EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT! Danielle Staub Reveals Why She's Not Returning To 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey!' Is Teresa Giudice Leaving, Too?

Tue, September 7, 2010 2:51pm EST by 23 Comments
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America’s favorite reality TV villain has had enough of the table flipping and hair pulling & fellow Housewife Teresa might be walking away too?

The Real Housewives of New Jersey will NEVER be the same! Not only has Bravo just confirmed that Danielle Staub is leaving the show, but rumors are also circulating that Teresa Giudice is walking, too! HollywoodLife.com has been telling you for weeks that Danielle was interested in focusing on her music career and pursuing a spin-off reality show — and now it looks like Danielle has plenty of time to do just that. The mom-of-two revealed to HollywoodLife.com why she’s deciding to leave the show.

“It is time for me to move on. During last night’s reunion I embraced the ladies trying to end the two seasons of drama and bitterness,” she says in a statement she released to HollywoodLife.com. “As Andy stated he thought the hugs were a great way to end my time on the housewives. I am excited to start the next chapter in my career.”

Danielle is referring to the statement released by Bravo’s senior vice president of original programming and development Andy Cohen: “The reunion was Danielle’s last appearance on The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” says Andy. “We thought the hugs were a great way to end two seasons of bitterness between the women.”

But we’re shocked that Teresa, who is currently $11 million in debt, would end the only source of income she has!

“Teresa is done with Bravo,” a source tells Page Six. “I don’t think any amount of money will make her come back.”

As it turns out, Teresa has been battling Bravo over her book, Skinny Italian. The network reportedly refused to promote her book on the show, even though Teresa is expected to give 10 percent of her book sales to Bravo. Also, Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga was hired as a possible replacement… and this makes Teresa furious!

We can’t imagine watching the show without these women! Do you think RHONJ will be better or worse without their cat fights?

— Chloe Melas