Amber Marchese may be creating enemies left and right with former co-stars Dina Manzo and Teresa Giudice but according to Amber she still has good friendships with Jacqueline Laurita and Melissa Gorga, who apparently are “happy” that she has quit RHONJ.
In a new interview, Amber claims that Melissa has shown her a lot of kindness since announcing her departure from RHONJ. Um, yeah probably because she doesn’t want to be dragged into Jim and Amber’s crazy media rants.
“Melissa reached out and basically said that she was happy I was concentrating on my health and family. Obviously she understands my struggles in the last six or seven months.”
According to Amber, Melissa has always been concerned about her health saying,“We’ve spoken and hung out during the summer, and even when the cameras weren’t on, she would have tears in her eyes. You have to understand, we’ve known each other since we were kids, so for her to see me go through that, she was legitimately upset.”
Ughh, please it’s funny how Amber claims Melissa is concerned now but during season six the two costars and old friends could barely stand each other.
Costar and friend, Jacqueline Laurita has also been supportive of Amber’s decision to quit RHONJ.
“Jacqueline has been absolutely amazing. She has been a wonderful friend, and she is constantly sending me texts throughout the day or calling me just asking me how I am. She’s been very positive in this whole thing.”
Amber reveals that she gave her two friends and former costars a call before announcing her departure.“I told both of them about a week ago I was leaving the show. I just wanted to give them a heads-up that it was going to happen.”
As for her other RHONJ costars, Amber says she’s heard,“Nothing from the twins [Nicole and Teresa Napolitano].”
While Amber and her husband Jim are getting a lot of heat in press, as they should be, they are also getting waves of love and support from RHONJ fans.
“The general public, it’s amazing, everyone is congratulating me which is kind of surprising,” Marchese revealed. “They are like, ‘Congratulations. Good for you. We’re so glad you’re not eating Bravo s*** anymore.’”
“People have been direct messaging me and tweeting all these messages telling me that they are super proud of my decision and they respect it. They know that I did it for my family.”
I give it a year for Amber to be begging to come back to RHONJ after how successful season seven will be. I hope nothing happens to Jim and Amber’s financial stability to where they may need reality TV to help them out. I think they’ve burned one too many Bravo bridges. Karma’s a bitch.
Thoughts on Amber’s latest interview? Do you think Melissa and Amber’s friendship is genuine?