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What’s Dina Manzo Been Up To Since Leaving 'RHONJ'?

We’ve just announced that OG housewife Dina Manzo is coming back for an all new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. But what has she been up to since she originally left the show in 2010?

It’s been a busy few years for the multi-hyphenate star. Her show, Dina’s Party, ran for two seasons on HGTV and chronicled the glamorous and outrageous affairs she threw for clients of her event planning business, Designer Affair. She also dipped her toes into acting work when she got cast in the scripted web series, Tainted Dreams. And, somehow, she also found time to launch a series of party planning courses called “It’s My Party and I’ll Plan If I Want To” through colleges and universities nationwide.

Meanwhile, Dina has continued to be a dedicated philanthropist. Her own non-profit organization, Project Ladybug, has raised over one million dollars for children with cancer. Doing what she does best, Dina has helped to run countless charitable events for it, including a “Goddess Night Out” in November that was attended by fellow Jersey housewives Teresa Giudice, Kathy Wakile and Melissa Gorga.

Three years ago, Dina adopted a two-legged Chihuahua named Gracie, who has since inspired her to become an advocate for animal adoption and rescue. She is an honorary board member of Last Chance Animal Rescue in East Hampton, New York and has even skydived to fundraise for them.

Dina’s personal life has also been rife with intrigue. Although she separated from her husband Tommy Manzo in 2013, she recently revealed that the two still live together and have an intimate relationship. We’re dying to see how that plays out in season six of RHONJ.

And, of course, Dina remains as devoted as ever to her beautiful daughter Lexi, who is now 18 years old.

Are you excited to see Dina back on RHONJ?

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