Credit: Richie Buxo / Splash News Photo: Caroline Manzo Looks Beautiful at the 2012 Bravo Upfronts

Since The Real Housewives of New Jersey began several seasons ago, Caroline Manzo quickly established herself as the matriarch of the group. As a member of a very large family, and with three grown children of her own, she seemed like the natural choice.

Caroline and her husband Albert are currently proud residents of Franklin Lakes, N.J., just like Caroline’s brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Jacqueline Laurita. While Caroline’s daughter Lauren, 23, still lives in the family home, her sons, Albie, 25 and Christopher, 22, live in Hoboken, N.J.

In recent weeks, Caroline has hinted at downsizing to an appartment (possibly in Hoboken,) although nothing has been confirmed.

The Brownstone, Albert’s catering facility, is located in Paterson, N.J., and Lauren’s new beauty bar, Cafface, is also located in the Garden State.

Those Manzos sure love New Jersey!

Do you think Caroline will move to a smaller place?