After Margaret suggested Jennifer’s husband, plastic surgeon Bill Aydin, was her “meal ticket” because she was a stay-at-home mom for their five children, the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member clapped back by pointing out that Margaret sent her kids away for the summer.
“She tells me I’m not the poster child for a stay-at-home mom, yet she talks about how she sent her kids to sleep away camp and spent her summers in the Hamptons,” Jennifer said on the May 21 episode of Us Weekly‘s Getting Real With the Real Housewives podcast. “So, who’s really the poster child, sweetheart?”
According to Jennifer, she was caring for her children hands-on during the summer months as Margaret enjoyed time away from her kids in the Hamptons.
“I’ve never left my kids. So, sometimes the things that she says, she needs to learn how to read the room,” Jennifer stated, giving a nod to the comment Margaret often made to her during RHONJ season 11.
Also during the interview, Jennifer looked back on the comments she made in regard to the abuse Margaret suffered at the hands of a former boss, which Margaret suggested were “victim shaming,” and admitted that she has no regrets.
“Whatever it is that I was mistaken for, I apologized for. The reason I don’t regret it is because in that moment, when she was telling her story [of her former boss] she said he was a good-looking guy. She also said she loved older men, she always liked older men and that was her thing. You know, this wasn’t the first boss that she slept with,” Jennifer said.
As Jennifer explained, she didn’t interpret Margaret’s story as abuse.
“It didn’t seem like it was a big deal when she was talking about it. She was doing what she needed to do to keep her job and when I say, like, ‘Get ahead,’ she didn’t say that, but that’s how I was interpreting it and I apologized for it,” she noted.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 11 reunion, part two, airs Wednesday, May 26, at 9/8c on Bravo.