Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo has a long history with actress Dolores Catania!
During a recent interview with OK! magazine, Manzo opened up about her friendship with Catania and even admitted she tried to get the star to join her for the first season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Manzo and Catania have been friends for many years, well before the show’s first season aired in 2009.
“I wanted Dolores from Season 1,” Manzo said of Catania joining the cast. “She was offered Season 1, but she turned it down. I was a great soldier for them to get ahead [the show].”
Manzo continued about Catania: “When she got back in, she knew exactly what the equation was. She has appeared in a few episodes in the past. She understood the job and she understood the journey.”
Manzo was a cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey from seasons 1 to 5.
Dolores Catania said that Manzo is like a “big sister” to her
When speaking to E! news In September 2022, Catania spoke more about her friendship with Manzo, comparing her to a big sister. Back then, Catania was promoting her and Manzo’s appearance on E!’s Celebrity Beef, where the two RHONJ stars competed for the title of “Best Italian Chef” on the new series.
“Caroline was always like a big sister to me,” Catania told the outlet. “And although it was hard that she and Teresa [Giudice] We’ve had a real problem, we agree – neither of us would tell someone who to be friends with. You always know I support the friends but not the beef.”
Although Catania and Giudice are close friends, the same cannot be said of Manzo and Giudice. The two were fairly close for the first few seasons, but things started to unravel between them when Giudice’s brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Melissa Gorga, joined the show. Manzo and Giudice don’t get along well today.
Caroline Manzo has revealed she left the show because she wasn’t happy
When speaking to Us weekly At BravoCon 2022, Manzo opened up about a possible return to The Real Housewives of New Jersey and why she left the show in the first place.
“There are a lot of variables for me,” Manzo explained at the time. “I left the show because I wasn’t happy. I’m not going back if I continue to be unhappy. I miss that fun, good, happy support [people].”
Manzo continued, “I don’t have to worry about what knife is in my back and what hour. But that comes with territory.”
However, after peopleDuring an April 2019 episode of her podcast with her sons, “Dear Albie,” Manzo revealed that she’s been called back for Season 10 of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Ultimately, Manzo turned down the “offensive” offer because it wasn’t a full-time position.
“It’s very offensive,” she said Dear Albi, aafter people. “It just pisses me off that you picked up and called me like I was an idiot. Ten years I play this game, there is no fool. You don’t talk to a fool. … I am nobody’s “friend”. I’m not ‘friend of’. I’m not ‘housewife maybe’. I am a housewife!”
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