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Margaret Josephs Reveals if Lexi Barbuto and Her Son Nino Still Live with Her

The RHONJ cast member also shared new info on her and Lexi Barbuto's drink company, Soirée.

By Jamontae Hickman

If there’s one thing to know about Margaret Josephs, it’s that she prides herself on being a loyal friend in the best and worst of times. This has been proven during her seven-season stint on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, where she has developed strong bonds with some of the ladies in the cast.

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The platinum-blonde beauty has also showcased her tight-knit relationship with her creative director/assistant, Lexi Barbuto, on the series. The two are so close that Lexi and her son, Nino, moved into Margaret and her husband Joe Benigno’s New Jersey home in 2022. 

In the clip above, Margaret opened up to about the current status of Lexi’s living situation and shared new info on their business ventures.

“Oh yeah, I have a big update on Lexi and Nino,” she began. “They’re still living with us in the carriage house.”

Margaret continued to reveal how she doesn’t regret having Lexi stay with her and raved about how Nino keeps them on their toes. “I love that she lives 100 feet away from me. Nino keeps us very young,” she admitted.

Margaret Josephs and Lexi Barbuto smiling next to each other outdoors.

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Why did Lexi and Nino move in with Margaret Josephs?  

As fans may recall, Lexi and her son, Nino, moved in with Margaret and Joe back in Season 13 of RHONJ. The Caviar Dreams Tuna Fish Budget author revealed the tidbit on Episode 15 during the cast’s trip to Ireland.

“Lexi and Nino are keeping Joe company back at home because recently they moved into the guesthouse,” Margaret said in a confessional interview. “Lexi got separated, so we said, ‘Move in with us!’” 

The RHONJ mom also noted that her relationship with Lexi is probably her “closest” next to her children and Joe.

Margaret Josephs gives an update on her and Lexi's drink company, Soirée

With Margaret living an arm’s reach away from Lexi, you can bet they’re keeping tabs on their drink company, Soirée. The duo founded the non-alcoholic beverage brand in 2023 and recently celebrated some achievements.

“Lexi and I are growing our business Soirée… We’ve gotten into some stadiums, Chicago White Sox stadium [and] we’re working with MetLife,” she shared in the video above. “Everything’s great.”

To see more of Margaret be sure to tune into Season 14 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo Sundays at 8/7c. Stream the next day on Peacock. 

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