Where Is Drita DAvanzo Now? Her Journey After Mob Wives

June 8, 2024

The VH1 series "Mob Wives," which aired from 2011 to 2016, focused on several outspoken Staten Island women with ties to the mob, including notable names such as Drita D’Avanzo, Karen Gravano, Renee Graziano, Carla Facciolo, and Angela “Big Ang” Raiola.

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Drita D'Avanzo's Background

Drita D'Avanzo became part of the mob lifestyle through her relationship with her boyfriend-turned-husband, Lee D’Avanzo. On the show, Drita and Angela "Big Ang" Raiola shared a close friendship.

Post-Show Legal Issues

Drita was arrested for misdemeanor assault in February 2016, although the case was dismissed. Later, in 2019, both Drita and her husband were arrested during a New York Police Department raid. The charges against Drita were eventually dropped, while Lee was sentenced in 2020 for felony gun possession.

Personal Life

Drita and Lee have been estranged for a couple of years and are in the process of getting divorced. They share two daughters, Aleeya and Gizelle D’Avanzo.

Career Moves

Drita is a professional makeup artist who owns a beauty store named "Lady Boss," launched during her time on "Mob Wives."

Mob Wife Aesthetic

Drita has curated tips for achieving the "mob wife" look, emphasizing fur coats, bling, animal prints, big sunglasses, and lots of jewelry. She even hosts a mob wife aesthetic contest at Ainslie Bowery, which features a fashion contest and a three-course Italian meal. Drita also discussed the mob wife aesthetic on "Watch What Happens Live."

Relationship with Co-Stars

Drita commented on Renee Graziano’s near-fatal overdose from accidentally ingesting Fentanyl. Despite their differences, Drita wished Renee a speedy recovery.

Current Projects

Drita is developing a scripted series about her life, which covers her upbringing and transition into becoming a mob wife. She is collaborating with a major studio for this project.

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