Dina Manzo Confirms Return to ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’

Dina Manzo Confirms Return to 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'

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She'll join new castmembers twins Nicole and Teresa Napolitano and their friend Amber Marchese on the Bravo series’ sixth season

Dina Manzo will be back on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” for Season 6.

The former castmember confirmed the reports on Twitter. ”Well I guess the (hairless) cats out of the bag. Yes I'm back, Unlike the past this time it felt “right”~ See you on Bravo my friends xo,” Manzo said.

There have been reports that she would be coming back to the show for months, but they heated up after sister Caroline Manzo announced her exit. Along with Caroline, Dina was an original cast member of the series on Season 1. She left during Season 2 and later had a falling out with Caroline.

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Dina is divorced and has one daughter, Lexi. She is an event planner and highlighted her career on the HGTV series, “Dina's Party.” She is also the founder of nonprofit organization, Project Ladybug, which supports St. Joseph's Hospital of Paterson, NJ and helps children with cancer.

She will join three new castmembers, twins Nicole and Teresa Napolitano and their friend Amber Marchese, in addition to remaining castmembers Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile and Dina's sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita.

Bravo has no comment on Dina's return.

It has also been reported that Laurita is possibly leaving the show, as well. She has not confirmed either way.

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Caroline will continue on with Bravo as her spinoff pilot, “Manzo'd With Children,” is in contention for a series pickup by the network.

  • mia

    UGH! And.. who cares that Dina's coming back? Would MUCH rather have had Caroline STAY! Sure speaks A lot, not to mention Sad, that she waited for her sister's empty Slot, before returning to RHNJ (btw.. for the Most part, They are NOT Real, nor do they emmulate in Any way, the “Real” housewives in NJ!! (but also probably needed to since ‘Dina's Party’ didn't go anywhere-). The Only ones left that are Sane and have their feet on the ground are Jacqueline and Kathy, and.. TY Bravo for Keeping ‘them!’
    ‘No matter What..’ people should never kid themselves or underestimate the Importance of “Blood.” Years from now there will be Many Regrets and won't be able to ‘go back..’
    Caroline, good luck and we'll be following you and your ‘sane’ family too-

    • LeeVonHart

      I care! She was interesting, droll yes, but so out of the ordinary!

  • Sara James

    Dina's a bore!

  • fritzine

    How can Teresa be on the show, when the news is that she & hubby are headed for the big house?????

  • Summer

    Great Dina & Teresa r going 2 b 2gether jack-n-jaws about family & values; which neither 01 of them don't have a clue on. I no nothing about thee other 2 newbies; I will say I hope Kathy don't lose herself n the mist of the crazies…

  • Wendy Bell

    Dina was boring and had nothing to add to the series when it first aired so why do producers think she will be different now? It was painful to watch her then and more than likely will be more painful now. I am sure since Caroline is leaving, Dina was hired to replace her. Caroline was obnoxious and I was soooooo glad to hear she was leaving but, a spinoff? Housewives of NJ producers must be desperate.

  • csegura

    The “bitch is back”!