Things got nasty in Nashville for the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
On Tuesday’s episode of RHONJ, Teresa Giudice threatened to “beat the f—king crap” out of her “bitch” co-star Margaret Josephs.
This not-so-subtle threat came after Teresa accused Margaret of spreading rumors about her man Louie Ruelas to “bloggers.”
Not surprisingly, this showdown shocked fans and took us back to the early days of the New Jersey Real Housewives franchise.
The fight was equally as shocking for the rest of the RHONJ cast. Jennifer Aydin recently dissected the Nashville showdown while chatting with E! News.
“It was shocking, but it was not shocking because, as Margaret always says, know your audience, don’t poke the bear, and this is Teresa Giudice we’re talking about,” Jen told E! News. “She flips some food, not a table this time.”
She continued, “It was a buildup for Teresa, and I think Margaret triggered her. We’ve all been guilty of doing hostile or aggressive things in the heat of the moment. I think we all remember Margaret throwing wine on Danielle [Staub], pushing Marty in the pool, and pouring water over Danielle’s head in a very aggressive and hostile manner. So, listen, it doesn’t excuse it, but I think we’ve all been guilty of it at one point or another”
“I feel that all Margaret needed to do was be like, ‘‘OK, you want me to stop talking about the love of your life, and I need to respect that and own that,’” Jen added. “But because she wouldn’t stop, even though Teresa kept asking her to stop, I feel that it was a buildup, and it led to where we were in Nashville.”
After the explosion between Marge and Tre went down, Jennifer said she was concerned about Teresa and wanted to make sure her friend was okay while also encouraging Margaret to own her part in the drama.
Jennifer explained, “There was no question in my mind I was gonna go after Teresa and defend her and see if she was OK because leading up to that, there were multiple group discussions where I was even telling Margaret,‘’ Listen, why don’t you just acknowledge your part in it all.’”
“Teresa had some proof that Margaret was communicating with, I don’t know who to be exact,” she continued.“But you’re asking me if I believe it to be true: I don’t know for a fact, but I do believe it to be true, yes.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.