Amber Marchese
Amber Marchese

(1977-08-13) August 13, 1977 (age 44)
EducationMonmouth University (BBA)
Teachers College, Columbia University (MS)
OccupationEntrepreneur, television personality
Years active2014–present
Known forThe Real Housewives of New Jersey
James Marchese
(m. 2004)

Amber Marchese (born August 13, 1977) is an American television personality and entrepreneur. She is known for starring in the reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey.


Amber appeared on the sixth season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2014.[1] However, she exited the series after one season.[2] In July 2016, it was announced that Marchese and her husband would be appearing on the eighth season of Marriage Boot Camp, that is also known as Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 6.[3][4]

Apart from appearing on the show, Marchese owns a fitness and consulting company Vici Fitness. In 2018, Marchese appeared on the "Tony's Tea Corner" Podcast with host Anthony "Tony" Lario.[5][6]

Personal life

Marchese is married to James Marchese, with whom she has two children, Corbin and Isabella. James and his ex-wife Rebecca Grande have two sons, Michael and Sebastian. Marchese graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Monmouth University, and later studied at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she received a master’s degree in bio-behavioral studies and exercise physiology.[7]

In April 2016, James Marchese was arrested for domestic violence, after allegedly grabbing and threatening Amber.[8] She later responded to the allegations, saying they are false and issuing a statement: "Domestic violence is not a joke, and having my husband be accused of such a heinous act is not only hurtful but damaging personally, emotionally and professionally. I would never let myself be a victim of anything or anyone".[9] In May 2016, Marchese's husband Jim announced he plans on suing Virgin Airlines for $100 million, citing a flight attendant misinterpreted him and Amber snuggling on the airplane.[10] In October 2016, the two officially filed a lawsuit against the airline for false imprisonment.[11] In January 2017, Virgin Airlines filed a lawsuit against Marchese, stating the two lied after the alleged domestic violence occurred.[12] In August 2018, both lawsuits were dropped.[13]

Marchese was diagnosed and survived breast cancer twice.[14][15] In June 2016, Marchese announced she had lyme disease.[16][17]


  1. ^ Harnick, Chris (May 14, 2014). "Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Sneak Peek: Teresa Giudice's Legal Drama, Dina Manzo Returns and Major Drama Ahead!". E!. NBCUniversal. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "Amber Marchese Exits The Real Housewives of New Jersey". November 10, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  3. ^ ""Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars" Returns and This Season Is Breaking All the Rules". The Futon Critic. July 9, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  4. ^ Pena, Jessica (7 September 2016). "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars: WE tv Previews Season Six". TV Series Finale. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Amber Marchese Teases Newest Fitness Venture". Bravo. December 23, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Falzone, Diana (December 22, 2014). "'Real Housewife' Amber Marchese: Teresa Giudice preparing for prison". Fox News. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Marchese, Amber (June 21, 2020). "Amber Marchese, LinkedIn". Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  8. ^ Hyman, Vicki (April 20, 2016). "Ex-'RHONJ' star Jim Marchese arrested for domestic violence at LAX". New Jersey. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  9. ^ Bacardi, Francesca (April 22, 2016). "Amber Marchese Defends Husband Jim Marchese, Slams "Disgusting" Domestic Violence Reports". E! News. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  10. ^ Hyman, Vicki (May 23, 2016). "'RHONJ' star Jim Marchese on domestic violence arrest: I'm the victim of psycho liberals". New Jersey. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  11. ^ Harrison, Lily (October 25, 2016). "Former RHONJ's Amber Marchese and Husband Jim Sue Virgin America for False Imprisonment". E! News. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  12. ^ Kenneally, Tim (January 5, 2017). "Frequent Liars Club? 'Real Housewives' Couple James and Amber Marchese Lied About Flight Fight, Airline Says". The Wrap. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  13. ^ Nauman, Ryan (August 27, 2018). "'RHONJ' Star Amber Marchese Drops Legal Battle with Virgin America Over Alleged Flight From Hell". The Blast. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  14. ^ Marchese, Amber (January 15, 2016). "Amber Marchese's Blog: How a Christmas Miracle During Cancer Battle Made Me Ready to Take on 2016". People Magazine. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  15. ^ Malec, Brett (May 19, 2015). "Real Housewives of New Jersey's Amber Marchese Undergoes Partial Mastectomy in Second Cancer Battle". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  16. ^ Real, Evan (June 22, 2016). "'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Alum Amber Marchese Reveals Lyme Disease Diagnosis". US Magazine. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  17. ^ Seemeyer, Zach (June 21, 2016). "EXCLUSIVE: Former 'RHONJ' Star Amber Marchese Reveals Lyme Disease Diagnosis: 'I Enjoy Every Day as a Blessing'". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved December 26, 2016.