DINA MANZO: Dina “ClearsThingsUp”

Just to clear things up… OCTOBER 17, 2012   DinaManzo

A lot of you are wondering why in the world I would film with Teresa after staying away from the housewives for so long. Let me first say that I’ve gone to every single one of Teresa’s parties that I’ve been invited to, most of which the cameras were NOT rolling. When Teresa asked me to attend the fabellini launch my first question was “will there be cameras there?” She said yes, but you can come after they leave”…as I have done in the past. But that’s not where it ended…

(What most of you don’t know and you can choose to believe this or not, but up until the night of the deck debacle and Teresa showed up at my doorstep crying, I had no idea that she was even fighting with Caroline and Jacqueline, that’s how much I stayed out of that bullshit and even after that night I had no idea of the extent of the hate until I watched it live with all of you)

Now back to the fabalini launch…I showed up 2 1/2 hours late hoping the cameras would already be gone (I know that it was naive of me) I was promised that I didn’t have to be mic’d at first, just show that I was there to support Teresa. When I arrived one of the producers took me aside and explained to me that Teresa was really taking a beating this season and needed some much needed “on air” support. As a friend I felt bad for her, as a human being I never like to see anyone standing alone (I was always that girl in the lunch room who went to sit with the loner in the corner of the cafeteria) It is also why I was so quick to forgive Danielle at the reunion. I don’t like when Everyone is against one person and I certainly don’t like to see this happen to someone I care about. Teresa has always supported me and has especially always supported Project Ladybug. She has come to every charity event I have ever asked her to and never complained taking this time out of her crazy schedule to help me. At the time I was even under the impression she was doing celebrity apprentice for ladybug. In the end she chose another worthy foundation, was I disappointed at first???

Absolutely, but she explained to me how she met this beautiful little boy with a rare disease and it really hit home for her. Now how can I be mad at her for helping a sick child? I was proud of her for giving a foundation that i was told had no prior national exposure a platform. BUT I would be lying if I also didn’t feel a bit obligated to be there for her “on air” too because of this. I would cut off my right bubbie for these kids and one quick scene on housewives didn’t seem that bad at the time…Boy was I wrong, do not mix booze with raw emotions…let me first explain that 90% of our convo was about her brother and Melissa.



That is where the “blood is thicker than water” comment came in. Think about it, does it make sense that Teresa would bring that up about her and Caroline’s relationship?? You guys are smarter than that… Now from my understanding this scene was shot AFTER even the reunion and things with her brother was worse than ever. I was explaining to Teresa that blood is NOT always thicker than water when her brother has to get in bed with his WIFE every night and not her….and we all know (unfortunately) about Joe Gorga’s poison. Water wins in this case every time! TRUST ME.

So here I am giving Teresa advice to just give her brother his space then she brings up my sister…did you see the look on my face? I was pissed but before you go getting mad at T I’m sure the producers convinced her this was a good idea, I could be mad at her but I understand the position she was in. I also understood via text from Jacqueline that I was a topic of not only season 3′s reunion that was just filmed but throughout season 4 as well. A part of me felt I should say my peace and I was pissed I was even brought up, I don’t know who did it and at this point I don’t even care.I had also had a few fabellinis on an empty stomach after a LONG day of shooting for HGTV and there was a lot of hurt off camera with my family who is on the show. So I went ahead and said how I felt about the joke in the book. Do I regret talking about it on camera? Was it wrong of me?? Yes yes yes… But it’s done and I can’t take it back. I should have walked away but I didn’t. I do feel that this book nonsense is all that -nonsense…but I regret talking about it on film.

Ok… It’s now Sunday night, I wrote this before I saw the last reunion tonight…I still feel the same about regretting filming but I DO NOT feel bad about defending Teresa, I know what it’s like to be on the other end of an attack like this and I don’t think it’s cool. She had nothing to do with my issues with my family in fact as I said before my issues stem back all the way from season 1. Teresa and the girls were buddy buddy up until last year, so please stop saying I chose her over my family…it’s really annoying. I would also like to say that I have 11 siblings…my family does not consist of just who is on this show and yes I do talk to the other 9 and I’m quite close to many of them and my parents. So enough with thinking I will die alone please…

I will publicly say I think they ALL handled this wrong…I begged some of the players (I won’t go into who) to just respond with kindness and all this will end. But I understand how emotions can get the best of you…they did tonight after I watched the show. I do wish all this could end, I don’t like seeing people especially WOMEN fight like this. If you can’t get along with someone or you feel that they just don’t like you…JUST STAY AWAY. Well at least that’s what works for me, you can completely FORGIVE people for how they treated you but it doesn’t mean you have to go back for more. Do you guys get it??? Thanks for listening~ Peace


(Thanks to SH reader “Anika”!!!)

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218 comments on “DINA MANZO: Dina “ClearsThingsUp”

  1. Well I don’t really like to quote bible verses on an entertainment blog, but here it goes. The only reason why these families are being torn apart is because they are not following Gods laws and principles regarding marriage. Scriptures are listed below. Here’s the thing when a grown man gets married his mother, sisters, aunts, female cousins don’t get to run his life anymore. All the decisions that the husband and wife make are none of other family members business especially if it has to do with personal preferences. If your male family member knowingly dates and marries a stripper, whore, alcoholic, drug addict being mean to her will not make him leave his wife. If you don’t like the wife that is fine, but if you try to turn the whole family and community against her the husband will always side with his wife. Meddling yenta’s need to stay out of other people’s marriage and concentrate on their own spouses. Truly happy married people are usually so into each other they don’t have time worrying about what other married people are doing. They have a life and enjoy every minute of it. All of this me and my brother were best friends before he got married, so this is why I don’t like my SIL in nonsense. The most profound and honest thing Teresa has ever said is that both she and her brother changed after they married. Bingo when you get married your role in life and title changes. Your spouse becomes #1 not # 3 or #4 behind other family members and this applies to both genders.
    Gen 2:22-24, Matt 19:4-6, Mark 10:6-9

    • You have a family before a wife or husband. Are they suppose to disappear because you have new love? Odd. When I am in a relationship, that person is TO NEVER meddle in the bond that I share with my family members. PERIOD. It doesn’t have to make sense to them, but it is what it is for me. Relationships don’t always work out and your still left, if they accept you, with your family. I never understood how a relationship with a spouse should overrule/diminish the relationship with blood family.

      • I used the word meddling because it means to interfere unduly with something that in not one’s concern, to intrude into others peoples affairs or busisness, to handle something without permission. If you don’t like your BIL or SIL that is fine but don’t try to break them up because they will mostly likely side with their own spouse. Now it seems to me the most of Teresa’s fans don’t like Melissa and they have a right to not like her. Just think about worst case scenario, the Gorgos breakup and Divorce. What about the kids? The Gorgo children at least appear to be happy in their family and with their parents. So Poison tells his children I divorced your mother because she lied about being a stripper/thief a few years before we meet. My family tried to warn me about your mother but I didn’t listen so now that the truth is out I’m divorcing your mother. So now the woman who loved, raised and nurtured them from birth was hated by their father’s family for doing something unethical /illegal before she even meet their father. How should/ would the children handle a divorce under these circumstances? How should/would the children feel about their mother and father? How should the children feel about the other family members how hated their mother because of her past? Does anyone really want to see 3 small children watch their parents break up because of things that happen before their marriage. Dina said it best. Give married people their space. This is just my personal opinion but I think that Teresa does want to see her brother and SIL divorced.

        • I totally think Joe knows Melissa was a stripper. I think *IF* Teresa was involved in the setup it was to nationally humilate Melissa, not for her brother to divorce her. I think Teresa just wants peace and Melissa isnt willing to let grow of the grudge she is holding against her. I’m not going to deny that I think at this point Teresa probably hates Melissa after everything that’s happen in the last two seasons. Melissa and Joe’s complaints against Teresa weren’t strong enough to hate her as much as they do. Wanting her to be a better aunt? well Teresa made a valid point, I had 3 kids when you had 1. How did they expect her to doat (sp?) on her niece? Everyone knows the first grandchild (Gia) gets the most attention.

          • ITA. Teresa must hate Melissa by now. I think she probably disliked her forever. She wanted better for her brother…but yeah, she hates her now. Melissa has attempted to take Teresas whole life from her. And you know what? She has largely succeeded. All she really has left is her kids, parents and husband. Apparently taking her husband away from Teresa is Jacs job. Melissa took her friends, she made her housewife career a living hell. She took her brother. No, not because MiniJoe isnt spending all his time with his sister anymore. How stupid an excuse is that? But because she has disallowed Joe from having a relationship with his sister. If Teresa doesnt behave exactly as Melissa wants her to, no MiniJoe for Teresa. Siblings can and do have relationships that dont involve spouses. You simply dont discuss them. Is it ideal? No. But believe me it happens all the time. You do what you have to do. I am not fond at all of my first husbands parents. I keep their names out of my mouth and I think they do the same. And you know my kids enjoy a nice relationship with them. I want that for them. And Mel should want her husband to be happy and see his sister. IMO she does not. She is punishing Teresa for whatever slight, real or imagined. And Mel has taken what used to be a playful relationship Teresa had the other ladies on the show and turned them all against her. She started on Jac before she joined the show. There were tweets between Mels sisters and Jac going way back. Jac and Mel have been way closer for way longer than either would have us believe. Now I wonder how she will try to bring down Teresas business success. Im sure there are little signs of this here and there. I just hope Teresa is doing the right thing right now and paying her bills, putting away money. These things dont last forever. Especially when you have a family member trying so hard to ruin everything.

    • Next time you are blessed to attend the wedding of a friend or family, keep in your heart the promise to “Speak now or forever hold your peace”

    • Thanks CNS. The sad truth is that it doesn’t appear anyone on any of these shows is trying to follow Biblical principles.

    • I agree with your post 100%! I in no way think Joe should choose Teresa over his wife, but I think Joe needs to realize his wife is not playing nice and ask her to stop with this crusade against his sister. Teresa apologized repeatedly, but Melissa keep coming up with new excuses to be mad. In my opinion Melissa is trying to rip Joe from his family because she wants full control of him. Melissa is very competitive and use to being the center of attention in her family and wants it in the Gorga family. She doesn’t want respect she wants to be treated superior. If you notice she likes only the people who kiss her a$$. You cross Melissa or dont worship her, you are going down. I fine her to be very malicious and coid. She needs to realize there is room for both families in their life, and she doesnt always have to be the center of attention. I think in the beginning of Joe’s marriage, Teresa tried, but eventually got fed up and did and said things she shouldn’t have out of anger. Both Teresa and Melissa said that Melissa stopped returning Teresa’s call after the wedding. That is shady. Kiss his sister’s ass, than do a 360 (or is it 180?) right after you snag her brother? I believe Melissa is controling and out for blood.

  2. I would be curious to know if this has had an effect on The Brownstone. It may have been brought up before (it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve missed something), but I know Dina used to work there a lot and her husband is part owner.

    • yea im dying to know about al and tommy’s relationship and if al and tommy told them all to gtfo? if you had a successful family business, wouldn’t one of the kids want to take it over? chris and albie are doing nothing w their lives besides living off reality tv. what ever happened to albie trying to go back to law school? his stint in the police academy? the truth is no law school would take him after he never went to class, never studied and more. just was a couze (sp) around campus living off reality fame. i’ve heard thru the jersey law school grapevine that he simply didnt show up and didnt do his work.

      • also find it odd that vito paid 100k for private school education and works the deli counter in upstate ny. wonder why he never pops the ? to lapband lauren.

      • like how do these bros work together and act as business partners but their wives who are sisters avoid each other? how the hell do they do it?

        • See I’m in the south, so I don’t get the inside scoop. I wouldn’t pop the question if I were Vito, either. She’s way too unstable. I honestly feel sorry for her. She is treated soo differently from the boys. I know she can be nasty, but in her case, I really think it’s due to low self esteem. The same could be said for Jacqueline, but I really don’t care. She’s too old to be holding that crutch with her hatred. I love Dina and hope she isn’t too upset with this mess!

          • Agreed – Vito is the big winner this season. He got the biggest wake up call of his life. Let’s see if he’s smart enough to have paid attention.

  3. Everyone on this show knows just about everything is recorded and taped. When she arrived at the charity, and was told she was going to be taped becasue Teresa needed “help”, why didn’t a lightbulb go on? I am not on anyone’s side, but I just thought that if she was so adamant about staying away from all the drama, she still agreed to be miked and taped. Go figure. Something else that was weird here was the comment about Teresa’s brother having to sleep with his wife every night instead of her. Yuck!! Why even say that!!?? Gross!!

    • The comment about sleeping with the wife every night is her way of commenting on Chris Laurita and Jacqueline’s situation. At the end of Season 1 Jac and Chris took Danielle’s side. They did not support Dina especially and made Dina look very bad… I definitely did not like Dina after the table flip dinner party, but now that I know more of the story, I get it. Jacqueline says that everyone can still be friendly with Kim D besides Teresa because Teresa’s family was hurt over Kim D’s actions, meanwhile at the end of S1 Chris says Danielle is always welcome in his home after Danielle launches an inappropriately timed attack on his sister Dina, with Jac publicly injecting her 2cents in there to take Danielle’s side, too.

      These people have zero ability to self-reflect which is infuriating because IT’S ALL ON FILM. I really don’t get how people can be anti-Teresa or Dina in this situation. If we want to be anti-anything, be anti-Bravo.

  4. Love Dina…glad she had the smarts to leave when she did..or even if she had to leave because of Jac and Dainelle. Love her show on HGTV but if it is not doing well, it’s just because she needs to be on a better, major network, HGTV seems to mostly be about buying, selling, flipping, decoratinf’s not much about parties..which is why I love her show. I don’t need to buy or sell or flip a house but I am always in for a fantastic party!!! She creates a party that creates lifetime memories.

  5. Dina gets points for leaving that hot mess of a show….she also doesn’t need to explain showing up for Tre as she doesn’t work for BravoAndy (or Caroline). She can do whatever she wants but that aside if anyone has watched Caroline in action I wonder why anyone would blame Tre for any of that small moment of Dina saying No, you didn’t do anything bad. They were friends before the show, Dina is the Godmother of Tre’s daughter, and they support each other. What Teresa asked her about the book was because, I think, she really didn’t think it was a big deal (IMO it wasn’t). Caroline use to laugh at things like before.This is what I think is so hypocritical of Caroline..she talks about Tre’s marriage, her kids, all the things that Tre had always avoided doing back…I think mostly because of her loyalty to Dina. But Caroline preaches about family and in the guise of ‘helping’ Tre and her brother & Melissa, the family!, she deals blow after blow to Tre and her family. Dina sees it, and I’m sure she has lived it..Dina seeks peace and Caroline is so far the opposite of that, that the best option is to stay away from that house where the rule seems to be We Will be the Judge of Your Family cause ours is perfect…Ha!

    • LOL over Lexi Manzo’s comments in S1 that she was glad she didn’t have a mean old fat mom….really just saying that her mom had cool clothes and was young at heart…but pretty sure she meant Auntie Caro was a beast to deal with!

    • @viciouscircle Well said….I completely agreed with everything you wrote! It’s nice to see & read some solid clarity!

  6. I doubt Dina knew that T and Carowhine were arguing, even tho they are sisters, I doubt Caro told her family much about it if anything, Caro is to wrapped up in herself and kids. Same with Chris, I doubt he still understands all the “subtleties” of the “game”Jaq plays along with Carowhine. I like Dina, I think she is the only one I believe, she walked away and if she got mic-ed so what? She also has a show that needs ratings. She has more integrity than any of them.

    • Chris L. needed Manzo money for BLK Water – he is tapped out. He can’t get a real job – no one would hire him to run a company because of his Signature Apparel scam. I hope he goes to prison and loses everything. (Take that, JaxAss, for saying the same to Juicy Joe).
      He was mad that Juicy Joe said he was “shady.” Guess what? Juicy Joe did New Jersey a favor – made sure Chris L. couldn’t run another Signature Apparel type scam in NJ.

    • She has integrity? I’m not hip to the first season, but for her to show up at Posche, pretend she and Tre were in personal conversation!!!!!!! She has no integrity and wd do anything to join the cast again. That wd be a fabulous backstory for Bravo next season, and take the heat off of MeGo for awhile. She is too gorgeous to be frowning!!!

  7. If Dina did not say anything, DonCaro would control the situation (along with JaxAss).

    I applaud Dina for stepping forwarding and saying that Teresas is not involved with her argument with Chris L. and DonCaro. I also applaud Dina for stating that she didn’t want to be on tape but agreed when the situation was presented to her – let’s face it, Tre needed some help. The Hate Machine was going full force against her.

    DonCaro and Chris L (Bankruptcy Chris – driving a Bentley and using a company plane for personal use) are lowlifes. Dina won’t go there and let us all know.

    JaxAss? Stirred the pot with Danielle, Kim D, Kim G and who knows how many messes she created. She is the worse of the lot.

    Melissa was sitting next to the 2 women who were involved in the setup – DonCaro and Jax. How stupid. The Laurita/Manzo gang wanted the whole show to themselves. They were using MeGo to knock out Tre and they were then going to knock out Mego. MeGo is so stupid. JoGo – what a walking wreck.

    JaxAss is the worse. Threw Ashlee under the bus. JaxAss is acting crazy to avoid a prison sentence. And using her child’s health condition. Guess what, JaxAss? You and Chris are going to have to payback. Liquidation of ill gotten assets. You are some dumb f*** thinking you could scam a company and get away with it.

  8. I honestly feel that argument is between Dina and Jacqueline. Remember when J blamed D for Danielle’s book? I think there wasn’t a good relationship between them and chris will obviously defend his wife. IMO and J also wrote in her blog that Melissa and Teresa relationship is just like hers and Dina’s. J said that Dina was close to Chris just like Teresa was close to Joe but something went wrong between them. Honestly I think they were being fake in S1 reunion, because J lied about Dina when really Caroline was the one who exposed Danielle,

  9. Well, Doncaro can’t even control herself & her own life so I don’t think she could ever have control of Tre’s. Mego needs to go , just for being as boring as paint drying & totally fake i/m/o. & yeah, when you look into what’s gone on in the clothing company Chris L & Jax were involved with, if it’s true, reallllly looks bad.

  10. Me Go and Jaq are the ones that have broken up families…Jaq with Dina and Chris and MeGo with Tre and her brother. They are both insecure, jealous bitches. Their husbands can have them. Tre and Dina seem quite happy living their lives without them

  11. This Dina is a hater who tries to seem all Zen & shit. Lying A hole. She hates her sister in law Jax because Chris L WAS engaged to Dina’s pal Jenn ( a nail girl like Dina) when he met & started banging Jax. She hates her sister Caroline for who the hell knows or cares why. Her husband Tommy has cheated on her for years & I read something about him liking strippers etc. hence Dina’s porn star boob job & hatred for Danielle Staub. She is only friends with Teresa for the cameras. They used to be closer but because of Teresa’s taking on Neph Cure for CA they are not as close. Her TV show Dina’s Boring Party is a yawn fest & even Wendy Williams made fun of it & said “Gurl ain’t no one watching” Nate Berkus made a comment in reference to Reality Show hacks who think they are designers as well. Dina is a hack who is just out for nay publicity she can get without doing the RH show which both her hubs Tommy & her ex (her daughter’s Dad)don’t want her doing. Her ex threatened her with legal action if she put her daughter on the show ever again or even discussed her. Again folks, it was laid out in the local Franklin Lakes paper.
    The viewers and various bloggers evidently FORGET there are people like ME who are from & live in Bergen County. I live in Mahwah. People in the area know these people & have heard the various stories for years!!! Teresa’s Dad Gino Gorga owned & operated a Shoe repair shop for years in Hackensack & Paterson. Tiny Manzo (Al’s 400 lbs Dad) ran for Mayor & lost in Paterson in the 1970’s. These people ain’t the hi faluten reality show “celebs” they pretend to be. Dina was a flat chested big nosed single mom manicurist in Wayne NJ for like ever. Teresa worked as an ASSISTANT buyer for Macy’s while she lived with her parents until she married Joe. Dina & Tommy did their wedding on a short lived reality show like 2005 & thats how she met the bravo people & got Teresa on board. Anyways. My 50 cents. Can’t stand Dina. Huge fat nosed phoney.

  12. IMO Dina is tired of her name being brought up on national TV every week and wants to stop it. Do you blame her? She actually has a life outside of RHNJ unlike her disgusting sister Caroline and her wimpy brother Chris. Dina tried to take the high road and not discuss their personal feud in public but listening to it week after week I think she has had enough.

    My guess is she’s tired of them blaming Teresa for something THEY clearly did to destroy their relationship with Dina. Caroline and Chris are projecting onto Teresa exactly what they did to Dina. I also think it was all about the almighty dollar. Dina probably didn’t go along with one of their schemes like BLK and they’re pissed at her. It’s not Dina’s job to save them financially, especially Chris and his crazy wife.

    Jacqueline has nothing anyone wants to buy and until she stops drunk tweeting all day, sees a psychiatrist and gets a real job she’ll be a financial failure. Caroline and Jacqueline have failed at every attempt to sell their products while Dina got a show on HGTV and Teresa has 3 NY Times Bestsellers,Fabellini and her Malania hair care products that are all successful. JEALOUS MUCH CAROLINE, CHRIS AND JACQUELINE???

    I admire Dina for defending herself. What is she supposed to do? Sit back and let them lie about her every week on TV? I would be pissed too! I also admire her for getting off this trainwreck of a show with her dignity still intact. I think she was smart enough to see what was coming and knew when it was time to leave.

    I believe her when she says she doesn’t like the bullying and ganging up on Teresa. Good for Dina!!! I don’t either. I’m not a huge Teresa fan but I defend her after watching them assault her verbally week after week. Nobody deserves that…NOBODY!!! I don’t care what Miss Andy says, verbal abuse is worse than physical abuse. Wounds heal. Words stay in your mind and psyche forever. I’ve been verbally abused and it’s horrible. For Bravo/Andy to condone this behavior and even defend it is appalling. In real life, this type of behavior is not accepted, so why are we accepting it on a TV show? For Teresa, this is her life. Her children will someday see this. Her friends and family see it. I can’t imagine how humiliating it has been for her. I was happy to see her and Joe fighting back this past week and I hope they continue to do so. It’s time for the Manzos to be on the receiving end of this assault in my opinion.

    Dina has more character in her little finger than Caroline, Chris and Jacqueline have put together. She didn’t sell her soul to the devil for a damn TV show and money. Unlike them, Dina is also a good parent. They need to spend more time on their children and less time worrying about Teresa’s life and family, which is NONE OF THEIR DAMN BUSINESS!!!

    While I’m on my soapbox, those of you who are saying nobody can criticize Chris and Jacqueline because they have an autistic child… I say they should expend as much time, effort and energy on their child as they do Teresa and Joe’s life and business. How the hell do these people spend any time with that child when she is drunk all the time tweeting and minding everyone’s business except hers??? Chris needs to put on his big boy boxers and tell Jacqueline to mind her own damn business, take the twitter and internet away from her and get her into AA and get psychiatric help for her. That woman is batshit crazy! If he can’t control her then CPS should step in and take that poor little boy away from them. He let her drive Ashlee to destruction. Is he going to enable her to do the same thing to his other children? Looks that way.

    People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.


  13. You would think as much as Carowhine worries about what other think or believe she wouldn’t want everyone seeing her lose it on national television , but I think she’s they type that just can’t be honest with herself , no matter what it costs her. Poor ol’ Jax I think is beyond even caring at this point. Maybe she just cared too much about her friendship with Tre going downhill after all these yrs. & it threw her into her tailspin. I really don’t think Tre has anything to feel bad about. She may have said ugly stuff to them (or about them) but what would you expect if you kept her name in your mouth at all times , & not in a good way? Maybe she thought insulting them would pull their heads out of the sand. Don’t know. But can’t say it wasn’t deserved.

  14. another thing that bothers me is dina explicitly did say on camera caroline’s name and don’t hold onto anger (like caroline) and be ugly. i dont think editing twisted anything!

  15. .Here’s how I see it. Caroline (who I have disliked for S1 Ep1) did Dina’s dirty work in regards to revealing Danielle’s book and as a resulted wanted her undying loyalty. Caroline may have wanted Dina to in turn do some dirty work for her perhaps against the other cast members. Dina didn’t want to pay the piper as it were, hence the reason why they are not speaking anymore. Caroline is the sneaky type that will come to your aid as a trusted friend or family member and then will insisted that she own you. Trust if Dina was not a sister, Caroline would have done something really bad to her. Now I get why Danielle said she was afraid of the family. Think about it, the fans and Bravo have tried to get Danielle back on the show. I’m sure Bravo would pay her a nice chunk of money to comeback. Heck, I think that Teresa would even welcome her with open arms instead of closed fists, but Danielle has repeatedly said no. Go figure.

    • CNS: Do we know if Bravo has extended some type of offer to Danielle or is it rumor? DonCaro and her Manzoids are scary (or as Danny had said “punks). DonCaro lies so easily and bullies all the time. Dina is now older and may be tired of being the “baby sister.” She wants her own life and is tired of the interference of Big Sister DonCaro and Big Brother Chris.

      • I bet if Dina married Tommy and wasn’t her sister, she would not be thrilled with his choice. a single mother with no money that would now have a stake in the Brownstone business. I bet Caroline wouldn’t let Tommy marry anyone but her sister. Seems like Caro likes to call the shot and for some reason everyone listens. Hence her sense of entitlement. Funny I just realized Jax and Dina were both single moms that married rich cheating men.

  16. I can barely write this b/c my eyelids are still fluttering after reading the line “…when her brother has to get in bed with his WIFE every night and not her….”
    gag, puke, hurl… could have been better written but pretty funny.

    • Well considering that there are(gay) rumors that her husband cheats on her and she is most likely his “beard” it might not be a good idea to make that comparison. I just hope Poison let’s this one slide. His twitter rants are vile.

  17. I just think Dina’s twice as smart as any of these other gals & more of a real person. She knows her sister is being ugly & doens’t want any part of it. & I mean really, even if she were your sis would you care if she dislikes you? Considering the source? Same with Tre. Why would what Mego (or any of them) think it should matter to Tre what they think of her? I wouldn’t say Tre is the brightest in most rooms but I do think when she walks into the room with these gals, she is the most intelligent person there. Also the one that stands to benefit the most from the show.

  18. To say dina is tired of having her name brought up on TV is like kim kardashian saying i really hate the cameras. This woman is an OFW (original fame whore)!! She is just more polished than the rest and knows how to keep her cool

  19. This just got way outta hand. Ya you are supposed to care about your wife, but you do not handle things like this. My sis in law is a bitch, she doesn’t acknowledge my presence and acts jealous when I see my mother-in-law more, but my hubby just tells me, well, she’s a bitch. To her face and at family things we are nice, but we’ve got her number. We don’t call her out on everything or insist she own up to everything, we just all coexist. And my hubby would NEVER call her names or yell at her.

  20. I have so many thoughts. Sometimes i think the manzos ( as mentioned) have some mafia ties. That would be a reason they always get a nice edit and why andy kisses their ass, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. I have no clue as to why dina doesnt speak to those two siblings, but i think she is doing something right. She isnt stating the reason, but she’s sticking by it, telling everyone that dina doesnt take carolines shit, and in the meanwhile making caroline look bad. Which i believe, is good for caroline. She needs that, it will humble her. So good for dina for letting everyone know that caroline doesnt have control over her, as much as she’d want to. I would however LOVE to know the reason. My only guess would have to be some legal issue. If it had to do with jamies wedding, there are too many things involved and bravo is one of them…andy is the king of denial. Im guessing it wouldnt be favorable to state the reason.

    • I’m also surprised to see all these negative comments towards dina. I thought she was well liked. I wasnt a blogger here back when dina was on the show, so i guess that contributes to it.

      • I could be wrong, but it seems like most of the negative Dina comments are coming from unfamiliar posters. If Im wrong there…ignore me. If Im right…well then hmmmmmmm…….

        • Parkview: You are right. I noticed the names as not the “regulars.” DonCaro and JaxAss strike again?

  21. The whole negative posts things , it could be trolls (as they say) people who aren’t really fans of the show & only come out for that reason, to get a reaction you know. In terms of Dina , I don’t recall any ugliness towards Danielle really. She may be a little full of herself but it’s hard not to be when someone acts like their world begins & ends with you. Of couse it’s based on a problem they have (in Danielle’s case, she’s a drama queen) but you can’t usually tell them that. I admit D.S. was wayyy to focused on Dina but I would love to see her come back to focus on Mego. I think Dina is , in general happy but you can’t say the same for her sis. That may be the difference. You have people like me who love to run into these types so you can get a grin from their stressing themselves out & not getting what it’s all about. But Dina isn’t like that , I think the drama & the stress that she sees her sister going through actually bothers her. Misery loves company but Dina refuses to be that company. It’s not like she can fix her sister so she chose to walk away.

  22. I tried to like Dina in the beginning but I was a bit put off about regarding how she treated everyone at her charity gala for sick children. I know you have to play things up for the camera’s but when people are volunteering their time to work at your children’s charity it’s not in good taste on camera or off camera to talk down to or insult your unpaid volunteers. If I can remember correctly, she referred to her unpaid helpers as her b*tches. Not classy at all. She also let Caroline and Teresa do her dirty work when they were bullying Danielle. I understand that she didn’t want to be Danielle’s friend and that Danielle did come off as a bit overpowering and weird but Dina was a classic mean girl to Danielle. Then I heard that the real reason for her leaving the show was because of a forged signature of her ex-husband to get her daughter on the show. It made me think, she is just as shady as the rest of them. I will say I liked her personality on her design show and I though the show was cute but it didn’t always hold my attention. I didn’t always like her design esthetic.

  23. dina is not the loving mama everyone keeps making her out to be. just read her daughter’s tweets. dina should have her tweets private, as most parents do. juicy joe is not the only one who thinks the c word is normal.

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