Danielle Staub Says Her Children Were Traumatized During Early Seasons of RHONJ

In a new interview, RHONJ star Danielle Staub is revealing why she isn’t a full-time Housewife this season.

“I didn’t understand. I was insulted. Then I realized as I started to film that I was in every group cast gathering in every one of those scenes. I was in private scenes. I was doing the work and spending the time getting to know everybody. Bravo always knows what they’re doing and so do the producers. I trust them immensely.”

During an appearance on The Morning Breath, Danielle wondered, “Are they using me? What was the intentions behind it? If I’m part time, does that mean I’m disposable?”

Danielle said, “Clearly I’m not [disposable] and clearly I’m cementing myself back in. I feel like I never left really.”

Danielle had a lot of nice things to say about new Housewife Margaret Josephs. “At first because she got full-time status right away, I have to admit that in the first scene I said ‘I don’t like her at all’ and I didn’t even meet her yet. I was doing what everyone does to me. I can see clearly why people do that sometimes. I was a little jealous. I can’t lie.” That all changed when Margaret mentioned “pot puss,” and Danielle said, “I fell in love with her” in that moment.

Danielle’s daughters Christine and Jillian aren’t as excited as their mother to be back on a reality tv show. “They were traumatized. They definitely had Post Traumatic Stress from everything that happened to their mom. I mean nobody can deny them that. It’s still going on.” So will they be on the show? Danielle said of her previous seasons, “You’re going to see Jillian and Christine is feeling it out.”

Thank you to RealityTea for the transcript of the podcast!

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