Amber Marchese is officially leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and she’s dissing the show on her way out.
Marchese explained her decision during an exclusive statement to People.
“Jim and I have been giving [The] Real Housewives of New Jersey a lot of thought and given the current state of affairs regarding our personal lives and the direction of the show, we officially decided to move on,” Marchese said. “The show was not what we expected it to be, and I want to pursue more suitable endeavors.”
Marchese’s battle with her second round of breast cancer no doubt played a large part in the decision.
But it seems her beef with the show was the real driving factor behind her exit. She also used her interview with People to expose the show’s fabricated storylines and insist that what was portrayed on TV was not the real her.
“I was picked on a casting call while pursuing acting, and the person that was presented was created for the show,” explained Marchese, who just joined the show last season. “I had little control over content, situations, or what they decide to show the viewers.”
Marchese added, “Even my relationship with the twins was created. I recruited them for my storyline after I was chosen. I only met with Teresa Giudice and Dina Manzo for filming purposes. I never built a friendship with them as we were nothing more than co-workers. I wish them all well and the best of luck, although, my husband does not share my sentiments.”
Marchese’s husband recently slammed Andy Cohen’s decision to push back filming of the new season of RHONJ to accommodate Giudice’s prison schedule.
He told Radar Online, “Andy is clearly endorsing Tre’s behavior as it was focused on Tre and the sympathetic issues surrounding her kids. For example they were [shown] crying missing their mom and over-dramatized other hardships…
“Not one scene was dedicated to the people she stole from, how their lives have been hurt or the children of families victimized by their crimes.”