Credit: Dina on Instagram Photo: Dina, Teresa and Friend Jackie at Lexi's High School Graduation Party

Dina Manzo is basically starting from scratch — losing her daughter Lexi to college, possibly ending her marriage, and returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which she left a few years ago. One thing that has stayed pretty constant is her friendship with RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice.

There was a time when they drifted apart, but Dina said they never stopped being friends. They seem closer than ever now, and Teresa was recently at Lexi’s big high school graduation party (which happened just a couple of days before the sudden death of Teresa’s father-in-law).

Dina shared a bunch of photos from Lexi’s party, including the one shown of the grown-up gals getting goofy. “Have known these girls since before lexi was born, now they celebrate her Graduation with me! So crazy! Met Jackie at 15 Teresa at 20 #girlfriends.”

Time flies! There’s nothing like the bond between old friends. Except maybe the bond between family. Dina admitted she and Teresa drifted apart for a while, but clearly they revived that closeness; maybe whatever’s happening now between Dina and her sister Caroline Manzo will turn out with the same happy ending. It was noted that Caroline was not at Lexi’s graduation party, even though Teresa was.

Hopefully the sisters will eventually revive that closeness, but it’s nice to see that Dina and Teresa are still there for each other at a time when their lives are going through so much change.

Catch the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 premiere on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET.

Source: Dina on Instagram