Caroline Laurita-Manzo (born August 23, 1961) is an American television personality, entrepreneur and radio show host. She is best known for starring in the reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and her own spin-off show, Manzo'd with Children.
Caroline was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Born to parents Joseph and Nettie Laurita, Caroline is one of eleven children.
Manzo first appeared on the first season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2009. Her sister, Dina, and sister-in-law, Jacqueline, were also cast members when the show first aired. Manzo departed The Real Housewives after its fifth season and began filming a spin-off series about her family called Manzo'd with Children. The show premiered on October 5, 2014, on Bravo; it attracted over 1.7 million viewers. In March 2015, Bravo renewed Manzo'd with Children for a second season.
Caroline has also released her own book "Let Me Tell You Something." She owns the Opus Properties, a real estate firm, in Totowa, New Jersey and 4 My Mom, a children's accessories line. She is also on the Board of Dina's foundation, Project Ladybug, and is affiliated with the Carolyn Gable Expect a Miracle Foundation which helps single mothers.
Caroline also made an appearance on The Millionaire Matchmaker when her sons Albie and Christopher took part.
Caroline has been married to Albert Manzo since 1984, a co-owner of The Brownstone, an event and catering facility in Paterson, New Jersey. The couple have three children, Albert "Albie" (May 27, 1986), Lauren Michele (April 12, 1988) and Christopher Thomas (May 25, 1989).
- Albert Manzo (Husband, 1984-present)
- Chris Laurita (Brother)
- Dina Manzo (Sister)
|2009-2014||The Real Housewives of New Jersey||Herself|
|2010||The Millionaire Matchmaker||Herself|
|2014||Manzo'd with Children||Herself|
- Let Me Tell You Something - 2013
- "If you're gonna mess with my family, you're messing with me."
- "Life is about change, sometimes you just have to roll with the punches."
- "Life is short, I have no time for drama!"
- "Love me or hate me, I always speak the truth!"
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|The Real Housewives of New Jersey|
Children of the Housewives: Gia Giudice | Gabriella Giudice | Milania Giudice | Audriana Giudice | Lexi Manzo | Antonia Gorga | Gino Gorga | Joey Gorga | Giovanni Aprea | Anthony Mauriello | Joey Mauriello | Michael Marchese | Sebastian Marchese | Corbin Marchese | Isabella Marchese | Ashlee Holmes | CJ Laurita | Nicholas Laurita | Albie Manzo | Lauren Manzo | Christopher Manzo | Christine Staub | Jillian Staub | Victoria Wakile | Joseph Wakile