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Caroline Manzo Dishes on Her New Show and Potential Return to RHONJ, Reveals She Had a ‘ Nice Conversation’ with Andy Cohen

Caroline Manzo Dishes On New Show And Her Potential Return To RHONJ

Caroline Manzo received an “insulting” offer earlier this year in regard to a potential return to Real Housewives of New Jersey but is she still considering a comeback?

During a new interview, the former reality star, who will be appearing on Lifetime’s The Balancing Act next month, revealed she recently had a “very nice conversation” with Andy Cohen and explained what’s standing in the way of her return to Bravo TV.

“I had a very nice conversation with Andy [Cohen],” Caroline told Hollywood Life on April 24. “I love him to death. At this point, I’m hoping for good things for The Balancing Act and I’m hoping to have fun with this little cooking show with my brother.”

Caroline’s new show, The Balancing Act Celebrity Edition, which is described as a “fast-paced morning show,” is set to air May 20 at 7:30 a.m. on Lifetime. It will also feature another familiar face – Reza Farahan from the Shahs of Sunset.

According to Caroline, she’s not motivated by fame and has no interest in returning to the RHONJ in a part-time role. Although Joe Gorga expressed interest in seeing Caroline come back to the show weeks ago, it’s hard to say if it will happen and at this time, the possibility is “not on [Caroline’s] radar.”

“I’m sure it’s not on Bravo’s radar at this time because that’s not the role that they wanted me to play for whatever their reasons were. I think it’s a financial thing, nothing more,” she explained.

While Caroline did throw out a number to the network in regard to how much it would take for her to return, she was informed by producers that they would have to “see how [she was] with the cameras on” before agreeing to that amount.

“I was very insulted by that,” Caroline explained.

“You could give me $50 million…It’s insulting,” she continued. “Again, I hate to rehash, but I was one of the ladies that built the show and I think to suggest, ‘Do you still have it?’ When I was 45 and I had a camera in front of my face for the very first time in my life I had it, didn’t I? I’m not an actress. I’m just me. If anything, me has gotten better because life has gotten fuller with my granddaughter if anything else and that was an insult and I shut it down right then. I’m either back with the way I was or I don’t come back at all because quite frankly, I don’t need to be there and I don’t need to be around that in my world. Life is good without it and there’s no negativity and no nonsense so for me to invite that back in, no, I don’t do part-time.”

“You either get all of me or none of me. That’s the way I take it,” she added.

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