Even though we are losing one member of the Manzo family from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” another may be coming on to take her place. If you told us a few years ago that Dina Manzo, who famously quit during season 2 after understandably deciding that she did not want to deal with Danielle Staub anymore, could be coming back, we would have laughed until we passed out on the floor.
But now? Times have changed. With Caroline leaving the show and her friend Teresa Giudice still around, a possible return for Dina could be in the cards, especially as she potentially would give the embattled star an ally for the first time in a while. Most of the evidence about this possibility seems to be coming from her daughter Lexi signing a contract on Instagram, which many believe is for the show.
Would we be happy to see Dina coming back? Without a doubt; it’s the sort of reality casting news that this show really needs, as she already has a following, knows now what life is like away from the franchise, and makes the dynamic such that it is not Teresa against everyone else. Since Melissa Gorga is confirmed to be coming back, you don’t have to worry so much about there being a situation where the ladies are going to be at war with each other from start to finish. There are now some other people involved to calm everyone down.
The rumor mill has been hard at work lately claiming that Jacqueline Laurita will be joining Caroline out the door, but she has yet to comment on it herself. Meanwhile, a set of twins and one of their close friends are suspected to also be joining the show, which would make this the biggest overhaul of the series since it first came on the air. Given that this past season was not only boring, but it dealt with the same old useless drama time and time again, this news has us more than a little bit stoked.
Let’s throw the question to you: Do you want to see some more of Dina back on the series? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below! Meanwhile, stay tuned; we’ll have some more of the latest headlines as they break.