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Margaret Josephs Thinks It’s ‘Insane’ Teresa Giudice let Gia be involved in drama on RHONJ Plus Jill Zarin Says Gia Is ‘Vying for a Paycheck’

Margaret Josephs disagrees with Teresa Giudice’s decision to let her 21-year-old daughter Gia Giudice be involved in the Real Housewives of New Jersey drama.

In a new interview with Page Six at the New You magazine Beauty Awards in Miami, Marge says Teresa’s choice to bring her daughter into the drama on the show is “insane” and “not appropriate.”

“I think that’s absolutely insane,” Margaret quipped, adding that it’s “not appropriate.”

“Teresa could defend herself, and none of Teresa’s friends are ever going to argue with her daughter,” she noted, adding that she will “never” fight with Gia or any “young woman” or “child” on RHONJ.

She added, “I was very upset that that happened, and I don’t think it belongs. I wish Teresa would have told her not to get involved, but I’m never going to argue with Gia.”

Former Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin chimed in, saying, “[Gia’s] vying for a paycheck. Sorry.”

Margaret then weighed in on Teresa body-shaming her at a charity softball game after choosing not to wear the RHONJ OG’s leggings from her new workout line.

“I think it’s very inappropriate to say something like that and especially when you’re promoting your athletic line, which is all-inclusive,” Margaret said. “Not the swiftest move, but am I shocked? No. She hits below the belt.”

As for what fans can expect from the upcoming RHONJ season 12 reunion, Marge said she and Teresa got into a massive blowout. She explains that Teresa couldn’t control herself enough not to scream and yell despite the doctor’s orders.

“No type of surgery could save her from yelling,” Marge quipped. “Of course, she’s yelling at me.”

Marge added, “There was nothing physical, but perhaps it’s because [Teresa’s] fresh off an appendectomy.”

She also teased the reported reunion walk-off, saying, “You’ll be shocked to know who it is.”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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