Dina Manzo - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 10, 2022

Dina Manzo
Profession: Entrepreneur, Reality TV star
Best Known For: The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Reality TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $6.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 7, 1972 (age 51)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Claudine J. Laurita
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Joseph Laurita
Mother's Name: Nettie Laurita
Siblings: 10

Chris Laurita (brother)
Jaime Laurita (brother)
Joseph Laurita (brother)
Anthony Laurita (brother)
Caroline Manzo (sister)
Angela Rooney (sister)
Francesca D&rsquo
Annunzio (sister)

Ethnicity: Italian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: David Cantin (engaged)

George Hadjiapostoli
Thomas Manzo (11 Aug 2005 - Feb  

Children: 1

Alexia Hadjiapostoli (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 65 kg (143.30 lb)
Hair Color: 1.65
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 32 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: C

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Who is Dina Manzo?

Dina Manzo is a  television personality, entrepreneur, reality TV star by profession, and American by nationality. She is best known for starring in the reality TV show The Real Housewives of New Jersey and her own party-planning television series Dina's Party.

Dina Manzo – Age, Parents, Siblings

Dina Manzo’s birth took place on March 7, 1972, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She was born as Claudine J. Laurita to mother Nettie Laurita and father Joseph Laurita.

She is not the only child of her parents and has 10 siblings, among which she is the youngest. Her six siblings are- brothers Chris Laurita, Jaime Laurita, and Joseph Laurita, and sisters Caroline Manzo, Angela Rooney, and Francesca D’Annunzio. 

Manzo has revealed that she is not close with her sister Caroline Manzo.

Source: famewhorgas (Dina Manzo with her daughter Lexi Loannou and parents in 2014)

Education, Ethnicity

Although she lives her life in the spotlight, not much is known about her family and education. Her ethnicity is Italian.

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Dina Manzo – Boyfriend, Children, Husband, Divorce

Dina Manzo was married to her first husband George Hadjiapostoli. From this marriage, she has a child and had given birth to her daughter Alexia Hadjiapostoli (aka Lexi Loannou) on January 25, 1996. The details of her marriage as well as her divorce are not known.

She went on to date Thomas Manzo. She married her longtime boyfriend turned fiancé on 11 August 2005. They separated in October 2012, and the married couple’s divorce was finalized in February  2016.

In 2017, she and her boyfriend David Cantin were victims of a home invasion that left both badly beaten and bound. The couple who have been dating since revealed in August 2018 that they are now engaged to be married.

On January 17, 2019, Dina Manzo admitted that she has had a few miscarriages in the recent past.

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Source: realmrhousewife (Dina Manzo, Lexi Loannou)

Dina Manzo – Career

Before fame

Manzo moved to Wayne, New Jersey at the age of 10. She started her boutique event planning company called Designer Affair in 2005 and is the co-owner of The Brownstone.

Worked in

She first came to the spotlight with the VH1 series My Fabulous Wedding in 2007She started on the show for the first two seasons along with her then-husband Tommy Manzo. Soon, she appeared in the hit reality show The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2009. She was on the series for the first two seasons along with her sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita.

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Dina Manzo made her comeback on the show once again in 2014, for the sixth season. However, in 2015, she moved to California and departed from the show. She has also starred in films Tainted Dreams (2014) and Teresa Checks In (2015).

Moreover, Manzo has hosted the two seasons of the party-planning series Dina's Party on HGTV. But the series was canceled after two seasons. In addition to her TV career, she has released a skincare product Glow by Dina in 2016 while also running a nonprofit foundation called Project Ladybug.

Source: ohsogray (Dina Manzo with The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast)

Worked with

She has starred alongside The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Danielle Staub, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, and Joe Giudice.

Dina Manzo – Net Worth, Salary

Dina Manzo’s net worth is estimated to be around $6.5 Million whereas her salary is not known.

Dina Manzo – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

As for social media, she is very much active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. She also owns an official website- dinamanzo.com.

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