About a year ago, the first season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey ended with a reunion featuring Caroline Manzo breaking down into tears, pointing at Danielle Manzo, and saying “You know what you did.” It was all very mysterious to viewers, and in the wake of the show, many rumors surfaced: Danielle had claimed Dina’s husband was gay; Danielle had given a private investigator Dina’s phone number, thus endangering Lexi somehow; etc. etc. etc.. It was all very murky, but in the new book The Real Housewives Get Personal, Danielle happily goes on record to explain what really happened.
Here is the full scoop, according to Team Staub:
She said, “Well do you have a phone number that I can call?” Hello. It’s called 411. But I’d known her seventeen years, and we have a real social history. So I gave her a phone number to call the production company. That’s what I did. So she could check into the fact that her brother’s name got forged. I had no idea that would warrant that kind of behavior towards me. He had to sign for his daughter to do the show. But he didn’t get asked. And he didn’t want her on the show. According to Angela.
Of course, since this comes from Danielle, we must take everything with not just a grain, but an entire box of Morton’s kosher salt. It does sound somewhat legit, however. It’s certainly in line with some of the rumors and does account for Lexi’s disappearance this season. There does remain one question: if what Danielle says is true, why didn’t she defend herself against Caroline on the reunion? It seems as if she’d have a good case for herself.
The mystery persists…