Caroline Manzo Dishes on ‘Unique’ Dynamics Behind Relationship With Andy Cohen

The “Manzo’d With Children” star says the Bravo host looks at her like “a mother figure”

Former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Caroline Manzo spoke out recently about her relationship with Bravo host and executive producer Andy Cohen. She revealed their dynamic was different than many might expect.

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Andy and I have a unique relationship. I think that he does look at me differently [than the others],” Manzo told Huffington Post Live on Wednesday. “We’re not that far apart in age, maybe 10 or 12 years, but I think he looks at me as more of a mother figure than a housewife figure.”

She said one reason they were able to keep such a close relationship was that she set boundaries while taping “Housewives.”

Manzo said, “There were certain rules that I had in filming — you never saw us in our bedroom, I would never wear a bikini — ’cause I have grown sons. I just don’t do that. And I think that kind of separated me from the other ladies.

“When I talk with Andy, I don’t say, ‘My cellulite was showing.’ I talk about business, ask him how he is … so it’s not quite that intense.”

Though Manzo did leave the fold of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” the matron hasn’t left Bravo. Her new show “Manzo’d With Children” premieres Sunday.

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Watch a clip from her HuffPost Live interview above.

“Manzo’d With Children” premieres Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.