Born:23rd of August, 1961, in Brooklyn, NY, the USA.
About/Bio:Caroline Manzo is a Television personality and entrepreneur.
Caroline Manzo is an American television star has become popular her appearance on the hit reality TV show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She has also had moderate success in the publishing business, having written a book called 'Let Me Tell You Something.' Blessed with three children, she lives in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey with her husband, Albert Manzo.
Who Is Caroline Manzo
Caroline Manzo was born on 23rd of August, 1961, in Brooklyn, the USA. Describing her childhood, the 56-year-old said she was raised in a large Italian Catholic family. She first appeared on national television in 2007 when she featured on the TV show, 'My Fabulous Wedding.' Caroline’s siblings are also involved in showbiz, having worked with her on a number of projects including the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Caroline and The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Although had a few media appearances way back, most of the world came to know Caroline Manzo on the 2009 reality show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Caroline left the reality show during season 5 to work on her own project called, 'Manzo'd with children'.
Manzo'd With Children
Manzo'd With Children’, a reality show that ran on Bravo TV for 3 seasons, followed the daily lives of Caroline and her family. The show had moderate success but in 2016, Bravo announced that they would not be continuing with it.
Caroline’s Cancer Scare
In contrast to the catfights that characterised The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Manzo'd with Children was for the most part filled with hilarious and heart-warming moments. However, in one 2016 episode, things got emotional when Caroline revealed to her children that she had found a lump in her breast. Although the lump was potentially cancerous, an ultrasound revealed that it was shrinking after Caroline administered some antibiotics.
A number of Caroline’s siblings and other family members are also in the limelight. Her sister in law Jacqueline Laurita worked on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, along with her sister Dina Manzo. Her brother in law is a world-class celebrity chef who has had his own show. Her 4 children, Lauren Manzo, Albert Manzo, Christopher Thomas Manzo, Albie Manzo, also have had some media appearances.
Her Father in Law and the Mafia
Responding to allegations that her father-in-law, Albert ‘Tiny’ Manzo, was involved in organized crime, Caroline vehemently defended her father-in-law. She said, “Albert never had anything to do with organized crime his entire life.” However, Robert Buccino, who has worked for the Union County Prosecutor’s office for 46 years, does not think so. He says everyone knew that Albert Manzo had his hands in organized crime.
It was a sad ending and a traumatizing experience for the family when Albert ‘Tiny Manzo was found dead and in the nude, bundled in the trunk of a Lincoln. He was killed by four bullets in the chest but the case has still not been solved.
As a multi-skilled woman, Caroline also has her hands deep in entrepreneurship. She owns a thriving real estate firm in Totowa, New Jersey called 'Opus Properties'. In line with her strong matriarchal tendencies, Caroline also has a line of children’s accessories she calls 4My Mom. The 56-year-old also came up with her own handbag line called Caroline Manzo. Although the handbags have been in production for the past 2 years, they have not been received with much applause.
Caroline Manzo Social Media activity
As a highly successful reality TV star, Caroline Manzo’s Instagram profile has over half a million followers. Her Instagram posts range from photos of her dogs to cute pictures of her grandkids. Fans also connect with the star via Twitter. Caroline Manzo's Twitter has 850 K followers. She seems to post thought-provoking tweets from time to time.
Shows: The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Manzo’d with children, Access Hollywood Live, FabLife, 'My Fabulous Wedding, and Iron Chef America: The Series.