The new cast of the sixth season of Real Housewives of New Jersey has caused quite the shake-up. And now an insider reveals exclusively to In Touch that Dina Manzo was behind Jacqueline Laurita’s exit from the series.
The source tells the new In Touch, on stands now, that Dina made sure her sister-in-law Jacqueline wouldn’t be back for the series when Caroline left for her Bravo spin-off, Manzo’d With Children. The insider dishes, “When Bravo told Dina that Caroline got a spin-off, Dina said, ‘Jacqueline has to go, too. It’s her or me.’”
Jacqueline even addressed the issue exclusively, telling In Touch, “I understand why Dina wouldn’t want me on the show: She doesn’t want to address family issues on-camera!”
What’s behind Dina’s outrageous demand and the bitter family feud? An insider close to the cast tells the mag, “Dina started it because she wanted Caroline and Jacqueline to quit the show when she left [in 2010],” reveals the source, who says the three women are not speaking. “They didn’t, so this is her way of getting back at them.”
For more on RHONJ, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.