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Jacqueline Laurita Is Moving to Orange County, but Would She Join RHOC? Hear Her Answer

The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum spilled the tea to Teresa about her new life.

By Allison Crist

Four years after Jacqueline Laurita traded the Garden State for Nevada, she and her family are once again on the move. This time they’re headed to Orange County, California.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum shared the news while appearing on the latest episode of Teresa Giudice’s podcast, Namaste B$tches. Fans may recall that the two longtime best friends, who had a falling-out during Season 7 of the show, recently reunited for the first time in years. The two came together where Jacqueline currently lives in Las Vegas, and she explained on the podcast that she’ll be sad to leave the city since so many of her family members, including her parents, live there. 

“I don’t even want to leave Vegas or my family. It sucks,” she said. “But at least I’m going to a beautiful place.”

As for why her family is moving, Jacqueline explained that it had to do with her husband Chris’ business: “We’re going there because he just expanded his office [and] opened a new place in the OC.”

That, of course, raises the ultimate question: Would she be interested in joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County? Jacqueline admitted she gets asked “all the time,” but her answer is, unfortunately, ”no.”

“I’m so done with reality TV like that,” she added, but with an important caveat regarding The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip. “Girls Trip, could I handle a week being somewhere? I could handle the stress for a week of being on a show like that.”

“But realistically, I don’t have someone to watch my son Nicholas for a week while I go away somewhere,” she said of her youngest child, who was diagnosed with autism in 2012. “He needs a lot of care… I don’t know if there’s a way I could balance it, but realistically, it’d be very hard for me to do.”

Jacqueline also ruled out a future return to RHONJ. Reflecting on her time on the show, she said, “I don’t regret it, because it was a very interesting experience and I love knowing the behind-the-scenes of things. I’m glad that I had that opportunity and got to experience everything that I did.”

When it comes to what she does regret, Jacqueline added, “I hate that I wasted so many years feuding with Teresa.”

Thankfully, any drama seems to be well in the pair’s past. As Teresa put it while discussing their reunion on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, “Time heals all wounds. It really does.”

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