“The reunion was Danielle’s last appearance on ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey,'” said Andy Cohen, Bravo’s senior vice president of original programming and development who also hosts ‘Housewives’ reunion shows.
Watch the video (below) of the dramatic exit which had Danielle apologizing to her castmates and trying to make amends.
“We thought the hugs were a great way to end two seasons of bitterness between the women,” says Cohen.
Throughout the tumultuous second season, Staub enraged Caroline Manzo, her sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita and family friend Teresa Giudice, though Staub seemed to make amends at the end of Monday’s reunion episode.
Watch the video of Danielle giving hugs and apologies.