EXCLUSIVE: The Truth Behind #RHONJ’s Jacqueline and Chris Laurita’s Foreclosures and Financial Outlook

Posted on Jun 23 2015 - 1:48pm by BeachSpin

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Chris and Jacqueline Laurita have been weathering a financial storm, most people would be able to manage privately.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple’s family home is in foreclosure, and as they navigate their affairs, a source close to the family speaks exclusively to AllAboutTheTea.Com, offering background clarification to their situation. 

The couple placed their Franklin Lakes mansion on the market in January 2014 for $2.85 million, dropping the price to $2.78 million later that year. The six bedroom custom-built home sits on  two acres. Their Bank filed papers in court, to foreclose on the family home, and according to the filing, Chris Laurita took out a $1.6 million dollar mortgage in 2007, with monthly payments set up of $10,846. Laurita’s last payment on the property was in October, of 2014. 

Court records also show that Nationwide is foreclosing on another home owned by Chris Laurita, located in Wayne New Jersey. Chris purchased that house in 2007 for $725,000, taking out a $525,000 mortgage. The home was put on the market in 2012 for $699,000, and the price dropped to $599,000 by the time the listing was pulled in January.

Our exclusive source offers some important background facts, which explains why the Lauritas have two properties in foreclosure. The tipster explains that Chris Laurita purchased the Wayne home for his parents, and that financially helping out family members was once a common practice for Chris and Jacqueline

“When financial challenges came about for Chris and Jac [Jacqueline], they asked other family members to chip in to save the home.” The source explains further, “Chris’ siblings all declined for various reasons, leaving Chris to bear responsibility alone. To complicate matters, Chris’ dad refuses to leave the house, which screws up potential sales but his mother moved to an apartment.”

The source asserts that the Lauritas worked tirelessly to overcome their losses, but were forced to file bankruptcy as a last resort. However, brighter days are on the horizon. Our source tells AllAboutTheTea.Com.

“They are on the road to recovery. Things are looking brighter, and that they expect a full [financial] recovery.”

It certainly appears that stepping up as a son who loves his parents has proven costly for Chris, but it looks as though he and Jacqueline are moving towards a brighter financial future, as they stand strong.  

 

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  • T’s Martini Lounge

    I’ve never liked either one – they are just as shady as the rest of them. Can’t wait for Jax to get jail time!

    • Exactly. I can’t stand Jac. She’s so hypocritical and nasty.

      • Marsbars09

        ITA.

    • Hi T’s …..How are you today? What are they going to jail for? Did I miss something.

      • T’s Martini Lounge

        doing good Suessie….you didn’t miss anything, it may be wishful thinking on my part. I think she’s up to shenanigans too.

        • Ooooh ok….. HAHAHAHA! You always crack me up. Glad to hear you’re doing good. Always nice interacting with you!♥︎

  • Sophia Z.

    Interesting story, Beach. Thanks.
    While I feel sorry for this couple and what they are going through I can’t help but think to myself that so many American’s live beyond their means in order to appear to be something that they are not. While their child may have autism, one must realize that money will be flowing towards that situation. I feel for them but I have to say that they put themselves into this mess. I do have compassion for them but stop with appearances. It looks even lamer when your home gets foreclosed.

    • Pandora403

      Right you are! My #1 criteria when we bought our house was: Can we still pay the mortgage if we don’t have 2 incomes coming in? And we bought accordingly. It may not be a mansion in NJ but it’s all ours!

      • Sophia Z.

        Hi Pandora… You are my hero. Good for you and that’s awesome that you put thought into such a scenario. To me you are the richest of anyone in NJ for being sensible. People build these stupid oversized homes that takes an entire energy plant to produce just the a/c or heat. It marrs the land, most are eyesores. I’m really into the ecological effects of these monstrosities. It really burns me up and I could go on for days about it but I won’t.

        • Pandora403

          Thank you, Sophia Z. I appreciate your kind words. As it turned out, my husband did become disabled and our income was sharply reduced. While things were a little tight financially I never once worried that we would lose our house. And we didn’t. I’ll tell you what I do love. This trend towards tiny houses. Small house. Lots of land. That’s the way to go!

          • Sophia Z.

            I’m so sorry to hear about your husband, Pandora.
            I think a lot of people are going to be in a world of hurt when the banks/economy collapses. The ones that overextended themselves are going to hurt bad.
            Like you, I love that trend towards small houses and big land also. Let nature rule as it should.

          • Pandora403

            Hubby isn’t doing too badly. He refused to have a third operation on his back but it’s still an option if he ever gets over his fear. Can’t say that I blame him. The surgeries were no picnic and another one? Yikes! Do you really think the economy is going to collapse? I’d better start planting some vegetables and get a few chickens. Maybe a goat.

          • Sophia Z.

            I don’t blame your husband either. I will pray for him.

            Yes I think our economy will collapse if it continues in it’s current direction. Most Economists would tell you that anyway. The banks are corrupt beyond words and we owe China for an hundreds of billions of dollars. I like your idea on the chickens, veggies and a goat. I’m investing in gold in hopes it holds some value.

          • Pandora403

            Thank you. Gold. Now that’s a good idea. I suppose I’ll have to buy a couple of wood burning stoves and start chopping firewood. It gets cold in the northeast. I’ll add that to my list, too. 🙂

        • dj j

          i think it is funny how it has swung to the opposite end of the spectrum, and people are buying “tiny” homes of 400 sq ft.

          • Sophia Z.

            It is kind of funny, dj. I’m not sure I could do well in a 400 sq ft home. I need some space but anything over 4,000 sq ft IMO is just over the top.

      • Marsbars09

        Your house is paid in full Pandy! You go girl!

        • Pandora403

          LOL….Thanks Mars.

      • side of Sour Cream

        Same here Pandora. In fact, that was my exact criteria as well.
        & There was no better feeling in the world during the housing crash than owning this place free and clear.

        • Sophia Z.

          Congratulations! My place is paid for also. Best feeling in the world.

          • dj j

            me too. I don’t need fancy, I want financial peace.

          • Sophia Z.

            Some people don’t seem to have a concept of that with over the top houses, cars they can’t really afford, expensive clothing and trips. What are they going to do when they retire? Generations to come are going to have to pull their weight to help some of the people who have been overextending themselves since the 80’s boom.

          • I’m so there with you, Dj j.

          • Karma

            We’re almost there can’t wait till my home belong to us not the bank Woohoo as Vicky from the OC would say lol.😀 😉

          • Sophia Z.

            Congratulations!!! WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Karma

            Thank you so much Sofia we sacrificed alot, we worked so hard overtime weekends & for eg not buying clothes shoes bags etc that i really wanted but didn’t need & not going of vacations for 6yrs but it’s paid off i want to be comfortable when we retire & not stress bout how we’re going to pay our home off plus of course all the bills & getting sick & not being able to get treatment. So in about a yr i can have a sigh of relief and finally go on that well deserved holiday to Thailand Coo Samoa.

            I truly wish the same for you and everyone on here that has a Mortgage may you all pay if off ASAO😊😘💜💚

        • Pandora403

          There was a mortgage company a couple of blocks from where I live. All sorts promises like 100% financing, etc. When the housing crash hit they closed their doors faster than you could blink your eyes. Really sad what happened to so many people. I had neighbors who disappeared overnight. I’m thankful I bought a house with my eyes wide open and one that I could afford.

          • dj j

            yes, i remember every 15 minutes on tV they were hawking refinances, where you could get interest only payments. People were buying huge homes, and had zero equity, so it didn’t hurt them any when they defaulted. They got to live in a nice house, and then lived there a year or two while they were in foreclosure for free.

          • Pandora403

            That’s exactly what went on where I live! I’d see people in lovely, often new homes for a year or two and then they were gone. Meanwhile, I kept paying my affordable mortgage every month and being thankful I had no worries about losing my home.

          • Karma

            As an X bank mortgage Manger NEVER take out interest only loans you’ll get yourselves in all sorts of trouble down the track

      • Karma

        Yes it’s yours & you did the right thing at least you can lay your head on your pillow & sleep soundly.

    • dj j

      I don’t feel one bit sorry for them. They got what they deserved. They were being sued for stealing from a charity when they signed on with this show! What is disgusting is that they have good lawyers, and this is all planned out, they are going to file bankruptcy and all their bills will be paid, and they won’t have to pay the fine to the govt.

      • Sophia Z.

        I know nothing of this! Crazy! Thank you for telling me about this.

        Bankruptcy or not, you are not immune from paying fees and fines due to the government. Otherwise everyone in America would be filing for bankruptcy. Including myself.

        • WestCoastFeed

          They were accused of misusing company funds and living lavish lifestyles. And therefore creditors were left unpaid. The Susan G Komen foundation is only one of many creditors in the company bankruptcy. You could also claim that they stole from the Hong Kong manufacturers, and UPS, and FedEx, and many more.

          • Sophia Z.

            I just totally lost what respect I had for them. I actually felt bad for them but now I am just disgusted.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Sophia, please don’t fall for the misinformation. It is common in company bankruptcies to try to prove that the company funds were misused to fund lavish lifestyles. That does not make the accusation true. It is just a common accusation. BTW Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd were found not to be running their company correctly and they were denied LLC protection in one of the suits against them.

  • I liked Chris, can’t stand Jac and the hypocrisy that is RHONJ, frankly all the Housewives, but especially RHONJ. Season after season, we’ve seen Teresa and Joe outed (rightfully so) for screwing over the government, but here Jac and Chris almost doing the exact same thing, just in a matter where Chris allegedly defrauded his business colleagues. That’s BS to me. Is stealing not stealing? They are no better than Tre and Joe, they just got better editing. All this time, to wave fingers at others when your house is made out of the same breakable glass. It just blows my mind. In any event, I hope the domino effect continues to fall where it may.

    • Marsbars09

      Great commentary Breanna.
      All this time they’ve raked the Giudices’ through the coals & it turns out they are just as slimy as their counterparts.

      • That’s what I’m saying Mars. I just can’t with the hypocrisy.

    • dj j

      Now I understand why Teresa looked so dumbfounded when Jacqueline attacked her for not disclosing more info about her situation. (like who would do that to a friend that uses everything you tell her against you?)…I just thought she was slow, but I bet her hands were tied, and she wasn’t allowed to say..how dare you! You are being sued RIGHT NOW and are looking at prison yourself! It had to have been in Jacs contract that it couldn’t be discussed. That just shows how EVIL this B is

      • Right. On top of the fact, considering they were once close friends, Teresa, as grimy and shady as she is, she has never once told anything confidential about Jacqueline, but Jacqueline on the other hand, be it Twitter, magazine article, etc., once made it her life’s mission to disclose all of Teresa’s tea. She’s not a trustworthy individuals at all.

  • Jacqueline and Chris are good people at the core. They work hard and fell on hard times. It happens to millions of people but when your in the spotlight, everything is blown out of proportion. Interesting that Caroline and Al won’t chip in to save the house. Dina I expect that from because she’s selfish but I’m shocked at Caroline and Al.

    • WestCoastFeed

      I agree about Chris and Jac and would be extremely disappointed if it should develop that Chris has any criminal charges resulting from the business bankruptcy. I have always thought them to be by far the most honest of all the NJ cast.
      One of my regrets is that he put all his effort into blk, which seems to me to be a product that is destined to fail. Yet, it has been continuing to sell for 3 years now and has spread to international locations.

      • Elizabeth Fisher

        And that boggles my mind. Who wants to drink black water?

        • WestCoastFeed

          I buy it because I find it more refreshing than plain water. I think that’s because of the electrolytes. I am a big coffee drinker and have no problem drinking water that is the same color as my morning coffee.

          • Pandora403

            Has BLK turned a profit yet?

        • Reminds me of over there in Japan, they have red and black hamburger buns at Burger King locations. The looks alone leave much to be desired.

      • It’s down here in the Gulf of Mexico and I’m surprised and little giddy every time I see it on grocery store shelves. I wonder tho, how successful is it?

        • WestCoastFeed

          My supermarket chain stocks it here in California. I’m not a big bottled water buyer, but I pick up a few bottles every now and then. If most purchasers were like me, it would never succeed.

          • Livie1

            It’s here too in a local chain in SW. I do the health store version however. Fulvic Mineral Complex.

        • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

          I have never seen it in any store/bodega or supermarket here. & I’m in NYC.

          • Wow! That’s strange. NYC is the Laurita’s backyard. I wonder….is the product sold out or just not in stock. It’s been here for quite some time.

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            It’s weird. I have never seen it. Then again I don’t spend a whole lot of time looking either.

          • Marsbars09

            Hi T-Lily! How are you honey? It’s been a long time since I’ve chatted with you.

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            HELLO MARSIE! *Tigs runs up & gives a big hug!* How are you Hon?
            So good to *see you too!

          • Babyruth3944

            None here in Orlando .

        • Sophia Z.

          I highly doubt it will do well, Seuss. IMO.. It’s bad marketing all the way around starting with the naming, packaging and concept of the product. If it were marketed and produced by a rock band or something then it may catch on. It’s not appealing in a general variety of supermarket highly competitive bottled water. That stuff is thought out for months if not years. It’s a rough market.

    • Pandora403

      You would think with such a huge family they could have been more helpful. I guess they’re not “thick as thieves,” to quote Caroline.

      • Hey Pandy……perfect saying for this situation. Secrets like this should be embarrassing to the family.

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Pandy! I doubt that they are. I sense deep family trauma going on.

    • JrzShoreLady

      Especially since Chris gave Caroline & Al’s sons jobs at blk. Will either of those boys ever work some where that wasn’t handed to them by a family member?

      • WestCoastFeed

        I don’t think their parents gave them the Hoboken restaurants. They went into partnerships with some successful restaurateurs from NYC.

    • Marsbars09

      Doc, Dina doesn’t have the dough to take care of herself, so she can’t be expected to financially care for her parents.
      I believe there is deep family discord amongst the Lauritas’.

    • dj j

      because it is BULL…They just haven’t had the focus on them, they are evil. Usiing their son Nicolas as a reason they are downsizing, and NOW to say that they are the only ones taking care of his parents? I don’t believe that for a second. They wouldn’t be talking to the Manzo’s then.

      • Well damn Dj….tell me how you really feel. LOL!

  • WestCoastFeed

    So the elder Lauritas are separated? I wonder what’s going on there. Caroline just tweeted a father’s day pic with her dad. Dina often tweets about her mom. But I cannot recall tweets of the parents together as a unit. That is probably just faulty memory on my part.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Beach, I understand that a blogger can’t pester a source for more information, but isn’t that bankruptcy close to settlement by now?

  • Shelly Jones

    This is sooo funny and so is the notion that Chris and Jac are good people…LMAO!!!!.

    • Chloe

      They are good people. Much better than the Giudice felons.

      • Shelly Jones

        Chloe…I disagree…but I respect your opinion.

        • Chloe

          Shelly….How so? Can you explain your position?

          • dj j

            and for Jacqueline to ambush Teresa and make her look bad for those last few seasons, all the while she was doing the exact same thing! I can’t believe Teresa didn’t throw that back in her face. They MUST have had something in their contract that would not allow them to talk about their finances..they probably used that excuse that there were already in bankruptcy for SA, and if they talked about it, it could compromise the result. Believe me, if we would have watched them going on lavish vacations and charging it to the company, collecting money for Susan B Komen and bilking them for thousands.

          • Shelly Jones

            On another site, I read the court documents from their signature apparel case. They are not totally innocent and upstanding people IMO.

      • dj j

        i totally disagree with that one. They are just more clever and devious. The Giudices were dumb, but these two used a corporation…which you cant go to jail over…you cant find them personally liable.

  • fred

    how about living in a HOUSE that they could afford(keep it simple stupid)

    • Marsbars09

      LOL! Tell it Fred!

    • Karma

      LMFAO Fred i know right you don’t have to be a genius to figure that out.

      But it seems to me that group love to out do each which gets them in trouble & committ fraud i honestly don’t feel sorry for any of them.

      Like you said live in a house you can afford, we all do it

  • colleen

    Chris has a ton of siblings. Why was he the only one to buy a house for parents? His father won’t move out?!? Nice dad. Invest your money in BLACK LUMPY water??? If I were Jac, I’d hit you with a frying pan!,

    • WestCoastFeed

      I think, but can’t confirm, that the elder Laurita has Alzheimer’s. The pic that Caroline tweeted of him shows a man with dead eyes.

      • Marsbars09

        Oh wow. If that’s the case maybe they could move Papa Laurita into a residential facility.

      • Oh no. More problems. Sad.

    • Marsbars09

      Great question Colleen. Why aren’t Chris’ siblings helping out? Is there some sort of family discord? And the mother moving away from the father is very telling.

    • side of Sour Cream

      No doubt in my mind this shyster is lying about buying a house FOR his parents. I’m sure he’s charging them rent, or was using it for equity– holding it over their heads in some shape or form. There’s a reason half this disgusting clan doesn’t talk to the other half.

      • Karma

        Hi hun

        I TOTALLY AGREE.

        Everyone loves Chris & Jax coz they’re so calm & lovable personally I’m not buying thier act I think Jax is a very sneaky underhanded & a little nutty person & chris is no better than joe. Well maybe a little better but he certainly doesn’t have clean hands.

        My gut tells me something is very off with this family

        • side of Sour Cream

          Hi Karma! –to me, Jax & Chris are a mirror of Tre & Joe. Jax is the drunk like Juicy, so she’s in a fog most of the time in order to forget the immoral & illegal shit they are doing. Chris is the psychopath scammer like Teresa–really doesn’t see that he’s doing wrong because he “works hard”, “loves his family”, etc.

          IMO these 2 couples hate each other because they are just too much alike.

  • Marsbars09

    How in the hell are Jac & Chris going to get back on the right financial track with 2 homes on foreclosure?

    • WestCoastFeed

      The Signature Apparel bankruptcy must be almost complete. Chris’ brother/partner ended up with a million dollar fine. Chris and Jac may be expecting a similar settlement.

      • dj j

        they probably want to file personal bankruptcy so they can’t pay the fine. This is classic for the most scheming people around. They abuse their businesses, and run them into the ground, and buy large properties, then take advantage of the 375k the govt was giving to people who were underwater in their homes, so they did that, and then borrowed a ton of money using their homes as collateral. I’d bet they ran up their credit cards too, as this was the plan to get as much for free and start off with a clean slate after personal bankrtupcy.

  • Gabby

    There have been rumors that Jacqueline was going back to RHONJ and it this point, it sounds like she really needs it.

    • WestCoastFeed

      She will certainly be appearing on Manzo’d with Children. That will earn her some money.
      But, if she comes back to RHONJ, I’d expect Kathy Wakile to return, too. Jac, Kathy and Melissa would then provide the story line for reintroducing Teresa once she is released from prison.

      • dj j

        why would she want to be around the Manzo’s? If this story is true, they have all that money and aren’t helping her parents? I don’t buy this story

        • WestCoastFeed

          She and Caroline are close and, of course, she will be there for Lauren’s wedding. She has already been filmed at a couple of pre-wedding events.

    • I hope she comes back. I enjoy watching Jax and her family.

  • WestCoastFeed

    I wish AAtT could get Stacy, or perhaps another attorney, to review the Signature Apparel bankruptcy documents. There has been so much distortion by bloggers about what the real core of the case is about, that trying to explain the case in a blog here would be a daunting task. There must be about 500 pages of documents to sort through by now and the case has not closed yet. Contrary to what most of the gossip bloggers say, the crux of the dispute is over the RocaWear licensing agreement and whether its transfer was done legally.

    • Karma

      Hi West

      I would love to know the actual true story about the Lauritas there’s so much chatter bout it but IMO it’s all speculation I’d Love to know the real story the facts.

      • WestCoastFeed

        It should be finalized soon. But even after it closes, it is going to be a difficult subject to explain. RT linked about 300 pages of docs and I tried to plough my way through them, but I gave up. It was almost all over this licensing agreement for RocaWear. And the last I read was that a trial was scheduled in April once again over the RocaWear agreement.

        • Karma

          Wow West I commend you for going through almost 300 pages 8 really have know idea what’s going on with the lauritas . Just what I’ve been reading on twitter and blogs but I certainly not believing all of it.

          I do believe they did something shady but to what extent & the actual crime I have know idea.

          Thank you for your reply

        • disqus_nx4MfF4kvy

          Why would you waste time going thru those papers, unless you have all the time in the world & nothing better to do, it must have taken days plus it’s legalese and unless you read that stuff everyday I don’t see how you or any regular folk could make sense of it.

    • Shelly Jones

      You wont find a legal analysis of the Laurita’s case on this blog. I personally think that the Laurita’s and the Wakilie’s are the one’s feeding this blog most of the “exclusive” TG stories….just my opinion though.

  • dj j

    I bet it was Jacqueline or her friend who spun their “story”, that they are the only good people in that family and had to bear the brunt of taking care of his parents…just like they are downsizing because of the cost of Nicolas.

    • Shelly Jones

      You nit the nail on the head my friend.

  • BuckJohnson

    How much you want to bet that it wasn’t just the parents that got a lot of generosity form the Laurita’s. Remember him and his other cohorts drained a company for over a hundred million dollars. I bet he gave money and trips and vacations to the Manzo’s and others in need.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Good heavens. Over a hundred million dollars? What hat did you pull that figure from?

    • Hi Buck……creditors accused Chris of draining the company but the claim (which is a typical claim made by creditors in corporate bankruptcies) has not been founded. Its simply an unproven accusation at this point. Chris has not been indicted on any criminal charges.

      • WestCoastFeed

        I get so tired of trying to tell people that. But they keep repeating the hate bloggers’ garbage.

  • September24

    How is the mother paying for the apartment? hmmmm…..

    • Probably Chris and Jacqueline.

      • WestCoastFeed

        I’m suspicious of this source. I find it very hard to believe that none of the other Lauritas were willing to help the parents with housing. Who did she talk to? Ashlee?

        • If the other Lauritas were helping out why is the house in foreclosure? Hmmmm…….

          • WestCoastFeed

            There must be more to this story. Something is missing. BTW have you seen that Juicy has already begun filming his special? I bet that’s why the lawyer was at the Giuidice house when Gia was getting ready for the prom.

          • “There must be more to this story. Something is missing.”<— Hmmmm….like what? Has Juicy posted pics with cameras filming him or is that from another blog?

          • WestCoastFeed

            Us Magazine broke the story. I think Bravo has also run something. Examiner has it. I think the lawyer’s picture of Gia on the mezzanine of the mcmansion wearing the prom dress is pretty indicative that Bravo cameras were there.

          • Us Mag broke the story 40 mins ago……dang you’re hella FAST. You’re like the RHONJ grapevine.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I try to stay on top of things.

          • Birdie

            You’re the NJ Radar O’Reilly.

          • ^^ YES ma’am she is!

          • I’m starting to think The Brownstone isn’t doing well.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Jac and Caroline still show all the signs of being close. Jac has been filming Manzo’d with children. She’s been seen in the Lauren pre-wedding events.

          • I don’t doubt Jac and Caroline are still close. It’s not Caroline’s money to spend, it’s Al’s. Al probably said no to helping and I don’t blame him. The parents are old. What do they need a $700k house for.

          • Birdie

            For real…they should have pried Pops’ hands off the banister, sold the place, and downsized.

          • Exactly — well said. Especially if the old man has Alzheimer’s like WCF stated on this thread.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Take a look at the photo Caroline tweeted of him on Father’s Day, please. What do you think? I think he looks like he is not all there. Having a parent declared incompetent is not an easy thing to do, if that is the problem here.

          • Shucks…..he’s a goner for sure (I posted the pic in this comment). He needs to be moved to an assisted living facility and they need to turn the house over to the bank. No wonder the family doesn’t want to chip in. Saving the Wayne house only benefits Chris because the house is in his name. I know it’s tough for Chris and Jac but they need to let the house go. The mother doesn’t live there and the father is clearly ill.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Thanks for posting it. Whatever newspaper covers the Wayne area ran the foreclosure story today. They said that Chris has not made a payment on the house since October 2012. This is one of the papers called “the Patch.” I don’t know how reliable it is, but I think it’s quite possible that Chris hasn’t been making payments for over 2 years. And it may well be that the whole family agreed that was the way to go.

          • AFTER, he reached out to them for their help and they all declined.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I think we need their side of the story here. Their decision not to help may have been the wisest decision under the circumstances.

          • Ripley Ramboette

            lol

          • bjbanana8

            Needing those $$$ to date while wife is in the Big House.

        • Birdie

          LOL…unless you know the Lauritas personally, I don’t know why you would find it hard to believe that this family could find a million reasons for choosing not to help, including being just plain selfish. It is hardly a stretch.

        • HalleG

          You really think you could pry a wrinkly dollar bill out of Carolyn or Dina’s hand? I doubt it. I imagine the other siblings are the same.

    • Livie1

      Maybe the parents have some financial independence of their own? I know nothing about these people but it seems like mom and dad were never homeless to start with. Not sure why one son and his wife would buy a 725K home for them – were they living on the street previously? Just pondering Sept as this really doesn’t add up to me.

      • GinaXOXO

        Also, it is strange to me that they buy a house for his parents that they have to take a half million dollar loan for. IMO, that is stupid. Common sense tells me they already had a mortgage–don’t bite off more than you can chew. If they had 200K to put toward a house why wouldn’t they buy a house closer to 200K for his parents instead?? Maybe a condo–town house–etc. If the parents really needed help they would be grateful and safe money to get back on their feet.

        People who feel the need to live a flashy lifestyle just baffle me. They would be much happier if they lived closer to their means. They do not fool anyone.

        • Karma

          Hi Livie
          I agree hun why not buy a house thats much more affordable but imo all the NJHW love to out do each other they want the best of the best but can’t afford it.

          I honestly see everyone of them except Albert going to jail for fraud or def filing bankruptcy.

          I agree a nice 300K townhouse would be great for the senior Lauritas as you said they have 11 kids why is it all on chris.

          I remember Caro saying she’s always housed her family when they needed to her home is hugh why not help her parents out i realize Lauren is living there with Vito but I’m guessing they’re sleeping in her old room she can put her parents up where Dina & Fran slept ir even Chris can take them in for a while till they find a reasonable priced home for them

  • September24

    On the road to recovery?! Is Black Water selling out – can’t keep it in stock?! hahahaha!!!

    • Evan

      Yes, that black water thing had to be one of the biggest flops in marketing history. When you think of water, what do you envision? Clear, pure, cold, thirst-quenching. BLACK WATER? What were those boys smoking when they came up with that one? None of their schemes have worked. Give it up, guys!

  • side of Sour Cream

    Thx!

  • Bonita Gee

    My oh my…………… and to think she was all up in Teresa and Joe’s financial woes and business, when she should have been taking care of her OWN BUSINESS! LOL! ……….. picking at a splinter in someone else’s eye when she had a log in her’s. But I guess misery loves company.

    • CNN

      The two are not even comparable. Apples to oranges.

      • Karma

        Hi CNN
        I disrespectfully disagree Jax was all over Tre finances when she’s not any better off with the apparel company they allegedly embezzled 11 million dollars from

  • karen

    Where’s Caroline and dina to help tree parents. They act like there rich so why not help your parent too not just Chris. They have like ten kids. What’s up with the rest of them too?

  • colleen

    Thanks. Doll. I’m not familiar with following peeps on Disque. I can barely like log on, actually! So if I don’t reply to you, its cause I rarely see my messages. Later….

  • Michelle

    I was going to say the same thing- Caroline has said they always have someone living with them….the sister with the pet pig and I think another sibling at some point-Dina maybe? Why not her parents? They certainly have enough room and family is EVERYTHING Caroline has mentioned that number of times.

    • Karma

      Hi Michelle yep spot on hun Caro is alwsys bragging bi u t how she takes in stray her own words meaning family she had Franny living there fir a while din a & & chris

      But she won’t help her parents pfft. She’s full of shit

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