"Well I guess the (hairless) cats out of the bag. Yes I'm back, Unlike the past this time it felt "right" ~ See you on Bravo my friends xo," Manzo tweeted earlier this week, jokingly referencing her famous hairless cat Grandma Winkles.
In addition, E! News confirmed twin sisters Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Napolitano and their friend Amber Marchese will also be joining the show next season.
Reports Manzo would be returning to the series and three new cast members were also being added to the mix first surfaced early last month. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Manzo had received an offer to come back to the show and was "considering" it at the time.
Manzo starred in two seasons of her own HGTV reality series Dina's Party after leavingThe Real Housewives of New Jersey during its second season.
She also struck a deal with Al Roker's Al Roker Entertainment production company earlier this year to develop her own docu-reality series which would document a "new chapter" of her life following her split from Tommy Manzo, her husband of seven years, however the development deal apparently did not result in a series.
The news of Manzo's return comes shortly on the heels of sister-in-law Caroline Manzo's October announcement she'd be leavingThe Real Housewives of New Jersey to star in her own Bravo spinoff Manzo'd With Children -- which will feature the 52-year-old reality TV star, her husband Albert Manzo, their three children, and her big Italian family.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey's fifth-season finale aired on September 29 and was followed shortly afterwards by a two-part reunion show.
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