Jacqueline Laurita
Jacqueline Laurita


Jacqueline Grippe
April 26, 1970
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.


Television Personality


Matt Holmes (Ex-Husband)
Chris Laurita


Ashlee Holmes
CJ Laurita
Nicholas Laurita


The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Jacqueline Laurita (nee Grippe) (born April 26, 1970) is an American television personality. She is best known for starring in the reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Early Life

Jacqueline was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born to parents Jerome and Bonnie Grippe, Jacqueline has two brothers, Robert and Thomas.

Her father was an Army colonel, and Jacqueline moved with her family to locations such as South Korea, Germany and Virginia; she graduated from Chantilly High School in Chantilly, Virginia in 1988.


Laurita first appeared on the first season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2009. Her sister-in-law's Caroline and Dina, were also cast members when the show first aired. Laurita departed The Real Housewives after its fifth season.

Jacqueline is a stay at home mother. She previously worked for Lancome and as a licensed cosmetologist, convention and product model, on-call cocktail waitress for Samston hotel and casino, and a freelance make-up artist.

Personal Life

Jacqueline was married first to Matt Holmes from 1989-1992, the relationship ended in divorce. The couple had one daughter, Ashley (December 1, 1990). Jacqueline then married Chris Laurita in 2002, a businessman. The couple have two sons, Christopher "CJ" (May 24, 2002) and Nicholas Francis Laurita (June 11, 2009). After several miscarriages and fertility problems, which she discussed on the show, Laurita gave birth to Nicholas shortly after the Season 1 Reunion show. Jacqueline's youngest son, Nicholas, was diagnosed with Autism.



Year Title Role
2009-2014 The Real Housewives of New Jersey Herself


  1. "Everyone likes to have nice things, but I'm not one to brag about it."
  2. "I can hold my own. I am my own person."
  3. "I am a Vegas Girl, I WILL call you bluff!"
  4. "I've faced my share of challenges, but I'm tougher than I look!"


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The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Main Housewives: Teresa Giudice | Dina Manzo | Melissa Gorga | Teresa Aprea | Nicole Napolitano | Amber Marchese

Former Main Housewives: Jacqueline Laurita | Caroline Manzo | Danielle Staub | Kathy Wakile

Partners of the Housewives: Joe Giudice | Tommy Manzo | Joe Gorga | Rino Aprea | Bobby Ciasulli | Jim Marchese | Chris Laurita | Albert Manzo | Richard Wakile

Children of the Housewives: Gia Giudice | Gabriella Giudice | Milania Giudice | Audriana Giudice | Lexi Manzo | Antonia Gorga | Gino Gorga | Joey Gorga | Giovanni Aprea | Anthony Mauriello | Joey Mauriello | Michael Marchese | Sebastian Marchese | Corbin Marchese | Isabella Marchese | Ashlee Holmes | CJ Laurita | Nicholas Laurita | Albie Manzo | Lauren Manzo | Christopher Manzo | Christine Staub | Jillian Staub | Victoria Wakile | Joseph Wakile