October 30, 2013 10:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Certain cast members on The Real Housewives of New Jersey (ahem, Teresa Giudice) were hoping for a Manzo-less season on Bravo. Too bad for them, for rumors of Dina Manzo’s return arrived long before Caroline Manzo announced her departure. And now, Dina’s confirmed the rumors! Jacqueline Laurita, long in on the development, feels that the sense of timing is no coincidence.
Looks like there’s at least some truth to the latest rumors surrounding the cast shakeup on The Real Housewives of New Jersey! In a recent chat with Us Weekly, Jacqueline Laurita confirmed the gossip surrounding Dina Manzo’s return, explaining, “I think that my sister-in-law Dina is coming back!”
Having heard of Jacqueline’s interview, Dina tweeted the official news. “Well, I guess the (hairless) cat’s out of the bag. Yes, I’m back. Unlike the past, this time it felt ‘right.’ See you on Bravo, my friends. xo.”
Yes, the timing is certainly ‘right.’ After all, Caroline Manzo is officially out of the picture! Prior to Dina’s admission, Jacqueline also speculated that her sister-in-law’s return was most definitely intentional. “Well, she doesn’t really want to do the show with family because it brings unnecessary drama and causes problems.” And given how much drama already exists on this Real Housewives cast, it makes sense that Dina would want to keep the insanity at a somewhat manageable level. It’s an approach Jacqueline deems as completely justified, for, as she confessed to Us Weekly, “I understand why she doesn’t want to do a show with family. I totally get it.”
What do you think about Dina Manzo’s return to the Real Housewives of New Jersey? Was it a good idea for her to wait until Caroline had departed the show? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it, so feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
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