Exclusive Interview With RHONJ Jim Marchese


Jim Marchese, husband of Amber, has been a polarizing figure this year on The Real Housewives of New Jersey and I recently had the opportunity to chat with him about his experience on the show, his opinions of the other cast members and most importantly, his advice for couples who are fighting cancer together.

Do you think viewers misunderstand your humor?
Jim Marchese: “No, I really don’t. I think the season was going in a certain direction and the viewers saw what they wanted to see.”

How much of your “character” this season was editing?
JM: “I think the way I was presented in the beginning was to lead viewers to think one specific thing to insight them. I think the way the scenes were done and the timing of things it was done to insight a certain reaction from the viewer. Then as the season progressed they started showing more of who I am. But even in the most climatic of scenes, they always took away the antagonist and made me look like the antagonist instead of someone who was literally defending himself.”

Why do you think Dina Manzo has such a strong reaction to you?
“That’s easy, Dina is having a very difficult time and it’s very clear that she desires a relationship like the one I have with Amber. It was very clear from the first time we met – she had very sexually deviant behavior – even watching my son’s commercial [my 14 year-old son Michael shot that commercial for Mortgage Now and it was very tongue and cheek and funny] – and she [Dina] is talking about pornography.”

“Dina has actually asked to watch Amber and I engage in sexual congress. She is offended because we are not interested in her as a person like that. We are not interested in her behavior and find it somewhat horrible. So it very much bothers her.”

“I think I confuse Dina because I am an articulate, intelligent man and yet she can’t bat her eyes at me and I don’t melt. You can tell she is very accustomed to manipulate people by the way she looks and quite frankly she surrounds herself with dumb animals who will hump anything. So of course she wouldn’t understand someone like me who loves and respects his wife.”

Do you think you would get along better with Caroline Manzo or Jacqueline Laurita?
“Without question. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both Jacqueline and Chris and I can just say they are very nice people. I enjoyed their company and they were completely normal. [laughs] I didn’t have to go buy tickets to have a slice of pizza with them.”

What was your real impression of Teresa and Joe Giudice?
JM: “I don’t know them at all. So I have no opinions of them either way.”

Do you believe Teresa didn’t understand the terms of her plea agreement?
JM: “I find it difficult for anyone to not understand the idea that they agreed to a potential 22 months in prison. It doesn’t take sophistication to understand that you agreed to 22-27 months of jail time. I have a hard time believing anyone wouldn’t understand that. I do believe that they were led to believe that 22-27 months was not necessarily going to happen and that there was a possibility that Teresa would not face any significant time. When she says, ‘I didn’t understand,’ what I think she should really say is, ‘I was led to believe that I would end up with house arrest or something else.’ Not that she didn’t understand it wasn’t a possibility, but that she didn’t think it would actually happen.”

Will you and Bobby every be able to reconcile?
JM: “No there’s no way. No matter what, Amber had 7 surgeries, how can you not protect her when you’ve been friends for 10 years? Even if he was going to marry Nicole, I mean 7 surgeries? Who knows that there’s going to be a problem and doesn’t do anything to stop it?”

Amber’s cancer story touched me. What advice do you have for other spouse’s who are watching their partner go through something that is so horrible?
JM: “I think everybody deals with it in their own way. I would say the most important thing is you have to be that rock. You can be dying inside but you can never let them see it and when you need your time you go take your time with the people that you are close with. It’s important to go to every appointment and take notes because you are going to have to listen for both of you. Do the research, because you are going to have to be the one that has all the answers because everything that your spouse is going through, emotionally and intellectually, there is no way that they can absorb what they need to. I can tell you I think that’s the best thing I did for Amber, not just being strong but when the doctor told us something I was able to do the research and I was able to make sense of it for her. It is also important for the spouse to explore all options for treatment.”


Dina Manzo took to Twitter to respond to Marchese’s allegations.

“It’s all good. Once I saw Amber go down on a coke bottle in AC I knew there was nothin much to c,” Dina wrote. “Oops did I just type that? Yeah I did. They shouldn’t take my kindness for weakness!”

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51 Replies to “Exclusive Interview With RHONJ Jim Marchese”

    1. She probably made a comment like, “would love to see Amber give it to you up the ass” and this is how he interprets it.

    2. A tool unfortunately I am sure they portrayed the low life as he is. The only thing they forgot to add was how he scammed cancer patients of their proper medications. I am trying to figure out how he isn’tin jjail for attempted murder.

      1. Hi Anonymous

        I’m wondering the same thing. It may take a while but Karma never forgets an address or name.

        He will crash & burn in time.

        I’m wondering if it’s a prerequisite to commit a crime to be on this franchise then a yr or two later you get busted Bravo may believe it’s ratings gold.

        This season was the most boring EVER

    1. Yeah Jim I think you’re great to. I especially love the way you scammed cancer patients out of their medicine. You are the wind beneath several patients and their families and friends wings.

  1. Oh my gosh!!! That Dina comment came out of nowhere and shocked me… good interview. I think Jim is kind of funny even though he’s a doucher. He is embracing the villain role.

  2. I’ve defended Jim on certain occasions when I believe he was right, like about Booby being a phony and using Nicole and about the twins being wicked people. However, it does seem that he is the one obsessed with Dina. He even made remarks about her “big” butt (which is TINY). So he is an oxymoron to me.

    1. Seems like lisapat may know Dina too well? We all know dina doesn’t have a whale’s butt, but tiny? When was this shown?

  3. I love this guy. His honesty, his strsightforwardness are wonderful. God bless him and Amber. Remember TV is an image-making machine. Think about Bill Cosby.

  4. Hmmmmm…..I don’t think he is stupid. I don’t think he would make that comment about Dina without it being based on something.

  5. Don’t like Jim or Dina but love it when Jim gets on Dina’s case. However this last Dina tidbit is way over the top and I don’t believe it. As Andy Cohen said: “Jim you are rude!”

  6. this man is DISGUSTING! I am pretty sure NO ONE would want to watch him having sex with Amber. JUST PLAIN GROSS!!! Not surprised at all that he gets along with Jacqueline, LOL. Two peas in a pod. I liked him until he bashed Project LadyBug, that was very sad.

    P.S. I am sure NO ONE is jealous of Amber for being married to you. lmao what a joke!!!!

  7. I am no Dina fan, but I think most normal people would rather watch two monkeys hump than watch Marcrazy stick it to White Eyeliner. Kathy Griffin, no stranger to reality television, once said that in her experience, if someone tries to tell you they are edited to look a certain way, they are being shown as EXACTLY who they are. And Jim is most definitely a douchebag.

  8. This is shocking. I wouldn’t know who to believe, all I know is Jim needs to stfu. Lol. If this is how you want to gain any attention then you need to go see a therapist, not be on reality TV…

  9. That part about Dina was flipping hilarious. I have no idea if it’s true though he probably misinterpreted it. I like him and I feel like he’s a good guy, just aggressive

    1. You do know he was scamming cancer patients out of their medicine. I am thinking that’s not what I would consider a good guy.

        1. My thoughts exactly. Where is this information coming from?? Fox Noise? Please stop with these accusations amd be nice girls. Arrrgggjhh

          1. Look up the article Mike put on. I am sorry you couldn’t find it but it’s there. As for being sued by this tool well I guess I would just pull up the court documents from the federal government.

            1. Jim sue you…That would make a great storyline for next season ;0) if there is a next season that is. It could get a little confusing having two Teresas and two Melissas on the same show though. You maigt have to pronounce your name Melessa.

          1. I did look him up and there’s nothing like that. You better watch what you say about
            Others especially in a public forum. You could be sued…seriously.

              1. And there you go. Don’t start something and then try to blow the whistle to make money off both the company and cancer patients. Tool he is a tool and it turns out not the sharpest tool…

              2. I appreciate your sending this article. Big Pharma is known for its fraudulent ways. I would not mess with them ever. This article leaves the question of Jim’s guilt or innocence open to question. No charges were ever filed. Just because you don’t like his personality does that give you the right to prosecute him when the Feds didn’t. I would recommend you examine the roots of your hatred for him or better yet, your core Beliefs about men in general.

                1. Well the govt probably doesn’t want to dissuade people from whistle blowing by prosecuting them, but in this article “a federal judge criticized the former sales representative, James Marchese, for not bringing the scheme to light earlier, given that he thought that cancer patients were being harmed as a result of the fraud” http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/21/business/21whistle.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar and he wasn’t awarded the full reward amount for some reason.

                2. He is one if less than 7 whistle blowers that they have gone after. At this point I have odds on the federal government. They have over 7 years to prosecute and if they decide to put in a charge of attempted murder as he lied to cancer patients about a drug, they have much longer. You lie and cheat sooner or later that catches up to you.

  10. Amazing and revealing information given by Jim about how a partner should act and protect. I didnt always agree with Jim but his compassion and understanding for his wife through the cancer is commendable and a good source of information for those going through that terrible ordeal. Im amazed at all the hostile comments above. What is wrong with people. They only read and see the ugly stuff.

    1. When all you saw was ugly and vial and vicious then I would have to say that’s what you respond to. That’s what’s with people. What were you watching?????

    2. Yeah too bad he had no compassion for all the other families that were relying on that cancer drug that he lied about.

      Yes his advise is good for couples going through such a horrible experience I give him yhat

    3. Sorry, but when most of what Jim says is “ugly stuff” it’s hard to consider anything else. Maybe he should look at the way he talks to and treats women, other than his wife. I seriously doubt that all the other women on thew show just decided to not like him, even Amber is embarrassed by some of the things he says. .

    1. You have to love the way the phone rerights what you wrote. I am not sure that rerights is a word or if it should be re-writes but I apologize to anyone I just offended. 🙂 If you need to correct me that’s fine just let me know the correct spelling. Thank you.

    1. Respect women losers? You do know your speaking to a woman right? I have watched him disrespect most if the women on the show not to protect his wife but simply because he doesn’t know how to speak to women. So I take it you have no respect for women loser.

  11. Seems Jody is very defensive of Jim. Possibly is Jim commenting under a pseudonym.
    I am wondering why I have not seen interviews of other housewives husbands, did I miss them or or they not so fame hungry?

    1. the same person that runs around stating that other people are fame whores it seems that he’s more the fame whore than anyone else.

  12. Jim low life piece of shit that thrives off of all your comments! If no one commented on the ridiculous shit that comes our of his mouth he would maybe at some point hav nothing to say! The size of his mouth makes up for the size of his penis! We all feel sorry for Amber but to be honest I think she is like him more than people think.

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