Cast Blog: #RHONJ

Outrageous Headlines

Amber Calls Out Andy Cohen

Dina: What am I Doing Here?

Amber: Is Dina Coldhearted?

Dina: "The Reunion was Very Hard to Watch"

Teresa: We Love Hard, We Fight Hard

Dina: The Ladybug Event was Perfection

Amber: I Felt I Like I Was Being Hazed

Melissa: Continue to Pray for Teresa's Family

Why Amber Shares Her Cancer Story

Dina: I Was Team Santa

Teresa: I Don't Blame Jim

Bobby's Unacceptable Behavior

Amber: Dina is Jealous

Melissa: "We are Heartbroken"

Dina Reacts to the Sentencing

Kathy Talks Kevin Jonas

Amber: Dina Was Planning a Blood Bath

Jim and Amber Were on Different Pages

Dina on Bobby's "Bizarre" Behavior

Amber Calls BS on Dina

Nicole: Words are So Powerful

Teresa: "Kudos to Dina!"

Teresa: I Love the Show, I Love My Fans

Praying for a Positive Outcome for Teresa

"Tipsy Melissa is My Spirit Animal"

Dina's Lose-Lose Situation

Jacqueline on Her Status with Teresa

Why Teresa Told Dina the Rumor

Amber on Her Cancer Scare

Teresa: There was an Agenda to Hurt My Family

Melissa: I Do Feel for Amber

Dina: Gia's Beautiful Inside and Out

Nicole: This is Not 'Jerry Springer'

Amber on Her Meltdown with Teresa

Amber's Emotional Call to Teresa

Teresa Thanks the Fans

Dina: Florida Will Be the New Scary Island

Teresa: I Wish I Never Heard the Rumor

Amber on the Shocking Rino Rumor

Victoria Gotti's Big No No

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Teresa clears up some of the rumors that have been floating around.

Another crazy busy couple of weeks! Did you see me, Caroline, and Melissa on Regis & Kelly? I can’t say enough how much I love, love, love Kelly. She is so sweet, she’s a Jersey girl, and she’s gorgeous! I have so much fun with her and her adorable husband. They invited me back in November when Regis leaves. How much fun would it be to guest host with Kelly?

Yes, I heard from you all that I looked a little tense on the show, but that’s because I was. Having issues with my family blow up even bigger because we’re on TV together is kind of a nightmare. It’s not fun for me. I can’t pretend it is. I’m not gonna sit there and be all smiley and happy that I’m on a talk show when I feel like crying. I’d rather never have been on TV and have a happy family than go through any of this. And it’s hard to sit next to people who obviously don’t feel the same way and are loving every minute of it...

Caroline pointed out that with all her brothers and sisters, someone is always fighting, and I’m sure that’s true. She’s maybe more used to not speaking to her sisters or brothers for awhile, but I’m not. It’s just me and Joey, and I can’t stand not having him in my life. Hopefully things will get better, but as long as Melissa gets attention for saying negative things about me, I think she’ll take it. Once it all dies down, I’m looking forward to having our family whole again (I’m guessing that won’t happen until she fulfills her Britney Spears dreams though. Please, make it quick and painless. Thank you, Jeezus!)

Speaking of media attention, I seriously cannot believe how many magazine covers I’ve been on in the last few weeks! I heard when I’m on the cover the issues are breaking sales records or something. I guess I should be flattered, but it is super weird to see my face all over the place. And it’s getting harder and harder to keep the girls from reading the outrageous headlines when we’re in the store.

I want you to hear the truth directly from me, so here goes: I’m not pregnant with a boy. Joe and I were talking about “what if” we had a boy. Yes, we’d name him Franco, and never say never, but I think I’m done. Four beautiful girls are enough for us! And no, Joe and I are not headed for divorce. Not, not, not. Not now, not ever. As you can see again from this week’s episode, we’re still crazy about each other after over ten years! We are a team, we’ve always been there for each other, and we always will be.

The living room picnic he made for me was for our anniversary. When we were first dating, I gave him a surprise picnic, and he wanted to do the same for me. I love when he cooks for me! You didn’t get to see his present to me: it was the “love” necklace I’ve been wearing all season. I love, love, love it!

Don’t you love Lauren Manzo? So upset she doesn’t see her brothers enough. I can relate! You grow up really close to someone and you don’t want to let them go. How much did I love her red pepper flake stockings? A girl after my own heart... PS: I thought the green feather tree was fabulous! Maybe not for your only tree, but for the boys' Christmas in Hoboken, it was perfect!

Thank you, Jacqueline, for standing up for me with Kim G.! I really have no idea why Kim G. is so interested in me. I never called her Kim Grannytell (I don’t know where that’s from, but probably a nasty blog I don’t read...), and I didn’t call her elderly. I said on the show that I regretted pushing her out of my way because “I respect the elderly.” It was a joke, Kim G. Get over it! I don’t write nasty blogs about people or give nasty interviews or make friends with nasty bloggers who say horrible things about my friends and family. I know other Housewives are into that, but it’s just not my style. Sorry!

I was glad that I told Jacqueline to invite Melissa and my brother to her Christmas cocktail party -- it turned out better than I’d expected. I do really want everyone to be together and be happy, and I wanted them to hang out with me and my friends. We had a great time together. And no, please don’t dare my brother to do anything. He really will do it!

I was in Florida with Gia most of the week for her national dance competition. She did such a great job! I missed the other girls so much (Joe and our parents took them to the shore), but it was nice to have some mommy time with G to the IA! We were down there for the Casey Anthony verdict which was a horrible, heartbreaking circus. I do love that one Oklahoma mom wanted to do something about it, so she created a petition for Caylee’s Law which would make it a felony for a parent not too report their child missing within 24 hours. I signed it! Please, for the sake of missing and abused children, please sign it too:

We did see an amazing message in the sky in Orlando. Gia took pictures of it. They’re on my website (along with all her gorgeous costumes from the meet):

I had the greatest time meeting my fans in CT and NY this week! I cannot believe so many people came. They ran out of books! If you’re having trouble finding FABULICIOUS!, it’s still on Amazon and Barnes &

Hope you all are having an amazing summer!

Tanti baci,


Dina: "The Reunion was Very Hard to Watch"

Dina Manzo opens up about her comments regarding her family and why she kept quiet for Teresa Giudice.

This reunion was very hard to watch. What most of you don't know is I went in there with the intention of keeping silent on my family issues, as I have for the past four years. An incident happened at the reunion, and I won't even give that person the attention they crave, but it set me off to tell my truth. Well some of it at least. I felt I was very P.C. this whole time, but now I had enough. Some people will push you because they know deep down inside you won't push back, but being "zen" is all about setting boundaries, and learning that has been part of my spiritual path. 

I don't want to go into much other than saying my answer about Nic came out very cold because there was more to it. I wish it were that easy to get to know him, but unfortunately it's not because of my relationship with his mother, and I'm just being honest. He is not missing me nor does he know what is going on with this family because of NOTHING more than his age. Anyone who is trying to make people think otherwise, especially his mother, should be ashamed of themselves. The Mother Theresa comment was about people comparing how I raise money for children with cancer yet don't help him. I went on to say how blessed my brother is to live in a county in New Jersey that people actually move to for the autism programs offered. How I see joy in him because of the progress he is making. He is a happy, beautiful child that is on his way to recovery, and although I know it's a struggle for parents of children on the spectrum, there is NOTHING wrong with seeing joy in them instead of sorrow. I appreciate all the parents of children with autism for their emails, tweets, etc. understanding and APPRECIATING that I see Nic as a 4 year old beautiful boy and not labeling him as anything other than that.

Kathy and Melissa should not have challenged me about "family values" if they don't want to hear my side. I kept quiet for the most part for TERESA, not wanting to bring up old wounds when she was dealing with so much around her sentencing. It was a hard position for me to be in. 

I have no words for my sister on WWHL. She could have answered the no engagement question and left it at that. The lies that followed after were extremely hurtful and must have come from the sheer frustration of having to defend her position on the engagement party. All of you have seen I have ONLY ever said positive things about her no matter what I was feeling. 

Please take a moment to watch this video I made on my truth about it all. I will post all the details on my look next week, but you can get to everyone involved -- from hair to dress  -- on my Instagram post on Sunday. Speaking of Instagram, I invite you to join me on a post a day for the month of November to share what you are thankful for. Showing gratitude for what you have in life just allows the universe to send you more to be thankful for! Trust me, it works!

Sending lots of love, 

Dina xo