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Jacqueline Laurita: Relationships Changed Once Melissa Came Into the Picture

Jacqueline realizes that Melissa made her paranoid about her friendship with Teresa, not Teresa herself. 

By Jacqueline Laurita
Next on RHONJ: Problems Everywhere

I can't remember what was in this last episode to blog about it, so I'm just going to share my thoughts on Melissa Gorga because...why not? I have finally figured her out! 

How to Watch

Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo and stream next day on Peacock.

Melissa Gorga is a two-faced, trouble-making RAT! (Among other things I've stated previously in other blogs.) I now know Melissa has lied to me on many occasions. The list is a mile long. It's insane. I will save some of her lies in my back pocket for a later time.

Unfortunately, Gossip Girl Melissa has forced me to tell the truth about her shenanigans because of her twisted tales she tells. Melissa is the sole reason my emotions were so scattered about Teresa. I really wanted to believe that Teresa was sincere about wanting to rebuild our friendship, HOWEVER, Melissa was the one who kept me from believing it was ever genuine from day one! Melissa was the one who told me not to trust Teresa. Melissa was the one that told me Teresas friendship with me wasn't real or sincere and not to trust it or her! Melissa is the one who made me feel paranoid and confused about my friendship with Teresa. I would listen to Melissa, but then when I would actually spent time with Teresa, it felt so real and normal, like the good old days. I felt confused. Melissa is the one who always made me doubt my friendship with Teresa. 

If I sat with Teresa, I think she would know that the information I know could have only come from someone deep within her camp. I can say with all honesty that it was Melissa, as recently as while Teresa was in prison and for months after she got out, who fed me private information about Teresa and also how she felt about others, as well as how she felt about me. Melissa kept me in the loop all of the time.... (just like she did with Danielle )...and I wasn't the only person she was talking to.

It's obvious how so many relationships changed once Melissa came into the picture. It's ALL CLEAR to me now! She definitely was in everyone's head causing problems. The real paranoia came from Melissa who then projected it onto me, because as we know, in the past, everyone has had a relationship with Teresa except for Melissa. Melissa's paranoia was worrying about me getting close to Teresa again because she was finally getting acceptance from Teresa publicly and she didn't want anyone to take her spot. I'm only telling you this to share some insight into why Melissa turned on me the way she did and why I felt the way I did. I wanted us ALL to be friends.

Melissa used to call me every day to gossip. She claimed to have the inside scoop from Teresa's attorney that they shared, her brother and family, and knew ALL the ongoing drama in Teresa's household. She told everybody! Well, of course I listened to it! Who wouldn't? 

Melissa also wanted to know EVERY detail of EVERY moment I spent talking to Teresa. I could tell it bothered her when we got along.

I wonder what she was busy telling Teresa all that time behind my back. I did see some of it. All this deceiving and plotting just to get that "Ethel" status? Trust me, she can have that spot. It's absolutely not appealing to me anymore. I'm better than that. I've moved on and up from that.

I'm a homebody. I don't get out much unless I'm doing charity work or supporting my husband's businesses. Melissa, on the other hand, is out there trying her best to become famous any way she can. (Singer? Tabloid famous? Fashionista?) She likes to gather information and gossip about people. I'm not out looking for gossip, like Melissa does, but it just comes to me at times (usually from Melissa's mouth). Unlike others, I don't like assuming rumors and gossip to be true. I think I've shown that I give people the benefit of doubt, and I go straight to the source, or find out the facts first. I'm about truth. You can call me an investigator if you want, but I prefer to call myself a truth seeker, or a fact checker. Melissa, on the other hand, is just a nasty gossip. 

When my other friends call, it's to talk about hair, makeup, skincare, plastic surgery, food, family and our children. Ask Siggy, for one, about how we could talk for hours about that stuff. When Melissa called, it was always to gather information on where I was going and with who and/or she wanted to tell me the latest Teresa gossip. Melissa never trusted Teresa to be sincere, but she wanted to play the game for her family. I do think that was the best move for her and the right thing to do. I always told them both to fake it until they made it. It's better for everyone that way. I can honestly say that I enjoy the triangle they have formed amongst themselves. It's their karma! 

Melissa only likes to network with people that she feels will benefit her in some way. She doesn't form real friendships. It's always about what is in it for her. I, on the other hand, am more about genuine relationships and what I can do for others. I'm a sharer. I'm a giver. We are just different.

Melissa is mischievous. She plants seeds and waters them and waits for them to grow so she can hide behind them, hoping to take the light off of herself. Sorry girl, I can still see you, and you're ALL DIRTY, especially your hands. Melissa is a dirty, sneaky, RAT! 

Melissa and Teresa can say all they want about me and try to paint any picture of me that they want, but fortunately for me, just because they say it, doesn't make it true. They simply can't change the reality. There's definitely a pattern with these two shady girls. Facts are facts and they are out there! Their opinions of me and made up lies don't mean anything to me or affect my life in any way. Either way, I'm still winning! My light is bright and shining stronger than ever! Life is good over here! I'm happy! 

Stay tuned for the next episode! Meanwhile, check out my book I co-authored with my friend Fashion/Style expert Jene Luciani at your local bookstore or on, Get it! A Beauty, Style and Wellness Guide for Getting Your "It" Together

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Thank you! I love you all and appreciate your kindness and support! I wish you all continued love, success, and joy in your lives!



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