Dina Manzo is done with The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Citing on-going drama with her controversial costar Danielle Staub, Dina is the Housewife who said goodbye on Monday’s episode of Bravo’s hit show. “The most important thing in my life is to live peacefully and be happy and right now everything in my life, except for this Danielle situation, is happy,” Dina said on the show, which opened with a confrontation between the costars, who famously clashed last season.
“Danielle is a very troubled lady. She still has anger built up inside her. There’s no dealing with her in a rational way. Maybe she’s got multiple personalities,” Dina said. “She hasn’t changed and she’ll never change. I tried. I’m done, I’m out.”
Dina’s sister Caroline Manzo, her sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita, her friend Teresa Giudice and Danielle will remain on the show.
“The only advice that I can give the other girls is to stay as far away from her as you possibly can, because Danielle is dangerous, especially to those she has believing she’s a changed person,” Dina said. “I’m not really sure what she’s capable of doing but I’m not going to be here to find out.”
With or without Dina, Danielle’s drama continued on the episode. In between their fight, trying on lingerie for her friends and attending pole-dancing practice, Danielle told her friends about a sex-tape scandal with her ex, Steve.
“He had taped our moments of intimacy,” she told pals over cocktails. “There were hidden cameras planted and I’m not calm in the boudoir.”
Later in the show, Steve showed up for poker night at Jacqueline’s house and told a different version of the story. “I never released anything,” he said to his hostess after she confronted him about the sex tape. “She was sending me video tapes that she videotaped of herself without me even being there. She made it sound like I set up cameras inside her house without her knowing or something. All I did was get a text message or a video message on my phone of her doing these crazy things to herself.”
Tell us: Will you miss Dina on the show? Who do you believe in the sex-tape drama?