While it’s unclear when exactly the next season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” will even start filming (much less, premiere on Bravo), Margaret Josephs does have some hopes for what it could look like.
Whenever it does return, the Bravo hit will have a big weight lifted now that Teresa Giudice’s husband, Joe, has officially been deported to Italy, the two decided to get a divorce and the rest of their friends and family have settled into what that means for their daily lives. Because the dust has (somewhat) settled on that situation, which was a huge focus of the last several seasons of “RHONJ,” there will be more room for other life events and storylines to fill that void.
As far as Margaret is concerned, she hopes this means we’ll get to see Teresa in a new light — perhaps even jumping back into the dating pool!
“I hope we see Teresa living her best life. I want to see her date somebody,” she said during a recent interview with In The Know’s Gibson Johns. “I’m always there, ‘Do this, go here, go there. I want you to meet a doctor, meet a lawyer.’ She said she wants to find a Jewish guy. I think I would love to see something like that!”
It’s worth noting that ITK interviewed Margaret before Teresa’s father, affectionately known as Nonno, passed away. The beloved character lived with Teresa and her daughters, so that will also likely impact what we see from Teresa going forward.
As for her other co-stars, Margaret sees a lot of room for growth in a variety of different ways.
“Jennifer wants to do something in business. I want Jackie to do more speaking engagements, publish more things. I think everybody’s growing in their personal way,” she mused. “Melissa’s become a real businesswoman; she branched out to menswear. I would love her to get into some licensing. I would love Dolores do some type of business [because], like she said, all of her kids are up and out. She does so many things with animals, so many things with charities. I know she can do something.”
“I think everybody has a lot of personal growth. I mean, I’m always doing something with business, and I’m doing the podcast, the ‘Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget.’ I always want to do something with entrepreneurs,” Margaret went on. “Everybody is getting older, and everybody’s moving to different phases of their life. Everybody’s kids are getting bigger!”
“The friendships shift and change, and things like that. I mean, Dolores and I happen to be extremely close,” she added. “We talk every morning, which is funny. I hope people get to see more of us together.”
For more from Margaret Josephs, listen to her full, 20-minute interview with In The Know below, where she talks about making up with Teresa Giudice, her feud with Danielle Staub and production shutting down on the next season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
For reference, see below for a timecode breakdown of In The Know’s interview with Margaret Josephs:
0:48 – 4:02: Margaret talks about how she’s been spending her time during the quarantine, including urging her followers to give back.
4:03 – 5:16: Margaret talks about production shutting down on the next season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
5:17 – 11:51: Margaret talks about the most recent season of “RHONJ,” her feud with Danielle Staub and thinks back to some of her most iconic lines on the show.
11:52 – 14:23: Margaret talks about her friendships with Melissa Gorga and Jackie Goldschneider, and the different criticisms that each of them have received from their co-stars.
14:24 – 16:31: Margaret talks about whether she thinks people cower to Teresa, and why sometimes they’re easier on her than other people.
16:32 – 18:50: Margaret talks about what she hopes the next season of “RHONJ” looks like.
18:51 – 21:35: Margaret talks about her podcast, “Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget.”
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