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Friday, December 21, 2012

Meet the newest member of Mob Wives

The newest member of the “Mob Wives” crew has really been there all along.
Love Majewski has been just off-camera during the first three seasons of VH1’s addictive mob opera, set on Staten Island.
She has known and hung out with most of the “wives” for more than 20 years.
For three seasons now, the show’s producer’s have had to cut her out of shots and dialogue because viewers did not know who she was.
The only question is why it took this long to add a character with a name that sounds like a comic book hero’s girlfriend.
Truth is, Love’s boyfriends are more likely to come out of the pages of Jerry Capeci’s on-line Mafia column, Gang Land.
ISLAND GIRLS: Love Majewski (right) becomes the newest member of “Mob Wives” when it returns. Renee Graziano (above, left) and Drita D’Avanzo in Season 1.
ISLAND GIRLS: Love Majewski (right) becomes the newest member of “Mob Wives” when it returns.
And she has the FBI dossiers to prove it.
In the 1990s, she went on the lam to Israel — which curiously has no extradition treaty with the US — to avoid having to testify against ex-boyfriend Ray Merolle, whose car-theft operation reportedly inspired the film “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
That was after years spent with club king (and mob associate) Chris Paciello, famous for rubbing shoulders with Madonna in the 1990s and then turning mob canary to keep himself out of jail on a murder charge.
In all, she spent nearly four years in Israel, avoiding federal subpoenas — and violent ex-BFs who might worry that she would flip.
“I actually speak fluent Hebrew,” she said of her years in Tel Aviv. “That’s how long I was gone.”
During her years there, Love, now 41, says she wised up.
She has boiled her hard-knocks knowledge down to a single piece of advice for girls who are dazzled by “The Life” — the expression the ‘Mob Wives” use on the show to mean the world of cars, furs and racketeering trials:
“If your man is not at work on Tuesday at 2 in the afternoon, you have a problem,” she says.
Even though she is not Italian — “Russian Polish, I think they call us” — Love fits in easily with the rest of the cast: Drita D’Avanzo, Carla Facciolo, Karen Gravano, Renee Graziano, Ramona Rizzo and especially fan-favorite Big Ang. It is not her first time in front of the cameras.
In 2011, she appeared on an Investigation Discovery series called “I Married a Mobster,” telling her story — and doing make-up for the rest of the cast.
Love’s official bio lists her as a celebrity make-up artist now. Sharon Osbourne and soap star Fiona Hughes have been among her clients.
But she is most proud of building her own small line of high-end cosmetics. “I taught myself how to do everything out of one of those ‘Small Business for Dummies’ books.” she says.
The show, which begins its new season next month on VH1, will not let her talk about what happens this year. “All I can tell you” she says, “is that I’m buffer between Drita and Karen,” who have had some epic brawls on the show over a guy both used to be with and now profess to care nothing about.
Go figure.


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