Caroline Manzo felt slighted by Barbara Walters when she went on “The View” more than a decade ago.
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” alum recalled: “Barbara Walters was there at the time, and she walks into the green room next door to mine to say hello to a guest and ‘Thank you for coming on the show,’ and I’m like, ‘Barbara’s coming in! Here comes Barbara!’”
However, “Barbara never showed,” Manzo told Page Six’s Evan Real and Danny Murphy during Thursday’s live taping of the “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast at The Loft at City Winery in New York City.
The former reality star, 61, said she understood why Walters “couldn’t be bothered” to greet her and her co-stars backstage because of the “lowbrow” status of reality TV at the time.
But her perspective changed when she found out the other guest on that day’s show was a “woman that wrote a book on being a professional mistress.”
“You can’t be bothered, but look who you’re saying hello to, and you’re not coming to say hello to me next door? And I was offended by that,” Manzo continued.
Shortly afterward, Manzo joined the journalist and her co-hosts at the ABC talk show’s iconic table when she was interrogated about her son Chris Manzo’s idea of opening a strip club car wash.
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