Caroline Manzo Leaving RHONJ Because Of Albert’s Cheating?


As we previously reported, Caroline Manzo will not be returning to season 6 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Reports state that Manzo quit because her family landed their own show on Bravo, Manzo’d With Children, but a new report by E! suggests it was her husband’s affairs being exposed that caused Caroline to quit the show. “Caroline wants out because she knows if she stays on the show, it’s only a matter of time before rumors of [husband] Al’s cheating becomes a storyline this season,” a source tells E! News. “The new girl, Penny, made allegations during filming this past season that Al had a history of cheating, but they were cut.”

As we EXCLUSIVELY told you, Bravo cut all of the scenes where Albert’s cheating were brought up during season 5. “Bravo is very protective of Caroline and wants to keep her happy. So, they’re letting her leave RHONJ and give her a spinoff attempt. The spinoff will be light-hearted and family-oriented, which is the image Caroline wants to protect. But if she stayed on RHONJ, there’s no way she’d be able to keep the rumors about Al cheating quiet and she knows it.”

But a source tells Wetpaint Caroline’s story line just wasn’t going anywhere. “The truth is, Caroline’s storyline on the show has simply just come to an end,” the insider says. “The show really and truly has become about the Gorgas and the Giudices. Whereas Caroline used to be a main player, her role has turned into more of an advisor this season. As far as RHONJ goes, there’s just not a lot left for her to do, which is fine by her. She doesn’t want to be at the center of the drama and the ugliness anymore.”

“She loved filming the pilot to her new show and hopes very much it gets picked up,” the insider continued. “It will have a much lighter feel and it will be about her kids and her family. And at the end of the day, that’s who she wants to be surrounded by.”

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