Caroline Manzo may no longer appear on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, but she previously told the Daily Dish that she watches the show “in spurts,” and of course, she supports her sister-in-law, Jacqueline Laurita, who returned to the show this season.
So what does Manzo think of Jacqueline’s complicated friendship with Teresa Giudice?
“Jacqueline’s not crazy; Jacqueline tells it like it is, you know what I mean? And the problem with Jacqueline is when you’re her friend and you turn on her, she’s gonna be very hurt, and she’s gonna try every which way to make it right. And if you don’t want to make it right, then run. Run as far as you can, because you know why? Then she’s hurt,” Caroline said. “So I get where she’s coming from 1,000 percent. And she’s got a lot of bottled up emotions as well. And I think this is the season where Jacqueline finally speaks her truth. And sometimes, the truth is not popular. So I don’t blame her. I don’t blame her. I get it.”
At the time of this interview, Caroline had not seen the episode where Jacqueline called Teresa out for “filing a fraudulent bankruptcy.” But Caroline wasn’t surprised. “A million percent expected,” she said. “So if I could have written it beforehand, I probably would’ve because I know the personalities. And some things are just not gonna work, and this is one of those things that’s just not gonna work because people are who they are, and that’s the end of the story.”
But when asked if she thought Jacqueline and Teresa would ever be able to be friends again, Caroline took a long pause before saying, “Never say never.” “Jacqueline really, truly loved Teresa. She did. And she feels betrayed and she feels hurt and all those things,” Caroline explained. “Sometimes, Jacqueline’s delivery is wrong — we’ve said that a million times — but she’s got a very, very good heart. And when she feels betrayed and hurt and used, she’s gonna come after you. And I think that’s what she did. You want somebody on your side to fight with you? You want Jacqueline. But then you don’t want her as your enemy.”
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