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Gay Son of RHONJ Star Jim Marchese Claims His Dad Cut Him Off After Coming Out

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Gay Son of RHONJ Star Jim Marchese Claims His Dad Cut Him Off After Coming Out

Gay Son of RHONJ Star Jim Marchese Claims His Dad Cut Him Off After Coming Out

The son of former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Amber Marchese’s husband Jim Marchese, says his father won’t accept him as gay, so he has created a GoFundme to raise the money to pay for college.

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In a post on his crowdfunding site, the 19-year-old (who goes by Michael) explained that he was seeking $35,000 to help pay for his freshman year tuition at Fairfield University. Michael says he moved out at the beginning of 2018 after suffering two weeks of mental abuse once his dad found out her was gay. He and his younger brother, Sebastian, 17 — both from Jim’s previous marriage — moved in with their mother, Rebecca Grande. 

Michael claimed in his post that Jim has completely cut ties with him financially and will only support him until he lives “according to his standards.

“Essentially, this meant — and still means — that I have to be ‘straight’ and date women while ‘admitting’ that I chose to be gay so that I could get something out of it from my mother,” Michael said. “With this, my father has refused to help in paying for any schooling because he believes I have to live in his home and follow his preferred life-style to be good enough to receive any financial assistance with school.”

Despite that, Jim did speak out to dismiss his son’s story. He told Champion Daily:

“This has nothing to do with sexuality. It has to do with money,” Jim told Champion Daily. “He wants to go to a no name college in Connecticut that costs $275,000 when he doesn’t even have a career path that he’s focused on versus going to a state school that would cost $40,000. Who pays that much for Fairfield college? If he had gotten into Yale, Harvard, MIT, U Penn, Wharton Business School — any of the top 20 schools — we would have a conversation. The idea that he wants to spend $275,000 without regard to the fact that he’s got four other siblings who also need financial help is absurd and selfish.”

Amber, who also supported her husband in the same article, further explained on Twitter that this issue has deeply affected the family.

“I have received death threats, thousands of nasty, vial comments for a story that is not true,” she said alongside a link to a story about Michael’s campaign. “NOT ONE WORD. Our family has been destroyed and we are in pain, we have been for some time now. Never assume you know the story. Please keep this in mind before attacking.”

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