All of the Housewives fans knew it was coming and now it's finally here: Caroline Manzo's big announcement. Minutes after part two of the season 5 RHONJ reunion special, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star spilled last night that she's out. Yes, it's official: Caroline Manzo is leaving Real Housewives of New Jersey. The reason why? Well, according to her Bravo TV blog, the mother of three confessed that she doesn't feel like she has anything more to give to Housewives and she's gotten to a point where she wouldn't want her future grandchildren to see the show.
Granted, Manzo's departure from Housewives doesn't mean she's leaving the Bravo family. Production is currently underway for a pilot of her spinoff Manzo'd With Children. If you ask me, now is the perfect time for Caroline to cut the chord with the dramatic series. After catching up with her in an exclusive interview last week, I have no doubt.
When asked about what fans can expect from Manzo'd With Children, Caroline mentioned a whole lot of laughs. Belly laughs. She also mentioned that Housewives and the new spinoff are totally different vibes:
The dynamic between the two shows couldn't be more different. It's fun. It's very relaxed. It's awesome we're having a great time.
All of those adjectives -- fun, relaxed, awesome -- none of those really go hand-in-hand with how things have been playing out on Real Housewives of New Jersey. I think it'll be great for Caroline and her family to mix things up, especially after all of the drama that happened with Teresa and Melissa on the show last season. A welcomed change of pace, clearly.
Besides, from the way Caroline makes the pilot sound -- it's gonna be a bundle of laughs for both her family and the viewers. Bring it on!
Are you looking forward to Manzo'd With Children? Are you going to miss Caroline on Real Housewives of New Jersey?
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