Jacqueline Laurita has posted her blog about Sunday night’s episode of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ while touching on the big fight between Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline had much more on her mind than a petty argument, opening up about her son’s autism diagnosis. While hostility between Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice has been brewing for quite some time, last night’s fight was definitely one for the record books. Here is some of what Jacqueline Laurita had to say in her latest ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ blog titled “Over It:”
“I can’t even believe all the things I saw and heard during this episode. To be honest with you, at this point I just couldn’t take it anymore. I was about to shut down. I am going to be honest with you and tell you where my head was at this point.”
Jacqueline went on to open up about her son’s diagnosis with autism stating, “Most of you have already heard the news that my youngest son, Nicholas, has been diagnosed with autism. This trip came at a time where it was all coming to a head.” … “The cast and crew, including Teresa (surprisingly), respected that until we got the diagnosis and a treatment plan in place for our son, we wanted to keep it private. At this point, it was a race to get him help and every step of the way was another waiting game. Waiting to get in to see different doctors, waiting for insurance, waiting for home therapy, putting a diet and supplement plan into place, researching and seeking out help, etc. It consumed me. The petty, redundant drama was like static in my ears or like nails on a chalkboard. I was SO OVER IT!”
Now back to the fight between Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice, some of the highlights from Jacqueline’s blog were, “The truth is Teresa DID have a relationship with In Touch, they DID pay her, she DID put out articles that weren’t always true, and she DID answer all the questions for the content of the article! FINALLY the truth was told ON CAMERA! FINALLY!”
“Caroline just wanted Teresa to be honest and to tell her how she really felt about her.” … “As far as Caroline not moving forward… That is because she felt too burned by Teresa to do that and Teresa never took accountability for what she did. The one thing I will say about Caroline is that she was not being fake about how she really felt. She put it out there that she was done with Teresa and that she had no interest in being her friend.”… “Teresa’s real feelings came out when she told Caroline how much she loved her and her family, but when she walked away, she called her an f’ing “C” and that she can go ‘F” herself while Caroline broke down in the other room and cried.”
Jacqueline ended her blog by opening up about her son’s diagnosis with autism and why her family decided to keep it undisclosed for such a long time, Jacqueline stated, “Our reasons for coming forward with our son’s diagnosis in People magazine was because we now have a diagnosis and a treatment plan in place.” … “We felt that by coming forward with this, it could not only help our child, which it already has, but also bring awareness to autism and possibly help other families who can relate to our situation. There is an enormous support system in the autism community along with resources and connections to be shared.”
“I believe that while one treatment may work for one child, (see video) it may not necessarily work for another. But by sharing the options that are out there, we may just find the missing pieces that help our children to recover.” … “My family and friends have been a HUGE support system for us, and so have all of my social media friends! Thank you, thank you, and thank you for your understanding, compassion, resources, connections, and support! We are very grateful and we are optimistic for Nick’s recovery! XOXO!”
Please donate or walk with Jacqueline Laurita on “Team Laurita” for Autism Speaks on October 16th, 2012 or join Jacqueline and family at the “Sparkle Speaks” event for Autism Speaks at the Brownstone on September 20th at 7:00pm.
‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ airs Sunday nights at 10:00PM on Bravo.
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