Credit: Dario Cantatore / Getty Images Photo: Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo Attend the Beach Bunny Swimwear Spring 2011 Fashion Show

When part one of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion aired on October 16, one housewife was noticeably absent: Jacqueline Laurita.

While host Andy Cohen and Jacqueline’s sister-in-law Caroline Manzo hinted that Jacqueline’s absence had something to do with fellow housewife Teresa Giudice, no reason was expressly stated.

Now, sources tell Life & Style that Jacqueline simply couldn’t face Teresa because Teresa blames her former BFF for leaking a photo of her husband Joe Giudice having dinner with another woman — whom Teresa claimed was a family friend.

While Jacqueline insists she sent Teresa the picture to give her a heads up, sources are saying that Teresa is trying to twist the situation to make it look like Jacqueline leaked the photo.

The source reveals, “She heard a rumor that Teresa was going to try and sabotage her and she didn't want to deal with that. Jacqueline just wanted to be the bigger person and that meant not showing up.”

If the first part of the reunion is any indication, Teresa has also ruined her friendship with Caroline Manzo. Needless to say, Season 4 should be very interesting!

Source: Life & Style