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.
For the most part, Real Housewives of New Jersey has come through with the entertainment season after season.
However, there’s one season that really wasn’t great. At all. I’ve always felt that there was one RHONJ season that should be wiped from the history books; i.e. the DVR. And I feel validated knowing that Andy Cohen feels the same way I do.
Usually, it’s “bad” news when Joe Giudice is in the headline. Whether it’s legal issues, the possibility of deportation, or the cheating allegations in his marriage, it’s very rarely positive when his name is mentioned. Especially in recent years.
Well, there’s some good news. No, it has nothing to do with his looming deportation. Joe has finally joined social media. That’s right, he is on Instagram. Could he be selling fit tea and subscription boxes in the near future? Or is he trying to make sure he can share his side of the story when he and estranged wife Teresa Giudice eventually split. We all know it’s coming, right? Or maybe he is just ready for some human interaction after a 41-month prison stint and months locked up in an ICE detention center. Regardless, Joe’s Instagram presence is my new favorite thing.
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.
There’s nothing like some mother/child time, right? Kelly Dodd took her daughter Jolie to Phoenix via private jet. How Lala Kent of her! Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans took the low key route. She just posted a selfie with her baby girl.
Kristin Cavallari shared photos with her children taking care of a baby bird. Shamari DeVoe shared a throwback photo breastfeeding her twin boys. This is probably going to get some attention, because… well, it’s 2019. People are just looking for reasons to be offended these days.
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?
All eyes are on Lisa Vanderpump these days. If you’re searching for her, don’t look anywhere near the Beverly Hills Housewives. She’s not hanging out with any of them these days, but she does spend time with some beloved animals. Recently, she shared a photo of herself holding a giant bunny.
Flipping Out cast member Jenni Pulos posted a photo of herself and her new puppy named Jax. She did not specify if she named him after Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor, but that’s the first “Jax” that popped up in my mind.