Renee Graziano, one of the stars of the VH1 show "Mob Wives", is well known by friends, family, and fans of the show to be a drama queen. That's why previews of the most recent episode didn't shock many, despite Graziano screaming and breaking down in her kitchen after receiving a phone call about her father.
What the previews fail to show, however, and what was revealed in last night's episode, was that Graziano's on-again-off-again husband Junior Pagan--who was the object of her mistrust for past marital indiscretions--had betrayed her in a shocking turn by cooperating with police after his arrest last year by wearing a wire during a conversation with her father, Anthony Graziano. What was captured on the recording turned out to be enough to arrest Graziano, and that's exactly what happened.
Renee and Junior share a son, 17-year old A.J., who was nervous about his parents reconnecting after their breakup last year because it was no secret that his father had cheated on his mother.
“My son was my adviser,” Renee said. “I speak freely with AJ. I want him to not do what his father did [in the past]. I’ve taught him to respect women.”
Graziano has said she was suicidal after her father's arrest but has made peace with it since. She has mentioned on "Mob Wives" that the two of them didn't speak for a long time because a rift was caused by her appearance on the reality show. As for Junior, he's currently in the witness protection program.
Renee has quite a few supporters on Twitter:
my heart goes out to Renee Graziano...don't let them break you
When told she was a trending topic on Yahoo!, Graziano tweeted: