For years, loyal viewers of RHONJ wondered about the Manzo/Laurita mystery: What happened to cause the rift between Caroline and her young sister, Dina? Why would two sisters suddenly stop speaking to each other?
In essence, Dina left the RHONJ franchise after Season One. At the time, Dina stated that she “wouldn’t recommend that other families get involved in reality shows.” New York Post, June 11, 2010.
At the Season One Reunion, Caroline ranted that Danielle Staub “did something to Dina that was unforgivable” but refused to identify what Danielle had done. Viewers assumed that “the unforgivable act by Danielle” was the reason Dina left. Shortly thereafter, Caroline suddenly declared that Teresa Giudice was “the cause” of the rift between her and Dina. Chris Laurita also implied that Teresa was involved in Dina distancing herself from their family. But the facts didn’t support the statement or the implications.
The true cause of the rift between Caroline and Dina was the unfettered support that Caroline showed Jacqueline. Jacqueline repeatedly attacked and undermined Dina. But Caroline has not and will not turn her back on Jacqueline.
Why you ask? Caroline views her support of Jacqueline as her attempt to protect her brother Chris from an unstable wife. Caroline will not leave Chris to deal with Jacqueline on his own and if Caroline turns her back on Jacqueline, she will be doing just that!
Follow the bouncing ball:
Season One Finale, Jacqueline exploded on Dina calling her a liar and stating that she would no longer be silenced regarding Dina’s deceptions towards Danielle. The following photo clearly shows Jacqueline ranting (and swearing) at Dina:
Dina was visibly mortified and shaken by Jacqueline’s accusations. Caroline attempted to stop Jacqueline by reminding Jacqueline that she was breaking their parents’ hearts. Jacqueline climbed into Chris’ lap who then stepped up to defend Jacqueline.
So Dina left RHONJ but Caroline and Jacqueline remained. The family refused to discuss the reason that Dina won’t speak to Caroline or Chris and Jacqueline. True to form, Caroline blamed Teresa in order to deflect blame from the true problem: Jacqueline.
But Jacqueline couldn’t keep quiet due to her twitter tourettes. One evening, Jacqueline went too far with Dina as her target and tweeted that Dina would be “taken down.” On October 21, 2012 at midnight, Dina finally responded (but never mentioned Jacqueline). As soon as Dina responded, Ashlee (Jacqueline’s daughter) immediately asked that Dina delete her tweet. The following is the exchange:
Dina Manzo stated that Jacqueline should keep as quiet as Dina does because things will never work themselves out “if the behind the scenes stuff doesn’t stop.”
Interesting to note that during Season One, Dina and Caroline incorrectly suspected that Danielle Staub was releasing negative stories about Dina’s personal life and charity. But it wasn’t Danielle, it was Jacqueline; Jacqueline who released negative stories about Teresa; Jacqueline who has lied about autism advocates and other twitter users to satisfy her self serving ego.
After witnessing the Season One Finale meltdown, Caroline stayed glued to Jacqueline, not because she loves her more than Dina, but in order to keep Jacqueline contained for the benefit of Chris and their children.
So the reason that Caroline, Chris and Dina don’t talk is Jacqueline Laurita who hides behind the love Caroline and Dina have for their brother.
Does Jacqueline sound like another RHONJ cast mate?