Caroline Manzo
Born August 23, 1961
Place of Origin New Jersey
Series Real Housewives of New Jersey
Season(s) 1-5

Caroline Manzo is a New Jersey housewife.


Caroline and her husband Albert have run The Brownstone—a historic venue, host to many elegant banquets and weddings—in Paterson, New Jersey, for many years. 


Caroline is an original RHONJ cast member that helped build the series to the success it is today. In a show about family Caroline was a central character as sister to fellow housewife Dina, sister-in-law to Jacqueline, and close friend of Teresa. Early on the Manzo family established itself as much of the comic relief or "feel good" aspects of the Jersey Housewives. As the first season progressed, Caroline began to claim the matriarchal position on the series finding herself battling it out with nemesis Danielle Staub. Even through to the second season's reunion Manzo remained at odds with Staub having never reached any sort of resolve in their relationship.

Season 3

With season three beginning to air, it was clear that RHONJ would produce new aliances and rivalries. Fellow star of the show, Teresa Giudice, wrote her New York Times Bestseller Fabulicious! Teresa’s Family Cookbook and in it wrote that Caroline was as "Italian as the Olive Garden". 

Manzo'd With Children


  • Albert "Albie" and Christopher (sons)
  • Lauren (daughter)


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