Nel 2009, quando ha debuttato « The Real Housewives of New Jersey », i fan sono stati presentati all’imprenditrice Caroline Manzo e suo marito Albert Manzo III. La coppia è apparsa nello show insieme alla loro famiglia, inclusi i fratelli di Caroline, Dina Manzo e Chris Laurita, così come i suoi tre figli con Albert: Albie, Lauren e Christopher Manzo. Nonostante abbia lasciato lo show dopo la quinta stagione, i fan di Bravo sono rimasti curiosi di Caroline, in particolare della vita amorosa dei suoi figli.
During a 2020 appearance on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen," Caroline revealed that her family was doing well. Memorably, the RHONJ alum confirmed that her kids had found love. "The Manzo family is alive and well and happy. My boys both have found a special someone," she said (via Bravo TV). And while little is known about Christopher's 'special someone,' Albie has since continued to give fans a glimpse of his romance with Chelsea DeMonaco. "Wishing a very happy birthday to the greatest person in all the land. Your gift this year is me not posting a video of you using the Oculus," the former reality star wrote in a 2021 birthday tribute to DeMonaco.
Now, a few years and many more adorable Instagram posts later, Albie has popped the big question. As you might have imagined, it was a family affair!
A birthday dinner turned proposal
Taking to Instagram, Chelsea DeMonaco shared a carousel of snaps from her engagement, which apparently had many of their loved ones in attendance. In the post, DeMonaco also revealed that Albie Manzo had a little help from his parents who pretended they were hosting a birthday dinner for his father, Albert Manzo III. "To an unforgettable night surrounded by all our loved ones," she captioned. "Also big shout out to Big Al for taking the hit on what was supposed to be his birthday dinner celebration. Promise we will gift you with some gran babies eventually." Celebrating the couple's milestone, Albie's mom, Caroline Manzo shared a picture capturing the lovebirds snuggled up at dinner. "Congratulations to @AlbieManzo and Chelsea Demonaco on their engagement! Love you both to bits and are so excited for this next chapter in all of our lives!," she wrote on Twitter.
The couple's engagement comes only shortly after Albie hinted at the engagement during a recent episode of his "Dear Albie" podcast. "I've been crazy crazy crazy busy. You're going to find out the reason very soon. Today is really the biggest of the craziest of the days. I'm sure there will be many more to come," he teased.