Caroline Manzo Reveals How Her Children Have Changed


Caroline Manzo and her family are officially back for their third season of Manzo’d With Children and Caroline is revealing she thinks it’s time to change the name of their show.

“I think it’s a lot of milestones this year, a lot of turning points in everybody’s lives and a lot of decisions being made and a lot of questions that go unanswered-kind-of-thing about everybody’s future. I think it shouldn’t be called Manzo’d with Children anymore almost because they haven’t been children for years. We all know that. But they all come into their own this year,” Caroline told the Daily Dish. “I think finally we see — I won’t say a divide — but you see them grow as individuals this year while still maintaining the family as a whole.”

“I’m still very, very close with the family. I don’t want to say they’re independent now because they’ve been independent, all of them,” she said. “I think people are going to start to see them as individuals, rather than the Manzo boys or the Manzo kids. It’ll be Albie Manzo, Lauren Manzo, Christopher Manzo, rather than the three Manzo kids.”

We will also see Caroline start to focus on herself. “There’s so many things that I want to do,” she said. “I’m thinking about maybe taking up pottery, maybe do sewing classes, go to different kinds of cooking schools, I don’t know.”

Manzo has also found a new hobby making soaps. “I’m having fun with that. I’m not looking to make it into some crazy, oh my God, Caroline’s got this great soap company. No, I’ve got a little, tiny soap thing that I make out of my house,” she said. “It’s just a hobby that turned into a little business for me that I’m having a blast with. So it’s just a way to keep myself busy and be productive, keep my mind young and have a focus everyday. So I don’t know. Who the hell knows where I’ll wind up?”

And Caroline is ready to see the work that she and her husband Al have put into their children pay off. “The misconception is that, ‘Oh, Caroline won’t let go of her kids.’ No, Caroline raised her kids to let go. I will always maintain the relationship I have with my kids; it’s just a different relationship now,” she explained. “Yeah, I’m thrilled to let them go. I am excited to see the things they’re doing now. I look at my husband, and I say we did something right. So it’s all these years putting your heart and soul into raising these kids to let them go to finally [say] we did it right, job well done, and that’s something I will always be very, quite frankly, arrogant about because we did a hell of a job.”

Photo Credit: Bravo