Last fall, Dina Manzo made headlines after she was spotted out and about with Dave Cantin. But that doesn't mean that she still doesn't get reminded of her past relationship with Tommy Manzo. Dina separated from her husband back in February 2013, and the pair finalized their divorce in April 2016. And Dina does, on occasion, still run into his brother, Albert, who is married to her sister, Caroline Manzo. “I’m not going to lie. It does get a little uncomfortable,” she told Page Six. “It’s a very rough situation, but we’re all grown-ups and everyone just has to, you know, do the right thing for other family members involved.”
Regardless, the 44-year-old seems happy in her new relationship with Dave, 36. The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum opened up a bit about their romance. “I am with someone new and it’s really great,” she said. “I was getting a divorce and I was like, ‘I’m never doing this again.' … I was fine just never falling in love again and, you know, I guess some things happen when you’re not really looking for it.”
The pair met through their love of charity (specifically her Project Ladybug foundation) while they were each going through divorces. "We’re both really passionate about helping children with cancer,” Dina said of new boyfriend Dave. “So that’s really nice that we know there’s a bigger reason for us meeting than just, you know, getting along and being attracted to each other.”
In addition to finding love again, Dina made another major life change: she currently lives on the West Coast in Malibu, California. “I came out here initially just for a mental break and to get away from it all,” she said. “It’s easier to deal with things from 3,000 miles away and once I got here, I was like, ‘I love it here. I don’t really want to go back.'"
While Dina left the Garden State behind for the Golden State, the RHONJ crew is returning this Sunday, July 10 at 8/7c. Check out a preview of Season 7, below.
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