Caroline Manzo

Caroline explains why she challenged Teresa to talk with Jacqueline.

on Jul 28, 20130

Hey guys, how's everyone doing? It's all good in New Jersey, thank goodness for Dr. V!



I really enjoyed this week’s episode, we finally saw some progress and real communication between the Gorga and Guidice clan. I liked Dr. V's direct approach attitude; she took no nonsense and called you out when you needed it. In other words, she understood them, she knew the mentality of everyone in the room, and she spoke their language. She worked miracles!

210 comments
joejoe_no1
joejoe_no1

I didn't hear all that Teresa needs to admit her wrongs junk. You lied.

mischief1
mischief1

Love you and Jacqueline on the show. I'm hoping for many more seasons of the show. Would like the show a lot more if it showed more of your family and slightly less of the other. I'm burned out on the family fighting on the other side.  Same thing over and over. I see the right things being said and done but I don't feel it. Probably because heard it before and it comes across more and more as I have to play nice if I'm going to keep this job. I had high hopes of taking responsibility for her(Teresa's) actions but can clearly see that's never going to happen.  Love when your children are on.  Your boys and daughter really crack me up. I like when Kathy, Rosie, Jacqueline, you and your children are on. I know I'm going to see something fun, insightful, touching, smart and with some real depth.  Wishing you all the best.

Missmarch
Missmarch

I realize that your storyline is exceedlingly dull, and Bravo threw you a bone by getting "involved" with the Gorgons' drama, but, really, try to be interesting on your own instead of butting into everyone else's business, including your children.  They need to detach from you in order to be successful.  Moving to Hoboken isn't going to make you exciting or interesting, either.  Why don't you do something positive and help the underprivileged or elderly.  Your life is yawn inducing. Zzzzzzzz....

Blondie62
Blondie62

Caroline, Personally all Dr. V did was show all of them they could air out their differences and start to reconcile, but unless all 4 are ready to do this it will not work.

rosyposy
rosyposy

Caroline, I would stay out of Teresa and Jacqueline's fued.  You will wind up getting the blame from one of them.  Teresa caused the entire thing when she tried to deflect her blame onto Jacqueline.  I do not blame Jacqueline for never wanting to deal with that nut job again.  Teresa destroyed her own family with her mouth, and will destroy the harmony in yours if you let her.  Just stand back and let the chips fall where they fall.  Teresa and Juicy's lies have them in enough hot water right now.....just stay away from the whole thing.

Rapunzel66
Rapunzel66

I love you on the show. you are the "unsung her', the "voice of reason" amidst all the chaos and craziness. I have always agreed with you and I give you a gold star for giving Theresa yet another chance. I don't think Theresa is very intelligent and she surely lacks good judgement and perception about family relationships. You offer help to all;just remember to save some time and strength to nurture yourself as well. God Bless You!

anrahbar
anrahbar

In the spirit of direct approach and no nonsense- Carolyn, what do you think Teresa and Joe had in their suitcases on all of your trip to Italy?  There is a shot where others are making fun of Joe trying to wrangle all the luggage when the rest of you used the crew to handle your luggage.  It looked suspicious to me at the time knowing they had financial problems.  Do you think Joe and Teresa took valuables to stash with their Italian relatives knowing their bankruptcy was looming?  I have not stopped wondering ever since the original airing of that Italian cruise ship trip.

itznia
itznia

I absolutely cannot stand watching you- you are so full of yourself.  You have NO business in that family's affairs of the heart.  Stay out of it.

deborah.randall.58
deborah.randall.58

Now I know why you didn't want to be friends with Kim G. Her statements of late are childish.

cranberry40
cranberry40

Caroline - you and your family are the best and damn, girl, you keep getting prettier each season.  Your strength, levelheadedness, and common sense speaks volumes about the goodness you have in your heart and it shows in your wonderful kids.  Luck and luv to you and hubby in all you do!  If only I had a BFF, sister, or mom like you...if only.,,

susanamarie
susanamarie

You do still care about Teresa, since you came running when she called. There is something addicting about this woman, I feel she is so innocent about life and naive! 

michelle.lucas.3150
michelle.lucas.3150

Nice to see the old Caroline back these last couple of episodes. You could just see the relief Teresa had when you came to the retreat. You challenged Teresa to talk and try to make amends with Jacqueline, but your sister-in law is spiraling out of control. It's so sad to watch your brother Chris suffer through his wife's breakdown. She needs professional help. Perhaps Dr. V. Hopefully Teresa can see that Jacqueline is unstable and her emotions are out of control and all over the place. She needs a family intervention for her own instabilities before she can mend things with Teresa. Good luck.

 

winterbluebella
winterbluebella

Your son's-best-friend's-mother, KimG, is throwing around some very cruel tweets. Could you, Caroline, oh wise old owl that you are, 'infuse' yourself in the situation and ask her to please stop? Seeing how you live to be the 'voice of reason?'

fiesta
fiesta

I'm still  torn about you Caroline, either you've become a peacemaker (good for book sales right now), or you've got a long term plan to take Teresa down, and needed to get close to her (good for future books.)

penneyone
penneyone

Caroline it's nice that you can move on from last years reunion and be there for Teresa. She can't seem to forget anything that was said from that reunion show. I'm glad you want Jacqueline and Teresa to be friends again. I hope it happens. 

Fil007
Fil007

Caroline,

 

Glad you're acting saner this season (so far).  I have a difficult time with you.  You ripped apart Danielle when she was on the show saying how crazy and disgusting she was.  Then, you did the same thing to Teresa!  When you fight, you fight down and dirty and hypocritically.

 

Recently, I saw your new "advice" book at B & N and just couldn't help laughing; nor could I open it.  Physician heal thy self!

 

But, you seem less crazy this year and that's a positive.

DJN
DJN

I'm not a fan of you or your family. I think you spend way too much time fiddling around everybody else's business while your house is burning down around you. BUT..... You showed up when Teresa asked. That was a stand up thing to do. 

 

If you could just gain consistency and judge Jacqueline, Melissa, and yourself by the same standards you judge Teresa, your consistency would also gain you credibility. Teresa is no saint, but the vile, nasty, anger induced words spewed out of your friend Melissa and sister-in-law's mouths.... AWFUL! Just awful! 

fiesta
fiesta

Very clever getting Teresa to commit to a meeting with Jaq.  Funny watching Teresa on WWHL, Dr. V & Andy trying to get Teresa to give you some credit, comical, even Andy was laughing at her! Was he playing her?

mag42
mag42

Caroline,  I so admire you this year.  Last year, was another story, as you agreed.   You have such common sense and LISTEN a lot and see things that others do not.  You did such a great thing by dropping everything and going up to LAKE GEORGE BECAUSE TRE ASKED YOU.  You know she never asks for help.  You a  wise woman and I so admire you.  I am hoping that the peace stays half-way there and we can see some fun.  Jac, My heart goes out to.                         I do feel she had a part in last year's hoopla.  Tre was her good friend.  Everyone played on Jac too and buzzed in her ear.  I loved their friendship.  I think Jac does miss Tre and I know she misses her too ....Anxious to see the next episode and praying and hoping that the reunion show turns bad..       God Bless Caroline.  Good Job and All the Best, Maryann

RHcrazy
RHcrazy

I don't believe it for a second.  Caroline was behind Jacqueline's and Teresa's break.  She directed it, fueled it, and rejoiced in it.  She got a lot of bad feedback about it, and it seems she is now trying on a different persona the smug, Motha Manzo, peace maker.  ....only we still hear her judgemental statements sneak in......fat girl comments, etc.  I don't believe this for a second.....she's got motive.

hannah79
hannah79

You did help.  Your presence supported the need for reconcilliation.  You had nothing to gain but you gave alot of good advice.  They all enjoyed your presence.  Sometimes the best thing you can do is just to be there.

maria89
maria89

This retreat was an inappropriate time to talk about jacquline, I see Melissa eat al criticized Teresa for bringing up Melissa, but yet you bring her up again. Jac hurt Teresa horribly, you talk about how much stress jac is under....well how about the stress Teresa is under with every cast mate against her and her legal problems etc., can ANY of you EVER see Teresa's side? Can you and jac just admit what you had done to Teresa last season was awful? Jac needs to apologize and tell the world that she purposely misled the gorgas on Teresa's involvement in strippergate.

rukidding
rukidding

Oh Caroline! How we have missed you.  So glad you are back. Hugs and air kisses.

mitfordgirl
mitfordgirl

I really like you Caroline. So good to see most everyone at a good place for a change :) Hoping everyone can heal old wounds.

Leah008
Leah008

That kiss Teresa gave you when you fell into her arms was a kiss of relief. It was so nice to see you both like that. You do trust her and hope you dont disappoint her again.

Oahustacey
Oahustacey

I like you much better this season. Watching the show, I see what happens. Kathy whinning about her chance is ridiculous to me.  The bigger issue needed to be addressed.  Stop giving Kathy such a pass for being passively aggressively the problem too.  And please stop giving Joe Gorga a pass for such bad behavior.  If you really think his starting the issues at the christening and the fight with Joe Giudice deserves a pass I remain disappointed.  Wrong is wrong and bad behavior is bad behavior.  I also sure wish that you would see Melissa for who she really is.

maria89
maria89

Caroline, please talk to Chris and see if jac needs some help. Something is wrong with her, she acts bizarre, and over-emotional, more than can be accounted for by her sons diagnosis as that happened way last year, and she's lucky to have the money to get him help. I think she has some stress issues and I'm concerned she's "self-medicating" if you get my drift.

maria89
maria89

I was really happy to see you drop everything to go up to the retreat. I guess you do care. Last season I thought you were so full of hate and bitterness but I see that you learn from watching yourself. Good for you.

angie0238
angie0238

#1, unless you have an autistic child, say nothing, got that? You have no idea, 24 hrs a day and your life is never your own again, NEVER. So stop with the child and Jacqueline. I know what I talk about, my niece went thru hell for 19 yrs until she learned she had to place him in a living facility because there was no one who could commit to caring for him if anything happened to her and her husband. We all love her son, but no, we cannot do that. He would close up and now he is in a wonderful home with continuous activity which helps him not to withdraw.

 

#2 Caroline, don't you play out the problems with your husband on TV. Please do not do that. Enough. Do whatever you and your spouse are going thru privately, please? 

 

#3 Caroline, it was wonderful that you made the trip and you encouraged and kept encouraging Melissa to participate with Dr, V and her hubby and sister in law. It would not have happened without you. Although everyone likes Rosie, she is always drunk, loud, screaming. You were kind, soothing and when you said "Dr. V., may find the trigger point " in this horror of relationships, you were right. Someone not a friend, who knew nothing about the characters on the show, etc., was what was needed, Dr. V was wonderful and she needs a show on Oprah's network, maybe that is why Oprah is going to be on Andy's aftershow, which I love.

 

#4 Caroline, I think your children have made the fortune and are on the road of "not being important to my viewing"...yes, they are wonderful, you did an amazing job, but enough. Your daughter looks so happy and beautiful, although she always was, she has her own store. Your sons have their business and lots of lovely ladies dying to meet them. But they are not going to get their own show, as you have assumed by now, nor are they going to be

the place to go in Hoboken. Your husband does not like the show and it shows. I know you need a family to be on that show, but less of all of them. You have Jacqueline who badly needs a sister nearby and you have been wonderful to your sister in law. You are the one force on that show who has tried to remain who you are and I

think that is wonderful for a reality show where everything is blown out of the water. Write Caroline, you should be writing the book. I am also an older sister in a large family. You should write a book, about your life?  About how you raised wonderful children? About how it feels to be on a reality show, help fun a business, cook amazing meals and how you support your husband. Just start writing.  You have a lot to say, we do at this age, so write, you will edit later. Love and God Bless You, I admire that you do not do anything to your face to not show age.

Theresa did so much to that beautiful face in the past few years, it is hard to look at her with that eye makeup and those eyelashes.  She use to be so vibrant and beautiful.Now, so phony. Sorry, trying to look too young is worse

than growing older.

AddictedToBravo25
AddictedToBravo25

You need to fix your own family.Especially after that disgusting public dinner conversation your bro and his quacked out wife had on national TV! Your daughter needs an attitude adjustment, and needs to move out on her own. Your husband doesn't even appear to like you very much. Looks like too much effort when he tries to even speak to you. You allow your whacked out sister to overtake your husbands home with animals.. WTF. How many family members besides Dina are you on the outs with? I can't even discuss your baby boys.....You need to go get your own life and stay out of everyone else's.

BAgger
BAgger

I have to say, I usually watch this show and I delete immediately but I was tired last night and I didnt delete it and yes I rewatched it. I'm actually glad you threw the challenge out there to Teresa because in that split second after you issue the challenge Teresa smiles, like its something she wants. Like fixing thing between her and Jacqueline is something she welcomes. Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part but I can see someone like Teresa wanting someone to force the issue.

dwaters1952@yahoo.com
dwaters1952@yahoo.com

I commend you for staying in the background! I would like to see Jac & Teresa be friends again, but the way they both feel, I just don't see it happening! Besides Jac has really got problems she needs to address before she can begin to heal with Teresa! Her son is a full time job & her hate for Teresa is a full time job! I think maybe you need to stay in the background for this also!!!

MeX2
MeX2

After 10 years of friendship, they do need to talk. They are clearly both hurt. Lets see what happens, but Im not too sure about Jacqueline lately, she just seems wacked out.

winterbluebella
winterbluebella

Caroline,

 

Please allow me to respectfully 'Tell You Something.'

 

Caroline, why were you at the retreat?

 

But please be honest, Caroline. Please stop staying that Tre called you, because you have been lying about Joey Gorga calling you for help. YOU called him; you did. Then you took yourself to the retreat, where you really didn't belong, with an ulterior motive. And that was to force Teresa to agree to renew her friendship with Jacqueline. Caroline, this retreat was about Teresa mending fences with HER brother. It was not about Jacqueline, and had nothing to do with you either. 

 

You mentioned on the episode that there was no need to 'insuse' yourself, as Dr V was there. SO, when you saw that a professional therapist was already at the retreat, why didn't you do an immediate u-turn and bow out of a situation you had no right to insert yourself in?

 

You were less than honest when you mislead everyone into thinking you were there to be a peacemaker. Come on, Caroline--you of all people have no mercy for Teresa whatsoever, And if anyone hates Tre more, it's your sister in law, Jacqueline. Did you not watch the episode where Jacqueline expressed her hatred for Tre over and over? Did she not make a joke incest between Joe and Tre?? This is a woman Tre needs in her life??

 

And won't you please stop using poor little Nicholas as an excuse for Jacqueline's bad behavior. Many of us are are up to our necks with Jacqueline.

 

You say you only and always 'speak the truth.' I disagree, Caroline. I am very disappointed in you. 

backfires
backfires

 @LuvBravo. I thought that was true friendship....I liked Dina for that too.

Missmarch
Missmarch

 @LuvBravo. 

Where these people are concerned, there isn't any such thing as "true friendship."  Get real.

Missmarch
Missmarch

 @cranberry40 

The butt kissing that goes on here is astounding!  You are either Caroline, a relative or friend of hers.  "You get prettier each season"?  What sort of tv are you watching this show on?

AddictedToBravo25
AddictedToBravo25

@LuvBravo. She is trying to keep her brothers paycheck coming, hence the deal she insisted on making with T.

Buffygirl9
Buffygirl9

Caroline I think you have a good heart and you are why I even continue watching. Sometimes I am so disgusted by Theresa and Joe and thier combined ignorance that I swear I will never watch the show again. Step away from them though, if you stand too close to sewage it may get on your shoes. I like that you stand up of for Jacqueline, she and her husband are also very real and I like to see them as well.  Loved the stiff sock conversation!

kadijah
kadijah

 @michelle.lucas.3150

 The look on Teresa's face I think she's for real this time I could see it in her eyes that she wants to make amends with Jacqueline , but I think the friendship is too far damaged beyond repair, but who knows. I feel for Chris also,plus raising an autistic son that's a lot on her plate. like a ticking time bomb waiting to ignite.

Motorcitymom65
Motorcitymom65

@winterbluebella Oh, I am sure Kim G will be more than happy to take Caroline's advice. After all, Caroline is the one who basically had her kicked out of Mel and Joey's party, and pretty much told her off. I believe those women hate each other.

AustinChick
AustinChick

 @RHcrazy You know, we really need to give them all a break, sometimes seeing yourself on film or video is an eye opener. We don't know how we are coming across, and I am sure that is a bit of a wake up call.  At the end of the day, I hope and believe, they will work through it.

Lavendar2
Lavendar2

 @maria89 I agree, Caroline, if you want to help anyone it should be your brothers wife.  It comes across on camera like a big red flag, the girl is having problems why aren't you helping her.  Get her to a doctor fast!!!!.....phleeeeeeeeeze....

Lavendar2
Lavendar2

 @angie0238 Caroline,  Are you opposed to doing any sort of beauty enhancement on your face.  Just a little lift would be nice. Why not!....go for it...be brave, you'll love it....you always look so tired and I think a little lift will take that away.  You seem to have lots of great energy, but you look exhausted in your face.  You don't need a lot of make-up you have a nice natural look, just a little tired.

chocolatepebbles
chocolatepebbles

 @BAgger

 It seems more like a case of Caroline, as part of her much-needed image rejuvenation, has now officially "allowed" Jac and Teresa to resume their friendship - and thus Teresa had better hop to it quicksmart unless she wants Caro to give her more of the same from last season.

cehemise
cehemise

 @winterbluebella

 You really take this seriously, don't you?   It's just a tv show.   Who the heck cares if Jacqueline and Teresa make up or not.  Really.  This is not life-or-death stuff going on here with designer clothes and $3000 purses.

TrvlgirlNyc
TrvlgirlNyc

 @winterbluebella I agree with everything you say....she need s to be friends with Tre in order to stay on the show.  If she has any intelligence what so ever she would no that not everything can be fixed. Its obvious Albert is getting tired of her Bs and is ready to walk. She is going to need the income when he divorces her.

Little-T
Little-T

 @winterbluebella

 Did you miss the scene where Teresa got on her cell phone and asked Caroline to come up to the retreat?  It was after the mini brawl.  Rewatch the episode again.

shysharon
shysharon

 @winterbluebella

 Now she can infuse herself in the Teresa/Jacqueline feud! There, now she can feel complete! LOL!

WCW
WCW

 @winterbluebella

 It hurt to see you suck all the love and joy out of Teresa with your "demand" regarding "healing". And FYI - if Teresa wants to do something in honor of Nicholas then she can! You and your stupid rules.

BAgger
BAgger

 @winterbluebella Caroline went because Teresa called her and we know not because Caroline said Teresa called her but because we all saw it in last week's episode.

 

Caroline called JoeGo to offer assistance after he had been in her apartment asking advise and telling her what was going on.

 

 

BAgger
BAgger

 @AustinChick  That was a great post. I can't remember when it was but on one of Caroline's WWHL appearances she made a similar remark about how they were all in a unique situation. They were able to look back on things they did or said month's later with more perspective and see things differently.

 

All these people attaching hidden agendas to actions need to step back and realize that some of these women may actually look back on their behavior and think they did wrong or that they could have done better.

laleeann
laleeann

@Lavendar2 @angie0238 .I think there's more going on w/Caroline and her husband then is known.She has her own Apt she loves to go to and he detests it. he,s grumpy and swearing all the time,even Alphie looks depressed about what's going on between them.

winterbluebella
winterbluebella

 @BAgger Caroline went out of her way to 'offer' her 'moderating' services to Joey Gorga. She invited him out to coffee to discuss it; it was not something he was looking for. In fact, she had to convince him. He has said before that he has a brotherly affection for Caroline. 

 

Sadly, she used that to "infuse" herself in the situation.

Motorcitymom65
Motorcitymom65

 @LuvBravo.  @winterbluebella Why?  Have you ever heard anyone come to Christopher's defense?  Folks on here say terrible things about Caroline's kids all of the time, much worse than what Kim G is saying on Twitter.  Save for Lauren, who has had some harsh words about Tre, the only sin Albie and Christopher have ever committed is being Caroline's son (oh yea, there was that fight they got involved in when they were all in PC, but that was because - by Tre's own admission, they were defending her to someone in the bar that wasn't very nice to her.  Now, you expect them to defend her?  

NameChange
NameChange

 @D-Ann  @zenrogueinTN  @winterbluebella

 That thing called "Caroline Rules" or something like that??  I wondered that too.  I remember at the first show they all sat around for awhile waiting for calls!!!

Motorcitymom65
Motorcitymom65

@LuvBravo. @BAgger @winterbluebella We finally agree on one thing. You do deal with folks based on the history they have given you. This is why I have always (since season 2) judged the Giudice's the way that I do - the history they presented. We are clearly seeing more evidence of that now. Not a shock to any of us who have been paying attention.

BAgger
BAgger

 @LuvBravo.  @winterbluebella So you discard all the other seasons where Caroline was by Teresa's side because during 1 season she wasnt? Well now you know how the rest of us feel about Teresa. A few good, fun PAST episodes dont take the sour taste she leaves in our mouths.

BAgger
BAgger

 @LuvBravo.  @winterbluebellaSome people will always degrade another person's actions because they themselves can't believe that someone else has good intentions.