'Mob Wives' Stars Brittany Fogarty & Karen Gravano BANNED From Big Ang's Wake
Family and friends grieved the loss of Mob Wives star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola during her heartbreaking wake on Saturday, but some of her former costars weren't even invited, RadarOnline.com has learned.
According to Page Six, Mob Wives cast members Brittany Fogarty and Karen Gravano were banned from the Brooklyn service over the weekend, due to "bad blood" in the families' past.
"Big Ang's ex-husband blocked Brittany and Karen from the funeral," a source told the magazine, "he's paying the bill and so he and other friends and family banned them."
But Fogarty claims she was very close with Raiola in recent months, explaining that the realtiy star welcomed her with open arms on the most recent season of Mob Wives.
"She would light up any room she walked into," Fogarty tearfully remembered. "She taught me so much. She was the funniest person."
Meanwhile, those who did attend the funeral told RadarOnline.com that the first of the mourners began to file through promptly at 2:00 PM ET, as everyone lined up to pay their last respects at what the sources said was "an open casket wake."
"Angela was wearing a black dress with a black fur coat and black heels," a source told RadarOnline.com. "She also had a headscarf on." As she had battled Stage 4 cancer in her last weeks, she had lost her hair.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Raiola, 55, passed away on February 18 after losing her battle to stage four lung and brain cancer.