Vito Scalia and Lauren Manzo were married on Saturday, July 18. Engaged since November 2013, Lauren and Vito were married in a traditional ceremony at St. Cyril’s Church in NYC, followed by a reception at The Brownstone in NJ. On Saturday, Lauren told Us Weekly, “Today is exactly what I always wanted.”
Manzo’d with Children star Caroline Manzo shared, “I’m excited to see my daughter just start her life. I want her to just embrace this moment and I want to see her really, really shine. And that’s, for me, that’s worth more than anything on the planet, to see your kids truly, truly happy. “
Chris Manzo and his brother Albie Manzo are hoping to follow in their father and uncle’s footsteps and add to the family restaurant business. The brothers opened Little Town three-years-ago, but then opted to move the restaurant to a more social atmosphere, opening an Ainsworth Hoboken franchise in the original location while relocating Little Town to another section of Hoboken. After renovations, the Manzo’d With Children stars have re-opened Little Town… just while the Bravo cameras are rolling, of course – and everything is going great!
“The opening was a blast!” Chris shares. “We had a packed house and everyone had a great time. Anyone willing to take a night out of their busy schedules to celebrate the grand opening with us is a special guest, so yes, there were plenty of them.”
Last night Chris Manzo went for round two on the Millionaire Matchmaker. While some things have changed, like he’s no longer on Real Housewives Of New Jersey… OK, that’s the only thing that has changed (including that Patti Stanger still wears rompers and short-suits every freaking day!) because Chris is still a mama’s boy who needs mama’s approval before buying a pants that don’t belong on a 50-year-old.
True to form Caroline Manzo accompanies Chris to check in with Patti and go over what he’s looking for in a woman. He found her – her name is Caroline. Patti eventually sends Caroline out of the room because there is a difference between smothering and mothering, but the sad part is Chris is looking for someone, not only that his entire family also wants to date, but whom reminds him of Caroline, because he idolizes his parents’ marriage. Mmmmkay, moving on.
Patti describes Chris as desperately clinging onto the mama’s boyness and is afraid to move-on (or out!). She worries that he comes across as boring and needs to be micromanaged. Caroline worries that with Lauren getting married (and hating every girl Chris and Albie look at) and Albie finally in a relationship, Chris will end up living at home forever. Not that it’s a problem … I mean who makes better meatballs than mama?!
All of her food porn on Instagram has me wondering if she’s planning to follow in the steps of a few of her RHONJ cast mates and create her own cookbook. I’m guessing its theme would be how to eat delicious food and still maintain a healthy lifestyle. One can’t help but notice how wonderful Caroline looks these days, and she’s sharing her weight loss journey with fans.
Dare I say it – are Albie and Chris… successful?! Without mommy’s help?! But what of BLK…
Albie and Chris currently own Little Town New Jersey, but the brothers have temporarily closed that restaurant to move it a few blocks over to a new location. Chris said the motivation for the move is ambiance in an effort to create that “hometown feel” they want Little Town to have. Little Town’s space is in a classy waterfront area of Hoboken.
The Manzo boys are also expanding their focus to include opening a fancier new restaurant, which will occupy Little Town’s original location.