Dina Manzo is giving Bravo fans a major update on her friendship with Teresa Giudice.
The former Real Housewives of New Jersey alum did a Q & A on Instagram, where she gave answered a question about her rumored friendship woes with Teresa.
During the Instagram Q & A, a fan asked if she and Teresa were “friends again.”
“We were never not friends,” Dina clarified.
She added, “Sometimes friendships go [through phases], but in the end, true friendships will always find their way back when the time is right.”
Rumblings of issues between Teresa and Dina first emerged when Dina did not attend Teresa’s wedding to Louie Ruelas in August 2022. Rumors emerged claiming that Dina and Teresa had a falling out over drama between their men – Louie Ruelas and Dave Cantin.
At the time, a source close to RHONJ told AllAboutTRH: “They were recently on vacation and did not have a fallout. They are and will always be the best of friends. Teresa’s wedding is next month, and she is in the works of signing off on getting it filmed. Dina is uncomfortable with the cameras and told Teresa to begin with that if the wedding is taped – Dina will not attend the wedding. Teresa understands and knew that from the beginning. They are both very supportive of each other, and Teresa respects Dina’s wishes of not being around while the cameras are on. Dina is in a different place in her life and wants nothing to do with the cameras. Teresa is not upset, and they remain close friends and supportive of one another.”
In October 2022, Teresa appeared on Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge’s Two T’s in a Pod podcast, where she insisted she was fine with Dina’s decision to skip her wedding.
“We’re good; we’re all good, yeah,” Teresa said, “Once you are on TV and then you aren’t on TV anymore, you don’t want to be in front of the camera. I totally get it. It’s like you’re working, and you don’t want to work. Unless you are getting paid. And the thing is not that she wanted to even get paid, but I get it. And her husband doesn’t want to be on camera. I respect that.”
Now, months after rumors first emerged of Dina and Teresa’s fallout, the rumor mill claims that the issues between Teresa and Dina came about due to a beef between Dina and Louie’s sister. That’s total unconfirmed social media gossip, but it is quite interesting.
Only time will tell what is really going on between Teresa and Dina but let’s hope they can work out whatever it is because they are a fabulous duo that we love seeing together!
RHONJ will return for season 13 in early 2023.