Hello and Happy Pride! I hope you all enjoyed your Sunday. Mine was busy, but fun; life is good.
Another week has passed and the drama amongst the group is still a major presence in the show. Rosie was compelled to have a conversation with Joe and Teresa, hoping to help mend their relationship. I felt bad as I watched -- Rosie is all heart, and her frustration and hurt came through loud and clear as she spoke to her cousins. I think she managed to break the wall down a bit, good for her. Apparently there is talk of a retreat in the air, hold on folks, hold on!!!
I love Rosie! She brings so much to the show and her personality really breaks up all of the drama.
I love Rosie on the show! She has a heart of gold and really brings some reality to this dramatic family.
Hi Caroline: I don't know if you brother to read these blogs, but I just wanted to stop in and say how much i geniunely like you. I'm interested in seeing more about your life and how you handle the life changes of having adult children who dont' rely on you as much, how you relate to a husband you may have more time with than ever before and finally, how you mend fences with your sister Dina. Also, you are branching out and doing radio/talk shows and finding things that you enjoy (fullfilling your dreams) and i would love to know how that's coming along. There are a lot of transitions and changes in your life and I'm interested in that story.
Can you mention Dina on the show? I never hear you talk about her and how your mending process with her is going or how you are reaching out to her. i would love to see all broken family relationships mended if its' possible. Seems like Dina cut her family out of her life, including Chris&Jac who could probably really use her support for Nick, and your brother, whose wedding she didn't attend in season 4, not to mention being an aunt to her nieces and nephews. Hopefully, this has changed somewhat. The situation with your sister is a bit of a mystery. If you can, please share how your mending process with Dina is going too.
Caroline you think you just might ha e made a mistake teaming up with Melissa against your old dear friend. I hope you fix it
You think you are like the Godfather! Always putting your 2 cents in everyone's business! Whenever you don't like someone, you make sure everyone gangs up on them! Why don't you like Teresa anyway? Is it about the cookbook thing? How pathetic! You should fix you family before trying to give advice to others...
Thank you Caroline for being gracious to Teresa this season. I applaud you trying to help with Joe & Teresa and having the gift this season of knowing when to walk away. Kudo's to you
Caroline you must give credit were credit is due...as much as you do not want to say it but KUDOS to Teresa for suggesting the retreat...Rosie did not get thru to Teresa because Teresa has changed so much since her dad was hospitalized and I see a more humble Teresa...Rosie had nothing to do with a break thru it was Teresa who decided to make things better because of her dad situation...
Oh, I'm happy you came to your senses and backed up out of Teresa marriage. Your has plenty of issue's like everyone else!
I appreciate you for trying to point out "both sides" of the issues w/Theresa and her brother, Joe. Melissa is more trouble than he realizes. But on another note, something just does NOT look/sound right w/you and your husband. The energy is awkward at best, and I think he's completely in auto-pilot mode called "tolerance". I see little to NO love there. I'm so sorry but these things show when you put your life on a pedestal for display. Things aren't healthy w/your family...
funny you mention it because me and my family noticed it tonight toooooo
@Guest12345 I am not a huge Caroline fan, but I felt sorry for her tonight. Maybe Albert is very private with his emotions and displays of affection. She poured out her feelings to him like she was warning him about something. I hope we are all just speculating.
Caroline will be the see ya housewife after this season. Completely uninteresting now as is her self chosen plot line to be adviser to Joe/Theresa -
Show is done.
You have become more like your old self. True to being you. I like seeing you try to help Joe and Tre work out their problems. I truly believe Melissa likes to see Joe and Tre fight. It keeps her in the limelight. It is great to see you not taking sides so much but really trying to get both sides to open up and forgive. Great job Caroline. I think your children are great. They look out for you and take up for you as child should. It was good to see your son's open up about work and how they see their future. They are young, you and Al have done a great job, they will find their way in time. Stay positive.
what girl in her right minds would ever want to be with Kristofer after his total display of short-mindedness and bigotry....Alby is not far away just by association. No wonder Caroline boys are lonely....Good luck with this negativity about falling in love-for-life to ever find a self-respected woman for them
It must be the end of days. Caroline sits there with a ridiculous smile on her face while her "boys" discuss fat girls giving great oral sex! I did have to laugh when she told precious little Albie that he would have to find a woman like her, who doesn't mind putting work first and Lauren piped up with, "Maybe you should date your mother"....LMAO....and....scene. Makes me want to share a "bay bomber" with Lydia's mom on RHOC. Come to think of it, maybe Caroline needs to get a "prescription" for her headaches. Yeah, that's it! Then maybe she'd just chill out for awhile and let her husband live in Manhattan, where he really wants, instead of being next door neighbors, virtually, with her sons. Caroline, if you need to know how to go about getting a "prescription", let Lydia's mom know....or me. Or, try hormone therapy, anything to stop you from acting and looking like a complete idiot. And, so I don't have to post this on another blog, that scene with Teresa and her brother in the gym, that had to be staged. There were two people in the gym besides those two and Joe Gorga is sitting there making unbelievable noises while hoisting weights, and Teresa, opened mouthed as usual, looks around and says, "Is that my BROTHA?!!!" Come on, you guys. It's so far from reality TV, it's ridiculous.
WOW.....Let ME tell YOU something....you're boys are disgusting PIGS.....you must be so proud.
@heir2me , Sweetie, trust me they are NOT average by a long shot. I hope you've held out for better?
OMG - that is just too funny. Maybe Melissa will write a dedication to Caroline in her book about how wonderful a role model she is and how she hopes her own sons will grow up to be just like Albie & Chris. Antonia could aspire to be Lauren even after she has "soiled her wild oats".
Greetings from Illinois! I don't understand why you and others make excuses for Rosie and her outrageous bullying behavior , yelling and use of profanity! So scary at times. I believe she needs help! All of you need to leave Teresa alone! You of all people had your nerve to meet up with Teresa! I have no idea why Teresa met you. Perhaps Bravo coerced her?! Get on with your own lives and stop meddling! Ann
Ann932dogs Nobody is afraid of Rosie. Too many people are busy judging the window dressing instead of the content. Everyone on the show loves Rosie so they aren't the ones judging the window dressing. Hmmm, everyone has something in common after all. Oh yeah, and we're watching these people live their lives on public television and hounding these people on message boards. Talk about meddling and getting on with someone else's life. I realize they get paid for this, but I humbly appreciate their offering in sharing their lives with us. We all have these characters in our lives one way or the other and we're all negotiating with family members, friends, bosses, etc. all the time. Their struggles touch us all in personal way and it takes courage to expose it in the grand coliseum.
Rosie has expressed many sides of herself. What others choose to focus on is a reflection of who they are. It's ALWAYS true. Cynicism is not a sign of wisdom. It's a lack of imagination. Whether or not they volunteered for this gig and they're getting paid for it does not wipe out their humanity. Whether or not they can choose to read the comments doesn't change the fact that we are all voluntarily watching this show sticking our noses in their business and they are no more culpable than we are. This show would not exist without us. Glasses houses...
@Eckasha13 @Robson Yes, Rosie has presented a few sides of her personality on the show. She has shown she can be overbearing, loud, vulgar and she has threatened violence. People are usually known by their actions that speak the loudest. It's is not that viewers focus on these unbecoming characteristics Rosie displays, it is that these traits stand out the most. This is a reflection of her not the viewers. The cast on this show voluntarily chose to put their personal lives on display knowing the public would have an opinion. In other words, our noses could not possibly be stuck in their business if it wasn't on TV. This show would not exist if they had not signed on the dotted line. Sometimes being cynical is wise, it keeps us from being gullible.
suzyq1234 Eckasha13 Robson Just because someone opens themselves up to be shot doesn't mean I have to choose to shoot them. It's a dynamic process. In all of Rosie's 'nastiness', she seems to have had the greatest influence of all on Teresa and Joe. Apparently vulgarity is healing for some people. I bet you won't stop watching the show because of it.
@Robson @Eckasha13 I agree Robson....they need us...not the other way around....when I read that the poster " humbly" appreciates their offering, I spit out my tequila....my neighbors have more drama than they show us on tv....without viewers there would be no opportunity to prosper from their many failed attempts at buisness...
What I love most about the show, they show a little of everything that is going on in the world today. I can relate to Jac and her troubles with Ashley. I can relate to Caroline and the hours her hubby puts into working and not being home over the years. I can relate to Tre. I have family members that have gone thru hell to lose weight...aka Lauren. I have two family members that are gay.But, the family I come from, we all are there for each other. Many fights over the years, the no talking to so and so, while in the same room,but if something happened, we band together....Family Italian Style. I also thank them for bringing BLK water out. I have over active thyroid-graves....since buying their water, my levels have been in remission, my Endro even wrote the name down to offer to her other patients. Have no clue what is in that water, but, know one thing...IT has HELPED me.
HappyHousewife2 I am so happy to hear that you are receiving health benefits!! You're not the first person I have heard of with grave's disease that has received a lot of support from trace minerals and water. I really appreciate this show for taking holistic healing out of the spa and really applying it their own lives. Here's to your health!!
t after watching your sons bushing women with bad names and double standards i stopped liking you. And all you did is smile? Your son does not want girls? really? and you are not shocked by such a dumb confession? You all are stuck in dark ages when it comes to women and respect for women. Tell your sons that it is woman that hold the world and carry life to fruition. Take it from me...very educated, foreign-born, full time highly paid job...crossed the word, raised 2 kids and have 4 grand kinds...being married and doing it all...why ridicule women as if we live in mid eval time?
chattyone taniasveta Pretty disgusting that they think big girls are the chics that give bl*w J*bs!!!
They are not saying anything different than most conversations young people would have. I know alot of men who would prefer not to have girls for the same reasons the guys talked about. And in high school, the reality is kids put labels on each other (really in everyday life people do this).I think the scene might have been to real for you. I thought it was hilarious. Have had these convos with my own friends at some point.
heir2me I have four sons and not one of them or their friends have EVER expressed such Neanderthal type attitudes towards females. For "Mother of the Year" it appears you have set poor example for your sons'
Everyone is placing all the blame for the remarks about fat girls being bj queens on Caroline's "boys" Yes, Chris did say that, yes he is a pig ... but CAROLINE is the one who brought it up. Christopher tells his mom he does not want kids, then clarifies that he does not want a girl ... first 10 years he needs to keep "THE THING" alive, from 10 - 25 he has to make sure "IT'S" not a wh*re ... shows that he was raised to really respect females. Caroline said at the beginning of the scene, children learn what they live .. it's scary to think what those 3 Manzo kids lived. Chris makes his astute observation about parenting girls, Lauren looks at her mother and says that Caroline was lucky because Lauren was fat during her wh*re days. It is at this point that CAROLINE says, "No, because there is another theory ...." Chis chimes in with the fat girls are bj queens and Caroline smiles, looks in Albies direction, nods and Lauren reaffirms the statement and claims she was not a bj queen. Brother and sister fist pump over that and the smiles and dinner banter continues at the Mazo table. Aw, nothing like family dinner time with the Manzos.
Caroline.....why you have to answer a call....and run right back into the room and blab to everyone in there exactly who it was and what was said. YOU ARE A GOSSIP. And they all think Teresa is bad!
I am just wondering if your children have ever worked for someone other than family? I think it would help them to know what it takes to work for someone else. I don't think they understand what it takes to keep a job & what it is really like out there in the real world. Cut the apron strings & let them spread their wings & experience real life and determine what path they want to take in life, girlfriends no girlfriends, children no children, work hard, smell the roses. Just a thought.
It was so nice to see you smile while your adult "children" discussed fat girls and bjs. Gotta love how the Manzos keep it classy.
I know Caroline's children are adults, but it seems they have no respect in regards to what they say in front of their parents or anybody else
Everyone there was an adult, why can't they have adult, real convos. Everyone's family is not the smile and nod types, some actually do talk. Respect has to do with how you treat a person.
you need to stop instigating the gossip about Teresa, can't you people have a party without bashing her she isn't even there...and shame on you for now hanging out with her family when you both were so close before they came on the show....who needs friends like you
Caroline I raised my children as a stay at home mon/wife with a husband that worked long hours also. Your children remind me of my own. My sons are also thinking business first security first, and I hope that there are young girls out in the world that will appreciate this quality in our children . I was the disciplinarian my husband was the fun parent. I am married to my husband for over 25yrs now and I am so proud of my children . I give you a lot of credit Caroline. You don't see respect very often in today's generation. You have done a great job with your family. You are a proud mother and have every right to feel that way.
Blah blah blah...all you haters out there!! Caroline is the most level headed person on the show...I love her and the rest of the girls. Teresa is her own worst enemy and just needs to sit back and listen or watch some previous episodes and maybe she will see her wrongs!!
@Shawnilea nobody is hating on Caroline she needs to hold everybody to the same standards including that childish son of hers Chris! She's been ok so far this season but she's boring because she's not telling everything. Her husband comes home once a week and she judges other people marriages. Big Al is probably got a lot of skeletons in his closet.
@Robson Don't know what happened to my first comment but, you are so right. It's sad that on this show a family is arguing. Participants in the other real housewives shows can sever ties, wash their hands and be done if they choose but, this is a family. Everyone will have to step up and own their actions. It can't be just one person.