It looks like we're losing not 1, but 2 cast members on The 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' cast! The two cast members Bravo is losing is Amber and Jim Marchese, who were a big part of the sixth season!
It all started when Jim Marchese made some references about Teresa Giudice's special: "TeresaChecksIn", which made Andy Cohen jump in, and the two went for blood in a battle of words... through Twitter and videos! Amber also critiqued the special, and Jim claimed that the show is "very dark" and that they are "protecting criminals".
Now Radar Online is reporting that Amber and Jim have quit the show, and will NOT be returning for their second season, making them a "one season wonder." "Amber is definitely moving on to other ventures in life,” her husband told Radar."
Jim Marchese elaborated more and said that: This show doesn’t fit who we are as people, our lifestyle, and who we are as a family,” he explained. “The viewers don’t understand it’s not real,” he said. “I was told to go to a place. I was told to hit beats, so I did it.” “What they [the viewers] saw of Amber and I, was what the storyline called for,” he claimed. “The constant beating of the drum of ‘She has cancer’ or ‘I’m being rude,’ that was what was required of us. That is not how we conduct ourselves.” “To be snarky, if I wanted to, I would buy my own production company,” he joked. “I don’t want to though. My bank lends hundreds of millions of dollars a year. I’m relatively certain if I want to buy a half an hour on Bravo or any other station, I could do it.” "IIt was something we contemplated at the end of last year’s filming,” he said. “And the delay in filming, her health issues, and then watching the direction of RHONJ: Teresa Checks In, it just solidified our decision.” “I made my position very clear for quite a bit of time,” he continued. “I don’t know who they have and haven’t approached, but I know they would have no reason to approach us. I’ve said to the world, I don’t want my wife going back to the show.”
Tha Marchese have said that they wish good luck to the newest ladies joining and will keep in contact with Melissa Gorga and Jacqueline Laurita, and that they have "no desire" to talk to anyone else! You guys WILL be missed!