When Teresa Giudice accused Margaret Josephs of leaking tales about her fiancé Louie Ruelas, Margaret referred to as her a disgusting liar. This set Teresa off, and she or he threw drinks at Margaret in the course of the restaurant.
The scene grew to become an iconic second on the Actual Housewives of New Jersey. Though Margaret expressed horror at Teresa’s actions, many have identified the hypocrisy of her outrage (as a result of Margaret engaged in a number of bodily altercations on digital camera).
In an interview with ET, Margaret opened up about her drama with Teresa. “Any ‘Tre Hugger’ ought to be yelling timber at this level,” she stated, alluding to Teresa’s followers. “I really feel [the other Housewives] are disenchanted in her. I feel we noticed a aspect of her that wasn’t very… she’s not the Teresa all of us knew and beloved, let’s put it that manner.”
Margaret stated the upcoming reunion, which airs on Might 3, was “draining, dreadful. I imply, it was the longest reunion we’ve ever filmed. I’ve by no means seen Andy so annoyed, disenchanted. I imply, he was simply as irritated as a few of us. It was actually the longest reunion I’ve ever had, and probably the most insane.”
“I feel we had been simply all in shock,” she went on to say. “We had been reprimanded [by Andy] lots.”
Margaret (as soon as once more) insisted she by no means leaked details about Louie. “[Teresa] simply can’t take accountability that every one these items got here out [about Louie],” expressed Margaret. “Sadly, she thinks that I’m speaking to the bloggers or no matter…”
Concerning the drink toss, Margaret stated, “Watching it again, I really assume it’s worse than I bear in mind… I used to be so caught up within the second and, , watching her come again to threaten me, that she was going to beat the crap out of me? And see what number of occasions she referred to as me ‘white trash’ and all of this? You already know, it’s fairly surprising.”
Margaret doesn’t agree with followers who name her a hypocrite. She desires individuals to cease evaluating Teresa’s drink toss to Margaret’s actions in opposition to Jennifer Aydin (i.e., Margaret exposing Invoice Aydin‘s 10-year-old affair).
“I feel that’s completely ridiculous,” stated Margaret. “You may’t even examine. I feel this present has a really exhausting time with analogies. I feel individuals don’t know the way to make correct comparisons.”
Margaret urged she was doing Louie a favor when she introduced up the allegations on digital camera. “I really gave [Teresa] and Louie a chance to clarify themselves on a platform and clarify it to the world, and simply make it simple and go away, and that’s actually what I used to be doing… There was no manner that I needed her to ever look unhealthy or really feel unhealthy. And she or he does only a good job of doing that on her personal.”
Just lately, her co-star Jennifer in contrast Margaret’s bodily altercations (e.g., when she tossed wine at Danielle Staub, poured water on her, and angrily pushed her husband right into a pool) to Teresa’s restaurant scene.
“I additionally assume that’s completely ridiculous,” stated Margaret. She then gave an analogy to show her level. “There’s completely different ranges, OK? There’s automotive accidents, there’s one thing referred to as a fender bender and there’s one thing referred to as totaling your automotive.”
Margaret urged that her personal altercations are “acceptable” as a result of “individuals getting moist… can get better from it. It’s not going to bodily hurt any individual. However… Teresa’s rage and assaults are a special degree. These had been glasses, issues flying. It might have minimize my face. It bought to a degree, threatening to harm me.”
In Margaret’s logic, shoving a man right into a pool is only a “fender bender.”
The 55-year-old stated Teresa is “not likely one to apologize.” She additionally addressed Teresa’s body-shaming remarks, which had been made all through the season.
“I feel it’s fairly horrific,” stated Margaret. “It’s not acceptable. And to do one thing like that, it’s only a very low blow. She simply doesn’t even know that it’s not even politically right. You don’t try this to ladies. Each habits of hers has set ladies again and it’s unlucky, however I used to be not going to even interact in it. Thank God I’m robust … It doesn’t emotionally cripple me, however think about [if] I used to be another person that it did?”
She added, “[Teresa] is aware of that Jackie … has struggled with an consuming dysfunction, and to say that in entrance of Jackie? Hear, she doesn’t assume earlier than she speaks. I imply, I can’t even say what she was pondering. It’s indefensible.”
In response to Margaret, the reunion “actually impacted our relationship… I feel [Teresa] stated some issues that had been very, very hurtful, the place I actually tried very exhausting to cause together with her, be understanding, be empathetic. And I simply don’t really feel that’s what I bought again from her.”
It additionally challenged Margaret’s “everlasting optimism.” Earlier than the reunion, she “thought there was a highway again… Clearly, [Teresa] doesn’t comply with the yellow brick highway, like I do… [Now] I don’t know if there’s a highway again. I’m very a lot a forgiving kind of particular person — and I’ve forgiven her many occasions — and she or he’s behaving in a manner [as if] I did one thing horrible to her, and honestly, she’s the one who actually did horrible issues to me.”
Margaret skilled “backward motion” in her relationship with Teresa, however she admitted there was decision with Louie. “I feel Louie could be very rational,” stated Margaret. “I feel he did a significantly better job on the reunion than he did on the season. Hear, I’d take Louie over Teresa any day of the week!”
“I don’t consider that Louie [views me as the villain]… I feel Louie believes in cause. He understands the way in which issues work. He doesn’t dial into conspiracy theories.”
Though a lot of Margaret’s storyline centered on Teresa, the enterprise proprietor insisted RHONJ isn’t Teresa’s present. “That’s really not true in any respect,” she defined. “Final 12 months, we weren’t speaking about Teresa’s life. Final 12 months, it was all about Jackie. We’ve talked about me. When individuals say, ‘Margaret, you haven’t any story,’ that’s absolute nonsense.”
Nonetheless, Margaret does need a friendship with Teresa. “I simply really feel like [Teresa] is completely different and I don’t know what’s occurring there, honestly.”
In any case, the star is “glad the season’s over… I felt like I used to be within the sizzling seat lots.”