Dina Manzo left “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” halfway through the second season. Conflicts with then co-star Danielle Staub seemed to be the biggest reason Manzo decided to exit, but it could also have been problems with her sister Caroline Manzo.
Dina Manzo has returned to "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" and according to an article published by The Dish yesterday, May 14, Dina still lives with and has an intimate relationship with her estranged husband Tommy Manzo. In the official trailer for the sixth season of “RHONJ” Dina is shown talking with a either a therapist or divorce attorney, as well as confiding in best friend Teresa Giudice about her life.
Manzo has kept herself busy with “Dina’s Party” on HGTV, a reality show documenting over-the-top events Dina planned via Designer Affairs, her event planning business. She was also cast in the web series “Tainted Dreams.” In addition to raising her daughter Lexi, who is ready to leave for college, Dina Manzo launched a series of party planning courses called “It’s My Party and I’ll Plan If I Want To” through colleges and universities all over the country.
Since Tommy Manzo refused to appear on-camera with his wife Dina during her time on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” it remains to be seen how their separation will play out. Fans may only get to see the drama from Dina’s perspective. In February 2013 Dina made the announcement that she and Tommy had separated in October 2012.
In the trailer for the new season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Dina smiles and says, “The b***h is back and you can kiss my a**!” The new attitude may mean that fans will get to see an entirely new Dina Manzo. But it seems that the friendship between Dina Manzo and Teresa Giuidice is stronger than ever. In the clip Dina tells Teresa how alone she feels and Teresa tells Dina that she will always be there for her.