"Fun Fact" for Lauren, she didn't look as cute as she thinks she does (at her age) sitting on top of the kitchen counter.
Oh well, here we are again. Another week has come and gone, and we find ourselves back where we left off last week.
Jacqueline and I declined the invitation to Lake George hoping that our absence would allow everyone to focus on the family mending with no distractions. There's no denying that there was unfinished business between Teresa and Jacqueline, but I really believed it was the best decision for us to stay behind. After watching tonight's episode, I'm glad we did. Tensions and emotions were high and the last thing they needed was to have us around to complicate things.
On a completely different subject, I can't believe I actually crossed that little bridge over the Great Falls. Al has been trying to get me to walk over that bridge for over thirty years. The problem with that is I'm absolutely terrified of heights and that bridge is HIGH and narrow and long. No, thank you!
"Fun Fact" for Lauren, she didn't look as cute as she thinks she does (at her age) sitting on top of the kitchen counter.
Caroline, I've never been a fan for or against you. But the fact that you accepted Teresa'a request to show up at that Lodge showed me the kind of person you are. You can say it was for Joey but it was Teresa that ask you to go. I think you did it because you see the pain between the two of them and know the pain from being apart from your own sister. Kudo's to you Caroline I'm now a fan. You showed your true colors and they were good.
Wow!!! Once again, you Teresa supporters are really dumb. What show have you all been watching for the last few years. You go from blog to blog ripping apart everybody but the devil herself. I am really starting to believe that Teresa and that idiot husband of hers have gotten together a group of people who go to these blogs just to make her look like she has all of these fans. I refuse to accept that people are truly this stupid. You rock Caroline!!
Wow, so few comments. You and Jac really are non-entities now. Are you glad you sided with the Gorgas and Wakiles last season? If you both had stayed out of it and not tried to help them destroy Teresa, maybe this season the show would not be so focused on them at your expense.
I think Milania is getting more air time. Not that I miss you and your pompous know it all attitude.
wow Caroline.. from reading all these post it looks like you don't have any fans at all..whats wrong with this picture? maybe its your mouth
You are exactly right, this is a family issue first. Let this family mend and then outsiders can be brought into the fold even if it's bumpy.
Your husband looks so sad and depressed this season. I feel there's definitely something going on in the Manzo household that we, the viewers, don't know about. He's definitely not happy about the location of your new apartment. Seems that he wanted to get away from the kids and spend quality time with his wife (just the two of you) but you aren't making that happen. I understand you are close to your kids (I'm close to mine also) but you've gotta put your husband first. He wants alone time with his wife.
Wow Caroline I don't even know what to say about you. You certainly backed off but your presence is still felt. So you look better but I wonder. Are you not talking bad about Teresa while seeming to try to mend fences? I'd like to think you turned over a new leaf but hmmmm jury is stil out.
I really wonder do you you see now how Mellisa and Joe came on the show because they are jealous of Tre and you might have been wrong....I think you should really reedem yourself and knock Mellisa off that im better that thou attitude it just rubbed me the wrong way how she said it would have been nice to have another mouthpiece like Meliisa was head of the lets bash Teresa gang
Caroline seriously - you didn't want to go on the retreat because you'd have to face the repercussions of all the venom and bullying behavior you've displayed. You simply didn't want to face the music. And too, this was a "family" retreat and, guess what, you're not a member of that family. Why is it so difficult for you to understand the expression "MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS?" If was appalling that you met with Joe and then Teresa as if you are the and all be all of their relationship and family dynamics - IT IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. No normal person in their right mind would want you involved in any part of their lives. You are "still" trying to inflict yourself into Teresa's family and their situations - why? You act like you're the judge, jury and dictator of everyone's behavior and how they act. You're a big part of the problem. You claim that you don't like Teresa - so why are you always trying to force yourself into her life? You are a sick woman who needs to be in charge of everyone's very existence. I'm sure you were thrilled with your oldest son's relationship didn't work out - I'm just as sure that you had a big part in the break-up. If you love your children as much as you claim you do, you'll back off and give them space to have a life of their own and a chance for happiness. You just can't help yourself - you are nothing if not in control of everything in your own mind. No wonder Albert works the hours he works - who in their right mind could put up with you for any length of time.
So this is what i don't understand...why do u make the feud so private and personal about why you & your sister Dina don't talk& don't want national TV to know about it, but its ok for you to talk & butt in in the Guidice & Gorga feud?
You little mother goose advice is getting old & boring....I hope one of your kids gives you grandchildren soon so you can focus your attention some where else.
My goodness get a life and quit trying to ride on Teresa's coat tails! Let's see more in your life and quit talking about her and her family's issues.
Caroline, you and your family are still my favorites of all the housewives. I do miss the NJ from before it turned into this Jerry Springer from hell. If that means the Gorgas and Guidices need to go I would be ok with that.
Caroline, in your blog you wrote, "There's no denying that there was unfinished business between Teresa and Jacqueline, but I really believed it was the best decision for us to stay behind." So if you hadn't told Jac NOT to go would she have gone? Interesting. It brings me back to the reunion show where Danielle told you to let Jac speak for herself.
Caroline glad to see you did not let Teresa draw you into her ridiculous drama. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Teresa is what she is, you Melissa, Kathy, and Jac need to accept that and move forward with your wonderful blessed lives.
What I find interesting is the fact that you and Teresa are even on speaking terms. We all know how rigid and unyielding you are when you don't like someone. You spent umpteen seasons mistreating Danielle and refusing to be her friend or even cordial to her. How long has it been since you haven't spoken to your own sister? Am I to believe you've suddenly forgiven Teresa as nasty and vile as you were to her last season. You likened Teresa to the anti-Christ, and now suddenly you're friendly again? I don't buy it. The ONLY reason you're speaking to Teresa is because of fan backlash. If Teresa wasn't a fan favorite, you would have stuck to your guns and continued to terrorize her just like you did with Danielle.
Like Nene told Sheree, "You're playing for the wrong team." Now look at you and Wacko - you've both been relegated to filler and non effin factors on your own show. Karma, darling.
The advice you give is never asked for. The rules you have apply to no one else or their families. The way your children turned out is not a good example of how to raise children. When you come on the show, I go do a chore because you grate on my last nerve. I truly
wish you would put some effort into mend your relationship with Dina, getting your batty SIL into treatment and cut your kids loose to live their own lives. I never thought we would see the day when the Manzo/Laurita clan is relegated to b filler scenes!
Caroline I just want to hear you admit (just once) that you now understand why Teresa didn't want her fame seeking family to join the show?!!!! Just once!! Keep it real... and if you can't see that I'm not sure I would want to read an advice book you wrote...
Caroline, I see this season you are trying to be like the old Caroline from seasons past. Great to see but still hard to forget last season. I know you and your children are very close which is great b/c I am close to my children as well. I can also see your children are protective of you but can I suggest you encourage them to stay out of your scuffle with Tre? Wasn't Lauren the one telling Jac's daughter to stay out of the battle with Danielle?
Hi Caroline, you made the right decision not to go on the retreat, spend more time with your hubby. glad that you made it across the bridge you see you've conquered your fears. YAY!!!.
Hmm..very quiet in here. Looks like you can be soon forgotten just like that. I dont know why you had to come back this seasson when your whole family is IRRITATING to watch. Boring is when I have to watch you and your husband walk a stupid bridge. I still remember your disturbing behavior from last season.
Remember how much fun the first few seasons were? There was so much laughing and goofing around, shopping, lunches and just plain crazy, no back biting, just a bunch of ladies with their kids and husbands living life. Wish we could have that back, but, since Melissa and Joe and Kathy and Rich joined everything went down hill! Everybody is mad at everybody else, terrible things said and done. Take out the toxic and put goofy and fun back in!
@cher20 You think this blog is bad you should try other websites!!! Things are mild here...
@Ceci2468 She can say whatever she wants to but the only reason for that apartment is to be close to her precious sons.
@hopediamond Be interesting to see how Caroline handles herself at the reunion, after seeing the actions of the Gorgas this season. She owes Teresa a huge apology.
@Nebfan22 Theresa, I mean Nebfan22, you are too cute.
@Nebfan22 She wrote one small paragraph explaining why she declined an invitation from Theresa - exactly how is that riding on someone coat tails?
@grandgirls3 Please. Did you hear the phone call between Jac and Tre? It sounded to me like Jac is more than capable of speaking for herself.
@WhoGonCheckMeB00 Fan backlash and also because she's trying desperatley to stay relevant on the show. Her and Jac are quickly becoming invisible.
@WCW Well said WCW! Gabriella gets more air time.
@WCW why do you have to be a jerk? You don't know these people -- none of them -- personally. So if you want to trash Caroline or anyone else on this show why don't you take a deep look inside yourself and figure out why you think it's okay to trash people behind the autonomy of the internet. Shame on you.
WCW you seem bitter and jealous wow.
@piperbeau Well, I love it when I can fulfill a dream of a fellow HW fan. Go back and watch the reunion (not sure if it was last year or the year before). Caroline actually said that she completely understood why Teresa was unhappy about them joining the show. She said that this was why she was not nice to Mel and Kathy when they first came on, because she felt loyalty to Tre, who was so unhappy. She actually said that she felt for her having folks in her life that she was struggling with come onto the show. Your welcome.
@Leah008 Sounds like she's damned if she does and damned if she doesn't. Pity.
@Jerseygirl2 Jealousy! does funny things...
@Alex163 @Nebfan22 It's not but there is just no point in looking for logic in their posts. Birds of a feather.
@bravofanbev Whoa there, I made my personal observations from five seasons of watching RHNJ. I didn't trash Caroliner nor do I have to take a deep look inside myself or hide behind the autonomy (think you meant anonymity) of the internet. So how about I say I am sorry for hitting a nerve and leave it at that?
Sorry, neither bitter nor jealous. Just tired of the do as I say not as I do stuff season after season after season.
@Teresaisnuts I'm sorry I missed where Caroline wasn't so nice to Kathy and Melissa!! It probably only happened maybe half an episode....
IMHO - Caroline was loyal to her "friend" Teresa for all of a hot minute. Then she saw an opportunity to trash her because she remained friends with Dina! The ambush on Wacky Jacky's patio and the totally vile trashing at the spa were uncalled for IF Teresa was ever her friend. Even Teresa's brother and SIL had to leave with her because of Caroline's vile behavior!