November 13, 2013 11:00 AM by Suzy Kerr
There’s a new bride-to-be in the Bravo family! Lauren Manzo, daughter of former Real Housewives of New Jersey Caroline Manzo, got engaged yesterday to her longtime boyfriend Vito Scalia, who evidently decided it was finally time to put a ring on it. The big announcement was made to fans via social media, complete with a picture of the smiling couple, with Lauren’s new diamond sparkler taking a spot front and center.
The 25-year old , who regularly appeared with her family on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, told Us Weekly, “I’m so incredibly happy!! I’m in shock. I’m so excited to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. Well he was my brothers’ best friend first, but I stole him!” Brothers Chris and Albie seem to be okay with the theft, however, as both expressed their joy at the announcement through Instagram. Ablie and Chris both shared pics of the newly engaged couple toasting with the brothers, with congratulatory captions included. Chris also referred to Lauren’s 2012 engagement prank, saying, “Not a joke this time! Congrats Lauren and Vito, I love you both.”
Mama bear Caroline Manzo, who’s currently filming her RHONJ spin-off series called Manzo’d with Children, shares her sons’ sentiments as well. “My baby is engaged!!!” she shared on her website. She must not be too surprised about the engagement, however, because back in August she chatted with TV Guide about a possible televised wedding for her daughter and Vito. “There are a lot of things I keep to myself because it’s important to maintain that sense of family outside of the show. It’s ultimately Lauren and Vito’s decision, but to not show that is kind of not fair. You’d probably see just a little of it to get a flavor of it. I think the fans deserve that,” she explained.
Hmmm….so is a Lauren Manzo made-for-TV wedding in the works? Guess we’ll have to wait to find out. In the meantime, congrats to Lauren and Vito!
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