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.
In case you missed it… Amber Marchese told Melissa Gorga that she heard Nicole Napolitano broke up someone’s marriage, and Melissa took the gossip back to Nicole. Then at the first responders party, which raised awareness for really slutty costumes instead of money, Nicole “went right for the physical” with Amber. While Amber pretended she didn’t hear anyone ask what SHE did to set off Nicole, Jim Marchese made a huge show out of depositing his wife’s pulled out hair on Bobby Ciasulli‘s kitchen counter. Gross.
Now Melissa is complaining about Amber putting her in a bad position. HAHA. Melissa knew exactly what she was doing – pulling a Tamra Barney to keep herself relevant – when she told Nicole what Amber said. For Melissa to clutch her pearls over the fight that ensued is comical.
After looking like a s#*!-stirring suck-up on this week’s episode, with her husband saying he’s not allowed to hang out with the Juicys because of their legal issues, Amber is trying to set the story straight.
“Neither Jim nor I have ever been judgmental of Joe and Teresa [Giudice]. At this point, we hadn’t even met Joe Giudice, and had only met Teresa once at our party. We knew of their situation, but still opened the invitation to them without regret,” Amber begins.
Jim tells Joe Gorga, “I work with the same f**king attorney general that is prosecuting your brother, you dumbf**k.” Radar contacted the United States Attorneys’ office to ask about the claims James is making. They denied knowing him. “First of all, this man is incorrect. The Attorney General isn’t prosecuting the Giduices. The United States Attorneys’ Office is. As for the claims made by this man, we have never heard of him!”
Jim reached out to us to share his side of the story and explain the circumstances regarding custody of his two sons, his ex-wife’s legal situation, and the truth behind his involvement in the Whistleblower action.
Whistle Blower Action
Jim makes it clear he has “never” had any trouble with the law. Jim explains he and his former company Cell Therapeutics became embroiled in a civil lawsuit which explains his desire to acquire a maximum award from the judge.
However, it turns out neither Amber, nor her husband Jim Marchese, are strangers to drama! Their lives are definitely worthy of a reality TV show.
Amber’s husband Jim has quite an interesting past – and it turns out he’s definitely not one to duck and cover either! In 2002 Jim reported his former employer Cell Therapeutics to the federal government on the grounds of Medicare fraud.
Velocity 1 Media hosted the Real Housewives of New Jerseypremiere party at the Pure Restaurant and Lounge in New Jersey. Proceeds from the tickets go to Project Ladybug, Dina‘s charity, and the Deborah Hospital Foundation.
According to a local news source, Dina was the only star who went out of her way to mingle with the guests. She regularly came out of the VIP room, where the RHONJ stars were stowed away, to meet and pose for pictures with fans. Melissa and Amber mingled with guests at the end of the event only. Juicy made a brief appearance by the ropes guarding the VIP room, looking like a bouncer, I’m sure. Teresa hid in the back of the VIP room all night.
UPDATE: Several party attendees reached to tell us that the local news report was not accurate. Many have shared that Teresa did not hide from the guests and that all the ladies mingled.