After weeks of speculation, Caroline Manzo officially announced that she is leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey after five seasons.
"It's been wonderful guys. I've decided to leave #RHONJ this season was my last," she tweeted to her fans on Sunday, after part two of the explosive reunion special on Bravo.
Later, she took to her official Bravo blog to explain to her fans why she decided to leave the hit show.
"I think I'm going to make this short and sweet, because to put all my thoughts into a single blog would take forever and quite possibly turn the blog into a novel, so here goes: I have made the decision to leave The Real Housewives of New Jersey," she stated.
Manzo continued: "Over the past few years my outlook on the show has changed from something I couldn't wait to show my future grandchildren to something I hope my future grandchildren never see... Going back to film another season of Housewives would only make me a hypocrite. For me, peace and integrity cannot be bought with money or fame. I practice what I preach, and as I said on the reunion, I'm done.I simply feel that my role has run its course and I have nothing more to give."
The RHONJ star went on to explain she'd still have a relationship with Bravo, as she and her family have started production on a pilot, Manzo'd with Children.
Manzo said the show "promises to give the viewers a very different look into the world of the Manzo Family."
"We are having an absolute blast filming it, and I hope you all join us as we start our new chapter within the Bravo newtork. We didn't close the book, we just turned the page," Manzo added.