Cast Blog: #RHONJ

Put the Past To Rest

Danielle responds to Caroline's Reunion outburst.

I will be happy to add to my post after I have been able to view the final Reunion episode. However at this time, I would like to address two things. One, I really do believe that when someone is talking from their heart that everyone should pay attention. Everyone's voice deserves to be heard. I still do not think that the ladies cared what really went on in my life. Thankfully I am in a much better place now. Two and a half decades ago, I was involved in a plea bargain, there were seven or eight charges brought against me, I did probation for five years. Instead of dwelling on the past, I would appreciate it more if everyone focused on what I have done for the two and a half decades since.

I appreciate everyone's support, and I can sincerely promise you that I will always stay true to who I am. I will appreciate the long and difficult journey it has been to get here. I have two incredible daughters, I have loyal friends whom I trust, and I have the most amazing support group behind me.

I hope the ladies will learn something from this. I never want to behave the way that they have. It's easy for them to judge me, but no one is allowed to address the things that have gone on in their lives. They are living by a double standard. They are hypocritical. They have been venomous. I will no longer accept it.

I want to go on and do big things with my life, and I want to move on from the past. But I will not back down. When I am attacked, believe me, I will attack back. I don't appreciate how they are still so focused on taking me down. I only wish they would leave my life for ME to live.

As for the end of the Reunion, when Caroline said such horrible things to me, I had no idea at the time what "disgraceful" acts she was referring to. I only found out later what she was talking about, from someone in her own family. I simply gave a phone number to her ex brother-in-law to contact proper people with questions that he had concerning something that was absolutely none of my business. I was asked to give this information to him. If I had to do it again, I would have declined and preferred not to get involved. But I think my minimal involvement did not justify Caroline's behavior towards me. How dare they still sit in judgment of ME? There is only one God, and I don't see God in their eyes. I can only hope God is in their hearts.

Thank you to all of those who have given me their continuous support and love. With all of my heart, I am grateful for this experience.

Love and light,


Dina: What am I Doing Here?

Dina Manzo explains what it's like to sit on the reunion couch.

Hi all, 

I kind of meant what I said on that couch -- this show is so f---ed up. As I sit and watch the reunion, I wonder what goes through people's head sometimes. Bobby literally spitting on me as he screams at a friend of 10 years, Jim whipping out his files and then of all things says I have a fat ass, LOL! For what? Fame? I literally sat there saying to myself time and time again, "What the hell am I doing here?" Again, not ever saying I'm too good, but just different. There is something really beautiful that came out of this though...I am seeing some real proof of my practices. Take a look

Sending you a ton of love for your support! 

Dina xoxo