Dina Manzo

Dina explains why her departure was necessary, shares her final thoughts on Danielle, and thanks fans for their support.

on Jun 14, 20100

I understand that I may have to do some press about my departure, I am obligated. But after this week is over you will NOT hear me mention her name again. I left for a reason; I want to cut her out of my life for good. Please respect my wishes and know that I will still continue to tweet and share updates on Facebook about all the good I am trying to do, and of course my wiseass comments will always be around for your entertainment. But going forward, any talk of her will not be acknowledged.

I could go on and on about Danielle's actions this episode. I could comment on how her and her busted "friends" (more like people who just wanted to be on TV) sit around in a geriatric Sex in the City scene and mock what is a really serious situation. It is so tempting to make fun of two-faced Kim G on the pole or make a joke about how I expected a penis to pop out of the side of Dirty D's boy shorts during her stripper split, but I am kinda over it all. You know I'm done when even the wiseass in me is tired.

Now about her...
Danielle was a woman with no morals and no boundaries. She would stop at nothing to get what she wanted, what's best for her. She is a pathological liar and a truly dangerous individual who admitted every move she makes in life is calculated. We should all pray and pray hard that her children come out of this unscathed - they were innocent bystanders in this horrific game she played. May she one day find peace. R.I.P. YOU ARE DEAD TO ME.

Well America, you haven't seen the last of me. I am moving on to some really exciting projects. I have a gorgeous costume jewelry line that you've seen me wear all season. New items are coming out daily, they are magnificent, handcrafted items that are created with glamour and peace in mind. I'll be wearing some great new pieces on Watch What Happens Live with Andy tonight too! I am also working on a book that explains exactly how to infuse spirituality in everyday life in a way that is not intimidating or confusing, starting with home and touching on everything from entertaining to fashion. It's kind of like a girlfriend's guide to happiness. I am also coming out with a line of home accessories that will incorporate my love of everything from healing stones to glitz and glamour. It's fabulous; you're going to love it. For updates check out Dinamanzo.com.

 

1625 comments
Hill-Glo52
Hill-Glo52

Hi Dina, I am late coming to the show and I have been catching up via the re-run. I really could not believe what I was watching with all the conflict and drama. Whereas I am disappointed not to see you on the show, I say good for you, go live your life seek peace and pursue it. Surely you did not need all that confusion. You truly are the beautiful cool girl. To you and the family stay blessed!! Guess I'll see you on HG tv. PEACE OUT

hellosunshine
hellosunshine

Dina, I have the upmost repect for you, not only do you put others before ourself but you have a great spiritual life as well. You are so down to earth and make me want to put a change for the better in my life. Thank you so much for all the advice on how to handle difficult situations. Oh and I just checked out your project ladybug site, expect a donation from me soon:)

DARomar
DARomar

Dina, your sucha classy lady and I love the way you handle things, which I know is stressful and not easyin any way at all. May your God bless you and always protect you and your smart and beautiful daughter, I have 1 question please, what was the name of the "BOOK". I'm interested in reading it. I was an abused child and lived a horrible live,so I can tell th truth by just reading it. Thank You, my beautiful,talented,mature,Dina...

DARomar
DARomar

Dina, your sucha classy lady and I love the way you handle things, which I know is stressful and not easyin any way at all. May your God bless you and always protect you and your smart and beautiful daughter, I have 1 question please, what was the name of the "BOOK". I'm interested in reading it. I was an abused child and lived a horrible live,so I can tell th truth by just reading it. Thank You, my beautiful,talented,mature,Dina...

Deborah Troiano
Deborah Troiano

hi

We ll miss you Dina..I wish you all the luck with your foundation..God is blessing you..your Fan

Mz. B
Mz. B

I miss you on the show, good luck with everything.

lillian rose
lillian rose

Dina, it was probably wise to walk away from the show. Staying would have meant continued drama. The fortunate thing was that you got a chance to grow as a person. Not many of us get the chance to see ourselves as we really are so thoroughly. And so you are better off, having found your better side and keeping it. This new and improved you is a very nice person. Best wishes in all your future endeavors, Dina.

Lahaa
Lahaa

Dina, We miss you on the show but totally understand. I would like to know about the dress you wore for Audriana's christening. You looked absolutely gorgeous. Where can that dress be found?

NJ Resident
NJ Resident

I ask God to Bless all the Real Housewives of NJ.

Jo Ann
Jo Ann

Dina, I will miss you and the moments with you and the girls hanging out. Thats the kind of show I thought it was going to be not this crazy thing of hair pulling, thugs and pole dancing it has turned into. I can go on and on. I still love the show but I walk away or change the channel when Danielle comes on. COME ON BRAVO TAKE HER OFF ALREADY...

Brooklynite
Brooklynite

Dina,

I miss you in the show. You brought PEACE. Please come back and get rid of the nut and her drama. Kim G is finally seeing it. I want to move to N.J. now. Do you have anyone for me?

DinaMarie111
DinaMarie111

Hi Dina, I was sad to see you leave the show as well, but I completely understand why you did so. You and Caroline have been the mature voices of reason. Wishing you and your family the best.

Barbara D
Barbara D

Dina first let me tell you that I was sad to see you go.You are a wonderful person and it is too bad that one person could do so much damage to another for no other reason than to make press. It is said "what goes around comes around"and I think she will get hers. The only good thing about this is every week it just shows me what kind of person she is. And you are the BETTER PERSON. Good luck in what ever you do.

ANETTE 777
ANETTE 777

Hello Dina, i think leaving the show was the best thing to do, i like the fact that you decided to be more positive when dealing with people. However i think you and your family judged Danielle too harshly, we are all humans and make mistakes, some people are really disturbed but it is not our place to judge people. Hope you keep this in mind when dealing with people in the near future.

Layla Y.H.
Layla Y.H.

Dina,

Hello Dina!!! First of all I would like to say that the show is not the same without you. You were my favorite housewife. But I think that you did what you needed to do. I hope that your decision turned out for the best. I cannot wait to see you play the role of Audriana's godmother on the next episode!

P.S. I LOVE your cats!!!

lanie123
lanie123

Dina u rock! Ur soooo nice beautiful and hav a great fam! Never doubt urself! btw wat religion ru?

Anna Pechacek
Anna Pechacek

Of all of the housewives that have EVER been on Bravo, I have to say that you have showed the most character and integrity in your choice to leave this show. I do not know why I am so drawn to watch the show because I get very upset when I see the drama Danielle brings into every part of her life and those around her. At any rate, kudos to you in your choice. I wish you the very best in your projects and happiness in your future. You will be missed.

over it
over it

I too am over all of the drama!Just watching makes me anxious! Bravo really needs to redirect the show somehow and until then I don't think I will be watching anymore. Way,Way Way out of control!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Disappointed in Dallas
Disappointed in Dallas

Hey Dina-

Not sure if your're still reading these BLOGS, since your departure from the show. I must admit, I stoped watching once the 'cattiness' started. The whole Danielle, pseudo-mafioso drama, is sooooo disappointing!!!! I wondered why we didn't see Lexi this season and you explained your decision on WWHL, with Andy! I thought that was truly commendable!!! Although I was sad, because I REALLY enjoyed the relationship between you and Lexi, I appreciated you making your decision based on motherhood and not 'Realtiy star stalker' (LOL)!!!

Miss ya-all the best (to you and your family)!!!!

joni c
joni c

Dina,

Bravo needs to get you back on the show. You and your message were positive. The housewives of New Jersey are my favorite..but if the ugliness and drama with Danielle continues..I don't know if I can watch. On a lighter note..my all time favorite television moment ever was when you were describing to Caroline the scene between you and Danielle at the restaurant and you said the people there couldn't even enjoy their "calamad"..loved that because the italian dialect just hit to close to home. Felt like I was watching my family. I'm sure I will never hear calamari referred to like that on television as long as I live. Thanks for being so real!!!!!!!!!!

urock
urock

dina u r ah mazing! You had courage to talk to danielle. You definetly needed that closure even though she twisted your words. Your my alltime fav houswife ever. Your nice, religious, not twofaced, and kind! But you should already no that. You sent a nice email and Danielle was immature. Watever. I know how it can drive u crazy and why can't they see what they're doing?!?! whateverrrrr i miss u

cdebell
cdebell

where did Dina get the shirt she wore in season 1 finale? Great shirt!

I miss you
I miss you

I miss you so much Dina. I wish you would come back to the show. Danielle sucks she should have left the show. Everytime shes on the screen I cringe. ugh. miss you and I hope that you are having a great life not being apart of the craziness anymore. And congrats on being a godmother. woohoo

Viewer NDG
Viewer NDG

DINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YOU ARE SO MISSED YOU ARE A CLASSY WOMAN AND YOU TRIED TO BE PEACEFUL THATS THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS LEAVE AT THE SAME TIME PLEASE TALK TO ASHELY YOU ARE A PERFECT EXAMPLE YOU TRIED TO FIX THE SITUATION NOW YOU AT PEACE 4 A MOMENT LMBO I THOUGHT KIM G TOOK YOUR PLACE

sherae
sherae

I miss you on the show! I liked your Zen attitude towards life. I hope you will be dropping by for some special visits and bring your daughter too, you both crack me up with your mother- daughter banter.

In your last episode, you carried a very sparkly purse that caught my eye. Would love to know the name brand and were to find it.

Enjoy your summer with your family! Hugs and kisses to Grandma Wrinkle!

Nancy J
Nancy J

Dina you are a true lady and a queen, keep the positive energy flowing and the positive people will follow. We can only hope if we all ignore (u no who) they will go away.

may peace be with all of you

Katie781
Katie781

Dina, you are a very special person. Your so pretty and mature. I admire people like you. It was smart for you to leave the show, and get away from all that Danelle drama. I can't stand her at all, she is drama, and acts like a kid.

Anyway, can't wait to see you coming up in the next show!

houstongal
houstongal

Wow, how smart are you? I'd say very smart! The only people I watch on show are Chris and Caroline and their families. I mute the tv when others are on. I would love to see show of you and your siblings. Loved Caroline with your two sisters having lunch. Your parents must of been amazing to have raised such balanced, emotionally healthy children. Bravo, please bring this family of siblings to tv. Truth is they are probably too healthy to want to do a show. Good job leaving before the Jerry Springer show took over.

jane B
jane B

Dina you are the smart one here, Danielle does need to grow up . What ever her real age is she doesn't seem to know because she is acting like a kid and thinks of herself as a hot teenager. One has to only look at the way she dresses and presents herself. It is not clear to me how any woman would be her friend at all. Hopefully everything will work out for Ashley and Danielle will move on out. A terrible role model of a mom she is. You are a wonderful person and i wish the best for you. You are truly missed.

Viewer in woodland ca.
Viewer in woodland ca.

I LOVE,LOVE YOU!!!I SO MISS YOU GIRL U R SO BEAUTIFUL MISS YOUR LIFE ON RHWNJ.CANT WAIT TO SO SEE YOU ON THE BAPTIZING TAKE CARE YOUR HELLA PRETTY GIRL YOUR FAN IN WOODLAND CA NEXT TO SACRAMENTO CA. TAKE CARE LOVE YOU.

DAWN/LI
DAWN/LI

YIPPEE!!!! DINA IS BACK NEXT WEEK TO BECOME A GODMOTHER. HOW LUCKY ARE WE TO FEEL THAT GOOD ENERGY AND SEE THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE? AND IF WE ARE LUCKY WE MAY ALSO SEE LEXY ...... A DOUBLE TREAT. I MISS YOU GUYS..... HOPE YOUR HAVING A GOOD SUMMER!

Shikira
Shikira

Hey, Dina I think you did the right thing for you and your family! You are a real woman! I am glad you left because things would of just got worst...I watch every show and I am so sick of danielle, she act like you and your family took something from her...Well good luck in life!!!

missyouDina
missyouDina

Wish you were back..you are a great lady...and you have a great family..

idj1969
idj1969

I agree with alot of the comments here. You did act very mature and kept it real and didn't get into all the mess or separated yourself and family from it. But, you could have stayed and did like your sister to me she is the realist of all the women on the show, she's not fake if she doesnt like someone she stays away from them and stays out of uncomfortable situations. Caroline lets it be known how she feels and keeps it movin and focuses on whats important to her family!

Tracy1972
Tracy1972

Awww, I miss you so much, but I do understand why you left and for that you have my respect. I understand why you met Danielle, it was to get closure. We've all been there, but haven't had the guts to do what you did by meeting Danielle. You faced her and I don't think you ran, I think you left gracefully. I love you for that! Live your life for you and your family. You're a great Mom and your family's so blessed to have you.

Marisa L Tally, FL
Marisa L Tally, FL

Hey, Dina I'm happy that you are happy.....I understand you left because of Danielle, but if I was in your situation I would've offered help for her because all this time I was in pity for her. I just don't like that name calling about crazy and people bringing up the past. You are a sensational woman continue being that way and keep God first!

Rockstar05
Rockstar05

You should have not left the show because of some one else. It makes you look like a coward. It's your life and you do what you want, but ultimately you have the choice of what you discuss on the show. Just watching the show everyone just talks about Danielle. Do you guys have a life at all? Just ignore her and do not mention her name. Based on the show I can see how Danielle can be a CRAZY. You can not just leave the show after the mess that your family made. You need to reflect back on your actions, and ask yourself "Did I do the right thing?" Was it fair to Danielle to bring up the book? It was sooo long ago, what business do you have to bring up apart of her life that you were not part of? I really like what you are doing with your projects,and that is what you should be talking about and nothing else. Your family opened Pandora's box and now want to take no accountability for your actions. Good luck with your new journey and I hope you your ladybug project is very successful.

AngelaMarieD
AngelaMarieD

I don't blame you for leaving the show. You need your peace and sanity....and ding dong danielle will zap that right out of ya! Take care Dina your beautiful.

cheryl123
cheryl123

Dina,you definitely was one of my favorites on the show,I can understand why you left, you are a classy postive woman and Danielle was so envious of you ,,,I wish you the best,,

BABYFACE
BABYFACE

Dina I admire your retreat from this crazy show before it affected your REAL" life. The blog that was posted before mine from NJVIEWER sounds like Danielle, you think she sent it. If someone knows something I say come with it stop always dropping innuendos and "rumors have it" I am so tired of her (Danielle) saying that.

Deidre B.
Deidre B.

Dina!!!! I love you and your family!!! I will keep you all in my prayers!!

A North Carolinian fan
A North Carolinian fan

Dina, Please come bacck! We miss you so much ! you were my favorite housewife , screw Danielle she lives for the drama.

jr3
jr3

Dina--You were by far my favorite housewife. I admire your ability to put yourself and your daughter away from all the drama. I think it would be great if Danielle could be removed from the show so you could come back. Just my thoughts. I wish you the best of luck with your foundation and all your other endeavours. Jo

missing Dina
missing Dina

Dina, COME BACK!!!!!! We miss you. OMG, how crazy its gotten without you. I mean this truly, peace and love to you and your family and may you all leave this experience without too much damage.

Passion of Peace
Passion of Peace

Dian i feel honored having a chance to speak my mind and blog about an individual with such great morals. Project ladybug is an aspect people forget to portray having the opportunity to do so. You carry such bliss i find it hard to believe that you could say such a thing about anothor respected person "May she one day find peace. R.I.P. YOU ARE DEAD TO ME."

Haylie
Haylie

Dina, you are such a positive role model, I wish everyone would realize that happiness is always achievable and that happiness should be the most important thing in our lives, not selfishness. Your daughter is VERY lucky to have such a fantastic Mom, I would be so lucky if I had a mom just like you! XXX, Haylee

Heaven
Heaven

I miss Dina!!! :-( You were witty and pretty, i miss your personality on the show.

yadareliz
yadareliz

Here is the crazy part that everyone is forgetting you and your whole family started disliking Danielle for things that you all learned about her past that was really not you alls business. Then all of a sudden you and your whole family were too good to hang out with her all of you ladies then went around town talking about how bad of a person Danielle was i think the way Danielle is acting toward you all is warrented because you cant throw wood into a fire and expect for it not to burn

Nikki36
Nikki36

Here is the crazy part that everyone is forgetting you and your whole family started disliking Danielle for things that you all learned about her past that was really not you alls business. Then all of a sudden you and your whole family were too good to hang out with her all of you ladies then went around town talking about how bad of a person Danielle was i think the way Danielle is acting toward you all is warrented because you cant throw wood into a fire and expect for it not to burn