The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Jacqueline Ends Ties with Danielle
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Jacqueline Laurita and Danielle Staub are no longer speaking to each other. The 38-year-old stay-at-home mother has decided to cut ties with co-star Danielle after federal court records surfaced this month detailing Danielle's involvement in a kidnapping plot, a $24,000 drug deal and an "escort service" ---all of which Danielle denies.

"I am not friends with Danielle," Jacqueline told Us Weekly.

Avid fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will recall that Jacqueline was the only housewife who came to Danielle's defense during the explosive Real Housewives of New Jersey finale showdown, which aired on June 16. She also betrayed her sisters-in-laws Dina and Caroline Manzo by claiming that Dina uncovered the book about Danielle's shady past.

Jacqueline, whose difficulty to conceive has been prominently featured on the first season of the Bravo reality program, including visits to fertility clinics, has given birth to baby boy, Nicholas, on June 11. This marks Jacqueline's third child ---she and husband Chris have a son C.J. and she has a teen daughter, Ashley, from a previous marriage.

"She has never seen the baby, nor will I ever show her," Jacqueline said of Danielle.
"I learned my family was right about her all along."

Last week's Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion ended with an awkward cliffhanger and it seems that no one will ever speak to Danielle, which could complicate things in the highly anticipated (though not yet announced) second season. But Andy Cohen says it's nothing the Real Housewives franchise hasn't dealt with before.

"I think relationships on the Housewives are always complicated, and I think that's what's fascinating," said Cohen, whose late-night chat series, Watch What Happens: Live, premieres July 16 on Bravo. "Is it challenging? Yes. Is it the only city that this is occurring in? No. It's actually really wild."

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of Bravo)