Meet Dina Manzo's Gorgeous Daughter | Husband Rift & Boyfriend At Age 46
For American TV star Dina Manzo two failed marriages broke her faith in love. While she never thought she could find love again in her life, she met someone who restored her faith in love again.
The New Yorkian is an actress, television personality and entrepreneur who is best known for her appearance in The Real Housewives of New Jersey and her own party-planning HGTV series Dina's Party.
Dina's Party: Dina Manzo introduces her event planning show to her viewers (Published on 10 Jan 2012)
She has also tried her hands in silver screen and appeared as an actress in movies like Tainted Dreams (2014), Dina's Party (2011) and Teresa Checks (2015).
Besides the entertainment industry, she is an event planner at the Brownstone banquet facilities in Paterson, New Jersey and also runs a charitable foundation Project Ladybug which helps children with cancer.
Dina Manzo's Designer Root Comes From Her Mother
Born on 7 March 1972 at New York City Dina was born as Claudine J Laurita. She grew up in a large Italian Catholic family as the youngest of 11 children. She is also the sister of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo.
Since Dina was young , she watched her mother incorporate creativity in her home and this developed her love for designing which also led her to choose her career in the same field. Later, she went onto launch her own design business Design Affair in 2005.
After that, she also explored the other side of her as an actress and starred in The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2009 and many movies after then.
Her roots in designing also led her to open her own party planning show Dina’s Party in 2011 and then in; she released a skincare product line titled Glow by Dina.
As a designer, actress and entrepreneur Manzo has accumulated a net worth of 4.5 million dollars for herself.
Meet Dina Manzo's Daughter From First Husband
And when she needed a life partner she also sought out someone who could match her net worth. She was married to a businessman, George Hadjiapostoli, who has a net worth of 4 million dollars, in the early 90s.
The couple was with a beautiful daughter Lexi Loannou in 1996 from their relationship. Dina's daughter is all grown up now, and currently studying at Fordham University. She introduced her daughter to the world in 2009 when The Real House of New Jersey premiered.
Happy Birthday Daughter: Dina wishes her daughter on her born day (Photo: Dina Manzo's Instagram| 26 January 2017)
Her little daughter has grown up gracefully and Dina feels proud to be her mom. On her daughter's 21st birthday in 2017, she posted a heartfelt message to her in her Instagram:
That little geeky girl with the candy obsession is all grown up and 21 yrs old today. I could go on and on about how proud I am blah blah blah but she already knows all that! Shine on @bohochicken shine on. (Ps No she hasn't had an ounce of plastic surgery, she gets it from her mama) Party tonight in NYC!!! Whoop whoop!!!
While the love and bond between this mother-daughter has only gone up, her daughter could not sustain Dina's marriage with husband George. The couple divorced shortly after the turn of the millennium.
Dina Manzo's Second Husband Blatantly Cheated On Her
After the divorce, she raised her daughter as a single mom until she met businessman Tommy Manzo in 2005. The couple connected through a mutual friend and began dating shortly after meeting.
The couple were engaged in 2007 and got married shortly after in a lavish wedding. Their wedding was featured on the VH1 reality show My Big Fabulous Wedding. Their wedding really fitted in the name of the show as they were married in a grand ceremony ahead of 600 guests.
At that time of their nuptials, it was one of the most expensive weddings ever and was reportedly it cost them more than 1.1 million dollars. Only if their married life topped that!
Dina was aware of her millionaire husband's infidelities and remarkably was also seen in the series remarking about that. However, despite all the signs that their relationship would not sustain, she got married. But soon enough, she was tired of all the other women’s in her husband's life and filed for a divorce in 2013.
As per various wiki sites, Dina and her husband separated as a married couple in 2013 but lived together for the sake of their daughter for three years. And instead of their relationship mending it only grew worse, and their divorce was finalized in 2016.
After two broken marriages--Was there still hope for love in Manzo’s life?
Dina Manzo Is Now Engaged With New Boyfriend
Dina, for her part, did lose hope in finding love again and in fact, even thought of never committing to a relationship. In her interview with Page Six, she wore the look of a tired woman who had lost hope of finding love again,
I was getting a divorce and I was like, - I’m never doing this again. I was fine just never falling in love again and, you know, I guess some things happen when you’re not really looking for it.
And while she was not really looking for another love but love found her way in the form of David Cantin, a commercial broker. And continuing the theme of men in her life, he also is a millionaire.
The couple first met in 2014 at a fundraising event for Dina's own charity, Project Ladybug and started dating in 2016. Both of the couples were previously married, in Dina's case, married twice.
New Boyfriend: Dina Manzo poses with her fiancee David Cantin (Photo: Dina Manzo's Instagram | 1 August 2018)
Cantin is a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with leukemia years ago although now he's in good health and this is what bonded the lovers as Manzo nursed him during his difficult times.
The two lovers got engaged in 2017 which Manzo revealed in her interview with SiriusXM's Jeff Lewis Live.
May Manzo’s relationship with Cantin continue to blossom and, maybe a next marriage ceremony is cooking up as well! And maybe a reality show too!