RHONJ star Dolores Catania wasn’t pleased with the decision to bring Danielle Staub back as a Housewife.
“I think it’s something we all could’ve done without,” Dolores told ET. “I gave her the benefit of the doubt. Even hearing specific details from, not just one person, everybody can’t be wrong.”
“I started out with her with a clean slate, and somebody said to me, ‘So, how’s it going with Danielle?’” Dolores adds. “I say, ‘She seems OK. She likes animals, she seems, like, good with kids. She seems nice.’ They’re like, ‘Just wait. Just wait.’ So, sure enough, she showed her true colors very early in.”
Danielle and Dolores get into a screaming match in an upcoming episode after Dolores confronts Danielle about comments she made.
“What she does is, she pushes people’s buttons,” Dolores shared, “waits for a reaction, then acts like the victim. I’ve never seen this behavior before, so I called in my brother and my father, who are cops. And I said, ‘She’s getting me to a point, I’m not gonna be able to handle this.’”
“They’re like, she’s a professional victim,” Dolores continues. “You just described that. The best thing you can do is ignore her, it’ll drive her crazy. And I did. And then who’d she start on? My friend, [Siggy Flicker].”
Dolores calls Danielle a “delusional woman,” adding that “a leopard doesn’t change its spots. Ever.”
“[Our] first season we came on and we wanted to bring our friends together,” Siggy says of last year. “This season, new person comes on and wants to tear our friends away from us.”
“This is the real Siggy,” she explains. “When I’m dealt with toxic people in my life, I block you. I delete you. I try to get away from you. If you see me angry, and you see my lashing out, it’s because, listen, when you’re dealing with a toxic person, you’re forced to be with that person, what do you want me to do? You want me to say Hava Nagila, Hava? No, no, no, no, no. You have to stand for something, and you won’t fall for anything.”
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