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You May Recognize RHONJ’s Danielle Cabral from *This* Other Show

The RHONJ Season 13 addition previously appeared on a Staten Island-focused episode of True Life.

By Shannon Raphael

The February 7 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13 has officially come and gone, and fans have gotten reacquainted with returning cast members Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Jennifer Aydin, Dolores Catania, and Jackie Goldschneider (a friend). They also got to meet new additions Jennifer Fessler (a friend), Rachel Fuda, and Danielle Cabral.

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The latter cast member may be new to the RHONJ cast, but longtime fans of reality TV may recognize her from another show. 

Find out everything you need to know about Danielle by scrolling below!

Who is Danielle Cabral? She previously appeared on an episode of True Life.

Before Danielle was a Jersey girl, she was loyal to Staten Island. She even showcased her love for the New York City borough when she appeared on True Life: I’m a Staten Island Girl back in 2006.

The episode followed three Staten Island residents, including Danielle (credited under her maiden name, Danielle DiPietro). At the time, the RHONJ cast member wanted to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress.

Following the episode, Danielle moved to Los Angeles and took on several acting and hosting projects. The cameras caught up with her again in 2008 for a True Life follow-up.

Danielle and her husband, Nathan Cabral, share two kids together.

While Danielle was trying to make it as an actress in Los Angeles, she met her now-husband, Nathan “Nate” Cabral, who is from Massachusetts. She decided to move back to the East Coast to be with Nathan, and the couple wed in Staten Island in 2012 (though their reception took place in New Jersey).

Nathan currently works in home security for Flash Security Inc. (he's also an electrician), and the couple actually chronicled their New Jersey home renovation on the 2014 DIY Network series Family Under Construction

Danielle and Nathan welcomed their first child together, a son named Dominic, in 2015. Their daughter, Valentina Loren, was born two years later, in 2017. 

She started a clothing business after the birth of her daughter.

After Valentina’s arrival in June 2017, Danielle was inspired to create a line of children’s clothing called Boujie Kidz. Per the company’s website, Boujie Kidz, which officially launched in 2018, offers “unique and trendy” clothes at affordable prices.

The RHONJ newbie is friends with Teresa Giudice, Jennifer Aydin, and Dolores Catania.

While fans will have to keep tuning in to find out how the group dynamic shakes out, it looks like Danielle is friendly with longtime cast members Jennifer, Teresa, and Dolores. Danielle and her husband attended Teresa’s wedding to Luis “Louie” Ruelas in August, and she was also present when The Real Housewives of Dubai’s Chanel Ayan paid the Garden State ladies a visit in the summer.

Danielle was in the audience during one of Teresa’s Dancing with the Stars performances in the fall, and she has shared several photos on her Instagram feed with the RHONJ OG, as well as Dolores and Jennifer.

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