Danielle Staub Exiting Real Housewives of New Jersey
Real Housewives of New Jersey's resident troublemaker Danielle Staub will not be returning to show for its third season, the network announced Tuesday.
Staub — who butted heads with cast members Caroline Manzo, her sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita, her teenage daughter Ashley and family friend Teresa Giudice —made her last appearance on the show during the second part of the of the reunion special on Monday.
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Staub gave both Giudice and Laurita a hug and shook hands with Manzo at the end of the reunion special. "We thought the hugs were a great way to end two seasons of bitterness between the women," Andy Cohen, Bravo's vice president of programming and reunion host, said.
Manzo, however, said she wasn't buying the sincerity of the amends. "This is the biggest crock of sh-- I've ever seen in my life, I have to be honest," Manzo said after begrudgingly shaking Staub's hand, telling her that they'll never be friends. "I am not a coward. I am not a phony. This was phony."
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Staub's departure follows the recent announcement that Real Housewives of New York's Bethenny Frankel is leaving her series, as is Atlanta's Lisa Wu Hartwell.
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