Dina Manzo might return to the Real Housewives of New Jersey this season.
Season 7 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey just kicked off, and fans are already missing Manzo’s presence. Will she make a cameo at some point this season?
According to Romper, the chances of Manzo returning to the show are slim. Drama with the other ladies isn’t preventing Manzo from the show, but new life circumstances make a return impractical.
Manzo just finished divorcing Tommy Manzo and no longer lives in New Jersey. Manzo keeps an apartment in Manhattan, but moved to Los Angeles.
The long distance between Los Angeles and New Jersey means that Manzo will probably not make a cameo anytime soon.
“Of course, they asked me back,” Manzo shared in a recent interview. “I thought about it for a minute, and I thought ‘How am I supposed to do this? I don’t live there.’ I have an apartment here in Manhattan but I don’t live in New Jersey, so I don’t see how that could work.”
Manzo’s exit from the Real Housewives of New Jersey isn’t that surprising, especially considering how she never really fit in with the other women on the show. This is part of the reason why her departure was an easy decision to make.
“It wasn’t what I thought I was getting myself into, and I realized that. I’m kind of the person that if it’s not comfortable and it doesn’t fit who I am, I walk,” she explained. “You have to be happy and if it doesn’t sit well with your soul, you have to listen to that.”
Now that Manzo is no longer part of reality TV, Bustle reports that she’s been keeping plenty busy in her off time.
For starters, Manzo now has an official Snapchat account.
“I’m finally using my Snapchat and obviously don’t know what I’m doing. Follow me! Sunsettia is my name because someone stole Dina Manzo,” she posted on Instagram.
Manzo has also been spending a lot of time with her pets, including her dogs and hairless cats.
Living on the west coast has been an adjustment for Manzo, especially when it comes to the summer heat.
“I promised I’d never complain about heat after all those crazy east coast winters. This is Cali at 5 pm,” she wrote on Instagram with a photo that read 116 degrees. “Did I mention most Malibu homes don’t have air conditioning? Yes mine is one of them.”
With the reality series behind her, Manzo is focusing on her line of skincare, Glow by Dina.
“My first job was working at a beauty supply store,” Manzo said. “And then I went on to own a salon, so I’ve been paying attention to skincare all of these years. I never made a lot of noise doubt it but it’s always been on the forefront of my interest.”
According to Reality Tea, Manzo has a new romantic interest in her life, Dave Cantin.
The pair met through charity work and have a shared passion for people. In fact, the reality star believes their desire to help children fight cancer is one thing that drew them together.
Although her divorce is final, Manzo never thought she would get back in the dating game.
“I was fine just never falling in love again,” she stated. “You know, I guess some things happen when you’re not really looking for it.”
Apart from her new romance, Page Six is reporting that Manzo is still great friends with Teresa Giudice, who just returned home from prison.
Fans can watch new episodes of the Real Housewives of New Jersey on Sunday nights on Bravo.
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