"Let me tell you something about my family," -- those infamous words say it all.
Caroline Manzo is the epitome of a strong New Jersey woman. Always putting family first, she is a devoted wife and mother of three children, Albie, 25; Lauren, 23; and Christopher, 22. Caroline has been married for more than 27 years to her husband Albert who runs The Brownstone, a very successful catering facility in Paterson, NJ. The business has been with the family for over 30 years and is one of the premiere event spaces in the state. Although Caroline spends the majority of her time running the household, she recently launched a new concept, Caroline Manzo, Family, Faith, & Charity, a collection of handbags and accessories available in Fall of 2011. Caroline is affiliated with several charities including SCTNOW, a foundation dedicated to stopping the horrific crime of child trafficking within our own borders, CROC, a foundation dedicated to helping cancer survivors, Best Friends Animal Society, Rescue Ink, and Wounded Warriors Project. Often described as a feisty spitfire, Caroline manages to have it all ?- family, friends and a career. In her opinion, that is what makes her a "Real Housewife" of New Jersey.