It’s hard to believe that Big Ang is gone and even her ‘Mob Wives’ co-stars, Drita D’Avanzo and Brittany Fogarty tell HollywoodLife.com that their final moments with Ang were heartbreaking for them to live let alone rewatch on their reality show.
Big Ang will be missed by her fans but a special bond will never be forgotten by her former co-stars, Drita D’Avanzo and Brittany Fogarty. The stars of the hit VH1 show, Mob Wives stopped by HollywoodLife.com‘s podcast and told us that they are still reeling from the realization that their friend is no longer here.
We asked the women, no matter how difficult the question, what it was like to watch their friend fight for her life up until her last breath. “Well we always talked on the phone, she was just in the hospital,” Drita told us. “And then I went to see her after her surgery and everything. Ang was, again, she was in high spirits. She was like, ‘I gotta fight this.’ She stayed in high spirits but you know, she was sad. She was sad. I mean, it’s scary. The doctor told her she had stage four brain cancer, that’s a very scary, scary thing. When she did tell me that I was crying – way before. Meaning, I already started; crying when she told me, ‘I have stage four brain caner,’ I feel like I was already in depression from then. Because I know how difficult that is for someone to fight. But I had so much faith, you know? I don’t know. You know what? It’s not believable that she’s not here.”
Brit also said that it’s hard to even watch the show now that Ang is gone: “It’s like surreal. I don’t like watching the episodes either. And it’s not her, it’s watching her go through a struggle, it’s watching her fight for her life. It’s not like just your big personality, ‘Let’s-drink, let’s-get-whacked Ang,’ it’s watching her struggle. And that’s really hard knowing that she lost the battle. Throughout the whole season, when I came on and met Ang, it was right after she had her throat surgery, and she was having a hard time talking then. She was going through so much and so many difficult procedures that, I mean, I would have never even known how bad it was if it wasn’t being talked about by everybody. Ang never let on to that. She never let on to all the pain that she was in or anything.”
HollywoodLifers, what are your favorite Big Ang memories? Make sure to listen to our podcast for the full interview!