Caroline Manzo recently dished all about her former Real Housewives of New Jersey costar Teresa Giudice, revealing that she’s not afraid to go toe-to-toe with her former friend again.
“I think she’s intimidated by me,” Caroline told Us Weekly on Friday, October 14. “I think that’s the crux of the problem.”
The former Manzo’d With Children star made it clear that she isn’t scared of Teresa if she should ever return to RHONJ.
“I’m not afraid of that. I’m a big girl,” she explained. “I’m a big ass girl. I’m not afraid of that.”
“I have no fear with her, and truly, like, she was just on Dancing with the Stars. I celebrate her. I think it’s wonderful and exciting, and she should be proud of herself,” Caroline confessed before noting that if she ever returns to RHONJ, she won’t take any BS from Teresa. “I’m not gonna take her nonsense. So, I think that for me, I’m the one that looks at her and go[es], ‘I’m not gonna throw a drink in your face. I’m not gonna push you. I’m not gonna call you a name. I’m gonna ask you why.’ And that’s not in her wheelhouse.”
Caroline added, “So I think that’s her issue with me. It’s what’s going on between the ears that she can’t handle.”
When it comes to Caroline returning to RHONJ, she said, “For me, there’s a lot of variables. I left the show because I wasn’t happy. I’m not going back if I’m gonna continue to not be happy. I miss this fun, good, happy supporting [people].”
The mom of three noted, “I don’t need to worry about what knife is in my back and at what hour. But that comes with the territory.”
Meanwhile, Teresa recently shaded Caroline during an Instagram Live. A fan asked Teresa if she chatted with Caroline at BravoCon.
The RHONJ OG replied: “Yes, I spoke to Caroline Stanbury and Caroline Brooks from [‘Real Housewives of’] Dubai. They were amazing.”
RHONJ will return for season 13 in early 2023.