Bravo has confirmed Staub is leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey and made her final appearance on Monday night's broadcast of the conclusion of the show's second season reunion special.
"The reunion was Danielle's last appearance on The Real Housewives of New Jersey," Bravo executive and reunion show host Andy Cohen told The Associated Press. "We thought the hugs were a great way to end two seasons of bitterness between the women."
"Danielle was told that she would not be returning for a third season," an insider told Life & Style. "[It] came as a complete shock, and she thought she was definitely going to return."
Bravo had declined comment on the reports and Staub -- who has reportedly been attempting to land a deal for her own spinoff series -- had issued a statement in which she'd neither confirmed or denied them.
"Actually, I'm not even thinking about Season 3 right now as I am considering many incredible options that have been presented to me," she said in a statement posted on Twitter. "Don't worry next year, I'll still be the one you either love to hate or hate to love."
"I'm sorry," she told both women as she hugged them.
"No more. No more. You have my word, no more. I'm moving on and I'm happy, Jacqueline," she whispered to Laurita as they shared a lengthy embrace. "I'm in a happy place. I'm sorry for what I did to you but you'll always be a part of my heart. I love you. I don't care who else knows it, I love you."
"No more nonsense!" Laurita smiled afterwards.
"No more," Staub replied.
"You have your two daughters, you have your life ahead of you, we have our lives," Giudice added.
"We'll never be friends," she said as she shook hands at Staub's request.
"[This] is the biggest crock of shit I've ever seen in my life," Manzo added when Cohen asked her what she was thinking. "I have to be honest. If I'm a bitch I will own it, I am not a coward, I am not a phony. This was phony."
"Don't you think that there needs to be an end to this?" Laurita asked.
"I hope what you all said was true, but I'm not going to shake her hand and say everything is lollipops and roses because it's not," Manzo replied.
"You know what, the second Jacqueline showed emotion about wanting to move on and be sorry you're like, 'Don't do that!'" Staub shouted to Manzo. "Let Jacqueline be Jacqueline!"
"Let's respect each other enough to have the integrity to say I don't like you," Manzo said.
"I don't like you!" Staub replied.
"Excellent! Awesome, love it," Manzo said.
"I shook your hand and an apology, and to extend..." Staub continued.
"I don't believe the apology but that's fine," Manzo said.
"I'm moving on," Staub said.
"You're going to move on?" Manzo asked. "You know what, you just had a growing experience, own it. For the first time in the eight freaking hours that [we've been taping here] you said something true. Thank you."
"In your opinion," Staub replied.
(Photo credit Bravo)
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