Caroline Manzo

Caroline explains why she didn't attend Kathy's pool party.

on May 13, 20120

Victoria hit the nail on the head -- yes, I stayed away from the pool party on purpose. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I’m keeping everyone at arms length, because I don’t want to be a wedge in the Gorga/Giudice/Wakile issue. This was an intimate family party. If I went every move I made would have been analyzed. Who sat with who, what did you say to her, what did she say to you? Not playing, staying away makes the most sense. I spoke to Kathy about it, and I hope she and Rich understand.

P.S. I LOVE ROSIE! She is pure sunshine, absolute sunshine.

Albert and I have been together over 30 years. We dated for three years and will be celebrating our 28th Anniversary in July. I love that man more than words can say. I hit the jackpot. He is kind, he is funny, he is strong, he is loving, a great dad, and my best friend. We’ve been through everything together; we faced the hard times and came through it stronger and better for it. Life is good.

That’s it for now, see you all next week. My kids are waiting for me!

xoxoxo

270 comments
iamelh62
iamelh62

It is so clear that you are jealous of Teresa Caroline. You are so transparent. You hate the fact that she has a relationship with Dina and you don't. You very slyly use Melissa AND Jacqueline to manipulate and try and make Teresa look bad. You are always saying that Teresa is no friend? Well maybe she learned it from you? You and Melissa are so disgusting to me. I used to love you. You are my very least favorite now. ALong with Melissa, who is such a passive aggressive gold digging wannabe. She loves the fact that Joe and Teresa have troubles in their relationship. I am getting so sick of this show. I used to love it. Not sure if I will continue watching. I am so sick of you turning everything around to make Teresa look bad. She should leave the show, continue with her success and let the rest of you turn on each other. Now THAT would be worth watching!!!

shelly slivak
shelly slivak

I'm deffinatley a caroline fan and will always be no matter what you knuckle heads out there say about her. Caroline and some of the other ladies truly have their heads together except for THERESA, She needs a reality check.What the heck is she thinking. People, it's not Caroline or the other ladies, It's that crazy , nnuuuutttt sssssooooo THeresa, no one else. OOhh by the way Why should caroline be so jealous of theresa, Carolyn is more mature and classey then theresa will ever be. Carolyn jealous, That's a laugh, Keep it real and honest Carolynne, The best to you and your family. lots and love and happiness , love shelly slivak

lady in Florida
lady in Florida

Caroline, you are my VERY favorite on the show!!!! I love how you say it like it is....and you give excellent advice. I will never believe that Theresa's cookbook was a "joke" ....How is that even close to funny?! It's plain mean....... I'm Team Caroline!!! (smile) Sincerely though, I wish you and your family the best.

 Dorothy Woodruff
Dorothy Woodruff

This comment is for Caroline. I'm a mother and I undestand how you are feeling about your daughters weight problem. Your daughter is soooooo sweet. She unhappy about her weight. I'm 55 years and bee in fitness for over 20 years. I would love to help her.

missangel99
missangel99

Caroline, I like you and your sister in law but tonight you crossed the line. You were mean to Gia. You know what that child has been going through so why didn't you go and get her Mother? This was your chance to get back at Teresa through her daughter. You knew it would tick her off you reprimanding her daugher and you did it anyway cause you had to say what you had to say no matter what. Jacqueline too, I'm sure reading a book to the kid about being a good sport? She's TEN! Teach your own kids and don't meddle with other people's kids. You were wrong doing that. You both were mean. It wasn't your place. Watch the tape and look at your face and Caroline's face, you were both irked at GIa. You two are not always so innocent as you'd like to think you are.

Jlb1234
Jlb1234

I have always been a HUGE fan of you! But this season and towards the end of last.. I really see a difference. How can all of ya'll not understand why Teresa has her guard up and is in such a bad place? Can you imagine going what she has gone through with the world as an audience? And all ya'll all do is say Teresa does this and this and this.. and when ya'll all get together all ya'll do is talk about her.. but yet shes the bad one? Ya'll all have some growing up to do. And you are a big part of why Joe and Teresa are still in such abad place.. you instigate it with Melissa, just mind your own business. AND FYI tonights episode was rediculous. Lauren has no right to bash everyone, if she feels that way then she shouldnt of gone to the function she needs to get over herself and grow up. She was talking about a young girl being overdramatic.. really how old is she and she throws temper tantrums like that about being overweight.. Everyone on this show needs to grow up. Teresa has come along way from last season and its like no matter what she does ya'll bash her, good or bad.

Beyoncca
Beyoncca

The way you and Theresa bullied Danielle Staub, condoning that monstrosity Ashley pulling Danielle's hair. Now you see what goes around, comes around. You thought Theresa was so great as long as she tormented anybody besides you.

Sheila Pitts
Sheila Pitts

Caroline you are my HERO! I love how you conduct yourself and how blunt you are to people. My friends tell me that I act like you. I take that as a HUGE compliment. I don't deal with drama either and like my husband says "if you dont want her opinion dont ask her for it". As far as Teresa and all her drama, Italian or not she really needs to figure out her story before she speaks cause all she does is twist it and twist it till I dont think she knows the truth.

One last thing, I love your family and wish you all well and your kids get everything in life they deserve. Love ya

liz@home
liz@home

Oh Caroline, I do have to say, you are such an inspiration as a woman. I’m sure your children know how lucky they are to have such a wise, nurturing, and loving mother such as yourself and your relationship with your husband is so beautiful and such a wonderful example of what a loving marriage should be. You have an amazing and beautiful family! So please continue to be you and let the world translate it as they may.

Love ya, XOXO

israelibabs
israelibabs

You've already inserted yourself into the middle of the Guidice - Gorga issues. We all know where you stand and what side you're routing for. Get a hobby!

Jane J
Jane J

I admire the relationship you and Albert have. It reminds me of a lady I use to work with. After 50 years of marriage she and her hubby still held hands, he held every door open for her, and carried her briefcase into work everyday when he walked her in. I don't think you should ever have to defend your values and opinions to anyone!

Ruby2
Ruby2

enjoyed teresa on the today....when are you booked? never? jealous much?

Alycat9705
Alycat9705

HUGE Caroline Fan here!!! I never used to be because I couldn't imagine how someone who appeared to be so rational & drama free could be friends with such a whack-job like Teresa. Glad you finally opened your eyes. Now I'm an official fan! LOVE Al & your kids.....you are so blessed! Continue to keep the crazy away. Dina will see it eventually and will come back to you.

lilygirl1234
lilygirl1234

Caroline just admit your JEALOUS of Teresa's sucess. You and the rest of the MOTLEY CREW. GET A NEW HOBBY TRY KNITTING A LOT OF WOMEN YOUR AGE KNIT INSTEAD OF BASHING TERESA. IS THAT WHY YOUR NOT SPEAKING TO DINA BECAUSE SHE IS ALSO SUCESSFUL WITH HER OWN SHOW? I've notice that whenever someone gets something in life you and Jacqueline automatically become there NUMBER ONE ENEMY.

Mary87
Mary87

I cannot believe that Teresa has fans after the way she has been behaving. Just goes to prove that there are crazy people out there.

Jackie R
Jackie R

That's right, Caroline. You are a bully! Stay out of other people's business!! You used to be my favorite...now my least favorite.

nida16
nida16

Black water, black bracelets, Black hearts. your a turn coat. Who needs a friend like you? A sister like you? not Dina, she left the show because of you didn't she? Maybe she felt that was a relationship she needed to move on from, smart girl. Turncoat!

Ashley has had a mass debate.
Ashley has had a mass debate.

DON'T ADD FUEL TO THE FIRE CAROLINE! You need to keep your mouth shut when it comes to talking about Teresa and her family! No comments...it has nothing to do with you! But I love the relationship between your family! Keep it going and focus on you and your kid's successes! (I have to admit, you are a 'SASSY KINDA BORING!' But it's whatever...

MaryR
MaryR

you are a bully. The discord in Teresa's family should not be subject for fodder on camera by they or you. You are judge, jury and executioner. And Jacqueline is your baliff. If the problems with Teresa are more far reaching as you say, then why is it okay to bash her about everything but what is bothering you, on camera? You should clear up what is bothering you either on camera or off and leave it at that. hard for me to think that there are other things bothering you when everyone seems to be going after Teresa on camera. That is including you. Your comments, your eye rolls, etc...It has been one big Teresa bash since her sister and cousin came on. And no one says anything about the ugly things they say or do. Including you.

Szu2318
Szu2318

Caroline,

I think you're an amazing woman, mother, sister, and friend! You are and will continue to be my favorite house wife of all times!!! I hope you never leave the show. I think Theresa is miserable, and misery needs company; in the midst of all of that she'll try to bring who ever she is able to, down with her! Shame on her for getting involved in her brother's marriage to Melissa, rather than looking at the big picture of everything!

I really enjoyed the slide of pictures of you and your family - very nice! I am in love with your oldest son, and lucky girl that ends up with him. Well, really lucky girls and guy that end up with any of your three kids! Lauren (by the way) is absolutely beautiful inside and out! You can almost see right thru her.

I just love you, and hope to see you and your family and more seasons :)

sky snow
sky snow

Caroline - It is way toooo late to say you don't want to be a wedge in the family problems between Teresa and her brother. You have been intentionally causing division all season over what????? You can't take the most minor of infractions in life, like a comment you didn't like. You have an overblown ego and need to get over yourself. You are too old to be so bitter and unforgiving. Teresa may not do or say everything right, but she genuinely does care about her friends and family and over and over goes out of her way to make amends. It is evident, while it is evident with you that you don't. Seeing Teresa get beaten up, laughed at, criticized every week by you, your family and the rest has made the Jersey housewives become a very dark saga, too disturbing to continue to watch. Shame on Bravo for repeating this season the same as the last with Teresa being the one everyone loves to hate, a human punching bag for all. My advice to her is to quit the show and let you all turn on each other. She is successful in so many areas of her life now that it is time to drop what does not serve her and move on. I thought so much of you in the first season and now you are just a bitter person with an inflated ego and most of all, unforgiving. You are all finding strength in numbers. If any one of you decided not to support the other in being intentionally harmful (blaming-judging) to Teresa the band would begin to disolve and harmony would have a chance. I hope one of you, any of you, has enough integrity to be the one.

gelnana
gelnana

Stop the Teresa bashing and get a grip on your malice. I won't continue to watch this show anymore, you are a BULLY, Manipulator, and master of disguise. Done with you...wake up.

edward r murrow
edward r murrow

just what is it you are proclaiming? you sound like..well like you have nothing of value to bring to the table. what happened to you? it's very hard to trust someone that smiles with daggers... someone like you.

RHfanLI
RHfanLI

Caroline, it's clear you are over this, and your hatred for Teresa is so WAY over the top, especially at your age. I mean, really, stop this already. You are just coming across as a really bitter person. Your intrusion in the Guidice/Gorga relationship is NOT your business, just as YOU don't want anyone in your family business. Make sense?

Denise Moyer
Denise Moyer

Caroline, I think your amazing! Out of all the housewives shows, you are the one that is down to earth and is realistic. you care about your family and the friends you can trust! If people dont see that, shame on them. Your a great mom, wife, and friend! Keep being genuine!

KimmieP
KimmieP

Hi Caroline. 1st I'm amazed that people are bashing you. You have always been honest with your comments. Teresa is miserable at home and I believe envious of her brother and his wife. I hope they can mend their relationship. If I had the legal problems and bills they have I would have moved out of the fancy house that they live in into something a little more modest. Back to you, ignore the nasty comments. I love you and your family, along with Jacqueline and Chris. Kathy and her family seem great as does Kathy's nutty sister Rosie. I like her too. I know people will call you materialistic because of the car but you know what your husband has worked hard his whole life and you were at home holding up the fort and basically a single parent most of the time and if that is how he chooses to spend his money then good for him. People should note he was driving a Chevrolet. I think he is old school which is nice in that he thinks his wife deserves the best first. I know how demanding life is when you own a restaurant. Kudos to you and your husband for still being so crazy about each other. If you and Jacqueline weren't on the show I don't know if I could watch it anymore. I'm sorry that you and your sister aren't getting along. My sister and I have a very strained relationship, I'm sure it would be worse if there was someone planting ideas like there is in your situation. Keep the chin up and just try to get along the best you can. I've learned in life that you can't please everyone and you can't get along with everyone. Also please tell Lauren that her size is not what defines her. It's what is inside. Obviously her boyfriend loves her very much. Some people, no matter how hard they try, are just meant to be a little bigger than others. I know it's harder when you are female rather than male. It's nice to see that all 3 of your kids get along and love each other. By the way I would have reacted the same way at the car dealership if I thought my kid was buying a Jaguar at such a young age. I say easy going too. I've seem too many kids try to buy the fancy things before getting established. i think it is great that Chris and Albie get along well enough to live together. That says alot. It means you didn't show favoritism when they were growing up. If you had your kids wouldn't get along as well. Kudos to you. You were a good Mom!

SU3Deb
SU3Deb

Caroline, I admire you and your family.Albert has worked very hard, with you by his side & your family deserves to reap the benefits of that work. No, Caroline did not work at his side at the Brownstone but she was the one taking care of everything else so he could concentrate on business. Something done every day in thousands of households. It's called success people. You''re having a fight with one sister, big freaking deal! Happens in every family at one time or another. And shouldn't Rosie be a little bit peeved? Isn't she Kathy's sister? Wouldn't that make her Teresa's cousin? Yet, Teresa said that she only had her parents, Joe and ONE cousin! Tough to be loyal, loving & supportive to a relative who doesn't seem to know that they are a relative. But that's just Teresa being silly again.

jean11731
jean11731

I dont think anyone even cares about what Teresas problems are, the ganging up has overshadowed anything and makes all the rest of you look like bullies. Trust me the first one to actually come to Teresa's aide, is going to score big on the popularity scale. Mark my words.... can't wait to see who it is....hmm???

tam. e.
tam. e.

You are a woman to be admired. Truth be told, you ROCK! I think that you are too good for reality t.v. But I sure am glad that you are on it! ha ha You have raised three amazing children & I love how special your marriage is. Thank you for being you, Caroline. Sincerely, Tamela

issie34
issie34

Caroline, I admire you very much. You have a wonderful family. Dont put up with any crap! Keep doing what you are doing you are the only one who tells the truth!!!! Your daughter is great and I wish her all the luck with her weight loss goals. God bless..

G'ma x 11
G'ma x 11

I love you Caroline..wish I was more like you! I've been watching the show for years and can't believe that Teresa is still on the show. I'm not sure what it is about our "nature" that enjoys watching other people, family, and drama! I think the advice you've give out on the show is RIGHT ON! Keep up sharing your "words of wisdom." With age often comes more wisdom(usually)...Keep up the good work. You have a lovely family that I know you're very proud of and should be. Your daughter is beautiful, it's to bad in this culture beauty is often determined by the numbers on the scale. Her beautiful personality and gorgeous smile will make her a winner no matter what the scale says. It's wonderful though that she's taking charge of wanting her life to change. I think most women can identify with weight issues...it's "one day at a time" for me and many of my friends with so many issues. You're doing a great job on the show, you make a true a loyal friend. Congratulations..Well done!

Julie cruz
Julie cruz

Caroline you are coming off as a jealous person. You should try to bring Tre and Melissa together and not add flames to the fire.

Elizabeth M
Elizabeth M

Hi Caroline, LOVE LOVE LOVE the brownstone.... You and Albert are super cute. Not entirely happy with you this season, but its tough being on TV. I just think you can't say much (Teresa) when your own family isn't intact. I think you need to stand down.

Congrats on the new Jag - it's beautiful. SO JEALOUS =)

Sara13
Sara13

Caroline, good for you for staying out of the fray on this latest Giudice-Gorga kerfuffle. No reason for you to be standing on the sidelines while they go at it, and then taking hits from the Guidice supporters. You are an incredibly smart, savvy lady - this family is very lucky to have you, and the Gorgas and Wakiles are fortunate to have you as a friend. Many blessings to you! Enjoy you on the show.

all on 2 one
all on 2 one

Caroline, I don't think I have ever seen a more materialistic family in my whole life than yours. Thank God your husband is a work horse! Instead of Manzo, your last name should be Plastic.

itznia
itznia

Comments by 4th yr viewer made on May 16th - You are sooooo right its scarey.

SourCandyxoxo
SourCandyxoxo

Caroline, the worst type of person who gives advice is a person who doesn't know how to forgive. Furthermore, how can you give advice when you're having problems with your own siblings? You should worry about that and stay out of business that has NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU. You are a bitter person this season, and you used to be my favorite. I think you hate Teresa because of her relationship with Dina. That's my opinion.

Janesj
Janesj

You are amazing. You are a great mother, wife, and friend. What are all those pro Terorisa (Terresa)) mongrels talking about? T has no idea about being Itallian. She does not respect, has no sense of loyalty, and she is no lady....get a load of the house she runs. Might be pretty on the surface, thats about it.

ViewerViewer
ViewerViewer

Happy Anniversary to you and Albert!! I've been married for 15 years myself, and it's definitely a challenge sometimes lol. But I love knowing that in this day and age, there are other Italian American families out there like ours who are making it work! I love watching you on the show. You (and your family!) are so real and down to Earth. You're also wise beyond your years :) SOOO REFRESHING!!! I wish you and Albert 27 more wonderful years together!

Ralfinia
Ralfinia

Bravo please post this time! Caroline, i don't get why you're so offended by Tere sa but ok lets say you are and you have a right to be for whatever reason! what i cannot understand and makes me change my mind totally about you is the fact that you befriend Kathy and her husband and Melissa and Joe, i thought of you ad fair hones with principals ans a good judge of character, now i don't know what yo's u are a hypocrit for sure . You have to see that Melissa is a "wanna be " a wanna be Teresa a wanna be singer wanna be on Bravo, she fake and phony and has nothing in common with you her husband is a male version of Teresa but worst cause he'sa man and man don't gosssip or call women names and youe like him/.? you were teary eye in the reunion claiming he was so sorry for calling her trash? and you believe him? and his apology but not Teresa? then there's Kathy you admire and demand loyalty in your family but you would trust and be friends with someone like her who betrays her cousin ? I find no excuse for this except i was so wrong about you and Im not even a Teresa fan! i was your fan ! oh well , you are who you are !

Viewer in TN
Viewer in TN

This is my first time reading the blogs, and I'm relieved to see that I'm not the only viewer who thinks Caroline is a rightous bully. She acts like she thinks she's perfect. Is her life so boring that she has to concentrate on puttting down others who are going through hard times? I was fond of Caroline during the first season I watched the show but no longer. If she's so unhappy with Teresa and wants to "not play", then she needs to leave the show. I believe I saw the real Teresa on the Apprentice, and I liked what I saw. Plus, all of the celebs talked about how sweet Teresa is.

Sam64
Sam64

You and your daughter are horrible. What did Teresa say about Lauren for her to have such a foul mouth? I would have been humiliated if one of my kids said that to anyone let alone on TV. Poor Albert....how embarrassing for him to have his entire family behave this way! Mind your own business Manzos.

mslizard
mslizard

Thinkin' maybe I've been blocked by Bravo/ Just watched HWOC and I have to say, you may want to take a page outta the book of Heather. Heather was stuck in very precarious circumstances between Gretchen and Slade. SHE HANDLED IT BEAUTIFULLY!! No judgement! She heard both sides and tried to bring them together. She suggested they seek help, cause SHE KNEW IT WAS BEYOND HER ROLE AS A FRIEND!! She did her best under very uncomfortable circumstances, KUDOS to Heather. She chose to make it about the folks involved and NOT HER!! That Caroline is the difference where Teresa and HER FAMILY is concerned, and your role in the drama. So sad that you turned out to be...well...you.

val4444
val4444

You lost me and many others last season with your comment: "my children of privilege"

Carolineisanidiot
Carolineisanidiot

You're trying to stay out of it, lmao!! You are such a hypocrite!! People who live in glass houses, Caroline. I would love for bravo to put your whole family on the show and see how you react, pfft!!

Di Madrid
Di Madrid

Dear Caroline. First of all Congrats on your Anniversary. May God continue Blessing you and all your family. Stay true and keep your family in line. That is what is MOST important. I hope your son's BLK makes it TEXAS and your daughter realizes she is beautifull inside and out!

boncast
boncast

You're my favorite New Jersey Housewive. I like the way you hold your own.

housewife fan 52
housewife fan 52

Mind your own business and quite giving Melissa advice. You can't mend your own relationship with your sister, Dina, so stop trying to insert yourself into the Guidice/Gorga FAMILY matter. When did you become so mean and bitter?!

MissMisty
MissMisty

Mush mush, kiss kiss...I'm not going there with you Caroline because you don't need it or deserve it.

I'm sorry peeps, but what show are y'all watching???

C, I know it's been said a million times but why are you so fake now?? It's been slow moving but it's moving. Is it Dina?? Because she is the only one that is credible, and if you two aren't friends anymore something major must have happened. . and when I saw you and those two witches on the Reunion shows and I see what a BULLY y'all still are... it is embarrassing. You three should be ashamed of yourselves, very ashamed!

Anyhow, I'd like to know the REAL reason. You all won't be on too much longer and I still haven't read "between the lines".

Tisk Tisk to you, M, J, K, and Richie and Joey.

4th yr Viewer from So Cal
4th yr Viewer from So Cal

First things first - I have never "blogged" before, I have watched the show since day one, and this season is painful for me to watch - which is why I feel driven to air my opinions on a blog for the first time.... Teresa is no angel. But, I can not imagine the pressure she has endured over the last 3 years and it is sad to me that her friends opted to make fun of her for how she was dealing with it - "Everything's fine - Hahaha" - nice. I can't believe that they didn't give her a pass for her shutting down, accept that she was just trying to get through life & was in survival mode - and believe me, I know she says inappropriate things - but she always has! She has toughened her exterior due to her personal home issues, but she is still who she has always been at her core - the same person that used to have friends who accepted her flaky comments and inappropriate behavior. Caroline... I used to love her. Now I just see a hypocrite - bully? Project much? I think her issue is pretty simple... she is a hormonal wreck - I am there too, and understand it - but she is. And, at the center of this with Teresa is she can not stand that Dina is mad at her and remained friends with Teresa - period. So she will side with Melissa to no end, it's her bullying tit for tat way. This is not the women who said "Family and loyalty mean everything"... on her terms only, apparently. Jaqueline... Oh, poor insecure thing. She has such a broken picker finger, when it comes to friends - let us all remember Crazy Danielle - and now I think she is aware of how easily she is fooled, and is on guard - but, she is on guard of one of her oldest friends and letting Melissa (a whole new special bag of nuts) into manipulate her simple mind. Sad. Kathy... love that she has a sister like Rosie - I don't think we are seeing a whole picture of her or Rosie yet... but of the 2 new members, she is not completely intolerable - and again, she brings us Rosie. On the other hand, she brings us Richie - who by my count, bashes Teresa in one episode more than all the other cast members combined, and has given me all I need to know about him. I know exactly why Teresa doesn't like him - I think sweet Kathy is the only one who really does - shut up Richie, just shut up. And last, and totally least "Real" of the housewives - Melissa.... Let me just say, that I am no doctor (and this one needs to see one STAT) but, she has major issues dwelling in there. I have know a few strippers on my years, and I hate to generalize - but across the board, they have one thing in common - Strippers are sociopathic in getting what they want in life, they will play a "role" of who they need to be & think their marks want them to be, will lie straight faced without flinching and say what ever they need to, in order to get what they want... and Melissa is no different. Her mark is the other housewives, Joey, and the public now - not some sleaze in a strip bar with a fistful of money - it's us & the other cast, her husband & Bravo - but it's still to the same end, cash. She is so transparent, so manipulative... and Caroline should look her way to see who is willing to destroy a family for what they want. Lastly - I just don't know how much more of "Watch Us Bash Teresa" on Sunday nights that I can take, it's sad because I used to wait all week for the show - now? Not so much...