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Nia and Danny Booko's Explosive Fight Had Her Warning Him “This Is on TV”

"You f-cked me over," the actor told the mother of his three children during a dinner with the rest of The Valley cast.

By Jax Miller

Tensions between The Valleys Danny Booko and his wife, Nia Bookospilled over as the cast continued their getaway in Big Bear, as seen in Season 1, Episode 11.

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The group chose to dress as their partners’ sexual fantasies, which had Danny dressed as Outlander’s Jamie Fraser. There were fake Scottish accents all around before the father of three got a little “feisty” with his wife, during what Nia believed should have been “a private conversation.”

“You f-cked me over,” Danny told the mother of his three children at the height of their argument at the table.

Why were Nia and Danny Booko arguing?

The parents of 2-year-old son Asher Booko and infant twin girls Isabelle Marie and Zariah Rose Booko joined the rest of the group at the dinner at the tail end of Janet Caperna’s Babymoon. Danny found himself two sheets to the wind, which initially amused the rest during their aphrodisiac-themed dinner, though Janet said, “It’s just giving mess.”

“I want Daniel to have a good time,” Nia told producers. “He’s having a little too much of a good time right now.”

Nia Booko wearing a lime green button up on a lawn

Michelle Saniei Lally then brought up a conversation she and Nia had the previous night regarding where the Bookos might look for a new home. Danny said they lived in a 2,300-square-foot condo but that the household was “bursting at the seams.” He added it made sense, based on their income, to stay in the Valley while Nia hoped to look elsewhere, such as West Hollywood.

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During the dinnertime convo, Nia encouraged her husband to calm down after he raised his hand and angrily asked the rest, “How many of you have three kids?”

“Just you, not Nia,” joked Brittany Cartwright.

Danny grew agitated in overlapping chatter, shouting out despite Nia’s attempts to reel him in.

“Nobody knows what is happening,” Danny continued as he raised his hand again. “Who has three kids, again? Exactly.”

Jasmine Goode agreed with Jax Taylor that the fathers sometimes felt overlooked in their parental roles but insisted that no one was hearing Nia. Danny took offense at the implication that he didn’t listen to his wife.

Nia tried to have Danny direct his words toward her, not the rest of the table.


Danny Booko wearing a blue vest and a white button down on a grass lawn

“Stop arguing right now,” Nia pleaded. “Stop. Stop.”

“You wanted this,” said Danny. “You wanted this.”

Nia attempted to steer the conversation toward “anything else,” and the group encouraged the same. But Danny, still stuck on the discussion, told his wife, “You f-cked me over.”

“And now you’re cussing at me,” Nia told him. “This is on TV. You just said the F-word. On national television. To me.”

Are Nia and Danny Booko still together?                              

The guests agreed to table all talks of real estate and marital communication, and soon, Nia encouraged her other half to have some water and go lie down. Jason Caperna recognized the atmosphere away from home was different than most scenarios, when Nia could readily use the babysitter as an excuse to make an exit.

“Seeing Danny get a little feisty with Nia is crazy to me. I’ve never seen him like this,” Jasmine told producers. “I know he’s a little drunk right now, and I know that they are, like, the perfect couple, but something’s going on for him to get a little spicy with her.” .”

In the cold light of day, Danny joined his wife for a walk along the scenic trails of Big Bear. Lauded as one of the stronger couples on The Valley — especially given Jax and Brittany’s separation and Michelle and Jesse Lally calling it quits after filming — the couple spoke from the heart with clarity, one of the attributes that keeps their marriage strong.  

“When you hold anything in, it’s just not healthy. But at this point, I don’t think I’ve been one hundred percent truthful on how hard things have been lately,” Danny said in his confessional. “I had a little too much to drink and lashed out when I probably shouldn’t have.”

Danny and Nia bonded while discussing a possible future move, also touching on Nia’s battle with postpartum depression. He said that Nia’s happiness was his “number one goal,” while Nia said she would love to see him step away and take some time for himself when not tending to the family’s needs.

“I think a strong testament to our marriage is we can be vulnerable with one another,” Danny continued. “We are best friends, and we know that when I need her to be a rock, she’s gonna be that rock. It is a weight off my shoulders.”

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