Real Housewives of New Jersey: Dina Manzo Returns, Takes Sides in Caroline, Teresa Giudice War
Who's next, Danielle Staub?
Over two seasons after leaving Real Housewives of New Jersey to remove herself from all of the drama, Dina Manzo made a much-anticipated cameo return to the Bravo smash on Sunday night's episode -- briefly re-inserting herself into the fray, weighing in on estranged sister Caroline's all-out war with Teresa Giudice.
After Giudice and Caroline's vicious spat during a group getaway to California's Napa Valley, Dina (who wasn't speaking to Caroline at the time) was among the guests at Giudice's Fabellini sparkling wine launch bash.
Dina's take on Giudice's feud with her sister, which all began with a comment in her Fabulicious book about Caroline's Italian heritage? "You didn't do anything to my sister to really hurt her, so, to me it's kind of silly," Dina told her.
"Blood's thicker than water," Teresa said during their chat, paraphrasing sentiments often uttered by Caroline.
"Unfortunately not always," Dina replied. "I used to think that, but it's not always the case."
Added Dina: "You have your kids, you have your health. Everything else is BS."
Seemingly siding with Teresa, she opined: "Holding on to anger makes you ugly. Let it go and stay pretty."
In August, long after that exchange was filmed, Dina opened up about the rift with her sister to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live.
"We're all on a life journey and sometimes people's energy doesn't vibe," Dina admitted. "We're just letting it sit . . . It doesn't mean you hate the person or you wish bad for them."
She denied that Giudice had anything to do with the feud. "I know this pisses people off, but Teresa had absolutely nothing to do with it," she said. "I kind of distanced myself from everybody. So I don't know what they're talking about. Maybe something went on that I don't know about."