Jacqueline Laurita

Get Jacqueline's reaction to the confrontation with Penny.

on Sep 25, 20130

DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA!

Kim D. told me I had actually been in Penny's presence a couple of times in the past in quick passing at her store and at one of her events, but for some reason, I couldn't remember her AT ALL. I certainly don't know the girl, and we have never been formally introduced. I am sure I would have remembered her if she had been rude to me in the past, so she must have been nice to my face. Even when Penny was pointed out to me at Moxie, she didn't look familiar at all to me. Maybe I was distracted by her hair, but I didn't recognize her face. Come to think of it, I have met lots of people, and nobody has actually been rude to my face upon meeting them. I guess most rude people just talk behind my back or hide behind their computers like cowards.

283 comments
LCashley
LCashley

It's soooo refreshing to see someone be a truthful, kind, loving friend to Teresa. Instead of everyone of you attacking Teresa, it's so wonderful to see someone stop being so self centered and put someone before themselves. Its nice to see someone there for Teresa, and understand what hell she and Joe must be going through. I would like for ONCE on this show see you guys stick up for each other and be true friends. My heart goes out to Teresa, and tonights show showed exactly what a strong woman Teresa is trying to be for her family, and I am sick of seeing everyone on that show attack her and beat her down.

malevolence
malevolence

Hello Jacqueline,

As an educator who works with autistic children on a day-to-day basis, I have to say you are doing a fantastic job with your son and your dedication is more than admirable. I am writing in hopes that you will read this comment as I have just finished reading "The Reason I Jump" a book written by a 13 year old autistic boy, Naoki Higashida. It has helped enlighten my practice and how I work with my students. It has given me an inside look into what is happening in the beautiful minds of the autistic children I teach and I thought you may need the ray of hope it brings. Don't give up on Nick, his beautiful mind will continue to shine through and though he will learn differently and unconventionally, the experiences shared with children like him are more often than not some of the best experiences you will ever have. It is like having a little piece of heaven here on earth. Every time their mind and personality breaks through the cocoon formed by their autism we get a little peek at a beauty that goes beyond compare. 

lwatson5g
lwatson5g

Omg people who sit here and say that you are exploiting your child are sooooooooo dumb!!!! My son is also autistic and also has a speech delay. Although I must say Jacqueline Nick is doing amazing..My son David's speech is next to impossible to understand unless your with him alot.  I almost feel like my son shows no other signs of autism other than the speech issue. I know thats where my sons frustration lies ....its horrible to see him frustrated but he's the cutest thing ever. I have a new baby and I I find myself nit- picking him to find signs of autism. It sucks but your a mom and you love them.

sss
sss

u are one to laugh about kathy being boring since hadn't it been for ur son's autism u r one boring personality. there was no humor in ur reaction towards kathy' scenes in the reunion. it's not humorous since it was at kathy's expense and it made her feel bad even though she swallowed the indignity. its like calling a fat person fat and the fat person laughs along but inside its killing him/her. 

soosie
soosie

Jacqueline, you have the best sense of humor.  I wanted to tell you that I have been around special needs people my entire life, and each special person learns at their own pace and each has their own unique personality.  I like that you are helping with autism awareness because if the RHONJ's existence is to entertain, it is also to inform and educate.  I admire your strength, am jealous of your beauty :) and think it's neat that you have so many wonderful family members on your side.  I wish I could shake your hand and give you a big hug for raising money and awareness not only for autism research but for all special needs people.  Keep doing what you're doing and I will silently cheer you on from my side of the TV.  Good luck, sweet girl.

 

janhill
janhill

Penny only has to open her mouth and everyone knows she is an uneducated person with nothing else to do but cause trouble. Taught Autism????? You and Chris are doing such a wonderful job with your son, I love watching those scenes. The love is so apparent.

kodiakgirl
kodiakgirl

Jacqueline, aside from the show and all that drama, I want to say that the way you and your husband are bringing awareness to autism and opening that conversation is wonderful. Recently, a boy from Japan whose first name is Naoki, who has autism, found a way to express his thoughts and feelings about being autistic, how it affects him and those around him, and it became a book that was published in Japan. That book was read by an accomplished author, whose son also has autism, and he translated it into English. I have been reading it, and frankly, it is amazing. It gives you a great deal of insight as to what is really happening in the mind and heart of a child with autism, and helped the author who translated it have much greater insight into the world his own son lives in, and many more tools to work with. I hope this doesn't get blocked by the censors, because I believe this book would be very helpful to your family also. I am in no way affiliated with this book, but am reading it just because it is simply amazing.

jada12
jada12

I am not a fan but I do wish continued improvement for little Nicholas. Re: Bravo not signing you on for next season....funny how things play out for the best when we least expect it.....now you can be the best mother for your son without being in the limelight.

LLL070
LLL070

Jacqueline.....of all the housewives shows you are in my top 5 of favorite wives!! I laughed when Penny said she taught Autism. What a joke!!! She has no idea of what you are going through....the joys, the heartbreaks, etc. I have actually worked most of my of my life with children and adults with a disability. I have a child with ADHD and know it is not the same situation you are dealing with....but can tell you I would be insulted if someone told me, "I teach autism"....how naïve....would she care to share her program or teaching style...haha!! Didn't you experience some of those same struggles with Ashlee? I am dealing with a very difficult teen daughter myself and I will tell you that watching your struggles helped me feel a little more sane when I am going crazy with my 16 year old. I get kind of cranky with Andy asking if Ashlee is going to go back to her former self. She looks like she is doing completely great!! Let the decisions she made in her youth die and stop bringing them back to haunt her!! I am hoping that my daughter will turn out as great as Ashlee!!!

PrincessPeach
PrincessPeach

Could you please pass a message on to your friend Joe Gorga and all the other meatheads on the show? Aside from your constant mangling of the English language, the repeated insult that people you don't like are/act like "animals" is ridiculous and offensive. No animal is as useless, demanding and physically repulsive as the people on this show. I'd love to see 5 ft tall Joe Gorga survive in the wild.

piperbeau
piperbeau

Jacqueline your mad at the wrong people!! Your mad at the haters for judging you!! But Jacqueline we are judging you by what we watch on t.v. If your going to be mad at anyone be mad at the producers!! Its not our fault they edit the show to make you look like a raving lunatic! All we have watched is you trash Teresa week after week!! But the thing is Jacqueline they never really showed Teresa going at you!! Maybe after you dogged her out all season she had things to say!! But can you blame the girl?! I mean be a little mature about the situation! You have watched the edited version of this show! So you see what we see!! and that is YOU trashing Teresa!! and for what nobody knows?! I don't know if it is some big behind the scene feud?! that know one is privy too??! But anyways its very confusing for the viewer's?! We would once and for all like to know what the hell you have against Teresa?! and please don't say the tabloids, or Teresa wasn't opening up to you, and always had a smile on her face?! because that is not cutting it... but if that were the case the punishment definitely doesn't fit the crime... Because what you did to Teresa was just downright cruel......

rosyposy
rosyposy

Jacqueline, you should never take a fool's words to heart.  Always remember that.  When people are trashing you behind your back, it means they are "lesser than"  and they know it.  Jealousy destroys someone from the inside.  Your life makes jealous people insane.  Be happy that you have such a cute family and adoring, good, stable husband.  Best of luck to you and yours in the future.  Now, put down the phone and step away, LOL

MCShelly
MCShelly

Jac, your hair at the reunion is gorgeous!  Dump those extensions for good!  You don't need them!

madsharky
madsharky

Geez, you do realize you signed up for this show and those were actually camera's in your home?   you did cash all the check, right?  LOL, "get a hold of yourselves"...  amusing coming from someone with absolutely no impulse control at all when it comes to social media.  whackadoodle

threesistersx3
threesistersx3

 After this blog it is very clear why you are no longer on the show.

lorain
lorain

It seems to me you spend a huge amount of time and energy reading, responding and getting hurt over social media.  Why do you care to even respond to people like Penny? Why do you care?

marc823
marc823

I hear Dr V. made an appearance at the reunion. I really hope you got the opportunity to speak with her, b/c I can't think of a person more in need of that professional help.

MissMaryMac
MissMaryMac

Based on your list of questions.....may I ask one? Did YOU 'cease to follow' Teresa when you 'hated' eachother????????????? Did YOU ever tweet 'negative things' about Teresa?????? Now....what was it you said about 'Try being kind'??????

KatiainHB
KatiainHB

I disagree she doesn't look like a hot mess she looks just as desheveld as the rest of them.

cgia
cgia

Penny is a fraud and she's using what may have been Tres anger over situations with you and Melissa to take it to a really twisted place. Tre shouldn't have said anything personal to these morons but hey sometimes when you're mad you say stupid stuff. Everyone has done that. Glad to see that you see through the crap and still kept your friendship with Tre. She needs you and Caroline. Melissa stabbed Tre in the back a ling time ago before she ever started the show talked pure crap her and tried to start a war using Danielle Staub but Bravo has not covered this angle of Melissa. She's a great victim and not a good person to do her sister in law like that considering she's done the same thing maybe worse. I'd like to see you bring that up to Melissa and Joe bc its not fair.

grandmaforever
grandmaforever

jac,you have so much on your plate,my hats off to you

TMM6
TMM6

Penny, her gross husband, Kim D, Jan, and the crazy real estate agent are all looking for their 15 mins. of fame! Please ask bravo to stop bringing people like that on his show!

MissMeli
MissMeli

I think it's funny you mention Penny's hair. Every time this woman is on the show I can't help but think how much of a hot mess she is.  And she owns a salon?? Yikes.

wiscfan
wiscfan

All the haters seriously need to get a life.  It is easy for cowards to hide behind their computers and phones.  I wish all the best to you and your family.

berry_interesting@
berry_interesting@

Hi dear Jaq... Obviously, Penny meant she 'worked with autistic kids' - and whether that's true or not, who knows.

YOU are the dearest soul on the show, in addition to your sons & wise husband. Ashley will be awesome, too! 

Keep up with your strong self, and do not accept any people into your circle of friends who do not deserve to be there.

Prayers & Love...

 

BlueSky7
BlueSky7

There is NO excuse for this Penny woman, whoever she is.  And really... hair (extensions) that long?  At her age?  Give me a break!  The fact is...for ANY age, hair that is below the center of the back does absolutely nothing.  Hair looks the longest when it stops at the center of your back.  Anything else is useless and looks horrible.  Ask any stylist.  As for this Penny woman she is nothing but trouble. 

labeachmum
labeachmum

Jacqueline

I laughed so hard when your husband was being interviewed about you asking Teresa for help with your speech.  That was so funny.  Kudos to him. 

critic
critic

Sure and some  people teach blindness, and deafness and I guess Penny look stupidness education.  Everyone saying they don't know Penny or Penny doesn't know them, but Penny said hi to Jacqueline just like theiy knew each well....and Jacqueline says jumps right in and says' I don't know you'. Something really strange here that no one really knows Penny but Penny seems to know everyone...

Siena-in-Seattle
Siena-in-Seattle

Hi Jackie, i think i saw you give your son some of that Blk. water. I'm a nutritional therapy practitioner and just want to say that i believe your son is benefitting tremendously from the trace minerals in that drink. It's difficult if not impossible for us to get those extremely important nutrients from food anymore because of modern farming methods, so i was delighted when i heard a year or so ago that your family was bottling and promoting it. Keep up the good and important work you're doing in Nick's behalf. -Siena in Seattle

bravo-tv-viewer
bravo-tv-viewer

I am sorry for all the negative posts people have been giving you to the point of harassment on twitter and these blogs. People have been watching this show for years and really feel as they "KNOW" the people they/we have been watching.

 

 

Unfortunately, Bravo instigates the nonsense by bringing people into the show who have crawled out of the wood works just to stir up trouble and destroy families. Look what had happen between your husband, your sister-in-law, Caroline and you in regards to Dina. Look at how Bravo brought Melissa and Joey into the show and stirred up trouble and didn't give a damn about how they may have further damaged or destroyed a family. They only give a crap about the ratings.

 

 

As each season passes, I feel more and more disgusted by this network when I see how the shows I used to LOVE - which is all the Housewives in all the cities, because of the lovely homes, and beautiful cars and pretty clothing, etc, have now turned into a screaming, screeching, fist throwing, hair pulling, name calling cesspool of garbage TV. It's no longer the nice relaxing guilty pleasure I look forward to every time one of the Housewives shows come on. I am at the point where if something else sounds just slightly interesting I would rather watch that then watching some FAKE "REALITY" show that the producers have conjured up for rating.

 

 

I watch the first season marathon and looked at how fresh faced everyone was -especially Teresa! She barely wore any makeup, she didn't sound like a complete moron as she does at times now, which makes me wonder if she has a clause in her contract where she is expected to sound mentally challenged. She was such a calm, peaceful, fun loving woman and now she (actually all the women) tend look like clowns with all that heavy eye makeup during the DAY! Smokey eyes are not meant for the day time...it's meant for the evening, and if one chooses to wear smokey eyes, it shouldn't be black eye shadow during the day hours. It looks awful. Not a single one of you women look anything like you did years ago, everyone looks so damn fake. 

 

 

I hope everyone lays off of you and your family...and I am praying that your sweet wonderful SONS will grow up to be healthy. I know you didn't see how much better Nicholas has done in just a few months, but from the first few episodes this season until the finale, it's AMAZING. It truly warms my heart to see how much more he's speaking. I am sure that by next season (if I continue to watch it, and if I do...it will because I want to see how well your handsome little boy is doing) Nicholas will be 10 x's better than during the season finale. God bless you and your family. :)

fluffy6835
fluffy6835

Firstly, Penny's comment about "teaching Autism"...geez, really! Is she that ignorant? Secondly, is this high school... NO...elementary school!!  What motive would Penny and her husband have to continue to bash people on twitter? Did someone pay them...KIM D.???? Hmmmm...well, they look like horrible people and most people are smart enough to figure out who is behind all the drama. Anyway, karma is a "you know what"...and people like Penny and Kim D. will pay for being horrible to other people.

walesgirl
walesgirl

 @sss Remember when Kathy had the goddess party and Jac sat w/Tre laughing about Kathy.  That was the scene that made me quit liking Jac.  She is like the mean girls sidekick.

cindy1963
cindy1963

 @soosie I think Nicholas has come a long way and a lot of that is thanks to you because you have NEVER given up on him. From the beginning you and Chris were there to support your son and to believe that he would do better with time. I wish you both the best of luck with him even though I know he will keep improving with all of the love that you, Chris and CJ show him. Let's not forget CJ because he seems like a great big brother! He is so adorable and very well behaved God bless him. May your family have a wonderful Holiday season and I do hope that you return next season with even better news about Nicholas. Take care and God bless you all. Don't let all these negative comments get you down.

D-Ann
D-Ann

 @LLL070

 It WAS really stupid of Penny to say she "taught autism".  I was half expecting Jac to reply... WHAT! you teach autism?... well, stop it because it's not good!  :)

rosyposy
rosyposy

Hmmmm....perhaps it is because after Teresa set her SIL up by trying to "prove" one of her lies at the Posche event....she turned on Jacqueline for no reason whatsoever and claimed Jacqueline tried to set her up.  It was typical crazy, delusional Teresa trying to deflect the blame she well deserved onto someone else....even her good friend.    If I were Jacqueline I would have stood by my word to remove Teresa from my life.  But, Jacqueline is obviously a very forgiving and short-memoried person.

canoraj@yahoo.com
canoraj@yahoo.com

@SSue.etc Jac is so jealous of Dina .Dina is pretty and has class.with all Jac's surgery's she still can't compare to Dina. Chris is the same like Lil joe ! Puppets.

KS1999
KS1999

 @lorain   If it were me, I would have responded to Penny and her Husband too. No one should say something like that about an innocent child. Its very wrong. 

Tetreault
Tetreault

 @grandmaforeverYou have also done a Wonderful job as a mother, wife and bringing awareness to autism!!! :)

Best of luck and much love to you and your family!

 

bravofan12
bravofan12

 @TMM6

 at the last reunion she admitted to being on the phone with Kim 90min every night...I don't think Bravo is asking her to do that.

sxclilmama
sxclilmama

 @wiscfan Agreed.. This show is on tv in which what is shown to us are the more dramatic moments.. All the haters needs find someone else to bash on. Jacq's go enough to worry about ... 

bravofan12
bravofan12

 @labeachmum

 that was funny lol just as funny as him believing the Manzo bros. can sell that Black water lol

sxclilmama
sxclilmama

 @critic You can know some one and NOT officially know them.. Kinda of like artist's or actresses.. We all know them but we don't KNOW them.. Most of what we know of them are what is reported of them, there music or acting. Just like I can say I know you cause I've seen you on here several times, but I DON'T know you. 

bravo-tv-viewer
bravo-tv-viewer

 @critic If we saw them in public, I'm sure we would say hi to them too because we know what they LOOK like from watching show and we watched their 'drama' unfold for the past five years, but obviously that doesn't mean we KNOW them personally. If we saw them in person and said hello, they would be gracious enough to say hello back, figuring that we are one of the show's fans. 

 

bravo-tv-viewer
bravo-tv-viewer

 @fluffy6835 I completely agree that Kim D obviously is right smack dab in the middle of all this nonsense. I am sure Teresa spoke to Kim about what was going on with her sis-in-law not going to see her dad while in the hospital - we  all see her tell her ON CAMERA, but Kim's so damned two-faced and such a backstabber, she runs right back and tells those two freak shows what Teresa said and then they go about tweeting it all over the place. I hope everyone who watches this show and shops at her tacky store will boycott her store all together because what she did and allowed people to lie about Teresa telling them anything when we all know it's KIM, it's very telling of her personality, her honesty (or lack there of) and the lack of integrity. Who knows what she would do to her customers should she hear them talk about someone. She'll go right to the person (if she knows them) and stir up trouble. A person like her shouldn't profit by having people patronize her store.

bravofan12
bravofan12

 @sxclilmama  @wiscfan

 she got enough to worry about? LIke what...being on twitter all day, going for plastic surgery, talking to Kim D. 90 min every night??

Yali
Yali

 @bravo-tv-viewer  @fluffy6835 I agree with everything you said except that Teresa's input was telling Kim D. Teresa's hands are way dirtier then that. She is not innocent in any of this!

Gingertee21
Gingertee21

 @Yali  Jacqueline's hands are as dirty as Teresa's. She is guilty of starting just as much drama; for the past few seasons, she created drama and then hid from it. I think maybe this season the cast grew up and the hangers-on got left out. It's about time.

berry_interesting@
berry_interesting@

 @Yali  @bravo-tv-viewer  @fluffy6835 Gotta agree with all of you on most points, and add..... The low-lives like Kim D, Penny & her husband whatshisname, and Teresa are probably prompted by producers to inject drama into the show. Teresa should know better by now. But she let it go on and on for too long. At least she (somewhat) admitted to doing so... Kim D just wants airtime.