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Even though Dina Manzo moved on from The Real Housewives of New Jersey and is currently not speaking with her own sister, Caroline Manzo, she still feels the need to defend her friend, Teresa Giudice.

When Celebuzz asked the former reality star how Tre differs from her persona on the show, Dina didn’t hold back — even faulting Bravo for forcing certain situations. “Housewives is somewhat produced and — I hate to say it — set up to put you in a [contrived] situation you normally wouldn’t put yourself in,” she revealed. “Would I go to a dinner with Danielle Staub? No, but I had to [contractually] attend that dinner.”

And speaking specifically about Teresa, Dina maintains that the mom of four is much more easy-going in real life. “The Teresa I know is misunderstood. She is somewhat quiet. She’ll go out and have fun with you, but, in 15 years of knowing her, I have never seen her flip a table before. I have never seen an ounce of a temper from Teresa. In these Housewives situations, it brings out the worst and the best in people. There’s a log of egging on behind the scenes.”

We admire Dina for defending her friend, but do you really think the Teresa we see on TV is different than the Teresa in real life? Weigh in below!

Source: Celebuzz