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Everything Danielle Staub Has Been Up to Since The Real Housewives of New Jersey

So much has happened for the mom of two since #RHONJ.

By Laura Rosenfeld

Pay attention, puh-lease! Danielle Staub will be returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey for Season 8. 

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Of course, it's been a while since we last saw Danielle around our favorite Garden State ladies when she last appeared on RHONJ in Season 2. Given all of the unforgettable moments that Danielle was a part of in the past (which you can relive above), we can't wait to see her triumphant return to RHONJ

And we'll have a lot of catching up to do with Danielle in the new season since it's been seven years since she's hung out with the Housewives. The RHONJ mom has kept quite busy since then, after all. See everything Danielle has been up to, below.

1. She Made More Music

Shortly after Season 2 of RHONJ, Danielle followed up her iconic debut duet with Lori Michaels, "Real Close," with her first single of her own, "Cry," which was about domestic abuse. "The song is just so full of emotion and victory, and I’m very proud," Danielle told Entertainment Weekly about the single in 2010. Sadly, Danielle didn't release any more songs after "Cry," but now that she's back on RHONJ, perhaps she'll have the music in her once again.

2. She Returned to TV

Danielle with the cast of Famous Food.

After RHONJ, it wouldn't be long before we saw Danielle back on our TV screens. She appeared on the series Famous Food in which she competed with other celebrities, including Heidi Montag and Vincent Pastore, to win a partnership in a restaurant owned by the Dolce Group. Danielle emerged victorious in the competition as one of two winners, the other being Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul. Unfortunately, that eatery, Lemon Basket, closed five months after its opening, but Danielle's hidden restaurateur skills are impressive nonetheless.

3. She Made an Unforgettable Appearance on WWHL

Danielle made her triumphant return to WWHL in 2013.

Andy Cohen invited Danielle back to the Clubhouse in 2013, and the then-RHONJ alum came prepared to spill the tea on everything from Teresa and Joe Giudice's legal issues to her current drama with Jacqueline Laurita to rumors that Melissa Gorga had cheated on her husband Joe Gorga. Here's hoping Danielle pays another visit to Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen again soon.

4. She's Been Hanging Out with La Toya Jackson

Danielle hangs with La Toya Jackson in 2012.

Danielle has been spotted with La Toya Jackson on a couple of occasions over the years, and we can't handle the fierceness of these two females. In fact, Danielle has been seen with quite a few famous faces in recent years, including Bret MichaelsWayne Newton, and Lil Jon. What we wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall at one of Danielle's dinner parties!

5. She's Kept Up with RHONJ Goings-On

After Show: Danielle's #RHONJ Regret

We may not have seen Danielle on RHONJ since Season 2, but that doesn't mean she hasn't had a lot to say about past and present New Jersey Housewives in the years since. In addition to talking about the Garden State gals during her aforementioned visit to WWHL (clip above), Danielle has also lent her support to Teresa after she was sentenced to prison in 2014, threw some Twitter shade at Caroline Manzo when she appeared on WWHL last September, and tweeted about last season of RHONJ. We can only imagine that Danielle will have a lot to say now that she's back on the show.

6. She Got Engaged

#wedding @mallardislandyachtclub with my honey @marty_caffrey #LBI #BELLINI

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Danielle looks radiant with her beau, Marty Caffrey.

Danielle added one more fiancé to her rumored 19 engagements when she got engaged to Joe Masalta back in 2015. However, the two eventually called it quits. Now Danielle has a new love in Marty Caffrey, with whom she is pictured, above.

7. Her Daughters Grew Up

It's been a while since we've seen Danielle's gorgeous daughters, Christine and Jillian Staub, on RHONJ, and if they appear this season, prepare for your jaw to drop over how grown up they look! Christine, 23, graduated from Seton Hall University in 2016, and Jillian, 19, is currently in a sorority at Monmouth University. Of course, Danielle couldn't be more proud of the beautiful young women her little girls have become, and honestly, who could blame her?

8. She's Still Open About Her Cosmetic Procedures

Danielle's Breasts are Depressed

Danielle has always lived her life as an open book on RHONJ, especially when it came to the cosmetic procedures she's had done. Remember when she took RHONJ fans inside her surgery to replace her breast implants in Season 2 (clip above)? Well, Danielle recently revealed on Instagram that she still gets botox, and she's looking as amazing as ever these days.

9. She Struck the Yoga Pose Seen 'Round the World

Teresa on Yoga with Danielle

This season of RHONJ won't be the first time that Danielle and Teresa have seen each other in recent years. The two nearly broke the Internet when Teresa shared a photo of herself and Danielle catching up with a yoga sesh last October. As it turns out, Danielle loves yoga as much as "Namaste Teresa" does. So when Teresa reached out to her after Danielle's name was brought up at last season's RHONJ reunion, the returning Housewife "immediately said yes," she told Mic. "We went and had Jamba Juice and discussed everything that had happened. A little bit of tears because I definitely feel like she was heartfelt with the way she wants to acknowledge how she treated me and my children," Danielle explained. "It takes a really big person to own up to your mistakes. I forgive. You don't ever forget, but when someone apologizes I have always been able to move on from it as long as I believe it's genuine. She's really grown as a person." 

We can't wait to see Danielle and Teresa back together again this season of RHONJ. Get even more details on their recent reunion, below.

Teresa Giudice Talks About Reuniting with Danielle Staub
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