Jacqueline Laurita Opens Up About Life After #RHONJ

Posted on Feb 22 2014 - 3:13pm by Editor


Former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, Jacqueline Laurita, sat down with Life & Style Magazine to discuss her departure from the RHONJ. Jacqueline and her family seem to be in a happy place. Wouldn’t anyone that left a life of drama behind them?

Jacqueline told the interviewer:

“Right now, I’m really just enjoying time with my family and I’m writing a few books”
“My husband [Chris Laurita] and I are writing a book together about our journey with autism.” (Their 4-year-old son Nicholas is autistic.)
“My other passion is the beauty industry, so I’m also writing a book about busy moms and beauty things. I’m also writing children’s books! I enjoy writing — that’s what I love” she shared.

Jacqueline’s reasons for exiting the show:

“I needed a little bit of a break, but we’ll see what happens from there,” she told Life & Style

When questioned on the rumor Dina got her removed in order to return:

“I understand why Dina wouldn’t want me on the show: She doesn’t want to address family issues on-camera!”

When the RHONJ introduced the family feud dynamic, the show took a dark turn. Many fans vowed they would never watch again. Let’s hope season six brings less family drama and more laughs and fun times.


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22 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. WestCoastFeed February 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm -

    It does look like Jac has filmed for the Manzo spin-off. A few days ago she tweeted a picture of herself, Nick and Chris at the Brownstone with Caroline. And that Life & Style article mentions they interviewed her at the Ringling Bros. Circus. There are pictures of the family there along with Caroline and the Manzo spawn. Probably that was another filmed event.

    • Dr Seuss February 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm -

      True. I hope she is on Caroline’s show. I really liked Jacqueline and her family. Especially the interactions with baby Nic. I would love to see his progress.

      • WestCoastFeed February 22, 2014 at 4:46 pm -

        Jac, Chris and the boys all went to Aspen for a big Autism Speaks fundraiser. She tweeted a bunch of pix and it looks like it was a nice vacation/charitable event for them. Jac has been doing a lot of autism events which have been pretty much overlooked by the bloggers. I guess they all figure that she since she is off NJ, she no longer has any fans who care about her.

        • Dr Seuss February 22, 2014 at 4:58 pm -

          I don’t know why because she still has fans. Jac and Caroline were my favs. Never cared much for Melissa and can’t stand Teresa.

          • MorningYawn February 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm -


          • Dr Seuss February 23, 2014 at 2:46 pm -

            Hi Morning! 🙂

          • MorningYawn February 23, 2014 at 3:05 pm -

            Hey Doc! Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

          • Dr Seuss February 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm -

            I am just a busy bee today. You ready for RHOA tonight?

          • MorningYawn February 23, 2014 at 3:59 pm -

            I gave up ATL a while ago. I had BH, NJ & NY still in my watch list, but I may ax NJ. There is no one left that doesn’t irritate the life out if me! 😉

  2. WestCoastFeed February 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm -

    Oh, My! The first tweet from new housewife Nicole Napolitano:


    • Marsbars09 February 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm -

      Who are they referring to?

      • WestCoastFeed February 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm -

        Oops. I missed her target. Teresa.

        • Marsbars09 February 22, 2014 at 5:09 pm -

          Oh oh. Tre better be prepared. She ain’t fooling with Caro, Jac, and Kathy anymore.

          • WestCoastFeed February 22, 2014 at 5:09 pm -

            Could be a fake twitter account. Let’s see if it disappears.

          • WestCoastFeed February 22, 2014 at 5:11 pm -

            Looks like a fake account. This one is spewing hatred.

          • WestCoastFeed February 22, 2014 at 11:32 pm -

            Definitely fake. It is gone now.

    • Dr Seuss February 22, 2014 at 5:21 pm -

      Yeak ok! So we have another fame whore on our hands?

  3. Marsbars09 February 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm -

    I’m glad Jac and family are off the show. The show was harmful to Jac’s emotional and psychological well being.

    • Dr Seuss February 22, 2014 at 5:13 pm -

      That I agree with. It became way to toxic when the Gorgas came on. I preferred seasons 1, 2 and 3 much better.

      • Marsbars09 February 22, 2014 at 5:16 pm -


  4. SAMRA1116 February 23, 2014 at 11:26 am -

    Wish Jac n her family the best. Take special care of Nichlos, he will strive well.

    • WestCoastFeed February 23, 2014 at 11:44 am -

      Hi Samra. Nicholas is steadily improving, although Jac has often said that there are periodic relapses. The family were celebrity guests at an autism event in Aspen where the boys took skiing lessons. Jac said that Nick loved skiing, but CJ “not so much.”