Is Jacqueline Laurita really “wacko” as Teresa Giudice claimed on the latest The Real Housewives of New Jersey episode? On her latest Bravo blog, posted on Monday, Jacqueline admitted that she’s not proud of her behavior towards Teresa and Melissa Gorga during the group’s dinner in Vermont. Jacqueline defended herself by stating that she was just reacting honestly to being betrayed by Teresa and Melissa, whom she believes banded together to try to re-write history. Jacqueline maintained that Teresa was involved in “Strippergate” and reminded people of all the wrongs she has done to Melissa over the years. In Jacqueline’s eyes, Melissa isn’t innocent either. Jacqueline accused Melissa of discarding her and Kathy Wakile once she had no use for them in her feud with Teresa.
Early on in her blog, Jacqueline admitted that she’s not proud of how she acted at dinner and that she knows she let her emotions get the best of her. Jacqueline explained that her reaction was one of pure shock and hurt, shock and hurt that Teresa and Melissa were trying to deny what Jacqueline believes is the true history. Jacqueline also proclaimed that while others may sneakily try to strike back later, by giving stories to the press, for example, she just hits right back at the moment.
“I’m certainly not proud of the way I acted at dinner. I most certainly let my emotions get the best of me. I think we have all done that at least once in our lives…I do know now that I honestly reacted out of deep hurt. I honestly didn’t know how else to be in that moment. I think I was in shock. I couldn’t believe the things they were saying. My natural instinct is to strike back immediately in your face, while the other girls tend to strike back on the sly later when their feelings toward me end up in a tabloid under a ‘source.’ I choose to be a little more direct.”
Jacqueline admits that when she’s challenged, she gets vicious and fights back. Jacqueline even said that if Melissa really would have broken her finger as she said she wanted to in her confessional interview, she would have beat her with the other four fingers!
“Am I the girl who sits there when I’m challenged? Hell to the no! Do I get vicious when I’m attacked? You better believe it! If Melissa actually had the guts to ‘break my finger’ like she threatened me, I would have beat her with the other four. That’s just how I play.”
As viewers saw on last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, after Teresa Giudice made it clear to Jacqueline Laurita during a group dinner that she was not happy that her friend Robyn Levy left the Vermont trip early due to her fight with Jacqueline, Jacqueline pointed out that she did not ask Robyn to leave. Believing that Jacqueline had Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania put the pressure on for Robyn to leave, Teresa called Jacqueline “manipulative” and “calculated.”
Melissa quickly became involved in the argument between Teresa and Jacqueline when Jacqueline, trying to remind Melissa of what she has done for her and what Teresa tried to do to her in the past, asked her if she hadn’t warned her years ago that she was about to be accused at Kim DePaola’s fashion show of once having worked as a stripper, an incident now known as “Strippergate.” Jacqueline said that she warned Melissa while Teresa stayed silent. When Melissa didn’t answer the question right away, Jacqueline became infuriated. Jacqueline became even angrier when Teresa said that she didn’t warn Melissa because she didn’t know what was about to go down and implied that Jacqueline herself was involved in it. Jacqueline yelled that Melissa is a “fake, phony liar” who had has four nose jobs and that Teresa’s a criminal.
In her blog, Jacqueline Laurita maintained her own innocence in “Strippergate.” Jacqueline wrote that both Melissa Gorga and her husband, Joe Gorga, knew what Teresa Giudice tried to do all those years ago. Jacqueline went on to point out all the ways Teresa has tried to hurt her sister-in-law throughout the years.
“All I asked was for Melissa and Joe to tell the truth. They both know I had zero involvement in Strippergate and that Teresa did. I saw Melissa tell Joe not to answer me….It was obvious that Teresa and Melissa banded together and decided to try to rewrite history together…Teresa saying she wasn’t involved in Strippergate or any other Melissa set up? Lie! Teresa saying she never hated Melissa or ever said anything bad about her? Lie! Teresa saying she never instigates and she would just walk away from confrontation? Lie! Someone rewind past seasons footage. She is DELUSIONAL! So who exactly was it that said Melissa was a lying, cheating, manipulating, gold-digging stripper who would leave her husband for a richer man? Refresh my memory.”
Jacqueline also reminded everyone of how Joe has treated his sister, pointing out that he has called her some pretty despicable names in the past.
“I had to laugh when I saw Joe Gorga say he would never call his sister a criminal, like I did. I guess him calling his own sister ‘garbage’ and ‘scum’ is better? Got it!”
Jacqueline further reminded people of Teresa’s other past misdeeds against others, including flipping the table on former co-star Danielle Staub and later chasing her out of a country club and insulting Caroline Manzo and her family in a cookbook.
Jacqueline firmly believes that Melissa used her and Teresa’s cousin, Kathy Wakile, to get to where she’s at right now with Teresa and then discarded them afterwards.
“Melissa was a huge disappointment. She’s a sneak, a liar, and a manipulator. She is everything Teresa told me she was. She used me when she needed me in so many ways. Once she got her footing on the pedestal, she pushed me off (and Kathy) without even looking back, knowing I was someone who helped get her there.”
On Sunday night’s episode, Jacqueline, in a confessional interview, wondered if Melissa wouldn’t admit to Teresa’s involvement in “Strippergate” because she’s scared of Teresa. Jacqueline declared that she was “done” with both women. Later, over coffee with Siggy, Melissa said that she didn’t get a chance to think about and answer Jacqueline’s question before Jacqueline began screaming at her. Melissa told Siggy that Jacqueline didn’t even exactly warn her all those years ago but only cryptically hinted that something was going to go down at Kim DePaola’s fashion show. Melissa also said that while it’s true she has had a nose job, it wasn’t right of Jacqueline to tell it to everyone.
It’s likely that viewers will hear more about “Strippergate,” with Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita giving their own accounts of what really happened, at the upcoming The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 7 reunion show. As the Inquisitr reported, the cast filmed the reunion show last Thursday. Jacqueline called the experience “shocking, bizarre, and AMAZING all at the same time.”
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