It might be hard to believe, but Jaqueline Laurita's son CJ is officially 18.
And while he isn't a fan of having his photo posted to social media, The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum got his permission so that she could properly pay tribute to him on his birthday.
"Although CJ never lets me post pictures of him, it’s his birthday today, so he said it’s ok! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CJ!! Today is CJ’s 18th Birthday ([and] also his cousin Chris Manzo’s b-day)!" she wrote, shouting out Caroline Manzo's son, who shares CJ's birthday.
"It is also Brothers Day (of course he loves his sister too)! CJ has been such a pleasure to raise and he has brought so much joy to our lives. He’s kind, considerate, patient, loving and has an awesome sense of humor!" she shared in the caption along with a photo of what her son looks like as he embarks on this next chapter in his life.
Jacqueline's husband, Chris, and their two sons, Nicholas and CJ, moved to the Las Vegas area last year (daughter Ashlee Holmes Malleo still lives in NJ with her family). Jacqueline frequently offers updates on Nicholas and his journey with autism. And now we're learning more about her wishes for CJ's future.
"My wish for you CJ is to have the ability to strive for your dreams. Never lose hope or faith in yourself or the world. Keep all things in perspective. Always be honest and fair with yourself and others. Have trust and faith in God and in yourself. You are loved you very much! XOXO!" Jacqueline added on Instagram.
You can check out photos of Jacqueline over the years, below.
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