Dina Manzo

Dina explains why she was briefly on 'Team Danielle.'

on Jun 7, 2010


Who else is tired of talking about Danielle? I know I am, but some things need to be explained.

I am not going to comment on the actual face to face meet until next week, but I will talk about some of the things that brought me to this point. As you can clearly see, I was 'Team Danielle' for a while. I was genuinely, sincerely giving her a second chance. I even went up against my own family and friends to defend her here and there. I thought she was a broken person and if she was willing to try and fix it, who am I to not give her the benefit of the doubt? None of us is perfect, we are all growing every day.

My texts to Danielle were always those of encouragement when I saw that she may be slipping up and not staying in the positive. As I said in my last blog, we are all human and our emotions sometimes get the best of us. When I would see an interview that she did and she would bring up the past or say something negative, I would shoot her a quick email or text saying, "Don't do this, I believe in you." Even if she was making comments about my family, I was still trying to help her through this. I made it clear to her that I wasn't ready to be her friend and hang with her, but I was not her enemy either. All I ever wanted was for all of this nonsense to go away. I could honestly say I tried my best, but there comes a point when you just need to set your boundaries.

When I say that she did a few things to piss me off, I have to be honest, it was more than just a few little things. I think Jacqueline covered a lot of this in her past blogs. Discussing lies about the other Housewives on air with her "friends" was kinda a bad move. The list of petty BS like that goes on and on (and on). The petty stuff aggravated me, but it wasn't until she chose to once again involve my daughter in her drama that she really proved to me she hadn't changed at all. I made it VERY clear to her that she was to stay away from my daughter's family, where she had poked her nose before. She had agreed, and PROMISED me that she would. Well, what a surprise it was when I found out that she chose to FILM at my sister-in-law's salon and try to make them talk about her version of "what made Caroline cry" nonsense on air.