Dina responds to Real Housewives of NJ Reunion speculation.

Jun 30, 2009 - The Dish0

During perhaps the most captivating and perplexing moment of the Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion, Caroline totally lost it on Danielle. "What you did is SO disgraceful...and you know what you did," sobbed Caroline. "And you can sit there and you can make-believe that you are just so forgiving...I am NOT BUYING IT...I love my family and I will protect them with everything that I have. But what you did...you are garbage. And you are disgraceful." Danielle looked particularly unmoved by the monologue, Andy made a nervous quip, Teresa giggled, and then...roll credits. The Reunion was over. "But wait," screamed fans at their TVs. "What exactly DID Danielle DO?"

Dina has issued a statement regarding Danielle's mysterious betrayal. "There is a lot of misinformation out there right now, all of which is far from the truth. The reality is that nothing became of this. This is a private matter that will never be discussed, and I ask that you respect that and help me move on."

So, you may think you know what Danielle did, but, apparently ya don't. What you've heard? Lies, y'all. The reality? We may never know if Danielle is a cheatin', schemin' lyin'  kidnappin' coke dealin' family ruiner. But we can still speculate. So fan, speculate away. What did Danielle do?

66 comments
ROZ
ROZ

I absolutely agree on all counts...can't stop watching this show!

Dallas Gal
Dallas Gal

Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this show - not sure it will be nearly as enjoyable without darling Dina. Love the three together (Theresa, Jacquelyn & Dina). Apart none are that interesting. CAROLINE - you are really a pretty woman...but that flat short hair is killing it! Grow out the hair pretty lady!! DANIELLE...it's not enough to forgive yourself - you have to make peace with the past. Find new joy...let go of hurt (easier said than done). Not everyone's going to like you...so what?? Would love to see you next season focusing on yourself...building a business or two and see what true joy that brings to your life instead of chasing after it like a starving barking puppy. Theresa and Joe... You're both too adorable!! Now go talk Dina into being on the show!!

hellen
hellen

mini gurl i dont think that was fair putin on the real house wives with all kinds of sister / sister n laws except for daneil it excluded her so much so nat fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mini Gurl said this, it make more sense, how all this family is supporting each other, and leave Danielle, out and they try to make her look and all many part like she is not nice or truthful about any thing. I also think it is not fair at all.

Hellen
Hellen

Danielle you are so great, I am very impressed with the way you respond to Dian. I though she had the big never to come to you, in your face, to tell you she doesn't want to see you. But you handle it so well, good job. and you should be very proud of yourself. All this family are trying to make you feel bad, but her we are the viewer, we see all what they are trying to do. and for Dian, I can't stand her. She try to make the world believe she is the good one and Danielle the bad, she should leave the all that for the viewer, I am so glad she is out.

Paula
Paula

Dina I absolutely love you an your entire family. I truly appreciate the closeness and family unity. I also love your style of decorating...everything is just beautiful! I am crazy about the periwinkle blue dress from Saks that you wore at Teresa's dinner party. I would like to know if that dress is available to purchase through your charity? Out of the blue last spring I was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the abdomin and had two malignant tumors removed as well as lymph glands. I went through a very aggressive Chemo treatment for 6 months and am now in remission. I have a large family wedding to attend next month and know that if I was able to were that dress I would feel like a new person! Would you be kind enough to let me know what the status is of this dress? I look forward to hearing! Regards, Paula

Viewer
Viewer

daniel told the story of tiny manzo

mini gurl
mini gurl

i dont think that was fair putin on the real house wives with all kinds of sister / sister n laws except for daneil it excluded her so much so nat fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Viewer
Viewer

that was a very good point, that the best way to get back at "danielle" aka who knows, is to IGNORE her!

Catherine
Catherine

Vh1 aired Dina's wedding in an episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding.

Barbara
Barbara

I may be wrong, but, they all ( except Danielle) appeared on a daytime show. I sort of got the impression that Danielle gave Dina's "ex-husband information and he plans on writing a tell all book. And, I do like Danielle,although she has a rough background.She made the show much more interesting.For me watching Teresa go shopping and dropping thousands isn't much fun.I've lived in NJ my entire life and have never met such materialistic women.And I would love to know the channel that aired Dina's wedding... to google it. " Happy Wife" , if you read this, could you let us all know. Thanks.

Lauren
Lauren

Dina- Kind of off subject but I just saw an episode of Your wedding on WE. Love love love your hair. Im getting married soon and would liek to try somethign similar. Can't seem to find any pics though!

lree44
lree44

I am another viewer who liked the show up until some of the REALITY was left out, But still talked about afterwards.Is this a partial reality show or a real reality show.Label it as it is not what you want us to believe it is.Bravo and the ladies are treating the viewers unfairly,We're not All that stupid and i don't like shows that treat ADULT viewers like pre-schoolers.Another Bravo show down the tubes!

Viewer from IN
Viewer from IN

I really (x100) pray that Danielle is not in the second season. Whatever she did must have been pretty bad otherwise Dina would have told what it was. I think the girls just tried to end the reunion show on a good note so they wouldn't give Danielle any more ammunition. She's obviously very unstable (in a scary way) and if I were them I'd have done the same thing. Back to hoping Danielle isn't in the second season - Bravo if you're listening, there's crazy drama girls that are entertaining and crazy drama girls that are scary and not fun to watch. Danielle is the latter and I think she needs to go.

a happy wife
a happy wife

To my surprise I was shocked to see Dina's one million dollar plus wedding on ( another channel) and to see "Tommy" well not the nicest guy I have ever seen on TV. I think Dina rocks...but I think if any one watches this wedding and see's how he treats her, well no wonder she does not have him on the show. On the reunion show Andy ask Dina about the Million dollar wedding and she said it was not that much..but on the show I saw, it was totaled up past a million...so why not say yes it was and leave it at that? The NJHW is by far one of the very best Bravo shows there is..but the other housewifes shows are great also..I am hooked !!!

COEventGirl
COEventGirl

Well I have to say, the RHofNJ was juicy TV and just what BRAVO wanted to create. I am not surprised in the least that the little, "Danielle did something terrible to Dina" bit was let out of the bag at the reunion show because that is what makes juicy TV. I am a Dina fan and was pleased to see her take the high road; classy. I do think that Danielle is certifiable and needs medication, is a horrible mom but again--juicy TV! Who knows if the Manzo's are mob or not, honestly, did you think they would admit it on national TV? The reunion filmed at at "Secret" location, the last supper, the book, the fact that we are talking about it---juicy, juicy, juicy! Bravo! The Real Housewives of any city is just the break from "reality" that I need. Can't wait for the ladies from ATL to return...love, love, love NeNe!

Angela
Angela

Well whatever it was, it had something to do with someone who "did not sign up for this show."

So I have a feeling it involved Dina's husband. Another theory is that it had something to do with Dina and Caroline's other sister.

RoxyCelebrityGossipexpert
RoxyCelebrityGossipexpert

I admit that was a cliff hanger. I think Dina did not want to give Daniele anymore spotlight and chose to not discuss it. It you bring up whatever happened it gives it more power and attention. I agree with Dina to just move on. It seems like Danielle screams for attention and the best revenge is to not give her any. She should go hang out with Spiedi. Now that's a celebrity dealth match I would want to see.

Viewer
Viewer

I think that Danielle tried to steal Dina's husband. But idk.

stephanie B
stephanie B

well my comment is if your going to put bits and part's on the show and don't want to say it all the keep your mouth shut.and leave danielle is a nice person

Viewer
Viewer

I agree with the post by disappointment way to make a reality show with half of the stuff happening behind the scenes!

Viewer
Viewer

I read all of the housewives' bio on the Bravo website. All of them are self-made, talented women with hard-working husbands, EXCEPT Danielle. Danielle's bio was mostly about how involved she is in her parish and that her daughters receive religious instruction, that she attends their recitals, etc. We never see this on the show. The only time you see Danielle's daughters is when she drags them to Jacqueline's house, or wants to sit them down so she can cry about her latest breakup, or have them look at old photos of herself. She never discusses what's going on in THIER lives. This woman has a serious narcissistic personality. She creates the drama so she can be in the center of it. The best way you can get back at her is to ignore her.

Ben in Ohio
Ben in Ohio

I think that Danielle tried to hire someone to like try and beat Dina up or something since Dina says "Nothing came of it", I think that means nothing ended up happening which is funny because every one thought Dina and Caroline's family was in the Mob it seems more like Danielle was the culperate of organized crime. Or at least that's how it sounds to me! :)

Sarah
Sarah

Based on what I've been reading, it sounds like Danielle gave Dina's ex husband a phone number to a lawyer or something. I think Caroline was very upset because she feels so protective of her family, and felt like Danielle was dealing a low blow to Dina (teaming up with her ex). Maybe it's a custody situation or something about child support...I think Dina is laying low about it because of her daughter and perhaps it was advised by her own lawyer to keep a lid on it.

Viewer
Viewer

I think Danielle spread the word that Dina had drugs and alcohol abuse problems. I think Danielle is guilty of everything the FBI reported. They don't mess around and they have the facts. How could Danielle afford anything unless she were supported by her Columbian drug lord, maybe using blackmail? I think someone should eliminate Danielle from the show entirely. Too late too much drama and too ugly.

Viewer
Viewer

I sooooooooooooooo wished i knew what danile did but oh well we have to give them there privacy

Viewer
Viewer

If you guys won't clarify then people are just going to fill in the blanks for you all. I'm guessing what was said isn't speculation at all, as a matter of fact, since I heard from a personal source close to you all, that what happened involving Dina's ex-husband and Danielle, isn't speculation at all.

Karma comes around. Mentioning something Danielle did and then not elaborating on that was quite possibly the most ignorant thing you could have done. I don't know if you guys are doing it for ratings or what, but the truth is out there. Denying said facts as speculation will not change what really is.

Should have never even brought it up, and the 'speculation' would have never began.

Again, I remind you all, this isn't speculation at all since it came from a personal source close to the family.

Deny it all you want, but please post this for others to see.

rita
rita

Atlanta was not ghetto, my friend--they were the best- bring em back, and this is coming from an Italian.

Debby
Debby

We all grew to love these girls, Dina being one of the favorites, so therefore we have to respect their wishes!!

Viewer
Viewer

I feel sorry for Danielle I really wish all these ladies can get along. If Jersey II comes back on lets replace the negative with a postive. Maybe its Danielles time to move on? She's from New York not Jersey?

ihatedanielle
ihatedanielle

Danielle says, 'You either love me or you hate me. There is no in between." What about APATHY?

Viewer
Viewer

Apparently she did something behind the scenes because Jacqueline wrote in her blog, "Danielle knows exactly why we are not friends anymore. She did something HORRIBLE behind the scenes to destroy Dina and my family. We have PROOF of it. I wish I could say what it is, but that's Dina's call". So, since they have proof, then it must be in the Last Supper footage.

travellingmommy
travellingmommy

It seemed as though Danielle cried "crocodile" tears many times this season. From the first episode, she came off to me as fake, a liar and really creepy. What would make a strong woman like Caroline break down and cry? I believe it has something to do with Danielle trying to seduce one of Caroline's sons (as was portrayed in the dancing episode).

CHICAGO
CHICAGO

NJ housewives make for great tv.(maybe cause im from chgo and ITALIAN)LOL. As for the reunion....i thought it was BS to leave us wondering BUT OH WELL. HOPE THEY RETURN FOR ANOTHER SEASON OR TWO. LOVE THE MANZOS!!!!!!!!!!!THIS TOO, OC WAS GOOD. NY is soooo annoying.As for HOTLANTA IT IS SO GHETTO I COULDNT EVEN GET PASSED ONE EPISODE.PLEASE SO NOT BRING IT BACK. Had to add that sorry.

MARSHA
MARSHA

drama drama daniel just need to do the show and stay away from those hypocrets they have secret past why daniel past is a big deal? whatever the secret is with daniel and dana i think its another drama lie thats why they didnt want to shame themselves and tell it thats all!!!!!!1

Viewer
Viewer

Danielle didn't threaten Dina's life that's ridiculous nor did she do anyting with her husband.. they don't even know each other.. If Daneille tried to put a hit on Dina she would be in jail.. Dina doesn't want the truth to come out NOT because she's a bigger person but because she will be exposed for what she truly is.. Dina & Caroline lied about the mob allegations.. rumor has it that there was a debate regarding who Lexi's real father was, someone approached Danielle for contact info, she wasn't speaking to Dina at the time and wouldn't give out home info but gave a number.. Caroline the drama queen overreacted

Viewer
Viewer

There is word out that what Danielle did was contact Dina's ex-husband (Lexi's father) and told him that Dina was a danger/abusive and/or neglecting their daughter. Then she apparently suggested to him or contacted Child Protective Services herself to try to have Lexi removed from Dina's custody. Because Dina is on good terms with her ex-husband, he called Dina and told her. I don't think anyone could doubt that Dina has a loving relationship with her daughter. And as a member of a large family myself, I would react exactly the same way as Caroline if that happened in my family.

Viewer
Viewer

I think the whole thing is probably blown out of proportion and is an effort by the Manzos to get people back on their side. Obviously SOMEONE is talking because Bethenny, Jill Z, and Andy know what it is and enjoy the heck out of playing the "I know something you don't" game with the rest of us.

Dissapointment
Dissapointment

this WHOLE season was about things going on behind the scenes. the fight dina and danielle had before the cameras started rolling. the fight between dina and jaqueline before the cameras. dina's marriage behind the cameras. caroline dina and jaqueline finding the book behind the cameras. WHY do you have a reality show for these women when 65% of the action is not happening on camera? I liked them at first, but now I'm over it. Bring back the other housewives Series. This one is way overrated. Boring. Snoozefest.

Dylan
Dylan

WHY does everybody pick on Danielle she really is a good person and a good mother everybody needs to back off and get out of her life she is a big girl and can take care of her self.

ChelK43
ChelK43

EDITING MYSELF!!:

I would say Danielle seduced one of Caroline's sons. I remember the dancing school episode. If it had been Caroline's husband and he rejected Danielle, it would not be such a private matter. I feel she used Jackie to get to Caroline's son and we as viewers were not shown this. I would also want that kept private if I were Caroline. Just the thought of had my son been a couple years younger, Danielle would be considered a phedophile, that alone would rip your heart out knowing she did this. I find myself being much like Caroline, and commend her for having the patience and class to handle such an arse like Danielle.

As far as Danielle saying she just helped the BIL, wth could she just not tell said BIL its none of her business, and she wanted no part in it and walk away. I think that statement is BS.

Viewer
Viewer

I am really disappointed with the reunion show. Why even raise an issue if it is not going to be discussed? The women on the Real Housewives of New Jersey have agreed to participate in this show. Yes, I enjoyed the show for the most part, but for Caroline to bring up controversy and then choose not to discuss it is basically a disservice to viewers. I think the truth should be discussed and viewers should not be in this position. What a disappointment! I blame Bravo, as well. If the truth was not going to be brought out, this portion of the reunion should not have been shown on air. I think it is an unfortunate way to end the season and really do not have much to say about the reunion due to this issue. Will they be back for another season? I don’t know and after this catastrophe, I am not sure I even care.

Viewer
Viewer

i Honestly think Danielle Tried two send Someone after Dina! i cant stand Danielle; She Gets on my Nerves; and When she said that Dina Was "Excuse for a Person" She is So Wrong!! iLoveDina and am on Her side 100%. and i Feel that Caroline has every right two Hate Danielle in every way iLoveTheeManzo's

Renee
Renee

I think that Danielle hurt Dina's business by going to clients and bad mouthing her so badly, that Dina eventually decided to "retire." She kept talking about how she wants to spend more time at home, just as things are ramping up - doesn't make sense; or, maybe Danielle put the moves on Dina's husband....

Blog Reader
Blog Reader

Why did Dina issue this statement? In Danielle's last blog, "Put the Past to Rest" on 6/25 she states the following, explaining the incident:

"As for the end of the Reunion, when Caroline said such horrible things to me, I had no idea at the time what "disgraceful" acts she was referring to. I only found out later what she was talking about, from someone in her own family. I simply gave a phone number to her ex brother-in-law to contact proper people with questions that he had concerning something that was absolutely none of my business."

So as far as Dina stating "There is a lot of misinformation out there right now, all of which is far from the truth.", is Danielle lying? possibly yet again? Or did she do something else that she's not copping up too...... But then again, maybe Dina didn't read Danielle's Blog either and Bravo is just trying to hang on to the last bit of drama the NJ gals can dish, because after seeing how upset they were at the reunion, I highly doubt the Manzo/Laurita ladies really want to come back for a second season.....

Reese from Texas
Reese from Texas

Whatever it was I don't think it was bad as they lead on! If so the Authority's would be involved quickly! We all know how Dina and Caroline dislike Danielle!!! That Caroline! She is full of Drama! And plays like she's some goody two shoe's!!! I really felt bad for Danielle! They really did a bash number on her. Almost all the wives fed into Dina and Caroline, everytime you watched they continued to focus on Danielle and bad mouth and belittle her! They tried to make their sister inlaw turn also. All the money they have just goes to show you it doesn't buy you class! If you don't like her then don't deal with her and move on! I thought it was B.S. how they went about the book and I was with Danielle on that issue, If you want to know something about a person then go to that person!!! All over somethings that happened many, many years ago! We all make mistakes and we all have skeltons in our closet! You learn and grow from your mistakes and hopefully become a better person, no one's perfect!!!

CHAR
CHAR

This is the best of the whole Housewives series. I cannot stand Danielle, she has waayyyyyyyy too many psychiatric issues going on. I would not put anything past her. I don't feel that Caroline did or said anything to get ratings. For the first time, her confidence and cool dropped and she began to cry, so I feel that it was very genuine.

My second choice is those ladies in Atlanta, can't wait to see Ne Ne again, I just love her. I love Caroline, Teresa, Dina and Jacquelyn, but not Danielle.

Hmm
Hmm

For some reason, I don't think a hit was involved... I don't think Dina would be so calm about that one, nor would she accept Danielle's apology so graciously. If there was a hit, it would be a major deal/ legal issue.