No love lost. After appearing on two seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Siggy Flicker announced in December that she is leaving the hit Bravo show. Of course, her departure from the reality series comes on the heels of her feud with co-star Margaret Josephs. As viewers are well aware, bad blood began brewing between the ladies after Margaret jokingly called Siggy “Soggy Flicker” for her emotional reaction to Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga ruining a birthday cake she purchased during a particularly dramatic trip to Florida.
In an exclusive interview with Life & Style, Margaret, 50, commented on Siggy’s sudden exit. And, not surprisingly, she isn’t losing any sleep over it. “I think reality TV is not for everybody,” the pigtail enthusiast told us on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at a “Meet the Queens” event for Season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars in NYC. “So I think it was probably the best move.”
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Siggy, 50, and Margaret’s relationship went from bad to worse during a group vacation to Milan, where the cast engaged in a heated discussion about longtime RHONJ frenemy Kim DePaola. While trying to express her distaste for Kim, Margaret compared the Posche boutique owner to Adolf Hitler. The analogy infuriated Siggy, whose father is a survivor of the Holocaust, and she lashed out by accusing Margaret of being “anti-Semitic.”
Margaret — who has Jewish friends and family members — vehemently denied Siggy’s allegation. During her chat with Life & Style, the Macbeth Collection designer opened up about the negative impact of her nemesis’ remark. “I think it cut me very deeply and I think that’s a hard thing to recover from,” she said. “I think it was very, very hurtful and very character-assassinating and I think that was a very hard thing to recover from.”
Which is why Margaret has steered clear of Siggy ever since filming for the RHONJ Season 8 reunion wrapped. “I think after she decided to leave, we don’t discuss her. We don’t say the name. We’re like, ‘Who?’” the blonde beauty said, teasing that she and Siggy were unable to resolve their issues. “There was not a lot of conflict resolution [at the reunion], but you’ll have to see.”
Part 2 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion airs on Bravo Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 9 p.m. EST.