"I love Mama Caroline!" she raves.

on Sep 30, 2011 - The Dish

Melissa Gorga and Caroline Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey
When Antonia, Gino, and Joey grow up, Melissa Gorga is keeping her manicured fingers crossed that they'll be the next generation of Lauren, Albie, and Chris Manzo.

"I look at [Caroline] and I see a lot of my family with them," the singing New Jersey Housewife spills to HollyBaby.com. "I love Mama Caroline!"

And when it comes to her relationship with daughter Antonia, who was named after Joe Gorga's mother, Melissa says, "I want to show her that I'm her friend, but I also want to be her mother. I don't want her to hate me, but I want her to respect me."

Have a Jacqueline / Ashlee chill going up your spine? Melissa assures the site that Ash — who's now trying it on her own in Los Angeles — is just "not sure where she wants to be or what she wants to do and it's a little frustrating for Jacqueline." Well, luckily for Jacqueline, Ashlee's starting to pull it together. "i always said i needed to do something in the music industry...... thank god my current job gives me that opportunity," she tweeted about her current gig at Buzznet. This may not be her only big change: "i'm really considering rocking colored hair for a little bit.. just for fun before i color it darker before winter..... i'm thinking rainbow," Ashlee told her 67,000 followers.

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