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RHONJ’s Danielle Cabral and Rachel Fuda Discuss Their Newfound Friendship

The Real Housewives of New Jersey may have become synonymous with the family drama between Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice. But if viewers can look past that endless spiral of toxicity, there is an engaging new friendship that established itself early on in the new season.

Rachel Fuda and Danielle Cabral could have been better friends last season, but they aligned themselves with different camps in the Melissa/Teresa feud.

Now, with more relaxed rules, and Danielle perhaps not so willing to align herself with the RHONJ original star, the two sophomore stars have formed a tight bond.

Rachel feels that she and Danielle have “similar spirits”

Both parties exclusively spoke to Daily Beast about the new season and how they managed to break the ice to become friends.

The duo were asked if they had “any expectations” about what their “friendship would be like” while filming.

Rachel revealed that she expected that they “would be friends” last season.

“I was following Danielle on social media, and I was seeing a lot of her stuff —photos of her kids and the big bows in Valentina’s [Danielle’s daughter] hair. That was me. That was my vibe. So when we started shooting, it was unfortunate that we hit what I call a speed bump. Because it wasn’t like a stop sign, you know? And I’m so happy to have reconciled and to be where we are now,” she explained.

Sequined bows and sassy daughters aside, Rachel revealed another aspect of herself that she sees in Danielle.

“I think that Danielle and I have very similar spirits,” she said. “We’re kind people. We have kind hearts. We don’t have that evil energy in us. I appreciate having someone like Danielle as my friend in this group of women because not all of us have that kind of heart.”

The Boujie Kidz founder agreed and added, “Moving forward in this space that we’re in now with this group, I very much appreciate our friendship.”

Danielle thinks the “conversations privately” have healed a lot of rifts

While they have each other’s backs, there is still drama to deal with with the rest of the RHONJ cast. However, Danielle suggested that she and Rachel can manage conflict with a private conversation.

“I don’t think any of us need that to argue. What’s nice is the conversations privately, where it’s like, ‘I know. I get it now. I see.’ Those are the times that I appreciate [the friendship]. Because when push comes to shove, you’re in that arena alone, going against some of these women. We don’t gang up. I don’t think this is a show [where cast members] gang up. It’s one-on-one usually,” Danielle explained.

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