Danielle Staub is engaged for the 21st time just a week after her divorce

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Danielle Staub, 56, of Real Housewives of New Jersey has only been married three times, surprisingly. I could have sworn it would be five or more, but she’ll get there surely. She’s been engaged 21 times! That’s outrageous. She was last married to an abusive POS named Marty Caffrey, whom she separated from two months after their marriage last May. (People says they separated after four months, Reality Tea says they separated after just two.) Their divorce was finalized last week. She met a guy in October who comes from money and works in finance and who was seeing her friend at the time. He’s French, she didn’t start dating him until less than a month ago (supposedly, although there was probably overlap) and she’s now engaged to him. She tells People that he’s “possibly” the man of her dreams and she wants to live the rest of her life in wedding bliss or something. The guy tells People a long story about how he pursued Danielle when he was dating her friend. It’s crazy and I’m not excerpting all that, but he’s clearly a catch.

A week after her divorce from husband Marty Caffrey was finalized, PEOPLE can exclusively report the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 56, has a new fiancé: Olivier Maier!

The pair got engaged early Thursday morning while on a tropical getaway to the Cheval Blanc maison in St. Barth. They’re planning on flying back to the states to pick up her ring at Van Cleef, and saying their “I dos” on Monday at a ceremony at the Justice of the Peace in New York City, surrounded by friends including Staub’s pal and RHONJ costar Teresa Giudice.

“I’m madly in love,” Staub tells PEOPLE. “I’m feeling elated and excited for the next stage of my life. I’m going to marry the man of my possible dreams and hopefully I’ll spend the rest of my life in bliss.”

News of Staub and Maier’s relationship broke Monday, when she shared a photo of them kissing on Nikki Beach in front of a rainbow.

The two had met in October through a mutual friend whom Maier was dating at the time, though didn’t start their romance until this month after sharing a passionate smooch at the Baccarat hotel.

It was far from love at first sight for Staub. “I quite frankly couldn’t stand him when I first met him,” Staub jokes, explaining that she took some time to get used to the blunt characteristics of Maier’s personality. “He’s so strong-willed, and at first, I read that as rude, and arrogant and entitled. It wasn’t until I got to know him that I saw the other side.”

She says she wasn’t looking for love, either, after her tumultuous, 10-month-long marriage to Caffrey. “I wasn’t open to it,” she confesses. “I was ready to just go out with my girlfriends in Manhattan. I didn’t want this.”

[From People]

You don’t just meet a rich guy and magically all your problems are solved. You don’t just get engaged after a month and expect it to work out. That’s Danielle’s MO though. I guess if you’re only a secondary character on a reality show and you need a storyline it’s a quick fix. Even if he’s an a-hole she’s getting headlines out of it. Also, I’ve never found that my first impression of someone is completely wrong. I could be indifferent at first, but usually if I immediately dislike them or get a bad feeling that’s a sign. So the fact that she thought he was a jerk is probably a sign of how this is going to work out for her. Or we could just look at any of her other 20 engagements.

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  1. Beth says:

    21 times?! Jeez, Danielle, slow down and be a little more careful and picky about the guys you immediately get engaged with! Someone needs to let her know there’s other things in life besides always being with a guy and engaged

  2. Wow says:

    Where does she find these men to date let alone propose? I managed 3 and a half boyfriends and one husband and that took 32 years for me to get together.

    I don’t even care, I’m just wondering where some people find all these people who want to have sex with them, let alone willing to commit to marriage.

    • Mel M says:

      I wonder the exact same thing! That has to mean at least more then one engagement in a single year for some years right? Who are these men?

    • Veronica S. says:

      I would think a lot of it has to do with money and a lack of discerning taste, lol.

  3. Jess says:

    I didn’t know her recent husband was abusive? I’m actually watching the latest season of RHONJ and feel sorry for the guy, Danielle has him seriously whipped and he just repeats whatever she tells him to. She’s insane and manipulative, but she must have an amazing vagina to be engaged so many times😂

    • Emily says:

      She claims he was. Take that how you will.

    • Whatabout says:

      I think the abuse she claimed was that he was partially unscrewing light bulbs and setting the thremostat from his phone. They both were living together till like a week ago.

      • Steph says:

        While it’s very weird for him to do so it is not abuse. Come on, get a grip. Not you, her.

  4. Neva_D says:

    Well you know what they say: 21st time is the charm!

  5. HK9 says:

    She doesn’t let grass grow under her feet does she?

  6. Shitler says:

    So busted looking. Is that Chloe Moretz?

    • Mel M says:

      She looks like Janice the Muppet in that one with Chloe and completely different from the other pics.

  7. Krakken says:

    The real housewives are supposed
    to be a messy crew no? This just seems in keeping with the brand.
    In fact, it would appear Danielle learned a lesson based on her last stint on RHONJ, and that is that the bigger a disaster you are while keeping loosely tied into the ‘housewife’ label is what keeps you employed in Andy’s Cohen’s squad of messes.
    The last time she was on the show she got axed for being too boring and non-aspirational to all the other baby messes out there looking to sell their dignity for fame.
    Where do they find these guys tho?. Is there a factory where these pseudo-human rich white future ex-husbands are produced?

  8. boredblond says:

    21 engagements? That just sounds exhausting..

  9. Swack says:

    Can none of these women be alone with themselves for more than a nanosecond?

  10. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Picker problems.

  11. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

    Some people are just stupid when it comes to love. You’re bound to rush into a bad situation if you cannot be alone.

  12. L84Tea says:

    There must be something terribly wrong with this guy because she is insane. Anyone who watches the show can see is a raging narcissist, manipulative, crazy, childish, and just hateful. She reminds me too much of my stepmother.

  13. leskat says:

    I’m closer to 40 than to 30, never been engaged, not married to my long time partner (although I call him my husband and he calls me his wife). Where do people find time to get engaged 21 times?! It must be a hobby of hers.

  14. ASHBY says:

    My best friend got divorced at age 28.
    I’m very proud of her, because she decided not to date at all for 2 whole years, so she could focus on becoming a better person and learn from her previous mistakes.
    Instead of chasing guys around or dating, she got herself another degree, a very nice promotion at work, learned to speak fluent Spanish, got a nose job and a boob reduction surgery, really cleaned up her diet and became a vegan.
    She got into a fantastic shape and we even trained together for a marathon.
    I’ve known her since we were 3 years old and I’ve never seen her happier, healthier or in a better shape…she looks amazingly beautiful.
    She got married to a great guy in 2016.
    I’m so happy for her and very glad that she focused on herself and also spent time with her family and her girlfriends.
    Some people are just smarter than others when it comes to life choices, this Danielle doesn’t seem to be wise.

  15. Wickster says:

    How was Marty Caffrey “an abusive POS”? I’m confused, because the RHONJ episodes only saw Danielle being extremely abusive, as is her way (including refusing to welcome his kids to their home). Not saying he wasn’t–just missed anything referencing him being abusive in the press or on the show. Is there evidence out there of him being abusive?

  16. Lala11_7 says:

    That’s a messy bitch right there…

    But she may have FINALLY…met her match…

    LAWD THE DRAMA…

  17. Maria says:

    Wait! Does she get an engagement ring every time and doesn’t return them? 21 engagement rings! Wow!

  18. JadedBrit says:

    I’m indifferent re: how judgmental this sounds: this woman, and those who treat marriage and commitment with such disrespect, absolutely disgust me. I don’t know whether she’s on the narcissism spectrum or she’s so immature she can’t distinguish between the rush of first attraction and love itself: but it belittled and demeans the institution. Marriage is hard work, yes. The biggest day of your life is not your wedding day, it’s all the days that follow it. That such women command media attention, that they are taken seriously, that they may – heaven forfend – be presented as some sort of role model for the young and impressionable absolutely nauseates me.

  19. Whatabout says:

    How is a he a French “duke” that’s not really a thing.

  20. Kimmie says:

    I haven’t watched the RHO** in a few years. I remember her being messy and manipulative. This engagement is probably for a storyline and they’ll either plan the wedding during the show or have their long, drawn-out divorce. Also, what is up with the photoshop in the top picture?? Her forearm is so pinched it makes her hand and bicep look freakishly large.

  21. Pandy says:

    I saw about half of an episode of RHONJ the other night – my first bit! She was in it with the now Ex, Marty. He was ultimately pushed into a pool at a party because he had previously insulted one of the other wives for not being as hot as Danielle! Because everyone’s looking at her body and the other one hasn’t had a boob job, etc. The other woman, Margaret, appears to be pretty natural actually. So Margaret and her husband pushed him into a pool lollll.

    That woman is faker than a $3 bill. What body? Stick figure with bolt ons and a tragic nose job. Per the housewives contract.

  22. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I have no idea who this person is (I don’t watch any of the Housewives shows). But I had to click the link, because she barely looks human. Do they all look like that?