Dina Manzo left The Real Housewives of New Jersey half way through the season. Her reason was simply Danielle Staub, though that was a very general excuse. During the reunion show it was hinted by Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo, and Jacqueline Laurita that Danielle may have tried to have Dina’s kids taken away, which seems crazy but as with all things Housewives, entirely possible.
So it’s no wonder Dina wanted to wash her hands of the entire experience. How livid must she be? She couldn’t even make it through the entire reunion show. “I watched half,” she told People. “I got annoyed and turned it off.”
Dina was actually asked to be on the special, but turned down the offer. “I chose not to be there. I just wish my name didn’t come up and, of course, that my daughter didn’t come up. It’s all bull—t and there’s a line between life and entertainment, and I think the line was crossed.”
Dina probably made the right choice and is happy with her decision. “I’m really enjoying what I’m doing now. Food shopping, cleaning and taking my daughter to tennis.”
Sounds better than attacking Andy Cohen!