Everyone has a past and she was 20 or 21 when this happened. I'm sure that most people are ashamed of something they did when they were young and stupid. I haven't heard of anything that she's done since that incident. Why are we so quick to judge something that happened so long ago.
I'm speaking from the point of view of a high school teacher who works with at-risk students. I've heard some horrific stories about their childhood that no one should have to be exposed to at such a young age or any age. Most of them don't know any better and quite frankly some people shouldn't be allowed to have kids. They act out, they're disrespectful, some are strippers and drug dealers and the list goes on.
Eventually, most them change and do the right thing but it takes a while to change. Does anyone know about her childhood? But on the other hand she could have had a great parents but strayed from her upbringing and did her own thing. It seems as though Dina and Caroline had a really close knit family growing up based on what they've said but everyone didn't have a charmed life.
It's amazing to me that Caroline and Dina would be so judgmental when there's been speculation about the death of their husband's dad murder being a mob hit and/or having connections to the mob. But I guess that's ok!
It seems to me that Laurie was looking for a man to rescue her as well and quite frankly I think that most of the housewives would look for a rich man if they divorced and lost everything. On the Real Housewives shows, most of the time it is the men who has the money and the careers to provide for their families.
It seems Danielle is the odd one because she's not married, she isn't working and she's not related to the women or have close relationships with them. But really if she wasn't on there, I think this show would be very boring.