• Tue, Jun 14 2011

Albie and Chris Manzo Are Estranged from Their Step-Cousin Ashley Holmes

On Real Housewives of New Jersey, Caroline Manzo‘s sons Albie Manzo and Chris Manzo were such popular scene-stealers that they got their own spinoff show, the Bravo webseries Boys to Manzo. But it hasn’t worked out so well for their step-cousin, Ashley Holmes (daughter of their aunt, Housewife Jacqueline Laurita). While Albie and Chris have been depicted as solid kids with good work ethics – after Albie left law school he enrolled in the police academy, and Chris works at family business the Brownstone – Ashley has been portrayed as lazy and entitled. Though her mom’s connections (and, likely, the exposure from the show) helped Ashley score an internship with power publicist Lizzie Grubman, Ashley complained about the work she was expected to do and asked her mom and stepdad to pay all her expenses and get her an apartment in Manhattan (luckily, they said no). And it looks like her parents aren’t the only ones fed up with Ashley’s entitled personality – Albie told NJ.com that Ashley has been disinvited from the Hoboken luxury apartment he and his brother are living in.

One perhaps less welcome visitor, at least post last-call, is Ashley Holmes, the Manzos’ step-cousin and daughter of their aunt, housewife Jacqueline Laurita. Often seen on the reality show lamenting her lack of an apartment, car, or money of her own to finance either, Albie says that after three months, she got disinvited from crashing at the apartment. “We would wake up and her friends would be in the living room,” he says. A return overnight stay would only be welcomed if, she, say, had an early job interview in the city the next morning, says Albie.

That has to hurt, especially since Ashley’s stepdad Chris Laurita is working on a business venture (black water) with Chris and Albie, since he apparently appreciates their work ethic. Considering that the most memorable thing Ashley has done in two and a half seasons of this show is rip out Danielle Staub‘s weave, that doesn’t bode well for her career options down the road.

Hey Ashley? Maybe you can do what most of us did when we first got started in New York – get some roommates, make a bunch of Ramen, and work your butt off. I’ll even take you out to lunch.

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