Caroline Manzo is on Real Housewives of New Jersey, and it’s been a while since I watched just a handful of episodes, but I remember her as the “normal” one. She’s bold and brassy and she has a tight relationship with her husband and adult kids. She seemed sane compared to the other ones, especially Danielle Staub and Teresa Giudice. Staub has since been booted off and I guess Manzo started fighting with Giudice the last season, who is so awful and combative that you can’t blame her.
This story isn’t about Manzo so much as a somewhat controversial statement she made in an interview with In Touch. She’s been with her husband for 28 years, and from what I remember they come across as solid. She says that her husband hasn’t cheated, but that if he did, like hypothetically, she wouldn’t ditch him because of it. Manzo also claims that “No one on this planet could say with 100 percent certainty that their partner never cheated.” Damn! Caroline has a new book out, called Let Me Tell You Something, which is out next week.
In a revealing interview with In Touch, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star opens up about her views on marriage — and says that when it comes to her 28-year-marriage to husband Albert, she would never throw the towel in over one mistake.
“If Al cheated on me 25 years ago, one night, that was then and this is now,” she tells In Touch of a topic she writes about with brutal honesty in her new book, Let Me Tell You Something. “No one on this planet could say with 100 percent certainty that their partner never cheated. I have no indication that he has, but if it didn’t happen yesterday, last week, a month ago, I’m not worried about it.”
Caroline admits that the earlier years of her marriage were a struggle — having three children in three years and almost no money. “We could hardly afford diapers,” she says. “Those were tough times.” Caroline’s happy to have powered through those years but says that if Al did stray, she would understand and forgive.
“If your husband is a good guy and a provider and you have a tremendous connection, you can’t throw your marriage away over a one-night stand,” Caroline tells In Touch. “My husband is my best friend. Marriage is worth the fight. I would go to hell and back for him and he would do the same.”
For more, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch, on newsstands now!
That’s one way to look at it, and I like how she describes her marriage as a partnership. You get the impression that Manzo’s husband cheated on her at some point, they dealt with it, and she feels that it made them stronger. I think that once the trust is broken in a relationship it’s really difficult to earn it back. I don’t think it’s impossible, but it must be incredibly tough. Wouldn’t you always be wondering what your partner is up to after that, or would you just have to go on faith and trust them, even after they revealed to you that they can’t be trusted?
Plus, I don’t agree that no one knows with “100 percent certainty that their partner never cheated.” I think that’s what some people who’ve gone through it tell themselves “well, no one else is being faithful, either,” but that’s not true. I know couples that have been together longer than these two who haven’t cheated – that I know of. Maybe she has a point, you never know what goes on in someone else’s relationship, or sometimes even your own.
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