The “Mob Wives” are trying to shove their main star Drita D'Avanzo off the show and things got so ugly during filming for the new season, bodyguards were hired in case a brawl broke out.
Season 6, which airs in January, will feature regular cast members Renee Graziano, Karen Gravano, Angela "Big Ang" Raiola and former cast member Carla Faccolia, along with two new cast members, Marissa Jade and Brittany Fogarty.
“Renee Graziano’s sister Jennifer (Graziano) is the creator and the bias is towards Renee. And Renee hates Drita,” one show insider tells Confidenti@l. “People are choosing sides. Big Ange was trying to keep the peace, but she is slowly gravitating towards Renee too.”
Our source, who has seen the current season being filmed, adds that Drita is a “sexy firecracker” who knows how to pack both a verbal and physical punch.
“There has been security hired while they film, and they’ve had to hold Drita back multiple times,” adds our source. “They are trying to push her off the show and she is aware of what’s going on. At the beginning of filming there was a concerted effort to not film with her. Then, it turned to fighting.”
It got so bad behind the scenes, that Renee quit midway through filming. As of now, she has not returned and is said to be dealin with a health issue.
Over the summer the “wives” had banded together to refuse to film with Drita, and only did so if forced or is she shows up “by accident” while a scene is being filmed.
“The producers are eating it up,” our source says. “Without Drita there is no show, so it’s useless.”
The reason the women want her out, our source explains, is because the more airtime they each get, the more money they stand to make from appearances and endorsements.
“If they kill her off,” laughs our source, “they get more TV time.”
Drita has managed to form an alliance with Fogarty, the newest of the bunch, but hasn’t made friends with Jade, the other newbie, while filming.