Big Ang Karen Gravano Mob Wives

UPDATE: Karen Gravano Was NOT Banned from Big Ang’s Funeral

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: TV Personalities Karen Gravano and Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola attend OK! Magazine's So Sexy NYC Event at HAUS Nightclub on May 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

Big Ang’s memorial services caused more drama than expected, and while reports circulated that Karen Gravano was “banned” from saying goodbye to her beloved friend she confirmed to E! News that was not true. Karen explained that nothing could have kept her away, and she was in fact at Ang’s funeral on Monday. Even more, she was involved, and carried out the casket with her fellow Mob Wives co-stars.

The most important thing I want to say is that I was there to say goodbye to my friend,” Karen said. Adding, “Obviously, there is history there. But I was never banned. It was never, ‘You’re not allowed.’ It was about what would be the best timing and the most appropriate way.” It sounds like Karen handled this VERY well, and in the end Ang’s family understood there needed to be some point where Karen could come say goodbye; Ang would have wanted it that way.

With all of the rumors its understandable that Karen would want to clear her name. “My situation isn’t about my father, it isn’t about anyone else. It’s about paying respects to my friend. I wanted to say my goodbyes to Ang and pay respect to her and her family and an army couldn’t stop me. I was just happy to be there. Let people believe what they want to believe. I was there and I walked out holding her casket.

However, Karen does admit she was not at Ang’s wake, “I decided with the history it would be the best idea for me to do it on my own terms.

Mob Wives airs tonight and its sure to be an emotional hour not only for the Mob Wives, but for Big Ang fans everywhere!

Thoughts on Karen’s interview? Are you surprised she ended up attending Ang’s funeral? What do you think about all of the rumors claiming Karen didn’t go say her good-bye’s to Big Ang? Do you think it will be hard to watch Mob Wives tonight?

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