Margaret Josephs of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is grieving the death of her ex-husband, Jan Josephs, who died at the age of 74.
Josephs announced that her ex-husband had died unexpectedly the week before in an Instagram post on September 5th. The caption was accompanied by an old photo of Jan from when he was younger.
Josephs wrote in the caption of the Instagram post that today would have been Jans 75th birthday. We are all touched. The night before he left us we shared a beautiful conversation about how fortunate we are, our children all successful and happy, and that we could only beg one another.
Margaret Josephs has shared a post on her website (@therealmargaretjosephs).
Josephs kept on writing, we chatted every day, he was my family. Jan was an amazing father, grandfather, friend, partner to his girlfriend, he loved everyone unconditionally, he loved Motown, working out, and Italian food, but most importantly he loved his family.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star married Josephs in 1994 and split in 2013, after she had an affair with her current husband, Joe Benigno. They had a 26-year-old son, and Josephs had three children from a previous marriage.
Josephs aspired to marry Jan and worked on her marriage.
Margaret Josephs' blog is (@therealmargaretjosephs).
Josephs talked about her marriage to Jan during an interview with Entertainment Tonight in January 2018, stating that they had intended to stay together till the affair, but that it just didn't work out.
Josephs told the outlet at the time that he thought it was possible to have a great family while not having a great marriage. I think a lot of families stay together for the kids, but my kids, I just want to say, were grown adults when we got divorced. They were my stepchildren, from a young age, and I was with them from the start. I think the bond between us was quite deep.
Josephs said her ex was one of her best pals.
Jan is my #BFF Sbest friend. This was one of our Saturday morning rituals. Bagels and coffee by the window. Nice little bit of nostalgia. That and The Bickersons.. lol.
Margaret Josephs (@MargaretJosephs) on January 4, 2018
Josephs made a guest appearance on The Real Housewives of New Jersey during season 9 and documented a scene with his ex-wife. They ate bagels at her house in New Jersey as they talked about their children. In a January 2018 tweet, Josephs shared further information.
Josephs wrote that Jan is one of my #BFF Sbest friends. This was one of our Saturday morning rituals-bagels and coffee at the window. Nice little bit of nostalgia. That and The Bickersonslol. #RHONJ.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey's 13th season is expected to premiere sometime this winter.