#RHONJ Star, Melissa Gorga Shows Amber Marchese Support As She Battles Breast Cancer

Posted on May 17 2015 - 11:27am by BeachSpin


While the future of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” hangs in the balance, Amber Marchese has bigger challenges to tackle. She is currently going through her second battle with breast cancer, and cast-mate Melissa Gorga, has reached out in support. In late April, Melissa tweeted,

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Amber responded in appreciation, and Melissa reciprocated, tweeting back fond wishes to Amber and her mother.

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Amber recently confirmed that the breast cancer had returned, and she is facing another round of treatment, including surgery, radiation, and drug therapy. Amber had a double mastectomy after her first diagnosis in 2009, and has shared that the percentage of recurrence in like patients is very small, at less than 5%.

Amber and Melissa actually have a friendly history, as party pals in their twenties, and although they lost touch for a few years, Melissa was a welcoming presence when Amber was cast on the 6th season of “Housewives.” Melissa sent Amber a congratulatory tweet when hearing the news, warmly welcoming her aboard. Although their friendship struggled on the show, bigger concerns have clearly replaced the petty drama that Bravo reality breeds. No announcement has been made about the show’s questionable return, and Amber has commented that she remains unsure if she will be asked back. 

We wish Amber all the best as she bravely faces her future.


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  • side of Sour Cream

    Everything Melissa does seems disingenuous to me, even tweets like this. Emojis are just a little too Jr. high cutesy ( IMO) when sending public best wishes about beating cancer.
    She’s just so insincere & phony.

    • Marsbars09

      I couldn’t agree with you more.
      And I thought Mel didn’t want Amber to join RHOA? Didn’t Mel say she didn’t remember her?

      • side of Sour Cream

        Yes! She thinks all her lying will be forgotten. She can easily fool her perverted little nut-nibbler by distracting him with sex so she thinks the rest of the world is as oblivious to her deceit.
        I can’t stand her.

    • DLister

      Right on!

    • Dani-K

      So true! Real friends pick up the phone.

  • September24

    Bet Mama Marco, Donna, had to tell her daughter to send a supportive tweet.

  • DLister

    Yeah, Messy supports her buddy — by blatantly buying herself new plastic tits.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Of course Melissa supports Amber. They were friends when they were young and single. And let’s hope for Amber’s sake that she decides not to return to the show, but just concentrates on her family and her health.