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Drita D’Avanzo is a well-known American television personality, best known for her appearance in the VH1 television series titled Mob Wives as well as Big Ang. Being a freelance makeup artist, Drita also owns her own cosmetic line called Lady Boss by Drita.
D’avanzo came into the spotlight since 2011, following her appearance on the VH1 series titled the Mob Wives. She was married to a mob, Lee D’Avanzo, a member of the Springville Boys gang who is imprisoned for robbing Staten Island Bank. The duo has been married for more than twelve years and was blessed with two children. Let’s find out more about the amazing Drita, her husband, age, net worth and other interesting facts.
Drita D’avanzo’s Bio (Age)
Born on February 6, 1976, to Albanian parents Kadima and Nezir Selmani. Drita D’avanzo spent most of her childhood in Staten Island, Albania before her family moved to the United States. Her father Nezir was a strict soccer coach and helped her to train hard. She was later invited to join the Women’s National Soccer team, following her interest in acting, she never did. Drita possesses Albanian nationality and belongs to Albanian ethnicity. She graduated from Susan E. Wagner High School in New York City.
Drita first began her career as a makeup artist, working for prominent cosmetic shops as a freelancer. She came into the light when she joined the cast of the VH1 series titled Mob Wives from 2011 to 2016. The reality television series which premiered on April 17, 2011, features a group of Staten Island women whose family members are arrested and imprisoned for crimes that are allegedly linked to the Mafia. The series was created by Jennifer Graziano.
Asides the Mob Wives, Drita also made appearances on the Mob Wives spinoff titled Big Ang and other shows including The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro, Celebrity Ghost Stories and Watch What Happens: Live. Drita also starred in Big Brother (US) as well as VH1 television show Scared Famous in 2017.
Additionally, Drita launched her own cosmetic line known as Lady Boss by Drita. After she left the MOb Wives in 2016, following the release of her husband, Drita has been working on her new book as well as another spinoff from the Mob Wives which will be released soon.
Net Worth – How Much is Drita D’avanzo Worth?
Drita D’avanzo is a very creative and amazing woman, she has made a lot of money from her talents as well as her reality television shows. She received a decent amount of money for each appearance she made on the Mob Wives and it has significantly increased her net worth over time. Her net worth is currently estimated to be $3 million.
Who is Her Husband?
Drita is a married woman and her husband’s name is Lee D’Avanzo, a former member of the mob group called New Springville Boys. He is also associated with the Colombo Crime Family and Bonanno Crime Family. Prior to his joining the gang, Lee’s father Lewis D’Avanzo was also a member of grand larceny and was involved in huge car theft operations. Drita and Lee met a long time ago and they tied the knot in the year 2000. Together they have two daughters named Gizelle D’Avanzo and Aleeya D’Avanzo.
However, in the second year of their marriage, Drita’s husband was indicted for bank robberies as well as drug deals. Lee D’Avanzo served an eight-year sentence and was later released. Nevertheless, he was sent back to prison for a few more years with regards to similar crimes. In 2013, Drita informed his fans via Twitter that Lee D’Avanzo has been released from prison. The couple has been married for over eighteen years and there’s no sign of divorce between them.
Other Interesting Facts You Should Know about Drita D’Avanzo
1. Her Husband’s Father is an Estranged Cousin of the Former New York City Mayor
Lee D’Avanzo’s father is a cousin to the former Mayor of New York City named Rudolph Guiliani. It all began with Lee’s grandfather named Leo, his father Lewis and Rudolph Guiliani’s father. The three of them worked together, heading a loan sharking and gambling operation in Brooklyn. Following an incident that led to them getting involved in a gang shootout, Lee’s grandfather shot a mob member. After the incident, Leo had to go into exile. As for his son and Guiliani’s father, they continued to operate in New York City, carrying out series of car theft and drug deals. Lee also trailed the same part as his father and grandfather.
2. She has a Huge Fan Base on the Social Media
In addition to being a famous television personality, the Mob Wives star has garnered much fame through the social media, having huge followers on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. She currently has over 35k followers on Twitter and more than 740k followers on Instagram.
3. She has Incredible Body Measurements
Drita is a very gorgeous lady with an attractive personality. She is very tall, standing at 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 64 kg. She has a silk brown hair and brown eyes. In addition to that, she has impeccable body measurements (breast-waist-hips size) of 37-27.5-38 inches.