Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita insisted that she had nothing to do with Teresa Giudice’s arrest. During Part 2 of the Season 7 reunion episode, Teresa claimed that Jacqueline and RHONJ alum Caroline Manzo set her up. But in a recent interview, Jacqueline revealed that she had an idea who actually called the feds on her co-star.
Teresa Giudice did not hold back at the recent Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion. After accusing Jacqueline Laurita of being a stripper and selling her story to the tabloids, the RHONJ veteran said that, in her gut, she felt like it was Jacqueline who called the government on her.
Even if Jacqueline repeatedly told Teresa that she had nothing to with her arrest, Teresa insisted that she played a part in it, intentionally or not. Their Real Housewives of New Jersey co-stars Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania also did not believe that Jacqueline is capable of doing such a horrible thing to Teresa. Even if it was not Jacqueline, Teresa claimed that she might have had people “do the dirty work for her.”
“I feel like she was definitely dabbling in it. She was speaking to people that maybe those certain people then went to the feds,” she said.
Coming to his wife’s defense, Chris Laurita explained that Jacqueline truly had nothing to do with Teresa and Joe’s arrest. He revealed that they even tried to help in the beginning, but Joe just did not cooperate.
In an interview with Real Mr Housewife, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star revealed that the real problem started when Teresa’s husband, Joe Giudice, refused to pay his ex-partner back.
“The story I’ve heard is that Joe owed his ex-partner a lot of money and he said if Joe didn’t pay him back he would talk to the Feds,” Jacqueline said.
Joe’s ex-partner reached out to a mutual friend of theirs, who then convinced Chris to talk to Joe and have him sit down with his ex-partner and work out a deal to pay him back “to avoid a bad situation.”
At this point, Jacqueline Laurita shared that she already knew about the ongoing investigation from Melissa and Joe Gorga. Jacqueline predicted that the investigation started when a tax audit showed that the couple has not paid their taxes in years when they were “flashing cash” and “shopping like crazy” on television.