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It was rumored that Caroline Manzo would be leaving the Real Housewives of New Jersey at the end of the fifth season, and now that it has wrapped, she has not only confirmed her exit but explained her reasons for leaving.
She took to both Twitter and her Bravo blog to interact with her fans and let them know she’s done with the show.
It's been wonderful guys. I've decided to leave #RHONJ this season was my last. Love and kisses to you all. xoxoxo
— Caroline Manzo (@CarolineManzo) October 14, 2013
Manzo followed that up with an explanation, writing “Here we are, at the end of the Housewives Road - read more about my decision here.”
She wrote on her blog, saying “peace and integrity cannot be bought by money and fame.”
“When we started filming Housewives so long ago, Al made me promise him one thing. He said, "Just be yourself and have fun with it." I've always prided myself on giving you the truth of who I really am, the good, the bad, and the ugly. 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,” she wrote.
She also said this isn’t the end for her family on reality television, because they have shot a pilot 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.