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AllAboutTRH Exclusive Must Read Interview With ‘Mob Wives’ Drita Davanzo

AllAboutTRH had an exclusive interview with one of our favorite Mob Wives, Drita Davanzo. Drita’s always been my favorite because she is simply a bad ass with a good heart. I asked her all the questions we’ve all been dying to know including where her friendship with Renee stands, what she thinks about Ramona and if she felt set up at Renee’s party! Drita doesn’t hold back and give’s us honest answers on how she really feels in this must read interview!

AllAboutTRH: Are the rumors we here coming from other bloggers about you possibly leaving the show true?
Drita Davanzo: There is so many times I have thought of throwing in the towel because its hard to deal with liars and hater’s. BUT my fans are amazing and I truly love them and because of them I would never quit (quitting is a sign of weakness)! I would feel I am letting them down and that’s something I would never do. When I am feeling down n out..all I have to do is go on my Fanpage or Twitter and remember that Drita’s Mob Rolls Deep [smiles] My fans have my back… so Im not going anywhere because of them.

If the show is picked up for a 3rd season will you do it?
Im not sure. I quess I have to see how season 2 plays out.

Do you feel you were set up at Renee’s party on the balcony? It seems alot of your fans feel u were
If you see my face I had the EXACT same feeling. I was so upset because I always go with my gut feeling and my feeling was NOT GOOD. I really was alone (Big Ang was there but she doesn’t really know those girls) but that’s my own fault and I should not have went in the first place but because I have not seen Renee I had to go to show support. My intentions were good and wanted to squash this exhausting fight with Karen but again Karen and her friends intentions seemed to be in a different direction. And Karen told Big Ang that she wanted to talk to me but you don’t see that part. I do not trust Karen or Ramona whatsoever.

Did you know Ramona Rizzo before she joined the cast?
Ramona and the other girls on the show are older then me so growing up I ran in a different circle. I knew her sister and we had a mutual friend but I never knew her. She moved to another country and had a family. When she returned to SI she got in contact with my close friend Jennifer and so I hung out with her for a couple of weeks. Going out to clubs etc. Ramona had no contact with Karen or Jen for so many years so I felt her intention was to weasel her way on the show and that is not real to me. You never call anyone and visit them but now they are on tv and you are related…best friends…blah blah. That’s bullshit. She is an opportunist in my eyes. Bother’s me that she walks around with her nose in the air like she is better than everybody else and never has anything nice to say about anyone.

Do you think if Ramona had not joined Mobwives you and Karen could have some what repaired your relationship? I ask this because it seemed last season with the fight that happened at Renee’s it really upset you to see Karen hurting..
I don’t like to see anyone hurting. So yes it definitely upset me because I was surprised to see it bothering her so much when I never ever thought it would. I hung out with her for about 2 years and she was doing her thing and seemed to be over him long time ago. So yes this was a surprise. She was pregnant and living with someone when I got with Lee and had not seen or spoke to her in forever so her being hurt was confusing to me. Especially since Karen had hooked up with her friends ex boyfriend also (so her saying she doesn’t roll like that is another annoying lie.) I think we could have some what repaired our relationship if Ramona was not involved. I don’t think we would be friends like in the past but at least cool with each other. Ramona DID NOT help this situation. If you see she says stop being nice and then at the bar says I thought we were not going to do this here. That raises a question. What is it that they were not going to do?? I don’t even know why she said we when it was about Karen and I. Not her. She is not in my life just very involved in it.

So is your divorce from Lee Final yet?
No, it takes a long time for a divorce to be final but everything is done with paperwork.

Have you ever got a straight answer from Lee as to when he will be Released?
Well the reason its confusing is because he has to do federal time on top of State time. So right now it looks like another 18 mths or so.

How is your relationship with Renee at this time?
Cool..as Renee puts it we are like a Divorced couple. [laughs] I never have a problem with her but seems her friends Karen and Ramona do not like us getting along so it causes conflict.

Do you feel it was unfair to have cast Ramona being that she is so close with Karen?
100 percent. I actually didn’t even want to come on second season if she was coming on because I thought they should have brought an outsider in and been fair to everyone but Karen needs her so whatever. Ramona coming on only shows that I was right about her wanting to be on the show and saw her game plan a mile away.

Did you know big Ang before she was cast?
Yes Renee and I know her for a long time. I had tons of fights in her bar and if it wasn’t for her I would have got in trouble plenty of times. I owe her and love her. She has a great heart and has no bad intention and keeps it real. I’m just glad they have someone being themselves and real and not make believing there someone there not.

What kind of relationship do you have with Big Ang?
From what I have seen she seems like she a real funny person & kind of a piece maker. Yes!! She is funny and wants peace. She def doesn’t see the reason for anyone fighting over such bullshit from 1992. She just wants to have a good time and laugh like me. I have the best time with her….I crack up laughing the whole time.

Any regrets about doing reality tv?
I have regret fighting on tv. When I was younger I was a tomboy growing up and very much into sports. Stayed with the boys and lived in projects for 13 years where we fought a lot and didn’t hang out in the best area’s. But now I am a grown woman with children and its embarrassing to me to still fight someone over nonsense. At this point in my life I want to put that behind me and set an example for my girls. Bottom line is I fought because that’s who I was..there was no camera’s and I wasn’t trying to prove anything. It was just me. I am on a mission to change for my daughter’s and mad at myself for fighting on camera. But as you see as nice as I try to be the other girls don’t allow me to be that way. Its kind of like Im fighting myself. I will one day learn how to walk away. I hope.

Are you considering doing professional boxing?
I think I might try it out. I always wanted too. Its a great stress relief and great exercise. Tune in…and you will see:)

Whats next for you?
I have a ton of things going on…I did some acting in a short film and really enjoyed it. My cosmetic line Just Me Cosmetics will be launching soon,workout DVD,evil eye jewelry and t shirts with my sayings on it for my fans. I’m so excited about everything going on and I feel so lucky to have this opportunity! Sky’s the limit. And Im going to take all the bricks the hater’s are throwing at me and BUILD AN EMPIRE WITH THEM. For my daughter’s [smiles]

Tell us something about Drita that would surprise your fans?
Im actually always smiling and laughing. I’m friendly with everyone. I live my life treating people the way I like to be treated. Just don’t cross a line with me. Most of my fights growing up where always for protecting the underdog or a friend. I rarely ever have issues with anyone. I easily get over things. I have a big heart and am actually very sensitive for those I care about. I have friends for 25 years I never had an argument with. I am an easy person to get along with. I will give you the shirt off my back if you need it and will die for you if I love you. My real friends are not on the show so you don’t see me like that. This show is a bunch of women that all know each other and trying to build a friendship. I get along great with Carla because she is laid back and hates drama.

Why do you feel the other Bloggers are so hard on and negative towards you? There is actually one Blogger that always writes negative things about me and LIES a lot. I did some research because it seemed fishy that this blogger was praising Karen and ripping me apart. Then I found out from a little birdie that she knows her. I was not surprised but I wish no one would ever read that blog. Its such bullshit and they are massive hater’s. They were writing awful things even about Lee. They don’t even know him. They said they have sources…[laughs]. The people Lee grew up with would def not call a blog and talk about him. I found out there sources are Ramona and Karen. Its just pure lies coming from massive liars. When you see a blog that writes things one sided then you know its bullshit. That’s why I’m so glad you have a Mob Wives blog. You do not know any of us so its fair game. Thank you.!!!! And you really do write the truth and your opinion.

Thanks Drita for the compliment regarding AllAboutTRH. Thoughts on the interview? Drita makes a good point when she spoke about other bloggers having “sources.” Can you imagine these people calling a blog and telling them stories over the phone? LOL. Probably not! Hopefully Renee and Drita can maintain their friendship!
It seems like Mob Wives will be very interesting this season..

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Josi
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Drita you are the realist , prettiest girl on this show. Of course Karen , Ramona and even Renee are gonna hate. They are fat haters, liars, rats, and really what else do they have? Nothing… You and Natalie and any are the reason anyone watches this show. We lov you drita.

fashion
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further than up till now to Plato, and the preaching of the immortality of the soul

Roro
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P.S. I get a kick out of BIG ANGE. Bless her heart.

Roro
Guest

I think that Drita is stunning. Personally, I would never be able to take all the stress and drama of the ladies, lives. The show does a good job showing how different folks live. Family is important to everyone of us.

Carolyn W. VanHelden
Guest

Enjoy MOB WIVES – particulary Drita who has substance and is absolutely gorgeous.
I predict stardom for her. She has an earthy quality – beautiful bone structure and is well built.

Surprised Hollywood hasn’t tagged her yet.

donna
Guest

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE, LOVE , LOVE DRITA ! CANNOT BEAT HER & ANG!

VONDA LATINI
Guest

DRITA IS MY FAVORITE ONE ON THE SHOW, AND I LIKE CARLA ALSO, THE REST ARE DRAMA QUEENS, IF IT WERE NOT FOR DRITA, I WOULD NOT EVEN WATCH THE SHOW, I AM LOOKINF FORWARD TO BIG ANGS SHOW COMING THIS SUMMER,

madamex
Guest
Drita’s the best. the rest? eh. but they should all think about this: violence is the last resort of the incompetent. that always stops me when i feel like decking some dingbat. what would it prove? it’d prove that the fighter is too ignorant to work out the problem in an intelligent way. not something to be proud of. still, there are times when you get sooo provoked that S– happens. oh well. this crapola about karen carrying on about Lee like 20 years later is a bunch of bull. Drita doesn’t owe her anything on that score. Karen didn’t… Read more »
nyclady
Guest
ah the fist fights, disgusting, low budget BS but if you want to be on tv act like garbage & then you’ll get endorsement deals. these shows set a very poor example for the younger viewing audience. i wonder how their children are being treated in school after hearing their classmates talk about how badly their mothers behaved on last nights episode. drita is a twig. i was her size when i was 10 years old. she talks about beating people up. i guess she came across wimps during her fighting career? the biggest thing on her body is her… Read more »
Melony
Guest

STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES MOUTH HA! love you Drita!! how anyone can defend those crazy bitches is beyond me. Your the best!!

Delia
Guest

I love love love you girl! & your daughters are beautiful. As for Lee that aint my biz! Im so glad your not sweating the small sh%t cuz its not worth it. Keep on doing you! make thats money for them babies! Good luck & God bless 😉

KIM
Guest
DRITA IS AN ARGRY LITTLE GIRL WHO BLAMES OTHERS 4 HER VIOLENT TEMPER. SHE ACTS LIKE A DUDE & A CHILD WHO CAN’T JUST HASH IT OUT WITHOUT THROWING PUNCHES. WHAT A MOM. SHE MAKES ME GRATEFUL MY MOM IS WHO SHE IS. SHE SPEAKS AS IF SHE STOPPED GOING TO SCHOOL BY THE 5TH GRADE. PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS RESORT TO VIOLENCE ARE COWARDS. THIS IS A FACT. IF U R DUMB ENOUGH TO LIKE/LOVE HER THAN U R EQUALLY AS RETARDED AS HER. SHE’S BEYOND DAMAGED GOODS. AT LEAST KAREN WORKS. DRITA JUST DOES WHAT…. GO BOXING SO SHE… Read more »
Mrs S
Guest

Drita does seem fake I think she plays up her bad ass attitude. I used to feel bad for Karen but since Romana I’m leaning more over to team Drita

Donna
Guest
I love Drita. She holds it down for what she loves and what she believes in. I see a lot of those qualities in myself and respect her for everything she does. Karen is just a hater and is sitting in SI for what?? You have a daughter don’t you? Shouldn’t you go be with her and be a MOTHER to her? Instead she’s running around with Bitches like Ramona acting like a 13 year old girl in the locker room. Come on, grow up and be a lady. No one cares about your issues and what you have to… Read more »
kat k
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I love drita. Drita all the way….I like watching Drita, big ang and Carla…Karen and ramona are just a bunch of losers. They try to act all tough when one is a chicken shit and the other one is a fat ass that only knows to talk tough….she can’t take anyone down… Karen and ramona seems to be very bad mothers….they leave their kids all the time…dumb slugs.

Rosalie Marie,
Guest
http://www.amazon.com/Mob-Story-Michele-R-McPhee/dp/0312942672 Check out the book titled, “Mob Story.” Drita’s husband is mentioned in the book several times, and he made a good decision to stay away from Chris Paciello, the man the story is based on. Anyway, Jen Graziano, Karen Gravano, someone named Ramona, (could this be the new Mob Wife Ramona?), Sammy the Bull, Anthony Graziano and Lee Davanzo are all mentioned in the book. It’s interesting. Nothing bad regarding the names mentioned but it does read that Lee Davanzo was ratted out near the end of the book. What gets me is the person who did a lot… Read more »
U can't hide stupid
Guest

Rosalie. I think that is Ramona Rizzo in mob story.

Tenisha
Guest
Love the blog! I think the violence needs to stop. They should be able to talk without hands being thrown. But with that said….Karen needs to STOP THE LYING! This is all about Lee and nothing else! I have no idea where my ex is or who’s he’s with. If he and an old friend of mine hooked up I may find it awkward but I would act like she is unless I still had feelings. By her own admission she cheated on Lee over and over and he cheated on her too. Hell she left Lee for her daughters… Read more »
jay
Guest
Ok….so Karen ( who was indited ,along with her RAT father in Arizona and left her daughter AND husband there) is STILL obsessed with ..wait for it ….wait for it ….Drita and “WHEN” she sleep with her ( yeah right !!!) man Lee …Bottom line THIS is what it is STILL all about ! …add the fact that Karen wants to be the “MOB” Wives boss by going to “WAR” with any and everyone …Can’t get over the fact that Drita BEAT her a** last season ..so she brought help this time in the form of her NOT so famous… Read more »
U can't hide stupid
Guest

Jay .. Ramon’s grandfather is jimmy ruggerio who was played y Pacino in the movie Donnie Brasco about the undercover guy who used her grandfather to infiltrate the mob. Has nothing to do w vito corleone, zero zip zilch nada.

Her grandfather wasn’t played as a particularly upscale dude. If tht had been my grandpa I would embarrassed by how he was portrayed too. It’s a good movie.l and book.

U can't hide stupid
Guest

Benjamin ruggerio.

amanda
Guest

Okay I hate being this person but I have to correct you… Al pacino played Michael Corleone in The Godfather. The movie you’re thinking is Donnie Brasco and he played Benjamin ‘Lefty Guns’ Ruggiero who is Ramona’s grandpa 🙂

U can't hide stupid
Guest

Amanda,lol. I didn’t see someone had answered tht already. I also didn’t realize the post is a few months old.

Shay
Guest

Drita is my favorite mob wife because she is real.Although it was wrong for drita to throw the first punch I understand wh she did it because if I. Felt attacked by two ppl I would swing too but that’s just me.karen is so annoying I used to like her but now all she wants to do is talk about drita blah blah stfu already&move on it was years ago she must still have feelings for lee if she keeps rambling on.

Caroline
Guest

I love Drita. You can tell she would be an awesome friend to have and would always have your back. Karen and Ramona are just acting for the camera. Drita got set up and ganged up on just like Tre did on RHONJ.

mm
Guest

Drita is a very talented makeup artist. She should put out a book on it. I also wish she would cross-over to Jerseylicious and shake up the super annoying GlamFairy.

jlennon81
Guest

I never knew all TRH blog until I tweeted a comment to Drita regarding this Other Blog which was always one sided and trashing Drita. From watching the show and knowing how many fans Drita has I knew something wasnt right. Drita replied to my tweet and told me how Karen is friends with the Other blogger which made perfect sense to me. I love Drita and think shes amazing and REAL unlike Karen who wants to live off her fathers “name” Ramona seems the same, Renne is brilliant too very real.

Suzie
Guest

Great interview. Drita is the best!!

meljae
Guest

AMAZING! love it!

Angie
Guest

You know when you say lets put it all out on the table, talk about what bothering us and you do like in last season that should be the last of it , why keep bring up the past whats the purpose of having a set down . I’m just saying

Paula
Guest
Ive watched both seasons from day one and this isnt RHW its Mobwives and I love all the different personality’s I also know the lifestyle a bit. Ditra is the gurl I would party and the one who would make me laugh wile getting our Mugshots taken. Renee is the woman that is a deeper more chill kick it friend. Like the person you talk to about deep stuff with and do the spa. Respect! Karen hmm I like her but I enjoy upbeat drama not depressing so have a drink with person. Big Ang Cracks my butt up hope… Read more »
Debster
Guest
Congrats on the interview. I sometimes like Drita but she is really annoying me right now. I am so sick of her double talk about the issues. You know what Karen is upset about. You know that she is right. Big Ang actually said that you do. You are just too stubborn to admit it. Now with the fight. Obviously Drita wanted to talk. Karen was approached about talking. Did she expect Karen to say nothing and for her to say lets move past it and that would be it? Of course she is going to want to talk about… Read more »
NorCalGirl
Guest

Great unbiased interview. Drita is the reason I watch the show. Seems like Ramona was added only to give Karen an audience to her delusional ramblings.

Lindsey
Guest

How is this not biased? Its one persons side of the story. Btw I love all the cast except for Carla!

Cammierari
Guest
I’m new to mobwives but just from watching the first two episodes of this season, Drita seems like at least she knows who she is and is willing to admit she isn’t perfect. Karen just seems obsessed with carrying on the mob legend like her Dad, and is trying to be a “tough guy”. If an old friend of mine suddenly started dating my ex, I couldn’t care less. He’s my ex for a reason! If she wanted to call me about it, fine; if she doesn’t, that’s fine too. As a matter of fact, I might think she was… Read more »
reddvette
Guest

Did Drita really think she was going to do all the talking? Did she not think Karen was not going to have something to say back? Did she really think how she felt was the only thing that mattered? Sadly yes, she did. To solve an issue both people have to state how they feel and lay it all on the table, and go from there. Think on that Drita!

MS. Bug
Guest
No, I don’t think she thought she would be the only one talking. What she was saying to Karen was I apologize, let’s get past this and move on. However, what you didn’t hear, is Karen telling Drita, how she wanted to bash her face in, come to her house and blow it up and talking a bunch of sh*t, which ticked Drita off. Dritas’ like here it is, I’m trying to apologize and move forward, but Karen is still bringing the same sh*t up and talking violence. Edits don’t always give you the truth, they give you what you… Read more »
jba
Guest

drita is a caroline manzo type cant stand the bitch! fake friend fake everything wannabe italian. love renee cuz she s real, the rest suck!

Chiara
Guest

Did she ever say she is a wannabe Italian? She actually, very proudly always says she is Albanian. Fool! I’d love to see you go up to an Albanian and say that to their face. Just try it pls. LOL. And then come back and see if you can type bs again.

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