Danielle Staub

Danielle talks Christine's first photo shoot, and Caroline's allegations.

on May 10, 20100

 

My luncheon, to celebrate my daughter’s cover as a result of her first professional photo shoot, and who is sitting to the left of me still pretending to be my friend? Let’s just call her traitor. Have another drink, Traitor. Take off your rose colored lens as well. This is reality TV darling. Don’t hear your voice in here anywhere. Whoops. That’s because nobody cares. So why don’t you shut your mouth, because I’m going to tell you a little story… THE END.

I loved when my daughter Christine validated my bragging “Braggy Brag." Come on, now that’s super cute. And yes – I will brag. How great is it that my daughter is being handled by Ivan Bart? The best of the best in the business. An icon to the modeling agency, and new faces. With IMG as her agency, as the top international modeling agency in the world, and Ivan Bart personally handling her – all is right with the world. I feel very blessed to know that they saw in her what every mother sees in their daughters.

Now, as always first, last, foremost, my beautiful children. I am very proud. Was a little giddy. It was Christine’s first photo shoot with a world renowned photographer, Gilles Bensimon. He is by far one of the most talented people I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting, let alone being asked to take my picture. That was one of the highlights of my summer, standing there with my beautiful daughter and having Giles Bensimon shooting our photographs while Brandusa watched. I have so much to be grateful for. My daughters Christine and Jillian are my world, but they are also the world’s future. I pride myself in knowing that I’m a really good mom to them. I won’t claim to be the best at anything, but when it comes to my children you can look at them and see what kind of mom I am, because they didn’t get that way by themselves.

For now, until next week and always, I’ll be here. Just sayin’.

444 comments
Danielleisbatshitcrazy1
Danielleisbatshitcrazy1

This episode makes me sick Danielle treats her children as potential Income not children it's repulsive

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

WOW.... Hey "Special Girl Time"., your comment was so on target.... from a Jersey Gal... Thanks so much lol... I loveeeeeeeeeeee it!!!

sweetpea36
sweetpea36

Danielle

Your daughter had a great photo shoot! I think that you should try to throw a party for her with her friends so that she knows that your proud of her. She's a great kid and you did a great job raising her. In terms of the Manzo family please let them be, it seems that none of you get along and rather than talk it out calmly it all ends in shambles. Honestly, focus on yourself and making sure that all past wounds are closed, although your daughters know everything try as much as you can to keep them safe from all of this and make sure to ask them if they're okay with everything. I found out that when you sit kids down and just listen to them you hear a tons! Don't force them but just let them tell you how they feel whether it be school or work. I was also wondering about the allegation made by Jacqueline that you didn't acknowledge the birth of nicholas *her son* and I wondered why at first I agreed with you when you said she should have supported your daughter but I also got to wondering when she mentioned you supporting her son. Its never too late to send diapers!

Finemama26
Finemama26

Danielle, I think your daughter is embarrased by you. You tried to steal her shine..

Special girl time
Special girl time

You and Kelly from New York Housewives should hang out. Now that would be a show.

JamieG
JamieG

Danielle.

Last season I was on your side but you have totally changes my mind. First your daughter is the one with the up and coming modeling career not you the party should've been about her and her friends and how proud you were of her and second you dont put the responsibility of when she gets famous to sort of take care of you shes too young for you to put that on her. I have to tell you that when people dont want to hear from me I just forget them no matter what they are saying you need to get a grip and move on.

Viewer4611
Viewer4611

You are so yucky. Having a party about your daughter WITHOUT your daughter or her friends? So very strange and self serving. Your grip, or lack there of, on reality is frightening!

John - upstate New York
John - upstate New York

danielle, danielle, danielle... It's nice that you have a great parental interest in CHRISTINE'S modeling career, but why don't you let HER have this instead of YOU!!! Why does everything have to be about YOU YOU YOU!!!! She WIL grow to resent and even avoid you. (Which is probably in her best interest). Please, just let her have this for her. The expressions on her face when you take mass credit is saddening.

And Christine --- enjoy YOUR career. You are a beautiful young lady and I believe we will see you on quite a few runways and catalogues. :)

rr435
rr435

Danielle you are way to nice a person to think about those other women. But remember, the Bible teaches us one of the keys to heaven is "forgiving those who trespass against us". So be the strongest woman and the one showing real maturity. Forgive the others, even if you don't associate with them. You will be so much more at peace in your heart and soul if you forgive the others their games and cruelty. You don't have to associate with them, but you will be at peace. Do it for your children. Don't let them learn bitterness and hatred because of a bunch of gossipy, back stabbing women.

just watching...
just watching...

Danielle, I think after watching both seasons and a bunch of the "extras" you are very hurting person on the inside. You don't want to be vulnerable so you attack. You are not secure enough in yourself to just walk away from situations/ people. You harp on being called garbage, granted it's not a compliment, but you mention it as validation for every hurtful negative thing you say. You wear it like a badge of honor. I am not saying that Caroline couldn't have used a better term but most often, yourself included, we aren't thinking when our emotions take over. I do not know you nor do I even pretend that the hour of footage a week we get to see warrants usage of the word but you have allowed the public into your life, for fame, money, or what ever your motivations so you set yourself up for criticism. But yet you lash out if you are actually criticized. You HAD to know that both, having a gathering "in honor" of Christine that she wasn't even allowed to attend and intruding on her moment to shine was going to get harsh words sent your way. I believe you lover your children as much as you say you do. But I think you also deeply fear that they will run off and leave you. Christine is a teenager, if HER dream is to be a model then best of luck to her but if it is YOUR dream please don't push her into shark infested waters. Try to not compare your youngest daughter to her sister- they are equally lovely girls but sisters DO NOT like to be compared. They want to be noticed for who each of them is. May you understand, someday, why you do what you do and find true happiness.

Whit
Whit

I have to say Danielle I watch you every week and every week I try to have your back and I must say that repremanding Caroline for making a comment about your kids when you've made comments about other people's children is not cool in my eyes. While I understand your anger her comments weren't actual digs on them as human beings but about their social behavior. Any psychologist, sociologist, and anthropologist can tell you that those comments were comments on behavioral characteristics seen and not digs about your children.

2nd, I truly respect you for trying to move on with your life but it seems as if whenever there's an opportunity to grow, you regress and take it back to high school. If you want to be te bigger, classy, woman you claim to be, light a candle at church, and pray for them. I pray you find the peace and solitude you're looking for.

Savannah, GA
Savannah, GA

Danielle, I'm sure you are a great person who has made a few mistakes, like many people, but it is time for you to act more like an adult. First when throwing a luncheon to celebrate your daughter she should be invited. It is about HER and NOT you! Secondly, if someone doesn't like you.....GET OVER IT! Stop worring about Carolina, Teresa, Dina, and Jacqualine. They are not thinking about you. In the meantime find some new friends and enjoy life. All the best to you!

klt
klt

UMM... who throws a party for their daughter but fails to invite the daughter? Really? You were not on the runway, she was. She is the one with a potential career, not you. Get over yourself. You are running a huge risk of creating a rift between you & your daughter that may not be repairable. Don't make her grow to hate you.

crazy!
crazy!

Comment by Luvthebeach.........I second that!

Danielle, I really hope that you take the time to actually read these comments that are written about you. Hopefully you will get a clue.

Think.
Think.

I have worked in the fashion industry for 30+ years, in the top tier of the industry world wide. You mentioned that you had worked in the fashion industry. (That was why you knew the important names etc.) If that is true, you should know better! Approach modeling for your daughter with great caution; the industry literally EATS many young, beautiful girls like your daughter. In the big leagues it is aggressive, cut throat and requires a VERY thick skin! Are you familiar with the recent scandal about a certain Lauren model? These girls are still growing and many are done at 19. If you grow in the wrong way, a little too much hip, girlish expression disappears, your done. Its not all glamour, in fact most of its not.

Sunprnciss
Sunprnciss

Your daughter looks AMAZING! You should be so proud! Regardless of what happened after the show, she is a star in the making and I expect to see her on the cover of EVERY magazine! Luv, Luv, Luv her! She looks just like you and you should be so happy for her!

Confused09
Confused09

Why would you have a party celebrating your daughter being in fashion week and she nor her firends were invited? This should have been all about her and instead you have made it about you. Step back, make sure she isnt taken advantage of, and let her have her moments. She is a beautiful young lady that is trying to come into her own, so let her grow into that beautiful young woman.

Viewer South Carolina
Viewer South Carolina

Congrats on your beutiful daughter! you have every reason to brag! I know you love your daughters very much but, im not sure you realize how you are sucking their very spirits out of them. Both girls seem very mature for their age but, what mother wouldn't keep some things to herself to spare their own children from pain. Your girls DO NOT need to know everything. (even if they want to) You are the adult and therefor you make that choice for them. Your girls unconditional love for you will never allow them to tell you that their hurting for you, that all this situation saddens them! Be mindful of them; remember their classmates and friends and keep in mind how difficult it is to be a teenager or in school children can be very cruel. I would have loved that party be for Christine and her friends and you to be a the proud parent cheering her on the sidelines almost unnoticed letting her have her moment . . . Really from one mom to another.

That said I like you on the show, I love your toughness although WHY do you worry so much about Dina and Caroline. Who cares?? and concerning Jacqueline she has always been a loyal friend to you but please tell me you didn't expect her to choose you over her husband. Who does that? that would have created tons of trouble; you realize that. Why cant you be loyal to her by beeing more understanding. Take Care Girl!

cindeebee
cindeebee

Regarding your daughter getting sick 'standing' on the catwalk... Your daughter needs to have a Tilt Table Test... she has the same symptoms I have when standing for long periods of time - nausea, sweating and feeling faint. It's known as Vasovagal or Neurocardiogenic Syncope. It's not dangerous as long as she feels the symptoms before she faints. I had the test done and "flat-lined," no pulse or blood pressure in just seven minutes... my symptoms started within five minutes of just standing in place. Talk to her doctor about this. It's a simple test. Best of luck to her.

Melissa_sobe
Melissa_sobe

Oh My God! Christine is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! Can't wait to see her on more runways! Bella

Viewer 333
Viewer 333

You give way too much information to your daughters. If you watch them...it IS affecting them.

Stacy Lawson
Stacy Lawson

Danielle, all I have to say is this show would be boring with out you! You Know the drama makes for good TV! I think though Bravo is playing up the drama though! I see you love your Girls! i wish the best for your daughter in the modeling....I love seeing children excel, I hope it is still going well for her. Anyways i hope things go better _STACY

TC
TC

Girl you are freaking nuts! Can't you see it your daughters eyes? They are so disappointed in your need to cling to the other women. Just because you are not married and are alone, don't bag on the women that are married and want to put their marriage and family first. Get a job. That is what real women do when they are struggling. I know many women that walked away from their homes and money. Took their kids and their clothes and went and made a life for themselves without any help from their ex. You should try it. Your girls will surely respect you a lot more than they appear to right now. Also you should stop comparing yourself to them. Have some f'n dignity. Geez. Maybe people would see you in a new light. See the person you claim so often to be. You say your are beyond it all, then make scene whenever possible. Just for the record you also sounded like you were going to ride on your beautiful daughters coat tails saying "we may get a big house again" or something along those lines.

beachgirlCA
beachgirlCA

OMG! Did you all read Mr. Troy's comment???? He is just as "CRAZY" as the cougar he is obsessed with! WAY TOO FUNNY! Welcome to the 3rd dimension...LOL!

luvthebeach
luvthebeach

Danielle, I have never commented on your blog. I have watched you from afar and have felt a whole range of emotions quite honestly when it comes to you from hating you, liking you, pitying you, sympthathizing with you,etc...but what I have consistently felt is why on earth do you continue to throw yourself at these women who clearly want absolutely nothing and I really mean nothing to do with you? Why wouldn't you just move away and get a fresh start? If not for yourself then for your two beautiful and innocent girls. I don't get it. Clearly you have some pride and self respect still in place? It makes you look so incredibly desperate. Let them go. You look so desperate for their friendship. Also your daughter, Christine, to me appears very angry and resentful of you....just my observations..don't know if anyone else is picking up on this. Maybe she feels you are coming on too strong. Maybe its time to back off a little and let HER experience this since it is HER life, and you seem to really be coming on too strong. I am just saying this as a totally objective bystander. I wish you all the luck but seriously have you ever considered getting a fresh start and moving somewhere new and just starting over?

MamaB
MamaB

I'm very disappointed that you are making your daughter's modeling career about yourself, you can tell that Christine is annoyed with you at the photo shoot and during the walking classes, you need to take a step back and unless she asks your advice, bite your tongue!! Yes you were a model, but that doesn't mean that you know more than the people paid to train these girls. Sit down in a chair and shut up and let your daughter revel in her moment. This is her moment not yours. Also throwing a luncheon "for your daughter" your words not mine and she wasn't allowed to come, do not say it's a party for her when it was obviously for you. Brag all you want, I plan to if my own daughter excels but do not soak up her sun.

DC
DC

Danielle, I am a fan in every since of the word. I must agree with some of the postings on here. I would have invited my daughter to the luncheon in her honor. I wish you would try as best as you can to not focuse on that family. I'm sure there's something in the Bravo contract that says you have to talk about or be in the same vacinity they're in but keep it positive. Let them continue to talk trash about you and speak outright hatred towards you. The viewing public will see this for what it is. Caroline and Teresa are mean girls that are one trick ponies. They spend 85% or more of the camera time trash talking you.

In fairness you have said your fair share of trash but those two take it to a level you have not approached yet. Continue to work on your kids, your home, and finances and level the negativeness to that family. Bravo should seriously consider axing some at least 2 people from that family and adding new cast members. Teresa should be one of those 2 to be replaced.

I validated my point without name calling. Danielle this should be model you incorporate when you're on camera.

Denisse
Denisse

I find it rather contradicting that YOU get all "don't talk about my children" but yet YOU are allowed to talk about Jacqueline & Teresa's children? You need to practice what you preach SWEETHEART, b/c you are constantly contradicting yourself & making yourself look like a fool.

Sarah from WI
Sarah from WI

she has not written her blog yet, becuase she has to see what the other houswives wrote first...HA!

MR. TROY
MR. TROY

Hey Danielle I think your awesome and girl you good with the drama. Take if from me, I can see the good part of you and I think you are a great person. NOONE here commenting knows what Bravo is telling you to do behind the scenes so I don't think that all this studd is just you. THE POINT OF THE SHOW IS FOR HER TO INTERRACT IN SOME WAY WIHT THE CAST. So it makes sense to me that your discussed and ridiculed. It's all good though girl. HOld your head up and I hope that little girl of yours helps pull you out of debt! If you was my mom and i was getting paid that's what I would do. hang in there Danielle and I agree SOOOOO MUCH that IF YOU WERENT ON THE SHOW I WOULD TURN THE CHANNEL!!!!!!!!

Gettingboardwiththeshow
Gettingboardwiththeshow

Danielle, I used to give you the benefit of the doubt. But you are changing my mind about you. GET NEW people in your life. Start a new, you're too concerned about these woman, you have your babies, join organizations to meet new people. I feel Jac was honest, but the others some has mental issues, and others are just snakes.

Move on Danni!

Julie B.
Julie B.

WOW... Danielle, you need A FRIEND!!! Someone needs to stop you from making a fool of yourself!

BRAVO- PLEASE... Paris Hilton is on her 2nd or 3rd BFF, Danielle just needs 1!!!

eileen Shapiro
eileen Shapiro

Caroline was wrong to intentionally make insulting remarks about your children. Caroline owes you an apology but she will probably never admit to her mistake.

Viewer's advice
Viewer's advice

dont fight with with them theres people out there that like you put a rosary over your picture and trust the vigin mary to steer you clear of your enemies and pray a rosary too.be god and light

GGinFla
GGinFla

I'm planning a luncheon in my daughter's honor and need your help with the guest list. Would it be improper to invite my daughter and a few of her friends? And how many empty chairs should I have handy as a topic of nasty conversation before the toast? How many random people off the street should I invite to pose as my friends/guests?

Another Mother
Another Mother

Danielle, please please please try to shield your daughters from the stresses that feel so prevalent to you. Try to empower them through seeing you demonstrate a softer, more centered and graceful strength. Seeing a mother hurt and emotional will only lower their confidence in themselves. Trust me, it is not too late to start now. The difference you will see in them will be dramatic.

GGinFla
GGinFla

Only a true friend would tell you this, but, THESE WOMEN TO NOT LIKE YOU AND DO NOT WANT TO BE YOUR FRIENDS. So please stop making a fool of your self and leave them alone. I'm just saying.

yvette86
yvette86

Danielle, Danielle, Danielle...your are "amazing". First congrats to your daughter for her cover shot. When you were planning the lucheon I thought your were going to invite some of Christine's friends, not yours. Were you stealing her joy and spotlight by patting yourself on the back? This was not your time to shine, but Christine's. You got it backwards. I want you to stop consuming every waking moment trying to find a way to make "friends" with the other ladies. Caroline has made it clear that none of them are to be your friend and they are not going to be your friend. The husbands don't want the drama in their wives life, so find true friendship elsewhere. I did not like when you attempted to drive to Caroline's home when you found out she was having a benefit at her home. Your were dead wrong, and your girls were correct in telling you to turn around. Do not expose them to the madness of the show and your behavior. You ladies come off to be so silly, childish, mean girls, scheming, conniving bunch. The light that is being shined on you "ladies" is not a good one. Find your light and stand in it. Let the drama and madness go...your daughters are watching and learning from you.

bravoviewer2010LV
bravoviewer2010LV

The most beautiful gift you have to offer your daughters is your support, love, and most of all nuturing them to become strong women who can be whatever they choose in life. It would be wonderful to see you enjoy their new modeling careers without caring what the other women think. Be a friend to yourself and carry on without the need for their approval...it's not worth it. You are who you are. Your past is in the past. Enjoy the present knowing that you have a lot to offer your daughters having learned from your experiences. Teaching them to seek the approval of others as though that is what will determine who they become has obviously proven itself not to be true. They seem to be teaching you to move on, focus on new things that produce positive outcomes and hold your head up high even when you are not walking the runway. They are clearly beautiful girls that need their mom to guide them and be there for them without the unkindness and cruel intentions of others whom have already shown them what not to focus on. Move on to a better future by forgetting the past. Learn from it, however let it guide you to do right for your daughters. Your blessings are from your children, let them be your guide. Forget those that hurt you repeatedly from recent friendships and allow yourself to find new friends that won't be so hurtful. Your life is what you make of it!

Jeff Biddle
Jeff Biddle

Hi Danielle, I am trying hard to like you. I really am. I think that you have been dealt a few cruddy cards but you really don't have it bad. I would love for the future blogs to be more Danielle and what else was happenning behind the scenes that didn't make the cut and NOTHING about the other housewives. We read your blog for you, not news about them. Have fun.

bravoviewer201013LV
bravoviewer201013LV

The most beautiful gift you have to offer your daughters is your support, love, and most of all nuturing them to become strong women who can be whatever they choose in life. It would be wonderful to see you enjoy their new modeling careers without caring what the other women think. Be a friend to yourself and carry on without the need for their approval...it's not worth it. You are who you are. Your past is in the past. Enjoy the present knowing that you have a lot to offer your daughters having learned from your experiences. Teaching them to seek the approval of others as though that is what will determine who they become has obviously proven itself not to be true. They seem to be teaching you to move on, focus on new things that produce positive outcomes and hold your head up high even when you are not walking the runway. They are clearly beautiful girls that need their mom to guide them and be there for them without the unkindness and cruel intentions of others whom have already shown them what not to focus on. Move on to a better future by forgetting the past. Learn from it, however let it guide you to do right for your daughters. Your blessings are from your children, let them be your guide. Forget those that hurt you repeatedly from recent friendships and allow yourself to find new friends that won't be so hurtful. Your life is what you make of it!

shaynanc
shaynanc

You said in your blog that Jacqueline had no relationship w/ Christine, yet when you were on the phone w/ Jacqueline you told her that she could tell Christine congrats herself. Were you just jealous that Jacqueline sent those flowers to Christine and not you? Sure seems like it.

Viewer123
Viewer123

Danielle: Please do everything you can to INSTILL SELF- CONFIDENCE in your daughters. You don't want them picking up your insecurities-remember, they've witnessed when you talk to them about your dating life, and when you don't realize when folks don't want to be your friend. And let them shine, don't take the spotlight away from them-support them! But congrats on your beautiful children, you've done many things right with them for them to turn out as well as they have!

HappyLil25
HappyLil25

Honestly last season I was on your side. I felt they were attacking you without giving you a chance. But since the beginning of this season I changed my opinion towards you. I feel you are not trying to have friends for friendship but you are in need of being in the spotlight making it always about you. You don't care about your friendship with Jaqueline. You want to control her and have her on your side so you can be closer to the others. Just live your life. And stop obsessing on the other housewives. You will be more happy without all the drama that surrounds you with them and focus more on your own life and your daughters.

DonnaL
DonnaL

HOnestly, you need to grow the hell up. You are showing yourself as a nutcase. EIther act like a sane person or get help! ASAP

mamatina
mamatina

I can't even begin to understand why you speak with your daughters about your friendships. I just watched "Fashion Week" episode and couldn't even believe that you asked your youngest daughter if you should call Jaqueline to thank her for the flowers and then ask her to sit there and witness your conversation. Then, you call Jaqueline a second time to degrade her for granting her husband's wishes to not be around you. No wonder he told her that. Also, your luncheon to celebrate your daughter was ridiculous. She wasn't even present, it was about you being able to brag to your "so-called friends". You have no friends because you yourself don't know how to be a friend. You have alot of growing up to do.

PALADY
PALADY

Fainting whiile standing for long periods is common, often refered to as Parade Ground fainting. It happens when blood pools in the legs and feet and deprives the brain of oxygen. Frequently, heat and stress can also factor into this. Shifting you weight occassionally, and avoiding locking one knees can help. Just and FYI for those interested. Christine, beautiful girl, Best of Everything and congrats!

Janice732
Janice732

I have to agree, Teresa talking about her sex life every chance she gets is getting VERY OLD, its ridiculous and needs to stop, I mean, imagine what HER kids think when they see it on TV. Does she honestly think we want to know they do "it" twice a day? UGH Danielle, youre the best, the most real gal on here, you might be a little crazy but your not a hater like some of the others and thats what I love about you! Keep it real! :)

SteveB
SteveB

Danielle, You really need to get the hint when people don't want you in their lives and move on and make new friends. You are coming off like crazy stalker woman this season. I don't know if you all do some of the stuff because it makes for good TV. But if it is real the way you seem obsessed with the other housewives you really need to take a step back and look at yourself. You come off CRAZY. Why in the world would you want to be around anyone that doesn't like you, and force yourself into their lives? It's not healthy, you should move on!