Jacqueline Laurita Talks Leaving RHONJ

As the trailer for the upcoming season of RHONJ was released, you may have noticed former Housewife Jacqueline Laurita wasn’t in it. Jacqueline recently spoke out about why she isn’t coming back.

“Unfortunately, I will not be returning,” Laurita said. “I think the feeling [from the network] is that I no longer have an authentic connection with two of the season’s cast members.”

Jacqueline is referring to Teresa Giudice and her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga. You probably remember the big argument in Vermont that led the three to their feud.

“I think they feel I no longer fit in with the group,” Jacqueline added.

Jacqueline did say that she was offered the chance to be a part time Housewife with the potential of becoming a full time Housewife ,“depending on how my story unfolded and if I meshed with the group.”

Jacqueline turned Bravo down. She explained, “I just felt that after being on the show for seven years and putting my time and everything into that, to not have a confirmed full-time decision, with that feeling that I had to kind of tryout again, it just didn’t feel right.”

Previous reports where focused on the fact that Jacqueline was demanding too much money, but Jacqueline set the record straight on that.

“No, we didn’t even talk money. We didn’t even get that far!” Jacqueline told Entertainment Tonight.

Jacqueline then adds if she would ever return back to the show but only on one condition.

“A full-time position is worth it, it is worth the aggravation!” Jacqueline said.

Will you miss Jacqueline?

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  • Starr

    So happy to see her go. She’s an irritant.

  • Tapestry10

    I don’t watch the show because I don’t think NBC/Bravo should be paying master criminals like the Giudices who have been sponging off the tax money for years. Our taxes pay the prosecutors and their room and board at the prisons where they live. I’ve read that the Lauritas, who I always liked, were now found guilty of civil fraud. Will they end up in prison too? They’re all criminals as it turns out.

  • beargirl

    Good-bye, Good Luck and Move On! Jacqueline needs to get a grip and probably some therapy. She has been a train wreck and, IMO, has been unbearable to watch. She needs to get packin’ that ‘mansion’ up, take care of her kids and hold her husband’s ‘dirty,lying’ hands. She is no big woop here in NJ.

  • Tammy Pearce

    Bye girl bye

  • Melinda Loy

    She probably used the Susan Komen foundation money to pay to have her neck rolls removed. So sad. They’re baaaaaaaack.