Hello! Hope everyone had an AMAZING New years and wishing you all much happiness and success this year! AllAboutTRH stands for All About The REAL Housewive and I know we all love our Bravo housewives but I know a lot of you also like the show Mob Wives! AllAboutTRH.Com has many new exciting things happening with the website this year and this is one of them! We are officially expanding the site! That means we’ll be adding Mob Wives to AllAboutTRH! And trust me when I say that this show is as real as it gets! Some of you may not watch the show so let me introuduce you to the ladies plus check out my first recap of episode 1
First is Renee Graziano. I like Renee. She is someone you can always respect and have a soft spot for. Here’s a short bio on Renee.
“Renee Graziano is the daughter of Anthony Graziano, current consigliere of the Bonanno crime family, and ex-wife of Hector “Junior” Pagan, Jr., who has been charged with various crimes with the Mafia. She describes herself as a “loud, foul-mouthed drama queen”. The New York Post reports that her father, Anthony Graziano, will no longer speak with her or her sister Jennifer (the creator of Mob Wives) as a result of their appearances on the show. Her son “A.J.” has stated that he does not want to go into “the life”, and wants to go to university and become an engineer. On December 1, 2011 it has been reported that Hector has been working as an informant for the FBI , which might have an impact on season 2.”
Then there’s Drita Davanzo. I must admit that I am in love with this chick! She’s a bad ass and isn’t scared of no one but deep down you can see she has a good heart.
“Drita D’Avanzo works as a freelance make-up artist and is of Albanian ancestry. She is married to Lee D’Avanzo, who has been in and out of prison for such crimes as drug dealing and numerous bank robberies and dated Karen Gravano before marrying Drita.” She and Lee are currently going through divorce.
Next is Karen Gravano. I personally found her absolutely annoying all through season 1. She seem so insecure and I felt bad for her poor daughter! She left her daughter basically to be on the show and kept starting drama with Drita. Perhaps she was jealous of Drita? Maybe my opinion on her will change this season. Who knows?
“Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, a former underboss of the Gambino crime family, and federal informant. She is also the ex-girlfriend of Drita D’Avanzo’s husband, Lee. While in the United States Federal Witness Protection Program, she was implicated in a drug ring and served three years of probation. She states, on the show, that she has returned to Staten Island to write an autobiographical memoir, ultimately titled In the Shadow of the Bull. Discussions about the book and its first chapter, which Gravano shares with castmates D’Avanzo and Graziano, caused controversy within the show and outside it as well.
And then there is Carla Facciolo. She’s a good mother and nothing seems to annoy me about her (for now).
“Carla Facciolo husband is Joseph Ferragamo, who is also incarcerated at the time of the airing of the series in 2011. Carla and Joseph have two children together. According to the show, Carla wants a divorce from Joseph as soon as he gets out of prison. According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website, Ferragamo’s expected release date is 24 September 2011.”
Lastly Ramona Rizza gets introduced this season on Mob Wives! I don’t know much about her so I can’t say anything.
“Ramona Rizzo is the granddaughter of former well known mobster Benjamin “Lefty Guns” Ruggiero, who was played by Al Pacino in the movie “Donne Brasco”. Ramona is a childhood friend of Karen Gravano, and as children they shared sleepovers, made their first communions together and consider themselves so close they refer to themselves as cousins.”
Season 2 episode 1 of Mob Wives finally came on yesterday and I thought I would re-cap!
The episode begins with Renee heading to a plastic surgeon to get a full body make over like she’s always dreamed of. Renee immediately gets nervous once shes on the operating table. Renee’s good looking son AJ is of course in the waiting room and checks on his mother to see if she is okay. Drita visits Carla at her home because “it’s been a minute” since they’ve seen each other. LOL Am i the only one who loves how Drita talks? I’m sorry but this girl is made for reality TV! Drita confirms she is going through a divorce with Lee and explains to Carla how he is a “deny till I die” kind of guy (Obviously). God! I seriously hate those “deny till I die” kind of guys. You’ll bring the girl your man cheated on you with to his face and she’ll admit they “hooked” up and STILL he will deny and say something stupid like ‘prove it’ ‘she’s lying’ or turn it around and say ‘wow! After all these years you accuse me of cheating on you?’ trying to make you feel guilty. Damn you reverse psychology! Carla tells Drita that it “isn’t worth it to get aggravated over these chicks that cheat with your husband.” Aggravated? If my husband cheated on me. It wouldn’t be good for either of them! Forget being aggravated!
Back to Renee. We see her wake up from her surgery where she says she is in the “worst pain.” I actually wanted to jump through the TV and hug her. It was very hard to watch someone be in that much pain. Turns out Renee ripped her stitches and lost so much blood that she “almost died!” Mob Wives without Renee? I wouldn’t ever be able to watch this show without her! In Melissa Gorga’s words “Thank you, Jesus” for saving her! Renee is recovering at home after her surgery while her gorgeous son mans up and takes care of her. Renee says how “disgusted” she is with Carla for her lack of support through out the surgery. Carla tells her friend who she meets up with that she wasn’t aware Renee was even having a surgery till later on and if she would have known she would have defenitly called her. Carla adds that she wishes Renee would just go to the gym with her instead of doing the “stupid” surgery. I totally agree with Carla. If you want to lose weight stay motivated. Work out and eat healthy. Nothing tastes better then being skinny! That reminds me I should probably head to the gym instead of blogging haha…back to the show. Carla continues to talk to her friends and brings up her ex, Joe. Says she hopes if Joe starts dating that whoever he chooses will be good with their children. See! I told you Carla was a good mother.
In comes Karen visiting Renee after what they both call the plastic surgery “nightmare.” Poor Renee. She hates the turn out of her surgery (she didn’t even need one! Her bod looks great. She looks great!) Renee admits that she should have just went to the gym. Told you! That would have been a better idea. If you’re motivated to lose weight, you WILL lose weight.
Drita decides to box because she is very aggravated and rather box then slam someone. Was I the only one scared when Drita started boxing? She would so kick my ass before I could even blink! Drita says she wants to continue with boxing so she could unleash her anger and not have to hit anyone. I refuse to say anything bad about Drita after seeing her boxing skills! Hah! Just kidding
Karen meets up with her childhood friend and newest Mob Wife, Ramona for some drinks. Karen doesn’t fail to mention Lee who btw she dated 50 years ago. Move on, Karen! You have a child now. He has children now! He’s still married to Drita! How many times are you going to bring up Lee? Karen reads a text from Drita to Ramona saying that the two should meet up and nicely says the two should make up for the sake of their children. But Karen is still very upset because she continues to hear that Drita has told everyone she put Karen in the hospital when they had that big blow out last season! Karen says Drita is being a “phony” and refers to her as “psychotic.” Karen. Get over it. You’re already bothering me and it’s only been 30 minutes.
Renee meets with her new therapist to discuss the results of her “nightmare” surgery. Renee is really making me depressed this episode. Renee you are pretty. Enough. When you act so insecure, that makes you ugly! Renee then tells her therapist how upset she is with Carla. LOL I don’t think the therapist is taking this seriously. Renee is having a birthday party and calls Drita to invite her. She tells Drita she isn’t inviting Carla. Why did Renee chose not to invite Carla? Oh yeah. Because Renee almost died and since Carla never knew about the surgery she called her the day of. How dare her!? She couldn’t atleast pick up the phone the day before and say the same thing! (Insert sarcastic face) I think it’s pretty clear Carla didn’t know about the surgery or else she would have called Renee. Who knows? I might be wrong but I’m sticking with that. Drita and Carla meet for lunch when Drita tells Carla who she isn’t invited to Renee’s party. Carla claims she’s happy she wasnt invited. I call BS. Carla, you wanted to be invited! I think Renee is over- reacting.
Karen and Ramona are getting ready for Renee’s party and Karen won’t shut up about Drita. Ramona says Karen is being too nice and basically wants Karen to start drama at Renee’s birthday. Sit down Ramona and stop talking! Renee says nothing better happen at her party because it “means a lot to her” and that “she is praying that it’s a drama free night.” Drita walks in solo and plans on getting a drink and leave. LOL like that’s going to happen. Drita heads over to the bar and Karen is standing behind her like a creep with Ramona. Drita says that Ramona doesn’t like her after the whole fight with Karen and her. Ramona continues to stir the pot and hype Karen up. Renee’s entrance was fabulous and her facial expressions walking in were hilarious. Renee sees Karen and Drita on opposite sides of the party just like she wanted them to be and suddenly calls them out to talk on the microphone? Am I the only one confused by this? In comes Big Ang. Big Ang has known all the girls for a while and thinks Drita should straighten it out with Karen. Hello! That’s what shes been trying to do!
Big Ang calls Karen over to the balcony to speak to Drita and BOOM the episode is over. Stay tuned for next weeks episode when Karen and Ramona gang up on Drita and cause a fight just like they planned to.
What did you think about the season premiere of Mob Wives? Who’s your favorite Mob Wife? Who’s wrong? Drita or Karen? Do you like Ramona? Thoughts!