Karen Gravano Wasn’t Banned From Big Ang’s Funeral After All
When co-star Karen Gravano was missing from the weekend’s proceedings, many speculated she had been “urged” not to attend any of the events. Now the mom of one is fighting against the nasty rumor.
It's sad in a time like this people create stories & rumors for personal gain.. This is about Ang & saying goodbye.. #RIPBigAngKaren Gravano (@KarenGravanoVH1) February 22, 2016
“I didn’t go to the wakes on the first day because I was very upset,” the mob daughter told RadarOnline.com. “The second day, I didn’t want to go because all of the buzz and didn’t want to make it about that. It was about Ang.”
“There were people my father had history with, and I didn’t want to make it about that,” she continued. Karen’s father — Sammy “The Bull” Gravano — was a mob underboss for John Gotti who eventually became an FBI informant.
But, the VH1 personality did attend Big Ang’s Monday funeral at Basilica of Regina Pacis in Brooklyn.
“I thought that was appropriate,” she explained. “I went to the funeral to pay respects to my friend.”
Rest in Paradise Ang you are truly loved & Will be forever missed.. Blessed to have been able to call you a friend pic.twitter.com/92GM1ZRZR6Karen Gravano (@KarenGravanoVH1) February 22, 2016
If anyone still has questions about the validity of the women’s bond, just know Karen was there in Angela Raiola’s last moments.
“I was at the hospital the day she passed,” she said. “I was there when she passed and to see her off.”
Our hearts goes out to Karen and all of Ang’s loved ones during this sad time.