On the latest episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jacqueline Laurita declared that she’s officially done trying to have a friendship with Teresa Giudice. How does Teresa feel about that?
In her Bravo blog recapping the episode posted on Wednesday, Teresa revealed that instead of feeling any sadness, she’s just glad to hear that Jacqueline’s done with her. Teresa made it clear that she has no problem with not having Jacqueline in her life. In fact, Teresa is glad to have Jacqueline gone. On her blog, Teresa also reacted to Kim DePaola’s scene with Jacqueline and Dolores Catania, during which Kim insinuated that Joe Giudice repeatedly cheated on Teresa during her prison sentence. While Teresa and Kim may have been friends before, Kim can likely count on not getting any phone calls or texts from Teresa after that scene.
Teresa said that it was a relief to hear that Jacqueline’s done with her. Teresa described Jacqueline as “too toxic and too negative,” two qualities that she definitely doesn’t want in her life right now. Teresa said that while she wishes Jacqueline and her family well, she’s also done with her. Teresa was also glad to hear Jacqueline saying that she’s done with Melissa Gorga as well. Teresa said that her sister-in-law doesn’t need Jacqueline’s toxicity and negatively either.
“At the beginning of the episode, Dolores asked Jacqueline point blank if she was done with her relationship with me, and she said yes. She said she was done with Melissa, too. Truth be told, that was a relief to hear. I don’t want her in my life anymore because she is too toxic and too negative and has caused me too many problems over the years. I don’t need it and Melissa doesn’t need it…I just want peace in my life, that’s all. I have too much going on and don’t have the energy for someone like Jacqueline anymore. I wish her and her family well. But I’m done, too.”
Sunday night’s Real Housewives of New Jersey episode showed the fallout from the cast’s Vermont trip. Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania paid Jacqueline Laurita a visit. Siggy immediately confessed that she thought Jacqueline was mad at her and Dolores. Siggy wondered if Jacqueline felt as if she and Dolores didn’t have her back during and after her tense argument with Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga at the restaurant in Vermont. Jacqueline said that she didn’t purposefully give Siggy and Dolores the silent treatment but was just focusing on herself in the aftermath of the fight. When Dolores asked Jacqueline if she was finally done with Teresa and Melissa, she said she was.
Of course, with how Jacqueline screamed and yelled at Teresa and Melissa at the restaurant, going so far as screaming at Melissa that she’s a “fake, phony b**ch” who has had four nose jobs and yelling that Teresa’s a “crazy, table-flipping b**tch,” a “twisted b**ch” and a criminal, it’s likely that she didn’t expect to be able to recover with Teresa and Melissa.
Later on in the episode, Jacqueline and Dolores attended Kim DePaola’s fashion show. During dinner, Kim D. all of a sudden implied that Joe Giudice repeatedly cheated on Teresa when she was away in prison. Kim D. asked Jacqueline and Dolores if Teresa just doesn’t know or just doesn’t care about Joe’s cheating.
“Do you think that she’s delusional or do you think that she doesn’t know? Dolores, everyone’s been on this planet. For the past 11 1/2 months when she was away, we all saw, we all heard, we all know, and I happen to like Joe but if I was his wife…”
Jacqueline spoke up to defend Teresa and Joe’s marriage.
“Whatever their relationship is, it works for them.”
Dolores said that Teresa has addressed the issue with Joe already.
“I think she confronted him. She had said it, it was a miscommunication.”
Kim D. piped up that it was more than just one woman.
“Are we talking just about the blonde? There’s a lot of brunettes.”
Jacqueline Laurita and Dolores Catania remained silent, making it clear that they didn’t want to talk about the subject any further.
In her blog, Teresa Giudice criticized Kim D. for saying such things. Teresa said that while she has always given Kim D. the benefit of the doubt, she finally sees the real Kim D. Teresa pointed out that by saying such things, Kim D. knowingly hurt her children.
“I’m also done with Kim D. After seeing her stir the pot at her fashion show again? I always gave her the benefit of the doubt, but I finally got my answer. I’m glad I got to see her true colors for myself. What bothers me the most is that by saying what she said, she hurts my children. When you have known someone a long time and they do something like that shows how much class they have.”
While Teresa didn’t specifically say whether she believes Kim D.’s claim, she suggested that she doesn’t by saying that Kim D. did what she did in a bid to stay relevant.
“I also thought it was interesting that she decided to bring me and Joe up while she was on camera and at the fashion show. Why do you have to sit at a fashion show with a bunch of women and talk about me and my husband? Why couldn’t she tell me she heard these things in private – to face? Because she becomes relevant talking about me, that’s why.”
Kim D. has shown up frequently throughout the seasons, in particular, the early seasons, as Teresa’s friend. Why did Kim D. go against Teresa after so many years of friendship? Last week, Kim D. tweeted that Teresa wronged her.
Kim D.’s annual fashion show has been the scene of many of the show’s most dramatic fights. It was at one of Kim D.’s fashion shows that Melissa Gorga was pretty much accused of having once worked as a stripper. Prior to the fashion show, a man told Kim D. and Teresa that he once employed Melissa to work for him in a gentleman’s club. The man later showed up at the fashion show. Clearly, he was brought there to try to expose Melissa’s past.
The incident, now known as “Strippergate,” was what led Jacqueline to lash out at Melissa and Teresa during dinner in Vermont. Jacqueline wanted Melissa to acknowledge that she, while Teresa remained silent, had warned her those many years ago about what was about to happen to her at the fashion show. When Melissa wouldn’t do so, Jacqueline became enraged. When Teresa said that she didn’t warn Melissa because she didn’t know what was about to happen and suggested that Jacqueline herself was involved in “Strippergate,” Jacqueline became even more infuriated.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Jacqueline wrote in her blog that she believes that Teresa and Melissa banded together beforehand to go against her and re-write history.
“Strippergate” was likely a big topic of conversation between Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, and Jacqueline Laurita at the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 7 reunion show, which filmed last week. Teresa may have also taken Jacqueline to task about her continued relationship with Kim DePaola, despite what Kim insinuated about Joe. On Wednesday morning, Kim D. advertised an upcoming event of hers that will feature Jacqueline, making it obvious that she and Jacqueline are still friends.
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