Amber Marchese’s reputation as the new girl on her debut season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey was replaced with villain when she revealed that friend Nicole Napolitano had “broken up a family.” When the season came to an end, the breast cancer survivor was at odds with almost every cast member.
Amber exclusively opened up to OK! Magazine to talk her relationships with her co-stars today and why she refuses to be considered as the show’s villain.
From getting into a physical altercation with Nicole to spreading a rumor that she broke up a marriage, the duo's friendship was tested throughout the season. “We’re okay,” she said of their relationship. “I think going into the show we weren’t strong enough – there were things poking holes in our friendship. But I have a lot of respect for these ladies, and no one wants a continuation of a fight. I’m hoping that doesn’t happen again.”
Although there may be a chance for Amber and Nicole, the same can’t be said for her friendship with Dina Manzo. When asked if she would ever consider reconciling with Dina she replied, “I would, if she cooled her jets and knocked her crap off. I never say never.” During the season, Jim questioned Dina’s IQ during an altercation. “I cut her out, because she knows my husband apologized and she keeps attacking him about his penis size,” she said. “That IQ comment — I had just been attacked by Nicole, we just wanted to leave, and here’s Dina, badgering Jim about why we didn’t go bowling with Joe Giudice!”
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She also claimed that her husband apologized to Dina after the IQ incident by taking her out to dinner. “But you don’t see that," she said. "And that kind of stinks. We had no control of what they chose to put on the show.”
The housewife is also still at odds with her former best friend Bobby Ciasulli. Nicole’s boyfriend even went on The Truth to reveal behind-the-scenes secrets, where he called Marchese a wannabe actress! “He’s an agotistical, spoiled little rich boy who has nothing else to do except put a used-car salesman spin on what actually happened,” she said.
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