10 Things You Didnt Know About Dina Manzo! (Photos)

What do you know about Dina Manzo?

Olive Garden jokes aside, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is probably one of the hottest reality shows on television.

Whether Dina Manzo likes it or not, she’ll always be associated with the hit Bravo show thanks to her stint on the first two seasons, despite now being part of the HGTV family with her new program, “Dina’s Party.”

Ok, I’ll admit: I haven’t tuned into Dina’s new event planning show (because we’ve seen this how many times before?) but the juicy gossip and battling feuds that keeps on connecting her with the other New Jersey ladies is what keeps me intrigued about this former housewife!

Check out our photo gallery of Dina and the ten things you probably didn’t know about this Jersey gal.

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    Dina Manzo
    Dina is quoted as saying that her older sister Caroline Manzo has always been her best friend.
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    Dina Manzo
    Dina and her husband Tommy have been married since 2006, and she says the experience had been positive. Their wedding was even featured on the VH1 television show My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding.
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    Dina Manzo
    Aunt of Christopher J. "CJ" Laurita (born 2002); Nicolas Laurita (born 2010), Albert "Albie" Manzo Jr. (born 1986); Christopher Manzo (born in 1989); and Lauren Manzo (born in 1988).
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    Dina Manzo
    Dina is the youngest of eleven children in a large Italian Catholic family.
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    Caroline Manzo, Dina Manzo, Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita
    She has a charitable foundation, "Project Ladybug," which is dedicated to helping children with cancer.
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    Dina Manzo
    Dina was one of the original housewives in the Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of New Jersey. To avoid further tension with co-star Danielle Staub, she left the show in the middle of the second season but briefly returned for the christening of Teresa Giudice's daughter Audriana, who happens to be her goddaughter.
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    Dina Manzo
    Dina has a very close relationship with her daughter, 15-year-old Lexie.
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    Dina Manzo
    As you can tell from her stint on RHONJ, Dina loves fast and expensive cars!
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    Dina Manzo
    Dina is very passionate about her event planning business —she even has her own new HGTV show, "Dina's Party."
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    Dina Manzo
    Dina once said she wouldn't mind being a cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County… because of her blonde hair and California-girl resemblance!

[Photos via Twitter/PR Photos.]