Caroline Manzo

Caroline has faith that one day the Jersey Housewives will resolve their issues.

on Oct 15, 20120

Finally, the end is here! It was quite a season, and after living it twice I’m glad to finally be able to put it behind me and move on.
 
I hope as viewers you understand that although this is entertainment for you, for us this is reality. The emotions you see are real, and at times the rawness of it literally makes your heart hurt. We are two families that have become intertwined in a journey that I believe none of us ever expected to happen in our lives, but here we are.
 
I know each and every one of you can relate to either a situation or a personality type on RHONJ. Through our laughter and tears, our triumphs and failures, we offer a very real perspective into family life.
 
I believe there are so many lessons to be learned as you watch us from week to week, and I hope you can take something positive away from the negative. Maybe you see yourself in one of us and realize that perhaps you need to make some changes in your life; and on the flip side maybe you are inspired by one of us and decide to take a leap of faith of your own, reach for that brass ring. Whatever it is, embrace it and go for it.

767 comments
SkySnow
SkySnow

 

Caroline, even the first show of the season you want to continue the banter about Teresa being wrong about EVERYTHING and the Gorgas, Oh poor things, they have been so wronged, according to you. You are too biased to be objective about anything that goes on between their families and are not intelligent enough to stay out of it. You just stir the pot with completely biased opinions. You don't try to bring them together, as you try to say with your sick ego, "Look at me, how I support you Gorgas, against Teresa and wow I will really have your acceptance and be able to lash out at Teresa whom I have truly hated at the same time." That's what you would say if were able to be honest with yourself and everyone else. They drink it up and can't even put all of this down for their own children as they make excuses for it by saying, we haven't done anything wrong, It's all Teresa's fault so we can't do anything for the kids. Worst bunch of people I have ever seen. No character and no scruples. Jus a  bunch of acceptance games. While Teresa holds her share of the wrong, so does every cast member hold as much. So hoped you would have been eliminated this season. You are so ill intentioned and an egomaniac who can't even see it. The only thing you have going on with Joe Gorga is that you both love to hate Teresa and want to keep it going. A common enemy, that is your entire relationship with Joe. Like Melissa said, you should stay out of it.

areukiddingme
areukiddingme

the more I watch the shows leading up to the finale..the less I believe anything Caroline says...she obviously made a powerplay to force Teresa off the show that failed miserably...and now it's going to be all about her trying to stay relevant to this show...because frankly..caroline...is boring

HeyBanks
HeyBanks

We all have our bitchy moments - yours just happened to be caught on camera.  I think you are a strong woman to come on and say "I did not like me and the way I acted".  I am watching the last season and can't wait to see the next season.  Caroline you and your family are wonderful...continue to stay real!

 

RHcrazy
RHcrazy

LOL! I just watched one of the prior episodes with Chris telling Joe G "You can't read me, I can go into a room and no-one can read me. "   Sounds exactly like Caroline, can't you hear her saying that?  Can't wait for the new season of  Manzo N Jacko cause trouble for Tre!  It's like watching Laguna Beach, only with middle aged women!  Funny as Heck!

AntieMoe
AntieMoe

I don't care what anyone says Caroline, I think you are an AMAZING example of a strong woman. Lauren is lucky to have you as her mom. Can't wait to see you this Sunday!

trace101
trace101

Caroline states that Theresa is an "Enigma." Plain and simple, Theresa is a Sociopath. All the women need to learn and read up on the definitions of a Sociopath. They are really honestly hard to pin point, and when someone says, "I just can't put my finger on it" that screams out Anti-social Personalilty DIsorder...AKA Sociopath. Theresa is all out for herself, and her actions speak for themself. Sociopaths can be very charming to get what they want, and they are extremely manipulating and down right, evil to the core. This is just my take, but I strongly believe these women need to look it up, and decide for themselves. As should everyone else out there who may not know exactly who they are dealing with.

rhopamgirl
rhopamgirl

Just had to add my two cents..You look Great and HAPPY that your back. When you & Jackie O are gone so am I. I think your awesome. Hope it's a good season. Please blog & keep us in the loop. I work outside the home and have 3 kids (2 under 12)   don't have time for twitter & facebook. This is one of my indulges. Lets all "Buckle Up" & get ready for Mr Toads wild ride (get it ? ) 

rosyposy
rosyposy

You have teased us by suggesting that the truth will finally come out about T's involvement in the set up to get Melissa.  I cannot wait.  We all know she was involved.....it was obvious if you watched closely last season.  I am just curious about what you meant when you hinted the whole truth will be exposed.  Wowser!!  Talk about a tease for the new season.  By the way, you looked great on Andy's show.

Fanobravo
Fanobravo

Love how Carolyn looked tonight. Please tell me about your eyeglasses. I love them!!!

LissaGabby
LissaGabby

If you're feeling better and up to taping another season, please share with everyone what has helped you and your journey. I can't even imagine having to go thru all that crazy and not feeling good. 

Sam64
Sam64

Wrecked my day when I heard that you were returning. Maybe you are now on some good hormones?? Last year you clearly didn't want to even be on the show since you were so scowl faced and mean the entire time. Can we please have the nice Caroline and Jac back from season 1?

rosyposy
rosyposy

Looking forward to seeing you, Jacqueline, Melissa, and Kathy.  If "T" has gone to therapy, maybe I can watch her without gagging.  Anyway....good luck on the upcoming season.

Pamelarasabat
Pamelarasabat

Hi, Caroline! Love you and all of your helpful advice, but there was one tip I stole from you that went horribly ( and actually hilariously to my family) wrong! Ok, I admit that it was a big case of "user error" but I felt the need to,warn anyone else thinking of trying your exfoliation trick. When I heard that you shaved your entire face everyday to exfoliate, I thought it was genius. Being 54 years old, I'm seeing pesky little hairs sprout up on my chin, lip, etc., so I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone. Remove hair and exfoliate, right?. Welllllll, yes it did that, but I accidentally shaved off the outer one third of my right eyebrow! I have dark hair and super dark eyebrows, so there is no hiding it! Have you ever done that and if so, how long will it take to fill back in? Love to you and the whole NJ gang!

Dash-92
Dash-92

Caroline i love your honesty and how you have so much heart and passion for all things you say and do i will def miss seeing you every week speaking so much truth and wisdom into our lives

jodiew
jodiew

Caroline, if you and Jaquline are leaving the show there isn't much point in watching it anymore. I had really hoped Theresa would have been the one leaving...and leaving the rest of the cast in peace. I really admire you. I wish you the best of luck with all your endeavors. Your family will be missed on the show.

houndlacy
houndlacy

I hope you aren't leaving the show.  You are the quiet, sane voice in the chaos.  Teresa showed at the reunion that she is an eyelash from true insanity.  She sat through everyone agreeing and she says everyone else is crazy?  And she truly thinks the world looks at her and Joe and sees a sweet relationship?  And her daughter, Milania is a terrorist.  I think there is nothing adorable about her behavior.  Anyway, if you decide enough is enough, know that you have left a great impression on my, all for the good.

VEEOFMD
VEEOFMD

Hello Caroline,

 

I just wanted to note how much I admire you as a woman, a mother and friend you have been to others.  I have found myself siding with you frequently during the course of the seasons past.  I value and understand your views and opinions because I realize that we think alike when it comes to life, family and values.  I am really saddened by your relationship with your sister, I have experienced a similar fall out with several of my sisters and family members.  Like you I am the product of eleven siblings.  I commend you on your statements that while you and your sister currently have issues, you love her very much.  Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you view the circumstances, I cannot say the same about my sisters.  I have not communicated with my sisters for eleven years, I no longer feel any emotional attachment to any of them.  I hope your issues with your sister is more easily resolved and soon.  God bless you and yours.  May you continue to be forthright in dealing with the people that you encounter in your life. KEEP IT REAL! that is what I admire about you.

 

You seem to be optimistic about resolving the issues involving the other Housewives, but to put in my two cents, LOL.....I don't believe that it would be a good idea or have any good results to reinstate any type of liaison with Teressa.  BAD BAD BAD idea.  

jagbiz
jagbiz

Hey Caroline - I am sitting here with my one of my bff's and we were disucssing how very much we liked you!  We are originally from the East but live west of the Mississippi now - but we have our our deep East Coast ways.  To us you are the epitimy of a good friend, a loyal wife and mother and were one of the "sanest" on the show!  We will miss you - hopefully Kathy and Melissa will be able to keep this going!

JRoc85
JRoc85

Caroline,

      I'm soooooo over you!!!!!!!

Perspective
Perspective

Dear Caroline,

 

I really hope you get to read this. I just learned that you and Jacqueline won't be back on RHONJ....so I won't be watching anymore. Having to  continue to watch Theresa would be like fingernails on a chalkboard. I don't understand why  the producers would keep her on. I hope they don't regret it. I have great admiration for you and will miss watching you.

 

Blessings to you sweet lady

MRMH
MRMH

Dear Caroline,

 

You will probably never see this, but I had to write it.  It's about the picture of you in People on June 6, 2012.  I just saw it online.  You look absolutely stunning with your rich, brown hair color.

DON'T CHANGE IT!  It brings out everything beautiful about your face!

cnbetts
cnbetts

@Teresa_Giudice @CarolineManzo @melissagorga @joegorga @JacLaurita @KathyWakile @richardwakile @RHONJ_Fans It amazes me that you people can sit on national television and declare how much family means to you, yet you let a stupid comment such as being called a stripper help to ruin your beloved family. I have a sister... who has called me a c**t, called me a bi**h, and every other name for that matter... but that didn't ruin our family.. you know what did? When she ended up in a hospital from overdosing on heroin. Today, she is thousands of miles away at a rehab center while me and our mother take care of her 7 month old son. And guess what?? After all the names she has called me, after all the money she has stolen from me, after all the lies she has told me, I have stood by her side through it all. I have supported her through it all. I have loved her through it all. You all need to recheck your definition of love and your definition of family if you are going to let a few silly comments ruin it all, because there are WAY worse things that could happen to you... and when they finally do happen, you will regret never letting the little things go. Take my advice.

 

tellitlikeitis123
tellitlikeitis123

Noooo. Say it isn't so! You are my FAVORITE housewife! The show NEEDED you and your family's wonderful humor and wit; especially when the past few seasons were plagued by Theresa and her husband's dark energy! I will surely miss seeing you and your terrific kids on this show. Don't even think it's worth watching anymore! If anyone needs to go off air, it's Theresa. I kept waiting for SOMEONE to knock her right off her dillusional pedestal, and you are the only one who even came close to doing so...but the monster lives on, as I witnessed on the reunion show. Maybe Anne Wolfe can be your replacement? Would love to see Theresa smart mouth her!

MrsBigE
MrsBigE

Caroline - I need to ask you about the designer of a handbag you had in the lot footage special. It was the classiest, prettiest bag I've ever seen and I KNOW I can't afford it but I have to know ho made it. It was a scene with you and Lauren entering an office and you had a square white satchel with gold accents.i absolutely loved it and have searched high and low on the www but can't ind the designer. Thanks !! Peg Peg@yruegas.com

MrsBigE
MrsBigE

I'm so sad to hear that you're leaving the show but I understand that you have to do what is best for you and your family. I'm sure it was a decision that you spent many grueling hours making. After watching you these past few years it is evident that you are levelheaded and balanced and even though you have such incredible heart, you make conscious, wise decisions. The show will not be the same without you. After you are gone I think the show will be more about stuff and fluff and less about real life. I wish you luck, love and peace in all you do. Thanks for letting all of us take a peek into your world, you and your family are a lot of fun!! Peg

jeb1977
jeb1977

I am so sorry to hear that you are leaving the show! You were always the voice of reason. The show will never be the same without you and your family. I will it wasnt true! Thank you for all of your work with Hurricane Sandy. God Bless. Ignore all of these haters they are just jealous!!!

manhattanboy85
manhattanboy85

Hi Caroline, I loved you in the first couple of seasons when you seemed as though you were one to put your family first, loved ones first and rose above the drama. Season 4 has definitely been a huge change in how the audience sees you. You came across as tired, bitter and unhappy.  I understand you wanting to leave the show and giving the opportunity for the new wives to join the show as well as have Danielle come back to have a second chance of maybe the viewers understanding her troubled past and where she will progress with her family and friends.  We will miss you. 

 

Thanks so much for your charity work during the Sandy aftermath in NY and NJ. You're awesome!

kansasgirl66087
kansasgirl66087

I hope the rumours are true that you are not asked back.  I'm sure you will put some type of spin on it, but we are very very grateful that you will not be returning-and I hope bravo this means the children will not either.   You have supporters and non supporters, but how you put yourself in between a family is something I cannot move past, with such hatefulness and bitterness-but I guess we all understand now where that got you in the end. 

 

Hopefully this is the end.   Praise beeee!!!!!!

Alura
Alura

Hi Caroline,

 

I am probably the last person to add a comment, and you'll probably never see it.  I'll chance it, anyway!

 

Someone told me today that you are leaving the show.  I hope that's not the case.  You have been the light we all look for when trouble surrounds us, and the show needs someone of your calibre.  I want you to know that I have enjoyed every moment with you and your family, and I hope to see much more of you.  If I don't, I'll miss you, but I wish you the best always.

 

 

megca88
megca88

IS BRAVO SERIOUSLY NOT HAVING YOU AND KATHY RETURN FOR SEASON 5?!?!?!? TERESA IS A NUT JOB!!!! I will not be watching anymore. She's too frustrating. 

rose65
rose65

It was great to see you say that one day all of you guys will resolve your issues.. out of all the shows.. RHONJ was more like a family than any other... and so hopefully Teresa will see that and stop her hating and be sincere.  She thinks people are dumb but she did insult you and others in her cook book and she should fess up and stop acting like everyone is so stupid.  She did hate on Melissa and her comments are in the previous seasons.. it was obvious.  I hope you guys do come around.. it was so great when you all went on the trip and looked like everything would smooth out.  But then BAM.. it fell apart.. if T would just come to grips with the things she has done.. then maybe people can mend.  Hope to see you on season 5.

M0lly123
M0lly123

Hi Caroline, I am going to take a stab in the dark here and say that you never respond to the posts on your blog however I was wondering if you can please explain to me why Teresa is responsible for you and Dina not having a relationship you make that comment quite often but never explain what you mean by it

1_2_rosie
1_2_rosie

Caroline, you have beautiful (about to be successful) children, a husband who still adores you and a life you enjoy. Those are the makings of a sucessful person. When children are rude, when husbands cheat, when friendships fall apart - one should look inward and figure out what or who is the common denominator. Getting older sometimes sucks! I know, I'm over 50. But with age comes wisdom and an ability to see beyond the mirror - something that is sorely lacking in one particular housewife. Kathy is loyal and a peacemaker, Jacqueline is sweet and maybe a bit fragile, Melissa is talented and I believe an old soul. But they have husbands who love them and lives they enjoy. While I'm quite sure you have many women friends in your life - keep these women in your life as well because even with edits - you all appear to have a real connection.  And when the chaos hits, there's always one common denominator.

lbgchase@hotmail.com
lbgchase@hotmail.com

Love you....and I love that you are such a strong women...I wish my Mother was that way when I grew up...Not that I am young now according to Teresa as I am 41 and old.  Sad that there are views who think you are being bitchy...you are just at a place in your life that you have realized what is worth fighting for.  I am lucky that I have reached that point also, I will not waste my time on people who create such drama and hurt.  I have been there done that and at one point thought it was me...when in fact they turned it around to make me feel like it was me until like Jacqueline woke up and fought back and now will never go back as you say..thanks for being real...xo and l love you....xo

 

stephanienicolemarcum
stephanienicolemarcum

Hi Caroline,

I do take away something positive from the show and I appreciate you: the way I see it, you are an honest person with integrity and grit and one of the few people on reality television that I would have any interest in spending time with in real life. I hope the kids, the hubby and you are all doing well in the wake of the storm. Have a happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.

 

NorthernWolf
NorthernWolf

Caroline, of all the womem on RHONJ you are the one I would want to be friends with the most.  I love your no nonsense attitude and the fact that you actually said to Teresa's face that you were done with her.  There is no need for that much narcisistic drama in your life... in ANYONE'S life.  You called it as you saw it and I, for one, applaud you.  You are a strong woman with a lovely family and you deserve to be out of the toxic environment that is Teresa.

galatians.chapter
galatians.chapter

Caroline, you are my fav.  Every woman would be fortunate to have a friend like you.  You're loyal and direct and honest.  When you're in, you're in and when you're out you're out.  Good for you.  I would have ended my friendship with Teresa too if I were you.  However, don't you think that Jacqueline just jumped on the hate Teresa bandwagon?   She's so passive aggressive and weak.  She just wanted to end her friendship and made up some lame excuses for doing so.   Everyone thinks Jacqueline is so nice but I see right thru her.  She's extremely passive aggressive and plays the innocent victim all the bloody time.  It's so nauseating.   She's not someone I'd ever trust.  You are very trustworthy and people know where they stand with you.

shakirahsilva
shakirahsilva

 Caroline you seem to get bothered by what people say about you, dont sweat it! Even though I thought you seemed to harp on the stupid book too much, other than that you were perfectly fine. Us "old" people dont have patience for all that BS and tend to just say it like it is.  Stay true to yourself! and I love Chris on the reunion because he was so Real. I even liked Melissa this season after not liking her at all last season because she seemed more genuine. 

doreenlongisland
doreenlongisland

Dont let what some people said that you are a bully bother you. Your not, You are true to yourself which shows good morals. And shows in your children. Who have turn out to be very nice adults with good morals. As parents you have the right to be proud. Staying away from Theresa trash, As I call her. Shows your children to be true good people and not to allow people to take advantage of you, Theres a difference between Standing up for you self and being a bully, It teaches your children that it isnt ok to act like Thersa, And it isnt ok to allow people to disrespect you and walk all over people. Yofeel bad u shouldnt and deserve to hold your head high.

Nic01
Nic01

Caroline I just got to watch the last time you were on WWHL with Andy. I was astonish at something you said regarding your family situation with Dina that left me perplex. You said

 

"What happened between Dina and myself is people having difference of opinions of what life should be, I love my sister dearly. I love my parents to death OK. You will never see this play out on reality TV, you will never see this play out in the public eye, because I respect my parents entirely to much to inflict this on them. It's for my parents! The only way we can heal is personal and alone time without the public eye".

 

So why didn't you give Teresa the same courtesy as to why Teresa was so against her family coming on this show and exposing all of there family issues. Didn't you think she respected her parents and didn't want this to all play out on reality TV?  Didn't you think she loved her brother the same as you do Dina? Why would they want to come on a show when there was such a divide in there family? For opportunity?  I think not as there are many different paths to take for those, I think it was more for Fame and entitlement! For her family to come on this show only made the family's divide even worst which I'm sure was her fear for her parents. You want personal and alone time with your situation with your family but yet criticized Teresa for wanting the same thing as you took her family's side. I would have thought if anyone would have understood this would have been you since you are going through a similar situation. It would seem since you went to great length to inject yourself  in Teresa's family issues to pit them against her as you took every opportunity to get in there ear to put even more doubts about her to them. This would have been done purely out of jealousy otherwise you would have had empathy for Teresa's situation with her family. You would have let them work it out the best way they could especially being on National TV where drama sells. Perhaps this was done out of spitefulness on your part for Teresa and Dina's friendship. Only you can answer that now which I'm sure you wouldn't admit as I think you see yourself as righteous. I simply don't know why you would come back next season maybe your not done with Teresa yet!!

TONIANN
TONIANN

 @MrsBigE Caroline did not DECIDE to leave the show.  Her and KATHY were FIRED because they were not liked by anyone!!!

jeb1977
jeb1977

So nasty! Teresa is the one filled with hatefulness and bitterness. I guess we are not watching the same show!

rnkat
rnkat

 @kansasgirl66087 Seriously  I am so looking forward to a new round of "friends" for Teresa to totally piss off.  Should be fun.

bittersweet4
bittersweet4

 @rose65

 "She did hate on Melissa"?  NO ONE knew who Joe & Melissa were before they crawled their way onto the show.  Just watching one season of Joe & Melissa & I could see why Teresa was not to happy about having them on.  Joe is a jerk pervert & Melissa is just a down & out skank.

housewife1
housewife1

I hope they dont bring back Caroline either...she is sooooo passay and tired and most of all, mean...I sure want someone more positive and fun, and kind!

Julie_Bug
Julie_Bug

 @1_2_rosieI feel the exact same way about Kathy and again I think it has to do with age and the wisdom that comes with that.

 

SPR26
SPR26

@Nic01 Really well said. Perfect. I have no time for Caroline..

M0lly123
M0lly123

@Nic01 well said! I think you made a valid point. Watching the women crucify Teresa's financial issues and relationship with her brother really bothered me.

Sherry1
Sherry1

@Nic01 I agree with this comment. I do think that Caroline is a bully and she has instigated much of the issues between Teresa and the rest of the cast. She even went so far as to gossip with Teresa's brother Joe about Teresa. Caroline was trashing Teresa all season long with all of her family, but when Teresa has 1 conversation with Dina, Caroline plays the victim card.

debharrington
debharrington

 @Nic01 perhaps Dina has seen way too much of that spitefulness over the years and is just through with it.

rnkat
rnkat

 @Nic01 You make a good point.  However, I believe that Caroline actually was against Melissa and Kathy being on the show to begin with--she didn't appear to like either of them, and sided with Teresa.  Once she got to know them, however, I think she was inclined to believe that Teresa was more of the troublemaker.  Which probably got her thinking that  while Teresa may not have caused the rift between Dina and Caroline, neither was she doing anything to try to make it better.  Chris Laurita said that he knew Jacqueline and Teresa's relationship really well, and from that suspected that Teresa might not be helping matters any.  Teresa was awfully quiet when he said this, and if I were a suspicious person, I would be thinking that if Teresa HAD opened her mouth, "voice of reason" Chris may have decided to give a "for instance".  I believe that since Dina is NOT on the show, Caroline very well could have been trying to shield her mother from the drama.  But it was actually Teresa who brought the feud to the show--at the previous reunion when she said something to the effect of "no wonder you and Dina don't speak anymore".  Here's the difference--BRAVO brought Teresa's family feud to America; TERESA brought Caroline and Dina's feud to America.  It seems to me that since Teresa and Dina are still such good friends, perhaps DINA is not so concerned with her mother's feelings in this matter.

rosyposy
rosyposy

How any sane person could feel empathy "for Teresa's situation with her family"  is beyond me.  Caroline & Dina evidently have the differences sisters sometimes have.  Teresa is different.  She so feared her true nature being exposed when her family was hired by Bravo, that she just went bananas.  She backstabbed and lied about her sister-in-law, trying to break up her brother';s marriage because she was so jealous of his love for his wife. I have seen no evidence of Caroline & Dina telling lies on each other.  Teresa is different....she actually sells her lies to magazines to enrich herself.  Caroline saw through Teresa's lies and manipulations.  She took the right side.....Kathy & Melissa's.  And this was in spite of Teresa going to her off camera before they started fillming and filling her head with trash about them.    Caroline is a good, honest woman who is not afraid to call out a delusional, jealous liar like Teresa.  Way to go, Caroline!!!

Annie003
Annie003

 @Nic01

 Very well said and oh so true, Caro is not done with Teresa yet even though she keeps telling everyone that she is, yet another Lie!  Caro wants to keep the Hate Fest going because she is just too stubborn to let it go!  It does seem like Spite because of the friendship between Dina and Teresa remains strong and this just drives Caro nuts! 

Caro has no empathy because she is a Right Fighter and will stop at nothing to destroy Teresa and get her fired from this show!  Caro uses Double Standards all the time and has proven this to be true over the past 4 years!  Maybe she should work on her own sibling relationships first, instead of interring in someone else's family which is none of her business!

jeb1977
jeb1977

So is Teresa! She is so filled with lies nobody ever knows the truth!

M0lly123
M0lly123

 @debharrington  @Nic01

 I have to agree. I don't think Dina said anything bad about her sister to Teresa, she's probably just sick of all the arguing. And I don't blame her for not wanting anything to do with Jac.. she is a troublemaker.

fuhgeddaboutit
fuhgeddaboutit

 @Annie003  @Sherry1  @Nic01 So very funny!  Caroline is not a bully...she's just brutally honest, which is probably why Teresa had so many problems with her ;-)