During the second half of the Real Housewives of New Jersey last night, all the ladies hugged and made up. Except for Caroline Manzo. She was having none of it, and saw through Danielle Staub‘s fake pronouncements about how much she cared for Jacqueline Laurita and her daughter Ashley Holmes — who Danielle pressed charges against and accused of assaulting her last year.
“I knew she wasn’t sorry,” Caroline told Life & Style magazine. “I wasn’t about to let her end the show on a fake positive note. I refused to give her that moment.”
“It’s different to forgive than to give up,” Jacqueline told the magazine about her decision to forgive Danielle during the show, which was filmed weeks ago. “I just gave up. We had been taping for 12 hours, and I was exhausted. I just wanted everything to go away. That’s why I did it. I just couldn’t deal with it anymore.”
“During the finale, Danielle offered to stop the war of words,” Caroline added wisely. “But she’s still talking about everyone. She broke her promise. Things have not changed with her one bit. She’s the same person now that she’s always been, and I want nothing to do with her.”
Although we were shocked by Jacqueline’s decision to forgive Danielle during the show last night, we were even more shocked by Teresa Guidice‘s decision to also clear the air with Danielle and accept a hug from the women who hours earlier she had been threatening with bodily harm. However, our eyes probably would have fallen out of their sockets if Caroline had allowed Danielle to get away with it at all. She’s sticking to her guns and telling it like it is, and that’s the Caroline we know and love.