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Jacqueline Laurita
Born April 26, 1970
Place of Origin Las Vegas, Nevada
Series Real Housewives of New Jersey

Jacqueline Laurita (nee Grippe) is a Jersey housewife.

Before Housewives

Jacqueline is a former cosmetologist in Las Vegas turned full-time stay-at-home New Jersey mom. Her husband Chris, brother of Caroline and Dina Manzo, owned a wholesale apparel business but it was forced in bankruptcy because of large sums missing money. The couple has been together for more than 14 years. Jacqueline and Chris recently welcomed the newest addition to their family, Nicholas Francis Laurita on June 11, 2009 after several years of trying. They also have a seven-year old son, CJ, and Jacqueline has a teenage daughter, Ashley, from a previous marriage. Being a young mother to a teenage daughter has its challenges, but Jacqueline is extremely close with her children and always puts her family first. Aside from loving spending time with family, Jacqueline enjoys cooking, working out, going to the spa and catching up with her girl friends and being as evil as she can be to former friends.

She likes to pamper herself with regular facials, manicures and pedicures. Always looking for a good laugh, Jacqueline tries to see the humor in everything and is often referred to as the troublemaker between her friends. She is the only housewives not worth fapping too as she spills everyone secrets. Jacqueline considers herself to be very lucky to be living the lifestyle that she was able to live off the money from Signature Apparel and takes everything for granted.


  • Christopher (husband, 2002-)
  • Ashlee Holmes (daughter)
  • CJ (son)
  • Nicolas (son)
  • Caroline Manzo (sister-in-law)
  • Dina Manzo (sister-in-law)
  • Matthew Holmes (ex-husband, 1989-1994)