‘RHONJ’: Dina Manzo Slams Sister Caroline Manzo For Supporting Her Ex-Husband in Home Invasion Case

It doesn’t look like Caroline and Dina Manzo will be mending their sisterhood anytime soon. The Real Housewives of New Jersey alums have been distant for years. Dina constantly evades questions about being estranged from Caroline and other family members. But in light of Caroline’s recent support of Tommy – who is accused of stalking Dina and orchestrating a brutal home invasion – Dina is breaking her silence.

Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo
Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo 2009 | JIMI CELESTE / PatrickMcMullan.com

Caroline Manzo writes letter of support for Tommy Manzo

Dina and Tommy married in 2005, seperated in 2013, and divorced in 2016. Tommy reportedly had a difficult time letting Dina go, especially after she began dating her now-husband David Cantin.

According to a New Jersey news site, Tommy stalked Dina and Cantin for years and orchestrated several attacks on the couple. One incident includes Cantin being ambushed and beaten in the parking lot of a New Jersey strip mall in 2015. Two years later, Cantin and Dina were tied up, beaten, and robbed at their Jersey Shore house. 

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Tommy is said to have hired hitmen to do the job. In return for the favor, he gave one of the alleged accomplices a discount on his wedding at Tommy’s family catering hall, The Brownstone.

Per the report, a search of Tommy’s office revealed more than 300 pages of inquiries or “lookups” on Google, Lexis Nexis and “Been Verified.” All of the searches are allegedly related to Dina and Cantin. Tommy says the searches were for a legal case he was planning on filing in retaliation for Cantin coming after him legally.

Caroline is married to Tommy’s brother, Albert. The Manzo family are sticking by Tommy through this ordeal. The New Jersey reports notes that Caroline submitted a letter of support to the court, calling Tommy, “kind-hearted and caring.”

Dina Manzo blasts Caroline Manzo in support of her ex

Dina’s friend and former assistant Luke McKibben recently shared an Instagram post slamming Caroline and her support of Tommy. McKibben shared a photo of Caroline and Tommy, with the words “Thick as Thieves” written on the photo. 

The “thick as thieves” quote is a nod to Caroline’s famous saying of how tight her family is. Apparently, McKibben doesn’t feel it applies to Dina. 

“For years I have sat by and watched Dina take the high road over and over,” McKibben captioned the post. “Staying silent for many reasons but mainly out of respect for family. There’s a million things I could have said throughout the years and spoken up to defend her. She would forbid me to say a word. But I can’t stay silent while others continue to talk to help keep their relevance. You will reap what you sow. And I find this extremely fitting after all they are your most famous words.” 

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Dina commented on McKibben’s post, admitting she has “to laugh to keep from crying” over the drama.

“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,” she wrote in part. 

Dina’s 25-year-old daughter Lexi also commented, noting, “Someone had to say it.”

Tommy is maintaining his innocence. Cantin and Dina now live in California, with their lawyer alleging the move came as a result of Tommy’s stalking.