Danielle Staub is speaking out about the end of her friendship with Teresa Giudice.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey villain isn’t happy with Teresa’s decision to end their friendship.
As we all saw, Teresa ended her friendship with Danielle after her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga revealed that Danielle accused Teresa of playing a roll in her hair pulling scheme against Margaret Joesphs.
And while Danielle wasn’t exactly lying about Teresa’s involvement in the drama, Teresa was less than thrilled that Danielle sold her out.
“I didn’t agree with attacking someone, that was your f—ing decision,” Teresa told Danielle over the phone. “I’m so mad at myself, I don’t want to ever hurt anyone again. I wish you all the best. I just don’t want to be friends anymore. I’ve had enough.”
“Don’t be mad at me, Tre,” Danielle begged. “Teresa, don’t let this come between us. Please. Tre, I love you!”
Teresa ignored Danielle’s plea and never looked back after ending their friendship.
Now, Danielle is opening up about Teresa’s decision and admits she’s still confused.
“It’s not something bad. It’s not like I said something terrible about Teresa. I’m the one that did it!” Danielle said on the RHONJ After Show. “So I was kind of shocked that the reaction was the way it was.”
It’s no secret that Danielle and Teresa have had a contentious past. The two butted heads during season 1 and 2 of RHONJ. And no one will ever forget when Teresa infamously flipped a table on Danielle during the season 1 finale episode.
Despite their past issues, the two reconnected when Teresa got out of prison and seemed to have become quite good friends. Teresa ultimately apologized to Danielle and her daughters for her behavior during season 1 and 2 of RHONJ.
Looking back on it all, Danielle says she was more forgiving of Teresa’s mistakes and wishes that Teresa showed her the same respect.
“Listen, I’ve forgiven Teresa about so much,” Danielle said. “So much worse than that. She called me a prostitution whore in front of my children. Flipped a table at me. I wasn’t important enough to her to forgive me — which I shouldn’t have even needed forgiveness, it should have just been understanding. ‘So yeah, big deal, Danielle said it. I did it.’ That’s all she would have had to say.”
Teresa, on the other hand, didn’t see it that way but admitted on the RHONJ After Show that she doesn’t have any hard feelings towards Danielle.
“I don’t know why she did what she did I don’t know why, but with her, if I saw her out, I would say hi to her,” Teresa said. “She was just always so nice to me, I can’t explain it. I feel like she doesn’t do things intentionally. Other people who I don’t speak to anymore, I feel like do things intentionally. I wish her all the best. Never any ill will.”
While Danielle regrets that her friendship with Teresa ended, she doesn’t regret pulling Margaret’s hair at all.
“That’s my only regret; that [Teresa] had to tell me to do it,” Danielle said. “It felt good. At the time I thought that I would be mortified when I saw it play out. Total opposite.”
“I am not a violent person,” she added. “Again, remember, and she knew this, I come from a long history of abuse. I’ve been every form of abuse. There’s only so much a person’s going to take before they start to push back. My only regret is not doing it sooner, and having somebody tell me to do it.”
The three-part RHONJ season 10 reunion kicks off on Wednesday, March 4 at 8/7c.
Do you think Teresa should have ended her friendship with Danielle? Will these two be friends again one day?