Margaret Josephs Real Housewives of New Jersey - RHONJ

Margaret Josephs Reveals Why She Joined RHONJ & How She’s Preparing for the Reunion!

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Margaret Josephs -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

This season of RHONJ we have a new (and pig tailed) addition to the show in the form of Margaret Josephs.

Most people have loved ‘Marge in Charge’ so far; however some aren’t a fan of the new girl. Giving a new interview to E! News, we get a better picture of Margaret including how her life has changed and why she decided to join the notorious show.

Apparently Bravo has been courting Marge for awhile (back when Caroline left the show for her family’s spin off.) As it was the same year she divorced former husband Jan for now hubby Super Joe she decided not to join at the time:

“[They] actually approached me in 2013, we were discussing it last night at dinner, and I couldn’t do it that year. It just wasn’t great timing.”

As for why she decided now was the right time to join this motley crew?

“Well, A. I’ve led many lives by the age of 50, and, at 50, I thought it was a great turning point. I’ve already had a business for a long time, all my kids are up and out of the house, and I thought this would just be a great opportunity to do something different. The truth is, my whole life has been a reality series since birth, legit. You’ve seen Marge Sr. I thought it was just the next step in my career. I thought it would be fun. I thought it was great to show people that women could be entrepreneurial. I didn’t come from the Lucky Sperm Club. I pulled myself up by the boot straps, I’ve taken a lot of hits, so I thought I was also very relatable. And Jersey could definitely use a blonde, so I thought it was a good idea.”

I’ve enjoyed seeing a ‘boss lady’ on screen as most of the NJ ladies are legit housewives (at least more than the other cities.) One of the reasons her business is so front and center is that unlike the other ‘wives, we will not be seeing much of her family life:

“My husband Joe is very funny. Everybody just acts like themselves, the girls in my office, Marge Sr. They were super excited. Of course, my children, who are not on the show, were not excited.”

Margaret has a son, in addition to three step-children from her first marriage.

“They were like, ‘Um, people know enough about us already. Do you really need to blast it all over TV?’ I mean, I got a lecture from my son. ‘Who talks about their vagina on TV the first episode?’So my children are extremely private people. I don’t discuss their names, I don’t discuss their industry. So I have to keep my kids off, but I have so many other family members, including my ex-husband, who are willing to be supportive and go on the show with me, it’s fine.”

We all know that Margaret’s step children are not speaking with her due to her infidelity with their father. I am sure they are thrilled to see it all play out on the small screen with millions of viewers.

As for how her life has changed? Margaret admits that she doesn’t have time to look great 24/7 as she has a lot on her plate!

“You’d think I have all this time for beauty routines. I don’t. That’s how my life has changed. I’m actually more stressed, less time, less time to shop, less time to do anything. But I’m enjoying it. It’s a great ride.”

Overall it has been a positive response with Marge even seeing some business opportunities coming out of the Bravo show:

“I’m waiting for the pigtail extension thing to come out. I’m just waiting for that line. A blow-up doll of Marge or something creepy will probably come out.” Regarding the Macbeth Collection which made her rich, she states people have been reaching out asking: “‘Where can we get your products?’ But we really sell to the mid-tier and the mass. So sales are starting to pick up and we’re getting new deals every day.”

As for the reunion? Marge admits she is training like a NFL player watching tapes before the big game:

“This is the Super Bowl of Housewives. That’s what I call it. That’s what I’ve labeled it. So you have to prepare for the Super Bowl. So I’ve been mentally preparing, I’ve been taking my notes. I look at the episodes, what is poignant. Yes, I am very prepared for the Super Bowl. I’m going in very strong. I have my dressed picked out. My hair, I don’t think I’ll wear it in pigtails, spoiler alert. I don’t know if I’ll be MVP coming out as the rookie, but maybe Rookie of the Year.”

Personally I don’t think I have a strong opinion regarding Margaret – I don’t love her or dislike her. I think we’ve only scratched the surface with her so time will tell on whether she can hang with the Jersey ladies for the long run.

Thoughts on Margaret so far? What did you think of her interview?

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  • shaw

    I love Margaret and I love how she stood up to dirty “Kim D”

    I think the hitler comment was bit too far though :/

    But she’s fun.

    • michers

      Do you think it was intentional as Sog is trying to paint it ? OR , just throwing out example in middle of the mayhem? I don’t see it as intentional . I think ( personally ) it’s a situation where one person will always be offended 🙁

      • michers

        I recently looked at her Twitter and she said it was analogy not comparison , not her intent at all to offend anyone . She was trying to make a point . Sidenote: Sig is going off the rails of her crazy train obsessing over Mags . It’s pathetic . She has her paid trolls / lackies bullying for her also ; pathetic as well . Anywhoo guys- have a great rest of weekend 🙂

  • Pokemon

    Matter of time till TreCunt chews her out

    • michers

      Yikes

  • ~~ La erik ~~

    What?! I love Marge! She was the best addition to NJ.

    • ~~ La erik ~~

      She always say it like it is, period!

      • michers

        And she doesn’t get nasty or ratchet !

        • ~~ La erik ~~

          Yes!!! That’s what I was thinking! She knows how to handle her sh*t.

  • holy cannoli

    Yeah the Marge is pretty ok. Only issue I have with her is that she’s Team Strega ?

    • ~~ La erik ~~

      What is Strega?

      • holy cannoli

        It’s Italian for Witch.
        I call Danielle, Strega.

        • ~~ La erik ~~

          Oh! lol that’s not nice. I kinda like her.

          • holy cannoli

            Lol

  • Khipp

    Thoughts on Margaret so far? Love the Marge. She is making Soggy insane. LOLOLOLOL

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1ab8e33560dbe3c575b72d25fbda32188592ffe22bd38c61a1efca9b6e413d3b.jpg

    • samael

      100% Khipp!

      right now New Jersey is looking for Soggy’s OFF button! ??? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f913b8e46c7086c4c05eeabf469f40431177b1d34e4f61f4b35c2deebf4008ea.gif

      • michers

        It’s pretty bad that ass Andy told her while back basically sthu on Twitter only for her to get worse . Did she get pink slipped yet lol??

        • Lea

          Did Andy tell her that? Was there a story here about it? I must have missed it.

          • michers

            Yes I think so ! Not that long ago it was here maybe right after first episode ?

          • michers

            Lea! Found it ! Dated Nov 3. Title is ” what HW does Andy Cohen think should step back from social media ?” For a sec I thought I imagined it because it took forever to find !

            • Khipp

              Cool.

              • michers

                🙂 I knew it had to be here becaus I don’t reply anywhere else .

            • Lea

              Thank you Michers! ?

              • michers

                Welcome honey !

      • Khipp

        Can’t see it Sammy

    • michers

      It’s great lol

    • ~~ La erik ~~

      LOL LOL

  • justanothermary

    I think Marge is one of the few people on the planet who CAN hang with the Jersey girls. Tre will definitely turn on her with a vengeance at some point because Marge is honest and Tre doesn’t appreciate honesty, she wants ass kissing. That will be a blow up and I’d like to see how Tre behaves in the face of honesty, could be intereting. I love how she managed to put Siggy into a tail spin.

    • michers

      I don’t think Teresa will turn on her unless she does something that warrants it to her and it Meme . She’s done pretty well last two seasons being more open to others’ thoughts .

      • justanothermary

        Tre turns on a dime and is a nasty piece of work when she does. The way she was treating Melissa at their restaurant was disgusting but Melissa held it together and Sony left. Had Melissa fought back it would have been a whole different story.

        • michers

          Is that a biased answer lol?
          I mean , I think any of them get defensive as we have seen , it’s not a Teresa thing and I’ll say again that I have seen her make great strides as opposed to others . Tre and Little Man lost THEIR mom- Meme wanted attention. I also don’t feel it was disgusting / that’s a stretch lol. Mel gets to hang around still and is getting a check thanks to her SIL forgiving her and making up. The” nasty” wasn’t a one way street .

          • justanothermary

            I think a lot of the “progress” Tre has made was due to her time away. Prison changes people but so does the threat of going back if you break your parole.

            • michers

              Make or break ya . I like seeing the positive changes , in anyone !

  • HW JUNKIE

    I like the Marge and Marge Sr. Respect her honesty about her affair she didn’t try to spin it or get defensive instead she owned her narrative. She hasn’t been wrong about anything she’s said about Dolores or Siggy this season either. I’ve enjoyed her thus far and appreciate her sarcasm and humor as it’s much needed in Jersey.

    • michers

      Well said

  • samael

    Mags is – you get what you see AND 100% honest without a huge ego that could fill the universe! Holy smokes is she a snark machine! She tweeted after the reunion – asked to describe it in 3 words…”piece of cake” ???

    She is so compassionate, she sees someone grieving, she acts on it, and she sees how M is failing and offers to help her!

    • Lea

      ha, …”piece of cake” it probably was for her, she can tell a joke, take a joke and keep it moving, unlike some others…

      • samael

        Good Afternoon Lea!

        geez..Soggy will never let anything go..she allows herself to attack and shame Mag’s publicly, rather than private convo or earlier convo about this being a “trigger” for her.

        even now..she is hating on Mag’s..and in a dirty way..cuz Soggy blocked Mag’s on twitter, which means that Mag’s can’t “see” any tweets from Soggy’s account!

        @siggyflicker
        Dec 6
        Once again!! How many chances do you have to give someone before you walk away! She purposely inserted herself in a discussion to inflame a situation & hurt me! My father’s opinion is the only opinion I need #RHONJ #DRMORDECAIPALDIEL

        ******************************************************

        I’m sure Teresa asks the same question…about Soggy and Dull!!

        • Khipp

          Oh for crissake. Get a grip Soggy

          • luvs2ride

            Before the season started, it was my hope that Marge gave Siggy what was coming her way. So glad she exceeded my expectations.

            • Khipp

              The Marge delivered!

              • michers

                I think she’s the best newbie to ever join a franchise across the Bravo board

      • Khipp

        Piece of cake? Saved from Soggy’s “$1,000.00” (sure) B.D. Cake.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/99c0e4e55c48180bc18919d9b51e36547febb18a509bcb9a1f19cdd8eb595e8a.jpg

        • luvs2ride

          Lolololol!
          Don’t ya wanna just slap that face? Give her something to really cry about.

          • Khipp

            Yup Luvs. Hard, and more than once.

        • Lea

          Hahaha