Following rumors of a shift in alliances between the cast and claims of tension between Margaret, 56, and Jennifer Fessler, 53, it is being reported that Margaret and Jackie, 46, are at odds and “fighting” over who got Jackie her book deal for her first publication, The Weight of Beautiful.
“According to [the All About the Real Housewives podcast], Jackie [and] Margaret were feuding due to drama surrounding Jackie’s book! The podcast reported that Margaret has not yet read the book, and that there was an argument about who helped Jackie get the book deal,” Bravo Housewives shared on their Instagram page on September 5.
In August, as RHONJ fans may have seen, the cast attended a charity softball game thrown by Dolores Catania, 52, where Jackie sparked rumors of a potential feud with Margaret as she publicly engaged in a “heated discussion” with her husband, Joe Benigno.
While it was unclear what the two were feuding about at the time, light has since been shed on the drama.
“It’s about Jackie’s book,” one of the hosts revealed on the All About the Real Housewives podcast, via All RHONJ Facts on Instagram. “I think Margaret insinuated she got Jackie the book deal but then Jackie didn’t want anyone to read it and I think she allowed Jenn Fessler to read it and Margaret was like, ‘Why wouldn’t you let me read it?'”
“And then it’s like the book deal thing, where it was like, ‘You know, you didn’t get me a book deal. Don’t take credit for that.’ That’s really what it is. That’s what she’s fighting with Margaret about,” the host continued.
As for potential drama between Margaret and Jennifer, Jennifer seemed to shut down rumors of a feud on her Instagram Story days ago when she shouted out Margaret’s style while shopping with a friend.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 14 is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime in early 2024.