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The Daily Dish Summer House

Danielle Olivera Dishes on Her Split from Robert Sieber and Romance with Joe Bradley

The Summer House cast member also revealed if Southern Charm-er Leva Bonaparte approves of her and Joe's relationship.

By Joshua Espinoza
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Danielle Olivera has shed more light on her split from Robert Sieber.

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As she headed into the new year, the Summer House cast member opened up about her dating life and how her breakup with Robert ultimately played out. The fashion app founder began dating the chef in 2020 but confirmed they had called it quits in late 2022, just several months before she began filming Winter House Season 3.

Danielle said she barely mentioned the split during her time in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, as she wasn’t completely over the heartbreak. She spoke candidly about the experience during a recent episode of the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, admitting that the breakup became more difficult when she learned that Robert quickly began dating someone else.

Danielle Olivera shares what led to her breakup with Robert Sieber

Danielle Olivera and Robert Sieber together while Robert is in his chef's uniform.

“I think that there was an emotional connection with someone that he was working with — that was part of it, for sure,” she said during the episode. “I wasn’t so comfortable talking about it when we were filming Winter House… I think they (Robert and his new girlfriend) even hard launched on Instagram or something (right before filming).”

She continued: “I feel like the way it went down… you know, when someone breaks up with you and it’s like, 'OK, you did this, this, this and this'; and then it comes out that, oh no, you just wanted to date someone else. Like, why did you have to make me feel bad in the process?"

Although she was hesitant to address the breakup on Winter House, Danielle said she was much more open about the situation while filming Summer House Season 8.

"I talked to the girls a lot about it over summer," she said about her castmates. 

Danielle Olivera addresses her relationship with Joe Bradley

Danielle Olivera and Joe Bradley posing together in front of a step repeat at WWHL in New York City.

The interview aired just weeks after Danielle confirmed her relationship with Southern Hospitality’s Joe Bradley, whom she met at BravoCon 2023. She said the connection was a pleasant surprise, as she headed into the event without any romantic expectations.

“It’s work, right?” she said about the convention. “It’s more about the fans than about anything else. And it is exhausting. So I wasn’t even putting myself out there because I was, like, I don’t even know if I could like perform. But you know… It was great. Like, it was instantaneous chemistry. And I really enjoyed it.”

Leva Bonaparte approves of Danielle Olivera and Joe Bradley's romance

Danielle also revealed that Joe’s boss, Leva Bonaparte, played a major role in the crossover romance. She said the Southern Charm-er reassured her that the Republic V.I.P. manager was a good guy and eventually co-signed the relationship.

“So, we get back from BravoCon and, obviously, Lindsay [Hubbard] and I do our download and I’m talking about Joe,” Danielle recalled. “And so she immediately texts Leva just to make sure [if] this guy is cool. Like, do we like him? And Leva had nothing but amazing things to say. So that was another reason I was just like, OK, I do like this guy. I saw [Leva] last night and she ships it.”

Danielle went on to say that she and Joe were on the same page and were ready for something more serious.

“I’m not just looking for casual stuff now,” she explained, confirming that Joe was a “relationship guy.” “So, for both of us, the timing is pretty, pretty perfect.”

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