Monday, November 9, 2015

Amber Marchese Slams Teresa Giudice: 'She's Exploiting Her Kids For A Paycheck’
Although Teresa Giudice is still locked away in prison, her husband Joe and daughters have all gotten a lot of screen time in recent weeks on RHONJ: Teresa Checks In. Now, her costars Amber and Jim Marchese are speaking out to to slam the decision to put this tough time on TV, insisting the Giudices are “exchanging their kids’ mental health for a paycheck!”

Gia, 14, Milania, 9, Gabriella, 8, and Audriana, 3, were all front and center on the show, which Jim recently called a “dark endorsement of criminal behavior and exploitation of children.”

Andy Cohen hit back, calling out the Marcheses for putting their own kids on TV too, but now, Amber tells Radar that it’s not the same situation at all.

“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,” she said. “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 ginger bread house making, a fall harvest party, and a cute kid’s commercial for our family business,” Amber insisted. “We never had them in ‘adult situations’ or speaking about ‘adult issues.'” Like prison?

“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,” she continued. “We are not having our children eat of off ‘Gucci plates,’ nor are we living in a home that the mortgage is unpaid.”

In short, she thinks that the Giudices don’t have their kids’ best interests at heart.

“One of the things about Melissa, Jackie and I remains constant: we focus on our children and their best interests,” she said. “The same cannot be said for Teresa and Joe G. They are literally exchanging their children’s mental health for a pay check!”
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