Ever since Alicia DiMichele Garofalo announced that she won't be returning for the fifth season of "Mob Wives," fans have been wondering who will take her place. Unfortunately, for those hoping that original Karen Gravano will return, she has quashed that hope.
On Friday, May 30, a fan asked Karen, who was on seasons one through three, to please be on the fifth season of the show. Karen's response wasn't promising. She replied that she's busy with her own season of her life. Clearly, Karen wants everyone to know that she has moved on from the show and is happy living her life without the camera crews there.
Meanwhile, Karen's former co-star, Renee Graziano, seems to be looking for a way out. All About The Real Housewives reported that Renee is increasingly unhappy with her role on the show. According to a source, Renee hates that the other women are no longer bowing down to her and have instead banded together against her, making her feel like an outsider. Not being the top dog of the show anymore is reportedly driving her crazy.
So crazy in fact that she wants to graze on greener pastures. The source added that Renee wants to be a star of "The Real Housewives." According to the source, Renee was clinging to the Housewives all night long, trying to be photographed with them, while at a recent OK! Magazine party. Perhaps Renee's gunning for "The Real Housewives of New York City" to hang out with the likes of Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan?
After the third season, "Mob Wives" was revamped into "Mob Wives: New Blood." While Renee Graziano, Drita D'Avanzo and Angela "Big Ang" Raiola returned for season four, Karen Gravano, Carla Facciolo, Ramona Rizzo, and Love Majewski were out, some willingly and some unwillingly. Alicia DiMichele Garofalo and Natalie Guercio, both from Philadelphia, were brought in to spice things up.
In late April, Alicia announced that she was leaving the show in order to concentrate on her federal embezzlement case. A source explained that she wants to be seen in a better light by the court.