12:44pm PT by the Associated Press
Caroline Manzo Leaving 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'
One of the original members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey has announced she's leaving the show after five seasons.
Caroline Manzo made the announcement Sunday on Twitter (embedded below) and on her blog on Bravo's website after The Real Housewives of New Jersey aired the final part of the show's reunion.
She says the reality show -- known for its brawls, screaming and family fights -- has become something she hopes her future grandchildren will never see.
Manzo wrote that she's filming a pilot spinoff called Manzo'd With Children that would give "a very different look" at her family.
It's been wonderful guys. I've decided to leave #RHONJ this season was my last. Love and kisses to you all. xoxoxo— Caroline Manzo (@CarolineManzo) October 14, 2013