After 10 short months of marriage, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub and Marty Caffrey are officially divorced. Divorce proceedings for the couple began all the way back in August after Marty filed papers at the courthouse. The couple first starting dating in April of 2016 and Danielle’s engagement to Marty marked the 20th time the reality star had been engaged.
People confirmed the divorce became official on Thursday and the proceedings began at 9 a.m. and lasted less than one hour. The two parties agreed on an uncontested split, with Danielle agreeing to move out of their $2.15 million home by April. If she chooses too, Danielle can buy the home and all the furniture in it, and then Marty would have to vacate the premises.
Danielle and Marty wed in the Bahamas in May of last year, which fans of RHONJ got to witness this season. Not only were viewers given a front row seat to Danielle being a complete bridezilla to her bridesmaids Teresa Giudice, Margaret Josephs, and Melissa Gorga, they also got to witness some major tension between Marty and Danielle before the wedding even happened.
At a dinner in Bimini, it came up that Marty’s children did not support his marriage to Danielle and it caused a major rift in his family. Marty admitted that he chose Danielle over his children, some of which didn’t even show up to the wedding.
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Who’s watching tonight? #Rhonj on @bravotv This was real to me If he was the one for me, we would still be together you can all pass judgment you can all say what you need to say and I’m certain the opinions will be strong but I urge you all to take a minute and realize I’m sharing my life with you the ups and downs The good the bad the pretty the ugly all the parts of me and it’s an honor to do so! I do realize I leave myself open for scrutiny but the things that my husband has done to my family and I weeks following our wedding breaking his vows he promised to protect keep me safe love me and honor me ...so take a moment to realize no one would know his name if it weren’t for me trusting him to want to be a part of my family and my life he used my platform abused my name, me, and by supporting him you are doing the same by supporting a man who is abusive in every facet and continues to threaten the very core of my existence so if you still feel good about your decision to stand with him on his rampage then that’s on you. I would like to take a more positive moment at this time to thank all of you who support me and my family! I look forward to your continued support in the next chapter of my life! #eyeswideopen More photos to come
Marty ended up speaking to People about the split and seems to be quite relieved it’s all over now.
“Now that the divorce is final, I feel great relief as well as sadness,” he said. “Relief comes as I have finally reached the end of the twisted road I was dragged down. I am looking forward to moving on in life with my supportive and loving family and friends around me. However, Danielle and I did fall in love, and it is sad to part from each other this way after experiencing something special together.”
The businessman went on to say that the television show and the cameras were more important to Danielle then he was and said RHONJ led to the couple’s downfall. Marty then warned any man who might begin a relationship with a Real Housewives star since having your issues aired on television is not easy for any relationship. He went on to say he wished nothing but the best for Danielle and had no ill-will towards her.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs every Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.