Love her or hate her, Caroline Manzo always seems to keep herself relevant on The Real Housewives of New Jersey
by sticking her nose in other people's affairs. In last night's episode
, Caroline confronted Teresa Giudice about Teresa's problems with her brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.
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"Teresa and I have a long history that spans over many years," Caroline wrote on her Bravo blog
. "We have both experienced the highs and lows that each and every one of us has in the game of life. We have laughed together, cried together, fought for and against each other too. Regardless of where we are in our lives, I can't sit and watch this family disintegrate. The bottom line is they do love each other and are both fiercely devoted to their respective husband and wife, children, mom and dad."
Caroline also understands that although she may not be coming from a positive place in her own relationship with her estranged sister, Dina, that doesn't mean she can't offer good advice as an outsider to Teresa.
"Many of you will throw my relationship with my sister in my face," Caroline wrote. "Understood, go for it, it is what it is, and unfortunately out of my control for the moment. This will ultimately change, and I for one hope with all my heart it isn't before it's too late."
But Caroline says it's because of the hardships she has experienced with fighting in her family that she can offer to spread some light on Teresa's situation.
"I live with the fear of my parents passing and not seeing those of us who don't speak every day mend our relationships. It's something I take very seriously, and this is why I was so passionate when speaking with Joe and Teresa. I've been there, I've lived it, and I don't want to watch a brother and sister who only have each other live with regrets."
But Caroline can't deny the criticism coming from fans. All she can say is that her motives are good.
"So, really, all of you are right in thinking what you're thinking. I'm overstepping my boundaries, but my intent is pure," she blogged. "If I could have one wish it would be that we could all turn back time, back when we were young and stupid, where we laughed and cried, and fought for each other instead of against one another. Wouldn't that be nice?"Add The Real Housewives of New Jersey to your watch-list when you download our free BuddyTV Guide app for your mobile phone. (Image and video courtesy of Bravo)