Worried that Season 2 of Mob Wives will end with a whimper, not a bang? Don’t be. Although the cast did peacefully break bread at the end of the May 13 season finale, the show’s star, Renee Graziano, assures us there will be plenty of fireworks in the upcoming two-part finale. “There’s still some real strong dislike,” Renee dishes to Wetpaint Entertainment. While chatting with us, Graziano also opened up about how she’s coping in the wake of her estranged hubby’s betrayal and what we can expect from Season 3!
Wetpaint Entertainment: So last night’s episode ended with all the ladies and their kids together at a dinner party. How good was it to have everyone in the same room?
Renee Graziano: It was amazing. I wish there had been time to show more of it. By the end, everyone was on the dance floor, kids and parents. It made me so happy.
But the peace, was it authentic?
What was authentic was the fact we were able to come together. We’re not barbarians. We have children and we want to lead by example.
That said, Ramona and Drita do not like each other. There was tension and there were a few glares sent across the table. When I saw it, I was like, “Ooh, next season is going to be good!”
The sneak preview for the reunion showed Ramona going at it with both Drita and Karen…
I can tell you this: I’m not fighting with anyone this time around. I don’t have it in me anymore. I’m actually kind of the quiet one. But in terms of Ramona and the others… girls will be girls. We’re catty. Sometimes, we fight like cats.
This season, we saw you betrayed by your ex-husband, Junior, who ended up ratting out your own father to the feds. How are you doing these days?
I’m literally living day by day. It’s hard. But I have a strong support system. My son is amazing. On Mother’s Day, he gave me a card that saying, “I wouldn’t be the man I am today if it weren’t for you.” That meant the world to me.
And your father and Junior, where are they now?
My father is still in prison serving a 37-month sentence. He has cancer so he’s actually in a federal correctional hospital.
My ex, I could care less where he is. But he’s also in federal prison. Just because you tell on someone doesn’t mean you don’t go to jail. You still go to jail, but you do your time with all the other rats. It’s called being in protective custody: PC. He cut some kind of deal, but I don’t know what he received. I just know he’s definitely in jail. I have a restraining order out on him, so I’ll be alerted when he gets out.
How’s your son coping?
My son is very, very torn. He’s devastated that his father did this to his grandfather. But he’s more concerned about his mother right now. He loves his father but he does not respect or approve of what his father did.
Do you think you’re ready to date yet?
Yes! Anyone who wants to date me, I’ll go! You never know what’s going to happen with me. I’d love to get back on the horse.
Wetpaint Entertainment broke the news that Big Ang is getting her own spinoff. Will we see you make guest appearances on it?
I think she should shine on her own. It’s her show, she needs to do her own thing. I love Big Ang though. I’ve known her since I was 16. I’m her biggest fan.
Last but not least, when does Season 3 start filming and what can we expect?
I’m having surgery in June to repair the damage done from the plastic surgery ordeal I went through. Then we go right into shooting in July and season three will start airing in December.
All I can say is, stuff happens to us that doesn’t happen to anyone else. People better hold onto their seats!
The two-part Mob Wives season finale airs on Sunday, May 20 and Sunday, May 27 at 8 p.m. on VH1.
For all Mob Wives updates and more, go to Twitter.com/reneegraziano.
And don’t forget to check out Renee’s new shoe line launching in two weeks exclusively at Je T’aime.