Which 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Will Be On 'Manzo'd With Children' Season 2? We Could See A Family Reunion
Everyone's favorite Bravo family is back. Manzo'd with Children returns for Season 2 on Sunday, and it looks like it's going to bring the same amount of loudness, laughter, and love that came with the inaugural season of this Real Housewives of New Jersey spinoff back when it premiered last October. But will we get to see more of our RHONJ favorites on Manzo'd with Children this time around? It looks like this season might be a family reunion of sorts.
That's because there's a chance one of the most beloved RHONJ cast members, Dina Manzo, who also just happens to be the sister of the Manzo'd with Children matriarch Caroline Manzo, may appear on the show this season. Well, there's a better chance of that happening now than in the past, at least, which is good enough for me, considering what these two have gone through recently.
Caroline and Dina have famously been estranged for years, the reason for which remains a mystery to this day. However, in the upcoming season of Manzo'd with Children, Caroline will address her feud with Dina. In a preview clip from an upcoming episode posted on the Bravo website, Caroline explains that she and Dina had a falling out and didn't speak for years, but then one day they texted each other and decided to meet to hash out their issues. Now, it's all good with the sisters sharing holidays and all of the family members talking again. Caroline even says she invited Dina to her daughter Lauren's bridal shower, while photos from Lauren's wedding reveal Dina attended the ceremony.
Um, excuse me? Someone needs to pick me up off the floor right now. When you watch the clip, you'll see how Caroline talks like this is all no big whoop, even though this feud has tortured RHONJ fans for years. I'm elated that these two have patched things up, but the fact that the reconciliation happened so fast and in such a low-key way totally caught me off guard.
So does that mean Dina is a shoe-in to be on Manzo'd with Children? Well, now that these two seem to have resolved their issues, there's definitely hope, but it's not guaranteed. It's unclear if Dina actually ended up attending Lauren's bridal shower, although her daughter Lexi was there. Dina has also made it clear that she's not interested in returning for another season of RHONJ, so it wouldn't surprise me if she skipped out on being on TV for the rest of her life either.
However, we will definitely see other former RHONJ Housewives on Season 2 of Manzo'd with Children. Caroline and Dina's sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita will be back. She's the one Caroline tells about her resolution with Dina in an episode of Manzo'd with Children this season. A teaser for Season 2 also shows what appears to be Jacqueline calling Lauren a "bridezilla," so it looks like Jacqueline is probably going to get herself mixed up in some drama, too.
Ex-RHONJ Housewife Kathy Wakile and her sister Rosie Pierri will also appear on the show. The preview clip of this season shows the ladies out to dinner. Caroline will also mention on the show that RHONJ Housewife Melissa Gorga will attend Lauren's bridal shower. This Instagram photo taken at the event shows that she did, while another reveals she attended the wedding, so we'll likely see Melissa on the televised version of at least one of those events.
As for the other past and present RHONJ Housewives, it's very unlikely any of them will pop up on Manzo'd with Children. Teresa Giudice is still in prison, Caroline loathed Danielle Staub with the white-hot intensity of 1,000 suns, and mama Manzo barely knows the newbies that made their debut on Season 6 of the series — Teresa Aprea, Nicole Napolitano, and Amber Marchese — since she was already off the show at that point.
Still, I can't be mad about the amount of RHONJ Housewives that could appear on Manzo'd with Children. It's a really solid number of familiar faces. Vive la famiglia!
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