Now Real Housewives of New Jersey fans are getting the scoop on what went down behind the scenes between Caroline and Teresa thanks to Albie Manzo, who spilled all the tea on his Dear Albie podcast.
According to Albie, just days before the commercial shoot he booked a ticket to Los Angeles to support his mom and be there on set with her.
“We get to LA. Everybody goes to the studio, I show up maybe about 45 minutes after Mom did and they went through hair and makeup and we’re waiting for the actual shoot to take place and I haven’t seen Teresa in years,” Albie recalled.
“Last time I saw Teresa had to be — that is a really good question because I do not know,” he continued. Albie says he recalls seeing Joe Giudice a few months before he went to prison.
As any longtime RHONJ fan knows, Teresa and Caroline were friends when RHONJ premiered in 2009 but their friendship quickly deteriorated. The two weren’t on speaking terms when Caroline left the franchise after season 5 in 2013.
“Teresa walks in, I wasted zero time personally. I went right up, said ‘Hi,’ gave her a hug,” Albie revealed.
As for his mom and Teresa, “They said ‘Hi’ and it was totally fine.”
“To be honest with you, it was exactly what I thought it was going to be,” Albie said of Caroline and Teresa’s reunion.
“Teresa and I were actually really cool when she was on the show. We used to text often. She was always trying to set me up with people. Very friendly relationship, especially when she was cool with Jac [Laurita, Albie’s aunt], and obviously when she was cool with Mom … the issues that Teresa and Mom have, in my opinion, I do believe, are on Teresa’s end manufactured but I think are — I don’t think she necessarily even realizes it.”
“I will tell you the God’s honest truth, my read on the entire situation, while they were filming the commercial and everything else was that they were having fun,” he continued. “I actually got almost — I almost felt bad because I think it was the type of thing where Mom was 100 percent herself Mom, and I think I watched Teresa have kind of like, the hair up on her neck when she walked in and was looking for something to go on and then was like, ‘Wait a minute.’ Because when they were together, these bulls–t aspect of things are just not present … I think you saw Teresa get a taste of actually what used to be a little bit. And I think honestly it was almost a little sad. They were in a room together and I think they were having a good time.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.
Are you surprised Caroline and Teresa were so civil towards each other? Could these two be friends again?
Source: Page Six