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Well, this is a bit unexpected. If I was guessing which star from The Real Housewives of New Jersey would be announcing her divorce, I would have immediately thought Teresa Giudice. Instead it's Dina Manzo, who left the show during season 2 but made a brief reappearance last season.
Since we never saw her husband, Tommy Manzo, on the show, it's hard to say if this was a long time coming or not, but apparently they split in October and she's been keeping it a secret until this week when she announced it via Twitter.
My secret ... I have been separated since October. My heart hurts but Tommy & I will always share a very special love. So grateful for the support of my loved ones during this time, especially my spiritual friends. You know who u are xoxo.
You have to wonder what Caroline Manzo thinks and if she's one of those who have supported her at this time. I doubt it.
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While divorce is never easy, at least it sounds like things aren't too ugly. Not like some of the other Housewives' divorces we've seen over the years. And holy Botox we've seen a lot. There are almost no "wives" left because they've all split from their spouses.
Do you have any idea just how many Housewives have divorced or are in the process of getting divorced? The Huffington Post puts the tally at 34. That includes a few from their days before they were Housewives, but many of them have happened since they joined the show. That's like an epidemic. I suppose it could be coincidence, but it seems that the pressure of filming the show and having your lives on display (on display) definitely takes its toll. How could it not?
So the big question is -- who's next? I'd still go with the Giudices first, followed perhaps by Alexis and Jim Bellino of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Other than that, there really aren't many left to choose from now, are there?
Which Housewife do you think will head for divorce next?
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