After seven years of marriage, Dina Manzo and her husband Tommy have gone their separate ways.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Dina said:
My secret...I have been separated since October, my heart hurts but Tommy & I will always share a very special love.
— Dina Manzo (@dinamanzo) February 2, 2013
Dina went on to say in a series of tweets that she is "o grateful for the support of my loved ones during this time, especially my spiritual friends. You know who u are," and went on to mention her daughter, who she had with a previous husband. "And of course my biggest supporter Lexi, Tommy adores her & they will remain close. "
Though he's never been on Real Housewives of New Jersey, Tommy is the younger brother of Caroline Manzo's husband Albert. The two co-own The Brownstone catering hall that often appears in the show.
During this past season of RHONJ, Dina made a bit of a comeback after her departure from the show a few seasons ago, lending an ear and some advice to Teresa Giudice, which only caused more tension between Caroline and Teresa.
You'll be ok! You have a big family to fall back on, which i hope you do! And a beautiful daughter! Good luck on however you choose to handle it!
Sorry to hear about your marriage difficulties. One can only imagine the pressure Caroline has put on your marriage and on your husband. You are so unlike her - thank God. What a class act you are and Caroline is just a mess. She opens her mouth and its all garbage. She is a total control freak and wants to dictate how everyone should live, talk and interact with each other. She obviously has too much time on her hands and needs to get a job - that way she'll get out of everyone's life hopefully. What a difference between you and Caroline - she is an arrogant, abusive, obnoxious, vile, nasty, mean bully of a woman and you are a perfect lady with nothing but class, integrity and honesty. I'm sure your parents are proud of you and feel totaly disgraced and embarrassed by Caroline. Only wish you the best.
OMG...sorry to hear that!!! I wish you & your sister could work your problems & just be there for each other. trust me dear, no one will love you or care for you as much as your own sister..God Bless..
I have always admired you on RHONJ as well as your own show! Sorry for the heartache you are suffering. You have wonderful friends which will help you through the tough times!! Team Tre
I am not surprised about the divorce simply because of how Dina described their work schedules. It sounded like he lived at the Brownstone....how awkward must it have been for him to work at the Brownstone with all that tension going on between sisters...Albert was as bad as a woman when it came to the drama.....maybe Dina will move on to better things with no family drama connection...I don't agree that Bravo should hire her for a series...not sure what else we can get from her perspective...its hard enough to digest the Jersey group at times....there were some highlights, but I got tired of the Guidice storyline...and the Manzos reminded me of a bunch of hard a@@es....Did anybody count how many times Caroline made the "cut throat" sign with her hands, swiping across her neck?? Every season, this was her signature sign...I didn't know if it meant for her kin to pull a knife out, or she wanted the cameras to stop rolling....but those were some scary moments....somebody please count how many times she does it since Season 1 ...if I had them on dvd, i would do it...
I never like to hear of someone's divorce, but I can honestly say I'm not surprised. I have a feeling Dina drank the 'fame' kolaid - along with Teresa . It was a hard pill to swallow that she aligned herself with Tre rather than her OWN sister Caroline and brother Chris!
Sorry to hear that! Dina has always been a favorite of mine! She stays calm under pressure and doesn't go psycho like others in the Jersey cast! I was hoping they would have a child together, she is a great Mom. So Bravo you better jump fast and offer her something, anything this housewife watcher is waiting....