Amber and Jim Marchese smooch in the sand

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Former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Amber Marchese has recently been trying to clear up husband Jim‘s reputation as a villain by showcasing his “sweet side.

During a trip to the beach, the couple was caught snuggling up. In photos released by Star, the Marcheses can be seen holding hands, kissing and just being love bugs in general.

Although Jim was annoyed to have had his personal life publicized, tweeting that he can’t get away from RHONJ, he laughed the whole situation off pretty well.

Jim retweeted a few messages from fans criticizing his choice to wear jeans to the beach, and they were pretty hilarious!

Maybe he’s really not so bad, after all!