Yes, this is a joke! This isn’t a real celebrity sighting by me since I wasn’t there, but through my friend Greg, he brought me , in name only, close to Dina Manzo, the star of VH1’s My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding ($1.15MM) and Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey! Greg happens to be friends with her nephew and niece. I had told him of my fondness of reality TV and the crazy episode where she interviews personal assistants and asks them to wash her hairless cat. He of course went ahead and told her (I thought he was joking) and they took this photo above!
As you know, for me celebrity sightings aren’t about really big celebrities but those who get their fleeting 15 minutes. Some get more. Some get less. Some are honestly real celebrities and some get it for odd reasons. I guess reality TV shows are one of those odd reasons, but I love the guilty pleasures of reality TV because there is “some realisim” there. There are lessons to be translated, motives NOT to be copied or copied, and some compelling personalities.
Of course even these shows are not really reality. That said I did marry a New Jersey girl myself, an Italian one at that. So this show is just an over-the-top view of what marrying an Italian New Jersey girl would be like. I think my wedding cost only $45K and not $1.15 million. You might say I got off cheap! I do have to say this photo is one of my all-time favorite celebrity photos relating to me. Now if she were kissing me and not the napkin, I think my own Italian wife would be feuding New Jersey housewife style! And if you have watched the show, you don’t mess with the Manzos. LOL!