The only thing better than Mob Wives: New Blood star Big Ang’s fun-loving attitude might be how shamelessly she embraces her cougar status. The VH1 reality fav’s husband, Neil, is a whopping 12 years younger than she, a fact that she’s been open about in the past. But a recent major change in her life has thrown a bit of a wrench into their relationship.
On the Bethenny show this week, Big Ang chatted with Bethenny Frankel about the major age difference between her and her hubby.
“Twelve, I feel like in this kind of mobster/Italian culture being a cougar isn't as common as it is for the rest of us,” Bethenny muses.
“I used to go out with guys when I was 30 that were 50 now I reversed it,” Ang explains. “I sure don't want to go out with somebody that is 70 right now. No.”
The talk show host asks if she has a lot of sex with her younger man, to which Big Ang responds “not lately.” But why not? “Because I am going through the change. Oo I hate everybody.” For those unfamiliar with the euphemism, “the change” would be menopause.
One of the toughest symptoms the Staten Island lady has had to endure is the “terrible” hot flashes. “I go to sleep with clothes, I wake up naked,” she admits. And not in a sexy way! “I don't know what's happening, I'm buckets. Sweating, sweating. I can't take it … It’s the worst.”
The only way Ang knows how to deal with her hot flashes is by taking off her clothes, she shares. “You’ll be naked all next season,” the RHoNY alum jokes. Ha! That would take a lot of VH1 blurring manpower.
Bethenny asks her what Neil thinks of “the change” and the Mob Wives vet answers bluntly. “He wants to kill himself.” We understand it’s got to be frustrating for the guy, but with a wife as cool as Big Ang, hopefully her company is still enough to keep things fun and interesting! Though this sassy lady is just as over menopause as her man is.
“They are telling me [it lasts] ten years,” she bemoans. “I'll gut myself. I'm going to have to go take the medicine.”
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