The Manzo Kids: Our Show Is Better Than RHONJ
Lauren, Albie, and Chris update us on what they've been up to since The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Bravotv.com: What has everyone been up to since we last saw you on The Real Housewives of New Jersey?
Lauren Manzo: Just working a lot--trying to get my business to be as successful as possible!
Albie Manzo: A lot of work! blk has kept me extremely busy. It's really starting to take off, and I'm very proud of that. Little Town has expanded, as well, which you'll see on the show. Oh, and we moved home for a bit.
Chris Manzo: More of the same! Keeping busy with the water and Littletown, trying to adjust to living back home. I've also gained weight.
Bravotv.com: What is it like to all be living together once again?
LM: Fun! We love cooking together and going to nice dinners. It's like always being with your friends.
AM: It's been an interesting experience to say the least. Coming back home at this age was definitely different. I feel like we have so much going on in our own lives that we had to get used to functioning as one family again. My social life completely changed for obvious reasons.
CM: I think it's fun, however, I do think I'm the only one who thinks so. Free food, laundry, and a made bed? What's better than that?
Bravotv.com: Who’s the most difficult of your siblings to live with again, and why?
LM: Albie. He steals my toilet paper and toothpaste, instead of going to get his own.
AM: Lauren and I for whatever reason have had a more difficult time getting along than Chris and I. I wish that wasn't true, but it's been that way as long as I can remember. I honestly couldn't tell you why that's the case. Maybe it's me? Nahhhh, it's her.
CM: I've been living alone with Al for the past four years, so I have adjusted to every quirk he has, and Lauren and I stay out of each thers way. So I'd say neither, which I think means their answer will be me.
Bravotv.com: What do you think will be the biggest difference between Manzo’d With Children and RHONJ? What are you most excited for viewers to see?
LM: Not as much drama. It'll be nice for them to see us with our guards down just having fun
AM: We existed on RHONJ as more of a team. Not that we don't get along just as well now, but you get a much closer look at us as individuals. This is definitely the most open and honest we've been in front of the camera, and I think that's going to make it very easy for people to get to know us on a much deeper level than on RHONJ.
CM: Hopefully it's non-stop laughter. We had so much fun making it, and we truly enjoyed sharing a different side of ourselves with everyone. It's so corny to say, but I hope the viewer just sees how much fun it was for us. There are too many memories to choose from.