The woman at the other end of Teresa Giudice’s franchise-launching Real Housewives of New Jersey table flipping incident is BACK! After much teasing, and even some namaste moments with her former nemesis Teresa, Danielle Staub has made her official return to the show in a brand new RHONJ Season 8 preview trailer!
As is befitting an infamous Bravolebrity of Danielle’s stature, her return entrance was in a formal gown descending an elegant stairway as she proudly declares: “I’m back b!tches!”
Empire‘s Cookie would be proud!
After that scene, things got a little less elegant as the “ladies” party it up, then share some heartfelt emotional moments before erupting in a rapid-fire succession of F-bomb clips. Now that’s the RHONJ recipe we love!
Here’s the trailer:
Getting back to Danielle, I think this still image from the trailer summarizes exactly how she feels about being back on the show, and back in the middle of all the drama and outside voices:
Just look at that glint in her eye as a woman points a finger in her face and calls her a scumbag. She has all the glamor and emotion of a 1950s Hollywood actress. In other words, she is definitely ready for her close ups, Mr. Cohen. Welcome back Danielle!
If you have your reservations about Danielle being allowed to return to the show, rest assured that she is a changed woman. Well, at least according to her Bravo bio, which makes her out to be a potential New Jersey Woman of the Year candidate:
Meet the real Danielle Staub: one of the original Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle is back and rejoicing new beginnings. As a proud mother, actress and author, she balances the everyday challenges of motherhood with her busy career. Danielle and her fiancé, Marty Caffrey, have been dating since April 2016. She prioritizes her family and prides herself on being a devoted mother to her two incredible daughters: Christine (23) and Jillian (19). Jillian is an involved student at Monmouth University and Christine recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from New Jersey’s Seton Hall University with a degree in psychology and sociology and is currently living in New York City. Amongst her many endeavors, Danielle wrote her memoir The Naked Truth in 2010 to separate fact from fiction and genuinely rectify her controversial past. She embodies an optimistic spirit and sees the future as limitless. To compliment her positive disposition, Danielle has embraced a love for yoga. She lives by her motto “stay in the positive” and in order to truly another, you must love yourself first. Danielle is also involved with her parish, attends mass on Sundays with her daughters and supports various charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the World Hunger Organization.
That’s a long, long way from being arrested for cocaine and extortion as Beverly Merrill (aka Angela Minelli) back in Miami!
Be sure to see Danielle’s return, as well as that of all the other Jersey girls, when The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 premieres Wendesday, October 4 at 9/8c on Bravo!
On a side note, I wanted to express my great sadness at Bravo discontinuing their age-old tradition of creating transparent full-length PNG images of all of their show cast members. Being a blogger who loves to play around with photos, those were one of the greatest things in the world! I’m guessing their absence will not be noticed by very many, but I wanted to put it out there on the internet somewhere that at least one person is seriously bummed. 🙁 #BringBravoCastPNGsBack
In case you’re curious what I am talking about, here is an example of the time I used Danielle’s Bravo cast PNG (as well as ones for Bethenny and RHOM‘s Adriana de Moura) for an image illustrating ratings for Watch What Happens: Live:
Creating the “cut out” Lady Gaga photo took quite a bit of time, but the whole thing was so much easier with the Bravo images. ***SIGH***