The reality star also reveals what her next move is going to be, as Andy says he needs to process her words over the commercial break.
Even though he clearly knew the general nature of Danielle Staub's announcement on Wednesday night's "Watch What Happens Live," she still managed to leave Andy Cohen's jaw flapping in the wind with the exact wording she chose.
"I have, over the past 12 years and 10 seasons, been a part of this whole franchise and I've been very happy to rally and stand on the platform and be here with all of you, but it is time for me to leave and do something that I want to do that makes my heart happy every day," Danielle told Andy, who looked on with a knowing smile.
Danielle was one of the OG "Jersey" housewives, launching the series with Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo in 2009. She left after two seasons, only to return in time for Season 8 and continue as a "friend" until now.
That said, never say never even though she totally said never. Andy even threw out the idea of Danielle showing up on the "New York" franchise, which is basically right next door. And we think it's pretty telling that she specified "with the Jersey girls" as a qualifier to her "never."
Yeah, she'll be back. In the meantime, we can all look forward to lots of pasta dishes -- she promises -- as she explores the therapeutic power of cooking.