‘RHONJ’ fans are going to miss their favorite redhead! Caroline, 52, announced that she’s leaving the show on Oct. 13, right after Part Two of the ‘RHONJ’ reunion! So bittersweet. Are you sad to see her go, HollywoodLifers?
A shocking announcement was made by Caroline Manzo on the heels of The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s reunion ending — she won’t be coming back for another season! We’re going to miss her presence on the show so much — but she followed up her sad disclosure with exciting news! What did she reveal regarding her departure?
Caroline Manzo Leaving ‘RHONJ’
At the end of RHONJ’s season five reunion, Caroline announced on Twitter that she wouldn’t be returning to the show.
It’s been wonderful guys. I’ve decided to leave #RHONJ this season was my last. Love and kisses to you all. xoxoxo
— Caroline Manzo (@CarolineManzo) October 14, 2013
She also wrote a message on her blog, further explaining her choice. She said:
I think I’m going to make this short and sweet, because to put all my thoughts into a single blog would take forever and quite possibly turn the blog into a novel, so here goes: I have made the decision to leave The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
I’ve always prided myself on being a good example for my children and my decision to leave is based on advice I’ve always given them: “Be true to yourself and be proud of who you are, you are born with a name and you die with a name, don’t dirty it up.” Going back to film another season of Housewives would only make me a hypocrite. For me, peace and integrity cannot be bought with money or fame. I practice what I preach, and as I said on the reunion, I’m done. I simply feel that my role has run its course and I have nothing more to give.
I may be leaving Housewives, but my relationship with Bravo will continue as we started production on a pilot, Manzo’d with Children, which if goes to series promises to give the viewers a very different look into the world of the Manzo Family. We are having an absolute blast filming it, and I hope you all join us as we start our new chapter within the Bravo newtork. We didn’t close the book, we just turned the page.
Thank you so much for being a part of one of the most amazing experiences of my life. You guys are the best. xoxoxo. See you soon on Manzo’d with Children on Bravo!”
Wow, it looks like Caroline definitely wasn’t kidding when she said she was “done” on the Oct. 14 reunion! When Teresa made Caroline angry at the end of the reunion, she stated, “I don’t know if we can move forward, after everything I’ve done for you and your family.” Caroline also said that Teresa is “someone she used to know.” Looks like Teresa spurred Caroline’s thoughts on leaving!
Caroline definitely left the show with a fiesty bang! She was on the show for five seasons, and was an original RHONJ castmember.
We’ll miss the protective mama bear of the Manzo clan, although we’re so excited to watch her new Bravo show! What will Manzo’d With Children entail?
Caroline Manzo Will Star In ’Manzo’d With Children’
“Bravo has given the go ahead to a The Real Housewives of New Jersey spinoff, starring Caroline Manzo, called Manzo’d with Children. The reality soap also would feature husband Albert, children Lauren, Albie, and Chris, as well as Manzo’s sister — as well as her sister, aka Aunt Fran, who made an appearance on the mothership show with her pet pig,” they reported on Sept. 17.
No official air date has been set for the show, yet.
Even though we’ll miss her interacting with the other ladies of New Jersey, we can’t wait to see more of Caroline and their family on Manzo’d With Children!
What about YOU, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited to watch Manzo’d With Children? Let us know!
— Ivy Jacobson