Reliving the drama. All through season 12 of The Actual Housewives of New Jersey, followers witnessed Margaret Josephs‘ drama with Teresa Giudice escalate — and watching the episodes again was not simple.
“I truly really feel worse than once I lived it as a result of I didn’t know what she was saying off digital camera [or] what she was saying downstairs,” Margaret, 55, solely informed Us Weekly on Wednesday, April 20, whereas selling the most recent season of the Bravo sequence. “To listen to her say that she’s coming to beat me up, I imply, she’s pushing 50, saying she’s gonna come beat me up? You realize, that’s upsetting, clearly, it’s extra upsetting to look at it again.”
Through the season — which started airing in February — Teresa, 49, notably referred to as out Margaret over her public criticism about her beau, Luis Ruelas, even throwing a drink at her costar. (Teresa and Luis, 46, obtained engaged in October 2021 after a whirlwind romance.) Whereas the complete extent of the twosome’s heated alternate was not broadcast through Bravo, the Macbeth Assortment designer claimed that Teresa stated she was “gonna come again and beat me up” to her shock.
“That was disappointing, it’s identical to, you realize, threatening bodily violence [isn’t right],” she informed Us on Wednesday, noting she doesn’t have regrets over how she dealt with herself. “I imply, this isn’t Mob Wives. I imply, lower me a break. … I used to be calm. I used to be by no means going to do one thing again. What’s disturbing to me is after the ponytail pull [during season 10, in which Teresa encouraged Danielle Staub to pull Margaret’s hair] and that yr, she stated she was gonna do every little thing to make it as much as me. … We additionally determined after the ponytail pull, there’ll by no means be any physicality amongst us and that went completely down the tubes.”
Margaret continued: “I’ve given her a number of passes. I’ve given her one too many passes. … I simply [filmed] the reunion and he or she doesn’t have any regret. I might snigger about it, however you realize, like, she’s not one to actually have a number of regret.”
After the Caviar Goals, Tuna Fish Finances creator questioned Ruelas’ intentions following his proposal, Teresa notably body-shamed her throughout a softball recreation. Teresa additionally repeated feedback about how Margaret all the time makes time to eat throughout the Tuesday, April 19, episode. Margaret has since referred to as it a “sick” state of affairs to have occurred.
“You give a lame apology, you then insult me and body-shame me and you realize, say, ‘Properly, at the very least she obtained she obtained this,’” Margaret informed Us. “It’s so impolite and degrading and you realize, and also you assume it’s humorous, it’s not cute. It’s by no means cute. I used to be pissed [and] agitated.”
She added: “Thank God I’m powerful [and] sturdy, but when it was anyone else and any younger lady, you realize, that might actually lower any person and on a season once we’re speaking about consuming problems [after Jackie Goldschneider admitted to struggling with one], which [Teresa] didn’t actually find out about … I don’t know the place your head is that you just assume that’s acceptable. It’s by no means acceptable to body-shame anyone. We’re in an period of physique positivity.”
The duo’s drama has since seeped into the group’s dynamics as an entire.
“It will get fairly ugly,” fellow present star Dolores Catania solely informed Us final month. “Pay attention, if that’s what you’re on the lookout for within the fan world of Housewife drama, you’re gonna see it. I imply, it’s an epic time for us.”
The Actual Housewives of New Jersey airs on Bravo Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi