The most controversial housewife may return to RHONJ to shake things up

Oct 25, 2016 at 1:54 p.m. ET
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A familiar face could be making a return to The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

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A source close to the show has been saying there's a chance that Danielle Staub, the villain of Seasons 1 and 2, has mended fences with co-star Teresa Giudice after their screaming fights caused Staub to exit the show before the third season.

"[The idea of her coming back] all happened after they filmed the [Housewives] reunion a few weeks ago," the insider told Entertainment Tonight. During the reunion, Giudice actually apologized on air for the way she had treated Staub during their stint on the show together years ago.

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"Danielle has been very complimentary to Teresa on social media since her legal issues and jail time," the source continued. "So, after the reunion, Teresa thought to reach out to Danielle to say hi. Teresa has really turned over a new leaf and figured, 'Why not? Life is too short to hold grudges.' And she will definitely be a great ally for Teresa to have."

But if Staub returns to be Giudice's friend, will she still be as popular with fans and viewers as she used to be? After all, we watch the Real Housewives franchise for the drama, and Staub and Giudice's screaming matches were some of the juiciest moments on the New Jersey offshoot.

I think deep inside, we all just want to see more fighting from Staub, who was a major antagonist with the other women. What we don't want to see is her being all "namaste" and doing yoga with the women she used to have bitter catfights with.


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