Jacqueline Laurita Is Suspicious Of Melissa Gorga’s Motives

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It seems like Jac Laurita has finally stopped trying to write the next great American novel every week in her Bravo blogs.  She is also the only one that has one up yet.  I hesitate to even post about it since the RHONJ recap comments have already gone to pot to be yet another fucking autism debate.  I fear the hoards of rabid autism … I don’t even know what to call them… Internet experts maybe?…are going to take over every RHONJ post for the rest of the season. I will continue to ignore that topic, but it doesn’t seem to do any good. Especially this week where we FINALLY got a decent episode of the show.  I should not be shocked now that the fun shows get very few comments, while the comments on shit shows like RHONY are still going strong a week later. This is why we can’t have nice things.

I’m going to only address Jac’s comments on the dynamics between Melissa and Teresa because that’s all I found interesting in her blog this week.

There’s something I’ve been noticing since the show has been airing that I didn’t see before: It’s the look on Melissa’s face every time Teresa or I say that we are communicating and/or doing well together or when we are saying nice things about each other. It’s been consistent. I think she was bothered by it. It may be where her animosity was coming from. She may have felt threatened or jealous of my friendship with Teresa. She shouldn’t be.

Did I miss this? I am always typing and more listening to the show than actually having my eyes on the screen at all times.  I don’t find this theory far-fetched, but I haven’t seen the signs yet. Did I miss it or could this be foreshadowing?

RHONJ Dinner with Jac

Teresa’s relationship with me is completely different than Teresa’s relationship with Melissa. They are family. They should always be close for the sake of their family, their parents and their kids. That goes without saying, and I respect that. My relationship with Teresa takes effort, because we are not family. We are friends that have a long history of closeness then had a falling out. Teresa and Melissa never had that closeness. They are finally just opening the doors to getting to know each other now. One relationship should not interfere with the other.

I know we hate Jac.  I get it. But she really seems like a little island of sanity sometimes this season.  I mean if you ignore the autism storyline, and the bankruptcy that is barely touched upon,  Jac has moments of sanity. She also talked about the car ride with Siggy this week and all the fun and games they had in the car.  Who is this fun person that looks like Jac?

It was never my intention to take Teresa away from Melissa. It’s just a different relationship. I’m hoping that it was never Melissa’s intention to come in between Teresa and me either. I was just focused on getting my friendship back on track with Teresa, not realizing that  Melissa was starting to feel a little threatened by my closeness with her. The truth is, I would have loved for us all to be close. That is the way it should’ve/could’ve been. Can’t we all get along?

In a word, “noe.”  No you can’t just all get along. That is part of the Real Housewives handbook.  The reason is that the majority of the audience wants to hate you. As many of you as possible.  No matter what happens, not matter who is friends with whom, the audience is looking for every little thing to judge negatively. I hope that Jac continues to play the  rational one, because that would further exacerbate Teresa’s crazy.  But that is unlikely.

It’s only a matter of time before the old, insane Jac appears and she teams up with Rosie and Kathy against Teresa and Melissa.  Then we may have a hard time picking teams.


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32 responses to “Jacqueline Laurita Is Suspicious Of Melissa Gorga’s Motives

  1. Rated R

    Hold the phone did anyone see the red purse that Antonia had for the father daughter dance? Was that a Birkin bag? Also Jacs acts like she is mixing medication and alcohol. People die from that its not a joke!

    • Exactly my thoughts. Jacqueline is either mixing pills and booze, or she is an alcoholic. Unstable hot mess.

      • Sabrina

        Absolutely true , Rated R, that she appears to be mixing booze and drugs. To be honest, it seems like Jac is indulging in every form of ” help” she thinks she and Nich need- including psychiatrists, personal trainers, dressers, etc. I just wish I thought she was handling the results well and being honest with the doc prescribing whatever she is getting. It may be that she is deep enough into the pattern of mixed use that she is not able to discern/discuss the impact. It’s a very dangerous situation- you are so right!!

        I was pleased to see Teresa and Jac share some good moments, and when they relax and interact openly they clearly have fun and like each other- or would like to again. There is also no doubt at all but that this doesn’t sit well with Melissa- heck, from the first moment of her arrival on the show Melissa did her best to bad mouth Teresa and turn the entire cast against her- and succeeded, over time. It is hard for me to believe Melissa has ever had a real friendship or knows their benefits, so I tend to doubt that she’s jealous the friendship may be returning- she is more likely to be concerned that her place on the show is threatened. Melissa and Joe often acted just as Jac wanted in recent years, and Jac’s call to Joe showed just how confident she was in what they would say or do. My guess is that both of them are desperate for the income and each doesn’t know what to expect as Teresa returns, and each feels threatened individually as they struggle to find a resolution they can each be comfortable with. Jac has gotten he word that production believes the audience will not tolerate a return to the hate show, so she’ll try to retrieve the friendship if she can.
        Melissa doesn’t even know what that means. So she mouths the words family and sister in law, nervously. We’ll see where this takes us. Melissa is neither an actor nor a good liar , and the audience has seen her true side so much that most can’t be faked. We’ll see if Teresa can be.

      • I’ve believed that for years, regarding Jac and the medication. Her instability has been obvious but to what degree the substance abuse contributes to her mental illness, I do not know. She has been working really hard to hold back the “crazy” thus far this season, but the paranoia is seeping out of the cracks in the dam. I think we know what happens next.

  2. Coco

    This was one of the best RHONJ episodes I’ve seen in a long time. Siggy and Dolores really add fun to the mix of women. I was very impressed with everyone’s yoga skills. It makes me want to try it although I feel I may be at the hip breaking stage of my life. I missed the father-daughter dance part of the show. I will have to re-watch it. The previews made it seem like Theresa and Jacqueline fought on the spa trip, but I’m glad it didn’t happen. You can tell Siggy is a relationship expert. As soon as she overheard conflict, she went running to see what was going on. Thanks for the recap, TT!

    • tamaratattles


      When I lived on Saint Simons Island, I moved there for a one year government funded teaching contract that was not funded the following year. I didn’t want to move and was living in a moderately priced condo so I just stayed for another year. I began the process of buying a local flower show and just sort of fucked around doing nothing.

      I joined the local gym that was super nice, but I don’t remember it being that expensive. I might have only been taking yoga there now that I think about it. Anyway, I loved the morning(ish) class because it was small and there was a lady in the class who was at the very least in her 70s but more likely her 80s. The instructor was super nice to her and she would give her all of these modifications. They were options for everyone, but she was careful to show her the best way to so things. I didn’t feel any sort of self consciousness at all. I LOVED that class and got to a fairly average level of ability.

      I haven’t tried it at this current colossal weight, but I did try yoga again I was just 20 pounds or so heavier than I wanted to be and it was super difficult. Yoga is all about balance. So if you get a pot belly,,,,er,,,beer belly… your center of gravity shifts and it is super hard to do anything that you ustacould (shut up, it is too a word) do. When I get back down to a size commonly found in humans I hope to take it up again.

      The point of this overshare is that it is fine for any age. Give it a try. Be forewarned, It looks simple. I mean aren’t they just laying around or sitting around or standing around and stretching? Yes. Kind of. But holding the poses properly takes a lot of strength and you will leave with you muscles twitching as if you had run five miles and then did a half hour of weight lifting.

      • Cat

        There are some fairly good DVDs out there for people (like me) who want to do yoga to build strength and balance, but have trouble doing regular poses. They take the regular poses, and modify them so you can do them while sitting, or holding onto a chair.

      • Cat

        Oh, sorry, you mentioned that already. Never mind.

  3. Mary

    I disagree with Jacqueline. Melissa is being nice to both Teresa and Jacqueline. Jacqueline is being paranoid bc she saw how Melissa and Teresa spoke and treated each other behind the scenes. Jacqueline is expecting the same to happen to her even though it’s not even about her.

    • TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsYoya

      I agree. Jaq is a raving lunatic. Last episode she was bad mouthing Teresa at her dinner with Melissa and Melissa looked soooo uncomfortable. Talk about misreading people! Jaqueline is a nutcase. If she can’t have conflict with Teresa, she has to start something with Melissa??

  4. PaganChick

    What the hell is Jac talking about? After reading the recap, I thought it would be nice to watch a fun episode of a show that I had sworn off years ago. I enjoyed the show. I saw nothing about Melissa being worried about Jac/Teresa’s friendship. I did see Jac get paranoid and assume Melissa was talking about her and Teresa, but nothing that showed Melissa might be worried or jealous of the two of them becoming friends again. If productions sends the women the shows in advance so they can blog about them, maybe Jac is jumping ahead of the most recent episode?

  5. Rach

    Jacqueline is the one threatened by Melissa and Teresa’s friendship. With Teresa and Melissa putting up a united front and not allowing others to interfere in their business Jacqueline has no storyline. Let’s be real she was brought back to cause drama. The biggest catalyst for her is the 15 year drama between Teresa and Melissa. It’s clearly not working. I love Melissa for shutting Jacqueline down when she had the nerve to call Joe Gorga and drag him into 5 year old mess between her and his sister. Who would do that? Someone that wants to make a whole
    lot of trouble. Now she can’t get into it with Melissa and Teresa who wants to guess that she’ll be filming more with Kathy to try and cause more drama.

    • TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsYoya

      Both Jaqueline and Melissa are making me…gasp…*like* Teresa this season. And I’ve NEVER liked her, not one bit. Jaqueline with her lunacy and paranoia (seriously, she has got a REAL problem), and the way Teresa is treating Melissa like an actual human being for once, and Melissa is forgiving enough to reciprocate. I like to see those two getting along.

      What is up with Jaqueline thinking everything is about HER? Nobody is even thinking of you Jaq. Get over yourself, ffs.

      • Minky

        No Yoya!!! Don’t do it! Don’t let yourself LIKE Teresa! It’s a trap! Andy’s playing mind games again. You’ve got to be strong girl! ☺️

        They’re all three horrible. Jacqueline, Teresa and Melissa. It’s only a matter of time before one of them flips a table.

      • TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsYoya

        I know. I don’t even know what’s happening to me. Even those dreadful twins and Ambuh couldn’t make me like Teresa. I must have lost my damn mind. But her hair looks great this season and she looks prettier and younger, and seems…more chill.

  6. Sherry

    I did not see any looks by Melissa, but you maybe right TT that it is foreshadowing. Yikes. Jac already knows what happens and she may be watching the show thinking Melissa was making looks. But remember Jac was the one getting all paranoid about Melissa talking about her and Teresa. So I am not sure if this is her being crazy or what. I really liked this episode. I wish it was more like this. If I see a preview and there is some big knock down drag out fight coming, I typically don’t watch it.

  7. Matzah60

    Given what we already know and Tamara reported on during filming, Jaq and some other guest of the housewives were forced to leave Vermont, their big getaway. Jaq also did not show up to shoot on the final day. Producers had to extend shooting so Jaq was included.

    Jaq also caused a rift between Dina and Caroline Manzo’s during the first year of the show. I think she is mentally ill and an alcoholic. I recall all her crazy threatening social media wars from past years that she posted when drunk.

    Even if it’s alcohol, pills, and/or mental illness, she is still a mean, vindictive person. After watching the RH OC tonight, I saw an equally disturbed Kelly on the show, but tonight, I saw Kelly in a different light. I saw a depressed alcoholic who at least knows and admits she has a problem, but is unable to control her impulsive words and actions when she is upset. Jaq is just a mean vindictive bitch, IMO. She also seems to have these out of the blue paranoid outbursts that appears as though she is having some psychotic episodes.

    • Margarett

      Even though I watched RHONJ from the beginning, I cannot remember what happened between Dina and Caroline. I liked Dina when she was on the show, but I wasn’t crazy about those cats! LOL

      Thanks for giving me a clue, Marzah60. So, Jaqueline had a part in the estrangement? Maybe it will come back to me.

    • I couldn’t have said it better myself, sister!

    • TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsYoya

      Matzah, I’m getting shades of Kelly Bensimon from Jaqueline right now. Perhaps she has Paranoid Personality Disorder. I always think of the rift she maintains between Dina and Chris, demanding that she and Chris are a package deal and Dina and her daughter may only have a relationship with him if she’s smack in the middle. It’s very sad and she’s a very disturbed woman.

      • Minky

        How dare she dictate where, when and how family members can meet. I’ll be honest: I’m not a Caroline or a Dina fan. But they’re sisters! And Chris is their brother. Jaq has no business messing with families. None! That’s some low down, dirty shit stirring.

      • TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsYoya

        It would appear Jaqueline is to play the villain this season. I’m okay with that :)

  8. Tulsateacher

    Melissa was looking at both Jaq and Teresa like “what are these crazy bitches babbling about” …??… as was I

  9. Lisa j

    I saw it at the diner scene, Melissa trying to interject something that she was not even involved in, it caught my eye. I think I would be unstable as well dealing with a crazy ex-kidnapper, an out of control teenage daughter, strained family relationships, a child with autism, and body issues to boot. Fast forward 3 of 4 years, Jac seems unsure of her place in everyone’s life, clearly medicated, and yes slightly paranoid. I would crack under that pressure.

  10. Amy

    I see Melissa’s “looks” as skepticism. She has had to listen to BOTH Jac and Tre complain and complain about each other and THEN has to listen to how they are fine and going to grow old together. Has to be frustrating.

  11. Nila

    I said before, I don’t think Jaq got the memo that Teresa is no longer the villain. I think she expected Melissa to be her filming bff and they would trash Teresa behind the scenes but when Melissa didn’t side with Jaq, that presented a problem. I think Jaq is jealous of Melissa & Tre getting along. I don’t care for Melissa but I didn’t see any issues with her.

  12. Kiki

    The whole reason for Jac, Melissa, Rosie and her boring sister to be on the show is to trash Teresa….if they aren’t doing that, do they even serve a purpose?? For some reason, the audience has stayed loyal to Teresa and try as Caroline and company might, they just couldn’t succeed.

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