Still, she’s entering the new RHONJ season “with a very positive attitude.”

on Dec 4, 2012 - The Dish0

Last season was hardly all ham games for The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Caroline Manzo. But that was then.
 
“The past is where I want it to be. It’s in the past,” the tell-it-like-it-is matriarch confides to In Touch. “I feel good about [this season] and I’m going in with a very positive attitude and you know, Caroline is back!”
 
Boo-yeah! Albie, Lauren, and Chris’ mama is even hoping to get her friendship with Teresa Giudice back on track. Well, sort of. Baby steps, people. “I don’t know if we could go back to where it was, but I’d certainly like to be able to get into, ‘How’s the kids? How’s everything?’ Civil. We can be civil, certainly,” the ‘Wife continues telling the magazine. “But if it will go back to where it was, that’s doubtful.”



It’s not just Teresa who will get the cordial treatment this time around. “You’re gonna survive it and then when you look at yourself and say, ‘God, I acted so foolishly.’ Over what? It’s not worth it,” Caroline says about wearing her gossip shield next season. “And the same thing about Danielle, it’s not going to affect my life.”
 
Ah, Danielle. Recalling her other former nemesis, Caroline admits, “Everybody has their opinion of [Teresa]. She has a tremendous fan base and to some, I became the new Danielle.”

Would you call Caroline the new Danielle? Start a Tweet Battle and choose a side!

19 comments
amber777
amber777

Caroline, you showed your true worth on the reunion because as much as Teresa was acting like a bat outta hell, you still attempted to ratiionalise with her when she sat next to you. I for one would not have bothered and you are a better person than me. I gave up on Teresa a long time ago and I only interract with her via the TV screen!!! I would not be dealing with her face to face.  I liked that you did that and respected you even more than I already did.

amber777
amber777

do not ever liken yourself to that piece of work in any context. I have the utmost respect for you Caroline which is a polar opposite to the feelings I have for Danielle.

merkie
merkie

Bobby you are wrong. Maybe drinking too much Teresa wine????? Jaq. is true to a fault. She thinks the best of everyone until proven wrong. Caroline is the Matrearch of her family and to Teresa's jealousy the driving force of this program. Can't wait for the next season to start. More Rose AND A WHOLE LOT LESS OF TERESA.

bobbie.b.rogers
bobbie.b.rogers

I always seen Caroline as the Godmother!!!! Very protective of her family and friends, loyal. The think Jacqueline is the sneaky one, fake. 

StacyinGA
StacyinGA

I think it must be impossible to live out your life in front of a camera, not exactly sure why or how much money they offer you, thinking it must be a considerable amount. I think season 1 you were real, which earned you loyal fan base..now turn the page a few years and I feel like your pandering to your unhappy fans by painting on a fake smile, and claiming to be nice, exactly like Jill Zarin, hoping that it make you anything other than a villian..

seejane22
seejane22

I think you are awesome. I think you are spot on about Teresa. I support ya 100%.

kmrbug
kmrbug

I am just so disappointed.  Your contract must have been renewed for the upcoming season because you are truly are a manipulating villain and it must be good for ratings.  Another poster mentioned that the true you was revealed last season and I must say I agree.  If we see a kinder, less controlling Caroline, with it be real because you have done some soul searching and realize that some changes need to be made in  your life or will it be a fake to keep her job on RHONJ?  I find the Manzo family to be a tight knit, self righteous group of bullies and you and your husband are to blame for leading the clan in that direction.  Caroline, you fancy yourself as a woman of wisdom but I find you to be very very destructive and a huge role player in the breakup of a family and friendships.  Be a good girl this season Caroline and remember this:  Speak one, listen two. That is all you have to say to yourself and you will be surprised if you really spend time listening what you will learn. 

Flana
Flana

I liked you, even though you were kind of pissed off a lot. You see things for what they are and see through all of Teresa's BS. Keep it real.

nole-girl
nole-girl

I'm sure you'd like everyone to forget about last season when you showed, IMO, the real you.  To compare yourself to Danielle would be wrong and to even harbor that thought surprises me.  Danielle has many character flaws but she's not obsessed with hatred as you have been.  I think everyone knew what kind of person Danielle was and knew what they were dealing with.  However; you did your evil while preying on a mother of four who was going through multiple bad situations.  You were much dirtier and just because you say Caroline's back, don't be surprised if your fan base doesn't grow.

 

BTW, you're not too young for menopause. 

cupoftea
cupoftea

A kinder gentler Caroline...wonderful. It's a new year and new beginnings. Now if only Teresa and Melissa will get religion and stop all the hate. Love to see more holiday and special events together. You and Teresa were funny together and I hope viewers can glimpse those smiles and laughs once again. Thanks for coming back and many blessings to your family this holiday season!

taffi
taffi

Caroline has a book to sell and thats why we are seeing a Come To Jesus Moment.

@seasonedviewer7
@seasonedviewer7

Guess you have to earn money where you can....even if that mean you have to eat humble pie.

calvin.cordell
calvin.cordell

Comparing Caroline to Danielle is like comparing Teresa to Mother Theresa...there's no comparison! Caroline: LOVE YOU and so don't get where all of the haters are coming from. I know that Teresa will be back on the show because she's bat-sh** crazy and too much drama for Bravo to pass up. However, I think part of Teresa's problem with Danielle was that those two are too much alike, so that's where the Danielle comparison should be made.  #teamManzo/Laurita all the way!  Much love to your family for a blessed holiday season!

Memory61
Memory61

I for one will not be watching if you are back......

maidofthemist
maidofthemist

My God your nothing like her,you were my fav, will miss you,I told your son on twitter " I love your mom dude" he ges that alot im sure, good luck to you Caroline.

Sam64
Sam64

This just wrecked my day!! Caroline ruined the show last year. I thought she was not coming back. So disappointed!

sisterhood
sisterhood

Caroline, yeah last season you were not the caroline we fell in love with.  you stated on the reunion show that you and teresa were never friends.  Well, we knew that wasn't true because your families ate, went shopping and vactioned together.  Have a one on one lunch with her and see if you all can get things back on track as much as you can.  I hope Jacqueline does the same because I really didn't like her on the reunion show.  I wish you, jacqueline, teresa and your families a very happy holiday.

lisah9295
lisah9295

 @Sam64  I saw something online where it said Caroline and Kathy weren't returning and that 3 of Teresa's friends were signed on for the new season. 

bobbie.b.rogers
bobbie.b.rogers

 @sisterhood Your right that is not true!! I remember watching the show when Teresa was pregnant and meeting Caroline and Jacqueline for lunch, their was alot of love on carolines part. People change sadly sometimes not for the better, I think Teresa just got caught up with the Hollywood scene and things got crazy for her, you would have to be blind to not see she is really stressed out!