Danielle Staub may leave RHONJ, get her own show, says she’s “considering” her “options”

Danielle Staub won’t appear on The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s third season and may get her own show, but she said only that she’s “considering many incredible options.”

Life and Style reported that she “has not been asked to return for season three,” citing an insider who said Danielle was shocked to get the news. Danielle told the magazine, “I don’t know if there are talks right now about a third season of the show, but I’m more excited about talks of my spin-off than anything else.”

RHONJ production company Sirens Media is working on a spin-off series, and Radar cited an anonymous source who said “A spin off is in the works” that would “loosely reflect the character she started on the Real Housewives and the future of her career, her high-profile life, her kids, her being a ‘mom-ager.’ But she also has a normal life with her assistant and the whole team surrounding her.”

That sounds suspiciously like someone trying to generate interest and/or test the waters for such a spin-off, which would be like Bethenny Frankel’s–except people actually like Bethenny.

Danielle responded in a statement to the media that showed she’s being a good Bravolebrity by promoting the show she’s still on: “I’m not even thinking about season 3 right now as I am considering many incredible options that have been presented to me. Right now I just want to let fans know that we have a fantastic finale coming up next week and explosive reunion shows on August 30 and September 6.”

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