New Jersey has frozen over! RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita has ended her epic feud with Dina Manzo. And now, Laurita is speaking out exclusively to Radar about how they buried the hatchet.
Dina, 43, claimed on the reunion that she had been cut out by her sister Caroline Manzo, 53, and sister-in-law Jacqueline, 44. While it seemed at the time that it was a rift that could never be mended, Radar has learned that the family has achieved what once seemed impossible.
Laurita tells Radar, “We all mutually decided to stop the nonsense and move forward in a positive way. We even had Thanksgiving together for the first time and it was peaceful and normal and great to have everyone together.”
On Thanksgiving, Laurita had posted a tweet claiming that it was “great spending time with family tonight. I was happy to see everyone.” Now, she reveals to Radar exclusively that the gathering included Dina.
What’s more, the holiday was the first time Dina got to meet her nephew, Nicholas. Dina had claimed on the reunion that she would never meet Laurita's son, who has autism, but Laurita tells Radar that they have finally bonded.
“Yes and he loved her,” Laurita says. "He even sat on her lap and played with her hair.”
Dina has also mended fences with Caroline, Radar has learned. Wednesday Caroline posted a “cousins” picture, and it included Dina’s daughter Lexi, who had been estranged from her family during the Manzo feud.
Dina also confirmed the news via twitter, claiming that, “Things have been good for a bit just wanted to keep it private for a minute~Not everything needs to be done w cameras.”
Dina was brought back on the show to be friends with Teresa Giudice, 42, whose husband and her will be heading off to serve their prison time soon.