As Margaret continues to bring up the swirling rumors regarding Luis and the allegations made against him in the past on new episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa is turning the tables and shading Margaret for the “degrading” and “shameful” way she treats husband Joe Benigno.
On the March 22 episode of the RHONJ: After Show, Teresa slammed Margaret as “embarrassing” after her co-star and friend, Jennifer Aydin, accused Margaret of implying that Luis has “abusive tendencies.”
“I keep telling Margaret, ‘Listen, it is irritating Teresa that you keep bringing up these rumors. If Teresa’s your friend and you care enough to be friends with her, why can’t you just tell her, “You know what friend, you don’t want me talking about your man’s sh-t anymore? I won’t. That’s it. Done,”‘” Jennifer wondered.
According to Jennifer, Margaret was trying to suggest that when Luis turned around and looked at Teresa and said, “Teresa, I’m gonna leave,” the behavior seemed “aggressive.”
In response to Jennifer’s comments, Teresa said, “I’ve been dating Luis now a year and a half. He’s never even once raised his voice at me. So Margaret should take lessons from Luis because the way she speaks to her husband is…”
“Degrading!” Jennifer interjected. “We all know she wears the pants in the family.”
“Degrading, shameful,” Teresa agreed. “That’s embarrassing, the way that she speaks to her husband.”
Teresa then took things one step further, saying, “I wouldn’t want to have a relationship like that.”
Also on the RHONJ: After Show, the cast looked back on their outdoor adventure, during which Teresa was noticeably irritable. Or, as Jackie described, sucking “the fun out of the place.”
“She had a bug up her a– about me and it is what it is. It’s misplaced hostility,” Margaret noted as Teresa admitted she was “not in a good mood that day.”
“I had to let them know how I was feeling and I guess they got the picture,” Teresa explained, giving a nod to Margaret’s trash-talking and Tiki Barber’s spotlighting of abuse claims made against Luis Ruelas.
“At one point I remember you charging towards Margaret,” Jennifer recalled.
“I did,” Teresa admitted. “Because I think she said something to me. I just said to her, she’s [so] full of sh-t that her husband, the plumber, should unclog her sh-t she’s so full of sh-t.”
Teresa also sent Margaret a poop calendar so she’d “stop with her shit.”
“I actually loved the doody calendar. I thought it was adorable,” Margaret stated.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 12 airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.