Dina Manzo
Dina Manzo


Claudine J. "Dina" Manzo
March 7, 1971
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.


Television Personality


George Hadjiapostoli (Ex-Husband)
Tommy Manzo (Ex-Husband)


Lexi Manzo


The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Claudine J. "Dina" Manzo (nee Laurita) (born March 7, 1971) is an American television personality and philanthropist. She is best known for starring in the reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Early Life

Dina was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Born to parents Joseph and Nettie Laurita, Dina is the youngest of eleven children. From the age of six, she has called the suburbs of New Jersey her home.


Manzo first appeared on the first season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2009. Her sister, Caroline, and sister-in-law, Jacqueline, were also cast members when the show first aired. Dina left the series during Season 2 but later returned in 2014 for Season 6.

Dina has her own design and event planning company. Motherhood and her passion for philanthropy inspired her to proudly fund Project Ladybug, a 501c3 non-profit organisation. To date, Project Ladybug has raised over one million dollars to help children with cancer.

After leaving The Real Housewives, Dina had two seasons of her own show on HGTV called Dina's Party.

Personal Life

Dina was married first to George Hadjiapostoli, the relationship ended in divorce. The couple had one daughter, Alexia "Lexi" (January 25, 1996). Dina then married Tommy Manzo in 2005, a co-owner of The Brownstone, an event and catering facility in Paterson, New Jersey. Dina and Tommy have since separated.

Dina is the godmother to Teresa and Joe Giudice's youngest daughter, Audriana.



Year Title Role
2009-2010, 2014- The Real Housewives of New Jersey Herself
2011 Dina's Party Host


  1. "If you think I'm a bitch, then bring it on."
  2. "I'm back to bring the zen. Namaste, bitches!"


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The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Main Housewives: Teresa Giudice | Dina Manzo | Melissa Gorga | Teresa Aprea | Nicole Napolitano | Amber Marchese

Former Main Housewives: Jacqueline Laurita | Caroline Manzo | Danielle Staub | Kathy Wakile

Partners of the Housewives: Joe Giudice | Tommy Manzo | Joe Gorga | Rino Aprea | Bobby Ciasulli | Jim Marchese | Chris Laurita | Albert Manzo | Richard Wakile

Children of the Housewives: Gia Giudice | Gabriella Giudice | Milania Giudice | Audriana Giudice | Lexi Manzo | Antonia Gorga | Gino Gorga | Joey Gorga | Giovanni Aprea | Anthony Mauriello | Joey Mauriello | Michael Marchese | Sebastian Marchese | Corbin Marchese | Isabella Marchese | Ashlee Holmes | CJ Laurita | Nicholas Laurita | Albie Manzo | Lauren Manzo | Christopher Manzo | Christine Staub | Jillian Staub | Victoria Wakile | Joseph Wakile