Jacqueline Laurita: Hiding Stripper Past, Debt-Ridden Present?

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Jacqueline Laurita did not show up at last Sunday's Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special, and now we know why.

Correction: now a supermarket tabloid has quoted anonymous sources who claims to know why, and it's not because Teresa Giudice is scum.

Real Housewives, Real Secrets

According to the latest issue of In Touch Weekly, Laurita worked as an exotic dancer in Las Vegas back in the day and was afraid this information would be leaked on the episode... by Danielle Staub?!?

“She feared that Danielle Staub would make a surprise appearance and tell all about Jacqueline’s stripping past," a source tells the magazine. "She didn’t want to face the truth. At the time, she was a single mom who needed to dance at a club in order to pay her bills. She has confirmed her stripper past to multiple friends who are covering up for her - she is telling everyone to deny it!”

And that's not the only secret Jacqueline is allegedly hiding.

Husband Chris’ company, Signature Apparel Group, is apparently facing significant debt. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009 and owed about $25 million at the time.

“She doesn’t want any of this coming out,” says the insider.

She might wanna rethink this whole reality TV thing if that's actually the case.

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