Throughout a Q&A video, Dina dishes on a bevy of subjects together with why she’s not Housewife and what actually went down between her and Dolores Catania. She additionally discusses the drama round Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas’ engagement get together and divulges that she nearly joined the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills franchise. The RHONJ OG additionally discusses a lot extra. Let’s dive into what Dina needed to say!
To start out, Dina addresses why Dolores was NOT invited to Teresa and Louie’s engagement party. She additionally throws some shade at Melissa Gorga for throwing Teresa below the bus on the season 12 reunion for not inviting Dolores to the celebration.
In keeping with Dina, she NEVER requested Teresa and Louie to not invite Dolores however Teresa determined to depart Dolores off the visitor record simply to make the night simpler for Dina. The 51-year-old explains that returning to New Jersey is tremendous arduous for her following a 2017 house invasion that left Dina and her husband, Dave Cantin certain and crushed.
“Everybody’s like saying like, what’s the actual story? So you understand me, I’m gonna inform the actual story,” Dina stated. “Right here I’m going again east for an occasion for Teresa that everybody was gonna find out about. So, my preliminary intuition was like, ‘Teresa, I really like you. Oh, I really like you. I used to be there on the engagement. I don’t suppose I should be there for the get together.’”
She continues, “As a result of it’s arduous for me to go to New Jersey. And it was a bit of too like actual, like going to a celebration, no matter, no matter. Proper, proper. So I stated, I instructed Dave, I’m like, I can’t do it. I can’t do it. We’ll go to the marriage and I’ve time to arrange for it, however I can’t do the engagement get together. So anyway, she known as me and he or she’s like, no, you’re coming. That is a part of your remedy. You might be coming to New Jersey and this can be a nice purpose and also you’re gonna be secure, and I promise you’re gonna be advantageous. So I used to be like, okay, advantageous..”
Nonetheless, Dina stated because the get together date received nearer and nearer her worry and fear grew so in the end Teresa and Louie determined to nix Dolores from the visitor record to assist ease just a bit little bit of her nervousness. Finally, Dina doesn’t really feel snug being round Dolores due to her closeness with the Manzo household. As you understand, Dina’s ex-husband, Tommy Manzo, has been accused of being behind the 2017 assault on Dina and Dave. After Tommy’s arrest in 2021, Dina’s sister Caroline Manzo wrote a letter of support for Tommy and his character.
“Let me first say that Dolores and I’ve been in the identical room since our falling out of friendship. We didn’t have, like, we didn’t have this big combat. We each noticed one another at Teresa’s mom’s funeral. We had been so good to one another. As a matter of truth, she was speaking about Frankie. Little, Frankie was doing one thing in California. I stated, let him stick with me. She met Dave. It was very cordial. Very good. I used to be joyful to choose up the place we left off. It was advantageous,” Dina defined.
“And I noticed her one different time, I suppose at Lauren’s marriage ceremony earlier than I like left abruptly. I noticed her there and once more, very good, very cordial. So it’s not about me and Dolores needing to be in the identical room and what’s gonna go down. I believe Dolores and I are very a lot the identical method in that we’re not gonna make a scene the place we put Teresa first. It’s not about that. It’s nearly, I used to be actually uncomfortable being on the East Coast for an occasion like that,” she continues.
Dina goes on to say, “The Dolores piece wasn’t the most important drawback, however it was there. So, I did say to her once I discovered it was gonna be a really small, intimate get together, and he or she was saying like, ‘Oh, you understand, the ladies from the present had been gonna be there.’ And you understand, what folks don’t perceive is sure, her and Dolores have recognized one another for 20-some-odd years, however they weren’t associates. Like Teresa and I’ve been associates, they had been acquaintances, they usually grew to become shut as soon as she began filming for the present once more. Teresa and I are like associates and have been associates since we had been 20-something years previous. I’m her daughter’s godmother, Dave, and Lou are very shut.”
“I’m not gonna lie, it wasn’t simply this, it was once more, my fears had been arising and I stated, hear, there are some folks which can be very intertwined in the Manzo family. Dolores and her household are very a lot intertwined and I don’t really feel snug with that. I simply don’t really feel snug with that,” Dina admitted.
As for Dina’s favourite a part of being a Housewife, she says “My favourite half…we did some enjoyable stuff. Again then Jersey all the time received the shitty finish of the sick with women’ journeys. Like we went to freaking Atlantic Metropolis and like Boca, [while] everybody [else] goes on freaking unique locations. However then these journeys had been all the time enjoyable. I imply I used to be solely on two and a half seasons, so we didn’t take that many journeys. However these occasions had been enjoyable.”
Relating to her largest remorse on the Actual Housewives, Dina admits she needs she had stayed on RHONJ longer.
“My largest remorse, I suppose [was] leaving, however my largest remorse whereas being on [the show] was being so delicate. Wanting again now, I want I had a bit of harder pores and skin with like, a few of the stuff that I noticed folks say in interviews and never take it personally. ”
She provides that as a result of she has a lot “endurance” and doesn’t react, or overreact, tremendous quick she’s “not Housewife for that purpose.”
“I in all probability would’ve stayed on longer had I not been taking issues so sensitively. As a result of my household was like falling aside, be earlier than my eyes and I want I might have been stronger by way of it,” she reiterated.
The mother of 1 then revealed that she nearly joined the RHOBH solid when she first moved to California. Dina additionally reveals that she was approached to hitch the season 2 cast of RHUGT however that she “can’t speak” about her “pending” authorized case so it simply didn’t make sense to do the present.
“Once I first moved [to CA], Andy and I type of talked about it for a minute and I spoke to the higher-ups of Bravo. We had a gathering. it was when Erica Jane simply joined. and I used to be similar to, ‘I don’t wanna be just like the one who’s just like the unquote poor chick’, however weren’t poor by any means. However, we’re to not that dwelling this outlandish life,” she defined.
“Thank god, I don’t want the cash. I’m not like selling something big,” Dina stated of not agreeing to do RHUGT.
Take a look at what else Dina needed to say within the video beneath!
RHONJ airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm on RHOBH.