No Love: Dina Manzo Abandons Teresa Giudice For Paris In Her Final Days Before Prison?

Posted on Dec 31 2014 - 5:54pm by BeachSpin

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As the holidays fade away, and a new year begins, most of us are excited to spend the last few moments of the season with our families and close friends, as we welcome in 2015. MOST OF US being the operative phrase.

Dina Manzo spent most of the 2014 season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” sticking to Teresa Giudice like glue, singing her praises, championing her fighting spirit, strength, and fierce commitment to her children. No one was going to disparage Teresa in her presence, because they were the tightest of soul sisters, and Dina would go to the mat before allowing Teresa to be smeared…remember? Evidently, a pesky October sentencing day changed everything, because withTeresa’s surrender just a few days away, Dina has decided that her time is better spent thousands of miles from her bestie, namely across the Atlantic, in France. Dina posted the following photo on her Instagram page of her and daughter, Lexi, in Paris.

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READ: Christmas Miracle: Dina Manzo, Caroline Manzo & Jacqueline Laurita Make Peace For The Holidays!

Dina is currently in Paris, leaving Teresa to go  without the warm and supportive presence of her biggest cheerleader, during possibly the very roughest period of her life. In fact, there have been no pictures on any related social media accounts to indicate that Dina has spent any time with the Giudices including goddaughter, Audriana, over the entire holiday period. There have been a few business oriented pics from the Haute Glam video embarrassments, but nothing personal.

Dina Manzo RHONJDina and daughter, Lexi in Paris, France

The last posted photo of Audriana with her godmother, was displayed on November 7th, when Auntie Dina managed a BELATED birthday visit with the youngest Giudice. Curiously, Dina was included in some holiday photos posted by her estranged sister Caroline, leaving us to believe that there is a family reconciliation going on. So WHY the obvious shift from a fiercely loyal, palm pricked blood sister, to a ‘maybe I’ll see ya in a year’ acquaintance? What about the childrrreeennn?

Dina Manzo RHONJDina and and Teresa Giudice’s daughter (Dina’s goddaughter) in November

 

READ: Joy To The Manzo World: Dina Manzo Spends Christmas Eve With Caroline & Jacqueline!

Dina Manzo spent the entire season of this year’s ‘Housewives’ struggling for relevancy. Her new zen persona was revealed as a fraudulent bust, and she was flat, uninteresting, and mostly ignored.  However, clinging loyally to Teresa did set her apart, and blindly defending her fave felon did cause a few people pay attention to her for a few minutes. It appeared that Teresa was the only shot that she had to make her big ‘Housewives’ return even barely noticeable. The season ended with Teresa being sentenced to 15 months in federal prison, and the next thing you know, the fading friendship crickets are chirping, and Dina is edging back to the now supposedly returning cast member and  sister, Caroline. Abandoning your BEST friend in her time of need, for a trip to Europe? I guess Dina will always have Paris….and Teresa will have to face the worst New Jersey day of her life, alone.

 

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  • NoStoneCast

    I’LL SAY IT AGAIN, DINA IS AN OPPORTUNISTIC WOMAN! FRIENDS OF CONVENIENCE!!!

  • Shocker? …NOT!!! I’ve said from day one, Dina used Tre to get back on the show because she thought it was her chance at stardom. EPIC FAIL!!!

    • itsjustme

      I always thought the same thing. I have never seen Dina as being authentic. She uses people for personal gain only. Her “friendship” with Tre was simply her way of getting her spot back on the show. Now that Tre will be “going away” for the next year, Dina has now “made up” with her sister Caroline.

      • Jennymckitty

        Her friendship with Teresa was also a way to get back at Caroline and Jac.

        • Marsbars09

          Yep!

      • EXACTLY!!!

      • Marsbars09

        I insinuated the same think in my post.

    • Marsbars09

      It’s just so sad how Dina used and discarded Tre. Dina is Audriana’s godmother. You would think Dina would want to make sure Audriana was well taken care of before Tre reported to prison. It looks like Dina dumped her goddaughter too.
      What a trifling excuse for a human being…

  • Jennymckitty

    Does anyone know when she & Tre filmed those Haute Glam videos? Was it after her sentencing? I just keep thinking of their New Years resolution video and Di saying she was going to be more spontaneous…fly away at a moments notice with Tre standing right beside her. That was really crappy if she knew Tre was going to be in prison for the entire 2015 year. The entire video seemed to mock Teresa and her circumstances. You guys know that I will never be invited to be a member of the Teresa fan club, but I that video really angers me. It is disgusting that someone would use a friend like that.

    • >:-|OPINIONATED-deal with it!

      Teresa’s elevator doesn’t go all the way up.

      For her to even make such a video is tacky & tasteless.

      • Jennymckitty

        It could have been an opportunity to say how she was going to improve herself and atone for her past misdeeds but we all (including Dina) knew that was never going to happen. Dina pushed the questions. She realized Teresa’s answers would have people talking. I feel she used Teresa.

  • >:-|OPINIONATED-deal with it!

    Teresa will find out who her friends are when she is locked up:
    Who’ll put money on her books?
    Who’ll go check on her kids?
    Who’ll visit her?
    Who’ll write to her?
    Who’ll remember her?

    • So true! Caroline told Teresa just what you stated above at the season 5 reunion.

    • Chloe

      I bet her wacky Trehugger fans will hold their object of worship down.

    • Marsbars09

      It definitely won’t be Dina. She’s officially “dunzo” with her.

    • Bad Barbie

      Jacqueline.

  • She Stinks!

    Dina is a classless fame hungry bitch.

    • Marsbars09

      There’s a worse word for her, but I can’t think of it.

      • cait

        I can ! but it will stay in my head forever !

        • Marsbars09

          LOL!
          I hope you have a wonderful new year Cait!

          • cait

            To you and everyone too !

  • Marsbars09

    Well, well, well. Ain’t that a kick in the head? Dina flies off to Paris with Lexis for the New Year. I’m curious as to how she could afford such an expense unless someone else paid for it.
    Now Dina “reconciling” with her family is making more sense. With Tre out of the picture she needs somebody to film with next season.
    Dina is one slimy snake. If I were Caro, Jac, or any other family member, I would watch my back.

    • Bad Barbie

      These people are not your average paycheck.

  • TartLemon

    IMO, and from what I’ve heard an observed, Dina hitched her wagon to Teresa eying a spinoff for herself and BFF trying to navigate house arrest and probation while Juicy was incarcerated. Judging by Teresa’s appearance and comments in the GLAM videos, they were shot BEFORE the sentencing. Which would also mean they were conceived, contracted ($$), produced with funds not claimed to Judge Salas.

    At the reunion, filmed within a week after sentencing, blabbermouth Teresa was busting at the seams to tell, too. I wish Andy had let her.

  • cait

    Everyone should have known what a twonk this awful person was when she put the blame on Caro for placing the “Danielle book” on the table at that meal !

  • italiano bambino

    Tre who? Who’s going to waste time in jersey when you can go to france!!! #fakefriend

    • Marsbars09

      LOL! Dina grabbed that opportunity! F*ck Tre!
      I hope you have a wonderful new year Bam!

      • italiano bambino

        Dina was a season friend #BYEFELON

        HAPPY NEW YEARS MARS 🙂

  • cait

    Dinarod figured that if she couldn’t keep Tre out of prison, she might as well ditch and hitch ! Hence the “RECONCILIATION” with the family !

    • Marsbars09

      Yep! I said the same thing!

  • cait

    Actually, Dinarod would have taken the “lovely dorters” on if 1. She was getting paid and 2. If they were bald and had a limb missing ! Her choice of animal !

  • WestCoastFeed

    Dina knows that Leopard Boy will always be there for Teresa. She is just taking a little break and will be back at the Tre Love Stand soon. Besides there’s a huge sale on Buddhas being held on the Champs Elysee. Sheesh, guys. Cut the Zender a little slack.

    • italiano bambino

      Lol dina doesn’t need more stuff to clutter that house.

    • Bwahahahaha!!!!

    • BeachSpin

      I thought that was cutting her slack.

    • cait

      Aahh ! Bless ! She’s gone looking for “Le Zen”, so be patient folks ! Or a nice Rich Japanese Guy with “Le Yen” ! Japanese people LUURRVEE Paris !

      • BeachSpin

        Oui Oui.

        • cait

          Go now before you wet yourself !

          • BeachSpin

            Non Non.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Faites pipi, enfin!!!

          • cait

            Stop bossing us around WCF ! We’ll go pipi when the time is right, but Beach Spin really needs to go NOW !

          • BeachSpin

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! *in a french accent*

          • cait

            Ooh La La ! HaHaHa !

          • Bwahahaha!!!!!

          • cait

            Gosh BS, so proud to know a multi-lingual personality, such as yourself !

          • BeachSpin

            Merci!

          • cait

            All right honey ! I’ll spare you this time !

          • Hahahahaha!!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Must be tough to be divorcing a Manzo–

    Dina Manzo @dinamanzo
    Bonne Annee!!! #Paris2015 http://t.co/XXvxQEYtTv

    • BeachSpin

      What’s with the gaping open glittery pilgrim getup? That is her decorating style in clothing form. YIKES!!

      • cait

        Looks like a bag-lady who’s been raiding the thrift shop !

    • Marsbars09

      My question is where in the hell did they get the dough to go on such an expensive trip.
      Dina and Lexis are really showing their asses too.

      • I’m wondering the same thing. And yes, they are, BIG time!!!!

      • chacha1

        Bravo must pay real well

        • Marsbars09

          Yeah right. Dina earned minimum wage for her appearance on RHNJ last season.
          Happy New Year Cha!

  • cait

    Judge Salas is really a HARD ASS, letting Tree choose her own prison ! Because they owe so much money, the Examiner says she will be given a factory job ! Well “Go To The Foot Of Our Stairs” (UK exp for you don’t say, Jose) From my exp of US prison shows, factory jobs are the most sought after as the pay is much better !

  • WestCoastFeed

    Maybe Lexi’s daddy paid for this–

    Lexi Ioannou @boho_chicken

    • twifan2

      CRAP! Those, IF real Chanel, are like almost $2K!
      WHERE they getting that $$$? :/

      • chacha1

        looks like something is wrong with her ear ..should a cuff have a flesh colored attachment? not atractive at all considering the pretty jeweled ones I have seen …Dina does have some very huge ears like a mule

        • twifan2

          Maybe it’s the way the pic is taken?
          Does look like her ear has been surgically ‘feathered’. oowww

          • chacha1

            in the middle it looks like that hangy thing in the back of your throat …ewwww

          • twifan2

            😀
            That’s the ‘concha’ of the ear. 🙂

      • Bad Barbie

        Lexis dad is not broke or Tommy.

  • cait

    Great that all the “moaners” have taken today off to imbibe in the Felonelli that is “Our Tree” ! Nice to have fun again !

  • Marsbars09

    I just thought of something: If Bravo is going to feature RHNJ with Caro, Jac, and Dina, are they going to go back to the original format of a family-oriented theme? So much has happened with the cast and show I wonder if it would work.

    • cait

      Depends how much was, previously, scripted !

  • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

    Hah…4 days and still counting down…”til convicted felon Teresa does her perp walk.
    Happy New Year Tre!!!!!

    • Happy New Year, love. All the best for the New Year!!!

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Back atcha BIG TIME!
        Be SAFE, Be WARM, Be Happy and Be All That YOU want to BE!

    • twifan2

      TGtP! Happy 2015! 🙂
      Downton Abbey marathon starts today!!! 11 a.m. EST
      Check your tv schedule-PBS-for times. 1st season today. 2nd Friday. 3rd Saturday. 4th Sunday! 🙂

      • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

        Thank, THANK YOU!

      • chacha1

        can’t find the listing in Chicago …..

        • twifan2

          🙁

        • twifan2

          We’re having PBS pledge drive here-again. Maybe that’s why it’s showing here?
          BUT Downton Abbey Season 5 premiereSunday night at 9 PM

          • chacha1

            okay 🙂

          • WestCoastFeed

            My local PBS has been running them all week for their pledge drive. All leading up to the big day Sunday.

          • twifan2

            Downton started here today.
            Those pledge drives are worse than commercials-imo. 🙁

  • cait

    In a way I feel sorry that Tre and Joey did not get a proper education, both academically and socially ! I took up education, again, in my 30’s looking for that better job, but Italian hubby thought I should get a job in a local store and stop wasting my time ! I carried on “learning” until into my 50’s ! At 47 yrs old I got the career I always wanted ! Those two guys were deprived, prob by the parents, of any advancement, as according to Melissa, Joe wasn’t educated past the 7/8th grade, and Tre can’t speak the President’s English !

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Cait. If you’re talking about Joey, Tre’s brother, he attended college. Whether he graduated or not I don’t know. It’s more likely Joe Giudice doesn’t have more than an 8th Grade education.
      What I do feel for is that Tre, Joe, and Joey did not receive good parenting. That is perhaps more damaging than lack of education.

      • TartLemon

        Teresa is the adult/parent now. She is responsible for her choices.

        The cycle of entitlement is one only she can take responsibility to break. Teresa CHOOSES not to.

    • Bad Barbie

      The root of the problem may have been the senior Gorgas. They raised these 2 idiots.

  • cait

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL !

    • DLister

      You too and I cosign this awesome comment! XOXO …

  • TartLemon

    O/T… Check out the schedule for Bravo today. They are playing the very first episode of many of their series. BH, NY, ATL, OC. Some of the other series, too. Project Runway, Rachel Zoe, Flippin’ Out. I have the HW shows set to record. It will be interesting to be reminded of how they introduced themselves.

  • DLister

    Why is the 80’s song, “Final Countdown” playing happily in my head?

    • twifan2

      This one?
      Good song. 🙂

      • DLister

        Yes indeedy! Many blessings to you for a wondrous 2015! XOXO

  • DSS

    Did someone say UNDER 100 hours!!!

    • twifan2

      As of right now-3 days, 23 hours=95 hrs to go
      3 days=72 hrs.

      • DSS

        So if we had to bet a dollar, think bravo is filming her last hours of freedom?

        • twifan2

          WINNER! WINNER! Chicken dinner! 😉
          Don’t think Bravo would pass up ratings=$$$. :/

          • DSS

            I would SOOOOO love to drive up there and watch her travel to her new used home. But if she has A-N-Y smarts, I am sure she has been told to go early or stay at a hotel the night before to avoid commotion when it is time to pay the piper!!!!

          • twifan2

            Me too! But, I really don’t think she’ll be at Danbury. We’ll find out soon enough tho.
            Ok, smarts & Tre are never hand in hand. 😀
            She’ll probably drag it out to last possible sec to turn herself in.

          • DSS

            Maybe Apollo is her new mentor!!!

          • twifan2

            Dumb & Dumber, but who is who? :/

          • DSS

            1st one who can spell dumb wins!!!

          • twifan2

            DSS! You have that much time on your hands to wait??? o.0
            😀

          • DSS

            Ummmmmmmmmmmmm
            errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
            Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
            PLEASE dont mention TIME, Apollo, Teresa and me in the same sentence 🙂

          • twifan2

            OK 🙂

          • DSS

            Baaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahah LOVE IT!

          • twifan2

            I just can’t play it too loud…headache still. 😉

          • DSS

            Good nye????

          • twifan2

            & morning! 🙂

          • DSS

            Wurddddddddddddddd

          • chacha1

            that was my favorite song by the Stones, I am a doo wop chick … have every doo wop song ever made ……

  • chacha1

    Thank gawd Lexi does not look like her mule faced mother ….

    • twifan2

      Let’s hope she doesn’t also have her ‘personality’!

      • cait

        Wot personality, hon ? Even her “AMINALS” don’t seem to like her !

        • chacha1

          LOL !!!

        • twifan2

          But she’s all about the $en, cait! 😉
          Pay her enough & she’ll take on a personality.

          • cait

            I don’t think the personality of a “Beige Cabbage” counts !

          • twifan2

            True. A cabbage does have more of a personality than Zender there. 🙂

          • cait

            I hope we’re not being “Cabbagist” here ?

          • twifan2

            Did you say cole slaw?
            *grabs fork for the ready* 🙂

          • cait

            Ooh ! On top of a lovely fresh burger ! Mmmmm!

          • twifan2

            LUNCH 🙂

  • chacha1

    No wonder Jailbird Joe drinks, can you imagine waking up to that gargoyle faced Treape every morning .. the picture above of her and Dina YIKEs the true definition of Coyote Ugly

    • BuckJohnson

      Remember that is what Teresa looks like with makeup. I’ll post a link to what she looks like without, I would be drinking too if I had to get up every morning and see this:

      http://radaronline.com/photos/a-not-so-glamorous-teresa-giudice-goes-out-without-makeup/photo/362799/

      • DSS

        WOW! I think my view of her sexual safety just went way up if she is gonna be looking like that for the guards LOL
        No one will bother…………

        • twifan2

          I think she’ll be the ‘wife’ of the pen group.
          Someone else thinks she’ll be the ‘child’.

          • DSS

            Oh make no mistake she will end up a “relation” to another inmate in some capacity and I see her as the wife and being treated like she is a Giudice employee!
            I also think she will come out the other side in 15 months…………….. NO BETTER OF A HUMAN…. If anything looking to make up for lost time/crime……………..
            Just my opinion….

          • twifan2

            ITA with you about the ‘making up for lost time’!
            Greed has no end with her-imo.
            Just want to wait & see what she’ll do during her 2 yrs on probation afterwards.

          • Marsbars09

            Happy New Year Twi!

          • twifan2

            Happy 2015 to you & yours, Mars! 🙂
            Ready for what may or may not come before the 5th? :/

        • HalleG

          Tree better watch out for inmates with a beastie-fetish. They will be drooling for her.

      • chacha1

        YIKES

    • Marsbars09

      LOL!!

    • donna

      I love these comments! LoL

  • WestCoastFeed

    Happy New Year, everyone. Here are Gia and Tre last night–

    Gia Giudice @TrueGia
    happy New Years with my best friend‼️

    • chacha1

      why does this bow legged skeeze wear tights?

      • WestCoastFeed

        You means those aren’t tattoos? Happy New year, chacha!

        • chacha1

          Happy New Year WCF 🙂

    • Marsbars09

      Happy 2015 to you WCF!

    • twifan2

      WTHeck is Tre wearing?! o.0

      • chacha1

        that bow legged bitch with the Tre trunk legs thinks she is hot !!!!!

        • twifan2

          She’ll be the new ‘hottie’ in her cell block soon enough, chacha! 😉

        • fred

          I bet they cost a fotune

        • TxLoKiTa

          Omg finally someone who sees it her legs are very manly huge. Especially when she wore those damn Gladiator sandals. Ugh!!!

    • twifan2

      ‘happy New Years with my best friend‼️’
      Gia doesn’t need a ‘best friend’. She needs a mother!
      Actually, a good mother.

      • chacha1

        look at her giant man hands Holy Cannoli !!!

        • twifan2

          Which one’s hands?

          • chacha1

            actually both …. the nut doesn’t fall far from the Tre

          • twifan2

            Yep! I just opened the pic in another tab…OMG!

          • fred

            chimp hands

          • disqus_jpuxh67QSR

            I dont see her big engagement ring on her hand

          • Nancy lane

            Your a piece of shit. Leave the children alone. Who the hell are you? Probably a freakin Lilly man watch housewives shows. Your profession is prob garbage collector. Haha jealous.?????

    • When your mother is your best friend that’s VERY detrimental to a child. Poor Gia!

      • itsjustme

        You are absolutely correct. At that age NO child should be referring to their parent as their “best friend”. My children who are now all grown and one daughter is now a mother, we are now great friends. HOWEVER, even now I remind them I am still and always will be their mother first.

      • Bad Barbie

        Y’all find anything detrimental. lol

    • MorningYawn

      Those are some hideous pants t has on!

  • chacha1

    how come this lying criminal is not with her parents ….too bad Judge Salas believed her lying ass that she cares for them and I bet Melissa is whipping up a batch of sprinkle cookies today

    • cait

      Judge SadAss lay on her back and let the Tree tickle her tummy ! Then the Tree gets her own way, again !

    • WestCoastFeed

      Is that her parents’ house in the pic below? I don’t recognize it from any older pix.

  • chacha1

    Melissa has to be doing her happy dance Karma is so sweet

  • roxie

    i’m not supporting tre in any way but there’s been reports of dina being rude to fans and acting high and mightly in places as random as parks lol. and we all know she has no love for family so this is not a surprise. ive worked on several reality shows. producers spoon feed lines to the stars and even speaking bit parts. it’s not far-fetched that she parroted sympathy lines for the cash

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Dina just wants Tre’s fan base who seem happy to part with their hard earned cash to buy any old tat that she puts her name to – that’s a lucrative bunch of people for someone like Dina who is trying to make a living from using other peoples craft ideas. And what is with Dina’s blouse???!! Is it bursting open or meant to be like that? It looks stupid.

    • murlut

      Lmao what fan base, the majority have fled. They follow her but a lot of the comments are down right nasty. She is a laughing stock

  • UNOBETTA

    Is this serious, so Dina can’t go on vacation because Teresa’s going to jail…. How bout some real journalism on some real news

  • TxLoKiTa

    Teresa will sit in jail thinking of all the money Gia will make on her own reality show. His is shopping it around to all the networks hoping someone will pick it up. Teresa already pimping her kid in her last few days. Just she will live the way she has become accustomed to.
    She thinks in about 12 months she’ll be going to book or club appearances with her best and not miss a single beat.

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