Credit: Photo via Twitter Photo: Lauren Manzo and Boyfriend Vito Scalia Attend a Wedding

Since having her lap band surgery many months ago, Lauren Manzo has shed much of her unwanted weight, but The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member still has her fair share of haters.

On an episode of Watch What Happens Live last month, Caroline Manzo offered her thoughts on Lauren’s choice to get the surgery. “Lauren continuously struggles with this, the lap band is not an easy fix, but I have my daughter back and that’s all I care about. She’s happy, she’s healthy.”

“But to make it clear, it wasn’t their decision, it was mine,” Lauren interjects.

She continues, “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done, I would recommend it to anybody. I don’t care what people have to say, I’m healthy now, I’m happy now, and I’m the way that I was before the show … I can’t wait for people to see the real me.”  

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Credit: Bravo Photo: Caroline and Lauren Manzo Defend Lauren's Decision to Get Lap Band Surgery (VIDEO)