Caroline Manzo appeared on Watch What Happens Live Sunday night after season finale of Manzo’d With Children and part one of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion. After Caroline’s sister Dina opened up about her family feud, viewers were interested to hear Caroline’s reaction.
Andy asks Caroline to respond to what Teresa Giudice had to say throughout part one of the reunion including that she has never hit any of her cast member’s below the belt with her words.
“Of course she hit below the belt,” Caroline said. “We all hit below the belt. I wish she would just admit that you hit below the belt. We saw it, there’s no denying what we see.”
As far as what Teresa had to say about Jacqueline, Caroline says, “I think she’s trying to project that she doesn’t care but it’s clear that she does care. She gets emotional when she reads a text and she can’t talk about it or she gets teary eyed. I think she does care she just doesn’t want to say it.”
Next, Andy asks Caroline to react to what Dina said about her family during the RHONJ reunion.
“It’s true I didn’t invite her to the engagement party and for good reason,” Caroline says. “First of all I’m embarrassed, I’m mortified, I hate the fact that I have to say this because you and I both know that I have come at you hard when we try to discuss this, but I feel like I have to defend myself now at this pointâ€¦”
“Over the past four or five years Dina has never attended one family function. We’ve got nieces and nephews that are 3, 4, 5-years old and 9-months old that Dina doesn’t know. She didn’t go to my brother Jamie’s wedding. Babies were born, baptisms, graduations, birthdaysâ€¦ not just me, not just Chrisâ€¦ my nieces, nephews along the line. So to single that out [Lauren’s engagement party] is insane.”
“When Lauren got engaged, ten minutes after the ring was on her finger, the first person she called was Lexi. And Lexi said, ‘I’m so happy for you. My mom says congratulations.’ That was in November the party was in April. From November to Aprilâ€¦ not a word,” Caroline continued.
Andy brought up the fact that Dina seems interested in reconciling with Caroline.
“No. I am a package deal. I come with everybody,” Caroline insists. “You may have issues with somebody but you don’t dismiss someone from your family and you don’t say, ‘I’m giving you a choice, I’m giving you an option. The only way we can have a relationship is if you cut somebody out of our life.’ That’s my brother’s wife and Chris was given the same ultimatum. And I want you to understand the gravity of that. This is a man that has a son that has special needs and your saying he needs to leave his wife in order for you to have a relationship with him.”
“The same little boy that she walked passed the other day at a party and how you can not take that baby and hug him and tell him you love himâ€¦ I don’t understand that,” Caroline continues. “So I have to say I don’t want the cooking show. I don’t care about TV, I don’t care what the papers say. I want my family back and I have done everything in my power to make that happen and so have the rest of usâ€¦ Dina has to grow up.”
Dina took to Twitter to respond to Caroline’s statements.
“I didn’t even see Nic at the wedding please stop using this child in all of this!” Dina wrote. “I spend EVERY holiday with family just not THAT click. There’s 11 of us and my parents.”
“I’m very different then them. I’m the white sheep. I wish you all knew some of my other beautiful siblings. I thank God for them. Nite Nite,” Dina wrote.
Jacqueline wrote, “Wow! @CarolineManzo I know how hard that was for you to speak up. I Love you!XOXO! Hope it can be put to rest now.Too much hurt for too long.”
After WWHL was over, Caroline and Dina’s mother Nettie Laurita took to Twitter to share herÂ thoughts on the intense night.
“It’s now time to take my meds, I think maybe a double dose. Thank you,” Nettie tweeted.
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