Caroline Manzo

Caroline gives her thoughts on this season's finale.

on Oct 1, 20130

Here we are at the end of the Housewives Road? It started with a storm (literally and figuratively) and ended with sunshine and unity. Miracles really do happen.

The fight at Moxie was awful and pretty ugly to witness. I will never understand the motivation behind the attack on Melissa, Joe, Chris, and Jacqueline. Complete strangers were willing to take marching orders to hurt people they've never, ever met before. Somebody tell me why, I don't get it. That's all the attention this mess gets, not worth my time. Shame on all of you.

330 comments
emma78
emma78

CAROLINE

  hawking your latest products   foul and below you  or so I once thought

 

 

@Carmine07
@Carmine07

I'd like to thank you for supporting your family and showing us how to love and be a good role model. Are you perfect? No? But, you are honest and truthful Great idea to leave that craziness. I wish you and your family the very best.

jgreene
jgreene

Why is your family deserving of your spin off.  I am really trying to understand how your family makes good/entertaining tv.

MistyC
MistyC

All we can do is pray for people like Kim D. Your family is beautiful,and I respect you as a Mother. 

jhiggs1940
jhiggs1940

Caroline, you are better than this!  You are too good to be dealing with such petty BS.   You have a beautiful family.  That is all that you need.  Get out while the get'n is good.

 

Chlowe
Chlowe

Caroline,  I love you because you tell it like it is and there are no hidden agendas.  For the sake of my ear drums, however, could you tone down on the yelling next season?  I liked how you called out Teresa & Melissa about needing to be more truthful with each other.  They are "saying" the right words, but their body language and flipping their hair gives them away.  I don't believe either one of them believes in or trusts the other one, but I'm hopeful if the husbands stand united the wives will follow suit until one day it no longer is a pretense.  I almost laughed out loud when you called Teresa out on blogging you and Al were fighting all weekend and she said "Well, that's what I heard."  You came back with another comment and then Teresa let the truth slip out that she was angry at you -- the real reason behind the blog.  I hope she watches that show over and over until she gets it will never be okay to lie about someone even if you are upset with them.  She still didn't get it on the reunion show -- it went right over her heard.  Nothing justifies a lie to deliberately hurt or embarrass someone.  I hope she continues to work on her self esteem and anger management so that one day she will be as beautiful inside as she is outside.   Enjoy your break before filming starts again.

Janadill
Janadill

Caroline, you've always been one of my favorites on the show. However, I do find it disturbing that everybody jumps on Teresa when she says or does something inappropriate, yet, nobody comes to her defense when people trash her to her face and behind her back. When Teresa is getting trashed (usually by Melissa), the rest of you just sit there doing nothing. It's disappointing to see a bunch of adults not willing to do the right thing because of their own personal feelings.

jodikelley
jodikelley

Caroline, you really looked very pretty this year.  You have the most beautiful blue eyes, especially in your wedding picture in the photo section of the bravo website.  Your hair looked great on the reunion and you should always have it done. You, Dina and Chris have beautiful eyes.

Ok-please
Ok-please

Thank you so much. I am a closet watcher because my husband thinks y'all are all crazy! I will watch your spin off & learn from your wisdom. You must be doing something right, look at your children!!!! Good luck & keep on going forward. I hope you have as much financial success as Bethany! Ok please, slap Teresa just because you can. She is an insult to females, ok I lied because you hurt my feelings. Really?

Brenny130
Brenny130

The BIG question is.....WHY do you all go to these Posch events???!!!  Always a nightmare of some made-up drama.

sheredwards1
sheredwards1

Sorry Caroline but I won't be watching your spin off, I really don't care what goes on with your family because it's one way for the camera's & an other way when there OFF!!

tina.cummins.58
tina.cummins.58

Caroline, you got a little full of yourself for a bit, but seemed to be back to normal.  I for one, am happy to see it.  However, you were on the "I hate Teresa" bandwagon and did say many bad things about her on national tv.  Some of those were rumors that you repeated, just like she repeated a rumor about you in a blog.  You were right, IMHO, about Kim D who seems to be the common denominator of all the RHONJ drama...including Dina and Danielle.  So why do you continue your relationship with her?  Just curious.

fireplacer
fireplacer

So Teresa and Melissa lie, but you don't?  And you don't think Al is a cheater.  Yeah right.  In the meantime, you are really boring.  Nobody listened to your radio show and nobody will watch your spin off.

Debbieinmissouricitytx
Debbieinmissouricitytx

Caroline...Dr V. may have taken your side but I did not....you have lied so many times to Teresa to her face and behind her back and I have read your ugly blogs about Teresa....so for every ACTION there is always a REACTION....you don't want people to react to what you say....THEN DONT SAY IT! If you cannot say anything kind about anyone then keep your big mouth shut! And you said Melissa would not say that to you in a blog...get Melissa mad enough...Melissa will go after you like no other! You see....you met your match in Teresa...she will challenge you...even when you are wrong...Caroline it is time for you to grow up....I see how you look at Teresa and Jackie when they are being loveable and cutting up...you are too old to be jealous and to behave the way you do....You really are lucky to have such a loyal friend like Teresa....to this day she has not spilled the beans and the nasty drama between you and your siblings...time for you to disarm yourself and take off the gloves and give Teresa a bow!

sunni_smith
sunni_smith

I am sorry but I think it is almost idiotic for viewers to believe that any of us really know any of these people.  We see approximately 45 minutes of the lives of 5 people a week.  How can anyone know anyone in that amount of time.  While it is acceptable to like one person on the show more than another based upon what is seen each week but to degrade and attack any one of them is ridiculous to say the least.  I would never presume to know anyone of these people anymore than I would presume to know any of you and sometimes it is very difficult to read some of these comments.

evypt
evypt

How can you be friends w/ Teresa?  How can Jacqueline be friends w/ her?  Teresa is so full of it. When she says she wrote that you and your husband fought all wkend because " she heard that".  She definitely likes to stir the pot.  She's a liar, immature and just not a good person.  

 

BravoPrincess
BravoPrincess

Oh please Caroline you were there rolling your eyes trying to see if you brake  your own record of how many times you had done already in last reunion. Why every single time you don't say that Melissa was wrong for contacting Danielle really if it was your sister in law wait that did happened to you but let keep that under rug. Like Joe said you think you are a know it all. You speak for jacqueline at reunion again you want to control what they say about Dina and how come Andy can't ask about the court case that your bro and jacqueline had at the time humm but lets only go after Teresa. One more time you want to be making this Teresa is after you all the favors you did for her geez thanx for not keeping track  you need the drama for your show lol is boring we already know all about you and family.

rosyposy
rosyposy

Caroline, you are now my hero.  You actually faced Teresa down about posting a blatant lie about you and Al, and forced her to admit it.  She has never owned up to her lies.  Of course, Dr V did her part in calling her out about it.  That was a Bravo first, Caroline.....TERESA GUIDICE ADMITTED SHE IS A RUMOR STARTING LIAR.   Wow,

LiveLife
LiveLife

Caroline ignore the negative people because there are many of us who do care about what you say and your opinions.  You are one of the most "real" people out there.  While I may not agree with you about everything, I must say you deserve and should receive the respect that any human being deserves when they are expressing themselves.  Sadly I almost wish that I could go back to the way I thought about this world before the internet and the social medias came onto the scene.  I used to think the world was made up of mostly nice people but now all I see are so much vicious hatred towards complete strangers and it's shocking the nastiness that one can see when there are so many people who sit behind their computer screens and lash out at other people with so much hatred in their words it is downright shocking.  It's so easy isn't it for strangers to sit there and judge you when the only thing they know about you is what is shown when the cameras are rolling and lets be real, the editors cut and paste so much junk together they can take an innocent look or remark and turn it into something that was never the intention all for the sake of "drama". Just know Caroline there are many of us who do respect you and for what you stand for and that is the TRUTH. 

p-note
p-note

Caroline Andy gave you ample opportunity to express how you felt about Teresa's family coming on the show and dragging her through the mud?! On one hand you said know way you would allow your family fued to air out on t.v, yet you think its perfectly okay that Melissa did it??!! Hypocrite much?! For someone always claiming to keep it real I think you boldface lied on the reunion!! Because you know dam well its not okay what Melissa and Joe did to Teresa and her parents!! Its like we hear you trash Teresa on a regular for two seasons never once did I hear you apologize for all the ugly things you said... But now all of a sudden your playing coy because you wouldn't dare give Teresa the satisfaction of saying you know what, what your family did to you was ROTTEN! and to me that is not telling the truth!!!! and for the love of God didn't Teresa apologize enough already??!! My God how many times can one girl apologize?!

amandanyc
amandanyc

 @Ok-please ???? WISDOM! 3 grown children finally working......because of Bravo.

A husband with a long time mistress. Siblings who won't associate with her. Yeah....she's doing something right.

drakey
drakey

@Brenny130

I'm not sure there was even a fight! Looked like some clothes on the floor and a jerky camera man! I think this is the most staged show of all the HW's.......jmo

D-Ann
D-Ann

 @tina.cummins.58

 Caroline became WAY TOO full of herself, and it ultimately became the catalyst for her own undoing.

sheredwards1
sheredwards1

 @fireplacer I agree with you & also if my husband cheated on me & I was a strong women like Caroline is always saying, I would DIVORCE in a minute!!  Caroline is all talk & NO Action, she is NO role model to me!!

be@ch
be@ch

 @fireplacer

 I'll watch her spin off; looking forward to it.  Makes your statement null and void, doesn't it?

be@ch
be@ch

 @Debbieinmissouricitytx

Dr. V has more credibility in this one.  The thing about Teresa is that "she will challenge you....even when" SHE is wrong!  I didn't think Caroline looked at Teresa and Jac with jealousy, it looked more like she thought Jac was nuts to be getting close to Teresa again.  Interesting how perspective changes things, isn't it?   And wasn't Teresa the one who brought up the feud with Dina at one of the reunion shows?  The not spilling the beans thing is probably more to not piss Dina off than it is to be loyal to Caroline.  I think she should give Teresa something, but it sure isn't a bow!

D-Ann
D-Ann

 @evypt

 I agree, that was not a nice thing for Teresa to say or even put in writing, since she didn't actually witness it herself.  On the flipside, everyone else on the show has said things that were not nice about Teresa, even though THEY did not actually witness it.  (marching orders, STARTING rumors...)  They are ALL liars, immature and just not good people.  What's good for the goose, is good for the gander.

maria89
maria89

@evypt I,ve read somewhere else that they fought all the time too. Maybe Teresa is the only one telling the truth....why didn't Andy ask the others if they heard fighting?

bravochic
bravochic

 @rosyposy Teresa wasn't lying. I think they were fighting the entire trip which is why Caroline is so mad because she doesn't want people to know their marriage is terrible.

fireplacer
fireplacer

 @rosyposy Teresa didn't admit to lying.  She admitted to doing something bad.... writing a blog that she knew would piss off Caroline.  She said someone told her Caroline and Al were fighting.  I'm guessing it was Jacqueline.  So either Jacqueline lied or Caroline and Al were fighting and Caroline lied.  I think Caroline lied, everyone knows Al is sick of her.  

tweetie32
tweetie32

 @LiveLife you mean like you judged her sister on the text blog, or how you judged T on that same blog? 

sandi2
sandi2

 @p-note ..and therein lays Tre's problem - she needs to quit saying baseless sh&t and doing incredibly stupid behaviors, arrogantly!

be@ch
be@ch

 @p-note

 Caroline said she chose not to make her feud with Dina a part of what was filmed.  Teresa could have done the same on the show and ignored any attempt Melissa made to bring up family issues, but she chose to make it bigger.  Teresa has say in what gets filmed - that's why we don't have mega footage of talks with lawyers and discussion of the lawsuit.  IMO Teresa's "apologies" are worthless.  And in case you missed it, it was Teresa that was caught in the both faced lie!

amandanyc
amandanyc

 @be@ch report back...we're ALL dying to know what the Cleavers are up to.

fireplacer
fireplacer

 @be@ch talk to me in a few months when it doesn't get picked up and we'll see who's right

Debbieinmissouricitytx
Debbieinmissouricitytx

 @be@ch

 Dr. V has no credibility because she can not be fair....she attacked Joe Gorga and Teresa but she has not seen the entire show to make her conclusion.....or really sit one on one for more than one session to get the feel of things....a good counselor does not take sides...the way she did....she would have seen that all those people...Caroline, Melissa, Kathy...Rosie Rich, Joe Giudice....all have faults and at one time or another caused some serious drama....not just Joe and Teresa....A good counselor would see that....

sendittojeff
sendittojeff

 @fireplacer  @rosyposy Oh Please "everyone knows Al is sick of her" Where the hell do you people get this Crap! These are people on a TV show not your next door neighbors.

drakey
drakey

 @tweetie32 and you act like you know she only speaks the truth! We know as much as you do about her. We watch the same show and btw, we have a right to our perception as well! and I don't see her as "truthful"

p-note
p-note

 @be@ch LOL Teresa didn't have a say in the matter! Her family joined the show behind her back, and instantly started attacking her and her family!! Verbally and physically! She had no choice but defend herself.. To say Teresa had a choice is a blatant lie..... And Teresa wasn't caught in any BOLD face lie!! She owned her part. She enjoyed people talking trash about Melissa!! I can't say that I blame her! And as far as apologies are concerned dam how many times can one girl apologize?! what about anyone else apologizing for all the crap they talk about Teresa?!

suzyq1234
suzyq1234

@be@ch It is very likely that Dina had some say so into what was filmed about her personal life. Dina not being on the show made the filming of the feud rather pointless. On the other hand, it would have been hard for the situation between Melissa, Joe and Teresa not to be a part of filming since they are all cast members. Teresa couldn't have made it bigger without their presence. The reason we don't see the lawsuit is because it is a legal court action and is ongoing.

be@ch
be@ch

 @fireplacer  @ch

 I'll still be right since you said "nobody" will watch your spin off. I'm watching it.   Don't even need to wait months to know that. 

be@ch
be@ch

 @Fromtheshowmestate  @Debbieinmissouricitytx  @ch

Dr. V was not fair in your opinion, but that doesn't make her without credibility or a bad counselor.  Counselors usually only get information presented by the client.  Dr. V probably had more information than most people would have had in that situation because she worked with them in the past (we only saw a portion of it) and may have seen past episodes.  She never said none of the others caused fault, she was addressing that one issue at that time.  Find a person who never saw the show, have them watch the part that Dr. V was in, and see if they feel she was taking sides.  Teresa admitted she spread a rumor because she was angry.  Dr. V said it was a shitty thing to do, knows that Teresa has a problem with words (doesn't take a PhD to know that #napalm), and helped guide her to take a step forward.  It was definitely more from a life coach perspective, but I think it was spot on. 

sdhnj53
sdhnj53

@Fromtheshowmestate @Debbieinmissouricitytx @be@ch @ch No, a psychologist and psychiatrist with any credibility will not take sides. In any relationship that fails, both sides are culpable. While Teresa is not without blame, the script for Bravo for RHONJ has been to either have all gang up on Teresa and/or put all the blame on her. We know that Melissa was in email if not live contact with Danielle Staub to feed her negative stories about Teresa. Melissa acknowledged it in Season 4 and it came out in the first reunion. That portrays Melissa for who she really is which is someone who would go to any lengths, even by hurting and destroying her own SIL, to get on this show.

Fromtheshowmestate
Fromtheshowmestate

 @Debbieinmissouricitytx  @be@ch  @chShe was there to address the issues with Joe Gorga and Teresa.  Wasn't that the whole point of her being there?  To address their issues?  While I don't know a lot about being a good counselor, isn't it common for them to guide and make assessments simply based on the current information they have before them?  Do they have to actually know the people and their pasts intimately to make their recommendations?  Of course not - that would be silly.  They haven't studied the folks before them in detail.  They listen to what they are saying, and form opinions based on their current interactions, which is exactly what Dr. V did.  The actual fact of the matter is that she probably had much more information about these folks than any counselor has ever had about two people who would walk in off the street asking for advice.