RHONJ’s Jacqueline Laurita on Standing With Teresa After Vegas

RHONJ's Jacqueline Laurita on Status With Teresa After Vegas, Teresa's Other Potential Attempt to Make Amends, and If She'd Join on RHOC, Plus Why Danielle is "Dangerous"

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Jacqueline Laurita provided an replace on her friendship with Teresa Giudice whereas showing on a podcast on Monday.

Months after the Real Housewives of New Jersey pals reunited in Las Vegas after a years-long estrangement, Jacqueline confirmed in the event that they’re nonetheless in contact whereas additionally shading Melissa Gorga, revealing if she’d be a part of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and explaining why she feels Danielle Staub is “harmful.”

“Danielle tends to make up tales about individuals after which unfold them round as the reality,” Jacqueline revealed on the Might 8 episode of Behind the Velvet Rope With David Yontef. “She’ll get different individuals to unfold the lies together with her… She had recruited a few of her followers on social media to assault me, say lies, put lies on the market, write lies about us via the press… That, to me, is a dangerous person.”

As a result of her expertise on RHONJ “felt prefer it was giving [her] most cancers,” and supplied a “fixed stress,” Jacqueline mentioned she has “little interest in going again” to Bravo, whether or not by RHONJ or RHOC.

“I don’t dwell in New Jersey. I’m not going to go be on the Housewives of OC. I’m at a special stage in my life,” she shared. “I might like to do [Peacock’s Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip]. It’s every week of my life. Proper now, realistically, I can’t do it. I don’t have somebody to look at my son for every week whereas I’m off on an island someplace… Perhaps sooner or later.”

“My life is a lot extra peaceable… I don’t know the way I lived in that world,” she continued.

After leaving New Jersey in 2019, Jacqueline and her husband, Chris Laurita, moved to Las Vegas. And now, as she confirmed earlier this yr, they’re on the lookout for a new home in Southern California.

Talking of her marriage, Jacqueline mentioned that whereas she and Chris have spats at occasions, their challenges have made them “stronger.”

“We all know when to drag away and when to push and when to be supportive… We prefer to joke with one another, and I don’t know. And intercourse. A number of intercourse. A number of intercourse,” she defined of what makes their relationship work.

Throughout her time on RHONJ, Jacqueline usually discovered herself in the course of Teresa and Melissa’s family feud, particularly after producers inspired her and Teresa to fix their relationship.

“[Melissa] began getting bizarre… Melissa was telling me how a lot she hated me, however but Teresa was good to my face… I didn’t know what was true and what was not,” she recalled. “She’s like, ‘Jacqueline, don’t belief it. She hates your guts.’”

Though many believed Jacqueline was jealous of the sisters-in-law throughout their short-lived moments of getting along, Jacqueline mentioned it was Melissa who was envious.

“She was the one jealous that producers have been making an attempt to push a friendship between Teresa and I, however she went on and tried to vary the narrative on digital camera, which was upsetting,” she famous.

Not solely was Jacqueline not jealous of Teresa’s different relationships, she was additionally making an attempt to assist them preserve a united entrance.

“I at all times advised Teresa, and I at all times advised Melissa to pretend it on digital camera for them for his or her household’s sake. I at all times mentioned, ‘Hear, pretend it until you make it. Don’t battle with one another on digital camera,’” she shared.

And in response to Jacqueline, Teresa did her finest.

“The evening earlier than the christening, when clearly she was indignant at them for becoming a member of the present behind her back… she went as much as them and tried to faux like all the pieces’s effective on digital camera. Put her arms round them. ‘How’s it going?’” she recalled. “Melissa mentioned, ‘We’re not approaching to come back after Teresa. Now we have no unwell intentions in direction of Teresa.’ Then why the very first scene when Teresa tried to faux like all the pieces was effective, you name her out?”

“They at all times wished to be well-known,” Jacqueline defined. “They act for the cameras. They’re very conscious of the cameras.”

Though Jacqueline wasn’t near Teresa or Melissa when she left RHONJ, there was no love misplaced between her and Melissa.

“I met [Melissa] on the present. I don’t give two sh-ts about her. I don’t need her in my life,” she admitted. “I’ve little interest in being pleasant together with her. She’s an actress… She performs the digital camera.”

In the meantime, she and Teresa had identified each other for seven years earlier than showing on-screen collectively.

“We’ve been via horrible sh-t. And that’s what occurs once you, once you harm deeply, when once you’ve been pals with somebody for thus lengthy, and then you definitely’re harm deeply, after which it simply turns ugly,” she reasoned. “You’re gonna say ugly issues collectively. It’s simply [happens].”

Concerning her and Teresa’s lunch meeting in Vegas, Jacqueline mentioned she by no means anticipated to listen to from her former castmate.

“She’s not the sort to love make the transfer. She was placing it on the market, possibly hoping I might attain out, however like, I had already eliminated myself from all that, so I wasn’t gonna like, reengage it once more,” Jacqueline shared, giving a nod to the general public feedback Teresa had made about their potential reconciliation.

In truth, Jacqueline was so hesitant to interact with Teresa that she ignored a name she acquired from her a couple of years again.

“I did get a name from her as soon as [when] she was in Vegas for one thing,” Jacqueline confessed. “She was in Vegas. She referred to as me, and I noticed it ringing, and I didn’t reply it cuz I received like…nervous… I believe it was… Like years in the past… It was in all probability the primary yr I moved right here.”

“I’m like, possibly it was a butt dial. Cuz why would she name me?” Jacqueline continued. “She was with one among our previous producers at one of many swimming pools. So possibly he took her cellphone and did it.”

As soon as Jacqueline determined she was open to reuniting with Teresa, she was excited and didn’t really feel nervous, though she had issues about her potential ulterior motives.

“In my head, I used to be like, ‘Does she have one other motive?’ However then, after I sat together with her, she didn’t have one other motive there. It wasn’t about Melissa… So I used to be like… ‘That is like real,’” she recalled.

Even when Jacqueline tried to convey up their previous drama, Teresa refused, preferring to maneuver ahead as a substitute. And in the end, Jacqueline agreed.

“What good is it gonna do to return and speak about all these items? We each mentioned sh-tty issues,” she said. “It was a poisonous time in our lives. The present does a variety of harm to friendships.”

Somewhat than rehashing the previous, Jacqueline and Teresa spoke of their future, briefly addressing Teresa’s feud with Melissa and Joe Gorga.

“We didn’t speak about Melissa… She was like, ‘I’m executed preventing with them. I’m completely executed preventing with them. I’m not preventing with them anymore. I’m not giving it to ’em. I don’t care. I’m executed.’ And I mentioned, ‘Yeah, they each suck.’ And that was principally it,” Jacqueline detailed.

After then describing Teresa’s husband, Luis Ruelas, as “beautiful,” “optimistic,” and “upbeat,” Jacqueline mentioned she and Teresa have saved in contact since their Vegas outing — and revealed their husbands have as effectively.

“We be in contact. We do textual content… We’ve talked on the cellphone a couple of occasions,” she shared. “And truly, our husbands are getting collectively very quickly… They’re gonna go {golfing} collectively.”

The Actual Housewives of New Jersey season 13 airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.

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