Caroline Manzo

Caroline believes people should be able to love whoever their heart tells them to.

on Jun 10, 20120

Hello again! Happy Sunday! Happy Wedding day!

I hope you enjoyed watching Jaime and Rich’s wedding. I joke that Jaime and Rich have been together for nearly 14 years and they decided to throw a shotgun wedding, surprising us all. I’m amazed at how beautiful it was, considering it was planned and orchestrated within one month’s time. From the horse-drawn carriage to the ceremony and party afterwards, it was pure perfection. It was an incredible event filled with lots of good food, love, and laughter.

My only regret is that the rest of my family couldn’t attend. As I said earlier, this was an event pulled together in less than a month’s time. Please don’t read too much into why members were missing. The simple truth is that life gets in the way. Some were working, some were vacationing, some had babysitting issues, so on and so on. They were missed and there in spirit, not to mention the constant texting of photos and updates kept them in the loop minute by minute.

317 comments
loveinsideout
loveinsideout

Congrats to your family!!! I am so happy for them & hope they have many, many more blessings to come!!<3

JJRN53
JJRN53

Kudos to you for getting off the Teresa crazy train. You were so right to get to know Kathy and Melissa and not make your decisions based on the skewed information Tersesa put out there. All Teresa does is lie and then tries to back paddle when confronted about it. She definitely is not my kind of Italian either!

Emily H.
Emily H.

I love your honesty and straightforward attitude. How you ever considered Teresa a friend is beyond all reason. " You can't fix stupid!"

Viewer 2012
Viewer 2012

your daughter should try weight watchers. i tried every diet only weight watchers worked. i lost 65 pounds in 6 months and was never hungry. change the way you view something and what you view changes, as long as she sees herself as a fat girl she will not succeed.

MzFitnez
MzFitnez

You know your heart and your know your mind. You can't fix stupid. That is my favorite saying and I have said it on a few of these blogs because I do want to support you in not having anything to do with Teresa. Most of the comments that I have read that are pro Teresa, I question. There is no thoughtful anything except rudeness behind them. Hmmm, maybe that is the level of people she attracts, twits, a fool with minions who don't know any better. My daughter tells me all the time that you remind her of me...tough women who drama not. :) take care and god bless.

Allyson
Allyson

I gotta give you this Caroline....I came on here ready to read something dramatic about Teresa like the others but you gave it short and to the point.

Lynne
Lynne

Dear Caroline: You handle yourself week after week with such dignity and grace. Bravo to you. Teresa needs help and family therapy desperately. You're wise to keep that kind of drama and trash away from you and your beautiful family. I realize it's a tv show and ratings count, but Teresa makes the biggest a** out of herself week after week. What a train-wreck. How you stood having she and Joe at your brother's wedding is a testament to just how strong of a lady and what a true lady you are. Best of luck!

emily666
emily666

It's Teresa's world. You're just living in it.

scrappymom
scrappymom

So love the you & your hat" comment. I'm sure it would be wonderful to tell Teresa (and her lil Teresa trolls that have polluted your blog page) to shut up. They're just as delusional as Teresa is. And Teresa is drinking out of the same koolade glass as Danielle! You are the best Caroline. Hats off to you!!

jbethallen
jbethallen

Caroline, I just don't think this show is worth it. You have so much more in your life.!! Move on - sell them a show with just your own family and get rid of all the negativity. God bless you and your family. From HUGE FAN

La Kiesha Dixon
La Kiesha Dixon

Your speech for your brother's wedding was beautiful. Your family looked amazing and had a great time. It was a priceless. I'm glad you got to share a memorable moment with your brother and your new brother. But... and there is always a but. I don't understand why people are insulting you on your blog about Teresa. You are not a bully and your not slamming her, I am wondering if people are watching the same show. She has taking shots at you and you are not suppose to defend yourself. How much are you suppose to take? You and Jacqueline have taken this friendship as far as it can go. I'm glad you realized that she is not your friend. I think some of these people need to get out and stop contributing to Teresa's inflated ego. I heard the best advice come from Lauren, stop inviting that family to functions ( I know your brother invited Teresa and Joe to the wedding because they are his friends) But these two have no accountability for their actions. Teresa is always going to play the victim and Joe is an idiot. You and your family are to real and down to earth and that does not mix with living in a imaginary world. Teresa is toxic. She is jealous of her own sister-in-law, treats her cousin like a stranger on the street and teaches her children that bad behavior is except no matter how rude you act. Karma, will come back to hit her. And she'll be back trying to be your friend again. I know everyone has there opinion but good grief...these rude blogs are just ridiculous. You have grace of a first Lady, and Jacqueline has a patience of a saint for putting up with crazy lady but it is time to chop off the dead leg.

HodgePodge
HodgePodge

You are my favorite! You will always be my favorite! I believe that Teresa is fake as the boobs she bought! Keep being real!

rockwood
rockwood

Teresa is turning into a fame crazy monster and is willing to capitalize of of her own "friends". You are doing the right thing by standing up to her and telling her how it it - she certainly is stuck in her own little bubble and would rather find people who tell her what she wants to hear!

You may be blunt but at least you have some sense of reality on this reality show! Keep on being you!

MI-Viewer
MI-Viewer

All the best to Caroline!! Try to stay strong in these tough times.

jennifer.f
jennifer.f

I just wanted to say the wedding was so beautiful, one of the best weddings i have seen in my life. A true celebration of love and authentic happiness. Good luck to Jaime and Rich. I hope i find true love one day as Jaime and Rich have.

Yeeshkib
Yeeshkib

JEOULSY is an ugly force. And it has hit you and jaq hard.....At least with Melissa, we know she is jeaous of Teresa, she wanted her life on the show. The dust has settled and you women look embarrassing. At least you have stopped blogging about it. I so don't want to look at your angry face on the reunion. Uhg, Sitting there all tight jawed and glaring pretending you think we agree with you at home. Uhg again...

mrspenc
mrspenc

Caroline, not everyone is as delusional as Teresa. Some people actually see how she's alienated nearly everyone around her and that she never takes responsibility for her own actions. She insults and blames everyone else. It seems she is so out of touch with reality and too self absorbed to ever see the light.

How you've managed to tolerate her this long is amazing. You've been so patient and tried to help her many times but that woman will only listen to someone that agrees with her 100%.

Kate Chasen
Kate Chasen

Hi Caroline, a lot of people think you are bitter and angry this season, but I think you may just be peri-menapausal. That would explain your negativity and the headaches you have complained about. I have been there and know how it feels and how hard it is to rise above.... but thankfully there wasn't a camera on me. There are a lot of great natural treatments that would probably help (bioidentical hormones for one). You should look into it, it has really helped a lot of women. Hope you feel better and get back to the fair-minded, humrerous Caroline we all first fell in love with.....

Annabell31
Annabell31

You are my favorite Caroline and it's because you don't put up any fronts. You stay true to yourself, your family and your beliefs. People with no common sense buy into all the fake drama that is brought on by Teresa. Common sense would tell you that IF she is trying to make things better with her family and friends and move on from the past then she wouldn't be doing all these magazine articles. Common sense would tell you that the first time she did an article and she didn't have control over what was printed and it was negative towards her family and friends, then she would never do one again. Thank you for your common sense and for keeping it real. Congratulations to Jamie and Rich and the rest of your family! The wedding was beautiful as was your speech!

Liviaa
Liviaa

Love you Caroline, Being friends with Teresa has to be very difficult and you made HUGE efforts over the last few seasons. Watching her kids on the cruise, defending her at the Christmas party at Melissas. In the past you used to say you loved Joe (Teresa's Joe). You ignored so much about those two, you just HAD to be tired of trying. You have every right to be fed up with the both of them. They just wear you down. AND, uneducated. Kate Hudson? Tree Trunk, the woman gets names wrong, can't get the correct words out and just spews whatever! Geez, and how many times can you take Joe telling her to Shut up? My My. Caroline, just keep being you! Your not doing anything wrong

Grace888
Grace888

Hi Caroline! Congratulation to your brother! So nice wedding! You and your family are very bless to have its other! I think you are not a bully but you are very vise and intelligance woman.

Nice to see people as you and your family as a healthy relationsship. Keeping the problems in the family not in public face to much!

I hope to see more from Manson and laurita family.....

kerrilina
kerrilina

Congratz to ur brother it was a beauitful wedding n I enjoyed watching just wish Teresa wasn't there will all her fakeness but I also wanted to send a huge congratulation to Lauren she looks beautiful happy n the list goes on way to go I did it I. March. N am so happy I did God bless love u all

Krock
Krock

I LOVE you Caroline! Stay strong and don't let Teresa's mania get you down. And I see a lot of the hate comments on your blog is either Teresa herself or her koolaid fans.

Bless your brother and his life! What a wonderful wedding and touching speech you gave. He is lucky to have you as a sister xoxoxo

Viewer
Viewer

Sometimes I wonder how you've managed to tolerate insanity as much as you have, woman! Yikes! I truly doubt that I'd have the capacity to withhold my reactions to someone as vapid as your "special" co-star, Teresa & family. I read some of the others comments - I don't think you took away from the wedding - we only saw bits and pieces edited together. I think you deserve the emmy for self control in the company of a moron. Your words at the wedding were meaningful, your family was gracious and supportive - in light of your travel companions. Keep it real, expose the b.s. - you've got no reason to hide their idiocy under any circumstances.

Marlene39
Marlene39

Caroline, you and Jacqueline are my favorites, I've been a viewer since the very beginning, I used to like Teresa and her family, but I can't stand watching her and her degrading husband Joe. She makes excuses for her and his bad behavior all the time. Someone posted on here that Teresa reminds her of a modern day Lucille Ball???? Really?? Lucille Ball was and is a legend. You can't compare Teresa to a legend, Teresa can't even articulate what she is trying to say! So keep being (real) yourself!!!!

Cruisecrooner
Cruisecrooner

I really like you Caroline - finally you see what I have been seeing in Teresa for a few years. Funny - why cant we read her comments? Wonder why?

April Flowers
April Flowers

Ok...I'm sorry if you only devoted your blog to your brother's wedding (which was absolutely beautiful!). I have to comment on what we saw in the episode. This episode should have focused on the joy of two amazing people finding each other and sharing their commitment to the world. However, we had to see you frown and scowl almost the entire time. You said that Teresa makes everything about her...all I saw her do was act gracious toward people that were obviously annoyed and angry with her. I think with your comments and facial expressions, you were the one not letting it just be Jamie and Rich's day.

Once a Fan
Once a Fan

Because of Teresa's contrived drama I have stopped watching this show.

Its a shame, because I really enjoy seeing the Manzo and Laurita families.

Sue M.
Sue M.

I really hope you read these comments, Caroline. ALOT of them say exactly what i think. You're a bitter and angry woman. You don't have any REAL issues with Teresa....some comments in a cookbook? Really? Wow, if that's the worst thing in the world that could happen to you....you are truly blessed & lucky in life. Even your sister doesn't agree with you...doesn't that say ANYTHING to you????? You do appear very jealous and petty - and you didn't even seem happy at your own brother's wedding. How sad. Teresa has apologized, you had the choice to forgive her. She's living her life and you appear to be stuck in your own.

Saumz
Saumz

I'm sorry you have to deal with all the Teresa trolls. It's unfortunate that people just like Teresa because of how she used to be. She's changed. You see it, I see it and others with working brain cells see it. I'm glad that you had fun at your brother's wedding. I hope for the best for you and your family!

wendy morris
wendy morris

lauren looked beautiful she was the best looking there and I really think you are a OUTSTANDING MOTHER !!

canadianhwfan
canadianhwfan

Haha, Teresa sure told you in her blog! Awesome. High & Mighty Caroline caught in a lie, imagine that.

jamfin
jamfin

I love 'grumpy' Caroline! 'You and your hat shut up!' Love it!!

Tulie
Tulie

Caroline, the wedding was beautiful. I know you must be cordial and play down the fact that your other siblings were not there for your brother...but as a viewer...I don't have to - it's shameful that they did not attend! There's no excuse, when given a month's notice, that they could not make arrangements to be there, none what so ever. I applaud you and your family going.

For all the Teresa groupies posting, go suck up to her on her blog and quit stinking up this one.

TuSa1023
TuSa1023

I thought you Brother's wedding was very beautiful and everything you said was so sweet and from the heart.

It's sad that the Teresa Fan-Club has to come on your blog and whine about how "mean" you are to Teresa. I'm sure there is more to the story than what the show is televising. Teresa seems to think that her magazine interviews aren't going to be read by any of you!? Like hello - It's published!! And I understand why you want nothing to do with her. She insulted your child in her cookbook and took a cheap shot at your family heritage. She is the new Daniella in my opinion.

Jen V
Jen V

"We are a whole lot of crazy, for sure! Guess what? I wouldn't trade any of them for the world.

Teresa, Joe, and the girls are hilarious. I've said it before, and I'll say it again...she is the modern day Lucille Ball! Where there is Teresa, there is laughter. She is a tremendous mom, wife, and friend...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, mwah, mwah, mwah! Congratulations to Teresa and Joe! I wish you all the luck in the world and look forward to meeting the new little Giudice in the Fall!!"

Your words Caroline!! Shame on you! You and your hat should shut up!

MarvelousM
MarvelousM

Caroline great speech! I was able to capture what I loved most about you when RHONJ started but for the love all, please get off this show or actually play a neutral part. You've become immensely petty in this "Teresa" drama storyline. Not that I'm a huge Teresa fan but come on, you all need to let it go...The show is all about Teresa and certainly makes your storyline so lame and uninteresting ( your storyline used to be my fav). The more I watch you banter about her and her family, the more I like her.

elicox04
elicox04

I don't understand why everyone is hating on you, because you are actually real. You speak your mind, you don't have an agenda, and you are not intimated, which I respect you. You are comfortable with you, and have a great husband, who is true, to support you. Congratulations for your brother and his husband, and I hope their life together is filled with peace and happiness.

Beezie mc
Beezie mc

I will not take sides. But it's so refreshing to have someone like you on this show. Anytime I watch you & your family I always smile:-)

Yellowdog
Yellowdog

Caroline, I am shocked that people don't see you for the honest person you are. It is irrelevant tht Teresa is working hard to make money for her family. Bad behavior is bad behavior whether you are working hard or not. The truth is the woman is NOT intelligent. Every time she is caught in a lie she exhibits her "tell" and starts licking her lips, stammering and and starts to argue illogically. Because of Teresa I am done with the show.

Caroline, I love your family! The rest of the cast is fun to watch as well. I always watch the show On Demand and when certain cast members are on screen I fast forward.

Keep up the good work, Caroline!!

KymmieNY
KymmieNY

I'm hoping Bravo posts this comment as they pick and choose, but I think this is a true statement that others may agree with. I am so disappionted in Caroline this season. You seem to have a VESTED interest in Theresa's relations with her brother and sister-in-law. You are very vocal about your terribly negative feels about Tre/Joe discussing them even with your children. BUT when the tables are turned and you claim Tre has come between you and Dina, you are appauled. Why the double set of standards???? You, your children and Greg are all "bullies", sad, miserably, bullies, that I would NEVER want in my life. Maybe you should consider (physical) therapy????? (HAHAHAHA!) Why do you do this show if it makes you so unhappy??? Just curious...

natalie
natalie

I agree with some of these comments. I liked you in the beginning, just like I liked Teresa. But now I'm starting to get a little tired of your self righteous attitude. I feel that in the episodes I'm seeing you are getting nastier but the minute. Don't get me wrong I feel that Teresa is too. I know that this is all made up for tv. But seriously, if we want the world to behave better, lets stop behaving like you all do on the show.

Sherri in sc
Sherri in sc

Love love love the wedding!! I bet Rich will never talk to Jamie or treat him like Joe treats Teresa, so much for heterosexual marriage. My uncles were together for over 40 years until one of them died. They always treated each other with respect!! Caroline I love you and your family this includes Jac and Chris. Who would not want to be married to Chris he is sooooo sweet!!!! Jac if you want to throw him away let me know! I want to like Teresa I think she can be funny and she is wonderful with her children, except for discipline she needs to get a handle on them now or she is in for trouble. But OH MY GOD, I seriously do not think the Teresa fans are watching the same show as the rest of us. I know I am not crazy, at least I don’t think I am, but she makes no since to me. Why can she not understand that she is the problem, she needs to go to therapy with her brother. How can she think that he needs to go with is wife, it has nothing to do with her, well not directly. This argument is between Teresa and Joey. Watching her is getting me so frustrated I just want to jump through the screen and shake her, maybe I am crazy letting these shows get me so aggravated, Oc- Alexis situation, RHWNY and the Luann situation, I bet the Teresa fans are their fans too. BTW if she gets her own show I will not watch I don’t think I could deal with her uneducated comments. And don’t get me started on Joe only so much can be passed off as “Joe is Joe”.

Jctjct
Jctjct

Caroline, your brother and his partner's vows were among the most touching I've heard at a wedding. They were lovely and so too was your speech. I don't know what show some of the haters who posted comments were watching, but they clearly don't understand the history between you and Teresa. I'm sorry only two siblings made the wedding, which does make questionable the thick-as-thieves comment, but I hope it is not from disrepect. I hope your family repairs itself soon and embraces your brother fully. I was surprised at how touching Chris's on-camera support was too. I wasn't expecting him to be so broad-minded, accepting, and supportive. He keeps earning points with me...after all the ways he tried to show Ashley love and tough love. He is a good man and you should be proud.

beanie in STL
beanie in STL

Bravo, please print this? I started this post and was cut off... I said the wedding was beautiful and the words between Jamie and Rich made me cry. With that being said, what I was going to say is that I still don't get it... you get bashed if you mention Teresa and you get bashed if you DON'T!!! I don't blame you one bit (or Kathy, Melissa and Jac) for expressing your views about events changing over 4-5 years time. We all got to see Teresa (and Juicy) from day one bragging about all their money and spending habits & all of a sudden there were PROBLEMS! Even your brother Chris said he lost respect when a 40-yr-old man with a wife and 4 kids does something SO stupid, as Joe did! Everyone knows Teresa is doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to keep her home and the style she's become accustomed to living...no matter HOW she has to...and what a bittersweet pill that will be to swallow in the longrun... and the hell of it is, their kids will be tasting the worst of it. Teresa is like Nene... they may have achieved a little fame, but they are STILL ugly people inside. Keep being you and God bless you and your family.

InthePink3
InthePink3

Caroline,

Don't listen to the haters. I'd rather be friends with a genuine person like you than a phony like Teresa. Loved your line.."shut up, you and your hat shut up" LOL!

CarolinaFan14
CarolinaFan14

A great blog with no Teresa bashing. I hope there is more to come. Now if you could just do that on the show.

Viewer 351
Viewer 351

I think all these posts are crazy...you're NOT a bully, you tell it like it is! Maybe these people are like Teresa which is why they don't like to hear the truth from straight forward people like you. I hope you stay on this show!

L.A.on L.I.
L.A.on L.I.

Caroline, I just love you! You admit you are a little rough around the edges, but that is what makes you, you. Teresa is gone, just gone. She has no clue what she is doing and has done, but then again, Kate Hudson would love her hat. Need I say more!

Christina8
Christina8

Caroline you are my favorite..don't chance you are the best..I just hope things will get resolve with your sister Dina soon!! xox