Off camera, a producer asked about her relationship with her estranged sister, and Dina rolled her eyes in exasperation. The eye roll was probably for the question, not a comment on her relationship with Caroline. If anything, she and Caroline should be bonding through mutual irritation with everyone's desire to hear whether they have patched things up or not.
Dina’s exasperation face returned on Watch What Happens Live, when a fan asked about the last time she talked to Caroline and her sister-in-law, Jacqueline Laurita.
Dina tried to give a smiling, positive response, but she also made it clear she's so tired of answering this question. "It's been a while," she replied, "but I have to say, I love you guys for caring about the whole thing, but I think that it's been more blown up in the media and by these questions. So, like, I'm over it. I kind of don't want to talk about it anymore. I know you guys want to keep bringing it up."
Bravo honcho Andy Cohen said it's hard not to bring it up. "You were on the show together, we know her, we love Caroline, we love you."
Dina understood the interest, but said "the public perception versus what really goes on is so distorted. I'm just over the whole thing and I just want it to go away." She looked into the camera with a smile. “I I love everybody for caring, but she's got her own show now, and I'm back on this show with all new drama, so let's move on."
Yeah, both Caroline and Jacqueline will be seen on Caroline's spin-off show, Manzo'd With Children. The Dina/Caroline question is more out of curiosity between sisters, not show stars, but we can’t really blame Dina for wanting people to just watch the shows and give up on getting real information on what’s happening behind the scenes. They tell us what they want to tell us, and since Dina has consistently not told much on this point, it may be a good time to drop it.
You never know, though, when Caroline and company are ready to promote Manzo’d, they may share their own take on the family’s mini cold war. But they’ll probably echo Dina in asking everyone to move on to a different topic. (Just ask Dina about Grandma Wrinkles — she’s the most interesting family member anyway!)
Catch the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.