American television personality and entrepreneur, Dina Manzo is known for appearing on American reality television series, The Real Housewives of New Jersey during its first two seasons and, later on, rejoined the show in its 6th installment. Moreover, Manzo is also an event planner, designer, as well as the founder of Project LadyBug.
Early Life And Education Of Dina Manzo
Dina Manzo was born Claudine J. Laurita on 7th March 1972 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York under the birth sign Pisces. She was born to Nettie Laurita and Joseph Laurita.
Manzo is the youngest of eleven children in a large Italian Catholic family. Her sisters are Angela Rooney, Caroline Manzo, Francesca D’Annunzio, and brothers, Jaime Laurita, Chris Laurita, Joseph Laurita, and Anthony Laurita.
Dina Manzo's Career
Manzo appeared in an episode of VH1’s My Fabulous Wedding with her ex-husband, Tommy Manzo.
She then appeared in first two seasons of American reality television series, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, alongside Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita, Danielle Stub, and Melissa Gorga.
In 2014, Manzo returned for the sixth season but, departed the series next year due to relocating to California. In 2011, she started her party-planning series Dina’s party on HGTV, but it was also cancelled after two seasons.
Manzo also runs a non-profit foundation Project Ladybug that focuses on helping children with cancer and their families by paying for medical bills and other expenses. She also released a skincare product line titled Glow by Dina in 2016.
Moreover, she is also an event planner at the Brownstone banquet facilities in Paterson, New Jersey.
Dina Manzo's Net Worth
As of 2018, Manzo has a net worth of $4.5 Million, as per celebrity net worth. Her major source of income is her TV appearance. She appeared in The Real Housewives of New Jersey, some of the popular casts of the show were paid decent salary like Kyle Richards ( $270,000), Kandi Burruss ($450,000), Bethenny Frankel ($40,000), Dorinda Medley ($250000), Stephanie Hollman ($275000), Teresa Giudice ($110000). Manzo appeared for two seasons and she was paid accordingly.
Moreover, Manzo runs a skincare product line titled Glow by Dina and is also an event planner which adds more value to her income.
Dina Manzo's Personal Life
Dina Manzo is in a relationship with David Cantin, (eight years younger than her) is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist and also a millionaire car dealership owner.
The couple first met in 2014 at a fundraising event for Dina's own charity, Project Ladybug in aid of children with cancer. Soon after the couple started dating. At that time both of them were in the process of divorcing their respective partners.
Cantin was married to Melissa. He filed for divorce against his wife in January 2015.
Cantin is a cancer surviror, diagnosed with leukemia and his illness kind of helped him to bond with Manzo. It is reported that Manzo nursed him during his difficult time.
The pair have a home in both California and Holmdel. Manzo and Cantin were once victims of a home robbery. The couple was beaten and then bound by two a s sailants they found inside their Holmdel, New Jersey townhouse upon returning from the Audriana Giudice's First Communion party on May 13, 2017.
Previously, Manzo married to Tommy Manzo. The former duo tied the knot in a big fat wedding ceremony in 2005. Their wedding had over 600 guests and cost $1.1 million. They also together appeared on a VH1 reality show, My Big Fabulous Wedding, where she admitted that Manzo had cheated on her several times. She filed for divorce in 2015.
Manzo has a daughter Alexia Hadjiapostoli (b. January 25, 1996), with her ex-first husband George Hadjiapostoli.
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by ab-mahima, 25 Jun, 2018