October 29, 2013 3:27pm PT by Kimberly Nordyke
Dina Manzo Confirms Return to 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'
After weeks of speculation, Dina Manzo has confirmed that she's returning to Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
"Well I guess the (hairless) cats out of the bag," she tweeted Tuesday. "Yes I'm back, Unlike the past this time it felt 'right'~ See you on Bravo my friends."
Along with her sister Caroline, Manzo was one of the original stars of the show but left during season two. She went on to host a show for HGTV, Dina's Party.
Dina's confirmation of her return follows the news that Caroline is departing the series to shoot her own pilot for Bravo, titled Manzo'd With Children. The two siblings have been embroiled in a public feud for some time now.
Earlier this month, reports surfaced that three new castmembers will be joining the show for its sixth season: twin sisters Nicole and Teresa Napolitano and their friend Amber Marchese.
Original RHONJ star Jacqueline Laurita also is rumored to be departing the show.
Bravo declined comment on the casting news.
Well I guess the (hairless) cats out of the bag. Yes I'm back, Unlike the past this time it felt "right"~ See you on Bravo my friends xo— Dina Manzo (@dinamanzo) October 29, 2013