Name: Jacqueline Grippe
Born: April 26, 1970
Occupation: Television personality, entrepreneur, author
Jacqueline Laurita was born on April 26, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is the daughter of retired Army Colonel Jerome Grippe and his wife, Bonnie Grippe. Jacqueline is also the sister of Robert and Thomas Grippe and sister-in-law of Mary Rose Grippe.
Jacqueline is married to Chris, who is the brother of Caroline Manzo. The couple has been together for 11 years. He is the president and CEO of BLK Beverages and the owner of a wholesale apparel company. They have three children: Ashlee (from a previous relationship), CJ and Nicholas. The family presently resides in the state of New Jersey.
She first worked as a cosmetologist and model in Las Vegas. Jacqueline got her first big break in the entertainment industry by serving as a cast member of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” She had started the first season and then left the hit reality television series in 2014.
In addition to her entertainment career, Jacqueline has continued to move ahead with her passion in the beauty industry. She is the owner of Altruistic Beauty Medspa, a beauty medical spa that is dedicated to those who help others. The primary goal of the business is to give back to those who have looked after the welfare of others.
Jacqueline’s youngest son, Nicholas, suffers from autism. Because of this, she served as contributing editor of Parenting Magazine through much of 2013, in which she wrote about her autism journey. She also maintains a blog.
Over the years, she has been seen on a variety of TV shows, including “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” and “Mercy.” Jacqueline will also be a part of a documentary called “Warrior Moms.” It’s about six women, including Jacqueline, who are on a mission to “dispel the myths of the ‘A’ word by changing the narrative, changing legislation and redefining the meaning of Motherhood — all the way to the White House.”
Jacqueline, like her other RHONJ co-stars, wrote a book entitled “Get It!: A Beauty, Style, and Wellness Guide to Getting Your “It” Together.”
We estimate that Jacqueline Laurita’s net worth is $5.5 million (2016).
So how much is $5.5 million really?
$5.5 million is a pretty penny, but it’s less than her co-stars: Melissa Gorga ($15 million), Caroline Manzo ($8 million) and Teresa Giudice ($13 million).
$5.5 million can buy you more than 300,000 copies of the first season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” on DVD. $5.5 million can also buy you a minimum of 550 speaking engagements from Jacqueline, where she will talk about autism.