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'RHONJ' Star Margaret Josephs Attends Swanky Birthday Dinner With Costar Jackie Goldschneider After Being Allegedly Sued For Not Fulfilling Settlement Payments

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Feb. 21 2022, Published 11:33 a.m. ET

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Margaret Josephs enjoyed a fabulous weekend out in New York City amidst news of her reported legal woes.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 54, stepped out for a birthday dinner alongside her bestie and costar Jackie Goldschneider, 45, as the duo and others partied it up on Sunday, February 20, looking chic as can be.

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"Splendid Shabbat birthday dinner for @tomierna❤️🍽🎉 Thanks to the hostess with the mostess @rorisassoon 👧🏼🥰💃🏼 ," Josephs captioned the Instagram post of the fashion forward pals.

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The Macbeth Collection designer rocked a sleek updo with a black leather jacket, long wide leg pants and her signature oversized sunglasses. As for the former lawyer, she paired a form fitting python skirt with a black top and a killer pair of nude pumps.

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The ladies' night out comes after Josephs and her husband, Joe Benigno, were reportedly sued for $180,000 for not making settlement payments from a former lawsuit regarding the foreclosure of their New Jersey residence.

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As OK! previously reported, plaintiffs Charles and Camille Ardito claimed the couple purchased two homes in Englewood, New Jersey, after the Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget author allegedly promised one of the properties “could be quickly flipped for a profit.”

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In the original agreement, Josephs and Benigno agreed they would purchase one property for $1,500,000 instead of $1,100,000 and the second, which is where the reality TV stars currently live, for $1,800,000 instead of $1,400,000.

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"The agreement called [the Arditos] to provide $400,000 for the purchase of the properties. [The Arditos] eventually provided $440,000 to be used by [Josephs and Benigno]," the documents stated, noting that Josephs and Benigno allegedly agreed to contribute $180,000 to the purchase price of the properties.

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However, the plaintiffs alleged the Bravo stars “falsely represented that there were no judgments against them" when applying for the mortgage loans.

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“In fact, between the two of them, Defendants had judgments entered against them totaling over $330,000 that would constitute liens on the Properties, if docketed, and they soon were after the closing," the documents read. “The Defendants did not make the mortgage payments required in connection with the loans."

The embattled couple is being sued for the amount of money they haven’t yet paid for the settlement.

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