'Real Housewives' Dina Manzo says Danielle Staub tried to have daughter taken from her

real-housewives-new-jersey-dina-manzo-danielle-staub-jpgAfter Dina Manzo left " The Real Housewives of New Jersey" this season, we were happy to accept that she didn't want Danielle Staub drama in her life. That's a good enough reason for us. It seems, though, that Dina's beef went deeper than convicts and The Brownstone.

The New York Daily News reports that Dina says Danielle tried to have her daughter taken away. We wonder if that was the big secret during the first reunion show that Caroline Manzo said she'd never forgive Danielle for.

Apparently during filming of the first season in 2008, Dina and her ex-husband authorized then 12-year-old Lexi to be filmed for the Bravo show. After Lexi's father watched some of the crazy that was going down when Season 1 aired, he no longer wanted their daughter to take part. And Dina claims that's when Danielle slithered in.