We’ve watched the women of VH1’s Mob Wives scream, badmouth and pull out hair in a four-way brawl on television. But we haven’t heard the worst from the fierce four whose husbands or fathers are in jail for mob-related activities. OK! spent the day with Carla Facciolo, Drita D’avanzo, Karen Gravano and Renee Graziano, who shared their deepest darkest secrets of their scandalous past, present and upcoming plans!
1. Big plastic surgery plans!
Renee has already had a breast reduction and a nose job but now she’s planning to give herself a full body makeover in season two. “I’d like to pull, tuck, suck, get an ass and put it all together and have a body of a younger woman,” she tells OK!. Karen has yet to go under the knife but says she wouldn’t mind. “I am going to get botox, I do want to get my breasts done,” she says. “I’d like to get liposuction under my chin.” Drita and Carla say their boob jobs are all they want for now.
2. They haven’t had sex in a long time!
The women talk a lot about men but they aren’t getting any action. “It was probably Thanksgiving two and a half years ago,” Drita tells OK! of her last hookup. “It’s so hard in the beginning and after a certain amount of time you don’t have sex, zero desire.” Renee says: “The last time I had sex had to be forever ago.” Carla admits: “I really haven’t in a while, like two months.” Karen’s confesses: “The last time I got laid was back in Arizona a couple months ago.”
3. Their cheating exes!
Carla ended things with her husband when she found out about his cheating past. “I was home taking care of two babies!” she says. “I’m like ‘you really think you’re single?’ Drita also had her share of a philandering ex who she says cheated “like you change your underwear!’” Renee taught the woman her husband was cheating with a lesson. “She cracked a nice good one,” Renee says. “Right across the face. The girl definitely lost the battle.”
4. Saved an ex from dying!
When Drita’s ex-boyfriend got into a fist fight, things took a turn for the worst. “I saved my ex-boyfriend’s life from a stabbing,” she says. “He was getting stabbed and I jumped in. I ran over and kicked the kid in his face. He’s alive because I dragged his bloody self and an ambulance came.”
5. Famous friends and exes!
“I worked with 50 Cent,” says Renee, who admits her phonebook has many A-listers. “I was a stylist and wardrobe assistant. I worked with Busta Rhymes and Amerie. I have many celebrity friends.” “I dated a professional football player before,” Drita confesses of her past relationships before she met her husband, Lee. “I get along with them because I played sports my whole life. It was a six-month relationship. He’s retired now.”
6. Hospitalized for stress!
The stress of her husband going to jail with two kids to take care of took a toll on Drita. “I made believe everything was okay and then one day I went to work and got physically sick,” she says. “I ended up in four different hospitals. I was in denial that I was stressed out. I was in the hospital in the emergency room until my vision went so bad that I thought maybe I was going blind. They had to treat me. My brain shut down I had no feeling in my legs, my hands. It was like stroke-like symptoms.”
7. They’ve scared away guys!
“I went on a date with a regular guy and he asked me what my dad did for a living and I told him ‘in time,’” Renee says. “When I excused myself from the table and came back and the check was paid and he was gone!”
8. Mob life was like Hollywood!
“Everybody wanted to be my friend because of who my father [Sammy “The Bull” Gravano] was,” Karen says. “Where we grew up people look up to gangsters like in Hollywood people look up to celebrities. My father was like the Brad Pitt of gangsters!”
9. Super model past!
Drita posed like a pro when she took sexy pictures on the show to send to her husband in jail and she’s got the experience to back it up as a teen model. “I modeled since I was 15,” Drita says. “They wanted me to be a bartender in Sex and the City, but I was four months pregnant!”
10. Family members upset about the show!
Renee’s father, Anthony Graziano, a high-ranking member of La Cosa Nostra, isn’t happy about Mob Wives. “I don’t talk to my dad because of the show,” she says, “He just thinks it’s unnecessary to talk about something that hasn’t ever been spoken about.”
11. Their men will be out of jail soon!
Renee’s father might not be speaking with her right now but she tells OK! he’ll be out of jail Aug. 4. “It’s been 11 and a half years,” she says. Drita says viewers will find out soon that Lee will be out of jail “sooner than I thought.” Carla’s husband is out but is still in the halfway house. Karen’s father hasn’t been so lucky. “He was in 23-hour lockup for the last seven years and now he’s out in what they call like a unit,” Karen says. “I am going to actually work to get him out sooner, but hopefully if not, within the next six years.”
12. No special treatment on the show!
Renee’s sister Jennifer is the executive producer of Mob Wives, but that doesn’t mean she’ll be nice to her older sis. “No special treatment!” Renee tells OK!. “If I don’t look good, it’s because I did something on my own.”
13. No hanky panky in jail!
“The conjugal visits? Absolutely not!” Drita says. “If I touched Lee’s hand, I got in trouble. It’s crazy but I think the worst crimes in certain states give them conjugal visits.”
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