It’s official — Caroline Manzo is no longer part of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Just last night, the Bravo-lebrity announced her exit after five seasons.
“It's been wonderful guys," the mother of three, 52, tweeted just 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"
Luckily, we haven’t seen the last of Caroline!
Caroline Manzo Confirms She's Leaving Real Housewives of New Jersey
She’s currently filming her Bravo spin-off, Manzo’d With Children. But until that airs, we’re satisfying our fix by gathering some of our favorite moments from Caroline during her last season of RHONJ.
Getting Close With Melissa’s HubbyIt’s no secret that Caroline digs Melissa Gorga’s husband, Joe. In the beginning of season five, Caroline took Joe out on a coffee date. The two seemingly met up just to chat about the possibility of mending their relationships with Joe’s sister, Teresa Giudice, but Caroline may have accidentally gotten too close for comfort when she commented on Joe’s good looks – without Melissa around! Although she ruffled some of Melissa’s feathers, Caroline’s meeting with Joe ended up being totally harmless.
Calling Out Kim DAfter months of healing and therapy, the ladies wrapped up an explosive season by setting off even more fireworks. After an epic brawl at Kim D’s new Posche boutique location, Caroline recounted in her signature tell-it-like-it-is fashion. “I will never understand the motivation behind the attack on Melissa, Joe, Chris, and Jacqueline. Complete strangers were willing to take marching orders to hurt people they've never, ever met before. Somebody tell me why, I don't get it," she ranted, before adding, "That's all the attention this mess gets, not worth my time. Shame on all of you."
If Caroline was aiming shame at one person in particular, it was Kim D. She feels Kim initiated the fight in the first place. “Look at what you’ve done!” Caroline scolded her at the party. “Are you proud of what you’ve done?!”
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Accepting Teresa’s Plea for HelpFollowing a major fight between Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga, Teresa called Caroline begging her for help. At the time, Caroline admitted that if Teresa was calling to ask for help, she knew it must have been serious. After a bit of resistance, Caroline finally agreed to meet Teresa and the gang in Lake George, N.Y., to help the clan make peace on their first of two therapeutic healing trips.
Going Out With a BangAfter years of fighting, making up and doing it all over again, Caroline was never able to truly patch things up with her former friend and castmate Teresa. On part two of the RHONJ season five reunion, Caroline coldly told Teresa: "I don't consider you an enemy, I consider you somebody I used to know."
Caroline added, "I can't see with this mindset how I can move forward without losing my freaking mind. And guess what? I'm 52, as Teresa likes to point out, I'm old; I don't have many good years left. I gotta preserve 'em, so I'm stepping out."
Will you miss Caroline on RHONJ as much as we will? Sound off in comments!
By Evan Real / @evan_real
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