Bravo Insider Exclusive!

Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive videos, sweepstakes, and more!

Sign Up for Free to View
The Daily Dish The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Margaret Josephs Reacts to Teresa Giudice Saying She Should’ve Skipped Her Wedding

The Real Housewives of New Jersey castmates are in a disagreement over Margaret’s motivations for attending Teresa and Luis Ruelas’ wedding.

By Allison Crist

There’s a new development in the debate over Margaret Josephs attending the wedding of Teresa Giudice and Luis “Louie” Ruelas.

How to Watch

Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo and stream next day on Peacock.

It came during Margaret’s appearance on the March 7 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, during which a viewer asked The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member for her reaction to Teresa’s recent comments on the matter. ICYMI, Teresa said that if Margaret was “supporting” Melissa Gorga as she had previously implied, “she should have never came at all.”

In response, Margaret clarified on WWHL, “It wasn’t [that] I left early because of my friendship with Melissa. That wasn’t the reason.”

“I wanted to celebrate Teresa… it was important for me to celebrate her wedding,” she continued. “I went to the wedding, I went to the cocktail hour for two hours, and then was like, Melissa and Joe [Gorga] were home, they were very upset. I couldn’t dance the night away and feel good about it.”

As a result, “I gave her a generous gift, I left, and she cashed my check within 24 hours,” Margaret said. “Done.”

Andy pushed back and asked if she really should have attended the wedding considering she had “hesitations,” but as Margaret responded, “I didn’t have hesitations. I wanted to see her happy. She celebrated, she was thrilled to be married, and I was thrilled to be there.”

The comments were similar to those she previously made during an appearance on the Two T’s in a Pod podcast. “I went there to celebrate her marriage,” she said on the February 13 episode. “I was very supportive of it. I gave her a generous gift… and she knew that I was very supportive of her marriage.”

At the same time, “Even as happy as I was for Teresa, it was also painful for her other family members,” Margaret said. “And I was just like, you know what? I’m just gonna go… For her to say I shouldn’t [have] been there, I’m not picking sides. Melissa and Joe didn’t want me to pick sides about it. I wasn’t picking sides with Teresa. I did the best I could.”

Hear more from Margaret in the above WWHL clip, and get an inside look at Teresa’s nuptials by watching the below sneak peek at her upcoming wedding special.

Here's a Special Sneak Peek at Teresa Giudice and Luis "Louie" Ruelas' Wedding

Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo Tuesdays at 9/8c and the next day on Peacock. Catch up on the Bravo app.

Want the latest Bravo updates? Text us for breaking news and more!