Caroline Manzo

Caroline dishes on what it's like having Fran's animal friends stay at her home.

on Jun 16, 20130

Happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there, hope it was a good one!

There's so much to talk about this week -- we went from a runaway Ferrari to a pig on a lawn and everything in-between. Leave it to Jersey to keep it interesting, right?

205 comments
sherilyn.nantz
sherilyn.nantz

Sweet Fran. Her love for the animals is touching...with that said...have you ever heard or watched the Animal Hoarders show? Theresa, your sister may need help...she's hurting

hjackson1tobie5458
hjackson1tobie5458

caroline i think that you should stay out of teresa and her brother business let them work it out for them self you have your own family. and you need to try to get back and close to your sister the one that you are dont talk to . and let teresa and her brother work it out . and if they dont work it out that do not have nothing to do with you caroline.i know that you want to help but that is not your fight to fight.

MomLeader
MomLeader

Every scene you have is about Teresa.  It's because you have NO STORYLINE without trying to hurt her, and make us see her as bad. You're obsessed with it and keep going back to make it happen! You are never going to get there and showing us your true colors along the way. Jealousy, jealousy over Teresa's ventures succeeding and yours failing. That's what all this is about, always has been, always will be. You are completely miserable....

rosyposy
rosyposy

You deserve the sister-in-law of the year award.  I was so glad when you stopped "T" in her tracks when she started in (yet again) with her sick lies about Jacqueline.    I feel for Melissa because she has just the opposite.....a sick, twisted SIL who is so jealous of her and will never stop trying to break up her marriage.  You Rock!!  You and Jacqueline have a relationship that is closer than some sisters have, trust me.  I love how you see through all the BS that comes out of some people's mouths and call them on it.  Teresa fooled you and Jacqueline for years, but once you saw how twisted she is, you called her on it.  By the way, the pig can destroy your yard.....just saying.

Wildfire2
Wildfire2

Caroline - I don't know why you're bothering to get Joe Go and Teresa to work things out. Joe Go told Melissa he was not ready to work things out with Teresa yet. He said it on national TV. I'm wondering whether you truly saw hurt in his eyes or if you just need to get your eyes checked. Maybe you just need to take off the blinders that you're always wearing when it comes to little Joe and Melissa.

leenelvis
leenelvis

Caroline - I adore you and you are my favorite of all N.J. housewives.  You have such a solid, non-pretentious personality and your husband and & kids adore you with good reason.  You seem to be a great wife, mother and sister.  Having said that - stay out of the mess between Joe and Theresa - nothing good can come from trying to help.  And I heard you offer to talk to Theresa - not Joe G. asking  You tried - now stay out of it.  Keep your sanity and stay away from Theresa. Be a friend to Kathy and Melissa and Jacqueline - who really needs your support and help.  Love you!

JessicaLayne94
JessicaLayne94

It truly shows how strong of a person you are by being able to meet with Teresa after she treated you so horribly throughout last season and the reunion show. Everyone has their differences, and everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I think you reaching out to Teresa was a good thing. By trying to help out Joe reconcile with his sister, I think it opened the doors to your path to recovery with Teresa. 

 

Bottom line, although you are trying to help and play mediator between brother and sister (where the drama is VERY VERY tense) you need to be careful with how much you get involved. I guarantee (but hope it doesn't) come back to bite you! 

 

For all of the people who say that you "thrive on drama"...why watch the show? The show would be nothing without drama. You think if everyone got along, and there were smiles and rainbows and butterflies that the show (along with any other Bravo Housewives show) would last?! It wouldn't...

 

I also think you are doing a great thing with your sister, Fran. Although none of us know the reason to her residing with you, it's nice that you're always the one who houses the homeless! Ha. As you mentioned in last weeks episode, Jacqueline, Chris, and Ashley lived with you. Dina and Lexi lived with you. So it's nice to know you're willingness to do that for the ones you love most. 

 

housewives24
housewives24

It's easy for you to say "don't sweat the small stuff" when it's not your dad lying there, Caroline! Having had my own dad in the hospital for long periods of time with cancer, I can tell you that the timing of those visits does matter. It's always nice when people visit, but there is a huge difference between the people who are available to visit on their schedule, and the people who are willing to drop everything to be there. Teresa clearly takes the primary role in caring for her parents, and that should be acknowledged because it's a really hard position to be in. There is a huge difference between spending all day and all night in the hospital with someone, and just popping by for an hour. Being the full time person in charge of caring for a sick person can take lots of energy and is emotionally draining. It's definitely not "small stuff." I'm sure that anyone who has been the primary person caring for an aging parent or sick family member would agree.

ALarsen@springpatch
ALarsen@springpatch

Caroline, all I want for this season is for you to see Melissa's true colors. This show has become so frustrating and painful to watch that its not even a guilty pleasure anymore. I couldnt believe how ALL of you turned on Theresa. It was amazing that no one could understand why she was so pissed off at Melissa and Melissa just sat back playing the victim and just loving that she was on tv thinking now she'll be a pop star. Give me a break! Open your eyes! I want to like you again

cleopatra55
cleopatra55

After reading what other people think, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that can see your a total fake..No time for dramas??? You thrive on it!!

maria89
maria89

In your next blog can you address why you were furious the first season when Danielle staub caused problems for Dina and her first exhusband, yet you think it's fine for Melissa to connect with Danielle to cause problems for Teresa? Why don't you think Melissa is awful for hurting Teresa with info she got from Danielle? Can you also address if you still think theresa was the one who setup Melissa last year in stripper gate, as now it's been proven she was innocent? How come none of you have confirmed that?

JMRN
JMRN

Sorry, Caroline, I still think it's none of your business. Period. You feel so sorry for Joe ALL the time...did you feel sorry when he called Teresa "garbage"? Did you feel sorry that he said he wasn't go to HIS GOD Daughter's party whether he was sick or not? Do you NOT remember, he was so pissed because Teresa thought of YOU and JAC as family, and now he does? Double standard here, I think so!

RHOallCITYSfreek
RHOallCITYSfreek

Hey Caroline, whats up with the little to no video of your husband this season??  Did he not wanna be filmed this season?

piperbeau
piperbeau

Caroline this is getting really toxic and frustrating to watch!! Seriously!! Lets just get the BIG FREAKING PINK ELEPHANT OUT OF THE ROOM!!! Its crazy know one just gets down to the nitty gritty!!  Melissa is pissed off that Teresa wouldn't film with her and Joey!! Period! Teresa is pissed because Melissa came onto the show with an agenda!! Period!! Melissa wanted fame so badly she was willing to sell her husband's family down the river!! Period! Teresa didn't want to film with Melissa because she knew exactly what was gonna happen! Period!! 

Vital
Vital

Caroline I personally like you. I think you have a big heart. I think you Understand the pain and heartbreak between Joe and Teresa. You know the road they walk and will and try and warn others not to go down that road. You want to fix the road they are on and secretly wish someone would come fix yours or that yours would be mended some how. I watch the show and see how everyone misunderstands one another. I knew what Teresa meant when she said Joe was scraping the bottom of the barrel when he asked you for help. Like me she fumbles with words. She speaks in half sentences or thoughts and doesn't understand stand why everyone gets so offended. She only meant that with you two not getting along it was a weird request and a desperate one. I like all of you. Melissa this season is making me question my original opinion of her, but it is early in the season. I want to believe all of you are good people with good intentions that some times no matter how well wished they are get misunderstood. One of the hardest thing to learn is to look through all that and see the person before you and know they are good. Emotions fly and things are said, good and bad. We have to choose to see the tree for the forest and the tangled vines.

15601
15601

Caroline,

I have been in the same place trying to make peace between family members. My mother once told me "in the end you will be the a$$hole" She was right. You are very kind to try to do the right thing. I do think that with age comes much wisdom and perhaps Teresa and Joe will realize that later.

I watch the show because of you and Kathy. I find it difficult to see the same old Teresa is mad at Melissa, Kathy and Jacqueline. Kathy and her family are great, Jacqueline and your brother have bigger problems to solve and I don't think there will ever be a friendship between the two sisters in law.

Looking forward to more of you and Kathy and your families.

 

Lcashley55
Lcashley55

You know Carolyn, I think out of all the NJHW's you disappoint me the most of all. When I first started watching the show, you appeared to be the sensible, kind one. Now, you act like an idiot, and bully just like the rest of them, hiding behind the curtain that you "are just being honest and what you see is what you get!" You are an unhappy bully, who acts and apparently thinks you are above the rest of the housewives, or at least Theresa, and that you just know it all. Obviously you don't. Get off your high horse and act like a human, and stop giving all your stupid advise. You want to tell everyone what's wrong with them, take a look at yourself first, go get your Ph.d in psychiatry and then give your advise. Until then, stop picking on Theresa and get your facts straight. My hat goes off to Theresa for having to put up with you gang of wolves, and holds her own. As an Italian/American, 3rd generation... you bunch disgust me for how petty, mean, and backstabbing you are. My family raised me better than that and maybe you need to change nationalities.

marc823
marc823

Caroline, I stopped taking your taglines seriously after the whole "no time for drama" BS from last season. This year is even worse, because you seemed to have lied about getting nowhere with Teresa during your discussion. She clearly said she was willing to meet half way. You always speak the truth... what a crock of bull!!

moporho
moporho

No team shirt? Really? What about the rude remarks your kid said about Tre's children while applying your makeup?  You need to ride the others coattails.  Nicholas, Gorgas...

chocosprinkle
chocosprinkle

I like you Caroline, I don't feel there's anything insincere about you, and I always look forward to your opinion on all the silly issues going on in the show. I feel your only weakness is you seem severely emotional at times, but then again you deal with it in the end. Some of us viewers really need you to help us get through the crazies on the show. Seriously.

sonnyboy
sonnyboy

I was hoping that you finally learned your lesson about sticking your nose into other peoples business and instigating fights all the time....but you didn't.  I just watched you meet joe and now your going to speak to teresa on HIS behalf....who are you kidding lol.  You should focus more on your own self than so much on others because you could use some of your own advice on repairing your own problems with your sister.  You are still hateful and you love to insert your pitiful self into others situations that don't involve you what so ever. 

Rocky_Grundle
Rocky_Grundle

why would you ever disclose your sister's income or whatever she may not have on TV???  i would consider that a betrayal.

bayouwife
bayouwife

People criticize you for getting involved in the Gorga family feud, but have they forgotten that you stood up for Theresa in seasons two and three?  I think you have a large heart and the best of intentions.  You are brave enough to tell people what they need to hear instead of what they want to hear.  Looking forward to seeing more of "Animal House" at the Manzos.

gessie
gessie

That's all you've got?  A sister with a pig, following your poor sons to Hoboken, and getting involved in Teresa's affairs even though you hate her guts?   You and Kathy are putting me in a coma.

realdealkc
realdealkc

Caroline....are you kidding me?   You got you big nose into the gorga and guidice business....because you just can't bear to see sweet Joe hurting?  what a joke.    You and Jacqueline stirred this whole thing up last year at that event  running your big mouths, just when Joe and Teresa and Melissa were mending things.   You told things that you didn't need to tell.   and NOW you want to 'mend' things?    well, you SHOULD!  

weinoooo
weinoooo

Caroline, I think you and Chris need a show of your own...SO funny LOve the pig at the house Classic!

stcroixbird@netscape.net
stcroixbird@netscape.net

Love you for being such a great mother and wife. 

You are not alone when it comes to siblings issues.

 

 

maria89
maria89

Caroline, I appreciate what you are trying to do for theresa nd Joey, but the condescending way you talk o theresa will get you no where.... She is not going to listen when you act so holier than thou. Watch the episode again nd watch the way you talk to theresa versus the way you talk to joey

Kimberly07
Kimberly07

 @cleopatra55

 She totally thrives on it and interjects herself in it whenever possible. Holding meetings in restaurants like she's Boss.

 

elaineolivia
elaineolivia

 @piperbeau I agree that  Caroline is getting annoying.  She just can't stay out of everyone's business.  Not sure about the rest of your post.

bittersweet4
bittersweet4

 @piperbeau

 So very true.  Just may be time for her to step aside & bring on someone new who can "amp" up the ratings. The veterans are looking old & tired.  Maybe she could get a third party to sit down with her sister Dina & convince them to make amends.  Maybe one of Melissa's older sisters??  She or someone could invite Dina or Caroline to Ho-Ho-Kus for a seat down & then proceed to point out what each one is doing wrong & then go back & basically lie to the other party.  How much fun would that be? Would be an interesting storyline EXCEPT it's already been tried & no one is buying it.

macdaddy
macdaddy

 @piperbeau Caroline doesnt listen to the truth because she thinks she is ALWAYS right and is obsessed with Teresas family and bringing her down..Period...Caroline needs therapy, needs to figure out why she cant stay away from tre and her life!

bittersweet4
bittersweet4

 @15601

 Yep they are all great.  Kind of like watching dust in a corner. 

kmsussman
kmsussman

 @moporho

 if you recall she did state to Lauren why it was important about the kids seeing their family even after Lauren voiced her opinion-Lauren is still in her early 20's & I would have probably said the same thing also-in real life people do make statements & judgements  all the time-your comments about riding coattails of others is more mean than what Lauren did!!  Hope that you do have a  "Tre"  in your family/life & learn what the world karma is.

JMRN
JMRN

@Rocky_Grundle Because she thinks she is superior to everyone else and has to look like the "big gal on campus". There was NO need for that comment. If that was my sister, I'd be pissed.

chocolatepebbles
chocolatepebbles

 @Rocky_Grundle

 Caroline always likes to show she is the sister with the most - she has done this before, making a big deal of taking in Dina when she was divorced and penniless. Also remember her making an issue of the income gap between herself and Vito's parents when they went to meet them. Who knows if she genuinely is more cashed up than them, but she certainly likes to make a show - remember the strange episode when she was hoping Albie would hook up with Alexa Ray Joel, and she made a point of saying the young woman was so similar to her kids because they too had grown up with "silver spoons" in their mouths - basically making like she was on an equal financial level with a world famous successful entertainer and a supermodel - well we all know who Alexa's parents are! Great are the social ambitions of a (mortgaged) New Jersey McMansion owner!!!

bittersweet4
bittersweet4

 @bayouwife

 I think she goes with whatever she thinks will keep her relevant.  For someone who was so over it & done last year, she did a quick turn-around when she found out that the viewers were beginning to dislike her more than Danielle. I can't stand to watch her & usually turn the channel when she is in a scene.  Pretty sad that she has to drag another "family charity member" onto the screen to make us think she is likeable.   

bittersweet4
bittersweet4

 @gessie

 So agree.  Big deal and how nice that you can mention spending time in your "new" apartment, so the sister can have animal kingdom at the McMansion.  They may be trying to put me in a coma, but thank God I can turn the channel.  I don't need to watch them, but they sure need viewers to keep them relevant.

 

Jodibelle
Jodibelle

 @weinoooo Oh I know..I so cracked up "I literally had Chinese 5 minutes ago."  

piperbeau
piperbeau

 @chattyone  Never claimed otherwise! Still doesn't change the fact that Melissa pursued the show with an agenda! 

piperbeau
piperbeau

 @macnmac  Right??! It is so obvious! Love or hate Teresa she never tried to make her family look bad on national television!! I could list off about ten things that Melissa and Joey have said about Teresa and her family! including her parents! And yes after a while Teresa joined in on the sh*t talk!  but Geez how much can one girl take?! I mean they were slamming her every step of the way?!

piperbeau
piperbeau

 @macdaddy  LOL...  Caroline doesn't want to see the truth cause that would mean she was wrong!! 

marc823
marc823

 @chattyone

I would have been asking the same thing if my dad was the one lying in that hospital bed. It may seem small and insignificant to you, but visiting immediately or at the very least calling is a big deal if someone is in ICU.

Rocky_Grundle
Rocky_Grundle

 @chocolatepebbles you're SO right! now that i think about it, she's mentioned how she has "supported" or "provided for" her siblings EVER SINGLE SEASON now.  that's low enough, but to put Fran on blast for not having? or not making much money is beyond poor taste and self-aggrandizing.  like i said, i would consider it a betrayal.  SO not cool.

sonnyboy
sonnyboy

 @gracielibra  @maria89 Teresa was right about caroline, she is old and she needs to insert herself everywhere to feel needed so that she can bitch about it later lol

Hulali
Hulali

 @Rocky_Grundle  @chocolatepebbles

 I wouldn't doubt that Fran is added to the list of siblings that don't talk to Caroine either.

BTW  I loved Fran and her extreme compassion foranimals in need  Very sweet

bittersweet4
bittersweet4

 @gracielibra  @sonnyboy  @maria89

 How about "contrived Melissa", nasty "Jacqueline",  boring "Kathy", disgusting "Richie".......problem is she didn't need to tell me to be "right" about any of them.  Figured it out all on my own & without Caroline's help - oh my.