Andy Cohen wants Caroline Manzo back on ‘Ronj’: Her face-off with Teresa would be ‘incredible’


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can caroline manzo returning to real housewives of new jersey, she recently said she would “never go backafter he leaves early The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls TripBut ANDY Cohen is now revealing that she tried to make a comeback on Season 13 of the Bravo series. In his new book, The Daddy Diaries: The Year I Grew UpAndy says he called Caroline just days before the cameras are due to resume in late May 2022.

“Did a bunch of work on the Long Island Expressway [on May 26]including a long one with Carolyn Manzo about coming back,” he wrote in his book. “He is active about Teresa [Giudice] And feel a moral obligation to tell this woman that she can’t get away with her stuff.'” Andy didn’t think they would “be able to make a deal with her” because “the gap between her expectations and our reality is too wide. It’s wide,” but he still wanted to try.

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Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice fighting during Season 5 of ‘Ronj’ (courtesy of Bravo)

Over the years, Caroline has said that she turned down “outrageous” offer for her return from Bravo, but on May 18, 2022, caroline said She was interested in “knocking the s***” of Teresa “verbally”. so maybe andy thought there was something new hope, He also stated that he thought her potential return would be “an incredible moment in Teresa’s last season, not to mention a major confrontation in the eight years to come.”

A few weeks before calling off Caroline, who is leaving the show after Season 5, Andy has a private conversation with Teresa and thinks that Season 13, which is currently airing, might be their last. He wrote, “We had a lucid moment [while filming the season 12 reunion in March 2022] How long can she stay on the show and feel it is healthy for her. She feels it now, and has for some time. She looked a bit hazy as she talked. I said she might decide to leave and come back in a few years. Getting off the train is hard, whether you really want to be or not.

Whether or not this would be her last season, Andy still wanted to call Teresa and ask how she would feel about Caroline returning to the show. complicated history With each other. So in late May 2022, after talking to Caroline, Andy calls Teresa. “I thought she’d be okay with it, and then by the end of the night I thought I was a fool for thinking she’d be okay with it.”

But on May 31, Andy spoke to Teresa again, and they felt her “was more receptive to the idea of ​​Caroline coming back.” Sadly, he was wrong. There was a misunderstanding and on 9 June, Teresa called Andy a “T”.o say that she did not agree to film with Caroline on ronge, He explained, “I think I took our quick conversation last week as a yes, but she heard it a totally different way. I said I’d call her back, then got carried away with life. I called her on Sunday. Messaged, ‘I disconnected the phone – I will call later.’ He replied, ‘I never got your call, what are you talking about?’ I texted back saying I was hung up, not hung up, among other things.

A few days later, on June 13, Andy spoke to Teresa again. ,I told him I didn’t think we would be able to make a deal with Caroline, but he should let us go through the process. In the end, they “couldn’t make a deal with Caroline, that is,” he said. Caroline later appeared on BravoCon in October 2022 and confirmed HollywoodLife that she Was invited to return ronge, Teresa didn’t seem too thrilled about this. But Because of the “nostalgia” Andy felt when Caroline was around at the event, he asked her if she would attend. RHUGT, I “Called him, and he said he was in. I’m excited to have her back in the mix!, she wrote.

However, things didn’t go so well for Caroline. just a few days into filming the fourth season of RHUGTwas told that Brandy Glanville Inappropriately touched Caroline and kissed her without her consent. brandy has strongly denied these claimsbut both cast members left the show early And an investigation began. It is not yet clear what the outcome of that investigation was, but in follow-up interviews, Caroline said she would “never” return. ronge Or RHUGT,

ronge is currently airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo, while Peacock has yet to reveal a season 4 premiere date RHUGT.