Caroline Manzo

It's a Housewife first! Caroline explains why the Jersey girls are shaking things up at Bravo.

on May 12, 20090

Danielle... WHATEVERRRRRRRR!!!

Jacqueline has made a very nice life for herself with her own group of friends that she enjoys. She has her challenges with Ashley, but welcome to the world of teenage girls! My little CJ is as cute as cute gets and he looks just like his Daddy (although he has Jacqueline's brown eyes and hair.) It cracks me up to see a miniature version of my brother walking around. I am also sooooo excited for the new baby to arrive. This is a Bravo housewife first! Leave it to a Jersey Girl to shake things up!

Well, that's it for now. Be good and have a great week!

Caroline

417 comments
Carlyne Baptiste
Carlyne Baptiste

Dear Caroline;

I have a son who has ADHD . Why you and I get togethere. by asking the States to build a college for only people who has disability problem. Because it's hard for them to go to regular College.

Thanks

Happy Nonna
Happy Nonna

Dear Caroline, I have loved you and your family from day one. My heart really went out to you when you let us know that your handsome son had a learning disability. I am a single mom of two sons, both with learning disabilities. My older son has ADHD. The teachers did not want to deal w/him. Instead they sent him to a horrible alternative school with the worst of the worst. These kids did drugs instead of learn. My son was singled out. He couldn't learn because he was constantly threated, and just gave up. I cried and fought so hard, but because I am alone, no one listened. Now my sons future is in limbo. They tried to do the same w/my younger son because he is dyslexic, diabetic, has a seizure disorder and memory problems. To top it off he is insecure because the other kids always teased him and called him stupid. When he was younger he actually would tell me every night that he was stupid. How horrible for a young child to think that. I fought to keep my son out of that school. I know very well the frustration you and Albie have endured. I have always told my sons that they can do whatever they set the minds to. Don't ever let anyone put you down. I cried with you when you spoke to your son about his education (I know the school). They can not discriminate because our sons process information in a different way. We need to find different tools to help our kids. My son has done the books on tape, but that isn't enough. I am proud that you let us all know about your sons struggles. This may help other kids out there that need it. You are such a beautiful, special lady. I love you the way you and your husband get along. Your kids are so respectful and considerate. I hope you are proud. You will be a great Nonna one day. It was great the way you were with Teresa's kids on the cruise. We are both all about family and protecting the ones we love from all the crazies out there. At first, I wanted to give Danielle the benefit of the doubt. I too am like Jacqueline and try to see good in everyone. You have a keen eye and knew crazy was right around the corner. You were right to keep your little sis away from D. She is really obsessed with Dina and is a dangerous person w/those men she uses as her body guards. Your family needs bodyguards to keep you safe from her. The saddest part of this entire thing is that D has two beautiful, smart daughters that have a lot more common sense than their mother. I feel sorry for them. I pray for those poor young girls and hope D gets the help she needs for her daughters sake. God Bless you and your family. Please try to get Dina back. Everyone missed her!!

C.S.
C.S.

Hi Caroline, My daughter had me watch the show and take a quiz on who I would be comparable to and it was you. I have to say after watching a few shows I have to agree and I take it as a complement. Your wonderful on the show and the others could learn alot if they just listen. Good luck with the show and I agree with you on how your handleing the "Kim G." situation. Take Care

Zella  LeBeau
Zella LeBeau

When, is Teresa moving to the Pizza Parlor ? .......Maybe she has learned a good lesson ..,And will be Humble ,instead of doing so much False Bragging.......

wendy raich
wendy raich

i really beauful person and i love your family and your litter sister and litter sister look so much a like i feel like you danille need to leave your family alonly she need get a life way from your faimly and always love your faimly and i hope thing work ok for ashley she need to understand to this is not funing ashley to understand is to not to said or take her becuse she nut no one dose know what she met do next so ashley is not said thing to the nut love your faimly

ptrissyViewer
ptrissyViewer

hi caroline,

u remind me sooo much of my self, if i had to pick a housewive whos more like me, it would be you. yr the one who makes more sense,so rational honest loving mom,u have lots of wonderful qualitys. not to say others dont.but what iliked about u is that u said dont put yrself in that sisuation with danielle & they did exactly that!!tell the truth tho treasa went looking 4 trouble dont care what she says lol there was no point in that at all oh!!!the other thing i wanted to say is i have to laugh my butt off at those 2 kims sooo backstabbing, they make me laugh their like the highlight of the show now!!expecially kim g she realy cracks me up doesnt she realize that shes being filmed lol? shes a hot mess trying to look young lol

housewife of Price
housewife of Price

Why can't all the other housewives listen to you and have you decency and common sense?!?! Their lives would be so much easier!! Empty nest...mine are gone...all moved away. We lost our 10-year-old son to cancer in Nov. several years ago; 5 months later my oldest 2 kids moved away to school and my last child was home for 2 more years. I went from 4 kids to 1 in 5 months. BUT....my hubby takes days off, gladly and anxiously to spend time with me. He works shift work so he prefers I don't work so that I'm home when he is...done. That's my most important relationship and we BOTH make it our top priority. Albert seems amazing, but he doesn't make your relationship his top priority. Hope he doesn't later regret it. You're amazing and I love watching you. You're a wonderful mother, wife, friend and person. One that I definately would like to know!!

La Suora Peggy
La Suora Peggy

I'm not really your sister, and I had to look up the word in my Italian book, but, I am Italian.

I just had to say I think you should be made Best Mother of a Lifetime. The part of the shows I enjoy most are when you and your family are gathered in the kitchen, talking, laughing listening to each other (really listening)and the respect and love is enormous. Your kids look after each other and you can see the LOVE in your husbands eyes when he looks at you. It's amazing.

We moved from Jamestown NY when I was 15 and left our whole Italian family. One relative on every street around us.I loved it. I miss it. I'm living in CA, my parents are gone and my sister. I wasn't able to have children of my own. I'm here alone with my husband,Going back to NY wouldn't work becouse most of the family that is left are 2nd, 3rd cousins that don't know me.So I have made your family my replacement. I love watching you and I hope you never leave.

P.S. Caroline, I see your starting to feel the empty nest syndrom. Don't worry. Your kids are going to be close at hand forever. If you need something to do, how about writing a cook book, I'd love to have some of your recipes. I'll buy your first book. I myself have been writing childrens books for about 10 years.

Well they only gave me 3000 characters to use, I must be almost out.

Love your family, and wish you all the best. You can do it Albie!

Love Peggy

Suzie
Suzie

Caroline leave Daniel alone. If any 1 is snake is Caroline & her whole family.

alittlecrazy825
alittlecrazy825

I have a great deal of respect for you. Sometimes I do feel like you allow your husband to not treat you with a great deal of respect. You have earned respect from the other wives and carry the matriarch role but when it comes to your hubby you are a little wimpy. He seems to be a bit arrogant. Money shouldn't excuse this behavior.

Viewer0307
Viewer0307

How do I get to meet your son albie? sooo cute and love how he isnt giving up on law school! I wish him the best of luck! I am a medical sales Rep in new jersey! And Im Italian! love to meet him!

PEGGY1082
PEGGY1082

CAROLINE.....PLEASE HAVE THEM CHANGE THE SHOT OF YOU THAT COMES ON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN BEFORE YOUR SEGMENT! YOU LOOK ALL OUT OF PROPORTION! YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE ATTRACTIVE THEN THAT MAE WEST POSE MAKES YOU LOOK! SORRY BUT I HAD TO SAY IT.

Frank
Frank

Your family is something and i do not think that any of the drama that you or family provide is productive. You like confrontation and should seek anger management therapy. All of you except Denna need help. You should promote the itialian harmony of family not the drama. Obviously you and your family have money so what is the purpose of this drama to promote anger. Your shows promote gossip. lose it.

Lilia29
Lilia29

Caroline, I saw you and your Sister when you guys were on THE VIEW ON ABC, I think that we muxt be related to you because my grandfather was from Italy too. My last name is Manzo also. I had never met anyone whose last name was Manzo. Take care you and your sister.

Lisa DellaRatta
Lisa DellaRatta

Caroline, I love your necklaces that you wear all the time, especially the turquoise ball necklace. Can you tell me where you got them or where I could find them. By the way, I love you the MOST!!!!!!!

Janet Fredericks
Janet Fredericks

I watched an episode and loved your family! My daughter had me watch because she said you and your daughter remind her of us! We loved the comment that you made about your daughter saying "They dont make it like them anymore" I asked her if you had any son's! She said two! lol. I think Albie is perfect for her! If ever in Montana look us up!

Carla
Carla

Caroline,

I love your family. You guys totally crack me up. I wish you were my neighbors.

Just wanted to say you appear to be a common sense, fun, lady.

Carla

pam
pam

caroline,

The housewives of New Jersey is the best! Couldn't get enough of it, and can't wait till it comes back on. Caroline, there is nothing wrong with loving your children and wanting to do for them because they are out of the house before you know it. I can relate, but now I have grandbabies, and it's the best!!!!! I'll do the same thing for them.

thelma
thelma

Girl you are my favorite . You are so real there is nothing fake about you you tell it how it is and I love you. I am also a jersey girl I know were the brownstone is I didn't live far from there hell I grew up in paterson I went to meny of events at the brownstone. I wish I would have know you then I would have said hello. I now live in md but you are a wonderful person you remind me of my grandma. Who is also from jersey she lives in roselle .she is like you she tells it just like it. Is and who ever doesn't like it well to bad. I love how you are all for family that is wonderful that alone caused me to love ya . I also love your house your kitchen is beautiful . Well I am glad I got this time to talk to you I really am a fan of yours so please do me one favor say as real as you are right now don't. Change for no one.

MARIA
MARIA

CAROLINE, IM A BIG FAN OF THE SHOW I CANT WAIT TO SEE ALL OF YOU GIRLS AGAIN. I JUST HOPE DANILLE CHANGES HER WAYS OR JUST DOSENT COME OUT BECAUSE SHES JUST FULL OF IT...IM SORRY TO SAY IT I LOVE U SPECIALLY BECAUSE YOU TELL IT LIKE IT IS AND IT HAS TO BE THAT WAY...I LOVED THE REUNION I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY DANILLE TRY TO ACT LIKE IF SHE NEVER DONE ANYTHING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILLY BUT WE ALL LOVE U CAROLINE AND MY SISTER AND ME HOPE TO SEE U SOON TAKE CARE... MARIA,LOS ANGELES CA

Viewer
Viewer

Caroline, You seem to be honest and you seem to know what you are talking about. Here is a question for you...How did Danielle even bring the book to the restaurant anyway? I don't remember her purse being that big? It was a big book and to carry it in, we all would have noticed...

Courtney
Courtney

Defending your family is wonderful. I think that Dina and Danielle are both to blame for the thier drama. Danielle may have done those things in that book. Its the past, so let it stay there. Dina is a big girl, she can fight her own battles. I think that Dina can't stand up for herself. That's why Caroline stuck her nose in where it doesn't belong. I wouldn't say that Jacquline was going against the family or defending Danielle. She just wanted the truth to be told. That's why she is my favorite housewife.

Evan
Evan

You are by far my favorite. I love your spunk and how you go above and beyond for your kids. You are also absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE short-haired redheads and it looks great on you. And as far as your figure...THANK YOU for showing us all what a REAL FEMININE body is supposed to look like. I definitely appreciate the beauty and experience of a mature woman. Please don't change anything about you. You should look into getting your own show, I think those other yapping hens are crowding your style too much. Take care and best of luck with everything!

Flamingjune
Flamingjune

Is your recipe for the sausage/pepper/potato dish anywhere on the site? I am craving it. You seem like such a great cook and wife/mom. I love how you are.

grace
grace

i think all you girls are great. i really enjoy watching your show. i love your family values. and speaking of family, yours is 11, anymore single bothers looking for a single woman?

south jersey girl
south jersey girl

Caroline, I'm a Jersey Girl too but from SOUTH Jersey at the shore or the beach as we call it! I'm also an Italian Jersey girl. I think you are right on!! I think of myself as a good judge of character and at the end of a first meeting can size a person up pretty well. I think you are strong because you have to be. I can relate to that. Keep on doing what you're doing and protect your family. Your children never stop being your children even when they are grown. Keep well.

SILVIA
SILVIA

caroline where can i find the grey boy/girl cameo tshirt u wore in the season finale episode?i loved it!

elizabeth
elizabeth

Caroline is like a mom that i want she is there for like ever thing and i just see myself being like her some day and always sticking up for family because family comes second after God and thats just how i want to be

Peggy Cain
Peggy Cain

Caroline, Are you related to Teresa and Joe? If so, in what way? Love the show, you, Dina and Teresa are my favorite. Keep up the good work. Peggy Cain/ Alabama

Viewer
Viewer

I enjoy watching you and Teresa the most. You guys are drama free and loving mothers. I have a question about Lauren's dress in the first episode. It's kinda kimono style, purple color in front and white in the back if I rememeber it right. It has V neck and the material is sateen/silk like. I think you have worn it as well. Where could I find that gorgeous dress? Thanks!

Viewer
Viewer

Caroline, I really like the 3/4 sleeve gray (possibly metallic or shimmery) dress (or is it a top/skirt) you're wearing in your introduction shot (gold backgroudn with your name and family behind you) with a bold necklace. Would you be so kind to tell me the brand/where to purchase it? I'd really appreciate it.

Viewer
Viewer

Caroline: You represent many things to everyone watching this show. You are the matriarch and have instilled a good work ethic in your children and in return for that you do so much for them. However, I think it a bit shallow and disgusting that a mother of your caliber would condone her son opening and operating a "strip club that a mother could be proud of". Would you feel that way if your daughter were "working" there? Please, please, please do not encourage this direction from your son. Expect more of him than to degrade women. I would like to think that your son wouldn't want his wife or daughter working in a job like that. There is nothing positive that comes from a strip club except the drug test/HIV test or low self esteem. Besides the obscene amount of money it takes to operate it, that money could be used to enrich and better lives of those less fortunate. I hope you think about this.....

Viewer
Viewer

Caroline, you are absouletly geougeous!! protecting your kids and caring as much as you do is just motherly instint, comes with the territory, you family is so funny , Lauren just cracks me up!!! the boys are equally as funny, they crack me up!!! BRAVO for you and the whole NJ gang for bringing a refreshing realhousewives season..cause we all know not all of the other seasons had REAL houswives...don't throw stones!! Just wanted to add, you have such a warm and happy glow on your beautiful face..you are lucky to have a wonderful family and life..All you girls...keep on rocking, you are hilarious!!! love, love love , ya all!!!!

stacy - atlanta GA
stacy - atlanta GA

i think your sons are very hot and have great personalites, their funny and what i can see their very charming.

Jen
Jen

Caroline!!! You are my favorite housewife!!! You tell it like it is and don't sugarcoat a thing and I love it!!! Keep it up, girl!! You rock!!!

Kathy
Kathy

Caroline--I hope you dont take offense to this but I wish you and your sister Dina would give Jacqueline a break. I come from a house with 3 sisters and it is ALWAYS 2 against 1--I have been on the side when your by yourself and it is very hurtful. It must be hard enough for her that she is the in-law---just remember she is a sweet hearted person just trying to be fair. I hope you see my point.

Linda
Linda

I love watching you and your family....you are my favorite...it is so evident that you are genuine, hard working, loving and loyal....your children are so charming...I grew up in Basking Ridge and you all remind me of so many friends I had....you look marvelous....don't worry about the camera, you come off very cute! I am so tired of Danielle and her drama....I turn the channel when her segments are on...you and Teresa are so entertaining....Teresa and her girls could have their own show....so much love. Keep telling it like it is:)

0cean Girl
0cean Girl

I voted for you but I thought your name was 'Dina' as the most trustworthy housewife! Your a Jewel! I wish I would have had a Mom EXACTLY like you in EVERY way! I Italian Mom's are the best! YOU ROCK MISSY

Viewer
Viewer

you remind me of so many women in my family. I jsut love you!! you are a grea strong woman. funny too. cant wait to see more of the housewives. just love the show!! Thank you all for the entertainment. keeps me motivated to wait til Tuesday!! kills me to wait til then. OX

Viewer
Viewer

Oh, by the way, Gene Simmons (of KISS) already came up with the idea of a car-wash stripper club. Old idea ! He may just sue your son if he proceeds. (if you know Gene Simmons).

Viewer
Viewer

Caroline, you have a double standard when it comes to your son. 'Make mommy proud and own a nice strip club" and you don't want Danielle to put his hands on him. What do you think all the 'nice' stripper in his mommy approved strip club will be doing !????????????????? "Let me tell you about my family," Pulease !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You watched to much of the Godfather. I am Italian, and make Italian women so stero-typed, as everyone thinks we are, you gave the meaning of carvone a new and improved title ! Stay in New Jersey !

Viewer
Viewer

caroline your younger son is just so adorable...hes funny and i sooo relate to him..

MichelleT
MichelleT

Hi Caroline,

I have to say that you are the first Housewife that I feel like I can really connect to, and I live about an hour away from Atlanta! (The Atlanta housewives did not represent the South AT ALL!!!)

I totally love Bethenny from New York - but her aside, the definition of "housewife" kind of means you are a wife and usually a mother - and we've been getting precisou few of those. You are a great role model. Maybe a little more unrealistic than most of us will ever live - but a dream role model I should say.

I love the relationship you have with your kids. They love you AND they respect you. That is the perfect balance, and what any parent can hope for. Instead of the Van Campens, maybe you should be writing the parenting book.

I do have one very selfish question; who makes the kimono style dress I have seen Lauren and you wearing? I love that dress! I have my 20 yr reunion coming up and would love, love, love to find one like it, LOL!

I look forward to seeing more of you guys. Take care, Michelle T. Flowery Branch, GA

MAGGIE
MAGGIE

CAROLINE,ONE WORD ..CLASSY

Vicki
Vicki

Carolyn, I am not a computer person and have never done this before. I truly think you are the greatest. I grew up in an Italian family of a best friend and her mother Christine was just like you. When you were with the kids around the table it brought back such memories. Your laugh makes me happy to listen to.New Jersey is truly a Real Housewife Series. You ae beautiful inside and out.

Carolyn
Carolyn

Caroline ~ I can soooo relate to the real Housewives of NJ! I am a Jersey girl myself and am proud of living here. Your show is fabulous, your families are beautiful, Motherhood is spectacular ! WE can have it all. Good luck with the show. Keep laughing, its great !

KLL
KLL

I think you are awesome, I always have one person on each of the Housewives that is a fav and you are my fav for all the Housewives. I think you look great and your style is great.

Mathew
Mathew

I think I'm in love with Albie.