Caroline Manzo

Caroline doesn't think Kathy and Melissa really needed to give their husbands any more encouragement...

on Jul 8, 20130

Hello and happy Sunday! I hope you all enjoyed your Independence Day. Mine was very nice and very quiet. Al and I spent the 4th in Hoboken, while the kids had friends home in Franklin Lakes swimming and grilling on the BBQ. Life is good.

What'd you think of this week’s episode? Nothing too crazy -- no yelling, no fighting. All’s quiet on the western front, for now....

Kathy's test kitchen is fantastic. I think she was a little overwhelmed with the thought of it in the beginning, and when Jac and I visited Kathy, she was feeling a bit unsure of her decision to accept Rich's gift. I didn't see anything wrong with it. I thought it was very thoughtful of Rich to search out a venue where Kathy can bake with no interruptions and focus on taking her business to the next level. I wish her all the success in the world.

The luncheon with Teresa and friends was strange, so was the meeting with Melissa and her friends. I don't understand how someone can play both sides of the fence with such ease. If I were Melissa, I'd have major issues with her BFF. Lots of pot stirring going on in Jersey.

181 comments
mik79
mik79

CAROLINE I LOVE YOU THS SEASON!!!!!!

Kk2615
Kk2615

Caroline, As I am watching my two favorite people (you and your husband) I am moved by the love you show each other..... I have been in hospitality for all of my life, it isn't easy, long hours, missed holidays, etc.... You make me proud that I do what I do! If Albert wants a person to lighten the load, let me know! Rock on lady!!!

piperbeau
piperbeau

Teresa your next book should be titled 50 shades of green jealousy Italian style!  Because from what I see your on this show with a bunch of green eyed monsters!! Jealousy at its finest... Good luck on this retreat!! Your going to need it......

chandreyej
chandreyej

Its weird watching you on the show - every single time even during the reunion specials. Its just that you never really fit in with the drama and "pot stirring" as you put it.

YMO
YMO

Caroline, I'm not buying it.  You hate Teresa. Stop acting as though you care, when you blame her for the discord between you and Dina. Fix your own dysfunctional family first and then offer advice.

Tenacity
Tenacity

Poor Teresa. All those pittbulls don't leave her alone. Jaqueline is the worst of them all.

courtfire
courtfire

Caroline, I'm proud of you this season. Your softer, fun side is showing a little bit. I'm not saying you're the absolute best company to keep yet, but you're getting there. I think you are being very fair and you are attempting to be a good friend as well as mom and wife. No marriage is perfect and I think you and Al really love each other and it's apparent. No one can judge your marriage even if it's not a "cookie cutter" dynamic. I really do want you to take some responsibility and state a clear, concise reason for what Teresa did to you personally that you shunned her and move on and rebuild a friendship so we can see all of the fun you guys are together when you get along. You all had such a good time before Melissa, Joe, Kathy, and Rick came into play. Please don't deny that :( God bless!!!

dcncc
dcncc

Caroline, I don't think you are interesting or wise. You need to bow out and get therapy.

lisazem
lisazem

best thing you've said in a long time was tell melissa that "its both of you" when she was once again bashing teresa. keep up that good work!

ALarsen@springpatch
ALarsen@springpatch

I feel like you are scared to say what's really on your mind because you had such a bad backlash last season from fans. I can understand that but in the meantime, Jac is totally losing it and Melissa is probably the grossest woman I've ever seen. Have you ever asked Kathy and Melissa why they came on the show. I mean really???? Was it so they could have opportunities too? Hope it was worth it. Now Melissa is getting ready to throw her own family under the bus to sell a couple books. And What did teresa ever do to Jaqueline? She didnt want to be cheesey and talk about her feelings all the time. Iv'e never heard Teresa say or write anything that bad about any of you, not in tabloids either. Nothing like all the shit you all say about her

talaura13
talaura13

I'm with you on the Pot stirring, I think she needs to re-evaluate her friends. I do have to say that Jaci has been doing wonderful with her son it must be so hard for her at times, thank GOD she has family and friends to support her. I send my positive prayers to her and her family.

Toni12
Toni12

Congrats on your anniversary!  I think you need to talk to Jac about getting some therapy to get over the hurt Teresa has caused her.  That's what is behind the anger.  She is dealing with way too much right now to continue to carry this unnecessary burden.  Melissa needs to drop that BFF!  Anyone that buddies up with Kim D is no good.

petras
petras

why  were you not at the retreat to throw a  chair  at the fight !!!!!

gessie
gessie

Your husband seems to like his house, his business and to play golf.  Imagine how thrilled he would have been had you gotten a place on a golf course for him as a retreat.  Now THAT would have been love.

chnookims
chnookims

Its nice to see such a strong happy couple have the same anniversary as my parents!  My parents celebrate 41 years this year!  Congrats to you and Al!

RileyRoo
RileyRoo

I kind of think you are only on the show for your kids...they need the spotlight.

lindyb711
lindyb711

Happy Anniversary!! I'm glad you seem to be in a better place this year. You do seem to be softening toward Teresa and that's good. I don't think you will admit it to yourself but i appears you do miss the friedship you had with Teresa. Please help your sister in law because I thinks she's acting nuts. She seems to be consumed with hate for Teresa.  She seems to love talking negative about Teresa whereas Teresa rarely says anything about her. She says she wants to move on from that relatonship but she seems to be holding on. Take care and God bless you,  

beemore8
beemore8

You are the phoniest of them all from your smile to your trying mediate between Joe and Teresa... Iyanla needs to fix your life and you need to mind your business...BTW I do not thiink your husband likes YOU! Guarantee you he has a woman on the side....I saw it in his eyes the other night when you were at dinner....and because you are so busy in other's business you will be the one saying " I did not see this coming" SMH

nicole21507
nicole21507

Al is tired of pretendin .. looks mad and done looks tired of facades   ... Jaq needs medication and a muzzle !

elicat
elicat

You really do not have any more to say about the way Jacqueline has been acting? You should talk to her, being the voice of reason and such. Someone needs to step up and get her some help. Her craziness started on the reunion show - remember? It's not getting better from what I have been seeing!

piperbeau
piperbeau

Caroline did you seriously just write Jacqueline has been quiet for so long, I guess she has a lot to say now?! Seriously? Do you realize how dumb that sounds?! Jacqueline's biggest problem is she ALWAYS has something to say!!  We are way to savvy to buy into your bs!  By the way Melissa's best friend wasn't playing both sides of the fence!  She did play her best friend!! For sure! but she wasn't playing both sides of the fence! That would mean Teresa was involved! and clearly she wasn't!!

MamaMila
MamaMila

Sad.......all of this spiraled out of control because you lost a Meatball contest.  Jealousy at its finest. 

jaleel
jaleel

 @Robson Robson , thats great ..i was thinking the same thing...

corky1121
corky1121

 @Itokagi23 You are not seeing things straight. It was Melissa and Joe coming on the show and airing their issues, dragging the Gorga family through the mud. Did you not hear Melissa whisper in next week's episode that Joe cheats on Teresa, and she had some other disgusting words. Yet Melissa says all the time how Teresa sit there when people talk trash about her, yet Teresa did get up and leave the last two times anything was aired about Melissa, yet Melissa has talked trash non stop about Teresa in front of her sisters, Caroline, everybody. She is the problem. Not Teresa.

Tenacity
Tenacity

@Toni12 are u kidding ! Jacq is the trouble maker.

dannyboy1954
dannyboy1954

Do your really read these, I do not see you having  the time, if you do know what you are reading  you would likeit unifyy one familyI do not seeing it happening, I see you tring to hel but everyone thinks you are meddiling in the wrong family. I see it has hope Teresa and Joe will never try, even that retreat goes forwad, meddiling I think not, to me early on things were good but since Kathy and Mellissa have been there nothing but trouble. All famiyl have fight's no one is perfect, Teresa just own up to anything. She is the only victim

Toni12
Toni12

 @lindyb711

 C'mon.  Teresa thinks she's "stalking" her because she met Kathy and Melissa at "her" gym  (I didn't see her name on the door).  Teresa wrongly blames Jacqueline for breaking up her family.  Jac is hurt and is going through a lot.  I agree she needs therapy to get over her anger but Teresa is not innocent and uses her friends to speak ill of other cast mates and relatives. 

Tenacity
Tenacity

@beemore8 OMG! I feel exactly the same. Agree 100% with u. Including that her husband is not into her.

MichelleGrunner
MichelleGrunner

 @piperbeauexactly... didn't Wacko Jax send about a million twitters about Teresa.... wow, after 10 years of friendship, she gets like this? I'm still not clear why - well, except that she has a problem with loyalty - not to her daughter, her sister in law (Dina), her friends... she's a whack job!

 

Tenacity
Tenacity

@SylviaS 100% well said.

debharrington
debharrington

 @SylviaS

 that's a little harsh. All couples go through a transition when they become empty nesters because the focus is no longer on the children but each other. I think the issue here is that Caroline is refusing to become that empty nester, while Al is ready for them all to fly.

piperbeau
piperbeau

 @SylviaS  she probably wants to be near her kids because Al is always busy!!!!!!!!!

betty55
betty55

 @MamaMila  She won the meatball contest, I am a teresa fan but i dont think this is about a contest. I feel that caroline fell for the poor melissa thing.

 

WCW
WCW

 @MamaMila

 It wasn't meatballs! It was Teresa saying in her book that she wouldn't want her DAUGHTERS around a stripper carwash! It always seem to go back to strippers with this group!

MichelleGrunner
MichelleGrunner

 @MamaMilawell, actually, Caroline won the meatball contest on the Rachel Ray show... it's what she did after that that took down a friendship and inspired all this hate... now she sits back like she had nothing to do with it and STILL blames Teresa for all of it.... so sad....

 

ALarsen@springpatch
ALarsen@springpatch

@MamaMila You are so right! I actually went and bought the freakin cookbook so I could see what was said. After reading I thought, "That's it? That cant be it?" but it was. so stupid

Toni12
Toni12

 @Tenacity  @Toni12

 because she told the truth?  If Teresa wasn't so interested in setting up her sister-in-law she wouldn't have been in the situation to begin with.  Kim D. is going to support Teresa because they are friends and she does the most to support her store.

Toni12
Toni12

 @MichelleGrunner

  A  whole group of women just don't turn on a friend after 15 years for no reason.  Teresa was in a bad place and did things to the other woman, such as selling stories about them to the tabloids and blaming them for her family quarrels.  She needs to apologize for the things she has done on and off the show.  Just because Dina is her friend doesn't mean she is in the right.

Lizbaby
Lizbaby

@Toni12 @lindyb711 Teresa does not WRONGLY accuse Jac for breaking up a family. Jac is the one who told Melissa and Joe that Teresa set up the stripper thing at posh which is such BS if I ever saw it. Jac should mind her own business and didn't say a word about anything. After all at the reunion when Caroline asked Kim D if Jac knew anything she said well idk Caroline I speak to Jac for an hour and half every morning. Anyone with a brain knew that was her way of saying Jac knew everything. Jac acts like a 15 year old she used to write things about Teresa all over twitter. The woman has no class, my 18 and 20 year old girls laugh at her. Even if my teenage daughters were arguing with someone they do not go on a social network and write about them. There are some girls who do that but they are the troublemaker, bullies if you would. So no excuses for Jack she needs to grow up and get some therapy.

Toni12
Toni12

 @MichelleGrunner  @Toni12

 The cast stated they were no looking forward to either Melissa or Kathy joining the cast because Teresa told them all these terrible things about both of them.  If that is not bad mouthing someone I don't know what is.

MichelleGrunner
MichelleGrunner

@Toni12 Joey's wife schemed with Danielle to get on the show.... Whatever else went over the past 8 years while Melissa wasn't on the show, we don't know about. Teresa never bad mouthed her brothers wife in season 1 or 2.

Toni12
Toni12

 @bravofan12  @MichelleGrunner  Let's face it-- Teresa was talking crap about Melissa and Kathy LONG before she got on the show.  Teresa is the one who insulted everyone in her cookbook and then tried to claim it was "a joke".  I think she's a joke.  Just because she has a lot of fans doesn't mean she's in the right.  Tamara (OC) and Kyle (BH) have a lot of fans also and they are also sneaky and always playing the victim card or acting underhanded.  People like her because of all of the drama. 

 

WCW
WCW

 @Toni12  @MichelleGrunner

 The group of women and their disgusting husbands turned on Teresa because she didn't stay defeated - she dug her family out of debt with hard work to make her Bravo opportunities successes! They are just jealous and lazy and don't have close to the fan base that Teresa has - and their behavior towards Teresa only makes her more successful!

bravofan12
bravofan12

 @Toni12  @MichelleGrunner

 Teresa has nothing to apologize for...they all got jealous of her success.  They need to apologize to Tre instead...Dina is not talking to Caro and at some time in the past...Jac smacked Caro now she turned on Teresa...Melissa used Danielle against her own family for the sake of getting on the show along with Kathy...they all suck!  If I were Teresa I would never forgive them or talk to them.  Starting with that Jerkoff brother of hers lol

bravofan12
bravofan12

 @Lizbaby  @Toni12  @lindyb711

 Have you noticed what a troublemaker Jac is at every reunion show?  Bringing us stuff against the Giudice's even it it's not a topic of discussion....I liked her in the beginning but not anymore.

Toni12
Toni12

 @Lizbaby  @Toni12  @lindyb711

 Teresa knew also-she should have told Melissa.  And Jac needs therapy.  YES she does.  But they both do.  They are both childish and ridiculous.