Full name: Caroline Manzo (née Laurita)
Nickname: “Mommy Salami”
Date of birth: August 23, 1961
Currently lives in: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Husband: Albert Manzo, co-owner of The Brownstone
Children: Two sons, Albert “Albie” Jr. (born in 1986) and Christopher (born in 1989), and one daughter, Lauren (born in 1988)
Caroline Manzo is a big-hearted housewife, mother, and...
Full name: Teresa Giudice (née Gorga)
Date of birth: May 18, 1972
Hometown: Paterson, New Jersey
Currently lives in: Towaco, New Jersey
Education: Berkeley College (degree in Fashion Marketing and Management)
Husband: Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice
Children: Four daughters, Gia (born in 2001), Gabriella (born in 2004), Milania (born in 2006), and Adriana (born in 2009)
Born to Italian...
Full name: Jacqueline Laurita (née Grippe)
Date of birth: April 26, 1970
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Husband: Chris Laurita, president and CEO of BLK Beverages
Children: One daughter from her first marriage, Ashley Holmes (born on December 1, 1990); and two sons, Christopher “CJ” (born in 2002) and Nicholas (born in 2009), both from her current marriage
Originally a cosmetologist...
Full name: Melissa Gorga (née Marco)
Education: B.A. from New Jersey City University
Husband: Giuseppe “Joe” Gorga, a real estate developer
Children: One daughter, Antonia (born around 2006), and two sons, Gino (born around 2008) and Joey (born around 2010)
Melissa Gorga was new to The Real Housewives of New Jersey for Season 3, but she was already part of the family: Her...
Full name: Kathy Wakile
Currently lives in: Wayne, New Jersey
Husband: Rich Wakile
Children: Victoria (born around 1994) and Joseph (born around 1996)
Kathy Wakile was new to The Real Housewives of New Jersey for Season 3, but she’s already part of the family: She’s one of Teresa’s cousins! She’s been married to her husband, Rich, for 19 years, and together they have two...