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Amid Home Foreclosure, Jacqueline Laurita Says Goodbye to New Jersey and Moves West

The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum is leaving the state once again.

By Courtney Thompson

The Housewife has left the building (er, state), y’all! In a post to her Instagram account this weekend, The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Jacqueline Laurita announced she was leaving New Jersey, the state she was born in, once again.

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“I’m sure going to miss New Jersey and all of the people who have made it so special for me and my family,” she captioned her post, adding, “We have SO many incredible memories here that we will cherish forever! I thank you all! I was born here, left and returned, only to leave again! NJ is not the armpit of the earth after all! It’s beautiful and so are most of the people in it! We’ll be back to visit! We are SO excited for our move out west but it’s been an emotional week saying our goodbyes to everyone.”

Despite her excitement, Jacqueline is moving amid some alleged financial troubles. She and her husband, Chris Laurita, have put their Franklin Lakes home on the market for $1.85 million (and have since lowered the asking price by $100,000) — but according to, the property is facing ongoing foreclosure proceedings.

Chris recently sold many of the family’s furnishings and belongings on his Facebook page, and he faced some ridicule for doing so. “Why can’t someone write something positive about a family pulling up their bootstraps and moving on to bigger and better opportunities?” Laurita said in a Facebook message. “What we’re doing is a good thing and is best for our families future. We are looking forward to it.” He also added that the family had the opportunity to relocate to a home that was a completely different style from their New Jersey estate, and that his Facebook yard sale had “nothing to do” with the foreclosure proceedings.

Where are the Lauritas headed? Only time — and Instagram — will tell. “You can follow our journey on my social media. I’m happy to share it with you all! XOXO #NewAdventures coming soon,” Jacqueline added to her moving day post. Maybe they'll be joining Chris' sister Dina Manzo in California?! 

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