In ET’s exclusive sneak peek of the season nine premiere, Dolores and Teresa Giudice meet up for a meal that leaves Dolores seeing red. Naturally, the cause of Dolores’ fury is none other than Danielle Staub, who at the time was a bride-to-be.
“I was with her the other day about, you know, wedding stuff,” Teresa tells her pal. “I mean… I don’t know, it was weird, ‘cause she did bring you up, and she was saying something about how Frank was disbarred.”
Frank is, of course, Dolores’ ex-husband, with whom she is still very close. Frank was disbarred from practicing law in 2017, though it’s never been discussed on the Bravo show.
“I’m like, ‘We don’t really talk about stuff like that,’” Teresa continues.
“And you know it’s not because I’m not close enough to tell you at all,” Dolores tells Teresa, before continuing her thought in a confessional. “There is, like, an unwritten law in Italian culture where you don’t ask someone their personal business. You don’t address the pink elephant in the room. If I choose to share it, that’s my choice. But of course, Danielle missed the memo on that, I guess.”
“I used to not talk about my legal stuff,” Teresa notes, addressing her own woes, which included a nearly year-long prison sentence.
“Did I ever come to you and go, ‘Why don’t I know?’ No,” Dolores says. “Teresa, tell f**kface to f**kin’ shut her mouth. She’s a f**king nut job. She’s a troublemaker. She’s a f**king wackadoo.”
Check out the heated moment here:
“If I see Danielle at Melissa [Gorga]’s birthday party, I’m either going to be the person that’s going to ignore her, or I’m going to be ‘Patterson Dolores’ and flip out like I always do,” Dolores then confesses. “I don’t know which Dolores is going to be there.”
Last season was Danielle’s first time back on the show since season two, and she didn’t exactly make a good impression on Dolores.
“What she does is, she pushes people’s buttons,” Dolores shared with ET, “waits for a reaction, then acts like the victim. I've never seen this behavior before, so I called in my brother and my father, who are cops. And I said, ‘She's getting me to a point, I'm not gonna be able to handle this.’”
“They're like, she's a professional victim,” she continued. “You just described that. The best thing you can do is ignore her, it'll drive her crazy. And I did.”