Dina Manzo, ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Dina Manzo returns to the Real Housewives of New Jersey for season 6 and Dina fans are ecstatic. Read on for the facts on Dina’s love life, her loyalty to Teresa Giudice, her ongoing feud with sister Caroline, and what we can expect from Dina this season.

1. Dina and Her Sister Caroline Are Reportedly Still at Odds

Dina Manzo must have been relieved to hear that sister Caroline was not returning to the RHONJ. Dina was on the show for a couple seasons, but left to focus on her marriage and family. Over the years, Dina and Caroline, along with former cast member Jacqueline and husband Chris, have been fighting with Dina. Reports said sometimes they were fine, while other times they were back to feuding. It’s not completely known what their feud is based on, though Caroline has often mentioned that Teresa has been one of the reasons.

For those of us wanting to hear more about what’s going on between Dina and Caroline, unfortunately, Dina said she will not be discussing their feud this season. Dina opened up to E! News about it and said:

The one thing I didn’t want to discuss—you’ll see in the first episode I do like an eye roll when they ask me about my sister. It wasn’t towards my sister, it was, like, just don’t ask me because I’m not going to talk about it. I didn’t like being talked about when I wasn’t on and I’m sure they wouldn’t like it either. So, that’s the kind of one thing I said I wasn’t going to talk about. I’m just done talking about it. I think the more we talk about it in the press, the worse it’s going to get. I’m kind of done. This week. I’m doing the press junk and that’s it. I don’t want to mention it again because I think enough people have been through it and now it’s time to stop talking about it.

2. The Bitch Is Back

In the words of Dina herself, “the bitch is back” … and what’s Dina’s definition of a bitch?

My definition of bitch? Beautiful, Intelligent, Talented, Compassionate Hottie!!! BAM!

This is one of the reasons we love Dina – she’s real and tells it like it is. She may rub some people the wrong way, even having one of the new cast members call her an “ice princess,” but when it comes to her “fucked up” pets, Dina is all heart. Have a look at what we’re talking about in the above clip.

In addition to her pets, Dina’s life revolves around her beautiful daughter Lexi. Have a look at Lexi’s best pics below:

3. Manzo Is Going Through a Very Public Divorce

With a public divorce comes many rumors, one of which is that Dina returned to the show in order to have more independence while ending her marriage with Tommy, wanting to make her own money. Dina told E! News that she came back to the RHONJ because:

Obviously I’ve been asked back in the past, and it was always like a big red light and this time it kind of felt natural. I was hanging around with Teresa again, organically, the summer I was asked back, and it just felt right, and I usually follow my gut.

With the divorce going on, we actually get to see Bravo shows intersect, as Dina visits lawyer Vikki Ziegler, of Bravo’s Untying the Knot. For more info on Ziegler and her show, click the below link:

For more information on Manzo’s ex-husband and divorce, click the below link:

4. We Get to See Dina Start Dating This Season

One of the spoilers we heard about is that Dina may start dating again on the show this season. This will make for some fun for Dina since she’s filming much of her divorce. Dina tells Life & Style about what it was like filming such a difficult time in her life:

It was brutal, gut-wrenching. But I told myself that what I’m going through, some of the viewers are going through — if I can help them, that is my goal … With drama comes darkness, but we have a really nice mix and balance of light moments and being able to push the hard moments aside and being able to have fun with each other.

5. Dina Appeared on My Big Fabulous Wedding With Her Ex

Dina & Tommy Manzo; Forever Kind of LoveThe beautiful Dina Manzo and her husband Tommy,with photos of their fabulous wedding at the Brownstone.2011-04-27T23:24:28.000Z

When Dina was only engaged to her ex-husband Tommy, the two appeared on a VH1 reality show called My Big Fabulous Wedding. On the show, Dina even admitted that Tommy had cheated on her several times … and that was before they were even married, so it’s no wonder that things went south for the two. According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, this is how the show all went down:

Tommy took Dina for granted when planning the wedding. He invited more people to his wedding every day. That left Dina in a bind, having to makes calls to ensure everyone gets an invitation and a seat at the reception. Dina asked Tommy to stop inviting people but he ignored her request. Tommy also refused to help in the wedding planning. He told Dina he was too busy working. She was in tears. Dina decided to marry Tommy anyway.

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