Dina Manzo Confirms Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Return: "It Felt 'Right'"

Entertainment Oct. 29, 2013 AT 1:10PM
Dina Manzo visits 'Watch What Happens Live' Dina Manzo confirmed on Twitter that she's returning to the Real Housewives of New Jersey for season six Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

It's official! As Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita hinted to Us Weekly on Sunday, Oct. 27, former star Dina Manzo will be returning to the Bravo reality series for the show's upcoming sixth season.

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"Well, I guess the (hairless) cat's out of the bag," Manzo, who appeared in seasons one and two, tweeted on Tuesday, Oct. 29. (She has a hairless cat named Grandma Wrinkles.) "Yes, I'm back. Unlike the past, this time it felt 'right.' See you on Bravo, my friends. xo."

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Rumors about the 41-year-old interior decorator's return have been circulating for several weeks, ever since her estranged sister, Caroline Manzo, announced she was leaving RHONJ after five seasons. And on Sunday, Laurita told Us she thought the rumors were true.

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"I think that my sister-in-law Dina is coming back!" she said. Then, asked whether Manzo is returning because Caroline is leaving, she replied: "Well, she doesn't really want to do the show with family because it brings unnecessary drama and causes problems. I understand why she doesn't want to do a show with family. I totally get it."

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Of course, Manzo's return isn't the only casting shakeup making headlines these days. As a source confirmed to Us earlier this month, twin sisters Nicole and Teresa Napolitano and their friend Amber Marchese will also be joining the show for the upcoming sixth season.

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