Yesterday RHONJ’s Jacqueline and Chris Laurita appeared on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show and discussed family feuds, as well as give advice about them to members in the audience. Here’s what Jacqueline had to say about marrying into Chris’s big family, their family feuds, and if she is coming back to RHONJ!
“Chris and I are really fair with each other. We don’t really take sides, but we’ll, you know, we’ll voice our opinions. I’ll tell him when he’s wrong, and he’ll tell me when I’m wrong.” Chris added, “Not only that, but growing up with 10 brothers and sisters, you know when Jacqueline came along, I was shocked that she was able to break through because I grew up – – they were my best friends growing up, you know, and anytime a stranger tried to come into our circle, it’s like ‘Who the hell are you, what are you doing here?'” He continued, “When Jacqueline came along she was very social, and I was surprised to see that she was able to break down those walls, so, ever since then I knew that she was able to hold her own, and you know there’s been disagreements obviously.”
Jacqueline reiterated what we all know, which is that she lived with sister-in-law, Caroline Manzo, along with her sister Dina Manzo, when she first moved to New Jersey. Jacqueline also talked about punching Caroline Manzo in the face, when asked if they’ve ever gotten into any fights. (Please Bethenny, you already know these stories.)
Now onto housewives, Bethenny asked Jacqueline “Someone told me that, Dina is coming back on to the housewives.” (ahem, Andy Cohen.)
Chris replied, “Yep.” While Jacqueline smirked and said, “That’s what we hear, yep.”
Bethenny then asked Jacqueline, “Are you not going to be on the housewives anymore, or what’s going on with the housewives?”
“Well, um, I don’t know what I’m allowed to say, but um, definitely, Bravo needs a cast shakeup because to me its been the same story line for a few years now, it’s kind of getting old. She went on to say, “I personally haven’t been happy filming the show, um, but I have not been, officially, no ones fired me, no ones anything like that. You know, you may see me pop in, you might see me come back in a year, I don’t know right now.”
I don’t think Dina Manzo would return with Jacqueline not officially being let go, so I’m not sure if I believe Jacqueline’s answer. What are your thoughts on what Jacqueline had to say? Would you like to see her stay on the show?