Will she be back?
This came as a shock to any longtime fan who remembers just how iconic the brunette beauty was in the beginning of the series.
The news came out on Instagram, when a fan wrote, “love you girl! Please tell me you are an official housewife next season!”
Danielle, who had been featured as a friend in Season 8, replied, “thank you honey and no I’m not but I’m on season 9 so don’t miss this season.”
It sounded like Danielle would be featured in a friend role again, but fans were outraged by this disrespect nonetheless.
“Don’t understand why they cast like this when you bring so much to the show,” replied one fan. “Very odd choices when ‘friends’ bring more interesting storylines to the table than ‘wives’…”
“I am so devastated to hear you’re not full time this season,” added another RHONJ follower. “You are the best thing NJ has ever had. QUEEN.”
One Danielle fanatic wrote, “I only started watching again because you were on it! I loved you this season you brought so much light!!”
Fans also took to Twitter to express their general feelings of disgust for executive producer Andy Cohen and Bravo, demanding to know what they were thinking when they didn’t cast Danielle back into her role as a housewife.
“@Andy Why won’t you give @daniellestaub a full-time position for Season of #RHONJ??! The lack of respect is disgusting,” one person wrote. “You must have forgotten that Danielle WAS Season 1 and 2.”
“I am SO disappointed in @Bravotv for making such poor casting decisions and robbing Queen @daniellestaub once again,” another fan tweeted out. “I am FURIOUS #RHONJ.”