[Blind Gossip] No one should be surprised that this reality star and her husband are splitting. Why not? Because there was nothing real about their marriage in the first place! He needed a beard, and she needed someone with a lot of money to support her.
It worked out fine for the first few years. She pretended to be a devoted wife, and he lived across the street with his boyfriend. However, as more family lies and tensions about sexuality and business and crime and money and loyalty piled on over the years, sustaining the non-relationship became impossible. Interestingly enough, her siblings are being more supportive of him in the split. So much for family!
It’s Dina Manzo from Real Housewives of New Jersey!
Dina Manzo just finalized her divorce from Tommy Manzo.
Their fake five-year marriage was a sham from the beginning.
Dina’s sister Caroline didn’t like that Dina was living as a poor, single mother after her last divorce. So Caroline and her husband Albert set Dina up with Albert’s gay brother, Tommy. Tommy is a wealthy businessman who works with Albert at The Brownstone, a catering facility owned by the Manzo family. They agreed to get married. Yes, two sisters married to two brothers.
Dina and Tommy first appeared together on a reality show called My Fabulous Wedding. They held an extravagant, televised 600-guest wedding… and then we never saw Tommy again!
During their “marriage”, Dina lived in a one house with her daughter and pretended to be married to Tommy, while Tommy lived in a separate house across the street.
So why did they even bother getting married?
Well, Tommy got publicity for his business by holding an extravagant televised wedding at his business, The Brownstone. Dina got a house for herself and her daughter. Tommy got a beard. Dina got another TV show, Real Housewives of New Jersey. Since Dina and Caroline are siblings, and Albert and Tommy are siblings, the whole con could be kept within the fambly.
It all makes sense now, doesn’t it?
Of course it didn’t work out perfectly, because everyone in this scenario is such a liar. They were all involved in so much fakery and bearding and money-grubbing and business fraud and so many legal problems that it created a lot of tension.
All fake. All over.
The divorce was just announced but Dina’s already dating someone else. It is unclear if they are also engaged in the publicity-seeking/bearding/money-grubbing/TV show fakery that has become the hallmark of The Real Housewives of Everywhere.