First of all, who is this chick and why is she in Caroline’s chair? I hate the new “rule” (that is very flexible) about first time visitors sitting in the first chair. And yes, I know who she is, she needs to move out of that chair.
Andy brings up Gia’s girl group and they talk about whether it is in appropriate. Michelle doesn’t want to say and Caroline says it’s right at the cusp. We’ve been talking about it here A LOT with weave pulling and trash talking amongst ourselves. Again, the fact that the argument is about whether or not it is in appropriate means it is in appropriate. But that is so two days ago. Ain’t nobody got time for that right now, Andrew. It’s only a thirty minute show. Let’s get to the reunion!
Andy is basically making Caroline respond to the reunion as if she was on it. Caroline’s response is “awesome thanks!” He says Tre said some weird stuff tonight. He rolls a clip of Tre saying doesn’t miss Jac and also claiming in six season she has never hit anyone below the belt. Caroline says of course she hit below the belt. We all hit below the belt. Just admit that you hit below the belt. We saw it, there is no denying what we see. Sidenote: Michelle has no idea what is going on and for the rest of the show Caroline and Andy will probably talk over her as if she is not even there which is why, if she has to be there at all, she should not be in the first chair. No offense to Michelle but it’s not a good night for her to get any attention. This was a booking blunder.
With regard to Jac she says that Tre is really trying to project that she doesn’t care, but she really does care. She gets emotional when she reads the text, she gets teary-eyed. She cares, she just doesn’t want to say it.
Caroline says that it is true that she didn’t invite Dina to the engagement party, and for good reason. Caroline says she is embarrassed and mortified that she has to say this and Andy knows that she has come at him hard for asking questions about the family but she feels she has to respond. Caroline says that over the past four or five years, Dina has never attended any family function at all. The have nieces and nephews up to five years old that she doesn’t know. She didn’t go to her brother Jaime’s wedding. She didn’t go to any baby birthings, graduations, baptisms, holidays. Not just with regard to her and Chris but along the line. So to single out Lauren’s engagement party was unfair. Caroline says that the very first person Lauren called within ten minutes of being engaged was Lexi. Lexi said, “I’m so happy! My mom says congratulations.” That was in April and since then not a word.
Andy said that Dina made it seem like she is open to reconciliation with Caroline. He mentions the cooking show. Caroline says no, she’s a package deal she comes with everyone. Well you know what, Caroline, you are my favorite housewife but if Jacqueline is part of that package you are dead wrong. You can have a relationship with your sister outside of the relationship you have with an in-law. She’s blood. What happened to “we’re thick as thieves?” Caroline goes on to imply that Dina wants to reconcile only if she cuts Jac out of her life. That’s wrong too. Caroline should be willing to reconcile with her sister regardless of the Jacqueline relationship. But I could understand Dina not wanting to reconcile with Caroline with her palling around with Jac and doing a TV show with her. I get Dina’s POV in this situation much better. Hopefully, Caroline will still have many years of health long after Jaqueline is out of the picture. At least I hope so for the sake of their sisterhood. But Caroline saying that she will only reconcile with Dina if Dina reconciles with Jac is unfair.
Caroline says the Chris was given the same ultimatum, it is Dina or Jac. Essentially Dina will not reconcile with Chris unless he divorces his wife. That’s wrong too. Caroline is appalled that Dina would say Chris needs to leave his wife and child in order to mend the relationship. The same little boy she walked past two week ago like she didn’t know him. Caroline says, “I don’t understand how she can walk past that boy without picking him up and hugging him and telling him she loves him. I don’t understand that. So I have to say I don’t want the cooking show. Okay? I don’t care about TV. I don’t care what the papers say. I want my family back. I have done everything in my power to make that happen and so have the rest of us. Dina needs to grow up. ” On Twitter tonight Dina claims she did not see Nick at the wedding. Whose wedding I wonder? Dina also says that she spends every holiday with her family just not that faction. Apparently, the 11 kids are divided into two groups and the parents seem to be on Team Dina. Sad. But not that unusual.
Finally, on to Manzo’d With Children, which I am not caught up on yet. Andy is obsessed with Caroline shaving her face. Lots of people do that. It does work but I would think you could never stop.
They show a sneak peek of a fight between Apollo and Phaedra where Apollo says that he has never brought any grief to her. These people (the FBI) haven’t tried to take her job, come after her house, or tried to take her money or affected her in any way. She replies, “But what about the public shame?” and Apollo says that is all Phaedra cares about is what other people think about her. He tells her he wants a divorce and wants to go his own way. Phaedra says if that is what he wants, “bon voyage.” While they were arguing Dylan was right in between them standing on the pool table eating pool balls and the nanny was in the room so that means Ayden was likely right there somewhere too. In other news, the divorce diet is working wonders for Phaedra. She looks better than I’ve ever seen her in the face. As soon as I typed that the fishnet shot from the Puerto Rico trip popped into my brain.
Andy must be so excited to have a felon to discuss on two reunions in a row.
Questions for Caroline:
At what age where your kids allowed to start speaking to you the way that they do, with the cursing? She says about a year ago. She says her kids were always allowed to swear in the house. She taught them when to turn it on (it’s fine at home) and when to turn it off (but not in public.) Caroline says that they have a very good relationship but there is a definitive line where they are Mom and Dad and if they ever cross that line they know there is a problem.