As you all know RHONJ star Jacqueline Laurita revealed this year that her son, Nicholas, was diagnosed with autism. That could be difficult for any family to go through but Jacqueline tells Fast and the Fab that it’s actually brought her whole family closer together saying,
“Everyone does their share as we all have a common goal. My husband Chris and I both do our share of research and discuss our next plan of action with each other. My daughter Ashlee, who lives in California now, is very supportive from afar.”
Jac adds, “The Manzo’s, Caroline, Albert and her kids, have been above and beyond with their support. The rest of our family is supportive as well.”
Nothing like having families support!
Jacqueline also discussed the best/worst part of being a reality star saying, “The best part about being a reality star is meeting all of the wonderful people that I may have never met had I not been on the show. People have shared their own life journeys with me too, and I feel privileged to have been given that opportunity. I’ve been given so many resources to help heal and recover my son, advice on getting along with my daughter (which has brought us closer than ever) and, in turn, I love sharing what I have learned with others. It has also opened up doors to many other opportunities beneficial to our family. The worst part of being a reality TV star is the hateful people who reach out only with the intent to hurt me because they think they know me, my whole life story and everything that goes on in our day to day lives when the camera’s aren’t rolling….but they don’t. The cameras are not on us 24/7. People are seeing an edited version of the whole picture. Take it for entertainment value and not so seriously. Learn from it, or change the channel. I realize I will never have ALL of the people like me ALL of the time, just as in everyday life. I just get more opinions from others on a much larger scale. Overall, I get a ton of support, . . . more so than not.”
Seems like Jac is trying to convince herself that she gets more positive support then negative. Debatable.