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Jim Marchese shares he won’t be at reunion for ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’

"Real Housewives of New Jersey"
"Real Housewives of New Jersey"
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Jim Marchese could be missing from the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” finale and reunion. All About the Real Housewives reports on Thursday that the reality star has shared exclusive information about upcoming episodes. Although the show occasionally excludes the husbands of the housewives, some fans are surprised to learn he will not appear at the end of the season.

Marchese shares that he was essentially banned from the reunion because of problems with the other cast members. He points out Rino Aprea, Bobby Ciasulli, Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea objected to him being included, so Bravo did not extend an invitation. He believes they were able to influence the producers after the Florida trip. Earlier in the season, Teresa Giudice also had her doubts about Marchese and expressed them during an episode.

Marchese’s wife has tried to defend him online and has also tried to help people understand his role in the Rino Aprea scandal. She mentions he has been kind to the twins on the “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” but she points out he does not care about popularity contests. Her husband has no problems with exposing others and potentially losing the approval of the viewers. This should not affect his wife’s invitation to the finale or reunion. However, she may decide not to appear as a sign of solidarity.

Marchese seems confident that the episodes with the Florida trip will help viewers understand why he did not receive invitations at the end of the season. The Rino Aprea scandal may not be the only issue the families discuss during the vacation. It is possible the drama could spread to new topics that fans cannot predict, and it would not be the first time the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast started new fights away from home.