Danielle Staub may have vowed never to return to the Real Housewives of New Jersey, but that doesn’t mean she’s promised to stop talking about her former co-stars!
On the latest episode of the ‘Absolutely Danielle’ podcast, Danielle sounded off on everything RHONJ.
Danielle dished on everything from the Manzo family’s alleged mob ties to what it would take for her to return to RHONJ and so much more!
As we’ve previously reported, Danielle is “done” with Teresa and vows to never make amends with the RHONJ OG.
According to Danielle, it’s “too late” for her and Teresa to mend their friendship.
Daniells goes on to say that Teresa is all about the show and the fame she gets from it. She even goes on to claim that Teresa used her for a storyline on RHONJ.
“It’s too late,” Danielle declared. “Teresa and I are done. She’s just, she’s all about the show. She thinks she’s some big star, but the way a star behaves is not like that. I know stars, and I know do-gooders, and she’s not one of them. So no, I want nothing to do with her or her life. I have no reason to reach out to her; she should be reaching out to me; she’s the one who used me.”
Danielle also claims that Teresa’s friendships on RHONJ are “fake” and “all for the show.”
“She doesn’t hang out with the people she sided with. It’s all fake. It’s for the show. I just didn’t think my relationship with her was fake. But there you go. That’s Teresa!” Danielle explained.
Danielle’s podcast co-host, Ryan, then reads a question from a fan who wants to know if the Manzo family was really tied to the mob.
For years, Caroline and Albert Manzo have denied that their family had any ties to the mob; however, Danielle alleges otherwise.
“There was a lot of Caroline hiding behind my story, but yeah, they all are [tied to the mob], and it’s all come out now, just recently, all these years later.”
She then brought up Tommy Manzo’s recent arrest. Tommy allegedly hired a known mob soldier to attack Dina Manzo’s then-boyfriend, now-husband Dave Cantin, in July 2015.
“They were involved, and they’ve been indicted. The Manzos are guilty of beating up their own family members,” Danielle said.
“Caroline is the biggest bully of all and the most complicit of all,” Danielle continued before accusing Albert of cheating on his wife.
“[Caroline] should have been paying more attention to her marriage because her husband, as we all know now, was not so faithful and doing so right under her nose. I was brave enough to leave my husband when things like that were happening, but… not you!” Danielle said.
Meanwhile, Danielle also reflected on her decision to leave RHONJ, admitting that she has regrets about walking away from the show.
“I should have just stayed and powered through when it was my story being told, and I should have claimed it and owned it and turned the whole show into me, rather than removing myself and allowing people to continue to talk about me,” she admitted.
When asked about potentially returning to RHONJ, Danielle said she would “never” go back unless the show had an all-new cast.
“I’ve given them enough of my life,” Danielle explained. “When you know how something is going to end, why would you begin it again? You couldn’t pay me enough. The only way I’d do New Jersey again is if I was the only original cast member and every other cast member I’ve ever filmed with before were gone.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey will return to Bravo in late 2020 or early 2021.
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