Monday, July 4, 2016

Jacqueline Laurita Saves Home from Foreclosure
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Jacqueline Laurita has dug herself out of foreclosure as fellow "RHONJ" star Teresa Giudice did before her. 

Court records obtained by show the foreclosure on the Lauritas' Franklin Lakes home was dismissed earlier this month. Their lender had initiated foreclosure proceedings last year, saying Jacqueline and Chris Laurita had not made their monthly payment of $10,846 since October 2014.

The custom-built six-bedroom home, with its hand-painted murals, custom woodwork and a 4-car heated garage, had been on the market since January 2014. It was first listed at $2.85 million, but the couple later dropped the price to $2.78 million before taking it off the market. 

Laurita, an original cast member, had not been invited back to the show for its sixth season, which aired in 2014, though she was brought back for the season's later episodes, primarily to comment on Giudice's unfolding legal drama.

In one episode, she and Chris also discussed on camera their money woes, mostly citing the cost of treatments for their son Nicholas, who has autism. They did not discuss Chris Laurita's ongoing business bankruptcy in which the couple had been accused of draining his company's bank accounts to finance their high-flying lifestyle.

Laurita has since been invited back as a full-time cast member for the show's seventh season, which debuts July 10 on Bravo. 
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