Caroline Manzo Exposes Dina Manzo’s Lies: Tells Dina To “Grow Up”

Posted on Nov 3 2014 - 2:23pm by BeachSpin

Dina vs Caroline

By the end of the first part of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion last night, most viewers were sick to death of Dina Manzo’s blathering excuses as to why she simply can’t have a relationship with her family. She implied that she wants a relationship with Caroline and Chris…but that any relationship with Chris‘ wife, Jacqueline, brings too much toxicity to her zenful existence. However, a passionate and faithful friendship with a lying, convicted felon is apparently toxin free, and evidently due to the fact that it’s ending in a couple of months, remains peaceful and positive. There was jabber of engagements, graduations, weddings…and while I lost interest along the way, the gist was that invites and acceptances were snubbed, and everyone has been miffed at everyone, rather than just placing the blame squarely at the feet of the “Housewife” in the evil Disney queen get up to Andy’s right.

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While many were left confused by Dina’s babble, Caroline appeared on “Watch What Happens Live,” last night to shed some crystal clear light on what has really been going on behind the scenes. ​She readily admitted to not inviting Dina to her daughter Lauren’s engagement party, but also elaborates on the ongoing chilly family climate that Dina has deliberately worked hard to maintain. 

 “Over the past four years, five years Dina has never attended any family function at all.”

Caroline continues by explaining that there are several young nieces and nephews that Dina has never met, as well as numerous births, graduations, baptisms, and weddings that Dina has ignored. Caroline calls foul on the engagement party being singled out, and also on Dina demanding relationships that require couples and families separating to occur. Caroline went on to express her sad disgust at her sister’s comfort level in ignoring her young nephew with special needs, in order to casually carry on with her brother. She also insists that she and the rest of the family have done everything they can to mend things, that Dina can shove her ‘Cookin’ Zen With Sis’ pitch, and just grow up already.

Dina didn’t like the simply stated perspective that Caroline shared with America, as well as the clarity it shed, and fired back on Twitter. 

Dina Manzo

I might be speculating but the quotation marks around ‘sister’ doesn’t smack of someone who wants to reconcile and be sisterly pals again. Just sayin’. Thanks Dina, for making Caroline’s five minutes of airtime appear even more transparently honest. 

 

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  • italiano bambino

    Dina After getting help from her Sister . that’s how she treats her big sister #Shameful

    • KJ

      Hey bam!!
      Ikr!! I can’t believe that!! How soon people forget what others do for them when they have something! So sad!!

      • italiano bambino

        Glad Caroline is finally speaking up n not letting Zinester trash her and family.

        • Babson_Chick

          hi Bam! and I agree!!

    • Trippinhhard

      She thinks because she the youngest, she can do whatever she wants and her siblings should roll out the red carpet.. Here comes our deceitful little sister..

      • italiano bambino

        She’s as DELUSIONAL as teresa

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    I completely believe Caroline on this. Dina claims Lexi was affected by this but yet still did nothing to reconcile? And the way she calls them “that” side of the family and “click” (I think she means clique) is not coming from a zen person. She also claims she never saw Nick at the wedding – he was in a tuxedo and one of the groomsmen!!! How could she miss him in the same room? She wants it all her way. Caroline and Chris were supposed to go to Lexi’s graduation and pretend nothing happened between them but Dina wouldn’t go to all of their parties or even acknowledge Nick’s diagnosis! Not even a text. I still think it says a lot about Caroline that the strays turn up on her doorstep looking for help. Shame Dina forgets that.

    • KJ

      Hey EYES!! How are ya!!???
      I agree also!! Caroline may not be perfect BUT she takes family very personally! Dina, NOPE!! Zen my ass! It’s bigger than her boobs!!

      • Hey KJ!!! How are you and how is Alex doing? Miss you!

        • KJ

          Hey doc!
          Were taking it day by day! It’s all in God’s hands! I’m blessed that we as a family have a stron belief! Thank you!
          Miss you all also! I’ll try to get on here more. It’s just not as fun as it used to be. I have so much other drama! 🙁
          Kisses to all!

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        Hi there KJ. Hope all is good with you! ITA, Dina is the anti-zen.

  • Jane

    is this site run by the Manzo family? Seriously. Most fans love Dina.

    • KJ

      No & everyone is able to have their opinion we just dot cut down others for their opinions!

      • MorningYawn

        Well said. I hope all is well with you and your daughter. Glad to see you back.

        • KJ

          Hey morning,
          Been missing ALL of you!! Don’t get on here often but I think and pray for you all! Kisses for you all!

    • Most fans love Dina? That’s news to me. I thought she only had residual Trehugger fans.

    • italiano bambino

      I don’t know that many fans of dina. But take a peak on FB for the most part (comments) they can’t stand her.

      • Jane

        I’ve seen nothing but hate for Caroline and her overgrown “kids” and support for Dina. This is the only place that seems pro Caroline/Jacqueline and anti Dina. Weird.

        • ana3

          From everything I’ve seen, whether it’s on various blogs, Facebook, Bravo itself, Huffington Post, etc.,I think this site is pretty representative of the feelings about Dina. I think she’s pretty widely disliked and distrusted and this reunion and her behavior afterwards hasn’t helped her reputation, lol.
          I agree that there is a lot of snarking that goes on about Caroline’s kids everywhere, though.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      Dina is a Manzo 🙂 most other sites I have seen Dina is not popular at all.

      • murlut

        Dina married Albert’s little brother Tommy. She was living at Carolines and Alberts cause again she had not a pot to piss in or window to throw it out of. She needed money and golddigging Dina put the moves on Tommy and married him. Heard there is an ironclad prenup thou, she gets NOTHING so that’s why her and the shoes haven’t moved yet. No where to go and no more family to flop on the couch

        • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

          Seems to me that Dina’s entire adulthood has been spent relying on someone else to put the roof over her head. That’s the reason for her return to the so called toxic environment of RHONJ – she’s desperate for money so she can move on but has to step on Jac to get there.

    • Weeds1

      Not really…she’s only been on one other season and then Caro protected her from people who disliked her.

    • murlut

      Are you Kidding, no most fans have never liked DINA Why do you think she left in season one, they HATED her, they didn’t like her little mouthy daughter when she got caught in the lie about Danielle and run and hid behind Caroline, then everyone started laughing at her too

      • Jane

        LOL no. Check twitter. ONTD. Dina is loved.

  • Jane

    Isn’t Caroline the one who admitted that she doesn’t talk to any of her siblings?

    • KJ

      No actually she talks to everyone but Dina!

    • Hi Jane. That was Dina not Caroline. Dina doesn’t speak to most of her siblings. It’s sad she hasn’t met MANY of her nieces and nephews not just Nic. Dina sounds like a childish bitter woman. No wonder she’s friends with Tre.

  • KJ

    You should see the texts goin back & forth right now BEACH SPIN!!
    Crazy!!

    • Jennymckitty

      Hey KJ! Good to see you. I honestly wish all of them would keep their family fighting off social media. No problems are resolved by tweets. It is only going to intensify hurt feelings. Life’s short. Sometimes families need to agree to disagree about certain issues, suck it up and move on.

      • KJ

        Amen sister!

    • MorningYawn

      OMG – those tweets were crazy!

  • Trippinhhard

    Dina is full of shit, she let Caroline take the blame for her… Time to grow up
    Please fire your hair stylist, you look horrible n that whole outfit was tacky as hell.

  • ZammyB

    SHADDEEEEE! I don’t think there is a Manzo who isn’t. I mean they were ALL friends with Tre until the viewers started to chime in on it. I like Dina, she’ll always be one of my favorites. I just wish they’d let this family drama play out all in season 7 of RHONJ. I also think they both must have TONS of ish on each other to not expose it. Also, DonCaro is as self righteous as ever!

    • Yolie

      I hate when family get mad and they start spilling secrets. That’s not family.

    • MorningYawn

      It is awful to say, but I’d watch again if they were all on and “working things out” – and by that I mean spilling the beans!

    • Weeds1

      I don’t think Caro was really a friend of Tre’s…more a acquaintance sine she was Jac and Dina’s friend.

      • donna

        Caroline did say her & Teresa were more like aquaintances. She said that Dina, Teresa, & Jacqueline were friends. She also she was much older than them & she had her lwn group of friends!

  • Yolie

    Once upon a time, I liked Dina until she said she hadn’t seen her nephew and the follow-up comments. SDhe out to be ashamed of herself.

  • TartLemon

    Dina is a POS.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    All I can say is BUSTED! Caroline exposed her for what she truly is…a child.

    • Birdie11

      Exactly…and in a calm, matter of fact way. Just what she was wearing made her more credible…LOL!!

  • colleen

    Zammy writes about “Don Caro” I went through the alphabet and still dont know who that is! Anyone? Thanks

    • September24

      Caroline Manzo

  • TartLemon

    Dina is looking for another reality show since she’s failed at ALL the others. Some made it 3 or 4 episodes before being completely removed from the network programming. Some never even made it to the schedule after filming episodes.

    Now, once again, Dina needs to use Caroline. I’m glad Caroline finally told Dina where she could put it. It’s probable Dina thought she could parlay this appearance as The FELONS friend into a reality cooking show. Since that didn’t work out because of the prison sentence, Dina suddenly wants to pretend she wants to be friendly with Caroline who has an ‘in’ with reality tv.

    • murlut

      HI Tart I completely agree

  • Birdie11

    Caroline usually bugs the junk out of me…but she certainly cleared up a lot of Dina’s blathering with a few quick sentences. Dina is the ONLY one who has isolated herself from the family…makes it pretty obvious where the problem lies.

    • Lisa Pat

      You cannot be serious.. Dina is trying to stay away from Jac the lunatic !!!

      • Birdie11

        LOL…and the rest of the family that Caroline and Jacqueline are celebrating life events with. Dina is a lone wolf…not Jacqueline.

        • Lisa Pat

          Jac is a loon and everyone knows it !!

        • Lisa Pat

          Wrong again !! Dina is friends with 10 of her siblings and is at all their events.. Caroline doesnt speak to 3.

      • murlut

        Dina is causing the crap. She and Teresa decided to take down Melissa, Caroline and Jacqueline and guess what, it backfired and they are the ones looking like idiots. Teresa is headed for prison and Dina has no a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of. Dina has alienated herself from her own family do to the game she and Teresa tried to play. OH WELL

    • SDC

      Not to mention Dina’s stories aren’t consistent.

  • September24

    Team Dina! I would be friends with Tre over Jac and Caro too. Tre keeps her mouth shut.

    • DLister

      Weird, there’s a scene where Tre told Dina about Rino, the Motherf*cker.

      • MorningYawn

        Or on the reunion a few years ago when she “outted” the falling out btw Caroline and Dina. I imagine Dina told her that in confidence as well.

        • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

          And when she told her brother she heard that Melissa would run off with someone richer. Or let the cat out of the bag that her mother told her Kathy and Rich came close to divorce. And revealed that her husband told her that Chris said he met Jac as a stripper in Vegas.

          • MorningYawn

            Oh! Good ones bev!

          • donna

            But, Tre keeps her mouth shut though!

    • TartLemon

      Tre keeps he mouth shut while she’s not hitting below the belt?

    • Weeds1

      Tre the felon with the IQ of a brain dead cro-magnon cave dweller? She keeps her mouth shut? Didn’t say Rino screwed his MIL? Didn’t toss a table while screeching about a whore? GMAB!

  • MorningYawn

    Dina doesn’t have Caroline’s NUMBER? Enough. Said.

    • Speaks volumes!! When I read that I LOL!!

      • MorningYawn

        And for god sakes, Dina lived in that house. If the Manzos still have their home number I bet it’s the same. I still know my number from when I was 7 (we moved when I was 9), WTH is wrong with her?

        • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

          I’m sure she could get it through Tommy too. Such BS from Dina.

    • Trippinhhard

      But she knows where she lives—she lived there
      You are so right-that Dina is a piece of work

  • doggiedaddy

    OH GOD NO
    A cooking show?!?!
    What does this family have on @Andy that @bravotv would consider this?!?!?!
    Haven’t we had enought of this nightmare of a family???

  • She Stinks!

    Can Bravo TV just cancel all the Manzos, Lauritas, and Gorgas? Oh my! So sick of their endless silly boring screechy dramas. Not a Dina fan at all, but I wouldn’t want to hang around with that Carowhine, her family, and that Asian looking psychotic pill popping alcoholic Jax either.

    • murlut

      I would take them over the screeching Twins, Teresa and Dina. Bravo should have immediately cancelled Teresa’s contract when she pled guilty. I have no desire to watch a thug and exfelon who took money from their neighbors. They are TRASH. I hope they deport Joe and she can load her and her mouthy ignorant and privlidged little brats with her. Sorry. Those kids have been raised to respect NO ADULT just like Lexi. Dina raised her the same way.

      • donna

        When they gets out, Bravo can give them their own show called “HUG A THUG, THE FELONLINIS!”

    • donna

      Also cancel the Guidices & start all over again.

  • GinaXOXO

    I believe Dina. If Lauren called Lexi 10 minutes after being engaged then WHY wouldn’t she invited Lexi to the engagement party?? If Caroline is telling the truth that Dina will not show anyway then WHY NOT look like the bigger person and invite her? Get a gift for your daughter and look zen.

    Also, Jacqueline is a trouble maker. She enjoys war. She isn’t crying any tears over this. She is watching for blood to spill.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      Lauren called Lexi 10 minutes after getting engaged in November and between then and April when the party was held they heard not one word from them – both Lexi and Dina. No card, no text, nothing. The reason they didn’t go to Lexi’s graduation is because Dina and Lexi refused to sit down with them beforehand to talk things through and clear the air. The fact that Jac wanted to do that and Lauren reached out seems like it is not them that is keeping this rift going.

  • Lisa Pat

    Omg you have GOT to be kidding !!!

  • Lisa Pat

    Dina and Teresa’s Friendship is true and beautiful.. Jac Laurita should be committed to an asylum… and shame on Chris and Caroline for not defending Dina !!!

    • Birdie11

      Just gorgeous for a few months anyway..so soak up the beauty while you can.

    • Dina and Tre don’t know the meaning of friends and why would Chris and Caroline defend Dina?

      • Harleygirl0685

        Doc , I haven’t bee on here a lot, taking care of Rich after his motorcycle accident. I have noticed that I haven’t seen any posts from TigerLilly or even stranger West Coas! I was especially looking forward to her take on the reunion ! Is she ok? Miss you all, keep I touch ! I’ll give you my email if you want’

        • DLister

          Hey, baby — I’m praying Mr. Rich is much better and on the best, brightest path of healing. XOXO to you both…

          • Harleygirl0685

            Thank you! Slowly but surely he will be good as new and back to his goofy self again!

        • Hi my Harley Girl…..I hope Rich is making progress in his recovery. I know you’re taking excellent care of him. Sending my love and positive thoughts to you both! ♡

          As for WCF and T-Lily….

          WCF’s laptop died and she plans to buy a new one soon. She asked that I tell everyone not to worry, she’ll be back soon.

          T-Lily is bombarded with work related stuff. Her plate is full but communicates with me regularly. She’ll get back to posting soon also. I miss them both.

          • Harleygirl0685

            Hey girlfriend! He is making progress. He is still dizzy when he lays down and gets up which is normal. All his wounds are healing nicely. He can go back to work part time on Monday! We’ve all learned 2 important lessons: we will never ride without helmets again and never take anyone for granted! Tomorrow is not promised!

            I’m glad T-Lilly and West are well. Let them know they are noticeably missing and need to get back here!!!

    • SDC

      You are delusional if you believe they have a true friendship. They both talked a lot of shit about each other behind their backs after Dina left the show and the only reason Teresa ran back to Dina was because she pissed off the entire cast. That was a calculating move on Teresa’s part and Dina is friends with Teresa because she’s the most popular one on the show. However, it would make sense that they have some semblance of a friendship, seeing as they’re a lot alike. Teresa likes soldiers, people she can control, so does Dina. Teresa attacks off screen and plays the victim on screen, so does Dina. Teresa is very calculating and manipulative, so is Dina. Teresa treats her family like shit, so does Dina.

      • MorningYawn

        Well said. T also roped others into doing her dirty work on screen and then hides. We are not that dumb!

        • SDC

          True, thanks for reminding me. And one more, Teresa is a HUGE liar, so is Dina.

        • Pinky Pie

          But, don’t forget, that is exactly what Dina did with Caroline and Danielle. Dina stood back and LET Caroline take the blame for the book. I think Dina stirs it up and manipulated the situation for Caroline to take the blame. I’m sure Caroline was taught as the oldest to stick up for her sister. What kind of sleazy slug would allow an older sister to take the blame?

          • MorningYawn

            Truth pinky! Birds of a feather!

          • SDC

            You just answered your own question lol. A sleazy slug would 😉

        • Very true. Just like Dina did her dirty work at the reunion going after Kathy and Melissa.

          • MorningYawn

            I wonder why? Is this repayment for t going after Jac and Caroline or prepayment for attacking them in the future (I say that as there are reports T Is filming season 7 now).

          • Dina did it 1) To score brownie points with her faux BFF and 2) camera time to TRY and solidify a spot for season 7

          • MorningYawn

            True and true. Oy vey. Since Feb comes before Jan next year, there are three months left of that friendship. Lol!

      • You NAILED it with this one. Double BOOM!

    • glk900

      you are one crazy bitch

    • murlut

      Teresa or Dina have no friends, they have respectively destroyed their own FAMLIES and that’s good. Teresa is going where she deserves to be going and Tommy needs to kick the blonde golddigger out the door. I am sure she can find a couch since Bravos income is all she has. She gets NOTHING from Tommy. Maybe she can sell her shoes and buy a couch

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      Teresa and Dina use each other to get to Caroline and Jac.

  • DLister

    Dang it. I cannot help but feel sad for their mom because these folks are siblings. I wish for them to take this off of social media and work privately. Healing their rift is the priority here, or should be, not fame and attention.

    • murlut

      Dina and Teresa wanted to take down Caroline and Jacqueline. Guess what, all they did was take themselves down. Dina Manzo is an idiot. Her husband wants her OUT, her family isn’t talking to her and she has no money. Teresa is going to Prison for what she did. You don’t screw with peoples lives cause Karma gets you

      • DLister

        I totally understand — what you get is what you give. Been through it!

  • Susie Whats Her Name

    Well it’s none of our business what the feud is about but since their telling us bits and pieces, I want to hear it all! lmao

  • jane grey

    I cut off all my toxic family members. I don’t roll by the “family can do whatever they want to you and you should still hang with them” code.

    • Pinky Pie

      Well, in general. I agree. I think if by bad luck I had a sister that committed crimes like Teresa and Joe decided to commit, I wouldn’t my reputation ruined by condoning their behavior. Further, I wouldn’t want my children to associate with or be associated with them. That was why I was so angered by Joe Giucice’s father bending over for the camera and turning his ass into a puppet on the evening news, and grandma taking a swipe at photographers and flipping them off. Everyone of their granddaughter’s had to have paid admitting, yes, my last name is Giudice and those are my grandparents. Yes, I think you’re allowed not to have contact with your family and still be considered a good person.

    • Pinky Pie

      I think the real problem is Dina was forgiving with everyone accept her siblings. Also, I would never cut of my sister in law and expect my brother to leave his wife at home to visit with me. My brother should have more loyalties to his wife and children than he does to me. Since we the audience has seen Caroline support Dina, and take th wrap for the book, we’ve also know Dina has2 failed marriages, she seems like a pretty messed up person. Maybe Dina is just bad with choosing men. Who knows. But, she comes off as a mess. She has a failed career, etc. So, most people cannot relate to her. Who would stay with a man, live in their house, and by her words, he isn’t in love with her. Dina is kind of a mess.

    • I agree with that but Dina is delusional. She’s cutting off family members who are NOT toxic and have done nothing to her.

    • Elizabeth Nazario

      Yeah I agree I cuttsome off too

  • Elizabeth Nazario

    Hey it was just yesterday teresa was the cause of lies and her own family war with melissa and joe it seems to me like dina and teresa have more in common then the sister’s do why because they both are liars delusional and then they want to act like victims please. I truly believe dina was brought in to replace Teresa as the Star if you ask me Caroline was the only real star. Time for a new cast did anyone catch jeresy bell I think she would be perfect for the cast and wendy williams another Jersey girl queen latifa that’s my wish list lol

    • Cindy

      I LOVED Jersey Bell!! When is it coming back on?? Much more interesting than the group of ummm Housewives they got on now….

  • Elizabeth Nazario

    I read on another comment block that dina stole money from project ladybug? Can anybody elaborate?

  • Elizabeth Nazario

    Dina has always seem very selfish to me even when she was on before. She is not the gift she thinks she is You can beautiful outside. But spolied rotten ugly in the inside. Face it YOU cut your family off because of jealously could not tolerate Caroline getting more attention then you. You married tommy for convienence Big house financial stability and he was able to continue his gay relationship A cover -up you haven’t filed for divorce because that means you have to get put of a house that is not yours that you have been Nesting in. Honestly don’t think you can make it on your own your not the sharpest tool in the shed. You want to be zen get off reality tv. Honestly Caroline and Jackie left the show so you could come back and make some money and that is how you repay them. You say to teresa I wish I can turn back the clock WHAT??? FOR???? TURN BACK THE CLOCK FOR YOUR FAMILY NOT A FELON. ZEN THAT PRINCESS.

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