Entertainment TV 'RHONJ' 's Dina Manzo Says She Hasn't Spoken to Sister Caroline in 2 Years: 'We All Changed' Dina, 46, and Caroline, 56, appeared on season 1 of Real Housewives of New Jersey together, where they famously proclaimed they were "thick as thieves" By Jodi Guglielmi Jodi Guglielmi Instagram Twitter Writer-Reporter, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines and Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 22, 2018 02:50 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Mike Coppola/FilmMagic Dina Manzo may be newly engaged, but there’s one member of her family who probably won’t be at her wedding. The former Real Housewives of New Jersey star opened up about her complicated relationship with sister Caroline Manzo during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live on Wednesday. “Caroline does not speak to me at all … we haven’t spoken in two years,” Dina said, explaining that reality TV — and the way it changes people — was a contributing factor to their fallout. “People become [caricatures] of themselves. A little part of what people say that they liked, they tend to put it on.” Dina, 46, and Caroline, 56, appeared on season 1 of Real Housewives of New Jersey together, where they famously proclaimed they were “thick as thieves.” However, Dina eventually left the show halfway through season 2 while Caroline stayed on until the end of season 5. By the time Dina returned for season 6, her relationship with Caroline was nearly non-existent. “I think we all changed but there was a point when I left — because I really quit after season 1, but part of my deal was I had to film some of season 2,” she said. “It was when I didn’t recognize who she was any more that I said, ‘I’m out.’ ” Dina said she was shocked when she watched the show back and saw some of the hurtful things her sister said about her. RHONJ Alum Dina Manzo and David Canin Are Engaged — and Might Already Be Married! “And then the television thing [factored in] after I watched season 1. I was saying very nice things about them and watching back, they weren’t doing the same for me. So I was like, ‘What the f—?’ Is there envy going on here. They don’t want me to look good?’ I don’t know, but it freaked me out.” But Dina, who is one of 11 siblings, says she is still close with her brother Chris (who is married to RHONJ alumJacqueline Laurita). “Chris, I saw him not too long ago, when we lived in Malibu and he came out and we had a nice dinner,” she said. “We don’t see each other often because we’re on different coasts. But we’re definitely fine. And Jacqueline as well. If they called me tomorrow and they needed me, I’ll be there. They’re great.” RELATED VIDEO: The Real Housewives of New Jersey Go Makeup-Free for PEOPLE “That’s what people don’t realize. I get infuriated when people say, ‘You don’t speak to your family.’ I have 10 siblings,” she said. And while Carolina and Dina may not be spending Christmas together anytime soon, she doesn’t have any ill wishes for her sister. “Maybe becoming a grandmother has brought her back down to earth,” she said. Jeff Lewis Live airs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (at 11 a.m. ET) on SiriusXM Radio Andy (Ch. 102).