Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been into these newer seasons of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Margaret Josephs and Jackie Goldschneider have been great additions to the Teresa Guidice show. But there is still nothing like the first few seasons of RHONJ. The drama was unparalleled. That’s because it was centered on family drama (say it in your Caroline Manzo reunion voice).
Dina Manzo was a fan favorite. She was also the first Manzo to leave the show. Unfortunately, a whole lot of bad luck followed her and her husband, David Cantin. In 2015, David was assaulted in a parking lot by a hit man hired by Dina’s ex-husband, Tommy Manzo. Two years later, Dina and David were the victims of a violent robbery. The robbery was so scary they relocated to the West Coast. To say Dina needs some relief from this Sopranos-episode-come-to-life would be an understatement. Finally, there’s some good news for her and David.
Let me tell you something about my family – they loved The Sopranos. I never watched it because it scared me. Reading these stories about former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo and her first husband Tommy Manzo, brings up the same bad feelings. In case you missed it, Dina’s ex-husband Tommy (the brother of Albert Manzo – who is also the husband of Dina’s sister, Caroline Manzo) hired a hitman to attack her current husband, David Cantin. I guess the Manzo family is not as “thick as thieves” as stated years ago at the Season One reunion of RHONJ. Caroline has even spoken out about this matter, supporting no one in her family, by saying, “I want to know the truth and my allegiance will lie with the truth.”
Back in May 2017, Dina and David were the victims of a violent robbery that left them so shaken they moved across the country to the West Coast. A man named James Mainello was arrested in connection to this attack. Before this terrifying attack, in 2015, Tommy apparently hired a hitman to commit a violent assault against David in exchange for a reduced price on a wedding reception. I know the economy has been bad, but desperate times do not call for abusing people. Finally, some justice is being served, and it looks like Caroline will have to show some allegiance to Dina.
Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Dina Manzo has been through some serious sh**. Just to catch you up, back in 2017, Dina and then-boyfriend, David Cantin, were victims of a home invasion. Not just home invasion but they were also beaten during the traumatic event. While the couple ended up being ok, it was reported that masked thieves made off with jewelry and cash. Dina went on to have a happy ever after by marrying David. But that wasn’t the end of the story.
A little over a week ago, we reported that Dina’s ex-husband, Tommy Manzo, was the man behind the 2017 attack. He has been charged with hiring a hitman to attack David, to which he has pleaded not guilty. The indictment on Tommy alleges that he recruited a member of a well-known crime family to carry out the attack. In exchange, the hitman would receive a big discount at the catering hall co-owned by Tommy. The catering hall? The Brownstone, which was regularly featured on RHONJ. And guess who else owns it? Tommy’s brother, Albert Manzo. Also known as Mr. Caroline Manzo.
It’s like a story straight out of The Sopranos. On Tuesday (June 30), Tommy Manzo — ex-husband of former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo — had been arrested for allegedly masterminding a hit job on her new husband David Cantin back in 2015.
One day after the federal indictment against Tommy became public, Caroline Manzo is breaking her silence on the sordid drama surrounding her sister and brother-in-law.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey are known for their colorful drama. Teresa Giudice’s arrest, prison sentence and marital problems have fueled juicy storylines for years. Danielle Staub creates mayhem wherever she goes. Some RHONJ ladies, like Melissa Gorga, add to the mix by stirring the pot to make their more mundane lives seem exciting and relevant.
Housewife lives can be even more dramatic off camera. In May of 2017, former RHONJ Housewife Dina Manzo and her then-boyfriend David Cantin were the victims of a brutal home invasion reportedly perpetrated by two men. Besides having cash and jewelry stolen, David was allegedly hit with a baseball bat and Dina was punched in the attack. A man named James Mainello was eventually arrested for the purported crime in May of 2019 and was indicted a few months later. Now, surprising new information has come out about the upcoming trial.
Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Dina Manzo and her then-fiancé David Cantin were the victims of a traumatic home invasion in 2017. The couple had just returned from Audriana Giudice’s first communion.
Audriana is the daughter of RHONJ stars Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe Giudice. Dina is Audriana’s godmother, and Audriana’s christening was documented on the show. It was nice to see a sweet and happy occasion with no flipping tables or screaming matches. And without anyone being tossed in a pool.
Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo and husband David Cantin (Yes- I said husband) have received some welcome news—the arrest of a suspect in their horrific home invasion. Dina and David had just returned home from Audriana Giudice’s first communion in May 2017. Audriana is Teresa Giudice’s daughter and Dina is Audriana’s godmother.
The thieves wore masks during the attack and stole jewelry and cash from their victims. But the couple was also physically assaulted during the incident.
Did she, or didn’t she? Real Housewives of New Jersey fans are wondering if the extremely private (and always zen) Dina Manzo has already tied the knot. Did she have a secret ceremony with her fiancé, David Cantin? Dina, who left the show (for the second time) after Season 6, revealed the couple’s engagement in August 2018 to Jeff Lewis on Sirius XM’s Jeff Lewis Live.
During that same interview, the Real Housewives alum also revealed that she plans on keeping her wedding small. She even said that people would only learn about the nuptials after they had taken place. Dina also didn’t deny that the couple had already tied the knot. Not only that, but Jeff pointed out that the couple was sporting “really nice rings” during the interview. That sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?