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Margaret Josephs Slams Teresa & Jackie's Unlikely Friendship: "You Reap What You Sow"

The RHONJ cast member said she wasn't "shocked" that Teresa Giudice befriended Jackie Goldschneider to expose her.

By Joshua Espinoza
Margaret Josephs Calls Jackie Goldschneider “Teresa Giudice with Brains”

Margaret Josephs insists she wasn't "shocked" by the recent developments in Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider’s friendship. In fact, she claims she saw them coming.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member addressed the relationship during a recent interview with In Touch Weekly after she was asked about Teresa’s shocking admission in Season 14, Episode 8.

While speaking to her castmates Dolores Catania and Jennifer Aydin, Teresa explained why she seemingly reconciled with Jackie after years of on- and off-screen beef. The mother of four suggested the unlikely friendship wasn’t authentic, as she simply “need[ed]” Jackie to take down her longtime foe, Margaret.

“Who cares about Jackie?” Teresa asked in the June 23 broadcast. “I just need her because I want Margaret to be exposed... karma's a bitch."

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Margaret reacts to Teresa befriending Jackie to "expose" her

Teresa Giudice and Margaret Josephs talking at an event.

Margaret said she wasn’t the least bit “shocked” by the comments but was surprised that Jackie didn’t clock Teresa’s true motives.

“I saw that coming,” Margaret told In Touch. “I can’t believe Jackie, being as smart as she is, didn’t see that coming but they’re really the same person and that’s what you get if that’s the kind of friendship you want. You reap what you sow.”

Jackie says she was "hurt" by Teresa's comments

Jackie addressed the issue via Instagram last week when a fan asked if she was “hurt” by Teresa’s comments.

“It was at the beginning of our relationship,” the author commented, per Reality Blurb. “I knew it was strategic at first.”

Teresa and Jackie squash their years-long feud 

Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider smiling next to each other.

Teresa and Jackie fell out in RHONJ Season 11 after Teresa repeated infidelity rumors involving Jackie’s husband, Evan Goldschneider. The two ultimately buried the hatchet in the summer of 2023 while attending Jennifer Fessler’s birthday bash.

“What viewers didn’t get to see is at Jenn’s birthday party, Teresa and I actually did talk for a few minutes,” Jackie told on May 30. “And it started out as just small talk, but I think we both left the conversation sort of feeling like, ‘That was pleasant. You know, that was nice.’”

Teresa says she and Jackie bonded over their feuds with Margaret 

A split of Jackie Goldschneider and Teresa Giudice.

Teresa shed more light on the renewed friendship in a recent chat with, saying it was an “organic” development that had little to do with Margaret.

“It was really the way it happened on TV,” Teresa explained. “I know in my heart, I did not mean to hurt her. And she knows that. With me and Jackie, that’s the thing. A friendship is a give and take. We both have to try with it, and we did. It organically just happened. I did always like Jackie, but I know Jackie had Margaret and Melissa [Gorga] in her ear in the past, and that’s why she never got close to me.”

Although she claims her friendship with Jackie happened naturally, she admits Margaret did play a small role in the reconciliation. 

“Sometimes you do bond over if someone hurt you,” she said. “Because Margaret hurt Jackie, [and] Margaret hurt me.”

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