Dina Manzo: Speaks Out

Screenshot from reunion episode
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Screenshot from reunion episode

Dina Manzo was a major topic during last night’s explosive “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion.

Following an explosive first part of the two-episode reunion that aired October 16, last night’s highly-anticipated episode continued the drama.

“You’re the devil,” fired Teresa Guidice to sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga. “You’re even wearing red.”

The usual suspects, Teresa and Melissa went at it as they did all season but they weren’t the only ones. Surprisingly , Caroline Manzo, the normally drama-free housewife, was in the center of the drama during Sunday’s reunion episode.

Teresa and Caroline were once close friends, at one time, Caroline even regarded Teresa as family. As this season came to a close, the friendship unraveled. And reportedly, it all started when Teresa referred to Caroline Manzo in her cookbook “as Italian as Olive Garden,” and said that she’s “1/16 Italian.” But Manzo was most insulted when Teresa mentioned her son, Christopher.

On the reunion, Teresa noted that her cookbook mentions were just jokes, “Do you have a sense of humor?” she asked Manzo.

But last night viewers were let in on a secret, the cookbook apparently wasn’t the only thing Caroline and Teresa were feuding about. At one point during the reunion, Caroline notes that Teresa may be to blame for a strained relationship with sister and former co-star, Dina Manzo.

Dina Manzo has since posted on her blog to explain the drama that unfolded last night, “Yes, It’s true I decided to distance myself from ALL the housewives once I left season 2…”

“During this time some things that I will NOT get into did happen behind the scenes with certain family members and there is no right or wrong really…it depends on who you ask,” said Manzo in her blog. “Feelings did get hurt…I won’t get into them because I have no desire to rehash the past that can only hurt my parents whom I adore. I would rather stay away from it than fight, that’s what works for me and guess what? that’s ok.”

“I feel bad that my relationship with my sister and her family is strained, but I can assure you that one day it will be back to the way it was,” said Manzo. “I don’t like fighting, I don’t like drama, I don’t like confrontation, I don’t agree with ganging up on someone (one of the other reasons why I left season 2) and I don’t need to share anymore than that.”

She added, “I say we change this housewives thing around and show the world what we’re really made of! Let’s lift each other up instead of trying to tear one another down. Lets showcase what women are capable of, what I thought this show was going to be back in the day~ Running successful businesses, supporting amazing causes, raising incredible children and looking fabulous every step of the way.”

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