Hello again! 16 episodes have come and gone, and you’re still with us! For that I’m sending each and every one of you a huge hug! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I’m really not interested in going over the whos, whats, whys, and wheres of the reunion. I think it’s all been said before.
I want to address my behavior and how I felt throughout the filming process, and then I’m going to pack up my Season 2 feelings and memories and put them on a shelf where they belong.
Week after week I watched someone accuse me of bullying, physical threats, stalking, defamation, and God knows what else. Week after week I watched that very same person do the EXACT thing she was accusing ME of to ME, MY HUSBAND, AND CHILDREN.
The reunion was my time to clear the air. It was my time to call her out on everything she’d said and done. I was at times rude, immature, and overbearing. When the “apology” came along I knew it was fake and empty. If I thought for a moment, a millisecond, that there was any sincerity in it I would have accepted it. To accept her apology would have made me a hypocrite. I meant what I said when I told Jacqueline and Teresa that I hope they can step away from all the drama. That’s all I ever wanted. For those of you who believe I was angry at J. and T. for hugging her, you have it all wrong. I get why they hugged her -- they wanted to end it. Good for them. I handle things differently. I wanted it to end too, but not on a lie. I’ve said it time and again; at the end of the day all you have is your name and reputation. I’ve been able to keep a pretty good handle on it for 49 years. I’m not about to give it up for “15 minutes” of fame. Whatever I do or say will always be on my terms and no one else’s. So if you think I’m a bitch, so be it. If you think I’m the best thing since sliced bread, thank you. At least I can honestly say I am what I am.
Hope to see you next year....
The wall you are building is going to give you a heart attach one day...sooooo angry..jeeeeez lady stop taking out on Danniel... and please let every body be them selves stop talikng and wanting to control them....its exsosting pleeeeeease..let go of what ever the anger...Geeeez..Why so deffensive???? what are you hiding??/
I appreciate your honesty, Caroline. You were the ONLY one who stayed consistent throughout the entire reunion show. Anyone who doesn't see that is crazy.
GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! Thank you Caroline. You are the best and most honest of them all! Before mu TV set was cold from watching the reunion D. was already bashing you all again!! You called it right... as usual! Thank you for being honest and not just
I applaud you for the way you have handled yourself this season as well as the reunion show. You are very true to yourself, and that is a gift. I saw why T and J hugged Danielle. Enough is enough is enough. Yes, this is TV and TV is drama. Drama sells, but at the end of the day there are real people with real lives and emotions.
I'm a fan and always will be.
Caroline, Get rid of your anger and have a peaceful life. Relax and try not to take control over everything. Let it go!!!!!
Love you Caroline! Way to keep it real. You are such an inspiration, and living proof that people can choose to not succumb to the falsity "15 minutes of fame" can bring. You are such a strong person. It showed throughout the show, through the reunion, and shows in the number of fans you have. I am happy to say I am one of them. Cheers!
Good for you Caroline for being true to yourself. You handled yourself like a true lady. You always speak the truth and I admire that. Hope next season is great. Love this show !!!
great! great! great! Thank you Caroline the only true and honest housewife in the group. Before my TV got cold from watching the reunion D. was already bashing you guys as I read online. You called it right - as usual. Thank you for not just PLAYING TO THE CAMERAS! BUT KEEING IT REAL!!!! Your are the best!!
Caroline, I much respect for you for keeping it real. I enjoy the show and enjoy seeing you and your family. Good Bless
I am definitely on the sliced bread team. Thank you for staying real. Jacqueline made me sick to my stomach when she was hugging D. I am glad you didn't accept her apology. I am also VERY glad she won't be back next year!
I totally support you Caroline. I think these days its so hard for people to just accept who they are and not give in the the outside pressures, yet somehow you've managed to do just that. You put the "Real" back into reality TV. Best of luck to you and your family!
well said! you don't owe an explanation to anyone! You are who you are and you don't need to please anyone!
GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! You are the best and only honest houswife. Before my TV got cold from watching the reunion D was already bashing you guys. You called it right - as usual. Thank you for being realy and not just paying to the cameras. I will always respect that about you . Love, love, love you!!!!!
You can't help how you feel and I appreciate your honesty. No sense in hugging anyone if i dont come from the heart. You kept it real all season. Way to go!
PLEASE POST BRAVO!! Caroline, I am so glad you wrote this blog because it's why I watch the show. I knew the instant these fake aploogies went down exactly where you stood. I feel exactly the same way, I refuse to be fake. For whatever reason Jacqueline and Teresa decided to make their peace, good for them but I couldn't have done it. Good luck to you and all the family, I truly love your family dynamic on the show and look forward to you next season.
Good For You! I'm so glad you got to confront Danielle on all of her actions throughout the season. Sticking to your guns, just proved that you are a very strong woman, that I admire. I was upset to see the other girls hug Danielle, I felt the whole thing was sooo Fake!! You have a wonderful family and have created an amazing life for yourself. Until next season, thanks for being the only woman on the show with a good head on her shoulders!!
Caroline I admire you so much. You are a great wife and mother and a wonderful role model not only for your children but for your friends as well. We all love all of you and look forward to next season without the poisonous well present. Have a great break and come back filled with excited adventures for us. Tell Albie that we're all praying for him and that God is working in his life right now.....that sometimes no is an answer as well. If not law school he will certainly be an assest to any profession he chooses. Love you, your family and your extended family (Teresa, Joe and the girls). So looking forward to next season. Thanks for the great season.
You did shake her hand, that was enough. Danielle went balistic right after that. You never told Theresa or Jacqualine how they should act, you said it wasn't something you were going to do. It seems the media has it out for Theresa this year,I hope she can tolerate it.
you are a good woman and a great role model to your children and the people who watch you. big props to you for sticking to who you are and what you believe in. the people who call you all those negative words are people too afraid to look at themselves, who take comfort in judging and accusing others. (like someone who used to be on your show). thank you for showing people that there can be calm and strength in a storm.
I love that you're real about who you are. I think reality TV gets filled with people trying to do things for the camera and it's not reality at all. Thanks for 'keeping it real'! See you next season!
I admire you for staying true to who you are and I never thought you were "angry" at J and T for hugging Danielle. I love all of your families and wish you all the best, and can't wait for season 3! :)
the people who call you those names are afraid to look at themselves, so they sling mud and judge others (like someone who used to be on your show). you are an amazing role model for your children. your house looks like it is built on and filled with love. that is an inspiration for people. thank you for showing everyone that it is possible to have calm and strength in the middle of a (crap)storm.
Caroline you are smart and the only one who stands her ground and sees right through Danielle's act. At the end of the Season 1 reunion Danielle promised that she was changed and then proceeded to create havoc all throughout Season 2. Caroline has every right not to believe her - her track record stints. I don' t buy it either she is an opportunist. Additionally, after she shoke Christopher's hand she said it was a psychological "F" you, thats probably what all the hugging was too. We all get mad and do things not nice but we don't all press charges against other people kids just because we wanted an apologize WHAT!!! Caroline you are NOT crazy your the most intelligent of all the housewives!!! Can't wait to see your lives next season without the unnecessary drama.
I think you were right on! You are the most sensible, fun housewife on Bravo! I am so glad next season will be Danielle Free and hope that Dina will come back!
Caroline, You are an amazing woman. Bravo (pun intended) to you! The difference between the way you handled things and the way Theresa and Jacqueline handled things is that they did things to Danielle that they needed to apologize for (instigating fights, spreading gossip and rumors, etc.). They truly did need to clear the air. Since you had nothing to do with Danielle all season you needed answers to your questions from both Danielle and Kim G. I think you realized however that the effort was futile. You can't reason with crazy - right? Leave it to those who understand crazy to work it out their own way (and not meant as a slight to T and J - they were crazy at times). You are always the voice of reason, class and grace. All the best!
Cop out--- You should have accepted her apology. You looked immature and mean, it was sad. You say you’re Catholic- how do you expect God to forgive you if you can’t forgive someone else? It doesn’t mean you have to be friends with that person. You must always forgive, it doesn’t mean you forget. You're a small person Caroline and Danielle won a lot of points with me. She seemed sincere and that’s all that should have mattered.
I love that you're real about who you are. Reality TV has lost the one thing it claims to be. Thanks for 'keepin' it real' and giving the viewers something authentic to go on. See you next season!
I think she really was sorry at that point, here was a woman who was not perfect had done some wrong herself, but also felt jaded by all of you, going back to season 1. I think when Jacqualene forgave her and apologized to her, you could see she was deeply moved and she wanted to forgive to and she really was sorry for anything she ever did. I don't blame you for being cold, no ones perfect, but I really do think she was sorry, just like Teresa and Jacqualene.
What you are, Caroline... Is a wonderful and honest person, with integrity and honor. All the best, always...
Caroline, you were never Danielle's friend, why anyone will think that a hand shake or a hug will change it, this season was a disaster , too much drama edited or not, I can't believe that friends and neighbors will treat each other that way , where is the education and the class ; is that what wealth does to people : if yes I'll like to continue been without winning the lottery . I hope all this real housewives shows are 99% edited to their worst; if not is sad to said again: " is this what wealth does to all of you ?
i want to believe you because i think you can be really cool and funny, but you say things that we all feel and then think you are better than. Look we all love our family, well most of us and aas mothers we all will do anything in this world not to see them hurt, so you don't have to keep selling us on that we get it!!
Honestly I thought the same thing when I was watching it. I didn't think for a second it was real, she does things for the camera. As we watched her tap dance around everything and lie, I kept telling my husband she is out of her mind. We love you and think that you kept it real and that is exactly what we have come to love and respect about you!
Caroline, good for YOU!! I was in total shock at the end of that reunion show and it left me feeling rather disgusted.. I am so glad you stuck to your opinion and didn't join in... Like you, I don't buy it for a minute and these girls need to learn that when you "play with fire, you are going to get burned." I don't believe for one minute that they won't have Danielle stalking them, again, but, they asked for it. I think you and your family came out of the season with real class and I wish you all the best...
P.S. If they were really through with Danielle, I think Dina did it best..
I totally agree with the way you handled yourself. I thought the hugs were fake and Danielle was just playing another game. Watch your back she is not to be trusted.
You call it like you see it - I would have done the same thing. You are always true to yourself and your family! Love it! The whole "hug" thing was a joke, and I'm so glad you called her on it.
You can always hold your head up high!
Thanks, I was rolling my eyes and laughing right along with you.
There are many of us who are so happy she is gone! Let's bring back the laughter, the family and the food and happy times!
Oh yeah, and Kim G.?? Lord, I feel sorry for her son!! Could she have been anymore embarrassing this season??
Been anxiously waiting for your blog. And as always you rocked it! Love you Caroline. You were the only honest and real person at the reunion.
C, I have watched you all season retain your dignity and composure when I would have gone off the deep end. Bravo to you! You handled yourself well and acted as you always do... A lady! God bless you and your entire family! You demonstrate what a family should and could be if we all tried! See you next year! Best wishes! Jennifer
Caroline...I LOVE you!! You remind me of me. You speak your mind and you make no apologies for who you are. You're not fake and I think it's admirable that you stay true to yourself. If kids are a testament to their parents, then you are one hell of a mom. I'd be proud if mine grew up to be good kids like the ones you've raised. Christopher and his stripper club car wash make me laugh, but you support your kids (despite knowing the ridiculousness of the 'dream') and let them live their lives. It's hard to step back as a parent and let your kids learn by their own mistakes but I think you get that and when it REALLY matters I have no doubt you would support them no matter their mistakes. In my opinion, that is what makes a great parent. Having said that, I do think you have gone a little over-board protecting your family from Danielle, but I'm sure we the viewers don't know the half of it and you did what you thought was necessary. I hope you come back next season.
OVERBEARING what an understatement. "Answer the question, answer the question". Not giving Danielle a chance to answer the question. Laughable! The "Soprano "scene with you talking to your family on how you were going to resolve things and hopefully everyone can go their own way and leave it behind them. Well your wish has been granted, and your still sour about it. Have to admit though I cracked up watching you crack up when the hairpiece came out. How Teresa and Jackie kept a straight face was beyond me. I had tears in my eyes.