Amber Marchese may have been sympathetic towards her Real Housewives of New Jersey co-star Teresa Giudice at one point, but now she’s speaking out against Teresa claiming that the Giudice’s are “exchanging their kids’ mental health for a paycheck!”
While Amber’s outspoken and obnoxious husband Jim was the first to speak out against the Giudice’s and their daughters being on the RHONJ special Teresa Checks In, it wasn’t until Andy Cohen fired back at Jim’s criticisms that Amber publicly got involved.
In an interview, Radar Online Amber dished about why she’s now speaking her peace against the Giudice’s, Andy and Bravo. “I usually remain silent regarding all Real Housewives of New Jersey shenanigans, especially Andy and Bravo’s judgments of what makes ‘RHONJ‘ great, however, he publicly criticized my decision to include my children on the show. They crossed a line and so now, they get my iron fist response!”
“Jim and I, as parents only had our children participate in family events, such as gingerbread house making, a fall harvest party, and a cute kid’s commercial for our family business. We never had them in ‘adult situations’ or speaking about ‘adult issues.’”
Amber says all of RHONJ cast has had their issues, but they aren’t publicly involving their children it them.“We have all had difficult times in our lives: Melissa and Joe [Gorga] moved into a rental for a while; Jackie and Chris [Laurita] spend thousands on care for their son, and Jim and I have had our challenges. We are not having our children eat off of ‘Gucci plates,’ nor are we living in a home that the mortgage is unpaid.”
According to Amber, Joe and Teresa don’t have their kids best interest at heart unlike the rest of the RHONJ cast. “One of the things about Melissa, Jackie and I remains constant: we focus on our children and their best interests. The same cannot be said for Teresa and Joe G. They are literally exchanging their children’s mental health for a paycheck!”
To dig the knife even deeper into Teresa’s back, Amber also claims that Teresa is a terrible friend.
“Melissa and I have been friends for about 15 years and Jacqueline and me for a year and a half or so. I have first hand witnessed how Teresa has treated her friends and family. Teresa used me, pretending to be my friend, but all the while she was setting me up to take the brunt of the Victoria Ghotti scandal! It was no accident that Teresa picked me to go with her to hear that disgusting rumor about the twins, and it also was not a coincident that Tre was not in Florida when it came out.”
Amber claims she stayed silent on this subject for too long and is now speaking her peace.
“I have remained silent on this subject for so long because karma seemed to be taking a life on its own for all of the awful things she has done to people. She is sitting in jail. But the truth of the matter is, she went to great lengths to humiliate the twins and their families; she has been cruel to Melissa, and she has been cruel to Jacqueline. That is the absolute reality of this all.”
“I always say, you cannot always tell who the anchor truly is in a family or group of friends until they are gone. It is no coincidence, there has been no drama in the last eight months [of Teresa’s prison stint], and all of us are still friends!”
Wow is all I can say. Everyone on the RHONJ cast should mind their business because none of their lives are perfect and skeleton free…it’s only a matter of time before other cast members debts, money issues, and secrets come to the surface. Karma’s a bitch.
Thoughts on Amber’s interview? Is Amber being overly critical of Teresa? Do you think Amber is attempting to create drama to secure herself a spot on RHONJ season seven?