Caroline Manzo has moved on to a new home on Bravo – her own! Manzo’d With Children follows the original Jersey housewife and her family of five.In Touchcaught up with the Manzomama to talk about her departure from RHONJ and her new show.
As far as Caroline leaving her reality TV roots in search of new success, she says she was tired of the drama.
“I felt like I had nothing more to give. And I never liked all the conflict. I prefer to peacefully resolve things. When you have an argument just for an argument’s sake, like we did a lot, it’s exhausting.”
Caroline also admitted that she had more of a business relationship with her castmates.
“I didn’t leave on bad terms with anyone, but I don’t hang out with any of them, except Jacqueline. It was more of a working relationship.
When it comes to Manzo’d With Children, Caroline’s hopes for the show are high.
“Sure! If it starts to break us apart, I’ll stop. But so far, so good. God willing, we’ll get 10 more seasons.”
When asked about her 30+ year marriage to Albert, Caroline said the scandalous rumors from her last season on Real Housewives didn’t hurt them.
“I love our marriage. We have a mutual respect for each other and we just have fun. One of my favorite things to do together is go to Newark and sit on the trunk of the car and eat hot dogs.”
It sounds like cheating on her diet is the only infidelity Caroline is worried about.
“I still have my cheat time, but yes, I’ve dedicated myself to exercise and healthy eating. My daughter will be having babies soon; I want to be a healthy grandma! I’ve lost 13 pounds over the past seven months. At 53, I think I’m doing all right!”
I’m surprised Caroline is hoping for such a long run on reality TV. I guess it really is addictive? I’ve watched a little bit of the show and had mixed feelings about it.
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