You have to hand it to Mob Wives'Renee Graziano. The hardened reality star basically unraveled during the demise of her marriage and the realization that her husband had turned state's evidence on her father. As you know, VH1 cameras were there to capture it all.
Thankfully, Renee was able to pull herself up by her bootstraps and get the help she needed to overcome the addictions she used to numb her pain. Not wanting to return to the person she once was, Renee continues to take measures to better herself.
Bigger is always better, right? We all know that is the case with Mob Wive'sBig Ang! Now, the over-the-top Ang is following the lead of many reality stars before her. That's right–Big Ang has some big news of the alcoholic variety!
The Drunken Monkey owner has come out with her own line of vino. Ang's first offering treats us to a chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and prosecco. Mob Wives creator Jennifer Graziano recently tweeted a picture of wine line, sharing, "They're here!!!! Everyone stay tuned for info on where to buy!! @biggangVH1 @ManiacManagemnt."
The creator and producer of the show has always dreamed of owning her own television empire (watch out Kris Jenner!) – a veritable mafia of her own, if you will - and has big plans to not only expand the reality show franchise, but venture into scripted TV, food and wine, and even movies!
Jennifer says she always knew she wouldn't be a mob wife herself, but growing up in the lifestyle and around those women she was fascinated. And circumstances sort of decided for her since she was "book smart as well as street smart".
"I knew from a young girl that I did not want to marry a man and stay at home and take care of the family," Jennifer shared with The Examiner. "Starting from kindergarten I was up (and ready to go to school) before my mother and my sister (Renee)," she recalls. Translation: Jennifer inherited her father's head for business but was too smart to end up in the mob herself!
You know, we often warn tweens and teens of the dangers of over exposure on social media, but reality stars need a major lesson as well. I'm not even talking about sexting or posting pictures on Instagram that I can't ever unsee (I'm looking at you, Coco). I'm just talking about plain ol' common sense, you said you were going to be one place and then you posted pictures of yourself in another.
Apparently new Mob Wivescast memberAlicia DiMichele Garofalo doesn't realize that "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" ONLY if you're not posting pictures of yourself in Sin City every five seconds. This is especially true if you told a judge that the only reason you'd need to travel outside of the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania area to which an arrest kept you quarantined is to visit your son in college in West Virginia. Details, schmeatails.
The boutique owner, who currently lives in South Jersey and is married to reported Colombo associate Edward "Tall Guy" Garofalo Jr. will be joining the cast to cause may-jor drama! Alicia's father-in-law is Edward Garofalo, the mobster that allegedly arranged the hit on Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, otherwise known as Karen's father. I wonder if her inclusion has anything to do with Karen leaving the show?
Sure enough Alicia has been blowing up twitter and instagram with photos of her posing with Big Ang and Renee Graziano.
In a new ad for her Mob Candy Jewelry line, Renee took an even more nude approach and let the girls hang way, way out! "I aim I shoot & trust me I NEVER MISS!!!" Renee announced on Instagram to advertise the photo. "Beware of this#prettypoolshark," she added. Oh I'm scared alright…
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TELL US – RENEE'S MOB CANDY ADVERTISEMENT: SEXY OR SKANKY?
Well, I certainly didn't see this coming! With a new season of Mob Wives currently filming, I figured all the ladies would be back to wreak havoc on Staten Island. Apparently, according to Ramona Rizzo, that is not the case!
In fact, Ramona is confirming that she is no longer a part of the cast…and neither is her biffle Karen Gravano and her part-time nemesis Carla Facciolo. First her wedding plans botched by the Feds and now this? Poor Ramona!
And then, just when she finds a reason to make her TV life interesting and allegedly decides to hold a furlough wedding the feds get wind of her intentions and call the whole thing off. So poof! – no storyline for you, Ramona. So that's life in Ramona-land.
Prosecutors in Joseph's case feared that he was planning to use a furlough - purportedly to see his dying father – as an excuse to get married to Ramona in front of reality TV cameras. The feds pointed out that the "shotgun wedding" was not only illegal but they believed it was a ploy for a television show. You mean these two lovebirds aren't maaaadly in love?! Wha…