The Real Housewife says, "If Al cheated on me 25 years ago, one night, that was then and this is now."

on Mar 22, 2013 - The Dish0


Caroline Manzo
may seem like one tough cookie on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but the mama bear is a total softie when it comes to her family.

In interviews to promote her new book, Let Me Tell You Something: Life as a Real Housewife, Tough-Love Mother, and Street-Smart Businesswoman,” Caroline said she would take her husband Albert Manzo back if he ever cheated on her.

“I know the man I married. He’s a good man. But he’s a man. I don’t believe there were any long-term affairs. If that were the case, this story would end differently,” Manzo told NYDN.

“If Al cheated on me 25 years ago, one night, that was then and this is now. No one on this planet could say with 100 percent certainty that their partner never cheated," she said in an interview with In Touch. "I have no indication that he has, but if it didn’t happen yesterday, last week, a month ago, I’m not worried about it. If your husband is a good guy and a provider and you have a tremendous connection, you can’t throw your marriage away over a one-night stand. My husband is my best friend. Marriage is worth the fight. I would go to hell and back for him and he would do the same.”

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And while the Manzos may live a charmed life in New Jersey, Caroline knows what’s important in the end.

“I’m a wife and a mother, not a star,” she said. “Though I would like to be an asset to reality television.”



Caroline’s tome hits bookstores on March 26!


Tell us: are you surprised by Caroline's comments? Do you agree with her?

 

21 comments
mns022
mns022

wow way to give us youngsters hope..sike

joydiatribe
joydiatribe

How condescending to also doubt other people's trust in relationships because you don't trust your own.

 

Other people on this planet can say with 100% certainty that their partner has never cheater, I think it takes someone who's been cheated on to say something so horrible.

joydiatribe
joydiatribe

Sheesh! This was an unexpected commentary from you Caroline.

 

Disappointing to be honest.

Nic01
Nic01

      Ok let's see it's ok if your husband might have cheated 25 years ago but when it was alleged that Teresa's husband cheated on her, you trashed her and her marriage amongts many other things. I believe you went as far as to predict and quoted if Joe was to serve jail time and a divorce "mark my words there's a book in there". Isn't it funny how it is your husband's affair that has been brought up and you are the one that wrote the book. PS; by the way not all men cheat and not everyone would condole such behavior whether it was 25 yrs ago or last week! Makes me wonder why you mentioned it at all, could it be that those skeleton's finally came out of the closet and you have to somehow cover your ass especially after everything you said about Teresa's marriage.

 

Hyporcricy to it's fullest! You have the biggest ego of them all. Everything you accused Teresa of you yourself have said and done. Still not a fan!

FarmGurl79
FarmGurl79

I'm in awe, that you've become so jaded with your fame and money, that you think normal everyday ppl would agree with you, that women can't say with 100% certainty that their husbands have never cheated??!?!?! Are you kidding me? I've watched you go from a kind loving mother, and upstanding woman for others to look up to, to a very unkind, emotional wreck. It actaully makes me sad, that you think women really feel like this, and that most men cheat...because your wrong, if you leave your glamorous bubble, you could see us everyday normal, especially midwesterners (but I'm biased)..come nowhere near your thinking, or train of though. I'm so sad for you that your life has changed you so much lately, the Caroline I watched years ago, would no way no how, be ok with cheating husbands. Good Luck with that...

ArleneSoto
ArleneSoto

OK so let's see if she feels the same if her daughters husband cheats on her and waits some time then tells her, if she feels the same or if Albie or Christopher has a woman they marry and she cheats on them and doesn't tell them for years then tells them about it. Would she feel the same way? Sorry, this doesn't fly with me. If I find out my husband cheated on me years ago and I just found out about it, it would hurt the same as if it happened today. People make mistakes yeah, I dented the fender on the car, I burned the chicken, or I didn't flush sorry. cheating that is going against vows that were made. A promise that was made for better or worse. If your happy and satisfied at home you need not to cheat. That's my opinion.

Avasgramma
Avasgramma

Men (and more than a few women) are as faithful as their opportunities allow

Jordantaylor
Jordantaylor

So if your man cheats it's ok? as long as he hides it for years? Lost respect sorry.

Jordantaylor
Jordantaylor

Yuck she's condoning cheating, no its NOT OK!

judy@london
judy@london

I happen to agree with you,Caroline.I've been happily married for 34 years and if I found out that my husband had a one night stand 20 yrs ago would I leave him,no.Why would I throw away our whole life together over one indiscretion?Now,if he had an AFFAIR,that'd be different,noway would I stay because FEELINGS are involved in an affair but a drunken one night stand 20 yrs ago,yes I would forgive and get on with our lives.

Heidi_Ylenni
Heidi_Ylenni

I agree, people make mistakes sometimes.

Pokadot
Pokadot

Agreed,very stupid advice!

FAT_BLOND
FAT_BLOND

I see nothing wrong with an open relationship.  But open means honest.  All parties are aware and have agreed to the rules.  If you make a commitment to me in front of God that you will be faithful and I make the same commitment to you in return.  Then that is what I expect FOREVER.  Men are not excused because they have balls.  I have ovaries, and I lust for people, I have fantasies, I have sexual feelings, just like any man.  I don't act on them because I am a human being and not an animal.  I have a mind that I make decisions with.  And men are no less capable of that than I am.  So If you can accept a man that is not faithful, then more power to you both.  But please do not make it sound like it is an open minded progessive thought.  It's back woods BS.  I'm not saying to throw a person you love away because they have issues and have let you down.  No one is perfect.  Period.  But let's look at it honestly.  There is something wrong inside of a cheater, it's a serious, serious character flaw.  Any man that can not see that, and continues on such a hurtful path, does not deserve to be in that relationship.  And any woman that wants and demands more, is absolutely within her healthy right, to cut his ass loose.

amandasmakeup
amandasmakeup

I think that is really stupid advice.  Women already don't value themselves and know you are telling them that if their spouse cheats its fine?  Take my advice if you find out you have been cheated on that throw him out as soon as possible and find someone that actually is a good person. I hope no one takes her advice.

emsjuju
emsjuju

 @ArleneSoto Caroline would be O.K. with Albie or Chris cheating for sure. Why, they are men!  If her daughter did it, she would think it was the worst thing ever. Caroline hates women and makes excuses for bad male behavior. 

grotto
grotto

Are you kidding me? She's not condoning cheating. Every situation is different and she is speaking for herself.

coloitalian
coloitalian

 @amandasmakeup

 I totally agree with you.  If you have ever been cheated on, you know that it changes things forever between you and your mate (at least it did for me, and I don't understand how it could not).  Even your sex life is not as good.