Drita D'avanzo Refuses To Watch 'Mob Wives' After Big Ang's Death

//drita davanzo mob wives big ang death

Feb. 24 2016, Updated 9:27 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email
//drita davanzo mob wives big ang death

Angela "Big Ang" Raiola was laid to rest on Monday, but as RadarOnline.com previously reported, the new episode of Mob Wives is still scheduled to air on Wednesday night. But Radar can now reveal that Raiola's good friend and costar Drita D'avanzo won't be tuning in for this week's run.

Memorial Service Held For Angela “Big Ang” Raiola – Funeral

Drita Davanzo Wont Watch Mob Wives After Big Ang Death

"I will watch it when I am ready, but right now I don't care," D'avanzo told Radar. "The last thing I care about is drama between the girls."

Article continues below advertisement

Pallbearers carry the casket of Mob Wive’s star Big Ang to the hearse in Brooklyn, NY

//drita davanzo mob wives big ang death

D'avanzo is still having a hard time dealing with Raiola's death. "I'm grieving," the 40-year-old reality star explained. "She was very good to me. We would laugh and talk on the side of the filming. I'm devastated."

Article continues below advertisement

Memorial Service Held For Angela “Big Ang” Raiola – Funeral

Drita Davanzo Wont Watch Mob Wives After Big Ang Death

Raiola—who lost her battle to lung and brain cancer last week at the age of 55—used to tell D'avanzo that she wasn't the tough girl everyone made her out to be. "I am just different," D'avanzo said. "Ang used to tell me, 'Everybody thinks you are a big tough guy, but you are the biggest mush I know.'"

Article continues below advertisement

VH1 Big Ang Party

Drita Davanzo Wont Watch Mob Wives After Big Ang Death

As Radar first reported, D'avanzo is also grieving for the loss of her brother-in-law. "Two deaths, I have a disaster," D'avanzo said. "My husband knows how much I loved Ang, and he's supporting me. This was so traumatic, I can't wrap my head around it."

Article continues below advertisement

VH1’s “Big Ang” Photo Shoot

Drita Davanzo Wont Watch Mob Wives After Big Ang Death

"I could never watch the scene again when Ang told me she had cancer," D'avanzo continued. "That was so sad. It makes me cry."

Article continues below advertisement

Celebrities grace the red carpet for the ‘Mob Wives: New Blood’ launch party in NYC

Drita Davanzo Wont Watch Mob Wives After Big Ang Death

In due time, though, D'avanzo thinks she will be able to tune back in to catch her hit show. "I am not ready to watch it yet," she noted. "Obviously I will eventually, but I am going through it. It's a really hard time."

Article continues below advertisement

GBK & Sparkling Resort Fashionable Lounge During New York Fashion Week – Day 2

Drita Davanzo Wont Watch Mob Wives After Big Ang Death

"I'm not watching it tonight: I don't care if every Mob Wife in the world were cursing me out—I don't care what anyone was saying," she added. "I am just very sensitive to seeing Ang. So I'm not being able to watch it."

Article continues below advertisement

Karen Gravano of ‘Mob Wives’ celebrates her birthday at Crazy Horse Cabaret in Pompan

Drita Davanzo Wont Watch Mob Wives After Big Ang Death

A few of her costars though, will be tuning in. Karen Gravano, 43, confirmed to Radar that she will watch the new episode. And new girl Marissa Jade, 31, will also be viewing it. "Yes, I will absolutely be watching tonight's episode," she told Radar. "Unfortunately, I wont be watching with any of my costars, but I will be watching with some close friends tonight as I know it will be a hard episode to watch knowing she is not here with us anymore."

Article continues below advertisement

Mob Wives cast mate Marissa Jade shown with emotions while attending wake of Big Ang in Brooklyn NYC

Drita Davanzo Wont Watch Mob Wives After Big Ang Death

Jade feels that the airing of this week's episode "is truly bitter sweet." "It's sad that we had to lay Angela to rest this week, but happy to see her on screen remembering the good times we all had shared with her," she said. "We will never let her memory die. Her family, friends, the cast and of course her fans will always celebrate Ang, just like she would have wanted us to."

Article continues below advertisement

OK! Magazine’s So Sexy Event

Drita Davanzo Wont Watch Mob Wives After Big Ang Death

As Radar previously reported, the next three episodes of Mob Wives will be dedicated to the memory of Raiola. VH1 is also planning a tribute episode that will air after the reunion.

Advertisement

© Copyright 2021 Radar Media Group LLC. Radar and RadarOnline are registered trademarks. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.