Teresa Giudice had some harsh words for Caroline Manzo, her former Real Housewives of New Jersey co-star and lifelong foe. Until Manzo’s exit from the Bravo reality show, the two starred alongside one another for five seasons. Despite not being on the Jersey programme anymore, Manzo starred in her own spinoff, Manzo’d With Children, and her emotions toward Giudice remain hostile. Giudice was closest friends with Manzo’s estranged younger sister, Dina, and the two former pals fell out over tabloid fodder and family strife. Manzo is also suspected of turning Giudice over to the feds for bankruptcy fraud, according to Giudice. Manzo reportedly stated that Giudice was the reason she wanted to come back to the show.
“I’m just gonna put it out there, because I just don’t give a f–, alright?” Manzo said on her son Albie Manzo’s Dear Albie podcast. “You know what? I would get great pleasure, fans, community, to go in and just knock the s– out of her verbally and just put her in her place.” Manzo said she feels compelled after Giudice’s social media has “gone insane.” Manzo continued: “I am tired. I am tired of certain things. I am tired of her opening her very uneducated mouth, OK, and using me as a weapon to say that I was the one that spearheaded her IRS claim and stuff like that. We are not those people… Sometimes you gotta smack the bully,” Caroline said. “I am more than happy to go smack the bully.”
Giudice has responded to Manzo’s accusations, claiming that Manzo is using her name to stay relevant. “She didn’t knock the s—t out of me the entire time she was on the show,” the four-time New York Times best-selling novelist told TMZ. “That tells you all you need to know,” says the narrator. She’s pushing her son’s podcast, so she mentions me because no one else is listening.”