Daniella is the matriarch of the Rule family, she's the glue that keeps it together and despite being big-hearted, no-one rules over Mamma Rule. At the age of 17 her and her husband had their first daughter but in 2004 he died from a coward punch and left his wife and nine girls behind. As a single mum, she completed her studies while undertaking a new degree and encourages all her children to further their education.
By
Laura Morelli

13 Dec 2016 - 3:18 PM  UPDATED 15 Dec 2016 - 4:35 PM

What emoji describes you best?

Depends on the hour, but overall I feel this one sums up most mothers out there, including me!

Who is your biggest inspiration?

All the strong women in the world who have overcome obstacles

Who would you like to meet the most and why?

My Nana who passed away before I was born and I never got to meet her

Which daughter has the worst habit and what is it?

When I see my bad habit – it’s hard seeing yourself in your own kids – it’s like carrying on your own bad habits

Share the best advice passed on from a family member

My mother once told me the best piece of advice - it was really something I just needed to hear:

“you need to stop mopping around and get back to work”

If you could date anyone who would it be and why?

Denzel Washington, for his smile of course

What’s the coolest thing you’ve learnt about your culture?

How smart our people were to maintain our country over thousands and thousands of years

What can’t you live without?

My morning coffee – white two sugars, I should have one sugar though

Must have accessory?

My reading glasses

What’s your most loved dream-time story?

One thing I find fascinating is how the story of the Seven Sisters is well know throughout many language groups. My Husband Kevin used to paint about the Seven Sisters in the mid 80's and later in life I learnt that the Seven Sisters also has relevance forNyoongar people too.

Family Rules airs on Monday 9 January, 7.30pm on NITV Ch. 34 

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