The Little Town Grand Opening was awesome. I am so proud of my boys. They've got the restaurant business in their blood, and I loved that they value Al's opinion the way they do. Life is funny -- they always said they never wanted to be in the food business and here they are, right smack in the middle of a food and beverage world. They work very hard, and as a parent, watching them make a name for themselves doing what they love to do is a wonderful, wonderful feeling.
The whole Teresa and Melissa issue has been so full of ups, downs, twists, and turns that I think Great Adventure should name a roller coaster after it. I wouldn't go on it because I'm still dizzy from the real life scenario.
Not coming back for next season and giving your kids more of a platform to stand on with the new pilot ??? I guess I'm not surprised. Hope your kids appreciate the opportunities Bravo has allowed them !!!!!!
Looking forward to your new show Caroline. : ) You have good times ahead to look forward to as well. I am speaking of the Grandchildren to come. You will be a terrific Grandma.
Wishing you health and happiness to you and your family.
Watching you is like watching a red-headed version of myself. How much do I respect you for having the courage to always speak the truth, even when it makes you look overbearing or a little less attractive to the average viewer? Tons! It was heartwarming to see you at Miraval, just weeks after I was there myself doing the exact same programs. And whether you "believed" in what Wyatt Webb or any of the other amazing people out there were doing...you showed respect and an open, honest mind. As did your adorable husband-how brave he was that day by the horses! (unlike the bulk of your group, who were disrespectful and too gutless to do any self-reflection) I adore you and watching you. Please don't let TV ever change exactly who you are,because you're a rare gift in this society of BS!
As a mom, we are all proud of our children; however, most of us have children that can accomplish success on their own....not under mommy and daddy's money. It looks like the new restaurant is just a downgraded copy of Brownstone utilizing "borrowed" recipes from the Brownstone chef there. We (Italians and non-Italians) all have our own version of a meatball and sauce and think it is the best. Nothing creative, new or fresh from what the cameras and blogs state. Looks like all the boys do there is laugh and mug for the cameras as usual. Lauren should learn to smile and stop acting like she is the boy's guardian. It is gross! She too would not have her own business if not for the show and her parent's money. No I too will have to pass on the spinoff. I prefer to watch real people who make a difference on their own. Hope you show lasts longer than Caroline Rules or whatever that other radio show you had where nobody called in.
Caroline, we all need someone in our family like you. You would fight a circle saw for your family, and the saw would lose, LOL I like the way you study people and will change toward them once you figure out their true character. I remember when you used to trust Teresa and believed her lies she was spreading about Melissa before you ever met Melissa. Everyone seems to forget that every one of the adults on the first shows said that Teresa had come to them and told them about her brother's stripper wife. Then you met Melissa and made your own judgement. That is the sign of a fair minded, intelligent person. It must have been disappointing for you to realize that your old friend (Teresa) was such a pathological liar. Your own SIL, Jacqueline, is so lucky to have you in her corner. I laugh at the old stories of how long it took for the two of you to "blend" as sisters. It was so typical. You keep on keeping on, girl I am looling forward to your spinoff. I have slowly become a fan of yours (I take time to study people also).
It's so funny and obvious that you all know that Melissa can't sing to save her life. All of you say the same thing...good for her for "going after her dream" None of you ever say that she's talented and deserves to have her dream of being a "famous singer" come true.
So glad your leaving....you have been the master puppeteer for the last 2 seasons...you hated like no other hated...but never apologized for the hate you spew at human beings...you control Jac....you encouraged Kathy and Melissa in their devilish acts to bring Teresa down...you convinced your brother Chris that Dina is no good....you will not let your children cut the apron strings...You watched with glee the Gorga/Giudice feud...you belittled a 10 year old child because you hated her mother....I have no good memories of you....and no I will not be watching your show....
Caroline you said" you love or hate me" rally my dear I don't give a damn about you! you became booring your kids are now in good place because the show, you husband is grouchy ,depressed ,your daughter is nasty ,the whole family is booring the show is going down ,it is time for you and your family to enjoy he millions you made it! you sounds tired and not exciting doing the show just face it! the show is now about Teresa and her bro fighting ,making it ,fighting again ,I wonder if you sister was right when she quit the show! not exciting seeing you in the show really!
I do have to say I am looking forward to your new show! I think this will be more down your alley!! I do wish that before you left the housewives you had come clean about what you really thought about Teresa's family coming on this show and bashing her the way they did?! I don't think you were able to put your personal disdain for Teresa aside to be fair in the situation... as a viewer I will have to say the last two plus seasons have been very frustrating to watch...
It's funny watching some of the re-runs of season one - I saw the second half of the s1 reunion last night and it reminded me of how much I disliked Caroline when this started out - I thought that whole "matriarch" and "thick as thieves" thing was so overdone and she was so bullish. But it also reminded me that Caroline is all about family - I really don't think anything else outside of that really matters to her. She really fought Dina's corner when it came to Danielle and that's another thing that I find really interesting - Dina recently tweeted that she thinks she would have had no problem with Danielle if it wasn't for the "phone game" but yet she admitted in s1 that she didn't like her from the off - she was too full on and was spreading lies about Dina and Caroline defended her sister completely. I have seen Teresa in recent times try to distance herself from the Danielle drama of those early days but she was probably the most vehement about it and was quite nasty - she has tried to shift the blame on to the others but I think she was probably more influenced by her friend Dina than anyone else.
I really grew to like Caroline over the seasons. I know a lot of people think she is too clingy with her children but I can see why that is - they have been her whole life. Albert she admits was always working and it was her and the kids. She didn't have a career, a book deal, a reality show or anything else going on in her life when her kids were young - not like the others do now. Now the kids are grown up but Albert is still working so she is almost lost at sea and her compass is naturally set to steer her to her family. I also feel there is a bit of sadness to Caroline lately but I can't put my finger on it.
CON-GRATS FOR A GREAT OPENING AND ALL THE HARD WORK! HARD WORK DOES PAY OFF! :)
Sorry to see u go Caroline.but thankful we still get to see in ur own spin off, not sure what the girls will do with out the heart of the show, but sure they will figure it out, hopefully sooner then later, lol, maybe Kathy can fill ur shoes as a peace keeper, she just needs to be a lil more assertive, wonderful lady not bashing her at all, I think if u gave her some pointers she would be great, her VOICE WOULD BE HEARD AND NOT TAKIN LIGHTLY, AND THIS SHOW REALLY NEEDS THAT..VOICE OF REASON! ON THAT NOTE MANY BLESSING TO U AND UR FAMILY..XOXO
I get horrible migraines like you do. Did you ever try Imitrex? It is my saving grace. I could not function without it. My life was so messed up because of the migraines, but this medication has helped greatly. Good Luck on your new show. I'll be watching.
I loved the Caroline on Season 1-2 and then it start going down hill. Last year I just had enough and it was no turning back. If you were the genuine Caroline for the first two seasons, was no way you would have handled things the way you did after season 1&2. There is nothing wrong with changing for the better with makeover, but to become so mean, vindictive and vile was at a level that I had enough with RHoNJ. It is one thing to have issues with Teresa, but it seems you could never explain what she did to "YOU" when people asked. Then you use the lame reason of her saying you weren't 100% Italian, comments she made about she wouldn't want her girls to work at a car wash. The finally she turned Dina against you. When you admit the truth about Dina you will be okay with yourself. Dina has state many times it wasn't Teresa. You know it had to do with "you" truly no supporting your sister when she went to Andy/Bravo to state if Danielle is back on the show her and her family will no longer be on the show. You and Jac stayed with the show and still took part when you know what Danielle did/try to do to Dina and her daughter. Reminder you had a fit on the Reunion and how you talked about Danielle, but you didn't have a problem continue to do the show with Danielle being a cast member. I loved the way you were the logical one and I love the families and friendship on RHoNJ. The show changed to a level of Hating Teresa and not questioning Teresa's family for how they went about being on that how. The Caroline of season 1&2 would not have been alright with that. I believe the show got to your head and that you and the rest of the clan was so jealous of Teresa. Well after there was no coming back from what happened last season I truly believe Andy had a talk with all of you if you want to continue to have a job. If you were the old Caroline and Teresa would have went to Bravo/Andy to state that you will not film or take part in Danielle and/Teresa's family they would not have been on the show. I lost a lot of respect for you after season 2 and that was sad that you sold your soul for Reality. I know you tried to clean you image because you are smart enough to know that would be the best move. Well Andy decided to give you your own show and I wish you the best, but I will not be watching. I thought you had a loving family until how disrespectful they were towards Teresa and Joe. Even if they didn't like Teresa & Joe there is still things that they should not have acted out or said.
OMG...Caroline! I just read in todays news that you are leaving the show. I must say I am very sad to hear that but honestly can't say I blame you. There was no reason given for your departure but I am sure you have had enough of all the craziness surrounding you, your family and the other cast mates. I wish you and yours the best and hope to see you "pop up" every once and awhile next season. You have been a treat to watch and you will be missed by this viewer.
Congratulations to Albie and Chris on the opening of their restaurant. I want to go try it out one of these days, I live in Central NJ so it's not that far! And Congratulations to you and your family for your upcoming show on Bravo. I have always liked you because you are the one who gives everyone good advice and you are the "real" one on the show! To me you are the most logical person by a long-shot. I wish you continued success and I hope you and your family enjoy the beautiful Fall weather we have had so far here in NJ, what a welcome relief from the heat and humidity of the summer (yuck!!) I LOVE THE COLD, CRISP AIR!! Hope to see you at Little Town,NJ!! God Bless you all.
Wow! Dina just tweeted she has no hard feelings towards Danielle, but you, her sister she does..hmmmm...
Your kids and husband are GREAT!!! It's nice to see your husband relaxing a little more as he worked hard his whole life. My fiancée that passed away was a teddy bear like Al. Can't wait to watch the Manzo show.
…well Caroline...Melissa’s hope has been fulfilled because she certainly has made an impact in the music industry... she's also made an impact on remote controls…sells are WAY up…people are wearing out the “mute” button…
Old episodes airing this morning. Caroline can't have fun. Whether it's laughing, socializing, dancing, she's lurking in the background ready to pounce, ready to ruin everyone's good time. Obviously she was always an outsider and still dealing with those childhood issues that caused her to be a buzz killer.
All you Caroline haters need to go hate on someone else. You guys expect these women on RHONJ to be saints.. Yes, Caroline has had her year of bad attitude but WHO DOESN'T ... I applaud her for recognizing it and correcting this and moving forward.
I'll be watching your new show, can't wait.
Nothing on this earth is gonna make me watch anything Caroline is in. I am so sick and tired of this preachy mentality she has. I use to like her, but its overwhelming, this know it all personality.....especially when you see the damage she's done to her marriage and to her kids. You got grown men in your family afraid of relationships because of you. You got a husband willing to work himself to a grave than be at home with you. A daughter who had to have a lap band to loose weight, just to get you off her back......stay home and work on your own family first...its a mess and you don't even see it.
Zzzzz....You wrote a book called "Let me tell you something" , but I notice you don't have "something" to say in your blogs. Life in neutral.
Caroline's "boys" flit from one unsuccessful enterprise to another. Momma needs to take a giant step backward & let them make their own fortune. Al's right, she does need to shut the F up.
You're staying in the safe zones aren't you Caroline...
I won't be watching... whatever it is you'll be doing.
Is that really all you've got?? So desperate to knock Melissa that you use Caroline's blog to do it.
@D-Ann I agree with everything you've said, except for liking since the first season. I've always seen Caroline the way you described her, since the beginning.
Caroline was just down right mean to Teresa and her family and then she cleaned up her act for the camera's to gain back her fans that she lost....so that they will watch her show...
Oh, honey, you've got it twisted! I don't think Dina is asking for Caroline's love or RESPECT. But maybe an apology from know-it-all Caroline would be a good start.
Disrespectful to Teresa and Joe Giudice is it , DeeDee .
The Giudice's have broke Federal laws repeatedly , plus lying on loan papers , which is illegal , to get over two million dollars .
I too , do not respect that couple . It's a fact DeeDee . It has nothing to do with hating them .
She got her own show.
@Jerseygirl2 Her sons need luck because they are lacking skills.
@sxclilmama True...people have good and bad days but for a whole season? Unfortunately she has shown us all now her true colors. I actually feel bad for her, not sure why she is so unhappy in her life to be so bitter all the time.
@grandislandmom You like it when she mean?
@Charlotteatnight I totally agree I will watch your show as well... your a great person mother and friend oh yes great wife as well.....next??? A wonderful grandma when the time comes.....:)
Its too early to say if the restaurant will be successful or not. I'm sure the publicity from the show will help at first.
@FunEblonde "Best thing you can do for Albie is quit worrying about Albie", say Albert to Caroline. I agree!
I am not talking about the laws they allegedly broken (the case has not be tried yet). I am talking about the Reality Show they are on.
I liked the whole cast season 1 & 2. If Caroline was that person she would have never taken part in Teresa & her family crap. Caroline turned on her sister Dina then tried to blame Teresa once people start questioning why she turned on Teresa and hated her so much. Caroline was never supposed to be on that show originally. So again, I am talking about how she was on the show towards Teresa, before the illegal stuff was alleged.
@Sam64 In all honesty, I know people who've had a whole year worth of good/bad days.. And how to we know how long this season as aired.. For all we know, the airing of this season could of lasted 3-4 mos... Just because a season is 12 episodes (give or take) doesn't necessarily mean it was a lengthy time frame.
Teresa state what Caroline did on the Finale and it was confirmed. Dina stated that Teresa has nothing to do with the problem her and Caroline is having. It was also mentioned recently that Dina doesn't have a problem with Danielle. The problem with Dina & Caroline started with Dina stated to Bravo/Andy that her & her family will not be a part of the show if Danielle was still on the show. Caroline didn't back Dina up and continued the show. Let's not forget how offended Caroline was about Danielle deliberately trying to hurt Dina and her daughter. Caroline blamed Teresa for them not speaking. Dina even stated she wasn't talking to Teresa, but Teresa didn't realize it (lol).
I liked Caroline that was on season 1&2. She portrayed herself as a no nonsense person and would not have stooped to the level she did, that was disappointing about her. She tried to redeem herself this season because she knows how awful she game off. Caroline demonstrated a vile person who was vindictive with Teresa. When people including Andy and Teresa asked Caroline what did Teresa do to you, she would say the articles in the paper. She could never come up with what Teresa actually did to her to warrant how she despises Teresa. Then she came up with "she knows" and blamed her for Dina not talking to her. Dina didn't only stop talking to Caroline; she stopped her brother Chris and sister-in-law Jac. Chris and Jac didn't blame Teresa for Dina not talking to them. So, yes I believe that Dina was annoyed that they continued the show that she was always supposed to be a part of, not Caroline. If Andy/Bravo didn't get the cast together to work things out, they knew it would not be another season after all that happened last season. There was no coming out of it, so Brava/Andy used hurricane Sandy that brought them back together and let's not forget about Caroline (lol). The Caroline that was portrayed in season 1&2, would never have accepted Teresa’s family - she would not have respected people like that. Then again she betrayed her sister Dina. Caroline did what she had to do to still be a part of Bravo.