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.Â â€œWhen Bravo told Dina that Caroline got a spin-off, Dina said, â€˜Jacqueline has to go, too. Itâ€™s her or me,'” the source says of Bravo offering Dina a role on RHONJ.
Jacqueline addressed the reports with In Touch, stating,Â â€œI understand why Dina wouldnâ€™t want me on the show: She doesnâ€™t want to address family issues on-camera!â€
And the burning question, what’s behind the family feud? An insider tells the magazine,Â â€œDina started it because she wanted Caroline and Jacqueline to quit the show when she left [in 2010]. They didnâ€™t, so this is her way of getting back at them.â€
But as we previously, EXCLUSIVELY, reported, that isn’t what caused the feud in the family.Â â€œThey were never close,â€ our insider explains of Jacqueline and Dina’s relationship. â€œDina was good friends with Chrisâ€™ ex-fiance. Chris suddenly broke off the engagement and married Jacqueline, much to Dinaâ€™s surprise. Jacqueline has been accused of breaking up Chrisâ€™ engagement to Dinaâ€™s friend.â€
Our insider reveals how being on the show was the final straw that started the family feud.Â â€œJacqueline is always throwing jabs at Dina, remember the table flip?â€ our source recalls. â€œJacqueline 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 â€˜killing their parents.â€™â€
Our source continues,Â â€œAfter throwing Dina under the bus, Caroline stayed on the show with Jacqueline, and Dina felt like Caroline took Jacquelineâ€™s side. Caroline justifies â€˜supportingâ€™ Jacqueline because she loves her brother, Chris, when everyone knows she stays on the show to get publicity for her childrenâ€™s businesses.â€
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”