Original "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Danielle Staub returned to Bravo to hang out in the "Watch What Happens: Live" clubhouse with Andy Cohen. While viewers might have expected things to be tense between the two, considering how abruptly Staub left "RHONJ," that was't the case at all.
Staub did say she wanted to clear up a "rumor" that she was fired from "RHONJ." Andy Cohen said he didn't remember ever saying that publicly, but added that her departure was a mutual decision and she left the show on her own. Staub said that his "apology" meant a lot to her.
She also took a lot of credit for the show, both when she was a part of it, and since her departure. In fact, she took credit for the current cast -- and specifically Melissa Gorga, even though they've never met in person.
“She wanted to film during Season 2, and she thought it would be a good way to get back at Teresa [Giudice]," Staub said. "I said, I wanted absolutely nothing to do with that, however I would forward all her emails, which were a lot, to the producers, which I did, which is how -- after two seasons of her being behind-the-scenes, on-camera but behind-the scenes -- she all of a sudden became a person of interest. And that’s how she landed on the show."
Staub then added, " I think it would be good for her to just come clean. I wanted nothing to do with what she wanted to do with Teresa."
Fans might get the chance to see more of Danielle Staub on TV, too. She teased that she's currently filming a show about her life with Left/Right, the production company behind "Mob Wives,"The Rachel Zoe Project" and "Big Ang." Now that she and Cohen have made peace, perhaps Bravo would take her on again.
Catch new episodes of "Watch What Happens: Live" every Sunday through Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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