Danielle Staub isn’t looking for love.
According to a new interview with PEOPLE, the Real Housewives New Jersey star is single and focusing on herself. Adding that she’s “over dating” since splitting with her 21st fiancé, Oliver Maier, in July.
“I’ve had a lot of offers to date, and have been asked out a lot, but I’m not interested anymore. I’m over dating and over all that. The free time I have, I want to spend it at home with my two daughters, being happy,” Danielle says of her daughters Christine and Jillian.
“Looking back, I’ve realized that I was so focused on making the other person happy in my relationships, I forgot myself,” she adds. “Men have needed me, I haven’t needed them. They made or kept their money because they had me, a pretty woman, by their side and they didn’t have to go looking for anything. Guess what happens after that? I ended up with nothing after those relationships. That makes me the one that was used. And I’m done with that.”
Danielle met her latest fiancé while divorcing her most recent husband Marty Caffrey. Danielle and Marty finalized their divorce in February 2019. They wed in May 2018 after two years of dating but split less than four months after saying ‘I do.’
The RHONJ star met Oliver, a German and French businessman, who claimed to be the Duke of Provance, during her divorce proceedings. A week after Danielle and Marty’s divorce was finalized, Danielle and Oliver got engaged in St. Barth.
“I’m madly in love,” Staub said at the time. “I’m going to marry the man of my possible dreams and hopefully I’ll spend the rest of my life in bliss.”
However, Danielle and Oliver’s bliss was short-lived. The couple soon postponed their wedding and went their separate ways a short time later.
So, what went wrong?
According to Danielle things fell apart between the two on July 3 when her 14-year-old pup Paradise died. Danielle claims Oliver was getting out of a long stint in rehab and when she reached out for support, over the loss, he apparently ghosted her.
“I saw him through his problems. For over six months. Stood by his side. And then, in my time of need, he was nowhere to be found,” Staub says. “I was focused on me for the first time in our entire relationship, but because I wasn’t saving him, he didn’t care.”
Since then, Danielle says she hasn’t seen or heard from Oliver.
“He disappeared and went back to Europe,” she says. “July 3 was the last time I saw him when he came to the house to say goodbye to Paradise. That was it.”
Yet, Danielle isn’t upset over the loss telling PEOPLE she doesn’t miss her ex at all.
“Not at all,” Staub says. “Good riddance. Thank you, Jesus!”
In fact, Danielle is moving on to bigger and better things.
Besides appearing on season 10 of RHONJ, Danielle also is dipping her toe into the real estate business.
Danielle says she’s “doing things that collectively make me feel so important.”
“Guess what? A lot of those ex-fiancés of mine? They’re a lot of the billionaires who own the hotels. So I have the contacts,” Staub jokes.
All in all, Danielle says she’s in a great place in her life.
“I’m happy with myself now, for the first time in my life,” Staub says. “I’ve learned a lot, and I want to stay in that space. And I want to lead people to their perfect place of happiness too, ’cause everyone can achieve it. The way people are treating other people is just horrible. They’re not finding a place of peace in their own selves so they can’t find it anybody else, so that tortures them. I go to sleep grateful and wake up grateful. Just be peaceful and people will be drawn to it.”
Danielle also insists she’s getting the last laugh when it comes to the slew of relationships she’s been in over the years and the digs people make about it.
“You know how I got engaged to all 19 of those guys before I met the father of my children? I told them I was a virgin and wouldn’t have sex until I was married,” Staub says. “That will get a man to put on a ring on the finger of a woman who looked like me. I was street smart. I was smart!”
“If I was engaged 21 times and I married the 20th, was it really that bad?” she asks
Meanwhile, rumor has it Danielle is officially back with her ex-husband Marty Caffrey. The two were recently spotted together filming for the RHONJ After Show last Wednesday. The two haven’t officially commented on the status of their romance but many believe Danielle got back with Marty to stay in their multi-million dollar home. Yikes.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm EST on Bravo.
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