I was having a twitter conversation with multiple people regarding the reasons why Dina left the show. It’s hard to get your point across in 140 words or less, so I decided to put it into a blog post.
The story at the moment is that Danielle went to Lexi’s father and told him that Dina forged his signature on the contracts that allowed Lexi to be on the show. Maybe Dina did forge it, maybe she didn’t, I don’t know. If the story is true, that would explain why Lexi wasn’t on the show this season. But it doesn’t explain why Dina left mid season.
Dina claims that Danielle tried to cause her to lose custody of Lexi. Let me tell you why this is bullshit. It is not easy for a mother to lose custody of her child. Even if Dina had forged the signature, it doesn’t matter. She wouldn’t lose custody over that. Lexi would have to be physically abused and seriously neglected before any judge would even consider taking her away from her mother. Courts don’t take children away from their mothers easily, especially not rich, charity organizing mothers who are married to men who own well respected community businesses and who donate to the Sheriffs department and who’s child lives in a nice home and has nice clothes and three meals a day and does well in school. It doesn’t happen. Any lawyer can tell you this. Dina getting upset over Danielle’s alleged attempt to cause her to lose custody makes about as much sense as me getting upset over my two year old nephew’s attempt to break my leg when he kicked me last week.
If Danielle did reveal something that could have caused Dina to lose custody, it wasn’t this. Maybe Danielle does know some damning information that could get Lexi taken away, but I doubt it. I don’t like Dina, but I don’t think she is a bad mother.
Also, supposedly this whole signature scandal happened before taping for the second season began. But in the beginning of the season Dina sent Danielle a “congratulations” text message for her daughters magazine cover shoot and politely declined her invitation to the luncheon. Why would you do that if the woman tried to “destroy your family”? We are missing something here. There is more to the story that they aren’t telling. The signature story doesn’t make sense, and neither does the other story that being on the show forced Danielle to be in her life. The other women managed to film all season without seeing her, except for the one time Jacqueline and Teresa went out of their way to become friends with Danielle’s friends and attend an event where they knew she would be.
Dina is a liar. (Isn’t that what her good friend Jacqueline said at the end of season one?) She is trying to blame Danielle for her departure, I assume in order to turn more people against her. I liked Dina up until 2 days ago. I thought she was boring, but I didn’t have a problem with her. After her bitchfest on twitter the other day, I don’t think she is nice at all. I think her little zen, spiritual, positivity, good girl act is exactly that – an act. I think her opening line “If you think I’m a bitch, then bring it on” is more in line with her real personality. You can read about the twitter war on LynnNChicago’s blog if you haven’t already.