When Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jaqueline Laurita revealed her daughter Ashlee Holmes was pregnant, she revealed that she preferred to be referred to as “Glamma” instead of “Grandma.” After welcoming Ashlee’s son, Cameron Hendrix Malleo, into the world in August, Jacqueline’s husband Chris Laurita has decided to go with a more modern name as well.
“I asked to be called ‘G’ because it sounds cooler than ‘Grandpa. Itâ€™s been cool,” Chris told The Daily Dish. “So far, so good.”
Chris says that seeing Ashlee being a mother has been “been absolutely amazing,” especially given the challenges that he and Jacqueline faced in raising her during her teen years.
“I cannot believe how much she has matured and what a great mother she is. After some of our challenges and struggles with her through the years â€” and a lot of people have seen that on TV â€” it kind of catapulted her into being an adult and a very responsible one, at that. Sheâ€™s very, very, very attentive with her son,” he said. “The fact that theyâ€™re living with us now, I get to see it and watch what she does and how she does it. Sheâ€™s really been amazing, and Iâ€™m very happy to see that.”
As for little Cameron? “Heâ€™s adorable, of course, but what baby isnâ€™t?” Chris said. “Heâ€™s actually very quiet. He only cries when heâ€™s hungry, but other than that heâ€™s checking things out. Heâ€™s getting to know his environment. Heâ€™s been great.”
“Jacqueline is obsessed with him already. She spends a lot of time with Ashlee and with the baby. She loves jumping in and helping out whenever she can,” Chris shared. “Their relationship has gotten very, very strong.”
Chris says he’s been a source of guidance to Ashlee and her fiance, Pete. “I told them that the most important thing is to have patience with one another and understand that there are going to be times when somebodyâ€™s going to be up late with the baby and somebody might be sleeping at the same time,” Chris said of the advice he gave Ashlee and Pete. “But you guys need to work together on raising this child, because at the end of the day youâ€™re molding him into a person. You just need to make sure that you guys are on the same page as far as how you want to do that and what you want to teach them.”
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