Real Kids of NJ

Hear from Caroline's son about the dinner table drama!

Jun 18, 20090

Hey everyone, thanks for taking the time out to read this!

First off, I got a couple questions about the shirt I wore at the finale. It is from crescenttie.com, the designer is a friend of the family and has a really great line of clothes for both men and women. I suggest you check his stuff out.

What do I think about the book?

I couldn't care less about the book, at the end of the day it was written 25 years ago. Danielle's past is none of my business.

What was I thinking when Danielle brought the book out?

I couldn't stop saying to myself, "Is she really going to do this here?" I don't see the point in showing up to a dinner party if your intention is to cause a problem. She makes it very clear in her interviews that this was a calculated move on her part, and she went to the dinner with the sole intention of bringing up the book. Don't get me wrong, I think Danielle had every right to explain herself if she chose to. She certainly didn't owe anyone in that room an explanation. But there's a time and a place for that, and the dinner was neither. There were several people in the room that had nothing to do with any of that nonsense, so why put each of them in such an awkward position? Does anyone think that it was easy for Lex and Ashley to watch their mothers scream at each other? Or for Uncle Chris to watch his wife argue with his sisters? I just can't wrap my head around the fact that a person could actually think the need to "clear something up," transcends the feelings of others in the room, especially the kids. Her own daughters said they "felt scared" and "wanted to help" I just don't get how anyone could put a child in that position. This whole thing could have been dealt with privately, all this "pain" and "embarrassment" could have been easily avoided if, you know, it wasn't addressed on national television. But hey what's done is done, and let's be honest I think we're all kind of ok with the fact the table flipped now aren't we?

232 comments
Chacidy
Chacidy

You are so awesome for helipng me solve this mystery.

biker babe
biker babe

ALBIE, U R A HOTTIE! WISH I DIDN'T LIVE SO FAR AWAY . WELL 5 HRS ISN'T THAT FAR...

Doodlebugg
Doodlebugg

I am looking for the chimp banana bowl. I have seen them in bronze but not in ceramic which I think is the one in the Manzo kitchen. Please help if you can. Thanks

Saramago
Saramago

I am an Italian grandma with two sons very much like you guys. My youngest son also has learning challenges. He also had a brain tumor removed when he was 14yrs old. What I told him "God never said there would be no troubled waters! But he promised us he would get us thru them. My son reached his goal! He has a wonderful wife, son ( another one on the way) He is an AWSOME husband, father and son! Your mom was dead on when she told you "dont let anyone tell you that you cannt do something" Wishing you and your family lots more love and joy. Big Hug from another Italian mom!

pat c.
pat c.

I too want the monkey fruit bowl......please share!!!!

Kathy Benshimol
Kathy Benshimol

I too love the monkey fruit bow...so whimsical...where can I get one??

~~AmBeR~~
~~AmBeR~~

Albie,

I must say you, as well as, the rest of your family are the only reason I watch the show. I love the way you guys stand together and will do anything for one another. I have been in a similar situation with the learning disability. I wanted to throw my hands up in the air but if it wasn't for my mom I so would have. My mom is so much like yours, a bulldog to the core- not afraid to say what she thinks, fights for what she wants and believes in and stands up for her family thru any and everything. She is so level headed and the love she has for your dad, you, Lauren and Christopher is incouraging to anyone. I see more of you on the show than I do of Lauren and Christopher but you seem to be the one most like your mom. Just remember to keep your head up and be strong. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to and you've come this far don't give up now!!!

~~AmBeR~~

Nessness
Nessness

Albie your so hot i have to admit that and dont let anyone tell you that you cat be a lawyer screw them they dont understand what they are going to be missing out on. Follow your dream and go for because if you dont it will just be another regret in your life>

SECRET@DMIRE
SECRET@DMIRE

ALBIE,YOU ARE THE BEST , KEEP YOU'RE HEAD STRAIGHT GO ORGANIC DRINK LOTS OF WATER & BLUEBERRIES HELP WITH YOU MEMORY DON'T WATCH TV BECAUSE IT WILL DISTRACT U YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO MAKE DECISIONS KEEP WORKING HARD DON'T LET ANYONE STOP U KEEP TRYING!VERONICA I'M ADDICTED TO UR SHOW!

Deeda17
Deeda17

Your family is my favorite. I love your mom! You aint so bad yourself :)

sweetpeajanet
sweetpeajanet

albie u should listen to your moms advice.your very smart and u will make it never give up on you dreams.i love your family your mom is the best.you are so hansom

 Ada An
Ada An

Still looking for the answer on the Monkey fruit bowl! Did anyone happen to see if there was a reply as to where to purchase one? I would be so very grateful...

Jenster
Jenster

You are so sexy. Why don't you and Chris ask Bravo to give you a show of your own? That would get lots of female viewers. It could follow your in your job and Chris opening his stripper car wash. Just an idea! LOL. ;-)

Jennifer
Jennifer

Smart, tactful, full of class and handsome....makes me wish you lived in Hawaii.

katek
katek

Albie. just have to say... love the show... love your mom! she's awesome and she reminds me so much of my mom, rest in peace mom, and i love how your famiy is so close... our family is also close... family always first (and with eight kids... we are full of love)!!!

Friedaknows
Friedaknows

Frieda knows where to buy a fruit bowl with monkeys on it. She has one just like it. Frieda tells us all again, where did you get the monkey bowl?

Karen Gawlak
Karen Gawlak

Please find out where oh where your mom purchased the MONKEY fruit bowl in her kitchen. I searched the web only to find tons of others looking for the same answer!! It would be GREAT if you could find out for us. P.S. I think you are really blessed to be in such a wonderful, loving, and real family. God Bleass!

VIEWER
VIEWER

First off, I want to say I absolutely love the show!!! Your mother has got to be one of the funniest people I have ever seen. She does not put up with anything at all and she proved that on the night of the dinner at the restaurant. If Danielle was smart, she would have came out about this book when she first met your mother and her friends. Its like she is a middle aged woman with the mind of a teenager. Some people just need to grow up and think that life does not revolve around them. cant wait for season 2 to premiere.

HaveMercy
HaveMercy

Who is this Frieda chick? "you are a lovely young man"??? are you sure this isn't your brother or sister playing a joke on you Albie? I didn't think women talked like that anymore, I figured they were all dead by now....I think they used that phrase back in the sixties...

anyway, lawd have mercy

Viewer
Viewer

why did frieda get two posts? and some can't get one? be fair at least

Bodacious
Bodacious

I love your family! Yours would get along with mine any day.

It is surprising though by how many people get riled up about reality TV, when they have the freedom and the power to hit the OFF button on their remote if they so chose and fix their families instead.

Frieda
Frieda

Albie, you're a lovely young man getting a wonderful education at an amazing institution of higher learning. Thank goodness that will keep you away from silly girls who think flipping tables is "hot" (which they can't even spell). As a lawyer you know the value of presenting a compelling, factual argument to support your position. A person whose only justification for their stand is that others are "jealous" is not only juvenile, but is unable to defend their position - maybe because trashy actions are supported by uneducated twits who can't present valid arguments. As several other bloggers have said, stick with women you can take with you as you climb the legal ladder - foul-mouthed table flippers do not qualify and will only embarass you and derail your career. Good luck -I know you'll always make your mother very proud.

Frieda
Frieda

Albie, you're a lovely young man getting a wonderful education at an amazing institution of higher learning. Thank goodness that will keep you away from silly girls who think flipping tables is "hot" (which they can't even spell). As a lawyer you know the value of presenting a compelling, factual argument to support your position. A person whose only justification for their stand is that others are "jealous" is not only juvenile, but is unable to defend their position - maybe because trashy actions are supported by uneducated twits who can't present valid arguments. As several other bloggers have said, stick with women you can take with you as you climb the legal ladder - foul-mouthed table flippers do not qualify and will only embarass you and derail your career. Good luck - I know you'll always make your mother very proud.

Sherri M.
Sherri M.

Albie I could not agree with you more. But your mama is 1 tough female and talk about protecting and sticking up for family, I would have done the same. as far as danielle she should have discuss her issues in a private matter. i just wish that your father was there. he would not go for it. Best Wishes to u in Law school and to the manzo family

Viewer
Viewer

Albie,

Your mom, Dina, Jaqueline, and Teresa are beautiful classy ladies and are so much fun to watch. We cannot wait for the new season to come out! Hopefully Danielle will not be returning...she added so much drama to the show, that us, the viewers even felt uncomfortable. There is a time and place for everything, and what she did at the last supper was extreme!

Viewer
Viewer

Well said, Albie, well said!!!!!

Mary
Mary

Albie, your gorgeous and your family is so awesome. Teresa flipping the table was amazing and perfect, anyone who says different is jealous because she made flipping out look so damn hott.

Viewer
Viewer

Please do not believe that women should act like Teresa. Teresa should not sit at a dinner table talking about sex in front of her little girls and everyone else's children. The table flip showed a lack of controo. Adults must learn and use restraint. Maturity means that we control how we react to a situation. The filth that spewed from her vulgar mouth was also inexcusable. She then has the nerve to blame her absurd actions on both Danielle and on being Italian. Neither is true. She needs to mature.

Lada
Lada

Albie, I just love you. Your smile is sweet and your humor is so easy. Please don't change....just keep your smile and your attitude and grow. Become the man your on the way to becoming. You have a natural easy way about you to becomce a leader. I hope I can watch your life as it unfolds. Good Luck to you and God Bless.

Viewer
Viewer

Albie You and your family are great. You cannot fake how close you all are or how much your mom loves and protects her whole family. She is the best, and she has a right to be there for her family no matter what. She is classy, and protective, and she has a great family. All the best.

MN Lady
MN Lady

Albie,

You are a wonderful son and your parents did an amazing job with you and your siblngs. I love how close all of you are and how much you support each other.

My oldest son is 17 and I hope in few years that he and I can have a similar relationship to that which you and your mom share. We just have to get through the difficult teenage years:)

Take care of your mom and know that she loves you more than life!

jOhANNA MANzO
jOhANNA MANzO

you are sooo CUtE....you and you fam are great to watch...your mom,dina are awesome

Viewer
Viewer

Pay attention pleeese...The table flip was funny. love, loved, loved, it! I laughed, as much as your mom did.

Viewer
Viewer

Albie, while it isn't an excuse...sometimes when there is so much talking going on around you...and about you...you may not always have the frame of mind to think about what you are doing once you muster up the courage to do something. Not that I think danielle was correct..I honestly believe that she just didn't think. Hope you have a great summer.

Viewer
Viewer

good lord you're hot.

Andrea
Andrea

Finally, you guys need to sit those women down and make them read and understand this blog. Oh my gosh I was thinking everyone on that show has lost their minds and are acting like children. I did like the table lol.....!!! Hopefully next season you guys can take over and explain how it needs to be done.

Nikki
Nikki

Albie -

I must say you are very level headed and mature for your age. Much more mature compared to the other ladies. Yes, there is a time and place for everything and the "last supper" was very bad timing.

Oh yea, and good luck in your quest for finding your future wife =).

Take care

Nikki

karen
karen

Albie,

I loved the table flip and Teresa was right to do it because Danielle insulted her. I would have slapped that #$%&* off her chair. Love your Mom and Aunt Dina. Danielle was wrong to bring that book out at that time you are right it was neither the right place or time. Your mother should be very proud of you.

Danette
Danette

i think Danielle was so WRONG at bringing the book to a dinner that was for Theresa and Joe NOT for her to discuss and accuse the wrong person! I also APPLAUD! Caroline for standing up for her family! And Theresa was awesome tossing the table I loved it....got me to watch the show! Now Iam hooked!

Haley
Haley

Hey Albie! It think it is crazy how level headed you are on here and some people got on your blog disrespecting your mom calling her a bitch and what not. Wow some people, well Im a fan of your whole fam I think yall are great and remind me of my family. Sending some big Texas love!

Viewer
Viewer

Your mother is the best! totally accepting of folks with and withut their warts but Danielle is just too much for anyone to like let alone respect....I do hope Danielle gets professional help for herself and her girls......they have a lot to overcome with a mother like that.......you are so forunate to have the family, priciples, value andsupport that your family has passed on to you!

ca
ca

I wish the best to you and your family which I really like... especially your mom.

Renee
Renee

Albie, you are an amazing young man. I have a 20 year old daughter ( cute little red head) that your mom would love! We are in the Philadelphia area, and if my daughter happens to read this, she will kill me!

God Bless you and your family!

Sarah <3
Sarah <3

Albie,

You are such a sweetheart and so good looking! Your family is blessed to have you in it! I think you should be the next Bachelor! I'd definitly try out to be one of the girls!

Love & Blessings,

Sarah, 20, FL

TEAM MANSO
TEAM MANSO

i love your family you guys are so funny and you are extremly handsome

Austin
Austin

I love the Manzo family!!!I really feel sorry for Danielle, but blood is thicker than water and your family proves that. At the end of the day you all have each other! God Bless you and your family

Conrad
Conrad

100% Right Albie! btw I read some of the comments on here that are negative towards your mom and aunt Dina... I find it so funny how someone can be soo bold and keep thier anonymity behind a computer screen it cracks me up! I know you're above the riff raff but i'm not lol (stay in LA bitch where you're safe!) Jersey rocks! Do more club appearances I missed the last one, you, your siblings and cousins are awesome most def the best kids in all the Real Housewives editions :)

Patty in San Diego
Patty in San Diego

ALBIE!

you are soooo gorgeous! the first time i saw you on the show, my jaw dropped. i watch the show in hopes that you will be on. i love your mom. she is the best! she is my favorite wife on the show. she reminds me sooo much of my friends mom.

anyway, i wish i lived in jersey so that i could meet you, make you fall in love with me and then become the newest manzo family member! ahahah dont i wish! or you could come out to san diego and ill show you california.

so, i just wanted to tell you that you are one of the most sexiest men that i have ever layed eyes on and you have a magnificent smile. i hope bravo turns around and makes a reality show just about the manzos. that would be hella cool. oh! and i went to beauty school too, like lauren. i loved it. i love making people feel pretty. its a fun and easy career. i hope she does well.

i love looking at you and i hope to see a new jersey housewives season 2, without danielle. love you albie!

-patty *besos*

Lindsay
Lindsay

Albie, I think Danielle's reason for bringing the book to the table was valid. If this weren't made public in the first place, do you really think she'd care what all of you thought? Theresa hung up on her and no one was giving her the time of day, so she knew the dinner would make it on TV and that was virtually her only chance to say her peace. Can you really blame her? ...And do you actually think Theresa's actions were appropriate? Really?? Have to say that I love your great family friend Bernie Kerik. I'm sure he's innocent of all charges and a fine guy, but he's had his hard times, too. You guys should try to step out of a situation and have a little more compassion for people. Especially if you're going to school to be a lawyer. You're very cute and have a terrific sense of humor, but as far as Danielle's children are concerned, I'm glad she went out fighting instead of lying down. Good for her! (and it made for some good TV)