By Mike Bruno
Updated September 07, 2010 at 09:45 AM EDT

Bravo announced on Monday that Danielle Staub will not return for the third season of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Staub has played something of a villain role in the first two seasons of the reality show, sparring frequently, and sometimes rather violently, with the other housewives. Staub, Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita, and Teresa Giudice did seemingly make peace on the reunion show last night, however. “The reunion was Danielle’s last appearance on The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” said Andy Cohen, Bravo’s senior vice president of original programming and development who also hosts the reunion shows. “We thought the hugs were a great way to end two seasons of bitterness between the women.”