Caroline Manzo Leaving Real Housewives of New Jersey After Five Seasons
Caroline Manzo is ready to peace out of the Housewives franchise. After five drama-filled seasons on Real Housewives of New Jersey, Manzo, 52, will not be returning for season six, multiple sources tell Us Weekly.
The tough-talking, no-nonsense married mother of three was one of the original cast members on RHONJ when it debuted back in 2009; she costarred alongside sister Dina Manzo, sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita, Teresa Giudice and Danielle Staub. Both Dina and Staub -- who notoriously clashed during seasons one and two -- have since left the show.
Despite the RHONJ departure, though, Manzo won't be leaving the Bravo fold. As reported earlier this month, she's already taping the pilot for her own spinoff, Manzo'd With Children. Following the matriarch's role as "ringleader of the crazy circus that is her Italian family," the series will feature husband Albert, grown kids Albie, Chris and Lauren and her sister Fran. (Another insider says of Manzo's status on the show that launched her: "Nothing is final.")
The season-five finale of RHONJ -- which currently stars Manzo, Giudice, Laurita, Giuidice's sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and cousin Kathy Wakile -- airs on Sunday, Sept. 29. (Season six of RHONJ has not yet been confirmed.)
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