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Danielle Staub Announces She's Leaving 'RHONJ,' Says She Will 'Never' Return

Danielle Staub Announces She's Leaving 'RHONJ,' Says She Will 'Never' Return

Danielle Staub is saying goodbye to Real Housewives of New Jersey.

The 57-year-old reality star made the shocking announcement during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Wednesday (January 8).

“I have, over the past 12 years and 10 seasons, been a part of this whole franchise and I’ve been very happy to rally and stand on the platform and be here with all of you,” Danielle started. “But it is time for me to leave and do something that I want to do that makes my heart happy every day.”

“And so, I will be never returning as a ‘Housewife’ again–” Danielle continued before a shocked Andy interrupted.

“Never?!” Andy said. “Wow, she’s saying the word ‘n’ Okay, I didn’t know you were going to say the word never.”

Then, with a devilish smile, Danielle continued: “Never returning as a ‘Housewife…with the Jersey girls.”

Danielle‘s time with the ladies of RHONJ might be done, but she’s still leaving the door open for an appearance on a different Housewives city.

Danielle then revealed that she has a new project in the works!

“I am going to start my own cooking channel,” she shared. “Cooking is therapy to me, so I’m basically calling it ‘Cooking Therapy.’ I find my peace in the kitchen.”

We haven’t seen the last of Danielle Staub yet!

New episodes of Real Housewives of New Jersey air on Wednesdays, at 8pm ET on Bravo.

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