Margaret Josephs announces the sudden death of her ex-husband


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Real Housewives of New Jersey star Margaret Josephs is mourning the recent death of her ex-husband Jan Josephs. He was 74.

In a September 5th Instagram post, Josephs announced that her ex-husband had unexpectedly passed away the week before. She wrote a heartfelt message in the caption, accompanied by an old photo of Jan from his youth.

“Today would have been Jan’s 75th birthday, he passed away unexpectedly last week and a piece of us died with him,” Josephs wrote in the Instagram post’s caption. “We are heartbroken. The night before he left we had a beautiful conversation about how blessed we are, our children are all successful and happy and that we have nothing but brags to do with each other.”

Josephs continued, writing: “We spoke to each other every day, he was my family. Jan was a great father, grandfather, boyfriend, girlfriend’s partner, he loved everyone unconditionally, he loved Motown, sports and Italian food, but most of all he loved his family. I didn’t choose this photo just because it was one of his favorites, but because he had a youthful spirit and will always be young. Happy birthday my angel.”

Corresponding persons, the ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star, married Josephs in 1994 and separated in 2013 after having an affair with current husband Joe Benigno. They shared a 26-year-old son, and Josephs also had three children from a previous marriage.

Josephs tried to make her marriage to Jan work

When speaking to entertainment tonight In January 2018, Josephs opened up about her marriage to Jan, explaining that they tried to stay together after the affair, but it just didn’t work out.

“You can have a great family and not a great marriage,” Josephs told the outlet at the time. “I think a lot of families stay together because of the kids, but my kids, I just want to say, were grown adults when we divorced. Like grown adults living apart. They were in their thirties, my stepchildren, and as I said, I was with them from an early age. And my birth son was 15 when it happened and he’s 21 now. So everyone was really up and running. But it didn’t matter how old anyone was, we were all so close and spent so much time together, I think it really hit me.”

Josephs said her ex was one of her “best friends.”

During the ninth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Josephs made a cameo on the show, filming a scene with his ex-wife. The two ate bagels at their home in New Jersey while discussing their children together. And in a JJanuary 2018 tweetJosephs shared more about the scene.

“Jan is one of my best friends from #BFF S,” Josephs wrote at the time. “It was one of our Saturday morning rituals – bagels and coffee by the window. Nice little nostalgia. That and the Bickersons… lol. #RHONJ.”

Season 13 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is expected to premiere sometime this winter.

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