On May 19, 2013, Bravo aired a special entitled Watch What Happens Live Special: Jersey Housewives Tell All. It was basically a one on one with the ladies from RHONJ and Andy Cohen.
The “Tell All” was an opportunity for Jacqueline, Kathy, Melissa and Caroline to rehabilitate their deplorable behavior from Season 4, while taking calculated shots at Teresa Giudice.
Andy Cohen told Caroline Manzo that viewers were “bothered” by Caroline Manzo’s prediction of a Giudice divorce and a potential book.
Without the benefit of the July 22, 2012 clip, Caroline responded as follows:
I didn’t say that. I never predicted a divorce, that’s not nice. I said if they were to ever to divorce she would capitalize on it. And I was right, because two weeks later she put out a magazine article about it. It was me saying what’s sacred in your life?
It is difficult to determine what is more offensive, Caroline predicting that Teresa would capitalize on an alleged failed marriage or her predicting a divorce. Furthermore, how does Caroline Manzo know that Teresa “put out a magazine article about it?”
It is interesting to note, that Bravo failed to provide the clip of Caroline’s “talking head” to determine what she actually said about Teresa and Joe. So we are providing it for your review: The following is the relevant portions of the July 22, 2012 transcript:
Teresa wants it all, and I think that the demands she put on him [Joe Giudice] led him to make decisions that weren’t the best. And I think he resents her for it, and he’s going to pay the ultimate price for it.
Prediction: Something may happen where someone has to go somewhere. Teresa’s going to have to pull herself up on her bootstraps and take over. She’ll say, ‘You know what, I tried. I stood by him, but I have to divorce him now. And I’m gonna show my daughters what it’s like to be strong and independent on your own and survive.
There’s a book there somewhere. You heard it here first.
The night when “the Prediction” aired (July 22, 2012), Caroline Manzo and Meghan McCann appeared on Watch What Happens Live. Andy asked about the divorce prediction and told Caroline that “you said something that is getting a lot of play on twitter.” When Andy stated play the clip, Caroline smirked and said “Thank You. ” Here is the clip that was played.
After the clip was played, Caroline stated:
I meant it. I’m sorry that I had to say it. It’s insensitive. It was wrong. But I meant it. Over the past year, 2 years I been watching someone put things out in the tabloids that are very sensitive to their family, their children to their husband, to their marriage and there is no conscience there, so why would there be a conscience if he goes away.
Meghan McCann indicated that she admired Caroline Manzo for admitting to saying something that was unpopular and sticking to her convictions!
Caroline’s comments came on the heels of Jacqueline Laurita stating that Teresa and Joe “lead separate lives.” So who are we kidding and why is Bravo still looking to hide Caroline’s nasty, self serving, know nothing comments? All Bravo had to do to show Caroline to be the liar she is would have been to show the clip of “the Prediction” OR the clip of Caroline’s response on the prior WWHL. They did neither, because Bravo sought to rehabilitate Caroline’s messy predictions on Housewives Tell All!!
This article has not even touched the surface of Caroline Manzo’s intrusive comments about Teresa Giudice’s parenting or comments about the Giudice children. Yet during Season 3, the cast crucified Teresa for writing that she does “not condone young girls stripping to bring in business to a car wash.”
Bravo needs to understand, viewers “are not buying it” no matter the spin.