06/13/2012 11:42 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Real Housewives of New Jersey 's Jacqueline Laurita Offers Provolone and Clear Skin


When The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Jacqueline Laurita is not busy tweeting or taking care of the kids, she is involved in what she refers to as a miracle skincare line called AcneOne. When I commented on how busy she has been, she relied, "Oh, yeah. I have a lot going on. I don't just slap my name on things like another Housewife we know. I am very serious and passionate about the things I involve myself in. I am very hands-on." I wonder which Housewife she's talking about!

She also spends her time supporting several important children's charities, including the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation and the Starlight Children's Foundation of NYC. I recently caught up with Jacqueline, Chris, and most of the Manzos at the Samsung Hope for Children Gala at the Museum of Natural History in New York, and Jacqueline had a lot to say about Teresa and the Gia Giudice nonsense: "I'm over the whole Teresa/Gia thing. In retrospect, do you think I should have read Teresa's book? My answer is no! And I already apologized for that several times."

Jacqueline went on to say, ''I love Gia, and I also tried to comfort her and tried to convince her to rejoin field day. I even rewarded her with provolone cheese, unwarranted." (An Italian thing?) Jacqueline went on the say, "Teresa can spin it any way she'd like, but she -- and anyone else, for that matter -- will never convince me that I attacked her child or tried to belittle her. Teresa did a pretty good job of belittling Gia herself when she told her mom she wanted a bra. Sorry, but her blame shifting will never stick on me. The end!"