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Real Housewives of New Jersey: Dina Manzo’s Divorce Heats Up

Dina Manzo

Dina Manzo shocked fans by leaving 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. Many viewers expressed skepticism and doubt.

Viewers have questioned her motives and sincerity with her decision to return to a show she commonly referred to as “toxic” on many occasions. Rumors circulated her return stemmed from a need of income to support herself after her divorce to Tommy Manzo.

According to RadarOnline.com, Dina’s return to the Real Housewives of New Jersey is tied to her turbulent marriage to Tommy Manzo. Radar is reporting, Dina intends to move out of her martial home after season six completes filming. 

On Nov. 24, Dina posted on Instagram she was apartment hunting  along with the following photo and caption:

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“Apartment shopping…this view doesn’t suck” Reads the caption:

Dina Manzo

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. 

Maybe it’s time for Dina to reconcile with big sister Caroline. I’m sure Caroline has a spare bedroom she would be happy to offer a sister in need.

  • twifan2

    I wonder if Tommy gave her a deadline as when to be out of the house? :/

    • WestCoastFeed

      The minute the reunion wraps, Dina will be toting her luggage and her smelly cat to her new digs.

      • noarguingwithstupid

        I’m sure she will have a boyfriend in no time!!!!!! She is just so boring, I mean Zen-like!!!!! Maybe she’ll put the cat IN the luggage!!!!

      • twifan2

        Wonder what else she’ll be packing?
        I mean, will she able to take some things from the house? I’m sure Tommy wouldn’t want some of that stuff. :/

        • noarguingwithstupid

          I’m sure he’ll give her anything to just GET OUT!!!!

          • twifan2

            Aaaah. BUT will she take it? OR sell it? :/

            • WestCoastFeed

              She’ll keep the Buddha. How else will anyone recognize how spiritual she is?

              • twifan2

                Good point, WCF!
                Aside from wearing a tshirt that says “I’m with Luv & Lite”-I’d have no clue. ;D

      • Dr Seuss

        Bwahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • twifan2

          Dr Seuss! :)
          Nice article! )
          Happy Day to you!

          • Dr Seuss

            Thank you my lovely Twifan! TGIF!!

            *Hands Twi a tray of sprinkle cookies*

            • twifan2

              SPRINKLE COOKIES! My fave! :)
              *shares with room*

      • Izzy

        Are you referring to Granma Wrinkles, or Dina’s hoo-hah?

        Hi WCF!

        • WestCoastFeed

          Hi, Izzy. Both, :)

          • Izzy

            LOL!

        • Dr Seuss

          ROFLMAO!!! *DEAD*

        • twifan2

          Zender’s ‘last hoo rah’?

        • noarguingwithstupid

          LMAOROF!!!!!!

    • noarguingwithstupid

      It’s only taken years for this to happen!!!!! Yawn Zen……

      • twifan2

        Sorry, got sidetracked! :D
        It cracks me up! :’D

      • Izzy

        Hi Naws!!

        • noarguingwithstupid

          This woman even looks boring!!!!

          • Izzy

            She is boring!

    • Izzy

      Hi twi!!

      • twifan2

        Hi Hi Izzy! :)
        NAWS went to go fed ‘princess’. She’ll be back. :)

        • Izzy

          Okies!

      • Dr Seuss

        Yayyy!!!!!!!!!! Hi sweetnest :-)

    • Dr Seuss

      That’s EXACTLY what I’m thinking. Tommy has an iron-clad pre-nup filled with a million stipulations of what Dina is NOT entitled to in the event of divorce. She’s screwed!!!

      • Izzy

        Great article Doc!! Love the broom comment!

        • Dr Seuss

          Thank you darling! Sure missed you around these parts!

          • Izzy

            Missed y’all too!

      • https://twitter.com/ResearcherX/favorites RX

        THEIR WEDDING reality show – imo – Did NOT look like 2 people in love with chemistry. no affection. no empathy. no feelings
        NO CONNECTION BETWEEN THEM

        • Dr Seuss

          Yes—that’s true not to mention that tragic wedding dress!.

  • BBC

    [[Dina stands to walk away with the broom she rode in on–nothing else. ]]

    HA! We are RHONJ kindred! I’m sorta’ hoping Tommy gets to keep the broom and that she gets to walk her way to her next destination.

    • Izzy

      That was funny!

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Izzy, my darling!!!!! So good to see you!!! How are you and that pup?? I’ve missed you! (((Hugs))))

        • Izzy

          Hi sweets! We are doing great, thanks. How are you and your baby faring? Have missed ya as well!

          • noarguingwithstupid

            It’s been cold here in sunny Florida!!! Pooch and I cuddle under blankets at night! I have missed you so much.

            • twifan2

              I can send you Chats, NAWS! :)

              • noarguingwithstupid

                He would be better than an electric blanket!!! Does Chats purr like regular cats or does he growl like a mountain lion?

                • twifan2

                  Nope, he really doesn’t purr-it’s beneath him. :/
                  He sort of ‘worbbles’.

              • WestCoastFeed

                I miss my heater cat when the weather turns cold.

                • twifan2

                  That’s Chats, WCF!
                  He’s a Maine coon. HUGE hairball. :)

                  • Jennymckitty

                    Oh I love Maine coons.

                    • twifan2

                      Want a cat, Jennymakitty?
                      Have to warn you tho, he’s SPOILED! :/
                      And NOT by me.

                    • Jennymckitty

                      He can join my dysfunctional bunch. I have a cat, Jenny, a cat who must be part lab named Declan and a shih tzu named Sesaidh (shay-see) who is the least bright dog in the world.

                    • twifan2

                      KOOL! :)
                      Chats will fit right in!
                      He’s … what’s the word??? C R A Z Y! :D

                    • Jennymckitty

                      I love crazy. He and Declan will get along great.

                    • twifan2

                      Chats has this habit of sitting on your chest when you sleep!

                      He weighs 20lbs!

                      You’ll just love him to pieces! ;D

                    • Jennymckitty

                      Sounds like fun. Jenny sleeps on my head so that place is taken.

                    • twifan2

                      I’ll pack him up & ship him right to you! :)

                    • noarguingwithstupid

                      Have you told Jenny how much Chats weighs?????

                    • twifan2

                      Just did!
                      Waiting for her OMG! :D

              • noarguingwithstupid

                Chats weighs 3 times more than Penny!! He might eat her!

                • twifan2

                  The Pennster would be a snack for him. ;)

            • Izzy

              Aww, I missed ya too! It’s been reall cold here where I live, so the pooch and I have been cuddling as well.

    • Dr Seuss

      ^5 sister!!!

      Hopefully, he takes her shoe collection too and she leaves barefoot!

    • twifan2

      OH & pay for ther ride there. :)

  • Izzy

    Seuss, can I say it on here? You know the thing that we have in common this month?

    • Dr Seuss

      Sure!

  • Birdie11

    I guess the public and all her ‘celebrity’ clients have figured out that she has hideous decorating taste.

    • Jennymckitty

      One episode of her show on HGTV showed me all I needed to know about her decorating skills. I’m sure Jeff Lewis’ head would explode if he walked into her house.

      • Izzy

        Hi there neighbor!

        • Jennymckitty

          Hey Izzy. Missed you. Phadera was in DC last weekend. Would have liked to see her but not enough to drive into the city.

          • Izzy

            Missed ya too sweets! I don’t blame you for not wanting to go into DC. I would have loved to have seen her too.

      • Birdie11

        I would pay to watch those two interact.

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Me loves Jeff Lewis!!! Hope he comes on soon!!

        • Jennymckitty

          Saw the preview. It is coming soon.

          • Dr Seuss

            good! love that show and will definitely be watching.

        • Dr Seuss

          yep–one of my favorites!

      • Izzy

        Love me some Jeff! And zoila cracks me up! I can do a mean Zoila imitation!

        • Birdie11

          Hi Izzy! I love them both…every time I think of Zolia I think of that hilarious portrait Jeff had done!

          • Izzy

            She was so pissed about that portrait! Had to laugh when he had the one done of Lupe!

            • Birdie11

              His sense of humor just kills me!

              • Izzy

                Just love it! I liked when he played all those practical jokes on Andrew!

      • Dr Seuss

        Hi Jenny!!!

        • Jennymckitty

          Hey Seuss!

    • Izzy

      Hi Birdie!

    • Dr Seuss

      Hi Birdie — TFIF!!! :-)

      • Birdie11

        Hey Seussie :D

  • WestCoastFeed

    Lexi is going to NYU. Good for her, but that’s not cheap. Certainly her father will help with the cost, but I think Dina is going to need more than her Bravo salary to cover her own expenses, plus Lexi’s.

    • Dr Seuss

      NYU is fantastic but she should have went away for school…jmo. I think her “Greek” dad is well-to-do.

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Happy Birthday Girl!!!! You have had quite a year!! So glad I know you and do have a good evening!!!!!!

        • Dr Seuss

          Thanks NAWS! Love ya! xoxo

      • Birdie11

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! *lights candles..pulls party popper*

        • Dr Seuss

          LMAO! I read this too fast and thought “pulls party pooper” Thanks for the wishes hon!

          • Birdie11

            LOL! Enjoy your alone time…best gift ever! :)

            • Dr Seuss

              Birdie…my two year old has turned my brain into green “scrambled” eggs and ham! I am a mere shell of myself….I need this “alone time” more than you can imagine.

              • Birdie11

                I remember those days well! They don’t last as long as you think they will…two year olds can be tough…but they are SCRUMPTIOUS!!

                • Dr Seuss

                  So true!! Girl, I have a 14 yr old and a 2 yr old. What was I thinking? But you’re right, the time flies by quick.

                  • Birdie11

                    Oh my!! Two tough ages…it’s a good thing you’re tougher! Enjoy them both!

                    • Dr Seuss

                      Hahaha!!! They have turned the tough police woman into cottage cheese. I’m ready for the retirement home…just to think and relax! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

                    • Birdie11

                      The teen years really take it out of you..but you’ll be on top of it! My youngest is 18 now…my fourth.. Get those curds sharp and ready!

                    • Dr Seuss

                      FOUR??? HOLY COW!!!!

                  • Marsbars09

                    I just posted a comment about the ages of your girls. Wow, what an age difference! Those two must keep you busy!

                    • Dr Seuss

                      Ha! Busy is an understatement. Their both precious (sometimes) LOL! ;-)

              • Marsbars09

                Doc, I didn’t know you had babies. I was under the impression that your girls were older.

                • Dr Seuss

                  Nope! just those two.

      • Marsbars09

        Why do you think Lexi should go away to college?

        • Dr Seuss

          Hi Mars…I think going away to college and living on campus in a dorm, meeting new people from all over the world, experiencing a new city or new state adds richness to the college experience. It also helps the student transition from being dependent on mom & dad to independence–doing their laundry, budgeting $, learning to to be responsible, etc.

    • twifan2

      NYU? Really?
      Hope she’s prepared for being a #. :)

      • noarguingwithstupid

        When is your natal day?????

    • Marsbars09

      I wonder if this played a part in Dina wanting to move to Manhattan?

      • WestCoastFeed

        Hi, Mars. Yes, that was my understanding. That she wanted to move to Manhattan while Lexi attends NYU.

  • Izzy

    Happy, Happy Birthday to my girl Seuss! Love ya so much! You are an AHMAZING friend!

    • Jennymckitty

      Happy birthday Seuss!

      • Dr Seuss

        Thanks Jenny!! You’re always very kind. All the love makes getting older a little easier :-)

    • WestCoastFeed

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Doc, and many, many more. Love ya!

      • Dr Seuss

        THANK YOU WCF! I appreciate the birthday wishes. Love you too ♥!

        • noarguingwithstupid

          Happy Birthday and thank you for everything you have done for us, especially, me!!!!!! It’s an honor to know you. Love, syd

          • Dr Seuss

            No, THANK YOU for everything you do for US. You have an extremely loving and nurturing spirit. Luv ya Naws and very happy I got the chance to know you. xoxo♥♥

    • noarguingwithstupid

      When is your birthday, Izzy my darling?????

      • Izzy

        Next Friday.

        • noarguingwithstupid

          Right around the corner!!!! Happy pre-natal day to you!!!!!

          • Izzy

            Thanks sweets!

        • Birdie11

          Awww…a week apart. CUTE!

        • noarguingwithstupid

          Are you an aquarius?

        • Marsbars09

          I’m going to have to place that on my calendar.

    • Dr Seuss

      THANK YOU!! Ditto :-)

  • WestCoastFeed

    What happened to Dina’s soap opera gig? Tainted Dreams? I thought it was going to air this month.

    • twifan2

      Still is supposed to be released this month. Maybe end of the month?

      • WestCoastFeed

        Can you imagine her acting? With that boring monotone voice?

        • twifan2

          They’ll probably have to auto-tune her. ;)
          I think she was listed as #17, 18 on the cast list. :/

    • Izzy

      Tainted Dreams….how fitting.

    • Dr Seuss

      Are you serious West? LMAO–That’s sounds like a webisode.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi WCF! Dina was also supposed to work on a documentary with Al Roker. I wonder what’s going on with that.

  • Izzy

    Catch up with y’all soon! Again Happy Birthday to me wonderfu,l beautiful, talented and intelligent friend Seuss! <3

    • Dr Seuss

      Hi Izzy! Sorry I was getting the little one out the door so I can enjoy my birthday gift……”alone time.” Thank you sweetheart! Love you ♥

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Izzy! I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry I missed chatting with you.

  • yenta1957

    HAPPY Birthday Dr Seuss!

    • Dr Seuss

      Hey Yenta!!!! Thank you for thinking of me on my day. You’re a doll :-)

      Hope all is well with Happy As A Lark. Give her my condolences, please.

      • yenta1957

        Just spoke w/ her yesterday….her dad’s in hospice care…..on MSO4 drip…She’s got a whole lot of things going on right now….w/ her dad being the most pressing.
        When it rains….it pours .
        Will tell her you asked about her.

        Enjoy your B day evening!
        I’m free tonight….may be I’ll check back + see what’s going on here.

        • Dr Seuss

          Very sorry to hear this news. I know exactly what she’s going through but I know she’s strong and has the support of friends like you. I’ll keep both her and her dad in prayers.

          Thanks for the b-day wishes. Quiet night for me. I’ll be online also if you want to chat.

          • yenta1957

            TY for your sentiments re: happy + her Dad
            well…obviously I never got back here last pm.
            Got all kinds of crazy over @ the asylum….what w/ the full moon + what was crawling out from under the woodwork.

            Then, spoke w/ happy re: her Dad..( see above post 1/18/14).
            Always difficult to lose those we love. been there + done that….a few too many x’s.

      • Marsbars09

        Happy B-day Doc! I just happened to stop by the bowl to see what’s happening and I came across this article on Ms. Thing.
        I hope you enjoyed your special day.

        • Dr Seuss

          Thanks Mars!!! Appreciate the love from you. Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

          • murlut

            Wow Dr. Happy Birthday.

            • Dr Seuss

              Thanks Murlut! :-) Another RHONJ thread is up, come join us

  • Marsbars09

    Lexi turned out to be a beautiful young lady. Is that guy in the picture Tommy Manzo?
    Great photo of the Manhattan skyline. How does Ms. Thing intend on financing living there? Bravo money certainly won’t do it.
    The lifestyle Dina enjoyed could be taken away from you just as soon as it was given to you.

    • Dr Seuss

      Hey Mars–yes, that’s Tommy Manzo. It’s amazing he managed to stay far away from the limelight.

  • Bossa_Nova

    I’m so disappointed that Dina has been allowed back on RHONJ. I just don’t know how Bravo expects us to keep the bile down with this show. It’s so trashy now, I rank it down there with Gypsy Sisters. <—- At least those girls do their prison time.

    • Dr Seuss

      LMAO @ the Gypsy Sisters reference!! So happy to see you here posting. I’m looking forward to seeing Dina in all her fake glory. There’s not a genuine bone in that girl’s body. She reeks of fakeness. Season 6 will be a cheap melodrama with Dina up Teresa’s butt. Ugh!!

  • shayvoe

    Hey Doc….Great job on the article!!

    • Dr Seuss

      Hey Shay!! ❤ Thank you. Have a nice weekend.

  • yenta1957

    HappyAsALark’s Dad died late last night (1/17/14).
    I know some of you have been kindly keeping her (+ him) in your thoughts.

    Just wanted to pass this along to you.

    • Dr Seuss

      Yenta, thank you for keeping us posted. Please pass along my deepest condolences to HappyAsALark and her family.

    • twifan2

      Please pass my sincerest condolences to her and her family, please Yenta.

  • murlut

    She is a gold digger. Wonder who’s doorstep she will flop on now. Maybe she can take care of Teresa’s kids in the MC MANSION when the thieves are in prison. I hope she gets NOTHING from the Manzo’s but the broom. I love it

  • Rhett Butler

    Lol, at the last line.
    So sad. But if those rumors that she knew he was gay before marrying him are true, then she married for ALL the wrong reasons, and now she’s gotta deal with the mess.
    So sad though.