3. Lots of people have been asking about all the buddahs and religious accents in my home. I am a very spiritual person and just like to surround myself with empowering and positive symbols. I never leave the house without some kind of religious or spiritual piece of jewelry on. It just makes me feel protected.
4. My darling husband will not be making an appearance on the show. We have our time together in the mornings when we have breakfast and we have date night once a week. He works so hard and on his down time he didn’t want cameras in his face. I respected his wishes and happen to agree with him.
OK, now onto DANIELLE”S BLOG last week. Danielle, Danielle, Danielle...you just don’t know when to quit do you? The girl admits she pushes buttons and I like to say she knows exactly where my buttons are. Here’s the truth.
“Girls night out”:
Before dinner we were headed to the premiere of Sex and the City. We had four tickets…COUNT THEM DANIELLE, FOUR. Even if we had an extra ticket you would not be included, because you were running your mouth and spreading lies about me all over town. I wouldn’t invite anyone who does this for a trip to the supermarket, never mind a girl's night out. Teresa was invited to the after dinner from day one, which by the way, she DID join us with another girlfriend of hers. On the bench outside the salon Danielle said she likes to make people angry. Huh? That is just unhealthy. LOL.
dina, you are my absolute fav on this show (and caroline too). you both are strong women who work hard and contribute back to the community. i was born and raised in nj, and i must say the some of the other cast members are a bit embarrassing... anyhow, do your thang girl!
I think you ALL have too much money and not enough class...You people are the worst drama queens I've seen
I love you!!! I don't think you are an anti-social family, I believe that you choose your friends wisely. Don't believe what people say because at the end of the day you can't control what other people say or do you can only control what you do. Good luck, you are amazing! This is the best season yet. I wish I was a part of your family because above all people can see that there is genuine love. Everyone but Danielle are amazing. Caroline I LOVE YOU!!
I totally respect your work ethic. I don't have time in my life for people like Danielle. Does the woman have a job? I mean I'm a single woman who works full time and pays the bills. I have no respect for any woman who says I just want to find a man to mooch off of.
DINA, I LOVE YOU GIRL!! I DON'T KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPEN OR WHAT WAS SAID ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BUT I KNOW ONE THING, I WOULDN'T TAKE THE BULLSHIT EITHER! YOU HAVE BETTER AND MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DEAL WITH! I'M FROM NEWYORK BUT I LIVE IN THE SOUTH AND WHERE I'M FROM,THEY HAVE A SAYING AND IT SAYS " YOU GOT 99 PROBLEMS BUT A BI**H AIN'T ONE" ALSO, WHAT YOU ARE DOING WITH YOUR LADYBUG ORG. IS AWSOME! IT'S GOOD TO SEE A WOMAN WHO IB BLESSED HELPING OTHERS IN NEED! STAY POSSITIVE!!!
Addicted to all the Housewives series - loving this one so far - love you! You are to-die for beautiful, and sharp and witty - an awesome combo. Last paragraph of this blog entry had me almost choke on my drink. Why the hell not, indeed??? LOL! Looking forward to the rest of the season.
Dina, I think it's great you have a rabbit! I have two rabbits myself, one with health problems of his own. I'm sorry to hear that your rabbit is paralyzed, but I think it speaks volumes about you that you chose to keep caring for him and give him a happy, loving home (I'm assuming, since you showed much love for your cats tonight!). Anyway, it's too early in the season to have favorites, but you just became my favorite since I learned you have a pet rabbit!
Dina, you are awesome and my favorite on the show!!!! You are an inspiration for being a mother and a career woman, and you look gorgeous .... Danielle is crazy and seems extremely lazy and spoiled. Get a job Danielle, aren't you capable of taking care of yourself and your girls? What kind of role model are you to your own children?
Dina you are great! Maybe it's the little sis in me (who has a fabulous big sis), but I am totally biased to you and Caroline.
Danielle might be spreading vicious untrue rumors about you, but you obviously lack class and dignity. You don't "have" to spend time talking about Danielle.. you choose to. You are making yourself look as bad as you claim Danielle is trying to make you look. Just...grow up.
BTW... if a guy conducted himself the way that you do when you're in b*tch mode, I'd think he was an a**hole.
What nerve for them to not invite Danielle to the reunion ;) I can't believe someone has the b-lls to show up at a non profit function for kids who are so sick, and not want to pay for a ticket. Just trust your instincts when it comes to that one.. Keep up the good work that you do. And just like your sister, don't take anybody's crap.. By the way, I have been to the Brownstne many times and I love it. Thank You
I would like to comment on how well you handle yourself with the likes of Danielle, I don't think people can truly understand women like her unless they have had an experience with such a person. I love Dina mode! As a former event coordinator I can totally relate.
Your charity work should be commended and I hope this exposure helps to raise even more funds.
Hey Dina, You are gorgeous and I think you are extremely classy. I do not find some of the other women very appealing, but it seems to me you are very real and what you see is what you get. You seem like a very good business woman, and I like the Business Bitch attitude - I'm going to have to start that, lol!
Can't wait to see more of you this season!
"By the way, the NY housewives had their reunion at Cipriani’s, so why the HELL wasn’t Danielle invited?"
LOL! She's sitting outside of Zarin Fabric's as we speak to find out...
hi my name is melanie virga and i am 26 years old. I was watching the reaL housewives of new jersey and that where i live down by the shore. I have always wanted to work at the st.josephs hospital because i love with with children and do anything to help kids out. I have worked in several day cares and i have worked at a couple banquet facility restaurants. I have a great personality and i love helping people out. I'm not sure how you hire girls for helping out or working your events but i'm very interested in helping out working the events, setting up,cleaning up after or just serving food to the guest. If you can give me a chance to show you i would be a great asset to your team..
Dina, As a mom who lost my son to cancer 3 years ago I really appreciate all that you are doing for the children who are battling cancer. What made you to start the organization? And again THANK YOU! P.S. you were a gorgeous bride and the wedding was amazing.
were u ever on a realty tv show and if yes what was it irelly love the show this it my fav better than oc ny al cant wait too see more
Oh crap, this is another Danielle, Danielle, Danielle bash fest. It's like listening to Bethenny from NY whine about Kelly ALL THE TIME! That girl is really obsessed and loves to rip the single girls to shreads. Please don't make your show the same thing.
So what if you don't like Danielle, not everyone likes everyone. Jacqueline is a big girl that can choose her own friends even if you don't like the person. That's life.
I seems like Danielle is the punching bag for the married women, it's like watching the NY one's all over again. (and the OC & ATL) This is getting old.
I was really looking forward to your show. I just can't stand the constant bashing and the she said, she said BS. Doesn't anyone act like a grown up anymore?
That said, I commend you for your hard work in supporting a charity and not making it about yourself but instead promoting the actual charity.
Best of luck for such a great cause.
I love your sense of humor! I could hear Danielle in a creepy voice saying "Put the lotion in the basket,PUT THE LOTION IN THE BASKET!" lol. I agree with you and Caroline about not trusting people easily, that is why all of my friends are guys,lol. It is hard to trust other women, most will try to steal your man, or talk trash behind your back! I wish more people would speak their mind like you (and I) do! You are awesome!~Amy
dina ilove the show iwanna know were you ever on a realty tv show about your wedding if so witch one
Dina which way do you want it to go you can be a bit-- and people and take it or leave it but Danielle cane? Explain that double standard? Yes, you are a beautiful woman but then you know huh? So your comments about Danielle wanting to skin and wear you like a versace was were cruel and extremely stuck up but you are that aren't you? I find it strange you brag on camera about moving in with you sister and not having anything but then marrying her sisters brother and now you have the world. Ok so you say you have worked hard and your last businesses have been tied into the "family" but you are sitting pretty. Thanks for the explanation about your MIA husband. It did seem strange since you all work together (for the most part) and advertise yourselves as a typical Italian family and everyone else appears thus far on camera but not your husband .....I want to give you the benefit of the doubt I do but I see another season of gang up on someone in these spin offs and this time it is Danielle. You can spin it however you wish but hands down you have inner beauty but but your snide comments, need to put others down and conceit really make it hard to root for you.
I love your blog! I can almost hear you speaking as I read it...lol.....anyways, I think you ladies are very entertaining, we get to see the edited version of your lives, and I think you are brave for doing that. I try not to judge because I have never walked in your shoes, but I do enjoy watching the everyday struggles, joys, and drama that happens to ya'll. I look foward to watching the rest of the shows!
Dina, You are my fave! I feel you are a class act and best of luck to you in all that you do! I love that you are spiritual as well!! BTW what are your political views!!! God Bless, TBass
Dina Dina Dina u r my favorite girlfriend and i totally see and get what you are saying!!!!!!!!!!!!! i dont like how people are putting you down and we now y, its because they are jealous, you are successful,powerful and hot...if people are not talking about you then you have something to worry about lol..i would have given anything to b your assistant that would be my dream job...where do you shop for clothes? how about doing one of your ladybug charities in az i will help, i knw lots of people....i love your family and how everyone is close your sister is great where is the rest of your brothers and sister? didnt you say there is 12? do we get to see the rest of them??? dont worry you are doing great..............
You and your sister are great!!! I love your guys family values I think its fantastic and you could teach a lot of people what family is all about. I completely understand the issue with Danielle she's like the loser kid that will do anything to run with the popular crowd. I love the show and I DVR the whole season so I don't miss an episode!!!
Dina, who do you think you are to boss your sister in law around. She's a very sweet person and you are just taking advantage of the way she is....You should learn to be more humble and by the way stop thinking everybody wants to be like you our wants to be your friend! Your nothing special............
Dina, you are the absolute best!! You have a good looking husband (I saw you two get married on Bridezilla), one bizarre but gorgeous cat Grandma Wrinkle, and last but not only the last, you have a sister worth more than you could ever need. OK, I have just one, no two more things to say until next week. Jacqueline is being eaten alive by Danielle. I do not know how you personally feel, but Danielle reminds me of a rattlesnake. Descent to look at but she would kill you all in a flash. I love the show and will be here till the end.
I think you aren't anti-social, but you live with your family as a part of your every day life. This doesn't mean you don't have other people in your life, or wouldn't welcome other people into your life, but the sense I get in the show is that you are part of a big, protective and busy family. I love this show and I really appreciate your honesty and frankness.
dina you are the best. Thank god for your low tolorence of bull. You represent all the mothers that wasn't born with a silver spoon in their mouth. I married into an italian family and I know how strong you have to be. Keep being real and make no apologies for it. It's a pleasure to watch you and your family.
As i read your blog I am laughing because you are so right. Family comes first and it shows how you and Caroline take care of yours.
No comment on duck lips too much drama!!
Keep up your good work. Lots of love xoxoxoxo
Dina, I just love your confidence & how you can rise above all the chaos. I hope you get a chance to write more about your spiritual journey & how you look so incredible all the time.
love the show you guys are the funniest so far and by far seem the realisest i have seen good luck with the rest of the season. Can't wait to see what happens with you and danielle but from my point of you she seems like a trouble maker i hope your sister finds the dirt out on her and airs her diry laundry.
Dina, I love you, Caroline and Jaqueline too! I think you all seem like nice women with a great sense of humor. I do not see anything wrong with enjoying the good things in life if you have the means.
My husband is a chef in Atlantic City and I know that the lifestyle is brutal when you are trying to raise a family and give your children a "normal" life. I think it is great that you all have eachother to work it through.
I missed last night's episode and thank god that I can watch it this morning online.
I would first like to comment on a previous comment - how can you honestly say these women don't have class? In teh two edited hours you have seen of their lives do you think you have the volume of information that you need to make that judgement - doing so just illustrates your lack of class. Anyway, I am origianlly from NJ and now live in MD - I miss NJ - the food, the people, etc. and LOVE this show - it's a little piece of home :)
my husband and I love watching the show - You are truly beautiful and very sincere. You give a lot back to the community. Caroline is so sweet. You are lucky to have her as a sister. Jackie is adorable, and Theresa is so so funny. Danielle should be thinking about how she portrays herself on TV. I am sure her children and her X-husband are very embarrased. She doesnt belong on the show. Instead of worrying about having the private jets, she should be thankful her children have food on the table.
Your Great I love the show
Dina - You and Caroline are the best because you are women who are smart, tough, have a great sense of humor, and have the love of a great family. Successful women are tagged as bitches, but men with the same characteristics are admired for "having leadership qualities." Keep doin' what your doin' and maintain your great attitude and humor. I'm glad you gave us a little insight on your husband because without it, that was one thing I mistakenly saw as a flaw, that you were willing to be married to a man who seemed to prefer work over you (?!?!). Now we know that isn't true, and that's great! It's important to spend quality time with your partner in life, and it seems you do. Live your fabulous life...lots of us are jealous but happy for you!
Dina - I think you're great!!! You are not a bitch from my point of view at all!!!!! The work you do for your foundation is amazing! I have to admit that I do love the drama with you and Danielle only because she is so whacked. I know you could kick her ass and I would love to see it. In my opinion, I think one of thereasons you two don't get along is because you are so giving and don't talk about how beautiful you are all the time. Who wants to hear that from someone all the time? You don't need to say that you are beuatiful. People see it. Notice how she had to ask her date if she looked nice? How tacky. Never ask for a completment. Wait till their given, right? Anyway, love the show!!!!! You're great!