Credit: Steve Mack/Getty Images Photo: Jacqueline Laurita and Her Husband Chris Celebrate Melissa Gorga's Song

Wanna know a little more about Chris Laurita, longtime hubby of The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita? Look no further! Here are five need-to-knows about Chris comin’ atcha!

He’s Had Difficulties in the Workplace
Chris Laurita is the current President and CEO of blk Beverages, a company which has been in hot water, legally, with trademark infringement allegations. It’s not the first time Chris’ business decisions were called into question. His 2009 bankruptcy filing for his previous company Signature Apparel Group, which reportedly netted $250 million in its lifetime, was attacked with allegations of fraud, which were also denied vehemently.

He and Jacqueline Had a Romantic Start
According to Jacqueline’s retelling of the story of how the two met, Jac was modeling at a trade show in Chicago, and Chris and his brother came into the booth and invited them to dinner. Five years of a back-and-forth long distance relationship went down before he finally popped the question in front of her daughter. Aww, how sweet!

He’s a Dedicated Dad
He and Jacqueline have two young sons together, Christopher (“CJ”) and Nicholas, and he has acted as a father to her daughter from a prior marriage, Ashlee.

He’s Had His Fair Share of Tragedy
His nephew Frankie Laurita, who worked for his former company Signature Apparel, passed away suddenly in 2008 at the age of 25.

He Lives the High Life
Chris, Jacqueline, and the kids all live in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey not far from his sister, Caroline Manzo.

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