Dina Manzo Jacqueline Laurita Feud: 'RHONJ' Star Angered Over Laurita's Season Six Return

12:24 PM EDT 8/12/2014 by Lindsay Cronin, Celebeat Reporter

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Dina Manzo is reportedly unhappy over Jacqueline Laurita's return to The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Following season five, Laurita was allegedly booted from the show in favor of Manzo, but after ratings for the series failed to impress, producers are bringing Laurita back -- much to the dismay of Manzo, who isn't friends with the show's former star.

“Dina is furious that Jacqueline is back. She never would have come back if she knew Jacqueline was still on the show,” a source close to the situation told Tom Murro, via an Aug. 12 report by Radar Online. “She does not get along with Jax at all and she is mad that she’s been put in this position."

After it was revealed Manzo would be rejoining The Real Housewives of New Jersey after a three-season hiatus, reports surfaced, claiming she demanded Laurita be fired before she would sign on.

A short time after the rumors hit the web, Laurita addressed them in an interview with In Touch Weekly, telling the magazine, “I understand why Dina wouldn’t want me on the show: She doesn’t want to address family issues on-camera!”

Manzo, on the other hand, denied the claims, telling fans on Twitter that the magazine's sources were "so wrong."

Since The Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered in July, ratings have been extremely disappointing. Prior to the season, producers felt Manzo's return would garner an increase in ratings, but the exact opposite happened. Now, they are hoping Laurita's return will give the show a boost.

“Dina’s return to the show has been really lackluster. Her whole ‘Zen’ attitude is boring,” the source continued. “So Jacqueline and her drama was something the producers really wanted.”

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