Moments ago, the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion finished airing and Caroline Manzo announced she’s leaving RHONJ. I know I am not alone in saying she is the best thing about the show. She can be abrasive, sure, but she is the most real, down to earth person on the show. I feel like the show has suffered a death. However, with the Gorgas and the Giudices always fighting, which is hard for anyone to watch families being torn apart, I cannot blame her for her decision to leave.
She states in her blog, “Over the past few years my outlook on the show has changed from something I couldn’t wait to show my future grandchildren to something I hope my future grandchildren never see.” Caroline feels she has given it her all and there’s nothing more she can give. She sums up her feelings by saying this:
“There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.”
Her relationship with Bravo continues, however, in her new spin-off show “Manzo’d with Children” is what it’s called right now, anyway. They are currently filming and it will probably be a good time for me to watch that and ditch RHONJ for good. However, I’m sure if RHONJ films the legal problems and outcomes of Joe and Teresa Giudice, I’m not sure I will be able to look away. I believe their court cases are coming up in February 2014, is what they stated on Watch What Happens Live.
Best of luck to you, Caroline!! You were the beam of sunshine (of which sometimes had rays of piss and vinegar mixed in) in the show. We will miss you!