Season 13 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey almost looked very different.
RHONJ OG Caroline Manzo has revealed to OK! Magazine that she was asked back for season 13 but admits she ultimately declined the offer.
“It would have to be the right scenario,” Caroline said of returning to RHONJ. “I did get asked back this past season, but I declined. I’m at a point in my life where I do things that make me happy. If I’m not happy, I’m not gonna do it. I’m not going to put myself in that position.”
However, Caroline isn’t closing the door on returning to RHONJ as a full-time cast member at some point down the line.
“Never say never —, but it’s not on my radar,” she explained.
While she’s not on RHONJ, Caroline is happy to see her bestie Dolores Catania shine on the show.
“I wanted Dolores from Season 1,” she confesses. “She was offered Season 1, but she turned it down. I was a big soldier for her to try and get on [the show].”
RHONJ will return for season 13 in early 2023.