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Hello again! Sorry for the late blog, I was in Chicago over the weekend to celebrate my brother Jamie's civil union with his partner of thirteen years. What a wonderful time, I was so happy to see Jamie and Rich finally have the opportunity to have their commitment to each other recognized. Shout out to everyone who made that same commitment to each other in NY this weekend! Love knows no prejudice and the heart never lies, words to live by…
So, let's talk about the Kim G. experience… I was watching the behavior pattern of Kim throughout the entire evening at the Gorga's party. From the moment she arrived, Kim was looking for a problem. I kept my distance and refused to react to the subtle jabs that were being thrown my way in her attempt for attention. Everything was OK until she went after Lauren. I watched as Lauren spoke to Kim and was actually very proud of the way she handled herself. She spoke calmly and with respect while she made her points. My kids are my babies, but truth be told, they're adults with their own opinions and values. I purposely stood by and watched as Lauren dealt with the situation and had no intention of getting involved, but I felt the need to step in when Kim began to get loud and abusive towards Lauren. It became clear to me at that point that there were no boundaries and no one was safe. Kim was looking for a fight and wasn't going to stop until she got one. I didn't care to have any conversation with her and wasn't at all interested in what she had to say.
Christopher knew where this was going and had the brains to break it up; he's a good boy. I felt terrible for him, but he handled himself exactly as I hoped he would, like a gentleman. Once Christopher took Kim outside the only objective we had was to get her off the property. We all knew if she stayed trouble would follow. Albie ran out at my husband's suggestion to bring Chris inside, and although they were talking calmly, you know as well as I do that wasn't going to last, and we didn't want Christopher to have to deal with the crazy.
Caroline, I would have done the same...... Loved to see your christmas celebration, miss Dina from the show.
Caroline I love how your family protects each other. You were absolutely right in putting Kim G out of the house. You have great kids, you should be proud.
I love watching you Caroline!! I was so glad that you got rid of Kim G. I do not like her. She always causes trouble and seems to love being in the center of all of it. You had every right. Is your radio show on all over the country or just in New Jersey? I would love to listen to you. You are the best!!!
Love Love Love you and your amazing family!! Your husband is way too cute...and your kids are amazing , kind fun ..not to mention good looking..you have done a fabulous job!! You are still my favorite and only wish there were more people like you in the world!!
Caroline, you and your family are amazing. You have built a family that resonates with love, respect and humor. It is a privilege to spend time watching the Manzos. You are truly blessed and a blessing to others. I wish you continued success, health, prosperity, love and laughter.
Haa! You were watching Kim G. behavior pattern! That cracks me up. You were so right to call her out and send her packing. Who brings a bodyguard to a holiday party??? Chris, Albie, & Lauren are wonderful kids. Soooo sweet how they are so quick to protect their mom.
Bravo to you, Caroline. What a crazy party with that Kim. She is so impossible. As usual you did the right thing. How can she be so obstinate? Oh well you did what had to be done. Good for you!
Caroline, I loved the way you "Took care of Business". I'm in my 50's and am embarrassed by the way Kim G. represents women of a certain age. I teach 6 year old children that are better behaved !!! I think she wants camera time or the "Mean-O-pause" has hit hard!! Love you and the family you and Albert have created. Jk
I agree with you Caroline, that woman was disrespectful, and I do understand why you felt the need to remove her. Chris was the perfect person to do so, because she could not be nasty to him. If anyone else had tried to get her out, her behaviour would have excalated. That woman came with the intention of starting trouble as you said, and she was treated as she deserved. That was not the time nor place for that kind of behavior, shame on her.
I love, love, love your family!! Your boys are freaking hilarious and Lauren is just beautiful. May you always be blessed!
Carolyn, I love how you took control and threw out Kim G. She is trouble with a capital T. She is a very nasty nasty lady who is very lonely and completely jealous of all of the RHWONJ. She was being very disrespectful to not only you and your family but to the Gorgas and Guidices. I also wanted to say that I enjoyed watching you bake for Christmas Eve with all your family. You have a lovely family that will stand up for each other regardless of the issue, right or wrong. You and your husband have done a GREAT day raising your kids. I believe that the Gorgas and Guidices should take notes on how they should act as a family. Kudos to you and your lovely family.
Caroline- I love you, your my favorite! I love the way you care soo much about your family and friends. I think you completely the right thing by getting rid of Kim G. From the start, like you said, she did nothing but try to cause trouble. And your boys, I hope someday when I have kids that stick up for me like they did for you. I commend your whole family!
Caroline- You are my hero! I am only sixteen and I can say that I hope to raise a family and do just as good as a job with my kids as you did with yours! Love you!
Caroline, I love the caliber of a person you are. You are one tough, dedicated lady. And since you look out for the very best for your family, could you please talk with Jacquelin and ask her could she please, please, please stop with the botox before her lip slides completely off her face. She is a beautiful woman, but she is looking utterly ridiculous!! Thanks
I love you and your family. As far as the Kim issue, you all circled the wagons and shut Kim down. I am glad that Melissa and Joe supported you all and had a successful event.
Caroline, Your kids are great. You and Albert have done a wonderful job. Loved you getting rid of Kim G. If ever there was a trouble maker looking for face time on TV, she is it. No other reason to bring a "friend" like that and a bodyguard to that party. That was just looking for trouble. And why didn't she leave with Monica? That would have been the right and polite thing to do. I just loved your Christmas. Your dishes looked yummy. You and the other ladies should get together and do a Christmas cookbook. I know I would buy it. I'm always looking for new ideas for the holidays. Also loved your decorations. Who did the bulbs hanging over your island? They looked great.
Way to go Caroline for kicking Kim G. out of Melissa and Joe's house. Kim G. just came there to start trouble. She isn't happy until all h--- is breaking loose around her just like Danielle did last season. You and Al must be so very proud of your kids, what a way to protect family, great job.
Caroline, Loved how your family rallied after the Kim G fiasco. Family unity was lovely to see. Ordinarily I would think you really overstepped your bounds not only removing someone from someone else's party, but also them taking over a room in that home to gather YOUR troops. Thank goodness it was the Manzo's ... Melissa would have had a fit and a half if anyone else would have taken a moment of the spotlight off her. She would have gone nuts! But because it was you and yours she let it slide. Phew!
Caroline, you are fabulous! I love that you are straight forward, smart and classy. You've done a beautiful job raising a great family. Wisdom like yours is truly rare. You don't put up with people's non sense and you did the right thing is having Kim removed from the party. Trouble makers like that need to be put in their place. Keep up the good work.
Caroline, you weren't my favorite in the beginning. But I gotta tell you I love you now!!! No pretense, you are what you are and you earned my respect.
Caroline, you rock! That Kim G. is awful and she is always stirring up trouble. She is extremely disrespectful to ALL OF YOU LADIES and you showed a lot of class when you talked to her at Melissa's party. You did not raise your voice meanwhile she was interrupting you and rolling her eyes. Ick! Your family is fantastic and yours is truly a model to follow when building a family!
You are my favorite on the show, smart and classy! I am from Bergen County, but live out of state. Can you tell me the name of your jewelry store and what town it is in? I may just have to visit there myself!
Your kids are awesome! It is obvious how much you love each other. That is what family is all about!
You go girl! I think that you and your family are the only sane, normal people on all of the "Housewife" shows. Normal you, normal hubby, normal kids, normal house, normal kids, Thank God. You and your family are interesting without being looney. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Caroline, There's a difference between doing the "proper" thing, and doing the "right" thing. It may not have been proper to throw someone out of someone else's house and party, but it was the RIGHT thing to do. The Manzo's can BOUNCE at my party any day!
Caroline - first I would like to say that of all the housewives you are my favorite. You are down to earth, honest, and family comes first with you. I don't have many female friends, actually I don't have any. But after episode I turn and tell my husband I could see me friends with you. In fact I would love to have you as a friend. Caroline I love how you and your husband get along - Albert appears to be a warm and generous husband and father. And when Chris your brother called into the radio - it made me cried. Ashley does not know how lucky she is to have a step-father who loves her the way Chris does. I lost my father at very young age and I still miss him to this day. Caroline you are the best - stay true to yourself. Love ya.
I love the exchange between Albie and Christopher in your kitchen about Santa, I was laughing so hard....good stuff!
Way to rock it girl...I know you were a little embarrassed by throwing someone out of someone else's party but it was damage control! Melissa didn't seem offended by it at all! After all she did say she didn't want anyone to ruin Jesus's birthday! LOL
Caroline - you were a fav of mine from the start, but you are different now. so judgey and always giving others your advice - put a sock in it for once and get back to who you were season 1. I know you have this whole advice thing going on now and I guess that's why you keep doing it but geesh! Too much!!!
WOW! Great watching your family in action- You and Albert have raised wonderful children. Great seeing your extended family at Christmas!
To be honest I thought the way you and your family behaved at someone elses home was horrible. You acted like a pack of animals, did it really take all of you to gang up on one woman. You try to come across better than the other women but that night it was questionable. I would be angry with my husband for using that language when talking about anyone much less my son's best friends mother. You and your family came across as bullies. It takes alot of nerve to throw someone guest out of their house but I guess you think you can do whatever you want? Not a good show on your part.
I think you are the classiest housewife of them all. You keep it real but at the same time know when to stay away from the drama. You did a good thing by kicking out Kim G, she's a trouble maker and is STILL looking for her 15 minutes of fame. Keep up the great work with your family, I love your unity, I too am a big advocate of family unity and sticking together no matter what the situation and I am happy to see that regardless of all the mess going on, nothing is getting in the way of that for your family.
Keep up the great work!
I appreciate you on the show I understand your appeal of being a no nonsense lady who is devoted to family first and to telling it like it is. I like these things about you. But one thing that has always bothered me is that I feel the court of public opinion was too easy on you regarding your role in bringing out the book about Danielle. I felt that this was the one time I've ever seen you behave in a trouble making and insensitive way. Danielle clearly has her troubles and I didn't think the way that whole thing went down wasn't fair or kind to her, plus it ended up creating huge problems for your whole family. When you go after someone who has issues, you can't expect them to respond in a rational, friendly, or neighborly way. I can't really blame Danielle for how she responded to you because she has issues she is grappling with. Although I don't support any of her choices at all, I was disappointed to see you flex your muscle on someone so weak and for you all to gang up on her like that.
I agree with a lot of the others that you are a terrific mother and I could only to hope to raise kids as well as you have. But it is obvious that there is a lot of love and mutual respect between you and your husband and your kids have picked up on that. You are the voice of reason in a show full of chaos. Have to admit I'm a little addicted to the drama, but certainly would not want to live in it. But I love seeing how you handle anything thrown your way with class and stride. By the way, you also look more and more beautiful with every episode.
Caroline, you and your family are my absolute favorite out of any housewives show. The way you all stick up for each other is amazing. Jay Mohr's blog had it right "only the Manzo's can get away with kicking people out of someone else's party". Good for all of you to knock Kim G down of her ridiculous pedestal she has put herself on!
As much as I loved watching your family remove Kim G from Melissa's house, I really hope Bravo doesn't give her a spot on the show, and that the other housewives start keeping their distance from her.
Your family has proven over and over that negative drama doesn't always draw an audience in. The loving chaos within your family is much more significant and inspirational to the viewers. Thank you!
Caroline, You need to buy Lu Ann's book. Who in the world attacks another person at a party!!! Bad example to your family and viewers
Kudos for the family Manzo! i think it would have nipped kim's plans for spreading the hate to have her guest asked to leave. Obviously, this wasn't going to happen and Shout out to Lauren for calling her on it. Since when does a "lady" go to a party, bring a guest for the sole purpose of making trouble, have that plan thwarted, then stand around and loudly deride her hosts for the incident? and Christopher was in a very difficult situation and behave in the classiest manner possible.
Why can't we have more of your family on the show. Joe and Melissa are as phony as you can get, Joe kisses Alberts ass soo much, he might just crawl up there. I think you are given Theresa a bad rap, she felt the party was not the place to have a discussion with her cousin, i agree too many issue there, drama would have insued. Like i said we need more Manzo's, and your siblings on the show!! Love your brother Chris i wish my daughter could meet someone so caring. Ashley needs a good kick in the ass, 2 familys that love her, many people don't even have one! Ashley get it together appreciate what you have!