Twin sisters and cast newbies Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea are understandably upset over the accusations made about their mother Santa having an affair with son-in-law Rino Aprea on the most recent episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Santa is so angry that she may file suit against…Jim Marchese? Color us confused, but were we watching the same episode? The one where VICTORIA GOTTI told the tale of Rino and Santa’s fling? And shared that it came straight from Rino himself?
The twins went to Us Weekly to share their tale of woe. And Us Weekly apparently did not see the show and claimed in their article that Jim is the one who relayed the gossip to us viewers. (photo above is of the moment Amber and Teresa hear the rumor from Victoria Gotti) Maybe Jim should sue Us Weekly for their error and besmirching his reputation! UNLESS the ladies/Us Weekly are claiming Jim starts spreading the story in upcoming episodes, but still, it didn’t originate with him.
You know, for being such an important guy who has so many important jobs, Jim Marchese sure has a lot of free time to gossip about Real Housewives of New Jersey. Do not even get me started on his Twitter activity. Oy. Most recently, Jim chatted with AfterBuzz TV about all the drama, his friendship with Bobby Ciasulli, the casting process, and more. And he did not hold back!
When asked if Real Housewives of New Jersey was the first reality TV experience for him and his wife, Amber Marchese, Jim said, “My first. Amber actually appeared on Restaurant Stakeout. But this is my first exposure to the wonderful world of reality TV.”
“Amber was contacted in February,” continued Jim. “They didn’t really tell us the name of the show at the time or any of the details. We ended up coming on board March/April of 2013. It was exciting for her and a real nice opportunity for me. My role was going to be very limited – just around my wife, around my children, and to help my friend at the time Bobby.”
A story exploded that the twins’ mother Santa once had an affair with Teresa Aprea‘s husband Rino (while their father was allegedly in prison, no less!). While the twins haven’t out and out denied the story, they are said to be furious at Bravo for bamboozling them and secretly conspiring with Victoria Gotti to air this super personal and private information – without even warning them that it was coming!
As a result Nicole Napolitano and Teressssssssssa were said to be so angry and embarrassed they quit RHONJ mid-season and refused to film additional scenes! Of course this rumor is brought to you by Jim Marchese and his super fascinating twitter feed!
When a twitter user asked Jim if Bravo producers used Victoria to reveal the rumor because they couldn’t get the information on their own, Jim agreed. Jim replied, “The twins quit because of this, so I guess Bravo is trying to soften the blow in case they want them back.”
First, Amber felt the need to respond to Nicole‘s previous blog. Nicole wrote: “It was hard for me to go back to that happy place this week due to the negativity in Amber’s blogs this season and both Amber and Jim’s comments on social media. There’s a difference between right and raunchy, and my children do not need to be subjected to their vile and inherently evil comments.”
“All of my blogs thus far have been a reflection of my feelings and of my perspective on the situation at the time it occurred,” shared Amber. “If I am angry, I will say. If I need to call bullsh– out when I see it, I will and will always call it how I see it. I am straight shooter and very honest. There is not a single manipulative or lying bone in my body, and I stand behind every action that I have done in my entire life, both the good or bad decisions that I have made.”
Teresa took time out from her beachy summer vacay with the family to dish on the drama and to praise her brother Joe Gorga for keeping his temper in check this time around when it came to the confrontation with Jim Marchese.
Teresa shared, “As for the ugliness of the first responders party and what came after, I will say I’m very proud of my brother for keeping his cool. Jim Marchese came at him, said terrible things, and he didn’t take the bait.”
Tre feels some sympathy for Amber Marchese and she calls out Jim for lying to her face. “I did feel sorry for Amber because she was just in a physical fight and what her husband was saying wasn’t her fault. But I wanted to hear the rumors about what Jim said directly from him. So I asked him. And he lied. Right to my face. That is not what an honorable man does. Dina and I were giving him the benefit of a doubt, trying to be nice to him, and he got even madder and uglier with us. You don’t need to speak to women like that, you don’t need to speak to anyone like that.”
Amber defends her husband Jim Marchese from Dina Manzo saying on tonight’s episode that his level of douche was equivalent to the size of a whale’s vagina. “I don’t think she knows my husband well enough. She never gave him the chance or the time of day. When you know him, you love him.”
Co-guest David Arquette remarks that the way Jim was talking down to the ladies wasn’t cool. Amber says “you have to understand I was just attacked downstairs and we come upstairs and they’re like all trying to come at him.”
David then tells her that Jim’s talking head interview where he spews about being a lawyer and will sue and take people down, blah blah, “also not a good look,” he says. I love David Arquette. But then he adds “he seems like a sweet enough guy but..” and Amber jumps in with “but watch out, he’ll sue you.” Awkward. She seems to be the only one who finds it funny.
Amber and Jim Marchese are getting their first taste of reality TV this season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. It’s safe to say that things have not been going as they initially envisioned and now Amber has regrets over having her husband join her on camera.
In an interview with All About the Real Housewives,Amber reflects on her first season of RHONJ, the status of Jim’s friendship with Bobby and so much more!
When asked if being on the show was everything she expected, Amber shares “No. I knew there was drama, I just didn’t think it was..I don’t know. I thought it would be all fun and games I was going to come into the show, I was going on with my girlfriends, and I really felt we would have a blast! Here we had this opportunity to be on TV, show our families off, and show the world how much fun we could have and it didn’t end up like that at all! People can be very manipulative, very cruel. I just feel like the show has the ability to catch the beauty in people and the downright ugly.”
New housewife Amber Marchese has dived right in with both Louboutins and is starting drama left and right – and it’s not just Amber, it’s also her husband Jim! Last week Jim shared that he did not feel comfortable socializing with Joe and Teresa because they were indicted for mortgage fraud and he is in the mortgage industry. There’s also some confusing information about whether or not he works with the prosecutor who is prosecuting Juicy.
In this week’s episode Jim argued with Joe Gorga about why he was avoiding the Juicys, and Teresa is speaking out about how Jim’s comments have been hurtful and uncalled for.