Dina Manzo

Dina explains why she'd never be friends with someone like Danielle!

on May 19, 20090

“I will kick your ass”:
The $750 that I asked her to give to my brother was something Danielle gladly took the thousands and thousands of dollars profit that came out of the deal. By the way, I absolutely gave my brother that money and wasn’t included from the beginning either. I did threaten to kick her ass because I felt she was bothering Jacqueline, who was having a miscarriage at the time of this nonsense. I said “If you call her one more time and bother her with this BS, I will kick your ass." I’d say it again.

I could go on and on about the other nonsense, but as I said in the show I have a low tolerance for this kind of stuff and my “Bullshit Buzzer” just went off. ; )

Now…Episode 2. Where do I begin? I am thinking this may be perceived as one of my “asshole” episodes that I spoke of in my last blog. BUT the truth of the matter is I make no apologies for my attitude towards Danielle.

I don’t want to get too into it, but if you all knew what this woman was saying about me from day one behind the scenes you might understand the fact that I have zero desire to be her friend. ZERO. Friends like that I don’t need! It was also starting to affect my relationship with my sister-in-law Jacqueline, because I was baffled why she would be so close to someone who would spew such vicious, hurtful lies about her family. I think you may see more of that as the show progresses.

229 comments
Antoinette  Sloan
Antoinette Sloan

Dina i liked watching the show with your family on it also.I agree with u.danielle is a very troubled person.i can't call her a lady.lady's don't act like that and she's no lady.Your sister Caroline has beautiful eye's.All of your sisters are beautiful.Would u ever think about coming back on the show.maybe someday danielle will leave and then u and your sisters can get back together and enjoy your happiness the way it should be.

Big Red
Big Red

Dina I do admire U now that U say U want to be in a more positive atmosphere. But all this negativity U had in your Life wasn't Danielle's fault. Teresa, was always bringing her up Danielle for no reason , and so was Caroline & the only one that ever gave her a chance was Jaqcueline. And even now after U are gone Teresa's & Jaqcueline's last Blogs are about Danielle. U should tell them to GET OVER IT!!! If they don't really like her that STOP bring her up, it is so obvious U guys are HATERS!!!!!!

avid watcher
avid watcher

Good for you Dina if you continue to take the high ground, don't let your sisters behavior become your reality. I liked Caroline at 1st but she showed her true colors by stooping to Danielles level. I believe Danielle is not rooted in reality at times but that doesnt make her TRASH, just misguided. She seemed to truly want to be accepted but MEAN GIRLS do exist.

Grandama Wrinkles...Im grossed out because you say she stinks and leaves stains but I admire you for being an animal lover.

STILL TEAM DANIELLE because I like the underdog and being quirky is not a crime, learn to accept people for who they are and you'll continue to be blessed......TEAM DINA TOO!!!!!

Canadian Viewer
Canadian Viewer

I have watched the series over the last while and thoroughly enjoyed it....What I find that in the world we live in is that there are tooooo many people that are quick to judge. We are placed on this earth for a short time so we should enjoy the journey that has been layed out for us......My moto in life is LIVE each DAY like it is your last, enjoy the memories bad or good from the past and make new ones for the future otherwise your legacy.......Too many people get hooked up on negative things and thrive on them.....LETs MOVE foreward and enjoy the life we have...WE can't change the past but can control our future.....BE positive, think positive and all will be positive...SMILE today as the world will smile back on you....Looking forward to seeing what Season 2 will bring.....

christineyvonne
christineyvonne

It's not so much a comment as is a question.Dina where can I purchase Lady Bug Jewelry?

Darcy
Darcy

When are you going to start another season? We are in California and miss you!!!

gypsybell
gypsybell

Dina I wasn't too sure about you, but as the show has progressed, I have to say I admire you, you are a classy Lady, which is more than can be said about some people.

Liz
Liz

Dina, I give you all the credit in the world, if I was confronted at that dinner like that piece of trash Danielle, I would have decked her. You are far to classy of a lady to stoop to her level. I also understand how you felt about your daughter going away for a trip and where you don't know where your child is at all times is always nerve wracking. as far as your cat goes, I am not a cat lover, and I don't think that that cat is cute, but I am sure the cat is truly a love and that is all that matters. Keep up the great work that you are doing.

DinaisGreat!
DinaisGreat!

omgeez dina, i love,love,love you so much!you are my fav and i dont care what others say, cause youre the best. would you mind sending me a email,@alenasoccerqueen@aol.com and by the way is dinamanzo you're real twitter name?

ann
ann

Dina, You are a class act,dont listen to these negative comments. they must be friends of Danielles. It is so obvious that she is jealous of you and wants what you have. Dont buy her story of how her abuse made her do it I was abused for years from many family members and have never threatned anyone or caused drama because of it. Stay strong.

ann
ann

Dina, You are a class act,dont listen to these negative comments. they must be friends of Danielles. It is so obvious that she is jealous of you and wants what you have. Dont buy her story of how her abuse made her do it I was abused for years from many family members and have never threatned anyone or caused drama because of it. Stay strong.

Alisha
Alisha

Dina I love love love you. Don't believe anything danniel has to say she is sick in the head and needs a doctor forreal! She might of had a bad past but that does not make you dor say stupid things. Their are plenty of people that have had wrough lives but we don't act like her she should get help before she is let back on the show. I feel for youe family to have had to deal with her, but you showed that you are better in every way so keep your head high and be you cuase thats all you can do.

always, Alisha P.S sorry for any miss spelled words my son was on my lap when i was wrighting this lol he is a mammas boy lol.

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Viewer

I LOVE YOU, YOU SEXY BEYOTCH!!!!!

nancy brosseau
nancy brosseau

Dina,

You give way too much power to Danielle. I like what you said at the last episode. "Let's leave we have better things to do with our time." Bravo!!!! Do not let her actions and hurtful words have control of your daily thoughts and concentrate on your life. I do wish you would continue to work part-time so when you daughter leaves for college you we be satisfied in your work.

Viewer
Viewer

You are my least favorite of all the Housewives. I believe you are a very insecure woman who is unhappy in her own life. You can't even stand up for your own actions when confronted. And for someone who doesn't "have the time" to think or talk about Danielle, you seem to mention her a whole lot in all your blogs. Even though Danielle has her own personal issues, news flash... so do you honey, except the difference between you and Danielle is that you try to act like your you know what doesn't stink. Danielle tried to open her home up to you to make peace and you basically told her to f off. And about her hating you because you're young and pretty... I don't know how old you are, but you really aren't that pretty. And to call yourself an interior designer after seeing what you've done to your own house... WOW.

cherry
cherry

i just want to say love ya i think your handling danilla good she's a loser and user don't trust her i just think you are so so awomse

Frank Bambace
Frank Bambace

Dina, first of all buth my wife and i love the show and think YOU are the classiest lady there. Dina, my wife absolutley loves your dining room set with the rooster painted chairs and the scalloped table. i have been searching the internet to try and find it to suprise her with it but no such luck. We're married 41 years and there is not too much i can buy to make her happy. can you tell me where you purchashed the set? on anniversary in July 20 and it would make her extremly happy if i found the set for her. again, love you! dedicated fans Frank and Pilar Bambace of Steten Island, originally of the lower east side of Manhattan

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you girls were the most ghetto of all of the housewives...new york being 2nd....

Maria
Maria

I think she handle danielle beautifully. she should have not assumed that dina had anything of the book and if she did who cares danielle needs to get a job just like any other women. I congratualate you by sticking by your principles and your family. good luck on staying home with your daughter it was a great decision.

love_my_ty4
love_my_ty4

let me first start off by saying that i think you are great. your an awesome mother, who is hardworking. you have class, style, and a loving charm. As all you ladies on the show, with the execption of Danille. I think you should reach out to Jacquline so she can get a back bone like yours. Im glad that you have done all you can, and take the higher road and not get involved with the high school drama Danielle loves to be mixed with. ugh she is so annoying! The sad part is I truly think that she will read the comments on this site and think half of america hates her because "were jealous" Your successful in all areas of life and with success comes haters! let em hate girl keep rockin and kicking ass in your gucci boots!

Marie
Marie

Dina, two words: you're great! I love your honesty and totally agree with you: if you were a man, you would be commended for being tough and having a good work ethic. But because you're a tough women, you're a bitch. Unfortunate for us bitches, but I would rather be a bitch that a pushover or a doormat. I love how close your family is. That is so important. I really hope you all stay close to Jaqueline. She is such a sweetheart and I can understand what she is going through with Danielle. A toxic friendship is so hard to get out of being the person manipulates you with their so-called hardships and guilts you into staying friends with them. Her heart is just too big to say no and she needs you guys to protect her. She'll see the light, I'm sure of it. Anyway, you guys are great! Can't wait to see more!

diane tx
diane tx

dinah, I think your a great mom. I also think danielle needs to go if she can't tell truth.are myou married and if so doesm your husband not want to be on tv.good luck you and caroline are the ones I like more because ya are more down to earth

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Viewer

I commend you on your tactfulness and descent charter you have when someone is causing such and uproar. I applaud you for your ladylike demeanor. Thank you.

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Dina continue to know who you are, and keep your family and friends prominent in your life. Caroline, Teresa , Jacqueline, and you all are very fortunate to have the advantages you have. Remeber how blessed you are in these economic times. Also, remember that you have become public figures by doing this show. Try to take the good with the bad. I enjoy the entertainment and release from the stresses of my day that the show gives me. My family and I have lost most of our wealth due to the recession and we also have a 13 year old daughter who is battling multiple health issues. Your show helps me keep smiling and my head up on days whn I dont think I can take anymore. I wish all of you the best and congratulate Jacqueline and her family on their new "bundle of joy".

Andrea
Andrea

Dude you're awesome and tho i don't hate Danielle, i can see why your not friends with her. shes so weird! and why cant she just get a job?? i feel bad for her kids & for her as well cause apparently the girl doesn't have a clue on life.. I'm Colombian, and after i saw the episode were they made a comment about her being involved with the Colombian cartel i was in shock. I'm gonna do a lot more research on it because i don't want to speak about it and sound completely ignorant..

Jye
Jye

I didn't think this season was going to be as good as New York or drama packed as Atlanta, but to my surprise this is one of my favorite seasons. I think Danielle just needs some friends, Dina is hot of course, Caroline....oh she is definitely one of my favorites! The advice she gives her kids is solid, and she seems like a stand up woman.

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Viewer

After watching the show where Dina parked in the Hanicap parking space. I was outraged..And after reading the her blog and the comment she made In seconds that it was moved..PLease ..she blew into the salon and started running her mouth..Who moved the car? show me the tape.In those seconds a person that needed that space had no where to park. Dina that showed no compassion no caring. just pulled in. Do you realize in the state of Delaware that is a$250.00 fine. Oh I forgot, you're rich, you don't care about anybody unless they are your family or your charity work. because you don't mind making anyone disabled walk a few more steps. But i mind it. When i have to walk with a cane and a oxygen tank..I mind it... So Dina, the next time think about "your mother having to drive around looking for a place to park" because some one didn't care about anything but getting their hair and nails done....

Courtney
Courtney

Ha the cats are cute! I remember your wedding being on Platinum Weddings, it was my favorite episode!

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Viewer

I swear I don't know what show some of these people are watching...it is Danielle who is constantly chasing Dina. You don't like her, you made it clear & you try to aviod her, but like a bad case of herpes, she keeps comming back. We don't see you putting Jaqueline in the middle every episode, it's Danielle. If she really was a friend to Jaqueline, she would keep her mouth shut where you are concerned & focus on the friendship. And by the way, I have never seen you be disrespectful, condesending & outright nasty to Jaqueline like this used up old hag has been. Maybe if she had a job & started a charitable foundation like you, she would be less fixated on the women in your family. Good for you that your life is complete!

kowboy
kowboy

Dina Dina Dina

So beautiful yet so evil. I must agree w/"a concious" another blogger. You also remind me of a little girl thats going to sic her big bully sister on Danielle.I bet you were a spoiled little sneaky brat that got away with everything as the youngest, I would have loved to seen you at the ages of 15, 16, and 17. There's probley not that much of a difference between then and now. Okay you were never in a book but I'm sure if there was one your person would not be goody two shoes, I notice your husband stays away from the drama, does he live there? All the things that you think and say about Danielle I bet you are ten times worse, Maybe one day Danielle will learn how to hide her secrets as well as you.

dog_luver40
dog_luver40

I love all u girlz...Theresa, you're too funny. I love how you are w/ your girls. (They're too cute)! Dina. I love the way she is so motivated and doesn't worry about everyone's drama. Jaqueline...Awww...she is the sweetest thing (she's so me). Caroline. Now Caroline. I love her. I love how she adores her family. Beautiful family. Especially her eldest son. Wut a hunk. I do have a 21 year old daughter who's a good girl. Hint...hint!!! LOL. The only one Im bothered by is Danielle. OMG...that girl is way drama. She tries so hard to turn Jacqueline against her family and she never gives her a chance to explain herself. Danielle is TROUBLE. I feel sorry for her girls. Look wut they're being raised by. My heart goes out to lil girls. Danielle...get a LIFE! Oh and a job. Great show ladies....

RLA
RLA

So many things I love about you! I admire you being a mother and sucessful business woman. You seem to know who you are and that's great! I don't know all of the details concerning the beginning of your "feud" with Danielle, but it seems to me that the best thing for you to do is stay away from her. Enjoy your friends, career, and most importantly your family. I can relate to you and Caroline when it comes to family. I think they are the people that should be closest to your heart no matter what. I also know what it's like to be in a difficult situation like your sis-n-law, but I am confident that she will see the truth and know who she can really count on (her family).

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Viewer

You are just WONDERFUL! You are my fav on the show

Brittney
Brittney

I love you, your sister, and your families! It reminds me of my own! Project Ladybug is amazing and I think you should make a bracelet or shirt or something that people could buy to help. I'm sure with your celebrity a lot of people would buy! I know my sisters and I would!

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Viewer

Dina, I think you are fabulous! Danielle is crazy!!!! You seem to be a strong woman who knows what she wants and is not afraid to go after it. I was just watching some of the extra videos on here, for someone to say they are too pretty to work is out of this world. Do you think she will be too pretty to collect welfare??

sasnc
sasnc

Dina,

love love you!! I cant wait to see what you'll wear. You have such great taste in everything! Where did you get your peace necklace you wore when your brother was with you? I love it!

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Dina,

YOU ROCK BABES! NO MATTER WHAT ANY OF THESE NEGATIVE BLOGGERS HAVE TO SAY!

SweetSoutherner
SweetSoutherner

This show is crack! Tuesday night, I make sure I am done with everything so I can watch every second, with no interruptions. Caroline, is my favorite. She is REAL, and she sort of reminds me of my mama, and a lot of women in the south. She is all about her family. I like Dina. She is real too. I understand your husband wanting to be private. Teresa is a sweetie! It is hilarious to see her interact with her girls. "Do Fabulous!" Ha! Jacqueline is a sweetie too! She tries to see the good in people and in situations, but she needs to learn how to see the sneaky too! I am happy that she is expecting. Danielle...needs to kick rocks.

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Viewer

I'm a successful Italian American Jersey Girl. This show perpetuates EVERY sterotypical ideal that people think of when they don't know a thing about New Jersey. I find this show appalling. I really hope that the American public is able to decipher what's reality vs, Bravo TV's cheap attempt at re-creating a North Jersey/Soprano's bullshit TV show.. These women are a train wreck. Admittedly, it's hard to look away..but trust me these housewives are far from Real. They should re-name this show The Real Stupid Italian Chicks from North Jersey. God Help Us!

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I admire your work with Ladybugs,of all the women you seem the most interesting.Best of luck with your show and your charity work.

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Typical North Jersey New Money. Gauche. A horrid and embarassing representation of New Jersey and all the real women that live here. While Jersey girls have always had the reputation for being upfront and "in your face" most of us do it with class, and those of us that have money don't flash it about. Old money is in the bank, not worn around your neck. Its a shame the rest of the country will now see NJ women as mafia princess wannabes with bad hair. Way to reinforce the sterotype housewives!

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i appreciate how u r just being real and u dont compromise being urself 2 impress others so i say just keep being u and doing what u r doing cause in the end if u feel good about urself well be happy

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Viewer

Dina I think you need to get a life. I feel that you are very mean and nasty to Danielle. Yes maybe danielle has a few issues but she's not as bad as you are. Get over yourself. What could she have possibly done for you to treat her that way?

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Viewer

You are the one who seems to keep throwing gas on the fire as far as the feud goes. Your act of being a strong independent woman goes out the window when you have to get everyone else in your family to be a hater like you. You had nothing and managed to marry your rich brother-in-law (it certainly wasn't for you class) so who are you to be slamming someone down on their luck? You might also want to watch how you look your young male assistant up and down on national t.v. and offering to pay him in other ways when business is slow. Like they say "money can't buy class"

Jerseygirl21
Jerseygirl21

Dina, Obviously there are two sides to every story but the way the show portrayed you and Danielle it seemed you both were to blame for the drama between you two. Whatever it doesn't matter to me I actually find it very entertaining but at the same time I also find the rich people of north jersey to be more immature and have more drama between them than me and my friends. I don't know I guess keep it up cause it's pretty funny to watch. Just kidding wish you the best and hope bitches stop hating on you.

a conscious
a conscious

dina I must admit I liked you at first but I dont care what your issue is with danielle If you have nothing nice to say dont say it. I dont know what type of religion you supposedly believe in but terrorists also have the same type of religion. Destroy others because you think your better. I hope for your daughters sake you will stop wanting to be known as a female dog in heat. You remind me of a little girl im going to sic my big sister on you. Heres what my religion says he who hates his brother belongs to the devil because he hated since the beginning. God is love, think about your beliefs if I dont like you I can trash you. Ossama bin laden thinks that way too. Maybe you dont know this but on judgement day every word you say about others will be brought back for judgement. Your family will not be their in front of God. Danielle is his child just as you are. I do not wish to hurt you,but apparently you were not taught to love others as your yourself the second commandment. It does not say kill others I dont like. I cannot watch your show anymore becasue you break my heart to know that such unkind people exist. I pray that you will take the beam out of your own eye before you try to take the sty out of others. I will keep you in my prayers that the Lord will teach you to love others even if you dont like them. If you do not forgive others you will not be forgiven. Hell is a long time I dont want to see you their, I like you even if you try to act tough. You dont like danielle leave her be dont say anything. Remember christ died for you will people hated him.

Maryland Viewer
Maryland Viewer

First and foremost I think you are doing a wonderful thing for the children and I'm sure you are a role model to a lot of them, but I have to say your attitude is as my 4 yr/o would say is horrible and you really need to get it together it makes you look like a snobb

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Dina, in responce to the episode last night.I am a first generation italian, my parents were born in Italy.I was taught from a young age that I would be a housewife and mother, taught to cook and clean etc from as young as I can remember. I incorporated that into my life and had a successful career and decided at 46 to slow down and give up my career to be a full time mother to my son who was entering high school.Although I do not regret spending that very important time with him that I could never get back,I do regret giving up my career, because with my son going college now, I will have to start all over again.I miss my finacial independence and the though of starting all over again is daunting.So my advice to you is, keep your hand in your business even if its part time.There will come a time when your daughter leaves and goes to college, staying home will just not cut it. I know you stay busy,but its not the same as making your own money. Anyway good luck in what ever you choose to do,but try to keep your hand in your business.

Laura
Laura

Dina you & your sisters are awsome. People are just jealous of your families and life style. Danielle is pathetic. What mom would fess up to phone sex and her behavior at dinner with someone that could be her son is sick. You girls stick together, La Familia!!

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Dina, Love your name, Love you...Danielle is sad, sad, sad.......She makes my skin crawl... I believe there is a Danielle in everyones life, too much drama... I also would like to say kudos to Ladybugs....you go girl...