EXCLUSIVE: ‘Mob Wives’ Newbie Brittany Fogarty Opens Up About Season 6 & Her Family Mob Ties!

Posted on Jan 13 2016 - 8:32pm by Editor

Brittany Fogarty_Mob Wives

Brittany Fogarty, 24, is the newest edition to VH1’s “Mob Wives,” season six. Fogarty is a fashion model, who has walked in both New York and LA Fashion Weeks but don’t let this hot blonde bombshell fool you, she’s got mob flowing through her veins.

The leggy blonde makes her debut tonight as the youngest cast member to land a leading role on the VH1’s hit reality series and this spitfire is bringing it!

Brittany Fogarty took time out of her busy schedule to speak with All About the Tea exclusively about the show’s premiere, what we can expect from her this season and her family’s mob ties.

AATT: How did you become involved in MobWives?

“My family is from that lifestyle. My Mom was born and raised in it and my father was involved as well. My dad served 8-years in prison and I was pulled into the show because of my family history and connections to that lifestyle.”

Fogarty’s father, John Fogarty, served time in Arizona alongside Gambino crime boss Sammy “the Bull” Gravano.

AATT: Do you live in Staten Island?

“I actually was living in LA and then moved back to my family in Pennsylvania. I moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to my family and I go back and forth between Staten Island. I’m currently looking for a spot in New York right now.”

AATT: You don’t have the typical “Staten Island” look or accent.

“I don’t have the accent because I grew up in Pennsylvania. I was raised there. My family relocated to Pennsylvania before I was two-years old. My mom comes from one of ten children — a big Italian family. I was raised in Pennsylvania but I spent my summers in Staten Island.”

AATT: Were you friends with the ladies prior to joining the show?

“No, I wasn’t. There’s such a huge age gap between us. I’m turning 25 this week and you know the women on the show are a lot older. So I hadn’t had any personal relationships with any of them prior to filming but there were past relationships with some of the cast members and my family.”

“Growing up, Ang was really close with a bunch of my aunts and they all grew up together. Karen’s father, Sammy and my father, spent years in prison together so they were very close. So I didn’t know any of the women personally but they knew my family members or had connections with people in my family.”

AATT: How did you adjust to having cameras around?

“I’m comfortable in front of cameras because I model, so it wasn’t too hard for me. My mom has been doing TV and interviews for years. She wrote a book when I was a child so I always went with her to all of her interviews. She’s done Joy Behar, The View, 60 minutes so I was around all these interviews. They would always ask me a couple of questions so it wasn’t totally foreign to me to be in front of cameras. I kind of went into it with the mindset of I’m just going to be who I am, because the cameras are going to be around for six months. It was talking about my family and my personal life that I had to get used to.”

Brittany’s mother, Andrea Giovino, has been called the “real-life Carmela Soprano,” and she penned the 2004 tell-all “Divorced From the Mob.” She writes of washing blood stains from her husband’s clothes and hiding his guns from her young kids. Brittany has three older brothers. 

AATT: Did you and your co-star, Marissa Jade got into a brawl during filming?

“I’m not going to deny that happened but I think when you’re in a situation where it’s a reality show, there’s a lot of drama. I think people try to stir things up for their own motives and we all have a little bit of aggression in our personalities based on where we come from. And if you’re gonna talk about me or talk about my family, you’re not going to like my reaction.”

AATT: Did you become close to anyone on the cast?

“Drita and Ang. I really love them both. I think Ang has a very positive fun-loving way about her. She doesn’t want to deal with any of the bullshit and I really like that about her. I’m not a dramatic person. I’m very easy to get along with but I’m also not going to take sh*t from people. I feel Drita is similar in that sense. If you meet Drita, she’s like the sweetest person but when people talk about her or her family, she turns into a monster.”

AATT: Your thoughts on Karen, Carla and Renee’?

“You have to see how our relationship [with Karen] unfold given that we have history between our fathers. I went into this with an open mindset. Before I started filming the show, I only watched the first season and made the decision not to watch previous seasons because I didn’t want to go in with preconceived opinions. I wanted to give everybody an opportunity to just meet them. See who they were, see if I like them and see if we click. I gave everybody the same opportunities, so if you see me not getting along with someone, it’s usually because something was done for me to respond that way.”

There’s no doubt Fogarty is a firecracker and is going to bring a new flavor to the show. “Mob Wives: The Last Stand” premiers tonight (Wed, Jan 13) on VH1. 

 

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  • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸. *·

    Wow. Interesting. Curious to see how this will turn out especially since she’s so young. Off to a wild start already.

    • ❄E P❄

      Good Morning Tiger Sister, have a great day!!

  • Vogue

    Kim Kardashian who is clearly a hoe, land on cover of vogue comper herself to Elizabeth Taylor and Vogue magazine call that cheap hoe with zero sens for fashion a “fashion icon”. Now we have a criminal family member cashing in because of her connection to crime, where are we heading ???!!! I’m glad I’m old enough to know and enjoy the work of the real talented people in entertainment business. The next generation are FUCKED

    • chacha1

      The Little Couple had two great shows on this week …..

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    They can doll her up all they want, she has a butter face.

    • ❄E P❄

      Personally I think she is ugly as hell, regardless of how she looks physically, once she started talking, it was all downhill from there!

      • chacha1

        I had the same feeling …. she really is a trash mouth skank she was trying so hard to be tough and started with the threats …..

  • Hamimono

    Lord have mercy! You KNoW that this young blonde AfterTHOT stomping in on the dying embers of this long-since-peaked franchise is SO pre-hated by menopausal-kwazee Renee and constantly-offended Karen. They’ll rip her to shreds and feed her to doesn’t-play-well-with-others Carla . . . 🙁

    • ❄E P❄

      Ham, you are so darn clever!!!! AfterTHOT is absolutely brilliant. Have a wonderful day/night and I will see you around later
      さようなら

  • Chloe

    Great interview, Tea. Brittany is fast becoming my favorite on the show.

  • URRT~princess of pinot

    So they got rid of the Philly Natalie’s just to bring in another girl from Pennsylvania, ok

    • Why is this happening to us?

      More PA Trash! Lol

  • chacha1

    So this is their last season, “there is a God” and this is yet another skank who fits right in with the violent crazy bitches …… and sorry, Renee still has bat chit crazy eyes and she is now trying to convince people she is the calm peace maker now … Hahahahahaaaaaaaaaa

  • chacha1

    She looks just like that dwarf Jasmine on Little Women of LA, and she was trying to be so tough and it landed with a thud ….. no class all trash !!! Bragging about their criminal lifestyle pffftttttttttt !!!

  • chacha1

    New York and LA Fashion Week does not impress me anymore, they will let Quasimodo walk if he showed up

  • erb123

    god all i wanted was for karen to say ‘RENEE- your son is the child of a rat, too! get OVER IT’

    • chacha1

      exactly and Jun-ya Pagan ratted out her father ….. !!!! now that is a rat on the same level as Karen’s father