Dina Manzo has broken her silence after learning Caroline Manzo wrote a letter in support of her former husband, Tommy Manzo, following his allegedly vicious attack on her and her husband, Dave Cantin.
After first “liking” a post about Caroline’s betrayal over the weekend, the former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member responded to a post shared by her personal assistant, Luke McKibben, as her daughter, Lexi Loannou, slammed Caroline as a “bad sister.”
“For years I have sat by and watched Dina take the high road over and over. Staying silent for many reasons but mainly out of respect for family. There’s a million things I could have said throughout the years and spoken up to defend her. She would forbid me to say a word. But I can’t stay silent while others continue to talk to help keep their relevance,” Luke wrote in his message, according to a screenshot shared by Comments by Bravo.
“You will reap what you sow. And I find this extremely fitting after all they are your most famous words,” he continued, along with a meme of Caroline and Tommy that said they were “thick as thieves.”
After seeing what Luke had written, Dina said that while she would “normally” ask him to delete the message, she was done staying quiet about her sister’s behavior.
“I’m starting to think some just expect us to stay quiet while they continue to hurt others… that’s what gives them that ‘power,'” she explained. “I’ll say it again… it’s not ok to take kindness for weakness.”
“Plus if I don’t laugh at this point I’ll just continue to cry. I love you,” she added.
Lexi also left a comment on Luke’s post, which read, “Someone had to say it.”
In another screenshot shared by Comments by Bravo, Dina was seen responding to a meme shared by the Bravo Gypsy on Instagram.
“Caroline outside of my house after seeing my meme defending Dina,” the message read as Caroline was seen looking out the window over her SUV.
“It really does help to laugh about this whole thing so THANK YOU because this literally made me LOL,” Dina told the fanpage.
In addition to responding to Luke’s Instagram post, Lexi also took to her Instagram Stories, where she shared a couple of telling messages about her aunt, the first of which included a meme.
“Dina Manzo is sitting back watching the Bravo fans realize what a bad sister Caroline Manzo is,” the meme read.
Then, with a second meme that included the phrase, “Thick as Thieves,” Lexi wrote, “Literally.”
Tommy is accused of hiring a man to assault Dave in 2015. He’s also accused of breaking into Dina and Dave’s duplex with another man, proceeding to beat Dave with a bat, and stealing pricey rings from the couple.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 11 reunion, part two, airs Wednesday at 9/8c on Bravo.