Dolores not at the engagement party because of Dina Manzo
Teresa Giudice has revealed that Dolores Catania was not invited to her engagement party due to Catania’s long-running feud with Dina Manzo.
“I know her and Dina don’t talk,” the 49-year-old “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star said on Friday’s episode of Christian Gray Snow’s “The Slut Pig Podcast.”
“But Dina is in California, Dolores is here. So I can have relationships with both,” Giudice continued. “Dina never tells me anything about Dolores and vice versa. Dolores doesn’t tell me anything about Dina.
The OG Bravo star – who appeared on “RHONJ” alongside the two full-time women at different times – said she wanted to avoid conflict because her celebration was “small” and “intimate”.
“I was like, ‘You know what? She’ll be at the wedding and she’ll be fine,'” she said of Catania.
It was previously stated at the ‘RHONJ’ Season 12 reunion that Catania didn’t score an invite to the December 2021 party because she and her ex-boyfriend David Principe didn’t get of “double dating” with Giudice and Giudice’s fiancé, Luis “Louis” Ruelas.
“I wish I was there but I wasn’t mad because really all I care about is her. But I felt bad when people asked me [why I wasn’t there]Catania, 51, told host Andy Cohen.
“So I called Teresa and said, ‘Didn’t I get invited because you’re mad at me?’ And she said, “No, no, no, we only invited couples that we date,” she recalled. “I thought, ‘That’s enough for me’.”
Giudice’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga – who, alongside teammate Jennifer Aydin, attended the party – said she was “in shock” Catania was not there.
“You guys have been friends for so many years,” Gorga, 43, noted.
Catania – who moved on with businessman Paul Connell after splitting from Tenet last year – replied: “If that’s how she and Louie wanted this party, that’s fine. My concern is that she enjoys her day.
“RHONJ” women have long faced complicated dynamics. Giudice is close to Manzo, 50, who has moved away from Catania over the years. (Giudice confirmed on the “Slut Pig” podcast that Manzo is in her wedding party, while Catania and Gorga weren’t interviewed.)
“We just went separate ways, I guess. Some people like to leave another life and like to leave what’s behind them for a reason, I guess, whatever the reason,” Catania said on the “Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino” podcast in February 2021, explaining her fallout with Manzo. .
“Maybe they think you know too much about them, or maybe they’re not who they say they are. Whatever the case.
Meanwhile, Catania is friends with Dina’s sister and former co-star Caroline Manzo, who doesn’t get along with Giudice. As for the Manzo sisters, they are currently separated.
Part two of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Season 12 reunion airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.