Margaret Josephs has found herself in the position of the official pot-stirrer on this season of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Not only has she come after Queen B, Teresa Giudice, but she took down Jennifer Aydin in episode one. While Marge has never really been one to hold back, it looks like she’s done beating around the bush when it comes to Jennifer. After years of Jennifer looking down on Margaret for being a “cheater,” Margaret decided Jennifer needed a taste of her own medicine. So Marge popped Jen’s perfect life bubble and told her she knew that husband Bill Aydin cheated on her. Jen was floored, but ultimately had no choice but to admit that it did happen. It was 10 years ago and they have moved on, but the damage was done.
Now Margaret is revealing that she knew about the affair for much longer than she let on. Marge spoke with Entrainment Tonight to dish the details. Margaret started, “You could see that I knew for years.” She’s of course referencing a few seasons ago when she fought with Jen and said Bill has a girlfriend and sleeps in the pool house. To which Jen lost it.
Margaret continued, “Before she even got on the show, I had known. I was excited someone else was coming on, and I was like, ‘Oh great. We’re getting another Housewife who has good, juicy stories. Not just me!’ That’s the way I felt. Because they’re like, ‘Oh, this great girl’s coming on…’ This was talk around the town.”
According to Marge, the rumors about Bill’s cheating from “people in the industry,” likely casting or production and friends in her neighborhood. Jennifer wanted to take the “secret” to the grace but Marge says that would have been impossible.
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She elaborated, “I knew people who got their Botox at [Bill’s] practice, as well. They’re like, ‘Oh yeah, her husband got caught sleeping with the office manager, had to leave his job…’ I was like, ‘Great! It’s not just me!’ That’s what I was like. I was like, I have a soul sister, you know what I mean? Someone else who has good dirt. So I knew about that.”
Marge concluded, “It was talked about. Other people knew — other people in the industry, other of my friends in the area knew about it. It wasn’t like people didn’t know. P.S., I wasn’t even judging about it. I was like, ‘Oh great. We have a great person on the show with me.'”
Is anyone else confused by this? If Margaret thought it was so great, why did she not bring this up earlier? Or actually elaborate on it when they fought about it at dinner a few seasons ago? Jennifer was so hellbent on painting Margaret as an unsavory person for cheating. Marge could have easily used this info to fight fire with fire. This all makes me think that Margaret got some kind of off season intel so she could really throw it in Jennifer’s face. Which, if I’m being honest, I don’t totally blame her. Yes, this all feels kind of gross. But after hearing that Jennifer was digging around in the off season about Evan Goldschneider’s alleged cheating rumors, I don’t feel so bad.
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Regardless, it looks like we are going to spend the season talking about it. I hope Jen is up for the task. Because in this case, if you can dish it out, you definitely have to take it.
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED MARGE KNEW THIS ALL ALONG? WHY DO YOU THINK SHE IS BRINGING IT UP NOW? DO YOU THINK IT MATTERS THAT BILL CHEATED 10 YEARS AGO? ARE YOU TEAM MARGE OR TEAM JEN?
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