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Real Housewives of New Jersey Alum Danielle Staub Engaged: “I Am Finally Happy”

Danielle Staub
Danielle Staub is engaged!

Love her or hate her, Danielle Staub is getting married! The former Real Housewives of New Jersey star is engaged to her boyfriend, Joe Masalta. The controversial reality star recently changed her Facebook status from “single” to “engaged.”

"I am overwhelmed and incredibly grateful for the outpouring of well wishes and support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart," Staub tells Us Weekly exclusively. "Joseph has helped me recognize the important things in life. As I embark on this new journey in the spirit of love and forgiveness, I'd like to apologize for mistakes I've made in the past. I feel like a big weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, and I am finally happy."

According to multiple reports, Masalta is a Navy SEAL Special Warfare and intelligence expert.

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Staub, who is mom to two daughters from a previous relationship, caused quite the drama during her two seasons on the Bravo reality show prior to her August 2010 exit. As fans are well aware, Staub, 53, was on the receiving end of Teresa Giudice’s infamous table flip after the two got into a heated altercation about Staub’s alleged past as a prostitute.

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After leaving the show — but not before getting her extensions pulled out by Jacqueline Laurita’s daughter Ashley during an unforgettable TV moment — Staub told Us at the time that she didn't "see any interest for [her] to be attacked like that."

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"Life is fantastic!" she concluded of life after RHONJ

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