Star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice, has been besties with former housewife Dina Manzo for years, and fans are reacting to rumors of their recent falling out. Dina was an OG of RHONJ and starred alongside Teresa for season 1, part of season 2, and her short return in season 6. Following her first two seasons, Dina decided to step away from being a housewife but came back as a guest in RHONJ season 4. She returned as a full housewife in season 6, after her estranged sister Caroline Manzo left the show. Dina left RHONJ for good after season 6 and moved to California with her husband Dave Cantin following an attack in their home allegedly planned by her ex-husband Thomas Manzo.
Over the years, Teresa and Dina remained good friends, even though Teresa’s good friend and fellow RHONJ star Dolores Catania had a rift with Dina. Dolores, who was once Dina’s best friend, wrote a letter advocating for Thomas to be released from jail. Since then, Dina has refused to mend fences with Dolores. It appeared as if Teresa chose her friendship with Dina over Dolores when she excluded her RHONJ castmate from her engagement party. Teresa also asked Dina to be one of her bridesmaids at her wedding with Louie Ruelas, while Dolores would just be attending as a guest.
Reddit user himalayanrose posted a screenshot of the Instagram account Best of Bravo confirming a rumor that Teresa and Dina have had a falling out over Louie and Dave. According to the post, Dina has backed out of being Teresa’s bridesmaid and may not even attend the wedding. Many RHONJ fans weren’t surprised and believed that Louie caused Teresa and Dina’s rift. GlumFaithlessness192 responded, “Louie seriously giving dirty john vibes before you know it, he’ll isolate her from everyone.” MerCat1325 agreed, “He’s a walking red flag.” Saltybeach0 also wrote, “Yep, the only people that can drag her out of this are her daughters. I hope to God he doesn’t push them away too.”
Many RHONJ fans were alarmed when multiple accounts of Louie being abusive surfaced online after he and Teresa became public. Louie also currently has multiple lawsuits against him and his company. Turtleduck speculated, “I wonder if Dina recognized a whole bunch of red flags and tried to warn Teresa from her own experience.” FundamentalBasic replied, “I think this is highly likely. Dina isn’t always the nicest person. But she seems like a good friend who would try to help and warn a naive, inexperienced woman.” RHONJ star Margaret Josephs tried to address the rumors on the show, but Teresa shut down any conversation having to do with her fiancé.
Although it’s unclear how Teresa and Dina’s friendship took a hit, many RHONJ fans agree that Louie most likely caused their rift. Viewers have noticed a lot of warning signs from him and feel that he’s taking advantage of Teresa’s vulnerability. However, the RHONJ star is known for her stubborn streak and refused to entertain any thought of Louie being less than perfect. There have also been rumors that Louie and Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga recently got into an argument. Viewers are concerned that Louie may be alienating Teresa from her close friends and family and wonder if The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is making the right decision.