Margaret Josephs revealed ‘the nice, the unhealthy and the ugly’ in her new e book, together with a really juicy secret about ‘RHONJ’.
One in all our favourite Bravo stars, Margaret Josephs, simply launched her new memoir, Caviar Desires, Tuna Fish Finances, and it’s filled with so many juicy particulars about her life. Actually, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star revealed an unknown secret in regards to the present that she defined even additional throughout an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife.
Do you know that Margaret nearly joined RHONJ in 2013 — three years earlier than her eventual addition to the solid? In her e book, Margaret says the RHONJ casting group approached her and thought she could be “an ideal match” for the present. Sadly, she was already underneath contract along with her personal present that she hoped would get picked up by a community. It was known as Marge In Cost, and it could have centered round her life and enterprise. The Bravo casting division cherished Margaret and truly picked her to affix the solid after they watched a tape she filmed for them, however the timing wasn’t proper.
And years later — as we now know — Margaret received a second probability. Her good friend instructed her that they have been hiring a brand new solid member forward of Season 8, so she filmed a brand new interview video and inside every week they requested her to affix the present. “It was such a loopy whirlwind,” Margaret writes in her memoir.
What we discovered most attention-grabbing, although, was the truth that Margaret nearly joined the present forward of Season 6, simply after Caroline Manzo left the sequence. As followers of the sequence know, one-season wonders Amber Marchese and the twins (Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea) joined the present that yr, whereas viewers additionally noticed the return of OG star Dina Manzo. So would Margaret have joined these women or have been certainly one of them added after she was compelled to drop out? And what would the drama have been like that yr with Margaret within the combine? We couldn’t assist however ask Margaret these questions throughout out EXCLUSIVE interview along with her earlier this week.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: I’m loving your new e book. And I like the title. How did you give you that?
MARGARET JOSEPHS: I got here up with Caviar Desires, Tuna Fish Finances as a result of I all the time say I’m not from the fortunate sperm membership. And I all the time had large goals, however I by no means knew we didn’t have an enormous funds rising up. After which as soon as I lastly turned an grownup, I stated, I all the time made one thing out of nothing. And I constructed a life, you recognize, simply began at my kitchen desk and began my enterprise that approach from a tiny little nothing with no cash within the financial institution for my enterprise. And actually, it grew from there. So I all the time stated, If I can do it, you possibly can too. And it was only a actually enjoyable tongue-in-cheek solution to reside my life. So I simply thought it was an ideal title. I could make something appear to be 1,000,000 bucks.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: While you first introduced the e book, you stated you’ll reveal ‘the nice, the unhealthy and the ugly’. Why would you say you have been so keen to share each element of your life in a way more intimate approach than what we’ve seen on TV?
MARGARET: Nicely, on TV, you see about 25-30% of my life. And folks really feel they know me and the whole lot about me. However there’s a lot extra to me. You simply get to see an hour every week for a couple of months a yr. And I had a really attention-grabbing life previous to getting there. I reinvented myself quite a few occasions — I all the time say the way in which you begin in life will not be essentially the place you’re going. So I believed it was necessary to say, sure, I’m a mother. I’ve a pure born son. I select to maintain issues personal. To the respect of my youngsters. They didn’t select this life that I selected. They didn’t select the errors I made, in fact. I did have lawsuits, I’ve made a ton of cash, and I’ve misplaced a ton of cash. I grew up with a single mother within the ’70s. That wasn’t frequent. I select to not drink, however I might have gone in the other way by rising up with a celebration woman. So there have been simply so many issues and decisions that I’ve made in life that made me profitable nevertheless it simply might have gone within the different route.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: Was there something you included within the e book that possibly you thought twice about?
MARGARET: No. I wrote lots of intimate particulars about my first marriage. However I used to be — I’m so shut with [my ex-husband] Jan. And we each cherished one another. And he is aware of the whole lot that we did collectively. And it was laborious to relive that half for us, as a result of we had such a fantastic household, so it was laborious. These moments have been laborious to relive.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: You additionally shared different powerful moments out of your life, just like the sexual harassment you skilled at a younger age within the office. And on RHONJ, Jennifer Aydin made a joke of it. How did that make you’re feeling?
MARGARET: That was very upsetting. And I’m nonetheless upset about it now. It’s really sufferer shaming. And I believe that’s why girls don’t come ahead. And since I didn’t give each intimate element immediately on the present — however you will note that. I wind up giving extra of it away [later], once I learn an excerpt from the e book. However I believe it’s a disgrace. And that’s why girls have suffered and males, you recognize, individuals have suffered for thus lengthy whereas by no means coming ahead. I used to be shocked when she threw such a weak second in my face. However I believe additionally, she’s not very worldly. She’s by no means needed to undergo one thing like that, thank God. However I hope she learns from it sooner or later. I’m transferring ahead, however I used to be unhappy. I used to be very unhappy about it.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: You additionally revealed in your e book that you simply have been initially requested to affix RHONJ in 2013, and I didn’t know that. Was that season six after Caroline Manzo left?
MARGARET: Yeah, it was season six. And since I had prior obligations for a special present, which I talk about within the e book [that never transpired], I couldn’t do it. And it was simply, you recognize, it simply wasn’t meant to be and timing is the whole lot. It wasn’t the appropriate timing. And clearly, I didn’t get my very own present. [It] by no means occurred. Then, that contract expired, and when [RHONJ] had come again to me, it labored out completely.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: When you did be a part of the present throughout Season 6, which additionally featured the twins, Amber Marchese, and Dina Manzo, how do you suppose you’ll have executed, versus coming in later with Siggy Flicker and having all that battle along with her?
MARGARET: Possibly they wouldn’t have had Amber and [her husband] Jim [as part of the cast], or possibly — I don’t know. I simply suppose I used to be on on the proper time. I don’t suppose I might have interacted very nicely with them. I believe I might have gotten alongside nicely with Dina, however Jim and Amber have been completely completely different individuals. I simply don’t suppose it could have labored out as nicely. Season six simply wouldn’t have been the appropriate time for me, despite the fact that my profession was going nice.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: Why do you suppose Siggy Flicker had it out for you the primary season you joined the present?
MARGARET: I believe she was considering that I might be extra of a sidekick for her, and be like her. However you recognize what, I believe we’re simply such completely different individuals. And I don’t suppose she was used to having anybody problem her. We’re two completely different individuals. So I believe she was shocked that I even answered her again or, you recognize, commented to her. And in order that upset her instantly and put her on the defensive. I’m authentically myself, and he or she likes to placed on one thing that’s not very actual. I do know the actual Siggy simply from being round city. So I believe that frightened her somewhat bit. I knew the reality.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: What are your ideas on Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider’s feud? It’s been stated amongst the solid that there’s a double customary relating to stuff involving Theresa — do you agree?
MARGARET: I do agree. As a result of if something was ever stated about Teresa’s husband, she was all the time so upset. And I stood by her when you recognize, somebody stated one thing about her husband. I stood by her. So when she stated what she stated about Jackie’s husband, I instructed her to apologize, so we might get it over with and be executed with it.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: There was lots of fan hype for Caroline Manzo to come back again to the present — would you be into that?
MARGARET: I’d completely be into it. I believe she’s nice. I believe she’s sensible. I believe she’s grounded. Yeah, I’d be into it. Completely.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: How do you suppose Teresa would deal with Caroline’s potential return?
MARGARET: I believe Teresa may not be glad at first, however you recognize what? I believe she would take care of it the way in which she offers with the rest. She’d take it. On the finish of the day, Teresa is knowledgeable, a trooper, and he or she will get by something.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: And what’s the greatest takeaway you need individuals to get out of your e book?
MARGARET: To be impressed. The place you begin in life will not be essentially the place you’re going. You can also make something actually come by in the event you simply go for it and to not give into worry. You actually can reinvent your self at any given second. Each day is a brand new starting, and your previous doesn’t outline you.
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