The Real Housewives of New Jersey sisters Caroline and Dina Manzo’s feud has turned worse after Caroline’s recent support of Thomas ‘Tommy’ Manzo.
Caroline and Dina have not seen eye-to-eye in years.
Fans of the show are well aware of the bad blood between the Manzo sisters. However, their feud reached a whole new level lately as the duo locked horns on Instagram.
Over the years Dina (49) has remained tight-lipped about her and Caroline’s issues. But recently the RHONJ star finally spoke up in her defence after her sister Caroline (59) supported Dina’s ex-husband in an Instagram post.
Dina took to Instagram on Tuesday, May 25 to finally break her silence.
The reality star, commented under a friend’s post expressing her thoughts. Here’s where it all started!
Caroline and Dina Manzo’s feud explored
It all started when older sister Caroline publically supported Dina’s ex-husband Thomas “Tommy” Manzo in a letter.
Thomas 56, is charged for being an alleged co-conspirator of James Mainello, 53 in attacking Dina’s and her current husband Dave Cantin.
Caroline’s letter supporting Thomas was read during his pre-trial hearing on May 21. He was released from jail after the hearing but his trial is still pending.
The hearing took place a year after Thomas was indicted in the baseball attack case.
Responding to Caroline’s letter Dina’s friend Luke McKibben posted a collage of Caroline and Dina’s ex Thomas on his Instagram yesterday, and the text on it read, “Thick as Thieves.”
The caption read, “For years I have sat by and watched Dina take the high road over and over. Staying silent for many reasons but mainly out of respect for her family.”
Dina’s friend and reality star Luke also said, “There are a million things I could have said throughout the years and spoken up to defend her. She would forbid me to say a word.”
He finally wrote, “You will reap what you sow,” directing his words towards Caroline and Thomas.
Dina responded to Luke’s Instagram post, in the comments. The reality star said, “Normally Lukey I would ask you to take this down but ya know what? I’m starting to think some just expect us to stay quiet while they continue to hurt others…that’s what gives them that power”.
The reality star further wrote, “it’s not ok to take kindness for weakness.”
What was Dina Manzo’s ex-husband Thomas accused of?
Thomas and James allegedly broke into Dina Manzo’s Holmdel townhouse in May 2017 and tried to attack her and her then-fiance, (now husband) Dave only two weeks after their engagement.
In the alleged attack, Dina and Dave were beaten by two men wearing masks. Moreover, a diamond ring worth $60,000 was stolen from their home.
When Thomas was first arrested back in June 2020, Caroline had released a statement saying, “We are heartbroken. This is family on both sides. I want to know the truth and my allegiance will lie with the truth.”
Twitter reacts to Caroline and Dina Manzo’s Instagram feud
Many fans were shocked when the news about Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline’s letter supporting Thomas broke. Angered fans took to Twitter to express how they felt about the entire situation.
One fan wrote, “Teresa always stuck to her word when she said she would never reconcile with Caroline Manzo. Seeing what Caroline has done to her own sister Dina, I can finally understand why. Teresa never spoke about exactly why, probably out of respect for Dina. I see it. We see it.”
Another user wrote, “Caroline Manzo is a disgusting human being. Her own sister was attacked in her own home and she feels sympathy for the person who arranged her assault! Dina is far better off without toxic family members like that.”
A third user expressed, “Caroline Manzo sold her blood sister out. She wrote a letter of character for her brother in law Tommy Manzo. Tommy hired and gave a wedding package discount to people who got paid to beat Dina and her then bf. This happened then same night her goddaughter fist communion.”