Happy Birthday Big Ang!
Angela Raiola AKA Big Ang was the star of Mob Wives. She even had her own spinoff shows, Big Ang and Miami Monkey. The Italian reality starlet sadly lost her life to cancer in February of 2016. Her birthday is on June 30th, so she would have just turned 58 years old. She’s lovingly known as Big Angel now. Mob Wives ended its final season right before she passed away. However; there is a confirmed reboot in the works. There have been no further details, with the exception of certain Mob Wives stars teasing it. (Cast members like Renee Graziano, Carla Facciolo and Karen Gravano have all hinted at it. Drita D’avanzo has stated she won’t return.) The series creator and executive producer, Jennifer Graziano, even has confirmed it.
Jennifer wrote a touching post on Instagram for Big Ang on her birthday. She wrote, “Happy Birthday Super Star!! I remember your first red carpet – me and Aunt Celia took you and you were so nervous but you rocked it w your fedora!! I know you’re rocking it up there in heaven as well!! I will never forget you and neither will the world!!” She also shared that her memories live on. Jenn added, “People still stop me and talk about you … your star still shines bright my friend!! #BigAng4Ever” Fellow co-star on Mob Wives, Alicia DiMichele, commented, “Everyone’s Favorite Person” with the heart and queen emojis. It’s true, Big Ang, is a star!
Happy Birthday Super Star!! I remember your first red carpet – me and Aunt Celia took you and you were so nervous but you rocked it w your fedora!! I know you’re rocking it up there in heaven as well!! I will never forget you and neither will the world!! People still stop me and talk about you … your star still shines bright my friend!! #BigAng4Ever
Her sister, Renee, also shared some Big Ang memories on Instagram. She wrote, “YOU WERE ALWAYS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY… #rip #bigang” Jenn and Renee’s sister, Lana Graziano, also shared a Big Ang tribute. She wrote, “We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time. Happy Birthday Big Ang!! I miss you” with emojis of prayer hands and the heartbroken heart.
Big Ang’s sister, Janine Detore, shared a loving tribute to her sister on her birthday with photos and sweet messages. Janine captioned a photo of them with cake, “Our birthday …. happy birthday sister in heaven, you will forever be with me #yourthebestever #iloveuforeverandalways #happybirthday #saveaseatforme #mybff #june30th #june28th #junebugs” I love this photo of them! Sisters are the best and it’s so cute that their birthdays are so close.
Happy Birthday, Big Angel! We all miss you! It’s still hard to believe that she’s really gone. I’m so thankful I had the pleasure of meeting her when I moved to New York City. I’m also thankful that I got to be in the audience at the vH1 special honoring her life after she passed away. She’s a star and stars never die. It’s sweet that they all have so many memories with her. They all grew up together and thankfully – memories last a lifetime. I don’t know what Mob Wives would be like without Big Ang, but I definitely will tune in to watch it. I miss that show, so I hope it finally does comes back. It will have to be a different type of show without Ang, though, perhaps a different angle. I’m sure they will pay a tribute to her on the reboot, of course! RIP Big Ang!
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