We were introduced to Amber Marchese on last season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and although the fate of next season is still undecided, Marchese is dishing on her experience and reveals if she has talked to Teresa Giudice.
When asked if her husband Jim’s outspoken behavior on the show has hurt his business or caused tension in their marriage, Amber tells FOX411, “No, it hasnâ€™t hurt his business whatsoever. Actually his business is doing very well. Thank God. As far as his involvement, he did not want to be involved. He set out to just be the husband and the supporting and loving father. It did not work out that way. He started to be a part of it, and he was like I canâ€™t be half pregnant, so now Iâ€™m involved. Then he saw how everyone was really coming at me, and he could just not seat by idle without helping me, and he really did come to my defense and stand by my side. My husband was my alliance.”
And indeed the show hasn’t hurt Jim’s business. According to a new report from RealityTea, he made $8.5 million this year!
We are just weeks away from the date when show vet Teresa Giudice must surrender and begin serving her 15-month prison sentence. So has Amber spoken to Giudice? “I saw her at the reunion, and I do talk to her via text once in a while,” Marchese says. “I really reach out just to say â€œhey, how are you?â€ Just thinking of you. Hoping youâ€™re ok and everyone is doing alright.â€ Sheâ€™s doing what any mother would be doing. Sheâ€™s basically shutting the world out, and concentrating on her children. I commend her for that. I mean what else are you going to do? Sheâ€™s doing what needs to be done.”
Amber also reveals the status of season 7 and reveals she would be happy to return to the show. “A lot of rumors,” she says. “A lot of talk but nothing is set in stone. Nothing. Even on my end, I havenâ€™t heard anything. Theyâ€™re not keeping me in the loop I think by design but once I get that phone call if they want me back, weâ€™ll deal with it then but until then I kind of live my life. Iâ€™m happy.”
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