Jacqueline Laurita gives dad an emotional birthday shout out

Jacqueline Laurita attend "Singled Out...Again" On Her Exclusive SiriusXM Show, "Dirty, Sexy, Funny With Jenny McCarthy" on February 12, 2015 in New York City. Robin Marchant/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita sent an emotional yet uplifting birthday shout out to her dad on Thursday via social media. The 46-year-old Franklin Lakes resident praised him for not only being a great influence in her life, but in her children’s lives as well.