In the trailer for this season of Manzo’d, we see Chris Manzo contemplating leaving New Jersey to further his career as an author, and at a recent event, the Daily Dish caught up with Chris to see if he is serious about leaving the state where is family lives.
“Yeah, I mean, I love to travel. I love traveling. I love seeing new things. I like to learn but learn through experience,” he said. “All season, I’ve kind of been battling this learning new things and going through new experiences and then eventually I’ve kind of come to the conclusion that the only way to really learn and take in new experiences is to completely throw yourself into a situation that’s completely uncomfortable to you.”
Caroline also weighed in on Chris’ decision to move. “That’s typical Christopher. You never know with him,” she said. “He’s just too big for one spot. He always has been. He’s got incredible imagination. He has an incredible zest for life.”
But Caroline would never hold Chris back. “Do you want to see your kid every once a week, twice a week, three times a week? Sure. But if you can’t, that’s all right,” she said. “If Christopher decides to go to Chicago, once every month, once every couple of months, whatever, it’s an hour-and-a-half plane ride. It’s no big deal. I’ll go if I feel like it. We live in a world where it’s much easier to be away from somebody but still maintain the relationship.”
“I just want them to be happy. So if that’s where it takes him, then go where the happiness takes you. If you need to go explore where it is, then go and explore, because the last thing I ever want to say to my kids is, ‘No, you have to stay here because Mommy doesn’t want you to leave,'” she explained. “Then I’m a rotten mother. Then I failed. So just go. Go where the wind takes you, but just don’t forget me. That’s all.”
Albie Manzo also said Chris would benefit from spreading his wings. “I definitely would miss Chris. But the thing for me is I went to college. I had my time where I had my own direction, so to speak, away from the family. It wasn’t particularly far away, but still, it was my own. And Chris hasn’t had that chance to just kind of go on his own and figure things out,” Albie said. “So I would totally understand. The last thing I ever want to do is limit the perspective that he has ’cause that’s where he thrives.”
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