More reports are stating that Dina Manzo had Jacqueline Laurita fired from The Real Housewives of New Jersey before she agreed to return to season 6. This time, a source tells In Touch magazine that Dina gave the network an ultimatum. “When Bravo told Dina that Caroline got a spin-off, Dina said, ‘Jacqueline has to go, too. It’s her or me,'” the source says of Bravo offering Dina a role on RHONJ.
Jacqueline addressed the reports with In Touch, stating, “I understand why Dina wouldn’t want me on the show: She doesn’t want to address family issues on-camera!”
And the burning question, what’s behind the family feud? An insider tells the magazine, “Dina started it because she wanted Caroline and Jacqueline to quit the show when she left [in 2010]. They didn’t, so this is her way of getting back at them.”
But as we previously, EXCLUSIVELY, reported, that isn’t what caused the feud in the family. “They were never close,” our insider explains of Jacqueline and Dina’s relationship. “Dina was good friends with Chris’ ex-fiance. Chris suddenly broke off the engagement and married Jacqueline, much to Dina’s surprise. Jacqueline has been accused of breaking up Chris’ engagement to Dina’s friend.”
Our insider reveals how being on the show was the final straw that started the family feud. “Jacqueline is always throwing jabs at Dina, remember the table flip?” our source recalls. “Jacqueline threw Dina under the bus about revealing the book about Danielle Staub. Jacqueline was smirking at Dina the whole time as Caroline was telling her the fighting was ‘killing their parents.’”
Our source continues, “After throwing Dina under the bus, Caroline stayed on the show with Jacqueline, and Dina felt like Caroline took Jacqueline’s side. Caroline justifies ‘supporting’ Jacqueline because she loves her brother, Chris, when everyone knows she stays on the show to get publicity for her children’s businesses.”
Dina took to Twitter after In Touch released their report stating that their information was NOT true. “ummm In Touch once again ur sources r so wrong down to my AGE!” she tweeted. “lol I’ll never understand why people want to hurt each other #hatemakesUugly”