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Letting It Go

Jacqueline weighs in on the Facebook war and shares some final thoughts regarding Danielle.

By Jacqueline Laurita


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Hello everybody! I'm not sure where to start today. I guess I'll start with Gia. I think for a little girl she has a good head on her shoulders. She shows a lot of maturity in the competitive acting world. She takes rejection well and never gives up. She will make it someday big doing something. You'll see. Teresa is obviously a proud supportive mother of her daughter. Gia is very lucky to have her. I wish her nothing but the best for a successful future.

As far as my daughter Ashley is concerned, I will not be speaking on her behalf. Ashley is 19 years old so she can speak for herself. Starting this week she will have her own blog. I can only try to guide Ashley into making the right decisions at her age. The choices are up to her. I am a very fair and honest person. I feel like when you make a bad choice you have to accept the consequences that come from your actions and not run from it. I have told Ashley numerous times not to get involved in my battles or any one's battle for that matter because when you do, in the end, you will be the one ending up looking like the jerk. Besides that, I just feel like it is never a child's place to speak disrespectfully to an adult, even if the adult is antagonizing the child. I read the Facebook messages between Danielle and Ashley. Danielle said some pretty immature and harsh things herself to my daughter. It was a 47 year old against and 18 year old. I asked Ashley on numerous occasions not to get involved. Ashley's choices are her own and only she will suffer the consequences for her own actions. I have explained to Ashley that her choices do have a rippling effect on others. I know the best way to teach a child is to lead by example and I realize that I have been very guilty of living my life, at times, by the saying, "Do as I say and not as I do." I admit it. I'm human. I don't claim to be perfect. I get angry and have lost control of my emotions before and I have had no problem taking responsibility for my actions. I don't encourage bad behavior in others. I also wanted to add that it was me pulling into the parking lot in the Range Rover to Bottagra, not Ashley. Derek dropped her off that day. I know what you guys were thinking. LOL!

I'm starting to wonder if Kim G. was tipped off that I was getting a pedicure that day at Chateau. Seems coincidental that she was there at the same time as me. I respect Kim G.'s decision to stick out the friendship for a little longer and give Danielle more chances. I just told her that I was glad it was her dealing with Danielle's crazy ways and not me. I'm relieved to no longer be directly entangled in her sticky web. I'm sure Kim G. will find her way out like everyone else who enters Danielle's life. I guess we will just have to wait and watch what happens.


I will admit, having a lot of friends and a couple family members that are gay, I was VERY offended by what Danielle's friend viciously called my 20 year old nephew. Danielle said NOTHING to defend "her gays" at that moment. ACCORDING TO DANIELLE, it is OK to refer to someone as a "F*ggot" if 1. it's not coming out of Danielle's mouth, 2. of you are NOT speaking to a gay man and/or 3. if you are protecting Danielle. In other words, as long as it is benefiting Danielle you can use any derogatory slang term you'd like. Interesting response, or lack thereof, from a self-proclaimed gay advocate, don't you think? Just for the record, Joe wasn't referring to a gay man either.

I want to clear up something I wrote about in my last blog. I realize that there ARE some Hells Angels that are good people and ex cons that have paid their debt to society and should be given an opportunity to show that they have learned from their mistakes. For those people, I apologize if what I said offended you. I'm not judging you and I wish for your future to be a positive experience based on your new positive attitude and actions. I AM however judging the crew that Danielle brought to the benefit because it was clearly not in the best interest of the sick baby. They were there for the wrong reasons and behaved badly and donated nothing but expected a table. It's a shame when someone is given another chance in society to do the right thing and they continue on the SAME bad path, continuing with their SAME old bad habits and actions, surrounding themselves with the SAME bad crowd that encourages the SAME bad behavior that will, in the end, land them back into the SAME place they were trying to escape. Don't you think?

Teresa, congratulations on YOUR book being on the New York Times Bestseller's List three weeks in a row! It's phenomenal! Those that don't have a copy yet MUST get one. This girl can cook. It's no joke! There are some great tips and fun little stories in there as well. You won't be disappointed.

I think that the "We hate Danielle and she hates us" storyline is getting old. Seriously, how many different ways can you show your disdain for someone? I'm so over it! I'm TIRED of addressing it. This show doesn't have to be so dark. I do realize how bitter I have sounded. Somehow that dirty D brings out the worst in me. I realize that it's not positive or healthy for me or my family so I'm letting it go. I will say a few more things first just to make sure I get it all out so I'm not compelled to say anymore and then I would like to move on. I'm SURE what I'm about to write will apply to Danielle in every episode and describe the person she is now. Danielle will forever be a victim in her OWN mind. Danielle will always be a predator in MY mind. She will continue to try to play one person against another. Her lies and schemes have NO boundaries. It is in my opinion that Danielle is not a good person and I am so grateful to finally have her out of my life and away from my family. I don't care what Danielle decides to do TO, FOR, or WITH herself from this day forward as long as she doesn't do it TO, FOR or WITH me or my family. THE END!



I'll be back next week! XXOO!

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