Even though she’s no longer on this earth, Big Ang is still bringing people together. The Mob Wives star passed away in February after battling metastasized throat cancer just weeks before the series’ finale aired.
While several of her co-stars spent the time following her death battling on Twitter about stupid rumors, one of the larger than life star’s friends was thanking Ang for playing match-maker from beyond the grave. That’s right, folks. Renee Graziano met her new boyfriend at Ang’s wake.
I know I say it all the time, but I truly, truly mean it–I love those crazy kids from Jersey Shore. Perhaps when I was first watching it, my obsession (like most everyone’s I assume) stemmed from watching a drunken, orange, fist-pumping train wreck. Of course, the longer I tuned in to see their shenanigans, the more I realized I wanted to be included in those elaborate Sunday dinners with a fun (albeit crazy) group of actual friends.
To me, the most amazing part of the guidos and guidettes’ relationship is that they didn’t know each other before the show started, and the series turned them into genuine friends…it’s usually the exact opposite when you think of a reality cast, right? The show ended in 2012, and while the cast has gone on to new endeavors, they are often found supporting each other (well, most of them anyway). Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “J-Woww” Farley became quick besties during the six seasons of Jersey Shore and have gone on to share the joys of motherhood and marriage, not to mention spin-offs! Now Snooki, a mother of two, is celebrating her friend who is expecting baby number two with new husband Roger Mathews.
In our latest roundup of reality TV star (past and present) photos we have for you: Caroline Stanbury, Melissa Gorga, Draya Michele, Lisa Vanderpump and so many more!
Above: Lilly Ghalichiattends Trina’s Kid’s Foundation 2nd annual Runway Wonderland Holiday Charity event benefiting The Boys & Girls Clubs of America at Hubble Studio in L.A., along with former Shahs of Sunset star (although not appearing on the same season), Asifa Mirza.
Melissa Gorga was spotted outside of her Envy by Melissa Gorgaboutique this week. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star announced yesterday that her store is now open – just in time for Christmas shopping.
Congratulations are in order for Roger Mathews and Jenni Farley. After a 3 year engagement, the Jersey Shore couple tied the knot yesterday in front of family and friends. But that’s not all. Roger and JWoww, who welcomed their first child, Meilani, in July 2014, shared exciting news with their wedding guests – they’re expecting baby #2 in May 2016.
Following the wedding, Roger and JWoww shared with E! News, “By far one of the best days of our lives outside of Meilani being born. So blessed to have our daughter share this day with us!”
So my first reaction to this ridiculousness was, OMG! The reality TV stars really will show up for anything! (And I was shocked professional camera chasers Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi weren’t there.) But I’ve come to appreciate that these guys don’t take themselves too seriously and are able to poke fun at the genre that made them famous. During the funeral, Jon buried an Ed Hardy t-shirt, Big Ang dumped a bottle of alcohol, and Ronnie said farewell to “GTL” and buried a dumbbell, tanning lotion, and a bottle of laundry detergent.
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