This week, the ladies of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ headed to a spa to celebrate Teresa’s newfound freedom since removing her ankle bracelet. It should have been a fun getaway, but tensions ran high as Teresa and Jacqueline came face-to-face for the first time since their big fight.
When the ladies arrived at Crystal Springs Resort, things immediately became awkward. Jacqueline chose to take the only room in the basement, and Teresa suggested throwing her down the stairs. (Okay, so she said it jokingly to the other ladies, but we think Teresa meant it.) And then, when Teresa demanded Jacqueline say “hello” to her, she pretended like they never met before. It was so strange, but maybe Jacqueline likes to joke around during uncomfortable situations.
Later at dinner, Teresa and Jacqueline started conversing over shared memories. And eventually, the other ladies chimed in on a discussion about hardships — one that helped Teresa and Jacqueline look past their differences and start to come back together.
In fact, during a late-night chat around a fire pit, Jacqueline started crying when Teresa mentioned how hard it was to be away from her kids while in prison. Teresa then told the girls she’s having a book party, and she even told Jacqueline that she’d love if she and Chris came.
Melissa also talked about the struggles of being away from her kids while running her new business, and Siggy revealed how her husband was poor when she married him.
Things went so well for Teresa and Jacqueline that Teresa called her husband, Joe, and pretended they were having a fight. Obviously, they weren’t, but it was good to see that she and Jacqueline could laugh about their issues.
The only drama that went down was during an incident Jacqueline created in her head. She saw Melissa and Dolores chatting by the pool together, and she assumed they were talking about her and Teresa. So when they returned to their lounge chairs, Jacqueline demanded they tell her what they were talking about. In actuality, Melissa was just talking to Dolores about her relationship with Teresa. Jacqueline then saw them whispering again during some late night drinking back at the house, so of course, she asked them to stop sharing secrets. It was totally strange, but we’ll let it slide since Jacqueline was drinking. Thankfully, no fights occurred.
Jacqueline did end up in tears at one point, but it was only because she heard Teresa, Melissa and Siggy talking about being proud of their children’s accomplishments. Jacqueline got sad because Nicholas‘ achievements are so different from everyone else’s. Everyone, including Teresa, consoled Jacqueline and told her everything will be okay.
And get this — Jacqueline even apologized to Teresa for their big fight. She said she often says mean things when upset, so she wanted Teresa to know she was sorry. So it looks like the ladies really did know what they were doing when they invited Teresa and Jacqueline on the spa trip in hopes they’d reconcile.
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