Dina Manzo Calls Out 'Toxic Behavior' on 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'

The former castmate pleads with the women to stop "tear[ing] each other down" in what she says will be her last blog ever on the Bravo reality show.
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Dina Manzo has blogged about the Real Housewives of New Jersey for what she says will be the last time ever.

The former cast member, 39, writes, "It's a shame this TV show used to be about our lives and now some lives are just about a TV show. That's not how it should be."

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The reality star, who now hosts Dina's Party on HGTV, says she left the Bravo show to get away from all of the toxic behavior."

Of the feud between former co-stars Teresa Guidice and Caroline Manzo, she writes, "If this is all about a joke in a book (and [Teresa] assured me it was) that's not enough for me to hate the mother of my God daughter and a friend of 15 years," she writes. "Was it necessary to write that stuff in her book? probably not but I don't think it was written with malice either."

"I feel bad that my relationship with my sister and her family is strained, but I can assure you that one day it will be back to the way it was," she goes on.

She pleads with the ladies who remain on the show to act classier.

"I say we change this housewives thing around and show the world what we're really made of!" she blogs.

"Let's lift each other up instead of trying to tear one another down. Lets showcase what women are capable of, what I thought this show was going to be back in the day~ Running successful businesses, supporting amazing causes, raising incredible children and looking fabulous every step of the way," she goes on.

But she's realistic that won't exactly make good TV.

"Unfortunately, not sure what the ratings on that would be, so I doubt that will happen," she admits.

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