‘RHONJ’ Star Margaret Josephs’ Ex-Husband Jan Josephs Dead at 74

A saddening loss. Margaret JosephsJan Josephs, her ex-husband, died recently at the age of 74.

“Today would have been Jan’s 75th birthday,” the Real Housewives of New JerseyStar, 55, shared his thoughts via Instagram on Monday 9th September. “He passed away unexpectedly last week and a piece of us died with him. We are heartbroken.”

Bravo personality Bravo and her ex split in 2013, but they remained close despite their separation.

“The night before he left us we shared a beautiful conversation of how blessed we are, our children all successful and happy and that we could only brag to each other,” the reality star continued. “We spoke everyday, 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 of all he loved his family.”

The Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget author accompanied her post with a throwback snap of Jan in his younger years, noting that she selected it for two reasons: “I chose this photo not only because it was one of his favorites but because he had a youthful spirit and will be forever young.”

Margaret’s sad announcement prompted a flood of tributes from her co-workers. “Happy heavenly birthday Jan ❤️,” Dolores CataniaComment via Instagram “I hear the oldies playin from here.” Jackie Goldschneider added, “Happy birthday Jan. I know he was so loved.”

Housewives from other franchises also sent the “Caviar Dreams” podcast host their best wishes via Instagram, leaving sweet messages in the comments section of her post. “What a beautiful photo,” wrote Dorinda Medley. “My heart is sad for you and your family. We love you.” Braunwyn Windham-Burke chimed in to add: “Sending you all my love and light.”

Jan, a New Jersey native, reported that Jan died on August 26, while Jan’s funeral was held in his hometown on Wednesday, September 31st.

Jan and Margaret were married in 1994, when Margaret was 24 years old. Jan was in full custody of his children from his first marriage at that time. The couple later had a son in 1996. However, he and his step-siblings never appeared on the scene. RHONJ.

The Macbeth Collection designer continued to work with Joe BenignoShe married her husband, Jan, in 2013. Jan and Margaret divorced in 2013 after Margaret had an affair with the contractor. But the couple eventually got over the drama.

“[We’re] amazing friends and amazing coparents,” Margaret told Wendy WilliamsLast year.