"Real Housewives of New Jersey" Brawls: Husband Edition


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Well, it looks like the Real Housewives of New Jersey wives aren’t the only ones willing to throw down to get their point across!

Who would have thought that not showing up for a "guy’s night out" get together would lead to a brawl? That was the case when Joe Gorga, husband of Housewives star Melissa Gorga, went at it with Jim Marchese.

Marchese runs a mortgage company which takes up most of his time. According to People magazine, the business is only part of the reason Amber Marchese’s husband is so scarce.

He’s also actively avoiding the Giudices, Gorga’s relatives, because of their recent fraud scandal.

Gorga confronted Marchese about his behavior outside of an establishment, declaring the man “unfit to shine [his] shoes”.

It is clear that Gorga and Marchese have two entirely different philosophies about how to settle a conflict.

Gorga, who tangled with his brother-in-law Joe Giudice in the past, is a far more “physical” individual who is intent to settle matters with his fists.

Marchese prefers to get at his opponents in a different way.

“Touch me and I’ll [have you arrested]” is more or less Marchese’s approach.

“If I want to hurt you [Gorga], I’m going to sue you,” the man taunted.

“I'm going to leverage your house, I'm going to give you three years of hell in a courtroom, I'm going to bleed you dry financially, and I'm going to humiliate you as I depose you for eight hours and make you my bitch.”


That really does sound far more painful than a few minutes of brawling.

Perhaps he should pass this wisdom on to his wife Amber Marchese, who had her own conflicts to deal with thanks in large part to Melissa Gorga.

Amber Marchese got her hair yanked during a scrap with twins Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea over spreading rumors that alleged Napolitano is a home-wrecker.

After sharing the gossip with Gorga, the latter immediately reported back to the twins.

It looks like on RHONJ, conflict is for the wives and husbands.

With the Giudices likely headed to prison, Bravo has done a good job of finding new sources of drama to entertain viewers during their absence.

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