Former ‘RHONJ’ star Jim Marchese’s mother dies

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It’s been a rough month for former Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Amber and Jim Marchese. First, Jim was arrested for an alleged domestic assault against Amber in Los Angeles on April 19, but she called the incident a misunderstanding, and denied the charges.

And now we learned a few days ago that Jim’s mother passed away. Amber announced the news on Instagram saying, “It’s with a heavy heart and sorrow to say that we lost Jim’s mother, yesterday, May 11. She was a strong lady that was loved by all of us. She is the reason Jim and I even met. We adore her so much, but we know she is at peace now and with her son, Sebastian Michael that she lost when he was six.”

We send our condolences to the Marchese family during this sad time.