Caroline Manzo ripped into Teresa Giudice during an appearance on son Albie Manzo's podcast on Tuesday, October 29. The former Real Housewives of New Jersey star responded to the many accusations Teresa hurled her way during her bombshell tell-all with Andy Cohen on Sunday night's special Joe and Teresa Unlocked.
Teresa, 47, speculated that Caroline, 58, was the "rat" that was responsible for her and her husband Joe Giudice's prison sentences during the special. The cookbook author also accused Caroline of leading a "crooked life" at one point during the interview.
Caroline told her son exactly how she truly feels about the situation during her podcast appearance. "There comes a point in everyone’s life when enough is enough. I am at that point with her because I have heard over the years that she has slandered me numerous times on her live shows, numerous times to people that just go up to her on the street, in the press, on reunions. This is not the first time she has made this claim. Those are big words. Once in a while you got to take the bully, pull them up by their shirt, pull them into your face and say this is the reality. This is life. I am going to clear things up for you. And that’s what I’m doing," she fumed.
The Let Me Tell You Something author maintained that she was not shaken by Teresa's accusations. "What she says, thinks about me, means nothing. Because she doesn’t hold a place in my world that I have to be concerned about her opinion of me. She is just so abrasive, and she has no moral compass. She has said things about me to people that are completely fabricated. I know the nature of the beast. I’m 58 years old, I can read people very well. I know her personality. I know who she is. She has a narcissistic personality. I see through her," she explained.
The Manzo'd With Children star went on to defend herself against Teresa's claims that she leads a "crooked life."
"What’s my crooked life? I have a husband who has been busting his a** for the past 40 years, working 16-hour days, 6 days a week at almost 60 years old. We just paid off our mortgage, congratulations to us. And guess what? We did it the old-fashioned way. With a 20-year loan. And by blood sweat and tears we paid it off," she proudly stated before noting, "I think she’s delusional. I think she’s trying to throw mud and hope that it sticks on any which wall that will catch it. It’s not going to work.”
Caroline denied having anything to do with Teresa and Joe's legal troubles. "I have no knowledge of anything they’ve ever done in their life. At the time Teresa had an abundance of legal issues and it was all over the press. The writing was on the wall that something was going to happen because the indictment was so big. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out," she pointed out.
She had much nicer things to say about Joe, who is still fighting his deportation after moving to Italy. “I will say that he is and always has been a wonderful, wonderful father and he loves his girls to death. I hope that he will be able to keep the relationship going," she said.