'Real Housewives of New Jersey' loses a cast member
September 7th, 2010
10:07 AM ET

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' loses a cast member

Jacqueline and Teresa aren’t the only ones that can hug Danielle goodbye on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”

Bravo confirmed on its website Tuesday that Danielle Staub will not be returning next season to the hit reality show. The announcement comes the day after part two of the series reunion show which featured Staub going head to head with fellow housewives Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo.

“According to our very own Andy Cohen, 'The reunion was Danielle's last appearance on 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey','” said a statement on the Bravo site. "We thought the hugs were a great way to end two seasons of bitterness between the women."

“The hugs” refers to Staub’s awkward attempt to make nice with Giudice and Laurita during the reunion show. The now ex-housewife embraced the two women - who she has been locked in a bitter dispute with all season - and murmured words of apology.

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  3. gia

    I am italian from jersey and family sticks together no matter what. the gorgas and kathy need to stop putting te down and be there for her. everyone who his happy cuz their in bankrupcy or joe may go to jail, and the comments about te's bobs-u people need to go to church or take a better look at ur inner selfs. life is short- and its never goog to be happy or wish someones bad times. think about it. itt could happen to anyone of us at any moment-so pray for others-be kind to others and gorgas I hope u some how can read this.. viva jersy and God bless Te and her husband @ kids.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. julianna gia

    Cont. yes when the gorgas came home from trick and treat with the kids-they both ignored the kids-left them downstairs alone, and the baby was on the floor! te and her family are good people-her family should be helping her not putting her down-and talking about her . what the heck do they want-they have beautiful homes, cars -kids.....they should thank God everyday. life is too short. viva jersey and God Bless te and her family-and jacklynn for being there.

    June 9, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. gia

    Everyone who likes Daneille are u understanding the show? she was mental-always negative and made everything as it was an attack on her. Kim G is just as mental as her and two-faced back stabber. the new season isalso not fair that bravo signed tee's brother @ cousin without letting her know. listen te is a very nice person and everyone goes through bad times-u people should pray for her and family rather than being happy. this is whats wrong with our society today no- no empathy or morals for others. her brother tarted the fight at His Sons party-he was drunk andis jelous-just like te's cousin and sister inlaw. they should not put her down on tv-that plain ignorant and shows that they r jelous cuz she was on the show and they were not. what the heck do the gorgas want-look at their house and life style-they should be thankful for what they have. also-her brother should be helping her during this time in her life with what she is going through. kathy Stop putting her down. melssa left her son on the floor!

    June 9, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. d janesko

    All familys have skeltons in the closet they prefer not to take out and put on display. When are all these ladys going to stop being so judgemental of one another and grow up!!!!

    October 29, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. nancy towry

    Caroline was horible. who does she think she is to call someone else trash. Whats the show going to be about, everyone doing as Caroline says. That family being soooooo perfect, give me a break. I will not watch it any more because thte producers let all the other women attack Danelle and Caroline is the one that stuck her perfect little nose into things she had no business doing.

    I hear Theresa is getting a divorce. What are we going to have to watch, her buying more things?

    September 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tiffany

    i love love love teresa!!!!!

    September 12, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tiffany

    i am kind of glad that danielle is gone. no more huge drama.

    September 12, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bb

    On the first half or the reunion show. Andy stated that the family of the sick child was upset with Danielle for not donating any money. Danielle said that this was a lie and she went door to door to collecting.............commitments. Either you collected money or you didn't. How could you have donated anything if you collected commitments? And if you did collect money, where is it. Wouldn't this be fraud?

    September 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bb

    It is really hard to believe that there are people out there that can't see through Danielle. I truely think she is a dangerous person. I feel so sorry for her daughters, they do seem like nice girls. They seem very mature for their ages. I've seen this happen before in families where the parents have deep emotional problems and the children seem so grownup. I guess someone has to be mature and make good decisions, their mother sure doesn't. I can't believe that Danielle feels this is due to her parenting. Talk about denial.

    September 8, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. LMAO

    What kind of idiot would have shots after a car accident and calling the police????......

    The same kind of idiot that would have a lawyer with a learning disability ..... LOL..... Too bad a cop with a learning disability didn't show up when Joe called... Maybe he wouldn't have gotten arrested.....LMAO

    September 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Yvonne

    So who will be teresa next rival. Get a job and pay ur bills

    September 7, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Anita, Jackson, MS

    Hi, I'm Anita. I worry too much about what I see on TV...

    September 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Anita, Jackson, MS

    This is the best news since the whole "Real Housewives" have started. I got so sick of the fakeness of her and constance bickering. NOW the question is WILL DINA BE COMIMING BACK w/her daughter? I really hope that Theresa, Caroline and Jacqueline will stay. Danielle was like a scavenger she would purposely start something then feed off of it. It was unbelievable how miserable she would make people. Just because she's the most unhappiest person I ever seen. Oh well now what will she do next, who cares just so she leaves people alone. Anita

    September 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  16. bagula

    Sure Danielle may be very insecure, however.....How can women who supposedly have lots of money, class and intelligence act like Caroline, Kim G., Teresa (No surprise there!) and Jacqueline? Teresa is plain nuts to say nothing of being gaudy. Danielle was criticized for being a stage mother in promoting her daughters' modeling and singing career and being a bad mother. Did anyone notice how Teresa flaunts her daughter's modeling to others at the movie audition and those are some MISBEHAVING kids. Jacqueline needs to give Ashley some physical therapy. Danielle was a drama queen and apparently made up some pretty good stuff but the show is going to be pretty boring without her. Kim G needs to get a life!.

    September 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Tracee

    As hateful as 'she' was, I don't think it was right to have all family and then 'her'. Why all the punctuation? Because I don't think 'she' is a lesbian. Look at 'her'. It's a man!

    September 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michele

      i agree with you Tracee, I thought the housewives were supposed to be women (WOMAN) Danielle looks like a drag queen. Those poor daughters of hers I agree with Caroline, their eyes are dead. They look so sad, why doesn't their father take them in? Also, that spectacle at the Brownstone was terrible for the poor sick child. You don't get a table without paying they were nothing but crashers. Kim G. should be for all 12 of them for being part of that fiasco.

      September 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. esquire

    Commonsense..... We don't push people through professional school cuz they wannabe...OK.

    So.now he's in the Sherrif's dept. Perfect place.

    September 7, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  19. angela

    Daniell's hugs and kisses at the end was pure show and nothing else. Caroline was right. It's bull ****. She wanted to go out making people think she was the victum. She wasn't. She brought it all down on herself. Wondering too why people tend to think Italians are all in the mafia? Just because they make money and have a uptown lifestyle doesn't mean they all came by it dishonestly.

    September 7, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • renee

      And Teresa and Joe's 100,000.00 in family contributions given to them that they had to claim in bankruptcy filing was what- from a paper route or babysitting??? I'm no fan of Danielle but Joe makes my skin crawl- What kind of idiot has shots after calling the police to report a car accident and btw where was he returning from @ 2am- a strip club or his girlfriend Tara's ?

      September 7, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Cody

    The show will be nothing without Danielle! Who really wants to waste time watching them with out any drama? The two worst episodes these season were the Italy ones without any Danielle drama. Whether you love her or hate her, the show will still be nothing with out her.

    September 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Meg

    I am shocked that Danielle is leaving. I thought that she was leading up to a "big" search to find her birth mother. What would have made it an even juicier plot would be if Danielle's search led her to find out that Kim G was her birth mom. Kim G is afterall older. Is she not?

    September 7, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  22. CATom

    why isnt lady gaga on this show?

    September 7, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  23. esquire

    Well I have a heart and a brain too.... Maybe you would like to go to a doctor with a learning disability.....LOL.... Good luck to ya,, just being logical not mean...too bad if you don't understand the logic

    September 7, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • renee

      I have to agree with you...As a parent of a child who has multiple learning disabilities, I know what my child's abilities are but also her limitations. She will never be a lawyer or a doctor and I wouldn't want that for her. Just because the law is Albie's dream doesn't mean it's obtainable.

      September 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  24. shae

    Danielle will have her own show about finding her biological mother.

    September 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. creolebeauty

    she's fake, phony and enjoys getting attention by starting mess...as much as i don't like her though, where does the show go from here? who's going to keep the drama going?

    September 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  26. esquire really??

    Wow Esquire that was very nice of you. I wonder if you have children and how you would treat them if they had a learning disorder. Have a heart.

    September 7, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  27. wasntme

    New Jersey should be oh so proud

    September 7, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Kris

    Oh THANK GOD! Now bring back Dina–she was a sweety. I just about cancelled my DVR season pass to the N.J. Housewives due to such a lame season.. Tooo much bickering...I'd like to see the show concentrate on the families etc.

    September 7, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Bigcatju

    LMAO @ Spucky and yes she does. 1st of all Danielle's parenting skills are horrible and I bet when those girls get older they will resent their mother for exposing them to all of this "Hoopla". I love Teresa and Caroline, they are the reason I watch the show. Jacquline's facial expressions never change because of too much botox. Oh and one more point... Danielle is SLIME for what she did to Dina. Looking fwd to next season and this Melissa Gorga chick and the secrets she hold about Teresa's hubby Joe : D.

    September 7, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  30. monique

    I really like the housewives at first theresa I like her caroline is the mediator and jacquline just a follower can't control her daughter no spine type of person and danielle they picked on cuz she was not family. Goo luck next season

    September 7, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  31. esquire


    how many times will your son need to read the case notes for his client before he understood them if he became a lawyer??

    His client could be executed waiting for him to file an appeal....LOL....Hehe

    He would be a good lawyer for Danny to have. Don't you agree???

    September 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bc

      Esquire...You are a DB....

      September 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • commonsensical

      wow...Esquire.!!!! youre just your own brand of crazy arent you.,,,i am guessing some kind of sociopath? why would you attack one of the few persons on the show who's trying to make a good path through life....are you stupid? you know what...you dont have to answer that!

      September 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  32. CA

    Although I'm glad that Danielle is leaving, it also means the shows ending soon. That means one less show my wife gets distracted by....

    September 7, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  33. new yorker

    How much are Theresa's fake Bubbies being auctioned off for??? In bankrupcy liquidation sale. They must be worth at least....two in the bush!!!

    September 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Daniel Troppy

    Again who watches this crap tv? There isn't one member of these Housewives reality shows that have an ounce of STYLE....not an ounce...

    September 7, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Ray

    I wonder how Caroline swallows the BS story that Joe had a few drinks AFTER HE CRASHED HIS CAR AND CALLED POLICE..... Come on Caroline call a spade a spade if you have so much integrity..... Yeah right...that's what o thought,,,

    September 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  36. BB


    September 7, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  37. shaboona shaquonna tinqtinq

    im qlad shes qone because i could not stand that fake ass hoe im qlad shes leavinq the show doesnt need her

    September 7, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Ray

    One more thing; when the auction off all theresa and Joe Guidice's furniture,house and othe possesions for bankrupcy.....DOES THERESA HAVE TO GIVE THE BUBBIES BACK TOO??? She's so fake... GIVE THE BUBBIES BACK... AND PAY FOR YOUR FERTILITY TREATMENT TOO..... ANOTHER LEACH ON SOCIETY. Go back to Patterson where you belong.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Ray

    Caroline should go too....she's fullacrap....theresa should go, she's not in the family and since her and Joe are broke she shouldn't be on the show either,,,, I can't wait to see him in jail for tax evasion, forgery or DWI.....LOL

    September 7, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Ana

    Danielle did a great job; she was an army of one. I hope to see her back with some bullies of her own.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Mariah

    Yeeeeeyyyyy!!! She's GONE!! Can't be more happy about it.. I wish her the best luck and hope she can now focus on those two beautiful girls she has... I think she has a lot of things to explain to them.... like all those bodyguards, ex cons that were around her.. and now apparently the fact that she is dating a women.. Stop thinking just about YOU Danielle... what you want.. what you need.. your girls should be your priority!

    September 7, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • angela

      Sad to say her daughters will never stand a chance with her as a mother. She's going to suck what little life they have left in them. Her oldest is pretty and has a chance at modeling if she stays away. The little girl is cute but can't sing and her mother abused her by forcing her.

      September 7, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Jan

    If "Housewives" wants an anti-hero, next time they should select one with at least some redeeming qualities. Danielle Staub has none.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jahmeesoundslikejamie

    They are just a bunch of low grade mafia wives

    September 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  44. biscuit

    Who watches housewives?

    September 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  45. tracey polite

    She might be crazy, but she is the whole Show. The rest of the women are so boring. What are we gonna watch now? Albie, and the rest of the kids are all nice, but boring. Caroline does nothing and the only reason jacqueline has anything to say is about Danielle and her disrespectful daughter. Little disappointed by this news. Hopefully The show can survive.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  46. always thinkin

    The whole show was about people fighting with danielle, what will they do now? I really find each one of them to have serious issues and no class.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • tiredofthemall

      HWNJ should just be taken off the air. Period. I agree not good to have all these family members on one show. Also,
      If anyone makes another show about anything or anyone in New Jersey........

      September 7, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Jeanne

    One more thing I was so glad at the outcome with Jaqueline, Teresa, and Danielle. I watched your reaction, I saw nothing but hate from you about that caroline. That just frosted you to see them end it like that. Only showed me just what a classy person once more Danielle really is. You have zero class !!!!!!

    September 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • angela

      Do you honestly think Danielle was being serious? I don't. Caroline has her to a T. She is a phoney and it was all a bunch of bull ****. She was about as sincere as a pitt bull.

      September 7, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  48. portalpunk

    she should sell lemonaide to penquins, then make pig-in-a-blankets out of pop tarts

    September 7, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  49. Casey

    Caroline and Teresa are an older version of high school bullies. They are hugely insecure and easily threatened. Not very bright either. Poor Jacqueline is a mindless follower but she did her best to break from the nasty pack last night. The show will tank without Danielle.,

    September 7, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • KJ


      September 7, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Littlemommies

      I thought the casting was wrong by having everyone but Danielle be related. It's rare you will act a fool to other family members and since these shows are built off of drama it will fail unless they get another villain. I thought it was funny how Danielle was able to dismantle this whole group by

      September 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • angela

      And Danielle was the class tramp.

      September 7, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Yvette

    Apparently, Teresa's Sister-in-Law and her have major issues. That was what Danielle was trying to get at when Teresa jumped in her face.

    September 7, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  51. Jeanne

    I am so upset that danielle left the show. It should be that trouble maker CAROLINE. She is just as bad as KIM G. They are both garbage phoney trouble makers. Jaqueline what a big person you are by what you did. Teresa I hope you see thru that trouble maker liar caroline really is about. Danielle has always handled herself in a lady like way. Dina I put you in the same lite as your sister caroline. The rotten apple does not fall far from the tree. Just as KIM G was shown what she is about, people will find out what you are about also ....CAROLINE !! BRING DANIELLE .......BACK !!!

    September 7, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Timme62

      Danielle...ladylike, lord what planet do you live on. Danielle is a liar, and obviously has some mental health issues. She is always complaning about slights and insults that aren't even there.

      September 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • angela

      Bravo saw Danielle as a liability. Not an asset. That's why she is gone. She was a much bigger problem waiting to happen.

      September 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Hellman

    I read in PerezHilton.com that they will be bringing Dina back & Teresa's Sister in Law, Kim D to the scene. It's unclear weather Kim G makes it back at all... Hmm...

    September 7, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Hellman

      I apologize... Teresa's SIL name is Melissa G , married to Guissepe, brother of Joe . Here's her pic: http://m.thehollywoodgossip.com/gallery/melissa-gorga-picture/. I do wish, however, that they brought Tara G, Joe's alleged mistress & baby mama...

      September 7, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  53. Rachann

    They all act like a mofia girl gang and I don't like it. I hope Danielle find happiness cause I know what it feel like to be picked on and no one really know anything bout me so I wouldn't care if da whole show go away. They all played a major part in trying to make themselves look like a compton gang

    September 7, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • lms

      You're right. All of the Housewives behaved poorly. All should be fired.

      September 7, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Erica

    She finally flew over the cookoo's nest. Good decision now she can focus on giving her daughters a healthy normmal life!

    September 7, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  55. Marty

    It's about time! However, why do I get a feeling that Bravo will bring her back at some point. Probably with her own show!!! I hope not but they never waste a moment of drama on this channel 🙂

    September 7, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  56. Laura

    She will not be missed at all ! crying about her fake hair being pulled out....please. Let's all move on,she will not be missed. Wish her daughters well,they need it.

    September 7, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  57. Yvette

    Well there goes the show. Who are they going to kick around now?

    September 7, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  58. cindy

    amen. . . . .that is one frightening face and personality

    September 7, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Spucky

      Yeah, speaking of which: Am I the only one who thinks she has a face like Marge Simpson (or one of her sisters)??

      September 7, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Beverly

    Thank GOD! I don't think I could take another season of this crazy FAKE woman!

    September 7, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Lynne

      Amen and Thank God!! Danielle blames everyone else for all her actions and takes no responsibility for anything she has done. Good riddance, be gone!

      September 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  60. jjabel

    Thank God!! Its about time!!

    September 7, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • KJ

      It really makes me wonder how anyone is putting down Danielle, when it clearly shows the true motives of Caroline, Teresa and Jacqueline. Danielle, did such a classy thing on the reunion, by not letting those trouble makers get to her. It was clear that Caroline is the ring leader. She hated the fact that Danielle hugged Teresa and Jacqueline. She needs to get a life!! Anyone who sees that Caroline, Teresa and Jacqueline are right, makes me wonder how they handle issues in their own lives. Good for you Danielle, it was too much drama for you and your girls. BTW, Jacqueline take a hint for your own dysfunctional daughter...but then again I wonder where she got it from. They all need to grow it and BE ROLE MODELS.

      September 7, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Thank you for ending the"suspense".. The show is an abomination. A flock of mules in Horses' harnesses.

      September 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • gracie's mom

      Danielle and "classy" in the same sentence – that's a new one....

      September 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Morgan

      thank god! Seriously all you other housewives rock and I love watching you all, I hate Danielle so Im glad she is gone. Im scared to say to much because I dont want her to hunt me down and sue me! hahaha much love ladies<33

      September 14, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |

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