Jacqueline Laurita is taking to her blog to explain why she got angry at her friend Dolores Catania about the gym flyer and phone call leading up to the finale on the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Although they made up, Laurita explains the confusion and where the miscommunication came from.
“Did you love my “Namaśtay Away From Me” shirt that I wore on this episode? My daughter Ashlee designed that shirt with a company called From Phoenix With Love. It’s selling really well, so I am assuming the majority of you liked it! (Thank you very much!) You can look for it on their website and/or get info them about it if it’s sold out. The saying on my shirt had a double meaning for me. The obvious and main meaning for me wearing it was for everyone to stay away from me because I was sick. The other humorous meaning was for Teresa, Joe, and Melissa to stay away from me. I wasn’t ready to talk to them, but I did want to at least show up to Dolo’s housewarming to show my support. This update to her house symbolized new beginnings for her. She was finally creating her own sanctuary she deserved. I was so happy for her. Her home looked beautiful.
As the night continued on, the more sick I felt. Why are nights always the worst when you’re sick? I really just wanted to go home and curl up in my bed. My throat hurt and my spine was aching, which is why I kept drinking tea. What made me more sick is when someone told me that Melissa was in the kitchen telling someone to make me go to her to talk. No thank you, Mego! I had no interest in that. I left to go lay down in the car to wait for Chris so we could go home. He told me he would be right there. I guess he wanted to talk to Joe. Also, that was NOT ME honking the horn outside! Thank you very much!
I vaguely remember Chris telling me the conversation between him and Joe Gorga that night. I honestly didn’t care to even hear about it, but I appreciated my husband having my back. I was also glad to hear Joe Gorga admit to his wife and sister being at fault as well… because they never will. They were both there so they know how the conversation REALLY went down in Vermont.
I want to explain my misunderstanding with Dolores. In about 15 years since I’ve known Dolores, we have never been in one fight with each other. I love that girl! This was our first misunderstanding that lasted less than 24 hours.
I told one person about our fight. I guess that person shared my feelings about it with Dolores. It’s ok, because I shared my feelings with Dolores about it first, so it was no surprise to her. I won’t say anything behind someone’s back that I wouldn’t, or haven’t, already said to that person. I always own my words.
I had helped Dolores plan for her event. I was supposed to have been a speaker at it. I hated having to miss it because I was sick. I had a fever, aches and pains, I was coughing, and I lost my voice. I had told Dolores I was too sick to go to her event earlier that day and she told me she understood. I then asked her for the flyer for her event so I could post it on my social media to help get people to attend. I wasn’t on her flyer but Teresa and Siggy were. You can probably find it still on my Instagram timeline.
When I got the voicemail from Dolores asking me where I was and if I was coming later that night, it threw me off because I had already told her that I wasn’t coming. I pictured her standing in front of people asking me this and it looking like I was a no call/no show for her event like I was a bad friend for not going or telling her I wasn’t coming. I was wondering who all was hearing her ask me that. It confused me why she would ask me that because it just didn’t make sense. It was peculiar. I mean, I wasn’t even on her flyer she made that day as someone that was speaking at her event that night because she already knew I wasn’t going!
I told her that by her asking me in view of others if I was coming that night to her event was as equal to me asking her in front of others why I wasn’t on her flyer when I had helped her with her event and was going to speak at it. Do you get my point? You have to read between the lines.
This is why her phone call offended me.
I told her how I felt on a text and fell back to sleep. Apparently she tried calling me after that and thought I was purposely ignoring her so she left me a pretty nasty text that I saw the next day. That annoyed me even more. I was wondering what the heck was going on! I told our mutual friend about what happened and then I decided to just let it go at that point and just try to get some rest to shake off this flu I had. I just wanted to be left alone at that point. I literally felt sick and tired. I needed time to heal on so many levels. I was burnt out.
Apparently, Dolores was also venting to our mutual friends about our fight. Sometimes you just have to do that to get stuff off of your chest when you’re upset, and who better to vent to than your good girlfriends? I get it. I just didn’t think our misunderstanding had to spread so quickly and publicly the way it did. In my opinion, too many people were getting involved. Sh– happens I guess.”
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