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RHoNJ’s Jacqueline Laurita Talks Skipping the Season 3 Reunion and Her Ruined Friendship With Teresa Giudice – Exclusive

When Wetpaint Entertainment ran into Jacqueline Laurita at the third anniversary celebration for the Chandelier Room at the W Hoboken, she looked healthy, rested and super peaceful.

It’s a far cry from how she was feeling after shooting The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s third season and the start of its fourth — which was so draining that Jacqueline ended up skipping the season three reunion. We spoke to her about that decision and the current state of her relationship with former friend Teresa Guidice.

Wetpaint Entertainment: Any regrets about missing the season three reunion?

Jacqueline: No. There’s no way I could have gone. I had a breakdown the night before that lasted for days after. I was a complete mess.

There had been a build up of things and then the night before the reunion it all came to a head and I was so overwhelmed. I was fed up and frustrated and sad. I was depressed. I had so much going on. I had been up all night.

Had I gone, I wouldn’t have been able to express what I was feeling — at least in terms of Teresa. I wouldn’t have been able to talk about it because — in terms of what the viewers know — it hadn’t happened yet. I couldn’t discuss it because it hadn’t been shown. Everyone would have known though. They would have been able to sense my animosity, but I wouldn’t have been able to talk about why I was so angry and upset. It would have been too frustrating to me.

Could you ever see yourself reconciling with Teresa and being friends again?

I’ll never say never, but it would take a lot for me. I would have to hear a sincere explanation of why she did certain things to me. I’d need an apology, a real one — not just for TV.

Have the two of you been in touch at all?

I have reached out to her. I reached out to her after the reunion a couple of times. Not to be friends, but to put an end to certain things. She had been calling some of my friends, and I just wanted it all to stop.

I do understand where she’s coming from and why she’s upset. But she’s misunderstood a lot of things. There are things she’s upset about and things I’m upset about. Like I said, it would take a lot to get our relationship back to the way it used to be.