Dina Manzo: I’m Starting a New Chapter in My Life

Posted on May 20 2014 - 12:40pm by Staff Writer

 

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Dina Manzo shocked fans when she was  fired removed from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” in the midst of season two. She also cut ties with the entire cast—along with her sister and brother Caroline Manzo and Chris Laurita. Exiting the show in such a controversial manner made many question Dina’s return to the show for season six. Nevertheless, Ms. Zen is back in the fold with the women for Season 6, which premieres July 13 at 8pm EST.

RELATED: The Truth Behind Dina Manzo’s Firing From RHONJ Season 2

Dina did a recent interview with the Dish and here’s her take on why she returned:

So how does she feel about joining the group once again?
“I’m starting a new chapter of my life, it’s like I’m 18-years-old again,” Dina tells the Dish. “A lot has been going on in my life. It feels good to be back. But you’ll have to watch the season to [see what’s changed]. There’s a lot.”

Dina’s return to the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” has been tied to her turbulent marriage to Tommy Manzo and subsequent split in 2013. As we reported, Dina intends to move out of her marital home after season six completes filming.

“We’re just separated [but] we live together,” she told Bethenny Frankel on her talk show in January.

According to sources, the marriage is over with no hope of reconciliation. A prenuptial agreement exists and Dina stands to walk away with the broom she rode in on–NOTHING else. Dina was struggling financially before RHONJ came calling. Supposedly, she desperately needs the income from the show to support herself and her daughter.

Dina reveals her friendship with Teresa Giudice in season six makes is great:

“It’s great hanging out with Tre again. We never stopped being friends. We just drifted apart a little bit, so it’s fun being with her again.”

Of course her friendship with the convicted felon makes her happy. Teresa was her catalyst to get back on the show. A show Dina desperately wanted back on. Even if that meant betraying her own family to do so, allegedly.

As for the newcomers—Nicole NapolitanoAmber Marchese, and Teresa Aprea—Dina says, “I like the new girls. They bring a lot of energy.”

RELATED: Watch Sneak Peek of The Explosive Season 6 of RHONJ

 

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  • RonnieIsBack

    Poor Dino…always a sidekick….

    In other news…..Nene is at it again

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/20/us/colorado-moose-attack/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1

    • WestCoastFeed

      Hi, Ronnie, I love it. And good advice there, “Don’t mess with a moose.”

    • nan/4

      LOL!!!!!! You made my day, Ronnie! :-)))

      Take care, sweetie!

  • SDC

    What was that Caroline said when Teresa said she was just “love, love, love?” Oh, yeah, “Bullshit. Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit!”

    • Ahahahaha!!!! Yup, gotta love Caroline’s raw honesty. She tells like it it.

      Hi SDC! 🙂

      • SDC

        Hey Doc! There’s a reason why Caroline and Jacqueline were my favorites! 😉

  • WestCoastFeed

    Dina thinks she is the phoenix who will rise from the ashes of the Teresa demise and become the new star of the RHONJ. She is as delusional as Teresa.

  • Andrew

    Honestly I like Dina, but she really needs to explain herself better. She basically ripped Bravo a new ass because of how the show promoted negativity and bad editing.

    Now she’s back? I mean kudos to her and hope that maybe it’ll help the ratings, but she needs to be more specific as to why she returned. Also, if this is not the Zen Dina than I’m not interested. Her “bitchy” attitude seems bogus. It’s one thing to not take crap from people, but to be mean for no reason is not zen and good energy which she’s all about.

    I seriously would be more excited if either 1) Danielle returned or 2) Dina and Danielle both returned.

    • SDC

      She’s always been mean (in my opinion). Look at what she did to Danielle in season 1? Oh and her reason for joining the show? She needs the money. She married rich and it just didn’t work out…again and she’s forced to walk away with nothing.

      • Andrew

        SDC – yeah true, I know she wanted money but being zen means being happiness with or without money. I don’t think she should be talking about zen if she’s being hypocritical.

        Westcoast- I hated when Dina lied about the whole Danielle situation. Maybe you’re right, she bullied her. Which was why it would’ve been awesome if both Danielle and Dina returned that way Dina wouldn’t have an army.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Andrew, I fear you have been fooled. There is no Zen Dina. There is only the Bitchy Dina. The Zen is an act.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Both Dina and Melissa have had words of praise for the new girls. They must succeed in taking the viewers’ attention away from the dark hole the Giudices dug. I hope so, and mostly I hope they succeed by using humor instead of anger.

    • Andrew

      Hi west coast

      Based off from the trailer, which of the new girls do you like? I personally think Amber brings it but I like the twins. All of them though are very sweet to their fans/followers

      • WestCoastFeed

        I’m deaf, Andrew so the trailer means nothing to me until it is closed captioned. At this point I can’t tell the 3 women apart. Amber looks so much like the twins that they could be triplets.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    FIRST OFF…LOVE the poll…I voted Dina is a phony B, I’ll admit it…

    Seuss LOVE the blog LMFAO…’Dina will walk away with the broom she rode in on…nothing else’

    This bish is SO phony…and I LOVED her season 1..but then started to see her TRUE colors…Girl BYE! I’m not even watching RHONJ on premiere night….I just can’t with this same crap…even though the ‘new ladies’ are alluring…I’m kinda upset they are sisters…Is everyone in New Jersey related?! *sarcasm…don’t kill me*

  • Bonita Gee

    Yaaaaaaayyyy for Dina!! I love her. I like mainly because she’s NOT friends with her idiot, dingbat sister Caroline. I can’t stand Caroline…. Always trying to BUY son’s success in the Entrepreneurial business.. What the hell were they trying to sell Black Water??? WTF?? Haaaaa haaaa!!
    Any who, I’m GLAD she was friends with Teresa because before Teresa got into legal troubles everybody especially Caroline and crazy ass Jacqueline were hating on Teresa.
    Needless to say I’m just glad Dina is BAAAAAAAACK!!! Heeeeeeeeee heeeeeee…!!

    • WestCoastFeed

      Hi, Bonita, I disagree with you about Caroline. I like her a lot and I am looking forward to the new show. I hope it brings the low keyed humor that she is promising. And while I never expected blk to succeed, it has been on the market for 3 years now and shows no sign of failing. It is now available at Selfridge’s in London, and I spotted a tweet from someone who bought it in Manchester. The Manzo boys are on the road a great deal promoting it. Caroline can’t be sole reason that the product is doing well.

      • Bonita Gee

        Well good for them………… I’m just glad that CAROLINE IS GONE……. Haaaaaaaa!!!

        • WestCoastFeed

          And she is glad that she is gone, too.

          • Bonita Gee

            Right , right…….. not soon enough, but GONE nonetheless………. Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! Ooooohhhh my, damn!

      • nan/4

        I always liked her too.

        • noarguingwithstupid

          I liked the whole family and moo shoo too!!!!

          • nan/4

            Moo shoo was so cute! 😉

  • Marsbars09

    I don’t care one way or the other about Dina. Returning to a show she thought she was too good for is no new “chapter”.
    Dina is basically a divorced, broke middle-aged mother that needs to scrape by in order to support herself. If I were Tommy I would not have Dina living with me. She’s just using him to reflect affluence in her life.

    • WaWaWaWHAT!

      BLOOP! Amen!!!

  • Sue Shore

    I heard that they reconciled and this is all fake for the show. My source may not be correct but they do have a reliable source.

    • WestCoastFeed

      You mean Dina and Caroline? Caroline has said that they can greet each other cordially, but that’s about as far as it goes.

      Or do you mean Dina and Tommy have reconciled?

      • Sue Shore

        Sorry I meant the marriage to Tommy.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Thanks. Sue. Do your sources have any more gossip you can share with us?

          • Sue Shore

            Not yet, but summer starts this weekend so I hope to have lots soon!

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Sue! I strongly believe it’s true-Dina and Tre are not genuine friends. Once Tre goes to prison it’s buh bye Dina.

  • TartLemon

    Interesting how the only way Dina would find time to visit with good friend Teresa was when there was lots of $$$ offered to do so. Dina’s one phony, lying witch. Teresa needed a fake storyline to try and deflect from the REAL criminal one and no one else would step up. Instead of getting a real job, Dina took the ‘friend of Teresa’ gig.

    It’s all about the $$$. Either put her name back on an escort service menu or ‘friend of Teresa’ gig.

  • SAMRA1116

    Oh wow—-this phony bitch is broke and her tacky home design show was awful..
    I wouldn’t decorate a barn that ugly—so much for taste.. It was fine when you were living with Caroline, she took the blame for Daniellegate and you just stood there like the fool you are..
    Go find another fool to marry your lazy butt….See you outdoors

  • murlut

    I think its great the bitch gets nothing but her broom. She was hoping for a huge settlement and will soon be mooching off someone else. I have no reason to even watch season 6, between her and Teresa, YUCK.

    • noarguingwithstupid

      I kinda wish she had gotten a good settlement so she could blend into the sunset, never to be seen again!!

  • murlut

    Can we all pray this will be the FINAL chapter that we have t endure. I am so over her.

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