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'Real Housewives of New Jersey': Dina Manzo Explains Fight With Sister Caroline Manzo, Sides with Teresa Giudice

Dina Manzo, Caroline Manzo's sister, was back in front of "Bravo" camera on the Sunday, Sept. 9 "Real Housewives of New Jersey" episode. Dina is a former "Housewife," but left after two seasons. But in an Oct. 24, 2011 blog she explained "The Truth!" stating, "Teresa had nothing to do with me staying away from everyone, I even stayed away from her too."

By Alyssa Goldman, EnStars on Sep 10, 2012 11:25 AM EDT
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Looks like Teresa Giudice isn't the only one fighting with her family members! 

Dina Manzo, Caroline Manzo's sister, was back in front of "Bravo" camera on the Sunday, Sept. 9 "Real Housewives of New Jersey" episode. Dina is a former "Housewife," but left after two seasons. 

But in an Oct. 24, 2011 blog she explained "The Truth!" stating, "Teresa had nothing to do with me staying away from everyone, I even stayed away from her too."

On the most recent episode, Dina made an appearance at Giudice's Fabellini party and assured her that she hadn't really done anything to hurt Caroline. According to WetPaint Entertainment, Dina also alluded to the fact that she was fighting with her sister, but did not discuss why. 

So why did Dina go on camera to support her friend Teresa, but not the Manzos? 

In her 2011 blog post, Dina explains why she left the successful series; she created a foundation called Project Ladybug, which helps children with life-threatening illnesses. As she became involved with her organization her interest in the "Housewives" and its petty drama waned. 

When you watch mothers lose their children as I have, the bickering of who said what seems so silly. The "problems" that I once got so wrapped up in seemed so petty compared to what is really important in life.

According to her blog post, the former "Housewife," did anything she could to steer clear of the drama and avoided things that had to do with the show, which included distancing herself from cast mates including Giudice. But once she left the show, she "finally felt a sense of peace."

Dina, it seems, feels like her family has become too attached to the TV show, and she alluded, that the show is one of the reasons the family has been breaking apart. 

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 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. You are allowed to avoid the negative, do what you have to do to keep your spirits up and your soul in tact. I also will not try to talk America into taking my side as some others may feel they have to in certain situations. There is no side here, this is a private matter there are 3 sides to every story depends on who you ask. It's a shame this TV show used to be about our lives and now some lives are just about a TV show. That's not how it should be...

Real Housewives With Teresa Giudice
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Before they were feuding: Caroline Manzo (left, Jacqueline Laurita (middle), Teresa Giudice (right)

She continued to explain that although her and some of her siblings might be in angry with each other, it does not diminish her adoration for them. 

All I will say is that I LOVE all my brothers and sisters  nieces and nephews, and I want nothing but the best for them and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I do hope they feel the same about me. If any of them needed me I would be there for them in a heartbeat.  There are 11 of us, 5 are girls, there is always someone fighting with someone at some point, that's just the way it is with a big family ... we all have our ups and downs and there are some of us that just gravitate towards one another because we are more alike, that doesn't mean we hate the others or at least that's how I feel. 

Even though Dina had distanced herself from Giudice, they were still friends. Giudice showed up at her doorstep crying one day after Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline told her they believed she had written "Caroline is as Italian as the Olive Garden" as an attack and had sold false stories to the tabloids. Dina, however, disagrees with them. 

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. 

The Manzos might not be -- as Caroline has said -- "as thick as thieves" right now, Dina believes that one day soon they will be. 

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.  

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