Melissa Gorga reveals that she wants former co-star Caroline Manzo to return to the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
“I always just say that the only one [I’d like to see return] — if I had to pick somebody — would be Caroline Manzo,” she said to HollywoodLife.
She continued, “I just, I really loved her and her family. I just thought they were funny, and they were great and Caroline’s like a voice of reason. I always loved the Manzos.”
Melissa’s confession comes at an interesting time considering Caroline is currently making headlines for supporting her sister Dina Manzo’s ex-husband Tommy Manzo amid his arrest. Tommy has been linked to two attacks involving Dina and her current husband, Dave Cantin. He was arrested on May 11 and charged with robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, criminal restraint, and stalking.
Meanwhile, Caroline is also involved in a long-running feud with Melissa’s sister-in-law Teresa Giudice, who also happens to be BFFs with Dina.
Teresa previously accused Caroline of calling the feds on her and her ex-husband Joe Giudice. Caroline has denied the claims but Teresa continues to insist that Caroline was involved.
Filming for season 12 is set to begin in early June so if Bravo has any plans to bring Caroline back they need to act fast.
The RHONJ OG almost returned to the series for season 10 but turned down Bravo’s “insulting” offer after they asked her to come back as a friend of the Housewives.
“They wanted me back to see how I blend with the women — that’s an insult,” she said at the time. “I helped build that show. I wasn’t the cause of that success, I was part of that puzzle. A very, very important puzzle. Point is, you don’t insult me like that. You don’t insult me like that by saying, ‘Let’s see how you do.’ You know how I’m going to do. You know how I’m going to blend, and you know what I’m going to bring.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey will return to Bravo for season 12 in late 2021 or early 2022.