In all honesty, it’s still a little unclear to me if Jacqueline Laurita left Real Housewives of New Jersey or if she was fired. I have no idea why she would ever leave that show, so I’m going to go with the latter. Nevertheless, it is very obvious why she is back.
Jacqueline and Chris Laurita have explained that they are going through financial troubles during the first few episodes of this season. They even agreed not to give each other Christmas gifts to be fiscally responsible and Chris said that he sold some of their jewelry for money. So this makes me wonder what is going on with the Laurita business ventures.
Andy starts off by asking Reza why the cast (aside from Asa) didn’t stick up for MJ with Vida after the engagement? “Culturally, that’s just not what you do.” Andy then asks him if it was a smart move to buy a Palm Springs investment property without seeing it? “Yeah, it was. Just because of what it’s worth now.”
I’m all for kumbaya and all that jazz, but I just feel so awkward watching Jacqueline Laurita go back and forth between talking shit about Teresa Giudice and trying to get sympathy talking about how she misses her. It is so blatantly obvious that Jacqueline wants Teresa to like her. It even seems like she’s more upset about not being Teresa’s BFF than whatever offense she alleges bothers her from years ago.
Her desperation is way too real. Plus, we all know how badly she needs to be on this show and it’s obviously way better to be a part of Real Housewives of New Jersey if you are in Teresa’s good graces. So I am not at all surprised that she put her pride aside and came crawling back to Teresa, but I am honestly a little shocked that she just showed up instead of scheduling a standard RHONJ-style sit down to be more dramatic. But then again, Teresa was on house arrest, so I guess she couldn’t exactly pull that move. At the very least, she could have called ahead of time.
I am beyond elated that Real Housewives of New Jersey is (finally) back because I am dying to see how things are going between the OG cast members that I have become invested in. With that said, I’m wondering how the new girls are going to fit in.
When Siggy Flicker first appeared with her head all wrapped up in bandages after getting a face lift, I was cracking up and instantly loved her. Since then, I don’t have too much of an opinion because I can’t tell if I’m seeing the real Siggy or not. I’m so over referring to herself in third person as “the Sig” and I can’t tell if she’s trying too hard or if that’s just how she is. What kind of role will she have on the show?
All feels right in the world now that Real Housewives of New Jersey is back on TV. The queen (Teresa Giudice) is back and the rest of the cast is pretty on point as well. The nice thing about New Jersey is that these ladies actually have history and ties outside of being cast on the same reality TV show. It is the only show in the franchise where the casting doesn’t seem forced.
With that said, the beef and friendships really run deep in this group. So I really live for it when the ladies speak out about the show and each other. Jacqueline Laurita and the new girls Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker all came together for an interview – and yes they talked about Teresa, obviously.
Teresa is out of prison, and from this point forward everything must go in a new direction. Say “new direction” fast and it sounds like “nude erection,” which encompassed about 3/4 of the things Teresa learned from “camp.” The other thing was not to be slutty with your your John Hancock. So, yeah, about those leopards and their spots…
First, Michael weighs in on current Real Housewives story lines. AboutTeresa Giudice‘s emotional return, he says, “Great TV. Her hair was fantastic – best hair line in the business.” As for Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s newbies, Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania, he loves them both. About a post-face lift Siggy showing up in bandages, Michael says, “This woman has balls.” He adds that Dolores is fantastic and has a beautiful family.