Karen wants her daughter Karina to learn that fighting is never a smart move unless you are defending yourself!
Fighting is never the answer! But for Mob Wives star Karen Gravano, when she feels trapped in a corner, she’s going to defend herself. And during the season finale that’s exactly what happened when she tumbled to the ground in a hair pulling, bloody battle with her co-star Drita D’avanzo. The only problem is that Karen has to set an example for her 12-year-old daughter Karina.
“I’m embarrassed,” Karen tells HollyBaby.com exclusively. “I don’t want my daughter to see me fighting on television.”
Unfortunately Karina did see the big fight between her mom and Drita. “Karina’s seen the fight and it’s really hard because our kids [Drita and Karen’s] have become friends,” says Karen. “I don’t want the kids to feel uncomfortable.”
But Karen tried her hardest to explain what happened to Karina. “I just told her that basically me and Drita have so much history and we had a friendship and there’s a lot of hurt and a lot of things that went on between the both of us,” shares Karen. “But at the end of the day, I think that Karina knows me to be an honest person and also knows me to be an emotional person. When I get hurt, that’s how I act.”
“She’s definitely confused,” continues Karen. “But she just took it as we had a fight and hopefully in her mind we can just make up and move past it.”
Through all of this, Karen’s trying to show Karina how to learn from her own mistakes. “I never want Karina to fight,” she reveals. “But also when you’re pushed up against a wall, I want her to know you have to defend yourself.”
“I always want Karina to learn to defend herself and stand up for what she believes in,” adds Karen. “And hopefully it never gets to the point of someone having to fist fight because I never want to see my daughter fist fight. But if that’s what it comes to, then you have to defend yourself.”
HollyMoms, do you agree with Karen that fighting is never OK unless you are defending yourself? Share your thoughts with us below.
– Lindsey DiMattina
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