Last night part 2 of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Reunion aired on Bravo and an important part of the show dealt with Teresa Giudice and the status of sisters Dina Manzo and Caroline Manzo’s relationship.
What happened between Dina and Caroline? In a video from the reunion, posted below, Caroline Manzo explains her point of view and admits that her relationship with sister Dina is strained — she says they don’t talk. Now Dina Manzo has reluctantly responded to rumors regarding Teresa Guidice and her family in her own words in a blog post on her personal website. She also mentions that she was offered a “serious amount of money” to sell her story but opted instead to post on her website.
Teresa and I saw each other when she came to my big Ladybug event and I supported her at her premier party but other than that it wasn’t much more. During this time some things that I will NOT get into did happen behind the scenes with certain family members and there is no right or wrong really…it depends on who you ask. Feelings did get hurt…I won’t get into them because I have no desire to rehash the past that can only hurt my parents whom I adore.
In regard to Teresa’s cookbook “jokes” Dina writes:
She mentioned the drama with her and Caroline and I told her that if this is all about a joke in a book (and she assured me it was) that’s not enough for me to hate the mother of my God daughter and a friend of 15 years.
Dina goes on to say that her focus is staying away from the negativity and not taking sides. There are 3 sides to every story, says the ex-housewife, and this is a private matter.
I would rather stay away from it than fight, that’s what works for me and guess what? that’s ok. You are allowed to avoid the negative, do what you have to do to keep your spirits up and your soul in tact. I also will not try to talk America into taking my side as some others may feel they have to in certain situations. There is no side here, this is a private matter there are 3 sides to every story remember…it depends on who you ask.
Read the rest: Dina Manzo: The Truth!
In her Bravo blog “The Camera Doesn’t Lie,” Caroline Manzo describes her “shift of attitude” towards Teresa Giudice this season. Teresa Giudice wrote a post to Caroline Manzo via her personal website: Caroline Really? Read the rest of the RHONJ Bravo blogs HERE.
Now check out a couple of the best moments from last night’s reunion. Andy Cohen goes around and asks the Housewives what they’re drinking for the big fight/reunion, Kathy Wakile explains how she is the first in her family not to marry an Italian man (she married a Lebonese Jeff Goldblum!) and the shouting continues when the discussion turns to Christmas Eve.