real housewives dina manzo leaving show 'Real Housewives of NJ': Dina Manzo to exit the show
Bravo can be very sneaky in their previews. Fans were taken aback when during the last episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” a commercial announced that one of the housewives was “leaving forever.” Now, we know who it is.

A source close to the cast has confirmed to Zap2it that Dina Manzo is leaving the show.

We have contacted Dina for confirmation, but she didn’t respond to our request. But when we talked to Dina right after news broke that cast mate and best friend, Teresa Giudice, had filed for bankruptcy, we had a feeling that she had fallen out of love with the series. It seemed the Danielle Staub debacle at the benefit for the baby with cancer was all that she could take. Dina runs her own charity, Project Ladybug, for children with life-threatening diseases and it hit her hard.

]]>told us she was “mortified” when she figured out that Danielle had brought her thugs along. In the next episode, we’ll see how the confrontation ends. But, if her goal was to divorce herself from all interaction with Danielle, it makes sense that she’d choose to leave the show. UPDATE: Bravo sent us the following statement: “While there is a lot of speculation about who, if anyone, is leaving the cast – viewers will have to tune in on Monday night to find out the truth.” What do you think of Dina’s decision to say goodbye? Follow Zap2it and TheRealJethro on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest celebrity news and buzz. Photo credit: Bravo