The cast of VH1’s Mob Wives took a break from filming and spent the evening of April 30 in NYC. First, the group — including Renee Graziano, Karen Gravano, Carla Facciolo and Jennifer Graziano — grabbed a bite to eat at Avra, a tasty and scenic Greek restaurant in NYC’s trendy Midtown East area. Next, the girls headed to 1OAK — in the Meat Packing District — to party the night away!
All of her life, Mob Wives star Karen Gravano has been known as the daughter of Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano – the Gambino family underboss and killer who betrayed the mob when he turned FBI informant and ratted out John Gotti. But Karen has returned to Staten Island to face her past and clear her name — and her co-stars Drita D’avanzo and Renee Graziano totally respect her for coming back.
Mob Wives star Carla Facciolo has admittedly distanced herself from her husband Joey Ferragamo, who’s currently incacerated for a boiler-room scam. And because Joey is behind bars, Carla has told her 8-year-old twins Joseph and Carmen that their daddy is away at work. But unlike Carla, her co-stars Renee Graziano and Drita D’avanzo think it’s important for their kids to have relationships with their dads — even when they’re locked up!
Mob Wives star Drita D’avanzo has a tough personal question to deal with — should she stay with her husband Lee D’avanzo, who is currently incarcerated in federal prison for the second time since they got married?
How do Cosa Nostra members feel about their daughters and wives participating in VH1’s new hit show, Mob Wives? For star Renee Graziano — the fact that she let a TV crew film her life didn’t settle too well with her father Anthony Graziano, onetime consigliere of the Bonanno crime family, who’s behind bars at a federal penitentiary.
VH1’s new hit reality series Mob Wives — which focuses on the lives of Cosa Nostra-related women Renee Graziano, Karen Gravano, Drita D’avanzo and Carla Facciolo — is riling up the Italian-American community of Staten Island. “I’ve seen it — It’s disgraceful,” Staten Island’s borough president, James Molinaro, tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “It paints Staten Island and Italian-Americans in a bad light.”