Dina Manzo gushes about finding love again post-divorce

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Dina Manzo has found love again!

The newly divorced former Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 44, recently revealed how she was skeptical about dating again after her seperation from ex-hubby Tommy Manzo in 2013 (the couple finalized their divorce in April).

“I am with someone new and it’s really great,” the reality TV beauty told Page Six. “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.”

The former RHONJ star is now dating businessman Dave Cantin, 36, whom she met through her charity, Project Ladybug, while the pair were both going through their own divorce and couldn’t be happier!

My handsome date ❤️

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“We’re both really passionate about helping children with cancer,” she continued. “So that’s really nice that we know there’s a bigger reason for us meeting than just, you know, getting along and being attracted to each other.”

Since ending her marriage, Dina fled Jersey for Malibu, California to start a new life, but even though she’s 3,000 miles away from her family she will still have to play nice with her ex at family get-togethers: Tommy’s brother Al Manzo is still married to her older sister Caroline Manzo.

“I’m not going to lie, it does get a little uncomfortable,” she continued. “It’s a very rough situation, but we’re all grown-ups and everyone just has to, you know, do the right thing for other family members involved.”