LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – What happened between Dina Manzo and Caroline Manzo, why are Dina and Caroline not talking to each other, and what are the two angry about? Tonight, RHONJ 2013 debuts. But Bravo, yet again, revisits the Dina Manzo and Caroline Manzo feud.
The Dina Manzo and Caroline Manzo feud has now spanned two years of programming, two reunion shows, and countless accusations against Teresa Giudice. Tonight, Caroline says to Joe Gorga that she is willing to be the peacemaker between him and his sister Teresa. And Caroline says that siblings shouldn’t fight. “I have been there, I have been arguing with a sibling and it hurts”.
Bravo revisits Dina from last season talking to Teresa. Then Bravo cues Andy Cohen’s question to Caroline from the reunion. “Caroline, since we are talking about Dina, how do things now stand with the two of you?” Caroline says “we are not talking.” Dina has consistently said that Teresa did not break up her and Caroline. But Caroline continues to blame Teresa for her own problems.
Tonight Caroline tells Gorga “I am wiling to talk to your sister for you. Sometimes you have to take a beating to do the right. You are going to be better though.”
So what are Caroline and Dina so angry about? In 2011, Caroline told Gayle King that Teresa Giudice was never her friend. “We were never really friends. She was an acquaintance.” Caroline said of Teresa “Teresa is a wolf in sheep’s clothing… [her cooking is] as Italian as the Olive Garden.. [She] is hurting people to bring herself up.”
But Teresa was and still is close to Dina. In 2011, Dina told news the she did want to talk about the feud anymore. “If I get one more tweet about this I may scream. Teresa had no impact on my relationship with anyone. Give it a rest tweeple it’s annoying.”
By the 2011 RHONJ reunion, Caroline and Dina were still not talking. “We are going to be fine one day. She has to go through it. If she has to hate me for a while, hate me, but I won’t hate her back.”
Then in 2012, Dina made a peculiar assertion to news. “I didn’t sign on for opening up every aspect of my life to the world for the rest of my life when I signed that Bravo contract.” Then, Dina claimed that she often avoided filming with Bravo over the years. “Teresa then asked me to come to the launch of a new product that’s very important to her. I said yes of course but when I heard [Bravo] cameras were going to be there I got a bit afraid.”
But thereafter, as her own show Dina’s Party was undergoing promotion, Dina ironically returned to Bravo filming and discussed the feud. By May of 2012, Caroline and Dina’s relationship was still not cured. Dina said “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… This is the last I will discuss any of this.”
But it won’t be the last time Bravo will discuss it. It will headline one of the storylines in the RHONJ debut tonight.