Caroline Manzo recently opened up to In Touch Magazine about her time on the series The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
“I don’t miss it,” said the 53-year-old reality television star.
And it isn’t just the fact that Manzo remains estranged from her sister Dina. She said that a major reason she walked away from the Bravo series is that it “stopped being fun”.
“I never liked all the conflict,” said Caroline. “I prefer to peacefully resolve things. When you have an argument just for an argument’s sake, like we did a lot, it’s exhausting.”
But don’t think Manzo is overly opposed to scripted reality television as she traded in Real Housewives for her spin-off Manzo’d With Children.
The Bravo series will wrap up its first season on November 2nd. Coincidentally, Manzo’s show will end the same day we get to witness the first half of a drama-packed Real Housewives Of New Jersey reunion show.
With so many terrible things said behind the backs of every cast member, there’s little doubt that Caroline Manzo is glad she will have no part of the inevitable fallout.
“I didn’t leave on bad terms with anyone, but I don’t hang out with any of them, except Jacqueline [Laurita]. It was more of a working relationship.”
Meanwhile, Manzo’s sister Dina returned to the Housewives series this past season.
Despite reaching out to her older sister Caroline and former friend Jacqueline, both women declined her personal invitation.
It seems that whatever the circumstances of their falling out, the ice has not yet thawed.
As for Caroline Manza, it could be that she’s too busy coping with cheating rumors to think about Dina’s hurt feelings.
The Manzo family is currently weathering gossip that patriarch Al has been less than faithful.
But Caroline Manzo stuck up for her husband.
“I love our marriage,” she told In Touch. “We have a mutual respect for each other and we just have fun.”