Jacqueline's demands

Jacqueline Laurita Confirms She Left Real Housewives Of New Jersey After She Was Only Offered A Part-Time Role

I always wonder what really happened when a Real Housewife says she is leaving a Real Housewives show “to pursue other opportunities” or some other vague statement about moving on. With some serious exceptions, I can’t imagine why anyone would quit a show with such a large platform, so I always find it tough to believe that any of these ladies leave of their own accord. Jacqueline Laurita came clean about why she will not be back on Real Housewives of New Jersey.

As a viewer, I am honestly not a fan of Jacqueline’s, but as a self-proclaimed reality TV expert, I feel like this show needs her around to provide opposition and controversy. Sure, I could do without the popcorn promotion and the plastic surgery testimonials, but without Jacqueline we are left watching a bunch of people who get along going on local trips and cooking Sunday dinners. Even the biggest Jacqueline haters have to admit that she does have a vital role on this show. Or at the very least she needs to be replaced with someone who has just as much (if not) more drama with the rest of the cast.


Jacqueline set the record straight via Twitter after a fan asked, “Are @siggyflicker and @DoloresCatania friends with @JacLaurita still? That’s the real question.” Jacqueline quoted that tweet and replied, “Yes, we talk all of the time! With @KathyWakile too!”

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After that Jacqueline admitted, “They wanted me part time w/the option of full time depending on how my story unfolded. I chose not to film unless confirmed full time. More$” I feel like it’s a major slap in the face to go from full-time cast member to part-time, but then again this has happened to Jacqueline before, so maybe enough is enough for her. I don’t blame her for being annoyed, but I feel like there is no way she would be downgraded again. She has major conflict with Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga. Danielle Staub is coming back with a vengeance. And no offense, but Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker are just too nice to have major story lines on this show.

Jacqueline would likely end up getting the full-time upgrade if she stuck around, but it was a little insulting to make her work for it. It was as if they were giving her an ultimatum to be a shit stirrer and she just wouldn’t go for it.

Jacqueline also tweeted, “Plus if it ended up being part time & not full time, it wasn’t worth my time, the aggravation, and $.” I don’t feel like it’s ever worth the time and aggravation to be around people you can’t stand, but I do feel like it would be worth the money. I’m pretty shocked that anyone would pass up that paycheck, but then again I have no idea what it’s actually like to be a Real Housewife.

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