Dina Manzo's 'RHONJ' Appearance Was Laughable, According to Her Relatives

If you saw Sunday's Real Housewives of New Jersey premiere you know that Dina Manzo is zen. Super zen. The blonde beauty reiterated numerous times during the show that she's turned over a new spiritual leaf, and, for all intents and purposes, in the 40-some-odd minutes of the show, she really does seem to be in a good place. But her relatives are calling BS on Manzo's zen schtick. In fact, during the show, Manzo's niece/Jacqueline Laurita's daughter, Ashlee Holmes, started Instagraming nasty things about her aunt, claiming she doesn't know what the word "zen" means. And you know what happens when you post a nasty Instagram, right? It automatically turns into a Twitter fight.

The day after Holmes posted the snarky 'gram, Manzo tweeted that "this is why she stays away." Holmes fired back with, "LOL... Oh, is THAT why?" Then, of course, Jacqueline Laurita had to throw herself into the mix, tweeting, "Really? I thought it was bc our fam knows 2 much u don’t want public." She then added, "I’ve stayed quiet a long time 4 my fam. Ashlee shouldn’t have said anything, but Dina shouldn’t have involved a blogger as if an innocent victim… Touchy subject."

Okay, what the hell is going on already? I can't believe it's been this long and we still don't know what happened between Dina, her sister Caroline, and Jacqueline. Some claim that Dina was partly responsible for Jaqueline getting fired, but I'm not buying that. There has to be more to the story. There's no way two sisters wouldn't talk for that long over something so dumb.

I honestly think we all may go to our graves not knowing the answer to this great mystery, guys, and that's a sad thing. But on the bright side, Ashlee's nose piercing never closed up, so there's that.

Images: Ashlee Holmes/Instagram