“The Real Housewives of New Jersey”: Dina shows us how the other half lives

Just in case all of you “Real Housewives of New Jersey” fans didn’t notice, Dina Manzo is rich. And I mean R-I-C-H.

Apparently VH1 doesn’t think Bravo is making that point abundantly clear, because it dug out this gem: “My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding,” which documents all of Dina’s outlandishly expensive plans for her dream wedding (which is No. 2, I believe) to current husband, workaholic and cheater (by his own admission) Tommy Manzo. Take a look:

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After watching this, I better understand Dina (who I was starting to intensely dislike this week after seeing how mean she was to Beverly/Danielle at the Botox party). She’s sad, unhappy and probably miserable that she’s married to this man who (on the plus side) makes all this money but whom she rarely ever sees and who doesn’t seem particularly affectionate toward her. And for that, I’m truly sorry, Dina.

You can also watch Dina and Tommy’s casting tape for the show here.


  1. teresa said,

    July 20, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Who cares whether she is Catholic or not, why would you marry a man that cheats on you not once but numerous times. This marriage is not a marriage of Love, it is based soley on ego and money. How sad is she, does she honestly believe he will ever stop. Not to mention the whole thing was a tax write off for the company, and to add insult to injury how much money do you suppose they collected from the guest. This whole wedding is a sham

  2. June 24, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    […] want to be part of the show is because the last time he was featured on a reality show – VH1’s “My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding” – he didn’t come across too well (i.e. he acknowledged cheating on his future wife […]

  3. June 18, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Good heavens Tommy is a completely insufferable, smug a-hole.

    That video was horrifying.

    People like this clearly don’t marry for love or even LIKE!

  4. Angie said,

    June 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Yes, I was thinking that too. But do you think her parents and siblings would of allowed this them being sooo Catholic and Italian. I am both Greek and Italian and being me the Italian’s always wins out!! We have the biggest mouths and are the most stubborn!!! I would love to find out.

  5. avagacser said,

    June 11, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks for clarifying!

  6. June 11, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Here are the rules (I am Catholic):If her first wedding wasn’t in a Catholic church, then it wasn’t valid in the eyes of the Church. If it was in the Catholic Church, then she would have had to get an annulment in order to marry again in the Church.

    We already know her Ex is Greek so it’s entirely possible she married in the Greek Church the first time, thereby not needing an annulment to marry Tommy b/c the Catholic Church wouldn’t have viewed her first marriage as valid.

  7. avagacser said,

    June 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Good point about the daughter. I don’t know what the church’s stipulations are for annulments. I know someone who did get hers annulled after being married a few years, but she didn’t have any children. I do know it was an arduous, time-consuming process, though.

  8. Angie said,

    June 10, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    How could she get it annulled, she has a daughter??? The Catholic church does not just dole them out and I believe the Pope has to decree it. If this is what she got WOW and with a daughter that’s power or $$$$$.

  9. avagacser said,

    June 5, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    You can get married again in the church if you’re divorced, but only if you get it annulled, I believe. Maybe she went through that process.

  10. Angie said,

    June 5, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Did Dina get married in a catholic church?? How did she if she is divorced? Just curious.

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