As the husband of a Real Housewife Chris Laurita has witnessed a lot of drama on the Real Housewives of New Jersey but the “frustrating” season 7 reunion takes the cake in his opinion.
“I think all the reunions have been difficult for one reason or another. This one was difficult as well. I really feel like Jacqueline was kind of on her own island,” Chris revealed to Bravotv.com
Chris said that he felt Melissa and Joe Gorga went after his wife Jacqueline Laurita especially hard at the reunion even insinuating that the duo had a plan to attack Jacqueline. “I was really surprised to see Joe and Melissa going after her because they were the ones who kind of made us hate Teresa. They said so many things to us over the past few years that really put us in a place where we can’t possibly trust her. And then all of a sudden, we get to this year’s reunion, and it’s a whole different ballgame. Now we got Joe and Melissa against us, especially against Jacqueline, and Teresa’s jumping on the bandwagon. And it’s kind of like they had a plan to attack her, and that’s what they did.”
As for Teresa’s claims that Jacqueline set her up and called the IRS, Chris calls the accusation “ridiculous.”
“That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard in my life. I’m sorry, but first of all, we have never called anyone on anyone for anything. And we certainly had no involvement with that whatsoever. That was all going on before we even really got to know them,” Chris explains.
While Chris attempted to explain his and Jacqueline’s side of the story during part two of the reunion, Teresa continued to claim that Jacqueline was still somehow involved, which Chris saw as Teresa’s attempt to deflect responsibility.
“It’s really, really simple. All I was trying to say was take responsibility for your own actions. At what point do you take responsibility? Stop blaming everybody else. At the end of the day, nobody did those things but you. So just take responsibility. We don’t care. We’re not gonna hold it against you. But just stop blaming everybody. Last year, she was blaming her brother. This year, she’s blaming Jacqueline. Who’s next? It’s just ridiculous,” Chris said. “I think it’s all about owning what you’ve done and saying, ‘Look, I screwed up’ and ‘I’m sorry’ and move on. It’s that simple.”
Chris goes on to say that despite all the drama there still may be hope that Jacqueline can reconcile with Teresa and Melissa.
“Anything is possible. She’s not afraid to tell you what she’s thinking or tell you how she’s feeling. But if you have a conversation with her and you tell her, and she tells you, ‘OK, I got everything out. It’s off my chest. Let’s move forward,’ she will 100 percent move forward without looking back. But that’s who she is. I’m just not sure if Teresa is capable of that. Or Melissa,” Chris said.