Jacqueline Laurita

Jacqueline explains the joke about Kathy and how this reunion was different.

on Oct 13, 20130

My goal for the reunion: Keep it real but "speak only when spoken to" and only on issues concerning me or a scene I was involved in. (Unlike last years reunion.)



Last reunion I was brutally honest to the point that I said things that were not my place to say, because I was angry. I crossed the line a few times when I just should have stayed quiet. When I hear people lying to or about me, it hurts and angers me and I start calling people out. After I saw what that looked like last reunion, I decided I would not let that happen again, and I would have more self-control over my emotions in the future. I was very proud of how I stayed quiet this reunion and didn't throw in my 2 cents.



Let me make something clear. I love Kathy. I think she is such a genuine, loving, nurturing, unselfish person. When I was pretending not to be paying attention to her scene, it was a complete joke! I was teasing Kathy, because during this season it seemed like Kathy wasn't being heard, and not getting the time, attention, and respect that she deserved from all of us, because Kathy is always there for all of us. Rosie even pointed that out to all of us during the season. I was completely being silly at the reunion and making a joke out of it. I'm sorry if it was taken the wrong way by some of you. I would never intentionally hurt Kathy. I love her and her family very much. Kathy knows that. I just wanted to clear that up.



212 comments
ann.paterson.14
ann.paterson.14

First time in the U/K I have ever seen this show......The two Joes seem gruesome!!

rhyslop
rhyslop

Just wanted to send this through to Jacqueline. I've enjoyed watching the progress in your son Nick. Our son was also diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder of PDD when he was 3. He was non-communicative, non-verbal, lacked eye contact, etc. We too went through the process of PEC's to encourage communication and have also done intensive therapy. I want you to know, there is a very bright light at the end of the tunnel. Our son is now doing his peer work in school, maintaining a very strong B average in all subject areas, talks a blue streak and plays numerous team sports at a rep level. These academic and social gains that he has made just speaks volumes of the potential in our children. Keep fighting for your son and continue your contributions towards Autism awareness.

fluffie
fluffie

what I think happened with you and Teresa was that one episode 2 seasons ago, when Teresa and Melissa were getting along and invited you for a play date.  You were very standoffish and pouting.  I think you were jealous of her friendship with Melissa.  Then you "confronted" her on the deck with Caroline about something stupid like her not confiding in you enough.  I think you were hurt that she wasn't spending as much time with you, which made you lash out, which you acknowledge you do.  I hope now that you are friends again with Teresa, that you both support each other through both of your financial difficulties...why only Teresa's are exposed on the show?? we know you and your husband are going through similar problems with businesses. 

hanna22
hanna22

Jacklyn you are the biggest hypocrite out there.Not even going to prove my point...you're pretty good at that on your own...

reginae
reginae

We all do and say things we are not proud of Jacqueline but you seem to moving on from that and are on good terms with all the ladies. Best wishes to your family.

 

The out takes of Chris and his nephews walking thru the camel farm and then jumping a mile in the air when the cat ran by was so funny. We laughed so hard and played the scene over a few times. Chris and the boys are so good together dispite the age difference.

wandelia31
wandelia31

Jacqueline: Enjoy your opinions on the show. So why all the cryptic glances between you and Caroline on the reunion show when asked about your SIL Dina reaching out since Nicholas birth? Has she even acknowledged the birth of your son? Why is everyone so afraid of Dina "the quitter"?

piperbeau
piperbeau

FYI Jacqueline everyone got the joke! It just wasn't funny! Thats probably why Andy shut you down!!  Now that was funny!! 

trecia3
trecia3

Kathy that was really mess up what you said to the girl with long hair and pink dress. she didn't deserver that from you.

drh255
drh255

I got the Kathy joke immediately...anyone who didn't is probably someone who hadn't watched the whole season.  I will miss seeing you on the show J....I have a son with sensory processing disorder....so I know your "road", and it was a positive thing to see you putting your own struggles with autism out there...I am sorry it won't be featured on the show...Maybe on Caroline's show?  Well, whatever you choose to do, thank you for promoting awareness and I love your family!

lisarc
lisarc

 the Kathy joke was cute and nobody thought It was actually a mean comment. Everyone told you to stand up for herself and let the truth be known and when u did everyone turned on u calling u psychol and crazy. So yeah I get why she doesnt' know what to say. if she goes against Teresa people start saying shes crazy. If she doesn't she has no backbone. Its ridiculous. Idk I had more respect for her when she was letting it all out there and saying the truth. Makes me kinda aggravated that she just sits there now not saying a word but its written all over her face that she should be saying something

TinaS
TinaS

You're wonderful, Jacqueline! Keep doing exactly what you're doing, and more importantly, keep being you!! xo

debmerc888
debmerc888

I wasn't always a fan, but you have really won me over in how you have handled your situation with your beautiful son.  Your son is so precious and I wish you the best with him. Keep fighting the good fight. You're settting a great example for all of the other mothers out there struggling with autism. 

rosyposy
rosyposy

If the news is correct that you are hesitant about staying on the show, I am saddened.  You add a lot to the show.  However, I fully realize that you have a full plate with your family situation.  That baby deserves everything you can offer him.  Just know that your fans support you either way.  If you DO remain on the show, give the three new wives a chance and do not "gang up" with Teresa against them.  If she cannot control them, she will pull her same old stunts.  Best of luck!

susanzavagli
susanzavagli

I hope Kim D does not become a HW I can't stand looking at let alone listening to her she is horrible and so is Jenn.....Bravo clean up the show and get rid of these rats

susanzavagli
susanzavagli

watched the lost footage it was so entertaining why are rhese scenes cut .......Joe Gorga  was hysterical acting out at Boot Camp with Melissa......Joe Guidice and Rosie are a comedy act .......I want to see more content like this kind of like the Kardashians drama mixed with the crazy way family life can be .......also we see a different side of the cast members who are judged by what we are shown

D-Ann
D-Ann

Be friends with whomever you want to be friends with and don't let anyone convince you otherwise, especially your husband's family.  You're not 5.  You're allowed to pick your own friends.

etc
etc

I watched this season and I am done with all the housewives series. I have never seen people be so cruel to each other.  I cannot believe people get paid and will do anything for their 15 minutes of fame. I too have a autistic granddaughter I have raised since she was 3 years old. She is the joy of my life. I wish you well with your son.

harriecharlie5
harriecharlie5

You were sooooo lame during the reunion! You are crazy to let that nut Teresa back in your life and then to just sit there and say nothing with regard to her nonsense. I thought it was funny how Teresa was acting; so obvious she has been couched with regard to her image but she still couldn't control the real Teresa from leaking out. What's next? Are you going to let her do your taxes?!

uniquegal1
uniquegal1

I thought it was funny. You can only hear some many times about how Kathy knows how to make a dessert

SpaghettiKitten
SpaghettiKitten

The "Kathy comment" was the only likeable thing about you in 3 Seasons.  Goodbye...Good riddance...Get help!

fell
fell

Jacqueline, can not for the life of me understand why you sat there, knowing the truth about how Teresa acts/reacts about everything and did not say a word. Is her "friendship" that important to you?  Or perhaps she has burned so many bridges that you are really the only one left? Because when push comes to shove that really nasty Kim D. won't be there. Will you?

rhopamgirl
rhopamgirl

Just wanna say Luv Ya...Think your great. Good Luck with all your kids but special wishes & kisses for Nicholas. BTW your hubby is a keeper. 

Rocky_Grundle
Rocky_Grundle

you were brutal last year for sure! disgusting and embarrassing as well.  but honest?? not even close.  you're so screwed up in your ruthless pursuit of revenge-- unwarranted revenge-- that you concoct  imagined  scenarios that you use in attempt to justify your ugly, filthy, dirty-handed accusations, maledictions and diatribes.  lies, mendacity and instability are your hallmark,  but equanimity, civility and candor? no dice.

angryinny
angryinny

You were brutally honest and I thought it was great.  I love it every time someone comes out with the real truth about Teresa which as we all know we will never get from her.  Why you are so loyal to her I will never understand.  You had her dead on when you called her a "sociopath" and the only thing that can come from any contact with that sick woman is more unhappiness.  You deserve much better.  I'm so glad you see the people who knock you about you son for what they are.  Melissa was right.  You don't realize how many sick people there are in this world until a show like this happens.  Bet you luck.  You and your husband are two dolls.

blessed09
blessed09

jacqueline , your not leaving, i know ,  but if  you do you will be missed

dfernandez58
dfernandez58

Very well said Jacqueline. I saw that it was a joke, some people have to lighten up.

LSUgrad
LSUgrad

With  all due respect, Jacqueline, last season's reunion REQUIRED your feisty input, since you were absent for the previous season's reunion, leaving Caroline to speak for not only herself, but for you. She does a terrible job of being your advocate, making comments she should save for HER children, of which you are not.

 

For this reunion, you were poised, mature, and factual. You do NOT need Caroline to speak for you, although you appeared to seek input from her when both were asked a question about Dina.

 

Good luck with your and Chris' "Nick" journey.  He's come a long way...congrats.

bravochic
bravochic

Jacqueline,

 

I love that you are back to the Jacqueline that we all fell in love with the first two seasons! Please continue your friendship with Teresa. I think you were smart at the reunion not to get involved with others' issues. The others could learn a lesson from you! Best of luck to you and I look forward to seeing you and Teresa having some fun next season!

DellaD
DellaD

@fluffie you and Teresa aren't friends. She needed to acquiesce, mend the relationship, to get you off her ass while she's dealing with all her important problems. You are a vicious no-holds-barred enemy so it's safer to put the fight on hold, but if you believe she trusts you for forgets the hatefulness, attacks, dozens of tweets, you're as crazy as you act.

Fromtheshowmestate
Fromtheshowmestate

@wandelia31 I don't think she wanted to badmouth Dina on TV. Both Caroline and Jac have been very careful about saying anything bad about her. I also think Jac wouldn't have said anything bad about Dina in front of Teresa because they are so close. It appeared to me that first and foremost, Jac doesn't want to do anything to piss off Teresa. That is the strange part.

selena78
selena78

 @lisarc

 She can go against Teresa just like the rest of the cast does, but she went overboard. That's why people called her crazy.

lisarc
lisarc

 @susanzavagli

 Oh God if Penny or Kim D is on the show I will never watch it again

lisarc
lisarc

 @harriecharlie5

 Yeah I hate to say it but Jac will regret letting that sociopath back in her life. WATCH OUT JAC U WILL GET HURT

lisarc
lisarc

 @fell

 because everyone told her to stand up for herself and let the truth be known and when she did everyone turned on her calling her psychol and crazy. So yeah I get why she doesnt' know what to say. if she goes against Teresa people start saying shes crazy. If she doesn't she has no backbone. Its ridiculous. Idk I had more respect for her when she was letting it all out there and saying the truth. Makes me kinda aggravated that she just sits there now not saying a word but its written all over her face that she should be saying something

selena78
selena78

 @fell Teresa has plenty of friends and is close with her in-laws. 

Oxford
Oxford

 @Rocky_Grundle

 Who the hell are you? How dare you become judge and jury. You have no idea what her family is going thru. Are you sure you have the right blog? Hey Rocky let's look into your mirror. You must know that all of these real housewives series are like soap operas. They have their part to play, but for you  to come out and be so vicious about Jacquline. I'm thinking you need professional help. How can you be so mean and brutal to someone you have never even met. My goodness. You scare the chit out of me! Are you the one taking pictures of our kids while they play at school? On the 11:00 pm news to watch out for? Please take a deep breath and realize you're irrelevant. So am I. But the venom coming from your diatribe is so out of the content of this forum.

jada12
jada12

@LSUgrad Regardless of what the situation is with Dina even if Jacqueline knows the truth....she knows not to cross a Manzo especially Caroline......you keep your place and watch what you say. Caroline signed up for a reality show....yet she is of the " don't go there mentality. Everyone else's business is gets outed and she eagerly fuels the pot.

DellaD
DellaD

@Fromtheshowmestate Not so careful on twitter after a couple glasses of wine.

amandanyc
amandanyc

 @Oxford

I'm more concerned for you..... calling yourself irrelevant. ???

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @Oxford  @Rocky_Grundle  I don't know where you get off accusing him of something like that.  You are the one that is sick, seriously saying something like that.  He can't write what he wants about Jac but you can accuse him of nasty things when you have NO idea who he is.  At least he watches Jacqueline and makes his own opinion about her.  These blogs/comments are for people to state their opinions--did you know that???

Rocky_Grundle
Rocky_Grundle

 @Oxford  i am rocky grundle!  and i'll have you know that i've never been convicted....so...you can't prove anything...also, i'm very pleased to have introduced into your vocabulary, the word 'diatribe'.  your welcome!  smooches,  rocky  <3

LSUgrad
LSUgrad

 @jada12  @LSUgrad

 Good point, jada12. 

 

My take on Caroline's contribution to either the show or the reunions is one of bullying, exactly what you described.  Everyone else's family business is fair game, but by golly, NOT the Manzos' dirty laundry.

 

Her kids are "perfect," I get that. (Where is the eye-roll emoticon when you need it?)  She's so "proud" of them...that they were so grown up that they still go to daddy for venture capital or surgery fees.

Lisars
Lisars

 @jada12  @LSUgrad Uhhhh,...not only is Jacqueline married to a Manzo, she also punched Caroline in the face once, during an argument. No one is 'afraid' of Caroline Manzo.

LSUgrad
LSUgrad

 @Steamed  @Lisars  @jada12

 You beat me to it, Steamed!  Kudos!

 

I actually like Chris' personality...the clips of him we see on the show, that is. If he is truly like that in everyday life, then he IS the exception to the Laurita Rule.