venture with your expertise (cosmetics) and her marketing that would have knocked the other housewives out the park with y'all success! Good luck hope you get past the drama, heal from the pain, and go with what works for you and your family so you can be happy again!!!

ckerzee
ckerzee

WOW!  What a bunch of haters that write on here.  "People in glass houses should not throw rocks" people!  You feel good being nasty on a blog?  I bet your kids are bullies and you're all a bunch of low class losers!  Jacqueline- I saw today that the big grocery store chain in my state is carrying the BLK Water!  Glad to see that it is working out for your husband and nephews!  Ignore all these ignorant people on here.

Hulali
Hulali

I feel so sorry for you and Chris and your financial situation.  Chris was being so genereous to start a business with his nephews and I'm sure got alot of pressure from Caroline to help them out.  The exposure from being on TV was supposed to jumpstart the marketing process for your products, but unfortunately you just choose a bad product (BLK) to invest heavily in.  Now its all over and your left with a financial  mess that you can't afford. Everyone is scrambling to find a way out and utilize your current TV exposure to its maximum benefit.  What I don't understand is how you thought that bringing Teresa down would benefit the marketing of BLK? Was it that she was monopolizing the on camera time with her financial woes and incredibly cute family?  You are an emotional mess and this whole thing really backfired. Despite the terrible things you have said about the Giudice family, maybe you should stand back and learn from their example.  Be nice, keep a smile on your face and keep moving forward.  Giving in to Caroline's bitter attitude and mean spirited vendetta against Teresa will only bring you and Chris down. The public always loves the underdog and a great come back story. 

jdmt
jdmt

The only question I have is in the beginning Jacquelin stated that after watching the season we will understand why she had to end her friendship with Teresa, the season is almost over and the reason is still not clear.  From the beginning we knew Teresa was a little off, she does not communicate very well and doesn't seem to have a clear understanding of what most people are saying, but that has been the issue from the first episode first season.  Also, I am sure all the RHW want to keep some things private even with their friends, why would Teresa not sharing her financial information with Jacquelin end a friendship?  Yes, the tabloid stories are ridiculous, but that happens when there are only quotes being published.  None of the RHW have actual control of what is going to be published and what context it is going to be put in.  The book thing was also ridiculous, but it is a book and what was said in the book wasn't inaccurate.  It is what it is.  If your kids say on national television they are going to open up a strip joint, people will judge, sorry to say even a persons closest friend may voice their opinion.  It happens.  Don't have your kids on tv if you are worried about what is going to be said.  Plus their adults!  The Olive Garden comment shouldn't be an issue, Teresa just quoted Caroline and it was funny.  Getting upset that Teresa contacted or didn't contact Danielle is also stupid. Why would Jacquelin care, it is between her sister in law and Teresa. So what if she hates Danielle, it doesn't sound like Teresa is going to move in with her.  The whole thing is really dumb, and ending a friendship with such a dramatic explanation when really it wasn't all that dramatic afterall is pretty lame.  I think this whole season has turned into a horrible bullying session and if people would just appreciate Teresa for who she is and give a little grace, they might learn to also realize grace will be given back to them.  I am not any body on the shows fan, but I just don't understand what all the hate is for, so unnecessary!

bella03
bella03

 

I don't buy that! Jacqueline was too emotional and sincere for that to be any type of set up.  I don't think Jac is capable of that type of game.  Maybe Teresa is??

coloitalian
coloitalian

Annie:  Obviously, my post regarding Jac's reasons bothered you as you have replied three times.  First, the list I gave was what had been presented as Jac's and Chris' from them, no inference by me.  I don't know if they are 100% right or it is just there perception of things on some, but give the behaviors exhibited over the years, I would not find it hard to believe, though.  Also, if you read my posts, Caroline gets some harsh criticism as well for some of her deeds.  Again, not out to take up anyone's cause, just commenting on what is right in front of my eyes.

I find it kind of strange that you think I am "falling" for something when I can give support to anything I believe when you respond with much enthusiasm to some comments I have seen with wrong information (by wrong, I am not referring to their opinion, but examples of fact that are contradicted by what is on tape) or things made up out of thin air to support what they wish was the case.

ViewerItaliano1
ViewerItaliano1

 @Aschube

 

With the recent senseless acts of violence in WI and CO, does a cookie recipe, ending friendships, comments made, lack of blogs really matter? 

 That is REALITY.

debharrington
debharrington

 @MomLeader I agree. I see Ashlee in a completely different light and happy for her that she is on her own and away from destructive influences (including Caroline who didn't ever have much nice to say about her).

Christiann52
Christiann52

 @Parkview

 ITA...maybe it is finally dawning on her that both Caroline & Melissa used her.  She is MIA for sure

Claudia660
Claudia660

 @ckerzee

 I always love the posts that start out with complete dismay of all the "haters" only to end up as the worst offenders.  Very funny stuff!!

embee
embee

 @ckerzee The bullying started with Caroline and Jacqueline attacking Teresa because she 1) wouldn't divulge her personal legal and financial matters to Jacqueline with cameras rolling (Jacqueline who's close friends with Kim G and Rob Schuter who have tabloid connections); 2) caused some drama in Punta Cana that affected Caroline's immature "boys"; 3) asked her "friend" for some time to process the fact that her SIL had betrayed her; 4) dared to contact Danielle (how does that truly affect Jacqueline?); 5) did not crumble as she was systematically attacked about one foundless accusation after another.

Some commenters do go too far, but the lopsided 4:1 attack fest throughout this season is loathesome, and Jacqueline is going along with the program like a good little soldier.

kazport11
kazport11

 @ckerzee Talk about bullies. What did Teresa ever do to Caroline? If she did anything that bad they certainly haven't shown it on any of the epidsodes. Every time they open their mouths they are bad mouthing Teresa but don't say what she did . Jaclyn whines that Teresa didn't share her financial issues and other crap that has been written in the tabloids. Meanwhile Chris says their financial issues are no ones business. If this show is even real you can't have it both ways.

FanViewerNJ
FanViewerNJ

 @Hulali

 I'm not even positive Jacqueline thought bringing Teresa down would help her, she most likely did thinking those hundreds of thousands of fans would stop buying HER products and spend on hers, but I DO think she saw her books selling like hotcakes, next one already in the works, hair products on back order, and they can't sell a case of BLK to save their lives. Teresa's face was on every cover, meanwhile their BLK dream was going away fast and taking ALL of their fuure money with it- DESPERATE TIMES- if taking Teresa down didn't HELP them, at least it felt good. It's like that saying "Not only must I succeed, but my friends must fail as well."It simply showed us who Jacqueline is. And it's not pretty.

LynnfromMN
LynnfromMN

 @Hulali

 Teresa showed her true self and brought herself down.  She didn't need any help from the other housewives.  I don't know Jacqueline could put up with her for so long.

LisLwr
LisLwr

 @jdmt

 Your're confused because of all the smoke and mirrors. Jacqueline and Caroline needed something to explain away their attack and they threw out anything and everything hoping it would stick. I believe it's all about greed. Teresa just couldn't be stopped, she was selling NYTimes best sellers like hotcakes, still IS, her face was everywhere and more successful products on the horizon. Their endeavors were stagnant at best. BLK while in stores, just isn't moving. It's dying a slow death and EVERYTHING from The Manzos and Laurita's is poured into it. I think Teresa's success pushed them over their own financial "edge." Funny how they say Teresa wouldn't share with them, yet Teresa's money issues were in print, and they never told Teresa BLK was taking them down. Instead, they handled the problem by trying to ruin Teresa on their "shared" show. That's the anger you're reading on here. If BLK had been a huge success,and making hundreds of thousands of sales like Teresa's books, I believe NONE of this would have happened. In fact, they'd be helping Teresa through the rag magazies issues. I think Jacqueline is very different than what she has been portraying. Especially when $$ is involved.

FanViewerNJ
FanViewerNJ

 @bella03

 OH boy are you in for a surprise then honey. Jacqueline has even admitted that she was wrong about it, but she's still mad at the other "things" Tersea has done. They were so worked into a frenzy hating on Teresa, that by the time this fianle hit, they were looking for anything for the final nail in the coffin on Teresa. This guys has been interviewed a zillion times. He had no idea they woudl be there and had no "tips" that Melissa would be there. What will be interesting is if Melissa tells the truth about Teresa's part, or leaves her hanging to continue with the "Teresa destroy" mission. I'm sure Teresa is waiting on that too. It will completely show us who Melissa realy is.

Christiann52
Christiann52

 @Annie003

 Husband of Alexis on Housewives of Orange County...and she is right on point about that ambush.  Don't care for him but loved how he walked away and REFUSED to engage!

coloitalian
coloitalian

 @pjbeaudry  @coloitalian

 Myself, I never let anything on this site annoy me.  At first, I was shocked and then disappointed that so many were being so unfair and one-sided in everything.  I truly felt that they felt so sorry for Teresa that they were being manipulated, but also wanted to find out if I was missing anything.  I found that except in a few cases, I was not and that the majority of those writing in her favor were almost desperate to put the situation in a place in which Teresa had no fault, that they were not only disregarding information, they were twisting and sometimes outright lying.  They use bullying as a reason to fall in line with the "poor Teresa line" trying to make everyone who doesn't share that opinion believe that they are somehow in favor of bullying (as if anyone with a shred of decency would ever feel that bullying was justified in any circumstance) but refuse to address the fact that what is happening is not bullying, and historically, Teresa has been the biggest bully and instigator of all.  My advice to you, though, is to skip my posts when you see the author; I do that with many (although on occasion do respond to some) since I am pretty sure they have nothing valid to offer than a rant, rudeness, or frankly BS.  Life is way too short to allow a medium that is supposed to be for entertainment.

FanViewerNJ
FanViewerNJ

 @Christiann52

 NO, she's alive and well on twitter. Saving up ammo for the reunion she said. I don't think Caroline played Jacqueline. I think Caroline came up with the excuse to eradicate Teresa (rags) and it was a relief for Jacqueline to not have to come up with it herself. As long as the end result was the same, Jacqueline just needed the blueprint.

Claudia660
Claudia660

Jeannie5233, This isn't a mystery at all, it's been all over diff media since it happened.  The guy from Melissa's past has stated over and over Teresa did not invite him to the avent, he didn't even know her.  It appears the powers that be are to blame for this one...

valgal62
valgal62

@LisLwr @jdmt THANK YOU! THIS IS NOT ABOUT TABLOIDS! NOT ABOUT BEING A BAD FRIEND, IT IS STRICTLY ABOUT BLK, caroline manzo, and her soldiers. If you dont join her, you will be eliminated. MARRIAGES AND CHILDREN INCLUDED. (her marriage and children are off limits) Caroline is so use to having it her way, and this time it is not working, thats what the hatefest hissy fit is about!

coloitalian
coloitalian

 @Annie003

 I can only say that I feel the same way you do, with the people reversed and repeat what you and I have agreed upon before:  let all hidden things be revealed.  Should I be wrong when that day comes, I will be on this site to apologize (to Teresa; although I am sure she could care less what I think).  You have been far more condeming of all of the others than I have been of Teresa, as I have acknowledged some wrong-doing by others.  Are you willing to do the same?

Claudia660
Claudia660

 @Annie003  

 Yes Annie, The guy that owned the bar where Melissa danced.  The women accuse T of inviting him but it turns out Bravo did.

This of course has nothing to do with the hate from the others because this hasn't happened yet and the hate is already well established.

I had not read about Jacq but if true all I can say is, YAY!

 

Hulali
Hulali

 @Claudia660

 Ahhhhhaa! Now I get it!  The stoy about Melissa being a stripper lead to the story about Jaqueline being one too!!!

FanViewerNJ
FanViewerNJ

 @Claudia660

 EXACTLY, it's old news now. It will be the fianle. They all go to an event (hair salon) and the guys that owned the bar Melissa "danced" in is there. Jacqueline thought Teresa was setting Melissa up and freaked. The reunion was the next day and Jac didn't go after a melt down(Im sure Caroline induced) Since then it's been proven that Teresa had NO idea that that man would be there and didn't even know him. Jacqueline has even admitted it. She had egg on her face and THAT'S why she has remained hostil through her blogs all year! She's got to keep the momentum going for the reunion because her entire melt down over Teresa that nihgt was for naught. She even tweeted that she was wrong but Teresa's "other stuff" still makes her mad. Ridiculous. This guy has been interviewed a million times over it- look it up.

Claudia660
Claudia660

 @Alycat9705  

 However, Caroline and Albert did know about the lawsuit against the brownstone would almost drain them and the laurita's were well aware of their huge bankruptcy fraud charges.

They needed the money desperately.