‘Real Housewives’ Daniel Staub Says Series Made Her Consider Suicide

In light of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills tragedy, former Real Housewife Daniel Staub spoke to ET about how the series creates pressure and promotes suicidal thoughts. Much like the claims that came out after Russell Armstrong’s suicide about his struggles to handle the pressure of the cameras and the constant need to keep up with the wealth of the other stars on the show, Staub says she too felt like she couldn’t keep up and that on multiple occasions, she sought a way out. Luckily, in Staub’s case, her children kept her from allowing those notions to take a real hold.

Even though we often see her take on reality television roles, like her latest on VH1’s Famous Food, it certainly brings to light that these people we like to watch on our televisions at home for our own vapid enjoyment are just that: people. There are two sides to every coin, and on one side we could simply say these women and men on The Real Housewives shows put themselves in this position and they have to deal with the consequences, but the other side is that they are still people and though they’re used as entertainment, these shows do affect their real lives. Staub goes on to say, “I don’t have words to describe how alone you feel. And everybody’s coming at you, and judging you, and they don’t even know you.” Love her or hate her based on her appearance on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but the woman’s got a point.

If you want to hear everything she had to say, watch the whole interview below.

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