Meet ALL the Lauritas That Aren’t On Real Housewives Of New Jersey

1. Caroline Manzo, @CarolineManzo: Sixth born of the Laurita clan, Caroline Manzo, according to her Facebook page, is “the epitome of a strong New Jersey woman.” Take that as you will. She and husband Albert have been married for over 25 years, and run the Brownstone together, as we’ve all seen. Obviously the most normal of the RHONJ bunch, Caroline has obviously done a decent parenting job, as Albie, Chris and Lauren are the comedic highlights of the show.

2. Chris Laurita: Married to naive and somewhat annoying Real Housewife Jacqueline Laurita, Chris is the president and CEO of an apparel company and is apparently venturing into the organic beverage business. The couple has two sons, eight-year-old CJ and two-year-old Nicholas. And obviously, there’s Ashley Holmes (now Ashlee according to her Facebook page, which we at Crushable have already generously stalked for you), Jacqueline’s daughter from a previous marriage who they shipped off to Vegas because she’s such a brat and always treated poor Chris like crap no matter how hard he tried with her.

3. (Claudine) Dina Manzo, @dinamanzo: Did you know her real name is Claudine? Weird, right? As we all know Dina left the show after season 2 when shit started getting cray. And since then, Dina said in a blog post titled “The Truth!,” she has chosen to distance herself from ALL the housewives, including sister Caroline. And apparently the whole family, as she was noticeably absent from her brother’s wedding. In other news, she’s a designer and event planner with her own company called Designer Affair, she founded the charity Project Ladybug, and she now hosts Dina’s Party on HGTV. Not bad. Her and hubby Tommy have one daughter, Alexia, with whom I always thought she had a somewhat odd relationship, and they have proved it with this photo. Good cause and all, but it’s a little weird right? I wouldn’t do that with my mom.

(Photo: NoH8Campaign)

4. Jaime Laurita, @jmelaurita: The wedding was…stop I’m getting misty again. Gorgeous. Perfect. I’m going to find all of his decorations and Pin them for later use. But as for Jaime himself, I really think his Twitter bio says it all: “Conscious, Creative Chef & designer, Organics, Foods, Wines and Art are my passions. I aim 4 perfection. I am a QUALITY driven man. I love God & motivational speaking.” I’ve been following the guy for the past couple weeks, and promptly ended that relationship a couple days ago. I’m all for marriage equality, I cried watching the wedding, and I’m sure he’s a great guy, but I can only read so many differently phrased versions of “Be yourself.” If you want to know any more about Jaime, I’ve already written that article.

5. Francesca (Frannie) D’Annunzio, @frannielaurita: For starters, she describes herself as “one of those crazy animal activist people,” so I already know we’re not going to be friends. (And don’t tell me that’s not a possibility; I live 35 minutes away from these people thank you very much.) Anyway, other than that we know Frannie used to live with Caroline, and is very close to the family judging from Twitter.

6. Angela (Cookie) Rooney, @cookielaurita: She has been married twice and has a son named Joe Granelli (Allegedly. This is where my sources start getting dicey). She lives and works with Dina, according to Dina herself.

7. Joseph Laurita: Meet Joseph Laurita and his wife Adele of Westport, Connecticut.

(Photo: StoopidHousewives)

Joseph is the CEO and president of Margaritaville Apparel Group, and founded Signature Apparel Group with his brother Chris. Tragically, his son Frankie passed away in 2008 at just 25 years old, leaving behind siblings Michele and Joey. The only members of the Laurita family mentioned in the obituary are Jaime, Chris, Anthony and Ann. This may be the result of a rumored feud among the siblings.

8. Anthony Laurita: Lives in New Jersey

9. Ann Ricks: She resides in Pennsylvania. And that is all I know.

10. Dominick Laurita: He is 58 years old, lives in New Jersey (not in Franklin Lakes though), and is an Interstate Home Inspector. I could give you his work number, but I feel creepy enough already.

11. Michael Laurita: Name is the best I could do.

Bravo to Anthony, Ann, and especially Michael for stumping my stalking skills. And apologies to Dominick, I really do feel like a sketchball. Maybe I’ll call you to inspect my house sometime to make up for it.

(Photo: Bravo)

You can reach this post's author, Kelsey Manning, on twitter.
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    • Diana

      I’d like to say that you have too much time on your hands, but in reality I feel so fulfilled that you took the time to do this research and share it with us.

      • Jenni Maier

        That’s what we’re here to do. All the weird stalkery stuff that no one else wants to openly admit to wanting to do.

      • Kelsey Manning

        Thanks Diana for appreciating my hard-hitting investigative journalism. And if anyone happens to figure out what exactly is going on with Papa Laurita, feel free to clue me in. He seems to have disappeared, but I could find no evidence of his death, and on Father’s Day Dina said she hoped he was having a good day while the other kids didn’t mention him. Hmm….

    • Meghaa

      Im so glad to finally know!! I have been wondering about the rest of the clan.. Really wish they would all come together for a portrait.. Anyway, thanks for your impeccable stalking skills : )

    • Anya

      I am one of ten children, eight girls and two boys. We range in age from 63 to 47. We have NEVER had any type of rift between us or individual siblings amongst us not speaking. We were brought up that all kinds of things happen in life…good and bad, but we will always have each other!! It has been the same with the many grandchildren and also now the great grand children. They get along so well. I cannot imagine a rift of any type between us. It is unfathomable! I feel very sorry for the Lauritas if they are not all speaking or holding grudges, etc. Life is way too short!! Here’s hoping they resolve some of their issues in the near future!! God Bless.

      • Jenni Maier

        Maybe this very stalker-blog will bring them back together as a family. Fingers crossed.

      • Kelsey Manning

        Aww that is so sweet! Sounds like you’re very lucky. Hope things work out as well for the Laurita kiddies

    • Samantha Smith

      Thanks! I was curious to know all the laurita siblings names. Now I do :)

    • angela

      I happen to be friends with Fran and it would be your loss for not wanting to be friends with her…………………she has a bigger heart than everyone of the houswives put together!!!!!!!!!!!

      • JB

        I total agree. You can sense she’s a true sweetheart. he could be Dinas twin..You say you’re friends..Is she married…? lol… see she goes by a different last name, but with this bunch, you never know

    • Pisano

      Two Comments you missed. 1 Tommy is not the father of Dina’s daughter, Tommy Manzo is Albert Manzo’s younger brother whom Dina married, after her divorce. There was a show on Bravo about 6 years ago, showed (My big fat wedding) which you saw before housewives of NJ. this taking place and over the top at the Brownestone. 2. I am waiting for the announcement that Chris Manzothe, youngest son of Caroline is Gay, and they have yet to reveal that Greg (Roomie, who just appreared) is his boyfriend.. Why the delay ?? Is this going to be next years News??We know friends in West New York, NJ, who know them,

      • JB

        Albie is the Gay son…Chris is a horn dog who is always chasing women, appeared twice on Patty Strangers Millionaire Matchmaker and wanting to open the stripper car wash..

    • JB

      Fran and Dina could be twins…They’re gorgeous, but Fran is a quiet animal lover..

    • justabugaboo

      who cares who is gay, who is who and who is fighting with the other…. Italian people are stubborn.. we love, fight, eat and sad to say, hold grudges. A lot of people do these days. Don’t judge until you walk in their shoes. It’s personal and obvious for what reasons they aren’t talking. That’s life. I have seen them both on TV saying they both love each other and one day they will work things out. That is up to them. Not us to judge. I ♥ Francesca !! She has a heart of gold. Especially for animals !

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