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Dina Manzo Sets the Record Straight on Her Friendship with Teresa Giudice
Find out exactly what the RHONJ alum says “never” happened between her and Teresa.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dina Manzo and Teresa Giudice are longtime BFFs, so it naturally came as a shock when fans started questioning the status of their friendship. Well, for those wanting the real tea from Dina herself, the RHONJ alum finally set the record straight.
During a recent Instagram Stories Q&A, a fan asked if she and Teresa were “friends again.” Dina’s response? “We were never not friends,” she clarified. “Sometimes friendships go [through phases], but in the end true friendships will always find their way back when the time is right.”
Teresa, for her part, has also insisted that all is good between them. She said as much most recently in an October interview on the Two Ts in a Pod podcast, hosted by The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Tamra Judge and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. Previously, the RHONJ ’Wife also shared on her Namaste B$tches podcast in August, “Listen. Love Dina. Wish her well. I know she wishes me well. And just gonna leave it at that.” (As viewers might recall, “Namaste, bitches” is actually from Dina's RHONJ Season 6 tagline.)
One of the pair’s most recent public outings was in May for Teresa's 50th birthday trip to Mexico, which Luis “Louie” Ruelas and RHONJ’s Jennifer Aydin also attended. In photos posted to social media at the time, Dina and her husband, Dave Cantin, even had a romantic double date with Teresa and Louie, enjoying dinner alfresco.
Though Teresa and Dina have put their rift rumors to rest, things still seem to be more ebbing than flowing with RHONJ alum (and Dina’s sister) Caroline Manzo. When asked during the November 9 episode of the Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino podcast whether she wants Caroline to return to RHONJ, Teresa responded in the negative, explaining, “It’s not that we don’t get along, it’s just so passé.... She’s not even in my vision. She’s definitely in my rearview mirror, she’s not looking forward, [she’s] in my windshield.”
She continued, “She’s not in my friend circle, I don’t associate with her; I never see her, so it doesn’t even make sense. She doesn’t hang out with any of us [or] any of our friends. I don’t even know who she hangs out with.”
Caroline, for her part, said during BravoCon 2022 that her relationship with Teresa was “status quo,” though they both agreed at a Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen taping that they weren’t going to squash their beef anytime soon.
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