She’s baaaaack! After leaving ‘RHONJ’ because she was feuding with her estranged sister-in-law Dina Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita made her way back to Jersey, and not to get after Dina…but Teresa!
Jacqueline Laurita just couldn’t stay away from the drama. The Sept. 21 episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey welcomed back the former reportedly fired cast member, and she wants to tie up loose ends with Teresa Giudice.
‘RHONJ’: Teresa Stays Back From Housewife Vacation To Focus On Her Troubles
Dina Manzo, Melissa Gorga and housewife twins Nicole and Teresa head to Florida for a girls trip, but Teresa Giudice stays back, a decision she made last week, telling Dina that she had to focus on her troubles at home.
However, while the Real Housewives vacays usually act as drama’s paradise, it’s not so calm on the Jersey home front either.
Teresa worries about with her sentencing coming up, as she realizes the status of her financial troubles, and Jacqueline returns, wanting to clear things up that have been festering in the past.
‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’: Jacqueline Laurita Returns
Jacqueline, sporting a cute shorter hairdo, tells Kathy Wakile that she’s been worried sick about Teresa and has even reached out, despite their rocky past.
“It’s really weird because when we left Arizona, I really believed that we put everything past us and we were in a really good place,” Jacqueline tells Kathy. “But when we got back from Arizona…we should never really talked since then. But I can’t help but worry because she was a big part of my life, and I did send her a message.”
Jacqueline reveals her heartfelt texts to Teresa, and tells her, “I wish I had the power to turn back time.”
A source previously told HollywoodLife.com that Jacqueline would be returning to the show, as the show was re-filming new footage anyway, in the midst of Teresa’s trial and sentencing.
“Jacqueline will appear later in the season, the RHONJ insider exclusively confirmed. “She will not be ‘coming for Dina,’ though. Mostly, all of Jacqueline’s filming will be with Kathy.”
Jacqueline In Near Tears Over Teresa Giudice’s Legal Troubles: Will She Go To Jail?
It’s nice to see Jacqueline compassionate for the potential jail bird during this tough time — we all know that she needs the support. She’s just days away from her sentencing in real life, and on-screen, she had just plead guilty.
“I can’t imagine what she’s going through right now,” Jacqueline said. “They have to go through the rest of their life being a convicted felon. And I know for Teresa, she doesn’t like to admit to anything. A lot of times, she’ll blame shift and things like that so for her to take on guilt, that was huge for Teresa to do.”
She may have to take on even more, as her October 2nd sentencing comes up, off camera.
HollywoodLifers, are you happy to see Jacqueline back? Let us know if you missed her on Housewives, plus, do you feel sorry for Teresa?
— Elizabeth Wagmeister