We’ve heard many rumors explaining why Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Caroline Manzo has been on the outs with her estranged sister, Dina Manzo. Now, an insider tells us EXCLUSIVELY what actually caused the famous feud between the sisters. Our insider reveals that the feud has a lot to do with Chris Laurita and his wife Jacqueline!
If you watched Season 1 of RHONJ, you might remember that Jacqueline and Dina got along and talked about how close they had been at one point.
“When Jacqueline first moved to New Jersey, Dina and her did everything together,” our source EXCLUSIVELY tells us, but adds how being on the show was the final straw that started the family feud.
“Remember the table flip?” our source recalls. “Dina believes Jacqueline threw her under the bus for calling her out for lying about the book written about Danielle Staub. Dina was also very angry that her brother Chris told Danielle she was welcome in his home anytime. This is what ignited the feud and led to family members who do not speak.”
Our insider adds, “Dina made a big deal out of the situation and made members of the Laurita family feel like they had to choose sides. It put stress on the entire family.”
“After the fight Caroline stayed on the show with Jacqueline, and Dina feels like Caroline took Jacqueline’s side. Caroline justifies supporting Jacqueline because she loves her brother, Chris,” another source tells us.
“But Caroline and Chris aren’t the only siblings Dina isn’t speaking to,” our first source reveals. “There are many siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews that Dina is estranged from. However, her daughter Lexi still communicates with the family.”
Many viewers have wondered why Teresa Giudice has been blamed for the feud between the sisters. Our source sheds some light on the topic.
“After the fight happened, Teresa Giudice would tell Caroline and Jacqueline everything Dina would say about them,” our insider shares. “This just made the situation even more complicated, and as things continue to happen tempers will flare.”
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