As for the end of the Reunion, when Caroline said such horrible things to me, I had no idea at the time what "disgraceful" acts she was referring to. I only found out later what she was talking about, from someone in her own family. I simply gave a phone number to her ex brother-in-law to contact proper people with questions that he had concerning something that was absolutely none of my business. I was asked to give this information to him. If I had to do it again, I would have declined and preferred not to get involved. But I think my minimal involvement did not justify Caroline's behavior towards me. How dare they still sit in judgment of ME? There is only one God, and I don't see God in their eyes. I can only hope God is in their hearts.
Thank you to all of those who have given me their continuous support and love. With all of my heart, I am grateful for this experience.
Love and light,
MS DANIELLE MY NAME IS CORTINA FROM LA and i just want to take the time to admire a real woman like you and to tell you that i believe your life will be better if you stay away from theses broads who would want to see you down in life, and i really hope you come back for season two by yourself and not them their so boring to watch on tv i wish you could make that happen
Throughout the end of the show Danielle asks repeatedly why no one asked her about the book instead of assuming Danielle had committed the acts described within it. I think that the girls didn't like her already, and the book was just the straw that broke the camel's back. She expects them to confront her as friends, but they don't like her enough to.
you bore me with ur excuses. quit hiding behind what u have done in ur past and acting as if ur the victim. its now time to just say yes it happened and now u are moving on with ur life. but ur still trying to find ways to say that it is all lies. there has to be some truth to it all. ur too old to be the victim and too old to be acting as if ur a naive 20 year old who doesnt know better.
Um yeah, so Danielle says that the "incident" that Caroline was referring to was the fact that Danielle gave Dina's ex-husband the contact information on Dina. Really? Are you high? Did we not see Dina's ex-husband pick up Lexi for their trip to Greece? Nevermind, I must have made that whole scene up in my mind.
Danielle, I think you were the most real on the show. We have all made mistakes and what you did in your past was no ones business. You cannot tell me all of their hands are clean? Quite frankly the odds were against you because you were already the odd man out. It was you against a WHOLE family and you were already the outsider! You don't need those thugs and you can do bad all by yourself. Stop acting like you need their forgiveness or approval because you don't. Who are they? Dina is spineless, Jacqueline does not have a backbone and Caroline is a thug. Cmon!
By the way, I loved your jewelry on the late night Bravo Show. Can you tell me where you got the earrings from?
You look great, hope things are going well for you. Love your earrings on the "Watch what happens" episode, can you tell me where they are from? Thanks.
You are intertaining...inelligent...and spicy...you are not always right...but you are fun to watch.You collor life with many collors...and you painfull past adds depth to you. You are a bit scared and always ready to fight... as if some is to get you....I like you explosive attitude and self relianse...You could make into a good actress..
Hi Danielle. I think you are really beautiful and really strong. I think you are a role model to people who have struggled with horrible things in the past. You moved on and you are a strong, amazing woman from what I have seen. Don't give up keep doing what you are doing. Your daughters are very lucky to have a mother like you. Best of luck and I can't wait to read your book!
I just hope some producer out there decides to make you an offfer about making a movie. Your life is full of everything you want to watch in a movie.
my only thing is this they claim to have so much dirt on you backed up by proof but no one's talking. here's what i think even if they do have dirtwhich i don't think they do because they have never bypassed a moment to try and stick it to you. but in the slom chance they do have something you must have something even sweeter on them. oh yeah tell the produces for season 2 if there is one to leave that air head theresa at home
Why the hell would you go on a reality show when you know that you had that in your past? Thats like striking gold for reality show producers. Doesnt matter when you did it...you did it and thats all that matters to someone who wants to make a good show.
I hate the fact that everyone seems to pick on you, I think You are remarkable woman, great mom, and a good person. But I also see that you let your emotions get the best of you, I didn't want to believe that you were obssessed with Dina, but you were, or at least it seamed that way. Im not hear to bash you, I just want to tell you that you whould really stay out of that families hair, they will never be your friends, they will never like you. Just be free of all that does not apply to you. Again, I think you are wonderful. just leave that family be, I think that they would like you more if you let them be.
taking the book to the dinner was rude, after teresa was kind enough to invite her and she knew it would cause a fight
DANIELLE! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are an inspiration showing that anyone that makes a mistake in our life (and we all have/will) can move on and create a great life. The other housewives' insecurity shows that the mistakes they have made are probably pretty big. Anyways I also have sympathy for you because you are often attacked, and on this show alone, showing you have great strength and will fight against anything you know is not right. When hearing about your life as a youth, who could blame you for falling into bad things, it happens to almost everyone in abusive situations. Yet you pulled yourself out (showing your strength yet again) and moved on to become a great mom. Unfortunately you have find it hard to escape the past but I hope you and your family find peace. LOVE YOU! Chris
Danielle, I don't know if you read these blogs, but I wanted to say that I really connected with the drama between you and the other women. I reccently took a semester off college because all my friends turned on me because of my failure to disclose that I was suffering from clinical depression. Even if you are the devil in carnate, no one who is friends/accquaitences of you has the right to judge you like that. That's wrong, it's immature and disstressful to see in grown women. Even if you are a nice person, girl group dynamics make it okay for generally good people to do awful things. I don't care what you have/have not done 20 yrs ago and neither should anyone that isn't in high school anymore. You're better off not being in a social group where someone has to always be, "the problem" or "the guilty one". You shouldn't have to defend yourself/ explain your most intimate and emotional moments to women you've only known a year. I hope you continue your life with a free and clear mind and keep those who truly care about you(not necessarily always agree with your actions). Take care -jenna
Danielle, Your did a great job raising your girls. Put me down as #20. If you ever get to the Harbour Beach I will buy you a drink.
my question is that i want to know what book publisher would print a book that was full of "lies"? that informaton must be true or they wouldn't print it for fear of lawsuits. which also begs the question to danielle... if the book is all lies then why wouldn't you sue the author or publishers for libel????
Hi Daniella, I have to say, if what you say is true, how come you have absoloutly no examples to back it up with? Sure, we have already heard all of your excuses and your completely titled to your own opinion, but we want to hear it from someone else besides you. I don't mean to be rude or hurtful but I do intend to make sure that this comment is honest. I also wanted to let you know your doing a great job with your kids and giving great examples to them. Good job! Really! Well that's all I have to say and I would appreciate if you would comment me back
Love & support for you Danielle! Just checking in to let you know your fans have you and your girls in our thoughts. Praying for you - love you, Lisa
Many publishers print books full of lies. Two recent examples include the guy on Oprah who wrote what he claimed was his autobiography but was later proved to be a bunch of lies and then there is the book by the couple who claim to have met in a WWII concentration camp - also all lies. Just because it printed, sweetie, doesn't make it true. Stop being so naive. A quick bit of research before you made your baseless comments would have answered your question and saved you the embarassment of making such a puerile statement.
Danielle told us at the beginning of the shoe we would either love her or hate her. Well, I don't hate her. As a educated professional woman working in the conservative city of DC, I find Daniell's story different that my own life, but interesting to see how someone would go through all she has, and where would they end up? I know that is not always the intent, but she's led an interesting life and that tends to fascinate people. Kind of like a car wreck. But, Danielle walked away from the wreckage and look waht she has accomplished. She has beautiful daughters and she has obviously done something right. I think being the odd man out of a family and family friend would have skewed things from the get go.... to bad. I hope Danielle comes back next season and brings some friends of her own so she doesn't have to run after those other three "sisters" and the dizzy friend. I say let your star shine bright Danielle!!! You deserve it. I'm so sorry to hear about your childhood and I'm proud of all you have accomplised in spite of it. Not because of it, but in spite of it. And the hell with all those bitches who have the nerve to gossip about you after they have heard of your traumatic childhood. I don't care if parts of the book are true, you took a plea, paid the price, now lets move on! And lets remember often victims of the abuses Danielle suffered end up on the streets, in jail or dead. So give the woman and hand and a hand up instead of trying to bring her down. Kimberly
Hi Danielle, I think that family is disgusting for ganging up on you! They acted like children! I'm so glad you stayed so strong and stuck up for yourself so hard! PLEASE stop talking about them and find some new friends! They don't deserve for you to waste one more minute of your time or voice!
Just wanna say...You are smart , beautiful and great..Keeping going,,with your hear up...All the other ugly housewives wanna be just like you..But they cant.....All my Love...xoxoxo
DANIELLE, YOU HAVE SERIOUS ISSUES. LET ME ALSO GIVE YOU A FEW CLICHES TO LIVE BY: 'YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE'.....'BEAUTY IS, AS BEAUTY DOES'.......AND 'DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE DONE UNTO YOU'. YOU SEEM TO BE A VERY TROUBLED WOMAN, AND I HOPE YOU CAN FIND 'THE LIGHT' YOU SIGN AFTER YOUR NAME.
D said, "I simply gave a phone number to her ex brother-in-law to contact proper people with questions that he had concerning something that was absolutely none of my business."
Could have fooled me. My husband and I were convinced that you had made a pass at Caroline's husband after we viewed that show. I can't believe that Caroline would have gotten so worked up about Dina's ex. But, I guess that's your story and Jersey girls have baaalls.
You always talked about the ganging up on you. But at the end of the day family sticks together. They knew what they were doing was right and stuck by that. They didn't back down. They never changed their stories, but you did. You hope they have God in their hearts, well i hope you do.
Danielle, you made this show a hit!!! I loved it. Earlier today I was able to catch the reunion shows...Awesome!!
Danielle, just move on and if they come back into your life and want to make amends then let them, but do not ever put yourself in a position again that you feel like you HAVE to explain yourself. What matters now is that you are a law abiding citizen and good mother. I understand that you have been hurting since you were a child but as you can see people dont care. For some reason people show little remorse when a person has a history of dramatic and traumatic events. You didnt have to tell them all that about you...People dont have the right to know everything about you just because you are on TV...I hope that you come back for another season and keep the drama going because you are good for it and if it wasnt for your drama the other ladies would be out of a job....Caroline and her puppets need to show you great appreciation!!!
Danielle, I am so sorry that you were so incredibly defeated in front of the entire nation. I am a very sensitive person myself and I can understand how you must be feeling. I too have had things go on in my PAST that I am not proud of, and I have found that most generally Other people have a harder time dealing with it, even after I have worked through most of all the trauma it caused me initally. So try not to let them traumatize or victimize you yet again by giving in to their inability to deal with the fact that there is something about you that makes them feel inferior and therefore they through bad upbringing or by trial and error, with positive reinforcements, have learned to deal with that inferior feeling by acting in an immature and negative way. I am sure they would tell their own children not to respond the way they did and if they did, then God help them, because they are only spreading ugliness. Either way it is their problem, and not yours. Not everyone you meet is going to like you, not everyone that you work with or have to deal with on a daily basis will like you nor will you care for them, BUT, you can carry yourself with grace and never lower yourself to their level. You say you will never back down, well sometimes that is the Right thing to do. Just walk away with a smile, knowing you are right, is not only the better way, it will eat the other person up inside. The power of kindness is incredible. God Bless, to you and your Beautiful girls
Caroline said at the beginning of the show that she and her family had a right to check into the past of anyone that was coming into their "circle", that they were going to" investigate". Strange that when the shoe was on the other foot, ie: you gave a phone number to Dina's ex inorder for him to "investigate" alledged improprieties, she acted as if you had committed an unforgiveable sin. I guess she never heard that," what goes around comes around"! They are an enmeshed family with a definate pecking order: Carolina is the "Godmother", Jackie the "yeswoman", Dina the "womanchild" and Theresa the "court jester", anyone else is suspect and therefore must have to go through some sort of strange Italian initiation ritual, the rules of which are known only to "The Family". Danielle, don't try so hard! The ultimate goal(a position in the inter sanctum) is not worth the effort. From the footage shown on Dina's wedding, her only taste is in her mouth! Keep the Faith!
I think the other ladies need to give you a second chance. What you said on the reunion show was heat felt and I believe you. Keep your head up. And remember, If they don’t give you another chance at least you are prettier then all of them!
You seem a very angry, sad woman. Perhaps counseling would help. Your children also seem dismayed by what you say and do especially your oldest daughter. My heart broke for her when she said men want you for your "goodies" it said it all. At the dinner they were clearly upset. That is no way to teach a child about life...any arena...blah blah blah! If I were you I would watch all the episodes of the show and see how you sound and look. Not pretty, I'm afraid! I am sure you will dismiss all negative comments you receive and make nasty ones about them yourself. I am far from perfect but you asked for the truth when you put yourself and children on display on national tv. I think the other ladies seem nice, normal and genuine. I know a disfunctional childhood led you here but maybe its time to grow up and live your life for today and not in the past. As the past is written all over you. I hope you find God as it is aparent you have not.
I am not GOD and I'm not here to judge you. What you did in your past is the past. I think you need to spend some quality time with yourself, your kids, GOD, and the bible. You should pray for yourself, your family, your friends, and even your enemies. I wish you the best in life and I will be praying for you.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Danielle, I say leave the past in the past. we have all done things that we regret. I I thought if there was a book written about you, why not come to YOU first before spreading it around. It was about you and should have been brought to your attention. I'm thinking you were in your early 20's when those things happen. still very young, still a lot to learn and it seems to me that you have. I think that you were judged unfairly. And I don;t think that ultimatums should have been proposed to Jacqueline to chose her family or you. Aren't we all just a little too old for that?
I have a question for you. You mentioned that you were in "Third Watch". I loved that show, and never missed an Episode. Who did you play in Third Watch and do you remember the name of the episode.
Best of luck to you and be true to who you are.
Danielle I hope you read this and any other people that really care about peoples feelings and the harm they can occur do to gossip. Gossip kills relationships, marraiges friendships, and etc., but its the best tantillizating feeling of "wow" your going to get in the moment, and to make it "more" better, something is added that is more tantillizating every time it's repeated. Everyone has a past, be it good, bad or indifferent,,,and who cares!!! The girls inautenticity came through like gang busters...Caroline wants to portray an honest person, but she sabotoged Danielle by not stepping up to the plate and only did so to take the blame for her sister like its okay for Caroline to do something slimy but not the sister..no sense in that, and no one has addresed that point of the issue. The two problems I have with the show is that these people are representing my state..and this is not how house wives of New Jersey live...maybe a small majority who are fortunate to have incomes that can afford their lifestyle ..but thats not the reality..who lives in a house like that..the shows should be called "The Wealthy Housewives" of each state. Look, we have our problems, but come on..Danielle your the only authentic one on the show. The camera tells the truth, even your friend is gone..sucked into the caroline maze..just for the record I don't like or dislike these women. The LA girls are cool, the NY woman rock, and the atlanta Babes are sooo real, NJ people just don't represent New Jersey, and I'm kinda embarrassed..contact me I'll show ya a real N.J. houswife..and her kick ass daughter and her daughter and her cousin...Why??? cause "Me and my family are as thick as theives!!! lol,lol,lol
I really respect the way you handled yourself on the final episode. Only an honest person can admit in front of a hostile crowd when they have learned and are sorry.
Danielle, I can't take any of it seriously, but you should be in California. Simply to hot for Jersey.(:-) Smashing to say the least!
Hi Danielle! You had all of the right reasons to stick up for yourself...how dare caroline gang up on you like that like who in the hell is she to judge people...i wish you all the best and always remember to keep god first in your life...you are the best N.J. housewife...forget the rest of them.
Danielle, My heart went out to you. Granted you made your fair share of mistakes, you did not deserve all that criticsm that was heaped onto you. You definetly stood your ground despite three angry women attacking you with such venom and hate. Keep being a strong woman, Danielle! Don't ever let anyone push you around.
Danielle aka Beverly, You have done a lovely job with your daughters. They appear bright, sensible and well adjusted.
I just finished watching season 1 & it was great! Danielle you are the only true real person on the show & can't wait to see season 2 & buy your book!
Congratulations on turning your life around. As I blogged to "the sisters", people make mistakes and turn their lives around everyday. I believe they were just looking for something/anything. I am very sorry to hear that you and Jacqueline are no longer friends, and I was very happy when she finally stood up to her family. But you need to realize, that she had to cave into that family pressure to not speak to you anymore, or they would have made life very difficult on her. Sometimes you have to do what's best for "the family". I am a Jersey Girl and proud of it, but, I was more than a little embarrassed when I saw how they were behaving on the show. - Good Luck!
I love Danny. YOu are the only real one on the show. Girl keep your head up do you single thizzle and shake them haters off. They wish they were you.
We all make mistakes, we all wish there are things in our lives we could have done differently. But if we didnt grow with those two components then we wouldnt learn or be real about who we really are. I commend you for speaking up. You are a survivor like the rest of us who know life after mistakes and are able to grow from them. I pity the pathetic women who have to knock you down a peg to make themselves seem so much grander and perfect. Keep being yourself and dont let anyone tell you that you a are wrong for living life despite the struggles.
We all make mistakes. I understand that. Your girls seem great, and I am no one to judge on anything in your life. I haven't walked in your shoes either. I would want to know the truth if that was going on around me, or about me. So, thank you and you were great to not give up on defending yourself!
You are by far a much better lady than the rest. Caroline is a hater and she's sneaky. Like a snake. the other little girls only follow her lead.
Please go on with your life and do great things. My Mother always told me: "What goes around...comes around." I feel sorry for the things coming their way.
Everyone has a past. What blows my mind is the fact they they are in such a hurry to expose you, when in reality, we've all done things we regret. I bet there's a lot of stuff they've done, but ofcourse, they don't want anyone to know about that!
What's important here is not your past, but what you are now doing.
Tell them rich uppidy girls, to get a life!
hi danielle - i just finished the reunion shows and i appreciate your new calm demeanor. aside from jacqueline who always seemed have the right dose of selflessness, i see that you have really learned from the first season to not get so self-involved. unfortunately, caroline and dina seem to be even more self-centered than before and well, that is a big turnoff for the show. i also appreciate your openness: we always know what to expect from you because you are fairly open and honest with your feelings. best of luck to you and your family. thanks!
I LOVE YOU!!! I AM WAITING ON SEASON 2!!! KEEP THEM HATERS LOVING YOU DEAR!!! MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT!!! ;)
hi danielle your family are a credit to you, keep the good work up. please help.... i need to find out who makes the round pendant, with the cross engraved on it, you, jaqualine and theresa all wear them, can anyone tell me the designer of this product as it is haunting me.x x x x
from he episodes i have viewed i have learned that you have a past that you want put to rest. if i were in your shoes, i would want the same to happen, especially if what happened was over 20 years ago. we all have done things that we want people to forget, and i wasent the sharpes tool in the sed mysefle... but that was then i was just starting school, and unfortunitly it lasted till the 6th grade. now i am starting a new in a nother town and making a good impression on the new people i am going to mee, the point i am trying to make about over a million people have had a past or made mistakes earlier in life, and they all want it put to rest, and now im 14 years old, and hoping for the many good times to come