We are only two episodes into Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9. Even so, it is clear as day that the demise of Margaret Josephs and Danielle Staub’s friendship is imminent. Margaret told Danielle that she accepted an invitation from Dolores Catania to go hatchet throwing, as strange as that sounds.
Danielle and Dolores have residual beef for Season 8. Margaret and Dolores did not get along last season either. Nevertheless, they are trying to make amends and start new. The same cannot be said for Danielle and Dolores. Danielle completely flipped out when Margaret calmly informed her about the party. It was honestly pretty uncomfortable to watch.
Not only that, but Danielle had the nerve to ask “What do you two really have in common? You cheated on your husband and she got cheated on?” Wow. Danielle went for the jugular there.
Based on the trailer for Season 9, new Housewife Jennifer Aydin and Margaret do not get along. Jennifer also calls out Margaret for cheating on her first husband. Is this the basis for Jennifer and Danielle’s friendship? Hopefully not. Nevertheless, even Jennifer thinks it is absurd that Danielle freaked out on Margaret.
In a Bravo blog post, Jennifer admitted, “Watching Margaret and Danielle has me on pins and needles.” It was just so awkward.
Jennifer clarified, “Now, let me just say that I have mad love for Danielle! She’s an extremely passionate person. And hearing Danielle say that she wants to be able to be around her mutual friends without making any of the other girls feel uncomfortable is totally reasonable!” Sure. That makes sense, but Danielle took things way too far in that conversation.
Jennifer declared, “But wanting Margaret to not be cordial or friends with someone that she’s not friends with? Completely unreasonable! I don’t think this ‘positive energy tea’ is working!” It’s definitely not.
Danielle is a “Friend of the Housewives” this season. That means that the cameras are not following her if she’s alone. She needs as many full-time cast members in her corner if she wants to get some screen time. If Margaret starts hanging out with Dolores more and Danielle less, that is bound to upset her. I’m not saying it’s about screen time, but you never know.
The new Housewife continued, “I’m impressed with how Margaret totally kept her composure. I’m sure Marge was super uncomfortable with Danielle’s behavior. I do believe that it wouldn’t have bothered Marge had it been the other way around. But not everyone is the same, and some people have different ways of dealing with their pain or anger. It’s obvious to me that these two care about each other but have totally different approaches in how they express it.”
Do these two still care about each other? Based on social media and shady interview comments, it seems like Margaret and Danielle are done. Then again, Teresa Giudice flipped a table on Danielle during Season 1 and they are close friends these days. Anything can happen on this show.
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