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<p><span></span><em>The Real Housewives of New Jersey</em> explosive two-part reunion last night left millions of viewers with their mouths hanging open when cast members <strong>Jacqueline Laurita</strong> and <strong>Teresa Giudice</strong> made peace with their arch-nemesis Danielle Staub.<br />
Caroline told Life & Style exclusively why she shunned Danielle and how she knew better than to trust her.
"I knew she wasn't sorry," Caroline tells Life & Style of the shocking moment. "I wasn't about to let her end the show on a fake positive note. I refused to give her that moment."
In her own defense, Jacqueline, Caroline's sister-in-law, tells Life & Style that her decision to let Danielle hug her had less to do with giving in to Danielle and more to do with simply putting an end to an emotionally draining season.
"It's different to forgive than to give up," Jacqueline said. "I just gave up. We had been taping for 12 hours, and I was exhausted. I just wanted everything to go away. That's why I did it. I just couldn't deal with it anymore."
"During the finale, Danielle offered to stop the war of words," Caroline points out. "But she's still talking about everyone. She broke her promise. Things have not changed with her one bit. She's the same person now that she's always been, and I want nothing to do with her."
For more on The Real Housewives of New Jersey and what happened behind the scenes of the reunion pick up this week's issue of Life & Style, on newsstands tomorrow!