Dina Manzo

Dina reacts to the 'Lost Supper' footage.

on Jun 18, 20090

One word...mortified.

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.

739 comments
Allison R
Allison R

I just re-read this and I am SO glad you called Bethenny out. She could learn a lot from you! She shouldn't have her own show - you should!

kids mgmt
kids mgmt

What a great idea to let us in this whole procedure.

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sax fifth avenue

Hey…thanks for that. Fantastic content. I’ll be coming back soon for more news. Cheers!

painter 11
painter 11

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Danny Q
Danny Q

Dina, I am SO sad that you are leaving the show! I'm so happy that our paths crossed by chance in the GSP when I was behind you in line! You and Lexi are just as pretty in person! Contemplate a short appearance on the S2 reunion show?

-Danny Q

Caspa
Caspa

Hi Dina, Loved you on the show. I'm sad to see you leave, but piece of mind is PRICELESS! When you met with Danielle to talk you looked great. What kind of purse was that? It was sparkling! Love your style!

Hanah
Hanah

I think Dina wears the cross necklaces from the designer HOUSE OF TIARAS www.houseoftiaras.com

Gisele
Gisele

Where did Dina get the cobalt blue dress and belt she wore on the reunion episode.

Victoria1970
Victoria1970

Dina,

I've been reading alot of the blogs on ur site.. I totally agree, u seem to be a class act actually u and ur sister Caroline both... I whole heartedly agree that u all are thick as thieves.. I lost my mother a few years ago and every time I see ur sister Caroline on TV it makes me think of my mom... My mother Kathleen always said if u don't have ur family u have nothing and she was from Booton NJ andwould also say it's a jersey thing, so u ladies make my mothers words ring true every day in my life... like mom would always say without family u have nothing, so continue to stay true to your family as I know u always will and remember ur sister Caroline's words if you hang with garbage u will start to stink like garbage:) Love u girls u are the true meaning of family.. I Wish my mom was here to continue to guide me after her battle with cancer, however I will lead by you and your sister's example of family love and pride... God Bless... Victoria

Christine Moore
Christine Moore

I have to say you were stunning in the blue dress! You stold the night, I couldn't stop looking at it, and no i'm not gay lol.

Wyler
Wyler

Ok I totally want more JERSEY!!! This was the best housewives season ever and I love love love you Dina!!! You are such a gorgeous mother you are are totally my new fashion icon! Caroline you are so much like my mother I respect you so much and the way you carry yourself and I've never even met you lol. Teresa was so the bomb she was herself the whole time and never let anyone tell her how to be or do her own I loved her!! Her girls were honestly some of the most beautiful little girls ever! Jacqueline I wish I could be like because she really does have a big heart and she was constantly trying to make everyone happy and still keep her composure YOU are amazing!! I loved your families and love and laughter that you all shared together I loved watching it I wish they'd show more reruns! You all are much like my family and have became my TV family lol I loved the show and everything about all of you!!! I hope to see another season you are all much prettier than the OC or Atlanta housewives..no offense to them.. :) You have much better style and taste I'd rather watch your show.

JoMishra
JoMishra

I am from Australia - tomorrow night they're going to air the "table flipping" episode - I am addicted! My life is void from this crazy drama so i love watching it on T.V. -I just have to say, you're my favourite!!!! I think you are beautiful inside and out. You are a great mother and you have such a warm persona. ' I think you handled the Danielle situation with dignity and grace... if it were me... hmmmm; mum always said, if you've got nothing nice to say......

Good luck with everything in the future....

Viewer - Anne Marie
Viewer - Anne Marie

Hi Housewives of New Jersey, LOVE the show. I just wanted to know where you get the great necklaces some of you wear on the show (The Crosses). Dina I think your great and it seems wonderful to have a sister that sticks by you. Hope you can let me know.

Thanks AMM

vicki from ohio
vicki from ohio

I have also read from Eckhart Toll (Power of Now and more) I completely connect with it, however my family poked fun until he was accepted into the almighty Oprah book club! You can't read a book and as you say "own it" drop it off to someone and expect a Thankyou. I'm sure your response now is "I never professed to own it" uhh...You have made it quite clear that you read it and are now living differently. Why not just live it and not say where the change came from? Promote the book if you want but don't try to change people with it...start with changing youself and the rest will follow

JOYCE RODGERS
JOYCE RODGERS

My grandsons and I loved the show at Westbury but all of you really went out of your way to meet your fans and take pictures, you are wonderful women and we really appreciate what you did after the show THANK YOU

CC
CC

Hi Dina: I just saw the Reunion parts 1 & 2 tonight and all I can say is wow! some heavy duty shnit!!! I feel so bad for you. It seems like you are the target here and that is not fair. I always say: "I can forgive but I can not forget" Words are stronger than physical pain and hurt worse and thats why people tend to choose to battle their way through fights with words rather than getting physical. One day you will look back at all this and say " wow what nonsense that was" But, unfortunately it will be a memory you cannot forget. So sorry for you. Take care and God bless you and your family and TRUE friends. Good luck with the next season.

Samantha from Chicago
Samantha from Chicago

OMG, Dina I love love love you to death. But washing the cat in your kitchen sink is so totally NASTY! Even if you are going to sanitize the sink afterwards, yuck its gross.

Gaylienne
Gaylienne

Dina...I just want to know where you got that beautiful blue dress? I want it ...let us all know...

Viewer
Viewer

Dina It is sooooo clear in EVERY episode, beginning to end, what kind of person you are, and what kind of person Danielle is. I wouldnt even bother trying to explain it to anyone. If they were unable to see it, they are just simply ignorant!! Love you guys, love the show!! God Bless you all!!!!! D LaRussa

Jennifer
Jennifer

Dina-You are awesome and don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise. If I lived in New Jersey I would want to be friends with you. You may seem bitchy, but some people can't take people who are honest and tell it how it is....can't wait for season 2!!! Jennifer in California

Viewer
Viewer

HI DINA!!!! Have you read the second book? I believe it is called Awakening Your Life's Purpose..or something to that affect..LOL. I also read The Power of Now and then followed up with his second book and like you, they completely changed my life. The way I lived, loved and took each breath. However, like you, a situation in my life caused me to behave in a way I hadn't since reading those books, and I was aghast! The most important thing to realize is that you recognized the behavoir you exhibited as something you didn't like and CHANGED it. You were AWARE. That, to me, was the BEST lesson learned!!! It seems like you are back to fully enjoying your life and you are where you need to be. I am so happy. Stay positive. You crack me up:) I am also a self professed " cat-nut"!!!! I LOVE my cats and Grandma Whiskers( nice name!!) One thing I noticed throughout the show that I am not sure many people realized(or payed attention to because so many people are DRAWN to DRAMA)...your family laughs from the heart. Lexie is the silliest and most self assured young lady who always has a smile on her face. You should be VERY proud of that. Most children mimic their environment that they live and if Lexie is smiling and gigling and happy in every interview she gives then it most certainly says something about you. Best of Luck to you. Kate

Plinio Lavin
Plinio Lavin

Dina! i LOVE YOU! you are an amazing woman an amazing role model, your just totally perfect huney!! :) i love everything about you lol i think its safe to say i'd love to be your bff, you should have your own show looking for a bff like paris does, :) ill win for sure,, totally joking,,but oh well beautiful,, i wish u the best of luuckk and send u all my love in this little comment,, mwah!

anna
anna

I enjoyed watching the Jersey women!Dina lovely home but your cat Grandma wrinkles ewwweww.So your Alexis is growing before your eyes.She surely resembles her dad not you so much.Too much drama in Jersey but it made great tv.Love that Theresa and her adorable girls.She just made the show with her personality and daughters.Keep up with the positive attitude and your family will florish and succeed.

colleen rogers
colleen rogers

I JUST NEED TO KNOW WHERE YOU GOT THAT BLUE DRESS WITH THE ROSETTES YOU WORN TO YOUR BIG DINNER.... I HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE COMPUTER AND IN EVERY STORE. THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST HOUSE WIVES EVERY (LOVE THE EAST COAST GIRLS) !!!!!!!

jana
jana

Dina,I have collected crosses for years..its my thing!I loved loved ,loved your lg. cross necklaces please be a dear who is the maker and where can i purchase them.cost is not an issue,thanks u u rock!!

Viewer
Viewer

i love the show me and my friends discuss about the show the whole time. All the girls are really great... of course except danielle (she is so RUDE) i am glad jaquline is reuntiting and clicking again with the girls and makes all of you seem really close and really happy. Hope you do another season, you are jersey diva!

juanita
juanita

Dina, the only one with dignity of the bunch. Thank you for yes, having class and being so forgiving if only Teresa and Caroline would do the same! this behavior of theres is more than mortifing it's appauling!

Amanda
Amanda

Dina I think you are a good person. I would have read the book too and shared it with family. I think Danielle is a lonely person who wasn't raised in a loving home like you.Maybe the only thing you could do for her is pray for her.She needs it!

Amanda
Amanda

Dina I think you are a good person. I would have read the book too and shared it with family. I think Danielle is a lonely person who wasn't raised in a loving home like you.Maybe the only thing you could do for her is pray for her.She needs it!

abbbby
abbbby

DINA:) heyy i just want to say that you are my FAVORITE person on the real housewives. i love watching you and your daughters relationship, it reminds me of me and my moms relationship! and i saw you on my big fat fabulous wedding on WE is that how the people for real wives found you?

sandi
sandi

If you read this could you send me your chicken and veggies recipe , the one you cooked for your daughter . It looked so good. I am 62 and I think you are fiesty and a good mom . Great combination

Dori
Dori

Dina,

I never saw anything really unlikeable about you, Caroline, Jacqueline, or Teresa. Of course my personality runs close to what I see from you four. However, when it comes to Danielle, I wouldn't trust her any further than I could throw my Durango. Personally, on the reunion show, I can not believe she was acting all innocent and chaste; I actually believe she was taking some serious medication. Hmm... maybe if she stayed on it, she'd be more likeable. Doubt it. So you and the rest of the girls keep on keeping on. Just in case Danielle reads your blog, may you stay medicated. You were higher than a kite on the reunion show.

Stace
Stace

I forgot please tell Teresa I would love to have her neck lass. Also if you know of anyone that works with animals for people that can't afford it. My dog Coconuts is 3yrs old and blind it will take at least $2800 to have her surgery and I can't afford it. I know of a Vet that specializes in eye surgery if anyone can help I can give her name and address.I just figure so many people read your site someone might help. Thank YOU

Stace
Stace

Love you and Teresa and Caroline in the show. You Jersey Girls need to kick Danielle to the curb she is ugly I don't know where she gets she is cute she really hasn't looked in the mirror lately.

Sassy in Arizona
Sassy in Arizona

You are a great role model for women and I appreciate you exposing your family to all the nonsense that this show can bring. You care about and actively support your community, your husband and daughter are first with you, your family can depend on you, and you do all this while looking classy, speaking your truth, and taking no crap from the nuttier members of the cast. I respect you and honestly think that some of the people that are posting on this blog are as delusional as Danielle. I hate to even give her my energy by typing her name. I think some people just have to distort your personality to fit their negative views of the world. You simply have boundaries and won't let the crazy people of the world and show cross the line. I also respect that characteristic. I too, hate drama and would have run from Danielle, people that are confrontational are just not easy to be around and I hate being as close to them, as you were to her. It was obvious to most people that you were trying to lend support to your friends, while trying to get as much distance from the abusive attacker that you could. Honestly, how could any one blame you. I never thought you were afraid, you would snap that bony, selfish, OLD lady (although I use that word loosely) in half!!!! Look forward to next season, but would suggest that you try to distance yourself from any scene that the "crazy one" appears. Good Luck and your daughter is great. She is grounded, articulate, and most of all, kind. You are doing a great job with her.

Julia
Julia

Dina, You are an amazing woman your beautiful on the inside as your on the outside..I love all of you and respect you more than you know..Danielle is toxic to you all STAY AWAY people like her are nothing but bad news ..I enjoy watching the 4 of you guys .I love know your struggles if your making the right decision not because you go thru the struggles it's comforting to know how you handle them I'm a single mom I struggle everyday with my 14yr daughter and son Don't get me wrong I'm blessed with beautiful kids inside and out..I learn so much from all of you .I never thought I would be one of those people to right to anybody on a T.V.show But you what you bring into my life all of you..You have a wonderful family and great friends like Theresa whom I just adore, But your big sis is wonderful her passion for the people that are close to her is a gift to all of you ..I wish you all the best in everything you do with your family ,friends and your careers..God bless you and surround you all with Gods precious angels.........Julia

Viewer
Viewer

Dina, No need to be mortified. You handled this all just fine. And you have learned not to "buy in" to the Danielle Drama.

Her life persuit is all about using others for money and drama. This will never change. Good of you to walk away from her. She has 45 years of experience and is good at it.

Jacqlene did let you down. I am sure that was the most hurtful part of this for you. If I had a "friend" that said the things Danielle did to her about any of my family I would never speak to them again. End of story. No more discussion with that "friend".

I am surprised that Jacqlene made such a huge error in judgement given her strong family upbringing. There were so many red flags for her to pick up on during the show with things that Danielle said to her. She has no excuse for her disloyality to her family. This was not only a slap in the face to you, but to her husband as well.

Hopefully she has learned a lesson and is no longer operating under the hands of the master manipulater Danielle. I don't care what nationality a person is... family is family! Even those who are not Italian know this basic principle. You deserved better from her,(especially given that Danielle is off her rocker to say the least).

Moving forward I hope Jacqlene realizes it is her responsibility to repair the damage she has caused to her entire family. Until then, she should have her car and cell phone taken away and be put on restriction. Just as her husband supports her no matter what, she should support you and the entire family.

Anyway, again you handled this all well. I think your sissy is great and your lives are all richer with her in it. She has a good core. And OMG Tereasa cracks me up. She is funny. She is cute as a bug. I loved watching all of you and I was bothered that bravo let Danielle drama take over and ruin the show. I had to flip the channel every time they showed her ugly face or let the diahreha come out of her mouth.

Best of luck to you and all of your family.

melissa
melissa

Dina, I think your great, especially for putting your daughter before your career. It makes a big difference, this way you can keep Lexi away from the "wrong crowd". I know you prob already been asked what did Danielle try to do. After seeing how upset your sister was over it, i know it has to be something horrible. enough about that nut case. Your cat Grandma; does she have hair? its hard to tell.lol Anyway i cant wait to see you,and the other gals,(not the phyco)lol, next season. take care and god bless

Viewer
Viewer

Bring back the New York Housewives! At least they had some class, even when they were fighting!!

CaTT22
CaTT22

Hi...im really admire you...i live all the way down here in American Samoa...i kno you dont know..butt anyways..Everyone down here watches NJ House Wives...and we relly dislike Danielle..i mean she's so fake.. im glad your not sinking down to her low level life.. lol... butt yea i dnt think shes a good mother..&& yeah hope you enjoy life...because Lifes too short to have any enemies...right??..lol..let her hate..who kurrs???..lol..

Tera
Tera

Dina, Wow, I love the show and love you. Did you do a wedding reality show?? I think I saw you on that and thought you were beautiful then and still are.

You are raising a beautiful young lady. I think you ae a great mom.

Good Luck in the upcoming years.

Karen
Karen

DINA- ABOUT BETHENNY,

Oh God, this girl! Did you happen to see her co-host the Today Show. I was so embarassed for her I could hardly watch.

She is so full of herself! She has this way of talking ninety miles a minute and on the show, and I felt sorry for poor Hoda because when she was trying to intereview the various guests that were on, Bethenny talked over her and the guests- she kept turning everything back to herself. She needs to learn subtlety but with her, I'm sure it's impossible. She's all about herself. No wonder she hasn't had much luck dating. Oh, and she owes you an apology, but if you don't get it, it won't surpise me because everything is ALL ABOUT HER!

Marjie
Marjie

Dina, You are headed in the right place. I am a big believer in the law of attraction and the premise that negatives things can only effect you if you let them. So continue to focus on the positive things in your life and give no attention to caustic people such as Danielle. You have been blessed with a wonderful life so enjoy it to the max.

Viewer
Viewer

Dina, I think your a really lovely women as well as your daughter. Your values and family values are wonderful to see. best of luck to you and family. ps i wish i had your hair.

VIVA
VIVA

Dina,

I felt compelled to write to you. You are an awesome mother to Lexi. She's sweet and beautiful and level headed. She's always smiling and just seems to be so happy. I wish the rest of the world would walk around with a smile like Lexi. It is CLEARLY obvious that she is growing up in a very loving, nurturing home. I applaud your decision to be home with her and raise her. I know you count your blessings and you should. But you should also know that Lexi is very blessed to have a mother who is so genuinely interested her life! The best to you and your family.

Viewer
Viewer

Dina you are great! If I were you I would not want anything to do with Jaqueline because she is a loser who likes to hang out with losers. She has known Danielle for ONE year and had her back over yours at that dinner. That is not family.

Viewer
Viewer

Dina, I just love that dress that you wore at the diner party! Where did you buy that at?

Christin
Christin

Dear Dina, You are the best! I think you handled yourself so well, especially with that moron Danielle. Honestly, she is a scary person and stupid. This is the worst combo. There really isn't much you can do with a person like that. And, by the way, she didn't just make mistakes in her past, she is a BAD person and she will never change, EVER. She can pretend for the TV cameras, because she doesn't want anyone to know what SCUM she really is. Also, the best thing you ever did was not to tell the audience what Danielle did or tried to do to you, only because it would keep fueling that dreg, Danielle. She will keep lying, sneaking, and carrying on in various ways to prove she has been victimized by you. She is a PERRENIAL VICTIM. This has been her excuse, for her vendictive, criminal and bad behavior throughout her life. She is what she is and she'll never change. Stay away from her as much as you can, because she'll never stop. She is sooooo hung up on you, because you are everything she wants to be, but never can. Also, people like you, people don't like her. She knows you are a happy and fun loving person. She does not have this capacity for joy. I'm sure that the fact that you are great looking doesn't help.

My family laughs and teases me every time you are on the screen with Lexi. There may be a couple of similarities. My daughter remembers her 2 week vacation without me the same way Lexi will (rolling all over the sofa with laughter).

Luv you Dina, hang in there and don't change......you've got it all, enjoy.

PS You're doing the best thing, by staying home. You'll never regret it!!!

mj
mj

Dina,

You should be mortified. You and your sister's behavior was disgraceful. You two are bullies and set out on a mission to destroy someone's life. Its cruel and awfully sad. Are your lives that unfulfilled that you need to destroy anothers. What a bunch of hypocrites, you had the children leave the room for Danielle's speech, but Teresa sexual escapades are appropriate for children. You nervousness at the dinner spoke volumes about your guilt. You need big sis there bulldogging for you. Actually she is more like a pit bull--very unlikable.

Viewer
Viewer

Dina,after criticizing you and Theresa, which got cut, I have to compliment you. I saw the second part of the reunion. And I have to say that it was admirable of you to forgive Danielle and give her a second chance. You showed great open-mindedness, while reserving judgement. But you are smart as well to reserve that judgement until you see how Danielle is after her apology. I could see on your face a look of empathy and compassion as you became aware that Danielle might be a WOUNDED VICTEM herself from people in her own past as a child. That look said that you are NOT a "Bitch" as you have said that people have called you. And because of that you have totally turned around my original poor opinion of you. I say 'BRAVO' (no pun intended). My hat is off to you. I also know how painful the Mob or Mafia rumors have been to your family. It had to hurt a lot. And maybe the only good thing about it is that it makes one understand how possibly ill-founded rumors swirling around Danielle could feel to the opposing party. Unfortunately, it gave your family an inside view of how Danielle might have felt.But it to your credit that you are able to rise above all of that. And I call that a CLASS ACT!