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Dina: I Was Team Santa
Dina Manzo shares her side of the talk with Teresa Giudice.
So much you didn't get to see this season, it's kind of frustrating to explain some things. So I'm not even going to try. What I will say is Teresa and I are allowed to disagree; REAL friends are able to do that and still not go against each other.
I wasn't team TerEsa over Teresa at any time at all. I was team Santa. Parents and children are off limits, and Victoria should know better. TerEsa just wanted Teresa to apologize for even entertaining the rumor. I just wanted it all to go away. I never said at any time I thought Teresa was in the wrong, what I said VERY clearly is that I understood TerEsa's position and I would relay the message to Teresa in hopes that this can all be washed away. Not only for the Ladybug event, but for a peaceful interaction between my old friend and a new one.
I still stand by trying to tell the girls in Florida and I did have Teresa's blessing to let them know if I felt like I needed to. Like she said a million times, she wanted no part of this, she had enough on her plate. She was just letting me know in case Amber twisted things and in case I felt it was necessary to tell them at any point. So I did. I knew Amber was on her way and I knew she would end up having a talk with the girls about the rumor.
I will always choose doing the right thing, even if it's not the popular thing. Karma is way more powerful than any human! I promise you that Teresa and I didn't even bat an eye about all this after that sit down at my kitchen table. It did not affect our friendship for a second.
[video_clip_url:http://player.theplatform.com/p/PHSl-B/yT7k3t_YLXoZ/embed/select/CifhO11q3R6s]I want you fans to know that Teresa is so appreciative of your prayers for her and her family right now. You guys are so loyal, and it really is so touching...I will even take some heat if you're mad at me for relaying the apology message, LOL! It's amazing to see how you guys go to bat for her -- very cool.
I made a few videos to explain more about the apology thing, check it out here.
Did you guys like my necklaces from this past episode? My beautiful Mama made them! You can get your blessing bracelet and more by messaging her on Twitter. Yes Twitter, my mom is on Twitter @nettielaurita.
Most importantly I do hope that all this Ladybug talk will drum up some donations for the kids. Remember we are an all-volunteer foundation, so any donation is not only tax deductible but it will feel great knowing every dime goes right where it belongs! So check out projectladybug.org and you can make a donation with a click of a button! We so appreciate EVERY donation. Thank you in advance from the kiddies...they love you right back.
Sending a ton of love!