Have a look at the past that follows Tommy Manzo, the husband of RHONJ star Dina Manzo …
1. Tommy Cheated On Wife Dina Manzo Even Before They Were Married
For years, Dina put up with Tommy cheating on her, even before they were married. When Dina was engaged to Tommy, the couple appeared on a VH1 reality show called My Big Fabulous Wedding. On the show, Dina actually admitted that Tommy had cheated on her several times. Even so, Dina married Tommy anyway. Over time, Dina got tired of the other women in her husband’s life. Perhaps Tommy’s “secret life” is why he decided to never actually appear on the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Tommy and Dina’s wedding had over 600 guests and cost $1.1 million.
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2. The Brownstone Is Run By Tommy And His Brother
The Brownstone is an event establishment run by Tommy and his brother Albert Manzo. Their father Albert “Tiny” Manzo was the first involved with the Brownstone, as the building has a long history. Tiny bought the Brownstone from Tom Clune and Rita Coriani and it has evolved into an event center, bakery, and catering company. The Brownstone even markets its own sauces.
Over the years, the Brownstone has been featured on many episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, especially since the Manzo family revolves their life around it, practically calling it home.
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3. The Murder of Tiny Manzo, Tommy’s Father, Is Reported as Mafia-Related
On the first season of Real Housewives of New Jersey, at the reunion special, it is revealed that the father of Tommy Manzo and his brother Albert was murdered. Dina and her sister Caroline began to cry and were adamant about not talking more about what happened. The NY Daily News writes:
A bit of nastiness that attaches to the family dates back to the murder of Al’s father, Albert (Tiny) Manzo, whose body was found in the trunk of a car outside a supermarket in Hillside, N.J., in 1983. He was executed mob-style.
As far as what Caroline Manzo had to say about it, she insists that what happened was not mafia related:
I will not give credence to the Mafia talk. He was a good man, a family man. His death remains a mystery.
An undercover police officer named Mike Russell has a different story and you can read the entire thing in the NY Daily News.
4. Tommy’s Net Worth Is $8 Million
While Dina’s net worth is said to be upwards of $4 million, Tommy’s is reported at $8 million by Celebrity Net Worth. As for the divorce, it’s been reported that Dina signed a prenuptial agreement. According to Celebrity Net Worth:
Dina announced that she and Tommy Manzo were separating in 2013, but the pair continued to live together with her daughter in the home they share in New Jersey until recently.
Dina confirmed on Bravo TV that she and Tommy were still sleeping together while they were divorcing.
5. There Were Rumors That Dina Was Also Unfaithful
Dina has said she’s been faithful to her husband while he has not been faithful to her. Nonetheless, there were also rumors of Dina’s infidelity. TV Fish Bowl supposedly spoke with a source who said Dina was having an affair with one of the brother’s associated with the Corrado Market. The source said that Dina and the brother have “fooled around for years” and when the news went public, Tommy couldn’t take it anymore. Whether this is true or not, it has not been determined.
In addition to discussing the couple’s infidelity, the source also stated that Tommy has been caught having sex with a man and that it’s known around town that he’s a bi-sexual. Again, there has been no proof.