Caroline Manzo Visits 'Bethenny,' Talks 'RHONJ' Drama
Will she return for another season and can she get past her feud with Teresa Giudice?
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" toughie Caroline Manzo had a daytime sit-down with "RHONYC" alum Bethenny Frankel. During her visit to "Bethenny," airing Friday, July 13, Manzo talked about returning to "Real Housewives of New Jersey" and her feud with co-star Teresa Giudice.
Manzo confirmed she hasn't changed her stance since filming her blowout with Guidice. "As I watched that and I watch my position, I know a lot of you don’t understand and that’s fine," she told Frankel in the clip above. "I don’t expect everyone to like me. That’s not the way the world works. So that’s ok, but that’s how way I feel… I feel the same."
"It has nothing to do with fame," she added. "It has to do with character. Whether or not we were in front of the TV’s or not, if you’re that person, I have a problem with you. It has nothing to do with the cameras."
Manzo has no intention of resolving this feud. "I choose not to," she said of rekindling the friendship with Guidice.
As to whether she'll return to the series next season, Manzo demurred, "We'll see."
If she doesn't return, however, it's not because she's not scared of the "den of craziness," as Frankel called it.
"I am who I am and that’s it," Manzo insisted. "When I’m filming, what you see is what’s in my head. There’s no, 'Let me think about what I’m going to say.' What comes out of my mouth is in the moment. I don’t worry so much and - excuse me, I love you all – what the viewers think of me. Because at the end of the day, I have to turn around and look at them [her children] and my husband and say, are you proud? Do you still love who I am? I was born with a name and I‘m going to die with a name. And I’m not selling my name to a network."
"Bethenny" airs weekdays on FOX channels in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix and Minneapolis.