A cameo appearance?
Dina Manzo has been a staple on the Real Housewives of New Jersey since it’s inception and even though she’s no longer an official Housewife she’s been known to pop in here and there.
Our RHONJ insiders tell us that fans shouldn’t be surprised if they see Dina “make an appearance or two” during season 8.
Sources added that they could confirm Dina “filmed at least one scene for season 8.”
Dina who currently lives in Malibu, California recently came back to Jersey to support her BFF Teresa Giudice as she buried her mom, Antonia Gorga.
During her time in Jersey over the last few weeks, we are told by our production insiders that Dina hung out with Teresa while the RHONJ cameras were filming.
Sources reveal that Dina was more open to filming scenes for RHONJ now that all her family members are officially no longer a part of the show.
It’s a well-known fact that Dina initially walked away from RHONJ during season 2 due issues she was having with her sister Caroline Manzo, and sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita and only returned to the show during season 6 when both Caroline and Jac had exited the show.
While in Jersey, Dina celebrated her birthday and was seen out and about with her friends.
However, it’s obvious that Dina did not spend her birthday with any of her extended family and instead chose to celebrate with her daughter Lexi, boyfriend, and some close friends in New York City.
It’s clear that for Dina, Caroline, and Jacqueline time doesn’t heal all wounds and that the bad blood between them continues to flow.
I am so excited that we will get to see Dina on season 8 of RHONJ. I love Dina, and her friendship with Teresa is so authentic and beautiful. It’s amazing that Dina was able to there for Teresa as she mourned her mother’s death. While I know Dina is a California girl now, I secretly wish she’d move back to Jersey and join RHONJ again. But in the meantime hopefully, Dina will make more visits to Jersey over the next few months and film a little more for RHONJ.