Over the first couple episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub confessed to a two-year phone sex relationship with a man she'd never met; and offered a blow job to some random dude in a restaurant.
Both those developments pale in comparison to Staub's alleged past, which are just now coming to light.
As the show teased in its preview for next week's episode, this Real Housewife was not always a member of the Garden State's elite. She's reportedly mentioned in the 1995 book "Cop Without a Badge," a memoir penned by former FBI informant Kevin Maher.
Thanks to "Cop Without a Badge," the entire world now knows the history of Danielle Staub and her vadge.
According to this biography, Staub used to go by the name Beverly Merrill. She met Maher at a drug party in Miami in the 1980s. (He describes Staub/Merril as a "coke whore.")
The initial interaction between the pair came after she was released on $10,000 bail, following an arrest for her alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a man who owed her drug dealing friend money.
Maher used his police connections to get Staub off with nothing more than probation, left his wife for her and describes her in the book as:
"Brunette. Long, perfectly shaped legs poked out of her leather hot pants just as provocatively as her braless breasts strained against her low-cut blouse." He also writes that Merril rarely wore underwear and "is a good person. She has no morals, but she's a good person."
Does this sound like Danielle Staub? More importantly, does the following mug shot of "Beverly Merrill" look like her?
Asked about these allegations, a Bravo rep (undoubtedly giddy over the exposure), simply said: “Watch what happens.”
Based on a public records search, Staub formerly went by the names Beverly Merrill, Danielle Maher and Beverly Maher.
Wow. Bethenny Frankel is really gonna need to step it up if she wants to remain the most famous Housewife.