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After multiple sources confirmed to In Touch that former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo is “in serious talks” to return to the show that made her famous – and ruined her relationship with sister, Caroline Manzo - the blonde beauty confirmed to the mag she is in fact considering Bravo’s offer.
We spoke to Dina, who opened up about her apprehensions to rejoining the cast at the New York Celebrity Pet Lounge at The Roger Smith Hotel in NYC on Oct. 9.
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“I have been offered, I can say that. I'm considering it,” Dina tells In Touch exclusively. “And they let me know who's coming back and who's not coming back this season, and asked me if I would join, and I am considering it, I will say.”
Dina admits that her decision to come back is made easier by the fact that her estranged sister, Caroline Manzo has left the show to pursue her own spin-off.
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“I never wanted to go back and fight with my family. They'd probably always love to have me back, and you know, I never wanted to do that,” Dina explains. “Now that Caroline is leaving for her own pilot, and I'm assuming Jacqueline's going with her too, you know, I would never want to be public with issues with my family.”
Dina’s return would be sure to make for an interesting dynamic on the show. Although she insists she hasn’t made an official decision yet, she says that right now the chances of her taking up Bravo’s offer are “fifty-fifty.”
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So does Dina ever regret leaving the show?
“At the time I didn't, no, not at all,” the reality star shares. “It involved really personal things at that point. And I could never fight with my family in public. So we'll work out our issues in private.”
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We hope Dina decides to come back! And we’re also keeping our fingers crossed that she and Caroline will soon become friends once again.
Dina offered hope, saying, “We had a lot of fun seasons. I don't blame anything or anyone, and I'm positive my family's going to come out of it.”