I may be a bitch at times...I own that. A LIAR I AM NOT. After the reunion show I will post the truth. Let me just make it clear I was NEVER trying to deny the fact that I had something to do with the book. As you could see very clearly in past episodes, I talk about the book and admit discussing it with friends and family. Who the hell wouldn't? I was trying to tell Danielle at the dinner that I never showed it around town, which I NEVER did. How could you show something that you NEVER had possession of? We will discuss this after next week.
All I have to say is of all the things I try to instill in my daughter, NEVER LYING is way up there on my list. You could ask her...I always say if you make a mistake, own it. Don't ever lie, the truth always comes out in the end. I despise liars and think it is one of the most unflattering traits a person could possess. Enough said.
And Bethenny - there are other things in life than promoting a business. If you "paid attention" (Teresa's favorite words...LOL) you would realize that I have a foundation for sick children to promote. Sometimes it's not always about making money. Maybe you should make a donation with some of your SkinnyGirl money to Project Ladybug as an apology. Again, enough said. : )
For those of you who have asked about my dress, shoes, and necklace, my dress is by Alice and Olivia, my shoes are by my favorite Christian Louboutin and my Sapphire necklace is by Zenjewelz.com.
I personal think it made everyone look like they were in high school again. But I understand at the same time you want to protect your family and you kids. I don't think the dinner was the time and place to bring things up of that matter with young kids around. I think that she should have brought it up at a different time. But that didn't matter to her. I think it should all just be dropped and everyone should just try and move on. Life is way to short to keep reliving things that happened so long ago. We are all grown and we have all made many mistake in the past. Just let it go and things will get a lot better. Life is just way to short to hold onto things of this nature. I hope that one day you are all able to move on and be friends. If not friends at least the best of enemies.
bahahahahha! I like how you tell Bethanny at the end how it's not always about business then promote a business in your closing. Classic hypcoristy, I am not a Danielle fan but she is right about Caroline and the rest of your family...Walking books of contradictions. HA HA HA!
Dina - Love your attitude! We are in Montana and my whole family - all my siblings and their families cannot stand Danielle. I think she has the worst attitude and bad "vibes". She is trouble - that is for sure. You seem like a wonderful person and KUDO's to you for all you have gone through and have risen above it all.
Whatever Danielle's problem is, is not your concern, you have a wonderful life and a beautiul daughter to raise, so who cares what she thinks. Maybe she is jealous because you made something of yourself even though you went through tuff times and she thinks that she is a queen and needs special treatment. She should wake up - it is embarrassing - her flaunting her infatuation with you.
Great show - Love, love, love it - hope to see more of the Jersey's Girl's
Love you Dina. Love Love Love Love Love. You are a wicked gay man trapped in a hot italian body. You are pitch perfect with your response to Danielle and Bethenny. Let 'em have it!
Out of all the housewife shows, if I had to choose to be friends with any of them it would be Danielle, Alex, Nene, and Gretchen because they are true friends who lift up their friends instead of talking smack behind their backs. Also, they have never treated non-family members or strangers like dirt.
Betheny is just making doing her job by writing the blogs, which is making people laugh so I think she owns you no apology. Enough said
Dina, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you and your sister. Plenty of people don't really listen too well. The 6 hours that we saw of the situation, anyone paying any kind of attention could tell what kind of person Danielle is Too bad your sister in law couldn't!
I'm glad you called Bethenny out on her comment. She was one of my favorite NY housewives, but I felt the hypocrisy of her statements about you were disappointing.
I'm very curious to see what you have to say after next week. I feel really sorry for Jacqueline, because I think it's obvious she's been completely snowed by Danielle. That entire dinner was orchestrated exactly how Danielle wanted it -- she obviously loves playing the victim. (also, what happened to her admitting to her daughters that she'd been a stripper? suddenly as she's condescending to Teresa, she leaves that out?) Anyone who truly wanted to put the past behind them and clear the air would never have dumped that book in the middle of a dinner table and started Dramagate. I don't buy it.
Wooo hooo Dina! Way to put Bethenny in her place! I loved the show! You and your sister are by far my most favorite out of the whole bunch! Hope RHONJ gets picked up for another season! xoxo
dina -- i've never posted to a blog before, but i'm sure writing to each of you tonight! (except for danielle; she's not worth my time) you're a gorgeous, sharp woman, a wonderful mother & a CLASS ACT -- no wonder she hates you! it's a shame danielle has glommed onto your family this way -- jacqueline will learn someday that family is ALL that matters -- stay strong & hopefully, eventually, danielle will move on -- she's such a low life & i feel so bad for her girls -- they're the ones that need our prayers - God bless you!
Hi,Dina, First, l would like to tell you, that l admired you, alot, for the way you are, a strong hard working woman, for your Charity work. Things l always wanted to do, but never did. I seen the finale, and l think it was very bad taste for to ruined Teresa's dinner party, on which she got invited. theres a time and place for everything, which makes me think, Shes seeking attention, and which she allready knows, shes not liked, why keep pushing it, makes me thing, she has an obsession with you. About Jackeline, I Could tell shes a goodhearted person, and you both should not let this moment, ruined your relationship. Keep your head up, and l wish l see you in another season of the show.
You shouldnt have pulled jacqueline into the fight. In this show i kinda think you hide behind your sister and your brother.
Hey Dina!! I have very similar coloring as you--I loved your makeup in the last (table tipping) episode--it looked like you my have had a light blue eyeshadow on? I'd love to know some of your favorite cosmetics--especially what you had on that night!! Thanks!!
Really what's up with you & Bethenny? You are a Reality repeat...you have done your fair share of taking the lime-light & the money...so if Bethenny makes the most of her 15 minutes of fame to promote herself..let her...I think it's a smart move.
Dina you are awesome!!! seriously I just saw the lost supper footage and OMG that woman is pathetic!! And she keeps on trying to put a case against you as if you were the problem WTF!!!!!! and whatever, she can say what she wants about you and she will still remain the pathetic, crazy and jealous lunatic! I cannot stand her she is such a liar!, and you know about you being single and not having anything for a while and then after you got married most women wanted to talk to you etc.. UGHH I am going through that right now, I am 20 years old and after high school I like Changed fiscally and now everyone from high school wants to be my friend It's like back off f* lesbians, really that is one of the things that most pisses me off!! one is still the same person!! and NOW you want to befriend me.
Also It is great that you addressed Bethenny, who the f* does she think she is, giving her opinion about the episode and everything, seriously I could not even finish reading it, because I did not give a shit about what she thinks, she is also pathetic!
Dina do not worry, we all know you are not the Liar. If I were you I would use the footage to the show to get a restraining order out on this Danielle Lunatic and get her off your back. Still I know she needs alot of prayer, but it is obvious like you said she is Cookcoo!
Dina you're great. The fact you were shaking spoke volumes. That was not a 6th grade school yard. Those were adults except for Danielle really. Crazy. My father told me when I moved to NYC if a crazy person gets on the trains don't argue with them move cars. That's how you get happiness. That's how you keep the peace in your life. Good for you. Now - please say you'll do another season. It won't be the same without your blonde hair and blue eyes!!!!!!!!!
PS: I'll never visit a Cyprus water park! Hollah....Say hi to Grandma Wrinkles.
I LOVE the Alice+Olivia rosette dress you wore during the finale, so cute! You have the best wardrobe.
Dina, without knowing you I won't make a decision about what kind of person you are, but you have not made a good impression on me. You seem to like to causing trouble and then standing back, like an innocent person, as if you had no idea why this whole thing got started. When the show started, you and Danielle had a beef and it was not explained to us, the viewer, so it was really hard to figure any of it out. Also, where is your "husband", you know the one who isn't even showen with your family. And why is he never spoken of? Is he real?
All I can say is that Danielle is really a drama queen and Caroline admitting that it was her and not you stole her thunder.
I really loved your outfir in the "last supper" episode!
You and Lexi are the best (well next to Teresa) :-)
Dina, I am the same way.. I was brought up not to lie and I instilled that into my children.. I use to tell them if you lie to me your going to get into way more trouble then if you tell me the truth... and now they are raising their children the same way.. that is my pet peeve big time.. you handled your self great.. like you, when i get nervous I get up and walk around and I always think of things that I should have said later... You will see what Danielle said about you to her girls after everyone left.. the bottom line is she is so jealous of you and your marriage...that is why she is so obsessed with you..sad but true... take care and your a great mom...God Bless You and your family.....
I just took the bravo quiz..and my personality is you! :0) I think that's a GREAT thing!!
I LOVED watching you and Lexi interact...I hope to have the same relationship with my daughters one day! I think MANY of us could see that Danielle needed and enemy for sheer pleasure. Unfortunately she picked you.
Keep your head up, ENJOY your life & family! You are truly blessed!! Can't wait for season 2!!!
hugs and kisses from California!
You and Caroline are my (and my hubby's but he would never admit) favorites. We absolutely love your family dynamic. We love Jacqueline and Teresa too :) I understand the reason behind your husband not wanting to participate in the show, but I was curious to see if he had any kind of response to the Danielle Vs. You situation. What exactly was his take on the whole thing? I'm curious to see what he thought since Albie had indicated that his father would leave if he was present for the dinner.
Much love from Dallas, Texas!
I am sooooo glad you addressed Bethenny's blog. That really got under my skin that she thought she had the right to judge you for making the decision to spend more time with your child and charity. Rock on for standing up to her. She is definitely not in the position to make judgement calls on how you spend time with your family. I'm sorry she's a career oriented woman with no children right now, nothing wrong with that but don't you dare take stabs at other women for wanting to be with their child!!! Just disgusting. Luv ya Dina...and God bless!
All I have to say is I loved the show and I have to say that Dina, her sister Caroline,and Teresa have alot of class. I do not blame you for wanting to know who is coming into your life. Jacquline should appreciate you all for looking out for her well being. I will say that I noticed on TV today (Texas) that there is a tape out it said about Danielle and Steve do you know if this is true. Anyway thanks Teresa for the laugh at the supper it was so funny that even my 83 year old mother who watches the show with me faithfully every Tuesday night cracked up. She said she loves you girls.
I love you Dina! I liked you from the beginning, but I was very endeared by your reaction to Lexi going to Cyprus. It was too cute! I would've reacted the same way! Be blessed
Dina, you are way to pretty & mom centered to be dealing w/ this nonsense, do I believe you showed the book around collectively w/ your sister, yes! But Danielle's character & lack of integrity speaks for itself! I feel sorry for her kids, you just concentrate on your family, your success- that's the best revenge for someone that luvs drama- You exclude them and erase them out of your life, they crumble, why? because outside of the hot air that she like to blow (EX. when she was talking junk in front of her kids after the dinner about teresa, but wasnt talkin dat when she was in the resturant)She's nothing without drama, without this show you got a charity, you have a husband, a home! She may not even have a home, if her divorce settlement ck doesnt clear, sorry to say. How about for the 2nd season you bring a new additon to the family, I think he/she would be totally precious! luv ya and STAY BLESSED
Dina some people really didn't pay attention to the last supper. I saw and heard everything, and I know exactly where you and Caroline were coming from. I also payed attention and realized that Jacqueline was confused when she yelled at you at the dinner. You are a great person and I think its great that you have a charity. Keep your head up high and remember some people just believe what they want to believe..they will make you out to be the bad person just because that's who they want you to be. You're fabulouos and so is Caroline, you and your family seem so real and I wish you all the best.
dina, your gut feeling regarding danielle is correct. stray away from her she is nothing but trouble. your a lady and carry yourself with class. danielle is a sad soul indeed and your right, she needs praying for.
As I said on a post to your sister, I'm TEAM MANZO! You are absolutely beautiful and that pig couldn't carry your lunch! That being said, I'm at a loss as to how Jacquelyn could go against family for "the pig". I think your sister in law is a good person but needs some schooling. How she could take "the pig's" side against her family is beyond me! I hope you can all work it out. I would be proud to be a member of your family!
It's too bad you have such a bossy sister and you let her cover for you instead of standing up for yourself.
I applaud you for your foundation and I think that apart from your direferences with Danielle you should really forgive because life is too short and God hope your daughter is never attacked the way I see Danielle getting attacked. She may be full of drama but that's what makes her interesting. You are a beautiful person and forgiving Danielle would make you even more amazing. God Bless.
Cheers to you for being a good mom, sister, and friend. It is unfortunate that when we are down and out, we must act like the world is evil and everyone is out to get us - thus act like Danielle. You, Caroline, and Teresa are my favorite. Keep your faith, you are a great person. You rock!
Oh Dina, you are so hysterical! I almost fell off my sofa when you said Danielle was jealous of you because you are younger and prettier than her. Wow, that was a good one, you really had me going.
Who knew you were such a comedian!
Way to go Dina!
I like Bethenny but she is way out of line. I think it is wonderful that you can stay at home and not miss out on your daughters life.
Hey Dina, You are truly Beautiful and your sister Caroline ROCKS....You have a very beautiful family and I love your style and you look like you are in your 20's compaired to some people. (No Names) they know who they are. I am a true fan of yours and I wish you much success and I would like to say no matter what anyone says always pray for the weak minded people.
Dina - I think you are awesome -- you are a strong, successful woman who also has amazing parenting skills. Maybe certain comments shouldn't have been said, but given all the trash Danielle says about you - at least you have the balls to say it in front of her. I think she is incredibly intimidated by you and the fact that you do not approve of nor want to befriend her (who would? she is the most manipulative train wreck I've seen in a long time) -- she paints you as the "enemy." Not only are you successful with your business, but you make your family the priority and on top of that - take the time for charitable work. I've been there -- it's incredibly stressful and you have to be strong and direct to get things done. Don't know what Bethenny said, but she has her own issues...take care, do what feels right for you and your family and all is good.
You have it all my dear -- beauty, brains, ambition tempered by love for family (priorities), and some folks can't handle it...
Dina, You stayed composed even among the craziness, hold true to that because it makes Daneille look that much crazier. I did think all the schmoozing with Danielle in the bar was a bit grotesque and your reaction to that was the most normal. It's obvious this woman, regardless of any book, causes tension and mistrust among family and friends, and seems to enjoy it. Why would anyone condone that by having a drink with her? Men are sometimes deaf, dumb and blind to the cruelty of women against other women, and for whatever reason she has a big target on your back. This time it's the book, next time it will be something even more ridiculous. Stay away from her, far away.