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Mob Wives' Renee Graziano: What My Family Really Thinks of the Show

USMagazine, Friday, June 24, 2011, 6:01am (PDT)

VH1's Mob Wives has received such a warm fan reception that it's already been picked up for a second season, but not everyone is making the reality smash appointment television.

"My father's never seen the show, nor will he ever watch it," Renee Graziano says of her dad, Anthony Graziano, who feds say was a high-ranking Mafia member. "He has not changed his views on how he feels. He loves his daughters unconditionally, but he will not accept [my participation in the show]. This is not for him."

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Graziano's ex-husband, however, can't wait for new episodes to air each Sunday. In fact, Graziano says her ex, Hector "Junior" Pagan -- convicted of running a marijuana ring -- even calls her to dish after every show.

"Junior is very much into the show," Graziano told reporters of Pagan, with whom she has a teenage son, A.J. "Sometimes [Junior's] angry, sometimes he laughs. Sometimes he's a little bit more humbled and taken back by when he sees himself on camera."

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Evaluating her own on-camera persona, Graziano admits she fell victim to reality TV editing. "I'm not as rough [as I was made out to be] and I'm definitely not a tough girl. I'm a strong personality. I wish they would have focused a little bit more on the fact that I'm really funny and that I'm a very gentle person, believe it or not."

As Graziano looks back on this spring's 10-episodes, the self-proclaimed "open book" wishes she could relive one moment seen on the series: Her massive blowout fight with Carla Facciolo.

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"[This season's] most memorable fight would be the one that I had in my house," Graziano tells Us Weekly of the dinner party that ended with her and Facciolo at each other's throats after a spat over Facciolo's new boyfriend. "I don't ever want to forget it. I'd like to do it again, [and] maybe this time knock her out!"

The season finale of Mob Wives airs Sunday at 8 p.m. (EST) on VH1.

By Allison Corneau for Us Weekly. For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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