Danielle Staub is going to be a Duchess. Those are words I never thought would come out of my mouth. And from the response on social media, I’m not alone!
Not surprisingly, Danielle’s ex BFF Margaret Joesphs took a jab at the idea of Danielle becoming a Duchess.
On Twitter, Margaret wrote, “She might be a Duchess but she’s still not a Housewife, you can’t sleep your way into that job
The Real Housewives of New Jersey villain will marry her new man Oliver Maier on Monday in front of a justice of the peace in New York City. Danielle’s friend and co-star Teresa Giudice will serve as the couple’s witness.
Maier is the managing director of Speyside Equity, a private equity firm based out of New York City. He’s French and German and is also happens to be the Duke of Provence. Maier also owns 15 vineyards in the South of France and two castles.
Now Danielle is opening up about finding true love and living her happily ever after.
“I’m madly in love,” Danielle tells PEOPLE. “I’m feeling elated and excited for the next stage of my life. I’m going to marry the man of my possible dreams and hopefully I’ll spend the rest of my life in bliss.”
While Danielle may be head over heels in love, it wasn’t love at first sight for the couple.
“I quite frankly couldn’t stand him when I first met him,” Danielle jokes, saying it took some time for her to get used to Maier’s blunt personality. “He’s so strong-willed, and at first, I read that as rude, and arrogant and entitled. It wasn’t until I got to know him that I saw the other side.”
The pair met through Maier’s now ex-girlfriend in October. But their romance didn’t start until February when they shared a passionate kiss at the Baccarat hotel.
Danielle insists that when she met Maier she wasn’t looking for love.
“I wasn’t open to it,” she confesses. “I was ready to just go out with my girlfriends in Manhattan. I didn’t want this.”
Maier, on the other hand, was determined to make Danielle his own. He pursued Danielle for weeks but she continued to brush him off.
“People don’t like to take a risk, but I took a risk,” he stresses. “Danielle’s one of the smartest people I’ve met. People have preconceived notions about her from reality TV, but she’s a smart woman. And I was instantly attracted to that.”
For Danielle, everything changed after Maier finally went in for a kiss.