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Danielle Staub and Dina Manzo

The second season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey does not premiere until May 3rd, but the back and forth between the cast and slandering each other in the press has officially began.

HollywoodLife caught up with Dina Manzo and asked her about fellow castmate, Danielle Staub. “Danielle loves drama. She loves every second of it and being the center of attention whether it’s positive or negative,” said Dina.

The site then caught up with Danielle a few days later, informing her of Dina’s comments. Here’s what Danielle had to say, “I’m not going to put stock in her opinion. I think it’s really easy for Dina to judge — she’s never really left home. She’s the youngest of 11 children. She went from mom and daddy to husband number one and her sister found her husband number two. People are figuring out I’m not the person that [the wives] make me out to be.”

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When asked what we can expect from the upcoming 2nd season, Dina reveals, “It’s a lot of crazy.” She continues, “We’re Jersey so we keep it real and we’re a little bit more street than the other housewife series. We’re not afraid to show everything – the good, the bad, the ugly. And you don’t mess with us either!”

In other Jersey news, Danielle also revealed that her 12 year-old daughter, Jillian Staub, is the “new Miley Cyrus.” Apparently Jillian is a great singer and has just recorded her first sing, “Whatcha Saying.

“Any age group will be interested in listening to Jillian’s music,” says Danielle. “It’s clean, fresh, fun and entertaining. I call it pop with a little twist of soul. She has a great pop voice and it’s not like lollipops and bubble gum but yet you could eat some pizza and have some fun. You have a journey with her music. I think she’s relateable and she’ll touch a wide group of people.”

Good to see nice things happening for Danielle’s daughters, her other daughter, Christine Staub, 16, is also a model with IMG.

Danielle Staub with daughters Jillian and Christine

Danielle Staub, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey recently experienced some heartbreak as she recently lost her mother.

According to PEOPLE, Ruth Merrill died on March 21 after having a stroke at the age of 75 in Athens, Penn. Her funeral was held this past Thursday.

Danielle, pictured above with her 2 daughters — Christine and Jillian — shares that her mom will have some appearances on the new season of the NJ Housewives, set to premiere May 3.  “She’s on the show a little bit, she’s definitely a voice of reason with me,” reveals Danielle. “She was a sweet woman, she adopted me, I was her miracle. She was one of the most energetic women. She was a very religious woman, a God-fearing woman.”

As for whether or not her co-stars offered their condolences, Danielle answered no and explained that she did not expect them to. “We know how they feel about me,” said Danielle of her costars. “They weren’t my friends before the show, they weren’t friends with me on the show, and they won’t be friends with me when the show has come and gone. I don’t expect them to reach out to me. I would actually be shocked. I would prefer not to have people be fake around me.”

Some of her fellow housewives are however responding to her comments. Jacqueline Laurita tweeted, “Last she told me, she had NO contact w/her Mom in many years & had NO desire to. News to me.Must be new in the past few months. Sad to hear.”

Teresa Giudice also had the following to say via a tweet, “Just found out that Danielle’s mom passed away may she rest in peace..”

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey attended the Cirque Du Soleil in New Jersey yesterday. Well only some of the housewives, as Caroline Manzo was not in attendance.

You have to love the picture above and the space between Danielle and Teresa. Wondering if this means Jacqueline and Danielle have made up.

Below are more pictures of the cast with their families. Is it just me or is there something sorta sexy about Jacqueline’s husband, Chris?

Chris-laurita-joe-giudice Chris Laurita with wife Jacquline, Joe Giudice with wife Teresa

 

Alexia-Manzo-dina-manzoAlexia Manzo with mom, Dina Manzo

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