Danielle Staub

Courtesy of ManhattanSociety.com By Gregory Partanio

"You're either going to love me or hate me," Danielle Staub once said. "There is no in between with me."

Well, from the looks of things, the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star has found a man that loves her so much that he decided to put a ring on it!

E! News has learned the former Bravo star is engaged to Joe Masalta, her boyfriend she has kept very much to herself on social media.

Rumors of a possible engagement first began when Facebook friends noticed Staub's relationship status had changed from "single" to "engaged" online. Surprise!

Joe Masalta


Friends of The Naked Truth author later learned that the engagement occurred around Aug. 16. When one follower congratulated the couple, Masalta found time to gush about his leading lady.

"It is me who is extremely fortunate," he wrote. "Danielle has become an extremely positive influence in my life. Danielle is an awesome mother and best friend."

For viewers who watched Real Housewives of New Jersey's first two seasons, they will recall Staub is the proud mother of two girls, Jillian and Christine.

Andy Cohen, Danielle Staub

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Viewers may also recall her past relationships with men that ultimately created some serious reality TV drama.

Throughout her time on the show, Staub faced criticism from her castmembers, including Teresa Giudice, who reminded audiences that she had been engaged 19 times. The negativity, however, created Staub's famous "love and light" motto.

After all these years later, that philosophy appears to have paid off. Without further ado, congratulations, Danielle Staub, on your engagement!

(E! and Bravo are part of the NBCUniversal family)

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