Dina Manzo is clearing up the rumor that she didn't invite sister Caroline Manzo and sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita and their families to her daughter Lexi's high school graduation party. In comments to photos that she posted on Tuesday, June 17, showing the party's decorations, the returning "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star made it clear that she invited all of her family, including the Manzos and Lauritas.
After Dina posted a photo collage showing some of the decorations and set up, some speculated that the venue was The Brownstone. Dina later confirmed that the party was indeed held at The Brownstone.
The venue choice caused some confusion amongst fans of the show. It is widely known that Dina is estranged from Caroline. While they starred on the show together for the first two seasons, Dina now doesn't talk to Caroline, for reasons that still not clear. The Brownstone is owned and run by Albert and Tommy Manzo, who are, respectively, Caroline's husband and Dina's estranged husband. One fan replied to the photo to ask why Dina would have Lexi's graduation party at The Brownstone considering the fractured family relationships.
Dina replied that she and Tommy, while separated, are still "happily living together for now." She explained that since she and Tommy are still best friends, he adores Lexi, and co-owns The Brownstone, there was no reason to not have the party there. She also revealed that she's not so spiteful that she would've not invited certain members of her family to her daughter's happy occasion. She said that the "entire Family was invited of course!"
Despite getting an invite from Dina Manzo and cameras for "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" not being there to film, Radar Online reported that neither Caroline Manzo nor Jacqueline Laurita were there. One person who did make it was Teresa Giudice, who a witness said had a great time.