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Jacqueline Laurita Addresses Where She Stands with Teresa Giudice After Their Recent Reunion

Several years after their initial falling out, Jacqueline revealed whether the former besties have kept in touch.

By Shannon Raphael

Many fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey were shocked when Teresa Giudice reunited with alum Jacqueline Laurita in February for a "[five] hour lunch."

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The two — who were the best of friends until their falling-out was documented on RHONJ Season 7 — buried the hatchet in Las Vegas, where Jacqueline lives with her husband, Chris Laurita, and their two sons, Christopher "CJ" and Nicholas.

"Lots to talk about. Lots of laughs too!” Teresa wrote in the caption of her Instagram post commemorating the occasion, before hinting that the two were back on track in their friendship. “Reunited and it feels so good!"

Following the buzzed-about reunion, Teresa appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to share some insight into how it all went down. “[Jacqueline]’s been on my mind a lot, and I was going to Vegas to see Bruno Mars, so I reached out to her,” Teresa said, noting that “Time heals all wounds. It really does" when it comes to resolving their issues now.

Fast-forward about three months after their initial Las Vegas lunch, Teresa and Jacqueline have continued to make progress in repairing their once tight-knit relationship. Jacqueline shared an update on where she stands with Teresa when she appeared on the May 8 episode of the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast.

"So now we keep in touch. We do text. Well, we’ve talked on the phone a few times," Jacqueline said. "You know, she called me when she had her stepson in the car, she was on her way to pick up her daughter from dance class, and we just talked the whole way there and back."

The mom of three said that her husband Teresa's husband, Luis "Louie" Ruelas have hit it off as well.

"And actually our husbands are getting together very soon," she continued. "They're gonna go golfing together... And actually his older son and my older son will meet too. They’re gonna, the four of them are going golf together... The husbands and the sons are gonna go golfing together and then they’re going to a USC fight."

She also shed some light on how their Vegas lunch outing went, sharing that Teresa didn't want to reflect on any of their past drama.

"'I don't even want to talk about any of that, like let's try to move forward,'" Jacqueline recalled about what Teresa said when she arrived in Las Vegas. "She had been talking about making up with me for years... she said she was ready to forgive, she said it publicly a few times."

When the ladies did finally get together, Jacqueline said there was an instant connection. "Honestly, it was like no time had passed... We hugged each other, she sat down next to me, and we just started talking right away," she concluded. 

Teresa and Jacqueline are in a better place, but would the latter lady ever consider rejoining the Real Housewives world? Find out what she had to say about her upcoming move to Orange County by clicking here.

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