Caroline Manzo

Caroline thinks Teresa and Joe's one-on-one time helped expose their true feelings.

on Jul 21, 20130

Hello again and happy Sunday! I hope you all had a wonderful week and managed to stay cool in the heat!

I have to admit that the phone call I received from Teresa was surprising, especially that early in the morning! If you remember, when we met for lunch I promised her I'd be there for her if she needed me. Teresa sounded upset, and after watching tonight’s episode, I can understand where she was coming from. What an awful thing to witness and be part of -- everyone's emotions had to be through the roof. Call me crazy, call me meddling, or maybe just call me a friend, for better or worse, Lake George, here I come. Just as a reminder to myself, always take the time to put make up on -- what a mess!

When I arrived I found Kathy, Rich, Rosie, and Melissa having breakfast together, and although they looked a little drained, everyone seemed to be OK. I was happy to hear that Teresa and Joe were in a private session with Dr. V.

340 comments
biancashines
biancashines

Caroline, i am glad u showed up. w/out u who knows what could have happened. Theresa is an abomination.  thank the Lord u were there.

patty.badali
patty.badali

Hate to beat a dead horse, find one on one time with your on family. You really had no business going to Lake George, not your business! It was a family affair, tend to your own!

theprincess1
theprincess1

Caroline, you are a good friend, but I do think that Teresa needs some serious help and after seeing the news today she can get it where she is going.  I think you are a woman of wisdom, and your kids are great.  Also, it is funny but kind how you allow your sister and her farm to stay at your house.  So cute, and all of you kids look alike, so cute.  I have 9 siblings and I know what it is like being in a large family! fun, love, and a lot of chores

NanC456
NanC456

Caroline, maybe you can give Lauren some of the nice pills you are taking this season.... Actually, pass them along to Jac while you are at it.   I am amazed at how you re-invented yourself this season, and I am simply not buying it...it's ridiculous..

lovehwnj1105
lovehwnj1105

caroline, I love you. I think out of the whole show you are the most genuine and really stand by what you say. Teresa also has a very  big heart and you can tell her words are real. im glad you and Teresa seem to put all bs behind you and you have showed you are areal friend.

angryinny
angryinny

Let people work out their own issues.  If Teresa doesn't know how to make up with her brother and always has to run to someone else to try to help, let her stop hating for two minutes and look at her own behavior.  She is a silly baby who should not be babied.  You know all you have to do is say one thing she doesn't want to hear and it will be back to "blubber, blubber, blubber".  A jerk!  She doesn't even understand the meaning of taking responsibility so how can you expect her to do it?  Let the Dr. V's of this world deal with her.

rosyposy
rosyposy

Caroline,  you were suckered into entering the lion's den.  You just cannot win with some people.  I understand that, by nature, you are the kind of person who wants to fix family-type problems.  You should realize that Teresa really does not want to fix herself.  She just wants others to join in her sick delusional state and tell her she is OK.  Her problems are for a real doctor, not a hollywood pop-counselor.  Back off and just enjoy the rest of the cast.  The Teresa thing is just too disturbing.  What is even more disturbing is that the Gorga's seem to be allowing her to drive them over the edge.  I blame Joe.  He should keep his little family totally away from the Giudice gang.  Fighting with them only took him down to their level.

TrvlgirlNyc
TrvlgirlNyc

Does anyone else find it bizarre that Caroline thinks she can fix Teresa and Joe, when she cant fix her own family.

Isnt it going on three years that her and Dina have not spoken, I also believe there are other family members that hate her also..  HELLO whats wrong with this picture!!! 

WCW
WCW

So you get to go to the family retreat. Hope you pick up tips from Dr V to help with your own sibling falling outs. From the comments on your blog, it appears that you have a lot of work to do to regain the popularity you once enjoyed. No way will you call anyone out, especially Melissa and no way will you give a sincere,real public apology to Teresa for what you did to her last season. Good luck and remember you can always do those things at the reunion!

TinyLove
TinyLove

You know, last year these same people were commenting "You need to be there for Tre blah blah blah" now that you are they are attacking you for it lol. Anyways, I would of NOT gone if I was you. Tre doesn't need you remember? Because she can solve it all (sarcasm). If I was you I would slowly back away then run for the hills lol. That family can't be fixed. There is too much damage caused by all of them. You just need to spend time with your kids,not with the crazy Italian family. I guess that's the difference with "off the boat Italians" they act like a mess.   

bravochic
bravochic

Caroline,

 

I think you are only being civil and "nice" to Teresa now because the fans totally turned on you for turning on Teresa. It isn't real it is you doing what is best in your own self interest. You never had a real reason to turn on her like that. You could have distanced yourself from her in other ways. I hope you are sorry and are remorseful to her. 

usmc0703
usmc0703

Caroline my husband and I have always liked you but don't you see how crazy Melissa is too?  Come on now that you saw the episode do you really think her begging on her knees was a real and compassionate way to move on.  She thinks she is not wrong at all.  All she wants is Teresa to say she is wrong and look like the bad guy.  I use to not take sides just sit and watch but boy has Melissa really shown through this season.  You seem level headed but I don't know how you can tell Teresa you don't want to be her friend but remain friends with crazy Melissa?

angryinny
angryinny

I do think sometimes you are too full of advice, but I never doubt that your intentions are honest.  If Teresa called me and asked me to come, I would have gone too.  She is soooooooooo needy.  I do think her only answer is professional help, but I think you are all kind to continue to try to help her.  I don't know what you could do to motivate her to seek therapy, her husband certainly would disagree and after all, he is the one she will unfortunately listen too the most.  Good luck with that one.  If you can stand another round of the arguing and tantrums. more power to you.  Maybe someday she will see the light.  But considering how vengeful she is, I would give her a wide berth.  Tough problems require tough love and she is certainly a tough nut to crack.  I love how Dr. V handled her.  It just shows that therapy would certainly her the poor woman. 

TSan
TSan

I think you are infatuated with Teresa. I also think you thrive off the drama because seeing them do bad makes you feel better about your own miserable life. I also think you're a bored, lonely woman who tries to come off as a wise mother figure who has it all put together. I'm not buying it. A woman who is TRULY happy wouldn't entertain all this negative drama for a family you're not a part of.

AnnikaN_Reid
AnnikaN_Reid

Love love love you for how you stepped in to help! muah xoxo

NJerseyGal
NJerseyGal

Have you ever apologized to Teresa for the way you treated her last season?  Remember how we were all going to understand where your anger was coming from?  Still waiting, but that's besides the point.

 

Looks like you are finally seeing Melissa for what she is.  

maskedblogger
maskedblogger

You needed to stay home.  It wasn't about you or your family.  Okay, so if Teresa asked you there, then once you found out about the breakthrough with Joe and Teresa you should have gone home.  This is not about your  family at all.  Go home and work on being happy with your husband.  Get rid of the apartment that's 10 minutes from your sons and actually do something for your husband.  Stop trying to live vicariously through your kids.  Also, your sons don't need your help constantly, they're old enough to fly away from the nest and take care of themselves.

 

allielee
allielee

Caroline,

I thought this episode you looked more beautiful than usual.  Keep with the makeup-less fresh face!  so pretty!

Vigdis
Vigdis

Last season you where frozen with hatred towards T and her sonofabitch husband.

Now you are trying to better your torn-to-pieces image.

I feel sorry for you.  May advice to you; stay with your handpicked friends Melissa and Cathy.  You so deserve each other.  

bravochic
bravochic

Caroline,

 

You owe Teresa a huge apology for turning on her then hanging with her family. Complete betrayal. You turned on her for no good reason. Take your own advice and forgive and forget. She apologized but you refused her apology. Fans won't forgive you until you apologize to Teresa and are kinder to her. She is not perfect but is very well liked.

tinsal
tinsal

i was so glad you keep your word with teresa and i just hope u and teresa can find a friendship once again.

TinaM123
TinaM123

Caroline, Just for fun I'm going to tell you why I think you joined Teresa's family. The timing was right. You were menopausal, you were lonely with Al working all the time and you were suffering from "empty nest syndrome." Along comes 4 young people filled with energy, giving you all the attention in the world. One scene showed Joey Gorga kissing Albert's ring, that's how much the Gorga's and Wakile's flooded you with admiration. When you scolded Mel and Kathy for starting trouble at your restaurant in the beginning, they stood there like 2 school girls and took whatever you dished out without any defense, their facial expressions were priceless. You needed the Gorga's energy, their youth, it was just what you needed at that time in your life. They needed your help with the Teresa assault so they laid it on thick. You fell for it hook line and sinker, you were very needy at that time. They took total advantage of you. You're a smart lady and I can't imagine you not seeing through these 4 people. This is my own opinion and of course I could be wrong big time!!

phillygirl29
phillygirl29

I first want to say this is definitely the most "real" of the Real Housewives franchise!  I am Italian and I know what it is like to be in families like the ones on this show!  What I don't understand Caroline is why, when Melissa came on the show, you all dropped Teresa like she was poison to join forces with Melissa.  To me it was clear Melissa only came on the show to ruin Teresa.  You, Teresa and Jax were all friends for years.  You all had each others backs.  Maybe there were things going on off of the show we don't know about which put a wedge in that friendship but I can only hope after seeing this episode that things get better with all of you and like Teresa said "you don't know the real Melissa", maybe you will see that too because being an outisder looking in - she just seems like a manipulator to me.  Teresa called you because she obviously had respect for your relationship, whether it was strained or not she still trusted you.  Can't wait to watch the rest of the season!

TinaM123
TinaM123

Welcome back Caroline, I love seeing you and Tre on good terms but we need a little more from you. Out of the whole cast, you hurt Teresa the most. You were the most vile, the most hateful. If you truly want to turn this around, please let US see you "out" the Gorga's and the Wakile's, for they made a complete fool of you and used you like an old rag. Please allow us to see you apologize to Teresa for what you did to her because as viewers, we don't understand why you did it. She's never done anything to you or Jacqu. I know it's a lot to ask but what you did was huge, it was shocking and not you at all. I think we all deserve an explanation of some sort!

Jessica.Cohen954
Jessica.Cohen954

Caroline you see through others BS... Do me one favor.. Call Melissa out on her BS. You know she is intimated by you already and the fact that you talk to her husband alone she don't likie....

 

So glad the old Caroline is back and that you are sincere in your caring for Teresa.... xoxoxo

lovehwnj1105
lovehwnj1105

 @TrvlgirlNyc

 well first joe gorga involved her and then Teresa. who knows maybe because whats going on with her family makes her even more sensitive and want help them if she cant fix it between her and her own family. either way its coming from a good place it seems so who cares

Meri_ani
Meri_ani

 @TinyLove I'm an 'off the boat Greek' and i take offence to your comment. A bit racist love, I'm surprised Bravo approved your comment, as for Caroline, yes she should be there she is a little older and grounded and may be able to be a calming influence on the Gorgas and Wakiles. Did I agree with her behaviour towards Teresa last season, NO, but she is making amends.

TrvlgirlNyc
TrvlgirlNyc

 @bravochic BravoChic you are so correct, Caroline do you still think Teresa is a  "Disgrace"

jennifer.alston76
jennifer.alston76

 @usmc0703 I totally agree. I am seeing Melissa's TRUE colors. Ever since the night at the Posh Fashion Show, I saw how she intentionally called Joe to tell her, what she thought was going on. Then I heard her in the car telling Joe to tell Teresa "Shame on You!" I normally don't take sides either, but I am seeing Melissa for who she is. And I don't think she likes Teresa and Joe forgiving each other. That became very apparent this last episode! But I also saw Joe turn a little bit once his wife arrived, he seemed to feed off of her negative vibe.

mmcc123
mmcc123

 @usmc0703 I don't even think Melissa would be satisfied if Teresa took all the blame like she claims she wants. Some people just need to have someone to hate. I think the entire cast loves Joe Gorga because he's funny and fun to be around, so they tolerate Melissa, because Melissa doesn't seem to be cool with him going and hanging out with anyone on the show alone.

Ldenver
Ldenver

 @SylviaS LOL....oh my goodness, this was just silly beyond belief....Teresa called her because it was Caroline who got involved again on behalf of Baby Joe. Teresa feels that Caroline would be the only one that could get him to break away from his Jailer Melissa long enough to speak to the counselor....

Ldenver
Ldenver

 @NJerseyGal I think when Caroline made that statement she did not count on Dina saying why they really were not talking..and that it had NOTHING to do with Teresa....

Ladyhawk61
Ladyhawk61

 @D-Ann

 D-Ann I like what you said!  Here's something many people forget and Caroline has said it several times on the show, for her and your book.  Many people say they "only tell the truth" like Caroline but what she doesn't think about is the fact  perception of truth is different in each person.  So what you hear as "the truth maybe I hear different".  Whenever someone says they only tell the truth they should add " I only tell the truth the way I see it".  I hope Caroline reads this so she will stop saying that on the show.  :-) 

 

 

Ldenver
Ldenver

 @TinaM123 This will never happen because Caroline NEVER admits to anything.. its is beneath her and her family....

BAgger
BAgger

 @TinaM123 Why would she apologize on camera? Teresa has taken Caroline's offer as the olive branch it was and is apparently at least on the show willing to let it go (a first for Teresa in my opinion).

maskedblogger
maskedblogger

 @TinaM123 Ummm Teresa called Caroline.  I think she's done enough there.  The Gorga's and the Wakiles are not hateful.  I don't know what show you've been watching but Teresa should be called Terrorosa and that husband of hers is nothing more than a gorilla in clothes.

TinaM123
TinaM123

@Jessica.Cohen954 I think it's one of Melissa's biggest fears. That is why she didn't like it when her husband went to Caroline for help. She's not happy to see Caroline anymore. How funny, she adored seeing Caroline when they all sat around trashing Teresa for 2 seasons!

lovehwnj1105
lovehwnj1105

 @mmcc123  @usmc0703

 exactly and also Melissa knows only thing that got her on the show was her fighting with Teresa so she has keep thsat drama going

NJerseyGal
NJerseyGal

 @Ldenver Has Dina ever said why?  I remember her saying it had nothing do with Teresa,but did she ever give a reason for the rift? 

 

Caroline was so nasty last season, and she kept saying it would all come out, and we would understand, but I still don't know what Teresa did that was so horrible, other than some sentences in a cookbook that Teresa apologized for more than once.

viewerlainie
viewerlainie

It is only a first if you started watching the show this year. You really can't remember Teresa letting the phony Melissa off the hook for contacting Danielle and feeding her all of Teresa's business and begging Danielle to bring her on the show to help her bring Teresa down.

Ldenver
Ldenver

 @NJerseyGal Dina said that Caroline and her kids made very hurtful comments to her, both personally and about some professional decisions that she made for herself ( She quit the show because she was given a show on HGTV)....She said that things with Caroline and her kids had gotten too Toxic and she did not want to be a part of that any more...so how Caroline made this all about Teresa was beyond me...and according to Dina's statement , it was beyond her too. Dina said that Jacqueline got involved and things got even worse. She did not give details. Only hinted that Jacqueline was upset that Dina was speaking to Teresa, and that she was trying to convince Dina that Teresa was to blame for the family drifting apart. Kinda waky on Jakies part...weird even...