There is no doubt that the reunions on the Real Housewives franchise always prove to be shocking. You learn more about things that were left vague throughout the season, and you also learn who is still friends with who. That's something I'm definitely excited to find out about Amber Marchese, one of the new Real Housewives of New Jersey, because although it was only her first season, there was no shortage of drama on her end. The drama is probably more thanks to Amber's husband — and often hothead — Jim, who managed to make an enemy of almost everyone this season. But after all is said and done, and Jim stops threatening to destroy people in court, is Amber Marchese left with any friends on Real Housewives of New Jersey ?
Despite the hair-pulling and all the name-calling, it seems like the Jersey Housewives started this season out on pretty solid ground. During the week of the season premiere, the Housewives were scheduled to promote the show on various media outlets with each other. Amber promoted the show with Teresa Giudice and Dina Manzo — which at this point in the season, seems pretty unbelievable. But it's true! The proof is in the Instagram.
Nowadays though, Amber isn't calling Dina such a "great" person. In her Nov. 5 Bravo blog, Amber writes about Dina, "Is she really just a coldhearted bitch, or has she been hurt so many times that she has become warped and jaded." No doubt that the two of them butted heads throughout the season, but I think it is safe to say that Amber and Dina are not friends as of now.
As for the twins and Amber, it seemed like at one point in the season, Teresa Aprea and Nicole were completely done with their Colts Neck friend. Can we think back to the Rescue Party where hair was pulled and drinks were thrown? Plus, Jim and Bobby's fight seemed to really create tension between the group, even tearing them apart as friends. In the season finale there seemed to be an offering of peace between the families, or at least there weren't any punches thrown, so then what happened during the reunion when Amber and the twins went at it? According to Amber, she is someone who can fight like the best of them and then hug it out at the end of the day. Here's what she wrote in her blog about where her and the twins can go from here.
I know the twins and I went at one another pretty hard, but that is what the reunion is all about. It is an opportunity to get it all out and potentially understand one another's position better. Then we can each make our own decisions as to where we want to go with our relationships.
So it seems that Amber is prepared to put things in the past, right? It at least sounds like she is ready to hear out the twins and think about their friendship, as opposed to calling it quits. If Jim and Amber Marchese stick around for Season 7 of RHONJ it will be interesting to see who — if anyone — is still friends with them, because as of now, it doesn't look like they'll be handing out friendship bracelets.
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