As previously reported, Caroline Manzo is leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The reality star opened up about her decision in a BravoTV blog Monday, saying she is leaving the show to maintain her moral dignity.
"Over the past few years my outlook on the show has changed from something I couldn't wait to show my future grandchildren to something I hope my future grandchildren never see," Manzo wrote. "I've always prided myself on being a good example for my children and my decision to leave is based on advice I've always given them: 'Be true to yourself and be proud of who you are, you are born with a name and you die with a name, don't dirty it up.' Going back to film another season of Housewives would only make me a hypocrite. For me, peace and integrity cannot be bought with money or fame. I practice what I preach, and as I said on the reunion, I'm done.I simply feel that my role has run its course and I have nothing more to give."
Manzo added that she's already in production on a pilot for Bravo, 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," Manzo said. "We didn't close the book, we just turned the page."