Now that the second season of houswives is finished and the reunion shows are a thing of the past, Caroline Manzo is reflecting back on everything that happened and is making no apologies.
Throughout the reunion show, Caroline was faced with many decisions: to fight dirty or keep it clean, to yell or not to yell, to threaten or not to threaten, to hug or not to hug….
She’s happy with all of her choices and doesn’t care whether you like it or not!
“I want to address my behavior and how I felt throughout the filming process, and then I’m going to pack up my Season 2 feelings and memories and put them on a shelf where they belong,” she writes on her latest Bravo TV blog.
“The reunion was my time to clear the air,” she continues. “It was my time to call [Danielle] out on everything she’d said and done. I was at times rude, immature, and overbearing.”
For the most part, Caroline kept things civil with Danielle and even shared a couch with her former co-star (I wonder if Caroline, Teresa, and Jacqueline drew straws for that honor?). But when it came to Danielle’s apologies, Caroline just plain wasn’t buying it and never really considered accepting a hug.
“When the “apology” came along I knew it was fake and empty,” she writes. “If I thought for a moment, a millisecond, that there was any sincerity in it I would have accepted it. To accept her apology would have made me a hypocrite. I meant what I said when I told Jacqueline and Teresa that I hope they can step away from all the drama.”
While she couldn’t bring herself to accept a hug, there is no animosity for the awkward hugs that Teresa and Jacqueline received from Danielle. “For those of you who believe I was angry at J. and T. for hugging her, you have it all wrong,” she adds. “I get why they hugged her — they wanted to end it. Good for them. I handle things differently. I wanted it to end too, but not on a lie.”
For Caroline the end of the season and Danielle’s final exit mark a new beginning, but she’s proud of the way she carried herself last season and doesn’t regret her actions.
“I’ve said it time and again; at the end of the day all you have is your name and reputation,” she sums it up. “I’ve been able to keep a pretty good handle on it for 49 years. I’m not about to give it up for “15 minutes” of fame. Whatever I do or say will always be on my terms and no one else’s. So if you think I’m a b*tch, so be it. If you think I’m the best thing since sliced bread, thank you. At least I can honestly say I am what I am.”
Do you think Caroline should be proud of her actions this season?
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