Dina Manzo: From Million Dollar Wedding to Housewives and Now DIVORCE

In true “Housewives” fashion, Dina Manzo, formerly of the Housewives of New Jersey, announced her separation from her husband via Twitter. In a simple tweet that was sent out after midnight on February 1st, the blonde mother of one let out the secret she evidently has been harboring for some time cheered on by Lisa Gastineau, a former reality TV “star” as well. The truth that she’d been separated from her husband Tommy Manzo since October.

Dina Manso Tweets Breakup

First, according to my count, Dina is the 18th Housewife to divorce. But more interestingly, she married Manzo in a supposed million dollar wedding that was televised on VH1. The show, called “Ep. 108, My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding: Dina and Tommy” was an over-the-top 600 guest event that was extravagant by any standards.

Watch Ep. 108, My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding: Dina and Tommy – Full Episode

Caroline Manzo, her husband’s brother’s wife and her sister (yes, they married brothers) was featured in the wedding and went on to star with Dina in the Housewives of New Jersey. The sisters have been estranged for a few years following a feud that was likely fueled by another of the housewives.

Dina has since left the franchise but has struck out on her own with a move to HGTV where she hosted “Dina’s Party” which has aired for two seasons.

Who Didn’t See It Coming?

I could have predicted this split up. You see the groom revealed during the wedding confession that he had cheated on his future wife for a few months prior to their nuptials. Call me crazy, but it seems spending a million dollars, which included live butterflies, isn’t enough to keep a couple together.

Sadly, Dina does have a child from her former marriage and now she’s going through her mother’s second divorce.

I’m not sure why people think sharing their lives on TV is a good thing. The number of marriages torn apart far, outweigh the few that have stayed together; marriage is hard enough, that’s pressure no one needs. But then someone who feels the need to be the center of attention and a wedding whose cost could feed a starving nation isn’t exactly one that understands these subtleties of life.

Author: Connie Ott

A mom and wife, Connie blogs about entertainment, travel, living green, products, technology, DIY home remodeling and decor, and more. She's a vegetarian and animal lover and lives in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, WA. Find out more about Connie and all the bloggers here at Baby to Boomer Lifestyle on our About Us page.

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  1. Definitely worthy of an eye roll….

    But I wonder if anyone is surprised.

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  2. Real Housewives (of any location) is my serious guilty pleasure. I also love wedding shows and watched this whole series on VH1 well before RHONJ. I was never able to get it out of my head that Tommy had joked about the whole cheating thing. So odd.

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    • Very odd. I remember thinking what spoiled people they both were. What a waste of money.

  3. An all too common story.

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  4. I guess having access to excess had been more for a show than the real nuptial itself.

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    • Sadly so. Marriage #2 down.

  5. I always wonder about the people who have elaborate weddings, whose weddings are supposed to be “the happiest day of their lives.” If your wedding is the happiest and most beautiful day of your life, what does that say about the marriage? And if that guy can’t even be faithful during the engagement that leads to the wedding…well that just says a lot about him.

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  6. i just love wedding shows

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