Caroline Manzo

Caroline officially announces she is leaving the show.

on Oct 13, 20130

When we started filming Housewives so long ago, Al made me promise him one thing. He said, "Just be yourself and have fun with it." I've always prided myself on giving you the truth of who I really am, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Over the past few years my outlook on the show has changed from something I couldn't wait to show my future grandchildren to something I hope my future grandchildren never see. I've always prided myself on being a good example for my children and my decision to leave is based on advice I've always given them: "Be true to yourself and be proud of who you are, you are born with a name and you die with a name, don't dirty it up." Going back to film another season of Housewives would only make me a hypocrite. For me, peace and integrity cannot be bought with money or fame. I practice what I preach, and as I said on the reunion, I'm done.I simply feel that my role has run its course and I have nothing more to give.

I may be leaving Housewives, but my relationship with Bravo will continue as 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. We are having an absolute blast filming it, and I hope you all join us as we start our new chapter within the Bravo newtork. We didn't close the book, we just turned the page.

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beefnyorkypuds
beefnyorkypuds

Caroline I for 1 will miss you but I wish you and your family all the very best for your new programme and can't wait to see it .

karen.abbott.31
karen.abbott.31

We are on Season 5 in England and I am pleased to say have read the reviews that Caroline Manzo is leaving and I am so glad,  In this season she has turned into a big headed bully and stirrer.  I used to like her but not after this, she turned 50 and nasty and I for one will now carry on watching knowing that she is going

17summers
17summers

If you are off the show, I won't be watching any more.  I wish you and your family the very best and can understand your getting away from the crazies.

leenelvis
leenelvis

I will miss you and probably won't watch any more.  Good luck with your new show!

Salem2014
Salem2014

Carolyn, You will be missed you were the only sane person on that show.  I AM NOT going to be watching the show anymore.  I was a true Jersey Housewife fan, but it seems more like the Teresa show and all about her lies and crap.  You and Jacqueline are the only ones on why I still watched the show.  I cant wait until your show comes out, I will be watching.  Thanks for touching your fans hearts and I wish the best for you.

redrose
redrose

Good riddance Carolyn...you ended this whole series like you started it. Lies Lies Lies. I never forgot how you lied to Danielle for your sister and everyone who saw knew you were lying. Even Jaqueline your soon to be puppet would lie for you then.  Good bye you were hateful then and hateful now!

cooper2008
cooper2008

I understand completely why you are leaving and your comment last night (canada) on RHNJ #2 Reunion said it all, you would drive yourself crazy with the mentality of Teresa Giudice.  Listening to the comments that come out of her mouth is soooooooooo disturbing.  Her lack of psychological awareness is astounding and you cannot change that or learn to deal with it.  She has an innability to view the world from the perspective of other people big heart or not.  

tiggergal77
tiggergal77

Caroline, I will be watching the show. I have a family that gets crazy as well and I just stop going to functions because I just can't keep my mouth shut when stupidity starts. Good Job on all of your families successes.

GiggleGirl
GiggleGirl

Wishing you and your family every happiness and success Caroline! Looking forward to Manzo'd with Children :-) 

twincesses@1
twincesses@1

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

tandramarie
tandramarie

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!

randrew
randrew

I give your show one season and that's it. jmo

threesistersx3
threesistersx3

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.

Hogan
Hogan

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.

Love, Pam

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

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

winterbluebella
winterbluebella

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!! 

TinaM123
TinaM123

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!

@Carmine07
@Carmine07

 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

Sam64
Sam64

Why must you scream at others? Not attractive or mature.

Jettexas
Jettexas

I'm tired of self-righteous Caroline. I don't plan on watching any reality show she is on.

bittersweet4
bittersweet4

"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!

hanna22
hanna22

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.

sabreskaleta
sabreskaleta

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

Kidsfirst@hotmail.com
Kidsfirst@hotmail.com

Caroline so said you are leaving I think you made more sense by being in the show God Bless

katie4starz
katie4starz

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....:)

mel5956
mel5956

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.

Danster818
Danster818

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.

 

andersenlisa258
andersenlisa258

All I can say is "wish you were my mom!" Can't wait to see the new show!

boneyfan57
boneyfan57

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.

DellaD
DellaD

@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.

Hogan
Hogan

 @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!

twincesses@1
twincesses@1

 @TinaM123

 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?

winterbluebella
winterbluebella

 @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.' 

Fromtheshowmestate
Fromtheshowmestate

 @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.

 

TinaM123
TinaM123

@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!!

katie4starz
katie4starz

 @Danster818

 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...

Kimberly07
Kimberly07

 @Noholiday  @Jettexas

 lol...who the heck wants to watch her self-righteous act anyways? I'd rather stick forks in my eyes.

EastofHeden
EastofHeden

 @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.

Sam64
Sam64

@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.