Has the great thaw begun between sisters Caroline and Dina Manzo?
The siblings (and former Real Housewives of New Jersey costars) had a bitter, complicated falling out last year. (At the season-four reunion which aired in October 2011, Caroline blamed frenemy Teresa Giudice for causing the rift, which Dina later denied.)
"I got to spend a lot of time with Joe and Teresa," Chris tells Us. "We had a really cool relationship. It does bother me that everyone's in this different mind frame with each other."
Not that the Giudices are blameless, he admits. "We had a front row seat to a lot of this stuff. We've seen how television can change a person's personality -- it's tough for us," he said. "It's a shame."
No longer working with father Albert at the Brownstone (although they're promoting a new sauce!) the Manzo boys visited with Us to help tout a brand-new product BLK water -- spring water infused with super-healthful fulvic trace minerals.
Watch the video for much more on the Manzos, the Giudices, Dina Manzo's "absolutely stunning" daughter Lexie, and the latest on their roommate Greg!