Season 7 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey ended with Jacqueline Laurita leaving another group dinner prematurely after getting into a very heated argument, one that again involved expletives, with Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga despite Siggy Flicker’s and Dolores Catania’s best efforts to be mediators. As the episode aired on Sunday night, Jacqueline responded to viewer questions and comments on Twitter. During her tweeting session, Jacqueline revealed some interesting tidbits. For one, she pretty much admitted that she returned to the show and continued on with the season, despite all of the drama with Teresa and Melissa, because of the money. Another thing that Jacqueline revealed was that the finale episode was edited to make it look as if she left Siggy and Dolores running after her when that didn’t actually happen.
One viewer questioned why Jacqueline stays on the show if she hates Teresa and Melissa so much. The viewer wondered if the money that Jacqueline gets paid for being on the show is so good that she’s willing to deal with Teresa and Melissa.
In response to that tweet, Jacqueline admitted that yes, the money is that good.
Prior to the episode airing, Jacqueline posted a tweet that some viewers may take as evidence that Jacqueline purposefully stirred up drama just to secure her Real Housewives paycheck. In response to a viewer who expressed excitement over watching the finale episode and her love of watching Jacqueline stand up for herself, Jacqueline wrote that she has earned her money.
On the finale episode, Siggy, with the help of Dolores, planned a lunch meeting so that Jacqueline could talk with Teresa and Melissa. The meeting was the first time that all of the women were together after their Vermont trip, a trip that turned disastrous when Jacqueline screamed that Melissa was a “fake, phony b**ch” who has had four nose jobs and that Teresa was a “criminal,” a “f**king crazy table-flipping b***h,” and a “twisted b***h.” Siggy and Dolores hoped that the feuding women would be able to have a civil conversation and come to an agreement.
Not surprisingly, that didn’t happen. Jacqueline arrived determined to call the shots. She demanded that she speak to Teresa and Melissa one-on-one rather than in a group setting. Jacqueline threatened that she had a car waiting for her in the parking lot if her demand wasn’t met. When Teresa and Melissa refused her demand, Jacqueline bolted. Siggy and Dolores subsequently ran, with their shoes off, through the parking lot trying to chase after Jacqueline in her car. The episode showed Jacqueline opening the passenger car door, blowing a kiss and then slamming it shut to continue on with her ride. “Oh come on!” Siggy said in exasperation.
On Twitter, one viewer expressed bewilderment that Jacqueline Laurita treated Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania so badly. Was Jacqueline Laurita really so disrespectful to her friends Siggy and Dolores when they were just desperately trying to help her? In response to the viewer’s tweet, Jacqueline revealed that she didn’t look back and blow a kiss at Siggy and Dolores but at the cameraman. Jacqueline explained that she was already around the parking lot corner when Siggy and Dolores ran out.
Why did Jacqueline demand to speak to Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga one-on-one? Jacqueline believes that having one-on-one conversations is much more effective since you can say what you want with less interruptions.
Jacqueline called Teresa and Melissa cowards for refusing to speak to her one-on-one.
Besides calling Teresa a coward, Jacqueline threw a dig at Teresa’s home life. Jacqueline tweeted that Teresa seems to not understand that she loves being at home with her family given her own situation at home.
Jacqueline, who is an autism advocate and whose youngest son has autism, also accused Teresa of using the word “retarded” during their confrontation.
Yet some viewers expressed the opinion that Jacqueline was out of line with her demand. Some people wrote on social media that Jacqueline was unreasonable not only on the finale episode but the entire season. Jacqueline seemingly admitted that her behavior has been a bit out of control and that she has been bossy towards some of her co-stars when she tweeted that she doesn’t know what came over her while filming the current season. Yet she defended herself by stating that she now has no tolerance for “BS.”
Despite all of the drama that happened with Teresa and Melissa, however, Jacqueline apparently has no regrets and was still able to enjoy herself while filming Season 7, at least sometimes. In response to one viewer who said that the current season might be her favorite one yet, Jacqueline agreed and stated that the cast was great.
The end of the episode provided updates on each cast member. Jacqueline’s update stated that she has not spoken to Teresa or Melissa. In response to what the producers wrote for her, Jacqueline tweeted that what she would’ve preferred her update to have been. Jacqueline’s version would have omitted any mention of Teresa and Melissa to instead focus on the good things that are going on in her life.
A preview for The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 7 reunion show shows that viewers will continue to see Jacqueline battle it out with Teresa and Melissa while Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania nervously watch. It shows Teresa on the attack, going so far as calling Jacqueline a stripper and having a “clown-looking face.” Jacqueline in turns calls Teresa “41 counts of phony, fraud.” Teresa shoots back that Jacqueline was the one, with the help of her sister-in-law and former co-star Caroline Manzo, to set her up to be imprisoned by the federal government.
In response to that accusation, Jacqueline pointed out that Teresa has blamed everyone, including her brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Melissa Gorga, for her going to prison instead of taking any personal accountability.
One viewer tweeted that it’s nuts to believe Teresa Giudice’s claim that Jacqueline Laurita outed her to the government. Jacqueline agreed, pointing out that she was still friends with Teresa when the federal government began their investigation.
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