“I found a lump.”
Caroline Manzo utters those four short words as tears roll down her face in the season three trailer for Manzo’d With Children. As soon as the footage debuted, fans voiced their concerns for Caroline online. Now, her son, Albie Manzo, is setting the record straight with ET.
“Mom's fine,” he reveals. “That was a really, really weird moment for us. I think we learned a lot about each other going through that, because we literally find out, like, the last second of filming what's going on. That was a very fortunate thing for us, that things ended the way they did, and we're really lucky.”
“We're all getting older,” Albie says, “and it's important for all of us to take care of each other and stuff like that. It was a good wake-up call for her.”
The entrepreneur tells ET his mom is now focused on her health, even working out with Albie’s trainer. Albie committed to fitness himself ahead of his 30th birthday back in May.
“[I got] way into fitness in a much deeper way,” he says of the milestone. “There was a way I wanted to look. There was a way I wanted to feel.”
Albie says 2016 has, for the most part, been a good year for his family -- and thinks that will translate to an entertaining new season of their show.
“It's the most fun year I think we've ever had,” he says. “It's the most excited I've been for a season to start … We're all embracing who we are as individuals.”
Now the question is, is Albie embracing another individual -- as in a girlfriend? For now, the star says he’s single and focused on himself.
“I'm really, really proud of where I'm at,” he confesses. “There's a big part of me that's like, alright, if it's not broke, don't fix it.”
Albie says the next time he goes public with a girlfriend, it will be serious.
“I really want kids,” he shares. “That's always what I've wanted for myself. I want to do it right. I want to do it once, and right now I think the dating world is definitely a little nuts.”
Word to the wise, if you see Albie pop up on a dating app, it’s not him! The reality star isn’t into swiping for love.
“People are crazy out there,” he says. “I’ve never used them.”
Manzo’d With Children returns to Bravo on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 9 p.m. ET following an all-new episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Hear more from Albie about the new season in the video below.