Dina Manzo Weighs In On 'Real Housewives' Feud
Formerly a cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dina Manzo is now the host of her own event-planning show on HGTV, Dina's Party. In an effort to put her Real Housewives days behind her, Manzo, 39, is speaking for the last time about the Bravo reality series and the ongoing feud between cast mates and her sister Caroline Manzo and Teresa Guidice.
"If this is all about a joke in a book (and [Teresa] assured me it was) that's not enough for me to hate the mother of my God daughter and a friend of 15 years," Manzo wrote on her blog. "Was it necessary to write that stuff in her book? probably not but I don't think it was written with malice either."
Manzo added that she regretted that there is strife within her family, but remained optimistic about a resolution. "I feel bad that my relationship with my sister and her family is strained, but I can assure you that one day it will be back to the way it was."
Manzo was also critical about the culture surrounding reality shows like Bravo's popular Housewives series. "It's a shame this TV show used to be about our lives and now some lives are just about a TV show. That's not how it should be," she wrote.