It’s not unusual for stars of the Real Housewives franchise to disagree and argue — in fact, fighting between the co-stars is expected at this point. However, one feud that surprisingly went on for years is that between Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo. In 2013, Manzo even left the Bravo series, saying she would feel like a “hypocrite” if she continued on with another season.
Giudice and Manzo’s disliking for one another runs deep, starting with disagreements in the earlier seasons of the reality show and escalating to mean comments in a cookbook and even threats in various interviews. They seemed to have finally put the past behind them, but it’s obvious they still don’t want to work side by side any longer. During a new interview, Giudice weighed in on whether or not she’d approve of Manzo returning to the show.
According to BravoTV.com, Giudice was a guest on the Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino podcast, where she was asked about where she stands with Manzo. Though she didn’t call her former co-star bad names, she did make it clear she wouldn’t want her to come back to RHONJ:
"“She’s not in my friend circle, I don’t associate with her; I never see her, so it doesn’t even make sense. She doesn’t hang out with any of us [or] any of our friends. I don’t even know who she hangs out with.”"
Clarifying their feud is in the past, Giudice also noted: “She’s not even in my vision. She’s definitely in my rearview mirror, she’s not looking forward, [she’s] in my windshield.”
For Manzo’s part, she had her own spin-off show called Manzo’d with Children. That ran for three seasons before being canceled in 2017. In 2019, it was reported that she was asked to return to Real Housewives of New Jersey, but according to the celeb herself, she felt the offer was an “insult” and she turned it down.
It would be incredibly surprising if Manzo ever makes a comeback on RHONJ, but who knows? Crazier things have happened.