Karen dated Lee for 7 years — but then he married Drita! Now, the women have to figure out how to resolve their issues as ‘Mob Wives’ co-stars!
Drita D’avanzo can’t understand why her Mob Wives co-star Karen Gravano, who just recently returned to Staten Island after years of absense, is making such a big deal about Drita’s marriage to Lee D’avanzo. Sure Lee is Karen’s ex-boyfriend, but that was 13 years ago!
“Listen, I was shocked [when Karen made a big fuss about her marriage],” Drita tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “I feel sorry for her. I have a family with him — and it’s kind of weird.”
Drita claims she didn’t steal Lee away from Karen. “When I was 19, I was friends with her for like a year or two,” says Drita. “I really did like Karen a lot. [But] Karen just moved on with her life. We stopped being friends. She met someone and that was it. I just never really saw her anymore. She moved and I didn’t see her or really speak to her ever again.”
“I’ve had a friend — my best friend — sleep with my boyfriend when I was younger. That’s painful — that’s not funny,” continues Drita. “If I stole Lee, if I was sleeping with him while he was with her — these things mean something.” But Drita emphasizes that her relationship with Lee didn’t start until he was officially broken up with Karen.
But Karen has a different view on the situation. “Lee was a big part of my life,” Karen tells HollywoodLife.com. “We were together for seven years of my adult life from the time I was 19 till 27. We lived together for four years in Arizona and Staten Island.”
“I thought coming back — it’s definitely behind me. To me, he is my ex boyfriend,” confesses Karen. “But Drita and I never really resolved the issue — and Drita didn’t tell me.”
So now Karen and Drita have to work out the their hurt feelings and mixed emotions when it comes to the subject of Lee.
But BFFs, we want to know — how would you feel if your friend married your ex-boyfriend? Share your thoughts with us!
– Lindsey DiMattina and Jessica Finn
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