Caroline Manzo’s Dog Dies on Christmas: “Santa Has A New Sidekick” (PHOTOS)

Truth rating: 10

By Shari Weiss




The Manzos spent Christmas grieving the loss of their dog, Austin.


Caroline Manzo’s daughter Lauren revealed the beloved pet fell ill on Christmas Eve, and then the former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star tweeted on Wednesday that the pooch had died.

“RIP my beautiful little puppy, you were so loved,” wrote the reality star. “Santa has a new sidekick.”

Son Albie also took to social media to mourn, and Manzo later posted a photo collage on her website.

“Dogs are FAMILY…rest in peace, Austin. We all love and miss you,” she wrote.

Fans used to seeing the canine on “Housewives” may still get to see him on the family’s upcoming Bravo series “Manzo’d With Children” in footage already shot.

Check out the photos below.

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