The Real Housewives of New Jersey stands out among all the other Real Housewives shows because for a long time the cast was almost entirely made up of relatives and long time friends. Today there’s a little more variety in the cast in terms of friends and relatives, but for a long time RHONJ was a serious family affair. The show has been around since 2009 and is now onto the seventh season, but of course with each new season means new Housewives. Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise is known for having a high turn over rate when it comes to cast members, so there are many former Real Housewives who no longer appear on the show — but where do they go? Back to their normal lives we suppose! Here’s a closer look at what these 7 former Real Housewives of New Jersey are up to now!
7. Caroline Manzo
Caroline Manzo was one of the original cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but she left the show in 2014 after the fifth season. This Manzo matriarch was a fan favorite for many viewers because she was often the voice of reason among all the other ladies; she didn’t put up with any nonsense and has strong respectable family values. Luckily for her fans, she wasn’t gone from TV long. She and her husband, Albert Manzo scored their own Bravo show called Manzo’d with Children which is now onto the third season. The show follows Caroline and her family, who we all got to know quite well while she was on RHONJ, through all their business ventures and relationships. Lauren Manzo, Caroline’s daughter married long-time boyfriend Vito Scalia in July 2015 on the show, and her two other sons, Albie and Chris Manzo are both working hard to build up their businesses — BLK water, their restaurants, and Chris’s new children’s book called Oliver Brightside You Don’t Want That Penny. Albert continues to run the Brownstone business and Lauren recently announced she and Vito are expecting their first child together which means Caroline is about to become a grandmother!