Jacqueline Laurita Confirms Return To RHONJ To Out Beef with Dina Manzo

Posted on Oct 20 2014 - 12:39pm by BeachSpin

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The sixth season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is barely behind us, and we are already getting some juicy bits of information on Season 7.  One of the more confusing aspects of this season has been what exactly Jacqueline Laurita’s role on the show was meant to be.

Laurita was brought back on the franchise with Bravo’s hope that her return would lift the sagging ratings, however she only filmed with a small handful of the ensemble. There were solid claims made from within the cast that implicated her sister in law, Dina Manzo, of working hard behind the scenes to alienate Jacqueline from most of the group.  It appeared likely that Dina’s efforts were at least moderately effective, and that has raised many viewer questions, wanting to know what in the world is Dina’s problem with Jacqueline? Surely, this whole cryptic family hatred vibe won’t be allowed to continue through season seven, right?…or will it? Laurita confirmed her return and provided the answer while answering a viewer tweet, asking just that question.

Jac return for season 7 tweet

If the feud does indeed stem from the infamous, blast from the past, Teresa table flip incident, this animosity has been going on for years.  It would seem obviously necessary to seek an active resolution in order for these two to coexist on this show.  In an earlier interview with Bravotv.com, Jacqueline shared her thoughts on the family rift.

“Currently there is no relationship between us, but only because she chooses not to have one. It’s frustrating because I feel like it’s all petty, nonsense stuff, that all just seems silly and unimportant to me. I have other, more important things to focus on, although, I’m always open to reconciliation with people that are willing and sincere. My husband is probably the most hurt by Dina. Maybe one day we can heal as a family like the Gorgas and Giudices did. Miracles have happened on #RHONJ. All it takes is for both parties to want it at the same time and be sincere about wanting it.”

The plot thickens with the recent All About the Tea uncovering of a vile tweet posted last March by Manzo, cryptically wishing potential death by poisoning, via Botox, on ‘someone’.  The date of the tweet indicated that she was targeting Jacqueline, and while spinned by Manzo as mistaken timing, Laurita confirmed the pinpointed time frame, therefore nailing Dina and her malicious intent to the wall.  It looks like there is much to settle here…and the ZEN mindset is nowhere to be had.

 

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  • WestCoastFeed

    If Jac comes back, Dina would walk rather than have anything negative revealed about her past, no matter how petty it was.

    • Word is she needs the money desperately and that’s the only reason she came back. I like Jax so I’m happy she’s back full-time.

  • She Stinks!

    Sounds to me like the ramblings and wishful thinking of a drunken Asian crying woman.

    • LMAO!! You’re sooooo CRAZY! Hahaha!

  • Jane

    do people actually like Jacqueline?

    • Hey Jane. You know I do. LOL!

      • Jane

        LOL

    • WestCoastFeed

      Yes. I like Jac. She has a great many fans.

    • jane

      Hi “Jane”! NO!! I do not like Jacqueline.

    • MorningYawn

      Me! Mememememeeee!

    • nan/4

      I like her, yes indeed!

    • RonnieIsBack

      I do..she cracks me up…her outburst are EPIC!

  • jane

    So once again we will be subjected to a family rift with fighting, backstabbing, gossiping about one and other, and on and on and on. When does this ever stop and we get back to the early days when it was enjoyable to watch these shows for the camaradierie and friendship of women, the fashion, the lifestyle, whatever. I cannot stand what thes RH shows have been reduced to and I cannot stand how women are consistently portrayed as catty bitches. I know my friends and most of my family members don’t act like this. I never really liked Jacqueline before and now I really don’t like her. Shame on anyone who goes on television and “outs” family issues. It’s one thing to use the show as she said as a platform for autism; it is another to air dirty family laundry. That is one of the reasons I also don’t like the Wakiles and the Gorgas because they wanted a “piece of the pie” (I’ll never forget Kathy saying that on The View) and helped to open up cans of worms with the Wakile/Gorga/Giudice family dynamic with deep-seeded issues that go way back and are still not resolved.. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.

    • WestCoastFeed

      I agree that this catty, backstabbing story line that Bravo uses for all of the housewives shows in dismal and tiresome. And the reason that I rarely watch any of the other cities. But I don’t see anything wrong in anyone joining the shows to get a piece of the pie. Why not profit off the experience?

      • jane

        Oh, there’s nothing wrong with profiting from the experience and the exposure as long as there is no mudslinging, backstabbing, or airing family dirty laundry involved. The way Kathy and Melissa came onto the show was questionable. Granted, Teresa being Teresa, she was not very encouraging but they did go behind her back. And all three of them are guilty of airing family matters that I feel should have been left unsaid on camera. It can only lead to hurt on all sides and escalate the situation, which it did tremendously. It sad and uncomfortable to watch family member hate on each other so vehemently. That is definitely not entertainment to you or me or to most people who care about family.

        • WestCoastFeed

          I think the controversy over Melissa and Kathy joining the show is going to be a reunion topic again this year. I hope that this time Andy speaks up and finally and decidedly explains exactly what happened when Bravo signed them on.

        • MorningYawn

          I agree- hated the way that Wakiles and gorges came in the show. This was Teresa’s time to shine- to sit back and let them show everyone their true colors. However, that’s what Mel and Kathy did – sit back and watch. Teresa was the one who proved how horrible she was to them. Dina, if she comes back on the show, would do well to remember this.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      ITA on what the shows have become, they were so much better in the first one or two seasons. I always felt Teresa just didn’t want to share the limelight with her family and that was the real issue. I didn’t see why Kathy and Melissa should turn down the opportunity to make some serious money and have the same chances as Teresa if it was being offered to them. From what I understand Teresa was freezing them out anyway so I could understand why they didn’t go to her for permission like she expected. I agree it was very ugly though. I wonder where they would be now if they hand’t joined because they weren’t talking before the show – they may never have made up.

      • jane

        There would be nothing wrong with any of these houswives making some serious money as long as it didn’t come with the condition of bringing backstabbing family drama, which Kathy and Melissa (Joe was involved too) did. Remember how we were first introduced to Melissa having that talk with her sisters before the Christenig and our first glimpse of Joe Gorga pounding on the table, cursing his sister out, and then exploding? Not exactly his best and shining moment. He knew he was going to confront Teresa and he did his best to bring it on. Kathy and Richie took the opportunity to out the bad blood between Kathy’s family and Teresa’s family. Not cool. If they had come on the show and did their own thing and told their own stories about their own family lives, that would be fine. But they dragged the family name through the cesspool. And now that is what Jacqueline is alluding to be doing. And, I might add, all with Bravo’s encouragement and blessing. That is what I object to. Making that serious money and having that opportunity wouldn’t be worth it to me if it destroyed, ruined, or made precarious relationships within my family worse.
        Melissa, Joe, and Teresa supposedly made up last season,but most of what we saw was show-induced crap. In one sentence Joey was saying he has hated Joe Giudice for 10 years and then the next, he loves him like a brother. In the real world, I think after last season ended and the Giudices were indicted, the seriousness of it all set in with the Giudices and the Gorgas with the realization that what had been going on between them was petty and ridiculous, and that is when the real healing began. And now, not because of the show but because of the Giudice plight being the catalyst, I do believe they have become closer.

        • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

          I see your point. I thought the relationship between Joe, Melissa and Teresa was already damaged – they hadn’t been talking for some time before they went on the show so they probably felt they had nothing to lose with her at that point. I didn’t like that christening – it was so ugly. I also see Joey differently – I think he’s one of those people who get’s very emotional and upset but will also let it go quickly, unlike the Giudice’s who seem to hold on to things for ever. I honestly think most of them genuinely tried to move on but Teresa held it back. Melissa I think might always be suspicious of Teresa’s motives – once bitten and all that. Hopefully this will be the turning point for them all!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Jac claims the beef is petty. I wonder what the core of it is. Project LadyBug? That has Dina riled up on twitter right now.

    • Do you believe Jax gave Lynn that story?

      • WestCoastFeed

        Who knows? It might have been Lauren.

        • I don’t think it was Jax or Lauren.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Ashlee?

  • JNK

    This goes way back…. Dina’s best friend was married to her brother Chris… Chris hooked up with Jacqueline. Word is Dina never like Jacqueline for what she stands for.. ex stripper, not a nurturing mother… Dina seems beyond the fake laugh and smile… That bothers Jacko cause she wants to be acknowledge, loved and shown attention…. Dina had and has no time for that.

    • WestCoastFeed

      I think you must mean that Dina’s best friend was “engaged” to Chris, not married.

      • JNK

        Yes I meant to type ENGAGED.. Mistype.. NOT MARRIED but yes ENGAGED to D’s best friend.

    • Birdie11

      I do think Jacqueline is needy for validation…and Dina isn’t having it.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Gonzo has a lotta damn nerved being angry at someone snagging a man..she snagged a rich beard and loved quite well…for years…
      As for Jacks not being nurturing…Gonzo cares more for her balding cats than anyone I’ve seen.
      Gonzo is just mad that Jacks doesn’t take chit off of ANY of them..she even slapped the hell outta Caroline when she criticized her mothering skills.

  • WestCoastFeed

    One of the other stories about the rift has to do with the accusation that Dina’s forged Lexi’s father’s name for permission to be filmed. And just who is Lexi’s father?

    • RonnieIsBack

      A man who got the hell outta dodge and away from Gonzo…

      • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

        Smart man!

  • MorningYawn

    Chris must be pissed enough at Dina and feel justified enough to be ok with Jac on the show to out their issues with zen. I don’t like the word “allow” in a marriage, but if my husband had a very public beef with my brother, I would do my best to keep him off reality tv and vice versa!

    • JNK

      Chris is P*ssy whooped… He does not and will not see Jacqueline doing any wrong. He will never see that, Jacqueline has a way with men and its in the bedroom, which is great cause at least she offers that since she has nothing intellectually or spiritually to add. Jacqueline has been on on RHONJ how long and she is the only one who has not captilized and been a success…. that is why her daughter Ashley is not motivated…

      • MorningYawn

        You know of Jacs bedroom prowess first hand?

        • JNK

          Uh have you watched all season even now? Thats all she talks about.. her sex life and what she does… its either that or talking about Teresa…. Chris even comments on how she is a freak in the bedroom…Not sure your age, but my granny has DirecTV she puts on Closed Caption, and it shows verbatim what is said..

          • nan/4

            I guess that must be when she’s not taking care of Nick. I have watched her for a while, and have yet to see her swing from a poll. I think she’s a good person at heart, and that’s all that matters to me.

          • RonnieIsBack

            Amen..and if she can get some good loving from her HUZZZZBAND, who are we to judge?

          • nan/4

            LOL! Not me, that’s for sure!! I say “GOOD FOR HER!!” 😉

          • MorningYawn

            Touché. I have not watched this season. But I do thank you for your concern about my needing closed caption. My parents use theirs all the time and I guess in about 30 years I’ll use mine.

            Back to Jac, perhaps she defines “capitalize on her success” differently than you. I had heard that she was supposed to do a family cookbook with, ya know, her family. But Teresa stole the idea and her family’s recipes and did a family cookbook that way. I have no idea her iq not her spiritual beliefs. No desire on the latter. But she makes me laugh and I’ll take funny any day over felon.

          • JNK

            Alot of folks from this show are having money issues, fraud or not.. That is one part I dont wish bad on anyone… especially when a family is concerned. Its sad that the Laurita’s are going to have their share of financial instabilities publicly, thats the worst….. That is obvious why she is coming back to RHONJ. But at what price, we shall see…. Now Melissa will be the star of the show….

          • WestCoastFeed

            I watch with closed captioning and that is not true.

          • I believe Chris said he wanted to get her drunk so she can do freaky things.

          • JNK

            NO he said I want to get you drunk so you can do those freaky things you do. People need closed caption….

          • RonnieIsBack

            Exactly and if they have a healthy sex life so what? With a sick child and all the other chit they went through I hope Chris is wearing that azz out and geting his knob slobbed on the daily.

          • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

            I’m not so sure JNK is watching the same show I am.

          • RonnieIsBack

            *Dead* Granny and closed captioned Direct TV…Love it!

          • CeeJay

            There is nothing wrong with a healthy and adventurous sex life, especially among married partners, so why put that stigma out there? If you don’t like Jaq, just say so, but why perpetuate that age old garbage about a woman being lesser than just because she enjoys sex.

          • I totally agree. It’s healthy among married couples.

        • That’s what I’m wondering? LOL!

  • SDC

    Okay, I’m officially stoked for season 7! My gut was right: the tides are turning on ol’ Donkey Face. Eeee-haaaaaww!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Dina’s twitter when asked if she had interest in returning next year–

    NONE my soul can’t be around horrible people.

    • Oh Puleeese! She’ll be back. College tuition is expensive.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Lexi’s father may be paying for her schooling.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Bwahhhhhhh! And so is another nose job…

        • Birdie11

          That should be the financial priority.

  • italiano bambino

    Bring back Jacqueline fuck zina… the zen facade is about to come off.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Hi, bambino. Ha, Zen Dina admitted that she needs to curb her “assertiveness.”

      • italiano bambino

        Whatever makes her feel any better. That woman is nasty.

        • WestCoastFeed

          But she has a house full of Buddhas. That must mean she is nice.

      • Birdie11

        So could wishing death by poison be considered assertive? Some soul she has.

        • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

          Passively-aggressively wish death on your SIL, but raise money & help fund a charity for kids with cancer.
          WT ever lovin’ EFF???

    • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

      Bam, sorry but I wouldn’t even fuck Zina with your dick!
      (Sorry just too easy to not go there!) LMBO!

  • nan/4

    OT: I’m watching Nene Leakes on HSN selling her clothing line. Umm…This woman is supposed to have “fashion sense?” Not from what I can see! Who is buying this crap? Yukko.

    Sorry about that. I felt the need to share…..;-)

  • Bravo Changed

    I vote: Jacqueline, Kathy, Penny, Caroline, Kim G/Amber/TeresaA (whichever won’t apologize for going after at least one of them) VS. FelonGiudice & FauxZen. This entire season sucked. Can not believe how much they worshiped the crook this season was practically a shrine to her. Melissa really disappointed me too.

    • WestCoastFeed

      I thought Melissa just laid low this season and was happy not to be part of the family feud any more.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Poison had his hand on Melissa’s neck…but I bet you big money she is in her house saying loud and proud THANK YOU JEEEZUS that bish is going away!

      • Bravo Changed

        Too bad melissa didn’t say that on camera. After last season’s finale which aired around the same time Fraudice’s criminal activities came to light I figured S6 would finally be the expose. Instead we get a shrine to Fraudice & all her enemies who would have exposed her are axed. It’s a shame. I hope Bravo makes up for it in Season7 instead of casting washed up Danielle who Fraudice and Zen say they want back at the reunion. Danielle is so desperate to be their puppet (look at her tweets) having her on would make Season7 another bust with her going after their other castmates & them looking like little innocent crooks. Hope Bravo makes the right move next round if there is one.

  • RonnieIsBack

    Gonzo is a hardened bish…she won’t be satisfied until Jacqs go to jail…which I highly doubt will ever happen.
    Plus Gonzo is still chubby around the midsection and she is pissed about it…

    • WestCoastFeed

      Why do you call her Gonzo, Ronnie? I don’t get the connection.

      • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

        Gonzo from the Muppets West. See the resemblance?

        • WestCoastFeed

          Oh, thanks. I thought you were talking about Hunter S. Thompson, the Gonzo journalist..

          • RonnieIsBack

            Oh no…nevah that deep when it comes to these clowns.

        • Bwahahaha!!!!! That pic is hilarious and perfect description for Gonzo!

          • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

            Shave Gonzo’s hair, err, feathers? & ya got Rino.
            Come to think of it Gonzo’s girlfriend Camilla the chicken sounds & looks like Ter-essa or is that Bobby?
            LMAO!

          • RonnieIsBack

            It’s definitely Bobby the Bish!

        • RonnieIsBack

          BWAHHH I am peed! Yesss that is it and Teresa is ANIMAL!!!ANIMAL

      • RonnieIsBack

        Her big azz nose that she tried to fix…look at the tip. Little Lexie looks just like her..and those bug eyes…

  • michey

    Dina is a vile woman who does not know anything about ZEN! Jac is on the crazy side at times IMO

  • michey

    I believe Jac will spill the beans on Dina on season 7 for sure

    • WestCoastFeed

      And my guess is that it is all petty nonsense that no one but Dina will care about. But Dina is petty.

  • Nameste Itches

    this makes me sick.
    who wants to see family fight?
    what teresa did with her crimes is unforgiveable, i did find myself feeling sorry for her only because her famiky chose fame to air their business to yhe world, it stopped there. now woth Jacqueline admitting and actually wanting to go there os disgusting. this is not entertainment.
    i cant see what I am typing.
    dina is fake zen. granted. but i do respect her for not wanting to fight on tv. with family.

  • Nameste Itches

    sorry, i cant see a damn thing i am typing.

    i just dont find families fighting on reality tv and it being done dirty by producers all for ratings.

    • Dani-K

      Bingo! That’s why I like NJ the least. I don’t like watching families fight. If I did, I’d pay more attention to my own family.

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    I still can’t get over Andy quoting Dina on the reunion saying she has funerals in her head for people who have crossed her, that’s a fairly dark mind isn’t it? I wonder if she will come back for season 7? She tweeted that this season was not what she was promised and assume that means producers told her Jac wouldn’t be on the show, but didn’t she previously claim she had nothing to do with Jac being “fired”?

  • I can not stand Jac-o-Lantern. If Dina was zen and did not wish to bring the fambly beef back up, she should have never came back on this show, HOWEVER, Dina has been nothing but harassed by her psycho and twin daughter every since she came back. It was only recently that Dina even acknowledged these people’s existence. Jac is full of shit! She wants to unearth family secrets so she can keep getting that Key to the Asian Persuasion botox. Ugh. Just go away.