Dina Manzo

Dina talks fashion week, where she stands with Danielle, and "Zen Jen."

on May 17, 2010


I did NOT like watching this week's episode, too many sad faces and awkward situations with the kids. I don't even want to comment on it. Many scenes made me uncomfortable. Does anyone like to watch that? Just wondering.

As far as my portion of the show, I am obligated to comment so here it goes.

Let me first start by saying that I didn't go to Gia's fashion show because of personal reasons, NOT because I didn't want to run into Danielle. I don't know why Teresa would say that. If that's what she thought I feel bad, that was not the case.

A few days before this shoot Danielle had filmed at my ex-sister in law's salon after I had asked her to STAY AWAY FROM MY DAUGHTERS FAMILY several times, (she promised she would) so I WAS pretty upset with Danielle at the time, but that wouldn't keep me from celebrating Gia's accomplishment.

Ultimately I am glad that Lexi will not be in this season, but it was very hard for me to film without her at times. I felt bad going to see Gia without Lexi, she was at a slumber party and wasn't due to come home until early afternoon. Our call for the shoot was changed the night before to early morning and I wasn't about to just leave and have Lexi figure out how she would get home. My daughter has and ALWAYS WILL come first. It was also weighing on my mind that even though Lexi was perfectly fine with not being filmed this year, times like this when the other kids get to experience once in a lifetime opportunities due to their affiliation with the show may have made Lexi feel bad or left out. She never said anything about it, but she's a kid and I'm sure that it crosses her mind. It was just best that I stayed behind and spend the day with her.