Amber and Jim Marchese appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Sunday night after an all new episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and as we expected, viewers had a lot of questions for the couple.
First, Andy tells Jim that he received over 1,000 tweets from viewers asking him to tell Jim that he is a douchebag. Andy reveals that at the reunion he told Jim that he was “a disaster” on Twitter.
“I’m responding to what people say to me,” Jim said of his ‘”combative” tweets to viewers. “Listen Andy, I take it as a compliment. Anybody who is going to take time to send out so much hate and disgustâ€¦ to me it’s like another form of love.”
“I think he relishes in it,” Amber adds. “He gets off on it.”
After playing a clip of all of Jim’s most memorable moments on the show and what the other cast members had to say about him behind his back, Andy gives Jim a chance to respond.
“I’m going to first apologize to my wife and mother before I start now,” Jim says. “A. Only someone with an ass as big as Dina’s could actually know how big of a douchebag a whale would need to clean it’s vagina. B. Joe, I already called you a bitch, so to repeat itâ€¦ I know you only got through the third grade and you only got to ‘B’ in the alphabet, go on to ‘C, D & E’ it’s much much better. Wolf sheep’s clothing? She’s probably right about thatâ€¦ I’ll let her go with that one. As far as not wanting to hang out with me? I didn’t buy any tickets to hang out so it’s okay.”
Next, Jim was asked to say one nice thing about people he’s ripped on this season:
Dina: “Umâ€¦ she’s got blonde hair.”
Nicole: “She can very sweet, especially with childrenâ€¦ she’s got a good heart.”
Bobby: “He sells a lot of nice cars.”
Joe Giudice: “He’s a softy. He’s a good day.”
TerEsa: “She’s my drunken fraternity brother. I love her.”
Joe Gorga: “Umâ€¦ he works out a lot.”
Jim was also asked for his opinion about Joe and Teresa Giudice’s sentencing.
“That’s a tough oneâ€¦ Joe and Teresa they are good parents. I don’t know enough about their case to say anything. As long as they feel it’s fair, it’s fair to me. I don’t have an opinion,” Jim says.
When a caller asked Jim why he came on a show with the Giudices when he knew they had legal issues. Jim insisted that the couple had not been charged when Amber had started the process of coming on the show.
Amber was asked why she is always bringing up the cancer.
“Go through it and then we will see how much you have to say about that,” Amber quipped. “I earned the right to talk about it. I walked the walk and if you don’t like it then go f*ck yourself.”
Andy reveals that he received a TON of questions for Jim about how he talks down to women.
“I don’t think I talk down to woman at all,” Jim says. “Here’s the issue, Andy. We live in a society where men and woman are equal and when a woman engages me in a specific manner and uses specific language, she’s behaving how you or I or another gentlemen would behave. If you’re going to call a man a dick, a vaginaâ€¦ you’re no longer a lady to me. You’re one of the guys and if you want to behave like a guy I’m going to give you the respect and treat you just like you treated me. So I’m actually the only non sexist in the group because I treat everyone equally.”
Another caller asked Amber what her first reunion experience was like.
“I went in thinking it was going to very very difficult. I felt like it was more of a purging and I was able to get it all out. We were able to come to an understanding with a lot of the girls and I walked away with a lot of respect that I did my first season with,” Amber explains.
The next caller asked Jim to respond to claims that he has Napoleon syndrome.
“First of all Napoleon was around 5’7 so it’s kind of fitting because I am almost 5’7 with my shoes, my hair, every ounce of me, but being compared to one of the greatest emperors in history is not that badâ€¦ so I’m okay with it,” Jim says.
Another caller wanted to know why Jim can’t seem to make up with his former best friend Bobby Ciasulli.
“He’s actually never apologized to Amber for what occurred,” Jim explains. “That’s the biggest rub with me right now. Regardless of what has transpired between us, the way to my heart is through my wife. It’s very simple and he knew something was going to happen [the night at the First Responder’s party]. Regardless of what he knew, he knew something was going to happen and he owed it to her to give us a heads up. And after it happened he simply should have apologized and that’s it.”
Andy asked Amber if Jim ever embarrasses her with his antics.
“I said this to you at the reunion,” Amber tells Andy. “I think every husband embarrasses their wife at one point or another but I respect him and love him and cherish him for who he is and I would never want him to changeâ€¦ not one damn thing about him.”
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