Margaret Josephs addressed her current relationship with Jackie Goldschneider amid reports of their feud and hinted at the reason for their drama as the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast concludes filming for season 14.
According to certain reports, Jackie’s falling out with Margaret weakened her relationship with Melissa Gorga as well – triggering Jackie to deepen her friendship with Melissa’s ‘nemesis,’ sister-in-law Teresa Giudice.
In an interview with The U.S. Sun, Margaret addressed the report that Jackie switched alliances.
“I don’t know if there’s much as sides as just, like, her and I aren’t as close as we used to be,” she expressed.
In the past, a source claimed Jackie and Margaret argued over Jackie’s new memoir, The Weight of Beautiful.
The source stated, “Jackie gave out copies of her book to a few cast members, but Margaret did not get one, and that made her question their friendship … Jackie believes Margaret is trying to give herself credit for getting the book deal, but really it was their shared publicist, who Margaret introduced to Jackie, who helped get the deal.”
In Margaret’s interview with the outlet, she denied there was any jealousy over the book deal. “I’ve already had my own book and so there’s no jealousy there,” she said. “I only wanted really good things for her.”
She went on to say, “I think we were always close. I think that we will always have that love for each other, but I think right now we just have to see where it goes.”
Teasing the new season, Margaret stated, “I think it’s still a crazy season as it always is. I think there’s new shifts in different relationships, which is very interesting to me … But I think people are going to enjoy [it]. I think we always managed somehow to surprise everybody.”
Margaret was also asked if she thinks Melissa and Teresa will fight on their upcoming trip to The Berkshires – amid reports that they’re simply ignoring each other. “I don’t [see it happening]. I think that ship has sailed and I think there’s nothing more to discuss,” she explained.
Her castmate Dolores Catania then added, “I don’t see any [fight]. Jersey is always very unpredictable, so I couldn’t tell you … Every day is different. Every day it’s easier to predict the weather than what’s going to happen on Jersey.”
Margaret then continued, “Listen, it’s been a crazy year. Besides the added stress so far, we are pretty healthy … [My husband Joe and I] try and maintain our health and everything else, but emotionally, we’ve had a crazy year. I’ll put it that way.”