06:10 PM EDT 12/27/2013
Originally posted 12/26/2013 12:30PM
It was a Christmas to remember for Caroline Manzo, but for one very sad reason.
The former Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her family said goodbye to their beloved dog, Austin, who fell ill over the holidays.
"My little man, feel better baby," reads the caption of an Instagram photo posted by Manzo's 25-year-old daughter, Lauren, on Christmas Eve.
Originally posted 11/15/2013 11:30AM
Give Vito Scalia an A+ for his proposal to Lauren Manzo, from the planning down to the bling!
Manzo, the daughter of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo, tells PEOPLE that her beau did everything right on the big day.
"Vito went and got a shave, his eyebrows waxed and a haircut. Then he showed up at 5:30 wearing a sportscoat even though I normally have to force him to dress up," she said.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 07:45PM
With all of the drama on Real Housewives of New Jersey, here's some happy news to celebrate.
Caroline Manzo, 52, who confirmed in October that she will not be returning to Bravo's series for a sixth season, announced via her website on Tuesday that her daughter Lauren is now a bride-to-be.
"My baby is engaged!!!" Caroline wrote to accompany a smiley photo of her daughter and fiancé Vito Scalia, with Lauren's ring in full view.
Originally posted 10/14/2013 09:30AM
There was less screaming than usual but a lot more tears as part two of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion focused on Teresa Giudice's legal troubles.
Teresa and her husband, Joe, are facing the possibility of 50 years behind bars for multiple counts of fraud, and it's clearly weighing heavily on the mother of four. "Of course this bothers me. I'm human. There's a lot of nights I cry myself to sleep," the 41-year-old admitted. "I'm worried for my family. If I fall apart, the rest of my family's gonna fall apart … I don't want them to feel any pain … I'm just like every other mom."
"I don't believe in karma. I’m Catholic. I don't know why this came to us," she continued. "The best thing you can do is learn from it … It's in God's hands."
Originally posted 10/14/2013 09:10AM
Caroline Manzo, one of the original Real Housewives of New Jersey, has announced that she is leaving the series after five seasons.
It's been wonderful guys," the mother of three, 52, who was often the voice of reason on the show, posted on her Twitter exactly one minute after the show's reunion finale aired Sunday on Bravo.
"I've decided to leave #RHONJ this season was my last. Love and kisses to you all. Xoxoxo"
Originally posted 10/07/2013 07:30AM
Fraud. Fights. Facelifts. Infidelity. And that was just part one of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion on Sunday night.
Host Andy Cohen kicked things off by asking Teresa Giudice, 41, if the other housewives – Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile – had been supportive since learning that she and husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, could face 50 years in prison after being charged in a 39-count fraud indictment.
"They all reached out to me," the mother of four revealed. "It's touching."
Originally posted 10/03/2013 09:00AM
The Real Housewives of New Jersey finale may have ultimately ended in peace, but it didn't last long.
The stars of the reality series bring the drama – and plenty of tears – when they sit down with Andy Cohen for the season 5 reunion show, which airs Oct. 6 (8 p.m. ET) and Oct. 13 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on Bravo.
In an exclusive first look at the upcoming two-part special, the cast discusses some of the season’s most talked about moments, including the status of Teresa Giudice's tumultuous relationship with her brother Joe Gorga and her feelings toward sister-in-law Melissa Gorga. Plus, Dr. V makes an appearance to talk about the outspoken cast's trip to Lake George where they attempted to make amends.
Originally posted 09/17/2013 02:45PM
They're as thick as thieves and now, they've got a show to prove it.
Caroline Manzo and her brood will be followed by a crew of cameras in Manzo'd with Children, a spin-off pilot that Bravo announced Tuesday.
The show will follow Caroline's doting husband Al, her son Albie's exploits on the dating scene, daughter Lauren's deliberations about marrying long-term beau Vito Scalia, and son Chris's latest entrepreneurial schemes – you might remember his infamous stripper/car wash idea from Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Originally posted 05/03/2013 02:30PM
If the trailer is any indication, the fifth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will be full of its signature screaming matches, brawls and tears.
Or as Teresa Giudice put it on her Facebook Friday, "Um, wow. My heart is racing."
This season, Melissa Gorga seems to be the root of everyone's problems. (Watch the full trailer below.)
"My parents come to the house and they look at you like you're the devil," Melissa's husband Joe says in a clip in between tears and Melissa's provocative dancing.
Originally posted 04/19/2013 01:20PM
The most dramatic crop of reality TV women in the Garden State are returning to Bravo, as The Real Housewives of New Jersey comes back for its fifth season, which premieres June 2 (8 p.m. ET).
All five of the main ladies – Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, and Kathy Wakile – are slated to star in what Manzo tells PEOPLE, is "our best season yet."
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