'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Star Caroline Manzo Responds to Cheating Husband Rumors [EXCLUSIVE]
on Jul 17, 2013 02:31 PM EDT
With plenty of cheating rumors swirling on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 5, Caroline Manzo is now coming forward to set the record straight about reports that her husband cheated on her.
The cheating allegations began after Caroline candidly admitted in her book, Let Me Tell You Something, that she and her husband Albert Manzo have been together for so long that it would be ridiculous to think he's remained completely faithful for the past 32 years.
Of course, Caroline thinks readers -- and the media -- read too much into that passage.
"I am very realistic when I look at life. All I said is that Al and I have been together since we were 18 and 19 years old, so I think the chances are pretty good that something happened along the lines in life," she told EnStars at Mohegan Sun's Reality Check event on July 12.
Caroline continued: "What is crazy to me is that everybody beat up on my poor husband, but really he has those odds against him as well. No one ever asked, 'Could Caroline have cheated on Al?' Everybody just picked up on that one story and ran with it."
"My poor husband got beat up about that, but it works both ways. It could have been me who cheated -- or neither of us. It was just a thought, but everyone just went crazy with it," the Real Housewives of New Jersey star said.
Caroline and Albert, who celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary a few weeks ago, had a low-key celebration.
"After so many years, it is just having breakfast together and going out to lunch and having a grilled cheese sandwich and enjoying it," Caroline said. "I'm just happy to have him around."
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