NJ Housewife Danielle Staub Speaks Out on Firing Rumor

Entertainment Aug. 16, 2010 AT 4:35PM
NJ Housewife Danielle Staub Speaks Out on Firing Rumor Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Has Bravo handed a pink slip to Real Housewives of New Jersey's Danielle Staub?

Fuhgeddaboutit! Well, sort of.

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On Monday, Staub, 48, spoke about new reports that she was fired from the series, and won't be returning for season three.

"Actually, I'm not even thinking about season 3 right now as I am considering many incredible options that have been presented to me," she says in a statement released to UsMagazine.com.

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"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," adds the controversial star, a sworn enemy to fellow remaining housewives Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita. (Dina Manzo left the show in the middle of the second season after repeated battles with Staub.)

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"Don't worry," Staub insists, "next year, I'll still be the one you either love to hate or hate to love."

A rep for Bravo wouldn't directly address the report of Staub's potential departure either, telling Us, "We're focused on season 2 right now...We haven't announced anything regarding a third season."

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