<p><span></span>Stars of VH1's new hit show <em>Mob Wives</em> <strong>Carla Facciolo </strong>and <strong>Drita D' Avanzo</strong> exclusively open up to <em>Life & Style</em> about why they stayed or strayed from their alleged Mafia-figure husbands.</p>
Drita, who chose to stay with her husband, Lee, after he was arrested for criminal activity, tells Life & Style, " I love Lee, and I'm there for him, even though I honestly have every right not to be."
Drita, who is a former model and mother of two girls, Aleeya, 9, and Gizelle, 3, has been forced to raise her daughters alone because her husband has been incarcerated twice. Drita claims she had no knowledge that her husband was a criminal. "I don't think people understand that a person who does a crime, they don't tell anybody they do a crime," she tells Life & Style. "And the last person they're going to tell is a woman they want to marry."
Unlike Drita, co-star Carla Facciolo decided to leave her man after his arrest.
"It wasn't a mutual decision at first," she reveals to Life & Style. "He felt I wasn't giving it enough of a chance." But Carla insists there were problems in her relationship before her husband, Joey Ferragamo, went behind bars.
"I'm not going to sit here all these years from something I feel is never going to work. That's why I decided to go my own way."
The pair have twins, a boy named Joseph and a girl named Carmen, and they're not divorced yet -- but Carla is free to date other people.
For more on Mob Wives, pick up this week's issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!
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