Caroline Manzo

Caroline stands by what she said at the reunion and explains her side.

on Oct 19, 20110

OK, let's talk about the reunion. It was miserable. We're currently shooting Season 4 and the night before the reunion we were all together at an event that should have never ended the way it did. I can't reveal too much, but I can tell you that there was an incident, which led to an ugly confrontation that destroyed a friendship and quite possibly put an irreparable divide between families. Jacqueline was really affected by it, and that's why she didn't attend.

I don't regret anything I said at the reunion to Teresa, because I was telling the truth. All of our emotions were on overdrive from the night before and I couldn't hide my feelings. I didn't see why I should at this point. Wait a minute, correction, I do regret one thing; I will never forget the look on Joe Gorga's face when he saw the clip of me outing Teresa's true feelings about reconciling with him. Many of you think Teresa said this to me in confidence, not true, it was widely known and said to others beside myself. Joe didn't deserve to hear that, and I wish I never said it. He's a great guy with a huge heart, and I hurt him. This is what ugly is, and I don't like the feeling. I texted Joe and Melissa the moment I saw it and apologized. It was wrong and in my anger and frustration I didn't realize how the truth would affect others. Lesson learned.


1860 comments
ingvild
ingvild

Hello Caroline!! Be the strong, warm woman you have showed us during the shows. You have meanings and god answears. You seems like a god mother, with god qualitys,love og respect for your family. I have not seen season 4, yet!     HUGS FROM NORWAY

Nat26
Nat26

Well, Caroline. You're a hypocrite. Right from the first season you have always had your share of drama in everything that has happened, later claiming that you don't like drama. Well this show is all about drama. Why did you become a part of it? Also, what got you so offended about Teresa's book? It was fine to publicly pick at Danielle for what was written about her in her ex-husbands book. When the tables turn, your character changes. If your family is "as thick as thieves",Dina wouldn't have believed what Teresa apparently told her about you. Get over yourself.

turbonad
turbonad

I think Caroline after watching last nights episode I realize you have this issue with Theresa in regards to what she wrote in her book but really letting it get to this. You should come clean on setting Theresa up with Kim G. Do you feel good about yourself stooping to Theresa level. I know what she has done in the past but you know she is innocent this time . Wht caroline why would you let yourself get to that level. Karma is a Bitch Caroline it will come back to you. To think that her brother is selling his house to get away from Theresa when they were getting along so well. Why would you push it that far. Shame on you I did not think you had it in you. 

LaurieBC
LaurieBC

I guess this is nothing to do with your episodes, I just wanted to tell you I'm prayingfor you and your family. I hope you are all okay and haven't suffered too much damage

from the hurricane. May God watch over you all

Laurie from British Columbia Canada 

swoneill
swoneill

I have watched this show from the beginning. On the first season Teresa was amusing. She would say things that were unbelievable and inappropriate but at times, funny. I chalked it up to lack of intelligence. Unfortunately when her life was blown to bits in front of everyone she became nasty and vengeful. Her money gave her confidence. She is extremely self absorbed, has NO soul, and is as intelligent as a bag of rocks. Caroline, your laugh and smile are contagious and I am so sorry you were caught up in this mess. I watched your bright, beautiful personality fade. You are an innately good person with a wonderful family that adores you!

susanamarie
susanamarie

You claim that life is to short for drama, but you seem to be the drama queen! Your pathetic when it comes to Theresa, you can't wait to throw a dig.

brenda.vines.522
brenda.vines.522

Going back to the reunion, you laughed at what Theresa said when someone asked about your son's car wash. You even called your daughter stupid and said that you all laugh at things like that but yet you are not laughing now. What gives? Theresa said that she thought it was funny but now she is wrong. Why aren't you laughing now? Just forgive and get over it. A double minded man/woman is unstable in all his ways.

brenda.vines.522
brenda.vines.522

Caroline, I was just looking at the clip from the last supper and now you come off as a hypocrite. It was alright to attack Danielle about her book but now the tables have turned on you and you are complaining about being in Theresa's book. Poor, poor Caroline now you are crying like Danielle cried and tried to defend herself but you wanted nothing to do with it. You never asked for forgiveness but Theresa did and you being self-righteous said you would never forgive her or believe her apology was for real. Well, news flash neither will God forgive you. Don't push Theresa too much because she might flip a table on you like she did at the supper which at the time, you thought was funny.

valgal62
valgal62

Caroline, shame on you. Its funny how Joe G. Gets a pass and you blame everything on Teresa. We all know your prediction, you stand behind, I am sure you would love nothing more than to be right. Because the Gorgas and Walkilies know you support their bad behavior and talking head interviews, you have made it worse. Once again...no blood on your hands, when we all know your the leader of the pack.We are actually seeing a total replay of what you did to Danielle, what did she ever do to you? Why do you always think you are right? I dont see you ever apoligizing, you refuse to forgive, and just like kathys name is in the dictionary for passive agressive, we find your under hypocrite.

OlySharon
OlySharon

Teresa,

After watching The View, I think I finally understand why you are so upset with Melissa and Kathy. They should have said to you "Teresa we have been approached by Bravo and they have asked us to join the show. We know this is your gig so we wanted to just have a conversation with you. Many successes have come from your appearance on the show and perhaps our families can benefit as well. Do you think we can work together?"

It would bother the crap out of me if I had two relatives that I perhaps, tolerated, didn't LOVE LOVE LOVE, end up taking a job working for the same comapany, same boss and the same schedule, let alone have them NOT talk to me beforehand.

They did the interviews, then took the weeked to talk with their families, then advised you of their decision on Sunday. You are ABSOLUTELY right - it was behind your back and they waited until it was a "Done Deal" before approaching you.

They were disrespectful and I understand why you were hurt. ALL of those feelings are displaying themselves in really bad behavior on all of your part's. GET TO THERAPY. Bullshit that it's not what "Italians do". You live in America do the right thing for your family. To refuse indicates you MIGHT know you have some guilt somewhere in this whole cluster f_ _ _ and you won't admit it.

WHY OH WHY would you let them film Gia getting her first bra. You need a SENSOR. Then you laughed and teased her?? NOT your best parenting moment. The reason Caroline is sick of your stuff is EXACTLY represented by the mean spirited remark about the huge bra and associating it to Caroline... REALLY?? WHY?????

There is NOOOOOO way EVERYONE ELSE is the problem. When you have Caroline, Dina, Jacqueline, Kathy and Melissa...fighting with you - well...REALLY?? It HAS to be you Teresa I am sorry to say. Perhaps Kathy and Melissa are jealous of your success but Caroline and Jacqueline could give a rat's behind.. They have solid relationships and solid self esteem. They are just more mature than you and know when to put a knife in it.

I hope you get to counseling with your Brother - or in the end YOU will be the one with huge regrets. Especially if your parents pass and nothing is resolved. Joe is at LEAST offering one solution..what are you doing to fix it??

karen smothers
karen smothers

caroline you are my favorite on the show, you are so warmed hearted and your family is your life, just like mine is to me.

Amber g.
Amber g.

Real house wives of NJ is the only house wives show I like. I am going to be honest and say I find it hard to like Caroline at times. When she talks about her children can be very endearing and likable, but ask her about anyone else and it is nothing but pure nastiness and I find that side of her so unpleasant. I think that the situations that occurr on the show are very much what occure in family and friend relationships daily, but everyone is watching and judging... Encouraging bad behavior, meanwhile other viewers are bashing them... So each woman feels inclined to stick to their guns here. However, I think the Caroline is a bad friend to each woman here in one form or another. I don't care about details because everyone is over dramatic about every little detail here. I am just saying Caroline you need to stop being so nasty when you talk about other people and I think that you will find life running a little smoother. Something's if you dot have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all...

 Cindy
Cindy

I just started watching the show and it makes me sick what happened to Gia at the house. A little 10 year old going through her own little emotional nightmare all she wanted was her mother, but Jacqueline and Caroline decided to take it upon themself to aggrevate this poor child. I can only imagine almighty Caroline having someone do that to her kids. Jacqueline acts all sweet but when she whipped out that book and wouldn't let Gia leave until she read her some passages like she was reading from the the Bible. Where do these women get off doing that to other peoples kids. I'm Italian, we don't do things like that!!I I would have been so pissed, I agree with Teresa I don't get involved with other peoples kids, they should have called Teresa that's what Gia was telling them to do. Shame on you Carolyn and Jacqueline you are making Teresa out to be a bad guy when you should check yourselves

Michigan View
Michigan View

Caroline - You're my hero! Lauren was right on - too much drama and it spoiled what should have been a fun day for everyone. Love ya Caroline - you're my kind of gal.

susanamarie
susanamarie

I don't know why you feel the need to stir up the pot when it comes to Teresa's family, why don't you just keep quiet! What Teresa said about you and your son was nothing terrible, lighten up!

tperez87
tperez87

Caroline I admire you, respect you, and adore you. The hateful things that Teresa is saying/doing to people on the show and in her life will sadly come back on her. As for you, I believe the cameras really do show what is true and the fact that you and your family are so close-knit says somethin g for your character and the integrity you have. You rock and don't let the BS affect you! Who am I kidding-it won't! XOXOXO

Long time Viewer
Long time Viewer

Caroline, i'm with you. If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything. Teresa's apology was not sincere, and you stayed classy and did not give her the tongue lashing that she clearly deserved. If she was ANY kind of friend or sister, she would have cleared her statements BEFORE publishing.

Kellbiz21
Kellbiz21

Caroline, you act like you are above everyone. Is it really that big of a deal Teresa poking fun of you in a book? She, like everyone, needs to have a career after everything that is going on with her family. I am not siding with Teresa, as she seems to put her foot in her mouth quite a bit, but when she was apologizing why didn't you say anything then if you were truly upset?

Obviously Teresa was in a bad place in her life. Her family was publically having money problems and she was in a rough place with her family, although, I do not think she was trying hard enough to fix these problems but as her friend that is when you step in to make sure she is doing alright. At 26 I have had friends that made mistakes but I do not feel it is appropriate at my age to hold grudges. I care for my friends especially if they mean a lot to you, maybe Teresa didn't mean a lot to you?

What I would have said to Melissa and Kathy, instead of taking sides, is to look at where Teresa is at, Teresa, my friend, is in a rough spot and needs her family and friends at her side, maybe we should all forgive and forget.

Still I am not saying Teresa did no wrong. But at the same time would there really be a show if she didn't? I love RHONJ but I don't think it is still on the air because of you! (Sorry that is a bit harsh but true isn't it?)

You all need to learn forgiveness and gratitude and focus on that in your life, it is silly to drag things on!

I do praise you for being such a good mother. Although you have said some unkind things(publically for the whole world to see) about Lauren's weight that I think you should apologize to her for.

I also like your hair now that it is getting longer, don't ever do that slick back horrible look again!

I think you should all read "The Secret" and focus on the positive!

Watching eyes
Watching eyes

This show would not exist without the lovely to watch Teresa so thank her that you guys are still getting a paycheck!

Amanda85
Amanda85

You are such a big bully. You say you are loyal and a good friend but from what I see you are nothing but a follower. You prey on people's weakness and if the majority of the people you surround yourself with doesn't like some you follow suit. Teresa is going through such a rough time and as soon as the water gets rough your out and then force everyone around you to agree with your ignoant opinion. Grow up you Are way too old to act like you are in high school.

Tweety Pie
Tweety Pie

Hi Caroline, I'm glad that you are now out in the open about your opinion of Teresa - Lord knows that it is obvious to viewers that she is inhabiting Teresa World, a land that does not follow the logic or laws of Earth. Even with all of that I would hope that you continue to encourage the Gorgas to continue to see, put up with, bear the company of the Guidices for the children's sake.

Since I am sure that you will also have to put up with Teresa perhaps you can deal with her the way that I enjoy dealing with unpleasant people - the kinds that say hateful things and then say they are joking. I simply mirror their behavior as much as I morally can (I'd never stoop so low as to say negative things about their kids). Only the naive will think that lady T is an innocent victim - she seems to be a narcissist, who does not see herself at fault for anything.

From the moments in your life that we get to see on the show you seem to be a strong, smart, classy lady with a wonderful family. You have a lot of things going for you that will of course engender jealousy and hatred. Unhappy people will always try to drag everyone down to their level - that's a haters job.

Mags Elliott
Mags Elliott

Caroline, I adore you and think you are the Matriarch! You are too wise for some of these immature knuckle-draggers to appreciate! You have always if perhaps not the first time, given each and every one of the women on the show a first and plenty of second chances to clean their act up. (we both know who I speak of) and I think Kathy respects you and you her, Jacqueline obviously loves and respects you and I believe Melissa does as well. Dina, once she realizes she was manipulated and played by Theresa and gets over her embarassament will want you back in her life as well. I would cherish you as a big sister! I am not even 1/16th Italian but would love to be in your family! *Just Joking" Keep up the good work and I will keep watching Theresa, not so much.

Chicago Viewer-07
Chicago Viewer-07

I don't understand why you felt the need to explain yourself. It's all evident in the show. Plus no one needs that kind of negativity in his/her life. So you do what's best for you and your health by letting go and move on.

MARIE and the BBC
MARIE and the BBC

Virtuous Caroline, Your honesty and intelligence are so refreshing. Our blog comments of this evening are the first ever for any of our BBC (BRAVO-BUNCH CLUB) members, which number over 50 and growing! Thank you for adding your positive energy to our earth environment

LocalRes
LocalRes

I’m just seeing the reunion show. Caroline in the past there have been times when you annoyed me but never because you were rude, self-righteous or absorbed. We both have strong opinions and when you were rightfully adamant about yours, and I disagreed, of course you annoyed me. But it never diminished any sort of respect that you deserve, as any person should deserve unless they are morally challenged. So, on that note, in the beginning I use to like Teresa, and obviously it was during a time when you two got along. But watching this reunion show and listening to her interrupt you while you were making good points, all she possessed was to verbally overpower you with repetitive phases and nonsense. She shows all the signs of a person that uses nonsense because that is all they have to fight their battles. There is so much more I could say about Teresa, but in a nutshell, classless. She acts such the fool and does not have the class to even recognize how she acts. After Danielle left the show I decided I would watch the show again. Yet, again, I opted not to because Teresa took Danielle’s place. Teresa will never get it, don’t waste your time and keep being who you are, even those times we differ because you are strong to yourself.

KacyD
KacyD

Caroline, I feel like you have blinders on, personally. Melissa is obviously not into the idea of mending fences, but she is all over the charade of playing the victim; please. This is ridiculous, you definitely do seem to have jumped ship. Kathy, well she seems to try to hard to be perfect, cooler and more mature than Theresa. Her comments seem cold and calculated, and in the spirit of the camera doesn't lie, her individual interviews as well as Melissa's are obvious to the character they really possess, jealous and dramatic. Get over yourself, really. Just because you have a radio show where people want your opinion does not mean your opinion is always right, and in the case of Theresa, I think it should be said, shame on you!

KatinHuntington
KatinHuntington

Caroline, you seem to be the ONLY one on this show with a brain...how refreshing!

Viewer
Viewer

You should be ashamed of yourself. We teach our children not to be bullys and you are one and have create more with Kathy and Melissa

christa berger
christa berger

I love u caroline and stay the way u are ur great

RHONJrealfan24
RHONJrealfan24

Caroline, I have always loved to watch you on the show. But I never would imagine you to be the type of friend to turn, the things Teresa may or may not have said about Melissa and Kathy was said in confidence and should have never been said out loud. I feel bad for Teresa because she was trying to mend things with her family you are bringing up stuff from the past. The book? It obviously takes a long time for books to be published so the things she said in the book were not said the same time she was trying to mend things. Your kids threw dirt on Teresa all season on national television so whats the difference of her making a few little comments in the book. Honestly it seems like you wanted to be stirred into the drama so that Bravo would renew your contract to be on the show.

SFLady610
SFLady610

Caroline, I simply adore you. From my culture you are the definition of what a WOMAN, MOTHER and MATRIACH are. You call it like it is and stay true to who you are!

I am 48, a single mom and love hearing your words, watching and learning from your experiences. You're an inspiration and are truly blessed.

You show us that while you have mountain highs and valley lows, you are a very strong woman, mother and wife show us how women can still be individuals and be wives and mothers.

I just adore you and wish God's continous blessings to you and your family!

dtad
dtad

CAROLINE, PLEASE GET OVER YOURSELF. TALK ABOUT DRINKING THE KOOL AIDE. YOU TEND TO SPEAK IN PARABLES. EVERYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF YOUR MOUTH HAS TO BE A LIFE LESSON. YOUR NOT THAT WISE. YOU ARE ALSO A HYPOCRITE. PLEASE WATCH THE PREVIOUS SEASONS AND THEN SAY AGAIN THAT YOU WERE NOT TERESA'S FRIEND. PLEASE BE MORE HUMBLE.

dtad
dtad

CAROLINE, PLEASE GET OVER YOURSELF. TALK ABOUT DRINKING THE KOOL AIDE. YOU TEND TO SPEAK IN PARABLES. EVERYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF YOUR MOUTH HAS TO BE A LIFE LESSON. YOUR NOT THAT WISE. YOU ARE ALSO A HYPOCRITE. PLEASE WATCH THE PREVIOUS SEASONS AND THEN SAY AGAIN THAT YOU WERE NOT TERESA'S FRIEND. PLEASE BE MORE HUMBLE.

Abeera
Abeera

My heart goes out to you and to your family! I know how dciffiult it can be. We lost our first baby and the sorrow is so deep and lasting ~ We are praying for you and for your family through this dciffiult time.Hope you had a lovely Easter.

CandiceAnn
CandiceAnn

Caroline has been truthful and sweet during all the seasons. The fact that you people are not sticking up for her is mind blowing. Can not wait to see next season when you all see Teresa has changed and has jealousy problem. She talks badly about everyone and now Caroline has to deal with the fact her sister wasn't speaking to her because of her so called "friend". Jacqueline and Caroline stand your grounds because you are the REAL housewives!

Lu Reah
Lu Reah

Caroline, Hey keep your chin up, Theresa has let stardom go to her head. People look who stood by her and then her book came out. Well if that was one of my friends i would walk away as well. I love this show, and glad that your all coming back on, I love the way Caroline is with her family. We will all see the truth this year I am sure. I have prayed for you and Dena work it out

paigemichelle
paigemichelle

hey caroline! Lots of mean comments on here but i just would like to say, i understand ur frustration with Theresa. i feel bad for melissa, it would be hard to have her as a sister-in-law, but i do believe she can handle it. i am looking forward to seeing u and ur family this season. btw...i love how ur hubby stays on the down low, seems like a wonderful father and husband! hope u and dina r doing better!

Texas Mom
Texas Mom

I am sorry to say that I have just caught up on all the drama from the reunion. I have to agree with the other posts, You say in your blog that Theresa was a part of your family, but it seems your quick to throw her to the wolves (one being yourself) I find it very sad that you have let the comments in the cookbook offend you the way it did. I have the cookbook and I didnt find it so offensive that would make you react in the way you did. I felt really sorry for Theresa during the reunion, she had no chance sitting there with everyone against her. I hope you take time to reflect on your actions and ask yourself if this was worth a friendship........ Very disappointed!!!!!

Ria Paulin
Ria Paulin

Caroline ~ In the beginning of the NJ Housewives I always thought you were the more intelligent one when it came to any type of friction. I had such a deep respect for you but during the last season with Andy (3) sure seemed like you attacked Teresa. For you to state that Teresa was never a "friend" was quite horrible to say. Who would go on a trip to Italy and visit relatives of the so called non friend? Much of what was happening seemed like it had to do with issues between family and you should have not been so concerned to the level you showed. I know Teresa is at fault for many things but you to have faults as well. Let her straighten out issues between her family and take care of your own. Teresa certainly owes you an apology but only for things she caused towards you (cookbook comment ~ etc). Be more like your sister Dina, you have ALL changed since the start of the NJ Housewives and it's getting the best of you all. Remember who you are and tend to your own.

A LasVegasHousewife
A LasVegasHousewife

Caroline...Watching the re-runs today. Just gotta tell ya, you and your posse made mean and hurtful remarks about Teresa all season long. So what if she made a few jokes in her cookbook (which I have). They are jokes. Tell your husband to give you some lovin and lighten up. You and your family can dish it out but ya can't take. You are not La Dona.

Can't wait for the next season...I hope Teresa lets you have it.

Ms. E
Ms. E

Watching the preview!!! You have a headache from Tre please she was the same way season 1. What changed maybe the successes she's had recently? You all thought she was going to tank after the bankruptcy but she fooled you all. Now, she does not use the Brownstone for her big events and your losing money. Way to go Tre!!!!

Mary
Mary

Become a family unuted together for once and all. If you can't stand by one another for whatever reason then be togther for eachother... Lesons learned are greatly mistaken and family needs to stand by one another togeher always. I understand that feelings sometimes are bad and hurt one another and are hard to work out toghether but if family means what you all say it does than you will try and do whatever it takes to make it work within the family unit.. Teresa, Caroline, and Jacqueline and Kathy hope you all can work together to bring your own families together and hopefully have a common ground to work towards and connect to. Family means everythinng hope you all see it before it is too late to try and work it all out. You the woman have to be the stronger ones to lay it out and say" Hey this is where we are and need to be"... Keep the faith girls and may "God watch over us all"...

D watch over you all ..

juld
juld

it is all about ratings, these people all of them including you Caroline really produce drama and awkward moments so it will make the pages of some newspaper, online blog, or any other outlet. bunch of #@%^ (crap) show, in which I will never watch again. Caroline if the video doesn't lie why do you? all of you on the real housewives of New Jersey are way out of touch and tell lies and produce drama at the expense of family and friends all of you go to hell.

Mari Vega
Mari Vega

Caroline, You wanted to do good for PATERSON go to down town Paterson and feed the homeless and hungry. I am sure you all throw away tons of food at the BROWNSTONE just because your rich and you are not hungry and homeless. Or better yet do something with your spare time get off the tv and volunteer in a hospital 8-)

Mari Vega
Mari Vega

Caroline, Your right the camera doesnt lie. You are the fake on this show the number #1 fake.

A LasVegasHousewife
A LasVegasHousewife

I guess you will be the Villain this upcoming season...Guess what? You earned it.

Ralynn05
Ralynn05

You are one classy lady. We are all human and make mistakes. Our character is based not upon how we initially react to a situation, but how we learn from it. Isn't that what live is all about? You rock!

brissyg
brissyg

Somehow I caught an episode on TV whilst doing something else, initially I thought it was a setup, so watched two more episodes.  I have no comprehension why you are in this show, That T person is an absolute moron, unfortunately the others are slowly following suit, don't care if they are family.  She is a drama queen, control freak, manipulative and oh so dumb.  I shan't be watching any more, but you should do yourself a favour and get out of this rubbish show, leave it to the uneducated, you are really doing yourself a disservice.