Franklin Lakes, the town where Real Housewives of New Jersey is filmed, is certainly not immune to gossip and, in fact, its chatty ladies are exactly why we love watching the show so much week after week. So it’s no surprise, then, that the gossips of Franklin Lakes have something to say about one of the show’s biggest scandals: what Danielle Staub did to Dina Manzo to make Caroline Manzo so upset at last year’s reunion show. Danielle has said that she gave Dina’s ex-husband a phone number to talk to someone about contracts for the show, but a tipster tells Crushable that Dina and Danielle’s neighbors have other intel.
“Word on the street (of New Jersey) was that Danielle gave Dina’s ex-husband the number for child protective services,” our tipster told us. “He called with allegations that she was abusing Lexi. That kind of makes more sense than just contract disputes. Recall Dina’s disgust and Caroline’s near tears anger?”
What’s more, Crushable’s spy says Dina and her husband Tommy Manzo — whose wedding was featured on VH1′s My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding a few years ago — “were separated by the time the show aired.”
“He now lives across the street and has a new girlfriend,” our tipster added.
When Crushable spoke with Dina at Bravo’s upfront event in March, she mentioned that her husband was not going to be on the show (he wasn’t during the first season, either) causing us to ask her if she was dating. “Am I dating?!” Dina asked us, surprised. “I’m married!” Representatives for the show did not immediately respond for our requests for comment.
What number do you think Danielle gave Dina’s ex-husband? Would you be surprised to learn Dina and Tommy had split?
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UPDATE: Bravo PR told us: “It’s not Bravo’s policy to comment on the personal lives of talent. Neither of the instances you mention are shown on the program.”