AllAboutTRH had the opportunity to interview RHONJ star Caroline Manzo’s son Albie Manzo at his grand opening of Little Town NJ and he opened up about why he decided to open a restaurant and what we can expect on season 5’s New Jersey! He also talks about whether his mother is happier with things this season!
AllAboutTRH: What gave you guys the idea to open a restaurant?
Albie Manzo: It wasn’t so much an idea. I just think if an opportunity like that came up we would jump on it and when the Little Town opportunity came up, I thought they have an amazing team and are amazing guys so it was kind of like a no-brainer. It all made sense. With all that’s going on with BLK and how fast it’s growing and how much work it really takes, for us to want to do something else it would have to be something absolutely amazing and that’s what we got.
Did your experience with the Brownstone help with your decision to go into this venture?
It definitely made it more comfortable. I mean, I think with the Brownstone we grew up in restaurants and we’re used to the whole vibe of it. It doesn’t scare us, so it just all kind of made sense.
Is it ever hard working with your brother?
It’s like we’re the same person. Between this and BLK and living together we don’t mind it.
Many ladies want to know if you’re single?
I am single.
Is it weird that your ex works with Lauren?
No, not at all. Lindsey is an amazing person. We keep in touch. She’s extremely supportive. It’s not like we broke up on bad terms. We broke up because I had to work. The hardest thing about me is I have to be the worst person to date. I come off selfish to an extent when really I’m just trying to establish myself and it takes time. You can’t always be the best boyfriend in the world when that’s going on, which kind of sucks because I like to have an amazing relationship, and I love to be with someone I know I’m going to be with forever. Will see what happens after all of this.
Is Lauren happier now?
I couldn’t be more proud of Lauren. I think Lauren definitely had a self-image issue and she did what she wanted to do to take care of it and now that she has, she’s become really strong and a very successful independent woman. I couldn’t be more proud of her.
How much are you involved in season 5?
It all depends. I mean we film the same amount every year. What makes it, makes it. We’re not camera whores or anything.
Is your mom happier with how she is this season since she hated how she was last season?
I don’t know. It all depends. Because at the end of the day it’s really the mercy of a lot of different things. Editing being one of them, because we don’t have control over that. I mean, sometimes you look great and sometimes you don’t look great. The greatest thing about my mom is she’s always herself so when she’s pissed she’s going to let you know. She doesn’t have that PR rep personality or does any damage control.
What can we expect on season 5?
It’s a roller coaster. It’s probably the weirdest season. Lots of unexpected things happen. I think we all signed up for this and we’re making the best out of it. We love doing it and as long as they are going to keep it consistent with what’s really going on, I love doing it.
Are you looking forward to season 5? Thoughts on what Albie had to say?