A trip to Boca Raton, Fla. quickly turned into a tropical depression for the Real Housewives of New Jersey. At the eye of the storm? Amber Marchese! For weeks, Amber has been keeping mum about Victoria Gotti’s claim that Teresa Aprea‘s husband, Rino, had an affair with his wife’s own mother, but once Amber arrived in Florida, the fireworks began!
But Amber tells Star that she was set up and amused. “I put that information about Rino in my back pocket and never said anything to anybody,” says Amber, who blames Dina Manzo for riling up Teresa and her twin sister, Nicole Napolitano, by telling them Amber was spreading rumors about their family. “Dina got them pissed off.”
It wasn’t long before the women found themselves embroiled in an explosive brawl where even Amber’s husband, Jim, got in on the action. “Jim was ready to go down there and take everyone out — he wasn’t in a good place with any of those people,” adds Amber, who insists that she’s not at all happy with the melee that ensued. “It didn’t do anyone any good.”
Tune in to Bravo on Sept. 21 for all the drama!