Just a week after Danielle Staub finalized her divorce from Marty Caffrey, she revealed that she is dating Olivier Maier.
Now, the two of them are engaged … and they don’t plan to waste any time.
Danielle and Olivier’s wedding date is just days away.
The world only learned about this relationship on Monday, February 25, after the Bravo celebrity uploaded a kissing photo to Instagram.
People reports that, as of Thursday morning, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Staub and Olivier Maier have become engaged.
This is exciting, but also sudden and unexpected.
As of earlier this week, she was said to still be residing in the same house as her now ex-husband, Marty Caffrey.
After they fly back to pick up Danielle’s ring, they plan to tie the knot at Justice of the Peace in New York City — on Monday.
This will be Olivier’s second marriage.
This will be Danielle’s fourth marriage … and is her twenty-first engagement.
“I’m madly in love,” Danielle gushes to People.
“I’m feeling elated and excited for the next stage of my life,” she affirms. “I’m going to marry the man of my possible dreams.”
“And hopefully,” she expresses. “I’ll spend the rest of my life in bliss.”
Olivier is the managing director of a New York-based private equity firm called Speyside Equity.
He is both German and French.
He is also the Duke of Provence, which means that when they marry, Danielle will become a duchess.
Olivier’s family owns 15 vineyards in the South of France. They also own two castles.
We should note that, earlier this week, Olivier’s name was reported as being “Oliver,” and that some sites are still reporting his name this way.
Danielle and Olivier met in October of last year, two months after her split with Marty.
They met through a mutual friend — whom Olivier was actually dating at the time.
The romance did not begin right away.
In fact, that didn’t begin until February, after they had shared a kiss at the Baccarat hotel.
“In that moment I said, ‘Wow,’ ” Staub says of their passionate smooch.
“I still tried to push it off, but as the weeks went on, he did not let off the throttle, and he pursued me adamantly,” she characterizes.
“And he got what he wanted,” she admits. “We fell madly in love.”
Danielle explains to People that Olivier’s blunt personality was, at first, off-putting.
“I quite frankly couldn’t stand him when I first met him,” she jokes.
“He’s so strong-willed, and at first, I read that as rude, and arrogant and entitled,” she shares.
Danielle continues: “It wasn’t until I got to know him that I saw the other side.”
“I wasn’t open to it,” she confesses of their relationship. “I was ready to just go out with my girlfriends in Manhattan. I didn’t want this.”
“People don’t like to take a risk, but I took a risk,” Olivier says.
“Danielle’s one of the smartest people I’ve met,” he raves. “People have preconceived notions about her from reality TV, but she’s a smart woman.”
“And I was instantly attracted to that,” he admits.
“I care about Danielle,” he emphasizes for any of her fans who may fear that he’s just a rebound.
“She’s phenomenal, comes from a good family, and is beautiful beyond belief,” he concludes. “I’m happy we’re together.”
Well, this might as well happen. Congratulations to them both!
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