It’s been an eventful year for controversial reality TV star Danielle Staub, who has gone from New Jersey’s resident villain to chart-topping singer — and now television host.
Speaking exclusively to RadarOnline.com, the 48-year-old ex-Bravo Housewife declared her New Year’s resolution for her former cast-mates: “Stop being mean girls!”
“Next year is about getting in touch with my fun side,” Danielle [@daniellestaub] said. “That is what I want. I want the fun girl to come out!”
Danielle left the hit Bravo show at the end of last season after two drama-filled years – and was never shy about showing her true colors – or having a little fun.
She said: “Let it shine. Fun is sexy and cute and dorky. I’m all those things… I am me. There is always going to be haters and they win when they bring me down.”
The mother-of-two even has her own advice for the remaining few famous female faces of Franklin Lakes: “Collectively stop being mean girls and resolve to be nice to everyone. Period. There is a much better existence.”
She added: “I tried to [make amends] when I said goodbye at the reunion, when I walked away and quit.
“I can see that I was the only one who was genuine… What I hear is not a lot of kindness, and not a lot of being genuine, and I did what I needed to do and the rest is in their hands.
“Months have past when they could have been showing their true colors and they have.”
On a personal note, Danielle said she hopes to find love in the New Year.
“I think I’m just going to keep an open mind and really try to just lay back and let things happen,” she said. “I’m not looking. Let it find me. I am single and I’m not interested in low-balling.”
Danielle was rumored to be romantically linked with her Too Close duet partner Lori Michaels — so we couldn’t help but ask: does a future relationship with a male or female matter to the budding recording artist?
“I don’t think so… but I’m leaning more towards a male,” Danielle revealed.
“I think to be honest with you, a man is where I need to be and someone who can take care of me and protect me. And a man should be a good example for my children too. I don’t think there is anything wrong with keeping my options open. But I’m leaning towards a man.”
There’s just one catch: he needs to be cashed up.
“Abso-f**king-lutely!” Danielle said, declaring the financial factor important. “I can love rich as easily as I can love poor. I was married to a man with $100 million dollars. Why would I go down from that?”