Caroline Manzo leaving 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'

Oct. 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Caroline Manzo, an original cast member on "Real Housewives of New Jersey," has announced she is leaving the show.

Manzo tweeted her decision Sunday soon after the reunion finale episode of the 2013 season aired on Bravo, People magazine reported. Manzo is developing a new show to be called "Manzo'd with Children."

"We are having an absolute blast filming it, and I hope you all join us as we start our new chapter within the Bravo network. We didn't close the book, we just turned the page," she said.

Manzo promised a "very different look into the world of the Manzo family." That includes her husband, Al, one of the owners of The Brownstone, a Paterson, N.J., catering hall, and their three children.

When "Real Housewives of New Jersey" first aired in 2008, the cast included Dina Manzo, Caroline's sister who was then married to Albert's brother, Tommy, and their sister-in-law, Jacqueline Laurita. Laurita is still with the show and Dina Manzo left but may be returning for the sixth season.

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