Ignoring the issue of little kids watching ‘Mob Wives,’ it seems Drita’s daughter is making friends because of the show.
Mob Wives may not be sitting too well with the Italian community and the residents of Staten Island, but star Drita D’avanzo tells HollyBaby.com exclusively that one very good (and odd) thing has happened because of it. And it involves her nine-year-old daughter, Aleeya.
“Aleeya went to school — this little girl went up to her and said, ‘I can’t believe your mom is on that show. My dad’s in jail [too],’” Drita tells us. “Aleeya goes, ‘You’re dad’s in jail too?’ And the little girl goes, ‘Yeah.’ The other little girl goes, ‘My dad’s not around. Now I feel comfortable.’ And they became friends.”
The things that bond kids, these days.
“Aleeya came home, and was like, ‘Oh mom, there are other kids like me,” says Drita. “Isn’t that crazy?”
“I found that fascinating because she came home and said, ‘Mom, you know this little girl, you know that little girl? This one’s dad was in jail. The other one’s left and never came back. The other one is in the army,’” Drita says.
For Aleeya, seeing her father behind bars has also been a learning experience. “She went on a visit with him — she gave it to him,” remembers Drita. “She literally sat there and gave him a speech that was so unbelievable that it will never leave me. She gave him a speech like what’s right and wrong and how do you live with yourself. Crazy.”
But Aleeya loves her father none the less. Lee even does homework with her over during his daily calls. “Lee will teach her. That’s what he does with her on the phone — he actually teaches her everything from history to math,” gushes Drita. “He [even] sends her tests, and she has to take the test and mail it back to him.”
– Lindsey DiMattina
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