Jacqueline Laurita

Jacqueline shares her thoughts on Joe's comment about Autism.

on Jul 15, 20130

As I said before, I had no business going on that retreat. I would have only been a distraction from Teresa and her family getting to the core of their issues, which had absolutely nothing to do with me.  I felt like I had nothing to gain from going. I was not part of Teresa's family, and at that point, I had no desire to try and mend any sort of relationship with Teresa. I heard that she was constantly talking behind my back, and it was obvious to me that she had no desire to mend things with me either. Being dared to go on the trip isn't exactly extending an olive branch. It sounded more like she was waiting to beat me over the head with it.

I felt like I had enough on my plate without adding a pile of nonsense to it. That last phone call with Teresa was a reminder of how she brings out the worst in me. I didn't need extra stress in my life. My focus needed to be on my own family and their needs.

Right after the nasty phone call with Teresa, I was so annoyed that I let her get me upset again. I decided to tweet: “When you argue with a moron, you become a moron. You have to rise above and remember who and what is really important in life. Some things don't matter. Let it go.” My tweet wasn't directed at Teresa, but, it was most definitely inspired by her and her people that were hate tweeting me.

624 comments
AnnetteD
AnnetteD

Hey Wacky you didn't even get 5 minutes of play in this episode.  Good thing your dog took a crap on your deck or you really would not have had any film time at all.  Just goes to show how no one cares about you anymore and that you are irrelevant to this show.  Go into rehab and concentrate on your own life instead of badmouthing Teresa and her family.

Lee831
Lee831

I can't take looking at your deranged face anymore.  You are filled with so much hate and anger.   That is not a good influence on your children.  I am still horrified how you treated your daughter.  It reveals a poor character.  You spend way too much time with your jealousy over Teresa 's success..  You will never have the success that she has achieved. 

You need to get off the show and seek the mental help you so desperately need.. 

Get a life~

 

pink29
pink29

I agree with Teresa you knew about Melissa that day hat something was going down, but you didnt say anything either, you chose to blame all on Teresa to have her fight with her brother. Assume your responsibility as well

qooch
qooch

oh yes, you are the root of the problems too!!! you didn't even know what was going on in the fashion show but already decided to go to Joe and Melissa told them it was Theresa stirring the pot, what's your ground? how could you do that to break a family? oh yes!! you are the one that stir the pot!!!

lizdel77
lizdel77

Jacqueline, I think it's time for you to end your part in the show. You look and sound a MESS. At least leave the show with a "little" Dignity. Good Luck with Nick, my heart goes out to you.

PetMomma
PetMomma

Jacqueline, I can't begin to understand what your family is going through.  My thoughts and prayers are with Nick and your family. 

celia.veston
celia.veston

Jaqueline - you are probably the most childish one of all the housewives!  Your conduct on the reunion last season was disgusting and as far as I can see the only thing that keeps you on the show is your behaviour toward Teresa - without it you would be boring, boring, boring!  I used to like you when you were first on the show but as the seasons went on your true face was exposed and I realised that the nice person of the earlier shows was all for the camera.  I used to hate Teresa but as the show went on I realised that she is just a little bit nuts and an over emotional Italian without the brains that you all seem to credit her with.  She could not plan her way out of a paper bag and is certainly not the mastermind behind setting Melissa up.  Quite frankly Melissa is the worst one of everyone as she is so fake and nasty you can just tell she would not think twice about doing the dirty on anyone - including her husband.  Looking in from the outside you can see a lot more than those on the inside realise.  I have an autistic son and I think you should deal with your child (off camera) instead of trying to gain sympathy by airing his problems to the world = it looks like you are trying to get sympathy.  I wonder if you know how many children with autism will never have the opportunities that your son will have and when you behave like a spoilt brat it makes us sick.

rhonda06
rhonda06

Jacqueline I think you are a good person and are reacting to hurt and stress. Remember who you are and try not to be caught up in the drama.

petras
petras

i was sooo glad last night episode you were not there we had enough loca's

katherine_elizabeth
katherine_elizabeth

First you thought Teresa controlled the tabloids, now you think she controls her fans too? Not every comment about you on the internet has Teresa behind it. People see how you act on the show, in your blogs and on Twitter and that's enough to make anyone want to scream obscenities at you. If you want people to stop "mean tweeting" you, maybe you should mind your own business-- stop talking about Teresa and focus on getting your own life together.

catwalk22
catwalk22

Get a grip Jac....You are so low and I can't stand you on the show.  It amazes me that you and Tre were so close and you let trashy Melissa come between you guys.  Wake up and take a look in the mirror. 

KayKay20124
KayKay20124

I think you are under a lot of stress. You are losing you mind and need to take a break from the show and get your act together. 

lilyfrog
lilyfrog

So glad Jacqueline was not in this episode. It would have become about her and an attack on Theresa. 

 

Jacqueline you are a bitter, angry, crazy woman.  You should learn from Theresa and save face. It's the closes character to CLASS you'll ever demonstrate 

Awiserolderwoman
Awiserolderwoman

I give you a lot of credit voicing your understanding & tolerance of Teresa & Joe's ridiculous & hurtful comments about Autism. As the grandmother of a child diagnosed 8 years ago @ the age of 2, I know only too well the effort, the time, the ups & downs associated with working toward goals & teaching an affected child on the spectrum. We are fortunate to have our grandchild at the higher end of the spectrum as his diagnosis was changed to Aspergers @ age 7. Nonetheless, the consistent training required to assist with helping learn "differently" than non-affected children, & helping guide toward "normal & comfortable social interactions" with people is a constant challenge, which is simply unknown to anyone who has no real knowledge of the disorder. Teresa & Joe simply showed their immense ignorance of the topic via their comments; (of course, most of their comments reveal their immense ignorance over just about everything on which they comment). Frankly however, I still felt like taking them out behind the perverbial barn to perhaps beat some sense into their obviously empty heads! Keep up the good work for your beautiful son! I am so glad Chris is such a positive support as husband & Daddy. God bless you all!!

Lavendar2
Lavendar2

Honestly, your not making a very good impression here, please find away to leave this show, you not fun to watch. Please. Go!

Bellygirl
Bellygirl

YOU interrupted a conversation that had NOTHING to do with you.  You very rudely grabbed that phone from Kat, began yelling at Theresa; what do you expect?  You are bringing on so much of your issues, yourself.  You are becoming mean and vindictive.  You talk about Theresa all the time, to anyone who will listen.  I just don't like you anymore.  Your sweet little innocent act, is no more.  You're becoming mean and bitter.  You need to look in the mirror, figure out your own issues, get a handle on them and stop causing so many issues.   

Saralyn7
Saralyn7

You do act like a moron most of the time. Stay away from that crazy manipulating sister in law and maybe you will get your head straight.

Loulou2152
Loulou2152

First, a heartfelt prayer for your family. Learning to cope with any physical or mental issues with your child is a heart wrenching ordeal to say the least. But I think you may need to be the bigger person here and forgive teresa. Even if only in silence. I worry you are taking your pent up anger over what has befallen your flesh & blood, out on her. Yes, she may be an easy scapegoat ... But don't you want to teach your children to rise above the nonsense?  I Wish your family well. 

ughhhhh
ughhhhh

grow up and get things straight with everybody already....sick of you acting like a martyr

 

JulesW
JulesW

I just don't see the Jac that was the best friend next door.  I was disappointed that you told Melissa that Teresa set her up and that you asked Teresa about her private financial/personal matters on TV.  I don't think that was being a good friend.  I think you trust Melissa too much and Teresa not enough.  You have known Teresa for years, not Melissa.  Hopefully, you and Teresa can mend your friendship because you need all the support you can get.  Also, you need to get this hate/hurt off of your heart so you can get back to the warm, funny friend that you used to be. 

gloria9266@sbcglobal.net
gloria9266@sbcglobal.net

it appears as if Juicy Joe was trying to make a point that you should stop feeling sorry for yourself and know that children who are autistic (when diagnostic early and start treatments) can have successful careers.  My sister works, does not have a maid nor a nanny, relies on this fabulous school in Round Rock Texas that have been an extended family for her and her family.  I have not witnessed her cry like a baby and say, poor me.  I see your husband Chris and feel so bad that he has to put up with a  spoiled person like you.  Put On Your Grown Up Pants and Act Like a Real Woman instead of a Spoiled Brat.  WENCH

Kristi0913
Kristi0913

Hey look no Jac this week. No storyline without Teresa!

msteach75
msteach75

Jacqueline is not innocent in this. When a family is having serious issues you should never take sides no matter what you think. It was crazy how all of a sudden you all took Joe and Melissa's  side in this when they are not 100% innocent. Jacqueline goes where ever the wind blows. We saw that in season 1 when she went against family and was on Danielle' side then she wanted to play innocent.

djb10
djb10

I think you are the moron......Once this is fix between Teresa's family. Please continue to talk about Teresa and watch how everyone with just on you. You should get help. 

angelface3274
angelface3274

I just wanted to let you I understand about dealing with a special needs child with Autism spectrum.  I have a child with Austism Spectrum and he has been getting services for almost a year.  It has been a long progress, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.  You have friends and family with support to help get you thought each day of dealing with these issues.  As for me my husband is active duty and I have to deal with this on a daily bases by myself with out support for my family due we don't live near them.  For having someone to talk to about my son issues not alot of people understand and seem to keep there distance from me and my son.  I'm hoping as for you that people don't judge you as a parent with special needs child, but just be support of decision you make. 

piperbeau
piperbeau

Every time you open your mouth about Teresa, your are describing yourself to the tee.....

cher20
cher20

Common sense is definitely lacking!!

MsCommonSense
MsCommonSense

Um.....Teresa can use that "moron" wisdom against you, too.

cher20
cher20

Teresa's supporters are as dumb as she is. I don't know what show they have been watching for the last few years. She is  undeniably the most mean spirited, devisive, two-faced, disloyal, untrustworthy, uneducated, JEALOUS, dim witted, schemers i have ever seen. She has spent most of her time on this show talking behind everybody's back and coming between not only her family members, but Caroline and Dina as well....PLEASE!!! Maybe you Teresa supporters need an interpreter!

Danielle35
Danielle35

Love watching you, but wake up Melissa has manipulated you all.  To throw a friendship that you had with Theresa away, because of the likes of Melissa, stop playing the innocent person in all this, own up. Theresa will be a life friend not like the others.

 

 

GrandBeth
GrandBeth

Jac,  I know you have had a lot on your mind with Nick and all your fin ancial problems with oweing taxes and the bankruptcy stuff and NOW the assault charges but, that is no reason to take your frustrations out on Teresa. she pulled her boot straps up and went to work to help her husband and family to better their income and you can to if you just stop being so crazy. it will get your mind off stuff and make you feel better about yourself also. Teresa works very hard to get to where she is at and what shes got.  you should be proud that she has had success and still kept a smile on her face. you can learn a lot from someone like her. she did not give up and you can`t either.  you just need get out and try.  if she can do it, you can.

mrsd@13
mrsd@13

Proud of y'all. You're great parents! Nick is blessed to have you all.T wont apologize so forget her. Joe Guidice doesnt know what he's talking about. Nick is brilliant I just know. He'll b successful wait & see. God Bless !

JARNY
JARNY

Jacqueline I think you should take a leave from the show and just take care of your self and your family

sarawithlove
sarawithlove

Jacqueline, as a sister of an Autistic Brother, I can only understand what you are going through. My brother is  Classic Autism which is different then you dealing you. It is true yes the higher functioning Autism (autism spectrum) people/children are able to become the artist and so on as you mention. No matter what there no FIX or CURE, only thing there are ways to help the higher functioning which most kids are being diagnosed as - the autism spectrum - to survive.

 

When your son said "I love you mommy" I only can cry. It is my mom's biggest wish for my brother, but he shows his love differently since he will never be able to speak a sentence, he speaks few words. His smile says it when we visit him. And we know he happy because he kicks us out after we there to long because he thinks we taking him back, he is a great place. But your son, saying " I love you" touched my heart and I so happy for you.

 

I want to tell you I appreciate how you say spectrum and your true research of understanding the Autism Spectrum. And you spoke wisely  as well as your husband. Because i see too much, people saying they cure their kid, and misguide so many hopeful parents. You do show compassion to the entire spectrum, thank you from another person who has been there and still is for life.

 

It is a blessing no matter what type of the Autism Spectrum your child or sibling is, because it teaches you that there so much to love. You learn so much from them.  

 

Only thing I will say, try not to lower yourself with Teresa thing, I get this a show and they focus on one topic. Anger makes you do things you can regret and impulses you wish never came out. I know too well too. No matter where you came from low or high on the class line, we all do it. i like you are honest about the mistakes and come out say it.

catperry2011
catperry2011

Wow - some of these posts are harsh on Jacqueline.   Jacqueline:   You and your husband are some of the most reasonable and likeable people in the whole housewives franchise.   I admire you staying out of the toxic stuff at the retreat.  Teresa does expect blind loyalty even when she's wrong and is so narcissistic and dumb.   I do sometimes wonder why you all put yourselves and your children through some of this stuff.  It seems so painful from the viewers vantage point.  I have a brother with Down's Syndrome.   I understand your desire to do the best you can to help your son 

mstime33
mstime33

the first thing you and your husband need to understand is you can't FIX your son, you can only help him to cope with situations he finds stressful. My daughter is autistic, and I know more about her than my husband does, because he thinks she can still be FIXED. I feel for you because I know what you have ahead of you. It is going to be a long hard road. And I'm still traveling that road with my daughter, she will be 21 in November. God Bless

mgoodw4
mgoodw4

Please leave the show and get professional help.  Don't be exploited and stop exploiting your children.  It worked out horribly for Ashley (definitely the least liked child in the RH franchise) and it breaks my heart your son has no say in being aired for the nation to watch. Stop judging others and start using sound judgment in your OWN life.  Get help.

greatnanny
greatnanny

I think you should concentrate on the issues with your son and leave the show. It seems to be too much for you to handle, you have become a little cray cray. Maybe  you should try some therapy.

dragon76
dragon76

 @Awiserolderwoman She's a nut case who needs her own therapy and meds.....and thats all she has ever been....always laying in wait to attack the next victim while claiming both victory and being the victim at the same time.....Jacko wacko.

gingin82
gingin82

 @cher20 Wait i am no one's supporter but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see jacko, is cray, cray.

piperbeau
piperbeau

 @cher20 Jacqueline recently tweeted that she could also be the author of four books!! But she has three children that need her??!! Yet another passive aggressive insult toward Teresa...

Diana49
Diana49

 @Danielle35 Theresa is only 'friends' with people that "are on" her "side"..like grade/high school.  She doesn't know what a 'friend' is.  K is 'using' and 'manipulating' her.  She 'stabs' EVERYONE 'in the back'.  When ISN'T she blaming someone else for what she is responsible.  Her last blog she is so 'happy' her fans see Kathy and Melissa for what THEY "are".  Her "fans" are as 'delusional' as she is.  J. did exactly the right thing.  Her anger, toward T, is very valid.

 

cajun-mommy
cajun-mommy

 @Danielle35 If that were true, they would still be friends. Teresa gave up on that friendship, too. That's not a life friend.

Sansi
Sansi

 @mrsd@13 Joe didn't say anything negative about Nick so why are you ppl acting like he did??

MsCommonSense
MsCommonSense

 @JARNY Please don't leave the show Jacqueline!!   If you do,  it will leave us with just Caroline as the one that meddles and destroys family's under the guise of: "just trying to help".

cherflip
cherflip

 @mstime33 I agree....no one should use the word "fix".  My son is also 21.  Bless you both!

catperry2011
catperry2011

I think anyone who who spent as much time trying to be a friend to such a narcissistic dumb dumb would feel a little crazy.   Jacqueline pretends to be over it and she isn't, but I feel much more sympathy for her, than Teresa.   Teresa and Joe Giudice are as dumb as bricks.  I think it's outrageous that Teresa would blame Jacqueline for her family problems.         

Diana49
Diana49

 @LuvBravo.  @cher20 I thought they were 'married' before Dina started her show.  If that is what she is angry about how petty.  She didn't get to 'decorate' and 'toot' her own 'horn'.

Sansi
Sansi

 @catperry2011 Jac is part of the problem, she is the one that went & told Joe that Teresa set Melissa up.....she doesn't even have proof to go & say something like that.  So yes, she did cause a huge problem between Joe & Teresa.