updated 11/12/2013 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/12/2013 AT 7:45 PM ET
With all of the drama on Real Housewives of New Jersey, here’s some happy news to celebrate.
Caroline Manzo, 52, who confirmed in October that she will not be returning to Bravo’s series for a sixth season, announced via her website on Tuesday that her daughter Lauren is now a bride-to-be.
“My baby is engaged!!!” Caroline wrote to accompany a smiley photo of her daughter and fiancé Vito Scalia, with Lauren’s ring in full view.
Manzo’s departure from RHONJ didn’t come as much of a shock. Bravo recently revealed that she was filming a pilot for her family’s own spinoff, Manzo’d With Children.