Danielle Staub - RHONJ Season 8

Brave new world over at Bravo, because after sweating for years she’d never return Danielle Staub says returning to Real Housewives Of New Jersey feels “like coming home.” Let’s hope that’s not a home in foreclosure!

“I can’t even think of words to describe how good it feels,” Danielle gushed. And the best part: her friendship with Teresa Giudice. “I was so happy to be back and a part and to have somebody to talk to, and Teresa and I were getting along well.”

So what’s changed other than loving Teresa? Danielle says her decision to focus on “positive vibes,” instead of feuding with her co-stars. “You know with groups of women, we’re not all going to get along all the time,” Danielle tells Page Six, “but you pick your allies and you stay with them and you make sure to keep them close.” She adds that even if her co-stars “can’t stand me, they’re still hugging and kissing me, which is the way it’s supposed to be.”

Getting along and embracing a new outlook, doesn’t mean Danielle is over her past experiences on RHONJ, though Of course not! She reveals that it’s negatively affected her daughters, Christine and Jillian, the most. Christine opened up about this in a poignant essay. “Their memory of everything is very clear. It was all done in front of them and to their mother, and what people need to realize is that when they were judging, laughing at what was being done to me is that I went home to two small children, who only had me,” Danielle reminds us. “There was no other parent, there was no other family, there was me.”

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And Danielle hasn’t changed completely either – because a Jersey leopard doesn’t change her spots!. “When you fire a shot at me, I will fire back, easily,” she promised. It looks like Danielle finds herself in plenty of kerfuffles, and past issues with the Manzos brews courtesy of Dolores Catania.

Well I for one will be front and center for tonight’s Transformation Of Danielle! Will you?

Tonight is the official return of The Real Housewives of New Jersey! Join us here in the comments to live-snark our way through the first episode at 9/8 C!

“As Teresa struggles with the loss of her mom and the reality of being a single parent with Joe still in prison, her friends plan a weekend getaway to Boca Raton to try to give her some rest and relaxation. Meanwhile, Dolores’ ex-husband Frank moves back in and Siggy’s career aspirations cause friction in her marriage.  Later, Siggy introduces Margaret Josephs to their group, but tensions flare when Danielle Staub makes her return.”


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