Moving forward. Margaret Josephs is making improvements to her house after overcoming legal drama.
“The good news is we’re finally renovating the house,” the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 52, told Us Weekly exclusively at the Rebag Soho Valentine’s Day shopping event on Tuesday, February 11. “Everybody always asks, so I’ve been heavily working on my house and just relaxing and enjoying my insane season before I go back to another season.”
Josephs acknowledged the scrutiny her home is under but noted that the finished product will reflect her taste. “I’ve lived in a s–t show for a few years, so obviously I don’t feel pressure,” she said. “But I have a different style than a lot of the other ladies so I feel like people will be very happy. It’ll be very Marge.”
The reality star described the aesthetic as “colorful and sophisticated in a Royal Tenenbaums way.”
Josephs has been forthcoming about her legal issues in the past, including poking fun at the litigation in her season 10 tagline. “If you can’t take the truth, sue me,” she quipped.
“The truth is I’ve had a lot of lawsuits in my business and people don’t always like what I have to say,” she explained to The Daily Dish in November 2019, adding: “I owe my lawyer more money than I owe on my mortgage.”
Amid their legal battles, the TV personality always had her husband, Joseph Benigno, in her corner. “Joe is, first of all, he makes me coffee every day. He constantly gives me massages,” she gushed on Tuesday. “Joe is a saint. He spoils me every day. I am very, very lucky.”
Josephs also opened up about whether she wishes she could take back anything from her Real Housewives journey. “Rarely do I ever have regrets,” she admitted to Us. “I do regret pouring the water on [Danielle Staub]. I should’ve just left the building. You know, she doesn’t melt like I thought she probably would have, so that’s probably the only thing I regret.”
She added: “In all seriousness, I probably shouldn’t have done that, but everything else, I’m fine. I apologize if I do something wrong and mean it.”
Josephs poured a bottle of water on Staub during a January episode, prompting the 57-year-old Bravo star to pull her costar’s hair. The two women were then separated.
With reporting by Diana Cooper
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