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Lauren Manzo “Cannot Believe” How Fast Her Daughter Markie Is Growing Up (PIC)

The Manzo'd With Children alum is in awe that her little girl is now practically a "grownup." 

By Jenny Berg

Time flies when you're Lauren Manzo. The Manzo'd With Children alum had her first child, a gorgeous baby girl named Marchesa "Markie" Anna Scalia, back in 2017. Well, that baby girl has grown up fast, and some nearly seven years later, she's not so little anymore. 

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Need proof? Keep scrolling to catch a glimpse of the moment that had Markie's mama in disbelief, and to get an update on how Lauren and Markie spent the holidays after Lauren's recent divorce from Vito Scalia

Lauren Manzo proves that Markie Scalia is all grown-up

In a recent Instagram Story, Caroline Manzo's daughter Lauren shared a photo of a stunning client at her New Jersey salon, Full Blown Beauty. The client in question had a head of lush, shiny dark hair, and she was having its ends trimmed in a neat cut. 

In the caption, Lauren wrote: "I cannot believe that the [grownup] in this chair is my 6-year-old child," and added a crying emoji. If you just did a double take, you're not alone, it's hard to believe that the girl Caroline has called her "little chickpea" has sprung up into this gorgeously coifed kid. 

Markie Scalia, Lauren Manzo's daughter, getting a haircut.

Even though she couldn't hold back the emoji tears, Lauren has been open about the joy she finds in watching her little one grow. When Markie turned five in 2022, Lauren took to Instagram to write: “Watching you grow has been the biggest blessing and joy in my life. I feel so lucky everyday to be your Mommy. Thank you for making my heart full [and] making us smile every single day. I hope you ask me to rub your back 'slowly' & tell you a bed time story about 'Princess Marchesa' forever.”

How Lauren Manzo spent the 2023 holidays after her divorce 

The Manzo family celebrated their 2023 holidays with plenty of cheer. In a December 31 Instagram post, Lauren dropped a carousel of photos that summed up her December. The pictures showed the Manzo clan wearing matching Christmas pajamas, mingling with Santa Claus, baking cookies, and living it up in the last month of the year. 

On the same day, Caroline shared the sweetest photo of her cuddling her granddaughter at a restaurant. "My best friend," the proud grandma wrote in her caption. "My beautiful Markie girl."

But the famliy didn't wait until December to start celebrating the holidays. An Instagram post from late November showed how Lauren and Markie had decorated their cozy home for the holidays. 

Lauren Manzo and Vito Scalia's Divorce

Lauren announced her divorce from Vito, whom she married in 2015, in a video shared to Instagram on Oct. 24. 

Speaking to her followers, she said, "By now you guys have seen the news that has broken," she said. "[I] just wanted to let you guys know we're all good." 

"This has been done for a very long time," she added. "The last part of the process was filing. We were on the same page. This is something that we did together. Vito and I love and respect each other, and we continue to move forward as a family. All that matters to us is that our daughter is happy and healthy. Her privacy is important to us."

Lauren Manzo with her daughter Markie Scalia at a restaurant together.
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