UPDATE: Did Teresa Giudice come between sisters Caroline and Dina Manzo? Dina speaks out

Did Teresa Giudice come between Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo sisters

Thieves just aren’t that thick these days. It turns out Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Caroline Manzo isn’t as tight to sister Dina as she used to be, according to footage of the upcoming Season 3 reunion, part 2 that airs this Sunday. (RealityTea.com had reported that the sisters were icy back in June of this year. They also cited more info from Realitycrackhouse.com, and noted that the sisters were no longer following each other on Twitter.)

At the reunion, Caroline says she “lost a lot of my relationship with” Dina, but there never was a fight. When Andy asks what happened, she implies that this year’s villain Teresa Giudice had something to do with it, while Teresa retorted that it was bacause Caroline had somehow “backstabbed” her little sister.

This also jives with the fact that Dina Manzo was the only person connected to Real Housewives of New Jersey to show up to Teresa Giudice’s Fabellini wine launch October 7. CLICK HERE to read more about Teresa’s new bottled cocktail drink (not that she gets her ideas from Bethenny Frankel, or anything.) Dina says, though, that she’s not in anyway involved with the feud between Carolina and Teresa and up until people started tweeting at her mid-October, she didn’t even know they weren’t getting along.

@DinaManzo October 13:

“eww getting some MEAN tweets. I didn’t take sides, don’t assume~didn’t even know they were not getting along until recently~I’m not involved”

Dina also wrote on her Facebook page:

“Teresa has nothing to do with my relationship with my sister. I had no idea of their discord until very recently.”

Whatever’s going on with Caroline and Dina, Caroline maintains on the reunion that someday her relationship with her sister will be stronger than ever, but said “If she has to hate me for a while, hate me, but I’m not going to hit back.”


Dina posted a rather long blog on her website that sheds a little light on the situation.

About her family problems with Caroline:

“During this time some things that I will NOT get into did happen behind the scenes with certain family members and there is no right or wrong really…it depends on who you ask. Feelings did get hurt…I won’t get into them because I have no desire to rehash the past that can only hurt my parents whom I adore. I would rather stay away from it than fight, that’s what works for me and guess what? that’s ok.”

And on to being Teresa’s buddy: after months of staying away from Teresa and everybody on the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast after Dina quit during Season 2. Dina felt there was a lot of bad energy with the show, and didn’t enjoy having her life opened up on reality television. But, Dina says, she remained cordial, and after a few months Teresa showed up on Dina’s doorstep crying about an on-camera dust-up with Jacqueline and Caroline for the yet un-aired Season 4. Then, Teresa invited Dina to the Fabellini launch party, and Dina had a conversation ON CAMERA with Teresa about T’s brother and the Infamaous burncookbook. Then, Dina, on camera basically said that things for being blown out of proportion over a couple of silly digs.

She mentioned the drama with her and Caroline and I told her that if this is all about a joke in a book (and she assured me it was) that’s not enough for me to hate the mother of my God daughter and a friend of 15 years. Was it necessary to write that stuff in her book? probably not but I don’t think it was written with malice either. We are all guilty of joking a little too much now & then…”Teresa jokes” were all over this season, everyone of them took their turn on talkin smack. I even joked on WWHL with Andy about “ingredients-es” (is that how you spell that?).

Dina has a point. The “jokes” in Teresa’s cookbook were a little much to get everyone’s feathers ruffled, especially with all the stuff every single one of them says to the camera each episode.

So, Dina’s story is that her on-camera friendliness with Teresa is after a long lull, and is completely separate from whatever beef she has with her sister.

Part 2 of the Season 3 reunion airs Sunday @ 10 pm EST