I am not proud of this episode. Did it make good TV? I suppose it did. At the end of the day, when our "15 minutes" are up, all we'll have is our names and reputations. I'm hoping that when the smoke clears you will have a better understanding of the hows and whys of that night. As for myself, a promise is a promise ... UNTIL THE REUNION SHOW.
I'm polishing the Academy Award now.
As always, thank you so much for watching, and I'll see you back here next week!
Since Dina left the show, you are the only sane one there. I applaud you for your maturity and true and appropriate reaction to the situation that happened at the fashion show. I could read your face and could tell that you were glad you were not there, embarrassed that any woman would act that way, and shocked as to what occured. You are doing the right thing by staying out of it. I hope that is what the rest of the season will show. Also, I am hoping everything goes well for Albie. You raised and handsome and wonderful young man. He will be successful no matter what happens.
Caroline, I like you, and I would keep watching if the show was more about your family.
I cannot, simply cannot, take anymore of this drama/catty/craziness and it's a shame.
Bravo you are screwing up what was once a good show.
Caroline: You are an amazing woman who shares an enormous amount of logic and reasoning. I love your personality and the responses to the drama. I am going to keep this on a positive note. I am a recent graduate of college with an undergraduate degree in legal studies. I relate to your son's story because I suffer from a minor touch A.D.D. However, contrary to what others thought, I received the honor of Summa Cum Laude! I plan on studying for LSAT and attending to law school. Let your son know that through God anything can happen. Keep dreaming and reaching for your goals. The only person that stops our destiny, is us!
Caroline, You still remain such a classy lady. It is great that you are staying out of this Danielle stuff. I think the show should just get rid of her. It's just over the top drama, and ruining things on the show.
I really admire what Albie is doing to fight about Law school! I too am Learing disabled and really wish my family had the money to send me to a lawyer when was kicked out of college because I didn't learn like all the others! He really is making a statement! Learning disabilities can make the best Lawyers, Doctors etc! We just have a differant way of learning! However when we get it we really get it! Tell him to stay focused!!! Cause it really touched me!
Bella Phoenix, AZ Formaly West Long Branch, NJ
Wrong is wrong. There was nothing noble about Teresa's actions and what Ashley did was totally wrong. Jacqueline and Teresa seem as immature as Ashley does. Where is the class? No matter how you dress it up, this season has lost its base. You can all try to blame Danielle for your actions but if you give someone that much power over you, it is really your own fault. Please chide the ladies on their appearance on WWHL tonight. As a law student myself, I really hope that Albie gets accepted into another school.
All the best to Albie in his pursuit to finish law school. It appears that he is the only one on the show who values higher education. Caroline, you seem to have a lot of influence on this group. They are all (Theresa, Jacqueline and Ashley) hypocrites and unfortunately not even remotely intelligent. Do they not realize that they are being filmed? Their own taped actions disprove their claims. Theresa, clearly the dumbest of the bunch, provoked the whole incident on this night's episode, and actually made Danielle appear credible and validated Danielle's fear. Question for Theresa: "Hey you dumb bitch, do you think that Danielle doesn't want to talk to you because the last time she did you flipped a table and went into a rage?" The stupid fool revealed herself a liar again by admitting that she intended to confront Danielle rather than be "the nice person" and just say hello. That moron Theresa is too stupid to speak for herself. She needs your help. A good first step would be to get her an education.
I just wanted to say to you Caroline you are everything a mother should be. You deserve praise for the way you raise your children. I myself strive to parent more like you. Support them show them undying love and support yet teaching them how to make their own way. You are a one of a kind. Much praise and love Tricia in Ohio
Caroline- So wish you would write a book about family & common sense! My brother is currently at Mayo being treated for leukemia and we talk at each commercial break. All the nurses visit his room a lot to "check" on him while the RHONJ are on. Thanks for being the voice of reason for the entire RH group. C
I commend you and your husband on the values and support which you provide to your children. I believe that the core to who we are as adults, is based upon the values which we have each learned from our parents. You and your husband live the values which is evident, and this is what further impressess me.
My thoughts and prayers are with Albi. With your and your husbands support and guidance, there is no doubt that he will end up on top.
All the best, TM
Dear Caroline, Love you, your family( cause you are so REAL:)and all the other HW's EXCEPT the other one , the big psycho nutcase D. Anyway, hang in there and tell Dina please that we miss her and don't give a flying rat butt what the big D says about her, or you or anyone else.....her intent and motives are very clear to anyone who has watched- she is a desperate woman who will do any desperate thing to make herself look better( at others expense) and she is obviously desperate for money and attention.
good job being the "Big Sis", you dont want thed drama, and it isnt needed... You have a beautiful family to project and be proud of.... Love, Amoreena, Navy Wife
I have to hand it to you, you do come out with the wisest most honest, perspective. Good luck to you and the family, ciao
Hey , I am from Jamaica and you and your family is a strong unit and I would love some day to have a family like that. I might be in the same problem as your son Albie, but as an international student I know how it feels for someone to tell me that I don't have the potential when I have all the potential in the world. Just keep your head up and thumbs up for trying to keep away from the Danielle drama and focus on your family.
I have to say Caroline you are a very well composed woman! I think that you show how classy of a woman you are more and more every week. I love watching you on the show and I miss your Dina on the show!!! I would also like to say I hope that Albie is doing well!!! I have to say as a young woman myself he is an amazingly good looking man!!!!!!!
I want to thank you for being the level headed loving mother, I myself lost my son last October and see all the things Project Ladybugs does and it is wonderful, my son passed away at 15 days old of a Congenital Heart Defect, it is the number 1 killer of babies under a year old and we are now in the making of an organization called Aidens Angels. I pray that when we have another chance at parenting I can be strong as you are and have that fight and determination to help our children succeed. We live in Pennsylvania but if we were in Jersey still (we lived in Red Bank for about 6 months) I would give you such a huge hug because I truly respect you as a mother and how you are always on top of advice on how to just let things be. God Bless you so much and much love and I can't wait to find out how Albie does through all his challenges that have been thrown his way.
Caroline, You remain clear headed and sensible. You are a great Mother, Wife Sister, Friend.
I think your brother Chris is so sensible too. I love watching him and Jaqueline parent thier beautiful family. Chris is right. You never know what she is capable of..Stay away Ashely. I am praying that she does.. although I have to say I get her frustration and agrivation. Enough is enough
Ciao, Lisa Marie
I agree with you 100%. I agree with all of the advice that you give the other ladies. I'm a 35 year old mother of 2 with severe medical problems and all the drama isn't worth it but sometimes it takes something horrible to happen before you really get what is important in life and you get that. The relationship you have with your children is amazing and you truly are a role model
Coming from a HUGE ITALIAN FAMILY I know the struggles to weigh right and wrong! Bottom line....family is always right! Much happiness and peace to your family for the rest of the year and may you all be able to just breath!
Albie needs to hold his head up high and don't let anyone keep him from doing something that he really wants to do. He's a lucky young man to have the support of his family and I must say that you have sooooo much class I don't know how you keep your cool when dealing with Danielle.
You know exactly what Ashley did, I know your not playing stupid, but good for you for softening the blow. I am most proud of Dina for leaving the show and taking care of her daughters needs. I pray Albie gets into a school and completes his dream. The rest can rot in hell.
Love you!!! You are so right never to speak her name again!!! Lay down with dogs and get you up with fleas.......
Sorry Caroline...but you New Jersey gals make the RHOOC ladies look like intellectuals. You do not do the Italians proud.
Caroline you are the only mature person on the show. You are about your family I like that. You should rub off on Teresa, Jackie and of course Ashley who is extremely out of line.
i support albies decision to reapply to law school and you caroline supporting his decision is great your a close knit family. if you see theresa tell her she's one fiesty women and i respect her for standing up for herself she my favorite jersey women.
Any school would be lucky to have Albie there , he is confident and cute! God bless you all for having to deal with SO much drama! It's unreal! Can't wait for the reunion. Best of luck to Albie, Lauren, and Chris.
Caroline ~ your reactions and responses are logical and compassionate, as usual. they're exactly what i was thinking as i watched. it's wonderful how supportive you and Al are to be Albie and his problem -- you both express your support, provide encouragement, but you let him fix it. that must be tough -- but you can tell that makes him the young man he is. kudos to you both!!
i also liked how you did not just blindly back teresa and jacqueline. you held them accountable, too, and that's always the best way to be if you're going to be a true friend.
you know, i had decided that this whole episode was cooked up by bravo producers . . . and, i really didn't like teresa's actions tonight. but, i appreciate your statements on your blog -- it helped me to believe the events. . .
look forward to watching next week, g
Caroline, you are great. You are so down to earth and that reads on the screen. Please stay that way and do not allow the craziness to engulf you and your family.
Caroline, God Love you and your common sence!!! We all Love you here in Wisconsin! You and your family will always be welcome here! Your Family Values are very much like mine and how I was raised! Thank God there are still people out there like that!!! God Bless You and your Family!!!!
great blog -- loved your "I'm polishing my Academy Award now..." ahhhhhh...... too funny. Best to your family!
I could see the look on your face. I know you are ashamed of their behavior but I am glad you were not a part of it. I'm glad you are setting a good example for your kids. I wish Albie the best. He seems like a good kid. Jacqueline needs to stop hanging with Teresa and concentrate on her family. That whole situation could have been avoided. Now your niece has a record. She brought it on herself, spin it anyway you like. I hope she has changed.
Caroline, You are an amazing mother and truly inspirational. I am the mother of two middle school aged boys with learning disabilities. That being said, I think Albie is a great role model for them. I made them watch his parts of the show so that they would have proof (other than me telling them) that they can be Anything that they want in this world. I would like to thank both you and your brave son Albie for sharing :).
You handle your self like woman - a strong woman. I love that your able to see through all the bs and tell it how it is. STAY STRONG, love love love ya!
caroline if every mother was as supportive and caring as you the world would truly be a better place albie can't lose with you in his corner.well you "called it" the disaster at the fashion show was crazy i know that the producers don't exactly try to avoid this type of confrontation but geez danielle gets so carried away like theresa was gonna stomp her right there while both her body guards a tv production company and 200 guest all looked on give me a break, her naurotic behavior at posche says it all.As to your situation with an empty house i can tell you are hurting but it seems to me you need something to keep you busy outside the house, your a bright woman and would be perfect selling millon dollar houses in new jersey any broker would be lucky to have you with your name recognition and all, yes it is a down market but it will rebound and you can stay busy getting your license and be ready for the next up cycle (just a thought).anyway good luck and best whishes to your family and see you in season 3
What was that book you were reading when Albie came in to talk to you about the meeting with the lawyer? It looked like The Red Tent, my all time favorite
Caroline - Thanks for the honesty even if it means being somewhat critical of a good friend and a family member. Teresa should follow your example and stop trying to convince us that she did not intend to start anything. Ashley needs to mature some more, which includes listening to her parents rather than tuning them out. So many fans like you because you are intelligent and rational, and you have integrity. That's clear in the comments you make in your blog. You set a great example for your kids and everyone else in your life!
Caroline, you are such a voice of reason and such a great role model for your children and extended family. I enjoy watching you!!!
Caroline, I must say. This was truly a sincere and classy blog. For the first time, I adore you due to the fact, you remained classy and maintained your integrity at the same time. You stayed away from the drama that night AND I could see the concern and hurt on your face from listening to Jacq and Teresa's explanation of what happened. I know you were sickened by the entire thing, and I'm proud of you for not taking sides. However, Teresa's intentions were NOT sincere. They were provoking and wrong.
I just want to tell you that what your son is doing as a mother you should be very proud. I have a reading problem just like your son and I too am going to school to become an attorney. It is very hard for people like myself and your son. Please tell your son thank you very much for standing up for himself, me and very other person with a learning problem.
I was waiting for you to speak when you were sitting on the counter listening to the story. I held my breath, I said out loud "for the love of God let Caroline say something intelligent." Nope, Caroline Caroline Caroline, whatever you may think of her, how on heaven and earth can you be aright with an entire mob chasing Danielle through a country club? Asurd and just plain wrong. I would bet Dina even thought it was over the top. Awful awful awful. If you women REALLY believe that she is crackers, then where the heck is your compassion? I have never witnessed such a blantant which hunt, ever. What would have happened if Theresa and Ashley had been able to physically get close to her? Caroline? I KNOW you have a heart. Puleeze, that situation NEEDS a voice of reason. Call me if you don't want the job.