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The Daily Dish Manzo'd With Children

Is There a Baby On the Way for Lauren Manzo and Vito Scalia?

#Manzod brother Chris dishes on whether or not the Jersey family is set to expand. 

By Jordan Upmalis
Is Lauren Manzo Ready for Kids?

First comes love, then comes marriage. So what's the next logical step for Manzod With Children's Lauren Manzo and hubby Vito Scalia? According to baby brother Chris Manzo, your guess is as good as ours. "I know Lauren is superstitious. So if there is something, if there was any kind of news, it hasn’t been broken to me yet," Chris told The Daily Dish

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"That’s usually the next step after marriage, but there hasn’t been anything that they’re at least telling me. I know that my sister is extremely superstitious, so if there’s any kind of superstition of when you can tell someone or anything like that, maybe it’s in that phase right now," he added. "I know that as long as I’ve been alive Lauren’s wanted to be a young mother. So, that’s in the back of everyone’s mind as well." (His big sister turned 28 earlier this month.)

Although unsure of Lauren and Vito's plans to expand the Manzo-Scalia clan, Chris, who previously opened up about not wanting children himself, addressed what his own future might hold. "It has nothing to do with how I feel about kids — I love kids, I get along with them very well," the 26-year-old said. "My desire to not want to be a parent is more geared towards really selfish motives: wanting to be able to travel and see things and meet people and take on extensions of families. I love hanging out with kids; I get along great with them. But the parent thing is just something that I never pictured myself doing."

That isn't to say that he wouldn't consider it should the right woman come around. "It’s not something I would rule out at all," he said. "It comes down to who I end up with. If I end up with someone who wants kids, I would never rule it out. [What] I kind of kept trying to get across on the show and to my mother is that I’m not going to be the kind of person who says, '30 is around the corner, I should settle down and have a kid.’"

As for those lucky hopefuls who have geeked out over seeing Caroline Manzo's youngest son on the ever-popular dating apps? Don't get ahead of yourselves. "That's not me!" he exclaimed. "I do not use dating apps! I've seen a ton of screenshots tweeted at me, tagged on Instagram. It's not me, trust me."

Instead, Chris prefers to meet someone the old-school way. "I'm a traditional guy," he explained. "If I meet someone it's going to be in a bar or through a family friend or something like that."

Seems like all's quiet on the kid-front — for now. But take a look back when the Manzos were just tots themselves, in the gallery below.

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