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This entire season was frustrating for me, and I believe you all saw my feelings erupt that last night in California. I often wonder if I should have just got up and left the room, but the reality is that would have accomplished nothing. Bottom line is that this confrontation needed to happen. I said what I said, and I meant it, but I’m disappointed that I allowed myself to be brought to such a negative level.
I’ve said it many times -- being on a reality show gives you the unique opportunity of looking at yourself from the outside looking in. There’s so much you can learn, both positive and negative.
Recently rewatched the episode with the "blow up" between Caroline and Teresa, and I can't help but wonder, since when are we obligated to discuss our family issues with our friends? As far as the magazines, I suggest you remember you are on a TV show, and all the negative things you have had to say are imprinted in time like the words in a magazine. Being a part of this show is a privilege and an opportunity, an opportunity to see how nasty mad bitter you have become over the seasons. This is not the Caroline Manzo we met years ago.
In your own words "you are garbage". You are a bully and something (no idea what) has given you the idea that you are better than everybody. It's perfectly acceptable not to like someone but that doesn't mean you should turn everyone else against them. You are very mean and the way you walk around like you are the godfather is ridiculous at best!!
Caroline what is your real issue with Teresa? You want to make every problem you have be about her in some way. You want to blame your relationship issues with your sister her fault. When it's not. Just because you guys are sisters doesn't mean she has to like you as a person. She loves you, but maybe she just doesn't like you as a person. Teresa has her faults like everyone else in this world, but you take everything over the top. All that mess in Napa, you were acting like you were in grade school. You try to brainwash Jacqueline all the time. She is so weak. You are a perfect example of a mean girl.
Her issue is that Teresa used her cookbook as a way to insult Caroline and her family. Then, when she was confronted on it, Teresa wrote it all off as "Joking."
Little late with this comment....
Caroline's holier than though attitude is horrible. She has been nothing but nasty to T. Almost as horrible is the way that Kathy and Melissa just sat there when Caroline was attacking T. Family is family and they should have told Caroline that she was going too far. Everyone is scared to say anything to Caroline and its digusting. She is like the popular girl in high school that everyone is intimidated by and secretly hates. I don't always like T and think she isn't always the sharpest tool in the shed..but no one should be treated like Caroline treated her. And poor Jacqueline is like a sad little puppy that can't make her own decisions. Sometimes I just want her to look at Caroline and tell her to F off.
Caroline you are the only person on the show that brought negative crap to this season.
Every interview on the show was talking bad about Tre, Tre didnt say anything about you.
Even last night of vacation you were on your own with the exception of your daughter. Thats whyyou were crying at the end, nobody helped you out, because you are wrong.
You said you dont like drama, when your contract is over get off the show because you bring nothing to the table. But you probably need the money like tre right. Please leave and let someone else come in to entertain us.
Can't understand why some of the bloggers are actually blaming Dina for going to Teresa's party. One wonders what they're thinking - does Dina have to ask Caroline's permission of where she can go and who she can be friends with? It's clear that Caroline is not Dina's puppet master - she wouldn't put up with that. She is a successful woman who is professional, charismatic and ladylike. She never wanted to get involved in all the drama - so that's bad? Whatever is going on between Dina and Caroline is between them - along with whatever is going on with Caroline and her other siblings. Based on what the viewers have seen about Caroline's utter need to control everyone and everything one can only wonder that Dina and all the other siblings have gone through with Caroline when they were kids. Perhaps they've just had enough of her. Caroline still trashes and attacks Teresa every chance she gets on blogs and all social media. She has a perfect right to cut Teresa out of her life - but then, why hasn't she? She's the one who continues to perpetrate the drama - not Teresa. If anything, one would think she'd keep a low profile based on the vile, despicable, hateful behavior she's shown this past season in particular. Shes gotten a whole lot of bad press because most people don't condone bullying - especially the unending bullying by Caroline. Caroline may claim to tell it like it is - but it was apparent she was on a vendetta against Teresa and never produced any proof as to what she supposedly knows (and continues) to say - why is that? I was never a fan of Teresas but after watching 4 women bullying one women unmercifully, I took a stand against all the venom. I truly think that Caroline is so possessed by being right (in her own mind) that she doesn't care how her vile behavior is affecting her, her family and their respective businesses. No one I know even enjoys the show any longer - all that hate isn't entertaining at all. Bravo really needs to pull the plug on this show or be accused of condoning bullying. Teresa is the bread winner in her family - she has 4 children to support - and has been successful in all her endeavors. Insead of Caroline understanding that and wishing her well (like all women should) she attacks and attacks and attacks. Caroline has lost this war - it all backfired on her - she has shown herself to be the bad guy - not Teresa.
Maggietish Unfortunately you are biased....if you have been bullied say so, because that is not bullying. Saying it as it is, is simply saying it as it is! Teresa unfortunately says it as it is. Also enough with the stupid gang up on one woman. None of the ladies ganged Teresa, her sister-in-law sat quietly which is what she was to do being nuetral as their relationship is under construction and so did Kathy. As they always point out Teresa is the victim, I hope that none of you end up in a situation such as Teresa's or the world might just end. The unrealistic thing about it all it's one show yet so many people are blinded by the smoke a mirrors Teresa is playing. Be Objective stand back watch the show properly and then say what you must! By the way it's only opinions they all know what they are doing, even dillusion ass Teresa does! One's husband should never speak to his wife in such a manner since things got ugly with Jo an his business he treats her really bad...I am not gonna lie I loved their relationship in the beginning he always wanted her to be happy it made his life easier, but I guess the script has flipped and so has his attitude towards her!
Maggietish Hey girlfriend - had to look at the author of your post - you sound so much like me, thought I might have written it! I'm so glad to see a good portion of the posters on the blogs actually get the whole dynamic here. Caroline - she is at the core of the whole family discord problem and therefore, relevant to the storyline. She likes to say she has "no time for drama" ?!! whatever. She is all about drama, only drama for that one. Her core IS NOT good. Not good at all. She tries to camoflauge her hateful feelings with humor and her preachy little speechs. But - I never bought her BS from day one. Her kids appear to be nice kids at first glance, but they have the same issues their mother does - they crave attention and camera time. I was so annoyed they insisted on going on the Napa trip - tsk - they all knew this trip/vacation was less about business and mostly about a storyline event for the housewives. Best thing they could have done all season long is to dump all the extra people - husbands, boyfriends, roomates, etc and just stick to the housewives. I guess Bravo thought we were more interested in the "Rosie coming out story" than what brings us to watch RHONJ in the first place. If Andy is so interested in Rosie's sentimental journey and the Manzo boys (plus one), then give em their own show!! Just don't push them on us, the viewers! The NAPA trip was center stone of the whole season, probably resulting from a Caroline/Jacqueline brainstorm idea? Desperate to stay relevant and part of the main storyline - nosing themselves into Teresa's business. Anything to keep themselves on the show, even though many of us could care less about Jacqueline anymore. I'm just glad we don't have to endure her daughter on the show much anymore. Oh, but time to exploit their baby's illness in the name of helping others, right? Jacqueline even surpasses Caroline in the fame whore aspect. About the trip -- The business aspect Chris brought to the table killed many birds with one stone, including free PR for his new upstart little company. And of course, since the Manzo boys involved with Chris's "BLK" water company, here was their ticket to ride .... & they jumped on that wagon real quick! While everyone was having a great time, Caroline was fuming in silence - just waiting to pounce on Teresa. And in the meantime, Carolines daughter was having little tantrums at every turn. In the end, the season came to a big blow out at the reunion because of some really stupid contrived BS rumor.
Caroline,I have always felt a strong rapport w/you since Day 1 as I tell it like it & hate drama. Continue to be "the only TRUE voice of reason"!! Hold your head high as the proverbial what comes around finally will kick the jealous,vindictive,conniving,2 faced Teresa!! She only went on the Napa trip to "try to make everyone else there uncomfortable" & expose a peak into her "great marriage"..The obvious slight of not inviting anyone to her "party" but your sister was a typical junior-high mentality move that she has...I also am proud that you continue to call her out on her lies,petty mind games,etc..That is exactly what you do w/people like that & I commend you for continuing to do so....Teresa is only interested in herself & wants to be w/others who will nod/agree with everything she says & does-KUDOS to you to refuse to do that...She even tried to steal the spotlight during your BDAY PARTY & BOY DID IT BACKFIRE ON HER & IMO she deserved every bit of it..Seeing this Sunday's promo solidifies again why I like you & what a messed up,jealous,vindictive person she is re:Joe/Melissa lives & I agree 100% SHE WILL ONLY BE HAPPY IF THEY BROKE UP!! I watch the show for you & your family because your good people & I think finally Jaqueline is seeing what we all knew about Teresa all along. You are a nifty,fifty & continue to be YOU!! Let green eyes continously try to compete w/other "younger,pretty" women=low self esteem,jealousy,etc...As an RN I can definitely say she has very,deep emotional mental issues & will never seek help for it...Keep being a great + role model!!!
You are still the most intelligent, honest and ethical of all the housewives. I'm proud of you that you are the one to have the courage to call out Theresa's hypocritical behavior. Everyone else is bending over backwards for Theresa which is insane because she treats everyone badly and backstabs them. Hold your head up Carolyn. You are not the crazy one.
Lmbo!! Caroline, you have kept it real. I understand the disappointment you may have for taking that road. Although communicating ones feelings MUST occur and the words may not always come out as planned because of emotional fuel. You did you (like you always have). You didnt change who you are - you simply responded to your environment and those around you. The root of you (the strong woman you are) is still going to overcome this silly mess those around you have created based on their own insecurities and character flaws. You held it down Caroline!!!
watching this episode again and I'm always going to be on your side because I cant stand the way Teresa acts on the show. She never wants to own up to anything she does I'm glad your done with her. She is not worth your time or energy, it wasn't a joke what she said in the book she was taking digs at you like she always is. Your sister isn't right for even getting in this mess and coming to that party when she has been missing all this time. I love you and your family and again I'm glad you are DONE with her for good.
Caroline, you use to be one of my favorite housewives but that fight on the lat night of your trip was shameful. I don't think Teresa said anything in her book that warranted that kind of behavior. You should have laughed it off . . . all of it.
Shame on you for resorting to this type of behavior You were my favorite until last season when you started acting like this
I see why you could not post a blog this week, being so embarrassed with the radio show, Just needed to tell you how horrified I was with your behavior on Season 3's reunion show. How Teresa ever spoke to you 3 again is beyone me, And blaming her in front or the audience for your relationship with your sister made you look pathetic not vulnerable. Your choice of words towards people you HATE are awful. Evil, garbage, and clown to mention a few. Really Caroline? Everyone has the manners to hold back what they think of you as it is insulting as hell. I just want to say " Jealous much?" Hope you can show some humility at some point. Stop pointing your finger, and truly do stay away from the drama that you yourself cause, You yourself said we can never blame editing in this show- so if the majority in blog land are with me here....its time to pull it together man!!! You have a heavy cross to carry for a long long time, as do those other 2 ladies...
I always liked you and your healthy family. I wish you hadn't have gotten pulled down into the black swamp that is Teresa's life. She's not worth the trouble. I don't understand how these shows work exactly, but am guessing that conflict is encouraged for ratings. Too bad. Too much conflict is only frustrating in the long run. Teresa will never stop. She's programmed to be mean, revengeful, and holds a grudge like nobody's business. She is the most hateful woman on a show that's had some real snakes. Stay away from her, she's poison. She may not have caused your original rift with your sister, but you can bet she's in there twisting the knife today. If there was any doubt, just listen to her "version" of your argument in Napa. Totally skewed and missing important parts. No surprise there. Count your blessings that you are not related to her. I truly hope your sister doesn't buy what she's selling. Time will tell, but believe that things will be coming back around to her before long.
I wish you and your family the best moving forward. I agree with the previous poster that Teresa's behavior is appalling, but I would say appallingly crude.
Caroline. You are the very best that this show is. Please don't subject yourself to constant exposure to the appallingly imbalanced castmember.. Do you have to be around her to be on the show? This show is spiraling downwards, and you mustn't be touched by the crazy unevolved lieing; and there has been enough. Your insights into Caroline were really right and touching. You should have your own show, just doing your life, no need for phony flash. Otherwise I and probably many people would love to think of you happily enjoying your life. It would not signify non-success to say no thank you to more craziness- it would be a victory.
I feel that you were sucked into T's fantasy world in CA. You should be done with her, she has no level of respect for anyone. T has a very low self esteem. Kathy, Melissa, Jacqueline and you should hold an intervention for T. I wish you and your family nothing but the best.
I am surprised at the comments. Theresa is a contradiction. Caroline you stick to your guns. Theresa is no friend and will end up on her ass begging for your friendship....She is rediculous
You know who you are, what you're about and who really loves you. Adoration from strangers profusing to be fans is fleeding, you have the right idea to focus on your familly. It sad when some have to come insult your character when what they've wrote just highlight theirs. Ignore the negatively, it only seems to be on this blog anyway.
Leave the show. I think you, Melissa and Kathy are coniving. JJacqueline is clueless. It is NO ONE'S business about Teresa's personal affairs. You should be happy she mentioned you in her book. I certainly did not see anything wrong with it. Laughed my butt off when you went on the radio and didn't get any calls. So much for your family's night of fame. Get over you. Stay home with your family. Even your sister detest you.
What a dreadful woman you are. There are no words. I can see you are a sad and lonely person. I can't say I'm surprised. I hope you can find your way again one day.
I hate to say it but for your sanity you need to leave the show. There has been so much stuff thrown at you. You have been an honest person and a voice of reason. It's obvious that you have tried and found it impossible to be a fried to Teresa. She doesn't understand that it's not about the book.
Bravo should bring the family members that Caroline is having problems with on next season...That would hopefully put Caroline in her place
Teresa never talked trash about her family members until they joined the show behind her back and started trashing HER. Jac herself said Teresa never talked about Joe and Melissa and was unaware there was friction between them.
She has not talked trash "on camera" because her family members are not on the television show. You have no idea if she vilifies them off camera (my opinion is, she does, despite her claims to the contrary she cannot shut her mouth about Teresa).
I personally believe she would hate that idea, I on the other hand I would love it.
Caroline, I'm behind you 100! Maybe it's time for you to leave the show and turn it over to the barbarians. Time to get out of the cesspool....................................Jacquelyn, Kathy and Melissa need to grow a pair!
caroline i hope you do not do anymore episodes. you deserve better and i can't see how that show will help you in life.you have a beautiful family, enjoy your life without cameras.
wow. what a holier then thou person you are. you come off like you have evey right to put people down or call them a disgrace. who made you GOD? you act as if you are the number one queen of the jungle. lol i think you need to take a permanant vacation or a mental leave from this show. you and mellisa i think
Caroline I'm sure there are things that us viewers are not privy too..ya can't fit everything into an hr show. Your reputation has been able to sustain some credibility but its fading. With what was shown, things did not come out in your favor as in passed seasons. Your staunch attack on Teresa turned you into the same villain you accuse her of being. You crucified her to a nation as you said she had done w Melissa and Kathy. It made you look bad...so angry. On the flip side Teresa seemed genuinely clueless as to the wrongs you accuse her of. Dina states repeatedly that Teresa is not the cause for the wedge b/t you two. I just think you are a solid person and hate to see your reputation change because of how you react to Teresa. Right or wrong many people adore her and your constant attacks make you look bad and her look better. This show is a guilty pleasure and diversion for some of us and what I've written here is a snapshot of what is said around the water cooler so to speak. I thought it perhaps helpful to share. If I'm wrong in that assumption, that's ok too. Best to you and yours:)
I'm guessing the more airtime one gets the more one is paid and Teresa must be the top earner. I really felt embarrassed for the Manzo's when no calls came in. I had a feeling that would happen and was a little shocked that Caroline would set herself up for humiliation like that. It's like she just does not get it and really believes that people look up to her. As for the vacation a mature woman with any degree of class would never have made a scene the last night of vacation esspecially since she wasn't even the host! Caroline should have taken a cue from what became of Jill Zarin when she started getting all diva-like and refused to film with this one and that. Caroline is trying way too hard to get the recognition and endorsement deals that Teresa gets but apparently nobody is interested. for goodness sake woman the handwriting is on the wall. In the words of another housewife "when everyone tells you your dead it's time to lie down".
From Jacqueline's blog, I finally understand why you all hate Teresa. But here is a point of view I haven't heard from anyone. If Teresa did get paid for the articles, she obviously needed the money and was too proud to admit it. Desperate times call for desperate measures. She had a lot to loose and was willing to do or say anything to not let that happen. Who is going to admit that? It's humiliating. Doesn't anybody get that? Teresa's back peddling is about her pride, not her guilt. I agree it was low-class the way she put out those articles, but who on the show has been there? No one. Maybe some compassion instead of anymosity would have worked out better. Teresa is now a media darling. She's the most successful housewife next to Bethany of RHONY. She made lemonade out of lemons. Good for her! She's a survivor and that's why people like her. You are bitter and spoiled and will not have that kind of following.
I find it odd that at the beginning credits you say you have no time for drama, yet you stirred up a lot of drama this season, especially when you attacked Teresa on vacation. Trust me, I'm your biggest fan, but i couldn't neglect to point out the irony.
I agree with you except I'm not a Caroline fan. It's time for Caroline to go & take her family with her.
I am begining to think I'm going crazy. Everyone keeps telling Caroline to "move on", "get over it", "you're so negative", "you're a bully" ect. Has anyone actually read what she is trying to say? She said it in almost all her blog this year, and on the special episode of WWHL a few weeks ago...It's been a year since all this happened and she IS over it. She is happy with where her life is, and enjoying it. She has said she is not proud of what she said or how she acted this season, has apologized ( something I think is uneccesary in some aspects), and has moved on. I highly doubt that none of us have had moment or periods of times in our lives where we wish we wouldn't have said this or that, or had acted differently, it's a part of life. She has clearly stated time and time again that she is and the issue is done and over with. Give her a freakin break!
philygrl21 And what she and her family has posted on Twitter and what she has said on the Talk show circuit tells ANOTHER story. Get it straight. Caroline is every bit as angry as the first day that nothing happened to make her that way.