Margaret Josephs and Danielle Staub have been at each other’s throats all through all the season 9 of The Actual Housewives of New Jersey. So it was solely a matter of time that their tensions would boil over into an all out conflict — although surprisingly, it was their vital others doing the preventing.
On Wednesday’s finale, Josephs’ husband Joe Benigno and Staub’s now-estranged husband Marty Caffrey acquired right into a battle that ended with Josephs and Benigno pushing Caffrey within the pool.
“Marty’s a f—ing dick,” Benigno stated. “He was an awesome man to hang around with after which … Danielle poisoned his thoughts.”
It began at an occasion at Jennifer Aydin’s home, the place Benigno and Caffrey got here face-to-face for the primary time since Caffrey and Staub’s Bimini seashore marriage ceremony.
There, throughout Caffrey’s bachelor occasion that day earlier than he stated his “I dos,” the 2 had gotten into an argument when Benigno joked to Caffrey that Staub was solely desirous about him for his cash. Although Benigno stated he was solely teasing, Caffrey took it severely and fired again insults to Benigno about Josephs’ look (“Margaret doesn’t need to stroll right into a room with Danielle as a result of no person will have a look at Margaret”).
The businessman repeated those self same digs on Wednesday, refusing to apologize. “You need to speak s—? You’re a f—ing jealous m———–. You would like you had been me,” Caffrey stated. “You retain watching Danielle’s tits as a result of your spouse doesn’t have any. She doesn’t have the physique that Danielle has.”
That remark didn’t sit nicely with Caffrey or with Josephs, who was standing close by. “What man would say that about anyone else’s spouse?” she requested Caffrey.
“Yeah, I stated that, and I’m going to say that,” Caffrey proclaimed, standing by his feedback. “As a result of I’m selling the fantastic thing about my spouse.”
“By insulting one other girl?” Josephs requested.
However Caffrey didn’t again down. He continued to go in, taunting Benigno as he tried to defend his spouse. And simply when it appeared issues couldn’t worsen, Caffrey instructed Josephs she “emasculates” Benigno.
“Once you go house tonight, she’s going to bitch slap you,” he instructed Benigno, of Josephs.
The subsequent factor Caffrey knew, he was within the pool — his go well with, watch, and cellphone all “ruined” within the course of, in response to Staub.
“I believe you’re the one emasculated now, s—head,” Josephs stated as she walked out.
“Your husband’s within the pool,” she calmly stated to Staub, strolling again inside.
Staub, in fact, flipped her lid — calling Josephs a “f—— bitch.”
All through the episode, she had been listening to secondhand that Josephs and costars Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, and Jackie Goldschneider had been speaking negatively about her to buddy Teresa Giudice.
“I’m not saying don’t be buddies with Danielle. However when anyone does one thing incorrect, get up and say, ‘don’t behave that manner,’ ” Josephs stated. “She tries to separate the group and it’s uncomfortable for all of us to be collectively. … Once we’re collectively, I don’t need to be round her.”
“Don’t you see that she’s poisonous?” Goldschneider requested Giudice, calling Staub “a s—stirrer who all the time causes drama,” amongst different issues. “She ruins the whole lot that she walks into. You possibly can’t select your mates primarily based solely how they see you, you need to see how they deal with different folks. She tries to separate them up. Doesn’t that piss you off?”
In her protection, Staub threw some daggers of her personal.
“I do know what poisonous is, and it’s Margaret Josephs,” Staub stated. “Margaret Josephs is nothing however a manipulative, malicious bitch. She’s the toxicity within the group. So if everybody desires to sip the Kool-Assist, and hold getting drunk on it, allow them to.”
“You understand who I’m. You understand what I’m about,” Staub instructed Giudice. “You’re Teresa Giudice, you don’t let anybody inform you what to do. Who the f— is Margaret Josephs to dictate to Teresa Giudice?”
Giudice was empowered by Staub’s phrases. And after she heard about Caffrey’s pool mishap, she went after Josephs.
“What the f—?” Giudice stated, standing up for Staub. “I do know you stated you don’t need me to deliver Danielle round. She’s nonetheless coming round. No person tells me who to deliver round and who to not deliver round.”
That was high-quality by Josephs. “Teresa, you possibly can hold Danielle,” she stated.
“Teresa, what profit is Danielle Staub to your life?” Josephs questioned. “Clearly she may give two s—s for me, so hold your silly buddy. … They’ll have one another.”
What a strategy to finish a season.
The Actual Housewives of New Jersey reunion airs Wednesdays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.