It’s no secret there’s never been any love lost between Real Housewives of New Jersey co-stars Jennifer Aydin and Danielle Staub.
When Jennifer joined RHONJ, she quickly made it known that she wasn’t a fan of Danielle. It turns out that’s because Danielle showed her true colors to Jennifer in a terrifying way.
In a new interview with The Rumor Mill podcast, Jennifer reveals when she realized Danielle was “a dangerous person.”
Jennifer explains that she learned from a mutual stylist that Danielle’s real name was Beverly, which any OG RHONJ fans know is a touchy subject for Danielle.
“We were talking, and I brought it up. Something had happened, and she said, ‘Oh, now you know everything about me.’ And I turned around with my silly, charming self. I was like, ‘I didn’t know your real name was Beverly,’” Jennifer recalled on the podcast.
“And her face turned stone-cold, looked at me and said, ‘Who told you that?’ When I told her who told me, she took out her phone she started voice texting. ‘You piece of sh*t. Send. Mother f*cker. Send.’ I was like, ‘What did I do?’ I didn’t know [it] was a secret,” she continued.
Jennifer says at that point, things between her and Danielle took a turn for the worse and admits that she began to feel unsafe around Danielle. She also notes that Danielle became “very hostile and aggressive” towards her.
“I was like, ‘There are no cameras rolling. There’s nobody here to protect me.’ And then she was like, ‘That was the name my mother used to call me when I was raped.’ I got the memo at that point that she has triggers and trauma that maybe can make her a dangerous person [and] I knew I [wanted] nothing to do with her,” Jennifer explained.
Season 11 of RHONJ airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.