'Mob Wives' Drita D'avanzo: I Had No Clue My Husband Was A Bank Robber When I Married Him!

Thu, June 2, 2011 2:09pm EST by 16 Comments

Lee D’avanzo told Drita that he had a past, but that he had changed. Drita believed him, but boy was she in for a shock!

We’ve heard bits and pieces of Mob Wives star Drita D’avanzo‘s story about her relationship with her husband Lee D’avanzo and how his crime-related lifestyle has effected her life. But Drita tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that she didn’t know that Lee was a bank robber when she started dating and then later married him!

“When I started dating Lee, I knew he had a business,” Drita tells us. “As for bank burglary and stuff like that? No way!”

Drita was aware he had a criminal past, but thought that was over. “He said, ‘When I was younger , I did bad things, but I turned my life around,'” says Drita. “I didn’t know he was still involved.”

“Honestly, I just thought a lot of guys I knew that were in the neighborhood and street guys, you just know they are street guys and make money off the streets,” says Drita. “I don’t know what they do, because they don’t say. I never thought of anything like that, because to me that’s insane.”

And Lee did in fact own a car wash — and that’s how he convinced Drita that he made his money. “He had the money from the car wash and I was working when we moved in together,” remembers Drita. “It was normal like anybody. We’d go through the bills. It wasn’t like Lee was like, ‘I got it — here’s $20,000 on the table.’ We did it together.”

So Drita never questioned him, except for one incident where he bought her an expensive bracelet.

The first time Lee went to jail, it was because a friend ratted him out on his past, which he told Drita wasn’t part of his life anymore.

But the second time, Drita was not aware he was going out to rob a bank. The night that it happened, he told her he was going out with friends and the next time she heard from him was at 2:00 a.m. after he had been busted.

“He called me at 2:00 a.m. and he goes, ‘I got arrested,'” explains Drita. “Why would you think a criminal tells his crimes? That’s insanity.”

Drita didn’t sign up for this life and wants to make it clear that she had no reason to believe that her husband was anyone more than the business owner that he claimed to be.

- Lindsey DiMattina

More Mob Wives Stories:

  1. Drita & Karen Will Never Be Friends Again!
  2. Karen & Drita Will Have Tension Over Lee!
  3. Karen Wasn’t In The Witness Protection Program!

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cp pimm

Posted at 5:46 PM on October 2, 2012  

OK i am confused on why Drita is even on the show MOB WIVES. Her husband was not even a “made” man. His distant uncle was in the mafia. Lee is a criminal but not in the mob. When Sammy was still in Colorado under the protection of the FBI, Lee had decided he wanted nothing to do with that lifestyle and moved back to new York. Drita is part of the lifestyle because of the friends she made. (karen and Renees sister jennifer)

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lablackdiamond

Posted at 12:24 PM on February 29, 2012  

sometimes you think you know your partner’s life…so what they tell you…i believe that drita didn’t know so of his past..i give you props now cause you stayed faithful to him while he was down…but when they are in prison that’s when you hear all their unfaithfulness…drita you do you and let them haters keep hatin’….and as for karen…am sorry mama but you need to grow up and let the past be the past…you have so much hate towards drita’s…how about you focus on you and your daughter and the book…you say you dont have time for drama…what i see on the show you are quick to start drama

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cp pimm

Posted at 5:53 PM on October 2, 2012  

The hate she has for Drita would be because she introduced her to Lee and look what happened. Same with the Mob, Girlfriends have a code. you dont date a girlfriends ex. its just wrong. according to the show it looks like they were not friends but if you do your research you will see that they only didnt talk much because Karen moved away. They had no falling out or fight so it was Drita who wanted it to look like they were not friends so she could feel better at night when she was sleeping with her friends ex man.

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dora

Posted at 9:46 PM on January 8, 2012  

Drita needs to go. Maybe she should watch past shows so she can get her stories straight. She lives in a fantasy world. She should be ashamed of herself and her thug-like behavior. What a great thing to teach her daughters.

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ALBANIAN

Posted at 9:43 AM on October 28, 2011  

DRITA PROUD TO BE ALBANIAN XX

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ALBA_GIRL

Posted at 9:42 AM on October 28, 2011  

DRITA YOUR THE BEST.. KEEP YOUR HEAD UP HIGH AND NOT GIVE A SHIIT WHAT ANYONE SAYS!! TRUE BLOODED ALBANIAN PROUD OF YOU XX P.S FOR ALL THE HATERZ U WISH U WERE DRITA!! XOXOX

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Blove

Posted at 9:20 PM on July 19, 2011  

OMG!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe that she is tryin to act like her life with Lee was like all of ours!!! Like he went to work everyday and provided for his fam!! She knew exacly what he was doing and is just as shady as he is!!! She is now worried that authorities may get involved. The whole show you could tell that Drita tried to make her daughter care about her dad and you could see as plain as day that her daughter only did those things for her dad because it meant so nuch to her mom!! Her mom has been down for her and has this FANTACY Of a life of normal when she knew what he was when they married!!

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HAHAHA

Posted at 10:09 PM on July 10, 2011  

HAHAHAHAHHAHHA
FUNNY. EVERYONE THINKS THEY KNOW ME.

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Shaenshas

Posted at 12:25 AM on January 16, 2012  

Ha Ha it Is funny how people think they know so much about someone else life buy watching the tv know one really nows unless they lived your life for you don’t like what you see change the channel and f*** Karen I’ve been dealing with that kind of girls all my life she is a jealous person she should stop acting like a kid and grow up dosent she have a daughter she should go take care of her And stop playing games

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cp pimm

Posted at 5:48 PM on October 2, 2012  

watching the show does not give you all the in’s and out’s, read Karens book, read sammys book, watch john gotti, watch getting gotti. do your research and you will see that Karens words are the truth and Drita is a fake wannabe

 
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TC

Posted at 10:56 PM on July 2, 2011  

Drita KNEW what her husband was – she is just mad that he was NOT faithful. Oh well! thats what you get when you wanna play at being ‘mob’ like. She got what she deserved.. you turn on your girls, you deserve more trash from the guys you hang with than.

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m barone

Posted at 5:03 PM on June 27, 2011  

Drita you are a good person and karen is the hore she is a fat cow.

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Cheryl

Posted at 8:35 PM on June 24, 2011  

Are we watching the same show?!?!?!?! Drita is as real as you can get!!! She’s been herself and was sincerely trying to be Karen’s friend and had her back till she starts her drama… Karen seems to only want to sell her book and craves face time on camera. Anyone would be blessed to have Drita for a friend!!!

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dixie

Posted at 3:09 PM on June 21, 2011  

DRITA IS THE BIGGEST LIAR THAT WALKS THE FACE OF EARTH. THHERES NO ONE WE ARE BUYING THAT SHE DIDNT KNOW OR ELSE WHY DID HER DAD TELL HER TO WALK. ALL THAT WORKING OUT SHE DOES SHE NEEDS TO STOP HER ARMS LOOK LIKE A MANS AND HER SAYING SHES GOING TO WIPP SOMEONE A$$ ALL THE TIME GETS OLD.

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BB

Posted at 4:45 PM on June 6, 2011  

OMG Drita is such a liar she knew exactly what Lee did everyone Knew. Besides what did she think he did the whole time he was with Karen he never worked. This girl is starting to make me sick. Her ex boyfriend was a big Drug dealer I bet she didn’t know that either lol. DRITA IS AS FAKE AS IT GETS!!!!!!!

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dixie

Posted at 3:11 PM on June 21, 2011  

high 5 well said

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