'Real Housewives' star attacked at New Jersey home

Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her boyfriend were victims of a brutal home invasion.

Dina Manzo and Dave Cantin, were attacked on Saturday as they returned to their Holmdel, Monmouth County, home about 11 p.m. and were confronted by two robbers, NJ.com reported. 

Manzo had earlier posted that she was at the First Communion Saturday for Real Housewife star Teresa Giudice's daughter Audriana.

One robber hit Cantin with a baseball bat breaking his nose, while the other punched Manzo. The two were then bound and had their faces covered. The assailantsmade off with  cash, jewelry and other items from the home. 

The couple were eventually able to free themselves and call police.They were taken to a local hospital for treatment for their injuries and released, the story reported.

"Dina and David are obviously shaken up from the traumatic and violent home invasion and robbery," the couple's lawyer Andrew B. Brettler told People magazine. "No one should ever have to go through what they did. They are grateful to law enforcement and the other emergency responders and appreciate everyone's concern and well-wishes."