Exposed! #RHONJ Newcomer Margaret Josephs’ Sleazy Affair That Ended Her Marriage and Led To Divorce!

Posted on Oct 10 2017 - 5:06pm by BeachSpin

Real Housewives of New Jersey rookie, Margaret Josephs, busted onto the Bravo scene admitting that her first marriage ended in scandal — and it all began when sparks flew between the designer and a visiting contractor. 

“When I met my husband Joe we were both married to separate people,” Margaret said in the premiere episode. “He had come into my life because he was a contractor and he came in to do our molding.”

The reality newbie clarified that her marriage was on the rocks, when Joe Benigno came into her life — revealing that the carpenter canoodle was what ultimately ended her marriage. Margaret also casually spilled that the affair had the town buzzing — labeling the chatter “a very big scandal.”

“My marriage was going down the tubes and we had this unbelievable chemistry and we fell in love,” Margaret said during the episode. “Leaving my first husband was a very big scandal in our town, but this is my f***ing life, and you know what, take me for who I am!”

Margaret Josephs and Joe Benigno

New Jersey Superior Court documents state that Margaret wed her first husband, Jan Josephs, on November 19, 1994 and their split was finalized on June 6, 2013.  

Margaret and Jan had one child together and Margaret helped Jan raise his three children from a previous relationship, before the couple split. Margaret eloped with Benigno shortly after the divorce was finalized.

Watch Margaret in action on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, on Bravo.


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  • RealitytvJunkie

    This Maragret chick is a nasty slut. Her ex is lucky she’s out his life.

    • missm70

      Due tell more please!!

  • Bryan

    You cannot be on the Jersey show without having scandal in you’re life!

    • italiano bambino

      Is A MUST in the application… Normal rich not welcome..

      • Bryan

        that’s right also how many HW’s have been wearing this same dress LOL?????

        • italiano bambino

          Oh my god i had to scroll up to see hahahaha.

          Now I’m intrigued to ser what’s really in that application.

          • Bryan


  • Cassandra Dreme


  • penny 2

    True love.

    • Minx


  • BESwestcoast

    I look at them and all I see is Joey and Mary Jo Buttafuoco. They really look like them.

    • Why is this happening to us?

      Yes!!! She really does look like Mary Jo! I couldn’t place who she looked like and I think you nailed it!

    • Minx

      Spot On! OMG, you are Right!

  • Sugar in my tank

    Well, she’s a breath of honesty for this merry bunch of criminals. Miss Thang told her truth before someone else did.

    • Minx

      So True!!
      I like her! I thought she was spot on about Siggy’s Husband..

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    I thought the premier was great; it took off like a rocket and soared for the entire hour+. First o all, I did not expect to see Danielle so soon, or the new one for that matter. It had to be the first time in HW herstory that they did a big trip in the premier. Speaking of this new chick, obviously the jury is still out, but there’s definitely a certain Dorinda-like trashiness about this broad … and the pigtails are kind of freaking me out as well.

    • we”r”family

      Not sure why she’s chosen pig tails as her signature look. I think the last time I had my hair in pig tails I was in elementary school. But, at least she put it all out there. These hens won’t be able to dish dirt on her because she’ll do it herself.

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      Yeah… the pigtails are also freaking me out

      • At least she owns it, lol! Good or bad…

    • colleen

      Pigtails don’t make sense. They look like sh*t so why would she want them as her trademark? Could Dolores wear any more makeup? And what was up with Siggy in the restaurant?

      • Minx

        I know, right?
        The Sigster went wild..
        It was pathetic and embarrassing to watch.
        Then, she goes off on the Fricken Cake Tossing. She should have been relieved that were not throwing drinks or silverware at each other.

        • ShouldaCouldaWoulda

          Siggy dumped the wine onto the table in a grand and dramatic gesture…. so indeed, a drink was tossed by the woman screaming trashy, trashy, trashy!

  • I think it’s more odd that Dolores’ ex moved back in and she doesn’t think anything of it. Did they ever actually explain that? If so, I missed.

    • colleen

      No explanation except he broke up with his girlfriend. Can we all say Story Line? Ha!

      • Minx

        Dolores said, that her X and his girlfriend were on a hamster wheel or an argument.
        WTH does that mean? Doesn’t she have a New Boyfriend?

  • Kathy

    Jory butafuco and his wife!!! That is so funny. Her new husband looks like her, white trash and looks like he would hang out with Staubs boyfriend, Danny. U know skinny, rough, sporting a ratty tail and of course “dope sick”! I also saw a pix of her 1st. Husband, well dressed nice face and a 70 yr. old man. How about her mother? These people aren’t ashamed at all.