EXCLUSIVE: Jacqueline Laurita Breaks Silence On Relationship With Siggy
Over the weekend, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Siggy Flickerrevealed that her and Jacqueline Lauritaare not currently speaking. While this was something we were aware of for quite some time now, we were asked respectfully to not discuss it initially, hence why we didn’t. Once it went public this weekend from Flicker, though, it’s something we clearly couldn’t not report any longer. While Flicker already shared her side of what’s going on, we reached out to Laurita to find out her side of the story. What did she have to tell us?
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“I wanted to clear things up especially since it has been brought to my attention that my relationship with Siggy is in question,” Laurita exclusively shared with us. “Siggy was my friend for 2 years without one problem or fight before I introduced her into the group. The way Siggy and I met was through a mutual friend who told me I would totally click with her… and we did. We actually got along really well.”
“I don’t even consider myself fighting with Siggy,” Laurita continued. “I haven’t even spoken with her.She did, however, text me about 10 days after we taped the reunion where I had been attacked with false and ridiculous accusations and was having to defend myself for about 10 hours against what I consider TOXIC people. Instead of Siggy asking me if I was ok, she told me the reason she didn’t reach out to me earlier was because she needed some ‘downtime’ after our stressful reunion.”
“I didn’t realize the reunion had been so stressful for her,” Laurita added. “I thought she had it pretty easy actually. To unwind after filming wrapped, Siggy and I had planned a getaway to her hometown in Boca, but unfortunately there was never a follow through with that plan….at least that included me.”
Laurita had more to say, detailing that, “In all honesty, I don’t need or expect Siggy, or anyone else for that matter, to stick up for me or fight my battles for me because I can hold my own just fine, but it would have been nice if my friend acknowledged my feelings, and that the allegations and name calling made by Teresa and Melissa were not only toxic, but ridiculous. Seeing as though Siggy has made it clear that she does not like to surround herself with toxic people, I was sure my friend would understand how I was feeling at the time.”
“Unfortunately,” Laurita elaborated, “the hard lesson I’ve learned about Siggy is that she was never really concerned with everyone in the group all liking ‘each other’ as a genuine ‘relationship expert’ would be. Instead, I believe Siggy was more concerned about everyone liking “her!” Unlike Dolores, who stayed neutral through it all, Siggy played ALL sides very strategically. She has even admitted recently in a blog that she never truly cared about our friendships liked she had pretended to care. The unsettling reality and how it appears is that Siggy has always been out for…. SIGGY.”
“It is hurtful to me because I fought really hard to get Siggy on the show because not only did I love her, I thought she would be a great mediator for all of us,” Laurita continued explaining. “I knew she would be a great addition to the show. I loved her high energy and positive vibes she often put out. I always spoke very highly of her. I never put any pressure on her to pick a side, because that’s not what I’m about. Although there were many times Siggy would call me after filming to tell me how proud she was of me for the way I handled myself with such class as opposed to the others. She had of way of making me feel like I did everything right and/or when I reacted out of character, it was always for a very good reason. She was always very comforting and reassuring. Apparently, she was very comforting and reassuring to everybody.”
Laurita then shared that, “I truly went into this season optimistic. I thought Teresa and I would be able to mend our friendship and Siggy and Dolores would be supportive through that process. Early on and throughout the season I was led to believe that Teresa was not genuine or sincere. This immediately put my guard up. Truth is, I don’t need Teresa in my life, especially if I’m going to be accused of all these terrible things. But since she reached out to me I was open to working on repairing the friendship. I’m all about real friendships that are truthful, open, and sincere. When someone isn’t being honest with me I’m not afraid to let them know how I feel. I’m the kind of friend that tells you the TRUTH about how I’m feeling with the hope that we can get it all out and then move in a positive direction. I guess some people don’t like hearing the truth.”
“Since the season has wrapped, I can honestly say that my life has been more than amazing,” Laurita wrapped with telling us. “I’m blissfully happy! I have a house full of love, a new Grandchild, supportive, fun, positive, non-toxic friends, a successful business, a growing business, traveling, doing charity work, updating my house, writing another book, doing everything I can for the autism community, etc. etc. etc. Needless to say, I have been very, very busy.”
“I don’t sweat the small unimportant stuff anymore,” she added. “I know my worth and for those that don’t or choose not to see it…they are not supposed to- nor do they deserve to- be in my life anyway and I am better for it. I honestly don’t feel like I’ve lost anything or anyone important to my life that was worth keeping around. I’m good!”
We appreciate Laurita sharing her side of things with us. While we are sad to hear now from both sides that her and Flicker aren’t speaking, it sounds like it’s a peaceful thing, regardless.
Tell us- what are your thoughts on what Laurita shared? Sound off in the comments below.
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