After almost two decades of being married to the same man, the Real Housewives of New Jersey new addition ran off with someone else! We have learned that Margaret Josephs’ first marriage ended in a huge disaster and created a real scandal in her town.
According to official legal documents obtained from the New Jersey Superior Court, the reality TV star and former hubby Jan walked down the aisle back in 1994 and got a divorce in 2013.
In addition, the pair got a separate and disclosed propriety settlement agreement.
What’s more, Josephs was a great help in raising Jan’s three kids from his previous relationship during their marriage and also had a son together before it all crumbled.
It looks like their marital problems that stemmed mostly from the fact that there was no more move between them, eventually were too much for the woman.
Shortly after the divorce was finalized, the reality TV star decided to elope in Las Vegas with contractor Joe Benigno who she met and fell in love with before divorcing her husband of 19 years.
‘When I met my husband, Joe, we were both married to separate people. He’d come into my life because he was a contractor and came to do our molding. My marriage was going down the drains, and we had this unbelievable chemistry, and we fell in love. Leaving my first husband was a big scandal in our town, but this is my f***ing life, and you know what, take me for who I am!’ Margaret said on RHONJ.