Mob Wives newbie Alicia deMichele Garofalo certainly started her reality career under different circumstances as she's awaiting sentencing for counts for fraud and embezzlement as the bookkeeper for her husband Eddie's crooked trucking company. We've watched as she's dealt with her husband going to jail and fearing for her three sons if she has the same future behind bars. Now, she's announcing plans to divorce Eddie…who she hasn't been with for years. Wow. I love the liberties that shows take with "reality"!
Speaking to Radar Online, Alicia reveals, “My husband and I aren’t together anymore. I’m filing for divorce within the next couple of months.”
Citing "just a lot of betrayal" and "too many [reasons] to mention" that factored into her decision to file for divorce, Alicia is more concerned about her sentencing than the end of her marriage. Eddie is currently serving his sentence in Brooklyn while Alicia awaits her fate. She laments, “At the end of the day, I could be taken away from my children. I don’t know what’s worse than that.”
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Not only did Eddie get her involved with his shady and illegal business dealings, Alicia also believes that he was stepping out on her. After listening to the wiretaps that the feds used as evidence, she realized that he had gone to dinner with his ex-girlfriend (and Renee Graziano bestie) Carla Murino. She tells the site, “I was eight months pregnant and he lied and said he was working and he actually was going out to dinner with her and didn’t come home.”
When confronted, Alicia admits he acted “like any man would if you get caught in a lie. He’s caught on a wiretap. There’s not much you could say to defend yourself.”
Alicia hopes that fans realize that this all transpired over four years ago, but the magic that is reality television is making it her story line now. Those wiretaps we've seen her listening to on VH1 may as well be her latest iTunes playlist! She explains, “I just would like to clarify that the issue for what’s being portrayed on the show, they’re acting like it’s now…But it’s been four years. We haven’t been together since then.”
She continues, “It’s just come to the time where I’ve made that decision that I just don’t feel like it’s something that I can get over. I just endured too much as a woman of betrayal,” adding, “He’s the father of my children. I’m always going to love him. He’s always going to be a part of me and the boys’ lives. Just because I’m not like the other [Mob Wives] and bash, doesn’t mean I don’t have heartache and betrayal as well. I just choose to deal with mine differently.”
Alicia concludes, “It’s really tough for me, but who is going to save me? I have three boys depending on me. I can’t fail now. I’m not going to fail. I have to save myself.”
I have to say, I love that producers are recreating something that happened four years ago, and Renee is still so heated about it! Go figure!
TELL US-ARE YOU SURPRISED TO HEAR ALICIA IS FILING FOR DIVORCE? CAN YOU BELIEVE HER STORY LINE IS FROM SO LONG AGO?
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