Bio: Jacqueline Laurita (born Jacqueline Elizabeth Grippe in Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey on April 26, 1970) is a cosmetologist who gained attention when joining Real Housewives of New Jersey. She is about to begin filming season five, and wants to stay on the show to raise awareness for Autism, as her son Nicholas is autistic.
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Jacqueline Laurita is best known for being one of the original cast members on Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Jacqueline has three children — Ashley, whom she had with her first husband in 1990, and Nicholas and CJ with her current husband Chris. She announced she was pregnant with Nicholas shortly after season one wrapped, after being public about her issues with pregnancies and suffering multiple miscarriages. Her son CJ was born in 2002, and Nicholas in 2009. Nicholas was diagnosed with autism when he was two, and Jacqueline has been working to help others who are going through similar issues. Her husband is the brother of RHONJ costar Caroline Manzo.
‘RHONJ’ fans were shocked when they learned on April 3 that Jacqueline Laurita would not be returning for season 8. However, that’s not even the craziest part! HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY sat down with Jacqueline who gave us the truth behind it all & major scoop about the cast!
Is Jacqueline Laurita being replaced as an OG on ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’? In a new interview, April 3, she admitted that her exit had a lot to do with Bravo, and maybe Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga. You have to hear what the network approached her with…
She’s baaaack! Danielle Staub, the OG and former star of ‘RHONJ’, is stronger than ever and ready for a bombshell return to the hit Bravo show! She dished about an epic comeback to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, and revealed that Jacqueline Laurita should be ‘scared’ if she returns! You’re going to be shocked over what she had to say…
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.
While Siggy reconnected with her family’s Jewish roots on the Aug. 21 episode of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey,’ Melissa sat down with Jacqueline for a serious talk. You see, Melissa was none too pleased to learn that Jacqueline called her husband, Joe, during a fight with Teresa.
So much for ‘new beginnings.’ On the Aug. 14 episode of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey,’ Teresa and Jacqueline tried to play nice. But things quickly went from bad to worse, when Teresa brought up an issue they had FIVE YEARS AGO.
After Teresa’s ‘f***ing weird’ phone call on New Year’s Eve, Jacqueline felt the need to get some answers. So on the July 24 episode of ‘RHONJ,’ she arrived at Teresa’s doorstep — unexpectedly — to demand some clarity.
So. Much. Shade. Teresa failed to invite Jacqueline to her New Year’s Eve party on the July 17 episode of ‘RHONJ,’ but she tried making up for it by calling and wishing Jacqueline a happy 2016. Unfortunately, the call quickly turned disastrous when she realized the Wakiles were on speakerphone too!