Well, well, well...interesting show, don't you think? I don't even know where to start!
I love watching Teresa's girls, it was so cute to watch them move into their new home and seeing their new rooms. I agree with Teresa when she said that she could replay that moment over and over in her mind, as nothing in the world is better than watching your children in moments of true happiness. How about Gia?! Did you see her organizing her clothes? I can't even stand it - I just wanted to bite her face...too cute!
Watching Dina prepare Lexi for her trip to Greece was hysterical. Truth be told, that was nothing, you should have seen Dina the two weeks Lexi was gone...and we won't even discuss the few days leading up to her departure. Can you say basket case?
Lexi enjoyed herself and was able to see first hand where her father and his family came from. I think that's fantastic.
hello caroline, i love you and your family we love you,jacqueline and teresa we dont like danielle at all becuz danielle too much drama she has bad rap sheet
Hi caroline ....
how are you i hope everthing is good with your famliy and you self , my name is leticia im 25 and i would have to say out of all the housewives you are my favorit i just want to tell you that you look wonderful and i wish i could do the same im a moo that put every one first and if you could let me no what you did and maybe why i could do i would wonderful i hope i look as good as you.
Hi Caroline! I love you and the way you take care of your family! So many people forget the importance of family and the fact that family is family...the only one you get. You canhave many friends but you only have one family! Can't wait to see more of you and your family next season!
hey caroline i love you ... you are s0o0 great and real, you and theresa were my favorites but after her crazy last eposide she is white trash to me, i wanted to say you are a terrific mom and wife and your children are so0 funny and seem like they are really great kids... however i wish you wouldnt be bad at jacquline because she is a real person like you and she was only standing up for what is right.... you know deep down that you didnt show that book and ur sister dina did it was writing all over her face... dina is too fake for me and you dont need to stick up for her when she is wrong... you have to much class.... love you brooke from philadelphia
Caroline, OMG... You are amaxing! Love ya as a mother, sister, and family protector! Screw what every other negative person thinks, you are a true Italian mother! we are a dying kind, but what we do we do well! Taking care of family and protecting them at all costs! I only pray that myself and my children are as close as you and yours! You are the example for all mothers and you should be proud of who you are and what you have done!
Hi Caroline, keep up the good work you are a great mom,more mothers should be like you with your sons especially!!They are home,going to school,or working in Chrisopher's case but it looks like he will take over with your husband in restaurant business. it is great how you are there for your sister and anyone else who comes to your house for advise.To bad you could not reach out and help Danielle!!from what I understand she has no family!if she is going to be part of the show and in your group of friends,invite her to a few things,maybe if she saw how a family is ,she will do right by her girls.,I pray her morals do not rub off on her kids,they are adorable.
you are amazing. i'm the same way as you when it comes to strangers. you have to be skeptical in this world. it's full of crazy people. bravo to you and keep doing what you're doing!
Caroline, with all your protection of your family, why is that neither you or Dina husbands where at the dinner. They say that Dina husband in one segment but I don't member every seeing him and the only time your was on the show was when he was buying you something what's up with that. Instead of protection you should try loving
The only person in that show is honest and not a hipocrite is Danielle. What makes me laugh is how all of you have no class, you cant even speak properly. Had to be from New Jersey.
What's with all these rude comments, who the heck are all these people to say you are this or you are that...People we are seeing all the edited stuff, come on it's only on for an hour. I think Danielle should have been honest with Jacqueline, what kind of friend is that for christ sakes there is a freaking book out on Danielle, Google her name and see what comes up. Sooner or later this info would have come out anyway, Danielle is on television, someone from her past would have blown this up in the tabloids anyway. Danielle is no saint, she said she didn't tell Jacqueline everything, she needed "to do some damage control"...she should have been honest!
Damn Caroline I love you. I wish I had a sister just like you. YES, YES, YES. INVESTIGATE! Make no comment until are your ducks (get the d) are lined up.
All i have to say is that i looooooooooooooove you. YOu are a good loving mother, sister inlaw, wife,etc. So far You and Teresa are my favorite. and please dont mind those who say that the show is another rendition of the Sopranos. that is so racist. love you girl
Caroline, I Love you!
Your family is exactly like mine, I am albie's age and come from a stong, big, italian family on LI. I have two older brothers and one younger and our family dinners are just like yours! I feel a connection with your daughter because they tend to pick on me playfully and we laugh non stop! Chris is hysterical and my little brother is just like chris with his humor. You're an excellent mother and by far the best representation of what a family should be. I truly enjoy watching you and your family and I love the family values you portray. it's soo nice to know there are other families out there who are like mine! Plus, you make some very good lookin kids! haha just like my family too! :) Love ya! keep on doing your thing!
Caroline, I want to thank you for being as real as you are and showing the world that there are good people out there and that family is the most important thing. I think you are a very strong woman and a great role model for moms everywhere.
I think it takes a very strong woman to raise a family like you. You are "real" and there are very few Mom's left in the world like you. You have 3 great kids who show respect and values and they don't act like these disfunctional little spoiled brats that you see on tv today. Good Luck with the season.
CAROLINE I LOVE YOU!!! i am only 32 years old but you remind me some much of my mom and my aunts. I think you exemplify a good woman. If the younger people of the day spent less times partying and chasing me and more time taking care of home and family, it would be a different world. Where have the family values gone??? When I look at you, I don't see money. I see a real woman. YOU GO GURL!!!
cut the apron strings and let your children fly or they will never be able to make it in the REAL WORLD!
Caroline, Don't ever apologize for wanting to above all else -- protect your family. I love your mothering instincts and family-time togetherness. I watch your eyes as you observe members of your family and see the JOY... I respect you as a wife, mother, sister(in-law), aunt and just for being a wonderful and great lady!
I just love you and the entire Manzo clan. You guys are the best depiction of a big Italian family that I"ve ever seen (and I come from a big Italian family myself).
I can't help but wonder how some of these viewers writing blogs feel that they have the right to tell you how to deal with your family, though. The thing with Danielle and the book, well, you hit the nail on the head when you said that this goes far beyond gossip. These are serious allegations and what is concerning is that this type of behavior is not normal for a young person to exhibit. THis is more like character revealing behavior and you have every right to not want that kind of person being involved with your family. End of story. By the way, I was completely uncomfortable watching Danielle dance with your son. ONce again, she is so self-absorbed, it didn't seem to occur to her that maybe it was making you uncomfortable.
I have a feeling that there are many more juicy moments to unfold in the coming episodes. Can't wait!
Caroline, so far I have to say you scare me a little with how over protective you are being, but I will also say that I see so much life in you and I know that you only want the best for your children (so commendable). But you gotta try some new things yourself I believe that if you got a list of hobbies you might let your family run their own lives just a little. You are so tightly wound eventually you will begin to unravel and resent your family for it. Please heed the warning, because i've seen it happen and it almost happened to me I had felt I had to do everything then I started taking time for myself and it was just what I needed. And as for Danielle, I dont believe she is 100% normal but who is and I dont feel you have the right to condemn her or Jacqueline for not kicking her to the curb like Theresa did. Also, she is passionate about dancing the way you are about your business and if she takes it seriously then let her she wasnt trying to spoil your fun she was trying to do what you preach to your children all he time "If you are going to do something,do it whole-heartedly, be the best"! Look forward to seeing more of your fun side as the show progresses!
Hi Caroline.......I hope I'm doing this blog thing the right way. I love how you are with your business and your family. You are not a throw back you are a perfect role model of how to be a wife, mother and business woman. You do it all with grace. I see you interact with your family and it's wonderfull. I just think to myself......I'd love to spend the day with you guys.........great great people.
Carline, why are you and Dina so obsess with Danielle's past??? I think because you Manzo's are leading a sketchy lifestyle yourselves. You are living in a glass house so you and Dina should not be throwing the stones..
Caroline I just wanted to tell you I understand protecting your family, but come on whats with the Mafia attitude. You and your sister need to lighten up. Dont tell me there are no skeletons in your family closet. Be kind and give Danielle a chance. You seem like you could have given her a guiding hand instead of holding up a book about her past. Shame on you. Danielle looks like she does a wonderful job with her children, and should compliment her for that instead of dragging up a past and hurting her children. Your a mom you should have thought of her kids first. You and you sister. I have one last word for you sisters KARMA
Hi Caroline, you and your sister are my favorites. Your absolute commitment to your husbands and your families is to be commended. As a newlywed you both represent so much of what I hope me and my husband will build over the years. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. We love you.
why post all positive post some negative too!!! she is no saint or angel please get with the program!!there is some secret to be told at that restaruant!!
Caroline, I was instantly a fan of yours, even having just seen previews of this season of Housewives. In a day where a women need to juggle multiple hats, you are what I hope to be some day. Your husband is successful, family is happy, and that can only come from a Wife and Mother with the kind of love, support and guidance you provide. I don't know you, or any of the other women but when some of the women on this blog talk about you and your family being nasty they themselves show how ignorant are they. Everyone gossips and if they say they don't they may be in denial, why else would any of us be on this blog. They don't know Danielle or you to even pass judgement. And from my watching the shows of the past i'll never assume to know. I feel strength from you, a sense of realness, and the same beautiful insecurities all people face, just in different ways. So Bravo to you, keep doing what your doing and hopefully you'll put a book out, i'd buy it in heartbeat.
Lighten up! I have a son Albie's age and I would not react as you. He's a big boy and can take care of himself. Now, if someone was going to hurt him in any way then the gloves are off!!
In ways i say iam similar to you. For example i dont let anyone mess with my friends and family. But I think you need to ease up on that girl. I feel like your sort of rumping her. I live int he projects and the way we handle things is we fight I understand that yall are older im 21 and have a 11 month old. But if you got to get it popin you have to. But Caroline this fight is your sisters fight let her throw down. Dan is only 1 person. and i know u know that your sister is a little lose with the mouth us bklyn girls r like that but let her handle it, its no need to gang up on her.
On another note i think u over did it with the dancing with your son because honestly me being half puerto rican and black. thats how you dance salsa. you have to make that face move your hips get into it. you lucky i wasnt there girl cuz u wouldve kicked my tail.lol.
Regards to your sister inlaw please dont put her throw dat im going threw that right now. You should tell her that shes grwon do what you want but dont bring her around you. dont make her choose because she needs friends besides you guys. plus dosent she not have family out here. she cant be under your wings forever she needs her own friends trust me. u say blood is thicker than water but in your actions you dont show that.
i know my wrighting is messed up but i dont have time to fix it you know how it is being a mom lol no time 4 self. I hope you understand what i wrote if u didnt my email is email@example.com
Caroline i would really love the recipe for your sausage and potatoes dish. I have a big family and my door is open to all my kids friends and it looked like something my family would enjoy and appreciate. Please post the recipe it would be greatly used in my home. thank you
Caroline u are a f'n rockstar i love u on the show!!!! momma bear and all u stand up for what u believe in and i admire that.
are you kidding me? I'm 100% italian and would kick anyone's ass for messing with my family but Caroline, you are out of control. Italian? No, you're more like Dago. You talk about Danielle behind her back because you don't have the cajones to confront her, you and your family make comments about her being a stripper while supporting your son's idea for a striptease car wash? Talk about double standards! And like her or hate her, Danielle was right to stop the gay comments. Your brother and your younger son (yes, i'm convinced he'll come out someday) are both gay and your so called family thought these comments were fine? And if you don't want people making the mafia comments stop acting like a mobster.
I think you are great and if people call you and Dina bullies, let em. I would love to be a part of your family. Family is family and you protect that family. When the comments I saw stated you were rude and all that, well life isn't fair. People, no matter who they are, are rude and back stabbers. I deal with it every day. It isn't fun and you try to let it go but it builds up and you can only let it build up so much and then you let loose. You can be from New Jersey or anywhere in the US and whether you are rich or poor, it is that way everywhere. I look forward to Tuesday nights and wish we could see more of you. You are awesome. Hang in there. As we say in government services "It can only get better"
You remind me so much of my mother.... She called me stupid all of the time, I was hysterical when u said that to Lauren. In fact, my mom called me immediately and we were laughing!!! You have to be Italian to appreciate that kind of humor. I never got into the previous shows like NY, OC and ATL... but NJ is great!! There is a certain comfort watching what a close knit family you have... it reminds me of home.. Good Luck with the rest of the season and I look forward every episode!!
Caroline, I am a mom of three and I rule the roost as a real housewife of Miami. I have to say, that I too know a "Danielle". You have every right to be wary, she is a manipulater of the worst kind. I don't have much respect for a person such as she. Dina and yourself are such strong woman, Teresa and Jacqueline, are have such sweet and endearing hearts, but the one thing the four of you have in common- you are all ladies! Terrific role models for all your children. Danielle is anything but- and it shows!
I have never written on one of these things before but I just wanted to say that I love, love, love you! I have watched many seasons of this show, and you are by far the most down to earth and "real" housewife of them all! (With your sister coming in at a close second, LOVE her too!) I am only 24, but I honestly hope to be half the mother and wife that you are some day. The love you have for your three fabulous kids is so touching to watch. They truly are blessed to have you. Thank you for being an inspiration.
Am I watching a female version of the Sopranos or The Godfather.. "You mess with my Family, your messing with me.. Your coming into my life I'm gonna investigate you.. (Any water boarding going on in your garage). Hell you and Dina are a bunch of bullies. I know the show needs to compete with the rating of the other houswife shows but come on.. Like you said anyone that messes with your family messes with you.. Don't you think you messed with Danielle's family. Who made you the POPE that she has to confess every aspect of her life you. Have you ever made any mistake in your life. (oh I forgot you don't have one, since your too busy controlling and dilly dallying in other's people's lives. In my opinion You, Dina, and Teresa should use some of the money you have to take some Class lessons. No wonder Jersey has the stereotype it has.. Honestly you are a beautiful woman but when you do things to hurt people the way you and Dina are doing all the makeup, money, success makes you really really ugly. The on episode in which I saw a glimpse of humilty was when you went to Danielles house for the spa. Remember we all have to face our own judgement day one day with our maker. It's more of a challenge to be nice than to be crass
Caroline: I think you are doing a great job as a mom, wife, sister, friend and a strong woman. Can you tell me exactly what your relationship is with Teresa? Is she married to your brother? And what about the rest of your sisters and brothers,can you tell me about them? I enjoy watching N.J. housewives and no others. You all came into my life and my 24yr.old daughter and I don"t miss a show. I think we have watched each episode at least 3 times.I hope this is a long range show. Keep on being yourself you inspire more women than you know. Colene
Caroline, You are probably the strongest matriarch of the entire "Housewives" series to date...(well, maybe Jill Zarin is up there, too). But that label is not about "age." You look great and have beautiful skin and a warm personality. You will dig into a situation when you have to defend your turf. You are smart and intelligent and I respect how you have worked with your husband and family to build a strong business. But yet you don't brag on about it in a boastful manner; you're just proud because you have accomplished quite a bit. I love your relationship with your sister. And we all know that is not always easy. You seem to be a good listener and I admire when you just sit back and laugh and enjoy your family and your life. Love your facility; have been there several times as one of the organizations of which I'm a member has had events there. Kudos to you!
I understand the protective way you are with your family, I'm the same way, but, I gotta tell you, you seem a little insecure when it comes to Danielle. Danielle exudes youth and vitality. Although she (Danielle) has made some obvious errors in her past, I think it shows her zest for life. Danielle may be the needy, sketchy person some of us think she is but you portray yourself as this holier than thou person with no tolerance for outsiders. Maybe you should check yourself and get to real reason you dislike her. Maybe it's for the same reason you don't dance, insecurity.
Caroline I think you are fantastic! And I give you props for not completely blowing your lid on Danielle during the whole Ballroom Dancing fiasco! I don't have children but if that had been my son or any other member of my immediate family I would have lost it for sure! I am also relieved that your son was "freaked out" by her actions instead of the way around, if you know what I mean!
You and your family are my favorites to watch on the show followed by a close second with Teresa. I love the encouragement you give your children and how you stand by their life's decisions, i.e. the strip car wash- I don't know very many mothers that would NOT frown upon that idea!
And as far as Danielle is concerned, if in fact that is her real name, I am very eager for the rest of the season to see what else comes out of the woodwork with her. She is SUPER shadey and must think everyone is completely daft to be believe her "explanation" of what happened in Mexico....riiiight!
Caroline, The episode of you cooking with your daughter for EVERYBODY made me cry. I also came from a "very Italian" family and my mother used to cook everything under the sun and everybody would show up and eat. She'd cook macaroni, pork and meatballs, a ham, bread, fish, pizzelles... and the whole house smelled like garlic and basil (Basinigole!!) I miss her terribly (she passed away 10 yeares ago) and what I wouldn't do to have just one of those great days back. I know that your kids understand the meaning of your dinners and time together and it is such a pleasure to watch!!! Nothing else in the world matters more than that.
You are a strong women I see that ..But you can be very abrasive ..and it come across like you are better than everyone else we all make mistakes (I'm sure your children are not as perfect as you want them to be)...Give Danielle a break she made a mistake years ago that was then this is now, How would you feel if someone hurt your kids with something you did in your past.. Shame on you ladies for that...
All the "family" stuff is BS..... all four of you in the "family" are so sanctimonious and self-righteous you stink... Danielle isn't perfect, but at least she acts like a normal person. No wonder NJ has the reputation it has...
you maddam are farrrrr from perfect...stop casting aspersions at others especially those whp have worked hard to put their pasts behind them. Remember the prodigal son. Get a clue and stop being so judgemental. Perhaps if you pushed away that huge plate of pasta every one in a while you would feel better about yourself.
Heavens, couldn't SOMEONE do SOMETHING about Danielle and her manipulation of Jacqueline? To quote an article I read last week, it is like watching a cat toy with a mouse she's about to devour! That woman is a psycho.