Lauren Manzo is giving Bravo fans a rare glimpse into family life with her husband Vito Scalia.
On Monday, the Real Housewives of New Jersey alum shared a snap of her, Vito, and their daughter Marchesa ‘Markie’ Scalia on her Instagram Story.
In the post, the three celebrated Vito’s 36th birthday at dinner. Vito and Lauren clinked their classes with white wine and an espresso martini, while Markie opted to celebrate with a soda.
While fans can only see Vito’s arm and shirt in the post, it’s the first sighting of him on Lauren’s social media in many years.
AllAboutTRH can confirm that Lauren and Vito are still happily married; they just chose to keep their marriage and the majority of their family life very private.
Lauren and Vito will be married eight years in July after tying the knot in July 2015. The couple began dating in 2009 after knowing each other for four years. The two met thanks to Lauren’s older brother, Albie Manzo, who is Vito’s best friend and college roommate.
Shortly after celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary, Lauren and Vito purchased their first home. Lauren opened up about her first home to Bravo’s The Daily Dish in August 2016.
“The new house is great. It’s going really great. I’m surprised at how much of a neat freak I am, although it’s only been a couple [of] weeks. We’re happy there, and I find that I’m alone a lot ’cause [Vito] works so much, so I do still see my mom a lot. We’ll have dinner and things like that. I’m not very good at decorating, so I’m kind of just like [to my mom], decorate [and] do whatever you want. Sometimes she’ll be like, ‘Oh, do you like this?’ And I’ll be like, ‘No.’ Or she’ll show me something and be like, ‘Do you like this?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know; whatever you think.’ But if I absolutely hate it, I’ll be like, ‘Absolutely not. I hate that.”
Lauren and Vito share a six-year-old daughter, Markie, who is often seen on Lauren and her mother, Caroline Manzo‘s Instagram accounts. Makie was born in February 2017.
In the early days of Lauren and Vito’s marriage, the Manzo’d With Children star often complained on social media about being “alone” all the time while Vito was busy working long hours.
On Snapchat, Lauren often complained about cooking for one, eating dinner alone, and “spending way too much time alone.”
In another post, Lauren wrote about making “dinner for 1. On my couch. again.”
Back in 2019, Caroline spoke about the couple on her son Albie’s Dear Albie podcast. The RHONJ OG shot down any rumors that Lauren and Vito had split and explained why fans rarely see the couple together on social media.
“Hey, spoiler, Lauren and Vito are still very much married. Everybody seems [to ask], ‘[Are] Lauren and Vito married?’ They are very much married. Lauren just doesn’t post a lot because she doesn’t want to hear your bulls–t. Plain and simple. We deal with a lot of bulls–t; she doesn’t want to hear it.”
Caroline later appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in August 2020, where she further confirmed that life is good for Lauren and Vito.
“The Manzo family is alive and well and happy. We’re growing and expanding. Lauren and Vito and, of course, [their 3-year-old daughter] Markie are doing well and great… Vito Scalia and his deli and his restaurant are still there. Lauren Manzo and her salons are still there.”
RHONJ airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.
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Yes, Lauren Manzo and Vito Scalia are still happily married. They have chosen to keep their marriage and family life private, which is why they are rarely seen together on social media.
Lauren Manzo and Vito Scalia have been married for eight years. They tied the knot in July 2015 after dating for six years. They met through Lauren’s older brother, Albie Manzo, who is Vito’s best friend and college roommate.
Yes, Lauren Manzo and Vito Scalia have a six-year-old daughter named Marchesa ‘Markie’ Scalia. She is often seen on Lauren and her mother, Caroline Manzo’s Instagram accounts. Markie was born in February 2017.