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Jacqueline Laurita Reveals Why She Still Has So Much Drama with Teresa Giudice
“I want a sincere, genuine relationship with Teresa, but things were happening," the #RHONJ mom said.
This season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was supposed to be about new beginnings for Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita, but as much as they try, they seem to not be able to achieve that "Lucy and Ethel"-level of friendship they once had. Some fans have pointed out that Jacqueline seems to especially be stirring up drama with Teresa right when it seems like they've figured out how to move past their differences.
Jacqueline set the record straight on exactly what kind of relationship she wants with Teresa during Sunday night's Watch What Happens Live (clip above). “I want a sincere, genuine relationship with Teresa, but things were happening," Jacqueline told one WWHL caller. "You don’t always see everything that’s being filmed, and there’s things that she would say or do with her actions that showed me that she wasn’t really sincere about it. It was more for [the] camera. That’s what upset me.”
The RHONJ "glamma" went on to address why, then, it seems like she's instigating conflict with Teresa this season, especially when she got involved in her longtime feud with cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri. "First of all, if it was my family in the group, we'd be all talking about them," Jacqueline said on WWHL. "To me, there's nothing malicious or mean about trying to connect people together. I did the same thing when Melissa [Gorga] was on the outs to try to bring their family together. Why wouldn't I do the same thing for Kathy and Rosie? I love them so much, and I felt so bad for them because they were kind of pushed on the out. And all Siggy [Flicker] wanted was to bring everyone together for once to have everybody united at the same time."
Even famous Real Housewives fan Michael Rapaport called out Jacqueline for being "vicious" toward Teresa this season during a previous episode of WWHL. But Jacqueline thinks no one among the RHONJ cast is innocent. "I'm glad he's such a fan of the show, and I hope he keeps watching and supporting the show," she said on WWHL (clip below). "And I think all of us have been vicious on the show at one point or another. And Michael, I think you've been a little vicious yourself."
It looks like Jacqueline will continue to show some strong emotion toward Teresa and Melissa in next Sunday night's all-new episode of RHONJ at 8/7c. Brace yourselves for the sneak peek, below.