“I don’t understand Teresa’s decision to not stand by her man and keep her family intact,” Jacqueline told the outlet. “If Joe is truly the love of her life and the father of her kids, you’d think she would go wherever he goes to keep the family together as a unit!”
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“I feel like they’ve been separated long enough,” the former Housewife added. “Her decision seems a little selfish to me.”
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“My father was in the military, and my family moved several times growing up,” she explained. “When my dad got stationed somewhere new, we all moved together, and we all learned to adjust to wherever we went, whether that was somewhere in the United States or in another country, such as places like Germany and Korea.”
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“As children, my siblings and I never got to dictate to my parents where we lived,” she continued. “It was important to my parents that we stuck together as a family.”
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She revealed moving around a lot as a child seemed to be a good experience for her. “Learning different cultures, meeting new people and experiencing new surroundings made me more well-rounded as an adult,” she said. “I learned that I can adjust to anywhere I live.”
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“My family and I are actually contemplating moving to another state right now,” she revealed to the outlet. “Would my older son love to stay here? Yes, but if we decide to go, guess what? He’s coming with us, and I know he would adjust just fine. That’s just how I was raised.”
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Jacqueline has two sons, C.J. and Nicholas, with her husband, Chris Laurita, as well as her 28-year-old daughter, Ashlee, with her ex-husband Matt Holmes.
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Essentially, her stance on the issue was pretty clear: “I don’t care if I was making $1 million in the state of New Jersey. If my husband — the love of my life and father of my kids — said we were moving to a new state or a new country, I’d be like, ‘Bye, bye,’ and I’d get my kids together, pack up our s—t and go with him.”
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“That’s just what families are supposed to do,” she said. “Ride or die.” Well said, Jac.
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Teresa admitted that she was planning to leave her husband if she was unable to keep him in the country via court appeals during the RHONJ season 9 reunion.
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“I mean, unless my kids say, ‘Mommy, I want to move to Italy,'” she told Bravo TV host Andy Cohen. “Gia’s going to college next year; I haven’t spoken to Milania or Audriana about it, we haven’t gotten there yet.”
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“And Gabriella already voiced her opinion to me,” the RHONJ OG revealed. “She was like, ‘That would be so hard for me, Mommy.’ She doesn’t speak the language. She’s like, ‘That would kill me even more.'”
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Teresa also mentioned that her marriage would be difficult to maintain with the couple living in separate countries.
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“I’m not doing a long-distance relationship. I’m not doing it,” she said. “You know, I want somebody with me every day. I know exactly what happens.”
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If you thought she was insinuating something, you’re totally right. “You know, I’m sure he’ll be with other women. It happens,” Teresa said. “We do the long-distance thing, it’s not going to work. I’d be like, ‘Bye, bye.'”