Danielle Staub’s new man isn’t really a Duke
Danielle Staub isn’t exactly getting a fairytale ending to her love story.
Although the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star’s new fiancé Oliver Maier says he’s the Duke of Provence, there’s actually no such thing. Provence was inherited by King Louis XI of France in 1481 and subsequently became part of the French royal domain — making Maier’s title obsolete.
“He’s a descendant of the Duke from around 700 years ago,” an insider recently explained to Page Six. “The lineage doesn’t exist anymore. The title is pointless.”
Staub, 56, and businessman Maier began dating weeks ago but only went public last week during a trip to St. Bart’s. Her “RHONJ” costar Margaret Josephs accused her of stealing her friend’s boyfriend shortly after she posted a photo of them kissing.
“I ended my relationship with Gina because it was not working,” Maier told Page Six in response. “My current relationship with Danielle did not have anything to do with that decision.”
Still, that didn’t stop the couple from becoming engaged on their trip though, as they planned on marrying Monday. But it was announced on Sunday that their wedding would be postponed until further notice.
“Danielle wants to spend a little time with her daughters as this happened very fast and caught them off-guard,” an insider told us of her decision to halt her plans.
Staub, 56, shares daughters Christine, 25, and Jillian, 20, with her second husband, Thomas Staub.
It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for the reality star, as she only finalized her divorce from third husband Marty Caffrey on Feb. 21. They were only married for nine months.
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