Jacqueline Laurita was born on April 26, 1970. A former cosmetologist from Las Vegas and now a full-time New Jersey housewife. She has been married for more than ten years to her husband Chris Laurita, who happens to be the brother of Caroline Manzo. Chris is president and CEO of an apparel company and is venturing into the organic beverage business. Together, Jacqueline and Chris have two sons, Christopher J. Laurita, Jr. , born in 2002 and Nicholas Laurita , born in 2009. Jacqueline also has a daughter, Ashley Holmes, born December 1, 1990, from a previous marriage.
Her father, Jerome "Jerry" Grippe, was an Army colonel, and Jacqueline moved with her family to locations such as South Korea, Germany and Virginia, where she graduated from Chantilly High School in Chantilly, Virginia in 1988. Jacqueline spent most of her adult life in Las Vegas, where her parents reside.
Aside from spending time with her family, Jacqueline enjoys cooking, road trips, working out, going to the spa, and catching up with friends. She always likes to see the good in people, but can hold her own when challenged. Jacqueline does not take anything for granted and believes that true wealth is about love, family, friends, personal growth, and helping others in need.