Big Ang Remembered: Her 5 Best ‘Mob Wives’ Moments


So many unforgettable moments. Mob Wives star Angela “Big Ang” Raiola died at age 55 on Thursday, February 18, after battling lung and brain cancer, but her memory lives on through her memorable and often hilarious TV appearances.

Here are five clips from the VH1 series and its spinoff Big Ang that reveal not only her knack for lightening the mood but also her softer side.

Discussing Her Mortality After Her Son’s Incarceration

Ang chatted with husband Neil in a 2015 episode about their son A.J. spending his 25th birthday behind bars. When Neil mentioned that A.J. would have “60 more birthdays,” Ang emotionally replied, “Well, I don’t know if I’ll be here for all of them.”

Sitting Down With Victoria Gotti

In an effort to resolve things with her friends, Ang spent some time with Victoria Gotti, as Ang had met her late father, John Gotti, years ago and had great respect for him. “Victoria Gotti is the boss’ daughter — I think that she’s going to be the best person to give me advice on how to control these women,” the Mob Wives star explained.

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Angela Raiola, ‘Big Ang’ of TV’s ‘Mob Wives’ Mike Coppola

Gathering the Ladies for Some Truth Bombs

In an episode that aired last month, Ang managed to convince her friends to meet at a warehouse to finally work out their differences. “If the past few months have taught me anything, it’s that life is too short for petty grudges,” she said.

Posing Naked

The reality star was definitely able to cut loose on the show, including when she opted to disrobe for a sexy photo shoot. After initially calling it “f–king weird,” she eventually came around. “I think I’m looking pretty good right now, and I’m really starting to like it,” Ang told the camera.

Warning Snooki About Drinking While Nursing

In her 2012 spinoff, Big Ang, she explained to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi why the “pump and dump” breastfeeding method was no party. “You got to sit there like a cow with this machine, boom-boom,” Ang comically told the Jersey Shore alum.

Mob Wives‘ sixth and final season airs on VH1 on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST.

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