"I simply feel that my role has run its course," she says.

on Oct 14, 2013 - The Dish0

It looks like Real Housewives of New Jersey will be without one fiery redhead when it returns for a sixth season.

Caroline Manzo has officially confirmed that she is leaving the show, stating in her final blog entry, "I've always prided myself on being a good example for my children and my decision to leave is based on advice I've always given them: 'Be true to yourself and be proud of who you are, you are born with a name and you die with a name, don't dirty it up.'"

Although the Housewife maintains that she has always believed in "giving you the truth of who I really am, the good, the bad, and the ugly," she goes on to say that "going back to film another season of Housewives would only make me a hypocrite. For me, peace and integrity cannot be bought with money or fame. I practice what I preach, and as I said on the reunion, I'm done. I simply feel that my role has run its course and I have nothing more to give."

Her biggest fans don't need to worry: Caroline and her clan will be back on Bravo soon. The Manzos are currently in the midst of filming their spin-off seriesManzo'd with Children, which Caroline says "promises to give the viewers a very different look into the world of [our] Family."

"We are having an absolute blast filming it, and I hope you all join us as we start our new chapter within the Bravo network. We didn't close the book, we just turned the page," she writes. And she'll always look back fondly on her time as a Housewife, which she says was "one of the most amazing experiences of my life."

What do you think about Caroline's announcement? Tell us in the comments.

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30 comments
satin.rubycruz
satin.rubycruz

Must admit of all the RH shows I have enjoyed watching you, Caroline Manzo and your wonderful family.  If only Theresa had listened and taken you as her role model she may well have children who are not precocious and obnoixious in the extreme (sorry but true).  You have children who love and respect you.  A husband who adores you.  More than that you are truthful and a good friend.  Stay true to those believes.  As for Theresa... ignore and walk the other way.  Stupid never listens to reason and she is Stupid.

bettz
bettz

Caroline Manzo, I have to say rhonj will never ever be the same without you!!!!!  I have watched this show with loyalty and you are truly one of my favorites!  You are a true and wonderful person!  I wish I could be more like you!  I will be forever changed and will try to be as honest a person as you are!  These women, ie....Theresa, should take some lessons from you!  You are a wonderful mother and everytime you are with your children......wow is all I can say, you are a mother I strive to be!  I wish you good luck and know you will be missed!!!!!   You call these people out and I just love it!  Wonder who will do this in the future?  I am thinking maybe Jacqueline will pick up where you left off!  The Manzo's are a great family and I hope someday I have the pleasure of meeting you!  God Bless!!!!!!!!

ddjacobson
ddjacobson

You were the only one who was always honest and trying to work on relationships...I was totally shocked at how teresa blew the entire reunion at the end of it...I don't blame you for washing your hands of it and am looking forward to your new show!

Dashaway
Dashaway

Caroline, I hate to see you go.  It's been a pleasure to watch you each and every week.  Stay true to yourself and watch Jaclyns back.  You know Teresa's going to throw the knife again.  It's just the kind of person she is.  Best to you and your family.

zz0311
zz0311

Caroline this is a good move for you, not a good move for RHONJ as you are the glue for the show and I don't think the show will last.  Good-luck to you and your family.

LaShante27
LaShante27

Caroline, you are the most class act in television.  Be proud of your place in history, and stay true to yourself.  After all you have to live with your actions, and none of the other housewives can actually say that.   Be glad that you are out of the mess and confusion that generates ratings.  YOU WILL BE MISSED!

backgammon
backgammon

I understand why you are leaving.  I used to laugh and enjoy the show.  Since Melissa arrived it has become Toxic.  Not enjoyable for the viewer, can't imagine it would be good for you.

obwan
obwan

Caroline,,,,you are a awesome mom, friend and just a great lady,,I love your spunk, your honesty and just overall you.  Never change and for the people who think you are tough,,,,,so what stay true to your heart  we love ya from a Buffalo friend 

promotepeace
promotepeace

I am looking forward to watching you and your family. One of the reasons I started watching RHONJ in the 1st place. You are all crazy fun & extremely relatable! No more backstabbing, trashy drama for me either! Best of luck! You have always been the one keeping it real!

angryinny
angryinny

You will be sorely missed.  I can understand your reasons clearly.  Nothing but the best to you and your family.  You are a truly cool lady.

bk1961
bk1961

Caroline, you and your wisdom will be missed. Of course your family will be missed. Can't wait to see your spin off. I can't believe you put up with Teresa that long. You did a wonderful job raising your children. Enough is a enough! I hope that with you leaving the show will bring your siblings back together with out Teresa. She is always causing problems. Good Luck with what ever you do.

pabar
pabar

I, for one, am looking forward to Caroline's new show. I'm so over the nj hws and will not be tuning in next season.  Can't wait to watch Caroline, best of luck.

Rebound
Rebound

 Instead of spewing the "Hate", why don't all you Teresa lovers just go back to her blog and spread "love, love, love?"  This show is TOAST.   And the reason it's toast is because of your "beloved Teresa" the train wreck.  So, enjoy the show without Caroline, IF it lasts, because if it does last, It's only a matter of time unless there is a MAJOR Jersey housewives shake up.  And to use one a line Caroline and I both love: "Ya heard it here first, folks."  :)

jacki.limite
jacki.limite

It's not hard to figure out why you left the show Caroline. Your storyline was non-existent. No one was interested in your your two sons umpteenth business venture. Maybe this last one will finally work out for them. Same goes for your daughters new place. Her first one failed. It's was pretty obvious that your husband Al was seen less and less which tells you something. If the audience was not interested enough in your family to feature them more on the RHONJ, what makes you think anyone is going to watch a show centered around a boring family. The RHONJ was a success because of the drama (whether it was staged or not). You will not be missed nor will your goody two shoes attitude.

Cathy105
Cathy105

I lost all respect for you and your kids with the fat girls/b-jobs. Just because that's all they heard at school, doesn't make an excuse. You always act like you know everything. Can't be bothered to watch your show.

YOU were the one that said Theresa was superficial. what about ALL of you...Have you seen everyones houses and cars, and outfits etc. 

 

shelliemecka
shelliemecka

Cant wait for your new show!   Congrats and Best Wishes,  you are an amazing Mom and Wife!!!!  God Bless XOXO

Bravoaddicted
Bravoaddicted

Well, you've withstood some really enjoyable times and some truly horrendous moments; while trying to be a 'FRIEND' to that back stabbing piece of twisted human {aka Teresa}!

Opening up your family holiday time to include her when she --- 'so drama-momma pretended that they had nowhere to go - no family to share Thanksgiving with' --- it was you and your warm family that made room for them!  All the while {due to Teresa's lies about her brother and Melissa} you kept your distance and clearly stated: ‘I’ll wait and see who/what shakes down' and it all came right back at dear-dear lying Teresa's feet! 

Didn't those 'Tre' cheerleaders see through the 'dog & pony show' of why Teresa ran straight to Dina --- how better to stab you and Jacqueline and your brother Cris in the heart than to stay in touch with the one family member that left the show and wouldn't/couldn't speak for herself---Tre's the biggest GAME PLAYER EVER! 

Her ability to make puppets out of so many adults on one show makes her bigger than any PONZI SCHEME I've ever seen!

 Good luck/best wishes on your new endeavor...good riddance/farewell to the Puppet Master...send her warm greeting’s  and holiday wishes {if & when justice prevails} and they both go to prison! 

ccdiva
ccdiva

Your book was a flop, your call-in radio show was a flop & dollars to doughnuts your family show on Bravo will run one season if you are lucky.

p-note
p-note

Caroline this is you in a nutshell... You can dish it out but you can't take it...

giasanchez90
giasanchez90

Caroline,

I am so happy that you got your spin off and left RHONJ. That show was becoming poisonous. PLEASE do not listen to all the negative things people say. I believe that you will bring a good change to reality t.v. You and your family are good, normal, down to earth, smart, and real human beings and that is what reality t.v. needs for people to see. I am 20 years old and I love your influence. God Bless and I cant wait to watch your show!!!!

Ohbullroar
Ohbullroar

You have overstayed your welcome, Caroline, so good riddance. It would be fitting if Bravo picked up your "show" because you and Andy deserve each other. 

CT-Viewer
CT-Viewer

Caroline I was really disappointed in you on the second reunion show.  Teresa (to whom I am not a fan of and consider the root of all the problems) bought up something that has bothered her and you jumped all over her.  In her defense it was you, while on the "Zen" trip that said everyone should get everything out.  Wasn't that what Teresa was doing?  As I said I am not a fan of her's, however you often speak that Teresa and Melissa are not owning up, I think you need to do so at this time.  I could tell by the reaction of some of the other women on the show that there really isn't anyone who will speak against you.  I do like you but I do think you need to listen more and be a bit more humble. Your advice, often very good, is not always the right answer for everyone.

pammypam
pammypam

thank you for leaving! im sooo tired of your "i can say whatever i want but no one can say anything about me" attitude! 

ccollier08
ccollier08

Congrats Caroline! You're awesome, and you will definitely be  missed!!!

southern_goddess
southern_goddess

Yeah Caroline, your role has "run its course," only because you have your own show coming out!  Just who do you think you're kidding?