Dina Manzo and her boyfriend, Dave Cantin, were victims of a brutal home invasion on Saturday, May 13. Find out more in the video above, and detailed below.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum, 46, and the entrepreneur, 37, entered their home in Holmdel, New Jersey, shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday to discover two masked robbers inside. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office tells Us Weekly the attackers rushed the couple, striking Cantin with a baseball bat and punching Manzo “multiple times” before tying them up. (Officials did not confirm the identities of the victims.)
According to prosecutors, the robbers stole cash and jewelry from the home before fleeing. Both victims were treated for facial injuries at a local hospital, with Cantin suffering a broken nose.
The couple’s attorney Andrew B. Brettler tells Us, “Dina and David are obviously shaken up from the traumatic and violent home invasion and robbery. No one should ever have to go through what they did. They are grateful to law enforcement and the other emergency responders and appreciate everyone’s concern and well wishes.”
Manzo appeared on the first two seasons of RHONJ in 2009 and 2010. She returned for season 6 in 2014 before departing again. Manzo, who remains close friends with costar Teresa Giudice, also hosted the short-lived HGTV party-planning series Dina’s Party.
Cantin, meanwhile, is a successful businessman and co-owner of one of the largest car dealerships in the world.