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Margaret Josephs has been quite candid about her unconventional upbringing with her always-fabulous mama, Marge Sr., during Season 10 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey (clip above). Marge is, of course, the lady who "taught [her] love, compassion and the need for fabulous hair pieces and little dogs as accessories!! Couldn’t live with out her!!"
And now we're learning even more about the important figures in Margaret's life and her youth, including her stepfather, who she has posted about several times on Instagram.
"This is me with my stepfather. I was already married to Jan, my baby was 3 and who knew what was to come 20 years later?!" she captioned the throwback.
In another memory previously posted to Instagram, she opened up even more about her stepfather. "Happy Father's Day to this man who gave me unconditional love then and to this day has stood by me. Any one can have a child but it takes a real man to show love that has no boundaries of biology," she reflected.
When The Daily Dish spoke to Margaret earlier this season, she shared a bit more info about the man she considers her father figure. "Wayne actually was never married to my mother, but he was my mother's boyfriend. I considered him my stepdad all through my childhood and we remain very, very close. He's a wonderful man. He lives in Florida. We talk all the time. He's not that healthy. But he was the man who was in my life when I was growing up. He was a father figure," she said. "Very lovely man; and he's fabulous."
These days, he lives in Florida with his current wife, and Margaret and husband Joe Benigno visit him often because they are "super close.
Margaret also opened up about other members of her inner circle, both folks she's related to by blood and other people who have become her adopted family throughout her life.
"I don't have such a tremendous family. I'm an only child. My grandparents are dead. I don't speak about my son [from my first marriage] on the show. So, of course, I'm very close with my son, and my other kids," she said. "And Lexi, who works with me, is like my sister. [Lexi is] like Joe's daughter, but she's like my sister. We are together all the time. We have a very extended family. We have Joe's kids. So I have a very tight-knit group who are together all the time. And we travel in a pack and we do everything together. My house is very, very full."
In the RHONJ Season 10 After Show, Margaret spoke more about her relationship with her mom, Marge Sr., which you can check out below.
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