This week at the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion, we all noticed that Jacqueline Laurita was uncharacteristically quiet. She shared in her new blog why she was barely speaking and it's not because she only knows how to communicate through Tweets now. She also confirms that she hasn't made a decision about next season….
Jacs explains, "My goal for the reunion: Keep it real but "speak only when spoken to" and only on issues concerning me or a scene I was involved in. (Unlike last years reunion.) Last reunion I was brutally honest to the point that I said things that were not my place to say, because I was angry. I crossed the line a few times when I just should have stayed quiet. When I hear people lying to or about me, it hurts and angers me and I start calling people out. After I saw what that looked like last reunion, I decided I would not let that happen again, and I would have more self-control over my emotions in the future."
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Jacqueline also wanted to make sure we all caught her joke when it came to Kathy. (Wait, they played a scene with Kathy? I think we blinked and missed it.) "Let me make something clear. I love Kathy. I think she is such a genuine, loving, nurturing, unselfish person. When I was pretending not to be paying attention to her scene, it was a complete joke! I was teasing Kathy, because during this season it seemed like Kathy wasn't being heard, and not getting the time, attention, and respect that she deserved from all of us, because Kathy is always there for all of us. I was completely being silly at the reunion and making a joke out of it. I'm sorry if it was taken the wrong way by some of you. I would never intentionally hurt Kathy."
Jacqueline also shared that she sees similarities between this season on the show and Super Storm Sandy! "I see similarities between the effect Super Storm Sandy had on the Jersey Shore and the effect this season had on our RHONJ cast. When something devastating happens in your life, you may feel defeated and you feel like shutting down and wanting to give up because you lose hope of things ever getting better. "
She continued, "You feel so much hurt and pain that you can't see the light ahead or the possibility of how you will be able to recover from the damage that has been done. The work to put things back to together seems overwhelming and unattainable at the time. But then something unexplainable nudges you to keep moving forward and gives you the strength to push through your fears and heartache to fight for what you want. When you want something bad enough, you will do the work to get it."
Jacs also took to Twitter to share that nothing is set in stone as far as her role on the show next season. When a fan asked if she was coming back, Jacqueline responded with a simple "not sure yet".
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