Throwing shade and spilling the tea!
Danielle Staub appeared on Hulu’s The Housewife and the Hustler which dived deep into the legal and financial issues facing Erika Jayne and her estranged husband Tom Girardi.
During the special, Danielle threw a ton of shade at Erika and her career as a pop star, which is rich considering the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star can’t hold a tune herself despite putting out her own music.
“Erika Jayne, I have seen on the show, and I also worked with her on Watch What Happens Live one or two times. Didn’t get the best vibe from her — I know a lot of fake people, and it turns out, she’s just one of them,” Danielle said in the opening moments of the documentary.
Speaking of Erika’s career in the music industry, Danielle said, “I liked that even though she can’t hold a tune, she sang. She entertained. She’s entertaining.”
“She wasn’t afraid of her body, her sensuality,” Danielle added.
As for Erika’s lavish lifestyle, Danielle said most Housewives have a habit of flaunting and living a lifestyle beyond their means.
“The ladies, they have a tendency to always, and still do, flaunt well beyond their means,” she said.
Danielle might not be a fan of Erika’s singing or her flashy lifestyle however she does appreciate what Erika brought to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
“She was very good casting,” Danielle confessed. “Probably the best since me. They wanted girls who could really get in there and entertain yet hold their own.”
She also revealed that she and Erika worked at the same strip club in New Jersey.
“Erika and I worked at the same strip club,” Danielle explained. “Shakers is located in Carlstadt and it is one of the clubs next to the Bada Bing club, which was on The Sopranos. A lot of girls have been wheeled through there. I was just one of them and one of many.”
This isn’t the first time it was revealed that Erika and Danielle both worked at Shakers. Erika acknowledged the connection on an April 2020 episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen but admitted she didn’t know Danielle through the club.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.