‘Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ Star Teresa Giudice On Danielle Staub’s Return, Ending Friendship With Jacqueline Laurita

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is open to having Danielle Staub back on the show for Season 8. Although Teresa and Danielle may not have the best relationship, the RHONJ star claimed that she “never had problems” with Danielle. Teresa may have put their past behind, but she’s not about to do the same with Jacqueline Laurita.

According to E! News, Teresa Giudice is “very serious” about welcoming Danielle Staub back to Real Housewives of New Jersey. During the recent Season 7 reunion episode, Teresa said that she wanted Danielle to return so she could “attack” Jacqueline Laurita. She may be kidding but after Teresa and Danielle rekindle their relationship, RHONJ fans may actually end up seeing the latter back on the show.

“I never had any problem with her, and I never wanted her off the show. It was something that was out of my control. But I totally—if she wants to come back, I’m fine with that. I don’t know if other people are, but I’m fine with it.”

Teresa further explained that Danielle should be given the chance to redeem herself, given how things ended. She admitted that the housewives “attacked” Danielle, which led to her eventually leaving RHONJ.

“She was attacked, and I guess she felt like she didn’t know how to come back from that because we were all attacking her. So I feel like she needs to come back and she probably has a lot to say, and I feel like she needs closure from that,” she said.

Given how Danielle had been “shut out by a lot of people,” Teresa believed that it was only fair she is given another chance to explain her side and finally get it all out.

When she appeared on Watch What Happens Live back in October, Teresa shared that she reached out to Danielle after Andy Cohen mentioned her during the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 7 reunion. Since then, the two have become regular yoga buddies. Teresa felt like she and Danielle were able to immediately pick up where they left off.

“I feel like she never tried to hurt me in any way maliciously, so I just wanted her to know that,” she shared.

With Danielle Staub’s inevitable return to Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8, could this mean that Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita’s friendship is over for good?

In her blog, Teresa wrote that she considered Jacqueline as one her very best girlfriends. Their friendship, however, turned sour when Jacqueline started playing all of these “games.” Teresa also insinuated that Jacqueline intentionally tried to hurt her family, which is where she drew the line.

“Think about this: Why was Chris talking to people that were trying to destroy my family? Why would he be involved with someone like that if he was friends with us?”


During the Season 7 reunion, Teresa accused Jacqueline of selling her story to the tabloid. She also claimed that Jacqueline, together with ex-Housewife Caroline Manzo, had something to do with the Feds coming after her and her family.

“You set me up. In my gut, it was you or you and Caroline set me up. You guys were behind everything, calling the government. They were in cahoots.”

Even if Jacqueline may not be directly involved, Teresa insisted that she was definitely dabbling, gossiping about her to people who may have ended up calling the government.

“Even if she didn’t go directly to the government she had other people do her dirty work,” Teresa said.

Are you excited to see Danielle Staub return on Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8? Do you think Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita could become friends again? Sound off in the comments below.

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