The ladies of Real Housewives have nothing on the cast members of Mob Wives — these women brought the drama to a whole new level! The controversial reality series lasted for six seasons on VH1 and followed a group of Staten Island women whose family members were arrested and imprisoned for crimes that were allegedly linked to the mafia. The show abruptly ended at the end of 2015 after popular cast member, Angela Raiola, known as “Big Ang” passed away from cancer. Here’s a look at 8 behind the scenes secrets from the show:
9. Staten Islanders Didn’t Support the Show
In an interview with the show creator and producer, Jennifer Graziano, she said the people of Staten Island weren’t supportive of the show at all. They felt like it gave the island a bad rep and didn’t portray what life there was really like, but she didn’t let that stop her from creating Mob Wives. “I really don’t pay much attention to that, to be honest. It’s not giving the borough a bad look. It’s an insight into one subculture that happens to live on the borough. So I think their gripe is a little generalized,” she said.