Here we are, at the end of the Housewives Road. It was quite a season, wasn't it? I hope you all enjoyed it.
I think I'm going to make this short and sweet, because to put all my thoughts into a single blog would take forever and quite possibly turn the blog into a novel, so here goes: I have made the decision to leave The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Over the past couple of years Bravo and I have had numerous conversations regarding my position on Housewives, and they accept and understand where I'm coming from.
Wishing you and your family every happiness and success Caroline! Looking forward to Manzo'd with Children :-)
My guess is that all these people posting hate comments are some how in the circle of drama that follows the precious "Tre" where she trolls. Awesome. Probably the mean blogger creep and the hair stylist wife with incredibly bad hair. really really really bad. If you are a hair stylist, your hair should never look that horrid. UGH
Love you & family! Really hate see you guys go, but we so understand! Not all of us fans/viewers enjoy the fighting & meanness. We enjoy the fun & goofing off! The respect & openness & the honesty, just as with the Waklies show each other! We love it when Joe & Melissa are with ya'll, you can tell it's about enjoying each other & having fun! Tv shows can be enjoyable with people having fun & just hanging out. I've gotten tired of seeing certain peoples face, when there listening to others happiness or good fortune. They're never happy for that person. So sad. One other thing I've learned watching show, say if/when MelG gets dragged in or feels need to defend herself, she is similar to the bs. Put her in with your family or Waklies and she is not mean or jealous or insecure, deep inside she seems like a good hearted person. I hope the Waklies & Rosie & Joe & Melissa join on your show also. Love watching all you guys together! I have read some of the comments and it blows me away how people can be so cruel with the words WOW! I have your book & am waiting to see you come to Dallas to meet you. Good luck w/Manzo'd!
So what is so interesting about your family? The two boys are not working, the daughter has a beauty supply make up store front that mom purchased for her.....yea...so...Caroline is a non working women....so what is interesting?
The only working is the husband - long hours in the catering business. The pilot will bomb as they are as boring as paint drying on the wall.
Caroline, I have been 'hearing' a lot of stuff about the Manzo's. Ok fine. I am looking forward to your new show anyway but let them talk - everyone will be watching in part because of it.
I knew you could not take one more season of New Jersey. I think BRAVO was very smart to offer you a series because I think it is going to be much more interesting. You Manzo's DO tell the truth and it could be very interesting given all I have heard about Al, which I am not sure I believe. I love Al and he appears to love you too. I do think Al wants you to back off the mothering of the boys and as he said, "just shut up". It would be a hard concept for me too, but I hope to see that you listen to Al. I had to learn the hard way, being a single parent, and almost lose my son to get it. I think you will do much better.
Technically you are not going anywhere....but moving into a different show......so why make it seem like you have thrown in the dish towel.....you campaigned for a different show all to yourself and now you got it....but, confusion sets in when I read things like we will see the real Manzos....I thought we were seeing the real Manzos.....are you saying that you had to "act" a certain way for this show? noooooo......say it isn't soooo....
I thought this was reality tv....I really believe your time was up last season on this show.....when you no longer got along with the star of the show, and lets face it, Bravo was making the Guidices the main attraction, it no longer became necessary to interact with them....when you did, you came off as a trouble maker.....I confess, I would rather see the Manzo family vacation videos than the Guidice and Gorgas
FlutterBy I think you are right but I would add that in my opinion Caroline was done with the show. It was evident in her behavior and words. Now, it could be that she already knew about the new show surrounding the Manzo's. Probably more to the point because they are probably taping the show as we speak...these things don't happen over night. I think your comments were smart!
@FlutterBy she may have been done with the show but she's not done with the income. If there's one thing we learned about Caroline, it's that she can't play nice. She doesn't get along with anyone she can't control. That' the gist of the problem with Teresa and had she stayed, it would have come up with Melissa. The cracks were starting to show. Jacqueline's still doing penance for smacking her in the mouth and Kathy is willing to kiss her ring if she'll throw her a bone. Teresa and Dina both expected to be treated as equals. Caroline's opinion held no more weight than theirs. That made her nuts. She can't function in an ensemble or be collaborative. She must have been awful to grow up with.
Manzo'd with CHILDREN? What children? Caroline, your 'children' are pushing 30. In ten years they will all be middle aged. Do you think we don't know how old Albie is? And all of your children are just starting out in the world as though they had just finished high school.
Strange, you give your 'children' a pass on everything, everything imaginable, but you were so incredibly cruel and judgemental to Gia. Gia, who is going through what must be a very hard time.
You're such a nice lady!!
I'll never forget you waiting in the shadows on Jacq's deck spying on her & Teresa. You stood there in the dark licking your chops, waiting to attack Teresa. That was one of your most hateful moments and you've had many. Instead of lamenting about how much you hated yourself that season, why don't you apologize to Teresa? Do you think saying "you hated yourself"absolves you of your sins? Why can't you bring yourself to admit what you did and apologize? You talk about Tre taking responsibility for her actions, what about you Caroline? Why are you so perfect but others are full of faults? I actually thought you were decent when this show first aired. Now I have no respect for you, you're a miserable mean witch!
TinaM123 Tina, I will also NEVER the look of fear that was on Teresa's face when Caroline deliberately popped out of the dark with a shout. That was deliberate and oh so cruel. Teresa has been so stressed out for the past few years, and she was already breaking at that point.
Well, we all reap what we sow. And Caroline: The proof will be there for all time for your 'grandchildren' to see just what you were like. It won't matter how much damage control you try to demonstrate on your new 'show.'
You fool. She wasn't lurking in the shadows. She was there and over heard the conversation. At least she is woman enough to admit when she thinks she didn't handle something properly. Are you?
Before you speak, ask yourself these four questions: Is what I’m about to say kind? It is true? Is it necessary? Does it improve upon the silence? If you can answer yes to all four questions, then your words will resonate with authenticity and love. Consider posting these four questions somewhere you will see them each day, maybe adding them to the wallpaper on your phone. Each carefully delivered communication will provide you with abundant blessings. TERESA
lol...who the heck wants to watch her self-righteous act anyways? I'd rather stick forks in my eyes.
Noholiday Jettexas With all the talent out in the world TV gives us the Manzo's who the heck are these little people?
"we started production on a pilot, Manzo'd with Children, which if goes to series promises to give the viewers a very different look into the world of the Manzo Family." And in Caroline's own words - "we'll take the world by storm" - you heard it here first!
You are the biggest hypocrite on the show...you,Jacklyn and the holier than ever Melissa.So tell the truth please,the only way you are leaving is cause you have your own show now...lets be honest.That quote about separating from toxic people...(like Teresa I guess),well maybe you should listen to your own words and start with your own family...Jacklyn has been so verbal about not wanting to get down and dirty and all about peace and Buddha but somehow every convo she has turns into Teresa hating.She is so full of it she would never accept that maybe Teresa had nothing to do with certain things because it is just so easy to blame Teresa.Melissa is same way.
hanna22How can you possibly know that? It's not as if her show is a "done deal". It is a pilot. If it doesn't work out (most pilots don't), she will be out of a job. She could have easily done the pilot and stayed on the show if she wanted to. Lisa V did it.
Fromtheshowmestate hanna22 ok, but let's not confuse Lisa V with Caroline... a Lisa Vanderpump, Caroline Manzo CERTAINLY IS NOT !! not even in the same stratosphere.
@EastofHeden @Fromtheshowmestate @hanna22 LOL. I agree there is no comparison. Lisa is classy, works, does not talk mean about anyone. Caroline is a housewife, frumpy and likes to start trouble.
Caroline I will so miss you on RHONJ I wish you nothing but the best on your future endeavor!!!! But if you stay you will really hate what you become! God Speed I pray nothing but the best for you!!!! xoxoxo
Caroline so said you are leaving I think you made more sense by being in the show God Bless
Caroline, you will be missed, but I think we all can understand why you would leave the show, I think Teresa really should leave the show, not you. You have been an inspiration, a great friend to all of the women its a shame Teresa could not see that. Good Luck on your new adventures....:)
Caroline, you will be missed. If anyone that needs to leave the show is Teresa she has so much on her plate that she can't even understand what these ladies are trying to say to her. Good Luck and God Bless Caroline.
I'm not trying to be mean, But I'm happy that your leaving the show.
I'm tired of.... everything that comes out of your mouth is a therapy session.
Friends need a friend, not a therapist.
Friends need the truth and if you call common sense and the TRUTH a therapist well you must agree that they do need a therapist...
@Danster818 I agree. I'm sick of her thinking she has all the answers to everyone's problems. She's a snobby nasty know-it-all. Good riddance!!
Wishing you and your family all the luck in the world. I wish most of the women would follow you and let Teresa and her ugly friends be on their own. Life is too short to deal with all that mess on a daily basis that Teresa deals out to everyone. Sooner or later she stabs and has stabbed everyone in the back. She never takes responsibility for her own actions and her mouth. I plan on watching your show when it airs.
This is the first time of posting. I know if you read these comments that you must see thousands. I have really enjoyed you on RHONJ and will miss your MOM approach to everything. Some people are just so dense they cannot see what they are doing to other people and even to themselves, they have absolutely no empathy for anyone else, and can only feel their own pain and anger. Trea will never get it. I will miss you but will look forward to watching you and yours.
I congratulate you on choosing your mental health over being on the RHONJ. "Some" (one) of these women is totally incapable of dealing in the truth. How you have stood it this long is a testiment to your own integrity and common sense. Thank you for letting us get to know you and your family these past seasons.
She chose a shot at her OWN show over RHONJ, nothing more.
As if she would give up her pulpit!
Will miss you Caroline, but these women just want to beat a subject to death, so I can see why you are leaving - I am giving up watching any of the shows that continue to beat a dead horse. Good luck in your new ventures.
I think you have just been on TV too long and you are now projecting your own view of yourself. The kindness and protectiveness you showed on RHONJ is warped now. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. You judge, you criticize, you bristle at any hint you and your family is not perfect, and you are a hypocrite. All of you need to get off TV and go live a real life. Again.
bulltown1959 ditto - but one has to wonder what type of lives they really have? Who exposes themselves like that it was embarrassing to watch such stupidity.
I really liked you the first 2 seasons, then, BAM! What happened to you? I'm hoping that after you are gone, maybe, just maybe we can get back to what RHONJ was! Dina, Teresa and 3 new ladies, Melissa in the background (where she belongs) laughing, silliness and most of all no back stabbing, no all righteous babble and no more hate!
Jerseygirl2 I don't feel the show changed because of Caroline...I believe a lot of the drama started with Teresa and Danielle...oh and that other Kim who is no longer on the show. I think after a while you just can't take the crap and "snap"...I know I can only take so much before I let others know how I really feel...maybe that comes with age lol...anyway, I agree that the back-stabbing and hate needs to stop...friends can get angry with each other, but sometimes these women take it to a new level. Here's to hoping will all like the new season better :)
I really didn't mean the show changed, I meant Caroline changed, maybe she just had enough of the drama and hate, I don't know, but she was happier and funnier in the beginning. Life isn't always lollipops and roses, I just want to see more happy and no hate.