Chris Laurita Speaks Out About Friendships With Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga


It’s not always easy being a husband of a Real Housewife, and that’s the case this year for Chris Laurita on the Real Housewives of New Jersey. When Chris’ wife Jacqueline starting not getting along with Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice, his friendships with Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice were left in awkward positions.

“Yeah, it’s been a very difficult season. Jacqueline is very big on people being truthful with her, and if you’re gonna try and establish or re-establish a friendship with her, she just needs to know that it’s real. And the second that she feels like it’s not, she gets really discouraged, and she puts her guard up,” Chris said of watching his wife’s trials and tribulations this season of RHONJ. “Obviously, I’m her husband, and I sleep with her every night. I’ve seen what she had to go through this year, and it was a very tough year for her because you find yourself, you always find yourself in a defensive position because you have to defend the truth. You kind of got to speak the truth, and when you speak the truth, sometimes people don’t like to hear it.”

Although many fans have wondered if Jacqueline has been intentionally stirring up the drama, Chris told The Daily Dish that he believes Teresa and Melissa completely put all of their past drama aside and set out to “back each other up no matter what.” He said that “they made a pact to go after whoever got in their way,” which turned out to be Jacqueline. “Jacqueline was the one that was being attacked, especially in Vermont. We honestly went to that dinner that night thinking we were gonna have a nice conversation or thinking at least have an opportunity to let Jacqueline tell her side of the story,” he said. “That is not what happened. We walked in, and she was immediately under attack. It wasn’t a very good place for us to be. That’s why we left.”

So can the three guys ever get back on the same page one day? “I never say never. If you look at what happened with Joe [Gorga] and Teresa, their relationship was rockier than I think anyone’s relationship has ever been on the show. It actually got violent between the two Joes, and look at the way it is now,” Chris said. “If that can turn around, then anything can turn around.”

“It’s very, very simple. It all comes down to people taking responsibility for their actions. And people being able to talk about it and truly mean what you’re saying and then move on. That’s all it takes,” he explained. “But I just don’t think that there are people on this show that have the ability to do that.”

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